Tagged: PJAustralia2006

March 18: Orioles (2) – Twins (4)

Brob_031808_1BRob Baseball
BRob didn’t play, and he’s still an Oriole.

Biscotti
Actually, brownies.  I use the On the Fence Brownies recipe from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion, which is my favorite cookie cookbook.  I don’t add as much salt in my recipe.  For this version I included white chocolate chips, and walnuts.  I would have added pecans, but I didn’t have enough.  I was going to use the white chocolate chips for a biscotti recipe, and the walnuts for a different biscotti recipe, but it just seemed like a brownie type of day.  Good thing I didn’t give these away.  The bag of shelled walnuts included bits of shell.  Time to shell my own!

Pearl Jam Bootleg
Adelaide #1, Australia, November 21, 2006.  You can download it here in post #7.  This setlist was created by Stone.  Yippee for Stone!  Started with Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town.  Eddie sang, All the changes taking place, here in Adelaide, and My God!  It’s been three years (I think that’s the last time Pearl Jam played there).   Crowd knew this song.

Eddie sounded like he was reading from a paper with God’s Dice, and he sounded like he was struggling during Once.  They played Immortality, and there was a crowd embrace!  Wishlist had extra wishes about Adelaide in the end.  Many things rhyme with the aide in Adelaide.  During Even Flow you can feel Matt’s energy the most.  Even Mike took a while to get into it, but once he did it was fun to listen to.  It would be great to listen to in a fast car.  After Severed Hand I almost stopped listening to the bootleg but I persevered.  The quality of the bootleg was good, but Eddie sounded not so strong more on that later.  There was a chant Let Stone Sing!  Three cheers for the crowd during Beds are Burning and War.  Mikeness in Why GoGiven to Fly and Corduroy had some life.  The encore took it up a notch.  Eddie said I’m not sure where we are going to take you tonight, but we aren’t there yet.  There was a revised version of No Woman No Cry for the new parents No Baby No Cry.  I wonder if that song was cut off too fast.  It ended abruptly.  Crowd knew Better Man, but it’s still a little off.  Crowd knew Black, which sounded tired, but there was a long call and response.  Crowd kept the band honest.  Life Wasted was around the time I wanted to hang the bootleg up and be done.  I was starting to think of Eddie feeling bad in San Diego 06.  Eddie said, Adelaide, you have been incredibly kind to this band in the past, and also tonight, and we thank you very much.  There is a crowd embrace during Last Kiss

Here comes Stone!  Hey, Adelaide, thank you!   And, I’ll sing for you . . . Thank you to Ed . . . he’s sicker than a dog . . he’s an amazing person.

Nice last ditch effort by Eddie for Baba O’Riley.  He said, See you next time.  Take care of each other.  Thank you for taking care of us.  Poor guy.  I had a feeling he was sick.  It must be hard to sing live while sick.

March 10: Orioles (3) – Dodgers (4)

Brob_031008_1 BRob Baseball
BRob stole bases!  Yippee!  Here’s more of the game recap.  Here are rumors for March 10th.

Biscotti
Honey and Almond Biscotti – not bad for screwing up the recipe.  😀  I accidentally added butter because I was previewing a different recipe.  I was psyched to add butter because then I could use my hands to mix up the dry ingredients with the butter, like playing in a sand box.  However, the recipe doesn’t call for butter, and the logs spread into each other during the first bake.  I decreased the first bake to 350 degrees at 25 minutes and I decreased the second temperature to 275 at 20 minutes, and they seem pretty good.  I can bring them up to my brother’s family tomorrow without a problem.  Next time i’ll try it the correct way as this has a very nice flavor.  I wouldn’t spread the egg on top even though the recipe calls for it.  They end up too brown.  At 375 they would be very brown and unappealing.  I use silipat instead of parchment paper or greasing a pan.  Usually, I can remove the silipat the instant the logs come out after the first baking.  However, with this screwed up dough I should have waited just a few minutes.  They cooled quickly enough that less of the final product would have been on the silipat instead of keeping with the dough.  Man, try to type when a kitty is trying to sleep on the computer.  It just pays to be stealth.

Pearl Jam Bootleg
Newcastle, Australia, November 19, 2006.  You can download the boot here, in post #7.  As far as production/engineering this is the best sounding bootleg so far.  Also, the setlist was created by Mark Richards, and towards the end Eddie designated this concert the Triannual Newcastle Mark Richards Invitational.

Started with Alive, which is definitely mixing it up as Alive is usually one of the last 5 or so songs.  Severed Hand had a great musical introduction.  Because the production quality was so good I didn’t want to miss parts like I may when I’m baking.  I restarted the CD at least 3 times.  I have to start listening to PJ when I’m not baking.  At work is a little better.  There is a call back and response on Save You.  The first note of Unemployable gets me ready for a rocker, but it doesn’t materialize.  I like the song, but I think it’s a better CD song.  During Daughter I heard some of the crowd embrace I referenced in other posts.  Did Eddie forget the words to Do the Evolution or was he just being funny.  I haven’t heard many screw ups, yet.  Or maybe that’s when my dishwasher is on full volume so I wouldn’t notice 😀  This is obviously not a Lost Dog crowd.  Aha!  Rearviewmirror still chosen before an encore.  There is a lot of spoken love for the surfing.  Nice crowd embrace during Master’s of War which is a groovy version.  It’s not the most powerful rendition, but it reflects the soul quality of the concert, which is the reason this bootleg is recommended.  If the production quality was less the grooviness of the concert would not have been as pronounced and the bootleg not as good.  3 people got 2277 signatures for Pearl Jam to play there.  Grassroots at it’s best, eh?!  Best version of Alone that I heard so far.  Mike was loving Even Flow.  The Little Wing at the end of Yellow LedBetter was great.  Really good version.  Eddie said, Feels more like a party than a concert!