Posted April 15, 2010 by Mike
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Required listening (part 1 only, though part 2 is ok): This American Life – Inside Job.

After reading the recent Tim Geithner profiles in The Atlantic and The New Yorker, I finally get the reasoning behind the bailouts–not saving wall street would have cost the tax payers even more and deepened the recession.  I can’t believe, though, that we’re going to emerge from this crisis without an overhaul of wall street or, better yet, a rethinking of what sort of financial activity we want to allow period.

Perpetual Groove – Downside (HEAL)

Posted April 10, 2010 by Mike
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Great song, great album.  All you imaginary people out there, go buy it (only $8!)

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Phish – Darien Jam #1

Posted March 26, 2010 by Mike
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I was just thinking that the first set of this show (200-09-14) was pretty lackluster for a Live Phish release (#3), outside of an interesting Reba. This is a historic-level jam out of Suzy, though

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Two-fer

Posted March 19, 2010 by Mike
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moe. has always rocked Atlanta, even long before they graduated to the Tabernacle. This Buster takes a while to get going but the middle is smoking:

Buster

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In other news, it’s no secret that I love special guests, superjams, and other impromptu collaborations. Here’s a tasty cherce from The Jammy’s 2008, I mean, look at that freaking lineup! That’s a Murderer’s Row:

The HeadCount All Stars (bass Marc Brownstein, guitar Jon Gutwillig (Disco Biscuits) keyboards Kyle Hollingsworth (The String Cheese Incident), guitar Jake Cinninger (Umphrey’s McGee), Drummer Sir Joe Russo (The Duo) — Run Like an Antelope

Phish – Reba

Posted March 10, 2010 by Mike
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Tasty version posted at Mr. Miner’s Phish Thoughts, a ridiculously nice source of Phish, new and old.  Different and upbeat:

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Government Mule – Hunger Strike -> Dear Mr. Fantasy -> Hunger Strike

Posted March 9, 2010 by Mike
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I didn’t intend to post another track so soon, but this one popped up on random and it’s awesome. I hardly ever listen to Mule but I do like Warren Haynes.  This is as good as covers get. (It’s off a Bonnaroo compilation, so I’m not sure about the date and too lazy to look it up right now.)

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Perpetual Groove – Sundog (Last Call, Athens, GA)

Posted March 9, 2010 by Mike
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Enjoying catching up on tunes now that my iPod is up and running (I was without music during my commute for a month or so after my iAudio x5 crapped out.) I’m going to try to get back in the habit of posting tracks I particularly enjoy. Please drop a comment if you listen, I’m curious whether anyone ever takes advantage of these music posts.


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Man, I miss the Last Call days. Crammed into a space of maybe 50 square feet with about 80 other fans. OK, so the rest of the bar was a downer (including some dedicated and ornery pool players blocking traffic directly behind the stage area), with a sub-par bar,awful bathrooms, and dick bouncers. And it was always a sweaty, stinky mess of a night. But damn PGroove owned that place. I love the new album but it’s different in so many ways. This is Brock (guitar) at his shreddingest.