A Thursday In March

Red Rocks '09 (Photo:Jeff Kravitz)


Jam of the Day:

Split Open and Melt” 7.3.94 II

Some Summer ’94 face-meltage from Old Orchard Beach’s July “4th” celebration.




8.2.98 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Torrent

8.2.98 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN < Megaupload

Deer Creek (Unknown)

Continuing our virtual tour of this summer’s sheds, here we have the first night of Deer Creek ’98. This show is undoubtedly highlighted by the second set segment, “Ghost > Lifeboy, Bowie.”

I: Roggae, The Divided Sky, The Horse > Silent in the Morning,  Boogie On Reggae Woman, Reba, Weigh, Too Much of Everything, Birds of a Feather

II: Possum, Ghost > Lifeboy, David Bowie, I Get a Kick Out of You*, Loving Cup

E: Harry Hood, Bittersweet Motel


Source: Schoeps CMC641 > Lunatec V2 > Apogee AD-1000 > D7 @ 48kHz

735 Responses to “A Thursday In March”

  1. ChefBradford Says:

    Silly- The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

    Although, if I can find it (Amazon? Ebay?), I’m going to grab Shrodenger’s Cat, as well. And a couple of other oddities

  2. ChefBradford Says:

    Silly- a waitress at work often bakes at home and brings us goodies. A couple of weeks ago, she brought just-baked brownies- dark fudge and cheesecake fudge


  3. SillyWilly Says:

    Thanks, Chef.

    I’ll try and pick it up this weekend.

    I’ve been meaning to ask everyone…any one into poetry?

  4. ohhphee Says:


    Sorry – stepped away for a smoke for a sec. We’re going to read the Illuminatus! trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson….Wilson….

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

    You should be able to find it at most bookstores, or at the library, I would think.

  5. SillyWilly Says:

    stop, chef. that sounds amazing.

  6. ohhphee Says:

    Chef just beat me to it, but, yeah.

  7. SillyWilly Says:

    Thanks to you, too, ohhphee.

    thats one thing i need to stop before it takes hold… and thats not finding the time to read literature.

  8. Foul_Domain Says:


    I dont own a Zappa album and am going shopping on Sat.

    Any recommendations on which one to buy first?

  9. Mr.Palmer Says:

    I listen to Hot Rats the most.

  10. garretc Says:

    Yeah Silly, I definitely dig poetry, although the extent of my knowledge about it is about zero…

  11. Foul_Domain Says:

    Mr. Palmer is concerned with Hot Rats…

    Hot Rats it is!

  12. ohhphee Says:


    Yeah, I go through phases of reading. I’ll get on a fiction kick, then a non-fiction kick. Then I’ll do crosswords for a while. Then I’ll repeat the cycle. Sometimes, I’ll go awhile without reading anything and realize how much I miss it, and start all over again.


    oooh, where to begin, where to begin. Do yourself a favor, though. If you don’t already have any live Zappa, get some. There are a couple of sites devoted to live Zappa.

  13. ChefBradford Says:

    Only Zappa cd’s I own are Joe’s Garage, although I have a pretty crazy DVD

    Haven’t read much poetry in years. Used to love Ginsberg’s Howl, and some other Beat stuff. ee cummings, as well. I know there are others, but it’s been too long

    I have a bad (?) habit, instead of reading new things, I’ll re-read books constantly

    Better than not reading at all, I suppose

  14. SillyWilly Says:

    Got any favorites?

    there’s so many great poets to come from California over the years.

  15. Mr.Palmer Says:

    @Foul- i’m the furthest thing from an expert on the Zappa thing. Others are much more in tune with his material.

  16. gavinsdad Says:

    @foul: hot rats is a good starting point. apostrophe usually comes coupled with overnite sensation and that’s another step on the path. after that you can go various ways…instrumentals or non. Joes Garage was a big next step for me back in hs…I also really enjoy “One Size Fits All”. This next one is an underrated pick but I absolutely love the 1972 mostly instrumental “The Grand Wazoo”. Kind of a sleeper but do you have any of those songs that you’ll hear in the car by yourself that you’ll just crank up and be so blissed out by it that you almost crash your car? For me it’s the song “eat this question” off of The Grand Wazoo….the ferocity of Aynsley Dunbar’s drumming gets me every time.

  17. SillyWilly Says:


    nothing wrong with re-reading. I think thats how you really let it soak in.

    Ginsberg is a giant american voice. His idea of the Hebraic Melvillian Bardic breath is amazing.


    I just think better when Im tied to literature. Its the same with music. I need to be in touch with art.

  18. Mr. Completely Says:

    links to our recent discussion on concepts and philosophy: not ‘is it true?’ but ‘what does it do?’

    For me one of the deepest Dylan quotes is

    To live outside the law you must be honest

    …which isn’t true of course but the thing about a social reality based on illegal business is that everyone’s motives become incredibly clear and obvious as things play out.

    It’s taking karma directly into your own hands in a way that’s both dangerous and liberating.

    I have known absolutely mercenary capitalist sonsabitches and spiritually dedicated political activists who, from a functionalist perspective, are filling the same roles…and a whole lot more who are somewhere in between. And most people seem to start off in one place and end up another.

    Some rise, some fall. Second time for that quote today. Never fails.

    It is what you make of it. You can grow the sacred herb with full positive intent and fly liberation cargoes for the Free Mexican Airforce – or you can sling B grade nuggets at a steep markup, screw competitors and force campesinos to work giant remote grows by threatening their families.

    All those things exist. What it means depends on intent.

  19. ohhphee Says:



    this is a site devoted to live shows. haven’t been there in awhile, but I pulled a few shows from there in the past, as well as bootcity.org?, or something close to that.


    Same here. Gotta flex that muscle between the ears.

  20. Mr. Completely Says:

    Silly of course you’re in, if you can grab a copy

    it’s certainly a very silly book

    fo reals

  21. Foul_Domain Says:

    Thanks for the input guys.

    I’ll definitely check out the live stuff online first.

    No doubt Ill be walking away with more than 1 album.

    @ gdad – Yes, I know what you mean about getting ‘blissed out’ in the car. Funny you say that, because lately I find that Im cranking more blissful type music than raging-type on long drives.

    And speaking of blissful music, check out buckethead’s website, if you dig him. He wrote a song dedicated to Michael Jackson, called “The Homing Beacon”. Very blissful, and very sweet guitar playing. Not typical Buckethead by any means, and definitely worth a listen IMO.

    Thanks again y’all! Cant wait to go shopping. I love buying new CD’s!!!


  22. ChefBradford Says:

    I had an illustrated book called the Big Book of Conspiracies, or something like that, which was perhaps even wilder in its way than Illuminatus, although probably not as intelligent. I’m not a conspiracy buff or anything, but it’s fun stuff.

    At another point on the spectrum, any fans of Terry Pratchett out there? One of my favorite authors

  23. ChefBradford Says:

    *sigh* I haven’t bought/downloaded any music since my iPod stopped synching to the computer

  24. Foul_Domain Says:

    @ ohhphee – Thanks, man. Just the link I was looking for!

  25. Mr. Completely Says:

    re: Zappa

    I second what gavinsdad said exactly, with one addition

    at some point when you are in a silly ass mood you need to try ‘We’re Only In It For The Money’ – FZ with the Mothers of Invention, old school stuff

    bonkers shit

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