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Old 03-04-2024, 07:11 AM   #31
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It's been that way for a longggg time. Pakula and the Mods left the island, leaving it to the natives to run in a lawless state.
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Old 03-04-2024, 07:12 AM   #32
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life begins again is probably my favorite post 90's SP run. Saw them on that tour a couple times, really great live band. Seeing jimmy in a small club was a hell of an experience. def recommend.
agreed, I like his later albums too!

 
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Old 03-04-2024, 09:09 AM   #33
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classic early 2000s stuff innit

Siri queue up Puddle of Mudd "Blurry" !
You're not wrong there, mayne, them first two records are chock full o' bangers

Siri follow up with Puddle of Mudd "Drift And Die", wanna get depressed but in a cool, cathartic, guitar-oriented kinda way!

 
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Old 03-04-2024, 11:25 AM   #34
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fuck it... Siri queue up "Control" to wrap it all up

i just like the WAY they slap my ass, you know?

 
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Old 03-04-2024, 11:47 AM   #35
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anyway

see you guys at the JimComp functions...

 
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Old 03-05-2024, 06:56 PM   #36
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Jimmy at his BEST!
Glad, his early educationing musical journey is still available...





“My first gig playing professionally was when I was 15 and I played for two years in a polka band, so it was up-tempo stuff that had to be played very precisely and very quietly."

“One of the gigs I had every Saturday was a half hour television show that aired on Chicago’s Spanish only channel, then I’d play a radio show on Sundays. When I hear myself play, I can hear a lot of that influence as well, just because it’s a lot of fast ride patterns, ghost note syncopation that goes on between the snare drum and bass drum and foot operated hi hat stuff."

“A lot of my early formation was rooted in that polka playing, ..."

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Old 03-06-2024, 02:39 AM   #37
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Jimmy at his best: (cued)


 
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Old 03-08-2024, 11:02 AM   #38
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I bought tickets for the first show in Vegas this weekend! I'm stoked!

 
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Old 03-08-2024, 11:47 AM   #39
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good to know the Pumpkins tradition of playing behind or alongside singing and/or dancing twins was not relegated to the Teargarden era

 
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Old 03-09-2024, 02:07 AM   #40
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Anybody else gonna be out at Pappy and Harriet's on Sunday?

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 12:04 AM   #41
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Oh man… you guys and girls… tour opener… I’m here and waiting…

I passed up seeing JCC in Boston in 2005 to see three other bands playing more locally the same night… figured they’d never tour at all again. Let’s gooooo!

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 12:50 AM   #42
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Awesome, film a song or two if you can!

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 01:11 AM   #43
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Oh man… you guys and girls… tour opener… I’m here and waiting…

I passed up seeing JCC in Boston in 2005 to see three other bands playing more locally the same night… figured they’d never tour at all again. Let’s gooooo!
Ask Jimmy about jazz and then pivot to asking when Machina's coming out.

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 01:35 AM   #44
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"great set man! so how about that Tony Williams? What a monster drummer! I have a remastered cd of 'Believe It' by the Tony Williams Lifetime that is just top notch, which speaking of remasters, brings me to my next question..."

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:16 AM   #45
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Oh man… you guys and girls… tour opener… I’m here and waiting…

I passed up seeing JCC in Boston in 2005 to see three other bands playing more locally the same night… figured they’d never tour at all again. Let’s gooooo!
Dude I was at that Boston show. That was a hell of a night, and only like 100 people were there.

 
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Old 03-10-2024, 02:19 PM   #46
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You should ask for a polka encore...

Now I totally understand, why Jimmy stayed TWO years in a polka band:
You can more than relax to this wonderful sound...




 
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Old 03-11-2024, 12:10 AM   #47
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wooo that's a blast from the past. i was a huge weird al head from like 10-13 until i discovered nirvana and jerking off

 
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Old 03-12-2024, 06:57 AM   #48
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i was there

 
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Old 03-12-2024, 07:28 AM   #49
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So no show reports? Just weird al discussion? Cool…

 
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Old 03-12-2024, 10:15 AM   #51
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how's this "jazz cat" not gonna stop in New Orleans

i'd f---in' walk there for a gig, m8!

come on Jim I know you're reading...

I am committed

 
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Old 03-12-2024, 11:02 AM   #52
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That performance sounds amazing.

Jimmy actually sounds like his Jimmy-self.

 
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Old 03-12-2024, 03:34 PM   #53
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Old 03-12-2024, 07:24 PM   #54
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So no show reports? Just weird al discussion? Cool…
I'll bite. On a very dry Zoom call, so let's go ahead and give you guys a full diatribe to the tune of what I would have written for my first few SP shows back in the late 90s.

Decided to head out to Pappy and Harriet's for a first time there, as I had heard rad things about the room: basically it's a wild west saloon in the middle of nowhere. And it's a small room on a Sunday night, so I knew it wouldn't be sold out.

That all said - I bought Life Begins Again back in 2005 but didn't ever really click with it to any degree. I literally never listened to either The Parable or Honor prior to buying the tickets, so I was going in primarily to see Jimmy in that small space in a different role.

I met JC back in 2005 prior to a Future Embrace show in LA, and he was beyond cool to my wife and I - so was hoping for another meeting opportunity to boot.

Venue was indeed totally awesome. Doors were at 8p. We went in to eat and got seated at a table right by the bar right behind the soundboard - so when soundcheck began at the tail end of our meal, we basically got to sit and eat a great meal while Jimmy friggin' Chamberlin and the boys warmed up.

Our meal ended, and they were still checking, so we stood and watched the rest of it, then went outside to get in line where they were going to lay low before the show for a while. Jimmy was outside, and we approached him - beyond kind. He signed my CD copy of Life Begins Again (not the coolest item to sign, but, eh... I had it, and the merch booth hadn't open yet - so it was all I had). Great conversation with him. He signed my buddy's Starchildren 7" which prompted a good chat.

Stood in line in the cold desert night air then got let in - there were two rows of chairs and then us - so we were damn close to the stage.

The setlist was largely focused on LBA tracks, with no Parable (which I didn't listen to in prep, so that was good) but tossed in a few Honor tracks in there. No encore - was the exact right length of time, frankly. Left me satisfied, not wanting more, not bored.

Band was great - Billy Mohler on bass was radical - very talented. Sean on guitar was quite dissonate and harsh at spots, definitely brought the noise/post-hardcore-ish flavor to some of the songs. There was a guy on sax who Jimmy introduced, but I missed his name. (Not the dude on sax who was utterly slaying whatever the sam hell that was on Wizzo on NYE.)

Unreal to see Jimmy in that setting to be able to watch the intricacies of what he does up there - dude is just effortless. Opening band was great, but their drummer looked like he was working SO much harder than Jimmy, who hardly broke a sweat.

One of the weirdest and raddest things was that Jimmy assumed the band leader role - he would take the mic and tell stories (nothing SP related, he was fully complex-minded) and introduce the band, and joke with the dudes. He never gets any mic time at SP shows, so it was great to see him comfy on that mic chatting.

Highlight of the banter was that he mentioned on his way out that he was sitting next to a lady on the plane and "BS-ing". He said that she was shocked and almost angry that he was playing this run of shows but wasn't making any money for doing the shows. He said that they were doing it for the fun of it, and that they were just glad to be in front of people - and said that they hadn't played shows since 2006 (he told us that in person too when we were chatting pre-show) so that makes me wonder on some other comments in the thread here.

Afterwards, Jimmy stood around in the cold and took photos and signed stuff for fans - there was a line, but he was taking time with each individual person, which was cool. I got Sean and Billy to sign my CD too, so I had the main three dudes. Walked up and grabbed a setlist off the stage, since nobody seemed to care in the slightest.

Merch booth had two different shirt options, The Parable on vinyl, signed and unsigned posters ($20 unsigned, $65 signed) and signed and unsigned drum heads. The poster was printed on a normal glossy paper, wasn't a screenprinted affair by any means.

Like with all good shows, I left with a totally different appreciation of the recorded stuff - LBA now sounds like a different album to me. And a far deeper appreciation of the main man, JC. I marvel at his talent and am grateful that dude escaped the 1990s alive: the fact that he is back with SP AND survived his addiction is a thing of beauty and the celebration of that warranted a drive out to the desert to enjoy the set.

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 08:36 AM   #55
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Thanks for sharing. Really cool to hear. Vids sound great as well. ��

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 10:48 AM   #56
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You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Raskolnikov again

Cool review, sounds like a great experience!

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 12:25 PM   #57
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Enjoyed reading that, Raskolnikov.

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 01:13 PM   #58
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Thanks for the write up I might actually watch the videos now sounds cool

 
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Old 03-13-2024, 01:38 PM   #59
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That was a great write up. Really enjoyable read. Thanks for sharing!

 
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He signed my buddy's Starchildren 7" which prompted a good chat.

Afterwards, Jimmy stood around in the cold and took photos and signed stuff for fans - there was a line, but he was taking time with each individual person, which was cool. I got Sean and Billy to sign my CD too, so I had the main three dudes. Walked up and grabbed a setlist off the stage, since nobody seemed to care in the slightest.
A) Starchildren 7"? Sweet!

B) Jimmy's personality IRL and on stage seems a lot more authentic outside of the Pumpkins. His playing in these videos sounds better than anything SP has done in over a decade.

 
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