|Next Jam: Wednesday
- There is much naches going on and I don't know
where to start. Well let's start with the best.
That is the big birthday show. No
not for me, your humble narrator who reached a
ripe old age of 34 on June 23rd, but for the
Menaker's new little lamb Phoebe Walker. Born on
the 20th and already used to Daddy jamming with
Deadstein during the week.
- Jamming with Deadstein is the other great news.
Because when a door closes on Ganesvoort Street
an new door is opened on 38th. It lets us start
our own "He Man Women Haters Club" at
the Interior of William Weiss. The new Deadstein
clubhouse will bring us into the new millenium.
This is where we will get our act together,
mature and reach a level only dreamed of by mere
- The whole band was there for a powerful night. A
continuation of the power Deadstein style.
- Considering we got a late start, because the door
was bolted shut and Larry M. was late, it's
amazing we played the entire setlist as written.
The key was we ate small from a terrible
Shish-Ka-bob place somewhere that served tough
rat. Scott and Larry went out for it while
waiting for Larry M. He showed, we ate whatever
we could and got going about 8:00 p.m.
- Dennis wasn't around but there were some subtle
signs that movement from Ganesvoort will occur.
- Moskowitz hung out for quite a while enjoying
that last remnants of his very own personal Dead
Band. He's been around to witness our evolution
- Johnny Spill-Boy was there spilling as usual. He
sacrificed a Ramble on Rose to get us our due
drinks. Now that is etiquette which cannot be
said about Kevin's lovely friends. We should make
Kevin's other friends go out and serve us. He
trained Johnny so well.
- Larry M. commented several times how nice the
setlist was. Since it was my Birthday show I made
the setlist and it was a beauty and made for a
great night. I told you, "humble
- With all this
talk of a nice setlist, I thought the Not Fade
opener would be an easy song to get going on.
While it really got us going, I had trouble with
the sound during it. There was a real muddy feel
to the room. I'll attribute a bit of it to the
fans that were blowing the sound away and I don't
mean the two Johnny's.
- We transitioned pretty nicely into the Minglewood
and like the NFA, it was quite powerful. A strong
beginning to a serious night of substantial
- Devil slowed us down a bit, still
"dynamic" talk going on and the Devil
gives us an opportunity to "exorcise"
it. I'm not saying we did and, in actuality,
anyone can dynamcize a Devil, well maybe not
Kevin, but it's during a Minglewood that would
show a commitment to the concept. I don't think
we are too committed.
- Mexicali started a bit rough. We caught our
stride by the 2nd verse. Sprinted in good form up
to the home stretch when we saw the tape we
pushed a bit too much, stumbled a bit, but
managed to cross the line on top. Too bad this
refers to a Mexicali and not a Race Is On.
- The highlight of the Ramble On Rose was the
climatic singing toward the end of the song,
"Good Bye Mama and Papa . . . " where
Johnny bestowed upon us his version of
caution/feedback as he deep throated the
- We took a little break before the Passenger and
Larry B. was tempted to blow it off when we
resumed. It's good that we didn't because it was
hot and powerful. Almost perfectly done and not
to play it would have set a bad precedent that
would not have enabled us to complete the
- The Help Slip Stranger was to be the peak of the
first set. The Help had it's moments, good and
bad but Larry B. was able to pull of the
transition into the Stranger. As usual it was
- Larry went right into the Bertha and it was a
kick and a great way to end the first set. A very
happy note and a classic Deadstein easy song.
- There was no real halftime. Johnny ran for a few
yodels and drinks for a 15 minute break and we
resumed about 10:10.
- We ate the disgusting Greek Rat-Ka-Bobs before
the jam. While it wasn't good, the timing was.
- The so call baklava and other shit for dessert
was awful. Periclese would have never paid
dracmas for that at the agora.
- Playing was nice, the song was fair but the jam
was fun as usual. If you can't play a Playin' you
can't be playin' in a band.
- Wheel was pretty tight. I think it was about the
Wheel that Kevin started losing it. I think we
had a nice transition into the Wheel
- The Going Down the Road was a challenge. We
played hard, all night, didn't take a break and
in the 100 degree room, it was getting tiring. My
left hand was almost spasming. I was finding it
difficult to grip the guitar.
- The Dew gave us a break. It had a good first
lead, good climb into it. The second lead was
lethargic for a while then abruptly put into high
gear to peak out the lead. Who is complaining?
- Sat Night was fair
- Baby Blue was nice to end the night on. It's
touching sentiments are always a great way to
leave a venue.
- It was really hot. A sweat bath, but
it can get worse.