Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple Ontario:
Listening to the recording one is not struck by any superlatives, yet there is s total above-average quality of playing and smoothness here that cannot be denied. The BIODTL>Dupree's>LL Rain> Might As Well really shows some sustain to end the first set... Scarlet>Fire does not slouch to opens the 2nd. But it is of course the New Orleans; Big Boss man>Aiko-Aiko encore trio that steals the show, followed by Wavy's remarks about these being the good ole' days at the end is what marks this as a watershed moment.
My favorite for all of '84 (And applause for those polite Canadians)
In face of the harshest darkness there is light. It is like watching something beautiful appear out of the most mournful space-jam the dead ever did. Sometimes it was The Wheel, Sometimes Gimme Some Lovin, Sometimes Truckin' or Uncle John's Band. You never knew. But out of the confused gyration of meandering space there was something to be joyful with.
This year's vortex seems to be grinding non-stop, yet still a beautiful tune emerges as the days start to become longer. Celebrate life and light and let the darkness fade on it's own.
Thrive this season! Everyone!
Let it Grow, at the moment.
Hill Auditorium 12/15/71 is hitting the spot nicely, thank you. Charlie Miller Rocks. Jake R rocks, too. Thanks guys.
0 official from December '71. Wait, what? Something's gotta give!