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goldtopper
Sep-03-2004, 6:20pm
Mandolin Mandolin

There, I got it out of the way.
Anyone see this summer's Allman's tour?
I was there on 8/31 and have never seen them so hot. Derek and Warren's guitars were smoking like I haven't ever seen and I've seen the Brothers alot.
Oteil played a solo on his 6 string bass that was verging on classical guitar.
Anyhow- the reason for the post...
Walking in, I was offered a CD of the evening's show by a company called Insant Live. I paid the $25 and lined up with about 1000 others at the end of the show. In less than 10 minutes I was handed a 3 CD set. The sound quality is as good as any studio CD and it is so cool to relive the show driving home. I swear I could hear myself screaming.
I was thinking how cool it would be to have a Del McCoury band CD done by this outfit.
Thought I'd hip you all on a really cool new innovation.

ira
Sep-06-2004, 12:12am
it is quite cool. the dead started doing this last year, and it was a big hit. they offer shows on line within a day as well.

glad you were so stoked with the bros. when they are hot, there aint much finer.

s1m0n
Sep-09-2004, 12:49pm
http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/04/05/26/0224252.shtml?tid=141&tid=155&tid=188&tid=98&tid=99
http://www.nytimes.com/2004....ei=5070 (http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/03/technology/03patent.html?ex=1094875200&en=7efc8771898279cb&ei=5070)

Instant Live has been bought out by radio-behemoth Clear Channel Communications, and they have been claiming a patent on the concept of producing and selling "instant" CDs of live preformances. They've been sending lawyer's letters demanding other bands cease-and-desist.

Their patent is probably not enforcable in this way, but the letters ARE dissuading a number of smaller companies, who can't afford a legal battle with CC.

mandofiddle
Sep-09-2004, 12:57pm
Here's a similar thing, only it's all online for download...

String Cheese Incident
http://www.livedownloads.com/stash.asp?artist=2

YMSB
http://www.livedownloads.com/stash.asp?artist=1

Radiators
http://www.livedownloads.com/stash.asp?artist=4

Phish
http://www.livephish.com/

Spruce
Sep-09-2004, 1:21pm
Hmmmm....

I recorded the Allmans in '69 at UC Riverside, and listened to it on the way home...

Guess there's nothing new under the sun... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

taboot
Sep-09-2004, 4:37pm
Add Primus to the "instant live" thing, for another big name band. As if there weren't already enough reasons to HATE Clear Channel...

Christian