Red Rocks - 7.31 (Photo: Wendy Rogell)


Jam of the Day:

Hood > Izabella” 7.9.98 II


A unique ending to the middle, and most adventurous, show of Barcelona’s three-night, tour-ending stand of Europe ’98.



5.16.94 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA < Torrent

5.16.94 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA < Megaupload

The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

A smoking “Antelope” highlights this Big Black Furry Set from Mars of this Spring ’94 west coast offering.

I: Buried Alive,  Poor Heart, Sample in a Jar, The Divided Sky, Axilla (Part II), Rift, Down with Disease, Bouncing Around the Room, Stash, Sweet Adeline*

II: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Run Like an Antelope > Big Black Furry Creature from Mars > Run Like an Antelope, Sparkle, It’s Ice, Julius, You Enjoy Myself, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars, Amazing Grace*, Big Black Furry Creature from Mars

E: Fee, Rocky Top

*without microphones

Source: (FOB) Schoeps MK4/CMC5 > Sony D10 Pro

836 Responses to “Thursday…”

  1. Mr. Completely Says:

    “My karma meter is running hot.
    This can’t last forever.”

    very insightful

    the very best gamblers ride the winning streak all the way out, but as soon as it’s done, they don’t push it. take their winnings and walk away. you just have to feel it when suddenly the tide is rolling out. tricky, but you strike me as a fellow with good insticts.

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    garret, I’ve enjoyed the last week or two of imbibing after a long, long break

  3. garretc Says:

    Mr. C, are you implying that Neemor needs to drop out of the game of life? Cause that’s the game he’s gambling at right now… Haha

    And yeah, chef, I can imagine! One of my friends smoked over winter break for the first time in at least 2 years, got ripped off of one hit… It’s not even fair! Haha, but yeah, my exile is due to money saving considerations, although slightly lowered tolerance is an added bonus I guess…

  4. Mr. Completely Says:

    hahaha no just don’t push your luck is all it comes down to

    i take a day or two off every week or two, no particular reason, there are just days it doesn’t seem like the thing to do

    today is not one of those days

  5. joe Says:

    “the very best gamblers ride the winning streak all the way out, but as soon as it’s done, they don’t push it. take their winnings and walk away”

    Too bad most gamblers have gambling problems and can’t stop. speaking from experience. I count gambling among my many vices. It’s under control but the urge is always there. Limited to a few poker rooms in new england once a month and the casino about 3 times a year now but I could do it every day if It wasn’t for the losing part.

  6. ChefBradford Says:

    Hell yes it’s a bonus! I’ve smoked a couple, maybe three times in the last 14 months or so, until a week or two ago. I was given a gram or two of KB, plus some kindness while visiting Lycan, it’s been pretty sweet

    On a completely unrelated note, I started reading a book tonight that I bought a month or two back. Finished it a couple hours after starting. Pretty good stuff, not what I expected, definitely engaged me to the point that I didn’t get up from the couch while reading it. “Once Were Cops”, by Ken Bruen. Strange hard-boiled thriller (?) about an Irish cop in NYC. Fiction, yeah. Pretty good.

  7. joe Says:

    oh, and Keno when I go out drinking which thankfully for my liver and my wallet isn’t very often anymore.

  8. ChefBradford Says:

    Oh yeah– said cop is a sociopath

  9. garretc Says:

    I feel like my complete lack of interest in gambling provides me a few bonus vice points that I can spend on drugs… Also with more money that I can spend on drugs, now that I think about it!

  10. Gavinsdad Says:

    Prob spent an hour catching up on today. Holy Christ you all talk up a bluestreak. Anyone care to offer up the etymology of that saying? I have no idea.

    Tell neemor that I’ll know next week if I have an NYC TAB extra for him.

    Sup mitch? Missed you 3 pages back but I bet your now ensconced in Neemsbane Moors.

    Ps. Butter mentioned the Pliny the Elder by Russian River. Hands down my fave double ipa

    pps. I will take on Sumo and What!What! In A dance to the death this summer. My style is unorthodox but effective

  11. ChefBradford Says:

    my style injures people, usually me

    usually feet, usually mine

  12. Mr. Completely Says:

    yeah joe, I feel ya

    the system is set up to take advantage of people have that urge. one of the ways the system does that is that they don’t worry about it if you actually start winning a little. they figure they’ll get it back from you soon enough.

    walking away at the top of a hot streak is a pure self control issue, few can do it – fewer still have the combo of skill (to win a lot) and control (to keep the winnings) to be a great gambler

    I’m not great at it, I tend to go one step past where I should, lose a little of what I won and then quit while slightly less ahead than I could have been (when I win at all I mean)…plus I am too lazy to get good at the numbers game

    I never bet on pure chance games. A little sports action is about it. Since the hold ’em craze ate poker I don’t play anymore. Can’t stand highly modified poker games. Back in the Old West they used to shoot people for suggesting nonsense like that.

    Or maybe they didn’t. I actually just made that up. But they should have.

  13. garretc Says:

    Sorry Gavinsdad, but I have nothing to offer in the way of etymology about “blue streak”. However, I can offer up an explanation for another phrase that befuddled me for the longest time!

    I’d always wondered where the phrase “balls to the wall” came from, as it seemed to have no connection to “going all out”. And then I read this (somewhere, I don’t remember where…): in WWII, the throttles in American bombers had balls at the top, and so when they would begin their bombing runs they would put the balls to the wall, going full speed ahead… Blew my mind when I finally found out. I practically ran around outside out of joy!

    Not that that was relevant really, but I felt the need to share, cause I feel like someone out there reading will be like “Aha! That makes sense!”

  14. Gavinsdad Says:

    Also. I likes the stanky danky but I don’t solo puff. I wait for friends and fam so that’s really only a couple times a week. Down at my folks now in FLA so that’s a week long break. At shows I puff hard but I don’t think I could hang with the likes of C or AW or many of you unless I had a lil pinky dip…heh.

  15. garretc Says:

    Yeah Gavinsdad, I was never a solo smoker myself until the last couple months, when I realized how much I enjoy smoking a j and walking around campus by myself listening to my ipod (usually Phish, natch). I’ve probably explored more of the ucla campus already than most seniors have… Which is another (albeit minor) reason I’m so excited to transfer: new walking territory!

  16. Gavinsdad Says:

    Word garrettc. Gonna trust that a student like you isn’t fucking with me with that one. Balls to the mf’in wall. Nice 1.

  17. joe Says:

    my “game” would be craps if I had a nice sized discretionary income. I usually do pretty well at it but you need a bankroll to absorb a hit when you first start so that you can get to the lucky streak when it happens. Then you have to set an amount that is good to cash out at. Take that money, put it in your pocket. maybe go for the kill with a couple of big bets that will eventually lose and then walk away up.

    I enjoy hold em and it’s a low money proposition for me, so it satisfies my need for action and a couple of bad beats leave enough of a bad taste in my mouth that I don’t want to do that all the time.

    sports – I don’t bother. I’m terrible at it even though I watch a lot of games. I assume that it’s fixed at some level but that doesn’t bother me. I’m just never on the right side of it.

  18. garretc Says:

    A perhaps nice complement to our earlier discussion on dub?,37601/

  19. Gavinsdad Says:

    By the way…I’ve mentioned that I was a card carrying weed nerd kid then took 14 years off. Started back up 2 years ago. I was strictly club cabaret papers for all those former years and I picked them back up outta habit when I started again. I love those papers.

    But don’t get fooled. There is also nothing like smoking a blunt (I prefer dutch masters palmas). Yall should go back and try it again sometime.

  20. garretc Says:

    Eh, never been much of a blunt guy, despite the insistence of a lot of my friends that it’s really the only way to go… I just don’t dig the taste of the blunt wrap all that much I guess… Just wanna taste the weed. If that makes a snob, which many might say it does, then I can live with that!

  21. sumodie Says:

    @gvndad: i thought you were a spinner? does that even count as a dance style? 8)

    better start practicing yer moves!

    fun nite on the blkbrd. time to go sample one of my 10 strains, something new that’s called Neemsbane. peace out.

  22. joe Says:

    we used to do the blunt in the bong trick. ah, the good old days.

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    Blunts have always seemed a waste to me

  24. garretc Says:

    A very good point Chef! Although when you compare to pipes, bongs, and vapes, joints are somewhat of a waste as well… Not that I’m arguing in favor of those, but still

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    my supposed distaste for hold em is more like an excuse for not getting involved in it

    pick my spots very carefully with sports. not any kind of regular thing at all. last quarter of the NFL season and playoffs I have a good feel for…NBA playoffs…that’s about it

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