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

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

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

To Lay Me Down
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*
The Great 60's Ball
The Saint, NYC

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

Intro - Abbie Hoffman
City Girls
My Blue Tears
This Time Forever
Desolation Row
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:

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
Playing In The Band
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Sugar Magnolia
One More Saturday Night

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:
Ramble On Rose
It Hurts Me Too
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:

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 !!!