Friday, December 25, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 12/25/09

Merry Christmas!

I have always had a tradition of bringing you acoustic music on the holidays and I see no reason not to continue that this year - I've come across some really special music to share with you this year and I hope it fills you with peace and love and joy this year.

This is a rare, solo Jerry show - it speaks for itself -

Jerry Garcia
4-10-1982 - Late
Capitol Theater
Passaic, NJ

Going, Going, Gone
Dire Wolf
Run For The Roses
Friend Of The Devil
Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie
Rosalie McFall
Sing Me Back Home
Deep Elem Blues
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
Ballad Of Casey Jones
China Doll >

E: Reuben And Cherise

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Peace and love to all of you - may this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love, bathed in the light of peace.
--the Professor

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 12/18/09

This week's Deadpod has two unusual occurances - first a show from 1986 - a year I usually find quite depressing and an audience tape to boot! I think when you give this show a listen you'll understand why I decided to ignore my prejudices and post this classic show! This one starts with a smokin' Alabama Getaway into Greatest Story.. there's a *fine* Dire Wolf and I was always a fan of Brother Esau.. the rest of the set is very well played as well, and closes with the second Box of Rain in a week after having not been played since '73.. the crowd goes predictably wild.. :)

I hope you enjoy the performance..

Grateful Dead
the Spectrum, Philadelphia PA
3/24/86 Monday

Alabama Getaway [4:33] > Greatest Story Ever Told [4:00] ; Dire Wolf [3:06] ; Little Red Rooster [7:57] ; Brown Eyed Women [4:57] ; My Brother Esau [4:36] ; Ramble On Rose [6:52] ; El Paso [5:11] ; Box Of Rain [4:59]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Have a great week - as always many thanks for your kind support !

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 12/11/09

This week's Deadpod starts with one of my all-time favorite Shakedown Streets - this one really blows the doors off the place then seques into a fine Samson & Delilah..After a sweet Ship of Fools we're treated to a great ride on the Terrapin Express!! This set seems a real precursor of the fine shows to follow in 1980 and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.. the double encore, Alabama Getaway into Promised Land, shows me the band had a great time this night as well!

Grateful Dead - December 11, 1979
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS
Set 2:
Shakedown Street ->
Samson & Delilah
Ship of Fools
Terrapin Station ->
Lost Sailor
Saint Jam ->
Saint Of Circumstance ->
Estimated Jam ->
Drums ->
Not Fade Away ->
Black Peter ->
Sugar Magnolia

Alabama Getaway ->
The Promised Land

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Please note - I inadvertently omitted the
'Saint of Circumstance' from the published Deadpod -a corrected version is now in place.. my appologies!

Thank you all for your kind wishes and words of comfort last week, much appreciated..

Be well and stay warm !! as it looks like ol' man Winter has made his first real appearance!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Dead Show/podcast for 12/4/09

This week's Deadpod features a show that I've always enjoyed, although the recordings that were previously available of it were all flawed in various ways (off pitch, and Jerry was always low in the mix).. this new release from Charlie Miller fixes many of these problems and I think you'll really enjoy the energy the band shows throughout the show....

Grateful Dead - December 11, 1979
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS
Jack Straw
Me & My Uncle ->
Big River
Easy to Love You ->
Minglewood Blues
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I just found out that my good friend - Brian Heath - "the Captain" lost his battle with cancer this week.. Brian knew more about the Dead than I ever will and I'll always remember his kind heart and his big smile.. Sleep in the stars my brother...