Sunday, November 13, 2011

Furthur Review

From: Julie & Rick
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:02:05 -0500 
To: jerbear@mvyradio.com
Subject: The Stream
I've been part of the Stream for several years... absolutely love the Stream... I used to commute my 34 minutes each way for work and finish concerts each week. Thanks for all you do for us. For the past couple of years I've been mulling over my TOP TEN... but I found that it tended to shift with the weather, time of year, my activities, etc. So... its been sort of like chasing the wind. However, on Saturday evening, I was at the Wilkes-Barre Furthur concert... WOW... I believe I heard my top 19 in a row... the first set was a great honky-tonk set with Chimenti lighting it up with his piano and the Wurlitzer... ten minute jams of Hell in a Bucket, Mississippi Half-step, Big Bad Blues followed by an eleven minute Althea... the jams were exceptional... with my eyes closed, John K. was Jerry... and his guitar was (this may be sacrireligious) cleaner than Jerry without sacrificing creativity (I've heard him with Dark Star in the past... but
this was clearly transcendent)... the second set was clearly the best set I've ever heard... an Eyes that blew us away into a Fire on the Mountain that was true to the original but almost an up-date that was cleaner and tighter than I've ever heard... along with a Dear Prudence, Help/Slipknot, Franklin's Tower and closed with a Knockin' on Heaven's Door that Bobby
nailed... 

1 comment:

  1. amherst was good as well, like a slow train grinding out new territory in songs that were so old and absolutely new again.
    -fan of the stream and all things dead

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