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  1. 4 points
    Velvet

    From Bradm's mom...

    Just received this email from Bradm's mother Lois today: "We brought his ashes back when he died and until yesterday (Sunday) the urn was in my bedroom closet. To back track, when his Dad died in 2002, Ken was on our condo's Board of Directors and in his honour, a white magnolia bush was planted on our condo property. Steve and I decided to put Brad's ashes around the base of what has become a BIG tree. Yesterday here was a bit cloudy and even though there is a walking a path close to the tree no gardening staff were on duty. We took a spade, loosened the earth and put the ashes around the tree. As you may gather the McFarlane's are not outwardly religious. Steve and Brad were both Monty Python fans and Steve said a few words as did I. We came back up to the condo and Steven found a video of John Cleese giving a eulogy at Python's Graham Chapman's death ( I think it was his) singing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life If you haven't seen it, check out YouTube. It was hilarious and we figured Brad would approve............Lois"
  2. 3 points
    Hartamophone

    Epic Covers

    Wilson Pickett with Duane Allman - Hey Jude
  3. 2 points
    phorbesie

    Radiohead

    Never lost power, thank goodness!! Impressed. Wind was totally nuts. The lane had well over a metre of snow, but it got cleared yesterday and i went to the grocery store today!! Velvet was/ is visiting his mom in FL and hasn't been able to get home. He would love to be here logging about the storm!
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    This is a great piece discussing how Derek and TAB have been channeling life into their latest music: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Tedeschi-Trucks-turns-sadness-into-hopeful-14803313.php?fbclid=IwAR1jjlt521OicYCRygXbqgSs5YiP0VWD5nSiioKBqxG2ym6cQx84fllb1ZM
  6. 2 points
    Edger! Yes, I miss this place! Only felt right to pay my respects here.
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    Heavy news. As integral a part of The Grateful Dead as any non-performer in the history of music perhaps. RIP. "And it's just a box of rain / I don't know who put it there / Believe it if you need it / Or leave it if you dare And it's just a box of rain / Or a ribbon for your hair / Such a long long time to be gone / And a short time to be there"
  8. 2 points
    But then he has Jeff Tweedy onstage doing a Pogues song, so we are all good? Right?
  9. 2 points
    Hmmm....well all true that is certainly not how I would boil down my peach experience Fourth year in a row...thought it was my fifth but I think I'm losing count. 😜 The vibe of this festival is one of the best in my opinion. Magical shining people everywhere. You sure do have to work hard and arrive early to get a good set up (in the trees on less sloped, less rocky land) but so well worth it. They continuously put out one of the best lines ups of the year every year...the water park is a huge plus and a hydrating salvation. Yoga in the mornings to work out all that muscle soreness. I also splurge for a massage from the healing tent on most days...some talented intuitive individuals in there. Our first rain free weekend which made things so much easier...cleaner I generally make my own breakfast/lunch. My favourite vendor is Asian Sensation....their dumplings and spicy Korean chicken bowl are superb. Thursday night we kicked things off with Aqueous (surpassed my expectations...great set...I'd seen them before...appear to be gaining depth and are on the rise). This was followed by Billy effin Strings....he just rips on that acoustic. I hope he maintains the stamina and lifestyle to entertain us into old age. Caught a set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong...they're great fun, lots of energy...I eventually get bored but good. Opted not to catch their late night set that night but mostly to pace myself. String Cheese!!! They came out swinging. Thursday was their first of three sets that weekend and every single one was a festival highlight. They just have a little bit of everything that I love. Friday yoga, followed by Infamous Stringdusters (solid, enjoyable set....hard to top seeing them at Nelson Ledges and dancing in the soft sand). Unfortunately missed Cory Wong (opted not to climb another hill and back as I wanted to see Blues Traveler). Blues Traveler was fun but I think I enjoyed them more the last time I saw them at vibes. Nevertheless their hits get everyone moving. Moe.....heard so many people expressing indifference towards moe. I don't get it. To me they are still a straight up delightful rock/jam band and I enjoy them every time. Seeing them in a bar is my preference but that's true for most bands. Two more magical sets of String Cheese, followed by the Allman Betts Band. I thought they sounded great! Both the allman covers and originals. Just happy to see that music kept alive. Didn't make it to Saturday yoga...in large thanks to the brahs who decided to plug in and amplify music throughout the hills at like 4 or 5 in the morning or whatever it was. If you're going to do that (and please don't) at least be good...or even mediocre. It was terrible. I heard they got busted by cops on the following night. While I wouldn't wish that on anyone and don't know what they were taken down for, I was pleased this charade was a one time performance. Ended up being a late start by the time I got into the music. I was disappointed to miss both Ghost Light and Stephen Marley....but there was a heavy night in store. Lettuce>Greensky Bluegrass>double dose of TAB> followed by JRAD. I couldn't have been more blissed out. TAB was a definite festival topper for me. We had anywhere from a half dozen to 20 Canadians clustered at any one time and I got a huge kick out of watching people get sucked into, energetically lifted, or just plain out puzzled by our 'infectious' swirling energy. I believe we were excellent ambassadors. There's always a few Americans that want to come home with us lol. JRAD's set was also a tonne of fun despite missing their master conductor. I was choked to hear of that very shortly before they were to go on, but congrats to the Russo family. Sunday we packed down....wavered back and forth because it is the last thing you feel like doing on day 4....almost stayed another night but was really glad to have a clean bed, shower and hotel to go to at the end of the night. As a result of the pack down and slow moving haze we were in we missed Yonder which was a shame. Caught the end of the Inaugural Guitar pull and had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Stanley Jordan. What a tasteful talented player. Next up was Marcus King Band. This is my third time seeing him this year and he was cookin' as usual. Truly one of the greatest vocalists of all time in my opinion. I ended up missing most of Warren and Grace but really needed a massage and a swim to straighten things out. Made it back in time for good ole' Phil and Friends including Warren, Scofield, Graeme Lesh, Holly Bowling and John Molo. Once they got warmed up they put on a great show. Scofield is still a monster. An absolute privilege to still be able to see Phil do his thing and play with such improvisational mastery at his age. I had the best company one could ever ask for and reflected on that many many times throughout the weekend and how delicate life is and how lucky I have been. Heart is full of love and I always have renewed hope about this messed up world when I immerse myself in this freaky free flowing crowd. And....back to reality...aches and pains and things to do, but never the same. I just try and carry a little bit of that magic through the rat race until next time.
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    Hartamophone

    Nordstock "Music Festival"

    I’m just happy to see Boyd Tinsley still getting work.
  12. 2 points
    Booche

    It is the anniversary of 05-08-77

    You know what really grinds my gears? When this lumberjack mother fucker who would probably be happier in the woods shooting bears, or fishing in some secluded northern Quebec cabin, decides that he isnt going to go off with an insanely hate-fueled rant about his ex or whatever it is he is singing about. Does anyone else remember feelings? Where the fuck did they go and why cant I listen to and watch Brent Mydland piss all over whoever or whatever he wants to piss on? Is this the reason why we have yet to see the infamous piss tapes via the orange buffoon from hell? WTF? Get your shit together people. Brent Mydland is supposed to show and tell everyone his emotions like it is Kindergarten on steroids. Surely we can see, a little bit, but where is the rest of the story? Is he gas lighting anyone who chooses to watch that video? I fuckingly hope not or else I am going to start calling him on his cheezewhiz filled keyboard sounds. What are you doing bahd? Do you really think some of that shit hits? I gots a speedball on my Floridian property waiting for you if that is the case. We were at the show and he purposely took away the one thing that would take away the pain. Brent shook his head at the end to signal the rest of the band he wasnt willing to take shit to the next level with pure evil because he got fucked around and then he died 10 days later which I had to find out from a gaggle of women we hung out with back in the day. Sitting around a backyard pool drinking beers and smoking hash. Welcome to the party bitch. And that is what really grinds my gears.
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    Last time they sang together (duet) was in 1994 apparently.
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    bouche

    Epic Covers

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  17. 2 points
    Esau.

    It is the anniversary of 05-08-77

    Grateful Dead Capitol Theater 1971-02-18 First Wharf Rat, and only version of the "Beautiful Jam" (transition from WF back into DS). Dark Star > Wharf Rat* > Dark Star https://archive.org/details/gd71-02-18.sbd.orf.107.sbeok.shnf
  18. 2 points
    Booche

    Epic Covers

    First Phish shows I ever did see, Clifford Ball, ended up drinking with a biker who said "If I ever meet Dickey Betts I will punch him in the face." He fucking hated him. Having said that, Esau has posted one of my all-time favorite covers by anyone. Godspeed and God bless and all that stuff people say. I got no problem if this thread keeps getting topped with that version.
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    Geddy did an hour-long interview with CBC Radio host Alan Neal. The place was almost entirely full of Rush geeks of all ages. Geddy's hilarious stories were mostly about the interviews he did with other notable bass players when he put together his book, and also about the bass players and music that influenced his playing. He had a funny Jewish mother joke (not the 1st time I've heard him tell it) which earned a round of applause! After a handful of questions from audience members, all attendees bought the book lined up to get it autographed and to bask in his glow for 15-20 seconds.
  20. 2 points
    Just read the new book by drummer Tom Stephens called Best Seat In The House: My Time in the Jeff Healey Band while on vacation. I couldn't put the book down. There are incredible stories including a tale about getting his big break by meeting & playing with BB King at Expo '86 and a lot of anecdotes of tour antics by Jeff and the band. It's a classic story of the rise to fame and playing with the best musicians in the world. The latter part of the book is about Jeff's transition from a rock icon to a club owner and jazz trumpeter. Jeff Healey died on March 2, 2008 from sarcoma cancer at 41 years old. I've been a big fan as a kid as he grew up in South Etobicoke and we would always hear stories that he jammed at local bars. I seen him play once in Halifax and it was without longtime drummer Tom Stephen who explains how his role as manager/drummer ended very poorly with Jeff. Here's my favorite song: check out the dual guitar solo at the end. Anyone else have any thoughts on Jeff Healey?
  21. 2 points
    We just released a new album, UdomeU, online. and we are pressing vinyl. Check it out.
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    I don't usually post here but just wanted to point out these tickets are on presale at Ticketmaster for the next couple of days. Use the code SMOKEFAN I paid 40 bucks for general admission. While they are maybe not technically a jamband I guess. They have been known to drop a Grateful Dead tune in the setlist on occasion and are currently opening for Tedeschi Trucks in Europe. Spread the word. I would love to see these guys come back through Ottawa in the future.
  24. 1 point
    Jaimoe

    What are you listening to right now?

    Love this Get Behind Me Satan garage blues song and performance.
  25. 1 point
    bouche

    Neil Young on latest Conan podcast

    Looking forward to that one! Just finished the very entertaining Zach episode. Listened to the letterman one while doing yardwork. That was a freaking fantastic discussion. I do wish many of them ran much longer. A 45 minute podcast comes out to only about 25 minutes of discussion with all the sponsor and post-show padding. The Deep Dives with Dana Carvey were pretty hilarious. I enjoyed Dana Carvey for the first time in a long time. I thought I listened to the entire run of season 1, but looking back at the guests, I think I may have missed some epics. also looking forward to watching his remote in Ghana.
  26. 1 point
    Esau.

    Ahead By A Century

  27. 1 point
    amazing. I'm trying to track down my past, thought I might find some clues in the forum... and what do I do? I click on the official jellied salad thread. nope. no clues here... as you were!
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  29. 1 point
    edger

    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    https://www.jambase.com/article/neal-casal-tribute-theres-a-reward-lineup
  30. 1 point
    https://www.npr.org/2019/09/11/759904906/daniel-johnston-acclaimed-singer-songwriter-dies-at-58
  31. 1 point
    Sad, a real tortured soul Mike got to hang out with him a bit in Ottawa...I think there are photos somewhere on this site of him in a music (or comic book?) shop here in town.
  32. 1 point
    Esau.

    Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)

    Truly sad news. Rest well, in peace.
  33. 1 point
    https://www.jazziz.com/lost-john-coltrane-album-gets-first-ever-release/
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    Jaimoe

    It is the anniversary of 05-08-77

    I love the rant, even though I don't understand any of it!!
  36. 1 point
    SaggyBalls

    Tame Impala?

    If it weren’t for this forum I’d likely never have spent the hours and hours and hours (and hours) I have blaring the waves and ripples from the mind of Kevin Parker (et al). I haven’t seen much about the Toronto date or anything after the show. I’m looking forward to one of my only concerts of the summer being in Toronto. Here’s to all of it,
  37. 1 point
    Check out the review of the show I did for LiveForLiveMusic: https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/zapp-leo-nocentelli-futuretype-newdeal-brooklynbowl/
  38. 1 point
    I can't remember the last time I saw a roll call thread on here. I thought the occasion warranted one. Soooo....whose in? Limo bussing into Toronto from Hamilton with a bunch of folks and then off to Blossom. Looks like weather is going to be nice which is a feat these days. Excited.
  39. 1 point
    I thought this deserved its own thread: Link to Jambase article
  40. 1 point
    I just found out about it today. The Slip reunited for Jambase private party last night. Surprise me Mr. Davis played as well. The Slip June 2, 2019 Jambase 20th Anniversary Party Sweetwater Music Hall Mill Valley, CA Set list Headshot > Sometimes True To Nothing Get Me With Fuji The Soft Machine Alsoa From The Gecko (with Eric Krasno) Something Learned The Original Blue Air > Children of December If One of Us Should Fall Encore: Baba O’Reilly Last One Ever (with Nathan Moore and Eric Krasno)
  41. 1 point
    Esau.

    Epic Covers

    Black Crowes - Oh sweet nuthin'
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    c-towns

    Epic Covers

  44. 1 point
    Esau.

    Epic Covers

  45. 1 point
    https://www.cnn.com/style/article/a-clockwork-orange-sequel-scli-gbr-intl
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    bouche

    Woodstock 50 lineup out

    The tents are already up though...
  47. 1 point
    bONES

    Epic Covers

  48. 1 point
    Also there’s a Paul McCartney tribute act this year, which mystifies me. Will he play only post-Beatles material? Will he play Beatles material but with a non-Beatles themed backing band? Did they only have the budget for 1/4 of a Beatles tribute? All actual questions that I have. Edit: I Googled it. The guy aims to recreate a Paul McCartney show, playing solo and Wings material as well as Beatles tunes. So there’s that.
  49. 1 point
    Velvet

    Woodstock 50 lineup out

    When they announced the lineup and had the ticket onsale date set for weeks in advance I was suspicious. When does that happen?!?! Well, seems like they are having problems down there. The Black Keys have pulled out, the fest doesn't have the proper permits yet, and now they've postponed the ticket sales. https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/04/woodstock-50-ticket-postponement/
  50. 1 point
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