11-09-07 Nokia Theater - New York, NY

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary (Gbh) on Monday, October 29, 2007 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post

Running out of clever one-liners...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kuzbo (Playinuncledew) on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 08:18 am: Edit Post

Hey Now- I may be taking the train into town from Boston for the Friday show, couple of questions: I'm not too familiar with Times Square- what are a few cool bars (i.e., good pre-show vibe) to grab some light food and drinks prior to the show? Also, I would likely be taking the 3:15 AM out of Penn Station, any suggestions to kill time after the show? Thanks much!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Drew Stoga (Johnnyalibi) on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 01:19 pm: Edit Post

Hey I need 2 tickets to Friday. I need to see Phil one more time before the run is over. Running real low on $ so I can only pay face. Lets work something out...dstoga AT gmail.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 10:19 am: Edit Post

Kuzbo, a nice Belgian bar, BXL on 43rd between, just east of times square. Right next to Town Hall venue and next to the Heartland Brewery(also OK for beer and food).

BXL has good belgian beer and salads, sandwiches, mussels, etc. Watch out for some of those Belgian beers. They are potent and somewhat pschedelic!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kuzbo (Playinuncledew) on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 01:59 pm: Edit Post

Sunra- Potent and psychedelic works for me, on both counts! Thanks for the tip...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 02:10 pm: Edit Post

Will probably be there in my Philzone 'Reddy' black tee by Tapecat..

Listening to11/5 and 11/6 right now. ery psyched! Gottat work a night shift tonight, and it's OK as I am so psyched I could hardly sleep anyhow!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By darkstar1989 on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 04:41 pm: Edit Post

hey i need one ticket for friday....11/9/07....i can meet anywhere. I work in new york city and have a half day tommorow becasue of the holiday on monday, so i can really meet anywhere tommorow. ill make the trip to jersey, long island, connecticut and anywhere in new york city.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By darkstar1989 on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 04:43 pm: Edit Post

sorry should have given you this information if u need to contact me to get rid of ur extra for friday.

scacioppo@bgcpartners.com

ill can view emails at anytime, so send me one as soon as a ticket becomes available.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ryan strine on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:31 am: Edit Post

anyone else get the feeling tonight will on par with last friday? I can't wait!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dan m (Weisenheimer) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:12 am: Edit Post

i'm also in the market for an extra. dtmeis4@hotmail.com. i've had a blast at the three i've seen so far and cant wait for tomorrow, but if anyone can help getting me in tonight please do. thanks.
dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam Lamonoff (Sam_l) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:45 am: Edit Post

Don't you think it's time for another acoustic set?
Hope they do one either tonight or Sunday, since I'm not goin'
Saturday.

Sam L


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dan m (Weisenheimer) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:52 am: Edit Post

while i enjoyed last friday's accoustic set the room seemed void of energy until the third set with ryan adams. it seemed very disjointed with little flow. it was 10.30 before the band really got into a groove, although the midnight rider and passenger were very nice and i loved the dead flowers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dane collins (Denvids) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:18 am: Edit Post

i've got one for tonight that I'm looking to trade for saturday. let me know if you're down: dane.collins@yale.edu


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dan m (Weisenheimer) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:58 am: Edit Post

dane, i assume you go to yale? i live on wooster square in new haven, i'd trade but i need both mine for saturday.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scuba Steve (Sstrekkie) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:38 am: Edit Post

rumor has it that a guest may or may not sit in with the band tonight. also, there may or may not be an acoustic set. take that information w/ a grain of salt.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Cormac Graham (Bigriver) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 12:31 pm: Edit Post

how about some new songs from the band?
shape im in?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ds1989 on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:17 pm: Edit Post

Got one day of show through ticketmaster around 1100. Get on there and try if u still need one, and at tuesdays show i got one outside but i was going crazy looking for an extra. I asked the lady 3 times if she had extras, then at around 740 a kid came up and asked do u have any tickets for sale and the lady said yes i have one. So if you get there early enough and your looking for tickets keep asking the people at the window. You never know!

thanks scuba steve for that information! hahah !!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike McDonald (Drumlocust) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:23 pm: Edit Post

anyone selling an extra for 2nite?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FlipF---- on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:27 pm: Edit Post

How about a lil : reuben & charice, u.s. blues, loose lucy, lazy river road, he's gone


if trey is there: wolfmans brother, bounceing around the room


KEEP ROCKIN IT PHIL!!!

(my spelling sux...LOL)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By moshe on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:32 pm: Edit Post

if trey is there.. no bouncin' around the room noob. wolfman's would be heady if it was funky phresh, but i'd rather have trey show off his real talent, which he cant do with bouncing. wolfman's>GHOST (they've done it before)>Disease would be sick... Particle dude Molitz would be sick during the phunk jam from ghost>DWD...

or mike, page and jon can just come out and they can do a 40 minute fluff..


keep on rollin'...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By carlyle (Adamsf) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:47 pm: Edit Post

i'd love to see sco tonight...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scuba Steve (Sstrekkie) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 01:53 pm: Edit Post

would mind either trey or sco (or both). i want to see robert duvall tear apart eyes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Shanley on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 02:46 pm: Edit Post

I have two extra tickets for cost to Friday's show at the Nokia Theater. Email if interested.
jps3@columbia.edu


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dan m (Weisenheimer) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 02:54 pm: Edit Post

you got mail jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dan m (Weisenheimer) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 04:11 pm: Edit Post

anyone else with extras?
dtmeis4@hotmail.com


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 06:14 pm: Edit Post

OK, in line at Nokia. 2 Delerium Tremens+2 waters at BXL. Waiting under cover of marquee...raining a bit, but I am dry. Line already around the corner! I'll be staying awake for this one, so I will post to this link....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mandala (Mandala) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 06:23 pm: Edit Post

lookin' forward to it, sunra! bless you...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Howard H. (Howardh1) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 07:10 pm: Edit Post

Last night's show was kind of fun. Seeing all my old friends from New Paltz and Queens was priceless. H2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bryan Sautter (Brysky) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:01 pm: Edit Post

Have PHUN everyone! Wish i was there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:17 pm: Edit Post

8:15 band takes stage...
no guests yet...
Molo in sunglasses

Loose Lucy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:33 pm: Edit Post

real nice solo on guitar by JGe....rippin it up....

phil leading a jam toward something....tight...rocking...

jackie onto the organ...phil pouding..lc and sm trading 4s....into a swingin tempo with phil walkin bass line...can't be POC.....

molo...glasses off...

Miss. 1/2 Step...!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jackthatstraw (Minglehood) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:41 pm: Edit Post

keep um comin sunra you da man tonite


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:46 pm: Edit Post

lc tears up first guitar solo right outta the gate, lol

best version I've heard since????!!

Shifring into straight forward driving jam, jg on keys, still...

slowing down...near stop...

right into so hard to find my way(?)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:54 pm: Edit Post

nice version..lc soloing....
stop........

JGe picks up a guitar...

Cold Rain and Snow...crisp, uptempo a bit...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 08:56 pm: Edit Post

He can text!

He can listen!

He can critic!

He's the man!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kevin carroll (Kevincapecod) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:00 pm: Edit Post

Rumor has it Mike Gordon is there


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paddy ladd (Paddieu) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:04 pm: Edit Post

he da man ! hope he can enjoy also :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:07 pm: Edit Post

nice real high energy version as it should be...

nearly phil solo as he leads them from a very quiet bit into a gleaming bright instrumental refrain....w jg on slide guitar

several syncopated phil bombs!!!!!!!!

back into phil vocals...quiet, nearly a capella..building to a blaring instrumental jam of Cold Rain:::

HUGE phil bomb to end this one... best version in a long long time, imho


JGe picks up acoustic guitar
LC on violin


'Tell Me Mama'


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jackthatstraw (Minglehood) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:08 pm: Edit Post

dancin and textin. I bet he can even walk and chew gum he da man


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:09 pm: Edit Post

('so I don't lose my worried mind'...)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:13 pm: Edit Post

lovin it...dancin' texting...soaking it up. love bringin it to y'all. all in all it keeps me in tune w the show. enjoy and thx for listening to mt manic rambling

OK,

Loan Me a Dime is staring.. I love this one...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By })l({ (Hayhay722) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:15 pm: Edit Post

sweeet. thanks for the updates. you rock!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:22 pm: Edit Post

stop....

Jge picks up guitar

GDTRFB!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By the weirdness (Mannfred) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:23 pm: Edit Post

Thank You Sunra.

Loving the play by play.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:31 pm: Edit Post

end 1st set


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:35 pm: Edit Post

Loose Lucy
Half Step
Cold Rain & Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
GDTRFB

That right so far?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By })l({ (Hayhay722) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:39 pm: Edit Post

Set 1:

Loose Lucy
Jam
1/2 Step
So Hard to Find my Way
Cold Rain
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A dime
GDTRFB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post

kind of a sudden end to GDTFB with a wild jam stopping and Phil bombing. Phil smiles, laughs and shrugs his shoulders.

Spontanaety is niceeeeee!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 09:57 pm: Edit Post

Playing Coltrane at the intermission...nice!

Nancy R.: no luck w a ticket for Sat so far....

Hi, Noah, Zach, Jen, 'zoners!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck (Batik1) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for keepin us posted.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:10 pm: Edit Post

1006pm Second Set:
don't know this one....

'Ball and Chain...' ??????


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dewbert on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:13 pm: Edit Post

Phil... Please stream the sunday show so we can all close this incredible tour together as one!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:15 pm: Edit Post

jg acoustic.. switches to electric...

into...deal jam...into...

Next Time You See Me Things Won't Be the Same!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By doughbacca (Organicman) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:21 pm: Edit Post

Can confirm Mike Gordon is in the house.

He wouldn't say if he was going to sit in or if anyone else would be.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:22 pm: Edit Post

jg acoustic.. switches to electric...

into...deal jam...into...

Next Time You See Me Things Won't Be the Same!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By NC (Zensea) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:24 pm: Edit Post

>>>Playing Coltrane at the intermission...nice! <<<
Tuesday night before the show they played both Ascension I and II by Coltrane.
Thursday night they played Impressions I believe. I know I heard "India" and a slow ballad. It might have been from the Village Vanguard set though since the India on Impressions is from the Vanguard.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By jon_Cruz on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:24 pm: Edit Post

gordo- wait for sunday bro!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:25 pm: Edit Post

into lovelight, jg keys


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By malcolmX on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:28 pm: Edit Post

so is mike just chilling with the crowd, or did someone see him go backstage, or is this just bullshit?!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Poops on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:29 pm: Edit Post

Prob just bull shit


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam F (Strat13) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:37 pm: Edit Post

Set 1:
Loose Lucy
Jam
Half-Step
So Hard to Find My Way
Cold Rain and Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
"Ball and Chain" - unknown
Next Time You See Me
Lovelight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:41 pm: Edit Post

big phil bomb to end Lovelight. stop.

jg picks up acoustic guitar...

need some help w the title of thid one...a smoking tune...jg vocals..gotta be a Dylan tune, too many lyrics....(ends w Love is God, Love is good...)

slows down, electric guitar for jg..

into...


Don't Let Me Down!

int


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By runawayjim on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:46 pm: Edit Post

no mike... yes!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By })l({ (Hayhay722) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:46 pm: Edit Post

down in the valley woe?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:52 pm: Edit Post

Appears SunRa might be posting from the show

Very cool..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dontletmedownnn on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:53 pm: Edit Post

he is fool.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:55 pm: Edit Post

Strange set list so far. Not r&r, not jammy, something else.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:55 pm: Edit Post

killer version of DLMD!, despite a real drunk guy falling down the steps onto me. at least it wasn't me, lol, tonight, at least......

into...jg on slide guitar...into driving heavy drumming medium tempo jam...slows....some feedback...into...Phil bombs and sips drink at same time, lol...into
Mountains of the Moon, LC on Gibson Les Paul....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BoxOfEyes (Boxofeyes) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 10:58 pm: Edit Post

hate to spam up this thread, but this where the action is tonight...

there is a chance my buddy and i will not be able to make the saturday show. if that happens, he will have the 2 tickets available in the philly/camden area.

if that works for anyone for a pickup, drop me a line. email in profile.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam F (Strat13) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:00 pm: Edit Post

Down In The Valley Woe is indeed the song ending with the "God" and "good" lines... http://www.lyricsondemand.com/j/jackiegreenelyrics/downinthevalleywoelyrics.html. where was that in the setlist Sunra? Oh wait, can you read this?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:07 pm: Edit Post

into Terrapin(inspiration!!)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post

Drunks bounce off of him!

Mountain of the Moons coming up?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post

right before the Beatles tune, SamF


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:18 pm: Edit Post

nice jam out of Terrapin, china cat-ish...nice Molitz keys...

and I ain't fool though am posting from thr show!


into VIOLA LEE BLUES with a ridiculous lead in!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By yourfullname on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:19 pm: Edit Post

well slap my face


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BoxOfEyes (Boxofeyes) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post

Phil Lesh & Friends
Nokia Theater
New York, NY


Set 1:
Loose Lucy
Jam
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
So Hard to Find My Way
Cold Rain and Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
Like a Ball and Chain
Next Time You See Me
Turn on Your Lovelight
Down In The Valley Woe
Don't Let Me Down
Mountains of the Moon
Terrapin Station (Inspiration part)
Viola Lee Blues


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:24 pm: Edit Post

SunRa you a legend


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:28 pm: Edit Post

Viola v 1, 2 and 3 the whole enchilada no sandwich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dewbert on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:29 pm: Edit Post

Hey Sun Ra, How bout a rocket #9 or Afro black!

Thanks for bringing us along with you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:30 pm: Edit Post

Geez, had it backwards!

Have 11/17/01 second set on for comfort.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:31 pm: Edit Post

jg with a rippin solo in VLBs....

as for m Gordon....we already got a bass player. maybe he will produce a film about this run, lol!

....into...
crazzzzzyyyyyyy jam...wildness...

still in VLBs and they finish it!
nice. acomplete VLBs....straight. no sandwich. and it Rocked!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:33 pm: Edit Post

Mason's Chidren!!!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary (Gbh) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:35 pm: Edit Post

Sweetness. Loving what I'm reading.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BoxOfEyes (Boxofeyes) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:41 pm: Edit Post

Phil Lesh & Friends
Nokia Theater
New York, NY


Set 1:
Loose Lucy
Jam
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
So Hard to Find My Way
Cold Rain and Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
Like a Ball and Chain
Next Time You See Me
Turn on Your Lovelight
Down In The Valley Woe
Don't Let Me Down
Mountains of the Moon
Terrapin Station (Inspiration part)
Viola Lee Blues
Mason's Children


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:45 pm: Edit Post

lc w a couple of rippin solos and now jg w one.. end of MC...and end of set.

& hey GDad

& yes...Phil Play some Sun Ra, lo

Encore:

Johnny B. Goodel


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mikey (Jerryband) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:50 pm: Edit Post

thx sunra for updates much appreciated


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By })l({ (Hayhay722) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:55 pm: Edit Post

thank you! great updates!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BoxOfEyes (Boxofeyes) on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:57 pm: Edit Post

thanks for the updates sun ra! great play-by-play!

Phil Lesh & Friends
Nokia Theater
New York, NY


Set 1:
Loose Lucy
Jam
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
So Hard to Find My Way
Cold Rain and Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
Like a Ball and Chain
Next Time You See Me
Turn on Your Lovelight
Down In The Valley Woe
Don't Let Me Down
Mountains of the Moon
Terrapin Station (Inspiration part)
Viola Lee Blues
Mason's Chidren

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dewbert on Friday, November 09, 2007 - 11:59 pm: Edit Post

Sun Ra, are you channeling from heaven? Your ass has been dead for 14 years! Hey, Maybe you could send Marshall Allen for tomorrow nights show...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scuba Steve (Sstrekkie) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:31 am: Edit Post

Enjoyable show, like sat the second half of the second set was off the wall, rest was a mixed bag w too many jackie led songs. Good times.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:31 am: Edit Post

Phil has conjured me from the 'dead'!

This band is on fire! I don't get how Phil looks and sounds soooooo good?!?!

Long live Phil and Friends!

Phil for president!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fromda grave on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:41 am: Edit Post

Sun Ra, Sonny Blount pleez! Please bring the Arkestra with you tomorrow night


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grubby (Kacide) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:50 am: Edit Post

both ryan adams and mike gordon were up in the vip guest list seating area tonight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By benjy on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:59 am: Edit Post

gordo/trey on 11/11... they're chillin' for a show or two to find the groove and then busting out for the last night. you heard it here first, pholks.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:00 am: Edit Post

Masons!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scuba Steve (Sstrekkie) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:19 am: Edit Post

yeah walked into mike gordon in the bathroom. he was upset the family bathroom was occuppied.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bzl (Bzlrbi) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:20 am: Edit Post

Ryan has a show in Europe tomorrow night. Seems doubtful he'd be hangin'.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Georgie1 (Georgie1) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:34 am: Edit Post

Hey folks, checking in with a few words.

I thought the 2nd set was extremely strong. Enjoyed it immensely. We had a fantastic vantage point from which to observe the show, and a killer mix: not too loud or too bright, yet plenty of bone-rattling Phil, who played unbelievably. The sound guy and the new speakers are getting it doneÖ

Phil the architect constructed a taut 90 minutes that had something for everyone, and never really lagged. I turned the corner on Jackie Greene tonight. The kid can play. Lied and Cheated>Lovelight>Valley Woe>DonĎt Let Me Down was a great little run. I loved the full-on Viola with deep space, and a John Molo spotlight before the final verse; then a complete stop before a blistering Masonís Children with Larry leading the way. And of course I wanted to hear Mountains Of The Moon. They took the time and care with it that it deserves.

Had some problems with the first set; it reached a few heights but, hell, they were just warming up.

More laterÖ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris O on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:46 am: Edit Post

Hey Scuba: Too many Jackie led songs? Is that possible? He's the straw that Phil has put in to stir this particularly fine potion of Phil and Friends. Dead songs, Jackie songs, Dylan songs, ANYbody's songs - he is just such a natural with them all. What a fun dude to see. Glad you enjoyed it, even if it wasn't all your cup of tea!

...And Phil Lesh, what can we say? You are truly a vessel for the divine in music, and you make the world a better place with your grace, spirit, vitality and love. I hope to see you soon!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ryan strine on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 02:00 am: Edit Post

Gordo was there...confirmed


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ian walker on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 04:49 am: Edit Post

Still sounds like Monday night was the highlight of the Nokia so far


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Twenty Third Psalm (Nem) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 05:35 am: Edit Post

thank you Sun Ra

rock and roll with a heart of gold.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By milkweg on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 06:51 am: Edit Post

need one for sat could meet in city i missed jast night worn out!now im reggetib
ng it phone me if can do also need for sun 845 709 0057


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Question Authority (2hard2handle) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:41 am: Edit Post

By ian walker on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 04:49 am: Edit Post
Still sounds like Monday night was the highlight of the Nokia so far

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Speaking with one fellow traveler outside last night, who had seen all 7 Nokia shows up to that point of going inside for #8 and his thoughts were that Monday's show (he said due to a combination of song selection, performance, and length) made it the best night before last night. He said he thought Ryan Adams' other show sit-in, Friday, was a strong second, that only length may have placed Monday ahead of it. I saw Friday's and not Monday's RA show (as well as Halloween, Tuesday and last night) and loved Friday's RA display (previously thought he was way over-rated playing with P&F and even bad), but others who overheard this guy's analysis disagreed with him and thought Friday's RA show was the best, with not too many votes for any other night besides Monday and last Friday, but this was just talking with people in line in the immediate vicinity.

Having done 4 out of 8, I'd have Friday's RA show at the top, but last night, due to the strength of the 1st set and how solid the 2nd could be neck and neck. How could anyone not think the segue between Loose Lucy and 1/2 Step was not a first set highlight? You want highlights? How about that Cold Rain and Snow (and it did Rain and SNOW on the ride back to Jersey)? That was just sick! Then you throw in the Fenton Robinson classic, Somebody Loan Me A Dime!!! And then end with a rousing GDTRFB; it was a long and strong 1st set!!!

I can't complain about the Jackie songs. Sure I'm not familiar with the lyrics, so it is NOT a sing-a-long, but they play the fuck out of them and it is a change of pace that I'm fine with. Jackie was on fire last night; the whole band was in the zone.

In the 2nd set Next Time You See Me was a treat for me, as I had not managed to catch a live one with P&F; I'd simply been unlucky, but that was a great rendition. I can understand the notices being giving to the last half of the 2nd it was one bombs away after another. The Terrapin build and the Viola Lee were both huge and I'd been hoping outside for a Cold Rain and Snow and Mason's Children and I got them both. JBG to encore was a nice send-off.

I am sure tonight will also be hot. Phil is taking NYC by storm and ending with a bang. Iíll miss tonight, but catch the finale on Sunday. I can't believe it is almost all done. Thanks Phil!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By BassGreat (Leshphilling) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:30 am: Edit Post

^ nice Blackie, thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard (Sunra) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:04 am: Edit Post

I am glad no one sat in to change the chemistry of this band one bit. This show, was great. The next will be better. I wish I cold go Sunday, but...

"You will alway wish you had gone a different night!"
- Yo La Tengo speaking on their upcoming 8 night run at Maxwell's

IMHO:
THE BEST SHOW IS ALWAYS THE NEXT SHOW!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By NC (Zensea) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 09:58 am: Edit Post

>>I am glad no one sat in to change the chemistry of this band one bit.<<
I'm with you on that.
Couldn't make it to this show because I was exhausted.
Thursday night people were telling me rumors of guests and I was thinking I'd just as soon there weren't any for that same reason.
I think this version is stepping it up every night and beginning to silence the calls for guests.
About the only folk I can think of who could sit in with this band and not shift the chemistry by taking up the "wrong" kind of space are the kinds of people who are very unlikely to show -- I'm thinking of someone like David Hidalgo from my impression of his attitude about things.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By sebastiananxiety (Sebastian) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:16 am: Edit Post

7 shows down for this tour and just one more to go for me!

The weather was raw and rainy before the show. There were spats of HARD RAIN that came down as we waited for the doors. Because of the foul weather, people were trying to get in early without too much milling about outside. As a result by 6:45, the line was halfway down 7th Ave. But as the security/staff promised, once doors open the line moved fast.

I figured tonight we'd get at least one song that referenced the weather. I was hoping for a HC Sunshine, but I was also open to hearing a Box or a Cold Rain. Dylan's Hard Rain could've been a great fist-in-the-air opener but of course it was the previous night's encore and it worked as an accurate weather report for the next day: Jackie and the boys told us a hard rain was gonna fall. And last night it did. We should rename them the Al Roker Weather Report Band! Well, maybe not, The ghosts of Jaco and Joe Zawinal might take objection. And in fact, so might Al Roker.

Before the show, the bald bespectacled stage manager guy seemed to be reprogramming the teleprompters. I had a feeling that there'd be some sort of surprise tonight.

The show started right ar 8:15 as it had on previous nights, despite security staff saying to folks waiting outside that it started at 8:30.

The show started with Loose Lucy. I wondered if "Lucy" was the name of the girl in a red T right in front of me, because she went joyously crazy, singing along and jumping up and down when they played this song.
Jackie took a good harp solo in Loose Lucy. The solo had been missing from some previous versions on this tour that I'd caught. The harmonica foreshadowed the Blues Explosion we'd get throughout the show (Jon Spencer allusion intended for any hip indie kids reading...)

And the blues came immediatelty after Lucy. I noted the jam that followed was a "blues jam." The playing seemed coordinated enough to suggest suggest a actual composed song. Phil's bombs were back in effect for this show. Someone on this thread commented about Phil having some new amps/equipment. Can anyone confirm this?It would explain the much richer LOWER bass sound that I noticed on 11/8, 11/9 compared to 10/31.I figured any second this jam was gonna coalesce into something familiar, but instead of smoothly transitioning, the jam dropped dramatically into:

1/2 Step. The "Rio=grand-ee-o" part at the end featured some beautiful shimmery guitar from Larry. Then the jam got heavy. It'd didn't quite sound like "Watchtower" but it had the same feel and a little tweak could've brought us right to Dylan's/Hendrix's door.
Also, with the pre-set teleprompter action, I kept expecting some sort of breakout. But we never got one.
This heavy jam was relatively brief and drifted down almost to silence ad then

Jackie's "So Hard To Find My Way" started immediately. This was my favorite version that I've heard so far on this tour. It was high energy, confident, and it seemed to open up a bit more for soloing than previous versions. I was psyched again tonight to see Heads of all ages singing, swaying, and dancing along to Jackie tunes and not just going to the bathrooms.
I really enjoyed seeing Larry's subtle smile as he sang the chorus vocals, looking in Jackie's direction, seeming to say with his eyes "you've got it, kid!"
So Hard ended with the first full stop of the show. I love it when shows start with a few ">"s linking jams together It builds momentum.

I detected a familiar tuning/noodling after So Hard to Find. I started shouting out "Cold Rain...it's coming...any moment now." Sure enough, seconds later, the boys busted into it and a bunch of people on my section of the floor looked at me and we all shared a smile.

What a great version of Cold Rain and Snow too! I love the P&F version. It's been a highlight since the days of the Q. Maybe it lacks the irreplaceable vocal soul of the Garcia versions, but it's just got so much more energy and room for instrumental interplay than any Dead version that I've heard. I danced really hard for this one.
As they did second night in Boston with this tune, they brought the energy way up and then mellowed out for a minute only to ratchet it up again. And Molitz took a HOT solo. He's definitely had some great textural moments on this tour, but his solo in Cold Rain was the first time he had me cheering and hanging on every note. Keep it up, Steve, be confident and LOUD!

And while it would've made it a short 1st set. i think it should've ended there. All the songs that followed were well-played but after the intense climax of Cold Rain, it felt a little like a letdown. The set would've sounded stronger for me if the last 3 songs in the set had come BEFORE Cold Rain. Oh well.

Tell me Mama was played mostly acoustic: Jackie on acoustic guitar and Larry on fiddle (making his only non-electric guitar appearance.) Molo played with the subdued quirky feeling that he did on Deep Elem the previous night. Fun stuff but light weight and a poor follow-up to Cold Rain

Then Jackie switched to organ and we got the "Death Don't/Ballad of a Thinman"- esque blues of Loan Me a Dime. Well played and well-sung.

The set ended with a high energy GDTRFB that brought things up a bit after the lull of the previous 2 songs. The jam stayed within the main GDRFB theme till the end. There was no GD-syle AWBYGN coda. As he did the previous night, Phil ended this last song in the 1st set with a loud feet and leg-shaking BOMB.

My friend Gina, who'd been standing elsewhere for most of the set, came up to me during the break and said "how can they top that!?" I didn't cloud her view with my less stellar take on the set. It was certainly good for me, but it wasn't quite as transportational as it was for her. I guess it just goes to show how subjective it all is.... but it was great to see Gina smile. Her positive energy was contagious.

The second set opened with a Jackie-led bluesy three-for: Ball n Chain> Next Time You See Me> Lovelight. All well played, vocally passionate. The jams between songs throughout this stretch and throughout the whole show often got into the chugging rhythm and feel of "Deal" though the song itself was never played or even overtly teased.

Down in the Valley Woe is another good Jackie song. There were a lot of Jackie tunes. tonight. It seemed 5 of the songs were either Jackie originals or JGe-led covers that he brought to the band. Really, there are no "bad" Jackie songs being played on this tour. I love the quality of his voice on this tune as he sings the line about "a bad mistake."

The boys jammed Valley Woe into the Beatles' "Don't Let Me Down." The transition surprised me! I didn't expect it, but it worked well. I love moments like that in Phil shows when I say to myself "I didn't see that coming, but I'm glad that it came!" The song was passionately sung by Jackie and the crowd. It's hard to go wrong with the Beatles. And they certainly didn't go wrong here.

The jam out of Don't Let Me Down got a bit spacey. It was in the same territory of the previous night's Bird Song. I was surprised when Phil started the Mountains of the Moon vocals because Larry hadn't switched to the cittern which he's played on this song every other time I've heard him do it. It seemed that maybe playing MOTM was a spontaneous choice on Phil's part. Larry turned to a roadie and a had a little chat and I then saw the roadie tuning up the cittern, but Larry stuck with electric guitar for the whole song. As a result, MOTM was OK and enjoyable but lacked the delicate beauty of some of the others that featured that celtic acoustic instrument. And MOTM seemed incomplete. The jam never made it to the "bend to me" line. The rhythm racketed and we got

the "Terrapin Station" inspiration part. Phil's arrangement of this is always enjoyable and I love the call and response between Phil and the crowd as we all sing/shout "Terrapin!"

The band jammed out of the Terrapin theme and fell into a great full Viola Lee Blues played straight through with a feedback/cacophony segment before the final verse.

This came to a full stop and we got a good Mason's to end the set. I didn't expect this one. It was the first one I've heard on this tour.

The encore was a great Johnny B Goode. The encore was the only time at this show that really made me nostalgic for the Dead. It called to mind the hot version for the GD Movie/ Steal Your Face.

The show seemed to end a little bit early (just before midnight) compared to some of the other show on this tour. I was hoping for a 2nd encore but the Nokia made it clear that it wasn't gonna happen, with the lights coming up seconds after the final note.


So it was another fun night at the Nokia.

I wished Phil would play some of the There and Back Again material (Midnight Train, please!) But I having a feeling that won't happen. I wonder if Phil suddenly stopped liking the new songs or if he felt the material was too tied in with the Q. We haven't even gotten a No More Do I, the only TABA that seemed to survive past 2002/2003!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By sebastiananxiety (Sebastian) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:20 am: Edit Post

it's also worth noting that the stagehands are on strike starting today , so there's no Lion King up next to us tonight.

I wonder how that'll effect security levels


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john (Paperposter) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:26 am: Edit Post

"both ryan adams and mike gordon were up in the vip guest list seating area tonight"

no just mike gordon was there no other special people but nobody played


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ryan Strine on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:29 am: Edit Post

With Mike's appearance are we in for a Trey sit-in tonight, it may also explain why last nights show was very centered around Jackie....knowing he would be overshadowed tonight


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dankstress on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:39 am: Edit Post

FYI Folks...and this is old news...
Trey is on house arrest and can not come sit in "thank God" Glens Falls was more than enough, so dont expect him as the special guest if there will be any more this tour....?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Roth (Stever71) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:42 am: Edit Post

Trey cannot leave Washington County in Upstate New York because of his parole requirements so everybody forget it unless you went to Glenn Falls in which the county Trey lives and cannot leave. Trey will not be sitting in with anyone for the next couple months as part of his parole due to posession of narcotics unless the band is playing in Washington County


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Roth (Stever71) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:42 am: Edit Post

Trey cannot leave Washington County in Upstate New York because of his parole requirements so everybody forget it unless you went to Glenn Falls in which the county Trey lives and cannot leave. Trey will not be sitting in with anyone for the next couple months as part of his parole due to posession of narcotics unless the band is playing in Washington County


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john (Paperposter) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:43 am: Edit Post

"FYI Folks...and this is old news...
Trey is on house arrest and can not come sit in "thank God" Glens Falls was more than enough, so dont expect him as the special guest if there will be any more this tour....?"



thats not true


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ted clemonds on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:44 am: Edit Post

He played at Saratoga and played in Glens Falls...different counties


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john (Paperposter) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:46 am: Edit Post

"'Trey cannot leave Washington County in Upstate New York because of his parole requirements so everybody forget it unless you went to Glenn Falls in which the county Trey lives and cannot leave. Trey will not be sitting in with anyone for the next couple months as part of his parole due to posession of narcotics unless the band is playing in Washington County'"

FALSE

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ted clemonds on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:48 am: Edit Post

What are your guesses at the odds he sits in tonight?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john (Paperposter) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:53 am: Edit Post

hes not sitting in but the statements they made where false


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By bob lewis on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 10:56 am: Edit Post

Why wouldn't he? Phil loves the guests and RA and now in Europe


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ncdeadhead (Deliadelion) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:23 am: Edit Post

I ran into Mike Gordon too (not in the bathroom though ;-)

LOVED the "Matty Groves" lines that Larry threw into Mountains of the Moon--too bad they don't play the whole thing.

Instead of Loan Me a Dime, it would be great to hear Jackie sing Ballad of a Thin Man...just once!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:28 am: Edit Post

Thanks reviewers all...esp Sebastian..lenghty and detailed..very much reminisent of longtime Zone reviewing legend..Lord Henry..

Paperposter..thanks for you consistently accurate information..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Scuba Steve (Sstrekkie) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:30 am: Edit Post

too many jackie led songs that werent dead songs or songs covered by the dead. i dont mind 1 or 2 here or there, and i know they do loan me a dime justice, but i want to hear the good ole tunes. jackies sold me on his originals - ive purchased american myth. i think we all agree that hes quite the talent.

now play some DEAD!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.Dad (Binlajolla) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 11:33 am: Edit Post

Bob Lewis..(re:Trey).."Why wouldn't he? Phil loves the guests and RA and now in Europe""

Why would he..??..

These last 2 nights are gunna rock..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mcauleyb (Nadnerb70) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 12:35 pm: Edit Post

Good show...not the better of the run. As was mentioned, the Jackie tunes are good, and I applaud his ,musicianship, but imagine what the b-day show in SF will be like...? Too much jackie and too many covers last night and not enough dead but still a fun show. The Viola Masons was the highlight for me. First set was a good effort but seemed to crawl along a bit.

It was super easy to puff last night and security was non existant...even the bathroom dude was not there last night. It was a like we had the night off from security...
People are not getting tossed for smoking, only those who act like an ass or do it all the time. Expets only people...lots of people here for their first set of shows this weekend run and they are not realizing what was happening all week.

One thing that bothered the shit out of me last night was people talking- SHUT THE FUCK UP! Also people who seem to think I am not standing where I really am and feel they can just stand 1 inch from my face. Last nights show was marred by some attendees who sort of did not 'get it'...and just were there to drink and tlak with their friends. Put the i-pod and ophones away folks! I found myself runnign from gabby drunki chicks and older dudes showing off their new cell phones to eachother.

It was a 'B' night for me on all levels...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grubby (Kacide) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:09 pm: Edit Post

"One thing that bothered the shit out of me last night was people talking- SHUT THE FUCK UP! Also people who seem to think I am not standing where I really am and feel they can just stand 1 inch from my face. Last nights show was marred by some attendees who sort of did not 'get it'...and just were there to drink and tlak with their friends. Put the i-pod and ophones away folks! I found myself runnign from gabby drunki chicks and older dudes showing off their new cell phones to eachother. "


Welcome to the club of old dudes, mcauleyb! We've been putting up with this kind of shit for years!

Grubby (in my 50s...)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By james meis (Jahstice) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:10 pm: Edit Post

I walked in during cold rain thanks to a re-release but unfortunately missed everything except the driving peak at the end of the song, I have been dying to see this the whole run so I was pretty bent on missing it. The acoustic that followed was nice but that Loan me a dime was awesome I thought Larry sounded phenomenal and the whole atmosphere that the group creates when playing the slow bluesy songs is what keeps me going back night after night. First it was the voodoo child/caution/new speedway, then the death donít, I mean these guys just lay it down and I love the blues so to hear Phil plug in and sync up with Molo on these tracks has been special. Goin down the road ended a nice run of songs for the set.

Second set was all over the place in their song selection. I liked the ball in Chain, solid opener although I wanted something with more gas, but the next time you see me raged. The jam in was great and there was some solid solos back and forth between Jackie and Larry, really well played song. Lovelight got hot, but there wasnít much in the way of jamming, I actually wish Jackie stayed off the keys on this and went to his guitar. I just feel like it would have made for a better vehicle to extend to song cause Molitz can do it by himself, he doesnít need the support imo. The down in valley woe followed by donít let me down was an interesting pair and the jam out of donít let me down was great, molitz really got in it, but I thought the Mountains on the Moon that followed was incredible. I wanted to see a song that they usually donít stretch out get played and it this was that. The jam was just ethereal. Molitz was laying down some trancy chords Phil and Molo were their usual selves and Jackie and Larry actually added some space to their guitars, first I have seen them do thus far. The jam was incredible my highlight of the night. I was really just blown away and then the viola opened up and that was just a monster. I liked it more than past ones I have seen where the segue in and out, but this was solid dirty blues funk and just really took off. Everyone was trading licks but Molitz was the best on this, on the jam in he and phil were completely feeding off each other and the rest followed suit. The jam in and the subsequent music that followed was a ton of fun. All in all I would have to say that this wasnít my favorite show of the tour, but the mountains and viola are up there with my favorite songs. Great night though and I cant wait for tonight cause they have some heavy hitters to end the tour with, but really who has an extra for Sunday. I NEED TO GO. Enjoy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grubby (Kacide) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:30 pm: Edit Post

"I thought the Mountains on the Moon that followed was incredible. I wanted to see a song that they usually donít stretch out get played and it this was that. "

I agree - it was as spacey as it gets - i used to view mountains as the prelude to music that could take you someplace, sort of like the opening overture that it was on Live/Dead - but it was a complete destination all its own last night.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david venturella (Davino) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:41 pm: Edit Post

Best Show Yet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By carlyle (Adamsf) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:42 pm: Edit Post

just posted this in other stuff...

looking back last night was pretty damn good, but for me there was something missing that put the other weekend shows (previous fri. sat. and even tues) better in my book. beginning of first set was very strong loose lucy through cold rain. jam out of lucy was sick, and cold rain and snow had a molo back beat that felt like a baseball bat whacking a heavy punching bag. this set sort of lost my attn for the jackie song and the loan me a dime cover. gdtrfb was a nice 1st set closer ( i usually associate this one as 2nd set closer, so nice placement...) i think it was the beginning of the 2nd set song selection that made this show solid and very well played but not over the top. jackie song is not my favorite choice for a second set opener (like the song love jackie, just talking about placement here). next time you see was real cool and would have been a sick segue from a better set opener. the segue into lovelight was cool, and on some level it was cool to see lovelight in the middle of a set since its such a show stopper. kinda left me wanting something more intricate...down in the valley is a good song, and i think they're cover of don't let me down is spot on. i was real happy with the mountains of the moon, and for me this is when the set started to take shape. i love phil's version of this. it was really what i was looking for in this set, something intricate and a great jamming vehicle...the turn into inspiration was one of the highlights of the show for me, i dig that arrangement a lot... i thought the viola straight through was a nice change up from normal sandwhich, and it was VERY well played, as it had a bite that was missing from the monday first set break out. mason's raged and i liked it very much as a set closer. johnnie b. goode cool encore. so overall the show had some great moments, ie. first segment of the 1st set and second half of the second set. for some reason though it just didnt gel as a whole for me. i think the reason being that this show couldnt decide whether it was a ball's out high energy show, or an interesting more subtle improv night, it had elements of both, but neither were over the top. for this reason i liked both fri and sat. of last week better, fri was delicate and heavy on deeper improvisation in the second set while sat. night was some of the highest energy phil i've seen...well, they've still got two nights to leave smoking craters in peoples' collective minds'. and as for me after 6 shows and $350 in tickets...there's always archive...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sam Lamonoff (Sam_l) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 01:48 pm: Edit Post

Last night was my 4th show (1st Thursday, Saturday and Monday the other 3). 1st Thursday was the weakest of the 4; the other 3 were all very strong. I'd give last night's show the nod for strength from start to finish; Monday's 1st set the highlight of the 4 nights, followed closely by Saturday's 2nd set.

On Sunday night, I'm playin' with house money.
thank you Phil!!!

Sam L.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike McDonald (Drumlocust) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 02:31 pm: Edit Post

good 1st and 2nd set all around, 2nd set got a little noodly but that's just my opinion, the band was tight throughout, and molo was, well I needn't go into it. The foundation of phil and molo has evolved into one of the most serious rhythym sections i've ever witnessed.

The downfall of last night's show was definitely the crowd. Too many people and way too much yapping. I was three back in front of molitz for the entire 2nd set, and could still hear the talking despite being 25 feet from the stage PA. Friday night in NYC i guess it's to be expected. Was only my 2nd show of this run, and I have to say that last saturday was my favorite of the two. Hopefully I can score a ticket for tonight and/or tommorrow as easily as I did for the other two I saw. Thanks Phil - hope to see more of you soon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kenny kars (Spanish_jam) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:17 pm: Edit Post

Firstly I would like to say that I feel like complete crap today. Pre Show- Numerous Stoly/oranges followed by stumpkins at the Heartland brewerey, multiple beers inside the Nokia and more Guinness after the show (and a slice of pizza) has left me feeling like The WWE "Hell in a cell" is taking place in my stomach. Have decided NO MORE PIZZA next time around.

Last night was show number 6. Started with Halloween night, Saturday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and now Friday. My favorite was Monday as it was played "Gloriously". I think its very tough for me to say at this time which was my second favorite show as a whole as they all had some "sweet spots" and the playing was consistantly good. The Saturday night show( Nov. 3) set two had a fantastic Jack Straw> Stephen>Eleven and does still stand out as some of the best moments.

Last nights show was good. Loved the Loose Lucy>Jam>Missississiissiissiissppi as well as the cold Rain. Set two Terrapin>Viola Lee>Mason was very powerful.

Am hoping I can recover for tonight show.

Set 1:
Loose Lucy
Jam
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo
So Hard to Find My Way
Cold Rain and Snow
Tell Me Mama
Loan Me A Dime
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Set 2:
Like a Ball and Chain
Next Time You See Me
Turn on Your Lovelight
Down In The Valley Woe
Don't Let Me Down
Mountains of the Moon
Terrapin Station (Inspiration part)
Viola Lee Blues
Mason's Chidren

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Melvin (Thom2) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:18 pm: Edit Post

Given that mixture of intake you think the pizza was the problem?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Grubby (Kacide) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 03:57 pm: Edit Post

^ right, i got a good chuckle out of "Have decided NO MORE PIZZA next time around" too.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sideshow Bob (Drkstrjry) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 04:25 pm: Edit Post

No drunken yakkers where we hang out - but then again if I reveal where that is, there'll be less room for us . . . BWAAA HAAA HAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAA!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mikey (Jerryband) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 04:42 pm: Edit Post

on the right front side by the front stairway?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By darkstar1989 on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 05:26 pm: Edit Post

totally agree with mcaulbeyb.

WAY 2 MUCH TALKING. I also just did not think the song selection was that strong. Everything was played well but too much jackie singing jackie, and not enough green singing Dead. In my opinion I also just thought there were way too many blues tunes played. I know this band is very bluesy and jackie can really rip on the blues tunes, and i enjoy it for one set but they just kept coming last night.

There is still no place that i would have rather been than the show but it lacked something. Maybe it was the crowd.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By stlmohead (Unclejohn) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 05:30 pm: Edit Post

>The encore was a great Johnny B Goode. The encore was the only time at this show that really made me nostalgic for the Dead. It called to mind the hot version for the GD Movie/ Steal Your Face.


Right On, Sebastian!!! Nice quote.

Good to see Phil doin' a Chuck Berry number.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Georgie1 (Georgie1) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 05:38 pm: Edit Post

My friend clued me in to a spot behind the board on Jackieís side where you could actually sit and watch the band unobstructed, due to an unused corporate box in front. While I was dancing too, I actually enjoyed the mix better sitting down, because you are closer to ground zero, i.e., more Phil and less bright. It seems at the Nokia you can tailor the mix to your personal preference by where you situate. On the floor, in the cauldron, itís mostly Phil, Molo and Campbell, and a bit loud. I was able to hear all the instruments very clearly tonight and played close attention with my eyes and ears, especially to Jackie because we were on his side.

The first set reached some heights in Cold Rain and GDTRFB, but I thought they held back a lot. That seems to be the way Phil is designing the shows, showcasing the shorter songs in the first set (except for Monday night) and not getting too far out there. Thatís fine with me because it gives the show good pacing. We walked in during Half-Step, which went into a hot little jam that dissolved into some cool slow playing that sounded like China Doll (Iíve been hearing China Doll all week), but then it ended abruptly.

I went Friday and Monday and hadnít heard a lot of Jackieís stuff so this was my first Canít Find My Way. There was a girl in the front row who was really digging it and bopping along. She was jumping up and down a good foot-and-a-half in the air. We nicknamed her ďJumping Girl.Ē But not too many others seemed that excited, and then when they played other songs jumping girl stopped jumping. I take this to mean that this song may be targeted to a certain segment of the audience. I thought it sounded like a Hanson tune. Not a great P&F vehicle imo.

Cold Rain, as mentioned, soared a bit with Jackie and Molitz playing off each other nicely, and the acoustic hybrid, Tell Mama, was fine with me because I like anything with Larry on fiddle.

Loan Me A Dime was one I wanted to see and to be frank I was a little disappointed. See, I grew up with the Boz Scaggs/Duane Allman version recorded back in the Ď60ís. It is amazing -- even though Boz was a young white man at the time, he affected this great black voice, and I kept thinking, God, how great would this be with veteran black blues singer like James Hunter doing it. I just didnít think Jackie had the authenticity or authority to be singing it. Maybe I'll feel differently later. I became a true Jackie believer in the 2nd set when he played and sang OUTRAGEOUSLY, including on the Pigpen numbers (remember Pig was just 27 when he passed), but for some reason I didnít buy into him on this one. And then, right at the moment where you were expecting Larry to launch into some Duane-style blues playing, he just comped some rhythm notes. Heís certainly capable -- during Lied and Cheated in the second set, he had his Les Paul sounding eerily similar to Dickey Betts on Fillmore East.

GDTRFB was nice to hear right from a stop, and I suggested that it might be a response to the NY Post nonsense. Philís a small town guy after all, and as much fun as heís having here in the belly of the beast, perhaps heís looking forward to getting back to San Anselmo where it is mellower. But my friend shot down that theory, saying Phil probably laughed off the Page 6 incident and may have even enjoyed the publicity. Either way, it got hot at the end with a big jam.

I sort of dismissed Ball and Chain and felt the 2nd set really got going when Jackie strapped on his red guitar for Lied and Cheated. Someone next to me clued me in, saying ďI love this guitar, check out the tone.Ē And tone does cut through, contrasting well with Larryís. Jackie played the shit out of it. The kid actually has a ton of musical chops. I didnít need the maracas he broke out at one point, but he is playing 5 or 6 instruments up there. He killed Lied and Cheated. That's an ancient song that got few plays on those old Europe '72 tapes, but I'm really enjoying it now. Bravo to Phil for bringing back. It's perfect for Greene.

Right after L&C, Phil into dove into some fast and deep bass notes that eventually morphed into Lovelight. Like the fellow above said, I wasn't intially sure about Jackie on organ rather than second guitar, but the different, stripped-down arrangement grew on me. Then Phil, Larry and Molo started to take it out there with fierce playing. It was great, and always welcome in my book.

Valley Woe, unlike Far from Home, is a good P&F vehicle imo. Has that Dylan feel (a lot of folks think it IS Dylan) which I'm sure Larry is comfortable with, and which is fine with me too. Jackie played POWERFUL acoustic and tasty harp. I liked it the other night, and liked it tonight. Then they started playing around, teasing songs (I thought I heard Wheel) before (as the guy above said) surprising everyone with the graceful entry into Lennon's classic, Don't let Me Down. Maybe others heard it, not me. No sense trying to describe it other than to say it was beautifully done and tight.

A killer lead-in to Mountains Of The Moon surprised me as well (thought I heard Wheel again). Someone nearby told me he couldnít understand the words, which were partly muffled. I said you ought to know the words (although they are a little complicated)...Someday when you're feeling down, search out YouTube for that version Jerry did on the Hugh Hefner show. Another good one is by ďThe DeadĒ with Bobby, Phil and Joan at Jones Beach. Maybe it wasn't perfectly done but I thought they handled it with care. It was quite long. I'm sucker for the haunting melody and timeless poetry of it all.

The Terrapin reprise caught me off guard yet again (I confess I was in the bathroom the other night they did it) and it was okay, though I miss the Lady With a Fan, my favorite part. What was noteworthy was Molitz leading the band throughout, including the big build-up at the end. Steve Molitz is a genius.

The full-on Viola Lee blew away Monday nightĎs, though that was good for a first set version. Even with all the intense jamming what I remember most was MR. MOLO'S spotlight before the last verse. The lights were on him alone and he did a mini drum solo, with Phil banging away. You can't see Molo too well from the floor, but from up top you can see he's having a blast and playing like it.

I wonder if Phil thinks about the line, "some got six months, some got one solid." I know I was thinking about my 12 year old German Shepherd, who's got about a month. And I saw my dad go downhill quickly before he died at 86. 67 isn't that old. It isn't. Believe me, I know aging. I fully expect Phil will be doing this for a long time, since he obviously takes care of himself.

Anyway, they came to a complete stop. And then started up Mason's which was cool since we're used to seeing it tacked on to something else. LARRY, LARRY, LARRY, what got into you? His playing surged exponentially during Mason's, and I heard some of the hottest and fastest licks ever on stage with Phil, including Kimock and Herring. A great stand-alone version.

You know, I really enjoyed Friday and Monday, the two Ryan appearances. I raved about them right here on the zone. Ry added a spark, though he sometimes got in the way. I suspect in the end, if the digital soundboards ever become available, that this 2nd set will get the most spins in my player of the shows I saw. Thanks all.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By paddy ladd (Paddieu) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 06:36 pm: Edit Post

fabulous thanks :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Finkle (Bf312) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:11 pm: Edit Post

Thanks, Phil


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robin (Melian) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:18 pm: Edit Post

>>>The harmonica foreshadowed the Blues Explosion we'd get throughout the show (Jon Spencer allusion intended for any hip indie kids reading...)

I'm no kid by any stretch of the imagination (!!!) but I dig the Spencer-Dickinson collaberation, so it was cool to read this reference :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robin (Melian) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 08:19 pm: Edit Post

>>>By Robert Finkle (Bf312) on Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 07:11 pm: Edit Post>>>

Holy shit. Hiya, Bob. Long time, no speak :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By DMait (Dmaitnyc) on Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:01 am: Edit Post

>I really enjoyed seeing Larry's subtle smile as he sang the chorus vocals, looking in Jackie's direction, seeming to say with his eyes "you've got it, kid!"

I couldn't figure out if that was it, or if the look on LC's face was: "You F-ing 12-year-old. You may play and sing well and with what you think is soul, but WTF do you think you're doing up here with the big boys, you precocious little F."

>Then Jackie switched to organ and we got the "Death Don't/Ballad of a Thinman"- esque blues of Loan Me a Dime. Well played and well-sung.

Yes. That could have also been "Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Part I."

"Don't Let Me Down" was incredible. They nailed it perfectly.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kuzbo (Playinuncledew) on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 10:30 am: Edit Post

Hey Sunra-

Thanks for the BXL recommendation, enjoyed it and the show immensely! A few Deleriums and a Trappist and all was good.