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May 2228, 1994

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Posted By: HAUSERBT@pine.circa.ufl.edu
Time/Date: 4:31 PM Sunday, May 22, 1994
Subject: Band update?

What's the band doing this summer?  I've seen one June date for the Super Jam
in Athens.  After this I guess they're recording in upstate NY.  Does anyone
know how long? And when might they hit the road again?  They definitely 
deserve a rest but I'm itching to see em again...

Thanks
Brian


Posted By: bobgee@merle.acns.nwu.edu
Time/Date: 12:47 AM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Say Goodbye 10/15/93

I think this is the first time Say Goodbye was played for a few reasons, but
anyone with any other info, please post. I got this acoustic set as filler on
a Dave and Tim show (Best, Rhyme and Reson, Say Goodbye) and I think it was at
Hampden-Sydney. I know the song evolved from "Any noise" or "ani-noise" that
he played a few times in July '93. But this is clearly the chords for Say
Goodbye, but with completely different lyrics. Interestingly, when I talked to
Dave in Chicago on 10/24, he mentioned a new song he had been working on, but
hadn't yet played. Then on 10/26 he played Say Goodbye at Trax, probably with
the current lyrics or something similar. (I haven't heard this show.)

But anyway, here's how this one goes from 10/15:

before he starts playing he says this: "So I took a holiday, I took a vacation
for a week last week and I wrote this song, but it's not really written yet.
But I'm gonna play it anyway, and I hope I don't fuck it up, but if it sounds
like I'm fuckin' it up, just bear with me."

Oh say, you're turning away again
Oh time grows tired
Oh, watch, well I'm leaving rain (autumn child?)
(..?) Let me go and I wait all the hours
Time to see just where I'm going
We can find our way back anytime soon

Then why in the right (...?)
And you find numbers inside
Lay your troubles at your feet
Lay in cold, no...
The riches are indeed*

Say god, a man is so alone
We stand human, a clever monkey moans
Oh god, look at us all
We dance between how we are and what we appear to be

Oh God, how it grows
This confusion inside us all
But remember the echo that we know so well
Is shared by everyone, everywhere
Say man

The reason why they
Came and called us in again
I won't lie if I say "no"
And the race (....?)
Lie as you will
And fight as we try to beat out what's right with the might
And a powerful fist won't do it, no
No matter how hard we try, it just won't do*
No matter how hard we try, it just won't do*

Chime away, go again
And you'll leave me like you do
Find a way, the darkness separates
We all leave a way
Laid in by, come outside
Breath the air and relax
You're uptight and scream for a while
Let the anger bellow out

But say (...?) lazy
Yea, grey you grow
But why, I'm so tired
For echoes away

I lay by your side
Questions, they won't hide themselves away
Feeling awful
Tired again*


(...?) = unable to discern words
* = sung the same way as "tommorow, go back to being friends" in the current
version

Well, any ideas on interpretations. Was he just babbling, or does this mean
something. Lots of jumbled ideas it seems to me, but definitely had streaks of
the beautiful introspective stuff Dave pours into his songs. It's always a
great treat when you find a tune like this on a tape. Perhaps the only time he
sung it like this. Probably abandonned the these lyrics for the more cheesy
one he uses now. (I still like them, just not as interesting.)

Oh, and I've got one more question: what happened to the acoustic sets? When
'I first saw Dave on 9/14/93 on his first trip to Chicago, he opened the show
with a beautiful 6-song acoustic set. Maybe when the audience is smaller, he
feels more free to experiemnt and play alone (there were about 40 folks at
that Chicago show). I just haven't heard of any songs played acoustic recently
except Say Goodbye. I hope he doen't plan on saving these solo renditions just
for the shows with Tim Reynolds, 'cause they're too good.

Just wanted to liven things up around here.

Bob


Posted By: dee3s@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu
Time/Date: 3:07 AM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Where in the World is Blake Campbell?

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Anybody seen or heard from this dude?

Blake, if you're out there, I'm dying to make our trade.
I'm home now - (908) 390-0129.
Please call.

Peace

Sorry to bother everyone else.

Dan


Posted By: pmcfalls@SEI.CMU.EDU
Time/Date: 12:31 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Re: MINARETS digest 183

	hey all, i just wanted to mention a little something that happened to
me. i am up here in pittsburgh after spending a little stint at uva. last
week, i was up in the mountains about an hour a away, in ligonier, pa, close
to seven springs. out of the blue, i met this guy, who was from c-ville, and
we started talking about dmb.i told him how i was into dmb and also more of
his mellow stuff, along with the work of indecision. he goes back to his car,
and gives me a boot of the bayou, fall 93 show? of dmb. it is quite good, and
had a lot of songs that i had never heard or never remembered, aka not the
signature songs. overall, it was just a cool experience all around, and this
to me is what the music scene is about, locale. spreading the word to others.
there is something about being in the mountains. upon the blue ridge
mountains, here i'll take my stand. . .a rifle on my shoulder, six shooter in
my hand, i've been all around this world. oh well, later all, i hope this made
some sense.

		bye,

			sloppo


Posted By: JMUNIZ@worldbank.org
Time/Date: 12:39 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Sony D7 DAT ~#

          Can anyone tell me of their experience with the Sony D7 DAT? I 
          know about the annoying optional connectors and power supply, but 
          is the player itself any good? I want to know if it's worth 
          buying and it it has many problems.
          
          Please email me personally.
          
          Kwon


Posted By: jeg5s@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu
Time/Date: 1:56 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Lyrics List

If someone'll tell me what songs dont have lyrics, I'll figure
out two or three this afternoon.

RE TRAX, yes, it is in Charlottesville, VA, on 13 1/2 Street, and
its TRAX not Trax or trax

     Ellis "of Lemuria" Godard   jeg5s@virginia.edu
       P.O. Box 3240, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
  Graduate Program in Sociology, University of Virginia
FAQ File Administrator for rec.music.phish & phish-digest
     Keep smiling, gliding, and riding that train...


Posted By: cbuford@liberty.uc.wlu.edu
Time/Date: 2:06 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Re: A few questions/Wake up call

On Mon, 23 May 1994 NebuIous@aol.com wrote:

> I have a few questions, partially just to try and liven up this net. :)
> 3) If I recall correctly, Dave's sister died a few months ago.  Was this
> Jane?  if so, has he played the song that jane likes since that time?
> 
It was not Jane. It was an older sister, I think. Her husband flipped out 
and shot her, then himself, leaving two stranded kids. I think they were 
at VanRipers because Dave mentioned newphews that were seeing him for the 
first time, and there were two children sitting stage right the whole 
show with no real parental firgures in sight. That's about all I can 
remember from the article in the Richmond Time dispatch.....
*-----------------------------------------------------------------------*
|Chris "Boofy" Buford 							|
|cbuford@liberty.wlu.edu             	P.O.Box 322			|
|Washington and Lee University	       	Lexington, Va. 24450		|
|									|
| "The future is no place to place your better days..." 		|
|									|
|v3.1	|-)				David Matthews	 		|
*-----------------------------------------------------------------------*


Posted By: cbuford@liberty.uc.wlu.edu
Time/Date: 2:07 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Re: Where in the World is Blake Campbell?

On Mon, 23 May 1994 dee3s@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu wrote:

> 
> Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
> 
> Anybody seen or heard from this dude?
> 
He was gone, returned, and rumour has it he's gone for two more months. 
He's even eluding his closest friends so who knows what he's up too....
*-----------------------------------------------------------------------*
|Chris "Boofy" Buford 							|
|cbuford@liberty.wlu.edu             	P.O.Box 322			|
|Washington and Lee University	       	Lexington, Va. 24450		|
|									|
| "The future is no place to place your better days..." 		|
|									|
|v3.1	|-)				David Matthews	 		|
*-----------------------------------------------------------------------*


Posted By: NebuIous@aol.com
Time/Date: 6:55 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Ants Marching (expanded) Transcription

Ants Marching (expanded)
------------------------

Violin & Sax Lick -

e-------------------------------7--8--10--7--8------7---------|
B---7--8--10--7--8-----7-----9------------------10-----8--10--|
G-------------------9-----7-----------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|   x3
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|


e-----------------------------7------7--9--7--9--10-----------|
B------7--8--7--8--10--8--10-----10---------------------------|
G---9---------------------------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge -

"When all the little ants are marching..."


G   D/F#   Em

Ben

just another memo from the cellar,

**************************************************************************
* "I can stand brute force, but brute reason   *  --   Ben Sterling  --  *
*  is quite unbearable.  It is hitting below   * --  Nebuious@aol.com -- *
*  the intellect."         -Oscar Wilde        *  --   New York, NY  --  *
**************************************************************************


Posted By: NebuIous@aol.com
Time/Date: 6:55 PM Monday, May 23, 1994
Subject: Seek Up Transcription

Other songs I've transcribed & posted:
Pay For What You Get
Typical Situation
The Song That Jane Likes
Ants Marching (expanded type of thing)


----


Seek Up
-------

Intro -


e-----------------------|
B-----------------------|
G------5--5-----7--5----|
D---7--------7----------|
A-----------------------|
E-----------------------|


Bass & Drum Hits

The E string on the bass is tuned down a whole step to D for this song.

G-------------------------------------|
D-------------------------------------|
A-------------------------------------|
D---0-----3--0-----3--2--0-----3--0---|



Note: For the rest of the song, the guitar is sparse, but basically, is
fingerpicking a pattern not unlike (though not exactly like) this one, using
the open E string with a Dm chord to create tension:

e---------0--------0--------|
B------6-----6--------6-----|
G---7-----------7-----------|
D---------------------------|
A---------------------------|
E---------------------------|


"Fall Back Again" Section
-------------------------
Bb   C   Dm     x4


Verse
-----

Dm   C   Dm


Chorus
------

"Forget about the reasons..."


Bb   C   Dm


Bridge
------

"Seek up an emotion..."

Note: Play normal chords here, no fingerpicking.

A   Bm   G   A

Last time
---------

A   Bm   G   A   ("ha ha... ha ha...")   Bm

>From the Bm, you walk up to the Dm, starting again at the verse.


Ben

just another memo from the cellar,

**************************************************************************
* "I can stand brute force, but brute reason   *  --   Ben Sterling  --  *
*  is quite unbearable.  It is hitting below   * --  Nebuious@aol.com -- *
*  the intellect."         -Oscar Wilde        *  --   New York, NY  --  *
**************************************************************************


Posted By: CLIFFORDC@urvax.urich.edu
Time/Date: 1:37 PM Tuesday, May 24, 1994
Subject: nomadic-minstreling-MIA's

okay...
 to all those 'blake' searchers.
 he's out of state for the next 2 months. 
 if anyone'll talk to him, i will, and i'll
 clue him in to the fact that he's AWOL and
 sorely missed. he has no mail access.
 try to keep calm, and let him have a little
 free-private time. he'll show. he always has.
 oh.. save the tempers, too... he'll have mine...
 
melancholy smiles and sleepless nights... LONG LIVE INSOMNIA!
clare emily

'sliding, backwards inside of me, i feel so unafraid.
 annie, hold a little tighter. i might just slide away...'


Posted By: jcrother
Time/Date: 4:07 PM Tuesday, May 24, 1994
Subject: Re: Band update?

On Mon, 23 May 1994, HAUSER wrote:
> What's the band doing this summer?  I've seen one June date for the Super Jam
> in Athens.  After this I guess they're recording in upstate NY.  Does anyone
> know how long? And when might they hit the road again?  They definitely 
> deserve a rest but I'm itching to see em again...

here's what i've heard:

recording in bearsville until July 19th [or when the album's finished i 
imagine]  from July 19th on DMB will be touring the southeast.  nothing 
confirmed yet.

then from August 16th until Sept 10th DBM will be touring with the Horde 
on the New England and east coast run.

after that, they will be taking three weeks off and the album is due out 
at the end of Sept, beginning of October.

that's all i know.

alex crothers


Posted By: NebuIous@aol.com
Time/Date: 7:20 PM Tuesday, May 24, 1994
Subject: Two Step Transcription

The verses in this song are very hard to figure out, but I did my best.  It's
an okay fake...


--------
Two Step
--------


Note: The verses may be wrong, it's hard to tell what's going on, especially
when I'm not totally in tune with the two recordings I based this
transcription on.


Basic pattern for the intro and between verses:

    Dm

e-------|
B-------|
G---10--|
D-------|
A-------|
E---10--|



Verse -

Note: These are just chords.  It's easy to hear where chords change, so just
follow along once or twice, and you'll hear it.


Dm   C   Am   Dm   C   Gm
F    C   Am   Dm   C   Bb
F    Bb  Am   Gm   Dm  (hold the Dm with the above style until
                         the verse starts again.  When going into
                         the chorus, the Dm is the first chord of the
                         chorus [F] )



Chorus -


F   C   Bb   Am    x4

F   Bb  Am   Gm   (leads back to the Dm, going back to the verse)




Any comments on this or my other transcriptions?

Ben


just another memo from the cellar,

**************************************************************************
* "I can stand brute force, but brute reason   *  --   Ben Sterling  --  *
*  is quite unbearable.  It is hitting below   * --  Nebuious@aol.com -- *
*  the intellect."         -Oscar Wilde        *  --   New York, NY  --  *
**************************************************************************


Posted By: NebuIous@aol.com
Time/Date: 10:00 PM Tuesday, May 24, 1994
Subject: Fixing the "I'll Back You Up" Chorus

Original Posting of chorus to I'll Back You Up:


   A   A7sus2 F    E
E--0---0------1----0--|
B--2---0------1----0--|
G--2---0------2----1--|
D--2---2------3----2--|
A--0---0------3----2--|
E------3------1----0--|



My version:


I'll Back You Up
----------------

Chorus -

    A  D/F  G   E

e-----------3---0-----|
B---2---3---3---0-----|
G---2---2---0---1-----|
D---2---0---0---2-----|
A---0-------2---2-----|
E-------1---3---0-----|


Technically, if there is an F in the bass of the D chord, it's a Dm, but that
chord is meant to sound dissident, and in the overall scheme of the song, I
think it's better described as a straight D with an F in the bass, not Dm/F.


Ben

just another memo from the cellar,

**************************************************************************
* "I can stand brute force, but brute reason   *  --   Ben Sterling  --  *
*  is quite unbearable.  It is hitting below   * --  Nebuious@aol.com -- *
*  the intellect."         -Oscar Wilde        *  --   New York, NY  --  *
**************************************************************************


Posted By: CLIFFORDC@urvax.urich.edu
Time/Date: 1:40 PM Wednesday, May 25, 1994
Subject: hordemadness

anybody have the horde dates? mind posting them or sending me
some generous personal mail? 
smiles and band-aids, 
clare emily

'and it's opening time down on fascination street. so let's cut the 
 conversation and get out for a bit. i feel it all fading, and paling
 and i'm begging to drag you down with me.  to kick the last nail in.'


Posted By: Bjammin@aol.com
Time/Date: 11:03 PM Wednesday, May 25, 1994
Subject: DMB@Horde?

Could someone please tell me which horde tour the band will be playing at in
the New England area.
       anyone up for a four tape trade.  your 2 best shows for mine.  crispy
critters only.
"Find some inspiration, it's down deep inside of you,
   Peas Out
         Benny


Posted By: LECLINE@VAX1.ACS.JMU.EDU
Time/Date: 7:29 PM Friday, May 27, 1994
Subject: err...tapes?

does anybody have any wsp they want to trade for goods or blanks?
  or maybe a good two step or exodus?

     i'm on my way out of here in a week or two and was hoping to grab 
         some tapes before i venture into the non-internet world  :)


                                         thanks.
                                                leanne.


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