Wednesday, April 23, 1997
- The was only the core five in
the room. No guests, no Johnny, very little
Dennis, and for the warm-up, no Larry B who
scadattles in after a long late day. For two
weeks in a row it's lead to a song without him.
In all due respect to Larry, I've been loving it
because I can spread my wings a bit.
- I used Kevin's phase box for a
second week. The box sounds good but it's filled
with fraudulence because it's the box that sounds
good and not me. I'll get sick of it soon enough.
- I think the room sounds nice,
real comfortable and open yet the jamming is
powerful. I like Larry 's. minimal setup.
- In planning out the set, Kevin
listed to Roosevelt Statdium 1976 for song
selection as well as tempo. He wrote the tempo of
the first five or six songs and and he tapped
them into his little tiny metronome and more. I
think he felt okay although I saw Larry M. had
all sorts of problems with it. I actually like
the use of it. I could get into it. Kevin was
tapping in the two tempos/beats, whatever, of the
two drummers and trying to coordinate Scott and
- As you can tell by the
difference in the Kevin's original setlist to
what was played, the was a slight mutiny in the
room against Kevin, especially in the seconds
set. The IMHBTR -> Ship of was was un called
for and the wrong number. We substituted them
with the China Doll and two extra songs.
week I was watching
the Knick Bull game while writing the set and
predicted the Knicks blowing a 10 point lead in
the fourth quarter and losing . This is just to
tell you I was right.
- The Victim was fair I guess
but during the final jam I just let loose. I had
the phase helping make the mistakes sound good, I
had the amp all juiced up and let it rip. It's
fun stuff, even though in all reality it really
sucks because I don't have the hands or mind to
pull off a real lead.
- The Minglewood was really
strong. It was a locamotive and it barreled
through the air. That magic box certainly helped
be. And they call a capo a cheater.
- Big River was also very
strong, just very well played, steady moving
tempo that had authority behind it.
- Kevin described the Peggy-O as
a gallop along a wooded riding trail. Larry M.
agreed and it was nice a relaxing.
- She Belongs to Me had a fast
tempo, yet it was quiet and was therefore a
challenge but we pulled it off.
- Because we anticipated Larry's
B's late arrival we planned to eat before and
only snack at halftime.
- I was supposed to pick up
cheeseburgers, cold as they would have been, but
Morristown construction traffic precluded that.
- That's okay, Scotts-O to the
rescue. He comes in with the falafel and baklava.
It wasn't his fault the falafel was gross.
Someone should teach those people about animals.
- I went for half-time snacks
including cheese cake, of the cakes, doodles and
chips. I had a hickey chicken on a roll. It was
tough to stomach that falafel.
- We didn't get the NFA or Other
One on tape because the levels were turned down
to 0. It's too bad cause I did new and different
jamming during the Other One.
- I'll let some one else comment
on the second set.
It was very
comfortable in the room but was raining a bit outside for
the way home.