Yes yes we know and you know; nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Still, something must be in the wind tonight, blowing our way, as it did, two mighty jolts of historical Hz, crackling.
I. A Gig Anniversary
Hard Core Beckerphiles know the date:
April 7, 1995.
That makes it 24 years today since
Adam Rogers (Guitar)
Fima Ephron (Bass)
Ben Perowsky (Drums)
John Beasley (Keyboards) and
Bob Sheppard (Sax)
joined Walter for the first and last live gig of his "new music" from
the 11 Tracks of Whack era at Slim's, in San Francisco.
For roughly 23 of those years, it was presumed that no record
of the evening existed. But Lo, in amongst the stacks of DATs
and cassettes we found a great-sounding recording by Dave Russell,
engineer extraordinaire -- still in good condition and sounding pretty great.
So to mark the date, we've dropped a cut from that rainy San Francisco evening:
Cinder Annie, which was the last song of the evening before his encore.
So to our resident show-goers, count off please;
What’s the delta between what you hear on this tape and how you remember it in vivo?
II. A Classic Web Thread
By coinkidink or by quantum entanglement, one of us (D-Mod) also found
herself running smack up against the classic Hall Of Fame thread --
I must have read or sampled this thread dozens of times since its publication and
knew well why it was a classic.
Or so I thought.
People I swear that reading through the whole thing -front to back -- opening every entry, following every link -- produced more chuckles, spit-takes, and belly laughs than I remember having in years, taken together.
You think you remember why it was so funny, and so great --- but you don't.
If you give yourself 30 minutes with this thing, you'll see all you've forgotten. Many of us bemoan that Becker didn't write, He was so talented. Well, he did write, and this short story is among his finest work.
Today I really needed lifting up, I really needed something to lighten
something that was pinning me down...and I found it. That's why I'm
pestering you all with this personal review; maybe I'm not the only
one who needed this kind of lift tonight.
Did anyone revisit the archive site ? Did anyone find
something they had forgotten there?