Jim Carroll

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Day three flashback

The Daily Ticket appears as a supplement in today’s paper and you can read it here. Highlights from the third day of the best Picnic yet? Walking into the big field as Muscle Shoals veteran Candi Staton was singing “I’m …

Mon, Sep 1, 2008, 02:29

   

The Daily Ticket appears as a supplement in today’s paper and you can read it here.

Highlights from the third day of the best Picnic yet?

Walking into the big field as Muscle Shoals veteran Candi Staton was singing “I’m Just A Prisoner” followed by “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart” in the sunshine. Roy Ayers was right: everyone loves the sunshine

Hearing tales of what an absolute legend Grace Jones was the previous night. The last one to leave the artist area. Respect to the mad wan from Jamaica.

Body & Soul sets from Laura Marling (spooky, ghostly folk) and Yoav (one man and a gee-tar raising a lot of noise)

Hercules & Love Affair turning a Sunday afternoon in the Electric Arena into Body & Soul in downtown NYC circa 2000. Man, they were good.

I caught about four songs from Foals before I had to skedaddle to do something else. Really want to see them again. Best instrumental freakout pre-amble to a show in yonks.

Dengue Fever were very possibly the best act I saw all weekend. Wildly infectious jump-up-and-down pop from the US-Cambodian band.

Watching Panti interviewing Billy Scurry and Troy Maguire in the Thisispopbaby tent. Ah Billy, ’tis far from the Temple Of Sound…..

The sight of 14 tour buses parked right outside the Daily Ticket office. CSS came around to say hello. Well, Lovefoxxx did. No, really.

The mighty Jinx Lennon and the lovely Miss Paula Flynn giving it socks in the Leviathan tent. Nuff respect to the Dundalk crew. Better than the panto show on the main stage.

The Tower of Truth going up in flames to bring the whole bash to a close.