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OT: B.L.U.E. tour
>Date: Wed, 09 Dec 1998 16:57:01 -0500
>From: murkie <email@example.com>
>Subject: B.L.U.E. tour
>having been lucky enough to catch a couple shows of the recent tour, i
thought i might share some observations.
>whilst trying to prove that you really can drive a buick to death, i hit
the 12/1 show at the joyous lake in woodstock and the 12/5 gig at the
boston-area house of blues. the differences between these shows were many,
woodstock being a hometown (for torn and levin) warm-up and the h.o.b. show
being mid-tour. the woodstock gig was dubbed by bruford "david torn's
christmas party" and torn & levin observed that they thought they knew
every single person in the audience. the woodstock show was loose and
short (2 quick sets), the h.o.b. longer & tighter with fewer (noticeable)
technical difficulties. the crowd at the woodstock gig was small and
attentive, the h.o.b. was rowdier (with a couple of really scarry drunks).
>from these two shows i have also concluded the following:
>- bill bruford wants to be a stand-up comic when he grows up.
>- levin only photographs his side of the audience
>- botti is a magnet for beautiful women (speaking of which, is there a
provision in their rider requesting a really cute blonde waitress for
every show? i wonder...)
>- paul (guitar & bass tech) should get combat pay
>- torn is a stomp-box Barishnikov
>at the h.o.b. show, i was lucky enough to be right in front of torn about
8 feet away from his amps (and unbeknownst to me, right next to anil
prasad) i have never spent so much time at a gig watching someone's feet
(torn's, not anil's). :^)
>there were a couple of nice improv/works in progress and at the h.o.b.
they played a burning "3 minutes of pure entertainment".
>supposedly all of these shows (and the previous tour) were archived to
adat, with a live album coming out next year! :^)
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