Jam:Thursday, June 5, 1997
- We had our two little drummer boys
back as a team for the first time in quite a
while. It was good to play with them all.
- Still no Rich Brotman. I can
still not verify he is alive.
- The night was dedicated to Bob
Dylan who is in the hospital with a serious heart
problem. We wish the best for him a played a
night of many Dylan songs ending with the most
appropriate Knockin on Heaven's Door.
- No Dennis
- We started just a bit late as
I was setting up Larry's security, login and
printing services on his network. I hop it is
working for him.
- We took some electronic
pictures of the band to get some for the web
page. Look for more cartoons in the future like
this one of Kevin.
and especially I had some trouble getting into
the hang of the Help on the Way, I had a few
sound tweaking to do at the beginning. By the
time we reached the Slipknot! we settled into a
groove that had a groove that led somewhere. It
was an exciting, complex contained yet free.
- The Estimated had an
unexciting and contained jam. It was relaxing and
had a groove to go back to. You went back to it
so much you never left it. Kevin and I definitely
synched during it. It was a shame it didn't do
into a song and we stopped it.
- Twist of Fate boogies in a
quite way. we played it in a way that had a bop
to it and was not a drudgery whatsoever.
- Peggy-O, Queen Jane, Love Each
Other and She Belongs to Me all bopped along and
were fun. Peggy-O and Love Each Other we open and
accessible to try things out. The Queen Jane and
She Belongs to Me we played and forced rhythms
and tempo's, IMHO.
Throated was excited at the end, we thought it
would be food time and would have to blow off the
Tangled Up in Blue but I started it right out of
the Black Throated Wind. While it took some
effort to get every one joining in, including a
long drop of Kevin's Book. I found the song not
accessible. One appropriate thing I was thinking
of while playing it was the Flourent meal we were
about to eat and the line from it saying
"She was turning burgers on the stove
and offered by a pipe,
I thought you'd never say hello she said you look
like the silent type,
Then she opened up a book of poems and offered it
Written by an Italian poet from the 14th century
. . .
When ever I heard this verse it always reminded
me of a bistro that is the Flourent.
The only song
that wasn't played from Kevin's set list was
Touch of Grey. This was a bummer for Johnny since
he was very happy with the last one we played.
- Flourent was taken care of by
Jonathan with great expertise and caring. Well
done, except for Kevy's burger which wasn't.
- I had the rare skirt steak.
First of all I recommend it highly. Perfectly
cooked, tender, juicy beyond belief and coated
with plenty of salty flavor. It came with string
beans that looked disappointing but in great
Flourent fashion, the were great in their own
- Johnny had a the NY strip and
seemed a tad bit disappointed with his selection.
- The rest had cheese burgers the looked good.
- Mashed potatoes and fries. We
had about two orders left over. We may leave
fries over but at least it gives us the freedom
the eat them with great selectivity. Savory the
crunchy ones and knowing you have enough to put a
soggy one or two on the side.
- Pickles deserve a special
mention because they were as good as they get,
Garlicky, half-sours and everyone's a sap for not
- NO DRINKS! Just a few left
over sips. We were all to lazy to go to the
- Dessert was only pecan pies,
filled with whisky. It may be the first time
since this web stuff got started that we had no
prefabricated types of cake products that we all
know and love. Someone may want to research that
- I think the
second set was better than the first. It was
played with more spirit and veracity
- The Quinn was surprisingly
good. We kept a good groove going throughout the
- The Miracle was powerful. I
even hit a note, almost while singing it.
- Wheel and Watchtower were
fair. I had a little trouble hearing Larry during
it when he turned on the heavy metal effects box.
Add some gain to that thing! We had a few minor
rhythmic hiccups during the Watchtower.
- The Knockin was really nice,
played sensitively and effectively.
- There was no
significant weather to speak of.
- It was a comfortable spring