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Select live performances of Widespread Panic and related music. Each week we try to bring you the interesting and the amazing from our large collection of live Widespread Panic.



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PaniCast 73 - Playa Quatro Highlights DOS

Sun, 08 Feb 2015 08:53:41 PST


The final two nights of Playa contained many treats and amazing guest performances.

The Jam out of Drums before Barstools that we open with in this podcast sounds to me like a new original instrumental.

Enjoy!

January 26, 2015
Drums >
Jam >
Barstools and Dreamers

Christmas Katie,
Mardi Gras in New Orleans
(with Dirty Dozen Brass Band)

January 27, 2015
Time is Free
Turn on Your Lovelight
(with Col. Bruce Hampton, George Porter, Jr. and Randall Bramblett)

Red Hot Mama >
Arlene,
Fishwater
Vacation
(with George Porter Jr., Grant Green Jr., Ivan Neville, Nikki Gillespie, Randall Bramblett)

January 26, 2015
You Can't Always Get What You Want
End of the Show
(with Bloodkin)


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PaniCast 72 - Playa Cuatro Highlights UNO

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:25:04 PST


                                                               photo of Playa Cuatro on 1/24/15 crowd by Josh Timmermans

Widespread Panic just finished four nights in the Dominican Republic at Panic en la Playa Cuatro - and to my ears it sounded like the boys were having a really fine time of it.... plus there were some sweet guest performances as well (more of that in part two).
So I figured I would pare down the 12 hours of music to a two part PaniCast of highlights.
Part one includes highlights from night number one, two and three... ENJOY!!

January 24, 2015
For What It's Worth >
Sell Sell >
Stop Go >
Blue Indian
(Fire on the Mountain jam during Stop Go)
Waiting on the Bus >
Jesus Just Left Chicago >
Love Tractor

January 25, 2015
Coconut >
Walk On
Rebirtha
(Not Fade Away and Jessica jams and China Cat Sunflower tease during Rebirtha)

January 26, 2015
Barstools and Dreamers >
Drums

SOURCE INFO
(all four nights of Cuatro)
Bennett Schwartz
1/24/15
Schoeps ccm41>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
FOB/DFC 40' back , stand and @ 9'

1/25/15 and 1/26/15
Schoeps ccm41>DinA>KC5>CMC6>analog>788T (HPF 0) 24/48
FOB/DFC 40' back , stand and @ 8'



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PaniCast 71 - "Well, 'no' is a very... that's a big word."

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:54:12 PST

Jimmy Herring circa 1994In the spring of 1994 the Grateful Dead were still touring, I got married and began my graduate studies at DePaul University. Working full-time in the printing and publications department of my alma mater and going to school full time left me with little time for live music or much of a social life.But in the summer of 1994, all I had to do was work full time... and take some of my precious earned vacation time to see some music.After 25 years of actively seeking out live musical experiences, the summer of 1994 stands out as a highlight. In particular, the ten day period of July 14 - 24, 1994 stands out as one of the most ambitious musical experiences of my life.Thursday 7/14/94 - work 9 - 5, Widespread Panic, The Vic (Aquarium Rescue Unit opened)Friday 7/15/94 - work 9 - 5Saturday 7/16/94 drive 5.5 hours to Ames, IA -  Widespread Panic, People's Bar and GrillSunday 7/17/94 - drive back to ChicagoMonday 7/18/94 - work 9 - 5, 3 hour drive to the Riverbend Campground outside of Noblesville, IN.Tuesday 7/19/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreWednesday 7/20/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreThursday 7/21/94 - Grateful Dead, Deer Creek AmpitheatreFriday 7/22/94 - drive back to Chicago, celebrate birthday at Martyrs'Saturday 7/23/94 - Grateful Dead, Soldier Field, ChicagoSunday 7/24/94 - Grateful Dead, Soldier Field, Chicago5 Dead shows, 2 Panic shows and 3 full days of work in 11 days.But you are here to hear about Widespread Panic.That July 14th show at the Vic was originally scheduled for a larger venue, the newly opened Skyline Stage on Navy pier. But Peter Frampton used his own PA a couple of weeks earlier which led to the venue not allowing Widespread to use their PA....  I'll add that this change in venue happened after the band and crew had arrived in the early morning of July 14 to set the stage.Several dozen people were turned away at the door of the Vic because of overcrowding and the air conditioning failed before the band even hit the stage.The Aquarium Rescue Unit (without Col. Bruce but with Kofi Burbridge on keys and flute and Paul Henson on vocals) opened for Panic. I wonder if Jimmy Herring ever had a sense of deja vu when sharing the stage with  Widespread Panic? Or perhaps being in the Aquarium Rescue Unit was like LIVING in deja vu!I featured the final two songs and the encore of Panic's one set show back in PaniCast #4....PaniCast #4 - Sweating to July 14, 1994 The Vic Theatre, Chicago.This week I bring you the opening of the first set up through the drum break in Papa's Home.I've also added a couple of great radio studio performances from 1993 and some silly interviews...July 14, 1994The Vic TheatreChicago, IL(set one opener)Heroes >Weight of the World,PilgrimsPorch SongMay 3, 1993KTCZ 97.1 StudiosMinneapolis, MNInterviewWonderingJuly 14, 1994 continuesLittle Kin,It Ain't No Use >Travelin' LightMay 10, 1993WDET 101.9 FMDetroit, MIInterviewHenry Parsons DiedJuly 14, 1994 continuesJunior,Stop-Go >Papa's HomeJuly 14, 1994 Aquarium Rescue Unit (opening for Widespread Panic)Vic TheatreChicago, ILFixin' to Die(calling out to 'Garrie' during the song... same Garrie?)Jimmy Herring on guitarOteil Burbridge on bass/vocalsApartment Q258 on drumsKofi Burbridge on keys/flutePaul Henson on vocalsLISTENER'S GUIDE:7/14/94Listen how Weight of the World starts with Dave melodically driving the song forward until Mikey takes control and leads into the third verse. This allows DAS to switch to a percussive slap bass technique, nearly teasing 'We Want the Funk....' at one point.The Pilgrims intro is so mellow, almost like they backing into the song. Feeling confident and conversational in the way they are playing....  - and so we listen, and if it's real good, and we shake.And then Houser takes a solo and the heat is on!Check out the jam that begins about 5 and a half minutes into Ain't No Use.... soaring, triumphant, lovely.And again around the 5 and a half minute mark in Papa's[...]


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PaniCast #70 Let's Get Down to Business, SHALL WE?!

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:25:06 PST

Good evening Ladies and Gents! It is hard to believe it has been SIX YEARS since we stopped doing these little nuggets of goodness...For this next first time out of the gate I am including some tasty treats from the start of spring tour 1999.The band is feeling firey right of the gate in Philly - in particular, listen for JBs vocal embellishments during the second chorus of Let's Get Down to Business.The quintessential Pleas > Chilly from Salem features a lazy jammy intro to Pleas that was indicative of how the band would get things going in Spring '99.Get excited about 1999, because I am going to be featuring a few more tracks from this under-appreciated Spring Tour in future weeks!I finish everything off with a couple of selections from the Stockholm Syndrome tour of 2004 at the Gothic in Denver Colorado. Stockholm Syndrome is a side project of David Schools featuring Jerry Joseph on guitar and vocals, Eric McFadden on lead guitar, Wally Ingram on drums and Danny Dziuk on keys. Their version of North is driving and includes a ZZ Top tease while their funky version of Coudn't Get it Right features a Down on the Farm tease.And finally, please tell your friends and neighbors we are back. Believe it or not these 'casts take a good bit of time to produce and it would be a waste if people weren't sharing this wonderful music.And finally a BIG THANK YOU to all of the tapers and fans who make these recordings and this wonderful project called the Everyday Companion possible.Peace, TedApril 10, 1999Electric FactoryPhiladelphia, PA(set one opener)Let's Get Down to Business,Pigeons,B of D >Rebirtha >Red Hot Mama >Diner >Greta >Goin' Out WestApril 9, 1999Salem, VA(set 2 opener)Pleas >Chilly Water >Dyin' Man >Chilly WaterStockholm SyndromeAugust 6, 2004Gothic TheaterEnglewood, CONorth >Couldn't Get it RightSource Info:4/10/99Source: Schoeps MK4 > Reutelhuber > DA-P1 @ 48 kHzLocation: FOB / DFC / ORTF / 6ftTaped by Jim Finn. Clone courtesy of Carter Lyle. Transferred by BobbyHurley.4/9/99Source:  (fob/dfc) Schoeps mk4 (ortf @ 6.5 ft.) > Reutelhuber > DA-P1 @ 48 kHzTaped by:  Jim Finn  (clone courtesy of Carter Lyle)Transfer by:  BobbyHurleyStockholm Syndrome8/6/04Taped and transferred by Todd RamsdenSource:  FOB, 3' LoC, Drink rail:  Audix m1290 > Lunatec V3 (optical out) > Nomad JB3DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #70Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 69 Vinyl Origins Part 2

Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:29:49 PDT

This 'cast continues to explore the influences of Widespread Panic's music.Michael Stanley's second solo album, Friends and Legends, is featured prominently this time around. The band Stanley was playing with on this album was a who's who of mid-seventies rock; Dan Fogelberg, Richie Furay, David Sanborn, Bill Szymczyk, and Joe Walsh (AND his band Barnstorm). J. Geils even got in on the act by producing the saxophone tracks. It also was produced in my current stomping grounds of Colorado... Let's Get the Show on the Road is one of my favorite Panic covers and Funky is the Drummer is a crazy jam/rap that JB has slipped into a couple of times.I really had alot of fun putting this one together - turn it up and invite the friends over... and tear the roof of the sucker!Let's Get the Show on the RoadMichael Stanleyfrom the album "Friends and Legends"She Caught the KatyAlbert Kingfrom the album "Lovejoy"Funky is the DrummerMichael Stanleyfrom the album "Friends and Legends"Give up the Funk (Tear the Roof of the Sucker)Parliamentfrom the album "Mothership Connection"Wang Dang DoodleKoko Taylorfrom the album "The Earthshaker"Can't Find My Way HomeBlind Faithfrom the album "Blind Faith"Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and BurningHot Tunafrom the album "First Pull Up, The Pull Down"Knocking 'round the ZooJames Taylor and the Original Flying Machinefrom the album "James Taylor and the Original Flying Machine"Shouldn't Have Took More than You GaveDave Masonfrom the album "Alone Together"TipitinaProfessor Longhairfrom the album "New Orleans Piano"John's OtherHot Tunafrom the album "First Pull Up, The Pull Down"Just Like a WomanBob Dylanfrom the album "Blonde on Blonde"SpoonfulWillie Dixonfrom the album "I am the Blues"GladTrafficfrom the album " John Barleycorn Must Die"Let's Get it OnMarvin Gayefrom the album "Let's Get it On"DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #69Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 68 The Vinyl Origins part 1

Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:00:44 PDT

Hi, yes, it's me again.Should I address the fact I haven't done a broadcast in a long, long, long time?Let's see if I can pick up where I left off.One open item:I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the archive project that has been started by Horace Moore and the band (and Chris Rabold). This is a worthy project and one that every one of you should be helping support by purchasing the releases. September 8, 1997 is an amazing show and should will be one of the greatest Spreadhead stocking stuffers in recent memory.The archive project is depending on us, the fans, for it's success. By supporting the project through your purchase of an archive recording you are ensuring that MORE MORE MORE archives are released in the future. And who knows, perhaps the next release will be the one you've been wishing for!Now let's get down to businessDuring the time you last heard from me I was bitten by a musical bug - the vinyl bug. Last October I found a working turntable and about 20 albums. Today I've got 4 working turntables and a whole bunch of vinyl....As I was flipping through stacks of worn sleeves in the bins of Albums on the Hill and Twist and Shout I found myself meditating on how vinyl was heavily influential on generations of musicians. Rediscovering how the long format of an LP made each side of an album an event. Ruminating on how the ultimate expression of a musical artist's mastery (or indulgence) was the 'concept album.'The experience of listening to a vinyl album requires an immersion in the experience:Interpreting album art,removing the disc from the sleeve,placing it on the spindle,gently resting the needle down,hear the familiar crackle of dust and vinyl,the anticipation of the fist sounds of the first song....Take a moment to think about the last time you pressed a single button to listen to your music.Widespread is well known for their covers versions of songs... Songs that the band members would have experienced for the first time on vinyl.SO why not a "Panic Covers and Influences" podcast taken directly from the vinyl sources?!?Without further ado I present to you various covers and influences recorded directly from albums in my collection...Savor > JingoSantanafrom the album "Santana"Are You Ready for the Country?Neil Youngfrom the album "Journey Through the Past (soundtrack)"SuperstitionStevie Wonderfrom the album "Talking Book"Starship Trooper 1. Life Seeker 2. Disillusion 3. WürmYesfrom the album "The Yes Album"Space Truckin'Deep Purplefrom the album "Machine Head"PrettyLove Tractorfrom the album "Athens, GA. - Inside/Out (soundtrack)"For What It's Worth > Mr. SoulBuffalo Springfield from the album "Journey Through the Past (soundtrack)"All Along the WatchtowerBob Dylan from the album "Bob Dylan at Budokan"I WishStevie Wonderfrom the album "Songs in the Key of Life"Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed ManHot Tunafrom the album "Hoppkorv"Dirty BusinessNew Riders of the Purple Sagefrom the album "New Riders of the Purple Sage"DOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #68Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 67 - Chasing your own Tail

Sun, 07 Dec 2008 09:53:09 PST

Take a listen to how easily the band slides into Party at Your Mama's House after Rebirtha this week. The band had obviously worked on PAYMH over the course of the previous 6 months and this is a fine example of how the song had matured at his point in their career. JB then proceeds to completely blow the lyrics to Can't Find My Way Home, but I still enjoy the power the band is able to bring - JB follows this up with a solo acoustic version of Gradle, which we come back to at the end of the cast.A backwards Porch > Take Out pairing helps us dive headlong into a Driving sandwich featuring an epic Hope in a Hopeless World. Yes, epic.The Breathing Slow features JoJo (I think) saying "See you later" and Dave laughing maniacally before they hit the stride of that jam - I remember listening to this show once in the middle of the night and having that section of music give me the chills. I edited out the Mercy > Nobody's Fault and I urge you to seek this show out and listen to it as well as the first set... well worth the effort.Walk On > Chilly - does it get any more quintessential than that??And we finish the aforementioned Gradle - JB solo acoustic, pouring his emotions into the rendition.Make sure to check out the Flash player for streaming the 'cast - you have to let the entire 'cast preload before playing, but it should be worth the wait. Any how, let me know what you think...Many thanks to Steve Bullock for his help with that player.November 9, 1997Ann Arbor, MIRebirtha >Party at Your Mama's House >Help Me SomebodyEncore #1: Can't Find My Way HomeApril 21, 1996Boalsburg, PAPorch Song >The Take Out >Tall Boy >Driving Song >Hope in a Hopeless World >Driving Song >Breathing SlowWalk On >Chilly WaterNovember 9, 1997Ann Arbor, MIEncore #2:John Bell solo acousticGradleDOWNLOAD the cast here(right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #67Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 66 ... and we're back

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:14:01 PST

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Is it really November?
Well I certainly did not intend to be away for so long...

What have I been up to?
Let's just say I've been busy.

Let's hop back in by playing the rest of the second set from that 1996 Oak Mountain show we featured way back in March. And then we'll feature a few tracks from the November 2000 run through the Pacific Northwest. There are some sick jamming during that One Kind Favor and I ma not sure who keeps making the kissey noises, but all in all a very spirited version of that song. The Bowlegged features the obligatory JB rap, but this one includes a line about the events transpiring in Washington at the time (of course the recount and legal battle of election 2000 were in full swing at this point).

We'll do our best to bring more music every week - sorry we were away for so long!

June 28, 1996
Oak Mountain
with David Blackmon on fiddle

The Take Out >
Blackout,
Proving Ground >
Arlene >
Hatfield >
Porch Song

(Pusherman tease by Schools before Hatfield)

November 10, 2000
Bozeman, MT
Astronomy Domine Jam >
One Kind Favor,
Blue Indian

(Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun tease by Schools before Astronomie)

November 11, 2000
And It Stoned Me >
Bowlegged Woman

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On Hiatus

Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:09:32 PDT

Yes - I have not been posting lately - I'll get back to it in October.
VERY sorry to keep you all waiting.

Congrats to the boys on the Georgia Music Hall of Fame induction!!!

Peace,
Ted



PaniCast 65 Good Dogs (and a Cat too)

Sun, 04 May 2008 15:05:55 PDT

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This week we bring you some sweet music from the two night run of shows in 1992 at the legendary Ziggy's in Winston-Salem, NC.

These songs of challenges, rising to meet adversity and remembering good times is a long distance dedication - to all the everyday feline and canine companions brightening our world.

September 29, 1990
Murfreesboro, TN
The Earth Will Swallow You

May 24, 1992
Ziggy's
Winston-Salem, NC

Dog Song >
Walk On
Weight of the World
It Ain't No Use >
Jam (with Brown Cat Rap)
Tie Your Shoes >
Red Beans Cookin'

May 25, 1992
Ziggy's

C. Brown
Just Kissed My Baby (with Cissy Strut jam and Night People rap)

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PaniCast 64 WSP + SC + NC = mc2

Sat, 05 Apr 2008 18:51:14 PDT

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Energy = Mass multiplied by the Speed of Light squared.
E = mc2.

This week we've got a combination of energetic performances that, when mixed, prove the formula; WSP + NC + SC = Energy!

December 30, 1995
Spartanburg, SC

Heroes >
Rock
A of D
1 x 1 >
Pigeons
Mercy >
JAM >
Flat Footed Flewzy
E: And It Stoned Me

April 9, 1996
Wilmington, NC

Sleepy Monkey >
Radio Child >
JAM




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PaniCast 63 Sam Smith OakMountain Stout

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:52:33 PDT

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My pre-show ritual of drinking a Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout started back when I was seeing the Grateful Dead. A single 20 ounce bottle could sustain me for an entire evening. Too heavy to be chugged, it is a beer to be savored. For my money, a $3 bottle of Sammy's symbolizes summer afternoons of freedom and relaxation. In the summer of 1994, Lisa and I found a couple bottles for sale at the last store on the road to Denali. We sat on the side of a dusty road sipping an Oatmeal Stout under the midnight sun while listening for the bus that would take us into the wild.

So when a podcast listener named Jeremiah wrote the following words, I felt compelled by mysterious forces to oblige his request;
"Keep up the good work, I thrive on your podcast, its great music to listen to. Brings back memories of the good ole' days when I was in college. No bills, plenty of Panic, and a good Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout!"

He's asked for anything from 1996 through 2001 from Oak Mountain in Pelham (outside of Birmingham) Alabama. You pretty much can't go wrong with that date range with this band at that venue.

So I went down to Liquor Mart today and bought a Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout. I've cracked it open. And I am listening and relaxing, waiting to be taken into the wild. I suggest you do the same.

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June 28, 1996
Airplane >
Take Off Jam (with Dark Star jam) >
And It Stoned Me >
Henry Parsons Died
Stop-G0 >
Barstools and Dreamers (with Satisfied rap)

September 25, 1999
Surprise Valley >
Bear's Gone Fishing >
C. Brown

July 29, 2001
Wind Cries Mary


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PaniCast 62 Leap Through Time

Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:34:51 PST

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Happy leap year day every body!

Despite their storied career spanning thousands of shows and three decades, Widespread Panic has only played on Leap Day once. February 29, 1988. Unfortunately I do not have a copy of this show to share with you.

So what I did instead was start with something from March of 1988, since tomorrow is March 1. I then leapt through time on the hard drives and listened to sections of about a dozen shows to come up with this week's cast. March also marks the tenth anniversary of the infamous Australian and European runs of spring 1998. So I thought I would dust off a selection of songs from that tour for your enjoyment.

"Well come on back. I hope everyone's prepared."
- JB, 3/31/1988 before Driving Song

Here's how the Cast goes down this week:

March 31, 1988
Cat's Cradle
Chapel Hill, NC

Driving Song >
Jam >
Driving Song >
Breathing Slow

December 7, 1990
Sonny's Bistro
Asheville, NC

Pusherman

July 25, 1998
World's Fair Park
Knoxville, TN

Ain't Life Grand >
Diner >
Don't Be Denied

March 10, 1998
Gov. Hindmarsh
Adeleide, Australia

Happy >
Aunt Avis >
Impossible

October 9, 1996
Memorial Gym, Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN

L.a. >
Travelin' Light

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PaniCast 61 Wide Awake in San Diego

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 16:53:30 PST

(image) U.S.S. Midway, docked at Navy Pier, San Diego, CA

A recent business trip put me in the heart of downtown San Diego near the airport. My first night there I saw Atlanta's Black Lips at a club named Casbah. Maybe 125 people in attendance.

Widespread Panic has played some small shows in San Diego, or more precisely, Solana Beach. We've featured some songs from the legendary Belly Up Tavern before (the first Pilgrims was performed at this venue in 1992). We'll also feature a few tracks from the Navy Pier appearance. Houser has some problems finding his voice during the Waker, but the jam into Arlene is worth every cringe.

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Here's how the Podcast goes down this week:

November 12, 1993 Belly Up Tavern,
Solana Beach, CA

Who Do You Belong To?
Hatfield

June 13, 2001 Navy Pier,
San Diego, CA
Pleas >
The Waker >
Arleen >
Driving Song >
Genesis >
Driving Song

November 17, 1994 Belly Up Tavern,

Solana Beach, CA
E: Get Up Early In The Morning >
Chilly Water

November 12, 1993 Belly Up Tavern,

Solana Beach, CA
E: Postcard

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PaniCast 60 ... but I'm so glad you made it

Sun, 03 Feb 2008 09:40:42 PST

(image) The shuttered Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ

Feels good to be back in business.
No santa claus surprises this year, but the ever benevolent Ground Hog seems have delivered.

Tell your friends - we're back!



April 22, 1997
Asbury Park, NJ
Porch Song >
Stop-Go >
Who Do You Belong To? >
Vacation >
Rebirtha

May 6, 1995
Atlanta, GA
Smoke and Burn (aka Burned Faceless) >
Diner

July 9, 1995
St. Louis, MO
Pilgrims

May 30, 1998
Santa Barbara, CA
Makes Sense to me

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My Computer is busticated!

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:19:13 PST

(image) (picture of broken computer stolen from another site)

This has been an eventful year but nothing prepared me for a crashed computer. Dead. in. the. Water. Fuck.

Strapped by home expenses I find myself stalling the purchase and set up of a new machine as long as possible. If there is a christmas angel out there who loved what we do at Everyday Companion, please get me one of these new iMacs.

I promise to be good all year and to bring the best jams and keep my brethren in Panic satisfied. And I'll get back to a weekly cast. Please, Santa, please!

So, until I am able to successfully get the system back up in fighting shape, I am pointing back in time to some casts that have not received much of attention...

I'll start it all off with the very first cast ever - the production value ain't there, but the tunes certainly are. ENJOY!

Everyday Companion Podcast #1


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PaniCast 59 Loveland Happiness pt. 2

Wed, 07 Nov 2007 22:22:36 PST

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October 12, 2007
Loveland, Colorado

Driving Song >
TIme is Free (with The End and Riders on the Storm teases)
Driving Song
Encore: End of the Show >
Bowlegged Woman (with We Want the Funk jam)

October 13, 2007

Jungle Boogie Inspired Jam (to open the first set) >
Red Hot Mama >
One Armed Steve >
Walk On
Jam >
Protein Drink >
Sewing Machine
Encore: Love and Happiness >
Love Tractor

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PaniCast 58 Loveland Happiness pt. 1 REDUX

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 15:39:03 PST

Had an issue there folks - try this version

PaniCast #58
October 12, 2007
JAM to open first set >
Action Man
North >
Nobody's Fault But Mine >
Conrad the Caterpillar

JAM to open the second set >
Greta >
Solid Rock
A of D >
Diner

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COMING LATER THIS WEEK - Loveland Happiness Episode 2 - PaniCast #59


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PaniCast 58 Loveland Happiness pt. 1

Sun, 04 Nov 2007 07:07:53 PST

Sunday morning, 10:45 a.m., Oct. 14, 2007, Boulder, COIt is drizzling and overcast and we are sitting in the basement watching Pee Wee's Playhouse. I got home last night around 2 a.m. just as the rain started falling. Jackson is proudly pretending with a new toy and Lisa is writing out a shopping list.Lost in a recipe, searching for an ingredient in the corner of her memory, she's twirling her hair. She glances up, reading the proclamation on the screen, "Fiesta!"My ears are still ringing from last night's onslaught in Loveland. My neck is sore, my eyes are tired and my dogs are barking. The sore neck is the direct result of dancing like an absolute maniac for the last two nights. It feels good to let my head roll from shoulder to shoulder.Yesterday morning, at about this time of the day, we were celebrating Jackson's soccer team's first win ever. There is nothing more exciting in the entire world than watching a gang of eight year old boys finally figure out how to pass a ball to one another. Better than being a first-hand witness to the Colorado Rockies winning a 13 inning nail biter in a rare tie breaking wild card game. More satisfying than successfully buying, selling and moving from one house to another. More visually pleasing than picking out paint colors for a new kitchen.And, yes, more exciting than seeing Widespread Panic realize their potential. You heard that right. Widespread Panic have found their groove again and life is very, very good.Let's get right to heart of the matter. I feel truly blessed to have so many people in my life who are caring and compassionate and not afraid to have a good time. So many great people around me who will put up with my antics, patiently allowing me enough space to stumble, but not fall.These same friends were the ones who heard me complain loudly about being extremely disappointed the band was playing a hockey arena in Loveland, CO. Outlet malls, Hooters and Harley Davidson stores betray the truth about the area of Loveland near the venue. Like a viking trying to lure real estate prospectors to "Green"land, the spread of strip development in Loveland is equally deceptive. It is a corruption of both parts of the alliterative compound word."I'm not going," I would say. My good people would nod and smile. They knew I was protesting too much. They knew I would be there and that I was just being a whiner.That doesn't mean I didn't try to get tickets the morning they went on sale. I tried and FAILED. That's right, shut out online. I think I ordered in the afternoon thinking that the venue wouldn't sell out. I told myself, "See that proves it! Besides it'll be such a long drive from the house." What a freaking martyr I was being!Of course as game time approached my heart pulled my head into line. The switch in my attitude came around the time I had to encourage a very insecure soccer player that his team mates were counting on him.I have a rule that I follow superstitiously; always buy a ticket and don't take anything for granted. But when tickets sell out quickly I am extremely lucky to have a couple of friends within the Panic organization who will help me out with tickets to a show. I reluctantly call on my write-in candidate for 2008, Garrie Vereen and the minster of the speakers, Chris Rabold who happily oblige.So after finding some road buddies to share the drive from Boulder I was set. Laura, Sandy, Diane and I met at Sandy's house for a little tapas and then we're driving north out of Boulder toward the venue. Upon entry to the parking lot we were greeted by a flier and a parking attendant[...]


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PaniCast 57 Guests and covers

Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:39:02 PDT

PanicStream user Col. Braddock asked for a request that I will not be playing, at least not this week. It occurred to me that his suggestion would make much better fodder for a future themed cast.... but there were some songs from the same show featuring the same guest that would be worth a listen. As I revisited the famous Jorma performance from 2000 I also ran across a relatively recent download of Vic Chesnutt and became inspired. Guests and covers of songs by friends.So away I went, finding a killer FM broadcast that I was not acquainted with featuring some priceless interview tom-foolery by the band. Delving into shows from 1994 I was reminded of one of my favorite Chilly Water performances featuring a 15 year old Derek Trucks on guitar.A very pleasant surprise awaited me when the Everyday Companion pointed me to a benefit show featuring Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Randall Bramblett and Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Synyrd. The interplay between Houser and Bramblett during Porch Song is nothing short of brilliant.Anyhow, I am rambling - ENJOY - this is one of those 'casts that features something for everybody so turn it up loud.And remember; "I'm John Herman, and I play keyboards."Vic ChesnuttFebruary 16, 1997Muffathalle, Munich, GermanyBlight(authored by David Schools/Michael Houser/Todd Nance/Vic Chesnutt in a little band named brute.)April 8, 1995102.7 WNEW New York, NYInterview ("I'm John Herman")Can't Get High (Bloodkin cover)Ain't Life GrandLet's Get Down to Business (Vic Chesnutt cover)July 4, 2000WarfieldSan Francisco, CAwith Jorma KoukonenBowlegged WomanGenesisOctober 11, 1998Nashville ArenaNashville, TNPorch Song > (with Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Randall Bramblett)Drums(with Artimus Pyle from Lynyrd Synyrd and Jeff Reilly from Randall Bramblett Band)July 21, 1994Stop Go >Entering a Blackhole Backwards >Chilly Water** 15 year old Derek Trucks on Guitar(with 'Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin' jam)DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #57Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 56 Just for Justin

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:48:08 PDT

(image)
This one is for Justin and his friends and family.

Some really tasty selections this week. Chosen for the quality of guitar work by Houser primarily. Thanks to Kevin Hopkins for the suggestions.

Sorry for the quality of the New Orleans show, that is the best I've got. And the cut in that Vacation from Australia is unavoidable but Houser's jamming is top notch....

July 14, 1995
Before show banter, Michael Houser

October 28, 2001

New Orleans, LA
Sandbox >
Conrad

December 1, 2000
Carbondale, IL
Jack

March 11, 1998
Melbourne, Australia
Airplane
Vacation (missing about 10 seconds in the middle)

November 20, 2001
Johnson City, TN
Trouble,
Love Tractor >
Pigeons

June 21, 1997

Kansas City, KS
Pilgrims >
Ain't Life Grand


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PaniCast 55 Craig Thomason Trust

Sat, 15 Sep 2007 08:34:51 PDT

(image) Craig Thomason - September 6, 1976 - September 6, 2007

This cast is dedicated to the memory of Craigy T.

He was diagnosed with melanoma in August and died three weeks later. He had no health insurance so his friends and family are putting on a fund-raiser, Craigstock, next weekend September 22 and 23 in Winter Park, CO. If you cannot make this event I strongly encourage you to help out with a donation to the Craigy T Fund. It is enough of a shock to lose a son suddenly without having to pay huge medical bills.

If you'd like to send a donation, mark your donation to the Craigy T Fund and send it to the Grand Mountain Bank, P.O. Box 429, Fraser, CO 80442.

More info about Craigstock on Sept 22 and 23 found here.

Craig was a great guy, a passionate musician and a first class Widespread Panic fan.
He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 1999. So I've chosen some selections from his alma mater as a tribute to him. We then finish things off with a request from Joe, a Four Cornered sammy from 2001.

April 23, 1999
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Space Wrangler >
Arlene
Diner
Vacation >
Greta >
Travelin' Light

July 4, 2001
Harmony Park Music Garden
Geneva, MN

Four Cornered Room >
Heathen >
Four Cornered Room



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PaniCast 54 Total Request Live

Sun, 09 Sep 2007 11:14:32 PDT

This 'Cast consists of 100% listener requests -and I must say you folks have good taste!We start things off with a little snippet of an interview from 1993 in Minneapolis."Well, 'No' is a big word..."We then bounce forward to 1999 in JB's hometown of Cleveland. Pay attention - 19 minutes into the 'cast JoJo hooks up with the drummers and starts incessantly teasing a Big Chief jam. Dave follows suit, the horns get in synch and soon we have a giant Big Chief marching around the venue. That's a request of an anonymous listener!Then we have a special treat - a Barstools rap from July of 1986, six months before it appears in the setlists as a song!That Barstools rap segues into Coconuts, but I decided to switch things up and play the Coconuts encore of that Cleveland 1999 date.Then another treat - Cardboard Box. Thanks Chris Whitestone for the request. A rare Mikey instrumental... really love the tension that is built mid-way through that song. It seemed to fit perfectly as a segue into our next selection.Low Spark > Dream Song > Low Spark - this is the encore from a show in May of 1998 in Santa Barbara, CA. It takes some serious kahonas to slow things down and play Dream Song during an encore and this one does not disappoint. Thanks to Stuart Chandler for the request.No matter what some people say, Dream Song is one of my favorite encore songs. I find it gives me a physical and mental breather. Perhaps even a little head space to reflect. In any case I believe JB when he sings, "You know you can, because you've lived so many lives before, in your dreams."And finally another anonymous request. I am a sucker for Let's Get the Show on the Road but when paired with Tie Your Shoes I am an ALL-DAY sucker... wow!Thanks for listening, tell your friends about us and keep sending those requests - if I've got it and it is from before 2002 I will do my best to play it for you.May 3, 1993 KTCZ 97.1FM Studios, Minneapolis, MNInterviewJuly 23, 1999 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OHwith the Dirty Dozen Brass BandChristmas Katie >Big Chief JamJuly 14, 1986 Uptown Lounge, Athens, GAAiko jam >Barstools RapJuly 23, 1999 Nautica Stage, Cleveland, OHwith the Dirty Dozen Brass BandCoconutsOctober 20, 1986 Uptown Lounge, Athens, GACardboard BoxMay 30, 1998 County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CALow Spark of High Heeled Boys >Dream Song >Low Spark of High Heeled BoysApril 27, 1999 Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FLLet's Get the Show on the Road >Tie Your Shoes >Mr. SoulDOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #54Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 53 Lost Summer - REDUX

Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:46:03 PDT

WHEW! That took some time...I hope you are all still waiting patiently - I promise the next few weeks will be worth the wait!I turn around and May has turned to September. What happened to our summer?As an ode to our lost summer I put together some selections from August in Panic History for your enjoyment. I literally went through the archives and pulled an August performance from each of the years we had on the hard drives through 1999. We are missing some critical August performances from 87, 88 and 91 but the examples we have here are good ones.Bird Song features Kelly Jo Davis on vocals. Normally I am not a big fan of Bird Song as performed by Widespread, but this version shines - JB's vocal play with Kelly Jo is subtle and Houser's playing is unhinged.The 1989 selection from the Wetlands is pure five piece Panic - And I've always had a soft spot in my heart for it. It happens to be the very first live performance by the band I ever heard on tape or otherwise.What can you say about a 1990 Holden Oversoul other than tempo, tempo, tempo! Some serious funky Panic happening mid-way through this one.Sunny is feeling it after It Ain't No Use and JB is feeling it during Last Straw... Todd is firing on all cylinders, Dave and Houser intertwine nicely and JoJo finds some interesting fills during this awesome matrix recording of a HORDE performance from 1992.Flat Foot Flewzy from a Oak Mountain HORDE date in 1993 featuring John Popper on harmonica may be the highlight of this broadcast... Really sick - partly because Popper refused to give up the lead and Dave's vocal antics. "Holy shit" is right.Pilgrims is from the encore of a show in Lubbock. JB says something way in the background (before Dave yells, "Lubbock") that I can't make out. Something about tractors... if anyone can make out what he is saying, please share. Plus listen to what Garrie is talking about at the end there.... you could take your ticket across the street to a bar and drink all night for free?! I'd be willing to bet that bar lost money that night!Can't Find My Way Home was the encore of the second night of a two show run at the Vic in Chicago. "Thank you, good night!""I'm gonna cut myself and forget about her!"Although the Last Dance from Germany has a missed cue part way through it is well played - plus hearing Dave count to four in German is worth including it, don't you think?"Eins, zwei, drei, vier!"I hope you enjoyed this week's cast - TELL YOUR FRIENDS WE'RE BACK!Thanks.Intro Garrie Banter fromFebruary 21, 1992, September 6, 1992, April 9, 1993, April 20, 1993, and October 27, 1993.August 18, 1986 Athens, GABird SongAugust 5, 1989 New York, NYDisco >Jam (with Tie Your Shoes tease) >Driving Song >B of DAugust 16, 1990Seattle, WAHolden OversoulAugust 8, 1992Charlotte, NCIt Ain't No Use >Last Straw >Tie Your Shoes >WorryAugust 15, 1993Pelham, ALFlat Foot Flewzy (w/ John Popper on Harmonica)August 4, 1994Lubbock, TXPilgrimsAugust 5, 1995Chicago, ILWest Virginia >Can't Find My Way HomeAugust 16, 1999Bielefeld, GermanyEnd of the ShowLast DanceWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #53Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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The Boxes Will Swallow You!

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 21:18:16 PDT

(image) Swallowed by our own stuff


Alot of people have been asking when we'll be back -
As you can see from the picture above we have had our hands full.

It is all good - we were able to sell our lovely home in Longmont and have moved into the home in Boulder. We have alot of work to do to get comfortable but within the next two weeks I should have the next podcast ready to go. Sorry for the delay!

You'll be hearing me very soon, I promise!

OH - does anyone need a washer or a dryer? We've got two washers and a dryer that are under one year old for sale - $75 each! Let me know....



Bonnaroo WEBCAST

Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:46:31 PDT

Tune in later to see some of what was broadcast over the weekend
Here is the link to the webcast.
http://www.attblueroom.com/music





PaniCast 52 Pleas, we'll be right back...

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:12:35 PDT

Well it is official - Lisa and I have purchased a home in Boulder and will be moving this month. We currently have our lovely home on the market in Longmont - we've poured alot of love and sweat into this place. Check it out here.Meanwhile, on Sunday night while Lisa was working to get the house ready she sliced her left index finger. Nearly took the tip clean off... here's what it looked like 24 hours after the incident. [puke]As we've been packing and moving and painting we've been facing our past in a very concrete way. Our history is right in front of us as we load those boxes and cover over old paint. As we sweat, fret and work ourselves so hard we draw blood, we are reminded of why we moved to this place and to this state. It all goes back to one weekend in 1996 when we visited a friend in Boulder and also saw Widespread Panic at Red Rocks.Lisa, Maureen and I flew out to Denver from Chicago the morning of May 31st and rented a car. I remember driving up I-70 into the foothills of the Rockies getting excited to finally see the fabled venue. As we turned south on US 6 we saw a young and lonely looking guy hanging out at the first entrance. We stopped and introduced ourselves. It was Daniel Gold. That first entrance is never open for concerts and so we proceeded into the venue and parked past the trading post but near the East entrance to the venue. And happened to park next to Gabby who had been on a mountain bike riding trip in Utah. We sat in the shade of the rocks and drank Sammy Smith's and Budweisers. We met up with Danny and Leigh and Chris and Trudi and Gardy and had a wonderful show. After the show Maureen hooked up with Mike Remmers to catch a ride to the next show in Utah. He bounded down the seats at Red Rocks like an excited mountain dog. What a great guy he was.This trip was the seed, the catalyst for our life's journey to Colorado. We've made a home here and spread out our roots. So it is on the occasion of moving from our first home in Colorado that we look back and remember that day 11 years ago....May 31, 1996Red RocksPleasPigeonsTall boyDriving Song >Walkin' (for your love) >Jam >Driving Song >Holden Oversoul >Jam >You Got YoursAin't Life GrandWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #52Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 51 The Five Headed Monster

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 09:43:28 PDT

Podcast #51 is the first of our second year doing this - and when I say 'our' I mean 'my.'

This week features selections from the February 27, 1992 show at the Masquerade in Atlanta. This show has no keyboardist and is an interesting view of the band in transition; a year earlier T. Lavitz had just joined and in a matter of days JoJo would join the band. I've heard some refer to this period as the 'five headed monster.'

This show is also notable because it features some new tunes including Diner (2nd time played, featuring JB's original lyrics about building a rocket to the moon), Better Off (2nd time played), Hatfield (3rd time played), and Wondering (2nd time played). It also features the return of L.a. and Walk On to the repertoire.
Check out this link for a torrent of Feb 27, 1992:
The Masquerade Show

I may end up missing a week or two in June / July so take that opportunity to check out the following links from last year's Red Rock's special broadcasts:
May 31, 1996
September 14, 1991
June 25, 2000 part 1
June 25, 2000 part 2
June 24, 2001
June 26, 1997


Here's how it goes down this week!

Intro music
Walkin' Jam, Red Rocks, May 31, 1996

February 27, 1992
Atlanta, GA
L.a.
Diner
Fishwater
The Take Out >
Porch Song
Better Off >
Stop Go

November 21, 2000
Louisville, KY
Send Your Mind
Red Beans Cooking
Last Dance

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PaniCast 50 One Year Older... and Wiser?

Sat, 19 May 2007 08:52:17 PDT

This week we celebrate our one year anniversary of the Podcast... hard to believe, really. Thanks for listening each week and allowing me to spin a few selections for you.

I recently saw some previously uncirculated Widespread on bt.etree.org and thought I would share it. I recommend listening to the following loud and with your eyes closed.

The material from 1992 has been selected because the band is just TEARING through these songs. In particular I enjoyed listening to Todd beating the skins like a madman and Mikey burning through the leads on these songs. The Flewzy is an interesting one and features some adjusted lyrics - for those fans who were around in 1997 you might just recognize what Dave is singing about there. I might bring you more from this 10/15/99 Warfield show in the future, but this is what would fit this week, so it'll have to do for now.

Thanks for listening - I look forward to doing this each week, so knowing you are all listening and reading means alot. Make sure to click comment below to let us know how we can improve your listening enjoyment!

July 10, 1992
Syracuse, NY
State Fairgrounds, HORDE Tour
Aquarium Rescue Unit - Widespread Panic Jam >
Love Tractor

September 9, 1992
Durango, CO
Contentment Blues >
Bowlegged Woman

November 8, 1997
Oxford, OH
Flat Foot Flewzy

September 19, 1997
South Bend, IN
Party at Your Mama's House >
Arlene

October 15, 1999
San Francisco, CA
Blue Indian

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PaniCast 49 End of Spring Tour Highlights Round DEUX

Sat, 12 May 2007 09:32:38 PDT

Last week we featured tracks from the end of spring tour 1997, this week we'll bring it back to present day Widespread Panic. By many accounts the band played some amazing stuff on Spring tour and seemed to gain confidence as the tour developed. This week we're bringing you some highlights from a few of the final shows of this spring tour.

I especially like the Protein Drink > Sewing Machine with Vic Chesnutt and John Keane. These brute. tunes are performed with gusto. Mr. Michael Houser would be proud.

Enjoy!

April 23, 2007
Athens, GA
The Take Out
I'm Not Alone >
Tie Your Shoes

April 27, 2007
Orange Beach, AL
Thank You Jam (Intro to second set by DJ Logic)
Let it Rock

April 25, 2007
Athens, GA
Protein Drink >
Sewing Machine
(with Vic Chesnutt and John Keane)

April 27, 2007
Orange Beach, AL
Trouble
Wish You Were Here

April 25, 2007
Athens, GA
Can't Find My Way Home
Postcard >
Porch Song

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PaniCast 48 - Meanwhile, 3,650 days later

Sat, 05 May 2007 12:31:40 PDT

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the end of the infamous Spring Tour 1997. I had the good fortune of seeing six of these shows and look back on this time in my life with fondness and more than a little nostalgia. Along with classic shows at the Vic and Aragon in Chicago, I braved more than a little sleepiness to attend the end of the tour stop in St. Paul, MN. This taught me an important lesson; if there is nothing stopping you but a lack of sleep, GO!Alot of ground has been covered from this time period (April - May 1997) in our podcasts this past year so I tried to steer away from the more obvious highlights from some of the classic shows - but I couldn't resist the Jingo Jam from 4/27/97! Sections of music like the Sleepy Monkey, Tie Your Shoes combo from 5/8/97, the Stop Go > Wondering from 4/27/97, B of D > Goin Out West from 5/10/97 and many others should be sought out and listened to. Do yourself a favor and find any show from April and May 1997 and I dare you to find a dog in the bunch. The band was in fine form and each and every one is played with effortless high energy.Here's how it goes down this week:April 27, 1997Burlington, VTJingo Jam >Space WranglerMay 3, 1997Pelham, ALJust Kissed My Baby (with Night People rap)May 7, 1997Louisville, KYBowlegged WomanWalk OnMay 9, 1997Chicago, ILLittle KinAin't No UseMay 8, 1997Chicago, ILShe Caught the KatyWe would love to hear from you, so please click 'Comment' below and let us know what you think or if there is something you' like to hear.DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #48Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 47 In Honor of Lost Souls

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 20:35:56 PDT

By Request - remembering good times with some old friends.

Intro Music
April 20, 1999
Gimme

November 24, 2001
Mid-South Coliseum
Memphis, TN
This Part of Town
Tallboy >
Papa's Home >
Fishwater >
Papa's Home
Blight,
Walkin' (For Your Love) >
Stop-Go

HOLY SHIT - I got the date and location wrong for this in the cast itself...! SORRY!
April 24, 2007
Athens, GA
Wondering > China Cat Sunflower tease

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PaniCast 46 (or is it 420) Music for the Planet

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 23:29:41 PDT

Earth Day is upon us and I strongly suggest each of you pick up the following double disk of live music goodness - Music for the Planet. In collaboration with bands such as Widespread Panic, Phish, The Grateful Dead and thirteen others Nugs.net has produced this exclusive compliation to benefit Rock the Earth, a non-profit environmental advocacy group.Do something for yourself, get some great music and help secure a sustainable future for us all - pick up the CD here.Did you know it's April 20th today?!I figured I would go back and find what I had from performances on April 20th and present some highlights. April 20, 1990 makes the cut here for intro music with Snorkle Search. This is a free-form jam that was named by Larry Acquaviva, a former roadie who took extensive notes during shows. We've kept this piece of 'Larry's Code' in the database as a tribute to Larry's contribution to the project, which is extensive. I also had highlights from 4/20/1993 but frankly they just weren't very good...So here's how this week's cast goes down:Intro musicApril 20, 1990Murfreesboro, TNSnorkle Search (free-form jam named by Larry Acquaviva, roadie for Widespread Panic)April 20, 2002Raleigh, NCRainy Day Women #12 & 35April 20, 2001Knoxville, TNPusherman >Rebirtha >PushermanApril 20, 1996Buckhannon, WVDirty Business >Love Tractor >Dirty BusinessApril 20, 1997Washington, D.C.And It Stoned MeApril 14, 2007Huntsville, ALElectric Funeral Jam >Flat Foot FlewzyMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #46Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 45 Impossible April First Fun

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:56:03 PDT

(image) April 1, 2007 - photo by Thomas G. Smith

Ten years ago I attended the first of the nearly thirty shows I ended up seeing in 1997. It was in St. Louis at the American Theater (now named the Roberts Orpheum Theater).

Lisa and I drove down with Maureen and Valerie Dahl, stayed with Lisa's parents in Bridgeton, MO and had a wonderful time at the show. I hooked up with Garrie Vereen after the show and he handed to me a garbage bag full of setlist notebooks. These notebooks are the ones he had been keeping since 1992, and I used them to check information against the Everyday Companion published in December of 1996.

SO I thought I'd present some highlights from that show as well as some recent highlights from thew April 1st show in Albany, NY. Ned Stein did such a wonderful job writing about this show I thought I'd check it out and sure enough his words were true! I was going to also feature the Do What You Like from this show as it features a Take Five tease from Jimmy and JoJo but ran out of time... make sure to go to LiveWidespreadPanic.com and download the show to listen for yourself!

Make sure to TURN IT UP LOUD!

April 15, 1997
St. Louis, MO
Intro music - Train kept a rolling jam
Impossible >
C. Brown
Happy >
Pusherman
Pilgrims

April 1, 2007
Albany, NY
Ribs and Whiskey
Fixin' to Die

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PaniCast 44 New Song/Classic Jams

Sat, 31 Mar 2007 12:08:41 PDT

photo by Curtis George, from Houston, 3/23/07This week we feature some brand new material from Spring tour and then some ten year old material from San Francisco.Since everyone has great access to recent material through LiveWidespreadPanic.com as well as sites like PanicStream.com and DigitalPanic.org I try to steer away from featuring too much new stuff - Being able to pick up a soundboard of the show within days of it happening is to me an offer none of you should refuse....SO, make sure to pick up some of tasty soundboards of the recent action at LiveWidespreadPanic.com.I am very excited to see the band bringing out some new originals this spring, and among them I find Shoes On Tight to be my favorite. I also enjoyed listening to the Guilded Splinters (and the jam that followed) from Kansas City. Finally, this past week marked the tenth anniversary of some epic Panic, including a two night run at the Warfield in San Francisco, so I am featuring some tracks from one of those shows.So here's the selection this week:March 25, 2007Nokia TheatreGrand Prairie, TXShoes on TightMarch 27, 2007Uptown TheaterKansas City, KS(I Walk on) Guilded SplintersMarch 29, 1997Warfield TheaterSan Francisco, CAGimmeRadio ChildStop-Go >ConradGalleonHope in a Hopeless World >Cream Puff WarMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here (right click to save to hard drive):Everyday Companion Podcast #44Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 43 Wrangler Kin

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:45:58 PDT

For little Gabriel.
Welcome.

May 3, 1993
KTCZ Studios
Minneapolis, MN
Space Wrangler (acoustic)

March 21 1997
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR
Little Kin
Disco >
Diner >
I'm Not Alone
Arlene
Bowlegged Woman

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PaniCast 42 Pleas Let's Get Down to Business

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:35:31 PDT

March 27, 1997
Reno Hilton, Reno, NV
Pleas,
Let's Get Down to Business,
Machine >
Barstools and Dreamers

February 6, 1996
Snow King Center, Jackson, WY
Down on the Farm

June 13, 1996
Backyard, Bee Cave, TX
Porch Song > Rebirtha > Papa Legba

We've featured portions of the second set of the '97 Reno show in the past - this week we start the show with the first set opener.

Then an epic 11 minute Down on the Farm from Sit and Ski tour. Returning to the playlist for the first time since the infamous Carrol Farms Pasture Party
in 1989, the song's 1,000 show absense is one of the longest lapses in the band's history. 'Bout time they let Jimmy have at it with this song, don't you think?

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PaniCast 41 'Til the Medicine Takes LIVE

Sat, 10 Mar 2007 21:18:31 PST

Inspired by the Ain't Life Grand album performance from the first set of a Red Rocks show in 2001 and the epic first Surprise Valley played at Red Rocks in 1999 we've put together this week's cast. We took the songlist for 'Til the Medicine Takes and found the 1st time played for each song - despite the sources' quality varying wildly we've tried to make this as seamless as possible. I hope you all enjoy this, it sure was fun to pull together! Here's the scoop.

Surprise Valley - Red Rocks, June 27, 1999
Bears Gone Fishin' (instrumental) - Ranch Bowl, Omaha, July 1, 1997
Waker - Barrymore Theater, Madison, WI October 7, 1998
Party at Your Mama's House - Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY May 7, 1997
All Time Low - Washington Street, Athens, GA April 18, 1998
One Armed Steve - Washington Street, Athens, GA April 18, 1998
Blue Indian - Barrymore Theater, Madison, WI October 6, 1998
Christmas Katie - Washington Street, Athens, GA April 18, 1998
You'll Be Fine - CY Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA September 15, 1997
Climb to Safety - Fox Theater, Boulder, CO January 20, 1996
Nobody's Loss - Fox Theater, Boulder, CO January 19, 1996
Dyin Man - Capitol Ballroom, Washington, D.C. April 20, 1997

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PaniCast 40 Havin' a Ball

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 07:26:29 PDT

Well folks, we've got a treat for you this week. Discovering a previously unlabelled jam is actually a song is a rare reminder that anything is possible when you are dealing with a band who has played over 2,000 shows over the course of 20+ years.

This past week a fan pointed out that there is a song on Michael Houser's MySpace page labelled Analyze. That fan went on to say he had also discovered another version of the song. We have no idea who maintains the MySpace page but there is no doubt that there was something to this information. As it happens I had just listened to the 7/27/94 show as I was doing research for the Rarities cast and recognized the song Analyze from MySpace - we had had it labelled Havin' a Ball. What we've found is that Havin' a Ball has a related jam - similar song structure but different melodies.

After some deliberation with some of my friends and the community over at Digital Panic I am proud to present to you Analyze and Havin' a Ball.

Here's how it goes down this week:
July 9, 1994
Wilson Theater
Bozeman, MT
Happy Child >
I'm Not Alone >
Anaylze >
Rock

July 16, 1994
People's Bar and Grill
Ames, IA
Havin' a Ball >
Guilded Splinters

March 14, 1997
Wolf Mountain Arena
Park City, UT
Dirty Business >
Junior >
Dirty Business
B of D

There is some SICK SICK jamming this week, so warn the neighbors and turn it up!

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PaniCast 39 Playing to 10 or 10,000

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:29:10 PST

A listener wrote in asking to hear selections from the Stone Balloon or Hammerjacks - unfortunately I only had one of the two in the archive, the Stone Balloon.This classic college bar no longer exists, except in the hearts of it's former patrons.While I was looking for this show on disks and drives I ran across a show from a few days earlier at the Imperial Room, Concord Resort Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, NY. The location itself sounded interesting so I checked it out. The venue is one of the old classic 'Catskills' hotels in it's hey day. It has since fallen into disrepair. Imperial Room at the Concord ResortIt sounds like there are maybe 50 people at this show - you can hear banter between band members at the start of Maggot Brain and JB thanking some one, presumably a crowd member, for a beer; "Probably be warm by the time you got up here. Cheers." In any case, this is another one of those examples of the band playing to 10 as if they are 10,000, if I may once again misquote Col. Bruce. The Let's Get the Show on the Road is started by JB before the feedback has died down at the end of Chilly Water, and I am guessing he is playing ONE MORE before the club shuts them down. You may need to TURN UP the Let's the Show on the Road - it is pretty quiet.And finally there are a few selections from a classic and still vibrant venue, Ziggy's in Winston-Salem. Todd is ON FIRE for these two songs and the jam between the two songs remind me of Blight.... ENJOY!Intro MusicNovember 8, 2001Happy ChildMarch 16, 1994Stone Balloon, Newark, DEWondering >Proving GroundMarch 14, 1994Imperial Room, Concord Resort Hotel, Kiamesha, NYRaise the RoofMaggot Brain >Jam >Chilly Water >Let's Get the Show on the Road (JB solo)November 3, 1992Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NCIt Ain't No Use >Jam >Better OffMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #38Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 38 Analog Memories

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:31:48 PST

Thanks again to everyone for the comments and suggestions on the cast, I'll do my best to get to Busted and Longer Look out ther for you next time around.One of the people who has been listening and recently contacted me was Corey Diamond, a Canadian Panic fan that I traded tapes with in the 90's and ended up meeting in 1997. He requested a WICKED Papa's Home from 1993. I searched through all of my various forms of media (DAT, CD, FLAC, SHN and Analog tapes) and found that the only version of this show that I have is on Analog. I've been meaning to pull a few gems from the analog collection to share with you all so I figured this was as good a time as any. So all o fthe selections from this show are from old analogs that I could not find a digital version for. A digital version may in fact exist, but I don't have it...By the way, if anyone recognizes the song that JoJo is TEASING at the end of this Papa's Home I would really appreciate it if you could help me identify that song. I feel like a total moron because I just can't place it!In any case here is the playlist:brute. (if you don't know brute., follow this link to learn more)January 18, 1995 Georgia TheatreGood Morning Mr. Hard OnGeorge WallaceSeptember 25, 1993 Township Auditorium, Columbia, SCPapa's Home (with Funky is the Drummer rap, and ?? jam by JoJo)March 12, 1997Hong Kong Cafe, Vail, COJB sitting in with Bobby Sheehan and High Plains DrifterMe and the Devil (with Four Cornered Room tease)April 4, 1992Zephyr Club, Salt Lake City , UTFlat Foot FlewzyMake sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #38Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 37 FebruRarities

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:33:07 PST

July 26, 1997
Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
It Was You

February 3, 1996

Zephyr, Salt Lake City, UT
Junco Partner,
Solace,
Junior

October 20, 1986
Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
Cardboard Box >
Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

September 23, 1993
The Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Rebirtha (instrumental)

November 19, 1988

Little Five Points Pub, Atlanta, GA
Jam > Lullabye For NYC
Ophelia

This week I am bringing you a selection of obscure tunes... some more obscure than others. We start everything off with It Was You, sung by Todd. It Was You was only performed 6 times in 1997 and once in 1998.

Junco is a New Orleans traditional, and Solace is a Ragtime traditional.

For the longest time I thought Cardboard Box was a phantom name for a jam, along the lines of Snorkle Search. There is no Snorkle Search but there IS a Cardboard Box!

The Lullabye for NYC can also be heard on Houser's solo album, Door Harp. I HIGHLY recommend this disk.

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PaniCast 36 New Blue Rolling in Between Doors Records

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:34:01 PST

Another week another Cast...

You folks have all been so supposrtive of what we are doing here and at the main site... here are a few songs for a few of you who have sent kind words lately.

We start off with the obscure original New Blue (click here for lyrics). Only played three times in fall 2001, JB pulled this out in his performance with Sam Holt last weekend at Hannah's Buddies. We then are treated to an old school Hatfield featuring a Riders on the Storm tease and JB rapping about Hatfield's mama playing Doors records. And then a song of my choosing, Diner. This monster from 1998 may be my favorite version of this song.... Then some silliness from Dave with the Who cover Magic Bus and finally we round out the classic rock tributes with a guest performance. Robby Krieger of the Door plays guitar on this sprawling version of Light My Fire.

November 2, 2001 Dane County Coliseum Madison, WI

New Blue

October 14, 1996 Civic Center Monroe, LA
Hatfield (with Riders on the Storm Tease)

April 3, 1998 Borderline London, England
Diner

November 30, 2000 MSU Regional Special Events Center Murray, KY
Drums > Magic Bus

November 2, 2000 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Light My Fire (with Robby Krieger)

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PaniCast 35 Don't Be Denied

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:35:31 PST

JB is in Orlando to perform at the Hannah's Buddies event and the home office is announcing that the band will play in Athens at the end of the month...
Plus the Everyday Companion PaniCast recently surpassed 1,000 subscribers and 100,000 total downloads.

Some Old School music for you all this week. This cast features a Don't Be Denied that nearly falls apart before it starts, an aggressive Rock, a bizzare vocal jam, and band members howling at a full moon.

Tell all your friends and neighbors to check us out!

Intro background music
November 4, 1994 Snowmass, CO
Cleburne Terrace

May 19, 1993 Philly
Don't Be Denied (starts JB solo)

July 18, 1995 Billings, MT
Henry Parsons Died (acoustic)

October 30, 1993 Nampa, ID
Rock

February 21, 1992 Auburn, AL
Drums and Vocal JAM > Chilly Water

October 8, 1995 Gainesville, FL
Holden Oversoul >
Werewolves of London

May 10, 1997 St. Paul, MN
End of the Show

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PaniCast 34 Serendipity

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 07:37:10 PST

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No real theme this week - I just pulled together some kick ass jams from early '97.
I recently exchanged emails with Ned Stein, which reminded me of the Rochester 97 show.
Which reminded me of the Indy show for some reason....
So I then decided to stay in spring 97 mode and
listened to Michael Wilker's remaster of the April 8, 1997 Las Cruces show.

And then I heard from Fred Adams via email this week -
and I remembered that Houser's birthday was the 6th.

Happy birthday Mikey!

May 2, 1997 Indianapolis
Stop -Go >
Better Off >
Stop-Go
Holden Oversoul >
Love Tractor

April 8, 1997 Las Cuces, NM
Dear Mr. Fantasy
City of Dreams >
Hope in a Hopeless World

April 29, 1997 Rochester, NY
Jam >
Pilgrims >
No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
The Take Out >
Porch Song

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PaniCast #33 New Year's 1996 Part 2

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:58:32 PDT

Ted and Lisa (and Daniel Gold)in Ben, Ned and Sasha's room12/31/96(photo by Dave Bredal)Ned Stein has just posted a great review of these shows on his blog - as always his review is well informed and entertaining to read. He also has a review of 12/30/06 up there for all of you missing the festivities in good ole A T L.Just behind the Orchestra Pit 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)I hope you have enjoyed this YEAR'S offering of the Everyday Companion PaniCasts. I've had alot of fun bringing them to you - and am looking forward to bringing you MORE MORE MORE in 2007. May your family share laughter and your glasses be filled!Houser and Nance 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)Make sure to click COMMENT below to let us know what you think -DOWNLOAD the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #33Vic Chesnutt and John Keane withWidespread Panic 12/31/96(photo by Thomas G. Smith)Click here to subscribe through iTunes. [...]


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PaniCast 32 New Year's Special Part 1

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:49:30 PDT

We're brewing up another blizzard here in Colorado, but in Atlanta it is 60 degrees. This NYE Special is dedicated to those who have been before and cannot make it to the New Year's festivies this year (like me). For those of you who were planning on it but physically could not leave Denver International Airport, for you I dedicate part 2!

1996 was a memorable year for me and the Everyday Companion. In spring 96 I received my Master's degree and in Winter 1996 we published the first Everyday Companion. The New Year's Eve shows at the Fox Theatre would be the debut of this first hand made, home made volume. I had the good fortune of seeing Panic at a small intimate gathering at the Morton Theater in Athens on December 28th but did not realize the best was yet to come! Lisa and I had good fortune looking down on us, or maybe a guardian angel. Third row in front of Houser for all three nights at the Fox in Atlanta in 1996.

After the shows I wrote on Spreadnet that I thought some part of me 'would always be in row CCC' and I still feel the same way. I met so many great people at these shows, folks who would end up being even better friends. I feel a warm glow sweep over me whenever I remember the fog in Athens on the night of the 28th and when I recall hugging Lisa in the swaying orchestra pit.

Without further ado - New Year's Eve run 1996 brought to you in two parts.

PART ONE
Highlights 12/29/96 and 12/30/96

Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

12/29
Jack,
Last Straw >
Wondering (with David Blackmon)
Greta >
Diner

12/30
Junior >
Ain't No Use
JAM >
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl >
Dream Song



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PaniCast 31 Christmas Requests

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:47:57 PDT

Happy Holidays eveyone!

There have been a few requests that I have been meaning to get to lately -
And here they come. I tried to find extra special versions for people to consider and in each case here long jamming was the criteria.

January 19, 1996 Boulder, CO
Waiting for the Wind to Blow the Tree Down in My Backyard

July 1, 1999 House of Blues, West Hollywood, CA
Blight

May 5, 1999 House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Tall Boy (with Time is Free, China > Rider and Norwegian Wood teases)>
Don't Be Denied

June 1, 1996 Wolf Mountain Arena, Park City, UT
Dream Song
Werewolves of London

May 5, 1999 House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, SC
Bowlegged Woman

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PaniCast 30 Thanksgiving Leftovers

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:46:51 PDT

Trips to the midwest, family visiting from out of town...
now that the holiday hangover is over, it's time to deal with the leftovers.

This cast features leftovers from previous casts - put them together and they make for a nice little musical meal! ENJOY!

10/30/93 Nampa, ID
Garrie's intro
Space Wrangler > Walkin' (for your love)

November 7, 1996 Gainesville, FL
Vacation

July 9, 1995 St. Louis, MO
Rock

March ??, 1988 Blacksburg, VA
Holden Oversoul

May 26, 1996 Atlanta, GA
Time is Free (with Col. Bruce) >
Red Beans Cookin'

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PaniCast 29 Some Songs for Thanksgiving

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:45:21 PDT

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A Pilgrim on his Journey


Happy Thanksgiving.
This week I thought I'd get a little cute and feature songs that have something to do with thanksgiving or the words in 'thanksgiving.'

12/30/99 Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
C. Brown >
Walkin' for your love >
Blight

C. Brown is an obvious choice for thanksgiving - his animated holiday specials have become a tradition in many American households.

12/31/96 Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
Entering a Blackhole Backwards >
Chilly Water >
Thank You falletten me be mice elf agin >
Chilly Water

Being thankful for the refreshment of water and thankful for just being......

10/31/99
Happy Child >
Pilgrims

5/10/97 St. Paul, MN
B of D >
Goin' Out West

An epic 20 minute Pilgrims is probably the most obvious choice for this cast. B of D was at one time called 'Giving', and then those Pilgrims had to 'go out west' to find people to appreciate.




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PaniCast 28 - OH BO! No Mo PolyToxic.

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:43:49 PDT

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Bo Schembechler(left), Woody Hayes (right)


This cast is dedicated to Polytoxic, and the Ohio State and Michigan rivalry.
If you are in the Denver area on November 22, 2006 I suggest you head out to Cervante's and see Polytoxic perform "The Last Waltz."

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Tori Pater, C.R. Gruver, Chadzilla Johnson


May 8, 2006
Smith's Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
Polytoxic with Danny Hutchens performing
Makes Sense to Me

May 24, 1992
Ziggy's, Winston-Salem, NC
Aint No Use >
brown cat rap

October 24, 1996
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
Genesis

April 13, 1999
Mershon Auditorium, Columbus, OH
Papa's Home
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PaniCast 27 - Big Start, Big Finish

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:42:46 PDT

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Widespread Panic fall 1996



October 29, 2000
Other One Jam

October 25, 1997 Opening the first set
Greensboro, NC
Proving Ground >
Flat Footed Flewzy >
Proving Ground

September 7, 1997 end of the first set
Boston, MA
Love Tractor (with Branford Marsalis and DJ Apollo)

March 12, 1997
Vail, CO
Encore
Maggot Brain >
Henry Parsons Died (with Other One jam)

1997 was a great year for Panic and here are a few highlights. I put this Cast together with a guiding principle of "interesting starts or stops." Here are but a few for your consideration.

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PaniCast #26 Midwest Madness

Tue, 21 Nov 2006 13:12:11 PST

Midwest midweek midlife crisis madness!This week we feature highlights from the band's recent journey through the western upper midwest - Ames > Sioux Falls, SD > Omaha. There is so much to bring to you this week that I am experimenting with a 2 hour cast - hopefully this works for everyone - we will see, thanks for your patience.Here's what you will hear this week:10/24/06 C.Y. Stephens Auditorium Ames, IAFishwaterLet's Get the Show on the RoadWalk On10/25/06 Husby Performing Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SDPigeonsGreta >Riders on the storm tease >Nobody's Fault But Mine10/26/06 Omaha Music Hall, Omaha, NEHAPPY BIRTHDAY GARRIEPapa Legba >Disco >One Armed Steve >Imitation Leather ShoesHolden OversoulTime is FreeVampire Blues >Knocking Around the ZooI ended up driving by myself from the plains of Colorado through Nebraska to Des Moines. I left before dawn and had already been on the road for about two hours when the sun finally rose directly in front of the hood of my Honda, floating for a second like an interstellar hood ornament. The flats of Colorado and Nebraska gave way to the gentle river formed hills of western Iowa. I had the fortune of being able to stay with family in Des Moines which gave me the opportunity to take my nephew Nolan to the Ames show. Nolan StraussWe drove up a little early so we could eat some dinner at People's Bar and Grill. This notorious venue was visited by Widespread twice in the early ninties, including one stop in 1994 to play for 100 people or so. The food was okay - I had a burger that was decent barfare but the salad was limp and there was NO SOAP in the men's bathroom - inexcusable. I think People's may have seen better days unfortunately.It was chilly outside, with a crisp breeze and overcast skies. Despite the chill the Iowa fans had set up a pretty decent shakedown in the lot, with food, beverages, shirts, stickers - I even saw some used books! After a celebratory Sammy Smith's Oatmeal stout, a tradition of mine that goes back fifteen years, I was ready to start the musical chapter of my tour.This was a reserved show and I was able to secure a sixth row ticket that was nearly centered in this funky cement auditorium. There was something about this place that reminded me of an elegant post-modern silo. I ended up in the same row as Bobby Hanson... a guy that Lisa and I met at a Grateful Dead show in 1995 and then ran into at various random midwest jam band events. It was good to see him although I bone-headedly forgot who he was. Sorry Bobby.Show time and the band worked out some standards like Can't Get High and Better Off. And man was it LOUD! I felt the playing for this set was a little ten[...]


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PaniCast 25 - "SUGAR everybody!"

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:35:58 PDT

October 31, 1994
Evanston, IL
Omni Orrington Hotel Ballroom

Linus and Lucy Theme
Space Wrangler >
Guilded Splinters >
Maggot Brain
Coconut >
Mr. Soul

It was a dark and stormy night in Illinois. No kidding.
Cold horizontal rain coming down in sheets. Reports of plane crashes. In the hotel bar on the big screen the Bears and Packers on Monday Night Football are playing in 'throw back' uniforms. A girl in a grass skirt and a coconut top floats by. Are we in some sort of weird time-warp?

If that seems strange, imagine showing up for a halloween show and buying tickets at the door for $12!
Northwestern's fall ball in a hotel ballroom featuring Widespread Panic was a truly memorable experience and the last small scale halloween the band ever played.

Turn this one up loud !

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PaniCast 24 - October 25, 1996 Madison

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:33:49 PDT

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Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI


On October 25, 1996 Lisa and I presented the first edition editor's copy of the Everyday Companion to the band and crew. The show itself was memorable and then to have the treat of getting books into the hands of those responsible for the music was a memory I will not soon forget.

Let me know what you think about the Cast by clicking 'Comment' below!
THANKS for listening!

October 25, 1996
Tall Boy >
Tie Your Shoes >
Do What You Like >
Pigeons
Raise the Roof

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PaniCast 23 House of Blues Orlando SPECIAL

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:32:53 PDT

I've been obsessively downloading and listening to as much of the recent Jimmy Herring Widespread as I can possibly get my hands on. The recent House of Blues run in Orlando looked like a series of smokers and from what I've been able to hear the setlists don't lie!

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David Schools, Macon 10/7/06, photo by Michael Saba



There were so many highlights that I found myself with more material than one Cast could contain - so it has been extended to an hour! The band is by no means playing perfectly, but they sure are taking chances and letting the music play the band.

Highlights in this cast include:
C. Brown with Jimmy Herring on Acoustic guitar
the Barstools is the first with Jimmy
the Hatfield rap is freaky
and JB continues his antics during the Fishwater
Finally - what can I say about Little Wing?!!

Let me know what you think about the Cast by clicking 'Comment' below!
THANKS for listening!

October 9, 2006
This Part of Town >
Contentment Blues

October 10, 2006
C. Brown
Radio Child >
Barstools and Dreamers

October 11, 2006
Hatfield >
Fishwater

October 7, 2006
Macon, GA
Little Wing

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PaniCast 22 - I Wish You Were Here

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:31:45 PDT

This week's Cast features music from a classic show in New Orleans and some recent heat with Jimmy Herring.

May 1, 1999
Municipal Auditorium
New Orleans, LA
Driving Song >
Wish You Were Here >
Driving Song > Breathing Slow

October 1, 2006
From the Cradle
It Ain't No Use


For Eric - I Wish You Were Here.

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PaniCast 21 Chilly > Jack > Chilly

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:30:46 PDT

Jimmy. Herring.

Sounds like the boys are starting to feel the groove.
But take a listen and decide for yourself.

September 22, 2006
Boston, MA

Chilly Water >
Jack >
Chilly Water

April 5, 2000
Mobile, AL

Tears of a Woman >
Surprise Valley >
All Time Low
Encore: City of Dreams

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PaniCast 20 - I Love My Chicken!

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:36:22 PDT

On June 18, 1998 JoJo Herman sat down with an unidentified French reporter and answered a few questions. This week's cast will feature sections of that interview as well as selections from the show that night. Here's how it will go down:

6/18/98 La Laiterie, Strassborg, France
JoJo Interview (Basketball and Dr. Doolittle)

Greta >
Coconut

JoJo Interview (Professor Longhair)

Last Dance

JoJo Interview ("Je veux votre poulet")

3/25/95 East Lansing Michigan
Contentment Blues

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PaniCast 19 'Did you hear?'

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:28:38 PDT

9/14/06 Radio City Music Hall
Rebirtha
Arlene

4/18/92 Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
Dog Song >
Stop Go
E: Space is the Place Jam >
Travelin Light

Big thanks this week to the folks at Digitalpanic.org and
BENNETT SCHWARTZ!
Bennett, otherwise known as Coloartist, taped the Thursday night show and had it posted to digitalpanic.org for bittorrent download by 2:30 EST! As of midnight on Friday night over 1,200 people had downloaded this show!
Thanks Bennett for working so hard for us fans. After hearing this I have no doubt we are in for a WILD tour!

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Bennett Schwartz, Outformation, Cactus Jack's, Evergreen, CO August 20, 2006


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PaniCast 18 September Fun

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:27:43 PDT

'Where's Wayne?'
-unidentified crew or band member, Studio recording 9/92

John Keane Studios
September 1992
Love Tractor

JB and Friends
September 18, 1994
Impossible >
Werewolves of London

February 12, 1994
Little John Coliseum, Clemson, SC
C. Brown
The Take Out >
Porch Song
(with David Blackmon)

Just sorting through some new found old recordings -
Each of these I've listened to before, but only on an old analog tape.

The JB and Friends show from Sept 94 is a MUST HAVE - seek it out.

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Watching Outformation....

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 22:41:39 PDT

What a world of wonders we live in...
I can watch Outformation play on a live webcast from the stages of the Pour House in Charleston.
I write this as I listen to Sam's lead on the final song of the night, Burned Faceless (Smoke and Burn).

Well it's been 3 years since I last saw your face-
Or maybe it was just a delay of 33 seconds!
Pour House's Free Webcam



PanicCast 17 - Widespread Panic in NOLA

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:26:24 PDT

City of New Orleans Special(aka the GREAT cover song review)This is by no means a true 'best of' New Orleans - but enjoy some selections from the Crescent City.July 28, 1994 House of Blues, New Orleans, LAI Walk on Guilded SplintersNovermber 22, 1993 Tipitina's, New Orleans, LAJust Kissed My BabyOctober 28, 2000 Kiefer Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LAJunco Partner >Mardi Gras in New OrleansLawyers, Guns and MoneyRed Hot Mama >SharonTroubleSoul KitchenI found a great interview where JoJo talks about this version of Junco > Mardi Gras HEREThe 10/28/00 show fetaures some great Panic moments. JB's flub of Junco Partner leads to a spirited Mardi Gras jam; yet another example of how the band's philosophy of improvisation and allowing songs to be in the moment can create some unexpected magic. The bust outs of Lawyers Guns and Money, Trouble and Soul Kitchen almost overshadow the fine Red Hot Mama > Sharon. I find myself thinking of this show when I think of New Orleans - probably because of the Mardi Gras jam.May the spirit of the music of New Orleans and, more importantly, the entire gulf coast live forever. Painting of 10/28/00 by Scramble CampbellGet the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #17Click here to subscribe through the iTunes Podcast Directory. [...]


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PaniCast #16 When in Doubt, Go Completely OUT!

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:24:50 PDT

August 12, 2006Chicago TheatreBarstools and Dreamers (with a sick rap by JB)August 12, 2006OutformationHouse of Blues, ChicagoPost-Panic PartyEdgewaterCenter Stage (with John Keane)Tennessee Before Daylight (with John Keane)Smoke and Burn (Burned Faceless)Go Completely Out!The scoop on this CAST:What a huge time I had in Chicago! Amazing venue, great company and beautiful weather.I had the good fortune of being able to take the REST of my family (Mom, Dad and sister Katie) to the Friday night show. All four members of my immediate family seeing a show with me in a single summer - now that is an acccomplishment!I think everyone had a wonderful time and it was a great way to start a solid weekend of music and friends. It was a pleasure to see each parent leave the theatre with a smile on their face! Thanks mom and dad for everything and for putting up with my antics fo the past 37 years!The Barstools we feature this week is freaking crazy -The PA was acting up to start the second set and it kicked back in just in time for the band to turn the corner into Barstools. JB must've been feeding off the nervous energy created during those tense minutes to start the set and gave the crowd a treat. The Thank You Falletten Me Be Mice Elf rap is great but then his 'Baby only knows...' rap is one for the books:'Just watch that baby. Basically the first thought he got is like'WHOA! WHOA! WHAT THE FUCK!!And how long we gotta do it? Did I get it right, like 80 years?'And that baby said 'OOOOOH! OOOOOH'Then we feature several selections from the Outformation show that night just across the river at the House of Blues. A portion of this features John Keane on pedal steel. This show also had a palpable energy - I heard more than one person say they saw two of their top shows in one night!Check out Outformation's summer/fall dates here - they are opening for Widespread in Charrlottesville!http://foryouroutformation.com/tourdates.htmlIt was so great to see so many old friends again. Thanks to Dennis and Val and Tom and Ashley for letting me tag along on the pilgrimmage to Wishbone on Sunday. Thanks to Leigh and Jen for letting me invade your space in the 6th row on Saturday night. Thanks to Chris for the BBQ on Saturday and for showing me the late night on Sunday night.And it was great to meet so many new friends as well -to the nine year old who saw his[...]


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PaniCast #15 Reno '97

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:23:47 PDT

Serving up some of the proverbial heat from the Best Little City in the West....

March 27, 1997 Reno, Nevada
Four Cornered Room >
Jack >
Chilly Water >
Radio Child
E: And It Stoned Me >
Knocking Around the Zoo

ENJOY!

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PaniCast #14 Practically Speechless

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:21:06 PDT

I've no words this week, only music.

April 22, 2006 Raleigh
Georgia on a Fast Train

August 1, 2006 Louisville
Let's Get the Show on the Road
Sometimes
I'm Not Alone
Can't Find My Way Home

Thanks to Curtis George from Panicstream.com for sharing the recording of 4/22/06 with me.

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Lucky #13

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:19:54 PDT

Podcast Lucky #13Earth shattering news today from the Widespread Panic organization;George McConnell has left the bandJimmy Herring has been hiredThis week's playlist4/17/93 Jam9/9/00 Give Me Back My Wig9/15/98 Time is Free2/3/01 Protein Drink > Sewing MachineThis week's podcast starts off with a highlight featuring Jimmy Herring, Jeff Sipe and Matt Mundy.This is a Jam out of drums and I think this may be the only time the band has ended a show with a Jam.4/17/93 Football Field, Guilford College, Greensboro, NCWe then go to Lyons, CO for a special performance of Give Me Back My Wig featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, Drew Emmitt and Jeff Sipe on September 9, 2000.This version of Time is Free features a Thought Sausage rap by JB. It comes from a performance by Stained Souls at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA on September 15, 1998.And we finish off this unintentional 'guest special' with a performance of Protein Drink > Sewing Machine performed by brute. at 40 Watt in Athens, GA on February 3, 2001.Download the cast here (right click to download file):Everyday Companion Podcast #13Click here to subscribe through the iTunes Podcast Directory. [...]


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25,000 downloads!

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 15:13:46 PDT

We passed 25,000 total downloads on Monday of this week!
And today we have 601 subscribers, our first time over the 600 mark.

Thanks again for all your support and keep on listening -
there's alot more music to be shared!

Ted



PaniCast #12 March 1995

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:19:00 PDT

I am still pretty whooped from last weekend but there's nothing like listening to some old favorites to get your blood pumping again. This week we focus on March 1995.

March 24, 1995 Ann Arbor Michigan
Better Off

March 25, 1995
C. Brown,
Barstools > Thank you falletten me be mice elf agin > Barstools
Let's Get the Show on the Road

Enjoy this weeks music - I'll be back in full-force next week.

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#11 - 'Happy Birthday to Me!' Special

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:17:54 PDT

July 22 is my birthday and this year I will have the treat of attending a Widespread Panic concert at Winter Park, CO on my birthday! I am hoping for good weather and safe travels.This episode is an hour long special featuring various moments from shows I attended over the years. These aren't necessarily the 'best version ever' or anything - each was selected because I have a fond memory associated with each show. We'll kick everything off with the song that really 'grabbed my legs' and began my fascination and musical relationship with Widespread Panic.Ted circa 1971July 22, 1992 Chicago, ILStop-GoLisa and I attended this show at Mississippi Nights in St Louis. We had sold our tickets for what would end up being the final Grateful Dead show which occurred on the same evening in Chicago. After the chaos of Deer Creek and the hassle of St Louis, our Grateful Dead touring days were already over. Fortunately a new adventure in our lives was under way even if we weren't aware of it yet. This Ain't No Use is pretty crazy and I remember being on the floor three people back from Dave just overwhelmed by the intensity of this song.July 9, 1995 St. Louis, MOAin't No UseOn a whim Lisa, Maureen and I drove in the hot and humid midwestern heat for what seemed like 10,000 miles from Chicago to Ames, Iowa to see the band in a little bar. We woke up early, drove all day and saw a show that night. This was a very memorable trip including the discovery that the oil cap for the car's engine had been left off for about 200 miles. Where do you find an oil cap in the middle of a corn field? Plus the venue was serving giant 36 oz beers on special for $2. We did NOT wake up early the next morning.July 16, 1994 Ames, IAEarlyI drove up to Minneapolis with Dennis Dahl to see this final show of the spring tour. We slept on the floor of his friend's home office and couldn't find anything to eat anywhere near the venue - I think we had seafood quesadillas at an upscale brew pub or something. In any case, every time I here this song it brings back the emotions I experienced on spring tour 1997 - sweet, strong, tight, welcoming and powerful.May 10, 1997 Minneapolis, MNGenesisIn one 36 hour stretch I bou[...]


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#10 - Get out there folks!

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:16:47 PDT

It's summer, the band is playing near (or not so near) your home town, so get on out there and see them!

This episode consists the following 4 segments -

1. Recent heat
June 25, 2006 Red Rocks
Let's Get the Show on the Road into
Rock

2. Past heat from the Pacific Northwest
June 5, 1996
Champoeg Park, St. Paul, OR
City of Dreams
Postcard

3. NEW Cool Feature
'Will we ever know the truth'
Interview with 7 year old fan, Jack

4. Timeless Classic
Coconut Image (first Widespread Panic single released featuring Kelly Jo Davis on vocals)

Make sure to pick up shows from this summer at livewidespreadpanic.com.

I highly recommend downloading the following shows from this summer:
June 25, 2006 Red Rocks
July 1, 2006 The Wiltern, LA, CA
July 11, 2006 Cuthbert, Eugene, OR

TURN IT UP and see you next week in Winter Park, CO!

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#9 Support Independent Radio

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:15:40 PDT

November 23, 1998Pleas > Chilly Water, Aunt AvisMay 15, 1993Wondering, Walkin' (for your love)Broadcasting out of Pittsburg WYEP has always been run independently and in 1998 on the home stretch of their fall tour, Widespread Panic dropped by for a 60 minute performance. It is interesting to note that the band did not have a gig in Pittsburg and instead chose to perform for free on this independent radio station's airwaves. WYEP is listener supported and provides many of the in-studio performances online for free.WERS broadcasts from Boston at Oberlin College and in 1993 the band rolled through the studio on their spring tour before playing a gig that night at the Avalon. This relatively rare all-acoustic performance by the band is marked by some playful banter from JB and JoJo and playful false starts.Please consider donating to one of these (or to your local) independent radio stations this year. These radio stations provide access to music and perspectives you will not get on Clear Channel, Entertainment Tonight or other 'mainstream' monopolozied media outlets. You can click on the logos above for each station to go to their membership pages.Get the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #9 [...]


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Podcast #8 Mud Island 1997

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:14:11 PDT

Mud Island 1997 - On the Humid, Hot, Flooding MississippiMy brother flew down from Alaska to spend a couple weeks with me and Lisa in Chicago and during that time Panic was playing in Memphis so of course we had to drive down. As a fifteen year old kid living in Palmer, AK Daniel had never seen Widespread and he was staying with me at the height of my touring career with the band. I think I saw 32 shows that year... something like that.In any case, my brother and I had a great time at these shows driving together in the car, checking out Graceland and grooving to the Panic. This trip ranks as one of the most memorable I've had in my storied (if only in my own mind) career as a fan.This past weekend was the 2006 Widespread Panic Red Rocks run and the situation has changed. I have a house and a kid and a 'real' job and my brother is now the one that is out on tour. He drove from Oregon to go to Waukarusa and Bonnaroo partly in support of the Ice Cream Man. Ice Cream Man is a guy/organization that distributes FREE ICE CREAM a festivals around the country and takes pictures of everything and posts those pics to his website Ice Cream Man.comOn his way back from Bonnaroo he visited Lisa, Jackson and I. He was planning on attending the Friday Panic show at the Rocks. Saturday morning thought better of leaving in the face of being able to see another show by the accomplished band at the esteemed venue and stuck around. Sunday he woke up at 8:30 and was on the road by 9:15 for the 18 hour drive back to Oregon so he could teach on Monday morning! STUD.In any case, this podcast is a long distance dedication to my amazing younger brother - I am proud to call you my brother even if you think I'm a "nerd!"Mud Island, Memphis, TN July 19, 1997Jack, Rebirtha into ArleneEncore:Junior* into End of the Show*** with Warren Haynes** with Danny and Eric from Bloodkin and Warren HaynesGet the cast here:Everyday Companion Podcast #8 [...]


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Red Rocks Recovery

Wed, 28 Jun 2006 08:36:49 PDT

Still feeling pretty tired from the three day fiesta called Widespread Panic at Red Rocks. Had an absolutely amazing time seeing the boys and dancing with old friends. Thanks to EVERYONE who made this weekend so special. And thanks to everyone for the compliments of the Podcast! We've got well over 300 subscribers now and many MANY more listening directly from the Blog. We've also been in the Top 100 Most Popular Music Podcasts on iTunes for over a week now.

I will post some pictures from yesterday's show at the Rocks in a gallery for everyone to take a look at maybe tomorrow.

Peace - OUT.



First Pilgrims 9/14/92 Solana Beach, CA - Podcast #7

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:13:04 PDT

This episode features the first Pilgrims ever played as well as the funky Strictly Volunteer Jam (where JB is singing about his 'sneaky sister.'

September 14, 1992 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
Driving Song > Instrumental Pilgrims > Happy Child > Strictly Volunteer Jam > Driving Song > Makes Sense to Me

And one final track from the solo Acoustic performance by JB in Jackson, WY.
July 29, 1995 Jackson, WY
Gradle

The Solana Beach performance is classic Panic. The rap by JB during the Jam is priceless and the band is playing with gusto. This recording reminds me of something that Col. Bruce once said about the band - that they would play to a crowd of 5 as if they were a crowd of 50,000.

Make sure to tell your friends about our casts and see you again next week!!!!

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JB Solo, Acoustic Pilgrims, Epic Stop Go - Podcast #6

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:12:03 PDT

Listen to this podcast with your sweety - it's chock full of Panic-y goodness!
What a treat this podcast was to produce!
Remember to TURN IT UP!!

John Bell four track recording from 1998(?)
Climb to Safety

May 15, 1993 Boston, MA
Pilgrims (full band acoustic)

April 27, 1997 Burlington, VT
Stop Go > Wondering

John Bell four track
Little Lilly

The interviewing on the 5/15/93 radio performance is laughably hideous but the performances are actually quite good so I'll bring more of that performance in future podcasts and spare everyone the embarrassment of the words between the music.

The Stop Go > Wondering includes a brilliant improv by JB - one of my all time favorite Panic moments.
Make sure to pay attention to the transition between the two songs!
This is a long distance dedication to Lauren and Ben in NYC.

I also really love the four track recordings - listen closely to JB harmonizing with himself and adding all sorts of vocal embellishments during both songs... I have no idea where I picked this up but I feel lucky to have been able to hear it.

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Exploring July 18th - Podcast #5

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:10:29 PDT

Great things can happen on a particular date -
take July 18th, JoJo's birthday, for example -

This week you'll hear Walk On and Early from July 18, 1995 at Bohemia Music in Billings, Montana.

Then you'll hear a band named Sherman play All Along the Watchtower from 7/18/01 (actually it was about 3 am on the 19th but who's counting?) at Wetlands in New York City.

This song features Dave Schools on bass and vocals and JoJo Herman on keyboards. Sherman Ewing is the front man for this band and is an old friend of JoJo's. In fact, JoJo played in Sherman and the Bureaucrats in college.

It is interesting to note that this performance of All Along the Watchtower occurs just a few days before Widespread Panic debuted the song as part of their repertoire.

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Red Rocks Special BONUS! 6/26/97

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:09:10 PDT

And a final BONUS Red Rocks Special!

By Special Request:
highlights from 6/26/97 Red Rocks

City of Dreams
Aunt Avis > Arlene
Chilly Water

A friend recommended I check this show out again and boy am I glad I did... very solid all around.
He told me to check out the Pilgrims references by JB during Chilly Water (they played Pilgrims going into Drums) and to pay particular attention to Mikey's guitar work throughout the same song.

To my anonymous friend - may you live long and lucky!

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RedRocks Special 5 - 6/24/01 Sunday

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:08:20 PDT

Play this on a Sunday morning and be happy!

One of my favorite memories at Red Rocks involves hanging out with friends on a cool Rocky Mountain Sunday afternoon.

6/24/01 Red Rocks

"Trouble, trouble please be kind..." > Driving > Can't find my way home > Driving Song

But then again, a Saturday night Rebirtha can also get the hips shaking...
6/24/99 Red Rocks
Rebirtha

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Peace, Ted
PS we're not done with Red Rocks yet - tune in tomorrow for a BONUS episode!


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Red Rocks Special 4 - June 25, 2000

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 20:07:21 PDT

June 25, 2000 Red Rocks
Driving Song > Stop Go > Driving Song > Travelin' Light
Dear Mister Fantasy (with George McConnell on Vocals and Guitar)

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Red Rocks Special 3 - June 25, 2000

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:59:39 PDT

'Never miss a Sunday show'June 25, 2000 Red RocksBear's Gone Fishing > Ride Me High > HatfieldI've seen every WSP show they've headlined at Red Rocks and this show ranks as one of the most memorable.Despite JB's obvious lyrical flub during Bear's Gone Fishing the band takes the nervous energy of that miscue and finds inspiration. They slither through the second half of the song with gusto and fly into the jam after Ride Me High with reckless abandon.The rain that developed during that jam out of Ride Me High seemed to summon Hatfield's spirit - And what transpired during that first set has since gone down in WSP lore as one of 'those' moments when it is hard to discern between the band, the song, the audience, the weather and the venue. 'Blue start rolling between the clouds, feeling of wonder, some water drying up, some water just sinking into the skin'JB, Hatfield 6/25/2000Charles Hatfield's Business CardGet the cast here:EC Red Rocks Numero TresOr listen NOW using this player: [...]


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Red Rocks Special 2 - Sept. 14, 1991

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:57:16 PDT

Widespread Panic appears for the first time at Red Rocks.
Forget what you know about this band appearing at this illustrious venue -
On this date the band is playing it's heart out in an opening slot for Blues Traveler.

September 14, 1991 Red Rocks
Space Wrangler,
Makes Sense to Me > Rock, Pigeons

Better to spread real wings if you want to fly!

(image) Widespread Panic (with T. Lavitz) circa 1991, photo by Jay Blakesberg

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Thanks!

Wed, 31 May 2006 10:39:29 PDT

It's been just over two weeks since the first Cast was published and we have just over 150 subcribers! I know that others are listening without subscribing as well -
So thanks for your interest, tell your friends about our show and stay tuned - we've got alot more coming your way!



Red Rocks Special 1 - 5/31/96

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:51:03 PDT

We mark the tenth anniversary of Widespread Panic's first headliner performance at Red Rocks with a series of 'highlights' from their appearances. We start with May 31, 1996 - I recommend this show due to the sheer passion of the performance. Each member of the band has their moment and everyone shines. We've chosen to feature the start to the second set. Disco > Diner > I'm Not AloneKeep in mind that Schools was wearing a cast on his right hand due to a backstage injury."'Thank You once again Leftover Salmon for joining us on this Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Disco affair" - JB before DiscoGet the cast here:EC Red Rocks Numero UnoOr listen NOW using this player:Thanks for listening!Join us next time for more highlights from Red Rocks. [...]


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Sweating to July 14, 1994 The Vic - Podcast #4

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:49:17 PDT

TURN THIS UP LOUD -
This week we have selections from July 14, 1994 The Vic Theatre, Chicago.

A radio performance of Can't Get High by Todd and JB and then we bring the HEAT - literally!

Jack > Chilly Water and the encore Love Tractor

As a result of having to move the show from the sold-out and much larger SkyLine stage to the Vic Theatre, this was an extremely sweaty night - see you again next week for some JoJo birthday surprises!

TURN IT UP LOUD!

Get the cast here:
Everyday Companion Podcast #4


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EverydayCompanionBlog/~5/PSwma1mWOIs/eccast_4.mp3




Gov't Mule sit in and More JB Solo - Podcast #3

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:47:07 PDT

This edition includes:

7/20/97 Birmingham, AL
Nobody's Fault But Mine (with Amazing Grace rap) > Feeling Alright

JB Solo 7/29/95 Jackson, WY
Hatfield

The JB solo performance contains an extended Hatfield's Mama rap - 'One more thing about Hatfield's mama...'
The DJ announces that he's pouring a 'cold one' at the beginning and JB seemingly addresses this during the Hatfield's mama rap - 'take a sip and sit back, and learn!' The small audience in the studio even helps keep the beat with some hand claps. We'll bring you the final song from this performance in a future cast.

Thanks for listening!
Make sure to tell your friends about the Everyday Companion Podcast!

Grab it here:
Everyday Companion Podcast #3

My Odeo Channel (odeo/7f25f737af9b887b)


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EverydayCompanionBlog/~5/9GvvLTkH540/everydaycompanioncast_3.mp3




Arlene, Greta and JB Solo - Podcast #2

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:44:50 PDT

This episode includes:
Arlene performed by I-Tal in Athens, GA in May of 1987
Greta into Love Tractor from 4/20/97
and JB performing Space Wrangler solo on 7/29/95 in Jackson, WY.

It was a blast putting this together - I hope you all enjoy it!

Check it out here:
Everyday Companion Podcast #2

My Odeo Channel (odeo/7f25f737af9b887b)


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EverydayCompanionBlog/~5/LZjvye4WhJA/everydaycompanioncast_2.mp3




Podcast #1 is Available!

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 19:37:46 PDT

The real reason I started this blog was to start podcasting some great Live Widespread Panic -
And the first Podcast is now ready - it's a little rough around the edges but contains some great music.

This edition features
Can't Find My Way Home from 7/20/92
Tie Your Shoes > Disco from 4/1/95
and
Aunt Avis > Hatfield from 12/29/95

Check it out here:
Everyday Companion Podcast #1

My Odeo Channel (odeo/7f25f737af9b887b)

Enjoy!


Media Files:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EverydayCompanionBlog/~5/jTz2hKN1o9E/everydaycompanioncast_1.mp3




First Post

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 13:48:09 PDT

Well, I am finally joining the world of BLOG - we'll see if I actually use this tool!