SETLIST FROM SCOTT WEILAND’S SHOW LAST NIGHT IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Setlist:
1. Opening Jam
2. Crackerman (STP song)
3. Paralysis
4. Killing Me Sweetly
5. Black Again (STP song)
6. Tumble in the Rough (STP song)
7. Mockingbird Girl
8. First Kiss on Mars (STP song)
9. Do It For The Kids (Velet Revolver song)
10. California/Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover)
11. Can’t Stand Me Now (The Libertines cover)
12. Barbarella

Encore:
13. Vasoline (STP song)
14. Unglued (STP song)

LIVE SINGER ED KOWALCZYK TALKS CHRIS CORNELL’S SOLO CAREER

Live front man Ed Kowalczyk was recently interviewed by Audio Ink Radio and had this to say about Chris Cornell:

Several ‘90s frontmen are doing the solo thing lately, including Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, to name a few.

Yeah, I saw Chris’ songbook tour last year in Los Angeles and loved it. There comes a cycle where it makes sense and the fan base is ready for that kind of experience in the life of a songwriter. You mentioned all of those artists and myself in there, and with all of us, we have so many songs that people identify with and know, and to be able to experience those in such a stripped-down, intimate way after 10 or 15 years seems like the thing to do. People are ready to sit down in a theater and really soak that in. There seems to be space for it at some point in a career, and my fans love it. Source

 

AlternativeNation.net Interview With Nicole Fiorentino, Smashing Pumpkins Bassist

Last week AlternativeNation.net had an exclusive interview with Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, and now to close out November we have an interview with Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino. November has definitely been the month of the bassists on GrungeReport.net.

Nicole Fiorentino joined the re-tooled Smashing Pumpkins in 2010, replacing Ginger Pooley on bass. She has gone on to become the most popular Smashing Pumpkins bassist among fans since D’arcy Wretzsky, with her playing and backing vocals on Oceania and the subsequent 2012 tour gaining widespread praise. The Smashing Pumpkins resume their North American tour next week, following the postponement of tour dates due to Hurricane Sandy.  In this Q&A, Fiorentino discusses the Pumpkins’ planned followup to Oceania, setlists, the status of the Teargarden By Kaleidoscope project, and much more.

Billy Corgan is known to be one of the hardest working musicians out there, with the Smashing Pumpkins doing a lot of rehearsing. Was this hard to adjust to at first when joining the band and was it intimidating to work with a musician with Billy’s work ethic? Do you recall how many songs you went through during this ‘initiation’ time period?

I think one of the reasons Billy and I work so well together is because of our similar work ethics. I’m a very determined person and I work best when challenged and under pressure. I’ve also struggled a long time to get to where I am now, and I wasn’t under any illusion that it was suddenly going to be all sunshine and butterflies when I joined a band at this level. If anything I was expecting to work harder than I ever have before. I can’t really recall how many songs I learned initially, so I guess that answers the question!

How have the reactions been so far from fans hearing Oceania from front to back live this year? Does it seem to be connecting more with the audience from show to show, or vary from city to city? I’ve read some reviews and there have been many fans excited to hear it, but then also some of the more casual fans shouting for the hits. I think it’s great that you guys are playing it live, there are some veteran bands that I cover on GrungeReport.net that I wish would be as confident as you guys are regarding playing new material and moving forward.

The reactions to playing Oceania live have been incredible. The most positive feedback the band has had in many years. At first it was intimidating, getting up there and not knowing how people were going to respond to an hour of new music, but that’s the risk we decided to take. This band has always been fond of risk-taking, so why stop now? For me it was nerve-wracking because I contributed to this album, so I have more at stake now than I did just playing the old stuff. If they don’t like it, I played a huge role in that, you know? Of course some audiences have been more lively than others, but in general we seem to be captivating them, and that’s not an easy feat with new material. You can tell pretty early on if it’s working or not, but I think overall people are leaving happy. There’s always gonna be the audience that just wants the hits, but the proof is in the pudding. Tweets come pouring in after the shows. I consistently hear things like “best Pumpkins show I’ve ever seen”, “best concert I”ve ever been to”, “mind-blowing” etc. So we’re doing something right.

Has there been more pressure with this North American tour, playing larger venues? Especially playing a new album and the band not having done a headlining tour in arenas during the last few years.

Yeah it’s tough times everywhere right now, so playing the larger venues can be challenging. But again, we’re a band that’s known for taking risks, and if it doesn’t work then you move on to the next. But regardless of who’s there, we’re gonna play the same show with the same energy. The people on the floor aren’t looking up into the seats to see if the show is sold out, they just want to see a great rock show. so we have to think about that when we’re up there. either way, the people that are there are having fun, and they’re each gonna share that with 3 friends, so on and so forth. I feel confident that we are putting on a quality show that speaks for itself. when the quality is there it’s undeniable, whether you are playing old or new material or a combination of both.

What is the dynamic like with the band traveling, and before and after shows? Do you spend a lot of time hanging out with Billy, Jeff, and Mike or are you guys off doing your own thing?

We have a very healthy dynamic. We are friends and we do hang out, but we also know to respect each others’ privacy. It’s difficult on the road because you don’t have anything to ground you. you’re not in your own house, you don’t have your things, usually your significant other isn’t there. so it’s hard to maintain any semblance of a normal life. you have to be supportive of everyone’s needs. for me, I have to do yoga, read, go for walks alone. but I also like to get a healthy amount of social time too. it’s all about balance and knowing each others’ boundaries. but overall we really do like each other and getting along really well.

How do the band put together the setlists?  Are there any songs you are hoping to play in the future with the Pumpkins?

We are very particular about the set lists. A lot more goes into it than just throwing songs onto a piece of paper and shuffling them around. SP has such a huge catalog so we have to attempt to not play too many songs from certain records and neglect others. We usually go into rehearsals with a general idea of what we want to play but then if something is going against the flow of the set we try to think of a song that has the right vibe. It’s not like we are trying to meet a quota or have a certain number of hits, we’re also not avoiding the hits. we really just look for what is going to create a shift in the set, a new moment. the last thing we want is for the set to feel linear, it needs to have movement. so if we play something like Bullet with Butterfly Wings in the middle of the set, we’re not gonna follow it with Zero and Cherub Rock. we’d go with a song that’s going to shift the mood, something epic or mellow. we like to take people on a journey.

I know you played a new song called “Black Sunshine” live a few times on the North American Oceania tour, has Billy brought any other new song ideas to the band yet? Where do you sense the vibe of new material going?

Yeah Black Sunshine was an idea we had when writing for Oceania. It didn’t make the cut at that time, but it has evolved a lot since then. It’s hard to tell what the vibe of the next record will be. It’s interesting because I’ve been listening back to the original demos from Oceania and it’s crazy how far the songs have come since then. We probably had 15 different versions of Pinwheels at one point. I mean like completely different versions: the rock version, the synth version, the psychedelic version. But the one that stuck was the one that fit in with the story line. Like our live shows, we wanted the record to take people on a journey. So it’s really too soon to tell what the vibe is going to be according to the ideas we are working on now. Either way, I think this new record is going to take it to the next level for this incarnation of the band because now that we’ve been through the process once together, we can dig a lot deeper this time. for me I feel more confident and I feel a sense of ownership to the music now, so whatever direction the new record take I am going to give it everything.

You mentioned on Facebook recently that you are considering doing a solo project. Personally I’d love to hear it, especially after hearing your vocals on Oceania (particularly on Pinwheels) and in The Cold and Lovely. When might the solo project happen, and do you have anybody in mind who you might want to contribute to it?

It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a little while now. Obviously my priority is focusing on my work with SP, but I definitely think it would be good for my soul to put out something on my own. It would be a different kind of challenge, something I’ve never done before, so that’s exciting to me. I’ll work on it gradually during my down time, and I am in no rush to release it. I mainly just want to do it for me, and then if people want to listen to it great. if they like it, even better! I am not looking to have some solo career. I like being a bassist in a band. it’s what feels right. as far as contributors, I’m not sure. I have so many talented people in my life so there is a surplus there. Most likely Meghan Toohey, probably my friends Barbara Gruska (The Belle Brigade) and Brian Aubert (Silversun Pickups), and maybe I could get one of my fellow Pumpkins to make an appearance!

What bands out there today are you excited about, both young and old? Any albums that you’d like to recommend or that you’re excited about?

St. Vincent, Silversun Pickups, Cat Power, Fiona Apple, Explosions in the Sky, Wild Flag, Rachael Yamagata, Neko Case, The Gossip. I would recommend any and all albums from these bands. I listen to the Cure, PJ Harvey and Bessie Smith 24/7, but I think I mention that in every interview. I’m also very excited about my new Tibetan chakra meditation album. Nothing like a crystal singing bowl to start my day off right!

Is the Teargarden By Kaleidoscope project done? Or will the next album be part of it?

Teargarden is an ongoing project that Billy has committed to completing with 44 songs. So as far as I know anything we release before those 44 songs are complete will be included under the Teargarden umbrella. Oceania is considered part of the Teargarden project, so presumably the next record will be too.

What are the band’s plans for 2013 touring wise? Do you think the Pumpkins can have another album out by December 2013/early 2014 like Billy Corgan hopes to?

It’s hard to say what the touring situation will look like in 2013. I think we will do some festivals and hit the markets that we didn’t hit this year on Oceania, but I think the main focus is going to be working on new music. I think we have proven that our strong suit is creating new music together, so we really want to keep the ball rolling. I think if we start working on the record in January it could feasibly be out by early 2014. That will be the goal and then we will do our best to get it out as close to then as possible.

There have been many Smashing Pumpkins lineups and break ups over the years including the original lineup, the Adore lineup, the MACHINA lineup, and the Zeitgeist touring lineup which had Jimmy Chamberlin and current Pumpkin Jeff Schroeder. The current lineup though seems to be clicking musically and personally. How long do you envision this current incarnation of the Smashing Pumpkins going, and what do you want to accomplish?

As far as I am concerned, this is where I belong. I think we have a lot more to offer the world musically, and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. I would love to continue to release as many records as possible with this band. Ultimately the decision is up to Billy, how long he wants to keep it going. But so far it feels good, it’s working, we put out a record together that got a great response and are gearing up to do it again. I can’t predict the future, but my intention is that I am in this for the long haul.

Billy has made it clear in interviews that the current lineup is a real band, not a collection of hired guns. While Billy is obviously the frontman and dominant creative force in the band, do you envision you or Jeff maybe co-writing some Pumpkins songs in the future, like James Iha did from time to time in the past?

I mean I wouldn’t rule it out. We work very well together so it’s a possibility. Either way, from the start I have been willing to contribute as much as Billy is open to. And the fact that I am the only bass player to have created and played all of my own parts on an SP record says a lot. We have a really intense musical chemistry and I’m so excited to see where it goes from here!

SCOTT WEILAND TALKS STONE TEMPLE PILOTS HIATUS, SAYS VELVET REVOLVER REUNION IS HIS PRIORITY

Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland is yet again using the press to try and coax Slash into doing a Velvet Revolver reunion. He has told SouthFlorida.com that Velvet Revolver is “definitely” his priority over Stone Temple Pilots, even though Velvet Revolver isn’t currently together. Weiland added, “The rest comes when it comes. Promise.” He fished even more for some big money offers, “I’m definitely excited about the prospect of reforming VR in 2013. I’ve already spoken to some of the guys who are interested in it. I kind of feel like we’re all sort of itching to come back ever since we played that impromptu set back in January [in Hollywood, Calif.], and Duff and I have talked. I didn’t talk to Slash in the beginning because of the Christmas stuff I was doing, but he wants it. I finally figured out a way to tour and make money out of it.”

After Weiland lied in May stating that Velvet Revolver were back together writing and set to tour in late 2012, Slash responded by saying Weiland was “out of his mind” and that he did not want to play with him again, stating that he gets along better with Weiland when they don’t have the baggage of being in a band together. Slash is currently on tour with his solo act that features Myles Kennedy, and has European dates planned through all of February into early March. He will also be playing Ozzfest next May in Japan. Slash’s solo career has been very successful, with solid album sales and live attendance.

Weiland also discussed his current band Stone Temple Pilots, which yet again is in limbo. Weiland stated, “I think we need to take a break right now. We kind of got burned on each other because we played the same sets for too long. It became this thing about, ‘Let’s just make money.'” Weiland said in late 2011 that Stone Temple Pilots would likely have a new album out in 2012. It’s very disappointing that after all of these years STP still can’t figure out that they work best when they’re making music together.

BILLY CORGAN SAYS OCEANIA IS A TIMELY RECORD, UNLIKE OTHER BANDS PRETENDING IT’S STILL 1997

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan told ColumbusAlive.com that the Smashing Pumpkins’ latest album Oceania is a new timely record, unlike other bands who are pretending it’s 1997 on new material. I wonder who he’s talking about? Could it be an anagram of Nudedragons?

“I’m proud to say that I think I’ve made a really quality record in a time when most people are not making quality records. And I mean new and timely, like 2012. Not, “It’s 1997, wink wink, it’s 2012” records. Like, it’s a new record. And I’m proud of that. And that could only have happened by being contrarian, and by being willing to go against that flow and willing to take a hit on the business and all that.”

KIM THAYIL SAYS HE FORMED A BAND WITH KRIST NOVOSELIC DURING SOUNDGARDEN’S HIATUS

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil told Spinner in a new interview that he played with with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, former Queens of the Stone Age drummer Alfredo Hernandez, and Bubba Dupree from Void in a band that ended up never being heard during Soundgarden’s hiatus. Thayil said, “We were jamming on and off for a couple years but there was no singer. A lot of instrumental stuff and beer drinking.”

He also discussed avoiding joining other bands during Soundgarden’s break and being selective, “I avoided playing in another heavy rock band,” he says. “Which, if I’d pursued that, would have been a B-grade Soundgarden. I was perfectly comfortable denying the expected ambition of a successful pop culture participant.”

RUMOR: MARK LANEGAN INVOLVED WITH NEW QOTSA ALBUM, TO BEGIN WORK ON NEW SOLO ALBUM IN 2013

A fan posted this on the RekordsRekords.com forum:

saw mark last thursday in budapest…great gig…he played hangin tree at the end…there is a european tour poster on sale at the gigs…unsigned not numbered numbered…the signed and numbered are from justin hamptons website…two versions really nice…i asked if had anything to do with new qotsa album…he said he wrote some lyrics but that he has heard several songs and says it is good

new song with duke garwood coming out soon

mark will start working on new album in january

will see him on sunday in heidelburg

According to the post, Lanegan has written some lyrics for the new Queens of the Stone Age album and has heard several new Queens songs. Lanegan’s project with Duke Garwood has already been announced, and that album is set for release in 2013. Also, according to the post, Mark will start working on a new solo album in January 2013.

(Source: RekordsRekords.com)

NEW INTERVIEW WITH MARK ARM, TALKS MUDHONEY DVD, MORE

Online publication the Quietus recently sat down with Mudhoney singer Mark Arm to discuss the band’s brand new Live in Berlin 1988 DVD and more. Here’s an excerpt:

Do you remember how the Berlin gig came about in the first place?

Mark Arm: Not super clearly, I just remember it being very odd. Green River had a couple of failed attempts at touring in the States, and Mudhoney had played only in the Northwest at that point – we’d played in Seattle and I think one show in Portland. So to be flown to Berlin seemed really absurd to us, but it’s not like we were gonna turn that down.

I think we were there for four days and never adjusted to the time difference. We just stayed up all night and slept all day and Berlin was the kind of place at the time where there would be some place open all night. Berlin at the time was like a kind of island city. It was still in East Germany and kind of had its own set of rules. It was pretty wild and super fun and we drank a whole lot of beer.

Do you remember much about the gig itself?

MA: Well, my memory of it is really from watching the DVD at this point. Like “Oh, I humped a monitor! That’s funny!”

Read the rest of the interview here.

ALICE IN CHAINS AUCTIONING OFF SIGNED GUITAR FOR CHARITY

According to RTTnews, Alice in Chains will be one of many artists auctioning off items for charity.

The auction, which will take place via online auction house website Ebay and is a joint venture between MusiCares and the Grammy Foundation is offering an autographed Alice in Chains Epiphone Les Paul 1960 electric guitar. The starting price is going for 750 dollars.

Other artists auctioning off items include: Steven Tyler from Aerosmith & Ace Frehley from KISS. The proceeds will benefit the non-profit charity MusiCares, whose mission, according to their website is to “focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.”

You can view the listing here

SETLIST FROM SCOTT WEILAND’S SHOW LAST NIGHT IN ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY

Setlist:
1. Opening Jam
2. Crackerman (STP song – sung without the microphone because it was not working.)
3. Paralysis
4. Killing Me Sweetly
5. Black Again (STP song)
6. Mockingbird Girl
7. First Kiss on Mars (STP song)
8. Do It For The Kids (Velvet Revolver song)
9. Mountain Song (Jane’s Addiction cover)
10. Tumble in the Rough (STP song)
11. Art School Girl (STP song)
12. Can’t Stand me Now (The Libertines cover)
13. Lounge Fly (STP song)
14. Barbarella

Encore:
15. Vasoline (STP song)
16. Unglued (STP song)

 

NICK OLIVERI REUNITES WITH QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ON NEW ALBUM

Nick Oliveri’s band Mondo Generator posted the following on their Facebook page:

NEWS: Nick has re-joined Kyuss, and has recently recorded his vocals on a new Queens of the Stone Age song! Stay tuned.

Nick Oliveri left Queens of the Stone Age in 2004 following the Songs For The Deaf tour.  He has recently played with Kyuss Lives. Queens of the Stone Age are set to release their new album in early 2013.  Dave Grohl will be drumming on the album and Trent Reznor will make a guest appearance


CHRIS CORNELL ON SOUNDGARDEN’S KING ANIMAL: “HALELUJAH! WE FINALLY DID IT RIGHT!”

Chris Cornell recently told the LA Times, “The other day, we were rehearsing some of the new songs and we put the album on,” Cornell said. “And for the first time in my life, I swear, I was shocked: ‘Oh, that sounds exactly the way we sound right now.’ Hallelujah! We finally did it right.”

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament commented on seeing Soundgarden rehearse at Pearl Jam’s studios, “They’re always smiling and seem excited to be around each other.”

NEW SOUNDGARDEN SONG ‘HALFWAY THERE’ IS STARBUCKS’ SONG OF THE WEEK

I read about this a few days ago on the SoundgardenWorld.com forums, but I didn’t see it for myself until yesterday when I was at Starbucks. Soundgarden’s new song “Halfway There” is Starbucks’ free iTunes song of the week. I strumbled upon a bunch of these right behind the trash/sweeteners yesterday at Starbucks and grabbed one. Bummer that they didn’t have them front and center at the register by the Rod Stewart Christmas album.

SETLIST FROM EDDIE VEDDER’S SECOND SHOW IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Kat posted this on the PearlJam.com forums

Eddie Vedder
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Orlando, FL
Nov. 28, 2012

Show #2
Set List

01. Brain Damage (played behind front curtain)
02. Sometimes (curtain raises at start of song)
03. Long Road
04. Can’t Keep

(Ed reads this news story to the audience.
http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2012/11/2 … le-attack/
He says “what a waste of good ukulele. How about write a song on the ukulele and you can afford to buy the beer.”)

05. Sleeping By Myself
06. Without You

(Ed says the next song is the one his children wanted to hear most from the “Ukulele Songs” album

07. Hey Fahkah
08. More Than You Know

(“You know, heroin changed my life. I wouldn’t be in the band I am in if it wasn’t for that deceitful drug. It cut short the life of the band Mother Love Bone and it ended the life Andy Wood their lead singer. I think about him a lot. So, I wanna play this one for Andy”)

09. Needle & The Damage Done-(Young)
10. Unthought Known

(Ed’s daughters bring his guitar out to him for the next song)

11. Man Of The Hour

(Ed wants to dedicate the next bunch of songs about Chris McCandless to another explorer and adventurer on his 50th birthday. Matt Cameron)

12. Setting Forth
13. Far Behind

(Ed had heard that a woman had travelled from Argentina to come to the show. Her tickets were in the back of the theater but she got upgraded to the front row. He thanks her for coming and says if she travelled [some people shout out where they had travelled from including Rome and Puerto Rico] He says, “Here is some traveling music for you.)

14. Guaranteed

(Lots of people are shouting requests especially for “Black.” Ed says “Did I hear someone ask everyone to shut the fuck up? Because sometimes I only hear what I want to hear. So yes, I would like a nice cold beer and an omelette.” Ed then goes on to talk about his friend Wilton Dedge who had been wrongfully convicted of a crime. Even after DNA evidenced proved he didn’t commit the crime he spent another year and half in prison going through the process. Ed got to meet Wilton while working on the West Memphis Three and is happy and grateful Wilton can be at the show tonight.)

15. Rise-(for Wilton Dedge)
16. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard
17. Driftin’

(Audience is shouting more requests, especially Black, and some woman makes a high pitched squeal/gurgle. Ed asks if she is okay. After a moment she replies “No.” Ed says “You will be… not knowing the situation but trying to shed some light on it.” He then goes on to talk about small towns and how a town can seem smaller once you have left it and grown as a person and then come back to see it. “One of the great things about real small towns is they give you a desire to get out”)

18. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
19. Parting Ways
20. Lukin (with Slow Lukin intro)
21. Porch

Encore Break 1

(“One of the best things you can get in life is finding a job you would do free. The other one is finding the perfect partner for you. It’s hard because people change and grow and it is beautiful when you can grow together.”)

22. Picture In A Frame-(Kathleen Brennan/Tom Waits)
23. Just Breathe

(Ed is wondering what to play next. He gets a consensus request for the next song but before he plays it he talks about Willie Nelson covering “Just Breathe.” He notes that he got really high and listened to the song about 20 times in a row and the next time he went to play it with Pearl Jam all he could hear was the Nelson version.)

24. Off He Goes
25. Loud Uke

(Ed talks about various jobs he had including collecting shopping carts and stocking coolers. He talks about how marijuana made for interesting cart pick up patterns and how singing The Who albums while stocking coolers could freak out customers.)

26. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan)
27. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant) Not busked.

(Ed talks about Woody Guthrie and “This Land Is Your Land.” He talks about taxes, “I pay a lot of taxes, thanks to you, but I don’t want to see that money going to wars. There are bunch of CEO’s complaining that their taxes are going up. Well they aren’t going up. They got cut twelve years ago and they are going back to the rate they were before that. It is like these guys have been drinking at the bar for 12 years for free and now it is time to pay for their drinks. And you know what? They can afford it.” So this song is about something and it has great last line.”)

28. This Land Is Your Land w/ Glen Hansard-(Guthrie)
29. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglová)

(Ed says he heard about another person being killed and the “Stand Your Ground” law being invoked. “I understand protecting yourself, but when you stand your ground someone else ends up laying on the ground. I like guns as much as the next guy…if the next guy is the Dali Llama. It seems like Florida and Arizona are in an arms race…I mean we do all sorts of weird stuff in the northwest. We smoke pot, go to gay weddings and throw axes. If you are going to do something. please, do it respectfully.”)

30. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young)

Encore Break 2

31. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard-(Peterson)

SETLIST FROM EDDIE VEDDER’S SHOW LAST NIGHT IN ORLANDO, BASEBALL STAR BRONSON ARROYO PERFORMS

Sea posted this on the PearlJam.com forums:

Eddie Vedder
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Orlando, FL
Nov. 27, 2012
Show #1
Set List

01. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
02. I Am Mine

(Ed tells the audience that he can’t believe he has only been here three times. He says if the crowd is good he will report back to the guys in Pearl Jam. He also tells the audience they are going to be here for a while so take advantage of the seats. “I have also noticed that out in the audience…(guy in crowd yells “turn your fucking phones off!” Ed says, “my phone is off. I turned it off before I came out here. If you see a phone on it is some other asshole.” He then notes that the they are having trouble with the lights which is causing them to turn on and off. It isn’t part of the show and they hope to have it worked out.)

03. Can’t Keep
04. Sleeping By Myself

(“the ukulele kept the sad songs from being too sad. It was just light enough to keep out suicidal thoughts.” He talks about a book on knots he got and learned to tie a noose. His friends didn’t appreciate the joke when he sent them polaroids of him with a noose tied to a beam and around his neck. “The only reason I could write a happy song is I finally met the right girl”)

05. Without You
06. Light Today

(Ed talks about being about 18 or 19 and having to move back to Chicago because he had no money and no job. He tells of riding busses and sitting at cafe tables where customers have left half cups of coffee and drinking those and getting refills. He also spent time at the library looking at music books and learning chords for songs. One of those songs happened to be the song Sean Penn asked him to do for “I Am Sam”. Ed knew that song from his days spent in the library.

07. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away-(Lennon, McCartney)
08. Wishlist

(Ed tells a story about when his daughter was about three “sitting in the back seat of my car singing ‘Hollaback Girl’ and she has my squint, so she is back there singing ‘it’s my shit, it’s my shit..’ looking totally bad ass”
“The other song she would sing is”…Ed then sings and plays a little bit of ABBA’s “Fernando” changing the title lyric to “Orlando”.)

09. Good Woman-(Chan Marshall)

(Ed’s youngest daughter brings out the guitar for the next song. Ed comments, “That is a good woman”)

10. Better Man
11. Far Behind
12. No Ceiling
13. Guaranteed
14. Rise-(Dedicated to two great kids that aren’t directly related to Ed. Griffin and Haley)
15. Long Nights w/ Glen Hansard

(some knucklehead in the audience keeps yelling gibberish at Ed. Something about mashed potatoes and gravy. Ed asks him what he is going on about. The guy then yells “Ed ate all the leftovers!” Ed jokes, “If I was George Bush and gave people nicknames yours would be “Leftovers”. Audience laughs and cheers. Ed then says, “you know there was a guy a few shows ago that was just yelling nonsense. Nobody could make out what he was yelling. Well, the guy wrote an email to us and apologized for being so drunk and acting so rudely. We thanked him and sent him a link to alcoholics anonymous. True story!”)

16. Immortality

(Ed recalls a story about playing a place called “The Edge” back in 1991 or so. He talks about the terrible steroid freaks working security. Ed started to climb on I-beam and one of the security guys went after him and they ended up having wrestling/jousting match on the I-Beam. Ed managed to escape and dive into the crowd leaving the security guy holding his flannel shirt.)

17. Porch

Encore Break 1

18. Last Kiss-(Cochran)
19. Just Breathe
20. Pump Organ
21. Unthought Known

(Ed’s friend Bronson Arroyo comes onstage to play with Ed. Ed says he doesn’t normally play this song. The last time he did it was for a $5,000 donation to the Heal EB charity. http://healeb.org He had heard that Bronson could play the song and was in town so he thought he “would play it again for free.” He does ask that people donate to the charity if they can. “This will work better if you guys sing along like we around the campfire. Can we get the campfire turned back on?”

22. Black w/ Bronson Arroyo (playing acoustic guitar)
23. Society w/ Glen Hansard-(Hannan
24. Sleepless Nights w/ Glen Hansard-(Bryant, Bryant) busking no mics or PA
25. Falling Slowly w/ Glen Hansard-(Hansard, Irglová)

(some guy yells ‘Glorified G’. Ed says, “What’s that?..we are never ever getting back together? Is that what you said?” He then notes that if Jimi Hendrix was alive he would have been 70 years old today. “And he probably would have lived next door to me. Me and Jimi, hanging out, smoking some pot. Mike McCready on the other side. Hell I wouldn’t even need any pot just those two guys playing would be enough.”

26. Crazy Mary-(Williams)

(Ed switches to acoustic guitar and plays another outro round of Crazy Mary then segues into…)

27. All Along The Watchtower-(Dylan)
28. Keep On Rocking In The Free World-(Young)

(Ed only played a a little bit of “Rockin” and he played it slowly and quietly. It was more of tag with “Watchtower” )

Encore Break 2

29. Hard Sun w/ Glen Hansard & Bronson Arroyo-(Peterson)
30. Dream A Little Dream-(Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andree)