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  posted on 12/25/2008 at 09:39 PM
Edit: Day twelve - scroll down. Please read the most current post from me to find out what is required to earn the daily gift.

Hello, Hello, friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Welcome to TopDroog's nowhere-near-annual Christmas giveaway. I've done this twice before (I think), probably for Christmas 2006 and 2003.

Always before, the "12 days" of Christmas were fabricated by me, and essentially meant the the last 12 work days before I left for my holiday break. So, the giveaway would start maybe early in the second week of December.

This year, though, two things have happened. A) I didn't have my sh*t together early enough, and B) I now know a little more about the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmastide, Twelfth Night, etc., so this year we'll do it right.

Today is the first day of Christmas. The twelfth day of Christmas is January 5. So, we'll have one freebie a day between now and January 5th. Let's get it started!

On the first day of Christmas, Top Droogie gave to me,
The "classic" In Another Country.

That's right, the first Yuletide gift is Top Droog’s favorites, Vol. 6 – The Derek Trucks Band, In Another Country.

Here’s the track list:

Disc 1 – The East and Beyond

1. Amazing Grace>Rastaman Chant>Maki Madni>Rastaman Chant – 16:06
2. Lively Up Yourself – 5:15
3. Mahjoun – 2:39
4. Greensleeves – 7:30
5. Oriental Folk Song – 6:59
6. Sahib Teri Bandi>Maki Madni>Sahib Teri Bandi – 13:38
7. Sailing On – 6:47
8. This Sky – 5:52

Bonus:

9. Zambi* - Aquarium Rescue Unit – 6:28
10. Space is the Place/Rocket #9* – ARU – 7:03

*W/Derek Trucks

Disc 2 – The South and Further South

1. Kamalay – 10:40
2. Big Head Salsa – 7:21
3. Afro Blue – 11:04
4. Sonido Alegre – 15:29

Bonus:

5. Birdland – 7:49
6. “Jam,” w/Jimmy Herring – 14:15
7. Joyful Noise, w/Jimmy Herring – 11:25

Wherever possible, these are SBD recordings, and the entire set kicks ass, let me tell ya. It should be obvious from the song list as well as the titles of both the compilation and the discs that what I was going for was a set of my favorite DTB tunes with origins outside of the musical traditions of the United States. We all dig the blues and jazz numbers, but what I like most are the international or internationally-flavored tunes. So, that’s what we’ve got.

This is a “deluxe” edition, and comes packaged in a slimline double-CD case with full-color 8-page booklet and back tray insert.

Here's a sneak peak at the artwork:











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  posted on 12/25/2008 at 09:59 PM
Hey Randy,

I really enjoy reading Mitch's comments here and on the Dickey Bett's site.

He always comes across as a kind soul, inclusive of everyone and very sage. I hope next time him and I meet (Beacon 09 perhaps), we can spend some more time together. I would love to talk to him and his wife over dinner and I'm buying....

 

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  posted on 12/25/2008 at 10:30 PM
Randy, I can truly say that one of the reasons I come here daily is to be entertained by Kenny (OldDirtRoad). I think he has one of the most open minds about music of anyone I've ever met. Meeting him in Atlanta was a treat this past October. I appreciate all the video tributes he does, and the compassion he shows to those here in their times of need. We could use a lot more people like Kenny in this world. I'm lifting my glass, and saying "Here's to you Kenny, and thanks for all the great posts". Kevin

 

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  posted on 12/25/2008 at 10:46 PM

DerekfromCincinatti may be a jerk, but he's OUR jerk and I love his posts. In the Whipping Post I look forward to reading his knee-jerk, reactionary posts so I can feel good about how much better I am than he is. (That's a liberal thing that I'm sure Derek would understand ... )

In Anything Goes I love to read his posts because I almost always learn something about music. Derek is an accomplished writer and his knowledge of music is unquestioned. There are many who post in the WP in order to get a reaction, but Derek is the only one who contributes MORE than he irritates!

 

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  posted on 12/25/2008 at 11:22 PM
I'm not taking a spot,but would like to say something nice about someone,even though he asked for it not to be done.
I think Randy is a great person for doing such a neat offer!

 

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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 12:30 AM
Hmmmm. Well, those are all nice posts, but I'm a bit confused. Did my text imply in any way that there would be any more than one freebie per day? I don't think it did, but perhaps I wasn't clear. Oh well, hate to put a damper on this outpouring of nice words, but I only have one of these to give away, and it should go to bluedad. I say should, because, Brother Jon, don't you have this already? This is the same set I gave away at my "10,000th" post party, and you were certainly on my guest list. Hophead, I KNOW I sent you yours (as the photographers got theirs first) - I think you even sent me feedback on it.

Anyway, as far as my "twelve days of Christmas" giveaway goes, bluedad gets this one unless he already has it and wants to defer to Kevin, but I've got to cut it off there, I'm afraid. Stay tuned tomorrow . . .

 

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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 06:29 AM
quote:
Hmmmm. Well, those are all nice posts, but I'm a bit confused. Did my text imply in any way that there would be any more than one freebie per day? I don't think it did, but perhaps I wasn't clear. Oh well, hate to put a damper on this outpouring of nice words, but I only have one of these to give away, and it should go to bluedad. I say should, because, Brother Jon, don't you have this already? This is the same set I gave away at my "10,000th" post party, and you were certainly on my guest list. Hophead, I KNOW I sent you yours (as the photographers got theirs first) - I think you even sent me feedback on it.

Anyway, as far as my "twelve days of Christmas" giveaway goes, bluedad gets this one unless he already has it and wants to defer to Kevin, but I've got to cut it off there, I'm afraid. Stay tuned tomorrow . . .
I say it's time for a steel cage match for it!

 

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Well 30 years of heart and soul,lord we took it further than rock and roll.
We stood together thru thick and thin,yeah we made the best of it all back then.
Then I guess time took it's toll,cut me deep,cut me cold.
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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 10:54 AM
Well, I'm sure we'll get all of that resolved soon. In the meantime, today is the second day of Christmas, and with that:

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Top Droogie gave to me,
The ABB from Christmas Jam,
And the "classic" In Another Country.

Okay, just to be clear, this offer is for one person, and you don't get BOTH shows. You only get the "day 2" show.

So, here it is:

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Allman Brothers Band
12/12/2008
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
Asheville Civic Center
Asheville,NC

source: AKG 480/ck63 (dina) > Lunatec V3 > Edirol R-44 @ 24/48
location: OTS, 2' LOC
transfer: SDHC card > PC > wavelab 5.01b > cd wave > traders little helper (flac level 8)

all editing (fades at beginning and end of sets, resampled w/ resampler 192, dither w/ iZotope Ozone 3) done in wavelab 5.01b

*16bit/44.1khz fileset*

recorded and transferred by Gordon Wilson


01. Intro
02. Don't Want You No More
03. Cross To Bear
04. Gilded Splinters
05. Statesboro Blues
06. It Stoned Me *
07. Who's Been Talking $
08. Dreams ^
09. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed #
10. The Weight @
11. Mountain Jam >
12. Dazed & Confused > %
13. Mountain Jam %

encore:

14. One Way Out **

* w/ JJ Grey
$ w/ Robben Ford & Ivan Neville
^ w/ Karl Denson
# w/ Tal Wilkenfeld
@ w/ Ron Holloway, Danny Louis, Susan Tedeschi, Joan Osborne, Ruthie Foster
** w/ Roosevelt Collier & JJ Grey
% w/ John Paul Jones



To claim this show, be the first person to post a sentence or two about one of your favorite charities and the work they do, then send me a PM with your mailing address.

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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 11:13 AM
Droog, I'm not going to say anything nice about a charity. (Although there are several that I could) mostly because I'd rather see your freebie go to someone else...

But I do want to say something nice about you and what you're doing: This is a really cool and generous thing you're doing. I wish I could get my own sh*t together enough to do something just a cool. So thank you from everyone!

 

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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 11:23 AM
Each Christmas Clark Howard from WSB radio does a show called "Clark's Christmas Kids". Unfortunate Kids send in list with things they want for Christmas. Then folks call in or go to the location where Clark is holding the event and purchase these gifts and more. Each year it's big success. I always listen, it makes me feel good to hear all the folks make these kids have a special Christmas.



It's "Clark's Christmas Kids" time again! This is the 18th year Clark Howard and News/Talk 750 WSB have joined together with the Georgia Department of Family and Children's Services to provide gifts for children in foster care across Georgia. Because of the generosity of Clark's listeners, the Christmas Kids Campaign collects about half of all the gifts DFACS gives to children in foster care . So, thank you for your support!



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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 11:44 AM
Thanks, Pauli! Now move aside, please. You're standing in front of Mr. Road.

Kenny! ODR! Today's winner and soon-to-be owner of the ABB set from Christmas Jam as well as some other goodies I already owe him.

This ABB set is great - Karl Denson's horn is a really good fit on Dreams, IMO.

It's on it's way, and I'll see you folks tomorrow!

Edit: Corrected misspelling of Karl Denson's name.

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  posted on 12/26/2008 at 11:45 AM
Thanks my friend !

 

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Hmmmm. Well, those are all nice posts, but I'm a bit confused. Did my text imply in any way that there would be any more than one freebie per day? I don't think it did, but perhaps I wasn't clear. Oh well, hate to put a damper on this outpouring of nice words, but I only have one of these to give away, and it should go to bluedad. I say should, because, Brother Jon, don't you have this already? This is the same set I gave away at my "10,000th" post party, and you were certainly on my guest list. Hophead, I KNOW I sent you yours (as the photographers got theirs first) - I think you even sent me feedback on it.

Anyway, as far as my "twelve days of Christmas" giveaway goes, bluedad gets this one unless he already has it and wants to defer to Kevin, but I've got to cut it off there, I'm afraid. Stay tuned tomorrow . . .


Hey Randy,

You know...I did not get this in the first giveaway. I read the post at the time and didn't even realize that was an offer

How dumb of me...

I will make copies for the other posters in this thread. The door is closed. (Will have to see about about the artwork).

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Droog, I'm not going to say anything nice about a charity. (Although there are several that I could) mostly because I'd rather see your freebie go to someone else...

But I do want to say something nice about you and what you're doing: This is a really cool and generous thing you're doing. I wish I could get my own sh*t together enough to do something just a cool. So thank you from everyone!


Ditto this Randy. I have recieved a Christmas gift from you in the past so I'm gonna stay out of this generous giveaway and give others a chance. I would like to say that you are one of my favorite posters on this sight. You have a very open mind music wise and always bring insight, humor, and knowlege to this board. You along with many others are what keep me coming here almost every day. Hope you and your family have a great holiday season!!!

 

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 04:46 PM
On the third day of Christmas, Top Droogie gave to me,

The Trio live in NOLA,
The ABB from Christmas Jam,
And the "classic" In Another Country.

Okay, just to be clear, this offer is for one person, and you don't get all of the shows, just the one from the current day.

And, here it is:

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The Trio
Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich
The Maple Leaf
New Orleans, LA
January 13, 2005

What a group - the great Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr., from the Meters and others too numerous to mention, and New Orleans standard Johnny Vidacovich.

Basically a one-night-only conglomeration. I saw the first set, and they were hot, and this recording shows they got even hotter in the second set.

One warning on this show. In the words of the taper
"Disk 2 Track 2 contains a few dropouts due to the mics & stand being driven into the wall by drunken attendees. The jolt in volume was too much to leave in - snip snip. Here are the rough times of the dropouts -
1:04 - 1:05
1:39 - 1:41
1:44 - 1:45
1:52 - 1:54"

Lineage - MBHO 603a > Deneke PS2 > Deneke AD-20 > Sony D8 DAT > Roland UA-30 > G4 Powerbook > Sound Studio 2 > CDR > EAC > FLAC Front-end
Many thanks to Hoyt Ledet, the taper, for graciously sharing this.

Set List
Set 1 (CD 1)
Jam #1
Jam #2
Johnny Tune
Drum Rumble
Ay Ai Ai
When You Go To New Orleans
Congo Square

Set 2 (CD 2)
Jam #3
Jam #4
Let The Good Times Roll
Crazy Mama
Thankful N' Thoughtful medley
Key To The Highway (encore)


Now, I don't know if these three guys collaborated again, or if there are more complete notes flying around there somewhere, but I can say this is a gem to get for anyone who simply likes music. Heavy on the grooves, heavy on the jams, and just an all-around good time.

Don't let this one get away.

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 06:08 PM
No takers?

 

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 06:36 PM
I'll say something nice about WharfRat. He's a good person and has sent me some cool shows and they always include something I didnt ask for like with the Mule Hophead DVD he sent a TSO show with it. I hope his health stays up so I can make a WharfStock and meet him.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 08:09 PM
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No takers?


I think people may be confused because there was no "subject" for them to receive the set.

Was it for the first person to reply ?

I'm not asking for me, I have already won something.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 08:13 PM
i will say something nice about big Daveon bass for doing the Bill Ector Tshirt...to benefirt Ben and Hannah..very cool project

 

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I think people may be confused because there was no "subject" for them to receive the set.

Was it for the first person to reply ?

I'm not asking for me, I have already won something.


Good point. I forgot to add what you have to do to get the set. Oh well, Isaac responded admirably, so he's today's winner. This is one smoking set, too. Sonny is in fine form.

Isaac, send me your address in a PM.

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I'm scrolling through my external hard drive here . . .

You folks have got some tasty morsels coming up in the next few days.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2008 at 09:17 PM
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I'll say something nice about WharfRat. He's a good person and has sent me some cool shows and they always include something I didnt ask for like with the Mule Hophead DVD he sent a TSO show with it. I hope his health stays up so I can make a WharfStock and meet him.



Ditto!!! I recieved the same package. WharfRat is the man!!!

 

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i will say something nice about big Daveon bass for doing the Bill Ector Tshirt...to benefirt Ben and Hannah..very cool project


Ditto again!!!

 

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I'm not entering the contest, obviously, but I do want to say something about one of my favorite posters here. Brock manages to keep things on an even keel, while his posts are sensible, informative and funny too. But most of all I agree with him on almost everything.

 

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On the fourth day of Christmas, Top Droogie gave to me,

A curious Pink Floyd show
The Trio live in NOLA,
The ABB from Christmas Jam,
And the "classic" In Another Country.

Good morning, my friends, and happy Fourth Day of Christmas to you!

Today's gift is a very interesting show by Pink Floyd. Like one or two bands we know and admire, the Floyd was also in the habit of working out new material on the road before committing it to an album. Two of the more popular instances of this are the songs "Raving and Drooling" (that would later become Pigs, three different ones) and "You Gotta be Crazy (which would become Dogs) appearing on live shows long before Animals was released.

Well, the gem of this show, performed 2/20/1972 is a very raw, early cut of Dark Side of the Moon played in its entirety - over a year before the album was released.

Here's the track listing:

Disc 1

01 Heart Beat Intro (Speak To Me)
02 Breathe
03 Travel Sequence
04 Time
05 Breathe (reprise)
06 Mortality Sequence (Ecclesiastes)
07 Money
08 Us And Them
09 Any Colour You Like
10 Brain Damage
11 Eclipse
12 Tune ups
13 One Of These Days
14 Tune Ups
15 Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Disc 2

16 Tune Ups
17 Echoes - Encore Break
18 Audience Requests - Tune Ups
19 A Saucerful Of Secrets
20 Something Different (Blues)
21 Audience Requests - Tune Ups
22 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun

The first surprise - There's no "On the Run" is a pleasant one, as the "Travel Sequence" replacing it is a tight funky jam that displays a side of the Floyd not often heard. The "Mortality Sequence" that appears a few tracks later, though . . . well, let's just say I'm now a bigger fan of Great Gig in the Sky than I once was.

The show then wraps up with a handful of pre-Dark Side classics, along with "something different."

Now, to avoid yesterday's snafu, we'll need a task to complete to earn the show . . . what shall it be?

Heh-heh. I know. You have to live West of the Mississippi River.

Post here that you'd like the show, then PM me with your (Western) address, and the show is yours.

 

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