December 9, 2007

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 1 December 2006

Posted in bootleg, mp3 at 12:41 pm by rgsc

photo of Jason Collett at the Grad Club on 26 November 2005 by Tamingnoise.

Hey hey folks. Greetings from Columbus, OH. B(oot)log is on the road in a pre-holiday trip to meet & greet friends and family and take advantage of the strong Canadian dollar (or weak US dollar, as it were). But I shall be back home in time for the next Arts&Crafts artist who is coming through Kingston. We had Apostle of Hustle, then Hidden Cameras, Broken Social Scene hit town last week and now we are going to be graced by Jason Collett. Of all the A&C stable, Collett is the most straight-forward singer-songwriter type. He sings songs rooted in place, traveling songs, and songs for swaying and staring. Collett sings songs about Parry Sound and the 401, but even if you don’t know what he is referring to, his finely crafted stories will mesmerize you. He coos and whispers but his confident, warm voice soars in the rocking moments, of which there are many.

In February, Collett will be releasing a new album, “Here’s to Being Here”. In his solo performance last year at the Grad Club, he previewed a number of songs which are going to be found on his new record and I think it is pretty safe to say that it is going to be another fantastic collection of songs. Onstage, he held the potentially chatty Friday night crowd in check with his wonderful songs and with his banter which was snarky to start and highly amusing once he knew the crowd was in the palm of his hand. Come see for yourself – he is back at the Grad Club on December 14th and will be in Toronto at the Dakota Tavern on December 11th and again on the 18th for what’s being called “Jason Collett’s Basement Revue”.

Jason Collett, Grad Club, Kingston, 1 December 2006

1. intro & known for throwing hissy fits (talk)
2. Roll On Oblivion
3. Fire
4. i’m gonna be on your ass all night (talk)
5. We All Lose One Another
6. kinda screwy, but there is a charm (talk)
7. i know you’re lonely (title?)
8. pale moon symetry (title?) [update – this song is Feral Republic. Thanks Bryan.]
9. a little story of mine (talk)
10. Pink Night
11. a little creepy trying to enjoy the good weather (talk)
12. Parry Sound
13. Through the Night These Days
14. a little tip of the hat to Kingston (talk)
15. No Redemption Song
16. Hangover Days
17. Somehow
18. i don’t have that pride anymore (talk)
19. Waiting for the World
20. Brownie Hawkeye
21. I’ll Bring The Sun
22. only want to get you high (title?) [update: this song is “Glad Girls (Guided By Voices cover)”, with my thanks Cmelman for the info]
23. problem with microphones (talk)
24. Pavement Puddle Stars
25. encore break & I thought you let that grudge go (talk)
26. Bitter Beauty

Treat yourself or someone else this holiday season and pick up Collett’s records and shirts.


  1. cmelman said,

    only want to get you high is glad girls, guided by voices song.

  2. craig said,

    Great recording. Thanks!

  3. cmelman said,

    oh yeah, and thanks for this recording, ive been listening to it alot at home, caught 2/3 basement revue shows..awesome stuff

  4. Bryan said,

    The “pale moon symmetry” song is ‘Feral Republic’ from Idols of Exile (and by the way, the lyric is “pale moon cemetery”).

  5. rgsc said,

    Thanks very much, Bryan. I dunno how I didn’t figure that one out.

  6. Bryan said,

    You are most welcome … hope to see the upcoming March 1 show on here eventually.

  7. […] from his growing catalogue, and tells some of the best road stories of anyone I’ve seen (see here here and here for previous JC@theGC encounters). The last time I saw him play it was for a shortish […]

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