Sunday, November 29, 2009

Something Good For A Change

While it's not the most important issue America has to face, maybe lowering childhood obesity is something that President Obama can accomplish. There are very serious threats our government has to deal with day in and day out, but if Obama has the time to give more attention to this, that would make me a happy camper. Maybe something good can come from his presidency. Maybe.

starring: NFL stars Drew Brees, Troy Palamalu, DeMarcus Ware for United We Serve

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Philly Jerry (sort of)

I absolutely cannot believe I have not listened to anything Jerry in approximately two months. That's just a wild guess -- could be longer. No GD, no JGB, no Jerry & Merl, no Garcia-Grisman, nothing. Spells like this have occurred in the past and each time I come back, I wanna kick myself because it's simply the best dang music in the world! Why'd I stop then? Not really my choice, in a way. This music brings joy and while I want that in my life, joy overall just ain't happenin'. Music's not gonna bring the true happyness that's wanted. So why bother?!

Why'm I listening today then? Not sure. Just am.

Jerry Garcia Band - Cats Under The Stars logo emblem dealie

Jerry Garcia Band

November 25, 1977

Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

early show

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Catfish John
Sitting In Limbo
Simple Twist Of Fate
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Mystery Train
Mission In The Rain

Sound quality is a bit off-putting at first but it gets a little better and I was able to get used to it just fine. There is some channel fluctuation here and there in most songs but it's not terribly annoying.

Halfway thru the opening How Sweet It Is we get to hear Jerry hit his stride, followed by an impressive solo from Keith on piano. John steps it up on bass and then it's back to Jer again. Mmm. Turn this UP!

At some point in Catfish John, the quality takes a turn for the even better. Jerry's geetar and Keith's piano and Buzz's drums and Donna & Maria's background vocals begin to come in much clearer.

Sitting In Limbo is mighty delectable. Donna and Maria sing so beautifully and what a great jam this tune has. Man, they slide into such a great groove, exiting on the other side to the crowd totally loving it.

After a flawless Simple Twist Of Fate, my favorite part comes in That's What Love Will Make You Do. Another jam here that is purely and perfectly in such a sweet groove. Jerry's on cruise control. The whole band is completely on. Unfortunately there's a tape flip near the end. It doesn't cut the jam but it minorly spoils the tune. Eh, just keep on smilin' through it and fahgetaboutit 'cause that is some great, great playin'.

A fine show the Philly area fans were treated to. Yup, fine indeedy.

P.S. no late show. I don't have it. Maybe next year.

ARCHIVE HEADPHONESAs of Nov 25, '09, Garcia stuff is still not at the LMA
Download The Show Here
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Part 1 - JGB 11/25/77 early show

11/25/77 early show JGB - Part 2
mp3 320 kbps not a SBD + setlist (no lossless FLAC) 11-25-77 aka 11/25/77 aka 77-11-25 Tower Theater, close to Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scum of the Earth

Scott Fenstermaker = Traitor Dooshbag.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


mayhaps one o' these days i'll be in the mood for posting some actual downloadable music... right now (and for quite awhile, i guess) i'm just not feelin' it.

Dig this...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

dirty smelly hippies

Charlotte - Fall Tour '89

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Still Smokin'

Carlos Santana on the debut of Lopez Tonight (with George Lopez) 11/9/09

Monday, November 9, 2009


david crosby, stephen stills, graham nash, chippin' away berlin wall germany

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated