Jam – 2011-03-23 – Carroll’s

Spring is here and so is the snow, but it wasn’t falling hard enough to stop the train wreck we call Deadstein.  We got there kind of early, got into some iPad based Youtube jams through the PA, how things have changed in 20 years.  While listening to a Dancing in the Streets we somehow got inspired and pulled into playing it right out of YouTube version.  It was Furthur I believe.  It was a good technique to get us going for the rest of the night’s music.  We didn’t have a set-list or a plan this week, so that stalled us a bit.  I think I’m going to try to walk into every jam with a strategy from here on to keep us focused and moving in a positive direction.

Alan walked into the studio during the end of Dancing in the Streets and we were set to go on for the rest of the night. We worked a tad on the Wake Up Little Susie this week, which we introduced last week, and that was a nice surprise. We did the same thing with the entire Terrapin Suite and that also showed some improvement and level of comfort. The Terrapin was a big end to the first set that included a big Let It Grow into the Terrapin.

Always tough to get the same results in the second set after pooping out after the first.  In any case, we played with tenacity all the way through midnight.  Trying to keep the song selection short and fast.

May be it was the never ending mouth of Scott Bayer that showed up at 11:30 to play his new beaded coconut, or what ever he has, that kept us going through the finish line.  One thing he did have was a big bag of Bachman’s popcorn which was a major distraction toward the end of the night.  Let us not forget the Tequila and limes Scott brought and the large value cookies now available in the vending machines.  In the world of Deadstein, these are high value benefits.

To listen to the music that we made on this night go to the MP3 links below:



Until we freak again.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KEVIN
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 20:53:54

    Deadstein’s pain / pleasure ratio is mathematically impossible.

  2. Scott
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 09:34:48

    At least we’re enjoying the ride!

  3. dave schwartz
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 23:37:27

    hello old friends … wow 30 yrs since 3-9-81 MSG .. i was at that show .. and speakinjg of anniversary’s doesn’t Deadstein have a big one coming up .. if there are festivities I want in .. if not I’d love to stop by sometime to say hey and catch up

  4. KEVIN
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 07:27:26

    Really Dave Schwartz?!?! What a pleasant suprise. Actually, 20 years was last October and you were thought of and nostolgized. Please do come visit – Ramrod can have a second kit set- up in minutes. Wednesday this week. Kevin@deadstein.com

  5. Larry G.
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 17:22:00

    Great to hear from you Dave, it would be better to play with you. It’s been too long.

  6. Scott
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 21:20:47

    Dave, it would be great to see you. Don’t forget the family pics.

  7. dave schwartz
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 21:58:59

    no,no,no I think it was 20 years ago in april that we first got those fresh hot donuts right out of the fryer from the place near gansvoordt street … but the 20 anniversary of the first jam is also a good one … I’d love to come and play i’ll let you know when i can make it.

  8. KEVIN
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 16:33:20

    OK, let’s see…he used the word “love” – Kindness:check.
    He said “Hello old friends” – Friendship:check.
    He made a food joke – Comedy:check.
    According to the Deadstein formula there is only one thing missing….

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