Here are two tracks that feature only a portion of the band. The first is a live recording from December 2001. As I mentioned earlier, the band went a long time between shows after the El Mocambo show in December 2000. As 2001 was coming to a close, it was decreed on principle that there had to be a public showing for posterity and morale so Blake and I headed to the Old York Tavern, acoustic guitars in hand. We played a three song set that included this one, “I Let You Down”, that was never recorded or played live again. It’s a great tune and there are a lot of ambient ‘atmospherics’ from the bar that add to the vibe. The Old York had a good scene going on Wednesday nights and it was fun enough that we did the whole thing again (with three new songs) about 7 months later.
Live @ The Old York Tavern, December 19, 2001 [Blake/Dave]
I Let You Down
The second song is Blake’s acoustic demo of Ascension. We did play this one as a full band several times (in fact, I think we even played it at the Old York), but it works just as well with Blake and his guitar. That’s the mark of a great tune. I’m not exactly sure of the recording date, but I’m going to guess 2001 (?).
Unknown Date [2001?] [Blake]