Saturday, January 31, 2009


Friday, January 30, 2009


Rockin show last night. MSG was packed to the brim & the preachers sons from Tennessee did not disappoint. From the opening chords of “Crawl” to the crowd favorite “So Night So Long” the band let it all hang out...and why not?? You don't come to Madison Sq. Garden to lay-up do you!?

We parked ourselves in what has become our official “go-to" spot, right under the scoreboard on the floor. Definetely a great vantage point to soak up the energy of the Garden. Plenty of amazing moments, one of which was Caleb dedicating “Fans” to the fans - for showing up and doing it right. "Manhattan" to close the show couldn't have been more appropriate “ I like to dance all night..same as the day..but that's how I play" Yeah thats how WE play!

Fans - You Tube
Manhattan - YouTube

Kings of Leon MSG Setlist

My Party
Mollys Chambers
Four Kicks
Wasted Time
Sex on Fire
Slow Light So Long
The Bucket
Black Thumbnail
On Call
Use Somebody
Cold Desert

Knocked Up

Thursday, January 29, 2009

" I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.

-Dr. Seuss

Kings of Leon @ MSG


"T, I just saw the next BIG THING. Kings of Leon is their name, and they just KILLED, opening for U2. I aint gonna miss this band again, I'm sure they'll be headlining themselves one day." - SDSG 2005

Well ladies & gents, that time is now. We'll be pre-gaming @ Brother Jimmy's. See ya out there.

Fans - KOL
Manhattan - KOL

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Ryan Adams + Phil Lesh

“ Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

- African Proverb

Monday, January 26, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009


"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. - Mick Jagger

Mr. Brown - Bob Marley
Monkey Man - Rolling Stones
Stepping Razor - Peter Tosh

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Quote of the Day Re: "Beration Jam"

"Beration Jam is a mini-jam within every festival that we go to… its called our campsite!" - Gordon A.

LOST - So Very Good!

Wow! Where do I even start? Last nights LOST episode was fantastic. By way of introducing the time travel element, the producers have created a way to explain so so much in just one hours time slot. Here are some SDSG observations / questions: Ms. Hawking is defintely Farday's mother. Sawyer needs to take a chill pill. How is that from one scene to the next I cannot determine if Ben is good or bad? What happened between Ben & Sayid that made Sayid tell Hurley to "do the exact opposite of what Ben tells you to"? The fight scene in the motel was badass!! Might the whispers in the forest be the time travelling "losties" trying to communicate? Who is hired the lawyers whom are trying to determine if Aaron is actually Kate's baby? Could the Adam and Eve skeletons in Season One be Aaron and Ji Yeon? Who are the british soliders?.. There are so many of other questions.... I'll leave it to the fans to discuss.

Best quote of the night?..."What is this? It's a compass. What does it do? It points North, John. ... HA!

Here's a great recap via TV Guide

MJ Lineup Announced


I like Mountains. I like 30 minute Mountain Jamz. I especially like the Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule & Girl Talk. "How my feeling?" Franti asks?

Pretty darn good.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


LOST - Lets Do This!


My favorite show (and maybe yours too?) is back on tonight. I've said it many times before and I'll say it again - this is best program TV has to offer hands down. I'm definetely going to have to pay a visit to before I sit down to watch, as there's a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what have you's that need serious refreshing. If your one of those who've never seen LOST before - I recommend going to Best Buy, purchasing seasons 1-4, hunkering down over the weekend & get yourself ready for what is sure to be one of the very best seasons of this epic series.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Heart of Life - John Mayer

MLK - The Dream Lives On


Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2

Mule Monday


For all the fans out there who've been requesting a Mule Monday. This ones for you.

One - Gov't Mule (U2 Cover)
Unring the Bell - Gov't Mule

Friday, January 16, 2009

SDSG 2008 Show Recap

1/1 - Marco Benevento - Sullivan Hall
1/10 - Benevento, Russo, Barr - Sullivan Hall
1/17 - Benevento, Stanton Moore - Sullivan Hall
1/26 - Benevento - Russo Duo / Cornelius - Webster Hall
1/31 - Benevento, Mathis, Barr's - Sullivan Hall
2/19 - Foo Fighters - Madison Sq Garden
2/15 - Angels & Airwaves - Roseland
2/21 - Dumstaphunk - Sullivan Hall
2/28 - Lupe Fiasco - M+B Gallery
3/6-3/8 - LANGERADO: Beastie Boys, R.E.M, Phil Lesh, 311, RAQ, Matisyahu, G.Love, Keller Willams, Funky Meters, Citzen Cope, Dark Star Orchestra, Ozomatli, Minus the Bear, Blind Melon, The Duo, Perpetual Groove, Grace Pottter & the Nocturnals, Disco Bisquits, Dr Dog, Earl Greyhound, Blitzen Trapper, Phix
3/13 - Cowboy Mouth - Webster Hall
3/28 - Ghostland Observatory - Webster Hall
4/2 - Crystal Method - Webster Hall
4/4 - 4/5 - Widespread Panic -United Theatre
4/15 - The Gossip - Webster Hall
4/18 - Tea Leaf Green - Highline Ballroom
4/19 - RAQ - Blender Theatre
5/7 - THE JAMMYS - Booker T Jones, Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Keller Williams , Chevy Chase, Doug. E Fresh, Fab Faux & Trey Ananstasio, Rose Hill Drive, Tea Leaf Green
5/13 - Kanye West, Rhianna, N.E.R.D , Lupe Fiasco
5/24 - Jackson Fuse - Knitting Factory
5/28 - Camp Freddy - Tommy Hilfiger Sessions - Webster Hall
6/17 - Sigur Ros - Museum of Modern Art
6/19 - Medeski, Martin & Wood - Prospect Park
6/20 - My Morning Jacket - Radio City Music Hall
6/23 - Coldplay - Madison Sq Garden
6/24 - Benevento Trio, DJ Logic - Le Poisson Rouge
6/26 - Thievery Corporation - Central Park Summer Stage
6/27 - Tiesto - Webster Hall
7/4 - Jackson Fuse - Beach House
7/11 - Widespread Panic - Penns Landing
7/17 - Magic Slim & the Tear Drops - Terra Blues
7/20 - Santogold, Diplo, A- Track - Central Park Summer Stage
7/29 - Crosby Stills & Nash - Central Park Summer Stage
7/31 - GATHERING OF THE VIBES - Black Crowes, Zappa Plays Zappa, Deep Banana Blackout, Porter Batsite Stoltz,
8/4 - Young Love - Rebel
8/5 - Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club - Fillmore / Irving Plaza
8/6 - 8/7 - Bloc Party - Webster Hall
8/9 - 8/10 - ALL POINTS WEST - Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Trey Anastasio, Rodrigo y Gabriela , Ben Harper, Jack Johnson,
8/13 - Mike Gordon - Highline Ballroom
8/20 - The Allman Brothers, Ratdog - The Meadows
9/06 - My Morning Jacket - Boston Pavillion
9/23 - Kings of Leon - Webster Hall
10/1 - Black Kids - Webster Hall
10/2 - Chromeo - Webster Hall
10/4 - Missy Elliot - Nokia Theatre
10/7 - Okervil River - Webster Hall
10/11 - N.E.R.D , Hot Chip , M.I.A , Chaka Chan, T.I , Franz Ferdinand, - Pier 3 Brooklyn
10/15 - Minus the Bear, Annuals - Webster Hall
10/16 - Trey Anastasio - Roseland
10/22 - Duffy - Webster Hall
10/30 - MGMT / Justice
10/31 - Freaks Ball - Apt 4W
11/9 - Eclectic Method - The Roxy
11/14 - M83 - Webster Hall
11/19 - Widespread Panic - Fillmore / Irving Plaza
12/2 - Dr. Dog - Webster Hall
12/5 - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Webster Hall
12/12 - Moby - Le Poisson Rouge
12/23 - Matisyahu - Webster Hall
12/27 - 12/29 - Gogol Bordello - Webster Hall
12/31 - My Morning Jacket - Madison Sq Garden

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

Great article / speech that was given by Steve Jobs in 2005. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Cycles - Sinatra

If You Ever Change Your Mind....

Bring It On Home to Me - MMJ @ MSG (Sam Cooke Cover)

Just Cuz


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

"If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence.

"If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel'

-Benjamin Netanyahu

New Dead Vid

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Blog of the Week - F*ck You Penguin!

This blog is hilarious. The blog title says it all "A blog where I tell animals whats what"


"Take this world-class douche, for example. Everyone is just hanging out, having a good time, and Mr. "My wingspan is bigger than yours" decides to unload on the scene. Even his swan friend is embarrassed. He probably does it all the fucking time because let's be honest: that's just what swans do."

Mountain Jam V - Oh Yeah!


I have feeling Mountain Jam V is gonna be something special this year. The festivals dates proceeds the spring Dead tour so who knows...maybe we get both Bobby & Phil on the same bill.

That would be niiice.

The official line-up is set to be announced the week of January 19th. Artist in years past have included My Morning Jacket, Raq, Grace Potter, Robert Randolph and ton of other up-&-coming talent. Stay tuned.

The Kings Love Their Pigskin...

Two For Tuesday

River of Deceit - Mad Season
Seasons - Chris Cornell

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Blues


Eagles 23 - Giants 11


Friday, January 9, 2009

Football in 3-D??


Technology puts Gator-Sooner fans on cusp of entertainment revolution. via ABC News

Mediations - by Marcus Aurelius


"Never fear the future. You will meet it, with the same weapons of reason that today arm you against the present"

"When u would need a cordial for your spirits - think of the good qualties of your friends: this one's capabiliy, that ones humor, anothers generosity, and so forth. There is no surer remedy for dejection than to see examples of the different virtues displayed in the characters of those around us, exhibiting themselves as plenteously as can be. Wherefor, keep them ever before you."

It's quotes like these that make this book what it is. AMAZING. Written by one of the most respected emperors in the the history of Rome, Marcus Aurelius, the book outlines his personal guide to self improvement and true happiness. I've read the book countless times, and every time the words / verses always bear new meaning. Truly one of the most inspiring works I've come across.

Congrats Gator Fans!


A wise man stated this morning " That kid Tebow could play for my team anyday of the week. If you enjoy sports, people need to enjoy him. Flat out won't be denied."

And there ya go!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Re: Facebook

"Now instead of actually enjoying an activity – snowboarding, concert, eating, golfing.... people now pause to update their statuses and let everyone know that their about to "jam down the mountain, jam out to Stewart Copeland , jam on a Philly cheesteak, or jam out after a birdie on the 18th at Pebble Beach!" - Ad Age


Phish Summer Tour Dates Announced


Two nights @ Jones Beach to open the tour!? Yessir! This marks the bands 1st trip back to the venue since 1995 - and also happens to be the place where SDSG caught our very 1st Phish show. Do I put my vacation notice in now or....right now?

Check out their cool vid announcment

6/4 Jones Beach
6/5 Jones Beach
6/6 Great Woods
6/7 Camden
6/9 Asheville
6/16 St. Louis
6/18 Burgettstown
6/19 Deer Creek
6/20 Alpine Valley
6/21 Alpine Valley

Feelin It


When the Day Met the Night - Panic! At the Disco

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Allman Brothers Return to the Beacon


The Allman Brothers have announced their return to the Beacon Theatre starting March 9th, for what is sure to be an epic (10) show run.

"I'd love to tell you what we have planned," Gregg Allman told Billboard, "but it's just kick-ass, that's all I can tell you."

The whole thing is supposedly being billed as a tribute to Duane Allman, the band's legendary slide guitarist, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1971.

Rumer is the shows will be chock full of special guests, one of whom will most certainly be Eric Clapton (Duane & Eric jammed extensivly on the Layla Sessions). Another possibility is Dickey Betts joining his old band. Now that would be the shiznit!

Langerado > Allmans Beacon Run = Niiiice

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

Two For Tuesday : Ricky Nelson Edition


I've always been a huge fan of Ricky Nelson. He of course was featured on the 1950's show Ozzie & Harriette, becoming a huge teen idol in the process. He's also responsible for penning a plethora of top 40 hits before his music career faded in the late 1960's. After experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, Ricky tragically perished in an airplane crash, leaving behind a daughter & twin sons who would go on to form the powerhouse group "Nelson".

Favorite lyric of his? "Can't please everyone - so ya gotta please yourself".

Garden Party - Ricky Nelson
Travelin Man - Ricky Nelson

Monday, January 5, 2009

Is this Fo Real?

"This past May, President Bush signed into law a bill which will see the federal government begin to screen the DNA of all newborn babies in the U.S, a move critics have described as the first step towards the establishment of a national DNA database."


Monday Blues


Or are you just tired? Either way, this Monday represents the 1st real day of 2009 for many of us. I for one just started a new jobby job & things are going swimmingly thus far. Here's to good things happening & stayin positive in the New Year - Cheers!

How the Day Sounds - Greg Laswell

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday MMJ - NYE - NYC Post



What can I say??.....NYE lived up to the hype and then some. Between the pre-show party at my apt, My Morning Jacket's great choice of cover songs (Move on Up, The Wanderer, Express Yourself) the addition of an unbelievable horn section, watching the show from the best spot on the floor w/ all my friends & sharing a balloon drop with 15,000 well dressed people - I'd have to say this NYE was as good as it gets. Pretty sure everyone else who shared the experience would say the same. Nice

Check out these pics from show @ Brookyln Vegan

As well as the MP3's / Stream - via Hidden Track