Nice work – thanks again Dianna for another balanced and objective recap!Always thought that they should bring back the Intro to Light off the Joy album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b19hOy_RKwg). Starts all spacey and synthy, and allows Fishman to change the feel with a soft drum beat under more delay builds, the he gets an always welcome big tom drum fill to bring the band into the energetic start of the tune! My 2 cents.
Two random thoughts in response:
- I think Carini is the MVP song to date – sure, the tour opening version didn’t go above and beyond, but the BGCA1 and Alpha1 versions are two of my favorite five jams this tour so far; and they’re completely different from one another taboot. In some ways – and bear with me here as this is a weird analogy – they remind me of the Prague Ghost and Christiania Ghost respectively. One is 15 minutes of hose so pure that the spigot broke clean off; the other is 20 minutes of multidimensional depth. I dunno.
- I too struggle with the abruptness of the BDTNL and Light intros – they both seem to break through the walls of the previous songs or jams like Kool-Aid Man way too frequently. Considering how simple both intros are – BDTNL basically a droning G chord, and Light just alternating between B and E – you’d think that Trey would better adapt the intro to the context of the show, segueing into them more often, or bringing them up from a hush as you pointed out was the case for Light last night. Maybe he feels the same... or maybe I’ll get alarm clock shock’d out of the previous jam when Light comes crashing in at Curveball – but if the jam goes the way last night’s did, I’ll be happy to scream OHHHH YEEEEEAH!
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