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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Mind At Large Has Got Me Thinking

I've moved in and am getting settled at college, and I just haven't had time to post. My apologies. We'll see how often I can post with Organic Chemistry on the horizon. Oh well-bear with me.
A couple of nights ago, I was introduced to the guitarist of a local Evanston, IL band called Mind At Large. We started talking a ton about music, etc. until he told me he was in a band and his friends insisted that he play for me their latest EP. At first, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this funk-rock quintet. And then I heard the voice of Pete Bartleson and the guitar stylings of Evan Sameroff, along with keyboardist Jack Pelzer, bassist Kenneth Elliott Higgins III, and percussionist Alec Zopf.
The song, "Recompose" off their Recompose EP sounds as if John Mayer started playing with Phish and Carlos Santana in a smoky room with the only goal being to jam and have fun.
If you're in the chicagoland area and you want to hear these guys play, they're going to play at Bill's Blues in Evanston on September 21st.

Check out Mind at Large's website where you can listen to the four track EP.

Definitely have a listen to Recompose.


Anonymous petey b. said...

dear benji,
hey i am one of the goons you talk about above-pete b. anyways, i would just like to invite you to our show tomorrow night at the keg. it is a guaranteed good time, you get our demo just for showing up, and who knows, maybe it could spark some more blogging. thanks again for the interest and please come and say hello if you get the chance to make it to the show.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous e.h. said...

Hey benji--

I too am one of the goons in your blog. Thanks for the love, and feel free to contact us about shows and such. Spread the M @ L word-


9:35 PM  

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