Damn! I'm so sorry for the lack of posts lately, I was at the Folk Fest last week and this week has been so insanely HOT, I haven't been able to sit down and write anything. Without AC, my house is unbearable, it feels like a sauna, and even though I have been on the computer a lot, trying to sit down and write has been hard a challenge. Thanks for your patience, I find it much easier to write when it's -30 C outside rather than +40 inside. I am on vacation right now and later in the week I'm heading out of town, so posts will be at a minimum the next week or so. I did record a couple of key shows at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, so expect the Jeff Tweedy and Blue Rodeo sets soon, along with a couple of workshop small stage shows. My recording of the Jayhawks is marred with too much talking, but if there's an interest, I will post that as well. Music festivals such as the Folk Fest are always difficult to get a quality recording, battling the elements (wind, rain, excessive heat!) as well as casual conversations on tarps which are next to impossible to avoid, especially during the main stage concerts.
I'll try to post a couple samples of the Folk Fest before I leave, but to tide you over here's a unrelated Pretenders show from 1980. It's a great sounding radio broadcast with the original (and still the BEST!) lineup of the band. So sit back, grab a beer, face the fans on your face and enjoy the summertime sounds of the Pretenders! Enjoy!
THE PRETENDERS Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL September 8, 1980 FM Broadcast
01. Precious 02. The Adulteress 03. Kid 04. Talk Of The Town 05. Space Invader 06. Cuban Slide 07. I Go To Sleep 08. Private Life 09. Brass In Pocket 10. The Wait 11. Stop Your Sobbing 12. Louie Louie Had His Day 13. Bird Of Paradise 14. Tattooed Love Boys 15. Up The Neck 16. Whatcha Gonna Do About It