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Tuesday / October 17.
  • Takin' the Family to Jackson Browne

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    While I was in the press room at the Final Four in Detroit back in April my wife Jen called to say she and my daughter Gracie had gone out and bought tickets to see Jackson Browne at the Prospect Park Bandshell in July.

    They knew I was a big Jackson Browne fan and my 4-year-old daughter was fired up.

    So come the night of the Big Event and Gracie passes out in her stroller on the way to the show, but our 15-month-old, James Jefferson Airplane Zagoria, was the star of the show.

    He was walking up and down the aisle about 15 rows off the stage rockin’ out, making friends left and right.

    We got there just in time for the 7:30 tip, and Jackson looked about the same as always. He shaved that grey beard he’s sporting on the cover of his new album, “Time The Conqueror.”

    Place was packed, I’m guessin 5-6,000. The rain stopped and the mood was great. Jackson called Brooklyn the Santa Monica of the East.

    Highlights included “Jamaica Say You Will,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Runnin’ on Empty,” “The Pretender,” “Take It Easy” and “Stay.”

    A great family night with the wife and both kids, even if GRacie slept through it all…

    Grace and James have now seen Springsteen and Jackson Browne this summer…not bad for a couple of munchkins.

    Setlist:

    I’m Alive
    The Barricades of Heaven
    I’ll Do Anything
    Fountain of Sorrow
    Time the Conqueror
    Off of Wonderland
    In The Shape Of A Heart
    Too Many Angels
    The Naked Ride Home
    Take It Easy

    Jamaica Say You Will
    Doctor My Eyes–About My Imagination
    Lives in the Balance
    Going Down to Cuba
    Just Say Yeah
    The Late Show
    For a Dancer
    Pretender
    Running on Empty
    Encore:
    I am A Patriot–It’s Your Thing–I Am A Patriot
    Load Out–Stay

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

    • AZ, I got to say I like your style, basketball, ultimate, and good music….

      Now, would you be mad if I nicknamed your newborn son – Jimmy Starship ?

      I like it and I think you should embrace it! What do you say?

    • JReeves,

      you can nickname him that, i’m not sure we will, but i like it. lol

      actually, the jefferson airplane thing is a bit of a double-entendre. my wife’s brother’s name is jeff and her father was a marine fighter pilot in vietnam and still loves flying planes.

      but we got lots of jeff airplane jokes and the kid was diggin the tunes last night. that’s for sure.

      Adam

    • We’re going to see Jackson Browne on Friday in Saratoga. My wife is a big fan. I personally like Neil Young and Springsteen better. Was there an opening act or did JB just hop on stage and start playing? Go Cuse-please put in a good word to Fab Melo for us.

    • Hey Adam, my dad was at the shoe too and I just showed him your blog. He thinks he saw you and James, were you wearing a Oakley’s car wash shirt?

    • Yes, Jackson went right on at 7:30…no opening act. First set was mostly new stuff with a few old ones thrown in.

      And yes I was wearing a blue Oakley car wash shirt courtesy of my man Billy Diamond. Enjoying a few adult beverages and watching my son rock out.

      here’s the setlist:

      I’m Alive
      The Barricades of Heaven
      I’ll Do Anything
      Fountain of Sorrow
      Time the Conqueror
      Off of Wonderland
      In The Shape Of A Heart
      Too Many Angels
      The Naked Ride Home
      Take It Easy

      Jamaica Say You Will
      Doctor My Eyes–About My Imagination
      Lives in the Balance
      Going Down to Cuba
      Just Say Yeah
      The Late Show
      For a Dancer
      Pretender
      Running on Empty
      Encore:
      I am A Patriot–It’s Your Thing–I Am A Patriot
      Load Out–Stay

      Enjoy