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John Wayne, Pardner.
September 16th, 2006
"Thank y'all very much. Woooooo-ha! Yeeeee-ha! Yaaaaa-hoo! You think, um, I got something for y'all out here in the west that I think is a, is a, um, is a farce, and y'all are responsible, well not you directly, but those before you, and you perpetuate it by allowing it to happen..."
"So I hope everyone's a, relatively okay at the moment. Yeah. Take a little breath there. Hope I didn't shout too loud in that one, cause a got a little emotional. Carried off by my friend Tim. On a beautiful spaceship. With windows and everything."
"Look at those leggy babes up there. Oh, it's a fellow. Yeah. And the birds. The lovely birds. Starry, starry night. (from crowd: I love you Dave!) That's kind of you, thank you. Some urban debris flew past me."
"Someone gave me a little baby chimpanzee. I think it's an old chimpanzee, but it's a tiny little size chimpanzee. It's a sad little chimpanzee. He's smiling but he has sadness in his eyes. For all of us...."
"Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh! Thank y'all very much again, hope y'all had a fine evening. Oh good grief, woo! It's come back! Aaaaahaa! When your nose itches, doesn't it mean someone's walking across your grave or that, what does it mean again?
"And so uh, while we've been here. We uh—took a trip. All of us over here in front of you, took a trip down to the ninth ward. And it's amazing there, except for the fact that most of the water is gone, it looks pretty much like the disaster happened yesterday. So don't think for a moment that we shouldn't be doing everything we can to get this great city back up on its feet...."
"Yeaaa...oooh... Sometimes I can't understand what you're saying when I'm singing. And then other times I misinterpret it. Things like 'you suck' . What? who said that? 'f- you' oh my god, why'd they say that to me, that's mean and then 'get the f- out of here.' What? Why'd you say it?..."
Hey, I don't want to, I'm not going to bring anyone down, I want to try to bring everyone up, you know. So let's just, we all know what's happening in the wolrld right now, and everyone has a different opinion of what's going on.
But let me just say one thing, that I know all of us want to have a world that's full of peace. So that's always a good thing to keep in our minds that hopefully, one day, we'll have a world full of peace..."
Boyd: "How y'all doing? Folks, I want to a, I want to introduce you real quick to all the members of the Dave Matthews Band. Starting over here on saxophone, give it up for Leroi Moore please! Over here on bass, give it up for Stefan Lessard! Give it up please! Back here on drums, keeping the beat for you tonight...
"There's no where to hide after you do something like that. Yeah. That's nice of you. Agents of Good Roots. It's just nice that they let me come up here. I was enjoying myself down there, dancing to my brothers. You know what the weirdest thing is about you Andrew? You know, like okay, we used to play, okay, we'd play, and Andrew would come out every once in a while, and he'd have this hat on. And he come and he'd stand in the back of the room..."
"When I was, I was in a trip, I'm sorry, I'll get to it in a second, I'm sorry. But I was in, I was in a, in Africa with a very dear friend of mine, and lives, and, and his family, and we're both fathers, and my wife, my beautiful wife and I, and then his beautiful wife, and him, and the kids, all were traveling. We were in this, we were in this crocodile- and hippo-infested area and there was a shallow part of the water, so we thought we'd let the kids go swimming, anyway, cause you know it's, you could see if they were coming. And so, you know, throw the dice. Hell, it's Vegas!..."
"Hold on a moment. Hold on just a moment! Just a moment! That's right before something really big is about to happen. You say, you know, when you see, when you see the big missile coming down. You go, 'Just a moment!' That's what you say..
Cause I figure, you know--we always get the devil and Jesus was in the desert. You know the devil always got a bad rap. I mean I know Jesus was proleing some pretty incredible stuff. But you know the devi was--there's a legitimate pimp..."
"I used to have a teacher, I was talking about it last night, but this guy was amazing. I should have felt sorry for him, but you know, and I was young, so I didn't. You know, kids are vicious. We couldn't be quite as indifferent in school when I was in Johannesburg growing up cause we would have been beaten. You know (whipping noises). Goddamnit...
"I used to sort of be somewhat of an obsessed Tim Reynolds fan--I still am. Only now I don't have to follow him around the place like I used to, becuase now we can visit each other when we like. And that's what we're doing right now..."
"Hey y'all. And I'm not, I'm not, y'all, everybody's chilling around in the back, and in the grass, and in your seats. Y'all, this isn't for you, cause y'all being good. Y'all being great. Thank you so much. I just want to tell, I just want to say something to the people right up in front here.
You big, big guys, the big boys up here that are jumping on top of the crowd. Man, fuck you! Chill the fuck out...
"Thank you.Couple of y'all had a couple beers I think. Couple of you had some, ah look. I know, no, no, I'll get, I'm writing them down as you scream them like wild animals, and then I'll get to them, I'll get to them a little later, you know.
(From crowd: Play what you want, Dave!)
Yeah, that's my boy over here. Like, like, the man, like come on. Like. Come on! You're mom would've smacked you more when you were little....
You know what would suck? What would suck is if you were camping and you woke up and a bear was standing over you. That would be one of the things in the world, among many--that would suck.
You know? And then they do that 'arrrghh!' and they look so sweet kind of, on the tv, and then 'awwwooawww...' those big lips, 'awooohhw...' but that would really suck if you were right there. Because bears are particularly nice looking animals. Like if you saw a hyena, and you had never been on the planet earth before--and you saw a hyena you'd say 'fuck that thing. I'm getting the hell out of here.' But if you saw a bear, (bear noises), 'hello, i'm not from here. take me to your..."
You know what my favorite show is next to the teletubies? Next to the teletubies, my favorite show is the crocodile man. Have you seen the crocodile man? Even though I like the crocodile man, I'm always hoping tha t acrocodile's going to eat his ass. It would just be a good ending. Because he loves the crocodile and everything's good and i'm sure that's the way he wants to go.
You watch him, if you haven't seen him he's fast as lightening. He is, he walks up on the crocodile, and he tells you first there's a crocodile, "crocodile!"...
"Thank you very much. Once upon a time. I have shoes. Mhmm.
Yeah, there was a man that I used to a, tour with. Not for very long. I wasn't playing music. I was his fall-guy. He was a juggler and a knife-thrower. And he was really good at it, thank goodness, cause he used to throw these really big knives at me, and um, I had to pretend I was scared.
Of course, I was scared, but it was kind of fun, you know, and I was feeling kind of dead-endy anyway. So he used to wing knives at me. He used to pour, um, it wasn't gasoline cause that would have burned too hot, but he burned some, like, petroleum on me, and then he'd light me on fire and stuff...
"So I was eating some apple juice, some Elliot's Apple Juice, and I'm not into plagiarism usually, but a, I opened up, underneath all the lyrics for this song, were underneath the little section where they write the little words."
"I know this date in history will live on, to quote another, in infamy, for it's anniversary. And a, so a, I just want to pay my respects to all those people who lost their lives on this date two years ago, and we pay all our respects to them and to all of you who lost somebody special, and to all of us who lost our innocence on that day.
"Can y'all get into this tonight? Thank you very much. Every once in a while we start looking a little freaked out. Just shout a little bit, that will make us feel good. Thank you. Am I looking freaked out? Well, <sneeze> excuse me."
"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine almost always makes me high. Some people drink, some people don't. Some people think, and some people won't. Some people like ta smoke a bowl, and some don't. Some people do, and some people don't..."
This week's Davespeak comes by special request. Red Rocks begins on September 9th, and stands on the potential to be the biggest set of shows of the year for DMB. The mp3 clip below comes from the official release of Live at Red Rocks.
" Some of these a, bigger boys in the room are trying to, trying to scream me outta the room, trying to out scream me. Hell, you know, I got a microphone. So I could probably floor those big boys. But maybe the big boys are just related to gorillas or something, more closely than the rest of us..."
(plays beginning of Pig) Isn't it strange, I feel like a piece of dust lying down here.
Hey y'all, this is a song by a hero of mine, with the name of Willie Nelson. And if y'all ain't got to hear of, you're looking for somebody, Willie Nelson's a good one. I think Willie should run for president. I'd vote for his ass in a second."
Um, never eat Thai food if you haven't eaten anything all day, really late at night. Then you wake up and you be sitting all alone, cuz that's you be. You be like this, "Aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Aahhhhhhhhhhh!..."
I have a, this is very common I think, I had an x-ray of my head. So then they could show me pictures of my head. Inside my head. It's nasty-looking. Anyway, this side of my face, that's why my head hurts on the airplane. This side of my face, the hole doesn't work so well and up in there. It's all filled in with extra flesh. Ew. So on the picture of the inside of my face, all the little pictures, you could see all the places..."
"Somebody said, 'Well, where you going this weekend?' I said, 'I'm going to Bonnaroo--' They said: 'Where is Bonnaroo?' I said: 'That's where it is, it is where it is--shit I don't know where the fuck it is, that's Bonnaroo, shit. Everybody's going to be there, ya!'
" Um. Kinda wrote this a, this song about my late, about my late grandfather. He's not quite as late as my late grandmother. And a, so he had quite a few great years with her, but she left before he did, and this song kinda came outta knowing him."
"Thank you very much. Yeah. Hope y'all are having a good time."
Guy in crowd: "It's Angie's birthday!" Dave: "Happy birthday. Happy birthday. Somebody just squeezed his ass. All freaked out up there. You're an athlete? I'm really psyched for you. That's great. I'm an athlete? I'm an athlete! That's what I heard. I'm a athlete. I'm a athlete. "
" You think people might get bored of playing songs. Not me. I've been playing this song a really long time. [Watchtower -ed.] And I got a good friend that a, that is here tonight that, um, we used, I used to play this song in Holland, and ah, in the Netherlands, and ah, and he used to sell bracelets, and I'd play this song around and around..."
"In the war-torn country of Rwanda and there abouts, there are these apes that live there, and they thought for the longest time that they were just like, chimps. But no, no, they're not. They're very different. Those that need to take a peek in agreement. No, these, these, ah.
Shut up man! Um. The likelihood of my playing what you scream for when I'm saying something that I feel is important, and then you interrupt me, is getting smaller and smaller by moment. I tell you. A look. I appreciate it, but look. Let me finish this goddamn story about the monkeys, and it'll be over..."
"Yeah. So there was a parade today in Cincinnati. Hook me up. The hell's all the singing outside? What's all those people singing for outside? What day of the week is it? Everybody's singing, you know. I was trying to take a sleep. (muttering)
Had to dash across in front of a horse in the parade. I had to get some damn coffee, and there was a parade between me and the coffee..."
"So we get all these really nice people in here, we're all hanging out, we're all having a good time, and then a couple of meatheads gotta beat each other up in here. Y'all wanna, y'all wanna push, if y'all wanna fight, if ya wanna shove, get the fuck out! Get the fuck out! Go the fuck home! I wanna play some goddamn music, and I gotta watch some meatheads beating the shit out of each other, and pretty girls getting crushed. Go the fuck home!"
"It's the same old fucking story every goddamn night. I gotta watch people step over me every goddamn day. Spare change, man. Hard luck story, man. Hook me up, man. Thank you. You got a dollar you could spare? I need to get a bus back to North Dakota. Thank you, man. Hey, man, I hope tomorrow is as beautiful as you, could you spare some change? No? I take it back...
"Hey y'all. Thanks you so much again for, a, treating us so well the last couple of nights, the last few days days we've been here. It's gunna sad for us to leave, but a, make us your boomerang. We'll come back for ya. Hope you'll have us."
"I'm gunna do one more then I have to go to the lodge, and then tell all y'all come down to the lodge when you've got a good buzz on, and then, um, come to the lodge, and then we won't sound quite as, as, when you've got a good buzz on. Chink!
This song, I have, I kind of hate this song, but then I also like this song. So sometimes I want to puke when I hear this song..."
You want a bad piece of history is, let me tell you a little piece of, bad, bad piece of history. So the Chinese sold the English tea. It's called the Opium Wars. And then the English said, "Okay, now buy something from us."
And the Chinese said, 'We don't want anything from you. What do you got...'"
Wouldn't it be a little strange if, a, we were sharing the locker room at the same time as there was a big game. You know, cause then, we, then I suppose there would have to be some discretion on everybody's part. I'm guessing, you know, but, um, cause I've never been in the locker room, you know, on the night of the big game. So, a, so it's something that I can, you know, just, I can just, I can just, I can just harbor that fantasy..."
"Y'all just hang around for like three seconds, and I'll talk to you and change my string. That won't fit. That one will fit. So...if you can start over in that corner, you can all tell me your names, one at a time. And by the time we get to that corner, I should be done. Now I got Page, I got Muffy, I got...Toejam, I got football. Here come ol' flat top. Coming up Ronna..."
"My nose is saying 'please stop smoking. Please. The ads are right, you will die.' And i know its true, because cigarettes--that's some stupid shit. God. But I get two beers into an evening and then man I'm nineteen twenties poet boy and dumbass.
Night guy just tries to kill day guy. And day guy wakes up and says, I'm never ever going to smoke a cigarette again. And then night guy says, 'Well fuck you...'"
"Romance and Boogers, I got kind of lost as the caffennie filtered out. There was a girl I was really into when I was 15, 14 maybe. She was 15 or 14. Its ok to say it since I was 15 or 14 and she had this little 14 year old booty. Next thing you know I'm going to be on Jenny Jones talking about 14 year old booty..."
"So uhm, downstairs from here is--i believe, the women's volleyball locker.
And this is where Timmy and I have been sent, that's where our dressing room is. So we've been admiring the past 25 years of your beautiful women's volley ball. Unfortunately, it was just in pictures, there were no actual members of today's or yesterday's volleyball excellence in the room. Other than, in photographic portrayals in action. An interesting thing: the two of us have traveled for a short while around the country.
We've played several rooms where we've been put, strangely enough for whatever reason--in different female sports locker rooms..."
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the the “I Heart DMB” Essay and DMB Calendar Contests we opened up in November. It was very difficult, but we’ve chosen the winners: Congratulations to Shirley Finik who will take away a DMB Live Trax CD of her choice, and to the runner-ups Katie and Jennifer Bierce.
Rolling Stone published a few bits of information about the new album,
including a quote from Stefan Lessard, who said "It's good dancing music,"
and a likely sarcastic: "We'll have more hits going straight to the
The article also mentions two song titles as "Wake Up," and "Dream Girl."
May is given as the month of the release and it is revealed the DMB will
be playing the New Orleans Jazz Fest in April.
The earthquake and subsequent tsunami affecting Asia this past week has cost this little blue planet over 155,000 lives. To give you some perspective, Charlottesville, Virginia has a population of about 23,162.
"You know, can I just say. I know there are seven seas and like I said four oceans. But seven seas just doesn't sound as nice as seven oceans. So when I say seven oceans--I just like seven oceans. I don't, somebody could argue that forever that a sea is different than an ocean I don't give a fuck.
Looks the same! Some girl come up to me, start complaining to me. 'There's only four oceans.' Well fuck you! Not in my world."
All of us here at WeeklyDavespeak.com would like to thank everyone for their contributions and support over 2004. Just over a year ago, there was very little to be seen or heard at the site.
Today, over 1400 people are subscribed to this newsletter, and over 3500 have registered in our forums... Continued
"You know the story, tell the story. Boy, that hole was deeper than I thought it was. But I made it, and thank Go d its all down hill from here. Once in a while, when you think it can't get any worse, it can. That's alright it usually gets better or the lights go out..."
Update! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who had the extra cash flow to help us take the site a step further.
We're very excited about bringing DMB Torrents to wds.com. Stay tuned.
Contest Deadline Extended!
Although we have already recieved some great entries for the I Heart DMB Contest and the DMB Calendar Contest, we really want to make sure everyone has a chance to enter. So we're extending the deadline of each contest through the end of the year...
Time is running out on your chance to win either a Bobblehead Jesus, or your choice of a DMB Live Trax CD. They really aren’t super-hard contests, and there’s room for several people to win something, so have a shot at them!
We’ve found a new and exciting add-on feature for our forums... (Continued...)
Davespeak for the week:
"So right now in South Africa, where I spent some of my life they're doing this thing called the truth and reconciliation trials. They're just asking people to come forward and say all the nasty shit they did. And then they're gonna forgive them. Which has got to be one of the most kind things anyone could ever do for anybody..."
"So since we've been out on this tour, Tim and I have been--going, we've been--we haven't been going out. We've been out for about three weeks together. And its been great, its been great.
And in that time I went to the doctor. Because my hand was going pins and needles all the time and I started feeling kind of stupid. So I've got this carpul-courpral-corpral-carpal tunnel syndrome. So every once in a while I'm going to do this (stretches hand) Its not because I've got something hot in my hand or anything, its because I can't feel anything. So its like playing with someone else's hand. eeaaaghhh..."
Always Great and Often Exceptional.
October 18th, 2004
On vacation this week, enjoy the Davespeak.
"Its sort of funny, you get down to those real quiet moments. And some big guy is so into it, he's just going like this, 'woooWoooWoooooWooo!' Which adds this whold musical side to this shit. And occasionally when he can't control himself then he just go, 'Ahhhh!!!' (Continued)
Vote For Change, or Just Vote?
October 11th, 2004
While the band continues its efforts on the road supporting the Vote For Change Tour, Dave has been careful not to advocate directly on behalf of John Kerry.
Instead he's limited his comments at all of the shows so far to asking people to please vote... (Continued)
"I hope everyone's enjoying their evening, thank you so much. You all probably know why we're here--and you all probably know who I'm going to vote for. But I just want to say one thing real quick. I just want to say one thing. The most important thing, I think..."
Neil Young, Hitting The Cow, and Another New Tune?
October 4th, 2004
Neil Young joined DMB onstage at The Palace at Auburn Hills on October 3rd. Neil came out for Watchtower, Cortez the Killer and Rockin’ in the Free World.
Rockin’ in the Free World was written by Neil Young in 1989. Interestingly, many cite the lyrics of the song as an attack on George Bush senior’s foreign policy. Neil’s wife Peggy Young also joined the band for the last of the three songs and it was Young’s 7th appearance with DMB/D&T since 1997... (Continued)
"My cousin hit a cow in his Porsche. It was his dad's Porsche. Scooped it up. Flew it up in the air. He was shocked. Landed on one of those road signs, split it right down the middle. Cow spilled out over the highway. But the cow's a resilient animal. The cow needed medical attention. I'm not a man of guns, but my cousin was raised in a family of guns and the only medicine he had with him at the time was a .38 special..."
Illness and injury have impacted Dave Matthews Band performances repeatedly across their history. For the most part it seems that their injuries are due to the rigorous tour schedule they attend to each year.
In tune with this week's Davespeak, we've assembled a short list of injuries the band's faced over the years. If you know of one we missed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"After I scared the little girl a little bit, she had this funky ugly dog. And the dog kinda stole the character I played's heart. And then through the dog I fell for the little girl--but in a good way, not a creepy way..." (Continued)
Our apologies for lack of updates recently. Other than chasing down the last of the DMB tour on the west coast, we've been hard at work on a significant addition to Weekly Davespeak.
This Davespeak comes to you early again to accomadate a roadtrip down to San Francisco for the free DMB concert at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park.
"My hotel room that we're staying at here, they gave me the same room in the hotel. If you open the door, it looks right at the lobby. I could spit at the lady behind the counter. Its just really strange, a really odd place to be in a hotel...'Hellooo....' ... " Continues
We're on location, (probably sitting round a campfire) at the Gorge this weekend, and so this Davespeak comes to you a few days early.
Crystal clear copies of the new songs that have debuted this summer are now available for download in the forums. This includes: Sugar Will, Hello Again, Joy Ride and Good Good Time. If you haven't downloaded these tunes yet, now's the time to do it... (Continues)
"Is everyone enjoying themselves? I hope so. We thought playing like this taking longer pauses between songs would make it more casual. More like we're sitting around a campfire or something. So you all gotta drink harder because when you're drinking around a campfire, you're probably going to sleep by the campfire So just drink and we'll all fall down right here, and then we'll sleep here."
Dave is used to people in the audiance yelling out song titles in hopes that he'll just start to play the request.
Certain circumstances increase the demand from a DMB audiance for a particular tune. On September 8th, 2002 DMB played their last show of the summer tour. "The Last Stop" had not been played on the road since 7/11/99 and it being the literal last stop for the band, the crowd began to chant for the song after Halloween...
"There’s a certain kind of young fella that can make anything sound like a threat..." Continued
Some things really suck, and uhm. And uh, like stubbing your toe sucks.
And one time I was on my way up through Africa on a bus with some friends. And I’d been eating a bunch of Fanta, orange and a bunch of those cheese puffs--and a bunch of beer for like thirty hours while we waited for the bus.
And then, we were going up through Africa and my stomach was a little--but I kinda wasn’t thinking about it you know I was smoking, feeling groovy. I was all asleep, resting on my girlfriend chillin, grooving, I’m half asleep not thinking about all the cheese puff, fanta and all the beer.
“Baby, I love you baby. I’m gonna make a fart now baby, I’m going to make a little fart now baby.”
Shit was all wrong I crapped myself entirely...
Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Whitmore Center UNH
Location: Durham, NH
This week marks the debut of Weekly Davespeak forums. Though this site has been well-gifted with submissions from its readers and fans, it has lacked the ability for users to directly interact with each other.
Though there are already several DMB themed bulletin boards in existence, all lack direct connection between DMB content and community discussion... (Continued)
(girl yells) "This kid wants your autograph on his magazine, he's thirteen will you autograph his magazine?!"
Dave: "Wait a moment, we've got a show to do here, we're in the middle of a bloody show! We can't stop and do laundry. Nor can we pause and just--I would love to but not just now as we're in the middle of a bloody pop music fucking extravaganza!"
Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Location: Sacramento, CA
DMB Unplugged and Carter's Beatbox
July 12th, 2004
On September 30th, 1992 DMB was playing a show at Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia. Carter had hurt his hand, and could only sing backup vocals. (See Stefan's Hand Injury)
Over the course of this two set show, the late Miguel Valdez did his best with some maracas, a triangle and what sounds like a coconut.
Given the fact that the new DMB album is supposed to be built around Carter, this show stands out for its lack of percussion. Check out this version of Minarets, with Miguel Valdez playing his coconut and triangles.
"Carter Beauford sporting a BET jacket over here. Was here, but now he’s over there. And all the shit he was sitting behind was here, and we don’t know where the fuck that is."
Carter: "And the bongos are gone too."
Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Flood Zone
Location: Richmond, VA
#41 Falls Apart and Dave's Apology
June 28th, 2004
Last night we heard the Summer Tour Debut of The Song That Jane Likes.
On friday the DMB Road Page had the following quote posted:
"If you've been to any of the past few shows, you probably noticed that the band have been playing some of the older songs a bit differently. This has been completely unplanned and unrehearsed. They've obviously been having fun turning the songs on their ends..."
"There's nothing quite as humbling as completely losing your mind in the middle of something right in public. I would feel less embarrassed right now if I looked down noticed I wasn't wearing my pants. You know? Cause suddenly hearing, thinking my hands are doing what they always did. Just happily comfortably going along, and instead they've betrayed me. (Continued)
Dave and Tim
Venue: Sacramento Memorial Aud.
Location: Sacramento, CA
Dave's Hand Fart Trick
June 21st, 2004
"Did somebody? Did Somebody--Monk are you passing wind over there? I've been sitting here, everytime I move on this chair I can hear this little creaky feeling I can't tell if I can hear it or not. But I be y'all can hear it better than I can..."
And I didn't know if it sounded like a--this is what you have to do if you get in a cab in New York and you're stopped an there's a lot of silence around. So a small town cab is better. You've got to put your hands between your legs..." (Continued)
Dave and Tim
Venue: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, PN
Dave's Advertisement for Ricola
June 14th, 2004
The Summer 2004 DMB Tour kicks off on Thursday! Are you attending any shows this tour?
Weekly Davespeak will be taking show reviews from readers like you. writing up your take on each show you attend and submitting them for posting on this site.
"I gotta get rid of this candy before I start singing. But its delicious Ricola. Don't you hate having to listen to somebody suck on something? Like when you're watching the news and you know the guy either stayed up drinking beer--or he's a pot head going (smacking sounds) Have a goddamned sucret.
S'cuse me. (spits out Ricola) Its just so I know where it is, so I can get it after. Can't waste it, Ricola's delicious."
Dave and Tim
Venue: Weis Center
Location: Lewisburg, PA
"I was talking earlier and I said to Buffy and Larissa, and Ricky and Page. And Pages asked me if I would play this song, so I'm going to play this song and everyone's going to slowly dribble down. Because like before, we're just going to be casual tonight cause uh--cause Carter hurt his hand. We're just going to be casual tonight we're doing our little Eric Clapton little thing. Our little Eric quiet thing. Although admittedly I'm no fucking Eric Clapton. But then Eric Clapton's no Fucking David Matthews. "
Dave and Tim
Venue: Jorgensen Auditorium
Location: Storrs, CT
Sweaty Steak and Early Butterflys
May 31st, 2004
Dave often teases songs long before they become an 'official' tune to fans. A good example of this was the early teases of "Oh" from Some Devil. One of the first times Dave teased the song live, the crowd actually laughed at the lyrics thinking Dave was just being funny. (Continued...)
"You ever eat your sweat? Tastes kinda like a steak, minus the meat. Just put the salt on it. Big juicy steak"
(someone yells for dueling Banjos)
(Dave scats dueling banjos)
"Can't do it, don't know it yet."
Dave and Tim
Venue: Jorgensen Auditorium
Location: Storrs, CT
Monk Montgomery, and the Case of the Smelly Cabin
May 17th, 2004
Dave is very fond of body humor during his personal monologues at Dave and Tim shows. In January we had a quote where Dave was sick on an airplane on a flight back to Charlottesville.
This week we catch a story of Dave and Monk Montgomery stuck in a stinky airplane cabin in 1999...(Continued)
"My friend monk and I were on a plane once, and uhm--we were on a plane, we were flying back from some gig. It was just the two of us, and I can't remember if it was St. Louis or something, I can't remember where we were flying from. But we were flying back up here because it was in the middle the last album...." (Continued)
Dave and Tim
Venue: Berkeley Community Theater
Location: Berkeley, CA
Dave Matthews: The Forgotten Tune
May 10th, 2004
Dave Matthews has such a unique and explicit style of guitar playing. Many of his songs feature creative chord arrangements and incredibly complicated pick patterns. In short, he has crazy fingers.
But like any other great musician, Dave and the rest of the band must practice and keep songs strong in their memories for their performances.
A classic example of Dave and the boys being unable to fulfil a song request was on 9/8/2002. It was the final night at the Gorge the last stop for the summer tour...(Continued)
"Whaaa..which one? (mumbling) See y'all want--come to choose the one that--the one that I can't remember to save my life! People always ask me for the one I can't remember at all. I love that song, but I can't remember it at all and I know I'd fuck it up and I don't want to do that. That's uh--I can't do that."
Dave and Tim
Venue: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, PN
April 12th, 2004
Back in the early days, Boyd Tinsley used to do most of the talking on stage for the band. He'd do the introductions and fill in a lot where you would now expect Dave to do the talking.
Dave has always suffered from varying levels of stage fright...(Continued)
Boyd Tinsley: "We want to thank Acoustic Fawn and Indecision for opening up this afternoon. Ladies and gentleman, please welcome Mr. David Matthews."
Dave Matthews: "Ahh, Shutup. Shudup! All y'alls--everybody shutup. Wait until I done something. So all I've done this day is eat breakfast, wacked off and slept for a bunch of the day, so don't worry about that stuff."
Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Robin's Center
Location: Richmond, VA
Detention, Detention, Detention!
April 26th, 2004
Listening to lots of Davespeak, you begin to recognize certain characters that seem to come out in his strange quips and stories. One of his characters is a very effeminate sounding guy who is often hinted to be gay.
This week's Davespeak has a sample of this character, but also refer to this archived Davespeak for another of 'effeminate guy.' (Continued)
"How's everyone feeling this evening? I hope everybody's feeling good. Was that a wooh, or a boo? Wait, y'all didn't say it.
Ok I can see we're getting nowhere. Uhm. Detention, detention, detention. How do you like that? Stuff that in your marijuana pipe and smoke it, buddy!
I feel silly, oh so silly. I feel silly and witty and gay!"
Dave and Tim
Venue: Township Auditorium
DMB took the stage at Victory Stadium after long opening sets from Robert Braley's Blackwater Surprise and Bruce Hornsby. (Continued)
"Ahh...yeah... There's somebody out here with a beautiful little sign, there beautiful sign. Its got some bras on it got some stuff here. I just want everyone to know: its fuckin hot, but its not to hot to fuck. I just read it. Hope no body finds offense at that. I just read it. Good book, its a good book.
See my man Monk over there collects all those bras and he's go this huge mosaic at his house its just getting bigger and bigger. So far its covering two big... naw shit that's the first bra I've had thrown at me, I'm lying."
Dave Matthews Band
Venue: Victory Stadium
Location: Roanoke, Va
Duet shows with Tim Reynolds have allowed Dave to come close to regular solo performances. Tim will often play a tune on his own such as "Chatterbox" or "Stream" at the shows and add quite a bit to Dave's rhythmic strumming. (Continued)
"*Sniff* Ahhhhh...Sweat comes down my face--then I go, *sniff* and then it goes, mmm! Where it turns into uhm I say uhm boogers. Buggery. Buggery is a fantastic word. Buggery. mmmhm. Bugger. 'To Bugger somebody.' Not that people don't say that--because it doesn't sound as nice with an American accent. 'Bugger' sounds too much like 'booger' that's why I thought of it, because I said booger and I'm sorry. Jesus.
mmm. I'm trying a drinking problem. mmhmhmhm! <inaudible yell> I don't speak French but, I can't speak a damn thing!"
Dave and Tim
Venue: Bailey Hall
Location:Ithaca, New York
This week's Davespeak comes from the Dave and Tour in 1999. The show itself has a few Davespeak gems, along with a tweaked out version of Stay... (Continued)
"You ever get told this, by your mom or your dad? When its cold, stick your hands in your armpits? Its always warm there. Kinda like an ass!
You got little asses up here. God made armpits so that we don't have to walk around with our hands up our asses when its cold. But some of us feel like walking around with our hands up our asses. And that's ok. Do what you want to do. Ooow! Do what you wanna do, I can't tell ya! Its you're thing! ahh...yeah!
Whoahah...I tell you I don't have good circulation--circulation, circulation."
Dave and Tim
Venue: Township Auditorium
Starplex Amphitheater had been known for its in-house cricket over-population for weeks before DMB reached their show... (Continued.)
"I don't know but a little bug reminded me of it:
We were playing in Texas once, I don't think you were with us Tim--but there were a lot of crickets. There were so many crickets that they were like this deep underneath the drum kit, underneath the drum riser and in the kick drum there. Like this deep. It was kind of creepy, it was kind of creepy. But then they were like, walking up my shirt..."
Dave and Tim
Venue: Starplex Amphitheater
New Openers Announced, Dave Gives a Short Lesson on Drinking
March 22nd, 2004
Four new openers were announced for the Summer 2004 DMB Tour. For the low down on OAR, Guster, N.E.R.D, Jason Mraz and their relationship to DMB, check out this story.
This week's Davespeak comes from a 1994 show where Rusted Root opened for the band...(Continued.)
East Vs. West, Oh DMB Festivials Abound.
March 15th, 2004
The Official Dave Matthews Band Website has declared that a festival is in the works for the NYC Metropolitan area. There are reports of a second festival happening as well...(Continued.)
"I used to be able to tune a guitar just by listening to it. Then I got a little machine. And then I could use little machine but no longer was able to tune the guitar with my ears. Now I've come tothe next level, which is not being able to tune the guitar with the machine. So pretty soon you're going to come out and hear me play and its going to sound like this: 'ouhfwaiouuh...' But until then...ermm...s'cuse me pardon me...
Oh, don't leave! Was the first one that sucky? hahah...
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Venue:Marin Civic Auditorium
Location:San Rafael, California
Stefan Has a Baby Girl, Dave Freaks Out on the Coffee
March 8th, 2004
Dave Matthews Band was short one member at the NAACP Image Awards this past Friday. It turns out that Stefan was in the midst of the final moments of his fiance's pregnancy. Dave accepted The Chairman's Award on behalf of the band for utilizing their profession to promote diversity and community involvement... (Continued.)
Dave Takes a Beating From His Headmaster
March 1st, 2004
"When I was little, my parents--my mom swung on me once, but I was between her legs and she was making dinner so there was good reason. But uh, when I was in school in South Africa, and I'm sure some of you may have experienced it. We used to get whipped all the time, ya know? (Continued...)
July 5th, 2004
We are on vacation this week, please enjoy this classic Davespeak from February 23rd, 2004.
This past Thursday the official DMB website announced the tour line-up for summer 2004. A total of 43 shows are planned. Ayla123 created a nice calendar with all of the tour dates on it. Check it out here.
A few venues were noticeably absent from the line-up. SPAC, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York hasn't been skipped since 1999. Also missing are Giants Stadium and Shoreline Amphitheatre. Thankfully, this article reports that more dates are on the way. (Continued...)
"Dave for President!"
A Politically Motivated Mr. Matthews
February 16th, 2004 - President's Day
Today is President's day, a holiday marked originally to celebrate George Washington's Birthday. Today we use it to celebrate all men who have been successful in attaining the United States' most coveted political position. In honor of this loosely celebrated national holiday, we look briefly at Dave Matthews' political involvement over the past several years. (Continued...)
Grammy's, Crayons and Spam
February 9th, 2004
Last night Dave took home the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for his solo performance of Gravedigger on the album Some Devil. Dave must have known he had a winner because in his recent interview with Guitar World Acoustic, he said...(Continued.)
"Do it for Fenton" and the DKE Fraternity Show
February 2nd, 2004
Perhaps the most famous fraternity show Dave ever played was at at the Delta Kappa Epsilon's, Eta Chapter at the University of Virginia on Sept. 11th, 1992. Dave performed solo in the afternoon and was accompanied by soundman Fenton Williams.
This show is famous for a few reasons. First, it was first time Dave played four big DMB songs...(Continued)
Goat Penises and Lost Friends
January 26th, 2004
This week we take a look at recent Davespeak from the Dave and Friends Tour. On January 13 th , 2004 Dave appeared on Jay Leno to perform the song “Save Me” from the CD Some Devil . After the performance Dave sat down next to Donald Trump and Scarlett Johansson to have a chat with Jay...(Continued)
Don't Throw Shit at Dave, Especially While He's Puking
January 19th, 2004
On July 21st, 2003 Dave Matthews Band had a hunting knife thrown at them during the show. The event ended peacefully with a call for peace from Dave, but this isn't the first time they've delt with items being tossed on stage. This weeks first quote is a less peaceful pleading from Dave not to throw objects at him while he's playing a song...(Continued)
Crap for Sale: The Impact of an Open Taping Policy
January 12th, 2004
It has often been reported that Dave Matthews Band's liberal taping policy played a major role in the early spread of their music. Fans used Internet newsgroups to join tape trees and request copies of their favorite shows. This online interaction allowed fans to...(Continued)
Say Goodbye, Stefan
Smashes Through a Window!
January 5th, 2004
A lot of important things happened for Dave Matthews Band in 1993. Keyboardist Peter Griesar left, Remember Two Things was released and they signed their first big recording contract with RCA/BMG.
This week's Davespeak comes from July 6th of that year...(Continued)
Dave's play role in movie "Because of Winn-Dixie"
December 29th, 2003
Dave will be playing a drifter named Otis in 20th Century Fox's 2004 release "Because of Winn-Dixie." The movie is based upon the book by Kate Dicamillo...(Continued)