Too Drunk To Dream

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

Jim James, Conor Oberst and M, Ward – Minneapolis 2004

There’s gonna be books written about this tour someday. It was something that really didn’t get a lot of space in the newspapers. My Morning Jacket weren’t the headliners that they are now, Conor Oberst was breaking out with modest success from Bright Eyes’ excellent “Lifted…” CD, and nobody really had M. Ward on their radar screens yet. the tour played like an experiment. Matt Ward would come out and play a couple of tunes, Jim James would show up on stage at times for backup guitar and vocals, the same with Mike Mogis. Then Matt would leave and the roundtable of musicians continued. Conor makes an appearance, Jim leaves, Matt shows up, instruments are exchanged. And in the end, they’re trading off verses for one of the great collaborative performance tours I’ve ever seen.

Please go and check out Aquarium Drunkard’s page for the complete download of a legendary show from a legendary tour.

February 20, 2004, Pantages Theatre – Minneapolis, MN

M. Ward

Fuel For Fire
Duet For Guitars #3
Let’s Dance +
O’Brien/O’Brien’s Nocturne
Vincent O’Brien
Outta My Head

Jim James

One In The Same
Like It Should
I Can’t Wait
Where To Begin
How Could I Know
The Bear
Bermuda Highway

Bright Eyes

Train Under Water
Going For The Gold
Soon You’ll Be Leaving Your Man
A Celebration Upon Completion
We Are Nowhere And It’s Now
Landlocked Blues
Waste Of Paint
Seashell Tale (M. Ward)
You Were Always on My Mind * (Jim James)
Laura Laurent
At Dawn (Jim James)

At The Bottom Of Everything
Girl From The North Country &

Billed as: Bright Eyes and Friends: An Evening of Solo & Collaborative Performances Featuring Bright Eyes, Jim James of “My Morning Jacket” and M. Ward.

+ Words By David Bowie
* Words & Music By Wayne Thompson, Mark James, And Johnny Christopher
& Words & Music By Bob Dylan

January 30, 2009 Posted by | aquarium drunkard, Bright Eyes, conor oberst, jim james, m. ward, minneapolis, mmj, my morning jacket, pantages | Leave a comment

Celebrating New Years with My Morning Jacket……

What would a NYE Party have been like…if we were to all get together? I picture either a Gangsta Pool Party… or something exactly like this:

MMJ at MSG performing “Celebration” and “Get Down On It” at midnight.

Listen to the entire 35 song show (from

Disc 1/Set 1:
1. intro music – What Are You Doing New Years Eve
2. Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield) *
3. Evil Urges *
4. Off The Record
5. Gideon
6. The Way That He Sings
7. Thank You Too
8. I’m Amazed
9. Golden ^
10. Librarian
11. You’re All I Need (marvin gaye) * +
12. Express Yourself (charles wright) *
13. Wonderful Man
14. Lay Low
15. Phone Went West

Disc 2/Set 1(cont):
16. Look At You
17. Dondante
18. Smoking from Shootin->
19. Touch Me Part 2->
20. Run Thru
21. The Wanderer (Dion) *
22. Dancefloors *
23. Magheeta

Disc 3/Set 2:
1. new years’ countdown
2. Celebration (kool & the gang) *
3. Get Down On It (kool & the gang) *
4. Wordless Chorus
5. Highly Suspicious
6. Cobra
7. Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers) +
8. Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke) *
9. Cold Sweat (James Brown)*
10. Anytime
11. One Big Holiday
12. Auld Lang Syne (sung by Jim James over a prerecorded backing track)
13. outro music – We’ll Meet Again

January 5, 2009 Posted by | celebration, get down on it, jim james, mmj, msg, my morning jacket, new years eve | Leave a comment

My Morning Jacket – Bonnaroo ’08 – "Return to Thunderdome pt. 2" [256kbps]

My Morning Jacket
Which Stage,Bonnaroo Music Festival,Manchester,TN


cd # 1
Evil Urges
Off the Record
Hot Fun(Sly & the Family Stone) with Jeff Coffin on saxophone and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Highly Suspicious
What a Wonderful Man
I’m Amazed
Thank You Too
Touch Me Pt 1
Sec Walkin
Two Halves
Hit it and Quit it
Tyrone(Erykah Badu)

cd # 2
Steam Engine
Aluminum Park
Easy Morning Rebel with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Dancefloors with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
One Big Holiday featuring Kirk Hammett of Metallica

Set 2:
Cold Sweat with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Get Down On It (Kool and the Gang) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Across 110th Street (Bobby Womack & Peace) with Jeff Coffin and the Nashville/Louisville Horns
Wordless Chorus
Phone Went West

cd # 3
Oh Sweet Nuthin(Velvet Underground)
Bermuda Highway
Run Thru
Smokin from Shootin
Touch Me Pt 2
Home Sweet Home (Mötley Crüe) featuring Zach Galifianakis as Annie

FOB DPA(B&K) 4011s->Luminous Monarchs->SD 722 @ 24/96.SD722 ->Wavelad(dither/resample)->CD Wave (tracking) ->
Wavelab 5(edit)-> FLAC. Recorded in th pouring rain with a liitle luck and transfered by Mark Lynn(

June 26, 2008 Posted by | bonnaroo, jim james, live music, mmj, my morning jacket, rock | Leave a comment

My Morning Jacket – Live at the Vogue Theater

My Morning Jacket are a band. That’s all I want you to know about them. They’re my own personal little band. They’re mine, I found them and I want to keep them for my own and I don’t want you to have them. Unless you take good care of them and don’t treat them poorly and return them to me unscathed.

This live show finds my friends at the Vogue Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 23rd, 2005. The set fucking smokes, as is the usual with MMJ. [It must be nice to wake up in the morning and go “You know what, I’m gonna rock some faces off tonight”] . A highlight is a 9-minute “Run Thru” and the “Gideon” w/ Ms. Kathleen Edwards. And of course, a fantastic “One Big Holiday”.

MMJ- Vogue Theater 10-23-2005 [whole show]

sample tracks

MMJ -10-23-05 Vogue Theater -06 Golden w. Kathleen Edwards.mp3
MMJ -10-23-05 Vogue Theater -07 Sooner.mp3

December 26, 2007 Posted by | alt country, alternative, jim james, kathleen edwards, live music, mmj, music, my morning jacket, rock | 1 Comment