• Jam

    The Ickmusic Tapes – Ratdog, 1995

    Once again, I have to thank my 18 month old for pulling a great cassette out of the box that I thought was so securely closed (you know, the four flap clockwise fold – there’s probably a name for it,…

  • Jam,  Rock

    Happy Birthday Steve Kimock!

    My man north of the border, Cam, is back for another post…. – Pete Oct 5 – If you’re anywhere near Teaneck, New Jersey, head over to Mexicali Blues to catch Steve Kimock, George Porter Jr., Robert Walter, and John…

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    My 1990 Halloween with Phish

    Thanks to my college cohort Jason, I now have a living breathing document of our early Phish experience. It was Halloween 1990. That night, Phish would play our college’s 740 seat theater, Armstrong Hall. Judging by my first Phish show…

  • Jam,  Jazz

    Have you ever had a Garage a Trois?

    Howzabout a little Garage a Trois to end the weekend / kick off the week? What we have is a side project of Charlie Hunter on his 8-string guitar, Galactic’s Stanton Moore on drums, and Skerik on sax. On this…

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    Dead: Eyes of the World, 1991

    Thanks to my Canadian buddy Cam for the email full of tasty music recommendations and classic nuggets of goodness like this “Eyes of the World” from 6/17/1991 (an East Rutherford show that Cam attended). Check out Bruce Hornsby grinning and…

  • Jam,  Rock

    Jerry and Merl in San Anselmo, 1972

    So what we have here is a vintage recording of Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders and friends (pre-Jerry Garcia Band). This is a soundboard recording zeroed right in on Jerry’s guitar. For those people who associate Garcia only with the Grateful…