Mule-O-Ween 08

Show #122 – Release date: 14. November, 2008

Halloween has always been a flagship holiday in the jam band community, second only to New Year’s Eve. And with a band like Gov’t Mule, expecting something special is more than fair. Phish are attributed with getting the Halloween spirit going in the jam world with a performance of The Beatles’ The White Album in its entirety on 10.31.94. Years later, we’ve seen costumes and covers of all colors and genres. But, on Halloween 2008, Mule outdid themselves with a second set packed full of Pink Floyd tunes from throughout the psychedelic pioneers’ career.*

Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA, 31. October, 2008.

*excerpts taken from a review written by Andrew Bruss

Covers 2.0

Show #117 Release date: 07. September, 2008

Sorry for the slight delay on getting this one out.  Getting used to my new work schedule is proving to be more difficult than I thought.

For this podcast I decided to revisit an old theme previously done on show #60, “Covers” but this time I reach a little deeper in the bag for some more obscure and new Floyd songs covered by other artists.  Here’s the playlist!

Atom Heart Mother 08

Show #113a Release date: 16. June, 2008

Atom Heart Mother Suite performed live at Cadogan Hall, Chelsea, London, yesterday 15. June 2008.  Ron Geesin with David Gilmour Featuring Mun Floyd, Caroline Dale, The Royal College Of Music Brass Ensemble, and The Canticum Chorus with Mark Forkgen

The people over at Yellow Cow Records did a fine job of capturing this special moment in Floydom, It was a special time for those in attendance, including Storm Thorgerson.

Running time: 33m:05s
Also a big thank you to Barry.

Madcap’s Last Laugh

Show #85 Release date: 25. May, 2007

Two weeks ago, 10th of May at London’s Barbican Centre.  This incredible event was a tribute to the late Roger “Syd” Barrett, produced by Nick Laird-Clowes (of Dream Academy) with associate producer Joe Boyd (early Pink Floyd’s producer and founder of legendary UFO club in London). Surprise performances from Roger Waters with Jon Carin then the entire current Pink Floyd line-up (David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason) were absolutely unbelievable!

The numerous other artists performing Syd Barrett’s music included Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders), The Bees, Vashti Bunyan, Captain Sensible, Robyn Hitchcock. The house band included Andy Bell (bass, Oasis), Simon Finley (drums, Echo & The Bunnymen) and Ted Barnes (guitar, Beth Orton).  A remarkably fitting tribute to Roger “Syd” Barrett.  Doctored for supersound!

Annotation and Photo courtesy, Optifanatics http://www.optifanatics.com/

Phish Phloyd

Show #64, Release date: 2. August, 2006

Since the “Covers” podcast, I’ve had many people ask about Phish’s performance of Dark Side of the Moon.  So I decided to whip up a quick-cast of this performance in its entirety recorded on 2. November, 1998.  Maybe we should call these special, shorter podcasts of Brain Damage, “Brain Stroke?”

Covers

Show #60, date: 23. June, 2006

This special edition of Brain Damage includes covers of favorite Pink Floyd tunes performed by other major recording artists.  I’m very picky when other people cover Floyd music but I enjoy all these bands individually.  Nick Mason feels innovative covers are more preferable to tribute bands.  You be the judge.  Here’s the

A Tribute

Show #46, Release date: 16. December, 2005

This podcast is a special one. For this…we pay tribute to Pink Floyd tribute bands.

1. Comfortably Numb – The Machine (New York) website
2. Sheep – Which One’s Pink? (Los Angeles) website
3. Brain Damage / Eclipse – P-Floyd (Sweden) website
4. Learning To Fly – Pink Division (Norway) website
5. On of These Days – Ummagumma (Argentina) website
6. Pillow of Winds – Wish You Were Here (Cleveland) website
7. Atom Heart Mother – The Surrogate Band (Detroit) website
8. Money – The Great Gig in the Sky (Phoenix) website
9. Us & Them – Us & Them (Houston) website
10. Wish You Were Here – Blue Floyd (Los Angeles) website
11. What Shall We Do now? – Childhood’s End (Syracuse, NY) website
The Australian Pink Floyd Show – Jason Sawford interview
12. Echoes – The Australian Pink Floyd Show(UK) website