Best thread ever!
My question: How do I go about enjoying third tier jam bands so I'm not as bummed about Phish not coming back this fall?
and you hit the nail on the head.there are no "second tier" "jam" "bands".you are either a jamband or a "just added" artist to some organic sounding summer festival.your answer would be to stock up on Abullah Ibrahim albums and reach for the glass four-footer.
now, just one minute.i am going to answer another question at this point whilst continuing to give you a proper answer. you might call this "killing two birds with one stone" but will realize by the end of this post how very inappropriate that phrase is.
(sound of August rustling through the electronic mailbag).......
is pot a gateway drug?
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now back to your question, ikki.
o.k. so you got the abdullah album and the glass.these are the two most important items for me when i am trying to "block out" and "unremember" horrible truths. the next two are an old casio keyboard and 25X salvia extract.
i like to select the button on the keyboard labeled "sea sounds" and take a big rip.
the thing about "sea sounds" is that each pitch really isnt different but eaither faster or slower in speed.it also takes about hals a second for the sound to register once you push down on the key. i have a blue bean bag chair, but it is not one of the ones that is just round. this one is more like a chair with a back to it.
at this time you should be about a minute into the first song on the album ....Memories entitled Township Sunday. This is usually the time where each sound coming out of the keyboard is actually 1,000 tiny, overlapping boxes shooting out from each key at a speed of "insanely fast". i can really concentrate on these sounds and keep the music from the album on the other side of my brain, although his piano sometimes permeates my thoughts with more scrambling thoughts. i once thought that there was a "bird lady" in my room and her voice were tiny thumbprints. which isnt that strange, aside from the fact that each thumbprint was wearing black leather boots. I choose Abdullah Ibrahim for such rituals. You can throw in something like the disco biscuits or the new monsoon.you should experience similar effects.plus, you are not really "listening".
if someone asks for a review of the new disco biscuits album you can start by saying "it was actually really cool. i really enjoyed the song where the four porcelin dolls were in the steel cage match. i thought the green one was totally gonna take it until i was forced to eat an entire Motorola SLVR cell phone by the undercover NYPD officer. Special Agent Captain Lou."
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