Thursday, October 30, 2008

GMVW # 43: "Guitar and Pen: A Who Review"

Gem Music Video of the Week # 43:  Guitar and Pen: A Who Review
Song:  Baba O’Riley by The Who
(Songwriter: Pete Townshend)
October 30, 2008

I’ve always wanted to do a concert review, so here goes…..

Last Friday nite I went to see the Who at the Boston Garden with cousin Becca, Mac, and Pete Callahan.  I’ve seen plenty of Who shows over the years, so in terms of witnessing something new, this I no longer expect.  I now go to these shows to simply take in whatever is tossed my way.  On this nite, as with all previous shows over the years, I was not disappointed.  The Who continued to do what they do best: A live event that hits the ground running and that does not stop until all energy has been sufficiently tapped. 

For the 3rd time, I attended a Who show expecting it would be my last (which will one day be the Who’s choice, not mine).  This has been the case ever since John Entwistle died.  The original 4-piece band has been whittled down to ‘The Two’.  For the first time since that 2002 post-Entwistle tour, however, the entire six-piece ensemble on stage was on equal footing.  Where the last two tours, the Who were presented as Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, along with a supporting cast, this time everyone was front and center (including John ‘Rabbit’ Bundrick on keyboards, Zak Starkey on drums, Pino Palladino on bass, and brother Simon Townshend on rhythm guitar), and all rose to the honor. 

As with most Who shows, a bulk of the music on this nite came from 4 distinct periods in Who history: The early years, ‘Tommy’, ‘Who’s Next’, and ‘Quadrophenia’.  I always hope to hear more songs from albums like ‘Who By Numbers’, ‘Who Are You’, and even ‘Face Dances’, which does happen, but infrequently.  Townshend and Daltrey seem to be convinced that the crowd is looking for songs from these 4 periods, and so I accept that and take in these great songs that I have witnessed so often, while enjoying the occasional surprise. 

We settled into our seats, which was the best vantage point I’ve had at any Who show (a stone’s throw from Townshend’s side of the stage… thanks Mac!).  The warm up band, ‘Inward Eye’ wrapped up their set (a young hard-rock brother trio from Winnipeg Manitoba) and then the Who took the stage.  Here’s a run through the set list, along with commentary and snippets of some of the best lyrics from each song:

I Can’t Explain:  It’s amazing that the band’s first single (1965) could still be such a superb rock song to hear live.  It was clear Zak Starkey was going to have a good nite:  “Dizzy in the head and I’m feeling bad”.

The Seeker:  A single from the early 70’s.  I thought of my brother Joe, who loves this song.  It was clear Roger Daltrey was going to have a good nite:  “I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles, I asked Timothy Leary, but he couldn’t help me either”.

Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere: Another early single.  Townshend played a little feedback near the end of the song, and it was clear he was going to have a good nite:  “I get along anyway out there, Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere…….”

Fragments:  A song from their 2005 Endless Wire album: Lot’s of synthesizer. 
Well done. “Are we breathing out or breathing in”.

Who Are You: This song is about an encounter Townshend had with 2 members of the ‘Sex Pistols’ at a bar in New York.  Towshend lashed out at them after they stated they enjoyed the Who’s music (he wanted them to rebel against it).  I thought of Dad, who gets a kick out of this song.  It’s always very well performed, as it was this nite: “Eleven Hours in the Tin Pan, God there’s got to be another way!”

Behind Blue Eyes:  Off of ‘Who’s Next’.  All 4 original members of the Who had blue eyes, which is not solely what this song is about, but intriguing when you listen to the lyrics.  One of the best performances of the night:  “And if I swallow anything evil, put your finger down my throat”.

Real Good Looking Boy: I recalled listening to this song for the first time in a small music store in downtown Baltimore 3 years ago.  First new Who song in many a year.  It hit me like a ton of bricks (both then and now): “Wise men say, only fools, only fools rush in”.

Baba O’Riley:  This song doesn’t really belong to the Who anymore… along with “Won’t Get Fooled Again” it belongs to these times, and was once more brilliantly performed:  “Don’t cry, don’t raise your eye…”

Gettin in Tune:  The first surprise of the night, a deep cut off the ‘Who’s Next’ album.  One of several songs Townshend has written about how he writes music (the other that comes to mind is ‘Guitar and Pen’):  “I’m getting a little tired of having to say do you come here often”

Eminence Front:  Always an appropriate song to play (about people ignoring their problems and putting up a front).  Townshend’s one contribution of the evening as lead vocalist: “Won’t you come and join the party dressed to kill”

Sister Disco: The second surprise song of the nite and one of my all time favorites, about a fictional character,  ‘Disco’ dying on a hospital bed and ‘Rock’ faithfully sitting by the bedside.  Townshend plucked away expertly at the acoustic guitar closing notes (which has always suggested to me that good music will carry on). “Goodbye, goodbye Sister Disco, now I go, I go where the music fits my soul.  And I, I will never let go, I’ll never let go, ‘Til the echo of the street fight has dissolved”.

Sea and Sand: Start of a 3-song Quadrophenia set, encapsulating this concept album.  “My Dad couldn’t stand on 2 feet, as he lectured about morality”

5:15: Zak again played phenomenally on the drums.  The song is about strange happenings on the London commuter rail: “Sadly ecstatic that their heroes are news”.

Love Reign O’er Me:  Daltrey belted this one out without a hitch: “On a dry and dusty road, the nite’s we spend apart alone, I need to get back home to cool, cool rain!”

My Generation:  Pino Palladino’s bass lines would have done Entwistle proud.  It’s the only song where Towshend always appears embarrassed to perform live:  “People try to put us down, just because we get around”

Won’t Get Fooled Again:  I thought of the Who’s performance of this song at the Concert for New York (after 911).  The Who stole that show with their set that nite, particularly with this song:  “I move myself and my family aside if we happen to be left half alive”.

Pinball Wizard:  Start of a 3-song ‘Tommy’ set.  Townshend no longer looks for Entwistle to blast the opening bass line.  “Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball, from Soho down to Brighton, I must have played them all”

Amazing Journey:  Some experimenting with a jam session, leading into Sparks.  Very well done.  “Sickness will surely take the mind where minds can’t usually go”.

Sparks: …..Zak again!  Wow!  Thought it was Moon.  No lyrics here (all instrumental).  Townshend looked all of his younger Woodstock-days self on guitar: The Bird Man in action.

See Me Feel Me:  I longed for the Entwistle backing vocals to kick in like they used to….not to be.  I sang them myself as best I could.  Still a great song to hear live, though:  “Listening to You, I get the Music”

Tea and Theatre:  Off the ‘Endless Wire’ album: A melancholy reflective song, which seems to be at least partially about the 2 surviving members of the Who.  Daltrey holds a cup of tea in his hand: “Will you have some tea, after theatre with me?”

It was a great show and was enjoyed with some great company.  Since no Gem music video list should go without Baba O’Riley, I take the opportunity to present it here as this week’s Gem.  The footage is from the last live show Keith Moon played with the Who (1978).  I’ve also included the same song showing the Who at the Concert for New York in 2001, which was the last live event Enwistle performed with the Who.  Finally, I’ve included a great tribute to the Who from Adam Sandler at this year’s VH1 Rock Honors the Who show.

- Pete

Gem Video: Baba O’riley. 

Concert for NY version:

Adam Sandler


About the video:  clip from the Kid’s Are Alright movie

Video Rating: 1


Best Feedback: Joe

Pete will never forget who got him his first Who Album.  I think it was Pete's birthday some time in the late 70's...I was probably in Framingham at Strawberry's where I stopped many times up thru High School to build up a huge music collection...Warren Zevon, Clash, Joe Jackson, the Police, Talking Heads, AC/DC, U2, Bruce Springsteen, and many more were in my growing collection.  After an 8 Keg Party my freshman year at BC in my apartment in
Cleveland Circle
, my great collection disappeared...I suspect some Brighton thugs who crashed the party...I will never know.  Anyways - I had no idea the monster I created when I got Pete his first Who album.  The Monster lives on....or maybe it's the Monster in my pants that does a nasty dance.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

GMVW # 42: "Seeing the Forest for the Trees"

Gem Music Video of the Week # 42:  Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Song: If a Tree Falls by Bruce Cockburn
(Songwriter Bruce Cockburn)
October 23, 2008

The Environment:  After faith, family, and friendship, it’s what drives me the most.  It drives what I do for work, and to varying degrees what I purchase, where I volunteer, home and yard improvements and several of my magazine subscriptions.  It factors into the family’s choices for vacation destinations and other recreational activities.  Unfortunately, it also has to weigh in to how I vote.  It does not, however, drive my choice of Gem Video. Great music drives that, and if the music is pulling me to this heavy subject, so be it. 

There have been a number of well-meaning musicians over the years who have tried writing good music about their concerns for the environment.  Few have succeeded.  This Gem is the rare environmental song that has hit home with me on all levels:  Bruce Cockburn’s ‘If a Tree Falls’.  The song is about the destruction of vast tracts of the world’s rain forests, and the common use of the charred land for pasture, allowing cheap meat to be processed for bulk sales to fast food chains and other quick eats locales.

Before the most recent of global environmental concerns, climate change, the big ticket item for me was rain forest destruction.  The problem has not really gone away, it’s just been trumped.  Since the rain forests are so diverse and complex, many biologists feel that there is so much we will never know about what has already been lost, which makes it a bit tougher of a pill to swallow than some of the other environmental crisis.  It’s been a tragedy on many levels. 

Although not completely unexplainable, I have always struggled to understand why the environment has become such a hot political subject in the last 20 years. After all, two of our most important environmental legislative bills, the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act, had significant development under the Nixon administration.  The most recent debate on whether or not climate change is being accelerated by human activities is a perfect example of how the environment has been politicized.  Since a vast majority of the worlds scientists believe human activity is a big factor in climate change, my question to the doubters is this:  What would it take to be convinced? 2 ice-free arctic shipping lanes? 3? 30 seasonal hurricanes?  40? Total loss of glacial ice in Glacier National Park? An Antarctic Ice Shelf calving the size of Rhode Island?  Connecticut?  Armadillos in the back yard? 95% scientific agreement that there is a significant human influence? 100%?  We don’t even have that yet for debate on the earth’s shape (spherical vs. flat).  If you are waiting for Rush to admit there’s a problem, don’t hold your breath.  He’s in too deep.  I do sense a positive change, however, in the political atmosphere. Hopefully it’s here to last.  I also sense a positive change in the American public, many of whom are realizing that bigger is not necessarily better.

As for my strong beliefs on these subjects, I have Dad to thank for sowing the seeds.  Dad always pointed out the natural wonders, small and large, on our hikes and journeys.  Dad also paid my initial membership fee to Greenpeace back in the mid-70’s.  At the same time he was subscribing Fred to the Wall Street Journal.  Perhaps Dad had a bit of the Irish in him with these decisions:  Like sending one son to the priesthood and the military.  More likely, he was simply recognizing his two son’s interests and inclinations.  In both cases, he nailed it. 

I’ll end this by making a plug for Cousin Tina Toran, who is doing her part to help the environment.  Check out her web site at:

- Pete

Gem Video “If a Tree Falls”

About the video: Made for MTV type video (though rarely shown)

Video Rating: 1


Best Feedback: Tina

oh pete, you really are so so so generous. thank you for calling attention to our site, more importantly,  i love the piece about your dad, and your gift subscriptions. again, thank you so much,
love tina


And: Andrea

Dear Pete,

Tina forwarded your Gem Music Video of the week to all of her sisters and I just want to thank you for what you wrote, how passionate you are about life, faith, family and music. Your words, and you in particular, are an inspiration to me, how you and Nancy live your lives and more importantly how you incorporate love, faith, friends and family so seamlessly into your everyday existence.  Each and every time, without fail, when I am with any member of the Steeves family, I leave where ever I am, smiling and happy, grateful that I am related to such wonderful, fun people.  Your siblings have very diverse interests, views and jobs, but you are connected by threads of love, beginning with your amazing parents and kept alive by you, your brothers, sisters and spouses. My sisters and I have the same connections as you, although, I have to admit there is more crazy in the Toran family than the Steeves, but tons of love and respect of one another.   I can speak for the Toran sisters in its entirety, when I say that we are madly in love with our Steeves cousins and are grateful that cranky Jerry and fun Fred had our parents, so they could have us. 

Have a great weekend and keep up the good work, you are a fantastic writer!

With love and admiration, your favorite cousin, Andrea


And: Jack

Oh boy, nobody is going to respond to this one! :-) 

I'll give the quick and dirty here.  First of all, I am what you might call a Teddy Roosevelt conservationist, so I stand hand in hand with you on a vast number of environmental issues both domestically as well as internationally.  I would sum up the great divide in this way. 

The environmental movement has become much like the perverbial town drunk who attends the baptist church every week.  It isn't the movement itself, but rather the spokespeople for the movement who are either unqualified on a number of levels...or profiteers who use the movement for their own personal benefit,,,or simply due to crazy people who are operating on a different plane of particular politician comes to mind.  Hysteria doesn't resonate with people and eventually drowns out the positive changes for the better folks like yourself are trying to make.  In short, the movement has been highjacked to some degree.   

Unfortunately Pete, human nature dictates that man's passions are more often than not superseded by his drive for cold hard cash, (The love of money is the root to all kinds of evil),...and after all is said and done, countries often succumb to the temptation...which is why China, Russia and India are among the worst polluters in the world and getting worse.  From the viewpoint of economies of scale, THAT is going to be the worlds biggest challenge in the years to come...the big three over in Asia.  We're working on it...perhaps not as fast as we'd like, but in a measured way so as not to disrupt the economy any more than it is.  Just my 25 cents. 


Thursday, October 16, 2008

GMVW # 41: "A Rolling Stone Gathers Moss"

Gem Music Video of the Week # 41:  A Rolling Stone Gathers Moss
Song:  Waiting on a Friend by The Rolling Stones
(Songwriters: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards)
October 16, 2008

It’s always interesting to talk to a true fan of any musician/band:  Someone who never misses that band’s tours and has most of their albums.  I’m not talking necessarily about a person who collects memorabilia, constantly blogs, or attends band-centric conventions (which can be signs of a fan crossing over to collector, entrepreneur, or fanatic).  I’m talking about someone who really knows that bands music, say 3-5 albums by heart and a few others close enough.  In these cases you are usually bound to get some fascinating tidbits of information. 

Yet some fan bases are harder than others to feel kinship with for a variety of reasons.  For example, as with the man himself, Dylan enthusiasts are a complex bunch, which makes being a Dylan fan, for the most part, a solo experience. The Beatles fan base….too large and too diluted.  With so much written about them, it’s hard to come up with a new twist on the Fab Four.  As for the Who, it can be fun talking to a fellow fan, but many times I find myself repeating old subject matter. 

Rolling Stones fans:  Now you’re talking!  When I meet a Stones fan who can offer insight into a variety of topics from ‘Beggars Banquet’ to Mick Taylor’s lead guitar playing to ‘Exile on Main Street’ to the bands longevity to Brian Jones exotic instrument playing to ‘Between the Buttons’ to the supporting cast of musicians on stage and on albums to the early years to musical influences to ‘Goat Head’s Soup’ and on and on, I feel like I’m in good company.  A Rolling Stones fan can be equated with someone who gets it with Rock music in general.  It’s not to say that you can’t come at the music from another direction, but a Stones fan is an automatic Rock n Roll insider to me. 

Strange enough though, of all the bands I’ve enjoyed listening to over the years the Stones are the ones I find myself defending the most.  It makes sense to some degree:  More than any other band, the Rolling Stones consistently run the risk of looking like a caricature of themselves.  They walk a fine line between swagger and self parody.  It’s so easy to chuckle at the images that Mick and Keith portray:  The prima-donna and the waste product.  What the critics often fail to recognize though is that at the core of any critique of a band should be the music and on this front the Stones play second fiddle to nobody.  Their music, like the music of the early blues musicians, is a sound that can only come out of poor and desperate origins, often with brilliant results.

For me, interest in the Stones started with Brian Jones, particularly his abandonment of the guitar in the mid-late 60’s for more exotic instruments, including sitar (‘Paint it Black’), recorder (‘Ruby Tuesday’) and xylophone (‘Under my Thumb’).  Next, I was interested in who was playing what on all the Stones recordings:  Bill Wyman’s ‘vrooming bass’ at the end of ‘Paint it Black’; Mick Taylor's lead guitar in the instrumental portion of ‘Can’t You Hear Me Knocking’;  Keith’s riffs in ‘It’s Only Rock n Roll’; all the musicians who contributed to ‘Exile on Main Street’, how the band came up with the sound to 'Moonlight Mile'.  The music was so good I found myself wanting to get these details down.  From there, it was simply a matter of enjoying the album-oriented songs the Stones are so good at, both live and on record. 

I’ve read a number of books on bands over the years, including the Rolling Stones.  They have quite a remarkable history.  Many musicians feel the same way:  When Pete Townshend inducted the Rolling Stones into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame he stated that the Stones were the only band he ever really wished he were in.  Listening to Alice Cooper as DJ, it is clear he’s a big fan (I also saw him at a Stones show).  To understand the fascination many have with the Stones a look at the individuals in the band over the years is a good place to start.  There’s the juxtaposition between one of the most fragile of all rock stars, Brian Jones, and the most durable, Keith Richards.  There’s the reclusiveness and unsung-hero status of Charlie Watts.  There’s the professionalism of Mick Taylor.  The band has had its own historian in Bill Wyman.  There’s the peace maker in times of internal strife, Ronnie Wood.  Finally, there’s the conqueror of the big stage, Mick Jagger (as long as he’s fronting the Stones).  No band has mastered the stadium show like the Rolling Stones, and Jagger has to take most of the credit.  When he’s on, it’s quite an experience.

It’s hard to find a good gem video of the Rolling Stones, because most of their videos are a complete goof off (See videos ‘She’s So Cold’ or ‘Worried About You’) or if live, don’t pick up the instrumentation as much as they should.  Like many Stones fans, for me their music peaked when I began listening (‘Some Girls’, ‘Tattoo You’), so the more recent music, although better represented in video form, does not rise to the qualifications of a Gem (Keith Richards would beg to differ, and in the process might  slit my throat).  Fortunately one of my favorite Stones songs comes across pretty good on video, so I will present it here as this weeks Gem.  The song, ‘Waiting on a Friend’ is one of the best songs I know about friendship.  Mick, Keith, and Ronnie dominate the video, but Charlie and Bill are there also, you just have to look down the bar a bit.

“A smile relieves a heart that grieves
  Remember what I said”

- Pete

Gem Music Video: Waiting on a Friend

About the video: Made for MTV

Video Rating: 1


Best Feedback: Paul

Nice Pete - if you could only see the truth/reality of the political scene I would crown you "Best Bro-in-law".  This is a phenomenal song by the stones and a good early video too - seeing Keith and Mick at "Peace" after the ugly few years that preceded it.  You can almost feel the love between the two.  It reminds me of one of my all time favorites (hint - you need to play this one soon) called Memory Motel off of Black n Blue - which is the song we named Hanna (our boisterous lab) after...


And: Steve

I was introduced to the Rolling Stones and The Who by Pete way back in
1982! I remember meeting Pete for the 1st time in Ottawa where we both shared a suite in residence at Carleton U. It was a nice Sept day and we decide to go cliff diving into a rapids where 6 kids have drowned. Don't worry Mrs. Steeves, nobody got hurt but the water was freezing and the current was very strong. I remember standing up in the river quite a bit down stream looking for Pete when I feel this grip on my ankles, I look down and see Pete under water smiling up at me with his hands on my ankles holding on for dear life!

We hauled ourselves out of there and proceeded to consume a large bottle of rye to warm our spirits for the walk back to the U. On our back, Pete starts singing 'Sympathy for the Devil' and I am truly amazed that he knows every word. He gets me to join in with the 'Yewww, yewww' and pretty soon we are 2 drunken, wet, young men bellowing out a awesome tune on a beautiful day!

That was my intro to Pete and the Stones, I wish I could see both of them again soon.

Cheers, Pete, Thanks for the memories.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

GMVW # 40: "Misfits"

Gem Music Video of the Week # 40:  Misfits
Song:  Spike by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
(Songwriter: Tom Petty)
October 9, 2008

After coming home from a 4-year college stint in 1984, I spent a good year or so trying to figure out what the heck I was going to do.  I bounced around for a while in Franklin, commuting into Boston to intern for the National Park Service Regional Office.  I also got my bartender license seeing as I had to find some way to make money (since the responses to my resumes consistently included words like ‘However’ and ‘Although’).  It was quite a transition from campus life.

Most of the old Franklin crew was scattered, but Dave was still a reliable connection.  Our friendship normally covered the gambit, but that year it was primarily focused on one common denominator: Competition.  We matched up against one another in all forms of one-upmanship from Risk to ping pong, for the most part splitting the fruits of victory and agony of defeat.  In a way, I guess I was unconsciously preparing for the dog-eat-dog world that lay ahead (thanks, Dave).  For Dave, it was not too many years down the road before he had replaced me with an equally competitive wife, cousin Becca (observing them during the show Jeopardy is a treat).

The most consistent and competitive of our matchups was billiards and there was only one place to do that: The Train Stop.  Over the years, the Train Stop in downtown Franklin had been and would be the location for a number of big-event sport gatherings from Celtics-Lakers to “Squish the Fish”, all witnessed on the bar’s big screen.  The heart of the place, however, was the 4-table billiard room. 

When you played pool with Dave at the Train Stop, the chip on your shoulder grew a bit larger.  This was true when we played against one another, but was even more so when we teamed up against outsiders.  This was home turf.  We were supposed to be familiar with the nuances of all the pool tables.  I covered the tight slice shots, Dave did well with the cross corner banks. For the most part, we did the place proud. 

Most everyone who played pool at the Train Stop, including Dave and I, would try to get the pool table by the juke box.  The music on this juke box was pretty darn good, so having a few chosen songs playing in the background was an added inspiration.  There was one song in particular that I always loved to play: Tom Petty’s ‘Spike’, this week’s Gem Music Video.  To this day, it’s the first song I look for on any juke box.  The subject matter and tempo of the song was perfect for a smoky pool-hall atmosphere, which needless to say, fit the Train Stop environs to a capital T. 

In the song ‘Spike’, Petty as lyricist and vocalist, sings from the perspective of an antagonist in the dark corner of a Southern Dixie bar, poking fun at an unconventional townie named Spike, who just strolled in rather innocently.  Petty himself is from the South (Gainsville, FL), and for such a peaceful soul, does a tremendous job of play acting this intimidator (“Hey Spike, your scaring my wife!” : “Hey Spike, tell us about life…. Can you tell us about life, Spike?”).  Mike Campbell does a great job laying out the attitude (along with Petty’s vocals) on the lead guitar.  Spike was a real-life character from Petty’s home town, and was nicknamed after the spiked dog collar he wore around his neck.  It’s that dog collar that draws the attention of the guy in the shadows, who I always pictured as someone like the dude who blew away Peter Fonda’s & Denis Hopper’s characters (Wyatt and Billy) at the end of ‘Easy Rider’.

The real meaning of the song, though, is about intolerance and, in the case of Spike, independence.  It’s a testament to the oddballs of the world, and their ability to stick to their guns despite the abuses they face.  The Train Stop was frequented often by both of these extremes (the intolerant and the independent), and on this level proved to be an unexpected location for experiencing some of life’s most valuable lessons.  With ‘Spike’ playing in the background, how could it not?

Speaking of letting your freak flag fly, I hear that the best place in the world to do that is Whitehorse up in the Yukon Territories.  Talking to someone from Whitehorse recently, it sounds like the type of place that makes the characters in Northern Exposure look like the characters in the Andy Griffith Show (Barney aside).  Spike would have no problem fitting in there. 

Tom Petty is always a great take in.  I saw him again this summer with Mac, John and Steve Cummings.  Great show.  Petty is as steady as they get. 

Below the Gem link are the lyrics to the song for your sing along, clap along pleasure.

- Pete

Gem Music Video: Spike

Oh, we got another one, just like the other ones
Another bad ass, another trouble-maker
I'm scared, ain't you boys scared?
I wonder if he's gonna show us what bad is?
Boys, we got a man with a dog collar on
You think we oughta throw ol' Spike a bone?

Hey Spike what do you like?
Hey Spike what do you like?

Here's another misfit, another Jimmy Dean
Bet he's got a motorbike,
What'a y'all think?
Bet if we be good we'll get a ride on it
If he ain't too mad about the future --
Maybe we oughta help him see
The future ain't what it used to be

Hey Spike, you're scarin' my wife
Hey Spike what do you like “

About the video: Filmed live at Farm Aid (1986)

Video Rating: 1


Best Feedback: Dave

Pete, you have brought a tear to my eye, perhaps the recollection of the heavy smoke in the Stop, cough, cough..... wheeze...

I do miss the non-stop competition; I still have a small taste with Bec and Sara, but nothing like it used to be.

Have not heard this one for quite some time.



Also: Steve

Hi Pete;

I like this line, 'I guess I was unconsciously preparing for the dog-eat-dog world that lay ahead'
Then you go work for the US gov't for 20 years! You are also right on seeing some very interesting characters in Whitehorse. I've been to Whitehorse twice, Yellowknife a bunch of times and lived in Iqualuit on Baffin Island in the Arctic for 6 months.

People in the North are there for a reason - they're crazy! Think of the wildest, stupid, drunken thing you've ever done - they would think that's lame. Always a good party in the North! Come see me sometime, I'll be your tour guide!