Posted tagged ‘Music’

Rag Time

September 16, 2010

Who would have thought that searching my collection for “rag” would turn up not just the Dead song (which was stuck in my head at lunch) but also two other great tracks:

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The Grateful Dead – Doin’ That Rag

The Band – Rag Mama Rag

Brock Butler – The Boston Rag [Steely Dan]

Percy Hill – Chrissy Reid [Color in Bloom]

August 16, 2010

I really dig a couple tracks on this album, which I’ve had for years but only blow the dust off of a couple times annually for whatever reason.  The band didn’t last very long, but the keyboardist, Nate Wilson, went on to anchor the Assembly of Dust.  Sadly, he departed that band last year and his new band is pretty ordinary.  One of my all-time favorite keyboardists and he hooked up with excellent lyricists/singers in both Percy Hill and AOD.

Percy Hill – Chrissy Reed

If you like this track, exercise your grooveshark.com skills, and listen to the catchy Ammonium Maze and 313 off the same album, Color in Bloom.

PS: does anyone actually read my blog anymore?  Drop a comment or email me if so.  I may let the music posts wither and die if not, just continue to use it as my personal space to get a rant out of my system every once in awhile.

Phish – Darien Jam #1

March 26, 2010

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

March 19, 2010

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

March 10, 2010

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

March 9, 2010

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)

March 9, 2010

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.