Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Underdog Theme Song (2007)

OK, so I have three kids and refuse to listen to Barney all the time and I am constantly looking for music that will satisfy all in the car. The kids loved the Underdog movie and the opening theme is short but rocks (at least as much as an Underdog Theme song can rock). Much to my dismay I have been unable to find the song, which I believe is the Plain White T's Underdog Rock , at least that's what IMDB has led me to believe. So I pulled it from the movie and I am sharing it with you. Not the usual fare for this blog, but important none the less.

Underdog Rock, for you....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Black Crowes cover Cold Rain & Snow

Came across this while cruising and thought I would share.

Here is The Black Crowes cover of Cold Rain & Snow from November 21, 2008.  The full show can be found on Live Crowes or at

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Best of 2008

It's December, so the BEST OF 2008 is here

1. Walls by Beck from Modern Guilt 
2. Going On by Gnarls Barkley from The Odd Couple
3. Come Go With Me by North Mississippi Allstars from Hernando
4. Good Friend by Plants & Animals from Parc Avenue
5. Until the Day is Done by REM from Accelerate
6. Oceans and Streams by The Black Keys from Attack & Release
7. Queens Will Play by Black Mountain from In the Future
8. You Remind Me of Something (The Glory Goes) by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy from Lie Down in the Light
9. A Ghost to Most by the Drive-By Truckers from Brighter Than Creation's Dark
10. (No More) Paddy's Lament by Flogging Molly on Float

Honorable Mentions
* Oh Josephine by The Black Crowes from Warpaint
* California by Tea Leaf Green from Seeds
* Dancing Choose by TV on the Radio from Dear Science,
* Angels on High by Widespread Panic from Free Somehow

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Dave Matthews & Trey Anastasio: From The Big Apple to The Big Easy

Found Dave Matthews & Trey Anastasio performing Everyday & Bathtub Gin from "The Big Apple to the Big Easy" show done September 20, 2005 at Madison Square Garden.

Click here for the mp3s .

If you are interested in the full DVD, without Dave & Trey, click here.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who

For your enjoyment, the audio tracks from VH1 Rock Honors: The Who.

Set list:
Young Man Blues - Foo Fighters
Bargain - Foo Fighters w/Gaz Coombes of Supergrass
I Can't Explain - Incubus
I Can See For Miles - Incubus
Tommy Medley - Flaming Lips
Squeeze Box - Tenacious D
Love Reign O'er Me - Pearl Jam
The Real Me - Pearl Jam
Magic Bus (alt. Who lyric) - Adam Sandler
Baba O'Reiley - The Who
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
My Generation - The Who
Tea & Theatre - The Who (Daltrey & Townshend acoustic)

DMB Storytellers 2005

For your listening pleasure, DMB Storytellers 2005 performance.

The setlist:
01 - Dave introduces Storytellers
02 - VH1 Intro
03 - American Baby
04 - Stefan Interview
05 - "Does it get mundane?" audience question
06 - Ants Marching
07 - "Who knows the words?" interview
08 - VH1 Plug
09 - Dream Girl Intro
10 - Dream Girl
11 - "Does 'Where Are You Going' mean the same thing?" audience question
12 - Davespeak - make-up
13 - Where Are You Going
14 - "How do you pick the setlist?"audience question
15 - Louisiana Bayou intro
16 - Louisiana Bayou
17 - Too Much
18 - VH1 Plug 2
19 - "Importance of family" audience question
20 - Steady as We Go intro
21 - Steady as We Go
22 - Crowd - end

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jack Johnson & Eddie Vedder

During Jack Johnson's Bonnaroo set on June 14 Eddie Vedder sat in for
Constellations (mp3).

Here is Rolling Stone's article "Eddie Vedder on Jack Johnson".

Image Courtesy of Josh Rhinehart / Music Allies.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Black Crowes - Unplugged 2008

From the 2008 VH1 Unplugged series, here the Crowes perform a couple of tracks from Warpaint as well as Sting Me, Soul Singin & Wiser Time. Enjoy!!
Sting Me
Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution
Soul Singin'
Locust Street
Walk Believer Walk
Wiser Time

The videos are available on VH1 if you're interested, and the Storytellers from 1996 can be found here.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dead Set - LIVE

During the May run closing the Warfield Theater Phil & Friends performed many of the Grateful Dead's albums in their entirety. Here is Dead Set from May 17, 2008.

Skull & Roses - LIVE!

During the May run closing the Warfield Theater Phil & Friends performed many of the Grateful Dead's albums in their entirety. Here is Skull and Roses from May 17, 2008.

American Beauty - LIVE

During the May run closing the Warfield Theater Phil & Friends performed many of the Grateful Dead's albums in their entirety. Here is American Beauty from May 16, 2008.

Workingman's Dead - Live

During the May run closing the Warfield Theater Phil & Friends performed many of the Grateful Dead's albums in their entirety. Here is Workingman's Dead from May 16, 2008.

May 16, 2008 - Workingman's Dead

Vote for Change 2004

I was searching the other day and found Bruce Springsteen's Vote for Change concert from 2004, and thought I would share some excerpts.

  • Souls Of The Departed [with Neil Young]
  • All Along The Watchtower [with Neil Young]
  • Centerfield [with John Fogerty]
  • Deja Vu All Over Again [with John Fogerty]
  • Fortunate Son [with John Fogerty]
  • The Promised Land [with John Fogerty]
  • Because The Night [with Michael Stipe]
  • Born To Run [with Mike Mills and Peter Buck]
  • Proud Mary [with John Fogerty]
  • Rockin' In The Free World [with Neil Young, R.E.M., John Fogerty, and Peggi Young]
  • What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love, And Understanding [with Neil Young, R.E.M., John Fogerty, Bright Eyes, and Peggi Young]

The files are available here if you're interested.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Amorica LIVE!

Here is my favorite Black Crowes album, Amorica, reconstructed based only on live performances.

The track information:
  • Gone - March 29, 1995 - Fox Theater, MI
  • A Conspiracy - October 22, 1996 - Plattsburgh Field House, NY
  • High Head Blues - July 16, 1997 - Riverbend Amphitheater, Ohio
  • Cursed Diamond - December 15, 1996 - The Joint, Las Vegas
  • Nonfiction - May 24, 2005 - Revolution, FL
  • She Gave Good Sunflower- September, 20, 2001 - The Beacon Theater, NY
  • P.25 London - March 22, 1995 - The Beacon Theater, NY
  • Ballad in Urgency - July 23, 1996 - Supper Club, NY
  • Wiser Time - July 23, 1996 - Supper Club, NY
  • Downtown Money Waster - February 22, 1997 - The Garage, London - Acoustic
  • Descending - October 18, 1996 - The Fox Theater, MI

Feel free to listen now or download for your enjoyment.

This is the second reconstructed album I have posted. I am willing to take any requests.

Also, check out Phil & Friends who recreated Grateful Dead(their first album) and Anthem of the Sun on May 13, 2008. Then they recreated AoxomoxoA and Live/Dead on May 14, 2008. On the 16th of May Phil & Friends played Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, and then they played Skull & Roses and Dead Set on May 17, 20008.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cover of the Month - Hey Jude

I am obsessed with the data that Last.FM provides me. I am using it to broaden my musical experiences (more on that at another time) and it helps me to come up with ideas for my blog.

Reviewing my recently played list I remember listening to "Hey Jude" in the car and really jammin' to it. Of all the Beatles songs, Jude isn't in my top 20, but on the occasions that it catches you right it is real treat.

I know Jude has been covered by plenty of bands, so I sent out on a search to find them ALL, or at least musicians that remotely sound familiar.

So here they are:
  • Hey Jude was covered by Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival at the Wanee Festival on April 12, 2008 LISTEN TO THIS!!!!
  • Hey Jude - From the Across the Universe soundtrack, performed by Joe Anderson
  • Hey Jude - From Wilson Pickett's Album Hey Jude with Duane Allman. Duane's weaving through the horns at the end of this track left me wishing for another 2 minutes.
  • Hey Jude - What list would be complete without Tom Jones' version
  • Hey Jude covered by String Cheese Incident in Utah on February 13, 2000. This is strictly instrumental, and therein lies its beauty.
  • Hey Jude was covered by O.A.R. (...of a Revolution) to encore their April 6, 2005 show
  • Hey Jude made an appearance in Jamaica when The Brain Damaged Eggmen (Members of the Disco Biscuits & Umphrey's Mcgee) covered it on December 16, 2007 in Jamaica. Unfortunately this cover is completely forgettable and uninspired. This show also has other Beatles covers as well as Pink Floyd stuff.
  • Hey Jude is part of Strangefolk's set list from August 10, 1996
  • After not playing Hey Jude for 20 years The Grateful Dead brought it back on March 22, 1990. Typically they played the final chorus of Jude which flowed beautifully from, most times, a Dear Mr. Fantasy. In this show they play Hey Jude->Dear Mr. Fantasy->Hey Jude Refrain.
  • Here is a link to Hey Jude covered by Lovedog. I found this surfing the net looking for Jude covers and thought I would share.
I am trying to track down Elvis Presley's version of Hey Jude and all I can find right now is this You Tube clip:

Monday, May 19, 2008

iGoogle Theme Submitted

I've been using iGoogle as my home page for about a year ago. When I first began I checked out the Themes and wasn't too impressed. I checked again recently and found some interesting themes, but none related to music or jam bands, so I made my own.

If you use iGoogle make sure your logged in and then visit my first theme.

I submitted it this morning (5/19/08) so I await word from the GOOGLE GODS if it meets their standards.

Let me know what you think.

Here is a screenshot:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Black Crowes - April 7, 1995 in Tampa

I have seen quite a few live performances in my life, and the question that seems to surface when discussing live music is "What's your favorite show?"

For me, my favorite show is one that I attended to and still listen to regularly - The Black Crowes live in Tampa on April 7, 1995 when they opened for the Grateful Dead. Read the Reviews from

The mp3 files, with a very low bit rate as to discourage trading, are available here

I'm always looking for a great show - please recommend one.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Phil Lesh on Lil' Bush

Just thought I would share this lil' bit o' Phil on Lil' Bush.

The Lil’ Bush crew gets a little hippy with the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh as the voice of Drugzall’s CEO.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

moe. - Sticks & Stones LIVE

I recently purchased moe.'s new ablum - Sticks & Stones. After a couple of listens I was not too impressed - overall 3.5/5. Check out Rolling Stone's Review or All Music's Review.

After reading the AllMusic review on TocoSongs I thought to myself, "moe. is a LIVE band. I wonder what these songs sound like LIVE? "

Here is the Sticks & Stones album spliced together from LIVE performances:
Cathedral - March 2, 2008
Sticks & Stones - March 2, 2008
Darkness - April 4, 2008
Conviction Song - April 5, 2008
Z02 - April 3, 2008
Deep This Time - March 6, 2008
All Roads Lead to Home - March 2, 2008
September - March 2, 2008
Queen of Everything - March 29, 2008
Raise a Glass - April 3, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

LastFM or Pandora?

I was turned onto Pandora about six months ago by a co-worker who was so excited about creating a Dave only station. I began using Pandora and thought it was great - it surely beat the pants off any radio station I could find. As time went by I stumbled onto Pandora's Jar which led me to LastFM.

After this discovery I found myself in a quandary - which one do I listen to? I read posts about this at Steve Krause's blog, David Porter's Blog and at TechCrunch. The insights offered allowed me to have a better understanding of the services; however, I still I didn't know which one was right for me.

I decided that the best way to do this was to let both services play 12 tracks for me based on similar data. Using the LastFM data from my profile I created a Pandora station that used my top 10 bands and top 10 songs as I foundation. I also decided to throw in my iTunes Party Shuffle to help see my tastes and the accuracy of the other services.

Last FM
iTunes Shuffle
Goin' Down South - North Mississippi AllstarsCarl Perkins' Cadillac - Drive-By TruckersBarstools & Dreamers - Widespread Panic
Passenger - Grateful Dead4th of July - Robert Earl KeenMcBain - moe.
Powdered Water Too - Eyedea & AbilitiesI'd Call to Say I Love You - The Hangdogs Midnight Hour - Phil & Friends w/Trey
Via Chicago - WilcoGet Drunk - Drag the RiverOnslaught - Blues Traveler
Euphoria - Leftover SalmonTangerine - Big Head Todd & The MonstersOne Mirror Too Many - Black Crowes
Comin' Back - The Crystal Method
Heavy - Black CrowesTrance Mission - Izzy Stradlin
Weekapaug Groove - Phish
Diamonds on the Inside - Ben HarperThe Ocean - Led Zepplin
Sleep On - Alison KraussSoak the Skin - Blind MelonThree or Four - The New Pornographers
Hey 19 - Steely DanTangled Up in Blue - Bob DylanDown South - Tom Petty
Kill Ya Momz - Sage FrancisGet a Leg Up - John MellencampCome Together - Rat Dog
Outta Shape - Gov't MuleIt'll Come Around - Back Door SlamDoggy Dogg World - Snoop Dogg
Weight of the World - Widespread PanicHang on Loosely - .38 SpecialGemorrah - Jerry Garica
  • 4 Songs I knew
  • 9 Bands I had heard of before
  • 3 NEW Bands
  • 1 track I might listen to again (Crystal Method)
  • 1 I will NEVER listen to again (Sage)
  • 8 Songs I knew
  • 8 Bands I had heard of
  • 4 NEW Bands
  • 1 I might listen to again (Back Door Slam)
  • 1 I HATE (.38 Special)
  • 11 songs I knew
  • 1 I am not fond of (Trance Mission)
  • nothing new
After reviewing this, my decision is that if you want more of what you currently listening to then LastFM is your place; if you want NEW MUSIC with a foundation in your current musical tastes Pandora is the ticket. If you don't want any real surprises, stay with your iTunes.

Let me know what you think of this analysis? Have you found similar results in exploring the services?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Surfjan Stevens - A Free Man in Paris

Today's track came to me in a most unusual method. I was folding laundry and decided to turn on one of the music channels from Verizon. I found a channel that seemed interesting enough and set to folding socks and hanging shirts when a chorus of horns called to me from the television.

Well, to my surprise was the name of a man, band, woman.... who knew who or what a Surfjan Stevens is - sounds a bit like a bad Beach Boys song but who am I since I refer to myself as Jammin' Junkie...

The song "A Free Man in Paris" was playing through my TV and just caught me. This was wonderful - new music, new musician - I was excited!

Take a listen to "A Free Man in Paris" by Surfjan Stevens, who is a apparently one person with a unique name, from the album A Tribute to Joanie Mitchell.

Have you ever been turned onto a song in an odd way? Just curious where else I can find jems.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Scarlet Begonias for Everyone

Wow - 2 days in a row! This may not happen often, but being new to the blog-o-sphere I couldn't help myself.

When I first visualized this blog I thought it would be nice and easy... I thought. It occurred to me that there are thousands of other blogs out there and re-creating what was already done was just plain silly. So, I now have to take my time and research to make sure that what I decide to blog is a different take on the same point.

For instance, I thought today's blog would be a whole bit about Foamfoot, a cover band made up of Chris Robinson & Marc Ford from the Black Crowes, Jimmy Ashurst of The JuJu Hounds, Eric Bobo from Cypress Hill and Gary Louris of The Jayhawks. This show is just great Rock 'n Roll.... and then I discovered If Foamfoot is new to you definitely check out the Aquarium's posts on the topic here.

OK - so on to today's point. Once I discovered Foamfoot would be redundant I ended up thinking about yesterday's post which led me to Jimmy Buffet and covers which led to Jimmy's cover of the Dead's Scarlet Begonias which led to Sublime's version which begged the question: Who else has covered Scarlet Begonias?

With a bit of time I was surprised that this was not covered as much as I intended. I Googled "Scarlet Begonias cover" and found the two mentioned above. I then searched and found Keller Williams, Max Creek, Phish and The Big Wu.

Keller & Phish were no surprise, but always worth the time especially if you love your Begonias. Max Creek, clocking in at over 16 minutes, is a great find and I encourage you to listen to an old friend with new ears. The Wu is nice, but not lighting my world on fire.

If you know of other Begonia covers out there let me know as I would love to hear them. If I can I will also add them to the playlist and if possible link to the mp3.

Available MP3s Found on
Keller's Begonias
Max Creek Begonias
The Big Wu Begonia

Available on
Phish Begonias

Now playing: Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Resurfacing

Over the past 8 years I have attempted to be a presence in the live music world starting with EACing the Black Crowes Live @ The Joint and then FTPing it to some friendly trader and later serving that same file up on DirectConnect. Later I found myself creating CD cover art and using free websites to host and share the completed work.

A wife, three children, and a career later my love for music and desire to contribute to the community still exists; however, my focus has shifted. My days no longer allow me the opportunity to listen to complete concerts day in and day out so I now keep my ears and eyes out for lightning in a bottle, unique covers, brilliant song combinations and the ever elusive studio track that makes me say "whoa - what was that?" This blog will focus on those songs in addition to any other music I feel obligated to comment on.

So, here is my first offering to the internet. I often search in search of something unique and I was drawn to Jack Johnson's Kokua Festival torrent.

I can dig on Jack occassionaly, especially if I'm drivin' on one of those beautiful west-central Florida afternoons with the perfect combination of warmth and wind... I digress.

Anyway what caught my attention about the Kokua setlist was "A Pirate Looks at 40". Turns out this was the encore from the Dave & Tim set and well, I had to to listen. I was not disappointed as it is just as much fun as the original with the right emphasis in the right places.

The full show is available here.

Los Lobos - NFA>Bertha
via FoxyTunes