"More Than A Little" recorded 10/24/09 at the Egyptian Room at the Murat Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. The super tripped out/uninhibited jungle/housed up extended/drum and bass dance/Saturday night/end of set/DJ Kdub/live remix. Bitch. This week is intended to be the complete polar opposite of last week (check it out. I'll still be here when you get back). This is a hot off the press display of my current looping ability at its most recent peak. Feel free to compare it to the first version, which came out on the "Loop" record, which was showcasing the looping concept in its beginning stage. I'm far behind the potential of what I can make electronics do. I just need to get more stuff. It’s out there for the taking (buying, that is…and this shit ain’t cheap). I'm just enjoying the thought of coming close to mastering the stuff I have that I've been using for years. Please enjoy this very loud while being naked.
Note: More Than A Little mixed live by Louis Gosain, which makes it another YouGoCrazy Production.
This week's release was recorded 15 years ago on 9/6/94 at Finns on Atlantic Blvd. in Virginia Beach, VA. The song is called "Get On Up/Sanford and Son". It still appears in my live show today but with lots of loop jams throughout. This version was before all the looping crept its way into my show. It is also the first song on my first record "Freek". This version was recorded on cassette off of a powered mixer that I hauled around in a Mazda pick up with my trusty husky Sheeba. The guitar was an amazing Takamini 12 string with actually 12 strings on it. And tuned to pitch. Today my 12 strings have 9 strings and tuned 1 to 5 steps below pitch so this is different from how my guitars sound today. This guitar was either left on the street or stolen out the back of my truck right around the time of this show. I was young and dumb and worry free and quite forgetful. I was also doing like 6 shows a week (2 of those being in Virginia Beach). Finn’s on Tuesday and Kiefer’s on Wednesday. Man I miss that guitar. I didn't notice it missing until I loaded in the next night. The replacement guitars never quite sounded as good to me so a lot of the old recordings from this time frame don't pass my rigid inspection for release. But this does. In fact, I have plucked several songs off of this recording to share. Finn’s was owned by a college buddy of mine for about 8 months. A circle of friends would bartend and free drinks and shots would flow freely. Maybe that's why it closed 8 months after it opened. The song was made up a couple of years earlier and it’s about a weekly gig I had in Fredericksburg. The Windsor Tea Room (which is now J.Brians) would move the tables aside on Wednesday nights and let me play from 8-10pm to a bunch of underage hippy kids. Ahhh…good times. I was recently given a hard drive containing something like 800 shows of mine dating back almost 20 years. All I need is a computer…and some kind of plug to go between the two…and some software to decompress the files…and someone who knows how make both work…and about 150 hours to listen to the stuff. And then of course babysitters. So it might be a while before I dive into this hard drive. I wish I could plug some headphones into it and press play. Someday, I will discover what lies beneath the mysterious plastic shell of this hard drive. And when I do, I will share some with you. Until then, please enjoy "Get On Up/Sanford and Son" recorded 9/6/94 at Finn’s in Virginia Beach, VA.
The first release of the song "Mullet Cut" was recorded with my friends from String Cheese Incident. It came out on my "Dream" record as a bonus track. It was then released on the "Live" record with Moseley, Droll, and Sipe. So why on earth would I release it again? I guess it’s simply for feedback. I was thinking about trying to pursue releasing this whole set. There were multi camera angles including one on a big giant swinging boom arm thing that would cruise over the crowd. I asked a while ago what the chances were of being able to release this set in its entirety. The jury is still out on that one and I'm hoping this release could light some sparks on the subject. It’s a 90-minute set, and yes it does contain some of the same material as what is on the "Live" record. Mullet is on the DVD version of “Live”, but something about this set was special. The band played Jam Cruise in January of ‘09 and not again until this set. I flew with a little mixer and computer speakers so we could jam before the set. Our backstage tent was directly behind the stage so it was loud, making it difficult to hear each other for the rehearsal. But we were able to play through an abbreviated set before our time slot. The set is far from perfect as far as mistakes go but closer to perfect than any festival set I can recall ever playing with this band. What do you think? Does it sound good enough to you to be released in its entirety? And if so, should I try and release the whole video? Feed me your feedback. Gathering Of The Vibes is a super cool festival now held in Connecticut on the Long Island Sound. Please enjoy. Thank you. Keller
Radioactive is a walking poetic, hip hop, rhythm machine. By himself, he lays down vocal beats with a looper, then raps over the top. We met on the Summer Sessions tour (1999) which was String Cheese, moe. , Galactic and Gov't Mule. Each band brought a solo act with them to play 15 min in between sets. moe. brought Gibb Droll, Gov't Mule brought Kevn Kinney, Galactic brought Radioactive and The Cheese brought me. Out of the 20 something shows, Phil and Friends did 8 shows in the middle of that tour. Radioactive went on to travel the world for a year or two with Spearhead. Last week, I was lucky to be invited to play the 9th annual Harvest Celebration which is about an hour North of Syracuse. I was happy to hear Radioactive doing his thing on the stage as I ate my dinner from the festi vendors. Later that night, in the middle of the two verses of “Freshies”, I saw Radio in the front row, over on the side, groovin' with the hippies, with a big ole' smile on his face. Needless to say I handed him a mic and said, “go”. And he went.........off.