The Knitting Factory, March 22, 2004

Wow, the chance to see a show that I did not even expect to go to, falls onto my lap. Gotta love that man I married. He stays home with the kids and I get to go out and play ;-). My friend Kim in San Diego was nice enough to put up with me for a few days. Funny thing is that I get to see her more now that she lives 1700 miles away than when she lived 2 hours from my house. So, I get to San Diego Sunday PM and did some sightseeing. I so absolutely love that part of the country.......... Well, Monday rolls around and its time to drive up to LA. As usual the traffic was quite heavy so it took me an hour longer than planned, but still got up there with plenty of time. Met up with Cinnamon and her friend and had dinner. Went up to the venue and got ready for the show, what a treat.... Even though the venue restricted the instruments they could bring (check out Zuie's *hybrid drum set* in the pictures page) and the set was short, they were on fire. Set list as follows:

Cool Dry Place
People will be tired
Go like this
Trouble (Be still my heart, I looooove this one live)
All of the above
Be like that
She was the one
What they say
Something someone in the audience requested...called The Unknown (hard to describe in words, you had to be there. The best way I can describe it is that it is this awesome collection of rythms that buildup on each other until they kind of explode, you haad to be there to experience this)
Boyozo/Man of constant sorrow (This was such a treat! I really like MOCS and they way they sing it is so cool)
Whatever it is/Now is in Blurland
A mini Medley of Whatever it is/Who Can/Big Shoes
You know the really neat thing about Ak & Zuie concerts is that you never know what you are going to get. No, I don't mean it in the sense of which songs they are going to play. The songs they play seem to morph into something different everytime I listen to them, there is so much improvisation going on on stage that you have to be there to fully get the effect of each performance. The CD's are great but a life performance by Ak & Zuie is priceless. Yikes, I tried not to, but I got mushy.... better end this by saying that if you get a chance, you *have* to go see them perform live.....