The Evening Blues - 6-18-21



eb1pt12


No news roundup + tonight's musical feature: Big Brother & The Holding Company

Hey! Good Evening!

This evening's music features San Francisco psychedelic blues band Big Brother & The Holding Company. Enjoy!

Big Brother & The Holding Company - House on Fire


No News or Opinion

Have a great weekend!


A Little Night Music

Janis Joplin w/Big Brother and the Holding Company - Piece of My Heart

Big Brother & The Holding Company - How Hard It Is

Big Brother and The Holding Company - Someday

Janis Joplin w/Big Brother and the Holding Company - Ball And Chain

Big Brother and the Holding Company - Keep On

Janis Joplin w/Big Brother and The Holding Company - Summertime & I Need A Man To Love

Big Brother And The Holding Company - Nu Boogaloo Jam

Janis Joplin + Big Brother & The Holding Company - Turtle Blues

Big Brother & The Holding Co. - Buried Alive In The Blues

Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company - Monterey Pop Festival


Share
up
17 users have voted.

Comments

is the best description of malignant narcissism outside of the DSM-4.

"You know you've got it, If it makes you feel good."

Trump, for example. Cuomo, also.

Not only win---destroy the opponent.

Great song. never been another Janis.

Thanks for all these tunes, joe.

up
10 users have voted.

NYCVG

joe shikspack's picture

@NYCVG

janis was a one of a kind talent. i've heard lots of people attempt to imitate her (which they shouldn't bother with) but nobody that even comes close.

have a great weekend!

up
7 users have voted.
Lookout's picture

Loved Janis in the day.

Been busy getting the mowing under control. Tropical storm remnant headed our way this weekend. Not complaining mind you...we can do with the rain. Last of summer seed goes in tomorrow to take advantage of the moisture.

Hope you and yours are doing well. Thanks for the music and OT!

up
12 users have voted.

“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout
I anticipate corn and soybean Illinois crop failures. IL is a major producer. Look for higher prices.

BTW, I read that Bill gates is buying up family farms and is a (if not the) major owner of farmland.

EDIT: spelling

up
12 users have voted.

I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

joe shikspack's picture

@Lookout

glad to hear that you're getting rain for your plantings. we had a bunch of rain for the last week or so, i was glad to see the sun yesterday and today.

have a great weekend!

up
6 users have voted.
mimi's picture

up
8 users have voted.

Please get along with each other. We have only one planet. Do not destroy what we have. Do not kill anyone and do not kill yourself. Nature doesn't care about what you think.

Pricknick's picture

@mimi
that news and opinions bother you.
Lighten up.
Just because joe takes a well earned break is not a cause to celebrate.
I, for one, look forward to the monday thru friday daily juice that is joe.
joe catches what I miss and for that I am grateful.
And thanks joe for tonights musical selection. I'm a janis die hard.

up
13 users have voted.

Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

joe shikspack's picture

@Pricknick

sometimes it is difficult to tell, but i am pretty sure that mimi is just pulling my leg. either that or she is the most incredible masochist in europe since she seems to read the eb almost every night. Smile

have a great weekend!

up
12 users have voted.
mimi's picture

@Pricknick
German-colored snark and way of kidding is not understood easily over there in the USian land. I am sorry for that. I knew that Joe would understand it and I thank him for his generous patience and his defense of my 'blah, blah'.

I am a die-hard Joe Shikspack fan, to make that clear.

And believe me I know all too well, how hard it is to understand each other cross-culturally. It is an issue that follows me like a shadow in my life.

I hope I did not offend you personally somehow. If I did in the past or recently, please accept my apologies. Nothing for Ungood and have a good one.

up
1 user has voted.

Please get along with each other. We have only one planet. Do not destroy what we have. Do not kill anyone and do not kill yourself. Nature doesn't care about what you think.

Pricknick's picture

@mimi
I am offensive by nature.
Snark aside, I'm sure you can admit to being overwhelmed by current events.
We all are. That's why we need to pay attention to what's going on around the world as well as own own little slice of heaven or hell.
Best to you and yours.

up
2 users have voted.

Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

mimi's picture

@Pricknick
I feel drowning. Heh, if I weren't overwhelmed I think I would have the same mental condition as the current leader of the world. /s

up
1 user has voted.

Please get along with each other. We have only one planet. Do not destroy what we have. Do not kill anyone and do not kill yourself. Nature doesn't care about what you think.

joe shikspack's picture

@mimi

heh, when i go on vacation for several days in a row? Smile

up
7 users have voted.
mimi's picture

@joe shikspack
checking out if all Germans are pulling your leg or if it's just me. I feel lonely over here without some Americans.

Have a long, long break and a well deserved vacation from your 'terrorists' over there. We have some here too, in case you would miss them. So, don't be shy and check them out.

See you. Smile

up
2 users have voted.

Please get along with each other. We have only one planet. Do not destroy what we have. Do not kill anyone and do not kill yourself. Nature doesn't care about what you think.

up
12 users have voted.
joe shikspack's picture

@humphrey

it sounds about par for the course, doesn't it?

have a great weekend!

up
8 users have voted.

up
12 users have voted.
joe shikspack's picture

@humphrey

i think that clip should be in the dictionary next to the entry for "charm offensive."

up
11 users have voted.

Never can stop enjoying hearing Janis! Am up in Ann Arbor Michigan visiting my sister and is a welcome change in temperatures compared to Austin and surrounds. My first week here it got up in the 80’s and people were complaining about the heat. Of course this is hot for them this time of year.

We have been watching a Peregrine chick that is up in one of the towers on campus and has not yet flown. The parents are in and out and around and it looks like the first flight could be anytime now. It is a real treat.

Went and saw “The Truffle Hunters” which was a very wonderful story of the men who hunted the truffles with their amazing dogs. The people buying the truffles not so nice. I kept calling the movie the Vultures because that was what they were.

It was overcast and rainy today and so we went to Detroit and visited the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Of course as a history teacher much was familiar but the presentation was outstanding and there were some things that were new to me. Spent a full afternoon there and people screaming about “critical race theory” might have trouble with some of the historical documents that were displayed.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend and keep up the news blackout in your life for the weekend!

up
14 users have voted.

Life is what you make it, so make it something worthwhile.

This ain't no dress rehearsal!

joe shikspack's picture

@jakkalbessie

i don't know how long you are going to be up in ann arbor, but usually sometime in july they have a blues festival. they stopped it in the early 00's but i hear that they started it up again several years ago. i don't know if covid will stop it this year like it did chicago's festival, but it might be worth looking into if you are going to be around for a while.

heh, of course they're complaining about the heat. i used to go up to maine every summer when i was a kid and as soon as i'd get there from maryland where it would already be in the 90's a lot of the time, they'd be complaining about days that were in the low to mid 70's. Smile

have a great weekend!

up
9 users have voted.
snoopydawg's picture

This so reminds me of granpa.

up
10 users have voted.

In a free country civil liberties not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

joe shikspack's picture

@snoopydawg

heh, while it seems that i compete with squirrels to get to the berries in our garden first, it is good to see somebody creating such extravagant machinery to make the critters happy. Smile

up
6 users have voted.
enhydra lutris's picture

@snoopydawg
first to the feast. Quite amusing.

be well and have a good one.

up
6 users have voted.

That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

Krystal and Saagar are gone from Rising and gone independent. They brought in more moderate and conservative hosts, and then look at who is their guest.

up
11 users have voted.
snoopydawg's picture

Middle southern iirc. Lots of fires already and the wind is drying even more stuff out. 99 in Ogden but lots of thunderstorms popping up over the mountains.

@gjohnsit

Bone headed move to bring Cenk on during the dust up. Great timing.
Thanks for the clip.

up
8 users have voted.

In a free country civil liberties not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

@snoopydawg

up
11 users have voted.
joe shikspack's picture

@gjohnsit

heh, i wonder if they are having trouble rounding up decent guests for their new show. if they are having cenk on, clearly either their standards or their appeal to guests (or both) are in the dumper.

up
11 users have voted.
dystopian's picture

Hey Joe, Hope it's all as good as the sounds... Janis is tops in my book, she never sang a bad song. Big Brother took, and takes, a lot of flack for being 'sloppy', but I think they were great. Yeah sure the Pearl band was studio pro musicians of a more learned level, but I don't think they sounded any better. There was something about the match of Big Brother and Janis that was just sooooo right. Made in heaven. Not as polished but also not as over-produced. The rawness was part of the magic.

Have a great news-free long weekend!

up
10 users have voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

joe shikspack's picture

@dystopian

heh, big brother was a band that wound up with an outstanding talent in their midst and tried to remain a band with a vision and an aesthetic. full tilt was a band about supporting janis' talent. they are both great bands in my book.

have a great weekend!

up
7 users have voted.
dystopian's picture

@joe shikspack Great points and take on it JS! I fully agree.

up
1 user has voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

@dystopian @dystopian @dystopian much prefer Joplin with Big Brother than with Pearl, but for me neither band was right for her, nor was she right for either band. I hope that someday a musician will explain to me why her voice was far more thrilling (more depth and nuance) live (1967-68) than it is in the recordings.

Just the voice and good guitar playing (early '64 but without the heavy Texas twang of her earliest recordings):

(btw - there were a few bootleg copies of this around not long after she died.)

A year later, she was putting more of her own style/signature on a few songs:

Compare the '64 "Nobody Knows You" with the '65 version.

up
7 users have voted.
dystopian's picture

@Marie I'll check the vids out... I love anything Janis or Jorma so far. Wink Maybe the junk took an edge off her voice in later days?

up
2 users have voted.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

@dystopian Perhaps she merely had one of those voices that recordings can't fully capture. However, I tend to think that it was something else.

That Hollywood Palace clip (Dec 1968) - Summertime & I Need a Man to Love - that Joe posted is interesting. Her voice was good, but the band and audience were half dead. It's possible that she and the band were in sync and loose and the audience was with them when I saw them and that only occurred regularly for about a year. Recall that when "Cheap Thrills" was released the response among those that had seen them live was "meh."

The Demo link I posted was recorded with only a guitarist. Gurley added the other instruments before releasing it in the mid '90s. (Don't know the back story on how and why the demo was recorded, who had custody of it after that, and how Gurley ended up working with it.) Might have been recorded during that brief time in Texas when she wasn't using (off the meth and before the H).

up
2 users have voted.

to Port Arthur, visit her museum, take a picture of her statue.
I sorely miss the news, since I have to work, can't necessarily hunt around the tubes myself, and always rely on joe to get me started.
But, water lily parks can be just all that, and avoiding routine chores, no matter what kind, is really a freedom of mind and stress. Go, joe!
Well, I spent my afternoon shopping and have more to do tomorrow.
It's always something.
I may actually subscribe to Taibbi on substack. Anyone here a subscriber? He has an article up on the suppression of any news on social media and msm news about Ivermectin. Curious if anyone has access to the entire article. I only get email excerpt teasers.
Have a great Friday evening, one and all!

up
10 users have voted.
joe shikspack's picture

@on the cusp

heh, water lily parks are a good thing. a hundred acres of lotuses, water lilies and tons of other plants and wildlife is a great thing to wander around for a couple of hours and then go out for barbecue.

have a great weekend!

up
6 users have voted.
ovals49's picture

@on the cusp
FLCCC.net is the place.

Here’s a link to Review of the Emerging Evidence Demonstrating the Efficacy of Ivermectin in the Prophylaxis and Treatment of COVID-19, peer reviewed and on NIH website, no less.

up
7 users have voted.

The cool thing about a US president with obvious dementia symptoms … it is like training wheels for the reality that all administrations are run independent of any president’s authority. - Caity Johnstone

@ovals49 Just from the teaser I received via email, Matt was going into the question, "Why is Ivermectin suddenly a dirty word?"
I find Big Pharma/Health insurance giants/and total black out of info of affordable drugs on media outlets is..."different" this time.

up
5 users have voted.

prisonl.png

up
11 users have voted.
joe shikspack's picture

@gjohnsit

somebody explain the 13th amendment to those idiots at bloomberg and then take them on a tour of southern prison farms. maybe leave them there for a while so that they can soak up the ambiance.

up
9 users have voted.
enhydra lutris's picture

especially for Big Bother. Loved those guys. Live, at the Fillmore and Avalon, they were simply a different unit (like the dead and airplane as well). Don't know where the original of this comment is, or what it said, wrote it much earlier in the afternoon. Ah well, such is life.

Hope you enjoyed your relaxation time.

be well and have a good one.

up
8 users have voted.

That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

joe shikspack's picture

@enhydra lutris

have a great weekend!

up
5 users have voted.
enhydra lutris's picture

@joe shikspack

up
4 users have voted.

That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

up
7 users have voted.