I'm maybe halfway through the show from July 7, '89, and it's a pretty solid piece. Started off slowly and a little shaky, but it's certainly picked up steam after the fantastic jam at the end of "Let It Grow." Sadly, I found this show's renditions of "Ramble on Rose" and "Box of Rain" rather weak an uninspired; totally digging the "Scarlet Begonias" > "Fire on the Mountain" jam, though. Perhaps this is some of that '80s inconsistency that many have commented about in the past.
In honor of the forth-coming May '77 box, thought I'd try something a little different. Oh, my. I've been listening only to '69 & '72 and I'm finding this quite odd. But inna good way. Things have slowed down so much it's mind boggling!!!
La esposa and I are going to a new restaurant, Mission Taqueria, featuring a menu loosely based on that of the culinary styles found in the Mission District, S.F. Promises to be riquisimo!
Happy Cinco de mayo!
5/04/72 Olympia Theatre Paris, France Just finished a screaming Railroad Blues only to repair to The Stranger - this is fine, fine playing - you gotta love it when the guys answer Pig with their Whoa oh, whoa oh's!
Think I'll throw Peggy Lee's "Black Coffee" into the grinder during intermission (5/04/53).
Feliz pre-cinco de mayo!
5/03/72 Olympia Theatre Paris, France I'm well inot the jam (disc 3) and am lovin' every minute!!! Happy Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Moved on from White Town to the likes of Suicide's 'Half Alive' and 'Ghost Riders', Martin Rev's self-titled debut, Sick Cell's 'Motionless' single, and the Raptures debut EP 'Out of the Races and onto the Tracks'. Then my iPod died....
'Women in Technology' - I bought this CD for one song, "Your Woman," which was my JAM in the late '90s, but I've grown to appreciate the album as a whole over the years. My iPod played two songs from the album back to back while on shuffle, which made me realize it's been a while since I'd listened to the whole record. And here we are....
5/02/70 Harpur College, Binghamton, NY Got my Dave's Picks, Vol. 6 today, but I will never forgo Harpur, 5/02/70.
(And the quandry continues tomorrow because '72 resumes - let's see, maybe the sixth?)
- ball and chain. I love the joyous "hop and skip" when she exits the stage. Priceless.
Transferred my copy of 'A Nice Pair' from vinyl to MP3 the other night and am currently groovin' to the first two PF releases on my iPod at work. It makes me wonder in what directions PF would've taken if not for the collapse of Syd's psyche. 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' truly is a fantastic album, especially side A.