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First Set

  • Mississippi Halfstep
  • C.C. Rider
  • Loser
  • Black Throated Wind
  • Candyman
  • Beat it on Down the Line
  • Desolation Row
  • High Time
  • Race Is on
  • Brother Esau
  • Second Set

    • Quinn the Eskimo
    • Samson & Delilah
    • He's Gone->
    • Stell Blue

     

    Notes:

    A third Monday night in a row. This is a trend that is to end after this week, but Tuesday, December 3rd is just around the corner. Just my way to alert you that we need to play Monday December 2, 1996. This posting is actually being posted prior to the show. In great appreciation to those brave souls that have fought for our freedom and liberty to allow us to have a Deadstein, I thank them. For I had off from work for Veteran's Day. Although I went to work in the morning so I could install a new hard disk on the file server, in addition the maid was coming over so I wanted to get out of the house, I was able to get home in time to post the set provided by Kevin. The 5th week in a row with out a repeat.

    We started a little late. It took me forever to change my strings. You see, about 2 months ago I switched to higher gauge and it pulled the spring loaded bridge of my guitar closer to the neck. This resulted in the inability to use my whammy-bar because it was now angled wrong. Anyway, I changed strings, adjusted the tension on this spring so I could use the whammy bar and it took me at least one-half hour to tune my strings. It was really difficult. I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone for this delay. As a result we lost the proposed Black Muddy River to close the first set.

    Jonathan was busy telling stories of corporate back stabbing, and climbing to the top of the corporate pagoda through the use of email. As a matter of fact, instead of dancing like a freak he was composing his next email. There should be a rule about doing homework.

    Kevin is feeling dizzy and week and claims he may not make it. I say why should this night be any different? Let's Rock and Roll!. Kevin was fine and played well. This week was stronger than last week. Dennis was missing, visiting his mother who is feeling under the weather.

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    First Set:

    Generally the set was good. There was little spaciness but the music was comfortable and generally error free.

    The Halfstep Rio Grandeo jam really built as a ground-swell. Slowly, but to a worthwhile crescendo. C.C. Rider was a pleasure to play, it felt authentic with purpose, well placed in the set. It's so nice to play a C.C. without being interrupted by the It Take's A Lot to Laugh. Loser had no problems, a powerful lead capped with a together recap into the "Last Fair Deal in the Country . . ."

    Black Throated had also had a swelling final lead with Larry B. really hitting lots of hot notes, one after another, and when the pressure was on, he was able to give more in. This went into some tight closing of the song. The Candyman was right on and the beat it on Down the Line seemed perfect. Just lots of fun. Desolation Row almost got spacey. While maintaining that galloping beat we were able to do it quite spaciously. High Time never faltered. The Race is On took a measure or two to get going but when it was going it went and by the time it went it was over. It's a fast song. No time to get warmed up. Larry M. commented how he really liked the Esau. While we played it without too many flaws, I thought it was a bit choppy, almost to fault. Hey, what the Hell, we do Esau well. No time for the proposed Black Muddy River to close. There was Katz's to be eaten.

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    Second Set:

    After that large meal it was a miracle that we played anything. For a good two minutes before the set there were a series of old Jewish man groans that wouldn't let up. We didn't start to about 10:30.

    Considering all that was involved, we played even better in the second set then the first. We hadn't played Quinn in a long time but it was good, even well sung. Samson had a nice strong drum beginning and it continued throughout the song for an above par Samson. He's Gone was sweet, almost flawless and transitioned into the Stella Blue. It was the pastrami that didn't leave us with enough time to explore the post He's Gone jam because we were going somewhere good but had no time to go there. We ended up in Stella Bluesville, and what a town it was. The final jam was tremendous, maybe the highlight of the night and a great closer to the evening. Kevin's list had a Brokedown Palace as the set closer but we had no time. That's okay, the Stella was quite satisfying.

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    Name: Larry
    Date: 12 Nov 1996

    Comments

    What no comments yet. I slave and stay up until 2:00 a.m. and not one of you bafoons can comment. Well I'll be.

    Just kidding, I was just checking to see if the comments work for this week.


    Name: Menaker
    Date: 12 Nov 1996

    Comments

    I ate 2 apples (different Kinds) when I got home. They tasted real good and I think they hepled get through the morning after! Still, I don't regret Katz'. Great He's Gone > Stella....and the fractals, oh boy...


    Name: Scott
    Date: 12 Nov 1996

    Comments

    OK OK OK !!!!!!! I STARTED IT -- I'LL STOP IT or at least bring it to a screaching hault. we need not to be consuming the amount of food that has been entering that room. We need to create more time for completing the setlists that are being compiled so well. There has to be a better half time activity (activities) than stuffing our faces till it hurts. looking for some suggestions? I can't beleive Kevy actually emailed snapple,in the "KEVY WAY" and was responded to so quickly. Maybe snapple will have us be test dummie's for upcoming flavors? IS IT TUESDAY YET????? later...sg


    Name: Larry G.
    Date: 12 Nov 1996

    Comments

    In the name of John Paul Jones and his mother Mrs. Jones, "I have not yet begun to eat!" Katz's, Memphis Trio and Flourent, I just don't get this stuff in the Garden State. Let's play to 11:30.


    Name: KEVIN
    Date: 13 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Skoppy, freaky, foggy, physically & psychedelically punished--these are words to describe a Deadstein jam, and I'm using them. This week certainly had it’s wacky moments: Johnny’s Japanese justice, The Gind’s guitar debacle, my vertigo, and deli. This all made a good foundation for some interesting music. I didn’t think it was that great, but the tape ain’t too bad ( first set only—I left my second set tape in the machine ). Candyman seemed to be a highlight, BTW got nutty and I liked the CC. I thought the best part of the nite was the frozen Snapple pink lemonade-- just when you thought snack technology was at the pinnacle, you find out progress knows no bounds.


    Name: larry b
    Date: 13 Nov 1996

    Comments

    I must agree that there aren't enough hours on a Deadstein night. We all must munch but I think we should find a way to not have it take more than 45 min I enjoyed the high time, 1/2 step. Nice Night

    LB :)


    Name: Menaker
    Date: 13 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Dare I say, 6:30 to 11:00 with the break beginning at 8:45? Everyone is there already, there's just some taboo about starting to prepare to start before 7:00. Extend the hours and keep the food!


    Name: Larry G.
    Date: 13 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Being the one who travel the furthest from work to a jam, I can get there most of the time early enough to be prepared to start at 6:30. Let's do it. I doubt Dennis will mind, we just cannot go up to Menaker's office to waste time prior to the jam. Eating a little earlier may also help relieve so of the pain we all must go through as we sleep with 3 lbs. of deli meat in our stomachs. Can't wait for Tuesday.


    Name: SCOTT
    Date: 13 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Brilliant suggestions from all !! I'm all for 6:30 - 11:00 possible eats b/4 jam , 8:45 eats ok too (but to a min) sounds like kevy and the gind are hooked on the kind food offerings? got to go put my kids to sleep. until then keep thinking. S.G.


    Name: KEVIN
    Date: 14 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Play, eat & be freaky.


    Name: Menaker
    Date: 14 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Play: 6:30 Eat: 8:45 Be Freaky (2nd set): 9:45

    To be more specific.......


    Name: larry b
    Date: 14 Nov 1996

    Comments

    Play eat and be freaky I'm in!!!!


    Name: SCOTT
    Date: 14 Nov 1996

    Comments

    AND THE PLAY,EAT AND BE FREAKY WINS BY OVERWELMING RESPONSE.CONGRATULATIONS.SEE YOU AT 6:30 FOR THE P.E.F. FEST.


    Name: Larry G
    Date: 16 Nov 1996

    Comments

    That's pretty funny Scott!


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    Comments

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     Half Time Food:

    Word has it we are going to Katz's Deli. I have no problems with that. Scott and Larry M. orchestrated a brilliant trip to the best pastrami in the world., or at least the best I have tasted. We ate big, well worth a Brokedown Palace. Pastrami, corned-beef and brisket were the sandwiches of choice. Hot Dogs and a bucket o' kraut abound. The potatoes were nice. The french fries are deli style steak fries, but in their grease-laden paper bags they have a romantic crunch that goes along way. The big surprise was the quality of the kinish. The order wasn't without its flaws. To start, the lack of brown gravy made the mounds of brisket just a little more difficult to swallow. In addition, the pickles were left on the counter and were definitely missed.
     
    Dr. Brown made his presence known but was accompanied by Grape sodas and others. The only Snapples that made their appearance in the room were frozen pink lemonade push-ups which were so clutchly purchased by Jonathan. In addition, a chocolate cake a Raisenettes were good to eat during the first set.

    Weather:

    It is cold outside. I bet it's okay inside. I was wrong. I was cold inside. We bundled up in extra layers but not cold enough to warrant the kerosene jet heater. It was cold but in a few weeks we will be wishing we were in cold like tonight.

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