Friday, June 27, 2008

Lemon v. Lightning

Opal - Live Somewhere, Somewhen Part 1
Opal - Live Somewhere, Somewhen Part 2

Ha-ha! Music at last! The bastard is back!

Yeah, yeah, settle down. Sorry about the long delay, longer than the vacation warranted, but it's hard to get back in the swing after an absence. Especially when one is the quintessential lazy sod. Me.

You may ask yourself, to continue the musical quotes, you may ask yourself - what the hell does he mean, "Lemon v. Lightning"? Is this a crap show we're being fed here?

No, I'm just showing off my newly learned learning about opals:

"The opal is a pretty gemstone. There are many kinds of opals. Opals can be found all over the world. There are different names for different opals from different places in the world. Some of them are...blah blah blah blah snore."**

Yeah, there are Lemon Opals and there are also ones called Lightning Ridge Opals. I'm trying to set up a mental contrast here for ya all, is what I'm doing. I've given you Clay Allison - pre-Opal - and I've given you classic Opal - with Kendra!!! - and now I'm giving you endtime Opal - post-Kendra, with what's-her-name, before the transmutation into Mazzy Star. Hope! Hope Sandoval! That's her name. Wow, just popped up. Wonder what else is lurking down there, just waiting, biding it's time...

This is an interesting show. I think you'll like it. I'm guessing this is one of the very first shows if not the first show that Hope did. She doesn't even really know the songs and on a couple of them just sings one phrase over and over and over again. (Kendra did specifically recommend her to Dave and company as her replacement, so I don't want to dismiss her completely).

I'll be doing more tunes and getting up some vacation pics soon. Until then, enjoy!

** That's a Black Opal pictured, btw. Lovely, lovely things, those opals. You can find anything you want in them.

CORRECTION: The date of this show as originally posted was wrong - obviously I messed up, as I gave it the same date as the earlier Opal show with Kendra. Losing my touch, I guess. And right now I can't figure out the date. I'm going to call it "Live Somewhere, Somewhen" for now.


alessandro said...

12/14/87 - what a day! they played in San Francisco AND in Victoria (and changed the vocalist between the shows too)!
I'm joking, of course... ;)

gomonkeygo said...

Oops! I'll have to fix that, eh? Funny, but I thought I did that before ripping and posting. So much for my vaunted "Best Cut & Paste Techniques" Silver Medal at the Special Geek Olympics last year.

Cowboy said...

Thank You!

billy said...

the files are gone from rapidshare... :(

Unknown said...

It would be wonderful if the Opal live posts could be re-upped.