Still I try so hard to find a reason Reasons that I never seem to find Certain as you’re changing for each reason Still I feeling so lost and oh so blind I feel that you’ll find it’s fine if you are leaving No matter how far you feel out of phase The answer to your question, will I love you Quite simply is only always I feel that you’ll find it’s fine if you are leaving Leaving everything you’ve known behind Certain as the changing of each season Still I’m feeling lost and oh so blind
In between All the saddest things I’ve seen Don’t come close to what has been All the great things left to be Things that keep me in between
(that’s me waving my blue humming bird on the right)
When I first heard that Snowmass was going to host a new music festival and the Disco Biscuits were going to headline it, I couldn’t believe it. But sure enough, not only was Bisco coming, but so was Perpetual Groove, Tea Leaf Green, Leftover Salmon, and RJD2. Now this lineup really got me stoked. Bisco and P Groove playing in my hometown….on the same day….on the mountain?! AWESOME!
(the entire crew at EMU, love all these homies)
Unfortunately I started my day off a little late, missing Tea Leaf Green, and catching the end of Leftover Salmon. But luckily I got there right in time to see Perpetual Groove. And WOW. Seriously, no other words need to describe them besides, WOW! They started off their set with Three Weeks, followed by Temperance, then Drink Then Fill. And then they completely blew my mind by playing one of my absolute favorite songs by rock lengends The Who, Eminence Front. They continued their epic performance with We Are Your Friends, TTFPJ, All My Friends, and ended it with At the Screen. WOW, what an awesome performance. Their guitarist is simply amazing, his fingers work like magic!
Next up was RJD2. They were a nice change in genre as we watched the sun set down over the mountains. They played all of their best songs (Ghostwriter, The Final Frontier, The Horror, Smoke and Mirrors….) but added a little twist to each one. But as the sun finally set over Fanny Hill, it was time for the Bisco Inferno to begin.
Disco Biscuits started out strong with Morph, then Rockafella, then Munchkin Invasion which morphed into Ladies then back into Munchkin Invasion to end their first set. After a quick intermission, they came back for their second set starting with Mindless Dribble which morphed into an EPIC Astronaut which then turned into I-Man and back into Astronaut. That got the crowd really jamming, and of course I was right there in the front row, waving my little blue humming bird back and forth to the awesome beat. Next they went into Portal to an Enemy Head, then Rock Candy, then finishing up with I-Man. As the crowd chanted ’ONE MORE SONG! ONE MORE SONG!’ they came right back to finish up with an encore of World Is Spinning. Seeing the Biscuits at such a small venue (well maybe not small venue since it was on the ski slope, but not a lot of people were there) and right up close was seriously amazing. I have seen them before, but always from far away to enjoy the light show. But this time, being right up in the front row, it was such an amazing experience.
Boy, what an epic day of music. I could not have asked for a better festival experience. Laying out in the sun on Fanny Hill, listening to some beautiful music and dope jams. What a great day!
Sometimes coming up with a good song to share with somebody is tough to do. When it doesn’t come to you right away, sometimes it’s good to just hit the shuffle button and see if it doesn’t come to you. You’ll have to take my word that I’m not making this up. Here, in very particular order, are the first ten songs iTunes chose to throw at me this evening.
Grateful Dead - “Me & My Uncle”
Peter Tosh - “Lion”
The Spinners - “I’ll Be Around”
Antony and the Johnsons - “You Are My Sister”
Everclear - “Annabella’s Song”
The Black Keys - “Remember When (Side B)”
The Disco Biscuits - “Wet”
Pink Floyd - “The Narrow Way, Part II”
Perpetual Groove - “TSMM”
Creedence Clearwater Revival - “Hello Mary Lou”
I wanted to go with the Spinners, but I covered them too recently. Awesome, sexy song, though. I also wanted to go with Creedence because I love that sound, but it’s “Hello Mary Lou,” and I just couldn’t do it. So yeah, I went with P. Groove. Sue me. Takes me back for sure. Get your mind right and let’s take a trip.
my soul rises up when the sun sets down…we lay down the tones when the sun hits the ground. all that i know is i hope that you know that i’m doing fine. all that i know is that i hope that you know, Lord to keep shining
Perpetual Groove was an odd show to see, but a great one. My roommate and I had driven over to see the show and, after sitting through the decent NOLA band Earphunk, my roommate turned to me and said “you should get your camera”. After some hesitation, I left, sped home, grabbed my camera, got back in time for the opening song and these pictures are the result.
I love lights during music shows, it helps set the mood and is sometimes a performance by itself. I remember waiting for what felt like an eternity for the bassist to stand at this specific angle so I could get the halo effect as seen here. Totally worth it, this shot is one of my favorites and the show was spectacular.