Thursday, June 29, 2006

Pearl Jam - Xcel Energy Center 6/27/06

Second night of the Pearl Jam / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN. Scored fifth row seats from my Clear Channel rep. We had a thirty minute snafu with the Will Call Booth as they hadn't received the tickets from the radio station. Ten minutes before show time an intern from Cities 97 showed up with the tix. Show was great as expected with both bands performing full sets.
Star Tribune Show Article
Given To Fly, Xcel Energy Center 6-27-06
Download the whole show here, Pearl Jam Live

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Eagles - Live Irvine Meadows 5-29-94

This was the first night of the "Hell Freezes Over Tour". I was fortunate enough to see them three nights during the first week. May 31 & June 1 at Irvine Meadows, June 4th at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego.
    Hotel California
    Victim of Love
    New Kid In Town
    Wasted Time
    Pretty Maids All In A Row
    The Girl From Yesterday
    I Can't Tell You Why
    New York Minute
    Ordinary Average Guy
    Lyin' Eyes
    One Of These Nights
    Tequila Sunrise
    Help Me Through The Night
    The Heart Of The Matter
    Love Will Keep Us Alive

Eagles Live Irvine Meadows 5-29-94 (Rapidshare file 90 mb)
Part two of the setlist coming soon. - DRJ

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Who Will Stop The Rain?

The hell week in review that is my life. This week a couple of Meth Heads decided to steal two of my new cars off the lot a day apart from each other. I busted the crystal on my Movado watch and my new Rolex hasn't arrived yet. I can't string together enough days where it hasn't rained to seal my deck. The City of Stillwater has turned our quiet little street into a mud bog. I'm two weeks behind in my landscaping duties.
The only bright spot is that we still have HOCKEY! Edmonton forced a game seven. While the rest of the world is watching World Cup Soccer and the NBA Finals they're missing one of the best Stanley Cup Finals. The underdog Oilers have really turned it on. The overtime short handed goal by Pisani to stave off elimination in game five was awesome. The pure dominance in game six was enfuego.
Anyhow, enough ramblings here are a few songs that I pulled off the boob tube this week.
Red Hot Chili Peppers covering the Bee Gee's "How Deep Is Your Love"
Foo Fighters covering Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down" from the VH1 Rock Honors special

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Reo Speedwagon @ The Myth

Went and saw REO Speedwagon last night at the Myth. I scored a couple free tickets from my advertising agency, so thought what the hell. I know only about five REO songs but they have been playing on the radio for over thirty years. The show was really good. They packed a stadium style show into a 4500 seat club. I was suprised how many popular songs they actually had. I got to thinking about when I first remember hearing the REO sound. This was one of the bands that peppered the playlist at WLUP-FM 97.9 "The Loop" radio in Chicago.
Every summer we got passes to the 75th Street Pool in Bolingbrook, IL from 1980 - 85. We swam all day and the older kids would bring their large ass '80's ghetto boxes to the pool. "The Loop" was what played all day.
Funny how a song can take you back twenty-something years! I haven't thought about the 75th Street Pool in god knows how long. A lot of fun summers were held there.
Roll With The Changes
Ridin' The Storm Out

Sunday, June 04, 2006

deadboy & the Elephantmen

Intro/ Stop, Im Already Dead/ How Long The Night Was/ Misadventures of Dope/ Fly On The Eye Of The Lamb/ Sigh of the Wolves/ Evil Hides/ Blood Music/ Spinning Song/ Scarlett of Heaven Nor Hell/ Filling Empty Holes/ Intro with Cortez Del Mar/ Skulls with Cortez Del Mar.

deadboy & the Elephantmen Live at the Grant Street Dance Hall

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One of my new favorite bands. We Are Night Sky has not left my cd player since it came out. Live they are one of the tightest bands around.

Fishbone - Live @ The 9:30 Club

Fishbone Live @ the 9:30 Club 5-22-2005
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Intro/ Fishbone Soldier/ Party At Ground Zero/ Stage Banter/ Face Plant (Scorpion Back Pinch)/ Subliminal Fascism/ Freddie's Dead/ Hide Behind My Glasses/ Stage Banter/ Poem/ Rub-A-Dub Soldier/ The Suffering/ Stage Banter/ Alcoholic/ Date Rape/ Sunless Saturday/ See Ya

More Live Fishbone Can Be Found Here

I associate this band with summer. The first time I ever heard Fishbone was at 32nd St. in Newport Beach, CA in the mid '80's. Infectious sound and an all around great band. I did get to see them with the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in '90 or '91.