. : : September 21st, 2011 : : .
About a year ago, I posted a set by an opening band whose performance I didn’t love.
It doesn’t matter who it was; all that matters is that I tried to be as gracious as possible, critically observing the sets flaws, and pointing out its potentials. I still posted a recording of the show for download.
I received a bit of flack for posting a recording of a band I had less-than-nice things to say, but I stand by my position that this blog isn’t written for me. No, dear reader, it’s all for you.
It doesn’t matter if I liked the set. These little write-ups are to provide a bit of commentary and context, but it is up to you to discern which recordings pique your interest and which don’t. After all, just because little old me didn’t like the set doesn’t mean a whole roomful of other people didn’t, or a whole planet of people won’t.
Why should they be denied access to a recording of a show they enjoyed by a band they like because it wasn’t the archivists particular cup of tea? Seems silly, doesn’t it? Kind of like library book banning…but I digress.
This blog is ultimately a collection of concerts I went to. Some I liked, some I didn’t, and some in the middle grounds. I will never claim my experience is universal; nor will I suggest any band is not worth taping, no tape not worth hearing.
That being said, I reckon that most of you can ascertain which side of the fence I came down upon regarding Frazey Ford‘s opening set for Whitehorse at the Glenn Gould Studio last month. So, maybe this time I’ll let discretion be the better part of valor, and offer no more than a “here you go, Frazey Ford, fans! For those of you who haven’t heard of her, as always, I encourage you to listen to the sample and make an informed, educated decision as to whether or not this may be of interest to you.”
You might like it.
02. September Field
03. If You Gonna Go
05. Hey Little Mama
06. Future Blues [Willie Brown]
08. Lost Together
09. Ootischenia [Be Good Tanyas]
11. Mimi Song
13. One More Cup Of Coffee [Bob Dylan]
15. The Gospel Song
Thank you to Frazey Ford, Trish Klein, CBC, and Glenn Gould Studio.