December 18, 2009

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009 Edition

With thanks to Frank Kossen, the 2009 edition of A Very Kossen Christmas (playlist has been submitted to Gracenote CDDB and will hopefully populate soon):

Run Rudolph Run

Keith Richards

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Who Took the Mary Out Of Christmas?

Staple Singers

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Silver Bells

Dwight Yoakam

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Jimmy Smith

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

O'Little Town of Bethlehem

Willie Nelson & Bobbie Nelson

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Mele Kalikimaka

Asleep At the Wheel

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Jesus Christ

Big Star

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Jingle Bells

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones (w/ Alash Ensemble)

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

With Bells On

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Silent Night

Connie Kossen

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Shakana Santa Shake It

Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias (feat. Bonerama)

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)

Duke Ellington

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Blind Boys of Alabama (feat. Tom Waits)

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

One of You (In Every Size)

Marty Robbins

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Frosty the Snowman

The Ventures

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Santa Claus is Back in Town

Elvis Presley

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

O Come All Ye Faithful

Twisted Sister

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Reverend Horton Heat

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Christmas Blues

Canned Heat

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Smoky Greenwell

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

The Dreydl Song

Campbell Brothers

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

Carol of the Bells

Los Lonely Boys

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

All I Want for Christmas is the Saints to Win

Greg Barnhill feat. the Original New Birth Brass Band

A Very Kossen Christmas, 2009

November 23, 2009

Muleoween 2009

Gov't Mule
Upper Darby, PA
Tower Theater

Comments: This set list is in the process of being updated and corrected this is a correct song list...set list notes are still incomplete.
Lineage: Unknown AUD, sounds good though--McLain

1st Set: Under My Thumb *(1), Monkey Man *(2), Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) *(3), Can't you Hear Me Knocking *(4), Angie *(5), Ventilator Blues *(6), Shattered *(7), Wild Horses *(7), Slave *(8), Gimme Shelter *(9), Play With Fire *(10), Paint It Black *(7), Bitch *(3), Brown Sugar *(3)

2nd Set: Steppin' Lightly , Broke Down On The Brazos , Railroad Boy > Monday Mourning Meltdown > Forevermore > Brighter Days > Blind Man In The Dark *(11)

Encore: Goin' Out West (12), Peter Gunn tease (12), Bang A Gong (12), Peter Gunn tease (12), Goin' Out West (13) Setlist Notes: (1) with Jackie Greene on Guitar; (2) with Jackie Greene on guitar, Dan Louis on trumpet, Steve Elson on tambourine; (3) with Jackie Greene on keyboard, Dan Louis on guitar & Steve Elson on maracas; (4) wtih Warren Haynes & Jackie Greene on acoustic guitars; (5) with Jackie Greene on guitar & harmonica, Steve Elson on sax & Dan Louis on trumpet; (6) w/Jackie on guitar, Matt on lead vocals, Danny on bass & Jorgen on drums; (7) with Jackie Greene on guitar & vocals & Steve Elson on sax & cowbell; (8) with Jackie Greene on guitar & harmonica & Steve Elson on gourd type instrument; (9) with Warren & Jackie Greene on acoustic guitars, Dan Louis on keyboards, no Matt Abts on drums, nor Jorgen Carlsson on bass; (10) Jackie on guitar & Steve Elson on tambourine; (11) with Jackie Greene on keyboards, Steve Elson on sax & cowbell & Dan Louis on guitar; (12) with Jackie Greene on guitar and Steve Elson on sax ; (13) with Steve Elson on sax about half way through the song; (14) Jackie on guitar, Steve Elson on cowbell & Danny on trumpet

November 22, 2009

Blue Mountain Courtesy of Owl & Bear

From Owl & Bear

Blue Mountain
Wood House Concerts
Clayton, MO
May 31, 2008

---16 bit version---


Source 1: B&K 4021s at the kitchen desk (aimed at outside of PA stacks) > Sound Devices 722 @ 24/96.

Source 2: SBD > Sound Devices 722 @ 24/96. SBD feed carried the vocals, harmonica and acoustic guitar only.

Source 1 & 2 linking: The 2 Sound Devices 722s were linked live via word clock link cable and C. Link cable in order to keep the same word clock on both recordings.

LINEAGE: 2 Sound Devices 722s > Firewire > computer hard drive > Samplitude 10 (line up 2 sources, mix, resample & dither to 16/44.1, fades, normalize) > CD Wave (track) > Traders Little Helper (flac level 6, MD5 and FFP). Then converted to MP3 in iTunes according to settings detailed here--McLain.

KNOWN FLAWS: AUD portion comes in at 1:22 during intro. Sound board cuts out briefly from 2:12 - 2:33.

TAPED BY: Steve Brothers

TRANSFERRED BY: Steve Brothers



Disk 1 (Set 1) (56:08)

01: intro
02: Mountain Girl
03: Eyes Of A Child
04: Myrna Lee
05: Banks Of The Pontchatrain
06: Lakeside
07: Wink Of An Eye
08: August Afternoon
09: Free State Of Jones
10: Bloody 98
11: She's A Wild One
12: Soul Sister
13: Groove Me
14: Midnight In Mississippi

Disk 2 (Set 2) (62:44)

01: intro
02: Skinny Dipping
03: Butterfly
04: Poppa
05: Hippy Hotel
06: Stop Breakin' Down Blues
07: Let's Go Running
08: Little Darlin'
09: Jellyroll
10: Jimmy Carter
11: 70's Song
12: Blue Canoe
13: Ooh La La
14: Generic America

---Thanks to Brian and Dave for the use of the 722s---

---For trade only - not for sale---

This was a very cool, intimate show held in the Wood's home. Thanks to Rick and Nancy for opening their home for these special shows. Here is some info on Wood House Concerts from their web site:

Wood House Concerts is St. Louisí premier house concert series. The series began in July 2005, when Caitlin Cary and Thad Cockrell needed a place to play on four daysí notice. Rick and Nancy Wood opened their home to the band and an appreciative audienceñ the show was a success! Since then, Rick and Nancy have hosted house concerts about once a month, about 30 so farñwith more on the way.

Willie Nelson and Leon Russell

Need I say more?

NOTE: This is in AAC format! Will play in iTunes, VLC, and on iPods.

Willie Nelson w/Leon Russell
Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ

source: FM reel master
taped by Jerry Moore

lineage: wnew simulcast>10.5" reel @ 7.5 ips, dolby b

technics rs-1506>teac an-180>hd-p2 24/96>
cd wave>adobe 2.0 16/44>flac
reel (ampex) baked, transferred & seeded by Rob Berger

disc one: 59:56

01: dj, intro
02: Whiskey River>
03: Stay All Night
04: Funny How Time Slips Away>
05: Crazy
06: Night Life
07: If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
08: Sweet Memories
09: Bloody Mary Morning
10: Gotta Get Drunk>
11: Shotgun Willie
12: Time Of The Preacher>
13: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
14: The Red Headed Stranger
15: Instrumental
16: Heartbreak Hotel
17: Trouble In Mind
18: A Song For You

disc two: 65:07

01: Come In My Kitchen
02: Detour
03: Will The Circle Be Unbroken
04: Amazing Grace
05: Land Of Uncloudy Skies
06: Instrumental
07: One For My Baby And One For The Road
08: Blue Skies
09: Georgia On My Mind
10: All Of Me
11: Stardust
12: Mama Don't Let Your Babys Grow Up To Be Cowboys>
13: Take Back The Weed>
14: Willie & Waylon>
15: Whiskey River>
16: Instrumental
17: Good Hearted Woman
18: Sioux City Sue
19: White Lightning
20: One Night Of Love
21: Truck Drivin' Man>
22: Whiskey River//
(outro instrumental missing)

notes: a mandatory download situation

November 21, 2009


This here's an outlaw country mix that's intended to tell a story. So what we have here is someone raising all kinds of hell drinking. So they get tossed from the bar and then start doing hardcore drugs. Then they struggle with temptation and get into some violent crime. Eventually these shenanigans catch up to our outlaw and they wind up in prison. While there they reflect on how it is they got into this situation and decide emphatically it wasn't mama's fault. Then our outlaw escapes prison and rambles all over the country running from Johnny Law. He's wistful and lonely on the road, and his gal's fed up with him and his sporadic phone calls and his constant absence. Ultimately, our outlaw finds a reserve of resolve and determines to go after what he wants in life with renewed vigor: look out world!





Six Pack Of Beer


Hank Williams III

Damn Right, Rebel Proud

I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink


Merle Haggard

Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard

Thrown out of the Bar


Hank Williams III

Straight to Hell Disc 1

Non-Addictive Marijuana (Album)



Must've Been High

El Diablo


Willie Heath Neal

Live From Somewhere Unknown



Johnny Cash

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN 3/20/1989

The Last Gunfighter Ballad


Guy Clark

The Essential

Black River Killer


Blitzen Trapper


O.D.'d in Denver


Hank Williams, Jr.

Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound

Cocaine Blues


Willie Heath Neal

Live From Somewhere Unknown

Folsom Prison Blues


Johnny Cash

Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN 3/20/1989

Mama Tried (2006 Digital Remaster)


Merle Haggard And The Strangers

Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard

I'm The Only Hell (My Mama Ever Raised)


Johnny Paycheck

The Soul & The Edge: The Best Of Johnny Paycheck

I Am A Lonesome Fugitive


Roy Buchanan

Roy Buchanan

I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train


Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver

Ben Dewberry's Final Run


Jimbo Mathus & Knockdown South

Old Scool Hot Wings

I'm A Ramblin' Man (Live)


Waylon Jennings

Waylon Live

Mamma Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys


Willie Nelson

It Could Have Been Tonight

Trouble on the Line


Loretta Lynn

Van Lear Rose



Johnny Cash

The Legend Of Johnny Cash

Longhaired Redneck


David Allan Coe

Greatest Hits

The Harder They Come


Willie Nelson


August 19, 2009

Metric on Morning Becomes Eclectic, KCRW, via Owl & Bear

This is Metric.  It sounds wonderful.  Enjoy!

Metric - Live In Session On MBE - KCRW FM 2009

KCRW Radio FM Broadcast
Santa Monica, California.
Source: FM Broadcast

Live In Studio Session @ Time Of Broadcast

AIRED: Monday, June 08, 2009



Lineage: FM > Onkyo HT-R520 > Analog Out > HHB-CDR 800 >
CDR.WAV > TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-S202N > EAC > CD WAVE Tracking > Flac.8)->

I violated the above request about lossy formats like so: flac > foobar (mp3,
LAME @ 225kbps VBR) Sorry.  Don't distribute this as trading material.

Metric expose their Fantasies for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners

02.Twilight Galaxy
04.Help I'm Alive
06.Gold Guns Girls
08.Gimme Sympathy
09.Sick Muse
11.Stadium Love
13.Monster Hospital



Stream/Audition This Show @

Remember, The Streams Can Sound Very Lossy.

Setlist And Info Copied From KCRW's Website

They're Often Incorrect

Other Related Links:


02.Twilight Galaxy.flac:f610707517562941f97d75cc742c0040
04.Help I'm Alive.flac:117c28e225aa894ac11ab7afd007e92e
06.Gold Guns Girls.flac:be4f48bf5e2dba66d5073c7c23ee18c8
08.Gimme Sympathy.flac:4b3a0df6d7b02a01d597cbdd962e5e05
09.Sick Muse.flac:9dce20e6eee862f30027451176859f2c
11.Stadium Love.flac:6784068f6025b509c937b0dab5db3de4
13.Monster Hospital.flac:38b047692df7a52443554e262b246a6c


Metric is a Canadian New Wave/indie rock band. Originally formed in 1998 in New York City,
they are currently based in Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, Los Angeles, California and
Brooklyn, New York.

The band consists of vocalist Emily Haines (who also plays the synthesizer) and guitar, guitarist
James Shaw (who also plays the theremin), bassist Josh Winstead and drummer Joules Scott-Key. Their
first full-length album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, was released in 2003 and earned
a Juno Award nomination for Best Alternative Album. Live It Out was released on October 4, 2005 and
was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the Canadian Album of The Year and once again the
Juno Award nomination for Best Alternative Album.


August 07, 2009

Fleet Foxes at the Fox

Recommended, courtesy of Owl & Bear
Includes photos.

Updated text file to reflect my conversion of the flacs

Fleet Foxes

April 21, 2009

Fox Theater,
Oakland, CA, USA

SBD + AK40 (DIN, ~8' high @ SBD booth) >> LC3 >> KM100 >> R-44 (Oade CM) >> WAV (24bit/44.1KHz) >> flac >> Max [mp3 192kbps VBR] >> iTunes [metadata edits]

Adobe Audition 3.0: SBD/AK40 mix (~60% SBD, 40% AK40), light compression & dither to 16 bit using iZotope Ozone 3 plugin (MBIT+ algorithm)

01 (intro)
02 Sun Giant
03 Sun it Rises
04 Drops in the River
05 English House
06 White Winter Hymnal
07 Ragged Wood
08 Your Protector
09 My Only Son
10 Furr (tease)
11 Oliver James
12 ?
13 ?
14 He Doesn't Know Why
15 Mykonos

16 Katie Cruel (Robin solo: unplugged at stage lip)*
17 Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
18 ?
19 Blue Ridge Mountains

* AK40 mics only. Performance was very low volume so I increased the volume on the AK40's in post to compensate.

**** Not for sale: play nice and share freely! ****

Recorded with band permission.

Big thanks go out to the band for allowing taping and to the venue for being so accommodating. Please support the artists and keep the music alive.