Friday, November 27, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 11/27/15

I so hope that everyone had a warm and happy Thanksgiving!
As is my wont around the holidays, this week I'm posting an acoustic set, one of the most famous of those, this comes to us from the Milkweg in Amsterdam on Bobby's birthday, October 16th, 1981.
From all reports a very impromptu appearance, the boys play on borrowed instruments, yet the boys put out a very fun and engaging performance. While we will listen to the electric set next week, I believe the acoustic set fits perfectly for your holiday weekend enjoyment....

Grateful Dead
Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/16/81 - Friday

On The Road Again [3:20] ;
Dire Wolf [3:27] ;
Monkey And The Engineer [2:34] ;
Bird Song [9:32] ;
Cassidy [5:06] ;
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie [6:03];
The Race Is On [3:12] ;
Ripple [4:27]

My thanks to Rafael for his request of this gem, which frankly I'm surprised I've never featured before...

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

But wait there's more...

Rhino Records and GDP did come through with a few copies of the brand new release celebrating the Fare Thee Well shows of last July, The Best of Fare Thee Well, which is a 2 cd compilation of highlights from the shows in Chicago. I've also received one copy of the final show on July 5th...
You can read all about these fine releases, and order your own copies here.
You may as well take a shot at winning a copy by sending me an email :) my email address for the purpose of this contest is:

Only entries received there will be eligible to win the CDs. You don't have to donate to the Deadpod to be eligible to win, If you do you only earn karma points :)

Finally its most appropriate to thank each of you for listening to the Deadpod each week, for sending me such kind words and in general, making it a joy and privilege to produce this show each week. It is a blessing to be able to share the love present in these songs and have a bit of it reflect back to me.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 11/20/15

This week's Deadpod features a fine second set from November 21st, 1985 at the Kaiser Auditorium in Oakland CA. Energetic and well-played throughout this one features a fine set list with two songs that would never again be played by the band, 'She Belongs to Me' and 'Walkin' The Dog'...
They open with a wonderful 'Shakedown Street' that rather oddly, goes into a great 'Crazy Fingers'.. I've read that the curtain went up behind the band to a wonderful 'Blues from Allah' mural at that point in the show.... this goes into a nicely played 'Playin' In the Band' with a great jazzy jam leading into the final GD version of 'She Belongs to Me'.. love hearing Garcia sing this.. following drums and space they go into 'The Other One' without the bombs.. Wharf Rat follows then a return to Playin' in the Band and a maniacal 'Gimme Some Lovin' flows into 'In The Midnight Hour'.. the boys return for the 'Walkin' the Dog' encore.. whew!

Grateful Dead
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA
11/21/85 - Thursday

Shakedown Street ->
Crazy Fingers ->
Playing In The Band ->
She Belongs To Me ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One->
Wharf Rat ->
Playing In The Band ->
Gimme Some Lovin' ->
In The Midnight Hour
Walking The Dog

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

May the music bring peace and light.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 11/13/15

Yikes! Friday the 13th! but not only is it Friday the 13th it is ODD day! - 11/13/15 :)
I decided such an auspicious occasion deserved an unusual show and I think this one fits the bill. It features *three* songs that would never be played by the band again - one in this first set and the other two in the second set that we'll hear next week.
This is from November 21st, 1985 at the Kaiser in Oakland CA. The show beings with a song that hasn't been played in over 15 years - 'Big Boy Pete'.. they then move into a fun 'Dire Wolf'.. 'Little Red Rooster' features some great Hammond organ from Brett. 'Brown-Eyed Women' follows, always a favorite and in the Uncle->Mexicali that follows Jerry does some fine pickin'.. The set closes with a Ramble on Rose->Looks Like Rain->Might As Well.. It is not a very long first set, nevertheless I hope you enjoy it!
Next week we'll listen to the second set with *two* songs that receive their final performance...

Grateful Dead
Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Oakland, CA
11/21/85 - Thursday

Big Boy Pete ;
Dire Wolf ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Brown Eyed Women ;
Me And My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Looks Like Rain >
Might As Well

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Be safe, be kind, and thank You my friends for allowing me the pleasure of bringing these tunes to you each week..

Friday, November 06, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 11/6/15

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance on November 2nd, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. The set starts off quite uptempo with a great 'I Need a Miracle' going into a rousing version of 'Bertha'. Bobby performs a fine rendition of 'Lost Sailor' which goes into again a nice uptempo 'Saint of Circumstance'. The highlight of the set follows, at least for myself, which is the fine Drums->Space and in particular the excellent jam which flows from that into a powerful 'Not Fade Away'. A delicate 'Stella Blue' is a perfect counterpoint here, and then the band goes into a set closing 'Sugar Magnolia'. They return for a fine 'Casey Jones' encore.

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
11/2/79 - Friday

I Need A Miracle [5:17] >
Bertha [6:45] >
Lost Sailor [6:29] >
Saint Of Circumstance [5:18] >
Jam [13:11] >
Drums [8:#07] >
Space [5:00] >
Not Fade Away [10:00] >
Stella Blue [9:30] >
Sugar Magnolia [7:51]

Casey Jones [5:50]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

THANK YOU for listening and for your kind support!!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/30/15

This week's Deadpod features another great request from one of my listeners, this time for the Dead's performance on November 2nd, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale N.Y. The first set starts with an amazing sequence of Mississippi Half-Step into a wonderful Franklin's Tower, marred just a bit by the fact that the first 2 minutes of the Half-Step are missing from the soundboard tape. I just love Garcia as he across the Rio Grandio.. :) These two songs along go on for a half hour! What a great opening to this show. The rest of the first set, while somewhat predictable by late 70s standards is pleasing and well-played including a very nice Lazy Lightning->Supplication by Bob and a set closing Deal.
I'll play set 2 next week.

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
11/2/79 - Friday

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [10:36] >
Franklin's Tower [17:45] ;
El Paso [4:10] >
Mexicali Blues [4:05] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:31] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [3:19] >
Supplication [4:39] ;
Deal [5:22]

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A big thank you to the folks who have been able to support the Deadpod! You're the reason we can publish every week!!

Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/23/15

This week on the Deadpod we'll finish hearing the end of the third set of the band's performance on 10/10/80 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco CA. This section starts with a wonderful verison of 'Big Railroad Blues' one of my favorite rockers. Then we get a nice jam that follows in 'Estimated Prophet' into 'Eyes of the World'.  This is probably my personal highlight of this week's set as the boys do a great job on a personal favorite. A long drums and space follows as befits a show of this length, and leads us into Truckin' and then a haunting Black Peter. Unfortunately this is where the soundboard disappears and we are listening to the remainder of this set on a pretty decent audience recording. The band closes the night with a pair of good old time rockers, Around and Around and Promised Land, and return for a US Blues encore. All in all quite an evening, and I hope you've enjoyed hearing this show in its' entirety the last three weeks..

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

10/10/80 - Friday

from set 3:
Big Railroad Blues
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Nobody's Jam
Black Peter
Around and Around
Promised Land

U.S. Blues

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Have a fabulous, joyful week!