Another Shitty Christmas Special
McCabe's Guitar Shop
Santa Monica, California
December 11, 2015
The 6th annual Christmas special

with special guests Dave Alvin and Jackson Browne

Disc one:
01 Show Introduction

opening act:
Brodie and Alex Gauge (kid act harmonica duet)

02. House of the Rising Sun

Ninety miles south of Bakersfield is a small town called Cochtotan.
It�s no different than any other small town.
People worry about their jobs, send their kids to school and occasionally marry their cousins.
On the weekends, they want to put their troubles behind them and cut loose with a couple of long necked bottles of amber intoxicant.
But Cochtotan's luckier than a lot of cities in that regard,
as three of their native sons have been providing the townsfolk with the kind of good rockin� soundtrack that has them humming long after they�ve left the bar and are being put into protective custody.
This powerful trio of string bendin�, skin poundin� musicians have spent years polishing their chops playing six sets a night at the Tufted Nighthatch Tavern and Bird Sanctuary.
And now, finally, they are ready to share their secret with the world.
That�s right, folks, the pride of Cochtotan is ready to spread its high test hillybilly gospel from coast to coast.
Get ready, America.
Get ready for Jackshit.

Jack Shit originated as Vonda Shepard's backing band on the hit series Ally McBeal and consists of:

Beau Shit-lead guitar, vocals
Val McCallum; He has toured with Jackson Browne for years, and his musical resume includes stints with Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, The Wallflowers, Bonnie Raitt, and Loretta Lynn, among others.
His parents are David McCallum and Jill Ireland

Shorty Shit-bass guitar, vocals and humor
Davey Faragher; is an American bass guitarist from Redlands, California.
A founding member of the nineties band, Cracker, and has subsequently worked with John Hiatt's band, and The Imposters, the backing band for Elvis Costello since 2001.
In 2015, Faragher joined Richard Thompson's Electric Trio for Thompson's "Still" album and US tour

Piece Of Shit-drums, vocals
Pete Thomas; is best known as the longtime drummer for New Wave icon & Singer/Songwriter, Elvis Costello.
Tom Waits has referred to him as "one of the best rock drummers alive".

03. Hi How Are Ya >
04. Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise)
05. I Got A Tiger By The Tail
06. It's My Lazy Day
07. Baby Where You Going With That 2 x 4
08. Beau introduces Know Shit
09. California Bloodlines (Dave Alvin)
10. Johnny Ace Is Dead (Dave Alvin)
11. East Virginia (Dave Alvin)
12. Long Black Veil
13. I Really Had A Ball Last Night

Disc two:
14. Shorty introduces Ringo Shit on drums
15. The Seeker
16. Beau introduces Browne Shit
17. The King Is Gone (Jackson Browne)
18. Call It A Loan (Jackson Browne)
19. Running On Empty (Jackson Browne)
20. Take It Easy > Our Lady Of The Well (Jackson Browne)
21. Louisiana 1927 >
22. Ghost Riders In The Sky
23. Ring Of Fire (with the Shit Horns)
24. The Lonely Bull (with the Shit Horns)
25. I'm Comin' Home
26. Ugly And Slouchy >
(Let Me Sit Next To Your) Fire >
Green Eyed Lady >
Spinnin' Wheels >
Jesus Is Just Alright >
Pinball Wizard >
Scatterbrain >
Purple Haze >
And When I Die >
Ugly And Slouchy (reprise)


Recorded by -M-
Sony ecm-MS957 (mid side stereo microphone) > Sony PCM M10 @ 24-48
AudioGate (24-96) > Adobe Audition 3.0 & iZotope RX4 advanced (prep & track splits) > AudioGate (16-44) > TLH (flac Level 8)
Song information embedded with Stamp ID3 tag editor

at the last minute I was moved too far to one side.
the downside is that Bo's voice is a little low in the "mix" at times
upside is got right in front of Short Shit so a very tight bass sound and the right monitor speaker was just 10 feet away.

Met the band after the show.
Spent some real jabbering time with Pete Thomas.
All of these guys are very down to earth characters and "macabees gitar shop" is a perfect setting.

Shorty Shit had a very colorful Rooster pin on the front of his white Stetson hat.
It was top prize at the "3 Toed Harry Bush" calling competition and much pride is evident as Beau refers to this shiny cock at one point.

If you do not know about this band yet here is your opening shot.
If you do you are probably already playing this and chuckling to yourself.

For historical (hysterical) reference only and not intended for resale or any commercial use.
Support the band and see them play or buy one of their 2 CD's.

-M- (December 2015)