Friday, August 30, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 8/30/13

Here's a labor day weekend show for you from the Fall tour of 1991.. This was a request from one of our facebook friends, for a show from the run that took place at the Richfield coliseum in Richfield Ohio.. I decided to play the first show from this run, but it wasn't an easy choice as all three shows have their moments.. while the real highlights from this night come in set 2, this week's first set contains plenty of fine playing .. Jack Straw is nicely played, as is the Jack-A-Roe that follows. The entire set is well played, and solid, and a nice long first set as well. I am always pleased to hear Friend of the Devil, and the Cold Rain and Snow->Promised Land close the set on a real high note and leave us wanting more.. 

Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH (9/4/91)
Let the Good Times Roll
Jack Straw
Walkin' Blues
Friend of the Devil
Black-Throated Wind
Tennessee Jed
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Cold Rain and Snow
Promised Land

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Have a safe and happy Labor Day my friends!
thank you so much for your support of the Deadpod - without which I would be unable to publish it..

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 8/23/13

I was pleasantly surprised by all the positive responses I received to last week's Deadpod -so I am pleased to be able to present the 2nd set of this great show from August 16th, 1980 at the Mississippi River Festival on this week's Deadpod. This set starts off rocking just as hard as set 1, with a hot CC Rider going into a really excellent China Cat -> I Know You Rider.. Estimated is quite strongly played as well, then a long He's Gone leads into a really trippy drums and space.. the Other One that follows is superb.. one of the best of the year in my opinion. Black Peter helps brings us back to Earth but the boys end with a rare double encore to let us know how much they appreciated the faithful who enjoyed the show in the massive downpour.. 

Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, IL (8/16/80)

set 2:
C.C. Rider
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
The Other One
Black Peter
Sugar Magnolia

Iko Iko
One More Saturday Night

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As I watch another year go by in the rearview mirror, my most sincere thanks to all of my friends who make the Deadpod possible... thank you for your support, encouragement and friendship. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 8/16/13

This week's Deadpod is a bit unusual, as I decided to bring you an audience recording of a show that took place 33 years ago on the banks of the Mississippi River... at the Mississippi River Festival across the river from St. Louis in Edwardsville, Illinois. While I wasn't at this show, I've heard many reports from friends over the years that this was a complete *blast*, probably due, at least partially, to the fact that there was supposedly an absolute deluge of a storm going on especially in the second set.. As I listened to this first set I thought it was obvious that the band was having a good time... I also thought that the recording while not pristine, was worth listening to so I decided to feature it this week... I'll play set 2 next week unless enough of you object to the audience source (unfortunately that's all that is available of this one.. )

Mississippi River Festival, Edwardsville, IL (8/16/80)

Alabama Getaway
Promised Land
They Love Each Other
Me and My Uncle
El Paso
Looks Like Rain
Tennessee Jed
Easy to Love You
New Minglewood Blues

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Thanks so much for listening, and for your support - the Deadpod would not be possible without your kind contributions.. 

Friday, August 09, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 8/9/13

Hard to believe its been 18 years since we lost Jerry...and since this week's Deadpod falls on that sad anniversary I felt that this week's show should commemorate that loss perhaps more than most do. One thing that unites us all as Deadheads is the fact that we all feel that loss.. I decided to bring you a show from the summer of 1995, not to depress you or to point out how far Jerry had slipped by then (although it can't be denied) but becuase it still contains huge moments of genius and insight into who he was and who we are and were. This one comes from the Shoreline Ampitheater on June 2nd, 1995. I'm only going to play the second set, for that contains some truly amazing moments (as well as a few sad ones)... but there was still some of that magic there that has kept us together all these years. This second set starts out with a fine version of New Speedway Boogie, a great opener.. then Jerry goes into his cover of  McCartney's 'That Would Be Something' and this is a fine version of that. Way To Go Home and Saint of Circumstance follow.. then the band goes into 'He's Gone'.. not one of Jerry's finest versions as his playing is a bit aimless to say the least.  As the band goes into Drums however one of those magical moments that could only happen at at Dead show took place as the Dali Lama's own choir, the Gyuto Monks, appeared to chant for the crowd. After the Monks finish, the band does a pretty interesting space, then Weir leads them out with 'Easy Answers'. What follows is for me the highlight of this set, one of the better versions of  'Standing on the Moon' that you will hear... Jerry seems to really pour out his soul on this one.. and how better to remember him today than in listening to those lines from this song... 

The boys close the second set as they did so often with Chuck Berry's Around and Around, but return for a fun 'Lucy In The Skies With Diamonds' encore.. 

Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mt. View, CA (Friday 6/2/95)
set 2
New Speedway Boogie
That Would Be Something
Way to go Home
Saint of Circumstance
He's Gone ->
Drums ->
Chanting by the Gyuto Monks ->
Space ->
Easy Answers
Standing on the Moon
Around & Around

E: Lucy in the Sky

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The Music has Never Stopped, indeed.. thank  you all for your support that has enabled me to continue this project for so many years, and I hope, for many to come..... 
I think back to the many times I was at a show and just stopped and looked around and wondered at the magic I was in the presence of, and know that that magic is what has kept the Deadpod going for so long too.. thanks my sisters and brothers! 

Friday, August 02, 2013

Dead Show/podcast for 8/2/13

Well here we are again.. in another 'Days Between' .. summer flies indeed, and as we reflect on old Jerry and the light he brought to us all I thought it best to bring you a set of Pure Jerry as it were.. no not one of the commercial releases, but still Jerry Band., this configuration with Keith and Donna and Ron Tutt and John Kahn, but mainly Jerry.. with some very beautiful playing and singing on some of his most well known songs that he performed with his own band.. These are played exquisitely. The mix is a bit rough at the start but gets better a couple minutes into Sugaree. I couldn't bear to not publish the entire show, so bear with me if this week's Deadpod is a bit longer than usual. I am thankful I get to listen to these tunes and more so, for the opportunity to share them with you.. 

Jerry Garcia Band
Palo ALto CA

Set 1:
Stop That Train
Mystery Train
Simple Twist Of Fate
The Way You Do The Things You Do

Set 2:
They Love Each Other
Sitting In Limbo
Tore Up Over You
My Sisters And Brothers
Stir It Up
Tangled Up In Blue 

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