January 17, 2023 – 6:36 am

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New Mexico 2022 [no label, 2CD]

Ladder To The Moon Festival. Live at the Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico; September 9, 2022. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to royboy for sharing the show at Dime.

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If Georgia O’Keeffe was still living at her Ghost Ranch summer house on Friday night (Sept 9), she’d hear the sounds of Patti Smith, oracular Priestess – Godmother of Punk – wailing at the full moon… “We shall live again We shall live again (We shall live again) Shake out the ghost dance (We shall live)…”

The two artists may have gotten along, at least in conversation, both fiercely private, choosing almost monastic lives dedicated to their craft, prolific in their medium, rule breakers, they shared the unique distinction of having been muse to  famous photographers Alfred Stieglitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.

O’Keeffe was intrigued with “the idea that music could be translated into something for the eye,” and the artist most associated with the Modernist and Abstract movements in visual art - kept her home-vinyl collection stocked with primarily classical music of the 18th and 19th centuries Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Schumann, while Smith has always looked to 18th and 19th Century literary classics for inspiration.

In spirit at least, the two meet through the timelessness of their respective work.

“Shake out the ghost dance (We shall live)”

There is pristine wilderness surrounding the town established in 1744 on the sacred site of an abandoned Tiwa Pueblo. The hills are rich in pottery shards, and the celestial phenomenon settles differently in Abiquiú. The sun lingers on the Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks, shifting to a gentle twilight, and although the sun blazes after dawn, the light is never predictable. The moon on Friday night, waxing gibbous, and 98 per cent full - will be spectacular.

The lineup this weekend’s Ladder To The Moon Festival is being promoted as “an intimate concert experience under a full moon in the heart of the iconic landscape that inspired Georgia O’Keeffe.”

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core sound binurals > battery box > edirol r-07 24/44.1 khz > usb > Audacity > EAC > TLH

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Ghost Dance 7:33
Track 102. Grateful 5:49
Track 103. Footnote to Howl (Allen Ginsberg cover) 4:28
Track 104. My Blakean Year 4:56
Track 105. Wicked Messenger 6:11
Track 106. Nine 6:13
Track 107. Free Money 4:55
Track 108. Patti Introduces Andy 2:16
Track 109. Poem for Georgia 1:02
Track 110. Dancing Barefoot 5:35
Track 111. The Wandering Patti 2:33
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Beneath the Southern Cross 12:01
Track 202. Band Introductions 0:56
Track 203. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover) 4:04
Track 204. Altamont 1:41
Track 205. One Too Many Mornings (Bob Dylan cover) 5:23
Track 206. Because the Night 4:23
Track 207. Pissing In a River 4:29
Track 208. I Saw Elvis 1:47
Track 209. Gloria (Them cover) 9:59
Track 210. People Have the Power 5:44
51 mins

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