Archive for April, 2008


Happy Day!

Jim song of the day:

Rope of Sand
All I Wanna Do
Wait For Me
Where’d You Go?
Rope of Sand (yes, again)

Jamie interview of the day:
pitchfork interview

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JOHN BUTLER Solo Show…RECAP (part 2) with audio

All audio from John Butler (sans trio) performance April 22, 2008, San Francisco, The Fillmore.  

Well, first I missed the opener, Mama Kin, because I’m always, always late. But that’s another story.

I did make it in time to see John come out and say hello, pay respect to the Native Americans and start the show with:

High For a Living

Then, John talked about asking his wife to marry him and told a little story about his father-in-law and then he sang:


Next, John introduced “Brother Michael” who came on stage with him for:

Treat Yo’ Momma

“Treat Yo’ Momma” went on for a long time and built really beautifully to a special treat. I thought it was great… I love the long, meandering guitar that sounds kind of Middle Eastern or something. The really cool quiet part..I loved it. The people TALKING really pissed me off and kinda killed my buzz for a while that night, but listening back I can enjoy the performance more…
Check it out:

Next song:

Thank You

And the crowd was really bad. I’m sorry, they were. I’ve seen reports from other fans who were there who said the crowd was very respectful. Um, no. At least not at this point. They were quite rude, actually. The good news is that the crowd did get much better later.


Good As Gone

Better Than

He chatted about why he learned Danny Boy (for his grandma)…

Danny Boy

And then came the surprise:


And “Spring” absolutely melted into:


Ocean had something like a 2 minute musical intro. And Ocean was, of course, fantastic. The feeling…the feeling of being in the crowd and just, I don’t know, being there in the music with so many other people…it’s just great. 14 minutes of joy.

*sigh* no recording can ever capture it just right…but do stay for the whole thing if you can…

There is nothing like the roar of that crowd after that song ends…the overall live experience is something not to be missed…

Now he brings our Mama Kin to sing with him:

Mellow Mood

Beau-t-ee-ous. 🙂 Ya, mon.

Goodbye Mama Kin, hello again Brother Michael and here comes the coolest version of:

Gov Did Nothin

Loved the piano…

The crowd was feelin’ good by now and the room was loving it.

This is a good time being had by many, many people:

Pick a Part


Call and response fun!

Fire in the Sky

We need to heal all this pain so we can live again…



Losing You

A duet with Mama Kin. I love this song. That is all.

Funky Tonight

…and another great John Butler show comes to an end…

Part 3 will be along in a bit with a flac download of my recording if anyone should want it…please be patient!


This man has an enormous key. (3 of 3)

ETA: because this blog is really becoming just one be commercial for Jamie Lidell I might as well just go all the way…

Also, the video for “Another Day” was released today…but it is so…distracting… that I can hardly hear the song.

This video makes me wish I was the chick with no eyes so I wouldn’t have to watch it:


John Butler San Francisco 04-22-08 (part 1)

Well, it was a great show.

But the crowd was really pissing me off for the first 4 or 5 songs. Grrrrr. John Butler even said (something like) “It seems to me if you go to a gig and you want to talk and get loud you should just fuck off to the bar!”

Even peace loving hippies can be pushed just so far, damn it!!

Damn, people. SHUT UP already.

Ok, I just had to get that out of my system. More on the show later. I’m too tired today because I got about 4 hours of sleep last night and I am way too old for that sort of craziness. I’ll just say that I loved, loved, loved it.



I’m going to see a show tonight (John Butler, solo!) and I’ll write a review in a few days. But for now here’s some of what they call nu-jazz or lounge, from De-phazz. I just found these guys, but they have been around a long time. I wanted to get their album “Death by Chocolate” but they don’t have it as a digital download so instead I got their latest, “Days of Twang.” Great album! Lots to listen to. Creative. Engaging. Interesting.

Le Petit Bastard

Rock’n’Roll Dude

It Will Turn Out Right


It was raining from the first…


Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

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lyrics of the day

When life hits you like a truck you gotta rise up.

-Paul Thorn

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