Wish I was there.
Phil Lesh & Friends
The Grate Room, Terrapin Crossroads
San Rafael, CA
9:15pm - 11:00pm
Phil's intro chat
Dark Star v.1 > (pl)
Revolution #9 Jam >
Jam > (Throwing Stones)
Dark Star v. 2 > (jk)
Jam > (Dancing In The Streets)
Morning Dew (jk)
Also heard during the jams were hints of China Cat Sunflower, Cold Rain & Snow, Playing In The Band, They Love Each Other, et al.
Phil Lesh, John Kadlecik, Adam MacDougall, Jaz Sawyer, & Jon Graboff.
nice! once again....5 telstars for the setlist post Rob! ;-))
How was it?
Thank you Sage girl, it was hard work again!
Some way out there stuff and a fabulous evening of experimentation. Phil had a new rig and some new knobs he was tinkering with.
Clearly a few folks either "didn't get it," or didn't like it and a few left after the first 30 minutes or so, which is funny because that is around the time they hit the Dark Star. The room was very comfortable and it was great to see all the Zoners and folks who were digging it. We were trying to hear the hints and noodles of songs, but the band was mostly letting it flow.
I think this is going to go over very well in the future and I like the price.
The Morning Dew was absolutely perfect. Very emotional and powerful, lots of heavy low end Phil chords and timeless vocal from JK. Awesome.
This reminds me of the Mickey & the Heartbeats shows from October 68 at the Matrix where, if memory serves me accurately Jerry had kicked out Bobby and Pigpen...there were a few shows (Elvin Bishop) and it was just Jerry, Phil and Mickey running through experimental versions of Dark Star, Other One, and Death Letter Blues...mad love family and hear hear Phil...b.t.w, any drummers out there who might shed some light on the difference in style between Russo and Sawyer? Sawyer (I believe), has pretty much an East coast Jazz background, as to where Russo is just something completely original...
Great show, loved every minute! Was hearing I know You Rider and Wharf Rat in there as well. Would absolutely love to hear that again. Wonder if a recording will show up...?
...additional notes: JK was playing a beautiful Alembic guitar that I have not yet seen and Phil replaced his 2 4x10 eden cabs with 2 Meyer 2x12cabs with what looked like a single UPJ on top. Phil also had a rack with a Manley eq or limiter/pre. The knob he was working was on a lexicon PCM 80 or 90. So much for my eye's now a days...Would have been great to have Dan Healy working the mix, I've seen/heard him do things with that 'ol rig like he was playing it like an instrument in the band. Surround sound would have been an amazing addition. No complaints here rest assured...lots of room for growth...bring it on!
Thanks for the setlist(s) Rob! Much appreciated...One of these nights it would be great to meet. Looks like we're both loving this very special place...in the neighbor hood nontheless!!! ;^)
Right on JSR, come say hello sometime. You sure do know your gear.
Will do Rob. Looking fwd to the next one! Love TCx, everything about it...Funny, I noticed while the musicians were working their fav effects and all, the focus was predominately on their instruments and where it was taking them musically...cheers to those big ears!
Does anyone have an idea or clue about if/when/how those of us unfortunate ones who were unable to attend will be able to hear these stellar historic events?! Pray tell!!
Best night of music I have seen/heard in over 20 years. Pure magic. Jon Graboff was incredible. The band moved so fluidly from theme to theme.
Did anyone else catch a moment or two of Phil doing spoken word? I would go again in a second.
Anyone else here interested in starting a campaign to get this night of music released? More than anything else, this one needs to be available for download.
Would love to hear this again! ...remember that show from the 80's, I think it was Phil, reciting the Raven by EA Poe during space?!!? Hmmm, just sayin'...
it's interesting that Phil has some new equipment. did anyone notice any improvement to the overall sound as a result? Terrapin Crossroads definitely needs a better sound system.
The spoken word was bands members reciting verses of Revolution #9, low volume kinda under the music, I didn't pick it up at the show but saw it on the setlist after and they also had the words printed out on their music stands.
Just finished up my second listen to this wonderful set(first one was in person) All I can say is WOW! just fantastic start to finish. I really hope we get a whole lot more of these Telstar nights. This is the stuff I really like, more weird please...http://bt.etree.org/details.php?id=555289