Things I Have In Common With Those I Adore

From Jambands.com…

Jake Cinninger (Umphrey’s McGee): What is your favorite performance from the past twelve months?
Secret Machines, Bonnaroo 2005

Yep, one of mine, too. You might remember that I just recently podcasted the whole set–check out parts one, two and three here. Enjoy.

Mike Gordon (Phish): Name one band you discovered (or rediscovered) in the past year?
I saw Toubab Krewe at a late night set at Bonnaroo and, then again, at Nectar’s in Burlington. I really like African music. Also, in Burlington, they had a djembe player sitting in with them from Africa—he was incredible.

Toubab Krewe is on my “Bands I Discovered Early 2006″ list and they’re going to stay pretty close to the top.

Gabby La La: What will you remember most about 2005?
All of the amazing and new experiences I encountered! Wow, I never realized how many unicorns there were in the United States!

Uhm, WTF. What a weirdo…but I dig hate dig that…

Which ones related to you?

  • Randy Ray

    I was the chap who interviewed Gordo for that bit and his response surprised me–which is why I love the guy.

    I related to this number:

    Howie Schnee (Creative Entertainment Group) -

    What is your favorite performance from the past twelve months?
    Mars Volta at Bonnaroo. Epic!

    Close runner-up is the 2nd night of Trey in
    May at Hammerstein. The “Wolfman’s Brother” with Gordon was the best thing I
    saw in concert all year.

    I caught the Volta and I’ve already talked about that a bit too much. In summary: two reactions: facemelting (SHAYZUSCRIST, THEY RAWKK!) OR horror (RUN AWAY! RUNAWAY!)

    I didn’t catch the Trey/Cactus/Hammerstein show as we are currently coastally challenged. I would replace that gig with Trey at the Warfield on 12/03 where he reminded 2,200 people why they got obsessed with him in the first place–witty off-the-cuff banter, balls, killer guitar, smokin’ improv, horns and flutes and a wonderful sense of dynamic humanity. I completely credit myself, of course, because he gave me a huge hug before the gig and I pilfered his wallet which eased his weighty burden. ;-)

    He really connected with the crowd. “Simple Twist Up Dave” was my favorite bit of tasty jam on my ’05 sandwich.

  • Randy Ray

    I was the chap who interviewed Gordo for that bit and his response surprised me–which is why I love the guy.

    I related to this number:

    Howie Schnee (Creative Entertainment Group) -

    What is your favorite performance from the past twelve months?
    Mars Volta at Bonnaroo. Epic!

    Close runner-up is the 2nd night of Trey in
    May at Hammerstein. The “Wolfman’s Brother” with Gordon was the best thing I
    saw in concert all year.

    I caught the Volta and I’ve already talked about that a bit too much. In summary: two reactions: facemelting (SHAYZUSCRIST, THEY RAWKK!) OR horror (RUN AWAY! RUNAWAY!)

    I didn’t catch the Trey/Cactus/Hammerstein show as we are currently coastally challenged. I would replace that gig with Trey at the Warfield on 12/03 where he reminded 2,200 people why they got obsessed with him in the first place–witty off-the-cuff banter, balls, killer guitar, smokin’ improv, horns and flutes and a wonderful sense of dynamic humanity. I completely credit myself, of course, because he gave me a huge hug before the gig and I pilfered his wallet which eased his weighty burden. ;-)

    He really connected with the crowd. “Simple Twist Up Dave” was my favorite bit of tasty jam on my ’05 sandwich.

  • zaptor

    Yeah, man, thanks for the head’s up on Toubab Krewe. Those guys are super.

  • zaptor

    Yeah, man, thanks for the head’s up on Toubab Krewe. Those guys are super.