Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Parties in LA, January 2009

We had a fun trip down to LA to play Downtown 81, and The Prospector in Long Beach. 2/3's of us were sick but we still tried to bring it! Once again the guys in The New Fidelity proved themselves to be stand up guys. Shawn and his fiancee put us up and fed us eggs and 2lbs. of bacon Monday morning. Can't argue with that.

Here's a little travelogue John put together. Being in a band is just like "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger!

Friday, January 9, 2009

byrds-top 10 (songs they played....not necessarily wrote!)

10. changing heart
9. we'll meet again
8. satisfied mind
7. ballad of easy rider
6. my back pages
5. I am a pilgrim
4. bells of rhymney
3. all i really want to do
2. chimes of freedom (ties with) hey, mr. spaceman
1. I feel a whole lot better

**definite NO WAYS- "turn, turn turn," and "i knew id want you"
reasons "turn, turn, turn" has been played to death (thank you "freedom rock" commercial, and "i knew id want you" just plain sucks)

Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man, Christian Life, 100 years From Now...all could have made the list, but I was in a 12 string mood...not pedal steel. Ill post my top 10 country songs soon.

Top Ten Byrds Songs, Part 2

Jeremy's list is pretty good, but he missed some of my favorites.

10. She Don't Care About Time
9. All the Things
8. Wild Mountain Thyme
7. Everybody's Been Burned
6. Goin' Back
5. I Knew I'd Want You
4. Hickory Wind
3. Eight Miles High
2. Mr. Tambourine Man
1. Feel a Whole Lot Better

Runners up:
He Was a Friend of Mine, This Wheel's On Fire, It's All Over Now Baby Blue (the'65 version), Draft Morning, Wasn't Born to Follow, Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man, Oil in My Lamp

Least Favorite: Mind Garden!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Top Ten Byrds Songs

Here's my top 10 songs the Byrds recorded...
10. Goin back
9. She Don't Care About Time
8. 8 Miles High
7. 100 Years from now
6. The Christian Life
5.It's All Over Now Baby Blue
4. It Won't Be Wrong
3. All I Really Want To Do
2. I Knew I'd Want You
1. Wasn't Born to Follow

Just missed the list...Get To You, You Don't Miss Your Water, Set You Free This Time, Mr. Tambourine Man, and My Back Pages...oh yeah and Ballad of Easy Rider.

Upcoming Shows January 2009

Jan 17 2009 - Silver Factory Studios, Los Angeles
with the New Fidelity and Sidewalk Society

Jan 18 2009 - The Prospector, Long Beach, CA
with the New Fidelity

Jan 22 2009
- Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco, CA
with the Bye Bye Blackbirds and The Shore

Jan 24 2009
- Luke’s Lounge, Dixon, CA