Great stuff, coffee! I bet the Ramones were excellent...you saw history there. I always preferred the more intimate settings. I got to see some great acts like that in the 70s, but after that it turned into mega-stadium concerts and I don't like to be in the middle of it...in the smaller venues, I've seen awesome shows by Lightnin' Hopkins (probably the best one ever), Johnny Winter, Ry Cooder opening for Captain Beefheart (right after "Trout Mask Replica" came out...they pulled it off live just like the record...I could not believe it), Randy Newman with just him and a piano, one night I drifted into a record store in '79 and Robert Fripp was in there giving a demonstration of his quad-sound, dual tape-loop process called Frippertronics. He played for an hour by himself sitting right next to me and he had those tape loops spinning and he created an otherworldly sound. Nice guy, too, but definitely on another wavelength altogether...Happy Friday, WC1
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