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Robert Plant – Big Log soundbite


I saw Robert Plant last night at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. It was an excellent show and he was in wonderful form. I enjoyed his performance immensely.

I did not, however, enjoy the drunk guys next to me who kept getting in trouble for doing an audio recording of the show. I also did not enjoy the drunk hippie chick metalhead in front of me. One minute she was wavering around like a flower child and the next her arms were in the air and she was throwing around devil horns while flailing about like she was in a mosh pit. Oy.

I’d been looking at setlists for this tour and knew that there’d be two songs at encore. I assumed that the first would be Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down. I was prepared for that. It’s from Band of Joy, a project I really didn’t care for all that much but I do like the song. Man oh man was I a deliriously happy bunny when the opening guitar bit to Big Log came over the speakers. My first favorite Robert Plant song – see my post from June 7 – he even talked about the heavy rotation of the video when he was done.

I was able to get a small bit of the song with my camera* – my favorite verse – the school house portion of the original video.

*They were going after everyone doing any kind of recording.

Aha, just found a video of the New Orleans show from 7/17/13 – here’s the full version of the song –

Monkees Tour Set List


The hubster sent me a set list from one of the Monkees shows that’s already occurred.

Last Train to Clarksville
Papa Gene’s Blues
Your Auntie Grizelda
Sweet Young Thing
I’m a Believer
(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
I Wanna Be Free (video featuring Davy Jones)
You Told Me
Sunny Girlfriend
You Just May Be the One
Mary, Mary
The Girl I Knew Somewhere
For Pete’s Sake
Early Morning Blues and Greens
Randy Scouse Git
Daily Nightly
Tapioca Tundra
Goin’ Down
Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)
Daddy’s Song
Can You Dig It?
Circle Sky
Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?
Daydream Believer
What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round?

Listen to the Band
Pleasant Valley Sunday

The first thing that jumped out at me was “You Told Me”. Thought I’d go to youtube and find a video from the original show. HAH. I can do you one better – a video from their Escondido show on 11/8/12.

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me


It does not matter my mood – I can be pissed off to the max, so sad I want to cry or completely blah – when I hear this song I want to sing along and dance around like nobody’s business.

Only Cheap Trick can have the following chorus and make it sound happy:

Feeling all alone without a friend you know you feel like dying