Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
4/29/07, Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO set list:
Soul Thing Straight-up, like a good bourbon.
Give Me Tonight An appletini of a song, sounds innocent, but still gets you plastered and you find yourself going home with that guy from the marketing department. No regrets in the morning.
Hell of a Day Starts off easy like Pabst Blue Ribbon at a barbeque, and morphs into Jagermeister at a frat party, jam: Another Brick in the Wall, Part II (Pink Floyd)
Dream Myself Awake You know those box wines that your mom buys and mixes with on-sale Costco seltzer and then calls it something like a “spritzer”? Just saying à chacun son goût.
Medicated Goo (Traffic) That Italian bitter, Montenegro, you would have in Naples before going into dinner at your favorite restaurant, the one where they no longer bothered to give you the menu. Good times.
The Deal A fine Sancerre, a bit flinty and chalky, oh so quaffable.
Hold on to Your Love A hurricane in New Orleans, the drink, not the disaster. You walk down the street and hints of the blues waft from the bars. You feel yourself getting drunk on life. Recipe: 1 oz white rum, 1 oz Jamaican dark rum, 1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum, Josh solo, 3 oz orange juice, Boogie bass, 3 oz unsweetened pineapple juice, Taylor Hicks wail and growl, 1/2 oz grenadine syrup, crushed ice. tag: Can’t Trust Your Neighbor (Johnnie Taylor)
My Friend Once a friend and I alternated drinking straight from a bottle of Jim Beam and a liter of Coke. This song is kind of like that, frenzied, rude, young, and full of piss and vinegar. And drunk—very, very drunk.
Just to Feel That Way Zima comes to mind, but Taylor turns this into a respectable homemade screwdriver with the power of his vocals.
Heart and Soul This is a classic Martini with extra olives. One of my favorites and gets me buzzed fast, and I can chew on the salty Josh solo. new tag: Soul Serenade (King Curtis)
Heaven Knows Opens like tequila shots in Tijuana: tag: What’d I Say (Ray Charles) call and response, segues into…
The Maze What’s the rule, beer before liquor, never sicker? I can’t remember. But remember to drink lots of water. tag: You Don’t Know Like I Know (Sam and Dave), new tag: Warm Love (Van Morrison). Refreshing harmonica solo that was like really good alcoholic apple cider, sharp, crisp, sweet, can I have another?
The Right Place Hot toddy après ski. Then back to the chalet for a massage (and a screw).
The Runaround What else could this be? It’s a kegger toga party. tag: Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed) with harmonica intro tease.
Take Me to the Pilot (Elton John) Budweiser. Bowl of nuts.
Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu (Johnny Rivers) At US Navy dining-ins, there is a giant bowl of punch made up of every liquor known to man, called The Grog. Attendees are punished for actual and imagined infractions by being forced to drink from the vat of death. This, my friends, is The Grog. tag: Hey, Pocky Way (The Funky Meters), tag: Big Chief (Professor Longhair), tag: Fire on the Bayou (The Funky Meters)
It’s a beautiful day here in Colorado – sunny skies, snow on the mountains, 60 degrees here on the front range. I’m doing this post a day early to give people a place to chat, and because tomorrow, my mind will be on the show. So, discuss the Denver show, the tour in general, or wherever your musical mind is this weekend.
These pictures and more at the Paramount website:
In the meantime, need something else to do? Click here:
Colorado Blues Society calendar