Story 1979-09-21 New York City, NY

2.09.79 New York City, NY, intro to ´The Promised Land´
´´This is a song….this is for Jackson, Jackson Browne….you know, it was his sense of, of purpose and his conviction that, that, that got me down here tonight so this is, this is for him …´Promised Land´….´´

21.09.79 New York City, NY, intro to ´The River´
´´This is, uh, this is a song, this is called ´The River´….this is, uh, this is new, this is, uh, for my brother-in-law and my sister…´´

21.09.79 New York City, NY, intro to ´Sherry Darling´
´´We gotta do one for these poor guys in the back here….what happened to you guys ?….they told you ´Front row center´, right ? (chuckles) they didn´t tell you ´In back´ though…..that´s like, uh….it´s like watching a jeans commercial all night or something (chuckles) you´re getting the old Jordace look back there (chuckles) alright….oh man, alright….I´ve been working all summer, we didn´t get a chance just like to, I didn´t get a chance to go out or go to the beach or nothing so this is….this is our end-of-the-summer song here, this is my only, uh, summer party so what we need, this is called ´Sherry Darling´ and what, and what I need is a bunch of end-of-the-summer party noises like (cheers) that´s a party ? (louder cheers) that´s a party ! we´re gonna rock this one…..´´

21.09.79 New York City, NY, intro to ´Rosalita´
´´I´m out of condition (chuckles) let me tell you….oh…..I´m that old, huh ?….alright, this…. this is for….this is for Diane and Jackie and Owen (?)….´´

21.09.79 New York City, NY, middle of ´Detroit Medley´
´´Bring it down a little bit, uh….I´ve been asked by, uh….the management of the hall to make an emergency announcement, it´s an emergency, medical announcement, bring it down, guys ….uh….the management has asked me to announce, please, please, it´s an emergency….that if there´s anybody…in the house that has a weak heart or a weak stomach or has recently had a heart or brain transplant….to please leave the hall during the next minutes of the show as it might be dangerous to your health….now….in case you don´t wanna go….you might´ve missed it coming in but….me and the guys, we got to get together and on the side, we, we sell this little (?) we sell this little insurance policy, that´s….that´s if you´re hurt, anytime when, during the next five minutes, it´s terrific, it´s really great, I, I gotta tell you about it, if you suffer any damages or if you get mugged coming into the Garden by the concessioners outside….or if you fall from the cheap seats, you know….now, listen, if you got a mother, got a wife, a dog, I don´t care, if you got something, oh, this is something that can really help you out, uh, I happen to have one right here….uh…..are there any takers ? no, once, twice, gone….you asked for it….you see it ain´t so bad when we do this…..and it don´t hurt too much, you might get away with a short trip to the emergency room when we do this….and we might even survive with just a light case of shock when we do this….but….but….when we do this….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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