Jam – 2011-02-10 – Carroll’s

The first week in February showed no mercy on the cold front as ice and snow still dominate the landscape.  Fortunately, there was nothing going on at Terminal 5 so we were able to get the good parking spots for an easy entry into Carroll’s.  Scott, Rich, Kevin and I all arrived at the same time.  We were playing in one of the larger studios and our caring little Carroll’s techie hooked Rich up with his own monitor this week.  I’m sure that made a big difference to Rich’s take on the situation.

Fettuccine Alfredo Wikler, was having trouble with his delay and the spaghetti that was his effects setup so he eventually yanked the delay out of the loop.  Also joining us was Jeff Blues or Chocolate Boy wielding two leather guitar gig bags toting an ES-335 and a 63 Strat that was beat up and played like nothing else.  I was able to check it out during the Birdsong.  One word that would describe the experience to me was, “intimate,”  and that may have been solely based on his recently refretted neck which wasn’t original so who knows? There were no other guests that showed up during the night.  Just us chickens.

Alan suggested the China Cat –> Hey Pocky Way which is a great alternate to Rider since we don’t do it well and typically drags, so that was cool and unusual.  Speaking of dragging, we played the Cumberland for the second week in a row and tried to keep it peppie.  Likewise, the Big River was also a better than usual attempt.  Can’t say the same about the Terrapin, which with all its rust could get out of the box, the lateness of the night may have had something to do with it.  Kind of the same thing with the Music.  Still it’s nothing to revolt over since there are bigger fish to fry.

In the world, the Egyptian Revolution just about turned a corner this week so what is to transpire is still a well connect Grateful Dead mystery.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alan W.
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 18:24:19

    It must be noted for posterity that, in an efficient use of our time, Larry made good use of Kevin’s dormant Modulus bass while he took a break to play lead, rhythm and some bass lines on Watchtower, while Jeff channeled Hendrix with some hot solos. I laid down a lead of my own but should have known better as such material plays to Jeff’s strengths and mine sounded anemic by comparison, though out of that context may have been respectable. Larry also got his hands on Jeff’s Fender but I’m not sure what track if any made it into the MP3 file.

  2. lgindoff
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 22:20:36

    It was the Birdsong I played the 63 Strat on. The bass is fun but anemic compared to Kevy. Sorry for grossing up the neck.

  3. Alan W.
    Feb 16, 2011 @ 17:16:24

    As one of you borrowed and revised from Bill Graham, “we’re not the best at what we do, but at least we do it!”

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