Jam – 2012-02-08 – Carroll’s

Back in Carroll’s this week with the entire band back in tow.  It seems more difficult than usual to get our schedules in synch, but this Wednesday we were in such synchronicity.  With this jam on the eve of the release of the Jerry Garcia Song Book, version 8 we were being pulled by its influence throughout the night.

The Money Honey was a repeat from last week and felt even better with Rich helping out of the piano.  Though it wasn’t recorded, the Far From Me is in the new book and Rich, Scott and I worked our way through it for a first in Deadstein history.  It’s hard but the write up works and should be a fun song to play. Additionally, the King Bee as a coherent, entire song was also a Deadstein’s first.  The Eminence Front, also a first, and the He Ain’t Give You None was played with the same type of coherency that accompanies the release of a new book.  By the way, the books have arrived at my house and are big and beautiful.  Can’t wait to distribute them.

There were some good parts of normal songs including the Stranger to open and a Jack-A-Roe that felt really good.  We had problems with other songs, such as the Let It Grow which I tried to interject a little Tommy Captain Walker jamming in when it seem to fall apart.  It just made everything worse.

Overall, it was a pretty good night, playing my Strat I felt comfortable in my touch on the guitar and having one of Carroll’s Fuch’s Black-Face treatment of the Fender Reverb really makes the guitar sound good.  Kevin wasn’t so fortunate as his main power amp kept blowing fuses as it overheated. He switched amps out and was good to go for the closing of the night.

In the world, my successful run of posting on Sundays did lead the Giants to their 4th franchise Superbowl, so maybe I will have to keep up the Sunday postings until they lose their next game.  As we are having trouble trying the schedule the next jam’s, “Houston, we have a problem” has been the subject of the email chain.  Coincidentally, Houston really did have a problem as Whitney died this week, from causes we will soon find out about.

In other news,I just started reading Howard Weiner’s (Doug Schmell’s high-school friend) book, Tangled Up in Tunes, the story of his road trips and life of following Jerry and Dylan.  Much of it mimics my life and is filled with my very own experiences.  I suggest you check it out.  If you just want to check us out from this week, do so below at your own risk.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scott
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 08:57:22

    Psyched to see the new book Larry. The I Pad version looks so good, and makes turning pages so easy. I will probably leave this new addition home for safe keeping. Many of our fans have been asking when is the Deadstein app due out? Keep up the grate work….. Thanks

  2. Scott
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 19:00:40

    Remember way back when there was constant comments being posted on the site. I miss that BIG TIME…. Just sayin’

  3. Scott
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:01:37


  4. Larry G.
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:47:45

    ‘Tis a shame, I agree. Funny I was reading back some old posts after reading Tangled Up in Tunes and it’s great to have those old conversations. Now some say I should be moving these conversations to a better vehicle for example Facebook, or better yet, Google+ and maybe that could get more happening by their inherent social tools built right in. Nevertheless, I’m so happy we have the old conversations and wish we had more new ones, I agree with ya Scott. I do write more than ever though.

  5. Larry G.
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:48:18

    Busy trying to get Eleanor Rigby for tomorrow.

  6. Larry G.
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 23:51:04

    Funny thing about playing 2-17-80 tomorrow and the distribution of the new book is “That’s All Right Mama” isn’t in the book. Goes to show.

  7. Brotpen
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 11:25:24

    Big night of music ahead. Might want to try to get a nap in beforehand if possible.

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