just got word on some song from first set.... my buddy missed the first 2 or three songs... he walked in during shakedown, then came mississippi half-step, so gone (jackie song), then big river, (johnny cash)... thats all i got
excuse me, big river, then so gone
im so gone,
uncle johns band
i think shakwdown opened the set.. at least the first txt i got sed shakdown
then the L kicked in and i haven't heard from him since :-)
yeah, my buddy was mistaken, shakedown did open, hes beat from the first 3 nights of L, so hes taken it easy tonight, so i got the updates for ya.. it setbreak right now
right on man
my buddys girl txtd me "you didnt tell me this crystal was so strong.. he's telling me that phil's nose is dripping smurfs"
i love it
thanks for keepin us updated as well..
Haha, drippin smurfs,,, thats what im talking about!!!!!
i need set info! :D
WINDOW PANE 2500 MICROGRAMS !!!!
bla bla bla
i wanna hear about music damnit!
also i trust what the sweet pnw gives me more than any window pane
there has to be at leased 1 person there with a phone who diddnt take a fucking thumb print
People that get too into the music and dont text sure ruin it for us that arent there
i sure as hell wouldent be texting if i made it into those shows
ill find out tomara
playin in the band,
sorry i took long,,,and thats all i got right now// heard scarlet>sugaree was real good!!!
Highlights might have been the Dark Star>China cat>Eleven>Rider>Dark Star>Play Reprise.
encore was brokedown.
I think Dark Star came after Sugaree, but there might have been something else in there.
From Other Stuff:
Im so gone>
Uncle John's Band
The Eleven (Jam only no vocals)>
I Know You Rider>
Once again, Looks positively ridiculous, but that first set from Monday night...WHOA!!!
Grate banter on the square dancers. LOL fuckin smurfs n shit. and i'd like to know why you'd need 2500 mics? end up in a pysc ward or something. damn! well stay grateful y'all.
Last night was great, in fact both nights were really satisfying. Out of the gate hot with Shakedown...decent halfstep, big,big,big river, very twangy...Jackie really adds some nice vocal power and clarity to many of the songs, really tore through Loose Lucy, the UJB closer started a little cautiously, deliberate, but the exploratory jam was powerfully spectacular, a huge roar from the crowd at set's end.
Second set a complete treat. A strong and confident Playin open and some very nice melodic jamming. I know that Larry and Jackie have taken heat for being a bit more on the rockin/r&b side to some folks' taste, but they sure tapped into some pretty musical lines. Minglewood really rocked. Larry tearing through some tasty slide that had mucho vintage dead energy.
Then a sweet, short Scarlet, really hitting on all cylinders into an impassioned and stellar Sugaree that brought one of the biggest cheers of the night. ooo, Dark Star.... and this one once again was very melodic and exploratory, no, not as "outside" as Jer versions, but pretty damned nice....into China Cat melding into a strong, short Eleven, then into Rider...into Playin close... All realy well played, nothing felt tentative or forced, many big smiles on stage this night.
After reading quite a few complaints about this current outfit, I found them awfully talented and faithful to the music. And I sure admire and applaud Phil for always exploring new ways to serve the music. I hope we don't have to wait so long for another NW run, this was a great run, so much to admire and enjoy both nights.
I was told that a section of the Dark Star jam was an instrumental Clementine motif...I can't confirm that myself but so I was told...whatever it was it all sounded good to me.
This is so well put:
>>After reading quite a few complaints about this current outfit, I found them awfully talented and faithful to the music. And I sure admire and applaud Phil for always exploring new ways to serve the music. I hope we don't have to wait so long for another NW run, this was a great run, so much to admire and enjoy both nights.<<
dark star clemintime instrumental back into dark star
>>>>>After reading quite a few complaints about this current outfit, I found them awfully talented and faithful to the music. And I sure admire and applaud Phil for always exploring new ways to serve the music.<<<<
Perfectly put Terry!! We all must keep this vision & idea in our heads throughout this constant ride. This idea is Phil's EXACT intention of what should be happening to this music. NEVER repeat, NEVER go back, NEVER stop & NEVER, EVER be apprehensive about exploring it in brand new ways... Every line up is gold and the bigger a 180 we experience with each lineup, the bigger smile we should put on our faces!!
"Out here there are no limits..... Out here we is stoned, immaculate"
I too hope more fans will have an opportunity to see this line-up of Phil's Friends...how 'bout areal NW run during the next tour (spring or summer) including stops in places like PDX (of course), Bend perhaps? Seattle, BC, Montana, Idaho, Tahoe, etc...
Yep, Johnny and Paradise.... I remember times (especially soon after Jer checked out) when my expecation of the "new" music was pretty unrealistic and mildly critical. It finally sunk in to me that there would never be another JGarcia (we were lucky enough to have him there in our generation) and I think from pretty early on, Phil had little interest in "replicating/re-creating" the sound in demanding or asking his players to emulate Jerry's style and tone. I think his philosophy of letting the players find their own inspiration in the material really does justice and pays fitting tribute to Garcia's creativity. It may be presumptuous of me, but I am guessing that chances are that Garcia would be so much more pleased that players are interpreting his material in different ways, different styles.
Jackie Greene must've been channeling Jerry during that Sugaree. The old boy surely was smiling down on such an impressive rendition. What a great time in Portland. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Can't wait to take that ride again!
What y'all said :-)
Can anyone confirm or deny the Clementine instrumental ?
"Jackie Greene must've been channeling Jerry during that Sugaree. "
Before the band stepped out for the second set Jackie had a "visit" with the Jerry doll. He manipulated the arms a bit and then fluffed up the hair... at the time I thought he wanted the dolls hair to look like his...? He does crank Sugaree up to a new level no doubt. Surely Jerry was smiling from above.
For my 2 cents worth I thought I'm So Gone > Loose lucy was the best played piece of the night... Jackie & his band nailed those tunes.
I sure didn't catch any Clementine going down.
sugaree and dark star (the whole thing) were by far the highlights of the night!!!
both portland second sets were beyond amazing. its only after the mardi gras show that i can say the first sets were really really really good- but not on the same level as the whole mardi gras show or both portland second sets.
this band is CRAZY GOOD!!!
Yes, that sugaree was absolutely enormous. I couldn;t believe how hard phil dropped bo0mbs on us during that sugaree. It was absolutely insane. LOved the scarlet>sugareee>darkstar, absolutely incredible. Thanks for a grate time in portland
Jackie was incredible on Sugaree. See for yourself. My camera could only take 3 minute videos so I took five to get the whole song in. Not the best but you'll feel it:
Jackie sounds a little like a California white kid Al Jarreau
Hey John (oldskool), it was great to hang with you in Portland!
Great shows surrounded by great folks!
Indeed it was Steve. Next time let's do the road trip together my friend. Send me your email addy,...