– SHACK THOUGHTS –
FRIDAY AFTERNOON IN THE UNIVERSE (FAITU#12)
The Shack Project celebrates MMW @25 years!
What we’ve got here is MMW at the opposite end of the spectrum from the 2006 acoustic gigs I’ve been seeding in my 10 YEARS AGO seeds. This show is FREAKIN’ AWESOME! The opening Improv is hot leading > a quick Bass Solo that finds us in a TRIO ONLY version of Miles Behind — and it is incredibly energetic. That energy moves forward to a fun New New Orleans, which is just always a good time. Cat Creeps was a tune we were digging but not knowing the name at this time — it’s temp name had been “Creeping” or something like that though, oddly enough! HA! That tune opens up the remaining run of the set and breaks down to an Organ Intro > Tubby (with a Drum Solo in the middle, which is unusual) > an always welcome Dracula, and a tune that doesn’t often close a set: New Planet. I dig it!
Fuck You Guys was brand new at this time — I think this was it’s 2nd performance, after debuting at the Fillmore in Colorado back in April. We were calling it “Fillmore Freak” for a while until somebody caught site of an onstage setlist at an MSMW gig and saw it was noted as “Fuck You” on one night and Fuck You Guys on another. Its recent release in the 20 download series confirms the title as Fuck You Guys. (Speaking of which, if you haven’t grabbed those 20 studio tracks released this past year, why the hell not?!? Go and get them, NOW!) Baby Goats was still new at this time, dubbed “New ’07” for a while, but actually originating in some Medeski trio gigs outside MMW in the summer of ’06. Back & Forth, always catching flack, was also new at this time — I totally dig the carnivalesque feel to the song, and Chris always tears it up. What’d I Say is some good blues .. but the Spy Kiss > Shackman (aka After the Onsen) and the Sugar Craft to close ends the evening on a high note for sure with Logic helping the guys create some crazy sounds through Set II.
enjoy the grooves,
- MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD (w/ DJ Logic)
The Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, LA
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Set 1: Improv > Bass Solo > Miles Behind > New New Orleans, Cat Creeps > Organ Intro > Tubby (w/ Drum Solo) > Open Improv > Dracula > New PlanetSet 2: Fuck You Guys, Baby Goats, Back & Forth, What’d I Say, Spy Kiss > Shackman, Sugar Craftw/ DJ Logic for entire 2nd set
– SET I (tracks 1-7) –
– SET II (tracks 8-15) –