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  • Birthday 01/02/1985

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Oirsbeek, The Netherlands
  • Interests trail/ultra running, swimming, biking, golf, and metric tonnes of music

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  1. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEMPSEY-WRIGHT-Approach-Richie-Kamuca-Stan-Levey-NEW-SEALED-LP/250955879340?hash=item3a6e22d3ac:m:m7-m-p7Kw_EX84hB921Tp-g https://www.ebay.com/itm/More-Images-Bill-Holman-Arranges-Dempsey-Wright-The-Wright-Approach-Vinyl/162732411423?hash=item25e39b8a1f:g:ZowAAOSwNkJZ-OC2
  2. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    C3B2, the road to funky '79 SS dreams lies 5 months and 200+ miles further ExSE along scenic NY-17/I-84 into the Ivy heart of my undergrad alma mater...
  3. Post a pic

    the cool divine / electric spine / a space in time / Crick's design / we are all young once
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Like an early Cambrian arthropod that breached the surf for at least a quick turn on turf, a bit of RnR evolution is neatly exhibited in the Du's discography. The transition from Punk to Post Punk yielded some magnificent work, but little better than this.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    As Moses tamed the Red Sea, so did the perfectly unnatural force of REM's initial LP trifecta cleave a corridor of optimistic originality through the hair metal hazards and brite-pop saccharineswamps of the post-punk's apocalyptic landscape. At least that's what I got from Faulkner.
  6. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    [video] http://spiritcats.com/gd-tour-europe-1974-Wi-Fi.mp4 This is something of a hybrid NedDead post: I find Ned quintessential to the resurgent "weirdness" that helped elevate that Summer 74 tour to epic status in my esteem, particularly June, and no show more than 6/23, which put "strange" into the "long trip". I've been following Ned's site since discovery of his fantastic recent release "Cat Dreams", which contains some terrific stuff, beginning with the linked video above, about which he says: "More than a few years ago I received a DVD in the mail from Steve Brown. I was quite surprised that it contained Steve's Super 8mm movies he made during the 1974 Grateful Dead tour of Europe. He only asked that I not copy or share it publicly. However, recently he gave me permission for it to be viewed on Nedbase (and on the archived Nedbase on spiritcats.com.) but not for wider distribution. Steve retains copyright and ownership. With the exception of "The Grateful Dead Movie," and a video snippet from the September 21, 1974 Paris concert, there are no other movies or videos in which I appear from those years. I met Steve when he went to work for the newly formed Grateful Dead Records and Round Records in 1973. Steve had several roles including album recording sessions, production and promotion, live concert on-site promotion, and working on the "Mars Hotel" LP and "The Grateful Dead Movie." I remember Steve as a very nice, sincere, knowledgeable person who really cared about the band and the music, and truly helped make good things happen. Steve's Super 8mm movies cover the 1974 Grateful Dead European tour. London's city life of the times and the Alexander Palace set up of the Wall of Sound (2:02), Munich and the Olympic Halle (4:26), band (5:37, me at 6:00 reading the Sunday Times) and family members getting on the bus and the bus ride from Munich through Luxembourg to Zurich, hanging out on the street in Geneva with Jerry, Parish, Hunter, Keith, Donna, baby Zion, Bob Matthews, and others, and then Phil, Steve, Dan Healy, and me on our drive through the high Alps and villages of Switzerland (7:25), into rural France (with castles) and on to Dijon (14:58) ending in Paris. Two additional notes come from Steve: *It was silent 8mm so I added a soundtrack from that Summer's U.S. tour -- Roanoke, VA 7-27-74. **Most of it was filmed while in an altered state, thank you Bear. So wonderful we all traveled together and that Steve was wise enough to capture the adventure, and the spirit of the times, on film." ****** Additionally, there are a couple recordings, the first, and truly 'beyond the pale', a soundcheck for one of my A-list shows, Dijon: http://spiritcats.com/gd_091874_nlagin_cro2_n90-nr_dn1_soundcheck.mp3 The second is just a fantastic historical nugget: " This was a jam session ("The Other One Jam" > "The Wall Song", "Jam", "Blooz", and "R&R Jam") with members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby, and others. Ned plays organ and piano." http://spiritcats.com/nl_aditc_ok.mp3
  7. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    MJ: Phenomenal! Finishing my 2nd pass at this set as I type. Though center mass in (one of) my preferred periods, I wasn't familiar with The Seven. Hope you don't mind, but I x-pollinated your post, and my response, over on SHF's "Grateful Thread", as this thing - and The7 in particular - deserve introduction to a broader audience. FYI: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/the-grateful-thread.349350/page-1653
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Brilliant live recording. Bear's autistic genius on full display. Paradigmatic. I just wish Doc warn't as enamored of the sound of his voice talking as I am of it when employed to singing. Still, unlike Dave's Picks, future editions of BSJ will likely be an automatic purchase.
  9. It would have to unseat "Tree of Life". Good god, a clinical exposition of mass Academy delusion. "Bug". Genius. The raw pathos of human desperation and madness in a sublime mix of brilliantly paced, gut wrenching suspense. To quote Letterman, when he was worth quoting: "The paramters are askew." In some small way, the world would be a better place with more like this. Did anyone here see Shannon live while the stage play was touring? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqdKv0Vz0sU
  10. What music did you buy today?

    In the last few years I've begun to wonder about the sociocultural influences that shaped my early predilection for a (predominantly) racially homogenous universe of musical artists. Challenging the established frontiers of those forces is yielding edifying dividends.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Given that I'm partial to physical media, I've an old $15 iTunes gift card that's been moulding in a desk drawer's dark corner; however, while trawling through blues' selections I discovered this apparent digital exclusive (as I couldn't find a cd counterpart at the regular spots). At $12, it's a pretty impressive 130 song collection, including multiple recordings from Lead Belly, Miss.John Williams, Robert J., Blind Willie, Lemon, et al. Early on I encountered "Canned Heat Blues" (I just realized the songs are organized alphabetically) and thought, 'couldn't be', but sure enough a quick check of wiki revealed the namesource of my beloved blues rockers: "Canned Heat is an American rock band formed in L.A. in 1965. The group has been noted for its interpretations of blues material and for its efforts to promote interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 'Canned Heat Blues', a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called 'canned heat'". This reminds me of a story told by my grandfather regarding his time in boot camp ages ago when the more desperate alcoholics, facing a period of militarily enforced prohibition, turned to drinking aftershave. Oi!
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I'm a woman, I know my stuff I'm a woman, I ain't never had enough I'm going down yonder, behind the sun I'm gonna do something for you, that ain't never been done I'm gonna hold back the lightning, with the palm of my hand Shake hands with the devil, make him crawl in the sand As a tie-dyed-in-the-wool Deadhead it shakes me to the core to confess that, in a house fire, I'd grab my nascent electric blues collection before even considering 5/9, 2/14, 5/15, or anything Spring 72 (though I'll risk 3rd degree burns to grab the '69 Fillmore West material). Why the hell doesn't anyone talk about this stuff? Oh yeah, on order from Amazon... Jr.K: Sad Days; God Knows; Most Things; Better Run....Junior is like the VU & Meat Puppets: never heard anything like 'em (I like the critical description of "surreal and otherworldly") Hound Dog: Boogie, Genuine, Beware Anyone else anticipating, or already received, the first release of Bear's Sonic Journals, the Doc & Merle Watson box? Should arrive here tomorrow! WOOT!
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Started listening to T and Hound Dog this week. Bought my first power tools. Eschewed paying someone else or, more likely, buying a replacement, and personally repaired the fuel lines on my weedeater (it works!). Gutted a few hundred pounds of hanging, defunct, iron gas lines from the basement with a recip saw. Sat down to a dinner of loose metal scraps and spit out #10 finishing nails. Gonna put Junior and Luther A. in the queue and build a house next week. Edit: The bit about the nails isn't technically true and I've already got a house. Nonetheless, this is some powerful stuff: check with a doctor to ensure your heart is healthy enough before taking these here electric blues...