Friday, December 28, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 12/28/12

As 2012 draws to an end, I was reflecting on what shows were most requested by my listeners, and what is readily apparent is that I get a whole lot of requests for more Jerry Garcia Band.. by a fortuitous coincidence, this tape happened to make an appearance this week. This had never before been in circulation, and that, combined with the wonderful year (for JGB) and setlist ensured that I'd choose it for this week's Deadpod.. 
I loved this lineup of the JGB, and this period in their performance history. While this is a mono recording, its such a happy occasion to have a new JGB release see the light of day that I decided it would be just right for this Deadpod... I hope you agree... 

Jerry Garcia Band
Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
March 17, 1978 Late Show

1 Mission In The Rain 11:00
2 Russian // Lullaby (glitch @ 8:32) 12:03
3 Tore Up Over You 11:37
4 Love In The Afternoon       12:03
5 I'll Be With Thee       05:03
6 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down     10:15
- encore -
7 Rhapsody In Red   07:21

Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
John Kahn bass
Keith Godchaux keyboards
Donna Jean Godchaux backing vocals
Maria Muldaur backing vocals
Buzz Buchanan drums

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I would be amiss if I didn't send out a huge thank you to all of you who have supported the Deadpod this year. I can't tell you how fortunate I feel to have all of you help in making this weekly podcast possible. THANK YOU! 

Finally my sincere wishes for a HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I hope that 2013 is better for all of us in every way.. 


Friday, December 21, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 12/21/12


Happy Holidays!

On this Winter Solstice I bring you this the 2012 Holiday edition of the Deadpod. As is our tradition this week's Deadpod features acoustic Grateful Dead for your enjoyment. I decided to make this year's Holiday Deadpod both very classic and a bit different... 

First the classic - how about the very first acoustic set from the famous Fall of 1980 shows at the Warfield in San Francisco?  We have the entire acoustic set from this famous show from September 25th, 1980 as well as several songs from the next evening as well.. There is really nothing better to unwind to than these classic acoustic numbers done as only Jerry Garcia and the band can do.. 

Grateful Dead
9/25/80 - Thursday
Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA

One:
Bird Song
I've Been All Around This World
Dark Hollow 
Rosalie McFall
Monkey And The Engineer 
It Must Have Been The Roses
Jack-A-Roe
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie >
Ripple

9/26/80 - Friday
Warfield Theater - San Francisco CA

To Lay Me Down
Cassidy
China Doll


For the less traditional - I recently got ahold of this Jerry Moore tape of Bob Weir and friends - a show that took place back on May 29th, 1986 in New York  City. I really enjoyed hearing Bob's acoustic versions of these songs and decided to include them in part 2 of this year's holiday Deadpod.. I hope you enjoy them as well..


Bob Weir & Friends*
1986-05-29
The Great 60's Ball
The Saint, NYC

*
Matthew Kelly
Barry Flast
Steve Kimock
Jorma Kaukonen
Anna Rizzo
Peter Yarrow

Intro - Abbie Hoffman
Festival
City Girls
My Blue Tears
This Time Forever
Desolation Row
Youngblood
Spoonful
Winners
Easy To Slip
Victim Or The Crime
Throwing Stones
Baby What You Want Me To Do
Blowin' In The Wind


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod122112.mp3


Finally my thanks to everyone who has listened to, and those who have helped to support, the Deadpod this past year. I am blessed to have so many kind friends who enjoy the music as much as I do and I so want you to know how thankful I am for the chance to produce this show each week.

I find in these sad times that this music gives me strength and hope, the light it brings me I can't find just anywhere else.. I hope it gives you all peace and joy as well... thank you my friends..


Happy Hanukkah - Merry Christmas - and a warm Winter Solstice to all of you!



Friday, December 14, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 12/14/12

This week another fabulous version of Playing In the Band from 1972... this one is a real monster - Phil and Jerry trade some really intense leads and while this is not the only reason to listen to this set (recently re-mastered by Charlie Miller) its probably the highlight.. I think its certainly worthy of a listen and hope you do as well! 



Grateful Dead - November 18, 1972
Hofheinz Pavilion - Houston, TX

Set 2:
Bertha ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
He's Gone
Jack Straw
Deal
Playing In The Band
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Sugar Magnolia
One More Saturday Night

Encore:
Uncle John's Band

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

Thanks to everyone who put in a bid on the DVD video auction! I'll be closing that at noon today, 12/14/12... if you put in the winning bid be sure and contact me.. 

Finally a most sincere thank you to those of you who have contributed to the Deadpod.. I very much appreciate your support and have to tell you how great it feels to know the Deadpod is appreciated! thank you!! 

Friday, December 07, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 12/7/12

This week it's set 2 of 12/5/71 .. sure this one is not as crispy as many boards from this era, but this is such a fine, energetic performance that in my opinion it makes up for all the flaws in the recording..
Listen to the wonderful transitions from Dark Star into Me & My Uncle back into Dark Star and then into Sittin' On Top of the World... these are truly exquisite.
This is a fine example of relatively early Grateful Dead.. I'm also a huge fan of the closing NFA->Goin' Down the Road->NFA.. and even in 71, when they do a Johnny B Goode encore, you know the boys were having a good time!


Grateful Dead
12/5/71 - Sunday
Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

Set Two:
Truckin'
Ramble On Rose
It Hurts Me Too
Sugaree
Sugar Magnolia
Dark Star ->
Me And My Uncle->
Dark Star ->
Sittin' On Top Of The World
Me And Bobby McGee
Big Railroad Blues
Mexicali Blues ->
You Win Again
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away ;

E: Johnny B. Goode

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod120712.mp3

A quick reminder - see the post below for details on our Grateful Dead DVD auction!! Bidding will close on 12/14/12....

Thank you all so much for your support - I really appreciate it and am fortunate that you enjoy the Deadpod!! thank you!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Dead Video collection - auction for the Deadpod

One of my wonderful listeners contributed this great collection of hard to find Grateful Dead DVDs and I thought it would make a great present for the Deadhead on your list who didn't already have this hard to find group of concert videos! 


This includes a brand new never opened copy of the Closing of Winterland DVD; the other DVDs are opened but in very good condition, some of these are now out of print.. they include all 4 Views from the Vault, Dead Ahead, Trucking to Buffalo, Ticket to New Years, the Jerry Garcia Band Live at Shoreline, and Phil Lesh & Friends at the Warfield 2006.. 

I thought the best way to do this would be to let folks put in bids on it.. You can just post a bid in the comment section and in a week or so I'll close it, probably on the 14th so there will be plenty of time to receive the box by Christmas. 

Let me know if you have any questions.. thanks !!! 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 11/30/12

This week's Deadpod features a great show that I've meant to play for some time - the Grateful Dead's performance on December 5th, 1971 at the Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York. This comes to us from a pre-fm soundboard, but the sound is a bit iffy at times and sounds a bit 'condensed'.. nevertheless the performance is really alive and Jerry is zinging with energy. The set features a wonderful Brown-Eyed Women, the only performance of 'I Washed My Hands in Muddy Water', as well as a simply fine Tennessee Jed and Comes a Time... 
We'll hear the second set next week but everything, from the great Bill Graham introductions of the band members (if rock and roll had a Godfather.....").. to the set closing Saturday Night is spot on and shows us the band in their full youthful glory..


Grateful Dead
Date: 12/5/71 - Sunday
Location: Felt Forum - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
One:
Bertha
Beat It On Down The Line
Big Boss Man
Brown Eyed Women
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
Jack Straw 
Mr. Charlie 
Tennessee Jed 
El Paso
Deal 
Playing In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Comes A Time
Casey Jones >
One More Saturday Night 


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I hope that as we watch November,and indeed all of 2012 go slowly behind us, that you are all well and happy.. I can't think of a finer audience and thank you all so much for listening and for your kind support.. 


Friday, November 23, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 11/23/12

This week's Deadpod features a wonderful show from 1969 - this one from December 19th, 1969 at the Fillmore in San Francisco CA. This show starts off with a rare acoustic 'set' of sorts with just Jerry and Bob, due, we hear, to Phil being late to arrive. His tardiness gives a nice treat -  the first four songs are a great treat to hear, Once everyone is back in the fold, the band moves effortlessly into a great electric set, which I decided to bring to you in its entirety. To me, its a great treat to listen to listen to the boys on songs like "Mason's Children' and 'Cumberland Blues'. As with most great '69 shows Pigpen is in great form on Good Lovin' and a 30 minute long Lovelight to close out the show..

I hope you find this one a fine way to spend a couple hours during this post-Thanksgiving weekend.. 

Grateful Dead
12/19/69 - Friday
Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

Introduction
The Monkey And The Engineer 
Little Sadie
Long Black Limousine 
All Around This World 
Mason's Children 
Black Peter 
Hard To Handle 
Cumberland Blues ;
Casey Jones
Good Lovin' >
Drums >
Good Lovin' ;
Cryptical Envelopment >
Drums >
The Other One >
Cryptical Envelopment >
Uncle John's Band >
Turn On Your Lovelight

You can listen to the Deadpod here: 


My thanks to all of you for listening to and supporting the Deadpod.. Its a joy to know that so many fine folks are enjoying these tunes and I am so grateful to be allowed the privilege of sharing the tunes. 

PS - I know this wasn't a true 'acoustic' show - those are fairly rare and I've played quite a few of them already. I hope those of you who love the acoustic shows aren't too disappointed. I plan on more acoustic music for my annual Christmas show... 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 11/16/12

This week we will finish the Dead's 9/29/89 concert at Shoreline Ampitheater. As you can see below this is a fine second set. As a Terrapin fan, I would've been pretty darn happy with everything up through drums, and content when Bob broke out the Miracle that I'd gotten a full measure of the price of admission.. however that's when they broke out 'Death Don't Have No Mercy...' this was the first time since 1970 that this classic had been played. It always brings chills to my neck to hear Garcia and Weir sing this..and they'd only play it three more times........ 
This is a fine concert all around but that is what makes it special for me.. 
I do hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod........ 


Deadshow#142
Grateful Dead
9/29/89 - Friday

Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Two:   
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Blow Away    
Playing In The Band > 
Terrapin Station > 
Drums 
Space >
I Need A Miracle > 
Death Don't Have No Mercy > 
Sugar Magnolia 
Encore: The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod111612.mp3


Thank you for supporting the Deadpod. I could not do this without you, my friends and partners in this journey.. 

Have a great Thanksgiving.. 


Friday, November 09, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 11/9/12

This week's show was the result of a request made over on the Deadpod's facebook page for a great version of Brent doing 'We Can Run'.. While this may not be the very best version of that song its plenty good.. and it is a part of a pretty good show from a great Fall tour. Highlights for me on this first set include the off-tempo Franklin's Tower, and a great Bird Song and Promised Land.. Set 2 follows next week, with a foreshadowing of the Hampton shows that came later in this tour..


Grateful Dead
Date:9/29/89 - Friday
Location:Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain ViewCA


One:
Good Times ;
04:03
Feel Like A Stranger ;
07:17
Franklin's Tower ;
09:17
Wang Dang Doodle ;
05:59
Jack-A-Roe ;
04:37
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again %
08:59
We Can Run ;
06:01
Bird Song ;
12:38
The Promised Land ;
04:22



You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110912.mp3

Thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod!!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 11/2/12

This week we get to listen to the second set from a nice performance from the fall of 1972 - 10/28/72 Cleveland Ohio.. The Dark Star is clearly the crown jewel of this performance and I encourage you to read the description of that piece given by Robert Goetz in the Grateful Dead Tapers Compendium. It is far from the only thing worthwhile in the set to be sure. While some of the sound is not pristine (my apologies for that), still I really enjoyed the rest of the set, especially the Attics.. and hope you do as well. 
The Dark Star should be *studied* :) 




Grateful Dead Cleveland Public Hall 10/28/72 - Saturday Set Two: He's Gone El Paso Don't Ease Me In Greatest Story Ever Told Brown Eyed Women Beat It On Down The Line Attics Of My Life Big River Dark Star  Sugar Magnolia Casey Jones E: Johnny B. Goode
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod110212.mp3  


Thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod. 
I very much appreciate your donations, that keep us running. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 10/26/12

I know that I may have featured too many shows this year from 1972 (is that possible?) but being that its the 40th anniversary of these shows I'm naturally led to take a look at them and often I'm drawn by their quality. 1972 was a wonderful year.. this week I decided to feature this show from the weekend before Halloween due principle to the fact that I really really want to play the Dark Star from set 2.. sometimes this desire to feature a particular segment or song from a show might cause me to feature some music that might not quite measure up.. I suppose that is the completest in me that prefers to feature whole shows rather than 'parts'. This week I'm playing set 1 of this show despite some sound issues with the mix - the vocals are often too low in the mix. Nevertheless the playing is first rate, as is the typically superb song selection. I hope you'll overlook the issues with the mix as I do, in anticipation of the wonderful Dark Star that awaits next week - besides this is a first rate set... :)


Grateful Dead 
Cleveland Public Hall 
10/28/72 - Saturday 

SetOne:
The Promised Land ;     
Friend Of The Devil ; 
Jack Straw ; 
China Cat Sunflower >   
I Know You Rider ; 
Mexicali Blues ; 
Box Of Rain ; 
Me And Bobby McGee ; 
Candyman ; 
Me And My Uncle ; 
Sugaree ; 
Playing In The Band ;
 
 
 
I really hope that you enjoy this one, in my mind, (and I'm probably biased as I 
grew up near Cleveland) 
the band really played some fine music here... 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod102612.mp3
 
thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod.. 
I really couldn't do the show without you!!! 
 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 10/19/12

Those of you who are regular listeners of the Deadpod know that I generally can only go so long between regular doses of the Jerry Band..something told me the time was up this week so I went looking for a rocking JGB set to bring you and came across this recommendation.
Although advertised as an audience tape, I suspect this could be a matrix. While I'm not completely happy with how distant some of the vocals sound, I'm quite pleased with the sonic quality of the music - I hope you will be as well.
As for the preformance, the After Midnight->Eleanor Rigby->After Midnight, while perhaps not quite up to Keane College standards, is still very worth listening to.

Jerry Garcia Band
3-8-80
The Stone, San Francisco, CA  

(set 1)
Sugaree 
That's What Love Will Make You Do 
Simple Twist Of Fate
Tore Up Over You 
(set 2)
I'll Take A Melody 
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
After Midnight >
Eleanor Rigby Jam > 
After Midnight
When I Paint My Masterpiece >
Midnight Moonlight 
 
I hope you enjoy this my friends, you can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101912.mp3   
 
Thanks so much for your support - I couldn't imagine a better group of people than 
everyone who listens to the Deadpod! 
 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 10/12/12

This is a fine second set from the Fall of 1976 - enjoy this one along with the fine
Fall weather.. I especially recommend that you savor the wonderful Slipknot.. 
as well as the Franklin's Tower that follows.. this is really an under appreciated gem. 
The Dancin'->Drums->Wheel->Ship is not only unusual but very nicely done, 
especially the Ship of Fool.. this one makes a truly wierd but wonderful transition
 back into the Dancin' reprise..
 There's no point in describing the GDTRFB.. listen to it.. 
You'll love the rockin' end to this show.. 
 
 
ACK - I just noticed that I introduced the show saying it was for October 1, 2012..
 of course its not..
today is October 12!! Don't let that throw you off.. it is the correct show. 
 
 


Grateful Dead - October 1, 1976Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN
Two: Might As Well ; Samson And Delilah  Help On The Way; Slipknot! 
 Franklin's Tower ; Dancing In The Street  Drums; The Wheel ; Ship Of Fools;
 Dancing In The Street ; Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad; One More Saturday Night
 Encore: U.S. Blues 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
 http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod101212.mp3  
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You can do so by clicking on the 'Donate' button on the right side of the page, 
or by dropping me a note and sending a check. I very much appreciate your support!!
 

Friday, October 05, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 10/5/12

Fall of 1976 was an excellent period for the band and this week's show is a nod to the
upcoming release of 'Dave's Picks' 4' as well as a great representation of this tour, as 
we travel to Indianapolis for a show that took place on October 1st, 1976. 
We will hear the first set this week, and while it does take a song or two for the band
to really rev up, I think by the time Deal arrives we know we're in for a good show. 
My personal highlights include the Brown Eyed women and of course, the rare first-set
Scarlet Begonias. 
This is a really interesting time for the group as they are moving from the slower more
jazzy improvisational pieces and developing the tighter rhythmic structures that we know and love
in 1977. 
I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod..  
  
 
Grateful Dead - October 1, 1976
Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN

Set 1:

Bertha
Mama Tried
Deal
Cassidy
Friend Of The Devil
Big River
Brown Eyed Women
It's All Over Now
Scarlet Begonias
Promised Land 
 
 
You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod100512.mp3 

I hope that you might consider making a donation to support the Deadpod.. You can do so by clicking on the 'Donate' button on the right side of the page, or by dropping me a note and sending a check. I very much appreciate your support!!


Friday, September 28, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/28/12

This week's Deadpod allows us to enjoy the second set of the band's wonderful performance from Sept. 18th, 1987 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. If you caught the first set last week you know the band was firing on all cylinders here and they come out with a smokin' hot Shakedown Street, followed by a nice Man Smart, Woman Smarter, then an excellent Terrapin Station.. not a bad part 1!

They come out of space with a rollin' Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad, which flows into Bobby doing an early version of Watchtower. The Morning Dew that follows is for me the highlight of the show.. Jerry is ON IT.. and has everyone enthralled with this one.. Bobby follows with a nice Good Lovin' but Jerry is not through having fun and comes in with a couple verses of La Bamba!

This is a real treat and we know Garcia is having a great time on this night.. Clearly this is one of the classic Dead performances and I can only wish I had been in attendance this night.. I hope you enjoy it..

9/18/87 - Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
 Set 2:
Shakedown Street->
 Man Smart, Woman Smarter->
 Terrapin Station->
 Drums->
 Space->
 GDTRFB->
 All Along The Watchtower->
 Morning Dew->
 Good Lovin'->
 La Bamba->
 Good Lovin'
 E: Heaven's Door


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092812.mp3 

I could not bring the Deadpod to you each week without the kind support of my listeners. thank you so much!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/21/12

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the show I selected to play this week, and it clearly is one of the better later-day Dead shows. This comes to us from September 18th, 1987 at Madison Square Garden New York. It starts out with Weir refering to their appearance on Letterman the night before and then kicks into a great Hell In a Bucket... The Sugaree that follows is no slouch.. This first set also has a wonderful version of Candyman and When I Paint My Masterpiece. Its a short but solid set one that ends with a very nice Birdsong.. We'll listen to set 2 next week, which has some real meat to its bones, but I thought I'd close out this week's Deadpod with a cut from the newly released 'Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It' set with the Blow Away from the Cap Center in Landover MD, March 16th, 1990. If you're a fan of Brent's you'll enjoy hearing this one..


9/18/87 - Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY


Set 1:
Hell In A Bucket >
Sugaree >
Walkin' Blues ;
Candyman ;
When I Paint My Masterpiece ;
Bird Song ;
from Spring 1990, So Glad You Made It
Blow Away Cap Center Landover MD 3/16/90

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092112.mp3 

Thank you so kindly for your support of the Deadpod, I could not bring this to you each week without it!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/14/12

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the performance that took place on September 11th, 1990 at the Spectrum in Philladelphia PA. This was the first performance of "He's Gone" since Brent had passed, and I really feel that the emotion for both band and audience alike comes through on the music. The 'Spoonful' that follows surely was a deliberate pick and is also fairly heavy with emotion.. an interesting and unique jam follows.. after Drumz, the highlights for me are a well performed 'Black Peter' and the encore, which was 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'..
While this show may not be of the caliber of some of the MSG shows that followed, I think it was clearly the best show the band played prior to the arrival of Bruce Hornsby later in the month..

One word of warning, this version of the show contains two different sources, an audience and the soundboard. The audience provides the source for songs and passages missing on the soundboard tape.. still I thought it was quite worth the listen, and hope you do as well.

Grateful Dead
09/11/90
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA

SET 2

Crowd/Tunning {1:11.14} Source B
China Cat Sunflower-> {7:21.27} Source B
I Know You Rider {5:38.43} Source B (partial) Source A (Partial)
Looks Like Rain {7:33.54}
He's Gone-> {12:43.25}
Spoonful-> {6:53.23}
Jam-> {9:08.62}
Drums-> {9:13.34}
Jam-> {9:44.73}
The Wheel-> {5:43.62}
I Need A Miracle-> {4:16.29}
Black Peter-> {9:58.51}
Around & Around {6:47.29}

ENCORE
Knockin' On Heaven's Door {8:11.32} Source B

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091412.mp3 

Thank you so much for your kind support..I couldn't do the Deadpod without it.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 9/7/12

There's of course quite a lot of interest in the Grateful Dead's 1990 catalog right now with the release of the Spring 90 box set. As I reflected upon that year, and on this month, I was led to choose this show for the next Deadpod. I've always loved this performance. It took place when I was still saddened by the loss of Brent Mydland and fearful for what would happen to the band, and it reaffirmed for me the power and sway of this music in a way words won't do justice. We'll listen to the second set next week which I find especially moving.. but this is a fine first set and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Grateful Dead
09/11/90
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA
SET 1

1. Jack Straw {7:27.12}
2. Bertha-> {6:43.54}
3. Greatest Story Ever Told {4:24.18}
4. Candyman {7:17.50}
5. Queen Jane Approximately {6:46.69}
6. Brown Eyed Women {6:06.43}
7. It's All Over Now {7:51.25}
8. Tennessee Jed {8:34.24}
9. Hell In A Bucket {6:33.51}

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090712.mp3 

I really appreciate your support..I couldn't do the Deadpod without it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 8/31/12

This week we have the opportunity to experience the 2nd and 3rd sets from the legendary Field Trip which took place on August 27th, 1972 in Veneta Oregon.
While I inadvertently omitted the opening Playin' In the Band from last week's Deadpod - it starts us off this week as we strap in and prepare for flight!
And what a ride this one is.. this is a show you should simply experience for yourself - music that is not only pleasurable but transformational. Don't overlook songs like 'Jack Straw' - you might be surprised there. The Bird Song has been called the greatest ever as has the Dark Star..
Personally I've always felt that the emotional catharsis that comes with 'Sing Me Back Home' to be moving and inspirational.
My words won't and can't do this performance justice. Savor this and see if you don't also feel it is music for the ages.

Grateful Dead 8-27-1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Veneta OR
(Benefit for Springfield Creamery)

--Set 2--
Playing in the Band 18:40
He's Gone 08:49
Jack Straw 04:59
Bird Song 12:19
Greatest Story 05:33
--Set 3--
Dark Star -> 31:26
El Paso 04:39
Sing Me Back Home 10:29
Sugar Magnolia 08:33

--Encore--
Casey Jones 06:08
One More Saturday Night 04:41


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod083112.mp3 

I really appreciate your support..I couldn't do the Deadpod without it.

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dead Show /podcast for 8/24/12

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of what some call the greatest single Grateful Dead show ever. While I might not go that far, it certainly was a remarkable occasion and one well worth reliving. While the band is firing on all cylinders as was often the case during this remarkable year, its clear that there is something special in the water this day. The 'Field Trip' as its been known is a very special afternoon and evening of remarkable improvisational psychedelic music. During this week's first set, listen as the band weaves its way from some wonderful but fairly standard versions of first set tunes until the upshift into a fantastic China Cat Sunflower.. the transition into I Know You Rider lets us know the band has stepped it up and is taking us on a special voyage. The frantic pace of the last two songs, Mexicalli and Bertha, ends set 1 and we're left wondering what will come next. Truly a remarkable version, it sets the audience up for an extraordinary shared experience in set 2, which we'll hear next week.

Grateful Dead 8-27-1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Veneta OR
(Benefit for Springfield Creamery)

Set1

Intro
Promised Land
Sugaree
Me & My Uncle
Deal
Black Throated Wind
China Cat Sunflower >>
I Know You Rider
Mexicali Blues
Bertha


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Enjoy my friends.

PS I originally was going to include Playin' In the Band on this week's show, but it was mistakenly not included - I will include it in next week's set. Sorry about that!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 8/17/12

This week, the heart of set 2 from the classic Red Rocks show performed on July 8th, 1978. There's no filler here, folks, just prime cut Dead. You might notice that sometimes they're not quite sure where the muse is going to take them, but once it does they follow at full throttle.
The Wharf Rat is one of my all time favorites.
The Werewolves of London is clearly the best they played.


Grateful Dead
July 8, 1978
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO

from set 2
Estimated Prophet ->
The Other One ->
Eyes of the World ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Wharf Rat ->
Franklin's Tower ->
Sugar Magnolia

--Encore--
Terrapin Station ->
One More Saturday Night
Werewolves Of London

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 8/10/12

Here's a really fabulous show from the summer of 1978.. from a listener request, one of two *great* shows at Red Rocks that ended Summer tour that year, I picked this one mainly because the tape is of such fine quality. The boys are very energetic, you can just hear in their voices how much fun they are having. Another thing to notice is how up in the mix Bobby is here - you can really hear his distinctive sound and what he adds to the mix. This El Paso is one of my favorites!
Settle back and enjoy the sounds of a summer show too long ago, but luckily still here for us to enjoy and savor!

Grateful Dead
July 8, 1978
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
--Set 1--
Bertha ->
Good Lovin'
Dire Wolf
El Paso
It Must Have Been the Roses
New Minglewood Blues
Ramble on Rose
Promised Land
Deal

--Set 2--
Samson & Delilah
Ship of Fools

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081012.mp3 

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Friday, August 03, 2012

Dead Show podcast for 8/3/12

Here we are again - another year rolls by - I'm thankful we have so much of Jerry's music and spirit to move us. I decided to play this one for you this week - I was turned on to this version by a good friend of the Deadpod - its been called the last great Grateful Dead show. That's hyperbole I'm sure but I played it for the Stella Blue... its not the Stella Blue I listened to this week when I sat in the Grateful Dead movie.. here is Garcia 20 more years down the line.. 20 years of experience, wear and tear certainly, soulfulness to be sure. As always the song speaks to my soul in ways only his playing and singing can do. The rest of this set is pretty darn good too.. I hope you enjoy it and smile..


Grateful Dead
03/21/94
Richfield Coliseum
Richfield,OH
Set 2
Picasso Moon
New Speedway Boogie
Victim Or The Crime >
He's Gone >
Jam >
Drums >
Space >
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Stella Blue >
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Encore
05 Liberty (fob source)

Grateful Dead - June 23, 1992
Star Lake Amphitheater - Burgettstown, PA
So Many Roads

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My sincere thanks for your support my friends.
Remember to love each other........

Friday, July 27, 2012

Dead Show podcast for 7/27/12

Wow.. here we are once again on the verge of Jerry's Birthday.. old Jer would have been 70 this year..... makes me feel a little more aware of my own mortality..
While every Deadpod is a celebration of Jerry, I thought I'd put together something joyful for this week - this is a two-parter.. the first, a wonderful set of Jerry Garcia Band music performed on June 16th, 1982 at the Music Mountain in S. Fallsburg PA. This happened to be the last time that Bill Kreutzmann played drums in the Jerry Band, which in itself makes this an interesting show. I think this is a *rockin'* set that is sure to get you shaking those bones..

Jerry Garcia Band
Music Mountain - South Fallsburg, NY
Wednesday, June 16, 1982
1st Set
1- How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
2- Catfish John
3- That's What Love Will Make You Do
4- Valerie
5- Let It Rock ->
6- Deal



Jerry Garcia Band

Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
John Kahn - bass
Melvin Seals - keyboards
Jimmy Warren -
keyboards
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Essra Mohawk - backing vocals
Liz Stires - backing vocals

Unfortunately we only have set 1 of this performance, which led me on a quest for even more wonderful Jerry music.. I came up with this little gem of Primal Dead..

Grateful Dead - January 23, 1968
Eagles Auditorium - Seattle, WA

That's It For The Other One ->
Clementine ->
New Potato Caboose ->
Born Cross-Eyed ->
Spanish Jam//

Man I just wish that Spanish Jam was complete!! Whew! This is smoking hot Good Old Grateful Dead.. no better way to remember the man on this anniversary of his coming on the planet ;)

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072712.mp3 

Hope you enjoy this week's show my friends, and thank you *so very much* for your support, without which the Deadpod would not be possible..

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 7/20/12

Set two of a fine show from the Summer of 1990 is up to entertain you this week - personally I'm a fan of the Standing on the Moon->He's Gone->JAM.. good stuff
I recall everyone on their feet and shaking it for the Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad..

Hope you enjoy the show!


7/6/90 - Grateful Dead
Cardinal Stadium
Louisville, KY


Set Two
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider >
Man Smart, Woman Smarter >
Standing On The Moon >
He's Gone >
Jam >
Drums >
Space >
Truckin' >
Wharf Rat >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad >
Around And Around
Encore It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072012.mp3 

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 7/13/12

This week I decided to play a show that I have some fond memories of - July 6th, 1990 at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville KY. I have vivid memories of the trip to this show (following the blistering 4th of July show in Kansas) as well as walking through this group of fundamentalists on my way to the venue (they were all carrying brooms and Bibles to sweep out Satan I guess).. the weather was HOT and they cut off beer sales right when the boys went on stage.. but still a great night of music.. The first set has a wonderful Sugaree .. although really all of these 1st set songs are well played.. Its just a fine show from a great tour - the Summer of 1990.

Grateful Dead
Date: 7/6/90 - Friday
Location: Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, KY

Set One:
Hell In A Bucket >
Sugaree ;
Easy To Love You ;
Peggy-O ;
Desolation Row ;
West L.A. Fadeaway ;
Picasso Moon ;
Ramble On Rose ;
The Music Never Stopped

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071312.mp3 

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Friday, July 06, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 7/6/12

Our post-July4th Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs NY during the Summer tour of 1985. This second set starts out with an interesting Stranger->Eyes->GDTRFB combo.. which is very tasty.. personally I enjoy the Black Peter (not everyone's cup of tea) and the Lovelight.. the JBG encore is far from the best, but Jerry follows it up with a very nice Baby Blue to send the crowd out happy..

I hope you enjoy this week's show!


6/27/85 - Grateful Dead
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Set 2:
Tuning
Feel Like A Stranger ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad ->
Man Smart, Woman Smarter ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Truckin' ->
Spoonful ->
Black Peter ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070612.mp3 

Thanks so much for your support of the Deadpod!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 6/29/12

Ahhh... summer's here for sure and as we head out of June and on to the 4th of July my mind couldn't help but be led back to that one-of-a-kind summer tour of 1985.. this week we'll sample one of those shows from that tour, this one from Saratoga Springs, NY, that took place on June 27th, 1985. As always on this tour a very innovative setlist, highlighted for me with a *great* Stagger Lee (not a tune I would often enjoy), a first set Crazy Fingers(!)into Supplication, High TIme (we have been hearing alot of these on the Deadpod lately haven't we?) and a nicely done Hell in a Bucket. It's a fun show, and I hope you enjoy it my friends.. set 2 next week..
6/27/85 - Grateful Dead
Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Set 1:
Tuning
In The Midnight Hour ->
Bertha ->
Little Red Rooster
"Get Down From The Balcony"
Stagger Lee ->
El Paso ->
Crazy Fingers ->
Supplication ->
High Time
Hell In A Bucket ->
Don't Ease Me In

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062912.mp3 

thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod.. I really couldn't keep it going without you!

Have a safe and HAPPY 4th of JULY !

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 6/22/12

My mind was moved to her yesterday when someone asked my favorite "Summertime" songs - of course I thought of the one and only Janis. I get requests for this show from time to time, I did broadcast part of this back in April of '06 but that Deadpod no longer exists on the archive, so I felt it was high time to bring it out again.
Pigpen and Janis on Lovelight would be enough, but there are some other killer songs on this tape - Attics for one.. Of course this is surely not the entire show, and it does cut in on the China Cat.. still listen to Jerry and Bob on Not Fade Away, and that sublime Uncle John's to end this..... and think back to a summer long ago when the world was young......


Grateful Dead
July 16, 1970
Euphoria Ballroom
San Rafael, CA

Set 1-
//China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider ->
Candyman
Turn on Your Lovelight


Casey Jones
Attics of My Life
Cumberland Blues
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
Uncle John's Band


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062212.mp3 

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 6/15/12

This week's second set from June 14th, 1976 is in my opinion, simply outstanding.
The songs are all strong and well played. Great set list, the High Time and Music Never Stopped are very good, but from Crazy Fingers on its flat-out cranked. Dancin' is wonderful, but the 14 minute Slipknot is spine tingling. Hope you aren't wore out on mid 70s Dead because this is a helluva show. I hope you enjoy it..

Grateful Dead
6/14/76
Beacon Theater
New York, NY

--Set 2--
tuning
The Wheel
Samson & Delilah
tuning
High Time
The Music Never Stopped
tuning
Crazy Fingers ->
Drums ->
Dancin' in the Streets ->
Cosmic Charlie
Help on the Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower
Around & Around
crowd and tuning

--Encore--
U.S. Blues


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061512.mp3 

a big THANK YOU to those of you who support the Deadpod and keep us rolling every week!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 6/8/12

A nice contrast to last week's show from '77, this show comes to us from just one year earlier, June 14th, 1976 at the Beacon in New York. A very different, more jazzy and relaxed style for sure... but I find it quite enjoyable. This one is a Betty board too so that is always very nice to hear. Another great listener request..
I removed a few of the long tunings between songs - they were sometimes a bit too relaxed ;)
My personal favorites in this first set are the (new) Lazy Lightning->Supplication as well as the very nice Playin' In The Band..
Next week - set 2..


Grateful Dead
6/14/76
Beacon Theater
New York, NY

Set 1:
Cold Rain & Snow
Mama Tried
Row Jimmy
Cassidy
Brown-Eyed Women
Big River
Might as Well
Lazy Lightning ->
Supplication
Tennessee Jed
Playing In The Band


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060812.mp3 

Thank you kindly for your support, I can't tell you how much it means to me that you keep the Deadpod rolling..

Friday, June 01, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 6/1/12

A perfect way to see in the lovely month of June, this week's second set from the Baltimore Civic Arena, May 26th, 1977, is as fine a set of Grateful Dead music as one could hope to hear. Perhaps not an alltime 'classic' but certainly a wonderful companion to any worth while activity you could hope to accomplish in this wonderful season. This set features a lovely 'High Time' - one of my favorites, as well as a Terrapin->Estimated->Eyes combo that is played wonderfully. Not Fade Away is often taken for granted..I recommend you listen to this one, and harken back, if you were so lucky to the times you were able to watch them standing in those circles of light serenading us with this wonderful rocker... The Uncle John's Band encore is of course, just exactly perfect.
I trust you use this good music as a salve for your heart.. it does mine good.

Grateful Dead
5-26-77
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore MD

--Set 2--
Samson & Delilah
High Time
Big River
Terrapin Station ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
Around & Around

--Encore--
Uncle John's Band

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060112.mp3 

Thank you kindly for your support, I can't tell you how much it means to me that you keep the Deadpod rolling..

Friday, May 25, 2012

Deadshow/podcast for 5/25/12

I know my prejudices are fairly obvious - do I love 1977 Dead shows? Guilty.. I can't seem to go through the month of May without featuring one of these gems and I decided I didn't want to spoil that record this year.. thus this week's show. This is a gem, pure and simple. Beautiful recording, beautiful playing. Check out Jerry on Sugaree, and Donna on Sunrise. Passenger, one of my favorites of this era is a swirling whirlwind of color and sound.. Jack-A-Roe is pretty.. enjoy this.. have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and I hope this music helps lubricate it all..

Grateful Dead
5-26-77
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore MD

Music Never Stopped
Sugaree
Mama Tried
Sunrise
Deal
Passenger
Brown Eyed Women
Looks Like Rain
Jack-A-Roe
New Minglewood Blues
Bertha

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052512.mp3 

I want to wish an old friend of the Deadpod - Robert Keeley a very happy Birthday!
You can view his fine creations here: http://www.rkfx.com

Finally my most sincere thanks for your kind support. Words can't tell you how much it means to be able to put this out each week.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 5/18/2012

This week we get to listen to set 2 of the Dead's show in the Vegas desert from May 16th, 1993. All in all, a pretty darn good set, the Help->Slip->Frank features some nice improvisations by Vince. I'm a fan of Terrapin and this one does not disappoint, Jerry is in it.. The Other One and Wharf Rat are first rate, and the Throwin Stones goes into a Lovelight instead of the increasingly usual Not Fade Away.. Brokedown is always a nice way to leave a show..

Hope you enjoy this one my friends..

Grateful Dead - May 16, 1993
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV

Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin's Tower
Looks Like Rain ->
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Throwing Stones ->
Turn On Your Lovelight
Encore:
Brokedown Palace


You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051812.mp3 

Peace and love to all of you! I couldn't put this out without you!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 5/11/12

This week's show, a listener request, was probably the best of the three day run in Vegas during May of '93. Garcia is fully involved and his work during Althea steps up this first set to be top rate. I really enjoy the reggae-like work on Row Jimmy as well. Cassidy is very well done and closes the set. Regrettably its a very short first set so I included the opening Samson from set 2 in this week's show. I'll play the rest of set 2, in pure soundboard form, next week. This week's first set comes from the last of Dan Healy's 'FM Master' feeds...

Grateful Dead - May 16, 1993
Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV

Tuning
Touch Of Grey
Walkin' Blues
Althea
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Row Jimmy
Cassidy

Set 2:
Samson And Delilah

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051112.mp3 

Thanks for your support..

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Friday, May 04, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 5/4/12

This week - the 2nd set of this incredible show from 1974 - 5/19/74 from Portland Oregon.  There are so many highlights here its impossible to list them all, The Greatest Story is one of the all-time bests, ditto for the Weather Report into a wondefully Garica-jammed Wharf Rat.  The Peggy-O is beautiful.. but the Phil-led Truckin' through Goin' Down the Road Feelin'Bad is simply magnificent. I love love love the mind left body jam..  This is definitely a time-machine kind of show (meaning I wish I could go back and see it! )Hope you enjoy it just as much as I do.

Grateful Dead - May 19, 1974
 Portland Coliseum - Portland, OR Set 2:
Tuning
Promised Land ;
 Bertha ;
Greatest Story Ever Told
 Ship Of Fools
 Weather Report Suite;
 Wharf Rat
 Big River
 Peggy-O
Tico Tico
 Truckin';
 Mind Left Body Jam
 Not Fade Away
 Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad
 One More Saturday Night
 Encore: U.S. Blues

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050412.mp3 

Thanks for your support..

this one goes out to the memory of Jeffrey, Allison, William and Sandra taken from the world on 5/4/70..

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 4/27/12

This week's Deadpod came about, as they often do, due to several synchronistic events, a listener request, the immanent release of Dave's Picks Vol 2, and of course my own partiality for shows of this era. This week's show comes from the City of Roses, Portland Oregon and took place on May 19th, 1974. One of the early wall of sound shows, I think this is a wonderful representation of the band at this time of their history. This first set features some great Garcia riffs on these first set classic songs, as well as a very rare 'Money Money' (one of only three times they played the tune.) The highlight for me of this set comes with the closing China->Rider. Listen to Kreutzmann's drumming especially on this transition.. its really wonderful.

Grateful Dead - May 19, 1974
Portland Coliseum - Portland, OR


Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Mexicali Blues
Big Railroad Blues
Black Throated Wind
Scarlet Begonias
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed
Me And Bobby McGee
Sugaree
Jack Straw
It Must Have Been The Roses
El Paso
Loose Lucy
Money Money
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider


 I happened to receive 3 complete copies of Europe '72 - both the remastered 3 cd original release (with 7 bonus songs) and the newly released Europe '72 vol 2 CD . I'd like to offer the complete package to anyone who'd like to donate $50 or more to the Deadpod. If you aren't interested in both, just drop me an email and if I still have them I'd be happy to work something out. I'm hoping they might raise a little money for the Deadpod. Thanks!

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042712.mp3

Thanks for picking us up... and for your support!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/12

This week I reached back to find a show befitting the 4/20 occasion and decided that despite its flaws only April 20th, 1969 would do. This one has been on the request list for some time, but it is a gas. This is of course a great example of 'good ol' Grateful Dead' with Pigpen featured prominently on Good Morning Little Schoolgirl and Lovelight, but it also includes a mind-bending Dark Star, a wonderful St. Stephen and a pair of wonderful encores - Dupree's Diamond Blues and Mountains of the Moon... not to mention the always powerful 'Death Don't Have No Mercy'..

Granted the recording suffers from some hiss in spots and doesn't have quite the headroom I would like, but if you let yourself explore where this wild band of outlaws takes you on this evening 43 years ago I'm sure you'll smile.............

Grateful Dead
04/20/69
Clark University
Worcester. MA

Tuning 02:13
Morning Dew 09:38
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 10:43
Doin' That Rag 06:25
Dark Star > 21:16
St Stephen > 06:17
The Eleven > 06:44
Death Don't Have Mercy 10:00
Lovelight 22:38
E1:Dupree's Diamond Blues > 03:46
E2:Mountains Of The Moon 05:12

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042012.mp3


Sending out light to Levon Helm this week....may his passage be a peaceful one.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 4/13/12

This week's Deadpod features the second set from the band's performance on April 21st, 1978 at Rupp Arena on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Kentucky. While the reports I've read on this show indicate that it was not nearly full, the band puts out a top-notch effort and delivers a fun and well-played second set. Highlights for me include the outstanding Stella Blue (this is the version included on 'So Many Roads', the 'Staying Alive' jam out of drums, the Playin' in the Band (and the reprise) and of course, Werewolves of London.. Enjoy my friends!

Grateful Dead - April 21, 1978
Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY
Set 2:
Tuning
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Playing In The Band ->
Drums ->
Jam ->
Stella Blue ->
Truckin'->
Playing In The Band

Encore:
Werewolves Of London

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041312.mp3

The Deadpod exists only through your support.. thank you my friends.....

Check out the new 40th anniversary Europe 72 links and stay tuned for more goodies from Europe 72!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 4/6/12

As I listened again to last week's 'pod I decided that it was time to change things up for this week - (frankly I was less happy with the audio quality on that show than I wanted to be) so I'm bringing you a show with a nod to the University of Kentucky -this year's Men's NCAA Basketball Champions. This show took place back in the spring of 1978 - on April 21st, 1978. I think its strong throughout - aside from the loss of a bit of Dire Wolf - and of excellent sonic quality. Jerry is on his game this night and I am sure that this set will put a smile on your face.

Grateful Dead - April 21, 1978
Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY

Set 1:
Tuning
The Promised Land
//Dire Wolf
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Ramble On Rose
Funiculi Funicula
Passenger
Row Jimmy
It's All Over Now
Brown Eyed Women
The Music Never Stopped

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040612.mp3

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 3/30/12

There were quite a few outstanding shows that took place in early Spring throughout the history of the GD, so picking one for this week's show wasn't that easy. I think this is however a good show from an outstanding tour, Spring of 1987. The band roars out of the gate on Jack Straw, then goes into an outstanding Franklin's Tower, in honor of Philadelphia I presume.. The first set is full of sparkling playing and high energy. I'm personally fond of the Candyman, however, in the more soulful vein..
I'm even willing to give them a pass on the perfunctory 'Don't Ease' which closes the set... the second set next week is very good as well.. The sound quality is not pristine but quite listenable, I think. I hope you enjoy it, and that your Spring is busting out all over too.

3/31/87 - Grateful Dead
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

Set One:
Jack Straw ->
Franklin's Tower
C C Rider
Ramble On Rose
Tons Of Steel
Mama Tried ->
Big River
Candyman
Desolation Row ->
Don't Ease Me In

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod033012.mp3

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Dead Show/podcast for 3/23/12

Holy smokes - I'm away this week and was searching for a show to get ready ahead of time - this is such a killer set that it more than fits the bill... It is hard to try and pick out just a few highlights.. I love the reggae beat on 'Stir It Up'.. and of course 'Who Was John' is an alltime favorite, as is 'Midnight Moonlight' and 'Don't Let Go'...

I really love JGB from this mid-70s time. I can just put this on and feel my troubles float away - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


JERRY GARCIA BAND
Keystone
Berkeley CA
07-08-1976

crowd & tuning
Catfish John
Sugaree
After Midnight
Tore Up Over You//
Stir It Up
Mission in the Rain
Who Was John
Midnight Moonlight

crowd & tuning
Don't Let Go
The Way You Do the Things You Do
Stop That Train


Jerry Garcia Band
Jerry Garcia guitar, vocals
John Kahn bass
Keith Godchaux keyboards
Donna Jean Godchaux backing vocals
Ron Tutt drums

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032312.mp3

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 3/16/12

This week's Deadpod features the second set from March 16th, 1990 at the Capital Center in Landover Maryland. The set starts with an unusual Scarlet->Estimated combination, which then leads into Ship of Fools.. The Man Smart, Woman Smarter that follows has a unique sound as does the sweet jam leading into Space.. I'm not as big a fan of the intro into 'The Other One' this time.. Some folks dislike the Stella Blue that follows - its just too slow for some peoples' tastes. I'll let you judge that for yourself. I think this is a fine show that is representative of a fine period of the GD history. I hope you enjoy it as well..

Grateful Dead - March 16, 1990
Capital Centre - Landover, MD

Set 2:
Scarlet Begonias ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Ship Of Fools ->
Man Smart, Woman Smarter
Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
The Other One ->
Stella Blue ->
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
The Last Time

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 3/9/12

March winds will blow.. all my troubles away.....

Well I can hope right? I thought for this March Deadpod that I'd bring you a show from the Spring of 1990, this one occurred the day following the show released as "Terrapin Station' .. on March 16th, 1990. I think this is quite an interesting show as well and well worth a listen. Of particular interest in this first set is the first performance of 'Black Throated Wind' since October 19th, 1974.. with some alternate lyrics to boot.. (I've posted these alternative lyrics below)..
I think the band was on a roll during this tour and personally I enjoy their sound.. I hope you do as well!

Grateful Dead 3/16/90 - Friday
Capital Centre - Landover , MD

Set One:

Good Times ;
Touch Of Grey ;
New Minglewood Blues ;
Peggy-O ;
Queen Jane Approximately ;
Loser ;
Black Throated Wind ;
Bird Song ;
Blow Away ;

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Here are the alternate Black Throated Wind lyrics, used briefly in 1990:

Verse 2
Well, it's me and the road, yeah, we're lacking the code
That will lead us to some as yet unforseen bar
Alone with the rush of the drivers who won't pick me up
The highway, the moon, the clouds and the stars

But I'm here by the road, yeah, unravelling the code
That will lead us to some as yet unforseen bar

Verse 3
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
Like a siren it promises everything new
Ah, Mother American Night, invisible light
Ohhh, I'm flying in you

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life where everything's new

Verse 4
I left St Louis, the City of Blues
On a screaming blue bender I'd rather forget
With no scars that show, the keys to the road
A couple of tens and some stale cigarettes

Verse 5
But I can't deny that times have gone by
Nothing is left but thoughts of regret
When I was a man, with so much in hand
That a bird in the bush would be singing there yet

But I can't deny that times have gone by
When being with her was as good as it gets

Verse 6
The black-throated wind, whispering sin
And speaking of life that passes like dew
It's led me to see if you want to be free
Have your way with each day as its granted to you

Verse 7
What's to be found, racing around
You carry your blues to the edge of the sky
Think a coyote could care about birds in the air?
Think a raven thinks coyotes should learn how to fly?

We drew lines all around us when I was down
So now mine turns out to go right to the sky

Verse 8
So I give you my eyes, they were just a disguise
Anyway where I'm going it's too dark to see
Yes, and toss me to Chance and watch me dance
Choreography certain as bats on the breeze

So I leave you my eyes ...

Verse 9
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With it's words of a lie I think just might be true
Oh, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I'm going right on ahead, that's what I'm gonna do

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
The prophet that promises everything new
Ah, Mother American Night, come wrong or come right
I will always go onward in you

Friday, March 02, 2012

Dead show/podcast for 3/2/12

This week's featured show on the Deadpod comes from a request from one of my listeners who has recently been digging on shows from 1970 - a truly great year - I only wish there were more recordings of the band from this year. This week's comes from February 23rd in Austin Texas. While this is obviously not a complete show, it still provides so much high energy Dead that I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
For me beyond the obvious pleasures of the acoustic 'set' is the wonderful Not Fade Away which is topnotch.

Grateful Dead
The Auditorium, Austin TX
02/23/70

Electric SET1
01. [02:52] //I Know You Rider >
02. [07:22] High Time ;
03. [05:30] Dire Wolf false start (PA adjustments) > Dire Wolf;

Acoustic Set
04. [05:49] Yellow Dog Story;
05. [02:04] Monkey And The Engineer;
06. [03:10] Little Sadie;
07. [04:04] Me And My Uncle; some distortion on vocals
08. [09:16] Black Peter;
09. [03:56] Seasons Of My Heart >
10. [06:16] Uncle John's Band;

Electric Set 2
11. [13:24] Not Fade Away > Good Lovin' tease >
12. [03:45] Mason's // Children

I know this week's show is perhaps a little shorter than some - sorry - had some problems with a virus on my home workstation - seems to be cleared now but cost me a lot of time this week..

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