We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Go to nugs dot net and listen to (or download) the live Feat show from 7/19/1973 Ebbitts Field in Denver (lots of good Dead shows there too). It is really hot. One of my all time favorites. Mirrors a lot of Waiting for Columbus but with other stuff thrown in and more "atmosphere"
It amazes me that those who lament the missing Lowell, haven't tried on the new Little Feat for size in 32 effin years. LG was in the band for, what, 10 years? Hell, Lowell broke up the band! No, it's not the same, but it's been very different, with lots of room for homage to the past, too. This band has been through at least three renewals since Lowell's time, and they are much better artists with each one. Funky? I don't ever remember LF being invited to any blues, zydeco, funk, jazz or any other kind of festival in the old days; now they're headliners all over the world. You never know when Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Robben Ford, Robert Jr. Lockwood, the Neville Brothers, Warren Haynes, Jackson Browne, or a few hundred other wizards will show up and want to sit in. Every jam band (and lots of other genre) covers LF tunes every darn day of the year. Yeah, we all miss Lowell, but . . .
So, I'd encourage those with the ancient, smug attitude to go hear them (did any of you even hear LF when Lowell was still in the band?). If you show up a few hours before the gig, it won't be hard to find out where they're eating supper, and if there's room at the table, they'll invite you to sit and dine. If you go out to the bus after the gig to chat, think about inviting them for a round of golf (Paul and Kenny are pretty good), or to a good restaurant next time they're in town; they like New Haven-style thin crust pizza [hint]!
Thanks for the tip on the 1973 show, JG. If you want to check out the latest, go to the etree site; here's a sample: http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=110417. The band allows taping, and you might ask one of the tapers you see there if you can have a copy, if you're so inclined. Maybe Doc Mercury could expound on downloading (legal) material on the net, and how to make CDs and MP3s; too much to get into here.
Excellent/interesting old memories of not having enough money to see/listen to them live in Baltimore in the 70's.
Door-men were kind enough to let us paupers in a half-hour or so into the concert(s).
I still love them, but (respectfully, because I appreciate your work/site so much) your post s a mere shadow of the Little Feat I grew to love.
Way back when at a major freight company's "hippie terminal", "Willin'" was the sound track of our work day.
"Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me (all sing) weed, whites, and wine..."
South of 5 and 20
Another ancient smug attitude here. Saw Lowell in the 70s and tried a few Feats shows afterward but sorry, they're a fraction of what they once were. I'm also a deadhead who won't spend a dime on Further. There's so much great music going on out there.
The list goes on and on.
Washed-up-overpriced-nostalgia acts like Little Feat are a thing of the past for me.