Monday, July 31, 2017

Laurie Lindeen- Petal Pusher Book/Concert Launch June 16, 2007

Photos: (Daniel Corrigan)
As I write this I'm packing my bags and preparing to head off on vacation for two weeks at the cabin on the lake. Yup, 8 straight hours north to the land of limited internet and no TV! This is a perfect opportunity to catch up on my music listening and book reading among the tall tree and cool wind off the lake. Actually, I'm not much of a reader during the rest of the year, but very much look forward to getting to my stockpile of books. This year I'm bringing to the cabin, Girl In A Band (Kim Gordon), Old Records Never Die (Eric Spitznagel), Here Come The Regulars: How to Run a Record Label on a Shoestring Budget (Ian Anderson), My Year Of Flops (Nathan Rabin) and Uncut: Ultimate Music Guide- The Kinks (magazine). All but the Old Records Never Die are bargain bin purchases and the Kinks magazine is a super deluxe expensive "magazine". In past years I read books about Yo La Tengo, lots of Nick Hornby, a bunch by Rob Sheffield and just about anything about music, records and movies. A couple summer ago, I finally read, Petal Pusher from Zuzu's Petals frontwomen, Laurie Lindeen. I really enjoyed the book especially since I attended the book launch/concert in St. Paul, Minnesota over 10 years ago. It makes a lot more sense now since I didn't know the context of many of the stories and characters in the book. Regardless the concert was amazing and it was a treat to see Paul Westerberg (now ex-husband of Laurie) and other favourite musicians like, Steve Wynn, Linda Pitmon, Mark Olsen, Marc Perlman and the reunion of Zuzu's Petals. I wrote a much more detailed review about the concert in a post from June 22, 2007

I had a request to post this show, previously I only posted some highlights from the concert and posted my complete audience recording on Dime. This version is the FM broadcast from Minneapolis, The Current and though the sound quality is superior, it is edited to exclude a couple songs and a part of the interview. I've included the notes from the info file included with the FLAC download file I received with the disc of the show.

Laurie Lindeen
"The Current Fakebook series"
June 16, 2007
The Fitzgerald Theater
St. Paul, MN

Source: Soundboard -> FM
Transfer: FM -> CD-> FreeRip -> flac -> rar

Interview and concert recorded by KCMP 89.3 FM - The Current - St. Paul, MN
Broadcast on 6/24/07

Host - Mary Lucia
Notes: Lucia interviewed Lindeen regarding her book, "Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story". The interview was split up with performances by her Minneapolis friends that had inspired her.

Outstanding show! Highlights include Paul Westerberg's first live performance since injuring his hand and Zuzu's Petals (Laurie Lindeen, Coleen Elwood, Linda Pitmon) reuniting for 2 songs! Other guests include Mark Olson (The Jayhawks), Lori Barbero (Babes In Toyland), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Gutterball and Danny and Dusty), John Eller (Paradox, Eller & Lynch), Jim Boquist (Son Volt), Ed Ackerson (Polara, 27 Various), Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks).

Family Tree: Laurie Lindeen is married to Paul Westerberg.  Mary Lucia is Paul Westerberg's younger sister, and Laurie Lindeen's sister-in-law.  Linda Pitmon is married to Steve Wynn.  Presumably some of the other people have slept together as well.

The Current edited several bits of the performance.  Curse words are bleeped and "God" from "Goddamn Angel" is removed. The 2 Rolling Stones' songs that Eller and Westerberg jammed on after the intermission are not included.  People were still out in the lobby when Paul and co. came to the stage and he said something like "we were asked to kill some time".  And finally, the dialogue about Babes In Toyland and the performance from Lori Barbero is completely absent. :(

01. Laurie Lindeen interview - "growing up"
02. STEVE WYNN * - Still Holding On To You [The Dream Syndicate]
03. interview - "musicals"
04. JOHN ELLER @ - 'Til There Was You [from "The Music Man", The Beatles version]
05. interview - "moving to Minneapolis"
06. MARK OLSON & MARIA RUSSELL - Five Cups Of Coffee [The Jayhawks]
07. interview - "first gigs, early Zuzu's Petals"
08. ZUZU'S PETALS - God Cries
XX. PAUL WESTERBERG # - Mother's Little Helper [The Rolling Stones]
XX. JOHN ELLER # - Loving Cup [The Rolling Stones]
09. interview - "touring England" & "meeting Paul"
XX. LORI BARBERO $ - Dogg [Babes in Toyland]
10. PAUL WESTERBERG % - I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face [from "My Fair Lady"]
11. PAUL WESTERBERG - Goddamn Angel
12. interview - "Zuzu's Petals 2nd album and later stages"
13. ZUZU'S PETALS - Love Bullet
14. interview - "Laurie reading excerpt from her book"
15. FINALE ! - Daydream Believer [The Monkees]

* Steve Wynn-vocals & guitar, Ed Ackerson-guitar, Mark Perlman-bass, Linda Pitmon-drums
@ John Eller-vocals & guitar, Mark Perlman-bass, Paul Westerberg-drums
# Paul Westerberg-lead vocals & guitar, John Eller-lead vocals & piano, Ed Ackerson-guitar, Jim Boquist-guitar, Mark Perlman-bass, Linda Pitmon-drums
$ Lori Barbero-vocals & drums, unknown guitarist
% with acting assistance from Jim Boquist
! John Eller-lead vocals & piano, Paul Westerberg-guitar, Steve Wynn-guitar, Ed Ackerson-maracas, Marc Perlman-bass, Linda Pitmon-drums, Laurie Lindeen-vocals, Coleen Elwood-vocals, Lori Barbero-vocals, Jim Boquist-vocals)

LAURIE LINDEEN & FRIENDS- 2007-06-16 Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul, MN FM FLAC. rar

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Superchunk- Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB October 20, 1997

A while back, let's say about 7 years ago, I posted a Superchunk show that previewed new songs from their then new release, Majesty Shredding. I mentioned I had recorded Superchunk in Winnipeg while they toured through here back in 1997, but I had never transferred the recording or posted it on the blog. I had a request last week from Caroline who reminded me about the recording and wanted to know if I had ever gotten around to transferring and posting the show. I have since converted and transferred the original tape to my hard-drive, split the tracks, wrote a setlist (hope I got it right?) and uploaded the file.

I recorded Superchunk with my old (my first recorder) Sony Walkman cassette recorder with small stealthy mics that lack the warmth and richness of my more recent mics, so don't get your hopes too high sound quality-wise. The sound is thin and trebley and it doesn't help that the sound at the Pyramid was always shitty (I recall the sound was loud and somewhat distorted), but once your ears adjust you'll be treated to an excellent concert and would believe it was almost 20 years ago! My brother has been bugging me to hear this show, he was at the show with me and he's a huge Superchunk fan. Since Superchunk has yet to return to Winnipeg, I treasure this recording quite a bit and was glad to finally upload the tape. I worry my cassette masters might deteriorate and degrade in sound quality over time as most of my taping was from 1993-2000, many are over 20 years old. Thanks Caroline for coaxing me to post this show and I will try (really!) to upload more shows in the future I have on tape.

Pyramid Cabaret
Winnipeg, MB
October 20, 1997
AUD Master

Sony mic> Sony WM-GX35 Recording Walkman> Maxell XLII 90 Cassette> Aiwa tape deck> ADS Instant music> usb> Nero SoundTrax> WAV> Direct WAV splitter> FLAC> rar

01. Driveway To Driveway
02. Skip Steps 1 and 3
03. Watery Hands
04. New Bruises
05. Marquee
06. Iron On
07. Question Is How Fast
08. Precision Auto
09. Burn Last Sunday
10. Sunshine State
11. Seed Toss
12. Unbelievable Things

13. Hyper Enough
14. Throwing Things

SUPERCHUNK- 1997-10-20 Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB FLAC Master. rar 
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