Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA
November 10, 1998
by Ron Hromoko
make no mistake about it, you *know* when you're in santa cruz, the town
also known as a time machine. and, now i know why they call it
check out http://www.sco.com/palookaville
for a replay of this show.
you may not be able to appreciate all the 'cultural dynamics' of being
there in the flesh, but you'll be better off.
chef norm was picked as stenographer du jour, proudly wearing his Horns,
receiving cooking jokes like a chef boyardee. a large screen TV monitor
remained an idle purple throughout the performance.
todd starts playing the chords for 'hide your love away', but singing
it's a few lines into the song before he realizes and corrects the chords.
then, a similar, resolving
is aborted after a great verse with the takamine through a fuzz box.
- you've got to hide your love away
- i don't want to tie you down
todd levels the mood on the piano with
- hammer in my heart
is slower and more operatic in parts. drool speech included.
is completed tonight, though not without it's falters.
is complete and performed better than the previous two, which is not
- wouldn't have made any difference
jesse joins for some lap-steel guitar accompaniment to the uke for
giving it an arthur lyman hawaiian sound. the bossa nova set kicks, as
are a welcome stability pill for this unstable show.
ends the main 'reverse set' with a broken string [same fourth string
as caprice?] giving LotCM some interesting sounds at the solo. put
a fork in him.
the surprise encore toon
and, the not-so-surprise encore toon
draw your own conclusions from the webcast, but TR give us not as good
performance tonight. the crowd was loud and obnoxious. the first few
toons flowed well, but the piano section spiraled. jesse and todd
continue to make magic effortlessly.
- love is the answer
- can we still be friends
- i saw the light
- lucky guy
- i want you
- dream goes on forever
it's a jungle outside, people just survive