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RE: SF show | from riverfront ensembleAug 27 2002 - 23:05

sorry dan the last time i saw you was in 96 at the shelter in detroit.. and my is becoming blurry.. i have some great picutes of that show.. if you would like some prints please send me your address and i'll get them of to you..

RE: SF show | from danAug 27 2002 - 00:04

I never used compression or a sustainer, definately didn't use a rubber handled screwdriver, just a normal craftsman phillips head and often times the screwdriver is on the string side of the neck. You also spin the screwdriver a lot between your thumb and forefinger so that the acrylic handle is striking the back of the neck or the strings a lot but lightly. I don't know what John is doing now, but that is how Get You Back was recorded. An mxr phase 90 also added some nice pulsating sounds.

RE: SF show | from riverfront ensembleAug 26 2002 - 01:21

take a rubber handled srewdriver and lightly role it on the back of the guitar neck.. the key is the pedals.. dealy and comp/sustainer and a little bit of drive and you get this low rubble that is very background soundscape esk noise.

RE: SF show | from edAug 25 2002 - 16:50

Ask Thurston Moore.

RE: SF show | from elliottAug 25 2002 - 12:57

can someone explain to me exactly what this screwdriver trick is? How does one put a guitar and screwdriver together? Ive seen light bulbs and guitars, glass bottles and guitars, but never a screw driver and a guitar.

RE: SF show | from JBAug 24 2002 - 05:22

But I AM turning tricks...!!

RE: SF show | from danAug 20 2002 - 18:03

I admit I was the first Idaho-an to bring the fruits of the Craftsman toolbox to one of the four strings (on get you back from three sheets). I am pretty sure that isn't really something to be proud or ashamed of, and I am damned glad to hear that John is doing it. It is a cool sound.

RE: SF show | from LolaAug 20 2002 - 17:55

That's not very nice or you to say that John Berry was turning tricks? Or did you mean doing tricks like "Sit" "Stay" and "Spike"?

Settle down Holden, no one is making a comparison. I didn't realize uttering the name Dan Seta was verboten. Does it scare you? Dan Seta, Dan Seta, Dan Seta. We all know that John and Jeff don't have a problem with past Idaho members - Why do you?

In fact, I wish Dan Seta was my precious. I've seen him. He's a looker.

RE: SF show | from holdenAug 18 2002 - 18:16

lola, john berry was doing tricks way before your precious seta was in idaho so don't go there

RE: SF show | from Sober Jeff B. Aug 16 2002 - 23:35

oops, what is this song, and when will it be recorded, if it hasn't already? it rules.

RE: SF show | from Jeff B. Aug 16 2002 - 23:34

RE: SF show | from Jeff B. Aug 15 2002 - 19:20

nice, DCS, what about the rest of the show - gimme gimme!

RE: SF show | from dcsAug 15 2002 - 14:23

There are 7 songs from the full band era on "We Were Young"

Here's a recording from the sf show:
http://www.geocities.com/mapleneck/live.htm

RE: SF show | from LolaAug 15 2002 - 12:45

John Berry is doing Dan Seta's screwdriver trick? I thought that was pretty funny when I saw him do it years ago (in Philly.)

If the new album is rockin', is it possible these are outtakes from the full band era (oh please, oh please.)

What in the hell is Dave Pirner doing still playing? No chance he wore a "Free Winona" t-shirt, is there?

RE: SF show | from jcAug 13 2002 - 20:21

I was also at the Idaho show last night and let me first say it's John Berry not Barry he started Idaho give him props!!
I thought the show was wicked!
It gave me chills as well.
the sound was really full totally awesome for the room. I saw em in Boston last year and I live out here now and stumbled into the show. who's the new guy and who's the chick?

last night | from dcsAug 13 2002 - 12:37

The SF show at GAMH last night was great. 4 new songs, Hearts of Palm, Shoulder Back, Levitate, Get You Back, and Stare at the Sky. John's feedback part on Get You Back gave me chills as it echoed through the hall. Of the 4 new songs, Jeff only played guitar on the first one. The second one had a dark smokey vibe and the old guy next to me wasn't digging John Barry's skronky guitar part and his use of the whammy bar. The third song was the most melodic of the four while the fourth song had keyboard parts that were a lot less spare than the stuff that Jeff has done in the past.

Now you're probably wondering what Dave Pirner's fanbase is like...they're older and not quite attuned to the higher order sound that Idaho produces. The old guy next to me started laughing when he saw John Barry use a screwdriver on his guitar. The tables/seats lining the floor except the middle kinda killed it for me. There were probably about 100 people there so Dave Pirner doesn't draw that well anymore.
At the past few SF shows, there's been some people yelling out stuff at Jeff and John during the show. They weren't there last night - maybe too embarassed to pay $15 and be confused with Dave Pirner's fans?

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