Monthly Archives: July 2011 could change everything

I’ll write more about this later, but suffice to say, this could be a game changer. Case in point: Today, I got my copy of the new “I Might” 45 single from Wilco. Inside was a piece of paper with a URL and a code that let me download both songs from the single. After […]

MVP Presents has a YouTube Channel

It’s true. MVP Presents has a YouTube Channel. We started it late last year. Here are the current top six most popular videos: Neil Young – Cortez The Killer (Solo Electric) – 893 Views Zappa Plays Zappa – Titties and Beer – 786 Views Neil Young – Hey Hey My My (Solo Acoustic) – 730 […]

July 09

A Review of Gratefulfest 12, Part II: Other Bands

While Dark Star Orchestra was the headliner and primary draw for this festival celebrating the Grateful Dead, there were some other great bands there as well. These were the most memorable for me. Donna Jean Godchaux Band Donna Jean and co. kick off the morning’s music for me on Saturday, with a two hour timeslot […]

July 06

A Review of Gratefulfest 12, Part I: Dark Star Orchestra

I had the good fortune of celebrating the Fourth of the July holiday at Gratefulfest 12. It was a three day festival celebrating the most American of all rock bands, The Grateful Dead. In its 12th year, the festival drew a sizable weekend crowd to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, with camping, music, and swimming – […]

July 04

Dark Star Orchestra – Loser (Live at Gratefulfest in 2011)

Here’s an audience clip of Dark Star Orchestra playing “Loser” at Gratefulfest 12, from the second of two nights over the Fourth of July weekend (2011). All three days were great fun. I’ll be writing more about the festival later, but for now, enjoy this clip of “Loser”.

July 04

Wilco – I Might (audio)

This is the new single from Wilco. They are releasing it on their own label, dBpm, with as the b-side. “I Might” is a beguiling song. It starts out with a sort of noise rock feel. A bit jarring, but not altogether unengaging. Then it creeps into a more recognizable Wilco/Tweedy style melody, the kind […]

Road Trip! Off to Gratefulfest…

Hey all! It’s Friday morning, and my buddy is on his way to pick me up. We’re hitting the road for Gratefulfest 12 at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. We’ll be tweeting the festival, so follow us if you want to stay on top of what’s going on. We’ll be reporting back post show, too.