- Coffee Boy Mitch proudly sits in on
the giant bass drum for Larry M. It's big and
bright due to the great Deadstein light show.
- No guests whatsoever showed
- Johnny's SM58 was very
unclutch in that it didn't work at all. Good
thing he has his receipts and stuff because it
shouldn't break yet. It's only 3 weeks old. God
knows, Dennis' SM58's must have been 25 years
old. I felt bad for him.
- Kevin, never one to miss a jam
lightly, toughed it out one day after getting out
of back surgery.. Due to the surgery, he played
sitting down all night.
- Larry Brent had the
"Rent-a-Wreck" brown van that didn't
look like it was going to make it down the road
after the jam yet alone to Kevin's for a short
bivwack prior to picking up some furniture.
- Johnny seemed pretty sleepy
and a bit bummed throughout the night. I suspect,
in My Dr. Joy Brown sort of way, it is over
dissatisfaction with the weakness of the PA
coupled with the mic failure. He was able to use
my mic, but it didn't work either due to great
shortage of gain.
- It felt good that I was able
to go bookless almost the whole night.
- Sugaree was nice and quiet,
under control and probably not all that hot and
powerful. That is not to say it wasn't good. It's
may have been just a little boring.
- El Paso moved and didn't
seemed forced. I tried to play more Jerry notes
that usually and in the process found that I had
no problem getting up on the back of the song and
ride and play away in the da-a-a-a-r-r-r-k
between the notes and the chords. For that reason
it was fun. We had a great ending to it.
- Loser was very well played.
The song was flawless and in the words of Emril
Lagosse, we stepped it up a notch for the lead,
exhibited great power and capped the lead off
with a together "Last Fare Deal."
- Walking Blues had a groove, I
had a pretty cool lead and tried the true fadeout
at the end by Larry B. would have no part of it.
- Althea was good, it was strong
during the leads and sensitive during the verses.
It ended abruptly and in a most interesting
- Black Throated Wind had the
great jam at the end of it but I couldn't hear
myself sing. I know it's the way you all want it
but, eh, give me a break. It's hard enough.
- The Stardust Dine-O-Mat shall
be "Dinner-Non-Gratta" or
"Dine-No-More" because that place has
broken the golden rule. You can't suck 2 times in
- I pulled the order off, they
didn't miss a thing and we had it set up for a
9:00 p.m. delivery. It was there exactly on time
and did enable us to play a nice full second set.
- The place was a tease in the
worse way. The first meal from August 6,
1997 was so
spectacular and to sink to the lows experienced
this night was surprising. Johnny, knew the deal
because when I first suggested we were going to
go there he seemed shocked and dismayed. In the
end, he only got mashed potatoes and gravy. I
assume those were okay.
- I attempted, for the last
time, the match the BLT of lore but it was not to
be. As a matter of fact, this sandwich looked at
you in the eye and said "Sap!" It was
- That was almost acceptable
because I went for the meatloaf as a backup.
After all, any dinner worth it's name in neon
serves an adequate meatloaf. You take the
cardboard top off the round aluminum serving disk
and you are faced with a chunk of dried, spicy
meat-byproduct that was actually branded. The
worst part about it was it also called you a
- The fries were soggy.
- The shredded vegetables were
- The pickled were garlicless
and tasted like soap.
- The garlic bread had the
texture of yuck.
- On the good
side, everyone said their burgers were great.
Even the burgers were mocking me.
- We had no dessert. A fitting
goodbye to a great disappointment.
- I brought in several cases of
coke and a cooler of ice. I think we all drank
too much Coke.
- If someone happens to remember
a corkscrew, there is a bottle of wine down
- The first few songs of
the first set were calm and peaceful but
we were nice a roudy by the second set.
- Casey Jones was
ordinary but well done.
- The Same Thing was
powerful. I was very loud on it, and
- Cumberland really
moved, had several grooves and never
really flubbed whatsoever.
- The Lazy River Road
was mapped on the marker board almost
completely and was sweet.
- A Taster's Choice was
the Terrapin Station. The so called
"Maritime Jam" was our coolest
ever. Not the sweetest but the most
- Standing on the Moon
was very hot, well done and Larry even
took a little liberty on an extended jam
toward the end of the song. A minor
explosion before the eruption.
- Not Fade was a nice
closer, prepapring me for a nice ride
home. A Good night over all.
- It was beautiful
as usual in the room.