• Top 25 Albums of 2009

    21 jan. 2010, 0h52m

    01. Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream
    02. Antlers, The - Hospice
    03. Avett Brothers, The - I And Love And You
    04. My Jerusalem – Without Feathers
    05. Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy
    06. Low Anthem, The – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
    07. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
    08. Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice
    09. Ramona Falls – Intuit
    10. Tragically Hip, The – We Are The Same
    11. William Elliott Whitmore - Animals In The Dark
    12. Mastodon – Crack The Skye
    13. Handsome Furs - Face Control
    14. Soulsavers - Broken
    15. Langhorne Slim – Be Set Free
    16. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
    17. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Beware
    18. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
    19. Twilight Sad, The – Forget The Night Ahead
    20. State Radio – Let It Go
    21. Dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
    22. Great Lake Swimmers – Lost Channels
    23. M. Ward - Hold Time
    24. Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane, & Sugarcane
    25. Deep Dark Woods, The - Winter Hours
  • Bruce: 4/04/08 Sacramento, CA

    6 mai 2008, 7h01m

    April 4, 2008
    Sacramento, California
    ARCO Arena

    All right, so I take a bus from Springfield to St. Louis, MO. I fly from there to Orange County. I had booked that flight before I knew I would attend Sacramento as well. I’m there for about two hours before flying to Sacramento where my friend Morgan picks me up. We were going to spend the wait before the lottery together, but she had to work at the last minute! Off to In n Out which we scarf down in the parking lot of Arco. Nice guy tells us where wristbands are being given out and while saying good bye to Morgan Greg and Lizzy show up. I get my ticket and get my wristband. Meet some cool people while hanging out. Finally meet Pauline, Andrew (officially), and so many others. You all know who you are! The community that Bruce brings together is quite amazing really. I cherish it. Ok, so lotto time I’m all lined up, the number is called, and I’m in. I end up second row in front of Stevie behind two pretty cool boys. They aren’t big fans but they seem to enjoy the music and get a lot of attention throughout the night.

    Spirit in the Night won the radio contest, and has Charlie (!!) and Max open the show we all hear the beginning of the song. I was quite surprised. Ever since seeing the Hartford video all I can think is I wish I could see So Young and In Love open a show, but Spirit in the Night was in the same vein and quite a shock. I love this song regardless, but this night was extra special. One of those openers that makes me say I would be happy even if the band left after that. Anyway, Pauline was lucky enough to be in front of Bruce as he sat down on the stage and then nearly slid off the stage into her arms! Why wasn’t I in front? Nah, very happy for her. Bruce was clearly in a grand mood.
    Radio Nowhere was great per usual and works well going right into No Surrender which is always dead on and great. Lonesome Day is just hot! The band is really pumped and on for this show. Gypsy Biker was really good. Magic was haunting, and I’ll have to say again I really like Soozie’s vocals on this.

    Tour premiere of Murder Inc.!!! I nearly jump out of my shoes! I got the tour premiere of Lost in the Flood in Cincinnati and now Murder Inc. in Sacramento. This song is tied as one of my favorites, so I was psyched to hear it. It was amazing and all I expected. I’ve never heard it live before, obviously, but it was one of the best versions I’ve ever heard. Maybe I’m biased. Reason should have been next. I really missed hearing it especially if it came after Murder Inc. I can only imagine how fantastic that would have been. Although Candy’s Room is killer. I can’t complain I suppose.
    Because The Night follows and is easily my favorite version I’ve heard live. Seriously Nils just goes off with the most astounding BTN solo, and he throws in a little riff that blows all other BTN solos away. I don’t know why he hasn’t sounded like this since, but it is as if one night he just wanted to vary the solo. I’m glad he did!

    I might be getting tired of She’s The One, but I still enjoy it. Livin’ In The Future is a lot of fun and great as always and the same can be said for The Promised Land. Sherry Darling next and it continues to be fun as always. It’s funny that some of these “fun” songs might not rank as high on my list of favorite songs, but I would sometimes rather hear them live. Nothing like hearing either a barn burner of a song (i.e. Murder Inc.) or a fun song (i.e. Sherry Darling) live. It really sets the mood and allows people to just lose themselves in the songs.

    Around this time Bruce spots the sign Lizzy and I bought because she had written “Clarence for President” on it. She was on the other side of the stage from me, so I didn’t recognize it was our sign at first. The sign spends the rest of the night onstage. We joke that Bruce owes us $4 for the sign. Backstreets comes next as a request it seems, and is one of the best versions I’ve heard. Afterwards we get the usual Devil’s, The Rising, Last to Die, Long Walk Home, and Badlands. As always let me praise Last To Die here. During Badlands I thought Stevie was pointing at the boys in front of me since I assumed every band member was looking at them when looking in my direction. We know kids get the love. Then Stevie points at me though and mouths “No, no. You!” and points at me. Ok, so I’ve been following him around and he notices! :D
    Girls In Their Summer Clothes opens the encore…unfortunately. I like it, but I’m just not so sure about hearing it live. A sign asking for Rosalita is seen, and the band go running into it. A lot of fun with great interaction between Bruce and Stevie. Without a moment to breathe BTR starts next and then Ramrod. I mean Sacramento is seriously loved by Bruce. One can tell with his demeanor and this setlist. The night closes with American Land, and as that drum beat starts up I’m sad the show is over but thrilled to hear AL.

    My first Bruce show ever was in Sacramento, and it was tremendous. This did not change that. Another tremendous show.

    Spirit In The Night
    Radio Nowhere
    No Surrender
    Lonesome Day
    Gypsy Biker
    Magic
    Murder Incorporated (Tour Premiere)
    Candy's Room
    Because The Night
    She's The One
    Livin' In The Future
    The Promised Land
    Sherry Darling
    Backstreets
    Devil's Arcade
    The Rising
    Last To Die
    Long Walk Home
    Badlands

    Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Rosalita
    Born To Run
    Ramrod
    American Land
  • 3/24/08 Bruce Springsteen

    5 mai 2008, 21h56m

    March 24, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Schottenstein Center

    Four days and my final show of spring break. Of course by this point I know that I have four shows in California to look forward to! Lizzy gives me a call, so I head down to the lobby to wait for her. While there three people show up and sit down all the while talking about avatars and such. One person looked kind of familiar, so I was thinking they must post at Greasy Lake. Lizzy calls saying she is looking for the front, so I get up to head out. First I talk to the three, and I find out they are Bushy, PattyC, and VABossfan. Pretty cool to run into them. We talk a bit and I head out. The usual happens as we get our wristbands, go eat, and head back to the line. We are lucky enough to be on the rail on Stevie’s side!

    The show opens with a predicted The Ties That Bind. No complaints as the song is great once again tonight. Afterwards I hear the opening chords of Radio Nowhere which always gets the place rockin’. Lonesome Day was as fun as always, but the first really hot song of the night is Adam Raised A Cain. My second time hearing the song I believe. Absolutely awesome as always. The guitar, the lyrics, the intensity were all there.
    Gypsy Biker isn’t a favorite from the album, but I actually really enjoy hearing it live. Singing the last few lines is a lot of fun. So we get Adam and now Something in the Night! I’ll take the whole Darkness album, so no complaints from me. RTB per usual and I always hope he will never take the song out of the setlist. It’s needed. Well, I need it. Not sure about everyone else.

    This night is going along really well because You’ll Be Comin’ Down was premiered! Great song from the new album, and I was wondering when the band would finally play it. Thankfully I was there to enjoy it. Lizzy was telling anyone that would listen that it hadn’t been played before. Lol

    Because the Night was searing as usual thanks to Nils’ solo. I’m glad he gets to shine during that song. She’s The One I can get tired of, but I’m not going to say I don’t enjoy it live. I do. I just would like to see that spot mixed up a little. I also can’t clap the rhythm of this song and sing at the same time damn it!
    Livin’ In The Future is one of those songs I can’t tired of. It must be because it and Last To Die are my favorites from Magic. The usual intro with needed applause. Yeah, I know it won’t change our country back to the way it was. Maybe it will give us some a kick in the butt. The Promised Land follows and always seems so relevant to sing. Maybe one day that last verse won’t mean so much and be so powerful, but I doubt it.

    Right before Sherry Darling Bruce mentioned that it won the radio contest and he joked that Stevie was the one voting for it so many times. That got a few laughs, and the song was a lot of fun. Definitely something Stevie enjoys playing.

    Andrew has been chasing this song, and I told him I’ll be in Columbus and we will get it. He should have been there because we did get it. All I could think is how lucky I am to hear some rare songs, but I can’t manage Darkness on the Edge of Town. Weird luck.

    Devil’s, The Rising, Last to Die, Long Walk Home, and Badlands are no surprise. All great especially Long Walk to Badlands. I love singing Last to Die. This song just means a lot to me and Long Walk Home makes it the perfect 1-2 punch.

    Girls… started the encore. I don’t mind this song. I mean I do like it. Maybe it’s because my mind can’t seem to remember more than 90% or so of the lyrics. I don’t know why. I’ve got the whole rubber ball smacks part down. Why can’t I remember more?!

    BTR, Rosalita, Glory Days, and American Land were great song to end the night. Rosalita had Lisa pissed off at me some more. I can’t help it! I don’t tell Bruce what to play.  Glory Days isn’t a favorite, but it is always fun live and the majority know the song.

    American Land I will always argue should end every show except on special occasions or one-offs. If this song doesn’t get you singing and jumping…well, I don’t know what to say. And the best thing about the end of the show? Lizzy and I make a sign that says “Garry Rocks.” She is holding it while I point at it like a maniac. Stevie goes up to Garry and motions that he paid us off. We all have a laugh over that. At the end of the song Garry grabs his pick and starts walking toward me! I never see him do this! I put out my hands like I’m begging for food, and he places his pick in my hand! Love it!

    After the show I tried to find Marty, Bill, Tim, and Bob who I met earlier in the day. I met Bill before, but my first time to finally meet the others. Sure took long enough especially with Marty! We didn’t get to meet up, and I was on my way to the Greyhound bus station. I had to wait until 4:30 or so in the morning before getting on the bus for home. Spent the rest of spring break there with the thoughts of 3 great shows.


    The Ties That Bind
    Radio Nowhere
    Lonesome Day
    Adam Raised A Cain
    Gypsy Biker
    Something In The Night
    Reason To Believe
    You'll Be Comin' Down (Tour Premiere)
    Because The Night
    She's The One
    Livin' In The Future
    The Promised Land
    Sherry Darling (Tour Premiere)
    Incident On 57th Street
    Devil's Arcade
    The Rising
    Last To Die
    Long Walk Home
    Badlands

    Girls In Their Summer Clothes
    Born To Run
    Rosalita
    Glory Days
    American Land
  • 3/22/08 Bruce Springsteen

    12 avr. 2008, 1h19m

    Sat 22 Mar – Bruce Springsteen

    March 22, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    U.S. Bank Arena

    Lizzy and I left Indy the day before. A lot of trouble at first since my phone wasn’t working, but we got that sorted through the power of the internet. Phone ended up being fine, and we were on our way to Cincinnati. Spent most of the day in the hotel room resting and posting on the internet until that night when we had some great BBQ at a place I seriously can’t remember all of a sudden. Next day I check out and walk with my stuff over to arena. Lizzy was already there and had number 15, and I got 31. I had nothing to eat that day, so we walked around trying to find a place. I settled for Skyline Chili and saw a bunch of other people with wristbands. We head back to the line around 4 since it was from 1 to 4 instead of the normal time due to The Who disaster 30 years prior. We waited around for awhile freezing. I ended up being introduced to Johnny and his brother-in-law Dave through the woman who sold me a ticket. She happened to sell the other ticket to Dave. It’s crazy how we meet up and make new friends. I found out I had a free ticket to Anaheim night 1 earlier, so now I was looking for night 2. Johnny said he may be able to help and took my email address. It just so happens that went into my spam folder and we didn’t talk again until San Jose when we saw each other in line. Luckily, I had a ticket by then.

    I start talking to a couple from near my hometown although across the river, and I tell the wife that I want number 14 to be drawn in the lottery. Why? I have absolutely no idea. It would make sense for me to say 15 since Lizzy was 15. Well, 14 was drawn! 14 wasn’t there and Lizzy went in first! Due to some people not being there I end up going in about 14. Lizzy, myself, Johnny, Dave, and the couple I was talking to all end up elbows on stage! Elbows on the freakin’ stage! Seriously? So nice. This guy Tom was at his 197th show. He wanted so badly to be against the stage instead of second row. He actually offered me $150 and I said something about $300. He said he would give me $200. I stepped back to look from his position and stepped back to my spot. I still wonder if I should have done it, but I just couldn’t. Not only would I feel bad taking his money, but I think I would feel worse knowing I was once in the front spot. Although Dave had no qualms. He took the $150 and stepped back a couple of feet. I guess we all won.

    When the band opens with Darlington County I assumed it would be a fun, fast-paced night. These different openers every night really add something to the show. Radio Nowhere sounded better this night than previously, and I think it’s a real powerhouse live. It leads into Lonesome Day which I’m glad to hear again.

    Gypsy Biker is solid just as the other night and Magic once again haunting. From these two songs we slam right into Reason to Believe. The band seems on a mission with the fast pace of the show. Seriously no breathers. I can gush about Reason to Believe all night long, so I’ll just say it is even more enjoyable from the front spot of the pit. Bruce stopped in front of me to play harmonica and sing into the bullet mic. I was giddy to say the least.

    Candy’s Room into Prove It All Night was great. I really enjoyed hearing two Darkness songs together right before She’s The One started. I’m not sure I like this as much as The Rising tour, but it’s always great.

    Livin’ in the Future and Promised Land were strong. I realized how great it is to have these two songs back to back. One about what’s happening to this country and the other about the desperateness to fit in, find oneself, stand up for oneself, etc. They work well together.

    Bruce points at a sign for the next song and what do we get? Be True! I used to really love this song, but not as much anymore. Although hearing it live reminded me of how great it is. A fantastic treat. And if I thought that was fantastic I was blown away with the next song. The tour premier of LOST IN THE FLOOD!!!!! This show was my eight Bruce show ever. I still haven’t heard Darkness On The Edge Of Town, but Lost in the Flood is tied as my favorite with it and Murder Inc. At first I was dumbfounded that I was hearing this before Darkness. Then I was still dumbfounded because, well, I was hearing Lost in the Flood and the tour premier at that! The performance is amazing! The band nails each and every note, and, yes, I cried. I’m standing front row, slightly to Bruce’s right, and I’m crying for at least half the song. This is a real song! Epic.

    Next up are the songs we expect in this spot and for me Last To Die and Long Walk Home are the standouts. And back to back these songs are intense. I love it. The band leaves and comes back to perform a tour premiere of Glory Days. By no means is this song my favorite, but it is so much fun live. And maybe at this age it is starting to mean more to me. I mean this is my Glory Days, yeah?

    Born to Run is next, and the version is great! Although I’m front row, so I get to strum Bruce’s guitar! I also make sure to touch the thighs and calves…again. You can’t blame me. I did every time I got the chance. :-D
    Dancing in the Dark I didn’t really want to hear again, but it’s fun. I can’t complain. American Land was just as fabulous as the night previous, but this time even more fun because Bruce was inches from me most of the time. At one point he did his jump toward the crowd and Lizzy and I thought he would jump on us. I couldn’t complain about that. It was like he paused in mid air as I saw him come my way.

    Although the band was now done. They played for something like 2 hours and 5 minutes. That is really short! Although the audience was cheering the crew was dismantling the stage. To my surprise Bruce came back out with the band. The band seemed confused, but the lights went down and everything was moved back into place as Bruce started Kitty’s Back! The performance was pretty good and aided by the impromptu performance.

    The show closes out around 2 hours and 20 minutes. I can’t complain. For those who seem to think it is the worst show ever I say you need to be there. I liked that the band came back onstage for Kitty’s Back. They didn’t have to. Also, Lost in the Flood was worth the price of admission alone. How in the world could I complain? Glory Days was also a tour premiere. That is still saying something.

    Oh, and Lizzy and I bought a dry erase marker board before the show. We shared it throughout the night. I wrote “I heart Stevie” on mine, and at one point he looked and mouthed “oh really?” to me. And at the end of the night I wrote “Pick Me Steve!” and Lizzy drew a guitar pick. Stevie and Garry laughed at it and after American Land he came over and handed me a pick! What a great night.

    Darlington County
    Radio Nowhere
    Lonesome Day
    Gypsy Biker
    Magic
    Reason To Believe
    Candy's Room
    Prove It All Night
    She's The One
    Livin' In The Future
    The Promised Land
    Be True
    Lost In The Flood (Tour Premiere)
    Devil's Arcade
    The Rising
    Last To Die
    Long Walk Home
    Badlands

    Glory Days (Tour Premiere)
    Born To Run
    Dancing In The Dark
    American Land

    Kitty's Back
  • The band is on fire

    12 avr. 2008, 0h32m

    Thu 20 Mar – Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

    I'm quite behind on my reviews obviously. This is the first of eight
    done if we count Dallas coming up.

    March 20, 2008
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Conseco Fieldhouse

    I swear my reviews are books sometimes. I just get way too excited
    about music especially Bruce. I'll keep the review a little leaner
    this time.

    All right, so this was my spring break. I went to Indy, Cinci, and
    Columbus. I left Springfield, MO at 11:30 p.m. by Greyhound headed
    for St. Louis with a transfer and I was on my way to Indy. I arrived
    around 9:30 a.m., and I wandered around the city the rest of the time
    waiting for 2:00 p.m. That was too much walking with my backpack that
    carried my laptop and clothes for the week.

    A little after 2:00 I went to the arena and got my wristband. I was
    number 83. I was tired after all the traveling, not much sleep, and
    walking around during that time. I saw two girls about my age
    talking, so I went over to them. We talked a bit about Bruce, and I
    realized one girl looked familiar. I asked her if she ever posted on
    any Bruce message boards. She told me her username, and I told her
    mine. I was surprised because by chance we started talking and met.
    To think we've known each other online for 5 years though hadn't
    talked much recently. Lisa was with her, and we became friends. To
    think I met Lizzy and Lisa this way which is the reason I made it to
    the California shows is kind of crazy.

    Anyway, we hung out a bit and went to Hard Rock to eat before the
    show. We all got into the pit and were two rows back on Clarence's
    side. We met a few other people within our age group which was great.
    I joked we should have made a big circle and danced during the show.
    Lisa kept saying The Ties That Bind would start the show I think. I
    said it would be Night. Lo and behold I was right! Great opener it
    was too. Naturally Radio Nowhere was the second song, and seeing as
    this was my first show this tour Lisa was dying for me to hear it.
    Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to our expectations. It seemed
    the band kind of stumbled with the opening of the song. I'll consider
    that the only stumble of the night.

    I appreciate Lonesome Day more than I did on The Rising tour. I've
    always loved the song, but the studio version just slays me nowadays.
    Needless to say, I really enjoyed hearing it live. Prove It All
    Night I can never tire of. Right now I have a friend getting into
    Bruce, and when I hear this song I think of the excitement he has when
    he talks about it. I wonder if he'll keep that excitement once he
    finally hears it live. I have to think he will because I have.
    Gypsy Biker isn't a top favorite from Magic, but nonetheless it is
    great. I like it more live, and have a lot of fun singing the final
    verse. It can't just be me. Maybe it is.

    Magic is just surreal. I love the lyrics, the meaning, and hearing it
    live with Soozie is wonderful. I know some won't agree, but I prefer
    her over Patti.

    Reason to Believe!!! I think saying the song title is enough. This
    song is freakin' fantastic. If it was great before then it is amazing
    now with the new version. I never want to stop hearing this song this
    tour. Before the show I must have heard it on various boots from the
    tour 35 times. It really gets you moving and singing along. It's
    hard not to.

    Tour premiere of Rendezvous at this show. What a night! I love this
    song! I remember when I got the CD it was my favorite from the get
    go. I didn't see this coming at all, and right into Because The Night
    we go. I'm not sure I could tire of this live. I mean sure I might
    want to hear something else sometimes, but this song is smokin'. I
    realize every time I see Nils live how much more I appreciate him than
    I think I do. She's the One is next, and I think the two songs go
    very well together. I love hearing the harmonica and Bruce's
    yelps/noises/whatever I should call it.

    Livin' In The Future is my favorite song from Magic, so hearing it
    live for the first time was a real treat. Not only do I love the
    lyrics and music, but I completely agree with what Bruce has to say
    before the song starts.

    Next is The Promised Land, but before the song starts Bruce speaks of
    a guest. I was wondering who in the world it could be see we were in
    Indy. DANNY!!! What a surprise! Lizzy, Lisa, and myself were going
    nuts. From there on the night really picked up and it was great to
    see the band be so happy that Danny was there. Promised Land was
    intense as always and felt better than ever before to me. And since
    Danny was there we get Spirit In The Night! I love this song so much,
    and had only heard it once previously with Vini Lopez as guest on
    drums in 2003. Bruce and the band were on fire, and who doesn't like
    watching Bruce and whatever he decides to do with the mic stand. ;-)
    After this Danny actually pulls out the accordion for Sandy! Wow.
    Some people still haven't heard this song live and this was my second
    time. I'm not a big fan of Sandy, but I always enjoy it more live.
    This performance was really special.

    Devil's Arcade, The Rising, Last To Die, Long Walk Home, and Badlands
    come along next to no surprise. All were great to hear especially
    Last to Die and Long Walk Home. These songs are my second and third
    favorites from the new album. Hearing Last to Die live made me
    realize just how great it is. The desperate beauty of that song is
    killer. Long Walk Home is a lot of fun to sing along to, and I'm
    really glad that Stevie has his own part to shine on while the crowd
    sings along. Badlands is just as great as ever. I'll never tire of
    singing along to "it ain't no sin to be glad you're alive."

    For the encore Danny came back out which was great. We get a
    wonderful Backstreets and then one of the best versions of Kitty's
    Back. Well, I think so anyway. I really love the jazzy sound of the
    song. It is so much fun plus I am always willingly to watch Bruce
    break out into a solo. Born to Run is a powerful mainstay as always
    and Dancing in the Dark is a lot of fun to sing to and interact with
    Bruce and the band. Hannah was the lucky girl that Bruce pulled from
    the crowd to dance to. That was really cute and fun to see until I
    learned more later on.

    American Land closes, and this is my first time to hear it live. I
    loved it before, and I love it more now! You can't help but clap,
    jump, and sing along. This is one of the best closers ever. I don't
    see any reason to stop with it. The lyrics are so powerful too. It
    ties up all the meaning that Bruce is trying to get across these days.
    I have to say this is one of the best Bruce shows I've seen. Granted
    it was only number seven and not one hundred, but I thought the band
    was smokin' and just playing and having fun like never before or at
    least more so than they have had in a long, long time.


    Night
    Radio Nowhere
    Lonesome Day
    Prove It All Night
    Gypsy Biker
    Magic
    Reason To Believe
    Rendezvous (Tour Premiere)
    Because The Night
    She's The One
    Livin' In The Future
    The Promised Land
    Spirit In The Night
    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
    Devil's Arcade
    The Rising
    Last To Die
    Long Walk Home
    Badlands

    Backstreets
    Kitty's Back
    Born To Run
    Dancing In The Dark
    American Land
  • Clutch!

    1 mars 2008, 7h59m

    Fri 29 Feb – Clutch, Murder by Death, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster, Hex Machine

    This was a great show. I did not know that Hex Machine was opening, and I had no idea who they were. We got there late, but Hex Machine was definitely decent. Next, was Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. I had no idea who this band was either. They were quite good, and they reminded me of Clutch. The lead singer had a real rock star persona when on stage which my friend Josh mentioned. He was right. Very nice surprise this band was. Afterwards, Murder By Death came on stage, and I have a CD of theirs plus a few more songs. They lived up to my expectations although the sound was a bit off with them. I love the girl cello player. Very nice addition. You have to like a band that sounds a bit like Clutch along with rockabilly I think. Finally, Clutch played as the main atttraction. They were all I expected and more. I really enjoyed their set. I believe Can't Stop Progress started and went into Devil & Me along with a bunch of other great songs. I was glad I knew most of the songs since I only have three Clutch albums.

    It was also great to meet up with friends and people I hadn't seen for awhile who came up to Springfield for the concert. Very cool to see them with Josh and Jeremy. We had an awesome time besides the fight that almost spilled into our area. It seems the security could only find it in them to shine the light on to the fighters instead of actually breaking up the fight.

    Here are the songs I know were played:

    You Cant Stop Progress
    Power Player
    The Devil And Me
    Texan Book Of The Dead
    I Have The Body Of John Wilkes Booth
    The Regulator
    Cyprus Grove
    Bakerton Jam
    Mercury
    Profits Of Doom
    Promoter
    Bakerton Jam 2
    Child Of The City
    Burning Beard
    Gravel Road
    Electric Worry
    One Eye Dollar

    Links to some pictures although they aren't that great.

    Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/SSRKE/2-29-2008%20Clutch/MayleneandtheSonsofDisaster2.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/SSRKE/2-29-2008%20Clutch/MayleneandtheSonsofDisaster3.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/SSRKE/2-29-2008%20Clutch/MayleneandtheSonsofDisaster4.jpg

    Murder By Death:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/SSRKE/2-29-2008%20Clutch/MurderByDeath.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v514/SSRKE/2-29-2008%20Clutch/MurderByDeath2.jpg

    Clutch
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  • Arabic Music

    27 août 2007, 7h58m

    Going to Jordan opened my ears to Arabic music, and I really enjoy a lot of the Jordanian songs I have. My favorite Arabic artist has to be Omar Al-Abdallat though I'm starting to like Amr Diab, Black Cats, Arash, Sami Yusuf, and Shahram K a lot.

    If anyone can recommend anymore artists or give me a place to download music from the above artists I would really appreciate it. :)
  • Varied Musical Taste

    23 avr. 2007, 3h33m

    I see some people doing this, so I thought I might as well.

    First, make a list of your top-20 artists overall. Then, for each of these artists, add the 8 most similar artists to your list. Delete any duplicates, count up the number of entries on your list and this will give you some idea of how eclectic your listening habits are. A score of 9 represents an extremely unvaried musical taste while a 160 represents an extremely varied one.

    Top 20 Artists

    1. Pete Townshend
    2. Bruce Springsteen
    3. Pearl Jam
    4. Johnny Cash
    5. The Who
    6. Nine Inch Nails
    7. Eric Clapton
    8. Alice in Chains
    9. Bob Dylan
    10. Jesse Malin
    11. Stone Gossard
    12. R.E.M.
    13. The John Butler Trio
    14. Ryan Adams
    15. Bright Eyes
    16. John Hiatt
    17. The White Stripes
    18. The Smashing Pumpkins
    19. Midnight Oil
    20. U2


    Similar Artists

    1. Peter Gabriel
    2. The Cars
    3. Joe Jackson
    4. George Harrison
    5. The J. Geils Band
    6. John Mellencamp
    7. The Police
    8. The Rolling Stones
    9. Neil Young
    10. The Beatles
    11. Elton John
    12. Soundgarden
    13. Nirvana
    14. Stone Temple Pilots
    15. Foo Fighters
    16. Red Hot Chili Peppers
    17. Audioslave
    18. David Bowie
    19. Beck
    20. Led Zeppelin
    21. Pink Floyd
    22. The Doors
    23. Jimi Hendrix
    24. Tool
    25. A Perfect Circle
    26. Marilyn Manson
    27. Deftones
    28. Radiohead
    29. Queens of the Stone Age
    30. Eagles
    31. Cream
    32. Metallica
    33. The Velvet Underground
    34. Simon & Garfunkel
    35. Whiskeytown
    36. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
    37. Josh Rouse
    38. The Jayhawks
    39. Paul Westerberg
    40. Josh Ritter
    41. Marah
    42. Brad
    43. The Rockfords
    44. Mother Love Bone
    45. Three Fish
    46. Bad Radio
    47. Jack Irons
    48. Temple of the Dog
    49. Wellwater Conspiracy
    50. Coldplay
    51. Oasis
    52. Powderfinger
    53. Xavier Rudd
    54. Eskimo Joe
    55. Grinspoon
    57. Ben Harper
    58. The Beautiful Girls
    59. Cat Empire
    60. The Whitlams
    61. Wilco
    62. Damien Rice
    63. Sufjan Stevens
    64. Elliott Smith
    65. The Shins
    66. Death Cab for Cutie
    67. The Postal Service
    68. The Decemberists
    69. Modest Mouse
    70. The Arcade Fire
    71. Lyle Lovett
    72. Steve Earle
    73. Lucinda Williams
    74. Bonnie Raitt
    75. Van Morrison
    76. John Prine
    77. Los Lobos
    78. Franz Ferdinand
    79. The Strokes
    80. Weezer
    81. Gorillaz
    82. The Cure
    83. Pixies
    84. INXS
    85. Crowded House
    86. Hunters & Collectors
    87. Cold Chisel
    88. Men at Work
    89. Dire Straits


    89 isn't bad I suppose. Hopefully I didn't miss any bands whether duplicates or not.
  • Your Neighbors

    10 avr. 2007, 2h43m

    Take your top 6 neighbors and each of their 3 top artists, then say where on your artist's list they rank.

    My neighbors may change more. I don't know because Pete Townshend just became number one after last week. He was three before that.

    Jeffament
    1. Bruce Springsteen - 2
    2. Pearl Jam - 3
    3. Muse - 70

    presenttense612
    1. Bruce Springsteen - 2
    2. Pearl Jam - 3
    3. The Beatles - 74

    deepmind
    1. Pearl Jam - 3
    2. The Who - 5
    3. Pink Floyd - 128

    jprthomas
    1. Bruce Springsteen - 2
    2. Bob Dylan - 9
    3. Johnny Cash - 4

    LeavinHere
    1. Pearl Jam - 3
    2. The Who - 5
    3. Tom Waits - 25

    harold28
    1. Bruce Springsteen - 2
    2. U2 - 20
    3. Johnny Cash - 4
  • Top Five Survey

    27 mars 2007, 19h43m

    +]5 Albums you couldn't live without:
    This can change, but here we go.

    1. All The Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes
    2. Live at San Quentin
    3. Darkness on the Edge of Town
    4. Bringing It All Back Home
    5. Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies


    [+]5 Songs that make you cry:

    1. Call Me A Dog
    2. At My Most Beautiful
    3. Give My Love to Rose
    4. Yellow Ledbetter
    5. Wild Horses


    [+]5 Songs that make you laugh:

    Some of these it may be more like smile than laugh, but here goes.

    1. Juicy
    2. Six Pack
    3. Pony Boy
    4. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
    5. Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man


    [+] Name 5 bands that annoy you:

    1. Good Charlotte
    2. Fallout Boy
    3. Van Halen (granted they are way better than any of the other four bands mentioned)
    4. Limp Bizkit
    5. Simple Plan


    [+]5 Songs you're hooked on at the moment:

    1. Greyhound Girl
    2. Wild Honey
    3. How Many Friends
    4. Daniella
    5. Fault Line

    [+] Current MySpace song?
    Alone In The Dark



    [+] Favorite Genre(s)?
    A little of everything really.


    [+] Last cd you bought?
    Endless Wire

    [+] Last show attended?
    The Who - 3/22/07, Alltel Arena

    [+] Last song listened to?
    Kangaroo

    [+] Open up your music player!

    What's the first band under:

    # - 311
    A - Aerosmith
    B - Bad Radio
    C - Calexico
    D - Daddy Yankee
    E - Eagles of Death Metal
    F - The Faint
    G - Garbage
    H - Hayden
    I - Idlewild
    J - J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
    K - Kayne West
    L - Led Zeppelin
    M - M. Ward
    N - The National
    O - O-Zone
    P - Patrick Park
    Q - Queens of the Stone Age
    R - R.E.M.
    S - Sahara Hotnights
    T - Temple of the Dog
    U - U2
    V - The Verve
    W - Warren Zevon
    X - Xiu Xiu
    Y - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Z - Zack De La Rocha