Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Otis, My Man

Just an incredible performance... builds as it goes, gets better every time a new instrument joins the party. The best part is, with just about a minute left he takes off and leaves the stage and then runs back on and finishes the song, successfully completing the quickest encore of all time. This entire time the crowd is attempting to rush the stage. Good times.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Springsteen - Candy's Room

The description places this show in Passaic circa 1978...right around the time Bruce & E Street released Darkness On The Edge Of Town. I don't think there's ever been a bad time to see Springsteen live but, watching this clip, you can't help but wish there was a way to take a time machine back to Jersey in the late 70's...

I mean, let's say, for the sake of argument, this was the September 19th show from '78. Here's your setlist:

1) Badlands
2) Streets Of Fire
3) Spirit In The Night
4) Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5) Independence Day
6) The Promised Land
7) Prove It All Night
8) Racing In The Street
9) Thunder Road
10) Meeting Across The River
11) Jungleland
12) Kitty's Back
13) Fire
14) Candy's room
15) Because The Night
16) Point Blank
17) Not Fade away
18) She's The One
19) Backstreets
20) Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
21) 4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
22) Born To Run
23) 10th avenue Freeze-Out
24) Detroit Medley
25) Raise Your Hand

Not too shabby.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ain't No Sunshine

Bill Withers performing his signature song on Old Grey Whistle Test back in '72...

Couple things of note here:

1) Bill's sweating up a storm.

2) Bill's wearing a peach colored turtleneck. Are 1 and 2 related? You make the call.

3) Bill's intro is fantastic. You don't hear terms like "the old jive broad" too much anymore.

4) The drummer. Wow. Where to begin on that cat? I want to party with that guy.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ch-Check It Out

Very cool performance from the Beastie Boys on Letterman a few years ago...

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Last summer I say Wilco at the Pines Theater in Western MA and it immediately became my favorite show to date. The current make up of the band (especially the additions of Glenn and Nels) are playing extremely tight. And of course, there is always the Tweedy/crowd relationship. IMHO, no one is better at it.

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