{JS} Road Discography Gear Interact The Vault
brad boogie
Wed Apr 09 '08
Guitar Center
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Sun May 04 '08
2:47 pm
This was a very rare experience, and it was worth the half and hour looking for a parking spot in the hilly roads of the SF streets. Especially saying the olympic torch passed through the very same street earlier that day. Since I had bought the album 6 or 7 days before, I already knew I was in for a treat. For the duration of the 2 hours before, I prepared myself by listening to the new CD. Once we got inside and Joe started playing, "Musterion," I was reminded that his live performances are even more mind numbing than in CD's. As he kept playing and talking about music theory, I was shocked at the magnitude of musical knowledge (I've been a fan for a while, but have never had the money to go). Best night of my life!!!!

RaDjaSF Wed Apr 09 '08
Guitar Center
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Wed Apr 16 '08
4:55 am

Hmmm... 2nd in line. Got there @ 10:30 AM.

Bought the JS1200CA on the spot, Thanks to Bill from GC SF for taking care of me (& the guitar) to make sure it gets signed, went out the store, lined up. Get to see the torch passed by. Used the restroom over 10 times between 11 AM - 4:30 PM haha. Awesome night, awesome performance. Joe hit the stage and rocked Musterion, Overdriver, Diddle-Y-A-Doo-Dat, Flying in a Blue Dream, Always With Me, Always With You, and closed the performance with Satch Boogie.

Over 375 ppl in the building. I get to be in the very front row center with my GF within 2 feet away from Joe as he blazed his JS1200CA through 6 pedals: the wah2, boss octave, jimi hendrix dunlop octavio, the satchurator, and the short and long boss dds.

During the autograph session, he said "That's a nice guitar man, let me try and play it (strums the guitar a little bit). It feels great. Just like mine!! (ROFL). I could hit the shows with this one." Haha I wish you did use mine Joe! Then he signed the guitar and the album. Now I know I suffer from GAS....but this one is worth every penny.

Thanks Joe for an eye-opening night. I almost cried when you played Always WIth Me, Always With You. I've listened to that song all different versions a billion times. But actually sitting in front of you when you played it, I could feel the rush of emotions of the song through your fingers.

Thank you again. It was one of the best nights I've ever had in my life. Definitely getting the Platinum Package to Joe's future shows. Have fun for the rest of the clinic Joe!

Bugie Lou
(Bonnie)
Wed Apr 09 '08
Guitar Center
San Francisco, CA, US
Rank: 10 Posted:
Thu Apr 10 '08
7:24 pm

Joe is personable, superbly talented, patient, etc., that "he can't help he's from Roswell", quoting another fan. He shared his thought process when developing his new tunes and demonstrated his slow-mo positioning on the stage for Flying in a Blue Dream effects. Joe commented that he'd see a young person master his song on YouTube without showing the struggles he had to overcome and feel the urge to call him up. Joe pointed out that guitarists are most critical when it comes to each other's playing and if you hit one wrong note in an otherwise perfect performance, they never let you forget. Talk about pressure.

As a listener & not a musician, his 6-song set was perfection to my ears as usual. Joe's songs have their individual personalities, yet retain his inimitable style. How can anyone remember 20+ years of highly detailed, soulful compositions & perform as if they were his newest releases? Guess that's why he's not your average Joe.

One question I couldn't bring myself to ask you in person, Joe: Your bass players are following the same pattern as Spinal Tap's drummers. Fortunately none have exploded or mysteriously disappeared, but do you think you'll get that permanent bassist?


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