Too Drunk To Dream

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

Pearl Jam @ Great Woods, Mansfield Mass 6/30/08

When Pearl Jam roll into Great Woods and start off the night with a song that has been rarely played in the band’s storied career, you know that you’ve been invited to, well, not so much a ‘concert’ but an event.

the following is NOT an inferior youtube video:

“Wash”, set opener 6/30/08 (from ‘Lost Dogs’)

and then, after a stellar set, we’re treated to another nugget. Eddie and Jeff Ament perform a rare track, played just seven times prior.

“Bee Girl” Encore 1 opener, 6/30/08 (from ‘Lost Dogs’)

You know time is long, and life is short.
Begin to live while you still can.
Believe in nothing, believe me,
Those who can be trusted can change their mind.
When the anxious is the present, unwrap your gifts, take your time.
Everything you imagine needn’t be stuck in your mind.
Bee Girl, be a girl.
Bee Girl, be a girl.

…and of course no PJ show would be complete without:

(I’d click the link to youtube and watch this in their ‘higher quality’ mode)

‘Alive’ 6/30/08

As a bit of a music snob, I’m not supposed to subscribe to such music….. but I respond to this thought with a big…”Fuck That!”. Amazing event, amazing music. I’ll be riding a cloud of ear-ringing ecstasy for a couple more weeks….

July 2, 2008 Posted by | bee girl, comcast center, eddie vedder, great woods, grunge, jameson, jamesonian, jeff ament, live music, mansfield, pearl jam, stone gossard, tweeter center, wash | Leave a comment

Blind Melon – MuchMusic Intimate & Interactive, Sept 12th, 1995

Blind Melon were on a literal and figurative high during the late summer of 1995. The band had just released it’s new album Soup, the follow-up to the hugely-successful self titled album that thrust them into the limelight with the kitschy, catchy hit “No Rain”. Shannon Hoon and the band were embarking on an American tour that would have them on the road for the majority of the next year, and despite Shannon’s drug counselor’s best advice, that tour began in early September and tragically ended on October 21st, 1995. On September 12th, Blind Melon stopped in Vancouver BC to play a show at the Commodore Ballroom, a show that was broadcast on Canada’s MuchMusic : Intimate & Interactive.

Blind Melon – MuchMusic Intimate & Interactive Sept 12th, 1995 [Whole Show]

Samples

Blind Melon 1995-09-12-15 Galaxie.mp3
Blind Melon 1995-09-12-13 Soup.mp3
Blind Melon 1995-09-12-10 St.Andrew’s Fall.mp3

December 26, 2007 Posted by | alternative, blind melon, free, grunge, indie, live music, muchmusic, music, rock, shannon hoon | Leave a comment