the show is just getting started, there are no reviews yet....duh???
Phil & Friends
Mardi Gras, SF, CA 2/12/05
Playin' In The Band>
Carnival(Phil song)> Samson & Delilah tease>
Life Is A Carnival>
*Uncle John's Band
@Do Right Woman
^=w/the Houseman from Galactic
more details to follow later
wow, chat was great tonight!!! Sounds like it was an awesome show!!! Can't wait for the reviews
WHAT A FUCKING SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PHIL IS THE UNDISPUTED CHAMP
set two anyone please
nice photos t-rob
Phil & Friends
Mardi Gras, SF, CA 2/12/05
Phil Lesh - bass
John Molo - drums
Jimmy Herring - guitar
Barry Sless - guitar & pedal steel
Chris Robinson -vocals
Steve Molitz - keys (Particle)
Tim Carbone - violin (RRE)
John Skehan - mandolin (RRE)
Todd Sheaffer - acoustic guitar (RRE)
Andy Goessling - sax, flute, dobro (RRE)
Carey Harmon - percussion (RRE)
Gloria Jones & Jackie LaBranch - vocals (Jerry Garcia Band)
Theryl "Houseman" DeClouet - vocals (Galactic)
Playin' In The Band>
Carnival(Phil song)> Samson & Delilah tease>
Life Is A Carnival>
*Uncle John's Band
@Do Right Woman
Sitting On Top Of The World
New Speedway Boogie>
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away>
Dont' Ease Me In
*Box Of Rain
*=w/all from Railroad Earth
#=w/parade of floats from UBC, DNC and Philzone.com
What a show! How about that RRE?
the show is streaming now on the Zone Radio
Thanks Taperrob. Hope you had as good as time as I did. It was great seeing ya!
Is that "Hurricane" the Neil Young song or the Bob Dylan song or neither?
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>>Is that "Hurricane" the Neil Young song or the Bob Dylan song or neither?
Dylan. Chris nailed it.
looks like a fun show but boy would that be a struggle to blaze to. sure glad I hit the dec. shows. I guess the theme was carnival, which is
one of the best songs ever penned, simple and to the point of what were all here for.
listening to the stream now and the bertha's smokin' !!
Wasnt there, but the After midnight>midnight hour is scorching!
What are "Storms," Goat," and "Below Radar"?
This show looks like a monster. I've only heard the opening jam through Playin' and it already sounds killer. Sounds like Chris needs to work on synching up the vocals w/the music on Playin though.
Wonder if Playin' was a nod to the recently ill Bobby, from Phil?
Can't wait to hear the whole show.
As Napoleon Dynamite would say, SWEET!
RRE songs maybe?
Storms and Goat are RRE songs off their latest album. Somewhat strange choices among their catalog if you ask me.
Don't know about Below Radar.
Yeah, I searched their web site. Storms, and Goat are on their new cd.
any one out there with song info...carnival songs,storms, goat, radar, etc...get out of bed and give us the play by play!!!!!......please?
I'm not too impressed with Life is a Carnival. It sounds like Chris fronting a bar band. Too Black Crowes sounding.
Cumberland getting shredded before it's even started
Yeah, this Cumberland is great.
Do Right Woman is a Flying Burrito Brothers tune.
>>Sounds like Chris needs to work on synching up the vocals w/the music on Playin though.
Chris didnt sing the lead... the girls sang the lead on the Playin'... they were a bit off tempo...
Below Radar is a Particle tune....
RRE soundchecked the Cumberland with Phil before the benefit for a special few that were getting seated before dinner.....
Carey Harmon sat in with Phil for most of the show... and once again Phil forgets to intro an ensemble member, namely Carey.....
Cumberland was so, so, so fast. Sounded like bluegrass on speed
This Hurricane is tasty, nice fiddle !
I prefer the Warfield run. Getting a little too bluegrass for me. But i loved it none the less.
I wept. I laughed, and I love every damn one of you, yeah, isn't that crazy...all of yas. too overwhelming. There will be more to say, later. after a shower. I don't expect I'll ever sleep. Again. Ever. Honestly.
Wileys, I met HENRY who sends love, met popi and brent and emily and nancy and zang....a ZEITGEIST full of zoners and my poor brain, spinning, spinning, spinning.
I spilled a whole row of people's water yelling ridiculousness.
How do I make it right, I say?
GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE
here comes the story of the HURRICANE
wash yer sins away indeed.
bang bang bang closed old book.
woosh woosh open sesame the new one.
with luck -
I'll see you all there. in the new book.
as I said
you've got to hide your love AWAY
and hey YOU! hey you! HOW DOES THE SONG GO!?
thanks rre. have fun in petaluma.
thanks jackie & gloria.
jimmy the rock star jimmy shines jjimmy glistens JIMMY GLOWS
molo, oc, the thunder, jungle drums OC MOLO
molitz. nice wow holy shit wow
got a poker chip.
and a rose.
even i have no words anymore.
just tears, a shower, some coffee.
my legs like a mine field....bruised technicolor.
at one point I had to check to make sure my fingers were all intact....yes none broken.
I love ya, freaks.
I would say this show had it's moments, although I thought the December run was a little stronger. The first set started out strong, and then, I'm sorry, the RRE guys just dragged the show to a screaching halt. The energy in the place was just sapped after the Cumberland.
I really liked the song selection, Eric Clapton's Carnival seemed especially strong, the Brown Sugar closer was lots of fun, as were the Midnight songs. I also really like the Particle segment. I personally like Chris Robinson, although my friend couldn't stand him. It was with joyful glee that I pointed Robinson out and told my buddy, "Look man, it's your friend Chris Robinson!" Heh.
All in all a fun show, outside of the RRE mini-set. That sound was OK, at least on the old Phil-side. Somewhat loud, Phil a little undermixed for the first part, and Sless was hard to point out sometimes but Particle Dude was very audible. I really want to check out more Particle stuff.
riiight...it was hard to hear sless sometimes unless it was slide. particle dude....hey man, you made phil take it all new and all funk.
yes when todd started singing there was a gasp of energy. can you play to this size hall? he did. it grew into itself, imo.
it was loud.
there were 12 people on stage.
(being that not much does.
LAZY RIVER ROAD WITH PHIL AT THE BENEFIT,
rre was worth every penny from there on out.
when did I hear that breakout?
it was a
And to think I almost went....
All that stopped me was miscalculatuing my taxes (income) by $20,000.......
"Behind every dark cloud is a silver lining"
Thank God I was going when it was Warren, Derek & Jimmmy.
This Zoner wants to hear some impressions of the Umphrey's Set.
Thank god for Chris Robinson.
first set thought it started well then lost it somewhat during playin'--I realized we were getting a saturday show..... I got a little bored (started thinking about how great the december run was....). Cumberland revived my interest and bertha came off well.
2nd set definitely made up for the first--plenty of jamming--somewhere about NSB it really took off. really like the section outta hurricane into hide our love away. lots of sweet jimmy.
that whole section was smokin'.
Nice to see phil take a greater back seat on the vocals this time out. but his voice sounded better. anyway, time for some coffee......
and when's the next show?
oh yeah, and phil played franklin's with UM and jammed on something before that. I now see the phish comparison--mostly the annoying bits of phish's vox. from the hype, I thought they'd be more progressive less jam bandy....
definitely coffee time.......
what did ya'll think of mcgee?
beer was $6 or as someone said $12. water $3 and they put it in soda cups--no screw caps no plastic bottles. and if you ordered a soda you didn't get the whole bottle--they poured from one then opened another. also the server used his hands to grab ice for the drinks. yeah, just what I wanted.......the same hands thaat handle all that cash....
next time try sticking the cup in the ice there buddy........or maybe you can't with those pepsi cups. the plastic drink solos seemed to be able to take it....
my head hurts
what a great party!
this band was alot better than at the Warfield...
alot more comforable with each other.
they blended nicely and no uncomfotable mistakes..
Jimmy well what can i say soulful,fast,amazing!
chris sounded more in comand of his singing,(confident) was strong when needed to be.
Sless well i would love alot more leads from him but when you have jimmy in the line up you have to let him shine..
Molo what a beast!
it was a BIG FUNKFEST !!!
Met alot of fine people from the east and had a real good time!
see you at the next show you freaks!!!!
pretty good show over all. I had no idea who the guy from Galactic was the whole time i was thinking PHIL GOT A PIMP IN HIS BAND! Overall it was a good show. Umphrey's were pretty decent just wish phil would have done antoher song with them but Franklin's smoked! They had their momemnts though if they came somewhere close i'd go see them again. some of the highlights for me were cumberland and Bertha They smoked! After Midnight>In the Midnight Hour was awesome too!
oh and After Midnight started just after midnight that was neat
when did the show end?
Big fun on the whole. RRE section did drag a bit, though the Cumberland it was sandwiched in was nice.
Chris sounded great, but again, as with the Warfield, he was easier to enjoy if you didn't watch him beckoning the telepromter for every freaking line. I mean, I'm a living room kind of guitarist singer wannabe myself, and I find there's a huge difference in how much I can get inside a song if I know the words well enough not to read them off of something I've printed out. Dunno if that makes any sense at all to anyone else.
But the irony was amusing:
[...glance at the telepromter...]
[...glance at the telepromter...]
I can hear your voice
[...glance at the telepromter...]
Whoa oh what I want to know-oh
[...swear to fucking god glance at the telepromter...]
How does the song go?
But as I said, he sounded great.
Overall, the show didn't match the depth of spirit and psychedelia of the December shows, much more of a straight ahead rock and roll party funk thing, as befitted the occasion. And just to see Phil in his blue tunic and red cape during the parade numbers was more than worth the price of admission...
Oh, you didn't know who the house man was from the minute he entered? I thought he was great, perfect for Mardi Gras, that white suit and hat, sooo styley. He was, though, actually, the genesis of one of my "oh shit maybe NOT" moments. AFTER MIDNIGHT was amazing. and then Midnight Hour? For real? House man takes it.....and YES it was good but for a minute I was why try to top the After Midnight bagiga with Midnight Hour? All, OF COURSE, was healed when Brown Sugar had me crawling all over the section jumping on the backs of chairs. Quite literally. Ahhh....heh!!!
And hooting and scrreeeeeeeaming after that encore. The Huckleberry Hound Howl!!!!! From the rafters, amigos! Trademark. Might be.....might BE.
Then US Blues!@?!!?? All that/......COSMIC!?!?! then ends on a riddle?
We End on Box.
I stand, weeping, again, all show it was just tears pouring down, BUT THIS time because WE ARE HERE WITH THIS DYNAMIC ENSEMBLE (as phil called it..."the ensemble" -- Red neck and I in unison laughed "ooooh the ENNNNSEMBLE"""" hah ha)
- anyway, I weep bc
WE ARE HERE...
it is BIGGER than us.
always has been.
Phil holds truth beyond all our personal petty shit and drama, he holds the signpost (a dimesnion of not of sight or of sound but of MIND) to a road (it, also, being bigger than HIM) a signpost to a road that takes us to good truth. Hey, we found each other, right? Well, then really, as I said to mermaid just a week or so ago...
hey if I come out of this with you
and you Schmegg and Peggy and Lites and Robin and Skins and TAPECAT and Bones and -
well, I win. We won. Oh, sorry......If I play the game....I lose.
So, screw that....let's just all say....we got the greatest royal FLUSH of all
and that includes the band and PHIL
2012 YOUR FLOAT WAS AMAZING
I see it in the pictures. I cry to think I had to leave the hall because the parade - THAT - that was too much, right then. Thank god for your pictures, Rob. Anyway, Bret, Jenny, Schnee, Lenny, Rob.....thank you for being Doctor Frankenstein. We'll gladly be the monster anyday.
Well, speaking for myself.
Yeah, missed the float. Missed the whole Speedway too. Apropos?
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER....
but came back for the hurricane.
so good to see them ALL
Zippy, Dew, Buddy, Fred - all in good for all the folks.
all hail the great rebirth acomin -
that is what Mardi gras and Easter are about....after all.
and Bucky...I'M SO GLAD YOU SAW THOSE OLD SHOWS TOO. We missed you last night!!! Maybe you'll check the PLE someday too. They're pretty damn dynamic.
Seemed like RRe played Goat perhaps due to the "goat float" and also goat popped again in US blues. Damn goat themed show! On one hand it's disappointing that many peoples first impressions of RRE will be two slow songs but before the show started you knew this was going to happen. Somewhere it has to slow down...that's what makes shows good are peaks and valleys.
I felt this show was a bit sloppy, not mind bending, but just an out an out fun party. It wasn't meant to be anything else...I mean really...Don't ease me in late in the second set? It was just a good time. Met a lot of nice zoners, too many to write down but Huck, TC, Greg, Hailskins...pleasure to meet all of you guys..
Chris did well on Hurricane but never let the fiddle take off...kept interupting Tim...which was too bad. NSB was fantastic...so many random songs what a great time.
Oh and I couldn't stand umphreys although they played a decent franklins with phil. A fun young band, just not my type of music.
I don't know anything about Umphrey's except they played a SUPER franklin's with Phil.
and something else....
aw shit, I forgot.
I should probably sleep.
BUT I NEVER WILL AGAIN.
Last night was the first Night I've seen Umphreys. It's always cool to see something different. They seem like they're filling a gap somewhere between a jamband and a trucker hat band. Cool sounding though, I'd see them again.
It was awsome to see Phil jamming with three bands in the same night. He looked like he was having a good time up there. All of the floats, baloons and the stage show during Iko was right over the top. I haven't seen anything quite like it inside!
Special thanks to tar_w and spacehead for convincing me to go, Phil for picking out the tunes and whoever organized the parade for blowing my poor little mind It was also cool to see canyon and lots of other zoners there.
Also, I shouldn't leave out... the two beutiful girls who hand fed me cookies untill I was to high to speak, you know who you are, THANKS!
See you all next time!
Okay peeps checking in.. I am not Dead.well..literally anyway..
Phil came out set 2 wearing a Red Cape and differnet shirt..if that tells ya something..
The all seriousness of Warfield shows was as I figured would be replaced by LET'S HAVE A PARTY..
And that is what we got..Frickin good time had by packed house of happy people..
Cool venue..really nice..cant believe they let it happent here..''
and happen it did..
see ya later..
I dont know which I like better, Huck's recap or the stream. Most likely its Huck's recap while listening to the stream Sure has a way of making those goosebumps bring you right there
oh NEM that's very kind of you.
Apparently I heard from SCHMEGG that the GOAT song is about telling SCAPEGOATS off, getting rid of SCAPEGOATS. Oh dear. He tells me this at 245 AM, my mind reeling, me drinking hippy juice (it's 8.88 a 12 pack?) swirling all my shit all over botb's hotel room. HA HA
ha ha hah ahhaahahhahaha
wine-o, too brief!!!! too too.
There was an after party? So glad we knew about that when it was after show and 15 zoners were trying to figger out where to go.
nahhhhhhhhh I'm glad I never found it.
"How do I make this right!?"
GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE
ohhhh I'll be clinging to that forever.
if you want a DOOOOOO RIGHT.
and on that note I'm going to see if my big resolution of NEVER SLEEPING will win out over a prone position and HD plasma
onto C. Applegate's - top o the canyon - and a week in the Hollywood Hills
Huck..call me my cell # is in profile..
the song is not called "carnival". it is called "Life is a Carnival" and it is not an Eric Clapton song...it is by The Band(Robbie Robertson, et al)...and it smoked!
as did new speedway boogie, hurricane, and brown sugah
somebody earlier asked about times ... by my watch, set 1 ran 8:05pm - 9:45pm & set 2/encore ran 10:30pm - 12:45am.
vibe of eve set early on by a house security guy, who informed a woman in the queue to get in around 7pm that cigarette smoking not allowed - just marijuana.
music milieu not as tight as december at the warf, but what a great party vibe ... on stage ... in the balcony (where i spent set 1) ... & the floor (where i spent set 2). phil & barry surprisingly low in the mix.
high points: life is a carnival ... nsb ... beatles ... and scarlet to the end
some jams flowed really nicely ... others slightly less so ... same as it ever was
and weird coming out of the building to see city hall all lit up in red (for valentine's day)? a cross between looking like something sinister ... and dovetailing nicely with the stuff goin on in civic aud.
Haven't read everything yet, but from what I did read, y'all are missing the first Midnight song. Brown Sugar has the line: "just around midnight" all throughout it. I first noticed Molo hurrying Jimmy to get the song started, so I knew something was up. I hear the line in the first verse, had a look at my cell phone, and pointed out to Zan that it was Midnight, sharp. So we had 3 midnight songs.
Go back to sleep
>So we had 3 midnight songs.
true enough and, FWIW, two back-to-back Saturday shows sans OMSN--woohoo!
Just got home to L.A.
HOLY GODDAMN SMOKES BATMAN, WHAT A SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Phil should bring out smokin hot showgirls for every show!
Too much, just too much....
Herring was steppin out big time!
time for rest....
ZZZZZZZ oh yeah... show....still tryin to clear the cobwebs after 2 nights hangin with zoners and testing my dancin limbs for 2005. Per usual, all fun cause that is whats its all about, but I do have to say that Chris Robinson gets my vote as champ of the evening. Hurricane and Bertha were way powerful but the highlight of the evening in my opinion was Uncle Johns Band, it was a masterpiece. Perfect song for RRE to be on.
As usual also, wonderful people, zoners galore, old friends, new friends and in the best weird tolerant city in the country. With the namesake of the guy who started it all, Bill Graham Civic lived up to all expectations for a very fun evening.
Man, I'm gonna have to rescind on all the previous comments I made about CR. I thought he really brought it last night. Though he was still glued to the teleprompter, I don't care as long as you get it right. His phrasing was a little off, but I was not caring. The Ensemble was over the top. I could've heard a lot more Sless, but otherwise everything was just incredible.
I was standing down in front of the tapers for the first set. The energy was just amazing. The song they opened with let me know clearly that this was going to be one hell of an evening. The band was in top form. I especially enjoyed the way Tim and the Sax dude shared the little horn part.
I was surprised to hear the Playin', though I thought it an appropriate nod to Bob. Surprisingly, though they really brought it the rest of the evening, the Jerry girls did not nail this one. I'd figured all the years they were with Jerry, they might have heard this tune once or twice. I dunno, maybe they never listened to his other band backstage or on a bus or something. The jam coming out of it was really nice.
Incidentally, that Samson & Delilah tease is also the little middle section from Throwing Stones(for those of you who might not have noticed that one before, which is probably no one).
The Loose Lucy was totally kickin'. I love that song, and it was my first time hearing it. I figure if the Red Rocker(Sammy Hagar) can do it, why not CR. I thought he did an admirable job.
Life Is a Carnival (The Band) in my opinion, was a perfect choice for the evening, as were just about every other song. I remember hearing that one coming a mile away. I even told my buddy as much the second I heard the opening notes. Chris did an admirable job on this as well. I kept shouting "Yeah Levon!!" I heard Norah Jones do it for an encore at the Greek (in Berkeley) last October, and have to say, this is a just a great song no matter who plays it (I'm a BIG fan of The Band).
Cumberland was, for lack of a better word, SMOKIN'... I, myself, thought the RRE sandwich was rather tasty. Then, I'm a bluegrass nut. Of course, Cumberland is also a bluegrass song. I liked the big nod to the Workingman's Dead era, which was really The Boys finally finding their roots amongst the ashes of the psychedelia they'd created, and thought it was really cool of the Professor to include an entire bluegrass band in his Ensemble to express that. The original recording of Cumberland had Jerry (I believe, though I could be mistaken) playing the banjo on it. Coming out of it, when they went into Goat, I was seriously thinking they were going into Blow Away till RRE dude started singing Goat. I thought this was a cool little tune.
Uncle John's... Another perfect choice, especially considering the Ensemble at hand. The Professor's version has breathed new life into the song in my opinion. I've thought that since NYE 2000. I thought Chris did admirably well on this one too. This song was especially cool for me because I saw this band, Tonal Recall, play it the night before at the Dolores Park Cafe. I was telling Tom the bass player how cool it was to hear bands these days attempt the four part harmony.
At this point in the show I was expecting a set break. Honestly, I was expecting one after the Cumberland. Which is why I was surprised when Chris came out with the acoustic for a nice rendition of Aretha Franklin's Do Right Woman. Then the incendiary Bertha to finally end the first set. Chris nailed the ending pretty well, thusly squelching all former comments I may have made.
During set break I found myself wandering around realizing that I wasn't going to be able to remain on my feet for another three hours or so(I'd already danced my ass off for almost two hours), and resolved to find a seat for the second set.
My buddies and I went up topside to scope out a place to sit and smoke out. The set started, and I made my way around to the right side behind Molitz. I found a nice little vantage to enjoy the parade and stage show. I kept expecting to hear Vince Herman shouting FESTIVAAAAAL!!!!!! somewhere. It really was Mardi Gras, complete with The Houseman, some dude who looked like a cross between Tito Puente and Dezi Arnez banging on a big conga, and a chorus of dancing girls in sequined bikinis with feathers all over the place. The parade right in the middle of the place was RIDICULOUS. I couldn't seem to wipe the stupid grin off my face. Phil really took it over the top on this one...
I heard the opening notes of Sittin' On Top Of The World, and knew they were about to blow the doors off the place. I decided that this was my cue to find a seat, so I went straight up to the top, just in time to sit down and hear the first few notes of New Speedway Boogie. The last time I heard this one was standing up on top of the Greek. I decided perhaps this was Phil's little commentary on my choice of vantage points. From where I was, I could basically see straight down on Molitz and Molo, as well as everything else, but I ended up watching them a lot from there on out. I love the NSB. Whenever I hear it I'm reminded of the first time I played it for people, and we consequently tore the roof off that place.
When I heard them shift over at first I thought it might have been a Watchtower(another nod to my vantage), but was completely overjoyed when I heard Chris sing "Pistol shots rang out in the barroom night." I remember playing this one on my mandolin on Fisherman's Wharf one day with a buddy of mine on guitar. I thought we brought it pretty hard, then found it had earned us just enough to catch the bus if we each scammed a 35 cent fare. I guess those old geezers who pose for tourists down on the wharf don't appreciate classic Dylan like I do. At any rate, Chris nailed this one too, and earned a new level of respect from this humble listener.
I can only assume that Below Radar is a Particle tune. I rather enjoyed this one. There was some nice geetar work from Jimmy and Sless.
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away. Great Beatles tune. Loved it. From where I was sitting, it was cool to see the whole crowd shout "HEY!" in unison. By this point, the floor looked like a sea of arms and heads. That was pretty neat. One couldn't chance to see even a tiny space of open floor, just wall to wall people.
Coming out of that, when they didn't stop I knew we were in for it. Then when I started hearing hints at a Playin' reprise, I started thinking they might've been wrapping it up. Nothing could've been further from the truth. After the reprise, I was trying to figure out "Where are we going from here?". That was exactly when they launched into Don't Ease Me In, which rocked. I love that tune. Especially ever since Dick's Picks 8.
The Scarlet Begonias was really choice. Possibly rivaling the Warfield one from 2003. Toward the end Molo had this little percussive outburst, which was just phenomenal. The guy is an animal. The ending was so tight, one could've seriously gotten hurt. Just like a little single version. I was really starting to think this was it, when Jimmy launched full on into Brown Sugar, causing me to check the time on my phone. It was just around midnight. I never really liked the song, til I heard Dylan rock it out at the Greek. He gave me a new appreciation. The Ensemble really brought it on this one.
>After Midnight. More like the upbeat Clapton version than the JJ Cale-type version Warren sings. Good Stuff. >Midnight Hour. Houseman and Chris trading off vocals. I think this may be the tightest Midnight Hour I've heard Phil pull off. The vocals were pretty great. They almost busted into kind of a Pigpen bit in the middle, which always was my favorite part anyway. "Go on Bobby, you can put down yer guitar and go dance with the little girl." Just awesome.
I was almost worn out by this point, and was trying to figure out what they could possibly pull out for an encore. US Blues... Another perfect choice, and Phil kind of thumbing his nose at the state of the establishment these days. Perfect. I kept watching the red, white, and blue lights swirling over the sea on the floor. Wonderful subtle commentary.
Box of Rain. What can I say. Love, hopefully, will see me through til Phil's Birthday next month, when I hope we'll be seeing each other again. Since the 15th is on a Tuesday, perhaps we can do something March 12th...(March winds will blow all my troubles away...)
Such a long, long time to be gone, and a short time to be, to be, to be...
They played the Clapton song Carnival a few songs before they played Life is a Carnival by The Band.
Never had such a good time! I'd like to take that ride again!!
Thanks to the Philzone people. Your float was the best. Bret you da man. Jendee and the rest of you I met, thanks for letting me dance with your float.
Thanks to TaperRob who keeps us all in the loop when we are not there.
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Do Right Woman is an Aretha song, not a Flying Burrito song. I would think they were probably covering her, and not the other way around. Though she did do a pretty smoking cover of The Wieght by The Band, with Duane Allman on guitar.
"Take me to heart and I´ll always love you
An nobody can make me do wrong
Take me for granted leaving love unshone
Makes will power weak and temptation strong
A woman´s only human
You should understand
She´s not just a play thing
She´s flesh and blood just like her man
If ya wanna do right (do right - do right)
Holding (do right - do right) this woman (woman)
You´ve gotta be a do right (do-right - do-right)
All night man (do right - do right) (man)
Yeah-yeah they say that´s it´s a man´s world
But you can´t prove that by me
And as long as we´re together baby
Show some respect for me
If you wanna do right (do right - do right)
Holding (do right - do right) this woman (woman)
You gotta be a do right (do right - do right)
All night man (man)
A woman´s only human
This you should understand
She´s not just a plaything
She´s flesh and blood
Just like her man
If you wanna do right (do right - do right)
Holding (do right - do right) this woman (woman)
You gotta be a do (why don´t cha) right (why don´t cha)
All night (why don´t cha - why don´t cha)
You gotta be a do right
All night man"
yeah, that not sleeping thing might stick.
7 years in tibet>>larry flint
every time I get close to sleep I start to weep uncontrollably.
anyway, I remembered what I forgot.
We thought of Bobby more than once. Said it aloud. Sent him love.
It is hard, Bob.
But if I can spend 40 days not shoving a straw up my nose, you can pull off a tour. I know you can.
Okay, crying again....back to "LARRRRRRRRRRY"
BE AT PEACE, PHILZONE
Woe is the existence of a 15 year old 'Head.
I need a driver's liscense.
My midly amusing, utterly heartbreaking (...to no-one but myself) tale:
Was driven up from Sacramento by my lovely mother for the show. Hit traffic around the Bay Bridge (Traffic? In the Bay Area? Naaaah...) and just barely got to the venue in time to see the beginning of UMc's set, ("Cheerio, mum, have a good night, I'll call you around 10 and we can go home."), which I thought was fantastic (they struck me as something like a college-radio Indy rock band crossed with a Jam band, which seemed to be a pretty decent mix), especially the set-closing Franklin's Tower.
Chilled for the hour-or-so intermission, and expressed the profoundest joy when Phil and the band hit the stage (I'm a bit impatient like that ;-) ).
The set was faboo, but I couldn't help but think it had it's slow parts where they lost a lot of momentum. Then again, Loose Lucy, Cumberland Blues, Uncle John's Band... Near the end I had to retreat from the dance floor up to the balcony before I ended up passing out from fatigue, so obviously I had a little fun all things considered. :-D
Set ends and I check my watch.... almost 10 o'clock!? But the night is still young...!
So, do I stand up my lovely mother, waiting for me to call so we can begin our two-hour drive home? Or do I partake in the final set? Oh, these infernal choices! Oh, the humanity!
I need a friggin' driver's liscense.
Lesson learned? For those of you over the age of 18... keep jamming, for those of us who can't. :-D
THanks for sharing that, Andrew. That's pretty funny. Why didn't you just take your mom in for the show in the first place?
Thanks all y'all for allowing me to cop a feel.
Your Mother Should Know
ahh yeah...under 18 too went pops friend and took bart it, so we had to leave at 12 to catch bart back. oh well, saved gas money to make up for someting i guess
awesome show tho, too bad i missed end.
next time maybe
>>>>>>and Bucky...I'M SO GLAD YOU SAW THOSE OLD SHOWS TOO. We missed you last night!!! Maybe you'll check the PLE someday too. They're pretty damn dynamic.
I got the Dec shows coming.....
AND, we'll see how the tax bill works out & my OTHER knee replacement.....
Plus Katie's hip surgery......
Blah blaH BLAH.
How about GOTV?
I bet TD WON'T be there as Bob declines........
BTW: 2-26-04 Oakdale?
>> could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Do Right Woman is an Aretha song, not a Flying Burrito song<<
Actually, it's was written by Chips Moman/Dan Penn and has been performed by Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Aretha Franklin and the FBB amongst others.
This was the Phamily event of the year, for boys and girls of all ages - this Carnival rocked. Thank you Phil and Friends for a great show - must be so much fun putting together those set lists, thanks for including some Railroad Earth Songs this go round. Ahhhh, STORMS! And it apprears that pretty much everyone I talked to is a zoner, so many lurkers out there who are vitually afraid to post anything. get over it, your virtual thick skin will grow fast. But Phil, you do realize that you're spoiling us don't you? We're going to expect every show to go into 'overtime' now, and well, somehow I know you'll come thru for us. Go TEAM PHIL!
Dan Penn and, I think, Spooner Oldham wrote "Do Right Man."
>>>>>Actually, it's was written by Chips Moman/Dan Penn <<<<
Yeah, I spent a little while yesterday looking for the writing credits to no avail. I was pretty sure she didn't write it, as she's not really a songwriter(Her most debateably famous song, Respect, is an Otis Redding song.). She did record the original (at least one of the earliest ones) version though, did she not?
...:::life....death....rebirth....cosmic 70's winterland style dancefest of a far the fuck out party:::...
Showed up for the benefit ragged from a late flight in and hung-over from celebrating my first night out west since the Warfield 2003 run.
Saw some zoners, forced a few smiles through my haze...clowns serving martini's as we were waiting to get into Polk Hall helped things along with the old hair of the dog. As we walked in there was a sign in table where they gave us a really cool "Unbroken Chain Foundation" shirt...baby blue with a wonderful psychedelic style briar border wrapping around an outer space scene featuring a skeleton hand lifting up a blue electric rose dripping a tear. Also a signed benefit poster that I can't wait to get framed. So standing in line the sickest reckoning happened.....
1/2 Step?? What??...RUN!!!! Railroad Earth and Phil are already crankin! Got to the front and was greeted by a bunch of familiar and unfamiliar kind people with the same "what the fuck..Phil thumping his bass RIGHT the in front of us...is this really going down???" look that I surely had on my face. Phil and the band seemed really loose and happy, laughing and the nuances and shrugging of the slips. We found out why and got clued in a bit when they finished, Phil stepped up to the and said, "you do realize that this is only a test"...laughter, cheers and we were left to scatter and figure out what the rest of the deal was. Good solid dinner with mardi gras beads, masks and bottles of red and white wine being passed around the table......enough of this fucking food....lets get it on already
Dandelion Wine and Bird in a House proved to be excellent party vehicles in order for us to warm up and get our heads right. 7 Story was spectacularly delicate/building/raining smoothness. Everyone was really getting a kick out of seeing Phil standing off to the side of the stage doing a jig of his own...somewhere between a happy waltz and a head bob. Phil hits the stage and they proceeded to unfold a brilliantly executed Half Step. Todd taking the lead vocals with Phil doing back up....they treated the Grand-Deeeeooooos with proper reverence and built into a fine jam of jubilant separation.
ROCK&ROLL BLUES!! My favorite song from TABA. I think Phil even noticed the my excitement for this awesome Lesh/Hunter collaboration that I've loved since my first listen(Phil *IF* you do read these I was the the one standing about 3 or 4 people back with the "60's Garcia style hair")
Sunshine pouring all over the place
Lighting up the smile on your sweet face
All I'm asking is a little bit more
Shaking that river like there ain't no shore
I was born about an hour ago
Seems like forever but I don't know
Give it up for love so I've been told
It seldom gets younger but it never grows old
Whatever you need is whatever you got
Twenty to life or another shot
Eviction notice or a permanent pass
Where the rolling sky meets the mountain grass
Rusty roses and the lilies are red
Dust bugs hanging out under the bed
Gods in his heaven, it's like I said
Without our love we might as well be dead
Most of the time finds me hanging around
Like an unwanted object in the lost and found
A long lost stranger on the middle ground
A CC rider on the outward bound
Rock-n-roll blues, Rock-n-roll blues
Slapping your face, and kicking the bruise
Breaking your arm, shaking your hand
Like some poor devil in a rock-and-roll band
Sweating the small stuff or painting it large
You got to give value for what you charge
You might be skating on mighty thin ice
But I didn't come here to give you advice
I come to whistle and to strum my guitar
Sing for my supper and to drive my car
To love my woman for all I'm worth
To give full measure for my days on earth
and there the line that I love so much.."to give full measure for my days on earth.......
daaaaays on eeeeearth
daaaaays on eeeeearth"
yes we should
Lazy River Road was a welcome surprise that had me closing my eyes and thinking of Jerry with the now familiar waves that come and go..
it was so nice to miss him together WITH Phil as remembered him together and got to thank our lucky stars for the most wonderful gift..
the fact that Phil has been able to get better and better with age, consequently making himself along with all of us so gratefully happy
...:::more than words can tell:::...
grabbed a 24oz Heineken, heard Umphreys rippin' it:::::::::::stepped into the heart of the Bill Graham CC for the first time:::::::::::mind blowing for this east coast kid is not the word..
felt like I was warped back in time to the far out California 70's that I've only seen in the movies...Kaiser was cool for the NYE PLQ show in 01, Warfield in 03 felt like the west coast Beacon for me(nuff said)
this place though man...this place had me feeling like I was at a 70's Winterland show...the space of the place COULDN'T have been anywhere but California....it's exactly where I've always wanted to be
gotta try and do some work
I'm still struggling with a way to describe the wild ass "space chipping" thing that was going on during the Umphreys Frankins w/ Phil....what a dancing ragefest on the outer rim of the "3 point line"
I'll try and wrap up my spent ramble a little later...
>>>>"what the fuck..Phil thumping his bass RIGHT the in front of us...is this really going down???" look that I surely had on my face.
too fried for words but...
OK, just got off the phone with Huck, who is always well an inspiration for, hmmmm....
First off there is WAY too much to tell about this crazy hit and run operation of a weekend but you got to start somewhere, so how bout the pre-game gathering...
EAST MEETS WEST -- Zoner hall of fame, met and got to hang with so many great people, perfect spot. Beer garden patio, with golden California sunshine, people just smilin, chillin, hanging, PUFFIN (in broad DAYLIGHT) KNOWING we ARE ALL GONNA SEE PHIL in a short while, PERFECT Won't post pics to protect the innocent but, this kind of sums it up...
to be continued...
Life Is A Carnival>
I would have to sandwich in there the Teenage Wasteland Jam from Baba O'Reilly. The Samson was pure on...
Zang...you threw me off guard. I apologize if I was less than polite. Just a weird moment that I didn't bounce back from in time.
Thanks....I was wondering what was up but I figured jet lag hit you guys pretty hard. No worries.
Yeah, I heard that Samson business and it made me smile.
Fun reading this thread, reliving it a bit. Don't have much more to add, except that I did like the first RRE song in the middle of Cumberland, but not so much the 2d one out of it. Oh well. Poor sless was lost in the mix, but Jimmy was HUGE. We were calling him Big Bad Jim.
As far as Serious Art goes, I'd have to say that the Warfield shows probably prevailed, but Mardi Gras was never about serious art. As Houseman said "Paaaaaaaaarty!'. This show was everything it set out to be. It was a "Hell yeah" kind of night.
Don't know if folks know that Houseman recently left Galactic due to illness, so it was really good to see him out and so lively. I've never been his hughest fan (because I like Galactic instrumental), but Sat night he was great.
Chris was amazing, people.
OK, so off the the benefit...
A decent walk, PTS (Poratble Tunes System) intact, crankin TOO>Fire on the Mountain from 12/17/05, then the BART and we are AT THE BILL GRAHM CIVIC center. Can't say enough about this place. A grand structure, classically built but with a Techno-modern-millenium feel. Felt like the WINTERLAND of the new age, defintely had the BG touch with all the bells and whistles...
Finally get into the place and there is like whole registration thing for the benefit, A-C this way, D-G that way etc., everybody's like, "I'm confused?" and who is there directing traffic ? Grahm Lesh (and he is wearing a "got mule?" T-shirt )....
So now we are in ANOTHER line to get into POLK HALL and they finally let us in and to our chagrin Phil and RRE are on stage playin 1/2 step. We all walk right up to the stage and its like "HOLY SHIT!!! I CAN'T F'N BELIEVE THIS!!!" Phil smilin right down on us, John Skehan nods hello, everybody just buggin...TOTALLY SURREAL....EVERYBODY with this super large shit eating grin on their face...
I start snappin pics and then Jay Blakesberg is right to the left of me with his camera, and I'm like, WTF?, needless to say I stepped aside and I'm like, I think you are a little more qualified, maybe I'll just smile and dance , so the music stops (evidently a sound-check?), and we all SIT DOWN at well adorned tables (WINE, BALLONS, MARDIGRAS BEADS, ETC.) for a tasty 3 course meal. They gave away some sweet door prizes and eveybody had time to go pick up there poster, tshirt, and then put it in the coat check, and we are like eating this delicious meal.
You need to really understand the wierdness/greatness of this benefit. It had this ULTIMATE wedding/barmitzah party vibe. Really like something out of a dream. You knew A LARGE AMOUNT of the GUESTS in attendance (very impressive zoner showing), they are SERVING dinner, Wavy Gravy is dressed up in a clown suit and walking around a fish on a leash, and PHIL IS PLAYING WITH RAILROAD EARTH RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. VERY, VERY, SURREAL. Plus at one point I was sure the Potatoes were dosed .
So RRE earth comes back out and plays a short but powerful set. During Seven Story Mountain (which was superb), Phil was backstage smiling ear to ear and dancing. It was just all too good to be true...
>>By Tim (Tjw) on Monday, February 14, 2005 - 12:05 am:
>>Thanks all y'all for allowing me to cop a feel.
Amen to that...must say, to all you incredibly hot girls at the show, you almost made my head burst open from all the sexiness!
Show-wise, all my brain can do is *sigh* in the afterglow!
>> Plus at one point I was sure the Potatoes were dosed
bones, your pix! and huck~skins~everybody... your words... you're making me smile SO huge!!!
I'm so happy for y'all that had such a wonderful time...! the stream sounds FUN!
Damn!! Thank you for all these reviews! Of course, they're making me bum out for not having been there!
Hey anyone know where I can score a poster from the show??
thanks for the help!!
ealpina at gmail dot com
AWESOME SHOW!! My first Mardi Gras since 1993. First time poster here... I was thoroughly impressed. It took a minute for them to get warmed up but once they did... WOW. That Cumberland Blues was the strangest rendition I have ever heard. GO PHIL! KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE. I can't wait for more... Hydra's first show is in Santa Cruz, should be a hoot. Hats off To Chris Robinson, and it was great to hear a WONDERFUL round of applause for Gloria and Jacki. It has been more than a decade since I saw them last and was really touched when they were introduced.
was there one?
>>>Don't have much more to add, except that I did like the first RRE song in the middle of Cumberland, but not so much the 2d one out of it.
Ditto. You are right on there.
I thought it was a really fun show, not a lot of depth compared to the Warfield, but it was a Mardi Gras party and the song selection mimicked that.. also could not hear Sless very well.
Loved hearing the Beatles tune..
fun show, though not in the same league as the warfield run. i didn't expect it to be and i had a great time. i mean...come on...who can complain about nearly naked brazilian carnival dancers on stage? fun, fun. oh wait...the music. some really high, high points and some lower ones for sure, making the show a pretty big mixed bag, musically speaking. having all the rre guys up there definitely caused it to be a tad too busy at times and it drowned out barry for sure, and jimmy somewhat too. i will have to say after 4 shows of barry, i find him to be quite good, but he doesn't stand out to my ears. pleasant, but he doesn't hit me like jimmy does.
the sound on the floor was definitely muddier than upstairs, so my "take" on it comes from being on the floor.
when the rre guy was singing, i kept flashing on 'the wizard of oz' and hearing, "as mayor of the munchkin cittaaay..." in my head. i.e. i wasn't in love with his voice and thought their songs in set I dragged the energy down.
but shit..."do right woman", "hurricane", "hide your love away"?????? i want to see more of this band, for sure.
Didn't see the Dec shows (heard them all though)... I was at Saturday's show, overall it had a similar feel... if I had to describe it in layman's terms, I'd call it the "Phil Lesh & Friends Rythmn and Bluegrass Review" Wonder if this is a permanent new direction for Phil, or just a temporary foray into new territory. Either way, it rocked. Chris blew me away with Hurricane, but the hands-down winner for the night was the Cumberland. I've never seen ANY group of musicians play that fast, that intensely, with 100% perfect accuracy. Wow.
WOW, thanks for the reviews y'all!
I am smiling right along with Skadhi...
cant wait for an east coast SHOW!
and next west coast I will be there
Am having a great time reading all these reviews. Keep them coming folks. You guys ROCK!
new here, I had a great time saturday night!!!!!! The 12 piece entourage killed it. I really like the sound of chris picking up the jerry vocals, it would really be nice to see a dead tour w/ him filling in on vocals, the 2004 tour lacked some high end, regaurdless of what others may think i really think he has an energy about him that fits the group. the setlist was phenomonal!!!!! first time at a PNF show. the only complaint i had was some really lamers up in front, but they werent lame enough to kill the vibe of the band. My wife and i stayed right in mid front from UM's set through to just about brown sugar. god were my legs sore from groovin'
I would like to commend UM it was my first time seeing/ hearing them, what a wonderfully talented and extremly smokin group of musicians, i wont elaborate much since this is a PNF review board. , but they are friends right?? Nice choice for an opening act. Did any one see the guy out front with the TV schtick after the show, he was cracking us up with some super corny jokes.
Did not see that but you're staying that long in the Jerry Pit is pretty amazing...
ahh i missed wavy I thought he would be there tho.
Good to see the Meet & Greet was well put on - I kinda figured those events had "Jumped the Shark" after the notoriously lame one @ the Beacon Th. on 12/3/01 (from what I was told: very crowded, no food, no music, the band was there for about 5 min's) - having been @ the 12/30/00 one myself, THAT was a really awesome time!!!!!! Altho we didn't use the VIP section on New Year's - WAY too far off to the side for my tastes . . .
>>>>>>>>Good to see the Meet & Greet was well put on
That is a TREMENDOUS understatement...
and for the record is TOTALLY blew away the 12/3/01 benefit (which you are correct was a dissappointment), MILES AND MILES apart, no comparsion what so ever, the was a FIRST CLASS operation...
UM was great but Phil man how does he continue to do it? He actually sounded good singing Carnival w/ The back-up singers. This show reminded me again why I love any of the core 4 playing. This was by no means a Dead show in any way if you went expecting such you were disappointed. However if you went searching for some incredible music by insane musicians led by one of the remaining members of the best bands to have treaded the earth playing a few choice GD nuggets and other wonderful songs well you were STOKED!!!! This show was my 2nd xperience w/ a Phil side project and unlike my 1st a few years back in Del Mar(Little Feat line-up) this one was totally worth it. Highlights for me well the whole damn show NO really even the slow stuff was welcome to me as I was dancin' my ass off so much the slow tunes gave me a chance to find it! Jimmy Herring showed me again why I prefer '03 Dead to '04 Dead. He just rips the hell outta GD material. Maan this line-up is special you can see the fun they have and that for me is all I ask for because a Happy Phil is a Healthy Phil and a Healthy Phil likes to play!!
BTW did anyone else catch the Liberty Jam in Carnival? I have it written in my setlist but no one else seems to have heard it. It was def. a Liberty jam no doubt about it.
I wrote "Liberty tease" as well! I thought for sure they were going into it (and that made me very happy -- I really dig that song).
(Excited to see that some of you enjoyed Umphrey's set! They were very excited to have the opportunity to play for everyone on Saturday, and I think they played a very good set. Hopefully some of you will check them out in May when they headline.)
Gots to keep phil happy and healthy !
ok, now that my mind has mended a bit. Hurricane, people. HURRICANE!!
I was outside in the hall when this came on...in my synapse-overload daze, i couldnt bring myself to go back in there, cuz i didnt think i could take it! All i could repeat to my friend in a monotone drone was "That sounds just like the album." Look at the singulairty of the Desire/Rolling Thunder band, and you know that that sound is one of a kind...at least i thought! I'm beginning to think that Mr. Robinson may be an important cog in the PLE when churning out the Dylan. I felt the same with This Wheel's on Fire, and now this song. I was waay more blown away this time becuase Hurricane is a touugh song!
Too many highpoints, again, to list. All i can say is this band, again, plays with an overt purpose, that you don't mind leading the way. "Playin" had a lot of weight in light of recent Bobby "Short-shorts" Weir events, and really hit me how much this guy will be missed when the shit hits the fan. And that goes for all them, and all of us! I have been having some of the best musical experiences of my life these past few years since The Other Ones came back to life in 2002, with it finding its power with the PLE. I think all of the Core 4 are just doing what they seemed to always do in life - ride the crest and valleys and let them take you where they take you...these guys are the Fools, the Clown Jesters, who are more often than not the pointmen who will be the ones to fall face first, in order to reach the Light first.
"Where do I begin...on the heels of Rimbaud moving like a dancing bullet thru the secret streets of a hot New Jersey night filled with venom and wonder. Meeting the Queen Angel in the reeds of Babylon and then to the fountain of sorrow to drift away in the hot mass of the deluge... To sing praise to the King of those dead streets, to grasp and let go in a heavenly way -- streaming into the lost belly of civilization at a standstill. Romance is taking over. Tolstoy was right. These notes are being written in a bathtub in Maine under ideal conditions, in every Curio Lounge from Brooklyn to Guam, from Lowell to Durango oh sister, when I fall into your spacy arms, can not ya feel the weight of oblivion and the songs of redemption on your backside we surface alongside miles standish and take the rock. We have relations in Mozambique. I have a brother or two and a whole lot of karma to burn... Isis and the moon shine on me. When Rubin gets out of jail, we celebrate in the historical parking lot in sunburned California..."
my god that was one hell of a show
glad everyone had fun
that parade blew me away
All I have to say, wow, again wow, this past weekend was sooooooooooooo much fun, thanks to everyone and anyone, cheers !
Glad to hear so many people had fun. Hope this energy keeps on flowin'
>>>I've never seen ANY group of musicians play that fast, that intensely, with 100% perfect accuracy. Wow.<<<
You were not at my first Leftover Salmon show. The Ruben's Train was so fast, that when I looked at Drew Emmitt's picking hand, it was literally a blur... Amazing. I'm not taking away at all from the Cumberland, which was truly stellar in its own right. Nobody can do it like Phil!
>>>the guy out front with the TV schtick after the show<<<
If he had a tv setup with no screen and was doing some sort of serial-type cops and robbers thing, I saw that guy on Haight St a couple of months back. He was crackin' me up so much, that I almost missed the PJ Harvey show at the Warfield!! Super corny, but hilarious...
Oh, and 3chrds, I really like the inclusion of Bob's original liner notes from Desire. One of my favorite albums of all time...
I dunno, I guess its just me, but I thought this show, in many ways was stronger than all 3 nights at the Warfield in Dec. Though, I must say those were three of the most amazing shows I've seen. I just thought that everything Saturday night was much tighter... and looser... in general, than the Dec run. There was just this ridiculous sense of jubilance, though I guess I get that at every Phil show...
I suppose when you get right down to it, I usually think whatever Phil show I just saw tops all others before it. That's why Phil's The Man, and everyone else are just imitators.
Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention how much I thought RRE dude(Tim)'s voice reminded me of Dylan. Great stuff. I wish I could've heard that MS 1/2 Step. If I could've afforded that $300 ticket, I surely would've been there...
.....too much catching up to do in order to attempt a proper review of the rest of the show...
I few things that I need to get out...
this show was about about the party and they threw down with the thunder, Phil senses the right time for a "What's Become of the Baby" and he certainly knows how to THUMP a party better than anyone who's ever been or will be
Saw Jimmy standing out back rapping with a couple of people as I was walking to the show...he saw me look his way, lit up and said, "hey man"..with a big old sunshine smile. What a genuinely great dude who was on fire all night
Enjoyed the Umphreys set, thought the extended dual solos at the end of Franklins to be top shelf
nod to Bobby was touching
the Uncle Johns had the smiles beaming right out of all of our hearts...nice clapping buildup into the end...Dead Head "order" at it's finest
RRE played well but I sure wish they would have dropped a "Cold Water" on us
Bertha was a stomp and a half
Sitting On Top Of The World!!!!! GOOD GOD...the faster we go the rounder we get...INSANE
I think my x-post from another section sums up the rest of my show>>
all I know is this..
I started out in the front, while it was cool watching Sless rip it(although he was low in the mix)I found it a bit too cramped to get down proper and way too far from the beer stand
went back about half way along the big "3 point line" in front of the right stack...found this spot to be right on for the Umphrey's "space chippin' Franklins" and it didn't disappoint for the rest of the show
the perimeter freaks got down like no other..
I'm usually the one keeping my section flowing with kind back east.....barely had the chance to fill here...
out on the old glory of the 70's style perimeter it seemed the more that I smoked the harder I danced....the harder I danced the more often someone "interrupted " my ...:::wook dance:::... in order to pass me a J...
just before the Hurricane someone asked to borrow my glass and proceeded to start flowing hash...lights OUT is not the word
.......Arthur dexter bradley said, I’m really not sure.
Cops said, a poor boy like you could use a break
We got you for the motel job and we’re talkin’ to your friend bello
Now you don’t wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice fellow.
You’ll be doin’ society a favor.
That sonofabitch is brave and gettin’ braver.
We want to put his ass in stir
We want to pin this triple murder on him
He ain’t no gentleman jim.......
GOD DAMN!!!!!! I don't know if I've ever danced as hard in my life...those of you who know me know that this is no small accomplishment
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!
Thank you Phil&Family!!!!!!!!!!!
great to see the usuals
also cool meeting Tapecat, Zang and a bunch of other cool ass westcoast folks..
never got to see Wino and G-Dad and I wish I had
DAMN if I'm not sitting back east already missing dancing with all those mysterious west coast perimeter freaks
>>>>GOD DAMN!!!!!! I don't know if I've ever danced as hard in my life...
I think I'd say the same for during Hurricane and the PLAYIN REPRISE!!!!
How can the life of such a man
Be in the palm of some fool’s hand?
To see him obviously framed
Couldn’t help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
Where justice is a game.
man i hope this sounds half as good on disc as it did there
good to see phil givin jersey a nod with hurricane!!!!!!!
Great show, and I had a real good time.
So many highlights - Cumberland was
amazing, Sittin' on Top of the World was
an inspired choice and perfectly timed,
New Speedway was my favorite post-Jerry
version to date, and as everyone else
has pointed out, Chris Robinson really
nailed Hurricane. I never would have
thought I'd hear anyone sing a verse of
Playin' in 4/4 time - "The Main Four"? - but
the band hung in there and kept it about as
together as it could have been under the
I didn't see the December Warfield shows, so
this was my first live experience with the Phil
Lesh Big Band. I hope to get another chance
to see them real soon.
Umphrey's McGee was also great fun - even
before Phil came out for that nice
One minor setlist nitpick - the first song
of the second set was actually "Carnival Time"
by Al Johnson. (Lest anyone think that there
was a Norah Jones cover in there amongst the
Beatles, Stones, Dylan and Band.)
Carnival Time lyrics and background info at
Congratulations to everyone involved in putting
on this excellent show.
yea...big thanks to Hail skins, TC, Schmegg, huck and all the other zoners I met. I'll be lucky if I remember half of them.
And super ups for Lites who hooked me up in a way i couldn't even concieve. Thanks Man.
It was one big ol party.
Postin in successsion about a show they were all at and it was out here..!!..
Been sorta waiting for that to happen for over 2 1/2 years now..
And I was lucky enuf to be in the house...
But unlucky to not have met Fritz and Skins..
What about the extra..what was it..45 minutes of music..now that Phil is doing almost 4 hour shows..??
Some of the best non GD related shows I have seen are ones where ya think that a song is the finale and then there is another and another..
Jeff Beck when toured w/ Santana....Dylan at San Diego Embarcadero..Both RRE shows I;ve seen...scattered GD shows of old...
The show coulda easily ended with the Playin' Reprise, Dont' Ease Me In....
Bingo..Scarlet Begonias..the song that started the Dec 03 Warfield run...the show I missed passed out in my hotel room...but heard on disk and have wanted to hear Phil play again since...(Nanc went off juggling on SB...I will start a thread bout that later)..
Okay..Brown Sugar...You mean Scarlet was not fun enuf..??..
Nope..and why end it there..??..
After Midnight>Midnight Hour..................
Here comes the sound checked Box Of Rain..No again..Ha...
Us Blues..revisiting Summer 04...aint an easy one to forget..Ha....Ha...
Then..pause..Box Of Rain.....will ease the pain ....and only one thing for sure here..
Love will see you Thru...
One song encores are so yesterday...
A frickin marathon of a show...Not many left this one early...no lot to have to worry about beating the traffic out of..LOL...
I passed up Ump set and sorta glad I did at my age 5 hours is enuf..
..these poor people that have been here since 3PM..(Phil since maybe 1PM leaves at 2am a 13 hour day..and he wooses out on RRE gig.....HA.)
That is what gets me..Phil is 10 years older than I am..!!..
When he came out fot set 2 wearin cape..I thought about MG's of old..(never went to one) buit if this was any indicatiopn..man oman..and in general the heritage of freaks, trips, pranks and dressin up...
The not seriuos side of it all..to go along with the very serious side of what seemed like at the time..a totally new world being born 40 years ago..and what we have today no so different on surface than it was before the shit hit the fan..or is it hit this Phan.. but very much so beneath and inside....
As always head case Dad here needs something to get whacko about..
Here I am in San Fran..A whole new set of friends since the early amd even recent days...New ones comin as the old ones go..
How ya play with the cards you are dealt...
Phil..65 year old man..been on knockin on deaths door..playin dress up..hahahha...
Surly..flashbackin as cape went on..."what would it be like if some of the others not here.. were still..??..Ken Neal Jerry etc..
and havin to deal with family members ..the Tuff Love card..jeez why me..I dont need that shit at this late date..but sadly will have to deal with sometime real soon..cause people are wondering if they are workin / touring this summer..
But Hey Now..Mardi Gras a prescription to partry..Lent dont start till this gig is over...
So put another nickle in the jukebox..and bartender..pour me another shot of whisky mightaswell make it a double..lets have some fun...
thx to all for the reviews...so BITTERSWEET...Phil is such a tease - bring on the tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get a copy of the show, god i wish i was there...saw RRE in Philly a couple weeks ago (SO glad I was introduced to that band) and they rocked, couldn't imagine what it'd be like seeing them w/ Phil, at Mardi Gras out west...seems like a dream you never want to wake up from, if that's not heaven than I don't know is...glad everyone had a great time
the whole non-stop party atmosphere really had me going
there was just so much damn FUN in that hall
people dressed up in all their freaky finery
everyone out for just one hell of a good time
i even put down my critical ear and just smiled and went with it
tons of fun for SURE
btw got ya voice mail Gdad
thanks man, cant wait to do it all again!!!
Maybe that will be this summer on East Coast..??..
Or High Sierra Festi..??...
Pre-Show Party Great. Thanks Drew from Atlanta for the Winterland DVD. First RRE show where todd had his voice and could sing. Awesome vibe in that room.
Umphree's - another first. I will check em out in Lincoln, NE next week and see if it sticks.
P&F Party Band. Danced the whole night away and was still ready for more...Lots of fun running into cool dudes and dudettes old and new. Some things never change - except maybe for a touch of grey. Nice to see Harry at the stage monitor board again...just like old times. Thanks for the memories.
Until Next time...
so it has taken me a bit to recoup from this past weekend..but man! What a time...
I just have to express my love for our scene and the music we are all exposed to...it truley is a wonder...we really are all so lucky to be let in on this Grateful Dead secret...
to watch and listen to such beautiful music evolve into the sophistication it has blossomed into just blows my mind...the music somehow touches certain emotions that i can only describe as, well, grateful. It's out of this world...so many times during the show i was just completely beside myself...
so many highlights:
"Hide Your Love Away"
give a listen to the "Scarlet"....man was that well done...everything was so well done!
Jimmy is all class. That man plays the guitar with his own distinct musical voice...and to do that is just beyond talent...He looks so regeal when he plays, its just amazing to witness such great musicianship...
Phil Lesh leaves me speechless..there is so much i wanna say about him that i can't seem to say anything at all...its pure love....
the Mardi Gras SPECTACULAR...WOW!!!!
what a celebration for all of us...
Scmegg and tapecat...it was a pleasure meetin' you at the RRE show...
I'm still a little green from that flight home to NY man...a tad too bumby and a tad too much vodka!!!
Phil! You must come rock The Beacon...bring it on...
Here's a link to my photo galleries:
Phil & Friends
Umphrey's McGee (with Phil)
..when jenny left oakland
landed in jfk
on a fliiiiight so bumpy
she almost hurled...
see you and mike this weekend!.. i hope. nice flyin with ya.
hmmmm is this cross pollenization???
naaa...more like Newark pollenization.
...or Wayne pollenization.
I say thanks for playing so long...PHIL baybee, ur my hero!! what stamina!
FANTASTIC PHOTOS MIKE!
>>>This was by no means a Dead show in any way if you went expecting such you were disappointed. However if you went searching for some incredible music by insane musicians led by one of the remaining members of the best bands to have treaded the earth playing a few choice GD nuggets and other wonderful songs well you were STOKED!!!!<<<
I totally agree with you. I didnt go to see the dead, though i expected to hear some dead tunes. I think keeping that in mind you keep open to how wonderfull a jam session it really is. I am really impressed by phil's use of techy gadgets and the percision with which occurred from it. I have a feeling that most of the people up there sat. night hadn't practiced together much, yet they still pulled off a great show.
i would really like to see chris on a dead tour if another one manifests itself.
>>>If he had a tv setup with no screen and was doing some sort of serial-type cops and robbers thing,<<<
that was him, so lame yet so funny!!
I can't believe it was almost one week ago. Thanks for all the pictures everyone put up. That was one hell of a party and just what I was expecting after December's 3 Acts of heaviness.
I'm surprised no one mentioned it here (or maybe I missed it) but as the show was going on and when it finally ended, I was blown away, only 1 repeat from December. Way to go Phil!
Chris Robinson sucks ass!! I would rather have phil sing or even warren! And come on phil get the words right to box of rain! we all know them. otherwise great show!
Yeah Meerkat, Phil has made a career out of singing.
His 1/2 octave range is stellar.
I strongly disagree with Meerkat. Chris Robinson is very very good. He absolutely nails the Dyan and Pig tunes, and on some of the lyrics on Jerry tunes he misses. But Hell, Bobby misses lyrics after lyrics and he has been there from the start. CR also has very good stage presence (somewhere between Lennon and Pig), and blows a good harp.
I found (by being there) that his voice and presence has far more soul than Warren or Houseman.
Nice post, Hawilo.
Anyone who makes snide remarks about CR needs their ears checked.
I can see if you just don't care for his voice, but please avoid making yourself look foolish.
I gave up on trying to avoid making myself look foolish...
Altho bashing musicians is not one of the ways I do that..there are countless others tho..
Thumbs up on CR from what I saw the 4 shows..don't care either way if he stays or goes...Thats up to Phil..
Let me just add as an aside that I ended up with everyone's lighter, it seems.
Security at LAX was highly amused by the TWELVE bic lighters in my carry-on -
"uh, miss, the rules allow you two"
thanks for the FIRE, amigos
Phil, short time to be there, no doubt. It resonates harder everyday. Beyond words, like a singing bowl clanging in my brain and heart. slowly....adjusting....frequency.........
what a wind of love that swirls so fine
hey Huck, listening to UJB from Mardi Gras when i scrolled to your pic and the tears welled up in my eyes...am i a puss or what?!! Beautiful pic...
and give me my fuckin' lighter back!
Didn't have any expectations of what they would play. Had a fun party vibe which I think we all needed!Good job RRE ! THanks for the memories.
Here are some more pictures!
3chrds, thanks for the props on the pic, it's blurry, but, hey I like m that way. All you need to get crisp is 6 grand, right?
anyway, I suppose I should share that the moment of that photo is the FINAL NOTE of the show....as they pulled out the beauty outro to BOX
"short time to be there...."
I knew, somehow, I wanted that final smash on....film (!??!)
short time to be thereeeeee
so that is what that moment is.
that was an awesome idea, Huck...great photo instincts! the blur works, makes the stage lights look dazzling, captures the energy/synergy of the crowd, and recreates what your vision might have morphed into by the end of the night!