Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

How to use Drop.io

uses

Use drop.io to create drops and privately share your files by web, email, phone, fax, and more. Drops are protected from search engines so you can conveniently share what you want, how you want, with whom you want.

Drop.io is also extremely compatible with a little tool for Firefox that I like to use for easy downloading, called DownThemAll. Together, you can download a number of files with just a few clicks and virtually no waiting. And if you need help, drop me a line, and I’ll walk you through it.

Of course, you don’t need Firefox, or Downthemall in order to use Drop.io. You don’t even need to register, or download extra software, or pay to use the full version, or anything like that. It’s free and easy, whichever way you look at it!

Example:

for each track, simply hit download, then save it on your computer.

If you have any questions, please, let me know! – TDTD

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February 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Ryan Adams – Extra Cheese [Ghost Of Electricity Alternate Mix]

Today be a Ryan Adams day. To truly make it a Ryan Adams day, I am going to recreate, to the best of my ability, Ryan’s upcoming Extra Cheese EP (using key alternate takes and choice live tracks).

K here goes….


Extra Cheese – Ghost of Electricity Alternate Mix

1. Two – Live in Boston, MA 9/7/2008

2. Blossom – Live in Morgantown, WV 5/17/2007

3. Answering Bell – Live in Jamaica 08/2002

4. Evergreen – Live in Southampton, England 11/22/2008

5. My Love For You Is Real – from the Cowboy Technical Sessions

6. Desire – from the unreleased album 48 Hours

7. Hey There, Mrs. Lovely – Live at the Tressel Tavern, Seattle 9/9/2000

Zip file [17 mb]


No one’s really sure what the EP will truly bring, just yet, but my hopes are for some alternate takes, unheard sessions and key live tracks…sorta what I culled here. It’s not much, and the Lost Highway camp isn’t rolling out the red carpet or anything, but any little bit of new music would be truly welcomed…. and at $3.99, that might just be worth it.

later, TDTD

further: http://ghost-electricity.blogspot.com/search/label/ryan%20adams

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | alt country, alternative, americana, cardinals, ghost of electricity, indie, live, music, ryan adams, toodrunktodream | 2 Comments

In defense of Shepard Fairey, the ‘HOPE’ artist.

OK, I’m not artistic genius or anything, but did anyone think that Shepard Fairey drew his now-iconic poster of Obama by memory or something?  Oh, no, wait, he sat Barack down and painted a portrait. Yeah. That must have been it….

Well, in another sign of the impending apocalypse, the Associated Press is now suing the collage artist for images that he may have used to model his Obama “Hope” poster.  Grow up AP.  Grow up.

Full Story:

AP accuses ‘Hope’ artist of copyright infringement

In other news..small time blogger gets in hot water for linking to USA Today.

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | associated press, barack, ghost of electricity, hope, obama, providence, Providence Rhode Island, rhode island, shepard fairey, sued, toodrunktodream | Leave a comment

Project Playlist in effect: Public Enemy Edition…yeah, boyyyeeee

Project Playlist is in full gear!  I’ve been listening….and listening.  If you recall, I’ve pledged to listen to the 6,400 tracks on my iPod that have gone unlistened to in the last year and a half.  I’ve created a Smart Playlist in iTunes to keep a rotating list of music on my iPod that hasn’t been played yet. So that includes brand new music, and music that’s been sitting stagnant.

quote (from last week):

I’m gonna get started and I’m hoping to keep updating my tally every couple of weeks. Hopefully we’ll see progress! I’m feeling a small victory already.

5947
5946
5945 unlistened to tracks to go…..

WELL, I’m pleased to report some progress. I’m currently jammin’ out to :

some unlistened to Allman Brothers’ Eat A Peach (I skipped Mountain Jam…cuz it’s fuggin loooong)

a couple of Pixies Surfer Rosa and Live in Newport RI tracks

Porter Wagoner – Wagonmaster (2 tracks)

and some Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (so good…)


Public Enemy – 03 911 Is A Joke.mp3

Public Enemy – 04 Incident at 666FM.mp3

Public Enemy – 05 Welcome To The Terrordome.mp3


So, for this week, my Project Playlist count rests at…..

5656…
5655….
5654

(5654 of 12142 = 46.6 %)

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | Fear of a Black Planet, ghost of electricity, Project Playlist, Public Enemy, toodrunktodream | 1 Comment

Ryan Adams set to release iTunes-only Valentine’s Day EP

Ryan Adams Valentine’s Day EP available on Itunes on 2/10.

Ryan’s best love songs.

Extra Cheese
Two
Blossom
Answering Bell
Evergreen
My Love For You is Real
Desire
Unreleased bonus track Hey There, Mrs. Lovely


Lost Highway

Cardinology


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February 4, 2009 Posted by | alt country, americana, ghost of electricity, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, Valentine's Day | Leave a comment

Ryan Adams and 48 Hours Revisited

In 2001, Ryan Adams made one of the best albums of his career, and never released it. It’s pretty safe to say that its one of my favorite albums that has never seen the light of day. A Youtube-er asked me if I could locate the album for him, and I gladly obliged… so there’s no sense in not sharing with everyone, right?

And the other reason for re-posting, Marty is on his way back to New England, right now, interviewing for a job and hoping to move back east. I’ll be seeing him tomorrow, sharing stories and comparing notes over a tallboy, and some good food at Angelo’s Civita Farnese.


Download the “48 Hours” album at : http://drop.io/v7vdmis


Samples:

Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Walls
Ryan Adams – 48 Hours – Like The Twilight (Drunk and Fucked Up)


Excerpt:

You all know that Ryan Adams is slightly more than a hobby for me. Mangled B-sides and garbled concert clips are Mozart to these ears. One-off web clips are collectors items and treasured additions to my music collection. So when I got a hold of a number of Ryan Adams’ unreleased sessions a while back, (back when trading was done with bubble mailers and postage stamps…..none of this torrent malarkey), as you can imagine, I was amazed that the wealth of material that D.R. Adams had “tossed aside” was viable and desirable as good, quality music. 48 Hours, The Destroyer Sessions, The Suicide Handbook, The Heartbreaker Demos. My roommate, Marty and I would latch onto different albums, for the same reasons. Mainly, there were no reasons.

Marty had cemented this song for me, a few years back, on a road trip to New Haven. It was a few weeks after I had handed him a stack of new music. He popped in the newest latest greatest mix cd into the dashboard player. I think it was called “You Could’ve Looked Better”. This one song came on about 20 minutes down the highway. He said, “This is the best song ever written”.

We were going too fast and had too many things passing through our bloodstream. But being weary and being on the road, and working on what little sleep we could afford between drinking Narragansett tallboys after last call at the Decatur and a midmorning breakfast at the Classic Cafe. That day was ours, and this WAS the greatest, most perfect song ever written. It’s still pretty damn good. Glad I didn’t move to New Haven that fall. Wish I had those times back….



Excerpt taken from: The full, original post from early 2008

Further Reading: http://ghost-electricity.blogspot.com/search/label/ryan%20adams

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February 4, 2009 Posted by | 48 hours, alt country, alternative, americana, cardinals, Ethan Johns, ghost of electricity, rhode island, ryan adams, toodrunktodream, video, walls | 3 Comments

Pre-order Phish’s Clifford Ball DVD, get chotchkies. You know you want ’em


From Phish Dry Goods

Brand new 7-DVD box set documenting The Clifford Ball, a landmark concert event that drew more than 70,000 fans to upstate New York in August 1996. The Clifford Ball was the first of seven, two-day spectacles the band staged, including The Great Went a year later, followed by Lemonwheel in 1998. The Clifford Ball was held in Plattsburgh New York at a decommissioned air force base, where Phish played two marathon concerts and delivered a one-of-a-kind experience for fans.

The box set features nine hours of concert and event footage (with six complete sets of music recorded Live August 16 & 17, 1996 and bonus features including Phish’s extended soundcheck, its late night flatbed truck jam and a 30-minute featurette with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more. This regionless DVD set includes options for both stereo and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound Audio (remixed and mastered from the band’s multi-track tapes). 4:3 aspect ratio.

DISC 1 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set One
Chalk Dust Torture
Bathtub Gin
Ya Mar
AC/DC Bag
Esther
The Divided Sky
Halley’s Comet
David Bowie

DISC 2 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Two
Split Open And Melt
Sparkle
Free
The Squirming Coil
Waste
Talk
Train Song
Strange Design
Hello My Baby
Mike’s Song
Simple
Contact
Weekapaug Groove

DISC 3 – Day One (8/16/1996) – Set Three
Makisupa Policeman
2001
Down With Disease
NICU
Life On Mars
Harry Hood
Encore: Amazing Grace

DISC 4 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set One
Old Home Place
Punch You In The Eye
Reba
Cars Trucks Buses
The Lizards
Sample In A Jar
Taste
Fee
Maze
Suzy Greenberg

DISC 5 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Two
The Curtain
Runaway Jim
It’s Ice
Brother
Fluffhead
Run Like An Antelope
Golgi Apparatus
Slave To The Traffic Light

DISC 6 – Day Two (8/17/1996) – Set Three
Wilson
Frankenstein
Scent Of A Mule
Tweezer
A Day In The Life
Possum
Tweezer Reprise
Encore: Harpua

DISC 7 – Bonus Disc
The Clifford Ball: A Beacon Of Light
The Flatbed Jam
Soundcheck (8/15/1996)
An Interview With Jim Pollock
Chris Kuroda Split-Screen
Phish: On Jamming
Phish: The LG

Everyone who pre-orders from Phish Dry Goods will receive a free Festival Souvenir Pack which includes two original Clifford Ball concert entry wristbands and a Clifford Ball balsa wood gilder. In addition to the wristbands and glider, we’ve got some great memorabilia from the Archives to hand out, so 1,500 random orders will also receive original Clifford Ball camping tickets, an original festival map, or satin sticky Clifford Ball backstage passes.


Preorder from Phish Dry Goods and receive all that cool extra schwag and if you have any extras for the summer tour, (I’m looking at you, Mansfield…) give me a shout:

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February 3, 2009 Posted by | 1996, clifford ball, concert, dry goods, dvd, ghost of electricity, live, music, new york, Phish, plattsburg, toodrunktodream, video | Leave a comment

Musings on Big Sur: Kerouac, Esalen, and CSNY

This post is for my boy Mike D., my soon-to-be brother in law, and an overall legend to all who know him.

Mike’s been an expert wedding-attendee for a few years now, going to an absolutely ridiculous number of weddings (especially over the last two summers) and he’s naturally seen it all. Indoor, outdoor, rain, shine, quirky, dull…the list goes on.

Well, the most exciting wedding event to happen to Mike this summer (besides his own wedding to one of the greatest people ever, followed by my wedding to his sister, also one of the most amazing people ever) is going to take place in Big Sur, California, just a shade south of San Francisco. I’m jealous that he gets to cross the country and partake in some Pacific Coast goodness.

Whenever I think of Big Sur, I think of two things.

1) The Kerouac Novel of the same name, which, (quite the spoiler here) takes place in the seaside town.

and

2) The 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival that took place at the Esalen Institute, featuring Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the Combs Sisters.

Here’s CSN&Y performing Neil Young’s “Down By The River”, in furious fashion.

ckick the HD button on the silver bar for some extra quality ^

Head over here to watch a majority of the film Celebration At Big Sur which was filmed in a “Woodstock”-esque style. Enjoy it. Just don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | americana, big sur, california, celebration, concert, crosby, down by the river, esalen, ghost of electricity, guitar, Kerouac, live, music, nash, neil young, rock, stills, toodrunktodream, young | Leave a comment

Dylan versus Springsteen: A Musical Heavyweight Superbowl showdown

Last night’s Super Bowl EX-ELL-Eye-Eye-Eye has proved once again that the biggest NFL game of the year can ACTUALLY CONTAIN a really good football game.

The Arizona Cardinals came so damn close, but Pittsburgh would prevail, with Santonio Holmes making one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history, in the closing minute of the game.

But in terms of us, and our legions of musically obsessive Moggers, Bloggers, and readers…. which musical moment blew you away the most??

Was it Bob Dylan and Will.i.am updating “Forever Young” for Pepsi?

Or was it halftime performer Bruce Springsteen face-f&%king the entire universe?

I personally think it’s a tie.

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | bob dylan, bruce, cardinals, commercials, ghost of electricity, halftime, music, pepsi, springsteen, steelers, super bowl xliii, toodrunktodream, will.i.am | Leave a comment

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