I ignored the zero degree temperatures and hit the streets to catch some Jimkata and BioDiesel action at the Red Square downtown. The night was an all around total win. The Jimkata show was fantastic. Check the Jam out of Devils into Release for my personal highlight. The Depeche Mode cover fit right into Jimkata’s sound too. Real nice. Got to hang a bit here and there with Rich while he was working. Finally crossed paths with Phanart Pete and that was real cool. And it’s always great to see Packy, Russ, Evan, Aaron and Dave. Good dudes. Thanks again for the music!! For those of you that missed it (and BOOOOOO to you), today is a lucky day for you. So without saying anything more about it, take some time and listen/watch it. I won’t be able to take you completely there, but this should give you a small idea. I’ll post the embedded playlist below and you can click thru it or listen to whatever you want at your leisure when you are ready. Thanks again!
Ghosts and Killers, Chalice III > Low Low, Roll with the Punches, Devil’s in the Details > Jam > Release, Concrete Beatdown, Feed > Soap, Enjoy the Silence*, American Cars
E. Place of Dreams
*Depeche Mode cover
Here’s footage from the BioDiesel show that followed Jimkata. Another top to bottom all around good good time. I left the tripod be for much of this, so it’s just three long clips of 35, 35, and 22 minutes!
Recorded 1 step to the left of the soundboard, didn’t tape the entire show but definitely got a good chunk of it. I should have showed up a lot earlier.. The Will Call scene at 9pm was the most absolute craziest thing/line/madness ever. Stuck. Oh well quickly forgot about it 10 minutes after it was over. It was awesome to see Phil and Greg again and I am super stoked to see their new setup!! It’s awesome. ‘Fully Rigged. PL WAS PRETTY AMAZING! and the Armory was packed. Not as many people up in the rafters as I saw for moe (last halloween).. but that’s cause everyone was jammed up in the middle of the floor cause that was the place to be!! KEEP YOUR HANDS UP ALBANY!
Thank you Pretty Lights for an awesome evening! here’s an embedded playlist of all the videos I recorded, they will play in order or you can skip thru.
Sunday, 06/20/2010 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Set 1: Brother, AC/DC Bag -) Back on the Train, Undermind, Cities, Gotta Jibboo, Roggae, Sleep Again, Lawn Boy, Run Like an Antelope
Set 2: Carini -) The Mango Song, Wilson -) Drowned -) Swept Away -) Steep, Makisupa Policeman, Piper -) Also Sprach Zarathustra -) You Enjoy Myself
 Band members’ children in a tub on stage. Happy Father’s Day!
 Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar.
 Dixie tease from Trey.
 Solos by Mike, then Fish, then Page.
 Intro contained phrases from the previous Makisupa.
 Page on keytar.
Notes: In what is becoming a Father’s Day tradition (see 6/21/09), the show-opening Brother featured the band members’ children jumping into a bathtub on stage, followed by Trey introducing each of them and wishing everyone a Happy Father’s Day. Gotta Jibboo featured Tony Markellis on bass and Mike on a second guitar. The end of Wilson contained a Dixie tease from Trey. In place of a traditional Makisupa keyword, Trey improvised lines that set up solos for Mike, then Fish, then Page. The subsequent Piper intro included repeated phrases from the Makisupa (“Mike,” “Policeman” “SPAC” and “House” among others).
My Sleep Again file is corrupt for whatever reason, so unless I am able to fix it.. it’s the only song I’ll be missing once I am finished uploading….
1. Ghosts & Killers -) When The Day Comes, Submarine -) Ping Pong, Feed -) Soap
2. Old New Tune -) 1 to 10 -) Old New Tune -) Roll With The Punches, Concrete Beatdown, Devils In The Details, Drums Won’t Guide -) Mind Crossing
I recorded 85% of the Jimkata show the other night and here are my vids. The only song I didn’t get was ‘Devil in the Details’… Otherwise, enjoy my mostly decent vids with my sometimes not so steady hand. No tripod was used in the recording of said videos…
Here’s a playlist that will play all the videos in order…
Was a pretty decent time. The sound stunk from the side though. I’ve got a few clips from the side so if/when I thought/toss those up you’ll see what I mean. A totally mixed crowd. Lots of young people. A few older people. Everywhere but the crowded spot in front of the stage, where I was, people were sitting in chairs. What’s up with that? All that talk about the heightened cop presence and “testing” your drink with an alcohol sniffer amounted to jack nothing from what I could tell. Then again, I wasn’t drinking or near any areas where people were getting out of control. It was packed. I’m thinking that the rest of the Alive at Fives won’t be nearly as crowded as that one. It was the first one of the summer and probably the biggest name on the list. Who knows, we’ll see.
Awesome show. Nothing Spacey Jammed out or anything.. Mike at the end of YEM great shit. Disease was considerably shorter and tighter. Bathtub Gin and Bowie were the mothers milk as well. good shit there. the new songs were good. TTE is a little long and i heard it off myspace/bso show… so knew what to semi expect there.. iiwii.. anyway, Tweezer into Light was Awesome. 3 song encore was nice, even though im semi-over hearing GTBT, feel like it follows me… My buddy back home plays Curtis Lowe on acoustic so was pumped to hear that, and sent him a txt.. It was all about the Second Set to me.. first set was good.. but the whole thing felt like an afternoon show separate from an evening/night show.. Loved the spot in Sample in the Jar when it was realized completely that the rain/clouds were leaving (it downpour’d right before the Anthem/Play Ball and many people missed it entirely–it was still raining when they sung that actually)… so after that, and during Sample especially.. the sky opened up and it was on from then on out… Our seats were fantastic.. at a baseball game it would have been 7 rows from the bottom, closer to pesky pole than first base.. fishman/mike side.. but basically dead on.. i have a few decent pics that im working on getting up… awesome awesome show..
05/31/09 Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Star-Spangled Banner *
Set I: Sample in a Jar, Moma Dance, Chalkdust Torture, Ocelot ^, Stash, Bouncing Around The Room, Poor Heart, Limb by Limb, Wading in the Velvet Sea, Down with Disease, Destiny Unbound +, Character Zero
Set II: Tweezer > Light ^, Bathtub Gin, David Bowie, Time Turns Elastic ^#, Free @, Ballad of Curtis Lowe $, You Enjoy Myself,
Encore: Cavern, Good Times, Bad Times %, Tweezer Reprise
Before show, code of conduct read as if you were at a ball game
* Acapella from pitcher’s mound, followed by “PLAY BALL”
^ First time played
+ First time played since 2/28/03; before that it was last played on 11/15/91!!! This is only the 28th time Destiny Unbound has ever been performed live
# Trey playing green Languedoc G4
@ Before Free Trey jokes that TTE is Phish’s new single
$ Lynyrd Skynyrd, Last played 8/2/93 (624 shows) only the 26th time ever played
% Led Zeppelin
Soundcheck: Funky Bitch, Kill Devil Falls, Undermind, Star Spangled Banner
Okay, so I guess this is from November 2006, but either way…..
It is even better
Now that we’re the same
Two great companies come together
Now, MBNA is B of A
And it’s one bank
One name that’s known all over the world
We get to share it
Leading us all to higher standards
Do you like the cowboys?
Or your university?
Do you like the Yankees?
Or is NASCAR more your speed?
Well it’s your choice
To pick a card that shows
Your heart and your pride
We’re one with affinity
And we’ll carry each other
Carry each other
Have you come to meet Bruce Hammonds
Have you come to meet Leah McGee
Have you heard about Michelle Shepherd
She’s leading the team in the Northeast
And we’ve got Bank One on the run
What’s in your wallet? It’s not Capital One
It’s us, so which card are you?
Integration’s never had us feeling so good
And we’ll make lots of money, forever I can sing
About trusting in teamwork and doing the right thing
We’ll live out our core values
While the competition crawls
‘cause they want what we have got
But it’s only here at Bank of America
One name that’s known all over the world
One heart , filled with spirit
We feel it, we share it
One bank working everyday
To bring higher standards
We are one, yeah
We are one
We are one bank
Randy Pausch , a computer science professor at carnigie mellon has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has 3-6 months to live. He has 3 kids and a wife, and wants to do this last lecture to give his kids blueprints on how to live their life.
“what wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?”
anyway, the book was really good… but it was based on the lecture, here’s the actual lecture