Friday, September 20, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 9/20/19

This week's Deadpod features the strong second set from the band's performance at the Boston Garden on Sunday, September 26, 1993.
A strong outing from start to finish, it starts with a rockin' 'Iko' which got the place bouncing. Then a well played 'Saint of Circumstance' leads into Jerry's 'Ship of Fools'. Truckin' follows and while Weir does mess up a verse, its a fairly minor slip up in a strong pre-drums set. Drums and Space are quite long, as was common during these later years, but also contain some very interesting segments. Phil and Jerry do a nice job backing up Weir on the 'Miracle' that follows. The highlight of this one of course, is the 'Standing on the Moon' that follows. Full of emotion and beauty, enough said.
The 'Rain' encore was also exceptionally done and a fine choice.



Grateful Dead
Boston Garden Boston, MA
9/26/93 - Sunday    

Two    
Iko Iko ;
Saint Of Circumstance
Ship Of Fools ;
Truckin;
Drums ;
Space ;
I Need A Miracle
Standing On The Moon
Encore    
Rain

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092019.mp3

Thank you for your kind support my friends.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 9/13/19

Never miss a Sunday show! Especially on Friday the 13th :)
This week I'm stepping a bit out of my comfort zone to bring you a pretty wonderful show from September 26th, 1993 at the old Boston Garden in Boston MA.
This show starts with a fine 'Jack Straw' then Jerry goes right into an excellent version of 'Althea'. In fact I even find the 'Walkin' Blues' here to be above average..
'High Time' is quite well done, with some nice contributions from Vince and Phil. 'Maggie's Farm' is quite fun with each member taking their turn with the verses. 'Lazy River Road' is one of those latter day anthems that kind of mark where Garcia was at the time. I enjoy listening to it sometimes.  'Easy Answers' was and always will be a puzzlement to me, but they close with a fine rockin'  'Don't Ease Me In'




Grateful Dead
Boston Garden Boston, MA
9/26/93 - Sunday    
One    
Jack Straw ;
Althea ;
Walkin' Blues ;
High Time ;
Me And My Uncle (1) >
Maggie's Farm (1) ;
Lazy River Road ;
Easy Answers >
Don't Ease Me In

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091319.mp3

Thanks for your support of the Deadpod which allows me to publish these shows each week.. so very much appreciated!

Friday, September 06, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 9/6/19

 This week's Deadpod features a *monster* Scarlet>Fire from the second set of the band's performance on September 1st, 1979 in Rochester New  York. But first, take a moment to appreciate the unusual intro from Bobby to this second set :)
This Scarlet>Fire is one of those rather underappreciated jams that can stand comparison to the best of  '73 or '74 Dead. Enjoy the places Garcia takes you as he weaves his magic on this ride. This one takes the entire pre-drums portion of the show.
Following the rather short drums>Space, Garcia gives us a fine 'Wharf Rat', then the band settles into a rocking groove, with Miracle, 'Bertha', and 'Good Lovin' to close out the set. They return for a curfew-shortened 'One More Saturday Night'




Grateful Dead
Holleder Stadium
Rochester, NY 9/1/79 - Saturday

Two    
Scarlet Begonias [13:08] >
Fire On The Mountain [16:02] >
Drums [5:18#] >
Space [3:11] >
Wharf Rat [10:00] >
I Need A Miracle [4:38] >
Bertha [7:04] >
Good Lovin' [6:24]
Encore    
One More Saturday Night [4:36]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090619.mp3

Thanks so much for listening and for your support of the Deadpod

Friday, August 30, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 8/30/19

Happy Labor Day weekend!
This week's Deadpod takes us to New York state, up to Rochester, where the Dead played a fine outdoor show during the day of September 1st, 1979.
 The first set which we will hear this week, breaks from the gate with a fine 'Mississippi Half-Step' > 'Franklin's Tower' combination. This is for me the highlight of this set, almost 20 minutes long.
The rest of the first set is fine, high-energy Dead, culminating in only the 2nd time that Bobby sang the 'Lost Sailor'>'Saint of Circumstance' combo.. since this is only the 2nd time he performed 'Saint' check out the crazy lyrics! Fun!



Grateful Dead
Holleder Stadium Rochester, NY
9/1/79 - Saturday
One    
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:56] >
Franklin's Tower [10:22] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:08]>
Big River [5:32] ;
Friend Of The Devil [9:02] ;
Looks Like Rain [7:26] ;
Don't Ease Me In [3:21] ;
Lost Sailor [6:35]>
Saint Of Circumstance [6:29]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod083019.mp3

Hoping you have a blast this weekend, as we once again bid adieu to Summer !

Friday, August 23, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 8/23/19

This week we follow up last week's Deadpod with the second set from the band's performance on August 16, 197 in Telluride Colorado.
I have to admit to scratching my head at this 'Push' opener, but the 'Samson and Delilah' that follows is always on point for a Sunday show :)
'He's Gone' leads into a mildly interesting Drums and Space, but the highlight for me is the quite good 'Other One' for the time period. 'Truckin' leads into 'Black Peter' and a closing 'Good Lovin'.
They return for a double encore - 'Touch' into the wierdest 'Brokedown' you'll ever hear.


Grateful Dead
Town Park
Telluride, CO
8/16/87 - Sunday
Two    
When Push Comes To Shove [4:25]>
Samson And Delilah [6:58]>
He's Gone [10:28]>
Drums [9:48]>
Space [5:40]>
The Other One [6:47]>
Truckin' [6:18]>
Black Peter [8:56]>
Good Lovin' [8:17]
Encore    
Touch Of Grey [6:01]>
Brokedown Palace

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082319.mp3

thank you my friends for your kind support

"Summer flies and August dies
the world grows dark and mean"

Friday, August 16, 2019

Dead Show/podcast for 8/16/19

This week's Deadpod features the anniversary of a show that took place 32 years ago at Town Park in beautiful Telluride Colorado.
It was the weekend of the celebrated 'Harmonic Convergence' which marked a globally synchronized mediation event as well as an exceptional alignment of planets. Needless to say it did not bring about an era of world peace or contentment. Nonetheless, the boys played an interesting show which was a request from a friend of the Deadpod who is marrying his finance there this summer! All the best wishes, Frank!

The first set which we will hear this week, features some nice work by Brent, as well as a snappy Mississippi Half Step opener and a 'Big Railroad Blues', always a favorite of mine..

Grateful Dead
Town Park Telluride, CO
8/16/87 - Sunday
One    
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:15] >
Little Red Rooster [8:15] ;
Iko Iko [4:59] ;
Beer Barrel Polka Tuning ;
Far From Me [3:59] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [6:49] ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece [4:07] ;
Big Railroad Blues [4:02] >
The Promised Land [3:53]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081619.mp3


"Summers fade and roses die.. "

thank you for your support my friends.