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Bootleg Bonanza: Counting Crows – True Heart Bootleg their latest album Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings I rediscovered how good the Counting Crows really are. This, of course, made me seek out some bootlegs. This one comes from a recent show, but I’m afraid I don’t have the date or actual source material. I got it straight off of a torrent site, which means I got it in mp3 form and without details.

Still it is a good show and well worth checking out.

Goodnight Elizabeth
Round Here
Anna Begins
Ghost Train
Children in Bloom
Time and Time Again
Rain King
Perfect Blue Building
Mr. Jones
A Murder of One
Wise Blood

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Counting Crows, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment

Bootleg Bonanza: m. ward, Jim James and Conor Oberst – Live in 2004

I’ve been really enjoying giving away some free music around here, but the truth is it is very time consuming and kind of a pain in the but.  See, I have to sort through hundreds of e-mails, listen to even more songs, find the ones I like, then download them/record them, upload them and then post them.  For the most part I dig it because I find some cool tunes, but does get tiresome.  I’m still going to try to do it a couple of times a week, but I have now decided to do something else.

I’m a huge bootlegged concert fan, and I have a pretty large (and ever expanding) collection.  I’ve written a number of reviews and hope to continue to do so.  In fact I’d really like to make this site a much more bootleg friendly thing, but I have to not be so lazy for that to happen, and we all know how much I like being lazy.

Anyways, it is pretty easy to find a couple of bootleg tracks I like and post them to the site, so that’s what I’m doing.  I even gave it a goofy little name – Bootleg Bonanza – and will try to continually upload some cool live songs from time to time.

First up is a concert from 2004 featuring m ward, Jim James and Conor Oberst.  Apparently they did a gig together where the three of them played separately, and solo, and then did a few songs together in the end.  Good stuff all around.

Girl From the North Country
At the Bottom of Everything
Always on My Mind
Let’s Dance

October 6, 2008 Posted by | Bootleg Bonanza, Conor Oberst, Jim James, m. ward, mp3 downloads, Music | Leave a comment