I'm adding these one at a time; I think there's about five total. It takes a LONG time to upload these, for some reason (I really didn't think they were THAT long!), so it may take a while to download them as well. Actually, if you could let me know, I'd appreciate it - thanks! Warning - may cause motion sickness; I was in the third row and had to use the tele option to avoid all the heads, and didn't have anything to rest my hands on. Hopefully it's still viewable. And, of course, there's the occasional grip adjustment, where the world tumbles all over the place - *L*!
[ETA: I highly recommend "I am Sorry" and "Lost Direction", for sound quality and "you'll be humming it all day" worthiness. I also love "All You Ever Wanted", but it's difficult to hear the vocals in that one.
Beecake 1 - 1945 ("I am Sorry"): http://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlNU1CSU8wZ2swTVE9PQ
(NOTE: Sorry, I've run into a stumbling block. Even though I upgraded, YouSendIt says I exceeded my limit already, and it wouldn't send me the shortcut to this upload. Technical difficulties. I'm close to checkout time, so I'll have to continue this tomorrow. Sorry, guys! I'll repeat this whole post when I start adding new uploads. Feedback is appreciated on how the one video above sounds and looks to you - thanks!)
Beecake 2 - 1946 ("Friends and Lovers"): http://download.yousendit.com/C0088C3E7F69EAEB
Beecake 3 - 1947 ("Lost Direction") - has Billy on harmonica, and listen to that fantastic harmony at the very end! His bandmates are great, and great guys to boot: http://download.yousendit.com/844D86366619D41E
Beecake 4 - 1948 (intro to "Drunk" - I got this taped the night before, so I skipped it this time, in favor of doing stills): http://download.yousendit.com/1C5381985FC4B4EA
Beecake 5 - 1949 ("Get Myself Arrested" - a cover) - or, as Billy says it, in his best Sean Connery impersonation, "Get Myself Arreshted" - *G* - with solo singing part by Rick, the bass player, and a drum solo by John. A silly song, with mock-tough Billy: http://download.yousendit.com/A8C1DD7570772F44 (this one is a ZIP file; please let me know if that causes problems!)
Beecake 6 - 1950 ("All You Ever Wanted") - Only the second time they've performed it; brand-new. Sounds better in person than on video. Has the wonderful lines "He's building an empire, and breaking her heart" and "All you ever wanted, all you ever needed is here in my arms". It sounds to me like the battle between ambition and love, the pull between giving all your heart, soul, time and energy into a career, vs. being there for the ones you love - something any actor or musician has to deal with: http://download.yousendit.com/212EB63F31797DE0
Beecake 7 - 1951 - a snippet of "Lilac Wine"; again, because this has been taped before (and it's a cover) I didn't tape it all: http://download.yousendit.com/F505FF9E18823371
Beecake 8 - 1952 - a snippet of "Rip It Up" - (there's an excellent version from a TV appearance, and I didn't know if I'd run out of time on the video): http://www.yousendit.com/download/T2djK3BMTEQ0b0EwTVE9PQ
So, these are all the songs from the concert except:
- The first two (the second of which was the song from "Save Angel Hope", a reggae-style song), because I thought I had turned the video-recording on, and hadn't (d'oh!)
- "Drunk", because we recorded it at the Hotel Cafe
- The rest of "Lilac Wine", because it was recorded at RingCon, and it's a cover
- The rest of "Rip it Up", because there's a good live recording of that from their TV appearance
- "Soul Swimming" - again, saving recording time.
What else was there? I think at that point I moved to the center of the aisle for more stills. Anybody remember the last, or last few, songs?
So, there you have it - at least half of the Beecake set. And, may I say, they were just having a GREAT time there, and much more outgoing than at the shorter Hotel Cafe set - probably due to being silly all dayy, and, by that time, pretty much "knowing" the audience. What a fantastic band! I hope you enjoy these videos and that they encourage you to follow the band and buy their CD's. Thanks.