|Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 7:37 pm: |
Just made my reservations for the 2/16 show - will be the third time seeing the band and (I'm pretty sure) the third time they've played in Fairfax County, VA since (and including) the 1st time we saw them at Herndon in August.
I know that this will be a live recording night, and I guess that will influence the playlist, but I did miss Little Nemesis the last time you played here and would like to request it (if possible).
You guys playing at the Herndon festival this year?
Gene Lewin (Gene)
|Posted on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 12:25 am: |
Looking forward to seeing you on the 16th. Thanks for your request; we've never done Little Nemesis in the folky trio version of GrooveLily; it might be a little tough. We'll discuss it, but I just wanted to warn you not to get your hopes too high.
Let us know if there are any others you'd like to hear, and in any case we'll see you next weekend.
|Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2002 - 11:01 am: |
don't know if you'll see this before tonight's show, but sorry I didn't respond back more quickly. I definitely understand on Little Nemesis - as far as others - your normal show is great - Sitting on the fence, no room in your bags (that's the name of that one, right?), coming home, little light; oh yeah, just thought of another that I don't think you usually do, Goodbye Virginia.
see you tonight!
|Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 7:23 am: |
Thanks for doing Little Nemesis, it sounded great! Another spectacular show.
Seemed like a different world than the last time you played here. Last time we arrive about 1/2 hour before the show and we were one of two couples waiting to get into the back room, I guess in all there was about 15 tables of people there that time. Last night we arrived about 1/2 hour before the show and the place was packed, they couldn't bring chairs out fast enough. Great crowd for the live recording.
I thought that Brendan did a particularly good job on Looking Forward/Looking Back and everyone (especially Val) was great on Little Nemesis. As always, the drumming on Sitting on the Fence was outstanding.
Can't wait until next time. Thanks!
Barry Newton (Barry)
|Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 12:16 pm: |
I'll second all that...the house was packed, lots of the audience were already fans, and the band really went all out for them. This was my sixth Groovelily performance, and it was the best by far. Now we're going to have to get up to NYC and hear the sound with 5 players.
|Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2002 - 3:54 pm: |
Last summer they played at Herndon with the 5 piece band. In case you don't know, Herndon has free outdoor concerts on Friday's and some Thursday's thruout the summer. I'm hoping that happens again this year.
How about it? playing Herndon this year?
|Posted on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 5:36 pm: |
I finally got around to looking through the discussion section today, and just had to add my nickel's worth (inflation being what it is, you know). I saw GrooveLily for the first time at Vic's Music Corner, but the show at Jammin' Java was a whole 'nother world. The place is *made* for shows. And GrooveLily took full advantage of it. The place was packed, and the audience and band fed off each other. I can't think of a single bad thing (except for Val's monitor problems). And to top it off, they played what has become my absolute favorite, "Phantom Lover". It rocks on CD (more on that later), but live, it's one *kick-ass* song! You have the levels in the lyrics (commitment, ambivalence, fear, etc.) plus great instrumentals. When Val came down and played, I was just gone. If that doesn't make it onto the live CD, the one that does must be beyond belief! Afterwards, I popped in my combined CD of Sampler and Folk Appetizer and rocked my way back to Maryland.
Speaking of CDs, I highly recommend downloading the out-of-print stuff from the music page (thanks guys!) and burning a CD to hand out. I've given out three or four to friends, and plan on imposing on as many others as I can. That works better than just word-of-mouth, and you don't run the risk of them liking the music so much they won't give you back your copy of Little Light. Of course, when the two EPs come out in what Brendan's called the "Pu-Pu Platter CD", I'll have to ask for them all back, but by that time everyone will be hooked anyway.
Anyway, thanks for one fantastic show--can't wait until next time!