Molly McGee, Winner of Guest Conductor for Everyone Orchestra
- Photo by Dave Vann
Dave Weissman (Musical Earth, DSO)
1. The Everyone Orchestra shows. Allowing two audience members to come up and
conduct really brought down any barriers between fans and bands not that
there were any, but this got rid of them! Both shows really brought a cohesive
element to the "improvisational jam" with tight changes and super
2. The Brain Damaged Eggmen the entire show was so unique and jammed
out! Getting to rock out and dance and sing along to The Beatles and Pink Floyd
was such a treat. They were rough around the edges, but the band's sound was
great. The highlights of their show was a 1st set closing "Hey Jude"
with tons of people on stage singing along (here's a 17
MB MPEG video of that portion - amateur shot from my little digi cam), and
then closing the show, thus the night's music, with "Brain Damage >
Eclipse." UNREAL. Such a great feeling to see that and sing along
under skies that opened with rain during these sets!
3. Anything involving last-minute, guest musician Zee-Rock
who's like Django Reinhart meets Hank Williams Jr.! His real name is Zhenya
Rock and he would be seen at night during all hours after music stopped walking
around picking his six-string banjo and doing what he calls "Zee-Grass"
which is a fabulous mixture of traditional bluegrass and Americana sounding
songs, but some sung in his native Russian. So classic! He's a super humorous
guy, but it was also quite entertaining to hear music at 4 - 6 a.m., bringing up
the sun on more than one occasion.
Duke Amayo of Antibalas - Photo by Michael Weintrob
Brian Carey (percussion, New
1. Jamming with Antibalas for two hours in the Jam room.
2. Having the best seafood meal EVER with Spearhead in Costa Maya.
3. Climbing The Falls in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Brendan Bayliss - Photo by Weintrob
Brendan Bayliss (Umphrey's
3. Victor Wooten's bass solo in the Broadway Theatre........stupid.
2. Going to the Mayan Ruins. That was one big ass temple.
1. The feeling after finishing with The Brain Damaged Eggmen sets.... being
on vacation on a boat and getting to go see shows for two more nights.