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1/7/2010

Carroll's 55th Street - New decade and new problems

First jam of the new year, the new decade and it had an ominous beginning. A few weeks ago we reported on a new book and for 2010 Kevin is sporting a new look.  A bout with bell's paulsey gave him an asymetric countenance that didn't bother him as as much as it bothered us.  In any case, like a trooper he was there to jam come hell or high water. The funny thing about the picture is that his bad side looks better than his good side. 

Me on the other hand was bouting an onslaught of gout and my right ankle was swollen and asking for mercy which I wasn't really giving it.  Hobbling in on crutches from a block away, Levon Helm was at Terminal 5 next door, didn't help the matter any bit.  I was distracted with fallout from it all night, finding it difficult to loosen it's grip on me.  It took the Dark Star jam to do that.  Unfortunately, I stood for that whole thing and I was jelly for the rest of the night.  Well worth the agony as it's Saturday as I write this posting and I am almost able to walk again and should be fine for the next jam, which I eagerly look forward to. 

Alan was playing Bobby this week once again, stepping up through the decade's gate, and also percerveering after fighting his own illness to get to the Deadstein jam which was beckoning.  Fortunately Scott had excess energy and excitement to get the jam after missing several while relaxing in beautiful Hawaii.  Rich also seemed fine, as did Scott Bayer, our only guest.  So three up and three down I guess that averages it all out.  The bongo playing by Scott was exceptional this week. 

So you see the song list below and 17 songs or so is pretty good considering the circumstances.  I recall the first 5 being a disaster for me personally, I was having significant stomach issues which I don't want to get into to goory details,  so I dread listening to them but I did give the  middle of the set a listen and while there were some lost opportunities, minor details in the overall scope of it all, I have to be happy with what I heard.  I look forward to playing when we are healthy.  As long as we all recover, which will happen, the opportunities will blossum, the details will take care of themselves and this decade will open up a new beginning.  So I say and hope. 

The songs are down below, give them a listen, if you must.  

http://www.deadstein.com/audio/01-07-10/ 

One final thing, I really suggest the Adam Carolla podcast and all his other endevours, which are many and entertaining, for anyone interested in a good time.  Check it out and Get It On!  Subscribe in iTunes or give a listen at your desk.  Funny Stuff!!!!  I can't recommend it enough.  Mahalo.