Oh nooooo Neal Casal has passed away


#162

I listened to Big Moon Ritual walking around town this past weekend while my car was getting the oil changed. I almost forgot how much I love that album


#163

I listen mostly to live shows, but agree on that album. For a band that was only around for a short time there’s a pretty awesome output of music.


#164

The first Circles Around the Sun is one of my favorite instrumental albums in the last decade.


#165

The funny thing I’ve noticed about my listening habits is over a long enough amount of time, I generally stop listening to the massive collection of live shows I have. I never listen to the Cardinal shows anymore, or even CRB. Maybe once in a while I will; actually, if there’s any live show I still put on regularly is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live Anthology or especially the Gainesville 9/21/06 show (it’s the second disc on that documentary Runnin Down a Dream). Maybe it comes down to production quality? I stopped collecting audience recordings a long time ago for that same reason.

I guess I’ve always been an album guy, but after a while I don’t go back to the shows; this isn’t to say I don’t love going to shows, because I do. I guess I’m more interested in revisiting the stories the album is telling in its original conception; of course a live show could be its own story too. Anyway, I’ll stop rambling :joy:


#166

I hear you. But in general I am listening to live music most of the time.

I definitely do not listen to audience recordings. I am a snob to the max :blush:

But I have a nugs subscription now and listen to a lot of music there. Sadly no CRB on there but I have a ton of their soundboards that they recorded and sold. The quality is excellent.


#167

My cousin just sent me this, 6 years ago today at the 9:30 Club.


#168

great pic! I have a number of those CRB soundboards they sold too :slight_smile:

FB reminded me of their show at Thalia Hall in Chicago Nov 18, 2017. It became a (nearly) yearly thing for me to see them on my birthday. Those were the days :frowning: