Too Drunk To Dream

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

Blind Pilot…lack of pun needed for title of blog post

Ever since their earth-shattering performance at SXSW (see NPR link below), Blind Pilot have been basking in the glow of indie-stardom. They really deserve it. The Portland, Oregon duo were ‘green-fabulous’ (is that in the same vein as, say…ghetto-fabulous? but for hipsters?) on their previous tour for biking between venues up and down the Pacific Northwest.  Now, with updated van-esque transportation and a lineup that has swelled to nonet status, Blind Pilot have veered ON-course, selling out venues across the U.S. (I made it that far without a pun….sigh).

In other awesome news…Blind Pilot have been announced as the opening act for the Decemberists this summer.  Watch out, your hyper-literates……

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May 21, 2009 Posted by | indie, live, music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Justin Verson [of Bon Iver] sits in with Bill Frisell [Mp3+Video]

Audio:

Bill Frisell w/ Justin Vernon + Sara Siskind – Lovin’s for Fools (Live).mp3 [Listen]

http://drop.io/frisellvernon [Download]

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April 21, 2009 Posted by | indie, live, music, video | , , , | Leave a comment

Amanda Palmer Crowdsurfing and Performing ‘Creep’ @ Coachella

You’re just like an angel, your skin makes me cry….

April 20, 2009 Posted by | live, music, video | Leave a comment

Leonard Cohen performing “Hallelujah” @ Coachella 2009

Nothing more to say about this.

April 20, 2009 Posted by | live, music, video | , , , | 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

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.


Download the entire show in 256 kb mp3 quality from drop.io here:

[Firefox users: Don’t forget to use DownThemAll for one-button downloading, too]

http://drop.io/96g2sym Part 1
http://drop.io/s2lumcv  Part 2

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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

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