Ned, we got 6 inches of snow or so tonight, and it is getting cold…and the snow keeps falling. I have shoveled, a bit, but by morning it will be deeper and the shoveled portions drifted in and the sidewalk packed down by the college students and the driveway plowed in…and the snow keeps falling.
It is your kind of weather. I will just keep a shovel ready for you, shall I Ned? I imagine you will want to be here as soon as you can, to enjoy the cold and the snow.
On the other paw, Wisconsinites deal with the snow and the cold by drinking heavily. i am having a Cuba Zombre right now, as a matter of fact, and if the snow keeps up, I am likely to stay home and drink all day tomorrow. And you know what they say about that; you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.
But I ain’t here to whine about the fucking snow. Well, I am, whining about the fucking snow I mean, but primarily I am here to do a drive-by post with just a video to annoy the fucking HELL out of the Nuance Hammer.
Look at this:
Usually mashups don’t do much for me, but this one fucking rocks. I think Phil would have approved; who’s with me on that? It’s on SoundCloud if you want the audio, and I certainly did.
One final item. I finally managed to find a workaround for ripping an audiocassette; although it is from a crappy boombox, and I will keep looking for a higher quality solution. BUT; what I wanted was this:
I recorded the audio on a VHS, then transferred it to the highest quality cassette I could lay my hands on, and the performance was really really good. They were really at their best at the time, and I had forgotten that Peter Holsapple had played with them on this. (Famously, Mr. Holsapple once stopped by my crappy old blog to correct my error in attribution on one of the db’s songs).
Anyway, 20 years is not well served on magnetic media, although it still sounds pretty good. No bleed throughs, at least.
SOME PEOPLE will certainly give me shit for that music, but fuck if I feel guilty. Saw them at this joint with Camper Van Beethoven opening up; in fact, the second picture is fucking close to where we were sitting for the show.
hey lookit, this. I found the date and setlist. The internozzles can be kind of fucking awesome.
support: Camper Van Beethoven
set: These Days / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Hyena / Cuyahoga / The One I Love / Shaking Through / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Rotary Ten / The Flowers Of Guatemala / I Believe / Superman / Cushy Tush / Can’t Get There From Here / Seven Chinese Brothers / Pretty Persuasion / Improv (My Plane Won’t Start) – Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Little America
encore 1: Fall On Me / We Walk / Toys In The Attic
encore 2: Oddfellows Local 151 / Strange / I Can Only Give You Everything
encore 3: King Of Birds (1 verse) / Sloop John B / Begin The Begin / Just A Touch / After Hours
[UPDATE EDIT, related to Ned’s comment below and my response, and Ned, around here we refer to him as “Turdwaffle”]
Check this out:
That’s in front of a shuttered GM plant in Janesville. Janesville is pretty red (Paul Ryan’s ground), but considering how blue-collar it is, I suspect he is losing ground there. Should be, with nice little rub-their-noses-in-it moves like this one.