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. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    I was two years ahead of Brendan at St. Joe’s. For the first few years that they were touring around the country I’d always meet up with him when they happened into whatever town I was living in at the time to catch up on things. Great guy.

  2. willowed Says:

    Speaking of “crop dusting” I just gave it a try and some poop came out.

    Should I go home and wash up or just deal with it?

    I kid, I kid.

    Like you said Robear, if the dates are wrong, I just cancel.

    No big deal.

    Honestly though, The Spring Motel is 2 minutes from the venue and is at 89.00 a night. That’s a great rate for Saratoga in the summer. When you try to book it will say that there is a waiting list. Don’t try an book over the internet, call the phone number.
    Hope this helps some of you guys!

  3. willowed Says:

    @ Palmer. When I tried to book over the internet I was put on a waiting list.
    I e-mailed the Manager per the web’s instructions and they called me right back.

    Give it a shot.

  4. Robear Says:

    willowed, is that the old hotel that’s basically on the grounds of the SPAC complex?

    If you’re heading to the SPAC, REMEMBER WHERE YOU PARKED!

  5. Mr. Palmer Says:

    thanks @ willowed. is the place halfway decent, or is it a total dump.

  6. Mr. Palmer Says:

    Getting back to my hotel at SPAC last summer was a tremendous hassle. Didn’t have a car, no one in crew can be trusted, taxi’s were non-existent.

  7. Lycanthropist Says:


    we are doing a two day stand in Meridian, MS on March 19-20

    Meridian doesnt have much to offer as far as “seeing the south” but I imagine you will be driving through there anyway…

  8. HarryHood Says:

    Mr. P,

    Please use a different word than dump. Willowed is a bit sensitive to that at the moment.

  9. Litteringand Says:

    @Type III
    I’m having one of the biggest “it’s a small world moments” ever. Never thought that anyone from South Bend would ever be on this site let alone someone who went to the same high school as me. SJHS class of 98

  10. BeantownBoy Says:

    @ Robear

    I think the parking “adventure” is true for almost any outdoor venue. Long day in the sun relaxing with friends; hopefully a mind-blowing show; and then you’re expected to find your car AND in the dark?

    That is why my friends and I devised a method years ago of tying a helium balloon to our car with a string about 20 feet in the air.

    Works every time though you do get some strange looks in the afternoon, but then post-show you get numerous compliments on the ingenuity.

  11. SillyWilly Says:


    that sounds almost perfect. Im all about seeing what I call “the real places.” I also dig on some local cuisine. I’ll have to figure out if I can make this work.

  12. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    clas of 92 myself! you might know my younger sister. she graduated in 97 pop me an email offline if you want to continue the chat:

    b_crossen at hotmail

  13. willowed Says:

    I have never been there. I checked out to the pictures. Not too bad. It’s got a pool that’s looked OK.

    I don’t think it’s the 4 seasons but it’s better than sleeping in your car at a truck stop.

  14. Robear Says:

    Beantown, great, great tip!

    SPAC, to me, was another level of the lost car saga. Extremely dark, no artificial lighting, and little footpaths snaking through the woods, linking the different lots.

    Good plan, until a herd of Wooks sucks the balloon empty while the show is going.

  15. willowed Says:

    This motel is close enough that you can mountain bike it to the venue. That’s what I am doing.

  16. SillyWilly Says:

    @TypeIII and Litteringand

    the blackboard brings the world together.

  17. SillyWilly Says:


    “until a herd of wooks sucks the balloon empty while the show is going.”


  18. WHAT!WHAT! Says:

    I don’t park my car at shows. I just put it on auto-pilot, jump out while it’s rolling and wait for it to circle around until the shows out. Works awesome.

  19. willowed Says:

    @ Robear.

    Totally agree. One rule of thumb for SPAC. Always leave the venue at the same entrance/exit you came in.

    We parked in the woods once and left out of a different exit./ Took us three hours to find the car and I wasn’t even trippin balls.

  20. sumodie Says:

    @bean: been to spac? cause i think its near the top in terms of its ability to hide cars, even those w/ balloons attached.

  21. WHAT!WHAT! Says:

    SPAC eats cars. I still have four cars out there somewhere .Still haven’t found them.

  22. Robear Says:

    willowed, similar experience last year for me. Only took about an hour though. Happy site.

  23. Neemor Says:

    “Speaking of “crop dusting” I just gave it a try and some poop came out.”

    I love SPAC, such a quirky venue.
    I found the parking situation to be more than adequate, although…I was sober.

  24. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    that’s why I made my sister move to Saratoga Springs so that I can stumble back to her place on Broadway

  25. sumodie Says:

    much more fun to lose a car in a beautiful forest than in a parking garage ala worcester or albany, especially on a beautiful, warm summer night.

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