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
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
Playing In The Band
Next Time You See Me
Comes A Time
Casey Jones >
One More Saturday Night 

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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

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

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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........ 

Grateful Dead
9/29/89 - Friday

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

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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

Good Times ;
Feel Like A Stranger ;
Franklin's Tower ;
Wang Dang Doodle ;
Jack-A-Roe ;
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again %
We Can Run ;
Bird Song ;
The Promised Land ;

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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
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