Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 8/01/08

Happy Birthday Jerry!

I decided against the idea of doing a Jerry "tribute" - heck every Deadpod is a tribute to the virtuosity and spirit of Garcia - he should still be with us - he'd only be 66 today...........

this week I'm playing set 2 of 9/2/79 - Enjoy the fabulous Weather Report Suite and Garcia's intense jam out of that..
I don't need to tell you to listen to the Stella Blue.. :)

Grateful Dead Augusta Civic Center Augusta, ME 9/2/79 - Sunday
Samson And Delilah [7:29] ; Ramble On Rose [8:13] ; Terrapin Station [12:58] > Let It Grow [11:50] > Jam (1) [11:#26] > Drums [5:25] > Space [4:28] > Stella Blue [10:53] > Truckin' (2) [8:17] > Around And Around [7:29#]

You can listen to the Deadpod here:

Be well during these 'days between' ....

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 7/25/08

This week I'm bringing you a show that really showcases, I think, what Brent Mydland brought to the band - in honor of the 18th anniversary of his last show with the Grateful Dead which occurred this week. This show, 9/2/79, is one of those Fall '79 shows where Brent really was out front and his playing was so spirited that I'm sure he inspired everyone else.. This week the first set, next week the conclusion.. I hope you enjoy it!!

Grateful Dead Augusta Civic Center Augusta, ME 9/2/79 - Sunday
One Jack Straw [6:23] ; They Love Each Other [7:44] ; Mama Tried [2:44] > Mexicali Blues [4:39] ; Stagger Lee [6:29] ; Cassidy [5:32] ; Row Jimmy [9:11#] ; New Minglewood Blues [6:17] ; Jack-A-Roe [5:04] ; The Music Never Stopped [8:04]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks for listening!!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 7/18/08

This week we get to listen to the second set of the Dead's performance on 10/20/78 at Winterland in San Francisco.
I don't think there's really any throw-away tunes in this set - from the opening Half-Step->Franklins, to the exploratory(!) Dancin' In the Streets this is really classic, Good 'ol Grateful Dead.
The double encore, Johnny B Goode and Shakedown Street, just puts the band's own exclamation mark on this performance.. Enjoy.

Grateful Dead Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA 10/20/78 - Friday
Two Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:03] > Franklin's Tower [10:49] ; Dancing In The Street [19:47] > Drums [7:#32] > Space [5:01] > Not Fade Away [7:25] > Black Peter [10:44] > Around And Around [9:09]
Encore Johnny B. Goode [4:16] ; Shakedown Street [7:04]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 7/11/08

This week we're fortunate to have another of the 'From Egypt with Love' show recordings to share with you - this one is from 10/20/78 and has to rank as one of the best shows of that great year. This week we'll hear the first set - its really a rockin'/jammin' show and I know you'll enjoy 'They Love Each Other' and 'Tennessee Jed' among other treats:

Grateful Dead Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA 10/20/78 - Friday
One New Minglewood Blues [5:05] ; They Love Each Other [6:52] ; Cassidy [5:19] ; Dire Wolf [3:51] ; El Paso [4:21] ; Tennessee Jed [8:39] ; It's All Over Now [6:58] ; Loser [7:12] ; Lazy Lightnin' [3:33] > Supplication [4:33]

Next week I'll bring you the second set..
You can listen to the Deadpod here:

Hope you are well and having a great weekend!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 7/04/08

Happy 4th of July!!
Since this week's Deadpod falls on the 4th I decided to share a show that ranks up with some of the most memorable I ever attended - July 4th, 1990 at Sandstone Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, KS. Man was it ever *hot* - broiling - they had no ice at the venue.. I remember when certain substances kicked in and the sun was broiling us and we were giggling about that old frying pan commercial - "this is your brain on drugs".......
It was all worth it however when we were treated to this performance.. I'm bringing you the second set - which contains a fabulous Scarlet->Fire and a heart wrenching Stella Blue.. along with a rousing US Blues encore.. I hope you enjoy it!

Grateful Dead
Sandstone Amphitheatre Bonner Springs, KS 7/4/90 - Wednesday
Two Victim Or The Crime > Foolish Heart > Just A Little Light > Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Gimme Some Lovin' > Stella Blue > Sugar Magnolia
Encore U.S. Blues

You can listen to the Deadpod here:

I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL and SAFE 4th of July weekend!