Thursday, July 23, 2009



John passed away peacefully on July 21, 2009 at the age of 64 in Mexico, where he had retired several years ago. It is with great sadness that we relay this news, and extend our deepest condolences to his family and all his many fans out there.

His songs inspired us in so many ways. His energy, passion and commitment to the New Riders brought us all so much joy over the years. We can all be thankful that his music and legacy will live on forever.

Source: New Riders of the Purple Sage Website

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pink Floyd "Moonhead" -1969- Unreleased Pink Floyd

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ratdog at The Masquerade July 17-18th.

This should make for a fun weekend. I have the great fortune of living about ten feet away. Which should make for one hell of a party. I'm not a big fan of Moe, but that's alright. I can work around that. I got a hash ball the size of my eyeball, and a fridge full of beer. Hope to see you there, for the some of the good times.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's A Beautiful Day -Fillmore West-San Francisco, CA 5/23-25/68

Here are three amazing soundboards from three amazing nights, at The Fillmore West, in San Francisco. It's A Beautiful Day opened for The Yardbirds every night. If you haven't had a chance to hear them, this is a great place to start. These shows came before they released their first self titled album in 1969. This San Fransisco band has all the psychedelia you need, to keep you warm at night. They combine a original mix of Blues, Folk, Rock and of coarse Psychedelic music. I didn't know a lot about these ladies and gentlemen, until the last year or so. And honestly, I have know idea how they slipped by. I feel lucky to be introduced to something old that is new to me. I hope it turns out that way for you.

Set List:

1. Intro > Jam 10:32
2. Wasted Union Blues 12:19
3. White Bird 6:48
4. Hot Summer Day 11:02
5. Countryside 5:19

1. Jam > Bombay Calling 10:08
2. Wasted Union Blues 11:43
3. White Bird 6:41
4. Hot Summer Day 10:29
5. Countryside 5:20

1. 0:14
2. Wasted Union Blues 11:32
3. White Bird 6:39
4. Hot Summer Day 11:48
5. Love For You > 2:28
6. Bulgaria > 5:53
7. Love For You 1:52
8. Heavy Changes 9:48
9. Time Is 5:33

***It's A Beautiful Day 5/23,24/1968***part1

***It's A Beautiful Day 5/25/1968***part 2

Monday, July 6, 2009

Syd Barret - Dawn of the Piper

It's been three years since the passing of this great Psychedelic Pioneer. Here is a really strong compilation of music from both his Pink Floyd and his solo career. If you are hardcore about Syd Barret you have probably heard it all before. It's just nice to hear some of these alternate takes put together for a new listening experience. I thought it would make a nice listen on July 7th, the day of his passing.

***Syd Barret Dawn of the Piper***

And a little something on the lighter side.

Spectrum - Live at Cooper's Ale Works May 6, 2009

To help celebrate Spectrum's new EP "War Sucks." Here is a spectacular recording of them playing at Cooper's Ale Works in Nevada City, California. This is a matrix recording, which blends together an audience and soundboard recording. If you are not familiar with Spectrum, it's Pete Kember's band. He was one of the original members of Spacemen 3. It's a great band worth checking out. On tour he plays a few songs from the Spacemen 3 era, just like Jason Pearce of Spiritualized. Actually, you'll notice a few on this recording like Suicide and Transparent Radiation. And man, he really takes his songs to a tripped out space. The intro alone is over thirty minute of pure psychedelia. Amazing head music.

Set List:

Transparent Radiation
Set Me Free
How You Satisfy Me
When Tomorrow Hits
War Sucks (instrumental version)

***Spectrum 2009/5/6***

Apparently, the current link is not working correctly. I'm in the process of adding a new link. It will be up in a few moments. Hold tight.

New Link: ***Spectrum 2009-05-06***

Friday, July 3, 2009

We're Late For Class

Definitely check these guys out. They have some really interesting stuff.

There Blog Site is here: We're Late For Class

Another Collection (2009) We're Late For Class

#40 Another Collection Part 1
#40 Another Collection Part 2

Part 1

Part 2