December 19, 2011 – 4:31 am

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Santa Monica 2011 [no label, 2CD]

Jack Shit Yuletide Extravaganza, live at McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA;
December 10, 2011. Good to very good audience recording.

Here’s another show for the holidays. (Best to avoid if you are offended just by the name alone, ‘cos there’s a lot of that goin’ on.) Of special interest is guest artiste Jackson Browne. Thanks to thenewguy for sharing the tracks at Dime. And thanks to Nick Koff for the pictures.

This is what thenewguy noted:

I’m sorry to say that since I was photographing (and videotaping portions - see http://youtu.be/x9oISmTZHkE) the show, the unit was lower than I’d like it to be so the fidelity isn’t quite perfect… Some have said that Jack Shit is the best band on any stage in Los Angeles on any night they’re playing. If you don’t know, then for the record, Val’s Jackson Browne’s lead guitarist, but he’s played for a lot of people, Davey Faragher and Hall-Of-Famer Pete Thomas play with Elvis Costello and you already know who Jackson Browne is. I’m not that cool, so I had never heard of Jenny or Johnathan, but maybe you have.

As music fan and reviewer Mike Finkelstein once blogged: “There was a lot of country parody spread around the stage between each song and much of the audience laughed all night. When you mix laughter with ace musicianship it promises to be very  entertaining. Jackshit delivered in loads…”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Hi How Are Ya?/Christine’s Tune (9.3MB)
Track 102. Tiger By The Tail (3.9MB)
Track 103. Boom Bapa Boom (5.8MB)
Track 104. Long Black Veil (9.9MB)
Track 105. Drinkin’ and Drivin’ (6.4MB)
Track 106. False Hearted Lover Blues (9.9MB)
Track 107. Jackson (with Jenny) (5.2MB)
Track 108. The Big Guns (with Jenny and Johnathan) (6.2MB)
Track 109. Switchblade (with Jenny and Johnathan) (5.5MB)
Track 110. Carpetbaggers (with Jenny and Johnathan) (5.1MB)
Track 111. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road (with Charlie Ringo Shit) (4.8MB)
Track 112. Louisiana 1927 (7.8MB)
Track 113. You Better Get Right (7.0MB)
Track 114. 2×4 (6.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. The King is Gone (with Jackson Browne) (8.2MB)
Track 202. Call It A Loan (with Jackson Browne) (9.3MB)
Track 203. Red Neck Friend (with Jackson Browne) (8.3MB)
Track 204. Take It Easy (with Jackson Browne and Jenny Lewis) (8.1MB)
Track 205. Ring of Fire (with The Shithorns) (6.2MB)
Track 206. Western Movie Theme (with The Shithorns) (2.7MB)
Track 207. I’m Coming Home (10.8MB)

Jack Shit is:
Beau Shit aka Val McCallum - guitar, vocals
Shorty Shit aka Davey Faragher - bass, vocals
Piece ‘o Shit aka Pete Thomas - drums, vocals

Special guests:
Jackson “Browne Shit” Browne - guitar, vocals
Jenny Lewis Shit - vocals
Johnathan Rice Shit - guitar, vocals
Charlie Ringo Shit - drums
The Shithorns - horns

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  1. 11 Responses to “JACK SHIT - SANTA MONICA 2011”

  2. Jenny Lewis was the lead singer of an alternative band called Rilo Kiley but has recorded some solo stuff that is more Americana. Johnathan Rice is her boyfriend and a singer/songwriter. They actually did an album this past year called Jenny & Johnny this year (original name!). Thanks for the post - I’m sure it will be fun.

    By Vern on Dec 20, 2011

  3. what would jesus say?
    sometimes, respect is a requirement.

    By rick harper on Dec 20, 2011

  4. Uh… Jesus would prob’ly say “Judge not lest ye be judged.” Or some shit like that…

    By golgo hakase on Dec 22, 2011

  5. Golgo, no, Jesus wouldn’t. Jesus told the woman who was ‘caught in the act’ to “sin no more”, but he also didn’t condemn her to death. He let her go. Sounds like a good judge to me. Everyone has heard of John 3:16. But what about John 3:17? “For God sent His son into the world NOT TO CONDEMN THE WORLD but that the world might be saved.” We all deserve to be judged (condemned), but Jesus took the death sentence himself as the only innocent person ever. So stop thinking of God as a Godzilla trying to stomp you! Jesus loves you.
    But why would the Bible also say, “Whatever is good, whatever is lovely, think on these things” and, “do not use coarse language.” The thing is that I understand that you’re not Christian, and so I don’t expect you to try to live that way. But also don’t try to tell me that this is “good and lovely” and not to “judge it” The snipet of verse you mentioned applies to people, who are not to be condemned by us Christians,which is Jesus decision to make. So if someone says, “Oh, go to hell!” You don’t have the authority and you’re saying that you’re God. And you don’t know Jesus. Look back at John 3:17 and how he treated the girl. He’s a good judge. So I don’t judge or condemn THE PERSON. The Bible is a lot easier to understand once you have received the Holy Spirit from Jesus when you accept him. Now the rest of you unbelievers and Tebow-haters can have your say and start taking potshots at me for saying what the Bible says. But like Jesus said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”.

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 22, 2011

  6. BTW, not saying I’m good or perfect. I’m still a person like anyone else, a beggar who found some Bread. From moment to moment, I can be a big screwup like anyone else. Even Jesus, when he was called a “Good Teacher” basically told them “Don’t call ANYONE good, only God in Heaven is good.” It’s kinda like saying, a Christian shouldn’t be down in the basement with a shovel tryin’ to dig his way to hell!

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 22, 2011

  7. One last thing about the Bible. It’s not really a book you read to try to understand how to become a Christian, although that info is there if you read enough, you might find it. But it’s up to each believer to tell others about Jesus, and with that might come a desire to find out more about HIM in the Bible, and how Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit to understand the Bible. If you bought a VW Beetle, a BMW 328i manual wouldn’t help you much. If you want to find out about Beetles, you gotta buy the manual that fits. So get a Bible, no other book or manual, to find out about Jesus. (Don’t get the Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Bible. We Christians are never supposed to call anyone an idiot. Yeah, that’s in there too.)

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 22, 2011

  8. End of sermonette - remember those? TV would end it’s broadcast day with a sermonette, usually at midnight.

    I’ve told you what you need to know. Now do your worst (or best) as the case may be.

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 22, 2011

  9. Golgo brought up scripture. I just corrected the very common misunderstanding use of it.

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 22, 2011

  10. All i know for sure is I try live by the golden rule and treat like i want to be treated..however..
    some people are so heaven bound , they are no earthly good.

    By sluggo on Dec 22, 2011

  11. 3yrsnojob - very well put! Christianity is not for sissies. It can be difficult walking the fine line between having compassion and understanding for others, while at the same time maintaining that there are indeed standards of conduct (an important part of which is keeping one’s own house in order). The harsh judgmentalists don’t quite have it right; neither do the permissivists who remember only the “judge not” while forgetting that Jesus did indeed tell the woman to “go, and sin no more”. The truth lies somewhere in between the two extremes, and it can (and probably should) be a lifetime quest to find the proper balance between the two.

    By MrBill on Dec 23, 2011

  12. Sluggo, Jesus put it all very simply - 1. Love God 2. Love others like yourself.

    Sounds alot like the golden rule to me.

    However, some people are so earth bound, they are no heavenly good. :)

    So..we’re to find the balance, like MrBill said.

    How about Captain Clapton from 1977! Great performance and very good recording!

    By 3yrsnojob on Dec 23, 2011

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