Monday, March 12, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 6 - Farewell To Wass

Episode 6 takes us to Brew Town in October 2002. Ratdog closed the Fall '02 Tour in Milwaukee at the Rave, which also put a close to bassist Rob Wasserman's stint in the band, and we visit the close of the second set from that show:

At A Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Dear Prudence > Cassidy Reprise > One More Saturday Night Encore: White Lightning > US Blues

As a special treat, enjoy a few songs from the first set from one of the recent Beacon shows on 3/8/07.

Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance > Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 5 - Words & Music

For Episode 5, we're changing the format a little. We're still featuring Beacon shows leading up to tomorrow's show in NYC, but we've sprinkled in a few Bob Weir Interviews, from Festival Express and the John Lennon Tour Bus earlier this year. Music featured in this episode:

Sugar Magnolia (Beacon '06)
Jus' Like Mama Said (Beacon '06)
Money For Gasoline ( Becaon '06)
Looks Like Rain (Beacon '05)
Corrina (Beacon '05)

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 4 - Peakin' At The Beacon...Continued

Our countdown to the Spring Tour continues with more music from the Big Apple. We again visit the Beacon Theatre and will listen to what is widely regarded as one of Ratdog's finest shows......ever. The second night of the '03 Beacon Run, October 25th featured a full night of solid playing. We will focus on the second set, featuring:

Dark Star > Sitting In Limbo > Scarlet Begonias > Stuff > Knockin On Heaven's Door > Throwing Stones > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower

Josh Roseman (trombone) and Rob Barraco (keys) join the band to lend a little hand and the result was a magical night of music. Enjoy.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 3 - Peakin' at the Beacon

Our production editor is on hiatus this week, so our podcast will be sans commentary this week, focusing on the music. We will feature the second set of October 24th, 2003 at the Beacon Theatre for Episode 3. While its counterpart on the next evening typically gets more praise, I've always had a thing for this show, particularly the second set. Our show features this segment:

Black Throated Wind ... Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > The Wheel > Stuff > Standing On The Moon > Sugar Magnolia
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We will be featuring Ratdog Beacon shows in our next few episodes, as we count down to Ratdog's Spring Tour, which will feature a three night run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City March 8-10. Visit's tour page for more info and sign up for Fantasy Ratdog for the Spring Tour!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 2 - Rocky Mountain High

Episode 2 of Throwin' Bones takes to the mountains. We visit two shows in Colorado, the first one being March 16th, 2004 at the Boulder Theatre. Our first segment samples the first set from this show:

Mission In The Rain, Greatest Story Ever Told > Althea, Shade Of Grey > Hell In A Bucket
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Our second set segment is from the Paramount Theatre in Denver on May 13th, 2003. The beginning of the set is short on improvisation but has always been fun to listen to. Energy is very high and Kenny rejoined the band in the second set after being a little under the weather. Crank up the stereo and slip on your dancin' shoes. The set begins like this:

New Speedway Boogie > Wrong Way Feelin > I Need A Miracle > Wang Dang Doodle
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Saturday, January 6, 2007

Throwin' Bones Episode 1

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Throwin' Bones, the Ratdog podcast. In today's episode we visit the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois, for two shows in 2005. The first segment of the show samples the second set on April 1st at the Vic Theatre. Songs included in this episode:

Scarlet Begonias > Stuff > Sugaree
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In the second segment of the show, we revisit a show that I had the pleasure of attending, October 21st at the Riviera Theatre. Some photos of that show can be viewed here. Again, we will be joining the band in the second set, this time as they close with the following:

Ashes & Glass > Stuff > Dear Prudence > Sugar Magnolia
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We hope you enjoy listening as much as we do!
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