Went over to Rochester on Monday to hear acoustic Hot Tuna in a small concert hall. Jack &Jorma had Barry Mitterhoff with them playing mandolin, banjo, and other assorted graceful string instruments. Good time, good music, J&J are always fun.
"Keep those lamps, trimmed and burnin..." "I know you rider..." "or must I hesitate..." Plus quite a few from their new CD.
As a side trip, I stopped over at U of R and revisited the Palestra, where I went to one of my first Dead shows in November of 1970. Drove over from Oswego in an old VW microbus on a first-date with my first-wife. It was an epic show, got done about 2:30 am. The Airplane was playing that night somewhere else in Rochester and a few of them(J&J?) came over when they finished and jammed on a third set with the Dead. Pigpen show, of course.
The soundboards of that show were lost, and there is only one audience recording floating around. I have very vague memories of standing up in the bleachers talking to Linda and there was a guy next to us with a tape deck holding a microphone. He would give me dirty looks if I talked too loud (this was well before the taper section started). When I listen to the recording of the show I can hear crowd talking and I wonder.... I remember getting back to Oswego as it was starting to get light. Going back to the Palestra was like going back to your grammar school- it's amazing how small it is! Funny how the Dead used to play such small places, but then they had only been the Dead for 4-5 years at that point. This was, uh, shall we say, "before Touch of Grey"
The Palestra, U. Of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Cold Rain And Snow
Me And My Uncle
Next Time You See Me
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Friend Of The Devil
The Other One
Not Fade Away
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
Not Fade Away
I'm A King Bee
It's All Over Now
Around And Around
Uncle John's Band
(I think that was the only "Darlin Corey" ever played)
"Do not write so that you can be understood, write so that you cannot be misunderstood." -Epictetus