Friday, October 31, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 10/31/08

The wheel keeps turning and it can't slow down....
I thought it appropriate to play something to start this week's Deadpod in memory of a lovely man and wonderful musician, Merl Saunders..

I think you'll enjoy the rest of the show from the Centrum - a great Terrapin and the always nice Dear Mr. Fantasy->Hey Jude are highlights for me..

Have a WONDERFUL Halloween

Merl Saunders & Jerry Garcia - 'That's the Touch I Like", 3/1/75 Keystone Berkeley CA

Grateful Dead The Centrum Worcester, MA 4/9/88 - Saturday

Looks Like Rain [9:03] ; Terrapin Station [11:11] > Drums [6:43] > Space [7:11] > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:01] > I Need A Miracle [3:17] > Dear Mr. Fantasy [3:40] > Hey Jude Reprise [4:04] > Throwing Stones [9:07] > Not Fade Away [8:57]

and of course.. Werewolves of London, 10/31/91 Oakland CA

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Keep your fingers crossed, and please vote this tuesday!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Say a prayer for Merle..

Reports tell us that Merle passed on this morning due to complications from an infection.. lets hope he's jamming with Jerry again..

Dead Show/podcast for 10/24/08

This week would have marked the 56th Birthday of Brent Mydland - so I decided to play something from the late 80s- a period where I really enjoy Brent's contributions. An interesting set list and some inspired playing from both Brent and Jerry (especially in the 2nd set which I'll be bringing you next week)..

Grateful Dead The Centrum Worcester, MA
Date 4/9/88 - Saturday
One Big Boss Man [4:52] ; Walkin' Blues [8:01] ; Far From Me [5:37] ; Candyman [6:51] ; Me And My Uncle [2:41] > Mexicali Blues [5:53] ; Tennessee Jed [7:50] ; When I Paint My Masterpiece [4:59] ; Deal [7:07]
Two Hell In A Bucket [7:10] > Iko Iko [5:42]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thanks for all the good wishes sent to me on my surgery - I'm getting a little better each day :)

Also of note, I just sent out the copies of 'Rockin' The Cradle' - if you don't receive yours in a week and are expecting it get in touch...

Thanks as always for all your support !! Have a great week!

Friday, October 17, 2008

No Deadpod for 10/17/08

I'm home from the hospital but still on the mend - sorry but no Deadpod this week -
I'll try and get something up next friday -
till then thanks for the good wishes and all your support!

Be well, Friends.

-the professor

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 10/10/08

This week we're treated to the second set of October 2nd, 1977 from Portland OR.
I think you'll find this to be a a real treat - a wonderful Samson kicks it off, followed by a nearly perfect Scarlet->Fire. I think you'll love what Garcia does here - especially in the transition!
The Playin' that follows becomes gloriously out there - I think you'll find Phil is really taking the lead here and in the great jams that follow - the Truckin' and Other One are really fabulous examples of this era of the Dead at its best..

Grateful Dead Paramount Theatre Portland, OR 10/2/77 - Sunday
Samson And Delilah [6:31] ; Scarlet Begonias [8:57] > Fire On The Mountain [11:45] ; Funiculi Funicula [0:36] ; Playing In The Band [8:59] > Drums [6:02] > The Wheel [5:20] > Truckin' [8:53] > The Other One [7:18] > Wharf Rat [10:53] > Sugar Magnolia [8:50]
Encore Johnny B. Goode [4:09]

I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who made contributions during my pledge drive - once again I can only express my thanks and tell you that Deadheads are the kindest folks around.. I'll have those Egypt CD sets out to you as soon as I get them in from Rhino (and I'm back up and around)..
speaking of up and around, there won't be a Deadpod next week - I have to get some surgery done on my leg next week and know I won't be back in time for next Friday's show.. sorry about that.. hopefully I'll feel up to it for the week of the 24th...

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Be well and thanks so much for picking us up!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Out of Rockin' The Cradle

Sorry but I'm afraid I won't be able to send out any more Rockin' The Cradle CDs to those of you who are considering donating to the Deadpod..
Thanks much for all your help but they've just run out!!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dead Show/podcast for 10/3/08

I don't always get to play requests - but sometimes I can and this week I'm sharing a show that was recently requested - October 2nd, 1977. This is a fine performance - and a Betty board to boot. I think the fun they're having back on stage is clearly reflected in their playing. This is a fine recording of a fun show I think you'll enjoy.

I need to take a moment to THANK everyone who contributed to the Deadpod last week!! Your support will be a huge help to keep us strong and to support our community radio station KOPN. I'm going to do my best to get those copies of 'Rockin' the Cradle' out to you as soon as I can. I have to wait to get them from Rhino, and I go in for surgery in a little over a week - so it might be a little while before they go out - so please be patient. I'll get them out to everyone! thanks again!!!

It's not too late to make a donation - just click the button on the left hand side of the page!

Grateful Dead Paramount Theatre Portland, OR
Date 10/2/77 - Sunday
One Casey Jones [9:43] ; Jack Straw [4:39] ; Sunrise [3:47] ; Brown Eyed Women [5:10] ; El Paso [4:07] ; Dupree's Diamond Blues [5:08] ; Let It Grow [12:04] ; Deal [6:36]

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