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whoo, hoo, bonnaroo!

No kidding, I escorted (chaperoned) my 17 yr-old daughter and two of her friends to Bonnaroo. That’s 10 hrs driving each way, setting up tents and making sure there’s food and beverages (adult kinds, too), and in all categories, it was worth it.

I saw some 32 performances out of the 200 (on the 5 stages over 4 days!), and some were outrageous (Jack White, Valerie June, Damon Albarn), some were surprises (Sarah Jarosz, Wiz Kahlifa, James Blake) and some were proof that making interesting and good music is hard (Neutral Milk Hotel, Real Estate)… 100,000 people in the Tennessee Sponge, hot and wet, and the festival ran so smoothly, with outstanding sound, schedules on time, delicious food, and all kinds of people. Just a wee bit dank it was.

Here’s a survey of just some of what I found there.

Listen Here:

Download here: 6.17.14

Setlist: setlist 6.17.14

Here’s the lineup:
Here are some images:

2014 Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival - Day 1


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Memorials, Miles and pairs (of songs)

Some perspectives on war, Miles Davis’ birthday, Freewheelin’ Dylan and lawsuits.

Diamonds In the Rough: Led Zeppelin IV demos (Acoustic demo of Stairway to Heaven, plagiarism?)
Is It Live or Is It Memorex: Bob Dylan, Royal Albert Hall, 5.26.66

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Download here: 5.26.14

Setlist: setlist 5.26.14

“Play Fuckin’ Loud!” Dylan, 1966
bob-dylan-1966


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Yes, Virginia, Elvis is dead.

On this day in 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 7″ 45rpm record and 10 record player, in response to Columbia’s introduction of the Long Playing record a year earlier.

Diamonds In the Rough: Patti Smith Demos
Is It Live or Is It Memorex: Gorillaz, 4.21.10

Listen Here:

Download here: 3.31.14

Setlist: setlist 3.31.14

The first 45 (original plan was to use different colored vinyl for each genre):
Eddy-Arnold-Texarkana-Baby-Single

Gotta get me one of these:
45rpm


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It’s Fundraiser time!

Just looking for pledges, people. Time to give a little to keep getting a lot!

Is It Live or Is It Memorex: Prince, after show, 10.26.02 copenhagen
Diamonds In the Rough: Beatles, White Album acoustic demos

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Download here: 1.27.14

Setlist: setlist 2.10.14

It’s fundraiser time at WCBN. If you listen live over the airwaves, streaming off the site or archived here, please consider even a small donation to keep the music free flowing. Call 734-763-3500 anytime during the week of Feb 7-16. Pretty Please.
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