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Notes from the road

Steve Morse. Photo © Nick Soveiko 2007.

The wonders of high speed rail, joys of private jets and the fury of nature — read all about it in the latest installment of Steve Morse’s Notes from the road.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.



31 Comments to “Notes from the road”:

  1. 1
    George says:

    I don’t need their notes from the road…. Today I found out surrent tour setlist and it is just AWFULL – No Lazy, No When A Blind Man Cries, THE WHOLE SETLIST REMAINC THE SAME AS IN OTHER TOURS.

    Pictures of home
    Things i never said
    Into the fire
    Strange kind of woman
    Rapture of the Deep
    The Battle rages on
    Demon’s eye
    The well dressed guitar
    Contact lost
    Perfect strangers
    Space truckin
    Highway star
    Smoke on the water

    Hush
    Black night

  2. 2
    R says:

    Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord.

  3. 3
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I have to agree George, that setlist isn’t very creative. Although I like the inclusion of The Battle Rages On and Demon’s Eye; how about Ted The Mechanic, Hey Cisco, Rat Bat Blue, or Super Trouper?

  4. 4
    Markus says:

    wowww !!!
    Demon`s eye is on the bill again – that`s not too bad. Frankly speaking – more than I`ve expected (-:

    What I really would like to see is a show with less number of songs but extended versions. On the last tour “When a Blind man cries” was a shame if you compare it to ealier live versions (for example Montreux 1996).

  5. 5
    Markus says:

    Just saw your comment, Seven-47:
    Super trooper is a great idea, and the solo could be enlarged…..

  6. 6
    SEVEN-47 says:

    NOW WE’RE TALKIN’!

  7. 7
    davedp says:

    just get them to come to Ireland.
    we’ll settle for any set list.

  8. 8
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I can relate davedp, I haven’t been able to see them since 2005!:(
    Except for Ian Gillan, which I saw in 2006!:)

  9. 9
    josh says:

    I have to tell you ONE THING! It is a honour and a pleasure
    to listen and see DP live on stage !!! If you want to listen to music for the garbage can, go to Kiss or something other sh.. ! Who is Ritchie B. ?? Since I’ve heard Steve for the first time, I forgot that Ritchie thing. cheers

  10. 10
    stefan says:

    Josh!

    Be careful were you step…..there´s a guy called Purplepriest on this blog, in case you´ve missed it!!

  11. 11
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Yeah Josh…..now you’ve gone and done it. Priest hasn’t been here on this blog yet, but now you have openned his can of worms.

    Wait for it……wait for it……

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I ve been told to get on drugs again.
    Maybe I should?

    But , ya know, it’s like Glenn said: It’s all in the head, mistaking……

    For the right quote please send your answer to………….

    AxeStreet 12 A, RotjeKnor, NL

    No zipcode aquired, I don’t like zippers, they pain me…….

  13. 13
    T says:

    I always enjoy Steve Morse’s Notes from the Road. He writes very well and tends to have insightful comments in addition to the anecdotes.

    He needs to write a book.

  14. 14
    josh says:

    This was just MY opinion. Hope, there is no mind-control on this site…

    ( now I’m on the run…)

  15. 15
    T says:

    How DARE you have an opinion!

    Look at my watch. You are getting sleeeepy… 😉

  16. 16
    Rascal says:

    Dont worry, opinions and musical taste count for nothing HERE. You can run, but you cant hide……….

    Just wait till you hear about ‘humbuckers’ and ‘fretting’…………its a rollercoaster ride!!!!

    Hold on tight…………

  17. 17
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Josh;

    I haven’t forgotten the “Ritchie thing”; but I have moved on, and really enjoy the “Steve thing”!

    Welcome to the show!

  18. 18
    Anzor Densultanov says:

    Ochen priyatno here again Mr.heyder…

    What worms??? Ya ne ponimayu!
    Have there been to much of those insects wiggling and nibbling holes near you in your hot tub? 😀

    And yes Josh, there is a severe mind censure by Lambton FBI-er Tracy 🙂
    Pazhaluysta, take the liberty of listening to RB.
    I respect it if you disapprove him,I regret it if you would forget him ,I suspect you will love him as well as SM!

    To Purplepriest1965
    In Russia drug means friend! So, we have the best drug in common…R.B.playing the fender! 8)

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe I should go live in Russia?
    It’s becoming too cold here anyway.

    And I more a boozer than before, so I might well adapt.

  20. 20
    Anzor Densultanov says:

    Excuse me for an error at number 18!
    It should be LAMBTON WORM FBI-er Tracy is stead of LAMBTON FBI-er Tracy…
    oh yes, not enough vodka always slows down the brain! 🙁

  21. 21
    Annemie says:

    This song is especially selected for:
    ‘Lambton Worm FBI-er’ Tracy :O and all
    ‘the worms of the can 😀

    LAMBTON WORM (Folksong of Europe)

    Word Definitions
    Bairns – Children.
    ’bout – About.
    Fash – To trouble or tease. “Wasn’t fash” translates to “Couldn’t be bothered” or “Didn’t want the trouble of”.
    Gan – Gan is to go. Gannins on is goings on.
    Gob – Mouth. “Hold your gob” basically translates to “Stop talking”.
    Hoyed – Threw, as in to throw something.
    Lapped – Wrapped.
    Queer – Peculiar, strange or odd.
    Wear – The Wear is the name of the river.
    Whisht – Be quiet.

    The Lambton Wyrm

    One Sunday morn young Lambton went a-fishing in the Wear;
    And catched a fish upon his hook he thought looked very queer.
    But what’n a kind of fish it was young Lambton couldn’t tell –
    He wasn’t fash to carry it home, so he hoyed it in a well.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    Now Lambton felt inclined to gan, and fight in foreign wars,
    He joined a troop of knights that cared for neither wounds nor scars,
    And off he went to Palestine where queer thing him befell,
    And very soon forgot about the queer worm in the well.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    But the worm got fat and growed and growed, and growed an awful size,
    He’d great big teeth, a great big gob, and great big googly eyes.
    And when at nights he crawled about to pick up bits o’ news,
    If he felt dry upon the road, he milked a dozen cows.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    This fearful worm would often feed on calves and lambs and sheep,
    And swallow little bairns alive when they laid down to sleep.
    And when he’d eaten all he could and he had had his fill,
    He crawled away and lapped his tail seven times round Pensher Hill.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    The news of this most awful worm and his queer gannins on,
    Soon crossed the seas, got to the ears of brave and bold Sir John.
    So home he came and catched the beast and cut him in three halves,
    And that soon stopped his eating bairns and sheep and lambs and calves.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    So now you know how all the folks on both sides of the Wear
    Lost lots of sheep and lots of sleep and lived in mortal fear.
    So let’s have one to brave Sir John that kept the bairns from harm,
    Saved cows and calves by making halves of the famous Lambton Worm.

    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, I’ll tell you all an awful story,
    Whisht lads, hold your gobs, and I’ll tell you ’bout the worm.

    Now, lads, I’ll hold my gob, that’s all I know about the story
    Of Sir John’s clever job with the awful Lambton Worm.

    CHEERS !!! 😉

  22. 22
    Zynity Uyol says:

    To enjoy this lovely Lambton Worm Song:

    youtube d’ampton worm song (the kingdom of the white lair)
    Cheers from another worm in the can 🙂

  23. 23
    deep lavender says:

    Sorry to hear about Steve’s and DP’s cancellation due to the storm in Spain. Outdoor venues do have a better sound than those indoor, but are more vulnerable to the whims of the weather. Hope the rest of the tour goes more smoothly. (Wish the tour would wind through the States!)

  24. 24
    stoffer says:

    deep lavander
    I too wish the tour would “wind through the States”, but not gonna happen! Anyway I saw them outdoors in 2002 and indoors (small venue) last summer and I thought there was no comparison the indoor show was the best of all (only 6) DP shows I ever saw.
    I’m gonna have a few beers tonite and chill…enjoy the weekend everyone!

  25. 25
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Annemie: Wow and Thanks from one worm to another……FBI? KGB? What the?

    that’s very cool that you defined some of the words……I checked out the YOU TUBE clips of the song……”Blackmore’s Night” should cover that one…….maybe even Ritchie could sing it….
    Wouldn’t that be a classic!!!

  26. 26
    deep lavender says:

    Stoffer,
    I’ve only had the opportunity to see DP live 3 times; and only succeeded once. So maybe that’s why I’m prejudiced for an outdoor show. In the late 80’s (HOBL Tour), they cancelled days before the show because Ritchie broke his finger while on tour. I got to see them in 2001 outdoors…Excellent show! Then in 2004 they cancelled again only days before the show..reason unknown. Both cancelled shows were for indoor venues. Seems like a jinx between DP and me. Anyway, I’m happy for my DVD collection….guess that’s what I’ll have to rely on.

  27. 27
    stoffer says:

    deep lavander….really bad luck!!
    I hope you get to see them indoors sometime before they retire, but really in or outside I’ll go see them anytime. I had tickets to see Tommy Bolin but that show was cancelled for obvious tragic reasons.
    Cheers

  28. 28
    DAWG says:

    HEY STOFFER AND LAVENDER, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT. ’87 CANCELLATION, HAD TICKETS TO 2 SHOWS,[ATLANTA AND NASHVILLE]. ALSO HAD THE BOLIN TICKETS IN DEC. ’76 AND BOLIN DIED IN MIAMI THE NIGHT BEFORE. ALSO GOT SCREWED IN ATLANTA IN ATLANTA IN ’75 WHEN BOLIN WAS SO MESSED UP THEY DID NOT GO ON STAGE UNTIL AFTER 11:00 AND MY GIRLFRIEND WAS 16 SO WE HAD TO LEAVE AFTER 30 MINUTES. [WASN’T MUCH TO HEAR ANYWAY SINCE COVERDALE BASICALLY HAD TO DRAG TOMMY ON STAGE AND PROP HIM UP]DONT WORRY STOFFER, THEY AREN’T GOING AWAY SOON. HOP ON A PLANE IF YOU HAVE TO.I’VE BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT AS WELL. EVEN SAW RITCHIE IN CHARLOTTE IN OCTOBER [APOLOGIES TO PRIEST]. GOOD LUCK. [BY THE WAY THE RITCHIE SHOW WAS INCREDIBLE TIGHTS AND ALL]

  29. 29
    Rascal says:

    I had tickets to the ‘old folks’ summer fete, in the next village…………

    But on the morning of the extravaganza a freak hurricane destroyed the tombola and the ‘name the teddy bear’ stall……….it ruined the day……….

    Still, theirs always next time………..

  30. 30
    DAWG says:

    OF COURSE RASCAL, ALL YE TRAVELING MINSTRELS NEED DO IS FETCH YE FLAGON OF WINE ON YE WAY TO THE FAIRE AND COMMENCE TO THE LAND OF OZZY AND HALEN AND TRY NOT TO “FRET” ABOUT WETTING YOUR “HUMBUCKER” WITH TEDDY BEAR PISS. “SUSTAIN” YE WITH “VIBRATO” AND “DISTORTION” MY SON…..AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WASH YOUR HANDS.

  31. 31
    Rascal says:

    The words of a true believer………..Amen

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