Sunday, September 25, 2011

10/01: a Jam Odyssey

Big Cycle Beat

"I am putting myself to the fullest possible use, which is all I think that any conscious entity can ever hope to do." - HAL

This Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the Gazebo at the Madison Street Festival in the heart of Madison, AL, my band, The Thumbless Hitchhikers, will unleash upon the universe, a vibe so groovy, it will bend the fabric of space-time, resulting in an incomprehensible barrage of light and sound.

Yes, my friends, it is 10.01: a jam odyssey!

I know in your mind you want it funky, so don't miss the show. Bring the kids, enjoy the food, beautiful weather, and local artists, and boooogie-ooogie-oogie with the Thumbless Hitchhikers in the Gazebo at 2:30 PM.

This track is an excerpt of an extended jam on "I know you rider". That song always wrings soul out of the ether when we play it, like it has some super natural aura that instantly connects with the jam-gestalt of the band. You can almost never tell where it's going to go, and this was one of those moments, when it really went somewhere special. I'd forgotten that we were even recording. There were mistakes, but it was really a special moment sort of accidentally caught on tape.

This was posted on our myspace page a few years and picked up by local radio station WTAK. We were so phyched, that we recorded our recording of ourselves jamming in the shed as it was played off the air. It was such a cool moment. The station had told us ahead of time, what night and time it'd be played, and we'd called everyone we knew to have them listen. I remember my grandmother called me afterward and said "it was very pretty", LOL ... good times.

See you at the show! I'm the dude playing keys :-)

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