Story 2007-10-26 Oakland, CA

26.10.07 Oakland, CA, intro to ´´Radio Nowhere´´
´´Hello, Oakland! (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers) is there anybody alive out there? (crowd cheers)….´´

26.10.07 Oakland, CA, intro to ´´Magic´´
´´Thank you, thank you….thanks and good evening, Oakland….welcome to the second night which is actually the first night….alright, this is the title song from….from our new record…. it´s a, uh….it sort of is about the, we live in times when over the past six years, a decade, we´ve seen that you can take the truth and you can twist it into a lie, take the lie and twist it into feeling like the truth….and uh, so the title of this song is ´Magic´ but it´s really, it´s really about tricks….´´

26.10.07 Oakland, CA, intro to ´´Livin´ In The Future´´
´´Good evening, everybody (crowd cheers) we´re so glad to be here in your city tonight ….this is a song called ´Livin´ In The Future´….but it´s about what´s happening now….it´s about how along with all the things that we love about the place we live, America….back home we love the Jersey Shore (crowd cheers) Clarence ´Big Man´ Clemons (crowd cheers) out here you got Alcatraz (crowd cheers) Golden Gate Bridge (crowd cheers) sour dough bread….can´t wait to get into some of that tonight….now, along with all those things….over the past six years we´ve had to add to the American picture things like rendition and illegal wiretapping, the rolling-back of our civil liberties….no Habeas Corpus or right to defend yourself against charges in court….and either because of the color of your skin or your circumstance or your religion, you may think that these things don´t have a big effect on your life but all of these things are an attack on our Constitution, which means that they´re an attack on our very selves (crowd cheers) and our sense of ourselves as Americans….this is a song about sleeping through things that shouldn´t have happened here that happened here….. so tonight we´re gonna do something about it….we´re gonna sing about it…..we´re musicians, it´s a start (chuckles) the rest is up to us….´´

26.10.07 Oakland, CA, intro to ´´Girls In Their Summer Clothes´´
´´Thank you, Oakland!….thank you….woo!….alright….thank you, we´re gonna send this one out to our friends from the Oakland, California People´s Grocery, they´re in the house with us tonight….they´re building an independent food system, a local knowledge base, providing jobs, a nutrition education of young folks here in Oakland, they´re gonna give people the tools to control their own food supply….help the community become economically self-reliant, if you see them on the way out, please give your support to Oakland California People´s Grocery, they´re with us in the house tonight….folks that are out there on the frontline doing God´s work….alright, this is for all the California girls….and the New Jersey one….(chuckles) gotta get them brownie points (chuckles)….´´

26.10.07 Oakland, CA, intro to ´´Thundercrack´´
´´This next song is an old song, it was our first showstopper….many years back I landed at a club called the Matrix in about 1969 or ´70….and, uh….we were only about 19, I think, at the time….anyway, this one goes almost back that far….´´

Compiled by : Johanna Pirttijärvi

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