Received Over the Rhine's Live from Nowhere in the mail a couple days ago. I just thought I'd post about it. I'm not sure where all the songs came from, but I think a couple came from the taft, 2005, and a couple from the same, 2004. One little clip at the end was from the Norwood show the sunday after the taft this year. You know, the one I inagurated my blog with? Matt and I were at the 2004 taft show, which was damn good. Also, we ate ethiopian food afterward, in some strange hole-in-the-wall establishment that we didn't really know if they were serving food, and music played so loudly we couldn't hear the waiter (if you could call him that). Good memories though, and pretty good food.
The album is very well mastered. They really spliced it together well; you can't tell there's a venue change. Linford's on bass in Lookin' Forward, truly enjoying himself, transferring his weight from side to side to his kick-ass bass line. White Horse makes me wish it were christmas again. Well, the whole thing kind of makes me want to see another OtR show. Too bad I live in stupid Colorado where Karin and Linford have not played for 3-4 years. Everyone here is pining for another appearance. Their last scheduled denver show was cancelled due to personal problems. And I'm glad they did it, because Drunkard's Prayer came out of it.
They just keep impressing me with what they do, who they are. My only regret is that I had not discovered them earlier. I actually had a chance to see them live back when I was young and stupid (yeah, my sordid past) and didn't because I wasn't very interested. Although, later I bought two CDs on a whim. Then I didn't really listen to them much at all until I roomed with Matt. From then on, I was hooked. Good Dog Bad Dog was my favorite thing to listen to for quite some time. I've probably spent well over $200 on various things relating to over the rhine. I'm a fanatic. A fan. And yet, I pale in comparison to people on the otr message boards. I pride myself on the people that I've gotten to start listening to them (Mandy, Alex, Ryann, et al.). (Sorry, I'm putting together a presentation, and et al comes up a lot.) I am using a lot of parenthetical comments (seriously, I am). I believe it's time for me to go. Enjoy yourselves.
Still waters run deep. Quiet music should be played Loud.