Jam – 2010-11-22 – Carroll’s

This week was the always difficult Thanksgiving week in which to squeeze a jam out.  It’s like taking a dump after eating too much Thanksgiving stuffing and potatoes without salad and asparagus, if you get me drift.  With the Allman Brothers at the Roseland, we knew Scott was not going to be around for the second week in a row.  Not to fret, pardon that drummer joke, we were able to get Bayside Russell in to do the proverbial squeeze and fill the throne.  I personally hadn’t done that since that  morning, but that’s my own sickness. Russell did a great job drumming, he really gives us an authentic Dead drumming attitude.

Kevin was back in the saddle and ready to jam and was quite bummed that he got saddle sores from the not well done Been All Around the World.  I think we made it up with a pretty good rendition of the Cats directly thereafter.  Hot off a version by Further at the Garden the night before, we did the full Weather Report Suite, sans the prelude.  I recall a real nice transition into the Let it Grow which was exciting and worked more smoothly than any other one I was a part of, so. kudos to everyone.

Next Time You See Me was nice when Alan broke out the harp. That’s harmonica for all you noobs out there, I mean “new-bes” for all you non-geeks out there.  Back to the harp, I’m never ready for it, don’t have it on my mind, but there it is, shocking me every time I hear it. The sound of it brings me back to those old tapes and Pigpen versions.  Cool stuff and he plays it so it sounds right on.  At that moment, the harmonica is the most authentic sounding instrument in the room.  Okay enough droning on about droning on.  I won’t drone no more, maybe that’s I will drone no more.  How about, I won’t drone more? So give it listen at the links below, enjoy the Thanksgiving and get set for some joyous Deadstein fun closing out the rest of 2010.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scott
    Nov 24, 2010 @ 18:36:28

    Hot from the Allman Brothers & Govt Mule show…..
    “It’s not my drone to bear” Drone somebody wrong,

  2. Alan W.
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 16:57:03

    I wasn’t going to listen to this because it was not happening for me at the time. It was one of those nights when you get preoccupied with your tone and hours later it still feels like a struggle. Plus I wasn’t thrilled with the dongs, after the previous week’s energetic playing of our best stuff, and hearing that Bob & Phil had played all the most classic Dead tunes. All that being said, I was pleasantly surprised by these recordings. They are clearer that most of Rich’s recent MP3s with no over-modulation, and the mix was more to my liking, though Larry and the piano could have been louder. Finally there was some suprsingly good interplay. Check out the middle of Bird Song.

  3. Alan W.
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 17:00:04

    Err.. “songs” that is
    I should turn off the auto-correct on this darn iPhone.

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