For this Friday Five, I thought I’d shake things up a bit with a Goose Music Medley movie. Or, perhaps rock things up is more like it. Though, roll things up is likely most appropriate. Regardless, forget the usual five relatively random photos from our RV lifestyle galleries this Friday. How about one five minute video instead?
Technically, my Goose music medley movie is only four minutes and thirty seconds. However, four twenty might have been better for this audience! But, who watches whole five minute videos anymore anyway?
Have you ever heard any Goose albums? Don’t worry, neither had I before this show at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene Oregon…
I had never heard any Goose music before that night. Then, we were very fortunate to be invited to a live show. I am now a fan for sure.
What is Goose Music?
Good question. Goose the band defies definition. Goose music blurs the lines and bends genre stereotypes. I tried hard to define it. The best I can come up with is a Rockin’ Psychedelic Funk Jam Band. They are reminiscent of Grateful Dead leftovers and a good dose of Phish, blended with some early Widespread Panic and and sprinkling of Jimi.
[Goose band members] fluidly traverse genres with head-spinning hooks, technical fireworks, and the kind of chemistry only possible among small town and longtime friends.~ goosetheband.com
One word for my first Goose music experience is intense. Unlike the long drifts into space and drums at a Dead show, Goose makes each song an entire performance – complete with crescendo.
Wait, Live Music!?
This was the first concert we’ve attended since the Before Times. In addition, it may very well be the first whole concert I’ve experienced completely straight.
With our second Eugene Marathon only a few days later, we were clean and sober for the whole thing. Though there was probably enough ganga in the air to cause that contact high I think I was feeling. Though that may also have been the Goose music working its magic.
One thing is certain. I have not experienced lighting design and technical production at any concert since the last time I saw Pink Floyd, on their Division Bell tour.
I bet you knew I couldn’t get away with not sharing (at least) five photos anyway. That’s okay, none of them do the whole live Goose music experience justice anyway. Watching the crowd was nearly as much fun as the light show. It brought back permagrin memories of a few Dead shows from a previous life. Spinners, and all.
Want more? Stream Goose Music here. Or, watch all Goose Livestreams at nugs.net. Then, check out the MusicAmericana playlist on our Fulltime RVing Videos page. This is the first addition in a long time to all the awesome music we’ve experienced on the road. Hopefully there will be more in our future. Though the whole crowd thing still creeps us out. Especially considering I came down with some sort of crud after this one.