17 June 2011

THE MUSIC AND PRESTON BLACK Dave Matthews Band, October 08, 1994, The Avalon Ballroom, Boston, MA


    Jamie shrugged his shoulders. "Your turn." He rubbed his eyes and set his fiddle in his case on the table. He shut his recorder off.
    "I'd just as soon turn in to bed hungry and get going as early as possible." I said it loud enough for Ernie to hear, but not loud enough that Jamie'd figure out I'd said it loud enough for Ernie to hear.
    Jamie poured us each another finger or two of whiskey.
    I saluted him and threw it down. I whooped, and Ernie came over and said he didn't want us getting too far ahead of him, so we all drank another.
    "Requests?" I asked Jamie.
    "Play what you feel, son," he said.
    "What I feel? That's a tough one. Let me try this on for size." I strummed a slow D and played the opening to "Grace is Gone."
    Jamie nodded, eyes closed. After I finished the first chorus he accompanied me with his fiddle, playing just like Boyd Tinsley. When we finished he said, "That's a very nice song."
    "Dave Matthews Band. Haven't played that in a long time."
    "Give us another, maybe something I can sing along with."

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This show is a crystal-clear soundboard from an early (pre-Crash) Dave Matthews Band show. I know there are a lot of Dave haters out there, and you know what I say? F*ck them. Dave is awesome. Check out the teases in Recently, or stick around for the Halloween at the end. Dave can do it all--melody, heavy, jibberish. That's why he's huge. Because he can write songs.

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Dave Matthews Band
October 08, 1994
The Avalon Ballroom
Boston, MA

Taper: Unknown
Source: DSBD

DAT>CD: Jon Ice (jond_ice@hotmail.com)
Equip: Tascam DA-30 > Digi Coax > Midiman DIO2448

Resamp: 48kHz > 44.1kHz via Samplitude
SHN: MKW Audio Compression Tool

Disc 1
1: Intro 00:58
2: Seek Up 12:50
3: Dancing Nancies 08:23
4: Best of What's Around 06:55
5: Song That Jane Likes 04:43
6: Satellite 05:25
7: Jimi Thing 10:57
8: Dave Speak 01:15
9: Say Goodbye 07:10
10: Get In Line* 07:31
Total 66:07

Disc 2
1: Tripping Billies 05:02
2: Rhyme and Reason 05:27
3: What Would You Say 05:00
4: Recently$ 11:04
5: Encore Break 01:00
6: Drums-> 01:29
7: Halloween 04:55
Total 33:57

* First time played
$ Pretty, Pretty Girl, Take Me to the River, On Broadway
compiled by Jon Ice (1.26.01)

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