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Laura Cohen Birthday Party
Jericho, New York

First Set

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Playing next week is Thursday and its a big night.


There is something freaky about Laura Cohen parties, Deadstein and cicadas because they had a lot to do with a freaky summer party in Massapequa on May 25, 1992 (Read about it hear) when they were in season if you remember and had little to do with this 30th Birthday Party accept we did see one or two. When I got home, after the whole long day to post this setlist and write up, I opened one of my gig bags that had my DAT player to listen to the party while writing this and a giant cicada jumped out of the bag at me.  Pretty scary stuff once again for a someone in  his bedroom at 2:30 in the morning.  I let out a scream like you can't believe.  I flushed in down the toilet too quickly, I should have scanned it.   At least Scott scanned the evening and he needs to E-mail me a few digital shots ASAP for the webpage.

It was a cool party.  Laura and Ian threw a classic.   Great food, drinks, lighting!!! and music.  Took care of the neighbors and hosted the largest assembly of Deadstein to play out without a peep from the cops.   Larry got the fiberglass insulation going behind the drums and voila.  We were blowing fuses early on in pre-jam testing, having trouble getting the PA amp juiced up but after it all, the sound system worked great. Very comfortable.  I don' think Paul fed back once.  I had a nice squeal when I first plugged the POD in.  I only used it for one song and went straight into the Twin.  Sounded great.  Trister had to go to 10 on his, I only had to go to 5.5.  It's usually the other way around.   Well, I wasn't getting shocked.

Scott deserves yeoman credit for once again hosting us at WWI and having to put up with us and the responsibilities that entails.  He got the van going.  Did the load in with Dave, Rich and Johnny.  I wish I could have been there for the load in but was glad to do the load out.  It went very quick and well.  

The gig was a lot of work on a very hot sweaty day.  In the middle of a hot, hazy heat wave, we had a hot day but a night filled with nice breezes and no threat of rain.  Always hot and sweaty, but it added to the atmosphere.   Speaking of atmosphere, we had Pauly Pos to Pos it up the music and he sounded better than ever.  I'm listening to the Eyes as I type and heard the hot Pos second jam and wish we would have the PA system in stereo, I could only imagine what that would of sounded like.  The tape sounds great and has nice proper separation.  You hear everything so well.  What you hear is a Larry --> Andy Music jam that's too good.

All the stuff aide about the party the food, music heat, traffic, grandma, pregnancy, Deadstein played some pretty hot stuff.  All the no rehearsal we do really paid off.   We played to solidly precisely which was an accomplishment considering we plaid sweaty drenching wet.  Andy was getting shocks and breaking strings.  Almost every songs was well plaid, few points of lethargy or losing anything.  The ones that come to mind are Scarlet / Estimated transition but we pulled through nicely.  The end of Eyes just died instead of playing through to the next song.  Accept for these few blemishes the jams are all good.  Sound is perfect in the mix.  Larry did a great job carrying all the vocals for the night.

It was good to get back next to Kevin, we rocked.  I know Larry fears him.  I heard some really good Dave drumming during the Franklins.  We did the end of the Scarlet twice during the night, which is odd, after the scarlet and the fire.

Once again, to close, a great party.  Best of luck to Laura and Ian on the house, baby and the rest.  Great to see Paul, Michelle, Steele.   There were many other guests, almost all I didn't know but they put up with us and and few even genuinely liked us.  Including Grandma.


General Comments

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Name: Larry G.
Date: 8/1/99
Time: 9:17:52 PM


For anyone who maybe asking, I think the tape sounds pretty darn good. Very clear, open, not too many messups if any. Let's see if I can do the samething with the CD.

Name: dave s
Date: 8/2/99
Time: 1:45:52 AM


i just flew in from the party and boy are my arms freakin killing me......24 hrs later and i can hardly muster the energy to type.......a big thanks to LAURA AND IAN thank you thank you thank you, great Deadstein a good name for a baby.....a special thanks to Grandma, who unbeknownst to her, i was using her foot tapping to set the beat....did i mention i cant move my arms because of the pain...good thing i live above the pharmacy, hey paulie i'll let you know what i took so you can write me the script....its actually quite amazing that we play so well without "practicing", but it sounded great from where i sat and i'm sure its even better on tape/cd....see ya thursday.

Name: Ramrod
Date: 8/2/99
Time: 9:02:01 AM


OK Everythimg is in, downstairs and ready for set up for THURSDAY. YES THURSDAY!!! Many thanks to Ian & Laura for a great, great day.I think everyone had a blast. That Pos can sure blow..... The video came out real nice. I only wish I would have given someone the responsibility to pan the camera. Not that watching Kev, Dave, Trister,& Pos is that bad, but some great sounds were coming from near by, and were NOT captured on film. You will be able to see some still shots shortly. Mr. Brotman was kind enough to offer to run copies of the video for whoever wants. Thanks DEADSTEIN ROCK'S JERICHO !!!

Name: larry brent
Date: 8/2/99
Time: 7:40:20 PM


Nice Night, Nice Playin, Nice Neighbors, Nice Pos, Nice Pix, Nice Mobility of Deadstein. Thanks To Laura and Ian, we couldn't ask for better hosts. Can't wait to hear those discs.

Name: pos
Date: 8/3/99
Time: 2:08:14 PM


All I have to say is WOW!! There just isn't anything like Deadstein and I doubt there ever will be. Like diamonds in the rough, the band shines thru the moist summer air and bounces rays of light off the corners of your soul. I'm still coming down off the incredible high I experienced only days ago. It all seems so surreal in retrospect but the bruise on my lip and the chip in my reed tell me that it did indeed occur. I want to thank in no particular order Kevin, Scott, the Larrys, Dave, Rich, and Andy for a %110 effort that payed off with huge dividends. There were so many 'moments' during the night; it was incredible. I think I wet myself during the China>Rider too. With almost of decade of jamming under your belt, Deadstein is a serious force to reckon with and last Saturday proved it. Thanks for all your hard work getting the equipment to the gig and your unbridled enthusiasm in playing all night. I can honestly say, it was one of the best nights with Deadstein for me. With all that said, Gin, I REALLY would LOVE a CD of the night. It would be a cherised item in my music collection. Also, Brot, if you're spinnin' copies of the video I would also LOVE to get a copy as well. It would make my year. Well it goes to show the magic that fajitas, margaritas, and musical mayhem can create.

Please mail CD and video to: Paul Cohen 11122 Conifer Mountain Road Conifer, CO 80433


Name: scott
Date: 8/4/99
Time: 1:35:04 PM


is everyone finished talking up this party or what? We will all get to re live it tommorrow via video & h.q. cd, and most of all our Thursday JAM. QUOTE OF THE DAY(An Early arrival makes for an early start) Makes sense huh. P.S. Manny's Music was sold to Sam Ash . ( today's times)

Name: Trister
Date: 8/5/99
Time: 9:45:34 AM


Well I'm back from Fla & trying to clear my schedule so I can make it tonight. Can't make any promises but I'm trying...I have to blow off my girlfriend and a squash game so I won't be making any friends; but I love deadstein.

Name: Jordan Wiener
Date: 8/6/99
Time: 11:00:36 AM


Hey Larry, What are the chances of me getting my hands on the party cd's..Just spoke to Andy and he said the sound good. I could send you cd's of money. Let me know what you think. here is my e-mail

Deadstein rules

later Weenz

Name: sam
Date: 7/29/00
Time: 9:23:37 AM


hihihi.... i want more picture's please!

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