The Tour Chronology: 1999

MK-BFD play lots of mostly Californian gigs.

MK-BFD take residence at The Baked Potato for the MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workouts.

In October, MK again joins Steve Vai & Band for a world tour that will last until Spring 2000. During this tour MK will do several solo-gigs.

MK releases The Tar Tapes Vol.2

The Tour Chronology: 1999

NAMM

January 28 1999 – NAMM, Los Angeles Convention Center, LA CA
for SWR
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Jason Harrison Smith
with as special guest Ike Willis
setlist: Dolphins / Performing Miracles / Pygmy Twylyte featuring Ike Willis / Tug / Skunk/ Wreckage as Large
tapes: guerilla video exists

January 29 1999 – The Mint, Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA
The Rivera Amps and PRS Guitars sponsored “NAMM Jam 99”
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Jason Harrison Smith, Billy-Bob
setlist: Rosemary Girl / Voyage To Manhood / Airbag/ Cowlogy
tapes: guerilla audio exists

January 31 1999 – NAMM, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles CA
for SWR
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Jason Harrison Smith
setlist:
tapes: audience video exists

March 10 1999 – The Casbah, San Diego CA
with hans & damon and Upsilon Acrux
personnel: MK, JHS, BB, plus Evan Francis (sax) and Bob Tedde (backup vocals)
setlist: Rabbits (Improv)* / Own / Stove* / Beautiful / Dolphins / Bullys / Vent / Tug* / Backwards Deb* / Cheddar* / Pygmy Twylyte* / Frozen Beef / Night Before / Cowlogy (w/sax/drum duet)*
tapes: guerilla video exists, audio exists (SB and audience)

March 24 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
personnel:
setlist:
tapes: audio exists

April 1 1999 – The Coach House, Capistrano CA
personnel: MK, BB, JHS, MZ, EF, Rick Musallam (guitar)
setlist:
This Blunt / Looking for Nina / Skunk / Top of Stove Melting / Voyage to Manhood / My Dilemma /  Pretty Enough for Girls / Pencil Music / Ragged Ass / Killer Fish / Backwards Deb / Cheddar / Pencil Music / Potato / Inca Roads / Pygmy Twylyte / Cowlogy
tapes: audio exists, video exists
note: see April 3 entry

April 2 1999 – The Key Club, Hollywood CA
with Les Lokey
personnel: MK, BB, JHS, MZ, EF, RM
setlist:
A Claire Danes Moment / Kedgeree / The Desired Effect / Skunk / Top of Stove Melting / Voyage to Manhood / Backwards Deb / Cheddar / Vent / Tug / Pretty Enough for Girls / Taster / Ragged Ass
tapes: audio exists
note: see April 3 entry

April 3 1999 – Borders Bookstore, Santa Monica CA
Unplugged and Free!
with Les Lokey
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, EF, RM
setlist: Beautiful / Skunk / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Inca Roads / Potato / Car Song
tapes: audio exists (2 known sources)
note: see April 3 entry

April 3 1999 – Sacred Grounds, San Pedro CA
with Les Lokey
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, JHS, EF, RM + Joe Puerta and Ambrose “Buck” Pierce
setlist:
Set I: A Claire Danes Blunt (Improv), Looking for Nina, Frozen Beef, Lightnin’ Roy, Skunk, Top of Stove Melting, My Dilemma, Good Morning Sometime, improv/Dolphins Medley, Bullys, Kedgeree
Set II: TRANQUILLADO, The Wreckage Was Large, Own, I’m So Tired, Spoon Guy, Uglytown (w/ Ambrose “Buck” Pierce), Backwards Deb, Cheddar, 5/4 Groove, Ragged Ass, Rosemary Girl, Killer Fish (including the story of Al Schwartz), Pretty Enough for Girls, Taster, And Your Bird Can Sing, “Just Start Groovin’ on Somethin'” (Improv w/ Joe Puerta-bass), Airbag, The Desired Effect
tapes: audio exists
note: The April 1, 2 and 3 shows were used for an unreleased live compilation called “Childhood’s End”.

May 11 1999 – The Whiskey, Hollywood CA
opening for Spock’s Beard
personnel:
setlist:
improv. What the Sunset Strip is Paved With / Scotch / I Can’t Stop / Kedgeree / Voyage To Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Beautiful / Cheddar / 5/4 Groove / Potato
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: audio exists

May 12 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #1, 2 shows
personnel:
setlist:
improv. Donkeys On Wheels pts 1&2 / Open Up / My Dilemma / Spoonguy / Uglytown / Immigrant Song / Uglytown / Kedgeree / Power to Love / Cowology / Tug / Vent / Top of Stove Melting / Skunk / Voyage to Manhood / Quimby / I Can’t Stop / improv / Inca Roads / The Desired Effect / Baby Blues / Utopia / The Car Song / Rosemary Girl / Love Theme from Vulture Fun / Why Am I Your Guy? / Beautiful / 5/4 Groove / Lightning Roy / The Wreckage Was Large / improv. Let’s Start Talking
tapes: guerilla audio exists

May 26 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #2, 2 shows
personnel:
setlist: improv / Apple Pie / ‘Cause of Breakfast / Lightnin’ Roy / Gypsy Queen / Rosemary Girl / Top of Stove Melting / Skunk / Thorax / [unknown, possibly improv]/ Bargain / Dolphins / Backwards Deb / Cheddar / 5/4 Groove
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: audio exists

June 2 1999 – San Diego Museum of Art Sculpture Garden, Balboa Park CA
Jazz In The Park
Mike will be closing the show with a 15-minute set
personnel:
setlist:
tapes: audio exists ?

June 5 1999 – UCF Arena, Orlando, Florida
Full Sail Success Seminar ’99
The full six-piece MK/BFD in a concert open to MK fans at no charge!
personnel: MK, BB, MZ, JHS, RM, EF and Oppy
setlist:
Looking for Nina / Kedgeree / TOSM / Backwards Deb / Cheddar (Oppy on trumpet) / Potato / The Wreckage Was Large / Cardboard Dog / My Dilemma / Spoon Guy / Im So Tired / Inca Roads / Cowology
tapes: audio exists

June 16 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #3, 2 shows
personnel: MK, BB, JHS, EF, RM, BT (Bob Tedde)
setlist:
Improv (as yet unnamed) / Performing Miracles / Kedgeree / Aglow / Backwards Deb / Cheddar / Beautiful / Strawberry Fields Forever / I Can’t Stop / Paranoid Android / Bargain / Skunk / Snowcow / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Little Wing / Top Of Stove Reprise / Ragged Ass / Haitian Divorce / My Dilemma / Spoon Guy / Uglytown / Immigrant Song / Pygmy Twylyte / Frozen Beef / Dolphins / Amos Moses / Dolphins cont’d / improv / Rosemary Girl / The Wreckage Was Large
tapes: audio exists

June 23 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #4, 2 shows
personnel: MK, BB, JHS, MZ, EF, RM, BT
setlist:
set 1
Improv (as yet unnamed) / The Wreckage Was Large / The Desired Effect / Tug / Open Up / Kedgeree / Car Song / Cowlogy / Cheddar / Backwards Deb / On the Run (Pink Floyd) / Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin) / Beautiful / Improv / Skunk / Top of Stove Melting
set 2
Weekend / Lightning Roy / Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) / Killer Fish / Voyage to Manhood / Ragged Ass / I’m So Tired / Career Quimby / I Can’t Stop / Safe (Chris Squire) / Karma Police (Radiohead) / Long Distance Runaround (Yes) / The Fish (Yes) / A Love Supreme (John Coltrane) / Last Train to Clarksville (Monkees) / Uglytown / Rosemary Girl
tapes: guerilla audio exists

July 7 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #5, 2 shows
personnel: MK, JHS, EF, RM, Doug Lunn
setlist:
Show 1: (improv) – MK road-testing a guitar for Rich, Dolphins, Potato, Don’t Bring Me Down (snippet), Car Song, (after which Mike switches to the green Strat), Beautiful, Pygmy Twylyte, My Dilemma (intro reminded me of James Brown, perhaps I was dreaming. Doug did a nice solo), Scotch, Cinnamon Girl, Naima, Open Up! (a very different version), Kedgeree, I Can’t Stop, Performing Miracles, (improv)
Show 2:  The Desired Effect, I’m So Tired, Uglytown – MK got to play just with Evan on the “tough part”, and Evan was more than up to the task-, Immigrant Song (during the middle section of Uglytown), Hocus Pocus (by request – Mike did just a little bit, then wound up doing most of the song), Backwards Deb, Cheddar, improv – MK adding Inca Roads section on guitar, I Will, Ragged Ass, Snowcow, (Jason soloing w/ Mike), Voyage to Manhood Top of Stove Melting
tapes: guerilla audio exists

July 20 1999 – The Lounge KPBS Radio, San Diego CA
MK acoustic
personnel: MK
setlist: interview / Backwards Deb / interview / The Desired Effect / interview / I Can’t Stop
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tapes: audio exists

July 21 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #6, 2 shows
personnel: MK, BB, JHS, EF, RM
setlist:
show 1: warmup-Naima / improv / Potato / Voyage to Manhood / Top of Stove Melting / Kedgeree / Backwards Deb / Cheddar / 5/4 Groove / Beautiful / ‘Cause of Breakfast / Ragged Ass / Dolphins / Immigrant Song / Cowlogy
[setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] show 2: Improvisation, Skunk, I’m Glad There’s Some Lemon-Freshened Thorax In You, Performing Miracles, Why Am I Your Guy?, The Desired Effect, Frozen Beef (Come with Me), Voyage to Manhood, Top of Stove Melting, My Dilemma, Kedgeree, Inca Roads (w/ Jazz Discharge Party Hats), Cause of Breakfast, Them Dolphins Is Smart, 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, Yep, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Alright, Backwards Deb, Beautiful, The Wreckage Was Large, Karma Police, Wish You Were Here, Vent, Own (quotes:”No Scrubs”-TLC, “Healer”-Todd Rundgren), Open Up, Potato, Rosemary Girl, Ragged Ass, Day of the Cow 2
tapes: audio exists

August 4 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #7, 2 shows
personnel:
setlist: What Is And What Should Never Be (Led Zep-incomplete) – (god only knows what this is) – Aglow – Career/Quimby/I Can’t Stop – Tug – Pygmy Twylyte – Cowlogy – I Will – ‘Cause of Breakfast – Ragged Ass – improv – Killer Fish – Frozen Beef – (happy birthday someone & a little bit of Panama) – (a little bit more of Panama) – (a little bit of Sweet Home Alabama) – Montana – Skunk – Voyage to Manhood – Top of Stove Melting – Performing Miracles – My Dilemma – I’m Afraid – Uglytown – drum solo – Uglytown part 2 – Potato – The Desired Effect – Kedgeree – Gloss (I think?) – The Car Song
[info source: Ron S.] tapes: audio exists

August 18 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #8, 2 shows
personnel: MK/BB/JHS/EJ/RM with Adrian Galysh
setlist:
Show 1 (somewhat acoustic): intro – The Endings of Things – Career/Quimby/I Can’t Stop – Backwards Deb – Dolphins – Beautiful – Ragged Ass – Pretty Enough For Girls – Snowcow – Uglytown – The Car Song -Voyage to Manhood – Tug
Show 2 (no longer acoustic): Improv in A-flat – Rosemary Girl – Why Am I Your Guy? (weird version) – Kedgeree – Killer Fish – The Wreckage Was Large – Cheddar / 5/4 Groove (with guest soloist Adrian Galysh) – ‘Cause of Breakfast – improv – Top of Stove Melting – improv / The Endings of Things / The Idiot Bastard Son
[info source: Ron S.] tapes: audio exists

August 28 1999 – Lou’s Records, San Diego CA
Nonkertompf release party
personnel: MK/BB/?
setlist: 1) Learning “Click” – (not really a song, but you hear Beller playing along with “Click”), 2) Show Yourself, 3) Potato, 4) Self N’ Other, 5) Skunk, 6) Top Of Stove Melting, 7) Voyage To Manhood, 8) Knife And Drum, 9) Pretty Enough – Intro, 10) Backwards Deb, 11) Cheddar, 12) My Dilemma
tapes: audio, video exists

September 8 1999 – The Baked Potato, Hollywood CA
MK/BFD Wednesday Night Workout #9, 2 shows
personnel: MK/BB/JHS/EF/RM, with special guests Bob Tedde and Gary Cox
setlist: (provided by Fragbert)
Show 1: Selfish Otter / Cowlogy / The Wreckage Was Large / Dolphins / Frozen Beef / The knife & drum / Killer Fish / Tug / Lightnin’ Roy / Jam with Gary Cox / Spoon Guy / Ugly Town / I’m So Tired / Immigrant Song / Ugly Town reprise
Show 2: Show yourself / Inca Roads / Potato / The Car Song / Self ‘n’ Other / Kedgeree / Beautiful > Sanford & Son theme / Backwards Deb / Pygmy Twylyte / Rosemary Girl / Top of Stove Melting
tapes: audio exists

October 9 1999 – Campland Park, San Diego CA
personnel: MK/BB/JHS/EF/RM with Bob Tedde
setlist: Warm-up jam (or is this another song I don’t know?), Skunk, Top of Stove Melting, Voyage to Manhood, What Happened Next, Ragged Ass, My Dilemma, Cheddar-> 5/4 Groove -> Jesse sings -> 5/4 Groove (with Jesse singing a bible song in the middle of it), I’m So Tired, Inca Roads (with a short side-trip into Jazz Dischard Party Hats), The Funky Song (Jesse’s song), Tug, Potato, Killer Fish, Kedgeree
tapes: audio exists (audience and soundboard)

For the remaining of 1999, and at least half of 2000, Mike toured with Steve Vai.