Thank you so much Gabe and everyone who made this night such an incredible success! I could not have dared dream that we would get a full-time band out of this crazy experiment. The crowd was amazing and all of the performers were outstanding. We have a vision to collaborate with all the talent in this area and document it well to put this place on the map as a cultural mecca. We want to collaborate with other artists to form a collective to make this happen. If you are in on this project, holler at me on DyaTribal's Facebook page.
Congratulations to all the winners as well as the spontaneous talent that erupted on that stage. Thank you to the judges and audience for such an overwhelming response to our project, formerly known as "band #5". As Gabe announced the night of the event we have, indeed, decided to enter into a relationship as a "real" band. Keep an ear out for DyaTribal.
To some, a modern masterpiece. To others (like Targét), a threat to civilized society. How odd...
I sold my vinyl copy of that album to The Last Record Store so I could afford a Betty Davis reissue. Total win.
Lennon's musical roots went deep, and I'm sure he is proud to see his roots sprout new life. Refreshing article from a writter that truly "gets it".
Another great piece coming from Ms. Abrahams. She has a way of reporting the subject without getting in the way of the swing.
Meanwhile, she inspires me to order this LP.
Compelling article. This writer not only has compelled me to dig out my old Lennon LP's but has compelled me to enter the Napa Valley Opera House's phone number on speed dial.
JBoog came in strong this evening! Even knew my name .. #SNWMF
I love The Floyd as much as the next person who grew up in the 70s and 80s but the reissue craze IS getting out of hand. I remember picking up the double LP of "The Wall" at Caldor (an East Coast department store) for $9.99 when "Another Brick In The Wall, pt. 2" was still topping the charts. I was ten years old and had very little idea what I was in for.
You might say I "grew into" the album as it inspired me to go back into the rest of the catalog and acquire everything they ever released. I purchased the 8-track of "Dark Side Of The Moon" at an antique store in Kingston, NY for a quarter and was peeved when I found out that the two hits, "Time" and "Money" had been spliced in the middle due to the technological limitations of the format. Yes, I even have sought out most of the solo albums (Nick Mason's horrible experiments with Carla Bley, "Fictitious Sports" being the worst of the bunch).
The deluxe 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissue of "The Wall" that comes with bonus stickers or whatever is $50-- that's as much as I paid to see Gilmour's version of the band live in 1987...after waiting in line and camping on pavement for a day and a half (Syracuse, Carrier Dome). I saw The Wall performed by Waters and friends in BERLIN (1990) for $22 a ticket. And that was a benefit show!
This current wave of releases makes one ponder whether the greed is driven more by Capitol or the Band. I'm guessing David, Nick and Roger are doing quite well and have been for some time. These new reissues are for fetishists who have extra money to spend on unnecessary items and/or are Capitol Records stakeholders.
Very, very happy with music offerings that keep appearing. For so long the creativity of the prog rock era has been stifled by the three minute formula...... So to hear of a group that is compared to "Supertramp" and Fleetwood Mac makes my heart sing.
I will look for this group and their creative offerings, as well as enjoy the opportunity one of the founding members of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson the "Voice" and creater of most of that groups hits. For his concert dates check out: http://www.rogerhodgson.com/documents/tour…
As for "Rockin the Vines" I hope to experience them at our "Summerfest" in Wisconsin soon...... Thank you for your creativity......
It was a fantastic find for my todo list this weekend. Thanks Bohemian! -Tony McCoy, Petaluma
That "Motherfucking Bike" video is pretty funny — and I ride my bike every day!
Extra credit goes to Abdominal, 'Pedal Pusher':
Seriously though, there are several more notable (non-joke) ones I'd like to add.
There was a 60's group called Tomorrow (featuring a pre-Yes Steve Howe) that recorded "My White Bicycle" (it's on one of the Nuggets collections and was evidently a hit in Europe) and was later covered by Nazareth, The Space Negroes and 'Neil' (actor Nigel Planer) from "The Young Ones".
Leo Kottke has a nice instrumental ditty called "Busted Bicycle".
XTC fans might know "Bike Ride To The Moon" by The Dukes Of Stratosphear.
Cracker has a couple relevant ones, my favorite being the hidden track #88 on the Kerosene Hat CD: "I Ride My Bike".
New York band Masters Of Reality (featuring Ginger Baker on drums at one point) had a short tune on their second album, "Sunrise On The Sufferbus", called "Bicycle" that's quite nice.
Livingston Taylor had a whole album entitled "Bicycle" in the mid 90s. The title track is somewhat humorous, intentional or not.
More current examples include The Decemberists' "Apology Song" (about guilt over a stolen bike), "Let Me Lie" by Trey Anastasio (“Gonna take my bike out, gonna take my bike. Gonna ride it slowly gonna ride it just how I like”), TV On The Radio's "Bicycles Are Red Hot" or even Bouncing Souls' "The BMX Song".
Since most of the above are good I'll add one stinker. "Handlebars" by The Flobots has to be one of the worst (seemingly) bicycle-related songs even though it's probably got nothing to do with riding a bike. It should have just been called "G.W.'s Folly".
The absolute best lyrics about manual pedaling may be from "The Acoustic Motorbike" by Luka Bloom:
"You see whenever I'm alone
I tend to brood
But when I'm out on my bike
It's a different mood
I leave my brain at home
Get up on the saddle
No hanging around
I don't diddle-daddle
I work my legs
I pump my thighs
Take in the scenery passing me by
The Kerry Mountains or the Wicklow Hills
The antidote to my emotional ills
A motion built upon human toil
Nuclear free needs no oil
But it makes me hot, makes me hard
I never thought I could have come this far
Through miles of mountains, valleys, streams
This is the right stuff filling my dreams
So come on, get up on your bike
Ah go on, get up on your bike"
C'mon Gabe. Don't tell me you missed THIS one!
Looks like part of this story got cut - the part about how Snider's borrowing the outfit he first saw Jerry Jeff wear onstage when he performs his album-release tribute. Which is why the sentence about someone asking to borrow his Keith Richards T-shirt no longer makes sense. But c'est la vie.
I went to the show!
One original left.
He didn't move much.
I was recently at a Montgomery High School dance show in which they dedicated the entire show to Whitney and her music. It was refreshing to hear them recite and dance her beautiful ballads. I found myself singing along. Really, her music was so fun and I can't believe I remember every single word to each one. She was a true artist and may she rest in peace. Thanks Gabe.
Open Mic nights coming to Heritage Public House soon: next to The Wineyard and DArgenzio Winery at 1305 Cleveland Ave Santa Rosa
Nice writeup! I had no idea how intuned Mikey Hart is with the universe, not that it's in the least surprising. What a rad concept though: converting lightwaves into sonic frequencies. Can't wait for the album...
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