Here is the original torrent with the source FLAC files:
Rich's incredibly detailed notes from the original torrent:
--- Todd Snider "Tales From Moondawg's Tavern" A compilation of Todd's stories thru the years This compilation came about after discussing these stories with my friend Scott. He introduced me to Todd initially, and Todd's songs & stories hit me in such a deeply personal way, I've been compelled to share them ever since. This project would not have been possible without the incredible resources at eighteenminutes.com, and I would like to express my deepest appreciation to Tim Lybarger, for providing suggestions and copies of some really obscure Todd material, and to Ryan Furer and Scott Murphy for tons of guidance and encouragement. Big thanks are due as well to everyone at the Todd listserv, bt.etree, Dimeadozen, and elsewhere who generously share this music. Most of all, thank you Todd for sharing your art with us. All songs and stories here were selected by me, with a criteria of balancing the funniest version of the story that I had available versus the best available sound quality. Preference was given to soundboards, but in a few cases I used an audience recording when the story was much better. There are certainly better versions of many of the songs out there, but my focus was the stories. Every song here either has a story leading into it, or a story in the middle or sometimes both. Several of these songs had multiple stories associated, in which case I tried my best to combine them in a way that was pleasant to listen to. For a few tracks, where the story was in a degraded sound quality, I substituted a better quality version of the song. Almost all of these tracks showed noticeable sound differences between the stories and the songs. For most, the speech volume was considerably lower than the music. For some, the audience volume was painfully loud. I reviewed each track, boosting the volumes of the stories, reducing (when needed) the volume of the songs, removing loud crowd noise, and generally 'cleaning up' the stories. Some of these stories are considered mandatory Todd listening, but the circulating recordings were at times almost unlistenable - largely due to the intimate settings of the shows. I believe I have improved on most of these to make the stories better (listen to the 10/27/02 Moondawg versus the version on disc 5 as an example.) The tools I used to do this were: EAC for extracting audio files; Trader's Little Helper for decoding FLAC and SHN files; Soundforge 4.5, Clean! 2.0 and WaveLab 5 for 'mastering' the tracks; Soundforge for combining and blending the files; CDWav for tracking the discs; Trader's Little Helper for fixing SBE's, creating checksums and encoding files (FLAC level 8); Photoshop CS2 for creating artwork. And finally~ I know that there are more stories out there, and of course Todd is telling new ones all the time. And some folks will certainly say "why didn't he include this?!?" I did the best I could with what I had; I think it turned out pretty well. For any other new material or undiscovered gems, feel free to send them to me, and maybe someday there will be another volume. Rich Willis firstname.lastname@example.org May 18, 2007 Disc 1 [79:52]: 01. This Land Is Our Land [05:11] 02. Trouble (with Mark Chestnut Story) [06:00] 03. Eighteen Minutes [01:00] 04. Ballad Of The Kingsmen [06:59] 05. Just Like Old Times [05:07] 06. Just In Case [05:08] 07. Highland Street Incident [06:09] 08. Lonely Girl (with Phil Hartman story) [07:54] 09. Broke ("Australian version" - with Uncle Skip Story) [06:42] 10. Out All Night [05:55] 11. The Devil You Know [05:43] 12. Ballad Of The Devil's Backbone Tavern (with Santa Rosa Jr. College story and Trog story) [17:57] Disc 2 [79:34]: 01. Tillamook County Jail [05:17] 02. 45 Miles [13:27] 03. Vinyl Records (with Texas Festival story) [07:03] 04. Don't It Make You Wanna Dance (with KK Ryder story) [14:57] 05. Aaron Allen story [07:10] 06. Rose City Blues [07:42] 07. A Tale Of Two Fraternity Brothers [06:59] 08. To Beat The Devil [08:43] 09. Sideshow Blues (with 15 Minutes story) [08:16] Disc 3 [76:00]: 01. DB Cooper [06:01] 02. Hey Hey > [07:53] 03. What's Wrong With You [02:12] 04. My Generation Part 2 (with Summer of 89 story) [05:29] 05. Talking Seattle Grunge Rock Blues (with Chicago Accent story) [07:23] 06. That's The Way The World Goes Round (with Happy Enchilada story) [03:07] 07. You Think You Know Somebody (with Barbara Mandrell story) [09:15] 08. Sunshine (with Drugs & Rehab story) [09:20] 09. Play A Train Song (with Uncle Skip stories) [25:20] Disc 4 [71:07]: 01. Horseshoe Lake (with Todd's Jobs story, Closet Party story, and Universal Studios story) [15:55] 02. Better Than Ever Blues Part 2 (with KKK story) [05:56] 03. Keep Off The Grass [03:40] 04. Missing You [04:50] 05. B-EE-RR-U-N (with Nature TV story) [05:20] 06. All My Life [04:06] 07. Bill Elliott Story [04:47] 08. Iron Mike's Main Man's Last Request [04:42] 09. Incarcerated [05:22] 10. Late Last Night (with Son Of Slam Story and 30th Birthday Story) > [12:09] 11. Johnny B. Goode (with Chuck Berry Story) [04:20] Disc 5 [79:47]: 01. The News Was Good [07:31] 02. Moondawg's Tavern (with Digger Dave Story) [10:54] 03. Jesus at the Tavern [04:58] 04. Doublewide Blues [04:51] 05. Moondawg's Funeral [03:52] 06. Can't Complain [04:36] 07. Easy Money [06:06] 08. Illegal Smile [01:18] 09. If Tomorrow Never Comes (with If Tomorrow Never Comes Story and Garden of Eden Story) [10:35] 10. Garth Brooks Doesn't Smoke Dope [09:35] 11. Alright Guy (with Smokin' Dope Story and Guidance Counselor Story) [15:31] Sources: d1t01 - 4/16/05 This Land (SBD > ?? > CDR) d1t02 - 3/3/01 Trouble > Mark Chestnut Story (Sbd > DAT > Tascam DA20mkII > M-Audio Transit) > 5/28/99 Trouble Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) d1t03 - 12/29/05 18 minutes (SBD->Sony MD->Adobe Audition->WAV->Flac) d1t04 - 4/16/05 Kingsmen (SBD > ?? > CDR) d1t05 - 8/30/06 Old Times (SBD > ?? > CDR) d1t06 - 3/3/01 Just In Case (Sbd > DAT > Tascam DA20mkII > M-Audio Transit) d1t07 - 9/16/06 Highland St. (SBD>Edirol UA-5>D8) d1t08 - 12/31/04 Phil Hartman Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 2/8/07 Meeting Melita Story > 2/8/07 Lonely Girl (SBD+StereoApexCondenserMICS > Marantz CDR420 > WAV) d1t09 - 12/5/02 Skip Story > Broke (SBD > ?? > CDR) d1t10 - 4/17/02 Out All Night (SBD->??->CDR->WAV->FLAC) d1t11 - 11/11/06 Devil You Know (sbd > ?? > CDR) d1t12 - 3/3/01 Prine Tour Story (Sbd > DAT > Tascam DA20mkII > M-Audio Transit) > 3/16/07 Santa Rosa Jr. College Story > Trog Story (Soundboard>Sony D8) > 3/16/07 Trog Story > "Fuck Luckenbach!" > Devil's Backbone Tavern (Sbd > DAT > Tascam DA20mkII > M-Audio Transit) d2t01 - 12/29/05 Tillamook (SBD->Sony MD->Adobe Audition->WAV->Flac) d2t02 - 2/19/04 45 Miles (SBD > ?? > CDR) d2t03 - 4/16/05 Texas Festival > Vinyl Records (SBD > ?? > CDR) d2t04 - 12/29/05 KK Ryder > Don't It Make You Wanna Dance (SBD->Sony MD->Adobe Audition->WAV->Flac) d2t05 - 2/19/04 Aaron Allen story (SBD > ?? > CDR) d2t06 - 9/15/06 Rose City (SBD>Edirol Ua-5>D8) d2t07 - 8/30/06 2 Frat Brothers (SBD > ?? > CDR) d2t08 - 2/19/04 To Beat The Devil (SBD > ?? > CDR) d2t09 - 2/19/04 15 minutes > Sideshow (SBD > ?? > CDR) d3t01 - 7/29/02 DB Cooper (SBD [Possibly FM] > ?? > CDR) d3t02 - 12/18/96 Hey Hey Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 10/09/03 Hey Hey Story > 10/09/03 Hey Hey (FM > ?? > CDR) d3t03 - 4/17/02 What's Wrong With You (SBD->??->CDR->WAV->FLAC) d3t04 - 2/10/05 My Generation 2 (Soundboard > DAT > standalone CD burner > CD > EAC > FLAC) d3t05 - 2/10/05 Talking Seattle (Soundboard > DAT > standalone CD burner > CD > EAC > FLAC) d3t06 - 2/10/05 World Goes Round (Soundboard > DAT > standalone CD burner > CD > EAC > FLAC) d3t07 - 06/14/02 Barbara Mandrell Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 11/15/00 You think You Know Somebody (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 4/15/05 "That was a bummer" (SBD > ?? > CDR) d3t08 - 3/12/04 Sunshine intro (AUD->??->CDR->WAV->Audition->WAV->FLAC) > 4/15/05 Sunshine (SBD > ?? > CDR) d3t09 - 3/12/04 Skip Story (AUD->??->CDR->WAV->Audition->WAV->FLAC) > 2/14/04 Skip Story (AUD > ?? > CDR) > 3/12/04 Skip's funeral (AUD->??->CDR->WAV->Audition->WAV->FLAC) > 3/7/07 Train Song (SBD> Marantz CDR420 (44.1kHz, 16bit)> WAV> FLAC) d4t01 - 11/15/00 Jobs Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 12/07/01 Closet Party Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 2/27/04 Universal Studios Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 10/21/96 Horseshoe Lake Intro (Soundboard > 1st Generation DAT > CDR > Flac) > 12/07/01 Horseshoe Lake (SBD > ?? > CDR) d4t02 - 2/27/04 Better Than Ever Blues (SBD > ?? > CDR) d4t03 - 12/06/00 Keep Off The Grass (AUD > ?? > CDR) d4t04 - 09/10/00 Missing You (AUD > ?? > CDR) d4t05 - 12/06/02 Nature TV Story (SBD/AUD Matrix > ?? > CDR) > 4/17/02 Beer Run (SBD->??->CDR->WAV->FLAC) d4t06 - 02/24/01 All My Life (DAUD > ?? > CDR) d4t07 - 8/30/06 Bill Elliott Story (SBD > ?? > CDR) d4t08 - 12/30/04 Iron Mike > Mike Tyson Story (SBD [Kincaid] > ?? > CDR) d4t09 - 4/16/05 Incarcerated (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 10/9/03 Drive Fast & Take Chances (FM > ?? > CDR) d4t10 - 11/15/00 Late Last Night (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 10/11/97 Late Last Night (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 3/22/07 Late Last Night (SBD [Jackson] > ?? > CDR) d4t11 - 3/22/07 JBG > Chuck Berry Story (SBD [Jackson] > ?? > CDR) d5t01 - 10/27/02 The News Was Good (AUD > ?? > CDR) d5t02 - 12/7/01 Moondawg's Tavern (SBD > ?? > CDR) d5t03 - 10/27/02 Jesus (AUD > ?? > CDR) d5t04 - 10/27/02 Doublewide (AUD > ?? > CDR) d5t05 - 10/27/02 Moondawg's Funeral (AUD > ?? > CDR) d5t06 - 12/18/96 Can't Complain (SBD > ?? > CDR) d5t07 - 2/15/99 Easy Money (AUD > ?? > CDR) d5t08 - 12/28/06 Illegal Smile (SBD > ?? > CDR) d5t09 - 9/16/06 Tomorrow Never Comes Story > 9/16/06 Tomorrow Never Comes (SBD>Edirol UA-5>D8) > 2/24/07 Garden of Eden Story (AUD [Perry] > ?? > CDR) d5t10 - 3/3/01 Garth Brooks Story (Sbd > DAT > Tascam DA20mkII > M-Audio Transit) > 11/15/00 Garth Brooks story (SBD > ?? > CDR) d5t11 - 2/27/04 Alright Guy (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 6/1/01 Smoking Dope story (SBD > ?? > CDR) > 2/27/04 Alright Guy (SBD > ?? > CDR) Venue/location details: Track Date Country State City Venue d1t01 4/16/05 US FL Tampa Skipper's Smokehouse d1t02 3/3/01 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop 5/18/99 US CA Yosemite Camp Mather d1t03 12/29/05 US OH Cleveland Beachland Ballroom d1t04 4/16/05 US FL Tampa Skipper's Smokehouse d1t05 8/30/06 US NC Charlotte Visulite Theatre d1t06 3/3/01 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop d1t07 9/16/06 US OH Dayton Canal St. Tavern d1t08 12/31/04 US MI Ann Arbor The Ark 2/8/07 US TX Austin Cactus Cafe d1t09 12/5/02 US SC Greenville The Handlebar d1t10 4/17/02 US CA Davis Palms Playhouse d1t11 11/11/06 US IN Indianapolis The Vogue d1t12 3/3/01 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop 3/16/07 US IN Bloomington The Bluebird d2t01 12/29/05 US OH Cleveland Beachland Ballroom d2t02 2/19/04 US IL Chicago Martyr's d2t03 4/16/05 US FL Tampa Skipper's Smokehouse d2t04 12/29/05 US OH Cleveland Beachland Ballroom d2t05 2/19/04 US IL Chicago Martyr's d2t06 9/15/06 US OH Dayton Canal St. Tavern d2t07 8/30/06 US NC Charlotte Visulite Theatre d2t08 2/19/04 US IL Chicago Martyr's d2t09 2/19/04 US IL Chicago Martyr's d3t01 7/29/02 US NY Bronx Fordham University d3t02 12/18/96 US GA Atlanta Smith's Olde Bar 10/09/03 US NV Sparks John Ascuaga's Nugget d3t03 4/17/02 US CA Davis Palms Playhouse d3t04 2/10/05 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop d3t05 2/10/05 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop d3t06 2/10/05 US IA Ames Maintenance ShopFLAC) d3t07 06/14/02 US OH Dayton Canal St. Tavern 11/15/00 US CA Berkeley Freight & Salvage 4/15/05 US FL Key West The Writers' Room d3t08 3/12/04 US PA Harrisburg Whitaker Center 4/15/05 US FL Key West The Writers' Room d3t09 3/12/04 US PA Harrisburg Whitaker Center 2/14/04 US IL Urbana Canopy Club 3/7/07 US CO Denver Soiled Dove d4t01 11/15/00 US CA Berkeley Freight & Salvage 12/07/01 US PA Philadelphia Tin Angel 2/27/04 US KY Louisville Headliners 10/21/96 US CA Sanata Monica KPFA Fat Fry d4t02 2/27/04 US KY Louisville Headliners d4t03 12/06/00 US MD Easton Avalon Theatre d4t04 09/10/00 US VA Arlington Iota Cafe d4t05 12/06/02 US NC Asheville Grey Eagle 4/17/02 US CA Davis Palms Playhouse d4t06 02/24/01 US NC Charlotte Neighborhood Theatre d4t07 8/30/06 US NC Charlotte Visulite Theatre d4t08 12/30/04 US IL Chicago Martyr's d4t09 4/16/05 US FL Tampa Skipper's Smokehouse 10/9/03 US NV Sparks John Ascuaga's Nugget d4t10 11/15/00 US CA Berkeley Freight & Salvage 10/11/97 US TN Nashville Elliston Place 3/22/07 US AL Hunstville Crossroads d4t11 3/22/07 US AL Hunstville Crossroads d5t01 10/27/02 US MI Ann Arbor The Ark d5t02 12/07/01 US PA Philadelphia Tin Angel d5t03 10/27/02 US MI Ann Arbor The Ark d5t04 10/27/02 US MI Ann Arbor The Ark d5t05 10/27/02 US MI Ann Arbor The Ark d5t06 12/18/96 US GA Atlanta Smith's Olde Bar d5t07 2/15/99 US TN Nashville Radio Cafe d5t08 12/28/06 US TN Memphis Gibson Lounge d5t09 9/16/06 US OH Dayton Canal St. Tavern 2/24/07 US NV Sparks John Ascuaga's Nugget d5t10 3/3/01 US IA Ames Maintenance Shop 11/15/00 US CA Berkeley Freight & Salvage d5t11 2/27/04 US KY Louisville Headliners 6/1/01 Can. ONT Oakville Masonic Lodge The cover photos all came from eighteenminutes.com. Disc 1: Photo by David Switzer, 4/16/05. Disc 2: Photo by unknown, 12/10/04. Disc 3: Photo by Tony Hill, 10/15/05. Disc 4: Photo by Chip Manley, 3/29/03. Disc 5: Photo by Rob Hanning, 7/22/06. Thank you!