The Matrix - October 30, 1968
October 29, 1968
*With Elvin Bishop **With Jack Casady. Mickey And The Hartbeats
Set List:Dark Star Jam> Death Letter Blues
Other One> Lovelight
Jam> The Eleven> Death Don't
Dark Star Jam**
Got to love Jerry's comment during the show- "We really don't have anything in mind....., just goofin'!" Got to love it- cool little show and a great indication of what was to come musically in '69.
This was a very intimate show, with everyone just "goofin'" like Jerry said. I was the clean-up guy during and after the show, and Elvin Bishop was so drunk, the boss asked me to give him a ride home. He lived somewhere up on Sacramento or California St. and we just kept driving around the block, until he spotted his place. I mean he was semi-comatoast.......... Years later up here in Alaska, he played at a club in Anchorage and was also so drunk, he missed his plane down to Homer, Alaska, and we had talked of the ol' days and I ended up driving him all the way down to Homer............again saving his ass.
So I pull into this parking lot and am absolutely blasting the Clementine Jam from this Hartbeats show....and this old lady comes up to my car and says, "Is that Jazz Music?"
now there's a hip senior!