Thu, 14 February 2008
This episode features music by former Soul Coughing front man Mike Doughty during his 2000 solo tour. I'm a pretty big fan of Mr. Doughty but I especially enjoyed this set because it is one of the most intimate recordings that I have listened to. In a large part this is due to the venue being the Maintenance Shop in Ames, IA. I went to college in Ames and the M-Shop, as it is known, seats only a couple hundred people. For a personal concert setting this is great but only as long as you get tickets before they sell out. I unfortunately found this out the hard way when Jack Johnson sold it out in under 10 minutes.
Another reason for it's intimacy is that following almost every song, Doughty is interacting with the crowd in some way. While this might not be for everyone I think it is something that he really excels at and gives you the feeling of experiencing the concert in person.
Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
Mike Doughty - Ames, IA - 04/28/00
Source: Sound board + Crowd Mic > Sony Tape Deck> Sound Blaster Live > Low Pass Filter > SHN
Taper: John Griswell
1) Blue-Eyed Devil
2) Real Love
4) St. Louise is Listening
5) The Idiot Kings
7) Soft Serve
9) Moon Sammy
10) Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
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