I’m sorry.

I really, really am. But grad school and work and my writing gig at WW have given me little to no time to post here (that is a lie, im just lazy and forgetful).

BUT…. things are rolling along in music land… cervantes had their grand-reopening (which the bathrooms weren’t finished for), I went and saw a pretty good little post-grunge trio called The Ultraviolent Lights at Quixotes (odd venue for such a band) and ended up being one of three people in the audience, and i made it to one night of the disco biscuits at the fox (i don’t remember much from that, other than the music never stops at a DB show).

and today, i snagged two tickets to two of the three nights of the return (sortof) of the string cheese incident at Red Rocks this summer. so, my summer is starting to take shape it seems….

that, and rumored phish dates:
Wrigley 6/10
Deercreek 6/11,12,13
Huntington Park Columbus 6/16
Charlotte 6/18
Va Beach 6/19
Toronto 6/21
hershey park 6/22
MPP 6/23
atlanta 6/25, 26, 27

break
7/12 Jones beach Flushing NY
15th PNC
7/16&17
Camden 18&19
7/31 Denver
Gorge 8/5,6,7
VEGAS 8/9,19 (MGM Grand?)
Hollywood Bowl tour closer 8/13,14

SO, i hope that’s a good amount for my first update of the year. i promise i’ll post more in the near future!

OH, CRAP. i almost forgot:

I’m going to be in Jamaica in mid-march, so more travel bloggins to come!

SCI Ogden Theater MP3s

June 26, 2009

here ya go, folks!

I didn’t take the time to tag these mp3’s or anything like that, just downloaded them, converted them and upped them to share… i actually haven’t even listened to it yet…

so, here ya go!

SET ONE: http://www.sendspace.com/file/j7qpj7
SET TWO: http://www.sendspace.com/file/i9if0m

String Cheese Incident
2009-06-24
Ogden Theater
Denver, CO
“Soundcheck” private party

Set I
1. Crowd/Howdy Friends
2. Lonesome Fiddle Blues
3. Lost >
4. Rhum n’ Zouc
5. Just One Story
6. Panama Red
7. Whiskey Before Breakfast
8. Jellyfish >
9. Birdland >
10. Johnny Cash >
11. Birdland

Set II
1. Rivertrance
2. Piece of Mine
3. MLT (w/ Chameleon & Drums teases)
4. Sometimes a River
5. Barstool
6. Black & White
7. Lands End
8. Search >Drums >Search
9. E1: It Is What It Is
10. Banter/Group Hoot
11. E2: I Know You Rider

taped and transferred by Dave W (davewerber at yahoo dot com)
Microtech Gefell M200s (center, immediately in front of sbd) > Grace Designs Lunatec V3 (24/48) > Sony PCM-D50 (optical in)
transfer: D50>Soundforge(normalize, dither to 16 bit, resample to 44.1)>CDWave(tracking)>FLAC

Thanks to Larry Fox for our little ‘tapers section’

no juice!

June 25, 2009

HOLY FUCK.

SERIOUSLY… you guys just put me over 430 hits from last night. wow. thanks!!!

sorry about the lack of posts towards the end of the show.. the phone ran out of juice.

overall it was very good. very old-school playing (and i had a lot of people i know have seen this band for at least the last 10 years agree with me on that).

they sounded good as well, with the exception of the (still) lack of keith in the mix. seriously, they need more low end in there from him…

my only ‘meh’ was rivertrance. the glitch-hop breakdown in the middle was absurd and really took me out of the song… I know that song gets trancy and dancy… but the glitch sounded VERY forced. otherwise the jams did not delve into the ‘untz’ relm at all and it was very refreshing.

extremely talkative crowd last night as well. I was a bit surprised by that, honestly… as most people who were chatting it up seemed to also be pretty “into” sci..

way too many ticketless fucking wooks out front making things a mess and security blew…

but overall i’d give it a good grade for the first show back in two years.

oh, and i’m EXTREMELY hungover and have a broken toe from some dumb whore stepping on my foot in her go-go boots.

seriously though, thanks for reading the blog, folks. I’ll try and keep this live-update at shows thing going strong — it’s a lot of fun for me to do as well.

have a great thursday, friends… i’ll get the SCI recording up as soon as it surfaces!

I’m surrounded by literally over 100 ticketless people.

Sci at the ogden

June 24, 2009

In line to pick up my tickets to the secret SCI show tonight at the Ogden. It’s a clusterfuck of people out here – no real line.

People with fingers in the air are standing around with the people actually waiting for tickets. Total mess

And it’s raining. Smells like wet wook out here

Apparently some good friends, Jameson, ogk and lights. Lots of lights.

Yamn doesn’t hide their influences… Right now I’m listening to SCI… About ten minutes ago it was some bisco. In between the two was something STS9ish…

But they ARE good. And if anything they’ll blind you.

More tomorrow.

    i do too.

    honestly, i was pretty excited for the possibilty of this even if my initial reaction was (as it is now) that this is way too early.

    but hey, phish came back a second time for the right reasons (or so it seems) and they are doing okay… why not sci?

    but seeing how they handled it — a band that should be respected for how they interacted and were so very transparent with their fans for so many year (and part of the reason they got to be as big as they were) — has been as dissapointing as watching them start not getting along and then not communicating on stage was.

    it’s frustrating, honestly, because as much as it had ‘declined’ (to me) in the last few years i had a lot of respect in how they ended it. they essentially said that they knew they were walking away from a well-paying gig becausee they weren’t being honest and transparent anymore with the fans, but most importantly with each other.

    so now, when they come back and it’s as opaque as it gets in terms of what is going on… i feel it is a let down and NOT the way ANY OF US would think we would have seen the band come back.

    i mean, i figured they would have had a HUGE annoucement posted by now at the very least and at most a cool flash site or something annoucing their return. this should be a BIG DEAL FOR THEM and US…

    but as it stands, it ONLY SEEMS like it’s a big deal to US.

    i would hope you can agree with me that this just isn’t fitting (for the reasons i described above) and hwile you may be happy as a pig in shit that they are back i would hope that you coudl at least agree (in part) with what i have said.

    otherwise, you probably would listen to Billy pee and call it good music and couldn’t tell a good show from a bad one if kang hit you in the face with his laptop.