Friday, September 26, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 9/26/08

This week's Deadpod is big in every way - a wonderful second set that features a fabulous Eyes of the World->Estimated Prophet->Franklin's Tower that lasts nearly an hour and is among the best versions ever of these songs. This comes to us from the great fall of 79 tour, this one is from November 5th, 1979 from the Spectrum in Philadelphia. The entire set is a real treat, starting with a rare second set opening Althea and closing with a truly rocking Sailor-Saint-Sugar Magnolia..

Grateful Dead The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA 11/5/79 - Monday
Althea [12:01] ; Easy To Love You [3:26] ; Eyes Of The World [22:35] > Estimated Prophet [14:28] > Franklin's Tower [13:45] > Space [5:09] > Drums [7:36] > Space [2:39] > Lost Sailor [6:52] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:14] > Sugar Magnolia [8:46]
Encore Casey Jones [5:50]

You can listen to this weeks' Deadpod here:

Not only is there alot of great music this week, but I took to heart a suggestion that I try to improve the compression rate on the mp3. Being just another picky deadhead myself, I'm very concerned to have the music sound as good as possible - please let me know if you notice the difference on this week's Deadpod. This does increase the file size, and there are tradeoffs, but it may well be worth the cost.

The other big news this week is that starting next week, KOPN, 89.5 FM, Community radio begins its Fall pledge drive. I'm trying to get a head start on this by asking you for your support for the Deadpod. I do hope you'll consider contributing to the Deadpod and ensuring our continuance. I wanted to let you know this was starting this week because I have an opportunity to send you a very special thank you for supporting the Deadpod - a copy of the brand new release "Rocking the Cradle - Egypt 78" CD/DVD combination set that releases on September 30th!
This two cd/dvd set chronicles the historic shows in Egypt in 1978 - including 95 minutes of concert footage - and I'm so happy to be able to offer this to my listeners who contribute at a $60 level or above. I wanted to get a headstart on this as I'm going to be getting some surgery done later in October and would like to take care of this before all that goes down.. so at any rate, if you'd like to get a copy of this wonderful set, just contribute to the Deadpod during this big membership drive. You can click the 'Make a Donation' button on the left hand side of the page above.. Thank YOU!

Whew! I hope the Deadpod and all the news isn't TOO big! but then again, I always loved the BIG sound of seeing the Dead and I think you'll enjoy this week's show..

Be well and thanks for picking us up!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 9/19/08

While I only have the second set of this show, I think you'll agree that it's well worth your time. This show features a wonderful pre-Drums seven song segment that starts with a rousing China-Rider, then goes into a rare Stranger->Comes a Time sequeway. Always a favorite, the Comes A Time is blusey and very well played. The band then drives into Estimated into a wonderful He's Gone and a very unexpected Uncle John's Band before a short Drums and Space. The rest of the show is equally well-played - then they pull out a rare double encore to confirm they had as much fun as we do listening.

Grateful Dead
Hartford Civic Center Hartford, CT 5/10/80 - Saturday
Two China Cat Sunflower [6:36] > I Know You Rider [7:03] ; Feel Like A Stranger [7:45] > Comes A Time [8:42] ; Estimated Prophet [10:45] > He's Gone [14:53] > Uncle John's Band [7:32] > Space [3:52] > Drums > Space [1:04] > Not Fade Away [8:51] > Sugar Magnolia [8:18]
Encore Alabama Getaway [4:22] > One More Saturday Night [4:49]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks for picking us up!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 9/12/08

This week I came across this marvelous Jerry Band show and had to share it with you. I just hadn't heard enough Jerry yet :) I hope you agree after you listen to this gem:

Jerry Garcia Band
Keystone Berkeley, CA 9/11/76
Sugaree, Catfish John, That's What Love Will Make You Do, Friend of the Devil, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Midnight Moonlight

set 2:Second that Emotion, Stop That Train, Don't Let Go, Ride Mighty High

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Stay dry and have a great week!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 9/05/08

I've had some requests for some solo Garcia, or Garcia band, and I thought this show, which I recently came across, would be an interesting contrast with the 1974 show that we heard the last couple weeks. This too, is from 1974, but this is Garcia with Merle Saunders, at the Keystone in Berkeley CA.
It's a whole different sound than the 'Wall of Sound' and certainly shows Garcia's unique ability to stretch out and explore and improvise in a whole other musical realm..

Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders
Keystone, Berkeley, CA

Set 1

01 - Bossa Martin
02 - You Can Leave Your Hat On
03 - Going, Going, Gone
04 - Mystery Train

Set 2

01 - He Ain't Give You None*
02 - Freedom Jazz Dance*
03 - Someday Baby
04 - I Second That Emotion

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I hope you enjoy this week's show.. thanks as always for listening!!