Friday, June 26, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 6/26/15

With much excitement building for this week and next week's Fare Thee Well shows, I decided to feature a show from the windy city on this week (and next week's) Deadpod.. this one comes from the Auditorium Theater back on June 29th, 1976. The first thing you'll notice, as with any shows from this period, is the slower tempo. Some people love the more deliberate pacing, some hate it, but I enjoy hearing these shows from time to time and think its easy to appreciate how the band is reinventing themselves after their long layoff in '75. The 'Tennessee Jed' that serves as the opener here is certainly out of place to our ears, but I enjoy the way Jerry phrases his notes here.
Cassidy follows, then, another much slower tempo Peggy-O.. Mama Tried follows then, a treat, the very last time the Grateful Dead played 'Mission in the Rain'.. while this was to be a standard in the Garcia Band, I'm pleased to be able to hear it  here. Other highlights in this first set include a sparkling Brown-Eyed Women and to me, the languid, almost dream-like 'Row Jimmy'..

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Ill (6/29/76)

Tennessee Jed
Mama Tried
Mission in the Rain
Looks Like Rain
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin'
Row Jimmy
Music Never Stopped
Might As Well

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My sincere hopes that everyone going to the shows this weekend has a marvelous time! 

And thank you, to all of you whose kind contributions keep the Deadpod publishing every week.. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 6/19/15

This week, set 2 of a wonderful recording of a rockin' show from the Summer of 1980 - 6/20/80 from Anchorage Alaska. This is really a wonderful classic set of Grateful Dead music for the period, and this second set starts out with a fabulous Alabama Getaway into Greatest Story Every Told. The crowd knows they're in for a treat here as the boys rock this one out! Ship of Fools follows and then a wonderful version of Estimated Prophet - the band really lights this one up. This flows not surprisingly into 'The Other One' but the drums and space that follows is quite interesting and lead into a really funky Brent intro into a sweet 'Not Fade Away' - no throwaway set closer here. Black Peter follows , then the boys step on the pedal again to end the set with a great 'Around and Around' into 'Johnny B. Goode'. They return with a 'Don't Ease' me encore to say goodnight to their Alaskan guests..

West High Auditorium, Anchorage, AK (6/20/80)
set 2

Alabama Getaway
Greatest Story Ever Told
Ship of Fools
Estimated Prophet
The Other One
Not Fade Away
Black Peter
Around and Around
Johnny B. Goode

Don't Ease Me In

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Have a wonderful week my friends! and THANK YOU for your support!!!!! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 6/12/15

As I sat outside on my porch last night at 9:30 PM, noticing that it was still light, I thought that it might be time to bring you a show from the land of the midnight sun, Alaska. This week I'm playing a great show from the Dead's only visit to our largest state, back in 1980. This is from the middle of a three night run in a high school auditorium, on June 20th, 1980. I think you'll agree this is a particularly fine first set, starting out with a nice Jack Straw going into a great and bouncing, Franklin's Tower. The Mana Tried->Mexicali duo is well played and full of spunk as well. Weir infused the Let it Grow with just  the right imagery and the Althea that follows is a treat to hear. The boys don't stop there, however, as they might on a lesser day, but go on to add four more ditties to this first set including a fine Deal to close it. I think you'll enjoy this first set if you aren't already a fan, and if you are, hopefully you'll enjoy revisiting this fine show from 35 years ago. 

Grateful Dead
West High Auditorium, Ankorage, AK 6/20/80

Jack Straw >
Franklin's Tower >
Mama Tried >
Mexicali Blues
Friend of the Devil
Let It Grow >
Easy To Love You
Lost Sailor >
Saint of Circumstance >

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Thank you for your kind support which makes the Deadpod possible. 

have a great week my friends! 

Friday, June 05, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 6/5/15

Here is a second set from a show recently requested from one of my listeners, I happen to think this is one of the better shows of this year, June 19th, 1994 from Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon. While I didn't think the first set warranted publishing it, I did think this second set would bring a smile to many peoples' faces as they recalled some of the shows they saw in the 90s. This Sunday afternoon set starts off with a nice Scarlet ->Fire, the transition jam and the jam in Fire in particular is unique and interesting and I think you'll enjoy even Vince's contributions here and in this set. They follow with Samson and Delilah (it was a Sunday after all), then into Way To Go Home, and this one is surprisingly good, in my opinion, although it was never anyone's favorite. Then comes the heart of this set, a very good Playin' In the Band into Uncle John's Band. Billy and Mickey do a great Drumz and Space. The Other One that follows is decent if predictable, but I always enjoyed the 90's Wharf Rats and this is a quite good one. Bobby ends the set with a good reading of Good Lovin' .. then the boys come out and do a sweet 'Knockin' as the encore.
This is a decently sized second set, especially for the era, and I hope you'll enjoy it as I thought I should mix it up a little this week on the Deadpod.

Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR (Sunday, 6/19/94)

set 2
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire on the Mountain 
Samson & Delilah
Way to go Home
Playing in the Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Good Lovin'

E: Heaven's Door

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My most sincere thanks for your kind and generous support. 

Life is Good, let's keep Dancin'! 

Monday, June 01, 2015

Sad News

I was informed that the Deadpod received a DMCA violation notification this week from the lawyers representing the Jerry Garcia estate. Consequently I have had to remove any Deadpods that contained Jerry Garcia Band material and those will no longer be available. I will no longer be able to feature any such material either.
I am hopeful that will be the end of the matter.

-the professor