– SHACK THOUGHTS –
STRANCE OF THE SPIRIT RED GATOR!!! Strance was played 11/26/1996 & 11/30/2000 — but that’s it! (As far as circulating shows go) … VERY nice to see this tune pop up! I always dig hearing Mami Gato too — it’s my wife’s favourite tune.
And cool to get confirmation from Billy, from the stage, that the title of the encore tune is indeed Fuck You Guys — somebody had read that title off of a setlist from an MSMW gig a few years earlier, I think … before that we were referring to it as “Fillmore Freak”, from its MMW debut on 4/13/2007 at The Fillmore in Denver, CO (then it turned out Medeski actually debuted the tune the summer before when performing as The Itch [w/Eric Krasno and Adam Deitch] on 7/14/2006). Anyway, as a setlist freak, I like to hear the confirmation – HA! And then, the tune was released later in 2011 as part of the 20 Singles recorded and offered for download to celebrate MMW’s 20th anniversary.
Another 2nd for the ages … these guys can’t be stopped! What imaginations!
enjoy the grooves,
MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD
(w/ Cornelius Boots, Kyle Gass, John King & Tony Beliveau)
El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, March 11, 2011
Set 1: Sugar Craft > End Of The World Party > Bass Solo > Mami Gato, Strance Of The Spirit Red Gator > Chubb Sub, Just Like I Pictured It, BubblehouseSet 2: Improv# > Improv# > Improv# > Open Improv# > Improv# > Dracula# > Improv > Crosstown Traffic#*
Encore: Fuck You Guys# with Cornelius Boots, Kyle Gass, John King, and another member of Edmund Welles
* with Tony Beliveau on clavinet
Set 1 = ALL Requests
Set 2 = Shack Party (i.e. ALL Improv)
– SET II (tracks 12-23) –