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

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

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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)


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

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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

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

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

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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
Richfield Coliseum
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 >
05 Liberty (fob source)

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

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