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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

The Avett Brothers @ Byrne’s Pub, Columbus oHIo July 20th, 2005

“I see the end of the rainbow, but what more is a rainbow,
 than colors out of reach?
 If you come down to my window, and I climb out my window
 then we’ll get out of reach”     
 
                                         – The Avett Bros. “Swept Away”

The Avett Brothers
2005.07.20 Byrne’s Pub, Columbus, OH

Source: SBD > Sony D-8
Transfer: Unknown

1. Pretty Girl From Annapolis
2. Please Pardon Yourself
3. At The Beach
4. Pretend Love
5. A Lover Like You
6. SSS
7. Pretty Girl From Raleigh
8. Pretty Girl From Matthews
9. Distraction #74
10. Left On Laura, Left On Lisa
11. Old Joe Clarke
12. Pretty Girl At The Airport
13. Nothing Short of Thankful
14. Swept Away

Disc 2
1. Wanted Man
2. New Love Song
3. Pretty Girl From Cedar Lane
4. Sixteen In July
5. Salvation Song
6. Hesitation Blues
7. I Killed Sally’s Lover

Please DO NOT sell this recording, or trade in MP3 format!


As this is NOT an original creation of TooDrunkToDream or Ghost of Electricity, please respect the wishes of the original taper. If you plan on trading or distributing this show, please do so in the proper formats, and not in mp3.


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January 31, 2009 Posted by | alt country, americana, byrne's pub, columbus, concert, ghost of electricity, indie, live, ohio, The avett brothers, toodrunktodream | 1 Comment

Talking during the show…..Is Jeff Tweedy right or wrong here?

OK, so personally, I’ve had quite a few “quiet” concerts ruined by talkers…an Ani Difranco show comes to mind. She requested the amplification to be minimal (which I can understand), and a majority of the people that PAID to go and see her (and not PAID as in 5 bucks, but more like 35 bucks) chose to spend the entire show talking as loudly as possible, as if they were competing with Ms. DiFranco. WTF?

But on the other hand, I also don’t mind talking if the situation is right. Loud shows, bar shows, big shows, opening acts….do whatever you want, in my opinion. Just don’t be oblivious to your surroundings. Realize when you’re being a jackass. Shut up when you need to shut up. Talk before the show. talk after the show.

There are many differing opinions though, and I’d like to hear some of your thoughts!

Where is the line drawn when it comes to talking?

Does Tweedy get a little bitchy/diva-ish? (I def. think so)

Share your thoughts and esspecially experiences. Please.

January 27, 2009 Posted by | Ani Difranco, bitchy, concert, jeff tweedy, talking, wilco | Leave a comment

Toadies, Eagles of Death Metal, Tom Morello, Brian Wilson making in-store appearances in Boston.

Are you in Massachusetts? Wanna see some great In-store appearances at Newbury Comics in November/December??

NewburyComics.com

Toadies Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Saturday, November 8th @ 3:30 PM
Norwood, MA location

Eagles Of Death Metal Live Performance & Autographed Signing

Saturday, November 15th @ 6:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

Tom Morello Performance & Autograph Signing

Monday, November 17th @ 6:00 PM
Newbury Street – Boston, MA location

Brian Wilson Autograph Signing

Wednesday, November 19th @ 12:00 PM
Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA location

Demon Hunter Movie Screening

Tuesday, November 25th @ 7:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

The Spill Canvas Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Friday, December 5th @ TBD
Faneuil Hall – Boston, MA location

Duke Spirit Live Performance & Autograph Signing

Saturday, December 6th @ 3:00 PM
Norwood, MA location

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November 3, 2008 Posted by | brian wilson, concert, demon hunter, duke spirit, eagles of death metal, indie, jameson, jamesonian, live concert, live music, music, spill canvas, Toadies, tom morello | Leave a comment

Wilco to appear on "The Colbert Report"

In this nasty political climate, the “final push”, the last couple of days before Election Day, a.k.a. the beginning of the next great chapter in the history of the United States, it seems obvious that everyone has their eyes and ears pinned to the all-out Election ’08 coverage. It’s just a bit overwhelming. Hey, I’m so happy that I don’t live in a swing state.

I don’t know how you folks in O-hi-O, FLA, VA, “New HAMP-shire??” (“What About Bob?” anyone?), or North Carolina do it. All your asses must be bruised by now from all of the ass-kissing that’s been going on.

Anyhow, good news on the music front. One of my fav’s, Wilco, will be gracing The Colbert Report stage tomorrow night. Um…sweet. And to go along with that, here’s a fantastic new song they debuted at the Bridge School Bennie. Hopefully it will make an appearance on the upcoming LP, because it’s loverly.


Today’s Featured Mp3:

Wilco-2008-10-25 Bridge School Benefit- I’ll Go


From Jambase:

Wilco To Be Featured on “The Colbert Report”

As if good ol’ Stephen Colbert wasn’t enough to make you watch “The Colbert Report,” this Thursday the wonderful Wilco lads will be the special musical guest. Set to perform one song, the Chicago rockers follow a long line of quality live music on The Report including The Roots, R.E.M., Nas, Feist, the Decemberists and many more. The program airs this Thursday, October 30, on Comedy Central at 10:30 p.m. EDT.

The Report gig begins a nice little tour for Wilco that includes a Concert for Change in Madison, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 1 before they do a leg supporting Neil Young in December.

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, barack obama, colbert, concert, election, indie, jambase, jamesonian, live, Mccain, new song, politics, rock, toodrunktodream, wilco | 2 Comments

Lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel performed Sunday night in Columbus, OH

The fine, fine folks over at i guess i’m floating are reporting the legendarily reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum played for a crowd at the Elephant 6 show Sunday night in Columbus, OH

http://iguessimfloating.blogspot.com/2008/10/video-jeff-mangum-engine-live-102008.html

Some of you are aware that Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider, a fellow resident of Lexington, KY and co-founder of Elephant 6 Recording Company with Mangum, has embarked on a brief tour called the Elephant 6 Orchestra presents: “Holiday Surprise”. Naturally, one would hope to see Mangum join the extensive orchestra (surprise!) and (so far) it looks like he has. I’m not sure what his role is within the show, which artist is playing what, or how all of the Elephant 6 musicians are performing but I’ll be sure to find out soon; luckily, the final tour date for the tour is this Thursday in Lexington at The Red Mile and it’s for FREE! You can bet I’ll be there getting the scoop, but until then you can watch Mangum performing “Engine” last night in Columbus, OH. He’s still lurking in the shadows but that doesn’t seem to matter when it sounds oh, so good.

Tour ending grand finale of a full length NMH concert in Lexington, anyone? I’d hope so!


Jeff Mangum-XFM Radio Session May 1998 Engine

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | alt country, americana, blog, columbus, concert, indie, jameson, jamesonian, jeff mangum, live, live concert, live music, mog, music, Neutral Milk Hotel, singer songwriter, singing | 1 Comment

Mr. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, 9/7/08 Boston, Mass

The third part of my most amazing musical weekend ended on Sunday night with a concert by everybody’s favorite basket-case, David Ryan Adams. And while it’s true that I’m a huge fan, the events that took place under the Bank of America Pavilion’s space-tent the other night were just other-worldly.

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals 9/7/2008

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setlist

The Back Story

My fiance, Jess, and I left Philly around noon. We had spent a quick weekend visiting my sister and, with her, we saw My Morning Jacket on Friday night, and were surprised into seeing Ben Folds with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. After sleeping in on Sunday morning, grabbing a few cups of sister’s excellently strong chocolaty coffee, and saying our goodbyes, we were on the road.

Sorry Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts: we left you in the dust.

We rolled into Beantown after picking up a couple of friends, Anna and Jeff, and proceeded to drive around in circles while the GPS not-so-politely informed us that it’s a piece-o-fucking-shit. We found our venue the old fashioned way (thank you very much…), paid 35 bucks for someone to put a little ticket on our dashboard, and hit the venue. As with MMJ on Friday, when we walked into the venue, the band took the stage.

The Show

The BoA Pavilion is a completely laid back venue! I’d see a show there anytime! Good seats everywhere, cafe style table in the back if you just want to chill, nice restrooms, smallish capacity of 5,000 people, huge white circus-style tent, big beers, nice staff, video screens, room to spread out if you just wanna dance.

Ryan and company took the stage and quietly went straight to business, starting the set with “Off Broadway”, but not the track from Easy Tiger, no. And not much like it’s predecessor on the hodgepodge bootleg Suicide Handbook, either. This had flavor. It had aggression. It had purpose. It was epic. And it was going to be a sign of things to come.

The first set had Ryan and Neal Casal in business mode. Bartering Lines, the classic off of heartbreaker, was nothing short of haunting and powerful. Goodnight Rose, Everybody Knows, and Two from Easy Tiger. Three new songs, and a handful of perfect songs from the back catalog. The highlight had to be, for me, Come Pick Me Up, which Ryan had to regress back into the comfort of his therapist’s chair before he could belt it out.

“Some of this stuff is a little emotional and trying for me today…..(it’s ok)…..this one especially….let’s just get through this one…(ok, ok )…Ryan, you’re not crazy, you’re just spoiled, and…(sigh) ok……”

and then he nailed it.

The second set picked up where the first let off. Except the band took off from the stratosphere, puncturing the roof-canopy and joining the skyline of the city lights above. The set trancended time, and left the ground quickly with Let It Ride, Games, Cold Roses, and A Kiss Before I Go, before a powerful 1,2,3 punch of Peaceful Valley, Dear John, and a spine-shivering Shakedown on 9th Street.

We’re in the fourth dimension….

And after the debut performance of Sinking Ships and The Color of Pain, the band returned with a solid Beuatiful Sorta, and, one of the finest show closers I’ve seen in a long time, a loud, chilling version of I See Monsters.

Two and a half hours. It could have gone another 2 1/2. Tight, concise, on point. This was Ryan in control. I can’t wait to see where he’s going to take this show. I’m hoping, no praying, for another trip back to Boston this winter. We’d love to have him….I know I would.

ryan adams 2008-09-07 Come Pick Me Up.mp3

ryan adams 2008-09-07 Shakedown on 9th Street.mp3


ryan adams 2008-09-07 I See Monsters.mp3


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September 10, 2008 Posted by | bank of america pavilion, boston, concert, improvisation, indie, jameson, jamesonian, live, live concert, mog, playlist, rock, ryan adams, ryan adams and the cardinals, singer songwriter | 2 Comments

Sonic Youth – SYR 8: ANDRE SIDER AF SONIC YOUTH (2008)

Andre Sider af Sonic Youth presents the complete Other Sides Of Sonic Youth improvised live performance from the 2005 Roskilde Festival in Denmark, featuring Sonic Youth (with Jim O’Rourke) and guests Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Japanese sound artist Masami Akita (a.k.a. Merzbow). The single piece performed was a structured improvisation which for 60 minutes added and subtracted musicians one by one until only Akita was left onstage. This installment of Sonic Youth’s series of experimental and mostly instrumental releases is available in a CD-only edition on the band’s own SYR label.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ajmp51gdzyd

August 7, 2008 Posted by | concert, dissonance, improv, improvisation, jim o'rourke, kim gordon, live, live concert, post-punk, roskilde, sonic youth, syr, thurston moore | Leave a comment

Garcia, Weir, and Los Lobos jammin on some Guthrie

This is a weird little tidbit of music that I’ve been hoarding for a couple of years. I thought I’d share it, because, well, I’m on a bit of a “Dead” streak, and what good is music if you can’t share it with people who love, and live, music, right???

The Grateful Dead rolled into Foxboro, Mass on July 2nd, 1989 to start the ’89 Summer Tour. Big album, big plans, and a big tour were the foreshadowing of what was to become one of the most exciting tours in the latter part of Dead history. This little nugget of music came to me in a trade a while back, and the only info that I have on this recording is that it was filmed for Fourth of July broadcast on “Nightline with Ted Koppel”. What I didn’t know until now, is that the footage of this broadcast is now available on YouTube… isn’t technology effin’ amazing… It’s nice to hear a couple of takes, a couple of fuck-ups, a few diversions, and then to be able to see the finished product! Enjoy…
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Jerry Garcia, Bob Wier, and Los Lobos, Sullivan Stadium Parking Lot, Foxboro, Mass, July 2nd 1989

ThisLandIsYourLand_Take1_.mp3
ThisLandIsYourLand_Take2_.mp3
ComeOnBabyLetTheGoodTimesRoll.mp3
SittinOnTopOfTheWorld.mp3
ThisLandIsYourLand_Take3_.mp3
ThisLandIsYourLand_Take4_.mp3

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This Land Is Your Land (Take 4)


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April 13, 2008 Posted by | acoustic, americana, bob weir, concert, folk, foxboro, grateful dead, horns, jerry garcia, live music, los lobos, sullivan stadium, this land is your land, woodie guthrie | Leave a comment