Friday, November 13, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 11/13/09

This week's Dead show is more than just a classic 1977 show - its that for sure - and its much more than the first time we get an Eyes of the World going into an Estimated Prophet - although this show is the first time that happens too.. its the kind of magical, rocking, charging life affirming and soul-baring music that makes me fall in love with the Grateful Dead over and over again..

There's plenty to love in this set - the fine Samson->Cold rain starts the set perfectly.. the Playin' in the band builds and builds and then explodes into the Eyes of the World that is played at a real breakneck pace. While I'm not often a fan of Eyes played this way, Jerry's almost maniacal energy on this version can't fail but bring you up out of your feet - its almost 'hummingbird' like in the way he makes that guitar flitter and sing.. followed by a good Estimated, but then Phil drops the hammer and the band goes into a short, but intense, Other One...
after drums.. the band slowly builds into an Aiko, Aiko that is surprisingly slow-paced, but the band then drops into a classic 1977 Stella Blue, then a playin' reprise to end the set..
The encore tells us the band has had as much fun as we have...

Grateful Dead
Cotterell Gym, Reid Athletic Center, Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Set II:
"Meet The Jones Gang" [2:36]
Samson & Delilah -> [7:22]
Cold Rain & Snow [8:30]
Playing in the Band -> [12:52]
Eyes of the World -> [12:50]
Estimated Prophet -> [11:40]
The Other One ->[4:57]
Drums -> [3:17]
Iko Iko -> [10:05]
Stella Blue ->[12:12]
Playing in the Band [7:04]

Johnny B. Goode [5:06]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Special thanks to our friends at Keeley Electronics for their kind equipment donation!!

Hope you enjoy the show, and thanks as always for your kind support.


Christopher said...

What a setlist! I always fast forward the professor's initial comments the first listen so that I get a surprise of what gets played. Fun to try and guess the year too. This week's setlist was especially surprising (Samson > Cold Rain & Snow). Great listening, thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a show. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I was at this one! Drove up from Cornell. They did some of their best shows in upstate NY. Thanks, prof!

Anonymous said...

Good golly Professor! Just started through last week's 1st set and WOW do they come out of the gates blazing -- The Bertha> Good Lovin' is just classic rockin' 77!

Where's the time machine when we need it!

Wish I had been there...

Anonymous said...

Not on Zune yet. :(

dan said...

has something changed about the download process. i had the deadpod setup as a podcast in itunes and this week it refuses to download. i can go to the url in the show description and download using a browser so i have the show, it just doesn't work thru itunes.

the professor said...

Must be something on your end - I downloaded it fine via iTunes
-the professor

dan said...

thanks professor. if you are quick to observe the download page it was a -3259 error which google says is apple for network error. if anybody else is having this problem, i resolved it by rebooting and not turning off plug and pray or windows media center. what they have to do with itunes is anybodys guess.

enough of the technobabble. back to the music.

Anonymous said...

the best part of this amazing show, without question is the HANDCLAPS from the crowd at the start of every song..such an incredible vibe that night and it comes through on the tapes!

Peteclark9 said...

The humming bird you mentioned sound is astonishing

Stuart Schorr said...

Hate to say it but the first set is far more blazing than the second set. It was going good till Playing in the Band descended into chaos. I guess many heads like that, but to me it kills the momentum of a killer show. Anyway, keep the great 77 shows coming, they are all truly special.