Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sarah McCoy

Singer songwriter Sarah McCoy's soulful voice will send chills down your back. Sarah's talent is so obvious from the first few notes you hear.

Of course the comparisons to other influences are there if you really listen. However, what I think is amazing is that Sarah McCoy is able to use whatever brought her to this place, to create HER OWN style and sound. And that as you know music lovers, is something to be thankful for in this era of "corporate" pre-packaged music. Her fantastic ability to play and song write are not seen often these days. Sarah McCoy is one unique artist that will not disappoint.

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Sarah's incredibly emotional and powerful voice, simply beautiful piano work, and well crafted lyrics are a treat not to be missed.

Sarah is currently living in Monterey County California. Stay tuned for upcoming shows, CD's and tours.

To find Sarah check out the following Links.
Link To Her Myspace Page. Check out her page for tour dates.
Live On You Tube
Sarah Live At Monterey Live.
Rocking Monterey Live



A Review of Sarah McCoy's show in the Weekly.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oakland Coliseum.. In the secret space of dreams

Grateful Dead
Oakland Coliseum Arena
December 17, 1993

Here Comes Sunshine
Walkin' Blues
Desolation Row
Ramble On Rose
Broken Arrow
Lazy River Road
The Music Never Stopped

Help On The Way>Slipknot! >Franklin's Tower
Saint Of Circumstance >
Crazy Fingers>
The Last Time>
Attics Of My Life>
Good Lovin'

Encore: I Fought The Law

People are asking me what my favorite show is. My answer is always the same, The Grateful Dead Shows I was at.

This show is sweet, even with my least favorite Encore of all time. ;-) This Thursday show remains one of the best times of 1993 for me. One of my favorites moments in my life is Slip>Franklins, right there at ">" the joy I feel in that moment is almost a crazed euphoria. Corrina and I had a major moment this night ;-)For the 90’s this is a great night. I think the boys always enjoy being home.

Spent the show on the floor, in a huge pile of dancing laughing happy friends. Also, this perfect night in Oakland might go down as one of the funniest/best set breaks ever. And I very honestly believe that during drums and space the Oakland Coliseum became a spaceship, and took us on an inner galactic adventure. No really… it happened. ;-)



God,I miss Jerry everyday... everyday.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Lilac Rain At Rothbury

Phil Lesh and Friends
Live at Rothbury Music Festival
July 6, 2008

Here Comes Sunshine + *
Althea +
China Cat Sunflower +
Mexican Girl +
Dire Wolf
About Cell Block #9
Sugaree *

Help on the Way
Franklin’s Tower *
Eyes of the World
Uncle John's Band
Mountains of the Moon
Unbroken Chain
New Speedway Boogie
Fire on the Mountain

Donor Rap/Intros

Encore~ Dancin’ in the Streets*

+ w/ Warren Haynes
* w/ Teresa Williams

Phil has been rocking my world with this band since the very first night I saw them all together in Santa Barbara in 2007. My first thought was damn Phil looks great, second thought, who is this Jackie Greene? Wow… I am now a huge Jackie Greene fan, and have seen him several times with his own bands as well. This is by far in my honest option the best band Phil and Friends has had ever, minus the very first magically night in Berkeley in 1994. ;-)

The Rothbury Music Festival was just mind blowing. And if the line up is anything like this past year, I will for sure be there.

Phil and Friends closed out the festival on Sunday night, played to the early morning of Monday. P&F were outstanding as always. Nice having Warren Haynes (normally not a huge Warron fan) sit in, his Athena was really lovely. Anytime I just to hear this band play Sugaree, you know it is a great night.
The moment Phil sang out Lilac Rain, I felt raindrops. Magic…



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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Believe It Or Not

Grateful Dead
Alpine Valley Music Theatre
June 23, 1988

Iko Iko
Minglewood Blues
It Must Have Been The Roses
Me & My Uncle-> Mexicali Blues
Stagger Lee
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Bird Song
Promised Land
Hey Pocky Way
Believe It Or Not*
Women Are Smarter
He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam->
I Need A Miracle->
Gimme Some Lovin'->
All Along The Watchtower->
Morning Dew,

E: Brokedown Palace

*First Time Played

This show is hard to describe, it such an emotional show for me. How do you describe near perfection? Bliss. Love. Magical.

This is without a doubt one of my favorites Grateful Dead Shows. (Especially one I was not actually in attendance.)

The Believe It Or Not brings me to tears every time I hear it. Every time. This Dew, is mind blowing and Blackbird? What a treat. Still not my first show… mine is not for a month later.



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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Today's Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead
Live at Barton Hall, Cornell Universety
May 16, 1981

Feel Like A Stranger>
Friend Of The Devil>
Me & My Uncle>
Big River
CC Rider
Brown Eyed Women
High Time>
Let It Grow>
Don't Ease Me In
Shakedown Street>
Lost Sailor>
Saint Of Circumstance>
Spanish Jam>
Nobody's Fault But Mine>
Stella Blue>
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad>
One More Saturday Night

E: Uncle John's Band

This was not my first Grateful Dead show, I did not get on the bus until 1988. This was however my very first bootleg. I listened to this show more than maybe any other. I still have that old worn out well loved cassette tape. This is a hot outstanding show, high energy and sweet playing.



the show