The Jayhawks FanPage Board  

Go Back   The Jayhawks FanPage Board > General Jayhawks Discussion
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2014
hellaciousc hellaciousc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: most times Austin, sometimes VA
Posts: 402
Jayhawks Austin 10/13/14

Wow.
I saw the show last night and it was mind blowingly good.
I had forgotten how much I love that lineup of the band.

It was so so good to see Kraig and Karen onstage with the guys again.
The show was rocking.
They played 2 hours straight. I loved every second of it.

"Smile" sounded fantastic live.
I was glad to hear Tim sing "Bottomless Cup".
Kraig sang "Lookin forward to seein you" early on, and i knew it was gonna be special.

At one point Gary was having problems tuning, and said "I need someone to save me". And I was getting ready to yell "Jennifer!", and Karen said "where's Jennifer" just as I was getting ready to do so, so I cheered wildly, and said, "yes Jennifer". And Gary was confused. He said he didn't understand. So I told him Jennifer could save him. He still didn't get it, so I said the actual title, and Karen grinned, and Gary said "that could happen".

And in the encore it did. He said 'this goes out by request'.
That's the one song i wanted to hear. It will always be one of my favorite songs. I would have paid full price just to hear that one. It was great with the full band.

They closed with "Sedan Delivery", and Kraig and Karen sang a Waylon and Jessi tune I believe called "I ain't the one".

The fiddle player from the opening band Trapper Schoepp, joined for 3 songs in the encore, and played on Tailspin (the inbred version), 'Ain't no end', and on the Waylon/Jessi cover.

It was phenomenal to hear all those songs from the Smile/Rainy Day era that I hadn't heard in so long.
In addition, they played "blue", "i'd run away", "take me with you", and the most rocking version of "waiting for the sun" that i've ever heard. Gary went totally insane on the guitar. It was super.

Tim sang "tampa to tulsa" as well.

Gary gave hilarious intros to each band member. He introduced Kraig as being from 'one of the best bands ever, Run Westy Run' and then said 'he's a bromie...a guy who loves My Little Pony". He introduced Karen as being a secret juggalo, and loving the Insane Clown Posse. He said Tim's favorite show was Golden Girls. I can't remember what he said about Marc.

Sorry for the rambling review. I absolutely loved it. All of it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2014
hiddenbeach's Avatar
hiddenbeach hiddenbeach is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, Texas USA
Posts: 222
Yes, great show.

I was there too. My wife yelled out, "I love you, Gary!" and he asked if that was her husband or boyfriend standing next to her. I laughed when she shouted, "No!" Good times.

One thing I wondered though - Marc Perlman looked really thin and gaunt. Almost sickly. He also looked really pissed off and like he wanted to be anywhere else besides on stage. He played well, but just looked miserable. Hope he's okay.
__________________
www.myspace.com/flatearthdefenders
----------------------------------------
"No authority can clean up this mess we're in"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2014
hellaciousc hellaciousc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: most times Austin, sometimes VA
Posts: 402
ha! that was funny when your wife said that.

I've seen the Jayhawks a dozen plus times over the years. Marc looked the same to me that he always does. I didn't notice him looking any thinner than usual and every time I've seen him he always looks super serious when he plays.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2014
hiddenbeach's Avatar
hiddenbeach hiddenbeach is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, Texas USA
Posts: 222
Yeah... fair enough.

Admittedly, I haven't seen the full band for several years so maybe that's the way he always looks. Sounded good, either way!
__________________
www.myspace.com/flatearthdefenders
----------------------------------------
"No authority can clean up this mess we're in"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2014
bryguy bryguy is offline
Bad Spellerr
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 870
Marc tends to look really serious on stage. I had a chance to chat with him once and found him to be really friendly and engaging.
__________________
Swing low sweet chariot.
--Victor Hugo
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-14-2014
hellaciousc hellaciousc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: most times Austin, sometimes VA
Posts: 402
here's a review of the show from the Austin paper.
it's pretty good, minus the last paragraph which i don't particularly care for.

http://music.blog.austin360.com/2014...s-of-acl-fest/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-14-2014
bryguy bryguy is offline
Bad Spellerr
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 870
BAH I say. Peter Blackstock is past his prime and better with Olson.
__________________
Swing low sweet chariot.
--Victor Hugo
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2014
hellaciousc hellaciousc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: most times Austin, sometimes VA
Posts: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryguy View Post
BAH I say. Peter Blackstock is past his prime and better with Olson.
ha! agreed.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2014
jcarlile's Avatar
jcarlile jcarlile is offline
Oldest Jayhawks Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Somewhere in IL
Posts: 1,559
From Mr. Blackstock's strange review, last paragraph:

"And yet the bandís presence on this Monday night was still welcome. Itís not that the "Jayhawks arenít past their prime (they are).

Um, no they aren't..

And itís not that they werenít better with Olson (they were).

No, again Mr. Blackstock..

Itís simply that there are very few American bands who have made as much beautiful music over the long haul.

Right, for a change!

Itís still good to hear them play those songs, even in the denouement".

??

I guess he likes the rootsier Jayhawks..
__________________
"The sound of lies rings funny against the truth"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-14-2014
NY Fan NY Fan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: New York
Posts: 1,915
Great to hear all this. Sounds like it was a fantastic night!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-14-2014
bryguy bryguy is offline
Bad Spellerr
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 870
this seriously has me fired up to see them hit the west coast. still can't believe they weren't invited to play the HSB festival in SF. Must have some rookies running that these days.
__________________
Swing low sweet chariot.
--Victor Hugo
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-14-2014
bryguy bryguy is offline
Bad Spellerr
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellaciousc View Post
ha! agreed.
and what does past their prime mean? not at their peak musical ability? that's clearly wrong. not relevant? many would strongly disagree. i've always thought of the term meaning a person that cannot perform well anymore. i'd say they've never sounded better!
__________________
Swing low sweet chariot.
--Victor Hugo
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-14-2014
JoMama's Avatar
JoMama JoMama is offline
Secretary to the spirits
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Forever in Blue Jeans, babe
Posts: 10,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by bryguy View Post
BAH I say. Peter Blackstock is past his prime and better with Olson.
Blackstock was one of the originators of No Depression magazine. That was apparently his prime... Not so odd to see him end up as a music writer for Americana bands in that mecca of Austin Texas. His bit about Olson is fodder for one brown fanpager to feed on and bring THAT beast back to life here again...

As for this lineup, who cares what he thinks. If he misses Olson, look for him to write a glowing review of Mark's next U.S. tour stop in Austin, if that would even happen...
I wouldn't put much into the writings of a jaded scene-ster. They'll be in this area next week--4 show within driving distance for me, one of them in town. Blackstock can suck my socks. After I wear them.
__________________
*This fella, it seems, he's known guys like you his whole life too. (J. H.) *

Last edited by JoMama : 10-16-2014 at 06:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-14-2014
hellaciousc hellaciousc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: most times Austin, sometimes VA
Posts: 402
what i don't get is that almost the whole rest of the review was really glowing. not sure why he felt the need to put that last bit of nonsense. probably to just try to stir up some shite online, and get more hits to his page.

it was a fantastic show. that's the important thing. if you can see them on this tour, go see them.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-16-2014
JoMama's Avatar
JoMama JoMama is offline
Secretary to the spirits
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Forever in Blue Jeans, babe
Posts: 10,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellaciousc View Post
what i don't get is that almost the whole rest of the review was really glowing. not sure why he felt the need to put that last bit of nonsense. probably to just try to stir up some shite online, and get more hits to his page.

it was a fantastic show. that's the important thing. if you can see them on this tour, go see them.
Maybe it was to generate internet traffic. It worked here...

Alas, they're coming to town this coming weekend. I'll mail Blackstock my socks.
__________________
*This fella, it seems, he's known guys like you his whole life too. (J. H.) *
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Brought to you by: The Jayhawks