I really enjoy listening to older shows. It’s a habit I picked up while listening to the Grateful Dead on relisten, an app that lists past shows on that date on the front page for each artist. I really enjoy going through the archive and listening to dead shows and reading the stories and the reviews of different shows. I want to bring a bit of that to the Bort by talking about the shows on today’s date, whether that be talking about particularly interesting improv, funny banter, or unique occurrences. I also want to leave it open to let people share their experiences at shows. Those were my favorite part of past setlist threads that we lost with Bort 3.0. I kicked it off today by listening to the shows that were played today (none of which I had attended).
UM has played three shows on July 30, 2019:
- 2006.07.30 - FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL, NIIGATA, JAPAN
- 2008.07.30 - HOUSE OF BLUES, NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC, USA
- 2010.07.30 - CAPE COD MELODY TENT, HYANNIS, MA, USA
Each show was a one setter, either as part of a festival or a split bill.
Aside from the novelty of it being UM’s only show in Japan to date and Ryan speaking Japanese, nothing stuck out to me on my relisten to the Fuji Rock Festival.
My highlight of the show at HOB - Myrtle Beach was the series: Utopian Fir > Much Obliged The band dropped into its typical dub jam in the second half of Utopian, but it was slower and spacier. It sorta reminded me of a restrained Scientist dub track. They followed up with a jam in Much Obliged that drops into a real ear worm of a beat with Stasik really shining around the 6:30 mark and onward.
I think my favorite show of the the three is the 2010 show though, because it just had tremendous energy. The jam in tribute is great and the transition into Andy’s Last beer is really smooth. As I was listening on my bike ride home, the improv in Mulches left me thinking it was really beautiful. There was also a dub Wife Soup, which I had never encountered before. Does any one know how rare this sub version is? I could go through and click on all 200+ Wife Soup on the all things, but I figured I would ask here first.
Any one listen to these shows today or recently? Any one else interested in participating in this? I probably won’t post every day, but will try to keep up with it overtime. I would be glad to have others participate.