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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Allman Brothers Band, Manchester, TN, 6-10-2005

Well tonight at the Beacon Theater in New York the Allman Brothers play their last show.  Hard to believe it.  But it is coming to an end.  The band started in 1969 and survived the deaths of founding members Duane Allman and Berry Oakley.  And they even survived the falling out between Dickey Betts and the rest of the band.  Greg Allman, Jai Johanny Johanson and Butch Trucks, held it together and found replacements, and for the last fourteen or fifteen years it has been a solid stable group.  And this last version of the band has been as good as ever.  So in honor of 45 years of the Allman Brothers I'm posting this recording.  It is one of the few in the last decade or so that was not commercially released or sold on their web site.  And it is a pretty nice but short show, and decent sound quality. 
The Allman Brothers Band
Live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival
Manchester, TN

01.  Mountain Jam  19:08
02.  Trouble No More  3:45
03.  Midnight Rider  3:57
04.  The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  5:23
05.  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl  10:15
06.  Revival  4:17
07.  Old Before My Time  6:24
08.  Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad  4:31
09.  Franklin's Tower  8:01
10.  Melissa  6:51
11.  Dreams  9:24
12.  Jessica  13:44
13.  Whipping Post  13:22
Total Time: 109:02

Psychograss, Telluride CO 6-17-1994 (SBD)

Telluride BGF
Telluride, CO

01 Intro
02 Wheel Hoss > Blackberry Blossom > Wheel Hoss
03 Frogs On Ice
04 Dysentary Stomp
05 band intro
06 Big Gravel
07 Come Down From The Mountain >
08 Andre's New Shoes
09 Hot Nickels
10 Kitchen Girl > Sugar Foot Rag
11 Little Jaco
12 Intro special guests
13 Ride The Wild Turkey ^*#
14 Farewell Blues ^*#

The Players:
Darol Anger - fiddle
Mike Marshall - mandolin, guitar, fiddle
Todd Phillips - bass
Joe Craven - fiddle, percussion

Special Guest:
^ Tony Trischka - Banjo
* Jerry Douglas - Dobro
# Barbara Lamb - Fiddle
Total Time: 72:59.00

Monday, October 27, 2014

Los Lobos, Chicago, IL, 12-14-1984 (FM)

We are going back 30 years.  And a band from East LA started making a splash.  Los Lobos had just recorded its first major label album, Will The Wolf Survive, and was getting some radio air play.  This is a great recording of them from that time.  And I must say it just plain rocks!
  So here it is, just a little band from East LA, that found themselves playing in Chicago back 30 years ago.  The sign says fireworks are prohibited in East LA, but Los Lobos shows from this time had plenty of fireworks to be sure. 

Los Lobos
Biddy Mulligan's
Chicago, IL US
FM Broadcast

We're Gonna Rock 2:15
I Got Loaded 3:03
Our Last Night 3:20
Come On, Let's Go 2:52
Walking Song 3:04
A Matter of Time 3:28
Evangeline 2:31
Instrumental 3:50
Farmer John 2:42
Let's Say Goodnight 3:30
Will the Wolf Survive? 3:41
Don't Worry Baby 3:02
300 Pounds of Heavenly Joy> 7:21
La Bamba 4:36
I Got To Let You Know 2:37
Why Do You Do? 3:20
Total Time: 55:20


A Ghost Story

Well it's late October when the kids dress up for Halloween and people decorate their homes with Jack-o-lanterns, black cats and ghosts. I already did a story on costumes this month so here is a ghost story of sorts. It is called
The Holy What? Or Who Is The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) and What Does He Do?
Most Christianity today offers us life after death. In a world where people are dying of obesity and others are dying of starvation, a world where people are captive to the limitations of poverty while others are slaves to the possessions they are maintaining, most of today’s Christianity is offering people a life after death but most people are looking for a life before death. Jesus did not just come to prepare us to die but to teach us how to live. He wasn’t just about getting us up to heaven after we die but about bringing a taste of God’s kingdom to earth. Jesus was a revolutionary and the revolution He started did not conform to the ways of the world. His revolution is where the poor are blessed not the wealthy who seem blessed. His revolution is where the last are first. His revolution brings comfort to the disturbed and it disturbs the comfortable. Jesus spoke of an abundant life not a life of abundance. Not a life with a lot of money or things but a life with a lot of. . . . life. So why don’t we see a big difference in most Christians? It is simple the reason is their lack of a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Of the three parts of God the most misunderstood and neglected is the Holy Spirit. Like the mention and discussion of Jesus divides and causes conflict between the world and the church, the mention and discussion of the Holy Spirit causes division in the church.
So what is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, and The Holy spirit is a person not an action, or event or a thing. He has a mind, Romans 8:28. He has a will, 1 Corinthians 12:11. He has emotions, Romans 15:30. He speaks, Hebrews 7. He teaches, 1 Corinthians 2:5. He can be grieved, Ephesians 4:30. He can be insulted, Hebrews 10:29. He can have communion (share closeness) with you, 2 Corinthians 13:14. He can be like us, the “Us” and “Our” refers to the Father , the Son and the Holy Spirit God said “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness.” Genesis 1:26
He has been there since the beginning. The spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the water. Genesis 1:2,
What is the Holy Spirit’s Purpose? His purpose is to glorify God and spread the kingdom of God. He does this by helping us witness to others. You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. . . . .and you shall be a witness to Me. Acts 1:8. The Holy Spirit does this through us by telling others what God has done. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak with other tongues. . . . about. . . .the wonderful works of God. Acts 2:4 and 2:11. Jesus said in John 16:14, “He (the Holy Spirit) will glorify Me.”Where and with whom is the Holy Spirit? He is most evident in the hearts of followers of Jesus Christ. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16. All believers can receive Him. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, 1 Corinthians 12:13.
What does the Holy Spirit do? He will guide us. “guide you in all truth”, John 16:13. He will tell the future. “tell you of things to come”. John 16:13. He will convict us. “convict the world of sin”, John 16:8. He will help us pray as we should. “for we d not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.” “He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26, 27. He lets believers know we are God’s children. “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Romans 8:16. He teaches us. The Holy Spirit. . . . will teach you all things, and bring you to remembrance all things that I have said to you.” John 14:16. If we are led by the Spirit, He changes us. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.” Galatians 5:22, 23. He gives us spiritual gifts or powers to do God’s will. “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith. . . to another gifts of healings . . . to another workings of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of Spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works in all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills, 1 Corinthians 12.
So you may be a believer in Christ but be wondering or asking "How come I don't have evidence of this change or this power of the Holy Spirit in my life?" The evidence of the Holy Spirit will depend on your relationship with the Holy Spirit. First of all the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s power comes if you are in God’s will and not distracted by things of the world. Anyone who loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make Our home with him, John 14:23.
Those who love according to the flesh set their minds on things of the flesh. Those who live according to the Spirit the things of the Spirit, Romans 5:5. As for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. You must let the Spirit lead.
So You say I am keeping God’s word, I am living according to the Spirit, I feel I am in God’s will for my life. I see a change in me (fruit of the spirit) but I don’t see gifts or powers like the apostles had of healing, prophecy, words of knowledge, speaking in tongues. Jesus said that we would do greater things than Him when the Holy Spirit comes. So have we? Well I will address that and the three differnet types of relationship to the Holy Spirit in part two of the Holy Ghost, so stay tuned.

A Ghost Story Part Two

This is part two of my version of a ghost story. It is about the Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) and how we can have a relationship with Him that brings life changing power into our lives.

Well I left you with a question "Why doesn’t a follower of Christ who is “sanctified” (in other words living according to the word and in God’s will) not have evidence of powers of The Holy Spirit like the apostles had of healing, prophecy, words of knowledge, speaking in tongues?" After all it says in Acts 1:8 “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you”. And why aren’t believers doing “greater things than Him when the Holy Spirit comes”. As Jesus promised?
Maybe you don’t believe that believers get any more than what you have at salvation, and many are content to just be saved but not do greater things than Jesus. Many believe the powers ceased with the apostles (and this is where a division in Christianity is formed). Many think they received the Holy Spirit at salvation and that is all there is, nothing more. But I think not and I show why I feel this way.
First off let’s look at an event that happened in Acts 19:1-6. Paul asked these believers “Did you not receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said “We have not so much as heard weather there is a Holy Spirit.” So in Acts 19:6 it says “the Holy Spirit came upon them”. So here we see people who are believers with a deficiency of the Holy Spirit. And latter they receive more.
The Old Testament is a picture or illustration of the spiritual experience. It illustrates with physical pictures experiences what we can have in our spiritual life. Well I’m a slow learner you see, like a child in these things so like most children I need pictures in my book to aid with my comprehension.
So the picture of being born again in the Old Testament is The Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt. Just like them Jesus set me free from my slavery to sin. Just like them Jesus led me out of captivity to a place where I can follow God. But just like the Israelites in the desert following God I know there can be more.
Like I said in the first part of this “Holy Ghost Story” Much of Christianity today offers us life after death (Salvation). But most people are looking for a life before death. Jesus did not just come to prepare us to die but to teach us how to live. He wasn’t just about getting us up to heaven after we die but about bringing a taste of God’s kingdom to earth. Jesus spoke of an abundant life not a life of abundance. Not a life with a lot of money or things but a life with a lot of. . . . life.
So the picture of this abundant life in the Old Testament is the Promised Land. A place where there is Holy Spirit power to fight the giants (giant problems) in our lives not a place where there are no problems. It’s a place where there is abundant spiritual fruit not just abundant wealth. It’s a place where the real battles for territory in God’s kingdom are fought and sometimes lost if we are not careful. But most of us get to the “Place of The Crossing” and turn back. We see in the bible that twelve spies went in to see the Promised Land and only two of twelve wanted to enter. And most Christians today are the same way. Content with their “dry” walk with God in the desert. This “Place of the Crossing” is an important spot in the bible, it is the same place where John The Baptist did his ministry and it is where the Holy Spirit fell “upon” Jesus, and from then on He had great power, and it represents where it can fall “upon” us too.
So what I see in this entering of the Promised Land is a second baptism the first is the born again experience as pictured by the crossing of the Red Sea but the crossing of the Jordan is a picture of being baptized in the Holy Spirit as Jesus spoke about in Acts 1:5. Now you may say wait a minute, I received the Holy Spirit when I was born again. And well. . . you would be right. But there is more. There are three types of relationships to the Holy Spirit. There is the Holy Spirit with you, The Holy Spirit in you, and the Holy Spirit upon you. I will use the Apostles relationship to the Holy Spirit to illustrate this. In John 14:17 Jesus said to the Apostles, “The Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him, nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will soon be in you”. The Apostles could not receive salvation yet because Jesus had not yet died for their sins. And this for us is our relationship to the Holy Spirit before we receive the blood of salvation, the Holy Spirit with us. This is when the Holy Spirit works to bring a non believer to God. Now look in John 20:22. Jesus has died on the cross and is resurrected and He is with the Apostles. Jesus breathed on them and said to them “receive the Holy Spirit”. At this moment they are born again and the Holy Spirit is in them (like most of us). They could not receive the Holy Spirit until Jesus paid a price for their sin and neither could we. So now the Holy Spirit is in them. Then why didn’t they start doing things with power? It’s because there is more than just having the Holy Spirit in you! Now let’s look at Luke 24:49. Jesus said “I send the Promise of the Father upon you”. And Jesus said in Acts 1: 8 “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to me”. So the Apostles waited and then on the day of Pentecost in Acts 23 “Tongues of fire came upon them.” And they became witnesses to Him. They were not just witnessing but they were a witness. When the Holy Spirit is upon you, you don’t go and witness you just are a witness where ever you go! Note that the Spirit in you is to refine and change you, and the Spirit upon you is for you to have the power to bring change to others.
So how do I receive this second Baptism? The same way you receive the first gift of salvation. Just like salvation you can’t earn it, and you can’t buy it. It comes simply by believing and asking. And the first thing is a step of Faith that it is real. The Israelites had to step out into the Jordan with the faith that the waters would part. The water did not part first it only did once they took a step of faith. And it stopped 50 miles upstream from them. So they had to have faith in something not seen. So once you have faith you must ask, just like we do for the gift of salvation. Jesus said in Luke 11:13 “If you being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” So ask.
So you say I have asked I pray and nothing happens. So what is in the way?
So what does the picture of the book of Joshua tell me about how they entered the Promised Land. Perhaps it will give us more clues of how we can receive the “Promise of the Father” the Holy Spirit upon us not just in us? Here is a little of the many things I found. When they crossed the river before they could get busy taking the land they had to build a monument of 12 stones (Joshua 4). To me this relates to us the “living stones” being united in body and in spirit. That’s why they built two 12 stone monuments, one for all to see on dry land (the body) and one in the river bed that got covered by the Jordan once it flowed (the spirit). This relates to Acts 2 “They (the 12) were all with one accord in one place” when the Holy Spirit flowed upon them. They were all of one accord. They were unified. Jesus prayed in John 17:20-26 three times for our unity. Why? Because it’s important! He prayed “that they all may be one” and again, “that they may be one just as We are one” and “that they may be made perfect in one”. In 1 Peter 2:5 it says “You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood.” We are the stones that make today’s memorial. But it’s not easy. And Satan wants us broken apart. If we look at the construction of the memorial the stones are taken out of the river and carried on the shoulders. This represents that we have to carry each other, work together and place others above ourselves to get the job done. Ephesians 5:21 Apostle Paul said we should be “Submitting to one another in fear of the Lord”. Submitting means to place others needs above yours or to lift them up. The rocks used are river rocks and that means they have spent time bumping into each other to be ready to be used. Until this memorial is in place the Israelites did not move forward. Until the memorial was built the water (Spirit) did not flow.
So what’s next in Joshua before they got busy and took the Promised Land? Look at Joshua 4:19. They camped at a place called Gilgal which means rolling. This is where they made the memorial and this is where they camped for a while and had a group circumcision as seen in Joshua 5:2-9. Well I’m not suggesting circumcision ... am I? Well not a physical one at least. This is where the comfortable get uncomfortable. But I feel this is where we get things rolling so to speak.
So let’s look at what circumcision means to us in the spiritual context instead of the physical context. It says they used flint knives, so what knife are we going to use? We should use the sharpest thing I know of, the word of God. So we use the word of God to trim away parts of our life that don't belong. So what does the act of circumcision represent? The most obvious is it represents a cutting away or removal of sinful behavior. What is sinful behavior? Anything that separates us from God. It could be surfing the web when I should be in the word. It might be any number of things. It might be that love of possessions like the rich young ruler who Jesus asked to give away all he had. If you place it first before God it’s what keeps you from God. If ministering to your possessions makes you too busy to take time to read God’s word or pray it might be something to look at. You might be in bondage to your stuff and it might be your master.
So maybe you still can’t identify anything like that what else could it be? Let’s go deeper. This is about the spirit not the physical. What keeps me from having the Holy Spirit flowing in me might be that I am operating from my intellect instead of from my heart, for me this was a big one and for me it was my intellect not wanting to speak in tongues. But it says in 1 Corinthians 14:1 I am to desire spiritual gifts. And so the word of God cut back my intellect and I feel now this is a sign and a seal for us spiritually just as circumcision was a sign and a seal physically. For some people their intellect won’t allow them to believe the gifts are for today and that they ceased.
In Ezekiel 47 Ezekiel sees a vision of water flowing out of the temple. This represents the Holy Spirit flowing. This is the type of place we want to be or we won’t make an impact for God’s kingdom. Not by might nor by power but by the Holy Spirit says the Lord. Well in Ezekiel 47 the source of the water is the alter. The thing that will get the Holy Spirit flowing for our life often is sacrifice. The thing that will get the memorial built is a cutting away of ourselves and placing others before us by giving up my jealousy of someone, or giving up my resentment toward someone who hurt me in the past. Giving up my fears that I carry because of my past experience and letting go of the bitterness about what happened. That’s what true Christ like love looks like. . In John 15:12 He said “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”. So how did He love us? He loved by sacrificing. He’s not asking here, He is commanding us. This is not optional.
Giving up control and trusting others. Placing others needs before my own. Laying down my own ambitions and agendas and not expecting others to. Having Love and compassion and grace for each other. Forgiving others if they make mistakes and not being offended by others if they point out mine. So it is true that all who are saved receive the Holy Spirit. But often we hold back parts of our lives and don’t let the Spirit control that part.
So you have the Holy Spirit but does the Holy Spirit have you?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Van Morrison, Glastonbury Festival, 6-21-1987, (FM)

This show is in wide circulation under many different names and for good reason.  This is one of my top four or five favorite Van bootlegs and I have a lot of them.  This is on everyone's list as one of the very best Van boots so I'm not alone in my opinion.  If you don't have this you should get it.  Some beautiful and transcendent music.   
Van Morrison
Glastonbury Festival
Pilton, Sommerset, England
June 21, 1987
Audience (1st 2 tracks) and FM for the rest
Disc 1
01. Moondance (5:57)
02. Celtic Swing (2:51)
03. Northern Muse (Solid Ground) (3:37)
02. Vanlose Stairway (4:08)
03. It's All In The Game (6:43)
04. Help Me (6:20)
05. Foreign Window (4:24)
06. Dweller On The Threshold (3:44)
07. Cleaning Windows (4:02)
08. A Sense Of Wonder (5:18)
Disc 2
01. And The Healing Has Begun (7:59)
02. Celtic Ray (2:46)
03. One Irish Rover (3:25)
04. In The Garden (5:04)
05. Summertime In England (10:14)
06. Full Force Gale (2:00)
07. Bright Side Of The Road (3:41)
08. Rave On John Donne / Rave On Part Two / Did Ye Get Healed? (9:29)
Arty McGlynn: guitar
Steve Pearce: bass
Roy Jones: drums
Neil Drinkwater: piano and synthesizer
Richie Buckley: saxophone
Martin Drover: trumpet
June Boyce: backing vocals

Richard Thompson, Yosemite CA 0-02-1990, (FM)

An amazing guitar player. Here Richard Thompson playing solo, shows off his unique guitar style along with his eclectic song writing.  This is from my first gen, cassette tape and is only a small part of the total show, but what I have is very nice.  If anyone has the whole show I would like to get it.   
Richard Thompson
Strawberry Music Festival
Camp Mather
Yosemite CA
Soundboard, Local FM feed
1st generation tape
Acoustic Solo

Turn Of The Tide
1952 Vincent
Spell Is Broken
Two Left Feet
God Loves A Drunk
Jerusalem On The Juke Box
Now That I'm Dead
Long Dead Love

This is partial only
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Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Warfield Theater, May 1992 (SBD)

This recording is a mix of the 5 night Garcia and Grisman run (May 7 - May 11, 1992). The tape was given to David Gans by David Grisman for Gan's Grateful Dead Hour program. The tape was subsequently stolen from Gans and put into circulation.  The quality of this is as good as any official release. 
Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
Warfield Theater
San Francisco CA
May 1992
The Thrill Is Gone
Rosalie McFall
The Fields Have Turned Brown
Sitting In Limbo
Oh, The Wind And Rain
Louis Collins
Bag's Grove
When I First Unto This Country
Long Black Veil
Shady Grove
Down Where The River Bends
She Belongs To Me

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Steely Dan, Charlotte, NC, 8-12-2006 (SBD)

This is a great show with Michael McDonald sitting in as a guest on Show Biz Kids and Do It Again.  And as usual the amazing musicians that make up a Steely Dan live show. 
Steely Dan
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Charlotte, NC
Soundboard Recording 
CD 1:
01. Turtle Talk
02. Bodhisattva
03. Time Out of Mind
04. Aja
05. I Got The News
06. Hey Nineteen
07. Josie
08. Green Earrings
09. Deacon Blues
CD 2:
01. Black Friday
02. Dirty Work
03. Band Intros > Show Biz Kids*
04. Do it Again*
05. Peg*
06. Don't Take Me Alive*
07. Kid Charlemagne*
08. FM (No Static at All)*
09. My Old School*
*with Michael McDonald

Monday, October 20, 2014

West Clear Creek Wilderness, The White Box

This is a return to an old favorite, West Clear Creek Wilderness, AZ.  I have posted about this place before, but there is so much to it and it draws me back again and again.  My go to place in the canyon is the waterfall, but many people seek out this location farther up the canyon.  This is called the White Box. 
It is one of the narrowest parts of the canyon with steep white or light orange sandstone cliffs on each side of the creek.  And it stays narrow for quite a stretch with long deep pools that you must swim to get through.  Most people come here to see the "hanging gardens" is downstream from the White Box.  But they must pass through here to get to it
As you can see this would not be a place to go during the monsoon season when there is the potential for flash floods.  If you were in the white box when a flash flood came there would be no place to hide and it would most likely be fatal.  The water could rise in here in a big hurry.  So if you are going to go get a good weather report in advance and be careful. 

Now to get there there is a very rough and rocky road that takes you to the edge of the canyon and then it is a steep scramble down a narrow trail with some loose slippery spots to get to the canyon bottom.  The Trailhead is at around 5,840 feet and you drop about 600 feet to the canyon bottom.  Once at the bottom be sure to make sure you take note of the exit point because on the way back you could go right past it and have some problems finding your way out.  Thee really is only one way in and one way out in this part of the canyon unless you are a bird.  Once you are down in the canyon you head down stream and right away the walls of the canyon close in on you and you encounter the first places you must swim.

 In between the large pools are small areas that have large boulders with water running between them that you boulder hop through to get to the next swim  

After a short distance you get to this narrow opening, that you pass through.  From the starting point you can't see the other side of the pool and where you will be getting out.  Once past the opening you find that this is a very long pool with large cliffs and it goes for 100 yards or more.  On one side there is a log jammed between the cliffs way above you head and someone has made a rope swing out of it

In these deep pools where you must swim if you have anything like camera gear you will need dry bags to store it.  For me, I go over night so my sleeping bag, food and clothes must all be in dry bags in my pack.  I use a couple of foam pads doubled over to help the pack float better and take on less water. 
I'm not sure how many of these big pools there are but there are several of them and for me this is the fun part.  Swimming through these beautiful slots in the cool water on a Hot Arizona summer day.  If you were to try this in the winter you would probably end up with hypothermia.
This is the last of the bigger pools you cross on the way down stream.  It is a very long one but there are some ledges on the right side you can climb out on. 
After this the canyon opens up and there are more trees and brush and you boulder hop down stream and fight through the brush and trees as you go.  There are an occasional place you could camp as you head down stream.  from here there are about five more smaller pools to swim or wade before you get to the destination, of the "hanging garden".
The "Hanging Garden: is a spring that comes out of the side of the canyon wall and has created a travertine build up that juts out over the creek.  And the spring water falls off the travertine fan into the creek.  Before I heard everyone calling it the Hanging Garden, I used to call it "Shower Bath Spring" for lack of a better name, because you can stand in the creek and have a shower of water pour down on you.  Under the little shower like fall there is a cave that goes back in under the fall.  I heard the old timers called it the Cache Hole.  Maybe they stored things in there.  
 Once you have your fill of the Hanging gardens you just head back out the way you came Through the White Box, and then take the steep hike out and up to the canyon rim. 
To get there: From the intersection of SR87 & US260 north of Strawberry AZ. Head west on US260 and in just a few miles turn right at mile marker 249 onto FR 144. In 1.8 miles turn left onto FR 149. In 1.1 miles, turn left onto FR 142 at the T-junction. Take 142 until you get to 142A and turn right.  Then take 142A until you get to 142B and turn left.  Take 142B to the canyon edge.
Some people come in off the highway at 142 but I prefer taking 149.  It is a better road.  But once you get to 142A it is more of a rocky jeep trail than a road.  It is slow going and high clearance is needed in places.
  The actual hike is only around 5 miles or so round trip but it will take 5 hours or more.  This is a remote wilderness and this should only be attempted by people who are in good condition. 
For more about West Clear Creek Wilderness here are some of my other posts.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jethro Tull, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-20-2007 (SBD)

This is an acoustic show by Jethro Tull with an additional violin player.  Real nice twist on Jethro Tull's songs.  The sound quality is great too.  I think it is worth a listen. 
Jethro Tull
Luna Park
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ian Anderson: Vocals, flute, harmonica, acoustic guitar
Martin Barre: Guitars
Doane Perry: Drums, and percussion
David Goodier: Bass
John O'Hara: Keybords, piano, accordian
Special Guest
Ann Marie Calhoun: Violin
01-Some Day The Sun Won't Shine
02-band presentation
03-Living In The Past
04-Ann Marie presentation
05-Pastime With Good Company
06-Jack In The Green
07-The Donkey And The Drum
08-Thick As A Brick
10-Sweet Dreams
11-Bluegrass In The Backwood
13-Beside Myself
17-My God
19-presentation & encore
20-Locomotive Breath

Friday, October 17, 2014

Los Lobos, Live Oak Music Festival, 6-16-2000 (FM)

Los Lobos
Live Oak Music Festival
Camp San Marcos
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Barenaked Ladies, Santa Maria, 10-13-94

Serious Musicians who don't act too serious. Is this music with some comedy thrown in or comedy with some music in the mix. When The Barenaked Ladies put on a show it's always unpredictable.
I converted this to digital back in 2010 and posted it.  I thought since it is an Arizona Jones original I would refresh the links. 

Barenaked Ladies
Santa Maria, CA. 10-13-94
"The Strip" at the Santa Maria Hilton

FM radio broadcast from master tape
KOTR radio or K-Otter
Taped by "Arizona" Jones

Life In A Nutshell, My Boxed Set
These Apples, Stage banter
Blame It On Me, Jane
Madona Inn Toilet banter
Enid, Wynton Marsalis Rap
Wrong Man, Hello City
Alphabet Rap
Alternative Girlfriend
Breakfast Improv
Crazy, Great Provider
Band intros
Unknown rap, A
If I Had A Million Dollars
K Otter improv, and rap
More Stage banter
Brian Wilson
What A Good Boy

I saw them play that day on my lunch hour in a record store in San Luis Obispo. I couldn't make it to the show that night but it was broadcast live. I was probaly the only fan of theirs on the Cental Coast that was not at the show. So this is a pretty rare recording. The venue is a Hilton Hotel at the air strip in Santa Maria, CA

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kingfish, Sacramento, CA, 2-19-1975 (SBD)

Here is some old Kingfish from back in 1975.  Featuring Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and some nice guitar by Robbie Hoddinott.  This recording was recently remastered and much improved
Sacramento, CA
Remastered stereo SBD, by Knees
Matthew Kelly - electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
Robbie Hoddinott - electric guitar
Bob Weir - electric guitar, vocals
Dave Torbert - electric bass, vocals
Chris Herold - drums.
Set One :::
01. Rattlesnake
02. My Blue Tears
03. Mystery Train
04. Roadrunner
05. Jump Back
06. Shop Around
07. Juke
08. Carol
Set Two :::
09. I Hear You Knockin'
10. Big Iron
11. Jump For Joy
12. Muleskinner Blues
13. Shake & Finger Pop
14. Lonesome Fugitive
15. California Day
16. It's All Over Now
17. Hand Jive//
18. CC Rider
Total Time ::: 1:14:09

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Strength In Numbers, Telluride, CO 6-18-1993 (SBD)

Of course, Strength In Numbers is full of some of the best bluegrass musicians alive.  The playing on this is, as expected, fantastic.  And yes it is a soundboard!
Telluride Blue Grass Festival
Telluride, CO
June 18, 1993
The Players:
Sam Bush - Mandolin
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Bela Fleck - Banjo
Edgar Meyer - Bass
Mark O'Connor – Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar

01. Pastuer Mustard's Intro 1:16
02. Another Morning  8:20
03. Unfolding  6:17
04. Future Man / Texas Red  11:44
05. Pink Flamingos  5:47
06. Duke & Cookie  4:57
07. Grant's Corner  6:50
08. Limerock  3:19
09. band intros  8:40
10. We Hide & Seek 6:29
11. Beaumont Rag  6:19
12. Whooah// 3:51
13. (PA short / blank track)  2:25
14. One Winter's Night  5:41
15. Macedonia  6:02
16. The Lochs Of Dread  7:51
17. (banter) 0:52
18. Blue Men Of The Sahara  7:03
19. (applause) 5:30
20. Plasma  7:08

Seldom Scene, McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA 1-19-90 (SBD)

This is a repost of a show I put up back in 2010.  I thought since this is one I had not seen anywhere else and appears to be an Arizona Jones exclusive, it would be good to bring it back.  I ripped this from a second generation soundboard tape I have had of the show since around 1990. It has been listened to a lot so there has been some wear to the tape over time. But I think it still sounds pretty good. It is a real nice show with some great banter and the band appears to be having a lot of fun in this small club. So for the bluegrass fans of my blog a special gift that can only be found here.

Seldom Scene
Santa Monica, CA

John Duffey: Mandolin
Lou Reid: Guitar
Mike Auldridge: Dobro
Ben Eldridge: Banjo
T. Michael Coleman: Bass

01 Intro
02 Only A Hobo
03 Graveyard Sound
04 Stage Banter
05 Big train From Memphis
06 Stage Banter
07 Long Black Veil
08 Stage Banter
09 Pond Scum
10 Band Intros
11 Pick A Man Who Picks Bass
12 Stage Banter
13 Muddy Water
14 Tuning
15 Bringing Mary Home
16 Tuning
17 Nine Pound Hammer
18 More Stage Banter
19 After Midnight
20 Ready To Go Home
21 Wait A Minute

Total time 79:13

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Radiators, Cajun House, Scottsdale AZ, 3-17-1998 (SBD)

The party band from a party town, New Orleans.  The Radiators played their own type of swamp rock that they called "Fish Head Music".  The Radiators were together for an amazing 33 years with the same five members.  This is a fun show I went to back in 1998 on Saint Patrick's Day, and was recorded off the soundboard by my friend Nick from Sedona.   
Cajun House
Scottsdale AZ
01 Monkey Meat
02 Radiate
03 Mood To Move
04 Smokin Hole
05 Barn Burner
06 Umbilical
07 Domino
08 Straight Eight
09 Wagon Is Gonna' Roll
10 Holy Ghost
11 Can't Take It With You
12 Go Back
13 Party Till The Money Runs Out
14 Like Dreamers Do
15 Law Of De Fish
16 Jump Back
17 Doubled Up In a Knot
18 Love Is A Tangle
19 Mountain Jam
20 Chicken Shack
21 Monkey In Her Heart
22 Little Sadie
23 Spanish Moon
24 Let It Bleed
25 Nail Your Heart
Total Time 136:05

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Little Feat, Tucson, AZ, 4-19-98 (SBD)

Little Feat
Pima County Fairgrounds
Tucson, AZ
Bill Payne - vocals, keyboards
Paul Barrere - vocals, guitar, slide guitar
Shaun Murphy - vocals, tambourine
Fred Tackett - guitar, mandolin, trumpet, vocals
Kenny Gradney - bass
Richie Hayward - drums, vocals
Sam Clayton - congas, vocals, percussion
01 Old Folks Boogie
02 Hate To Lose Your Lovin
03 Rag Gumbo
04 Romance Without Finance
05 Spanish Moon
06 Skin It Back
07 Dixie Chicken
08 Stage Banter
09 An Honest Man
10 Home Ground
11 Cacillac Hotel
12 Oh Atlanta
13 Rock N Roll Every Night
14 Fat Man In The Bathtub
15 Let It Roll
Soundboard > Dat > 1st generation cassete > Wave > Flac

I was at this show about 12 to 15 rows back. My friend was allowed to plug his DAT deck into the soundboard and this recording is the result. There was no set list for this show on Featbase, so I might have been one of the few people to have a recording of this show until I put this on Dime.  And now it is here for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Los Lobos, Avila Beach, CA 9-12-1993 (SBD)

I used to live on the central coast of California near Morro Bay.  And was lucky enough to go to shows in the little town of Avila Beach at the resort looking over the bay.  Great times and memories.  I could not believe this show surfaced. 
San Luis Bay Resort
Avila Beach, California
September 12, 1993
disc one
01. I Got to Let You Know
02. Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio
03. Carabina .30-.30
04. Dream in Blue
05. Will the Wolf Survive
06. Shakin' Shakin' Shakes
07. A Matter of Time
08. One Time, One Night
09. Don't Worry Baby   (tape flip after song some applause added for continuity)
disc two
01. Peace
02. Anselma
03. Soy Mexico Americano
04. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
05. Let's Say Goodnight
06. Down on the Riverbed
07. Evangeline
08. Wicked Rain > Jam > Bertha   (tape flip in Wicked Rain-some music missing-spliced @ 6:07)
encore: Ric's requests
09. Ric's track
10. Tore Down
11. Crossroads
A great stereo soundboard from a first generation cassette.

Tedeschi Trucks Band, Danville, IL 9-13-2014 (SBD)

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Live at Phases of the Moon
New Moon Stage
Kennekuk County Park,
Danville, IL
Source: SBD
 ~ Set ~
 Made Up Mind
 Do I Look Worried
 All That I Need #
 Get What You Deserve
 Darling Be Home Soon
 Bound For Glory
 Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
 Shelter (Dedicated to Brian Farmer)
 Must've Done Somebody Wrong
 Don't Miss Me
 Idle Wind
 More And More
 Keep On Growing
 The Storm
# SBD loses a few seconds on feed(end of song) probably due to mixing in/out audience sound at the beginning/ending of songs. I guess the wrong mixer knob was turned. SBD patch was provided by Tour Gigs.
Run Time: 1hr 40mins

David Nelson Band, Rialto Theater, Tucson, AZ 2-05-99 (SBD)

David Nelson is one of the founding members of the New Riders Of The Purple Sage. His roots in music go back to playing with Jerry Garcia before the Grateful Dead were formed. He also played in the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. This San Francisco scene veteran continued to stretch the boundaries yet still blends in American roots music. Grateful Dead lyric writer Robert Hunter even joined the team giving DNB even more credability and a further conection to the Grateful Dead's music.
I have not seen this one anywhere so I guess it is an AZ Jones exclusive, thanks to the recording from my old friend Phil.  Farmer Allen requested some of these DNB shows from 1999 that were only found here and that sounded like a good idea, so here you are.

David Nelson Band
Rialto Theater.
Tucson AZ
SBD > DAT > Cassette >Wav
Taped by Tucson Phil
Total Time 192:50

Diamond Joe, Ragged But Right
Contract, John Hardy's Wedding
Long Gone Sam, Wizards son
Space Jam, Jupiter Hollow
Absolutely Sweet Marie
Fable Of The Chosen One
Ballad Of Casey Jones
Lonesome LA Cowboy
Road To Armagedon
Edge Of The Wire
Born Side Stepper
Kick In The Head

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas, Telluride CO, 6-20-1998 (SBD)

Here is a real nice sounding soundboard recording of Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas with a bunch of A list guests sitting in.  Some great playing on this.  This goes out to Iggy up in the Great Northwest
June 20, 1998
Town Park
Telluride, Colorado
01. Instrumental
02. Got My TV Working
03. From Ankara To Izmir
04. Follow On
05. Blue Train
06. Instrumental
07. Hey Joe
08. Daddy's on the Roof Again
09. Instrumental
10. Instrumental
11. When On One's Around
12. Trouble in the Fields
13. Instrumental
14. Crazy Dreams
15. Push Too Far
w/John Gardner, John Cowan,
Sam Bush, Tony Rice,
Maura O'Connel, Nanci Griffith,
Nick Forrester

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coyote Buttes, North Section

One of the most fantastic places to see sandstone formations is called Coyote Buttes. This area is located along the Arizona Utah border between Page Arizona and Kanab Utah. The first time I saw it was by accident. I was intending to backpack through a long slot canyon called Buckskin Gulch. However the weather forecast had a chance of rain (dangerous for slot canyons).

So I just started off out into the desert to camp away from the slot. What I found was a fantasy land of rock of all colors and shapes.  Latter I found out that it is a permit only and day use only area.
But what a treat I found as I walked farther and farther into a dream world of colorful swirling rocks. With patterns and shapes I could never have dreamed of.
Nothing could prepare me for what I found as I went farther and farther into this crazy fantasy land of stone.
Giant beehive or tee pee shaped buttes with stripes of all colors, Swirls and patterns and stripes in rock like I had never seen. Words can't describe this place. Hopefully the photos can show you just a hint of how amazing this is. But really they of course will fall short of showing you the context and feeling of this epic stone landscape.

Back then I didn't have digital cameras and it was so fantastic I ran out of film. But it was some of the best rolls of film I ever shot.
And I was glad that I had to change my plans due to the weather. This place is very photogenic and is a destination for photographers from around the world. And photos of this area are often found in magazines like Arizona Highways.
Anyway here is how you get there the right way. To get to the trail head you take Highway 89. The turn-off is located on the south (right side coming from Kanab) side of the road. Its between mile markers 25 and 26, at a curve in the road, at the end of a guard rail. Turn at the unmarked dirt road. This is House Rock Road. You take this dirt road south for about 8.3 miles to the Wirepass trailhead. This is also the trail head for the Wirepass entrance to Buckskin Gulch.
The trail is in a wash for the first .6 miles and then there is a marked right turn out of the wash. At the top of the first hill is the Coyote Buttes trail register, then the path follows an old sandy jeep track over a plateau and down to another dry wash. Beyond here it is less sand and more rock and the trail is harder to see. generally you head south. The route is across the wash and up the far side to the top of a small ridge, where you keep left left. Over the ridge, the land opens out to reveal a large area of sand and slickrock, with a long, large ridge to the right (the north part of Coyote Buttes), with an area of rock domes (beehives and tee pees) below. About 2 miles in front of you is the real destination at the base of a large white cliff with a vertical crack in the middle.
 Right below this crack is where the best formations are (the wave). While all the rest is beautiful and impressive the wave has unique color and the consistent texture and conformity to the layers makes it special and photogenic. 
It takes between one and two hours, and the hike is relatively easy, without much elevation change.
But the whole area is worth looking at and there are some arches and dinosaur tracks and just south of the Wave area is a place many call the Wave Two so spend the whole day exploring the area.
Here is a map of the hike that I made up to help get you there.
Permits: Entry to North or South Coyote Buttes costs $7 or $5 per person respectively, with a limit of 20 people for each region and no more than 6 in a single group. Half these are bookable up to 4 months in advance, by writing to the BLM in Kanab or applying via their website (https://www.blm.gov/az/paria/index.cfm, sometimes inaccessible), while the other half are available by applying in person to the BLM office at the Paria River (located south of Highway 89 between mile post 21 and 22, between Kanab and Page, Arizona), before 9 am on the day prior to the intended visit (the office opens at 8.30 am). At 9 am, if more than ten people are waiting, a lottery system is used to select the chosen few. All successful applicants receive a copy of the access regulations and, for North Coyote Buttes, a topographic map to help identify the route to the Wave, which is not well marked on the ground. There is high demand for the advance permits and all may be taken many months before the date of travel. A permit is also required for dogs - another $5. No overnight camping is permitted anywhere in the area.
Coyote Buttes Special Permit Offices
Arizona Strip Field Office: 345 East Riverside Drive St. George, Utah 84790 435.688.3200
Kanab Office: 318 N 100 E Kanab, Utah 84741 435.644.4600.
There is also a south section of Coyote Buttes and I will deal with that on a latter post.

To see more information on Buckskin Gulch, The Paria River Canyon that are in this area see these posts http://arizjones.blogspot.com/2010/09/exploring-buckskin-gulch-and-paria.html
 And this one too http://arizjones.blogspot.com/2010/11/paria-river-canyon.html