Episode 26: The Peace, Love, and Stuff Retrospective, Part 1 of 2

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Back in September, this sad message appeared for us Peace, Love, and Stuff fans...

With a heavy heart, after 5 years, Peace Love and Stuff is calling it quits. Much love to all the people who have been involved in this project. A special thanks to Joe, Jake, and Dylan.

I meant to do this retrospective back then, but Halloween, benefits, Christmas, New Year, and the caucuses got in the way.

I don't really know what can I say, so I'm just going to repeat what I said on Facebook after Lavonne's announcement:

R.I.P. Peace, Love, and Stuff! You guys always held a special place in my heart.

You were the first band I started following shortly after my daughter got old enough to stay home alone and I was going to shows regularly again!

And apparently it was one of your first shows, at the 3rd (?) 80/35, on the local stage at the old Des Moines Social Club.

And I was quite happy being your oldest fan in more than one way!

I also enjoyed getting to know you guys as people, not just musicians. Saw you go from wild, crazy college students to responsible adults with jobs, mortgages, and rents! Guess it was preview now that the earlier mentioned daughter is now old enough to be in college!

Of course, the highlight for me was having you guys play my 50th birthday party with Lipstick Homicide and my high school buddy's band, Sinister Sons!

So good luck to each of you on your individual endeavors. I'll remember you!

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Opening - Iowa Music Showcase opening by Dylan Boyle

Song 1 - "October Falls Take 1" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus Dylan Boyle on the formation of the band)

Extra 1 - "Folsom Prison Blues" (Live at the Ames Progressive, 2010) by Peace. Love, and Stuff

Song 2 - "Sexy Vintage Boy" by Peace, Love, and Stuff

Song 3 - "Je Recherche" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus Dave Murphy's review of "La Bohemia" from the Des Moines Is Not Boring website)

Song 4 - "Purple Lightning" (live and acoustic) by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus the former "Iowa Unsigned" host, Benny Black, discussing the band)

Song 5 - "Paper Bracelets" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus David "Smitty" Smit on being in the band)

Extra 2 - "Ball and Chain" (Janis Joplin cover) by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus a playlist featuring unrealeased Peace, Love, and Stuff material)

Song 6 - "Paper Bracelets" (a capella) by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus Sharika Soal of Ladysoal on the band)

Song 7 - "Can't Get It Up!" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus Bryon Dudley of Strong Like Bear and The Spacement Recording Studio on the band)

Song 8 - "Johnny Bravo" by Peace, Love, and Stuff (plus Kevin Muehlenthaler on playing with the band)

Extra 3 - Tony Tarbox interview with Lavonne McRoberts

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase closing by Dylan Boyle

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Next episode: Part 2 of our Peace, Love, and Stuff retrospective!

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released February 14, 2016



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