Well, as soon as the webcast starts in CST, I’ll be live-blogging it today as I did yesterday. I had a good time. I ended up eating pizza and getting drunk at Ranalli’s for dinner, so my posting during Primus started to get really sloppy. I mean, maybe I should edit a little bit…
All times in CST
12:21 p.m. — Who’s with me?
1:58 p.m. — Okay, I wasn’t at my computer that whole time. I ate lunch and a handful of Halloween candy, so I’m about ready to go. The Decemberists are up in a couple minutes, I imagine. I’ve have not heard them yet either; it’s great to get your first impression in the form of their live show before plunking down your hard-earned cash for a ticket.
2:00 p.m. — Wow, right on the dot. The Decemberists are up.
2:01 p.m. — Okay, excellent then. Good stuff.
2:03 p.m. — Holy s***, what is that instrument called? I forget. Nice fiddle, by the way. Interesting mix of instrumentation going on, very cool.
2:04 p.m. — A couple keywords so far: vomit, cocaine, abhor, Los Angeles…
2:05 p.m. — First song over, a simple “Thank you.” Well played…
2:07 p.m. — Light acoustic with an explosive song beginning. “No, they’ll never catch me!”
2:11 p.m. — Buildup ala Day in the Life, and torn down beautifully. These guys are pretty good.
2:13 p.m. — Checking PT boards…
2:17 p.m. — Finished plugging my live blog, sometimes people hang on message boards when blogs will stay documented in history at the very least (in the form of Google). Word up. Music in the background is great, by the way. I only have 43 friggin’ minutes left, is that all? Remember yesterday? That was cool, too.
2:19 p.m. — Oh, and check out this great rumor.
2:28 p.m. — I’m just not sure about the accordian, though. Maybe it could be cool in Irish music or something, but I don’t necessarily rock out to it. It makes me smile, I guess. That’s a positive thing…
2:32 p.m. — I think this is pretty good, I just want it to rock a little bit harder. Speaking of things that might need to rock a little harder, Trey’s new album, Shine. I listened to it. I’m not sold yet.
2:33 p.m. — “Sperm, bunny…Superman…all the banter we can muster…”
2:37 p.m. — There we go, there’s a bit more rock in there. That’s good.
2:38 p.m. — OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhh, and back in again. Interested silence and the crowd went for it. “Lai de da de da de da de da!” and then again. Yeah, I could definitely see the draw in this band. Good choice for a Vegoose performance; this would be one of those perfect performances that would really break up all the “noodling.” Now, I know it’s not noodling all the time per se, but you get the idea.
2:39 p.m. — They’re going autobiographical. That scene in So I Married An Axe Murderer?
2:40 p.m. — He’s saying he’s a chimney sweep and all, but I just don’t see it. An orphaned boy? This must be super metaphorical. Word.
2:43 p.m. — Oh, I get it. Are they supposed to be improvising? Ugh, this sucks. Don’t quit your day job. Oh, come on, I’m just joking.
2:44 p.m. — Lead singer > Drums. This is one very ugly trainwreck and I think it’s supposed to be like this on purpose.
2:45 p.m. — “Hey Mom, Son-of-a-Bitch!”
2:45 p.m. — Okay, there we go. They’re bringing it back into some structured sort of groove, kind-of, I think…
2:47 p.m. –Song finished. Very nicely played, with a planned trainwreck right in the middle. Brilliant? You be the judge.
2:48 p.m. — Yes, thank you. We have been a lovely audience. Oh, your last song? “We need you to scream like you’re being swallowed by a whale…”
2:49 p.m. — Here’s the signal (motions both hands sideways in the form of a cheerleader C and moves them towards each other)…jaws of a whale…
2:50 p.m. — The Mariner’s Revenge Song. Cool name for a song, actually. We could start a band called Mariner’s Revenge…
2:51 p.m. — Hrm, a bit polka-y for my liking…
2:58 p.m. — …all leading up to a nice climax and a very nicely played one hour set. Good stuff, and Michael Franti’s up next…
3:00 p.m. — HOW YOU FEELIN!?!?!?! Already! Within about three seconds of their set beginning, and we get a solid HOW YOU FEELIN?!?!??!
3:01 p.m. — I’ve seen Franti twice this year and it’s pretty good. It’s a little too positive for me sometimes. Cheesy almost. I like him and I support his message, but you know what I mean, right?
3:04 p.m. — From now on and in today’s set, HYF is the universal acronym for Franti’s HOW YOU FEELING?!?!?! Sweet percussion jam, they do have a very solid rhythm section. Bass line.
3:06 p.m. — Wait, who was that? I missed it.
3:11 p.m. — No, I will not make a deal with the devil, Mr. Franti. Seriously though, he is awesome. I guess I just want a little more variety but it’s really not fitting on his style. He needs his improvisation to come from his vocals.
3:15 p.m. — I’m seriously laughing out loud very hard. That thread is hilarious. Franti can repeat his own jazz like the best of them.
3:22 p.m. — 12 HYF’s so far. This is hilarious, my friend.
3:23 p.m. — Story time with Mr. Franti. “HI CAROL!” His mom’s in the front row, that’s cute. “Are you going to Burning Man this year?” And, it’s something like a drunken orgy? This guy can tell an interesting story with his mom present.
3:28 p.m. — Franti can take quiet acoustic and make it flow and be insanely politically and religiously charged. Good s***. To the East to the West, to the North and South…
3:29 p.m. — Never gonna stop is right. Naw, I’m just kidding. Throw your hands up!
3:30 p.m. — I like it when Keller covers this song, but this song is cool, too. zzyzx says, “He hasn’t asked how I’m feeling recently. He *sniff* just doesn’t care anymore!!” I seriously just laughed out loud.
3:31 p.m. — I think we’re at 13 now.
3:33 p.m. — 1 “My Favorite Things…”
3:34 p.m. — Here’s a nice little jam to flow out of the band, this is pretty good.
3:35 p.m. — We’ve only got ten minutes left. I”m guessing 20 HYF’s.
3:36 p.m. — 14.
3:41 p.m. — Oh, come on. He’s uses “gay” and “freaky” in the same sentence.
3:42 p.m. — Franti’s over. We didn’t hit 20, but I believe it went to 16. Amazing. Umphrey’s McGee starts in a couple minutes. Sweet.
3:47 p.m. — JaJunk! When did this come in at actually? In the middle? Did they just start there?
3:53 p.m. — Just so you guys know, I’m not really going to be typing too much during this set. I hear 2×2 coming on, and it’s one of my favorites. Brendan’s happy that everyone woke up to watch the set, so…oh wait, it’s starting…
4:00 p.m. — Say what you will, but Kris Meyers is unbelievable. Really, just totally amazing.
4:02 p.m. — I’d love to hear a Big Bottom in here. That’d be cool.
4:03 p.m. — Very Dead-sounding to me actually. The “Space” sounding Dead. Not that I’m really an expert. You know, if I sit across the room from my actual PC and sit back to actually try and enjoy the video, I’m enjoying myself.
4:05 p.m. — Excellent. Bridgeless.
4:07 p.m. — Cleaning out my display case! Pony looks hilarious is that Ace of Diamonds costume. He’s got to sweating his ass off. Brendan keeps wiping his brow. I’d probably be in the shade somewhere. I wouldn’t have latest a second out there.
4:15 p.m. — Of course, Umphrey’s hamming it up like crazy to end the set. Excellent. The crowd loved every second of it.
4:17 p.m. — ALO is on. This is pretty cool to start, great costumes actually.
4:31 p.m. — Okay, my heart isn’t in it for the time being. ALO is okay but I think I need to take a break. Be back in a bit, ya’ll!
Okay, I’m back. I just ate some slow-cooked spaghetti that I’ve been smellin’ all day. Good stuff.
6:23 p.m. — Well, I’m here. moe.’s on. Rebubula.
6:30 p.m. — So, have a missed anything spectacular? I guess I missed most (all) of Ween but I’m not a huge fan or anything noticable. Go Chuck. My (old) friend said he saw a Chuck Garvey guitar round table and it sucked. He said he had no clue what was going on. It looks like he does to me. I guess that’s the difference.
6:33 p.m. — Here comes Al. I have no idea what this song is, anyone got it?
6:37 p.m. — Well, right back up again. I’m going to get to work on that podcast and I’ll be back shortly…
9:36 p.m. — Yeah, instead of working on my podcast I actually watched TV. I have to be up super early in the morning, but you best believe that I’ll have it up and running.