Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Exodus is Here!

Take a jog down memory lane and check out the past 5 years of "Baba O' Riley" performances to kick off the Hot Coco 5k.

2012


2013


2014


2015


2016

Small Hands, Big Ideas

"The Sounds of Guy Malone!"

Always one of my favorite shows of the year, Cheshire's Hot Coco 5k is a great way kick off of the holiday season. Guy Malone has provided the finish line music for 8 years now. The field has grown to over 1000 runners and GM offspring has topped a half dozen - this annual tradition is becoming quite an interesting benchmark of how much things can change in a year.


11/19/2016
Hot Coco 5k, Cheshire CT

Come Together
Cities
Cry
Baba O' Riley>
John's Camera
Small Hands*
Cut Off Your Hands
Loving Cup
Rocky Mountain Way (1)
So Far Gone
Soulshine
Fire
Whipping Post

Show Notes
*First Time Played
(1) Contained "Voodoo Child" tease

8th Annual Hot Coco 5k






Saturday, June 04, 2016

The Greatest


6/3/2016
The Shamrock, Waterbury, CT

Cut Off Your Hands
Big Ol' World
Lost on Me>
Sail On>
Easy Tiger>
Electrify Me(1)
Water on Mars
Birds of a Feather
Carry On
Cities (2)
Down

Show Notes
(1) for Ogurick
(2) "Waterbury, home of Guy Malone and Lazy Way Out"

Opened for Lazy Way Out. Entire show featured Mike Mercier on keys.






Monday, May 30, 2016

Dusty Bottoms


"That was an estimation of Estimated Prophet"
-BC 4/13/16

Set 1
Jam>
Cut Off Your Hands
Cry
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Cold Roses>
He's Gone
Cities
Shame (1)>
Scuba Dooba Diver* (2)
She Came in Throug the Bathroom Window>
Golden Slumbers>
Carry That Weight>
The End

Set 2
Little Wing*
So Far Gone
Tush (3)
Will of the Working Man
Estimated Prophet
Truckin'


Show Notes
*first time played
(1)contained "The End" (The Doors) tease
(2)debut (King Kong). Cruess on lead vocals
(3)Band Intros: "Dusty Bottoms" Atkins and "Diamond David Lee Roth IRA" Coppola

Thanks to Cruess for setlist and show notes!


The Hope of This Land

"These Guys are World Class"
-Bill, 5/25/16

5/25/2016
Pies & Pints
Middlebury, CT

 Set 1
Cry>
On The Run (1)>
Cities
One Way Out (2)
Whipping Post (2)
With a Little Help from my Friends (2)
Cut off Your Hands
She Came in Through the Bathroom>
Golden Slumbers>
Carry That Weight
The End
Carry On* (3)
Fire (4)
He's Gone

Set 2
Soul to Squeeze(5)
Under the Bridge (5)
Birds of a Feather (6)
Frankenstein (6)

Show Notes
*first time played
(1) complete version
(2) featuring Bill "El Guapo" Calabrese on lead vocals
(3) debut, The Samples
(4) Matt C on bass
(5) incomplete
(6) contained "Mission:Impossible" and "Happy Birthday" teases

Again, a HUGE thanks to Cruess for picking up the slack in my absence. Here's the man in his natural habitat:

It's Always Raining When You're Home


3/30/2016
Pies & Pints
Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Shame>
Shakedown Street> (1)
Cissy Strut (2)

Guitar Amp Acquisition Intermission

Set 1 Cont'd
Whipping Post (3)
Cut Off Your Hands
Wave to the Future>
Tush>
On the Run
Rocky Mountain Way
Tell My Muse
Electrify Me
Frankenstein (4)

Set 2
Spook the Pigeons
Easy Tiger
Truckin'
Birds of a Feather (5)
Ocelot
Soulshine

Show Notes
(1) Guitar Amp blown fuse (no bass fires were reported)
(2) Bass and Drums only
(3) featuring Bill C on lead vocals
(4) Contained "Imperial March" teases
(5) Contained "Stash" teases

Thanks to Cruess for setlist, show notes and photos!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

South California Purples

Saturday night, Connecticut Transit Authority played to a packed house of juiced up Chicago fans. The video is poor, and the pics are worse - a sure sign of a great time. Check em out.

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RJO

Killing Some Time in Space

"Matt, come un-Dave this"
-BC, 3/16/16

3/16/16 
Pies & Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Cities (1)
Cut off Your Hands
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
He's Gone
Come Together
Lost on Me
Water on Mars
Easy Tiger
Psycho Killer>
Character Zero

Set 2
Will of the Working Man
Cold Roses
Born on a Bayou* (2)
Fire
Estimated Prophet
Hot For Teacher
Whipping Post
Loving Cup

Show Notes
*First time played
(1) Contained "Demon Theory" tease
(2) Fan request

"Born on a Bayou" (CCR) was debuted.


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

She Changes From Day to Day


2/17/2016
Pies & Pints, Middlebury, CT

Set 1
Shakedown Street>
Psycho Killer> (1)
Lollipop>
Water On Mars>
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover>
Easy Tiger
Ocelot
It's the End of the World As We Know It>
Baba O' Riley (2)
He's Gone
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Whipping Post

Set 2
Into the Great Wide Open
Cut Off Your Hands
Come Together> (3)
Pipe Dream>
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window>
Golden Slumbers> (4)
Carry That Weight>
The End
Her Majesty (5)
Loving Cup

Show Notes
(1) "Hot for Teacher" (Van Halen) tease
(2) Contained ending section to "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" (Rolling Stones)
(3) "On the Run" tease
(4) Contained lyrics "and I will drink at Pies and Pints"
(5) Fan request

Acoustic performance.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

All I Think and All I See

"This music is mad white"
-Chick in crowd, 2/13/16

Last night GM returned to Triple Play for the first time in 3 years, almost to the date (Check out the rundown of that show here).  For this All-Star Saturday, the band brought a new original, more fresh covers, and awarded Merc with his prospect patch. The crowd brought a enthusiastic attitude and terrible dance moves. All in all, it was a magical evening. See setlist, pics and video below. 


2/13/2016
Triple Play, Watertown, CT

Set 1
My Way Gone
Little Bit of Soul
Lost on Me
Cut Off Your Hands
Water on Mars
Cities
He's Gone
Ocelot
Sail On*
Down

Set 2
Situation Nominal
Enemy>
Irene>
Space Oddity>
John's Camera>
Easy Tiger
Saturday Night Something
Where We Bleed
Mookie Wilson
Burn
Loving Cup

Show Notes
*First time played
First Show at Triple Play since 2/17/13. Entire show featured Mike Mercier on keys. "Sail On" was debuted.











Saturday, February 13, 2016

El Guapo Speaks

"Our bassist wears cashmere"
-Dave

On Super Bowl Sunday, Bill aka "El Guapo" came for the Cone Flakes, but ended up owning the lively crowd at Firefly Hollow Brewery. Check out some highlights below.

2/7/2016
Firefly Hollow Brewery, Bristol, CT

Long Black Veil
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Lost on Me
Truckin'
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window>
Golden Slumbers>
Carry That Weight>
The End
Water on Mars
Born to Run (1)
Midnight Rider (1)
Whipping Post (1)
So Far Gone
Satisfied Mind (2)
Baba O' Riley
Boy in the Bubble
Space Oddity
Cities>
We All Have Things>
Cities
Cut Off Your Hands
With a Little Help From My Friends (1)
Frankenstein

Show Notes
(1) Bill "El Guapo" Calabrese on lead vocals
(2) Played for Dave's 66th birthday

Show Notes
Acoustic performance.