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First Set
  • Crazy Fingers
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • Deal
  • Here Comes Sunshine->
  • Cumberland Blues
  • Picasso Moon
  • Loose Lucy
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece
  • Althea
  • Victim or the Crime
    Jerry Cartoon
Second Set
  • Dark Star->
  • Uncle John's Band->
  • Truckin'->
  • New Speedway Boogie->
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Touch of Grey

Last Revised: 07 Feb 2006 11:54:52 -0800

Kevin's SetList
Next Jam: Wednesday June 24th. My Birthday show next week (6/23/63)
  • The standard full compliment of Deadstein was there to enjoy one of the few waning days remaining at our beloved abode. A place where some much music has been made and calories ingested. You would think the heat generated by these activities would give rise to the Jerry Garcia CartoonPhoenix of gentrification, enabling the perennial economic sustenance of a Richie room in the Asbestos Boy's company.

    I guess all things must change. Richie doesn't need a room, Dennis will go and raise a family, asbestos turns to sham recycling and Deadstein is out on the streets. Gods help us all! Some one read this and let us play in their bar once a week. Maybe the people Bill mentioned around Houston Street could come to fruition.
  • Johnny Spill Boy Showed up and enjoyed the music. For the record, I did not see him live up to his name. Finally when the end is near he decides to stop spilling. It's a freakin' world.
  • Menaker was preaching a theme of making each verse, as you play through a song, a distinct entity. It was probably the playing of the BIODTL that made him say it.
First Set Comments:
  • Jerry CartoonKevy really enjoyed the Crazy Fingers. he was primed and like the playing of it. I can't blame him.
  • Johnny was nice enough to sacrifice the Beat It to satisfy our unquenchable thirst. It couldn't be appreciated more but he missed a good BIODTL.
  • The Deal was slow, actually not that slow and was okay. The jam was prematurely cut off by Larry B. It surprised most of us.
  • Here Comes Sunshine was nice. We flipped it with the fast cowboy tune, Cumberland, so we could get the nice transition. The transition was a bit rough but was at least there for the taking and had hope. After the first verse of singing we really put the song into high gear. It was pretty hot.
  • I think the Picasso was good.
  • Loose Lucy was also good. Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya Ya. Thank you for a real good time.
  • Masterpiece was sweet
  • Althea->Victim made a set interrupted by our friendly neighbor hood little pizza guy who always brings the goods. Menaker even got a card.
Half Time Comments:
  • .Tuesday night and we went with the traditional Memphis Pizza. They were not to disappoint. The pie was well done, and I mean in both senses. Smell and Taste. All kidding aside. I'll miss this place. We also had knots. A bit dense. Heroes and salad. Johnny had the ghettiwetty.
  • Spill Boy did his usual fine job in a deli run, supplementing the already abundant Memphis fake types of Italian desserts. I had some type of very dense spongy chocolate mouse. It ain't no Flourent.
Second Set Comments: Brrp! Ahhh! Help me! Are we really going to play? Boy it's cold in the studio. I want dessert! What are we going to cut out? Shit, I wished I washed my hands. My eye is bulging out of my socket. Damn us to Hell!
  • Kevin was polling as to what time he generally begins to seriously lose it during a jam. For the record I don't think he really lost it this night. Good for him.
  • Dark Star was hot, pretty spacey. Larry and I got into a nice bit of feedback for a while. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you play it and don't have to listen to it. My ears are still ringing as I type.
  • We skipped the Playin' and just did the Uncle Johns. It was really nice. Tight, sung well and feeling good.
  • Truckin' Speedway didn't feel quite as good
  • Sugar Mag woke me up as it always does. Nothing like slamming on your guitar with passion.
  • It shocked me when It was 7 minutes to 11 and we had time to give Johnny the Touch of Grey which had been neglected for almost 2 weeks if we didn't do it there. It was okay. Consistent but not full. Eh, what are you going to do?
  • CloudsIt was a comfortable late spring day. It wasn't humid outside and just a little warm but the room was cool. During the powerful Sugar Magnolia you could finally feel the heat.
    General Comments
Talk it up. Be nice. please say something or I will loose my desire to write these things up. Fill in the deatils, the fun little stories that I cannot remember. The little things like Allison calling exactly as the last note of the first set ends

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Date: 6/18/97
Time: 8:21:51 AM


First of all Gind, I love the "Dazed & Confused". It's perfect at 7:25am after a jam (nice stereo). At this point in our history it's hard to comment about a jam nite. Every jam is so precious that as Freakboy says:"Even if we showed up and took a crap on the stage and left, it still would be great and we would be screaming for more". I will comment though on the style of our playing these last few weeks. Power and attitude. We have been effortlessly going from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye (not my eye). The request for a dynamic exhibition is a noble and valid concept, but it's just not where we are right now. We are playing in a Schwarzneggerian style. We walk into the room, strap 'em on, and tear it up. It's really a cool feeling; silence...consciousness altering sound energy. Just like that, without thinking about it, it's really cool. The sound is also hyper-enhanced and surreal. Especially last nite with Brotman. The thick bass on bottom with The gind's psychedelic swirls and the C-3 oozing through the room, makes LarryB's cleanish guitar pop right out and on top of the mix. The tapes sound good.

6 to go.

Name: Jonathan Long
Date: 6/18/97
Time: 9:59:57 AM


I love everyone's comments. They are wonderfully funny and quite insightful as well. Kevy signed off with a "6 to go." Maybe we should double up and go twice a week?

Name: Menaker
Date: 6/19/97
Time: 10:00:22 AM


I bet Arnold Schwarznegger can keep his eyes open past 8:30

Name: LB
Date: 6/20/97
Time: 3:31:10 PM


Now I've heard it all and let me tell you it was quite a night. My only regret is that I didn't get the Lucy. The first set had it's moments but was a little choppy but from the first notes of the Dark star we raged. The DS>UJB was 29 minutes of heavy exploration,wailing feedback and lots of spontaneous composition. Definitely a keeper THREE CHEERS FOR SCOTT'S BASEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Larry G.
Date: 6/21/97
Time: 2:33:45 AM


Boy does Scott's basement sound cool. I wish it was my basement. Another benny for Scott, think of all the computer consultations.

WWI all the way to the top

Name: Larry G.
Date: 6/21/97
Time: 9:19:05 PM


My birthday is offcially 6-23-97 so this week will be my birthday set. Kevin please take note:

First Set
Not Fade Away->
Minglewood Blues
Friend of the Devil
Mexicali Blues
Ramble on Rose
Help on the Way->
Feel Like a Stranger

2nd Set:
Playin' in the Band->
Goin Down the Road->
Morning Dew->
One More Saturday Night

Time Permitting:
Baby Blue

Name: The Gibsons
Date: 6/22/97
Time: 10:47:15 AM


Congratulations to the Menakers as we welcome Phoebe Walker to this planet. All the best!!!!!!!!

Name: Larry G.
Date: 6/24/97
Time: 1:24:24 AM


Nice transition into the Sugar Mag. Larry and I were right on.

Name: Scott
Date: 6/24/97
Time: 10:02:57 PM


Great picture of Phoebe , She's got the head of hair were all looking for. I checked out the Michael Packer blues band site. The Lar has quite the busy sched for a father of a newborn. Three cheers for Deb!!!

Date: 11/8/00
Time: 3:33:16 PM