Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Photographs by Chez

ALA Deadnet-

Robbie F - 06:44am Apr 13, 2005 PDT (#15639 of 15688)
"Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best." - the girl from the bus

Quite a fun time last night at the Starland Ballroom, with an anything goes attitude and light security to boot. Opening jam sounded like it might be heading into an electric Victim, which would have heen extra sweet, but Stranger also started things off very strongly. All was well played in the first set. Bob's tourdog mentality makes So Many Roads a perfect tune for him. There were some rough patches in Picasso Moon, but I thought the jam in this song made up for it with some of the strongest improv of the set. Shade of Grey build up to a very rocking climax.

Second set kicked things up from the first. Always dig The Winners and Deep Elem was made extra tasty by Kenny's low end contributions on baritone sax. Althea was a real treat with some very tasty slide work from Bob, as is usual on this tune IMO. Mark Karan was also really hitting everything very nicely tonight, with an approach that reminded me of Robbie Robertson - only letting the best notes squeeze out. And then they turned to their rockin Stonesy side with Last Time (and later NFA & JBG), and pulled this material off about as well as the Stones do these days. Add a tasty rendition of Black Peter and it was a fun night indeed.

4 more to go this week :~)

The 72 GD release I read and posted yesterday turned out to a hoax!
the thing was apparently started HERE sORRY!