Saturday, August 8, 2020

Happy Travers Day

 Each August RtBE has had a yearly tradition dating back over twenty years, go to the Travers Stakes in gorgeous Saratoga, NY. 

We have attended each year of the horse race since 1998 and the string ends in 2020 (with so many other things) as there will be no fans in attendance at the mid-summer Derby today.




In past years we have posted songs about horsesfeeling lucky and playing the ponies, while we are not a big gambler, this annual tradition will be missed. Saratoga is gorgeous this time of year and we even wrote a series about The Grateful Dead enjoying the town in the early days of this site.

Whether it was Lemon Drop Kid, the first Travers winner we picked, or Bernadini holding off Bluegrass Cat in 2006 . Keen Ice upsetting American Pharoah (we had that one) or Arrogate blowing away the field in the fastest race we ever saw (didn't have that one) each Travers day has been special. 


The race has been moved up in the racing season, just one more wrinkle for this Covid scared year. While we hope Tiz The Law keeps on trucking, Uncle Chuck scares us and he may be our pick come race time:

While the horses are nice it is the people that make this special and one more thing which can't happen this year has put a damper on the spirits as gathering with long time friends to chat, reminisce and relax will not be happening. 2020 has brought about so many cancellations and changes, but this one ends a very long streak and special event for us. Perhaps we start a new Travers streak next year, or evolve into some other Summer tradition, any which way it shakes out we will have the memories.  


Friday, August 7, 2020

Full Show Friday: Joan Osborne Infinity Music Hall in 2014

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Joan Osborne!

Today we go to Joan Osborne at Infinity Music Hall in 2014 for our Full Show Friday. RtBE has caught Joan a few times touring with Phil and Friends and The Dead. She ends her set here with a Dead cover as well.

Pro shot, pro sound, full set list below. Enjoy:



Tracklist: 01. intro 02. St. Teresa 03. Mongrels 04. Kitten's Got Claws 05. Work On Me 06. Game Of Love 07. Spider Web 08. One Of Us 09. Tupelo Honey 10. Rhymes 11. Brokedown Palace 12. credits

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Live Streams: Rick Ross vs 2 Chainz

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight:  Rick Ross v 2 Chainz

A few week backs Snoop Dogg and DMX entertained greatly, now Rick Ross and 2 Chainz look to repeat the success on verzuztv Instagram at 8pm EST:

 
To get in the mood here are songs from each of the artists:


Live Streams: Brendan Benson - All Requests Show

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight:  Brendan Benson - All Request Show

Brendan Benson is taking to Instagram to conduct an all request show today at 4:20 CST:
To get in the mood here is our favorite Brendan Benson solo tune:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Live Streams: Noise for Now - Voices for Choice

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.



Today we highlight: Noise for Now - Voices for Choice

This is a live stream benefit concert for ACLU Tennessee and CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health tonight at 7pm CST on nugs.net:
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NOISE FOR NOW @noisefornow is excited to announce VOICES FOR CHOICE: A livestream benefit concert for The ACLU of Tennessee @aclu_tennessee and CHOICES Memphis Center for Reproductive Health @memphischoices Wednesday, August 5th at 7pm CT on nugs.tv @nugsnet Filmed at locations including The Blue Room at Third Man Records, Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, The High Watt, Mercy Lounge, and 3rd and Lindsley Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, @aclu_tennessee works to ensure that every woman in our state can make the best decisions for herself and her family about whether and when to have a child - without government interference. Their reproductive justice work encompasses a wide range of issues, including fighting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, securing age-appropriate sex education in our schools, and protecting Tennesseans' ability to make personal, private decisions about pregnancy and abortion. @memphischoices is an independent, nonprofit reproductive health clinic in Memphis, TN. Offering services such as abortion care, hormone management for transgender patients, HIV testing and prevention, no-cost birth control, and midwife-led prenatal care and births, CHOICES’ model of comprehensive, patient-centered care is making waves in the reproductive health community. With the opening of their new Health and Birth Center this summer, CHOICES will become the only nonprofit health care provider in the country to offer both birth services and abortion care under one roof. Performances filmed on Traditional Cherokee and Shawnee Territory #VoicesForChoice #NoiseForNow

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Please donate to the worthy causes and enjoy the benefit show tonight. To get pumped here is Amanda Shires with a live rendition of "Parking Lot Pirouette":

Album Review: Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death

Hey all, got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!


It is of Fontaines D.C. newest release, A Hero's Death.

While an interesting listen, RtBE likes it's rock a little more upbeat and a little less mopey.  More London Chelsea than Manchester Dreary. That said the group is talented and clearly still evolving. 

Support the artists, buy the album, read the review and peep some video below:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Live Streams: John Waters in conversation with Jim Jarmusch

With live music on lock down (like everything else currently in New York City) live streams and old concerts have become essential for live music junkies like RtBE. While this current state of pandemic separation is in order we will highlight various shows/streams/virtual events for your viewing and listening pleasure and you can always check out or weekly Full Show Friday series for concerts from the past. Please support the artists any which way you can.


Today we highlight:  John Waters in conversation with Jim Jarmusch

Two great indie artists with film as their predominate medium, have a conversation tonight over at Murmrr at 7:30PM:
 
To get in the mood here is "Doin Time For Being Young" from John Waters biggest film, Cry-Baby and our favorite music from any Jim Jarmusch film, Neil Young's amazing work from the super underrated Dead Man. Both films oddly staring Johnny Deep, I wonder if they will talk about him tonight: