Revolution 9 Backmask ~ Played Backwards ~ the Beatles
I have been a big Beatles fan for my entire life. Every Sunday - including today! - I listen to the Beatles while I drink coffee and read the paper. One day I attended an hour-long lecture on Paul McCartney's death, and all the clues the Beatles left in their music and album artwork pointing to the cover-up. I can still probably talk for twenty minutes on the topic. This song from the White Album, when played backwards, is creepy as hell and a critical part of the cover-up.
Grateful Dead - Turn on Your Love Light - Live/Dead
October 20, 1988
The first Grateful Dead show I attended was in Houston on October 20, 1988. I didn't know anything about their music going in, and I was blown away by the performance. I knew "Queen Jane, Approximately" by Dylan, but other than I didn't know any songs until they got to "Hey Jude". That knocked me off my feet. The final song of the show was "Turn on Your Love Light" which remains one of my favorites. I've been a lifelong fan ever since!
I stumbled upon Poi Dog Pondering when they were playing on the streets of Austin. They have done lots of evolving since then, but I still love them just as much. Stephanie invited them to Phoenix to play for my 40th birthday which was a huge treat for me. This is my favorite song of theirs, including a nice interlude from the House-o-Matics.