2017-09-25 Grants Pass, OR

Notes from the Taper

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The Magpie Salute
Rogue Theatre
Grants Pass, OR
September 25, 2017

** 16 BIT **

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/3-way lo-cut filter (@ 80hz, middle setting) > Tascam DR-2d @ 16 bit/44.1 kHz
Mastering: .WAV > Sound Forge Pro 11.0 (Build 299) [iZotope Mastering Suite (declick); minor edits, normalize, & fades] > CDWav tracking) > Trader's Little Helper (level 5) > FLAC > TagScanner 6.0.18 (tagging)
Location: Front row of an EMPTY balcony, DFC, mics mounted on the "blue head", about height of seatback level
Recorded by: Steve "ballsdeep" Hagar
Mastered by: Dennis Orr

Setlist:
01 Intro Music
02 Omission
03 Horsehead
04 Chat
05 Kept My Soul
06 Share The Ride
07 Change Of Mind (1)
08 Down The Road (2)
09 Fat Man In The Bathtub
10 Gasoline Alley
11 Girl From A Pawnshop
12 Bewildered
13 You Don't Have To Go
14 Idle Time (1)
15 Don't Say You Love Me
16 I Remember (2)
17 Laila Pt. 2
18 welcome To The Good Times (3)
19 One Mirror Too Many
20 Nebakanezer
21 Chat & Band Intros
- Encore -
22 She Gave Good Sunflower
23 Wiser Time (3)

(1) Marc - lead vocals
(2) Rich - lead vocals
(3) Enrique Consuelo - Congas

Rich Robinson - guitars & vocals
Marc Ford - guitars & vocals
John Hogg - lead vocals & percussion
Sven Pipien - bass & backing vocals
Joe Magistro - drums & percussion
Chris Konte - keyboards & clavinet (on "Change Of Mind")
Nico Bereciartua - guitars
Charity White - backing vocals
Adrien Reju - backing vocals
Katrine Ottosen - backing vocals, harp, & percussion

Show Notes:
Where to begin, where to end with this one?

The brevity of these notes is the basic result of only 7 hours sleep in the last 96 (with an eagerly anticpated 4 hours at the conclusion of this typing).

I will have more time to digest and pontificate after tomorrow, as the post-show drive north is a mere 100 miles.

Back on topic...hanging out from about 1:00 PM on yielded filming permissions from Mr. Riff Robinson himself, so 4 vidcams captured the proceedings (along with 4 audio decks).

Put in an 11 hour day if you count post-show chatting.

One hell of an amazing show.

A nipple-shaving "Share The Ride".

The bit of clavinet during "Change Of Mind" is plucky-as-all-fuck

The almighty "Bewildered".

"Fat Man In The Bathtub" replacing "Bye Bye Blackbird" on the setlist.

"Laila Pt. 2"...yet again, an epic showcase of virtuosity...

My ears would put it right up there with, if not better than, Sacramento, but I've not been able to listen at home yet.

Tomorrow: Portland, then Seattle.

Dennis is an effing saint. THANK him for his quick turnaround so your brain can play gloryhole with the aural candy.

Still fucking off on this end...prolly ain't gonna change anytime soon.

Puberty has been the BEST 30 years of my life.

More to come, as always....

---ballsdeep OUT!!!


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