Great times for fans of guitarist / singer Warren Haynes ! Over at the bit torrent site of etree.org, there are now several shows up for grabs. A few different sources captured the New Years show Gov’t Mule did. Am listening to that one right now, and it’s spectacular. Very fat guitar sound and excellent bass. Have never listened much to this band, but I certainly will now. Also over at the etree site is the Xmas jam he organised on dec. 18th. This jam is a great opportunity to get to hear some lesser known acts and bands and WH’s acoustic sets are always a pleasure to hear. I just ordered his Live At Bonnaroo CD. His version of U2’s One is worth the price alone.
Also a lot of other jam bands and Dead (related) material at Etree.org. Make sure to check it out in case you’re interested. And when you’re new to all this stuff (flac torrent etc), read the tutorials and faqs on the site. They’re very helpful.
UPDATE:Warren’s Jam from 2-2-2005 can now be downloaded using bit torrent from bt.etree.org.
Phil Lesh has decided to release digital soundboard recordings of the show, he and his friends did on dec. 17th,18th and 19th 2004 ! I just noticed when I checked alt.binaries.gdead usenet group. I am very much looking forward to listening to these shows. Already got the 19th audience recording that opens with a wonderful Box Of Rain. Will probably mp3 them to put them on my iPod and listen to them before I fall asleep at night ;). For more info on the setlists and Phil’s future endeavours, check out The Philzone.
Was reading the forums at Webhostingtalk.com the other day to read about dedicated internet servers. Though I am not poor, they’re a little too expensive for just messing about. What i didn’t know was that there is a sort of poor man’s dedicated server, calles vps, which stands for virtual private server. Basically it’s kinda like Virtual PC or VMware where you host one OS on another. I checked out some providers and decided to go with TekTonic. So far I really like it. It’s been fun shaping the server. I choose Fedora Core 2 as the OS since I was already a little familiar with that. Have set up secure pop3 and imap, postfix/procmail for email, icecast to stream Dylan mp3’s, ftp services etc.. Still have to install some kind of content management system, webmail etc. Have learned a lot already so far. The server can be found at wickedmessenger.net named after the Dylan song from the album John Wesley Harding.
I had never seen a Screener in my life, though a week or so ago, I was asked whether I wanted to write a review on my site for this new documentary DVD for my Dylan site. So last week I got my first screener ! I wrote the review last sunday, I thought it turned out pretty good. The dylan site is at http://www.bob-dylan.tk. The link was also on a big Dylan site, expectingrain.com today, so I got quite a few hits today. Unfortunaly for some part of the day the server that hosted the site had some sort of problem, and the site looked really weird, without the menus on the side and all the images were gone :(. Luckily a note to their helpdesk fixed the problem pretty quickly…
Finally it’s there FireFox 1.0 ! I have used various different build for quite some time, it’s was fun seeing it mature. Hope it’s better than RC2, since that one made me loose my buttons and links ;). Mozilla.org has been down all day due to all the traffic I assume, but I found a nice European mirror at http://www.mozilla-europe.org.