2009 May 30th - EarthFest, Boston, MA

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Re: EarthFest: Boston, MA May 30 2009

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no i didn't see him either - everybody in the crowd was un-lit and not visable to me.

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Thanks everyone for posting your updates and links etc. But I have to ask, does anyone else sense anything ominous in Dave's comment in the interview about the "dreaded band meeting"?

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sayeeda wrote:
zany wrote:judith was telling me tommy and dave were at The Figgs show the night before - somebody posted a link to tommy playing with them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TuFk2SpVPU
According to 'more info' for this video, you can look for Dave in the crowd. I just saw that video...but couldn't find him. Do you or does anyone else see him?

Nope the only person I recognize is Benny..off to the right with the beer bottle.

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lucy wrote:Thanks everyone for posting your updates and links etc. But I have to ask, does anyone else sense anything ominous in Dave's comment in the interview about the "dreaded band meeting"?
I admit that thought crossed my mind. But I hope he was just kidding about meetings not being fun. I don't find meetings fun at my job, either.

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mystic_spiral_3 wrote:
lucy wrote:Thanks everyone for posting your updates and links etc. But I have to ask, does anyone else sense anything ominous in Dave's comment in the interview about the "dreaded band meeting"?
I admit that thought crossed my mind. But I hope he was just kidding about meetings not being fun. I don't find meetings fun at my job, either.
I think it was a lovely non answer he gave. He managed to talk a lot while actually saying absolutely nothing. However, he didn't say "no, we're not making anymore music" so fine.

I honestly dont think Dave could NOT make music, not him. Music, breathing, same thing.

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The Figgs played two nights. I was at the Friday show. Not the best set I've seen them do, but a lot of fun. Tommy got onstage and played bass for a couple of numbers, but he didn't do "My Generation" like he did at the Saturday show. I had a feeling they'd go back for the second night, since they seemed to have such a good time at the first show and since they know the guys in the band.

I did take advantage of the opportunity to remind Dave that I had suggested the Figgs to him as an opening act for the last holiday show.
Personally, I thought The Tomatoes/The Figgs/Soul Asylum would be a pretty cool lineup. Of course, I'm kind of happy it never materialized, because I got grounded by weather and would have been even more crushed to miss such a geat bill.

I still think it would be an awesome bill. Hint, hint.
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So that's how you look like, Zany!!! :D :D :D

I'm so glad a lot of you enjoyed the show, and NO I won't accept SA not making any more music!!! Not now huhuhuhu :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: EarthFest: Boston, MA May 30 2009

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review:

i'll just copy the SA part since it's short - before this paragraph they gave evan dando/lemonheads a bad review

"Alt-rock survivors Soul Asylum fared better at making the outdoor space feel like a sweaty, beer-soaked club with their high energy bar rock. On older tracks like "Somebody to Shove" and the more recent, country-tinged "Stand Up and Be Strong" the band ripped through a riff-heavy, harmony-driven set. On the poignant, crowd-pleasing "Black Gold," frontman Dave Pirner sang, "Let's fill up the tank and go for a ride." Sounds like fun, but maybe not today. It is EarthFest after all."

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles ... earthfest/

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zany wrote:review:

i'll just copy the SA part since it's short - before this paragraph they gave evan dando/lemonheads a bad review

"Alt-rock survivors Soul Asylum fared better at making the outdoor space feel like a sweaty, beer-soaked club with their high energy bar rock. On older tracks like "Somebody to Shove" and the more recent, country-tinged "Stand Up and Be Strong" the band ripped through a riff-heavy, harmony-driven set. On the poignant, crowd-pleasing "Black Gold," frontman Dave Pirner sang, "Let's fill up the tank and go for a ride." Sounds like fun, but maybe not today. It is EarthFest after all."
It sounds like one of the reviewers completely missed the point of Black Gold....

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philipgar wrote: It sounds like one of the reviewers completely missed the point of Black Gold....

Phil
i thought that too but i decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and maybe they get it but just wanted to say somethign corny about earthfest?? i don't know.

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