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LiveNation ticket deal May 2nd!

Posted by on May 1, 2017

Howdy everybody!

In case you haven’t caught wind of this promo and are still waiting on tix for summer tour, Live Nation is running a promo tomorrow (May 2) with $20 tickets to a great big boatload of shows. Among the listings I discovered these tasty treats..

Dead & Company Ak-Chin Pavilion (Phoenix) 05/28/2017
Dead & Company Citi Field (Flushing) 06/24/2017
Dead & Company Fenway Park (Boston) 06/18/2017
Dead & Company Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow) 06/22/2017
Dead & Company KeyBank Pavilion (Burgettstown) 06/15/2017
Dead & Company Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs) 06/20/2017
Dead & Company Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View) 06/04/2017
Dead & Company USANA Amphitheatre (Salt Lake City) 06/07/2017
Dead & Company Wrigley Field (Chicago) 06/30/2017

Offer valid for qualifying purchases between 8am local time on 5/2/17 and 11:59pm local time on 5/9/17 for participating shows only, while supplies last.


I’m going to Burgettstown for sure, and I’m going to grab a ticket for Fenway tomorrow and try to make all the other logistics fall into place.

Hope this helps, Peace to allYall!



NYE in Nashville?

Posted by on December 27, 2016

Hello all and Happy Holidays!

I’ve got an extra pair of tix to Widespread Panic for New Year’s Eve at Bridgestone Arena. Circumstances have made the trip a no go for me.

If anyone can make use of them, they are free for the asking.  Let me know ASAP so I can get them mailed out.

Peace in the New Year, hope to see ya’ll on summer tour!


Meetup at the Sunshine Daydreamers at the movies

Posted by on May 9, 2016


Hey anyone else going?

Thinking maybe we can have a little online meetup here and be “that guy (or girl)” sitting on their phone during the movie. I’ve not been to one of these before, but I assume it’s ok to dance in the theater, yes?  Not your everyday film thingy.

re: the livestream from MSG

Posted by on November 8, 2015

MSG#3 show. Oteil sits in on Drums for a few minutes. I don't think they other guys were expecting him

MSG#3 show. Oteil sits in on Drums for a few minutes. I don’t think they other guys were expecting him

Had a blast at the show! My buddy Jon won the Amex tix. I had one of those am I the only one who saw that? Did that just happen moments during Drums.. Oteil came on stage and started playing Bill’s kit while he and Mickey were working the big ones in back. I couldn’t tell who it was, so i asked the guy behind me if he knew who the third guy is, and he says it’s just Bill and Mickey. After the show I asked like ten different people if they knew who the third guy on Drums was, everyone was like “what are you talking about?”, and I’m like.. oh no, this is like the rubber chicken thing all over again, a stone cold sober hallucination. Thank God for the webcast.. I went back through and there it was! I’m not crazy! (at least not currently hallucinating) It looks like Bill and Mickey were as confused as I was.

Biily and Mickey turn around and see Oteil on Billy's kit during Drums

Biily and Mickey turn around and see Oteil on Billy’s kit during Drums

The Albany Show

Posted by on October 31, 2015

Howdy Peeps!

Here’s my commercially official take on the show, please allow me to share and encourage all to pass it on to your friends, neighbors, strangers and woodland creatures.

and here’s some rare and previously unreleased exclusive photos!

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Thanks, Peace!

Here we go again…

Posted by on October 29, 2015


5:30 am.  The moon is up and so am I. Fall tour becons. Time to get ready to hit the road. Brace yourself Albany, the Nick is coming back from (or its for?) The Dead.


8:05 am crossing first state boarder. Got word from RoadKing, apple pie meet up later.

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12:15 pm  road musing…  what songs would be a good match for Mayer to do lead vocals on?

I could see a real nice Peggie-O.  Thoughts?

Two hours out, time to motor on. My bear Stagger Lee keeping me company. I’m going to need a little pre-show nap I think.


4:00pm. Exactly 5 people ahead of me in the pit queue!


5:45 pm.  Just got in the door. Got a spot on the rail 😀


9:05 pm in between sets. OK Mayer is really pretty good.  Had a stiff 1st song, then relaxed and took off.

Set 1.


Cold Rain and Snow

Tennessee Jed

Feel Like a Stranger

He’s Gone>

Bird Song>

The Music Never Stopped


11:30 pm

Set 2

Lost Sailor>

Saint of Circumstance

Help on the Way>


Franklin’s Tower>



The Other One>

Stella Blue>

Not Fade Away

Encore: Touch of Grey


… more detailed breakdown to fillow.

Fall Tour Roll Call!

Posted by on October 22, 2015

A week and a day and the Train’s a pulling out the Station!  Whoo! Whoo!

I’m in for three stops .. Philly, D.C., and most recently Albany.  I’d like to meet up with you all if our paths overlap.  <Roadking> Steve has made mention to me of an opening night apple pie featuring the best apples Harvard has to offer.

Let’s keep in touch, i miss ya’ll .. (Just look for the Mortatone shirt) 😉

Fourth Day of July

Fourth Day of July

Daydreamer Pic-a-nic

Daydreamer Pic-a-nic

RE: Ozark Matt’s pics

Posted by on September 13, 2015

They are Awesome!  For some reason I couldn’t post in the reply section, but I zoomed in and found me in one of your crowd shots – (daydreamer pic-a-nic shirt and bee hat).  Chris/Boo right in front of me in the taper section.  Anyone else?

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