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First Set
  • Here Come Sunshine (Soundcheck)
     
  • Mississippi Halfstep
  • Dark Hollow
  • Shakedown Street
  • Just Like Tom Thumb Blues
  • Casey Jones
  • Throwing Stones ->
  • Scarlet Begonias ->
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Midnight Rambler

Next jam is next Tuesday, May 2, 2000

Let My People Freak

With much of the band getting off the soap opera called Phil and Friends and missing a week we were ready to make some new and improved music.  For the most part it was at least new and working to be improved.  I was preoccupied for much of the night as I brought in all my rack effects to help improve the PAs performance in the room.  For the most part it was new.

Actually, I think it all helped and didn't hurt at all except for the additional time it takes to get used to.  I appreciate Kevin's help in setting it up and I found time to tweak it during the jam without causing one bad feedback moment.  I was even pushed during Trister's singing of the Tom Thumb Blues and held nicely together throughout the song.  Then Larry did the Casey Jones and I was able to cut the bad gurgly midrangy mess.  I was a cleaner sound in the room.  To bad I brought it all home.  One more week and I'll decide what I can leave at Deadstein.  I did like the sound of my effects unit as opposed to what was built in the mixing board.  In addition, I brought in my Roland 1010 sound module for Rich to use and for the first time we heard him play some piano sounds.  Larry had some cool sounds of his own during the Scarlet jam.  

We had one of our only official soundchecks that I recall.  I think it was a bad idea since we played it half ass.  The Halfstep was better and the Dark Hollow was best.  That thing ended with a cooking and clean groove.  Shakedown started well the second time around and ended poorly the first time around.  Trister was commenting on the inadequacy of our groove in the jam of that song and you cannot disagree with him on it. 

The Throwing Stones, Scarlet-Fire was pretty darn good.  I appreciate Kevin's effort once again in that trio for some nice grooving.  We had a nice Scarlet jam thing going and some stuff during the Fire.  Larry didn't want the Fire but we forced it upon him and it was well worth the effort.  I was one of our better Fires.

We had another tremendous Delicozo meal consisting of a well done sausage pie, salad, bread and butter, knots, vodka pasta, rice balls (you bet), veal parm wedge to be crushed, ices and more including the new thin crusted fresh parm slices.

The entire band was there and all groupies were also present.  The only guest was a friend of Patrick's whose name I believe was Shawn.  By the way, website statistical inn formation indicated someone was doing some searches on our website for information on Spillboy.  Also, if someone wants to sell some Deadstein merchandise, someone inquired about obtaining some in our guest book.  Would someone with some initiative please respond and sell something.  How about the new CD that came out of Dick's studio, Deadstein the Early Millennium Days. 

The weather was a bit cool for the time but no precipitation so who is to complain.  The Yankee's are just as cool trying to weather a 4 game losing streak.  From the exciting part of town, the Mets beat the Reds and are enjoying a 9 game winning streak with Derek Bell setting the world on fire.  Speaking of setting the world on fire, Elian Gonzalez was abducted by Janet Reno troops to be returned to his politically incorrect Cuban father.

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Name: Florida Boy
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 11:00:13 AM

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The karma in the room was smokin'. Deadstein lit my fire last night in the biggest ways. I must admit that I hadn't been moved much in recent months. Last night made up for it in a big way. Rich had a new keyboard piano thing going and the pa improvements were noticeable. The post Phil energy was evident.

Long live Deadstein.

Double whew.


Name: Steele
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 11:41:01 AM

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Freakboy - nice post dudely! I first want to tip my hookah to Kev for putting together a damn nice looking flyer - also for the total positive vibes and love during the NYC Phil fest. Boy, was our section rockin baby!! Of course, I could never of been in that Sat night freak fest if it were not for that special Larry B miracle ticket! Larry - how the hell did you do it man? You made my NY trip end on such a positive phun philled phreaky phest with my good bud on my side! Thanks again!! Wow, the beacon is so cool. I really enjoyed the weekend there - I was especially pleased when Paul Pos & company (Laura-Ian-Michelle) and I saw Brotman roaming the floor on Friday night from our groovin perch in the loge. Even though I didn't get a chance to say high to him, seeing his smile and floor swagger brought Deadstein screams throughout the Beacon! I'm still in awe of Dave's taking over the Wop-Hop post Phil scene - dude, great order!! I'll cherish the black bean sauce stains!!! Big woo to all of you! Deadstein should someday play the Beacon!! It was nice to drive back to Boston with a smile after leaving such a great NY scene! Steele


Name: Trister
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 1:45:51 PM

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Just got to DC...listened to the tape on the way down. The vocals need work...the were really midrangey. The HCS was not half assed...it was good. My Fire and Push to shove got cut. Figures. All in all it was a good effort. There's only one I in Deadstein, but there's no me.


Name: Larry G.
Date: 4/26/00
Time: 2:02:58 PM

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Andy, did you notice if the vocal midrange issue got any better half-way through the Casey Jones and after because it was during the Casey Jones that I did slide out a good deal of the offensive midrange. The PA did seemed to get a little cleaner crisper after that but probably only marginally and not significantly. I think, maybe for next week we cut the mid range out of the vocal to the point that we are asking for more of it and somehow find the balance between too much and too little. It's good that you tapers and listeners provide input on a wek-in and wek-out basis. I like Trister's first idea of needing monitors, or as I call the wedges for the sub mix. That would be crushing!!!!


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/27/00
Time: 8:18:26 AM

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No one mentioned that we were slowly being poisoned by noxious fumes leaking in from the adjacent building. I not only find it puzzling that we were able to make great music, but I'm amazed we're alive. My motor skills are still sluggish. 'Tip O'the hat' to Trister for the big effort, I know he had to get up early the next morning, but it was worth it. (says the tape). A shout-out to Brotpen for the 'shut-up-and-listen-to what-we-got-going' CD. It is warranted and appreciated (great passive-aggressive strategy -- daddy like). TheGind really deserves all the credit for actually DOING something about the dissatisfactions of the last couple of weeks. ---And it worked. Thanks. (by the way, when you cut all the low-end and all the high-end, all you have left is 'midrangey-mess'.) I'm happy to say that I think L.L.Brent finally got what he was looking for from this Phil visit. Let's face it, L.L.Brent is a big guy with big needs and was left with a big void. I'm thrilled it got Philled. He certainly seemed at ease, and both vox and axe sounded strong...Now let's get Skoppy. There is no 'me' in Deadstein, just 8 freaks.


Name: scott
Date: 4/28/00
Time: 7:59:14 AM

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the gind does it again...... very dead like Thanks to Rich for the cd's, nice selection


Name: Steele
Date: 4/28/00
Time: 11:45:04 AM

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Hey now freaks of NYC! Sounds like a great jam was had this week - Freak Boy's double woo says it all. Hey - I checked out Dark Star Orchestra at the Somerville Theatre last night and was very impressed. I think they're in NYC next week - check the sight at www.darkstarorchestra.net and get into it. I came out of the show saying -Deadstein would shred with these guys at the Wetlands or at a big kind festival in some freaky campgrounds...mushy!!! Even Peter Wolf was at the show last night groovin to the Boston Music Hall 1976 show! Rock Steele


Name:
Date: 4/28/00
Time: 2:44:05 PM

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of course kev gives a big shout out the rich's cd....i'm playing bass on 3 of the songs-------but thank god for kevin huh...if he only made the set lists--it was have been enough, if only made the set lists and not those amazing graphics every week--that would have been enough for us---if he only made the lists, the graphics and stopped at volume 9, it would have been enough for us, had he given us the lists, the graphics, the volume 9 and only touched 1/2 of the slices of each delisioso pie it would've been enough for us---HAD-GAD YA-A-A-A HAD-GAD-FUCKIN-YA


Name:
Date: 4/28/00
Time: 2:57:15 PM

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^^that guy has major issues^^


Name: KEVIN
Date: 4/28/00
Time: 3:51:59 PM

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Nice post. But it's "Dayanoo" not "Had Gad Yaw". Kevy rules. Yoink.

And yes, it's true he has more Major issues than Margret Hoolihan.


Name: DAVE S
Date: 4/29/00
Time: 2:45:39 PM

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Name: DAVE S
Date: 4/29/00
Time: 2:47:15 PM

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...damn, i guess maxwells silver klinger came down up on MY head


Name: Larry G.
Date: 4/30/00
Time: 8:19:45 PM

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I Just wanted eveyone to know that I finished posting the song book on our site, so enjoy it. I only had A-R completed before. There are several additional songs, thanks to www.RUKind.com, that aren't in our paper version. See you all on Tuesday.


Name: Trister
Date: 5/2/00
Time: 9:21:09 AM

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Let's eat early tonight. I vote for keeping it simple.....Bens.


Name: Larry G.
Date: 5/2/00
Time: 9:56:43 AM

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I agree with Andy, I love the early eats. I noticed Bens was closed last week cause the Board of Health closed them down for some reason so they may not be open, or if they are, cabbage stuffed with cockroaches may not be that appetizing. In any case lets eat early, I like it. By the way, I cannot play next Tuesday, the 9th due to my monthly night Tuesday meeting, so can we see if we can reschedule that night to Wednesday or Thursday. Thank you.


Name: scott
Date: 5/2/00
Time: 12:12:15 PM

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Bens sounds fine with me. Bens was closed last week in observance of passover. I got a call form mr. brotpen saying he'll be in around 9-9:15 Rich I DO NOT HAVE MY PAGER WITH ME..... We'll keep a look out or call 730-0033 ext 312 and let it ring or hit 0

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