You see, I think it's cool they play the end of it. It's a great track but live it's pretty long because they jam it out a bit and play it a little slower. I like the mentality that they understand how rad that middle part is, and think "well if we don't have time to play the whole thing, we can at least throw in the middle."
Not that I'm not dying to see the full version live.
After last nights show they are changing their name to My Morning Poncho. Thunderstorms pushed them back about 45 minutes so we only got about an hour and a half of music. Still a great show, but they ended up cutting out the rarities for the most part.
I saw the set list this morning. That's to bad they couldn't do the full set.
I just wish they would have looked at the time right before they went on and said to themselves:
"This is gonna be a short set guys cause we can't go past curfew. Let's give them one hell of a setlist. We have to keep the 2 opening tracks the same. Let's throw in Cobra, Phone, Tyrone, Dondante, Steam, Wordless, Black Metal, Mahgeetah, One Big Holiday, and finish on Run Thru (all of it)."
I would have took that 12 over the 14 they played and wouldn't care that it was a short set at all. Probably not possible for them to switch it up last minute but it would have been cool.
Should I skip work and buy tickets for tomorrow's Philly show, or should I save that $ and hope that a NYC show is in the works? A retirement party in the office, with a high supply of alcohol, has initiated my reckless gene.
I just feel the need to post this everywhere. This new version of Dondante is a quacking beast, and I'm pretty sure Philly was the first place they busted it out. I have the bootleg from 8/20 and it's way different. It's easily the best live song in their arsenal.
Yea that sounds pretty similar to the recording from the Charlotte show, although the Philly version is a couple minutes longer. MMJ likes to jam/improvise a little bit every now and then, I would say that's more of what they are doing, I wouldn't call it a "new version" of the song.
I moreso meant that they added a new jam part. I just thought it was really neat how they decided to speed it up in the middle. I guess "new version" does imply that they completely reworked it though.
Anyone else catch that they were added to a festival in Charleston, South Carolina in October? I'm hoping they'll flesh that out into a quick tour of the south this fall. They skipped Nashville on this last tour (I'm not complaining, caught them in Atlanta and Charlotte). But I'd be so happy if they added Nashville and Kentucky dates.
And bah. I just realized I haven't gotten any deep cuts at either show I've seen on this tour. The least common ones I've seen are It Beats 4 U and Islands in the Stream, and to be honest, I don't particularly care for Islands all that much.