Friday, November 21, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/21/14

All the snowy weather this week reminded me of a show I saw out in Denver at McNichols one year.. this is a great show, I think, and I decided that it would be fun to share it with you. This one highlights the rejuvenation I think Hornsby sparked in the Dead, and especially in Garcia. He's all over this one and lots of fun throughout.. This first set is marked by a fine Candyman, a crazy Mexicalli->Maggie's Farm, a simply rocking Loose Lucy and a fantastic Deal. 

McNichols Arena, Denver, CO (12/12/90)

Touch of Grey
Greatest Story Ever Told
Walkin' Blues
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Maggie's Farm
Queen Jane Approximately

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/14/14

We're lucky enough to hear the second set from the Dead's performance on 10/29/77 at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb Illinois this week. This is a fine recording of a strong set.. Bertha opens with that unique tempo the band was working on at this time and it sounds mighty fine.. Good Lovin' is better than usual.. Friend of the Devil and Estimated are played crisply but for me the magic starts with the jazzy Garcia guitar in Eyes.. very nicely done and one of my favorite versions of this tune during this time. St. Stephen is powerful.. moving into a heavy Not Fade Away.. Black Peter is soulful and sung with great effect. Sugar Magnolia and One More Saturday Night display the band's competence at great Rock N Roll. All in all a fine accompaniment to a Fall day or evening :) 

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)
set 2
Good Lovin'
Friend of the Devil
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
St. Stephen
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia
Sunshine Daydream

One More Saturday Night

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My love to you all. 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 11/7/14

One of the joys of producing the Deadpod comes from the many fine folks I've met, even if only through the medium of the internet, since I started to publish these shows. This week's show comes from a suggestion from one of those old friends, and it is an excellent suggestion.. This show comes to us from DeKalb Illinois and was performed during the Fall tour of 1977, on 10/29/77. The show begins with an unusual but rocking 'Might As Well'.  A nice version of Jack Straw is followed by the appearance of the Dire Wolf, oftentimes a harbinger for me of a great night. After a well played Looks Like Rain, Jerry delivers a wonderful Loser. El Paso and Ramble on Rose follows. Then Minglewood and Must've Been The Roses lead into a spectacular version of Let It Grow. We simply have to take Phil on his word in the introduction to this gem...

Field House (Northern Illinois U), De Kalb, IL (10/29/77)

Might As Well
Jack Straw
Dire Wolf
Looks Like Rain
El Paso
Ramble on Rose
New Minglewood Blues
It Must Have Been the Roses
Let it Grow

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As the chill of the impending Winter begins to make itself known here, I hope this fine music keeps your spirit high. Thanks to all of you who make the Deadpod what it is, I so appreciate your support. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 10/31/14

Halloween always seems to be a favorite holiday for Deadheads so seeing as this Halloween fell on a Friday I thought I should play one of the band's shows that took place on this date. This one comes to us from 1985.. sure not the band's strongest year but I think this first set is alot of fun, especially here at the start, so I'm hoping you enjoy the frivolity and enjoy yourself as you reminisce perhaps of Halloween's past and enjoy the present..........

Carolina Coliseum (U of South Carolina), Columbia, SC (10/31/85)

Finiculi Funicula
Werewolves of London
Music Never Stopped
West L.A. Fadeaway
Mama Tried
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Looks Like Rain
Might As Well

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 10/24/14

In casting about for a show to fit some recent requests, I came across this well-known yet astonishing work of unparalleled psychedelia. Unfortunately there is no Pigpen on this night (or the next) which is what my listener had requested, however I'm confident that the peerless jamming and enthusiasm present on this recording will allow me to be excused for that omission. This show starts with an excellent Dark Star (and its so nice to hear it in one of its earlier formations), then goes into a wonderful St. Stephen and The Eleven which is just wonderful - I'm especially fond of the ending jam in the Eleven - before going into a song which never should have left, Death Don't Have No Mercy.. The second set follows and while perhaps not as strong as the first, the Cryptical and the Other One features some great work by Phil, which is also noticeable in the New Potato Caboose (as sadly the lack of keyboards). The show ends with some intense and jamming and, the then popular Feedback..

Grateful Dead
Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco CA
10/12/68 - Saturday

 Set 1

Dark Star ->
Saint Stephen ->
The Eleven ->
Death Don't Have No Mercy 

Set 2

Cryptical Envelopment ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Cryptical Envelopment ->
New Potato Caboose ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Jam ->

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May your week be filled with kindness and enlightenment. 
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Dead Show/podcast for 10/17/14

This week's Deadpod, the second set from Barcelona Spain on October 19th, 1981, bursts out of the gate with a smoking Scarlet Begonias into Fire on the Mountain. Garcia clearly wants this one to stand out, and his leads throughout are choice. Garcia is clearly inspired throughout.. even on the Sailor ->Saint, Garcia shines on one of the best versions ever... there's a nice little space that follows, then after a short drums an excellent, if too short, full blown Spanish Jam leads into a very fine Other One. The Stella Blue that flows out from that is excellent as is the Sugar Magnolia with full blowin Weir driving this one.. A fine show from start to finish, I hope you enjoy this one.

Sports Palace, Barcelona, Spain (10/19/81)
Set 2

Scarlet Begonias->
Fire on the Mountain->
Lost Sailor->
Saint of Circumstance->
Spanish Jam->
The Other One->
Stella Blue->
Sugar Magnolia

Don't Ease Me In

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I'm so glad you listen - and hope you have a fine week..