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tortoise
[with nobukazu takemura and jet black crayon]
01.06.06
the fillmore
san francisco, california

REMEMBER THIS:
slow and steady wins the race

Hmmm. . . it's not entirely clear to me why I like this band (and this show) as much as I do. The songs are not all that different, at least not as much as some other instrumental rock bands, and there certainly isn't much at all to the live stage show (save for the musicians swapping instruments between most numbers). I think what makes Tortoise stand out is its undeniable musical emotionality. And if music doesn't make you feel something, what good is it?

THE BAND

SOME FANS

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mike doughty
[solo acoustic]
01.07.10
starry plough
berkeley, california

REMEMBER THIS:
audience member: play the lemon tree song, mike!
mike: this is it.
audience member: oh!

Yes you are right. Soul Coughing was about one and half rhythms with about a million and a half rhymes, but it was a very good one and half, and a very good million. Then they died.

To see Mike Doughty trotting his bloggy self out to play the ones that don't require a sampler, plus all of his new stuff that sounds mysteriously like the old stuff, was actually painful but for the things he shared about himself while hurting us.

  • Sober, yet slightly nervous that we were as well.
  • CD Sales go directly into his gas tank.
  • Jeanine
  • Jeanine
  • As if you were the baltic sea and I was a cup, uh-huh

ABOUT 75 PEOPLE WERE WITH ME.

IS CHICAGO

IS NOT CHICAGO