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Nice to see some old skank faces at the annual Sisters X-Mas Bash in Orbit...Bradm, and woah, Giggles comes literally out from under the wood pile...

As always the Sisters tore the house down...Bradm & I recorded the night and I shot a bit of video that I'll sync to the audio...bouche, get me some FTP info and I'll send it your way...

On a sad note, Rob Gusevs is no longer with the group...after many years behind the B3 he's now playing with other ensembles in the city...He will be missed but hopefully back for the occasional jam...

Happy Holidays All

Keep warm & play safe!

The Can-Man

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From my notes:

Set I


Faith Cola

Big Al

Hang On


Southern Man (Neil Young)

Tomorrow Never Knows (The Beatles)

Mission Bell Blues

Tumbleweed Tea

Set II


Helpless (Neil Young)

unknown #1

Message From Santa

Don't You Bring Me Down*

You're Always Gone*

Ohio (Neil Young)

Silent Night >


unknown #2



unknown #3

A Cousin Of Martin Scorsese

Lawyers Guns And Money (Warren Zevon) >

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry >

Lawyers Guns And Money (Warren Zevon)

* These titles may not be correct.

Wow. What I night. I got to the Orbit Room about 8:30pm, to find 25 or 40 people already in line. The doors opened about 9:00pm, with 10 people admitted at a time. Luckily, can-o-phish had a table reserved, so I stuck my mic stand up against the stage, ran the cables over to c-o-p's table, set my pre-amp and recorder up on a chair because the tabletop was full, and ended up seeing almost all of the show from the comfort of the floor about 4' directly in front of Kevin's amp. If you like Kevin Breit's guitar tone, it was the best seat in the house. :)



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Oh, it WAS fun...

It never ceases to amaze me how much music the Sisters pump out in an evening...intense, quiet moments, full-on volume assault and with the occasional song with lyrics...

A good friend and colleague of mine says that one set of Sisters is pretty much all you need for an evening of music because of how saturated the listener is after the first set...

There are so many moments that slip by as the music has taken most to far off places and staying focused on the music can get a bit loose..

And then when listening back to the evening of music you hear those things that somehow slipped by...

Thank gawd for the "tapers" eh, Bradm?

Toronto lost a truly special musical act when the Sisters stopped playing their regular Monday gig that they had done for close to 14 years...

It would be great if they did a once-a-month gig somewhere in the city and maybe in a place a bit larger than The Orbit...

Now don't get me wrong, I love my time in Orbit but the music needs more "space" to expand before it is compressed and reflected back to the listeners...sometimes too much volume can be physically tiring, not to mention a bit hard on the ears...I would shat my pants if I screwed up my hearing as it's how I make my living...

And also a place where there's room to groove as it's hard not to have almost every limb pumping and moving when the music is flying...and also where no one is telling you to "sit down" because you're too tall...

That's my wish; a venue that the Sisters can play at once a month that's a bit larger, better acoustics and room to groove...

Is that asking too much???

Oh, and for those of you who made it this far and would like to hear some of this show, I'm uploading the "Lawyers, Guns & Money>I'm So Lonesome>LG&M" video to bouche so bug his arse to get it up...trust me, it'll make you grin...


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That is about the sickest setlist I can possibly imagine. I'm daft about Euclid trivia but I thought Big Al, after Big Al Anderson from NRBQ become Faith Cola but clearly it was Domenic (after Domenic Troiana) or maybe I'm getting that wrong too. Anyways with Lowell (George) that's 3 of his homage titles. Two epic Neil covers, an epic Beatles cover. I'm sure shitunbelievably hot new cuts AND Lawyers, Guns and Money!!!! That's like Hunter S. Thompson and my favourite fugging tune. I think they played that actually while they carted out his carcass.

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