Thursday, May 1, 1997
- This was Deadstein's annual Pesach jam. A night
to celebrate the proverbial bitter herb. Kevin's
setlist includes many of the symbolic references
that have been on the minds of Jews during this
time of the year. In addition there are many new
symbolic references including Richie Haven's
"Freedom" and the bondage of women
hog-tied. What do you want he's Kevin. The
setlist spells out Deadstein and and something
Freaks in phonetic Hebrew.
- There we no guests, visitors or even Dennis. Bill
and the Pizza man were the only ones there
besides the core five.
- I continued to use Kevin's phaser box but I had
less respect for it tonight.
- I setup the knobs on Larry' amp for him. I wonder
how he liked it.
- Alabama Getaway into Greatest Story had a
excellent transition even though I jumped
the gun a bit. The Getaway was played
well and the greatest Story was pretty
flawless and comfortable.
- Sailor/Saint seemed like a trouble but we
deserve credit for getting through it
with a bit of class and a good
transition. The Sailor was correct in
structure and well played, We had a
powerful Saint but over music
interpretations of the verses still needs
some work. The jam built to a nice
- Loose Lucy had a nice and easy groove to
- El Paso was well done, without the
frantic pace and feel that has been
associated with the way we usually play
that song. It had a relaxed feel that
made it so easy to play it was almost
- Lazy River Road, like the El Paso, was
well played but was also a tad boring.
- I think the Picasso Moon was well played.
The ending jam a a few extra bars during
the C#m as I did not explicitly call for
the shift in the jam. That's okay because
it was pretty good.
- We had a slight break prior to the
Birdsong which was interrupted at the end
by the arrival of our favorite Pizza Man
from Memphis Trio. This preempted the
Promised Land which was listed to close
the first set.
Trio was the Main Course. A sausage and meatball
pizza was the order. It was Wednesday and not up
to Tuesday standards. It was too saucy and was
slippery. Some say it was due to unexpected
expectorant from the meatballs.. It wasn't the
worst thing even though it sent Kevin down.
- Two meatball parms and a tough veal parm. I had a
salad to round it out. While the Pizza and subs
were fair the salad dressing drenched the lettuce
better than ever.
- Dr. Peppers and Grape Snapples were the drinks.
- Passover food brought in by Scott included
mandall bread and chocolate covered matzo
brittle. It was very good. Kevin drank a bottle
of Manischevitz grape syrup flavored wined by
himself. It added to his eventual problems.
- There were no desserts.
- Due to time constraints we skipped the Here Comes
- The second set, as usual, lacked passion. I think
Kevin's inability to burp the disgust he consumed
added to this.
- Larry abandoned the Truckin' singing half way
through the song leaving it to me and I was not
mentally prepared to sing it and it showed.
- I think all their songs of the second set were
- Kevin was passed out for the first two-thirds of
the Johnny B. Goode.
It was very comfortable in the
room. Weather was not a factor