Friday, October 30, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/30/15

This week's Deadpod features another great request from one of my listeners, this time for the Dead's performance on November 2nd, 1979 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale N.Y. The first set starts with an amazing sequence of Mississippi Half-Step into a wonderful Franklin's Tower, marred just a bit by the fact that the first 2 minutes of the Half-Step are missing from the soundboard tape. I just love Garcia as he across the Rio Grandio.. :) These two songs along go on for a half hour! What a great opening to this show. The rest of the first set, while somewhat predictable by late 70s standards is pleasing and well-played including a very nice Lazy Lightning->Supplication by Bob and a set closing Deal.
I'll play set 2 next week.

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
11/2/79 - Friday

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [10:36] >
Franklin's Tower [17:45] ;
El Paso [4:10] >
Mexicali Blues [4:05] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:31] ;
Lazy Lightnin' [3:19] >
Supplication [4:39] ;
Deal [5:22]

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Have a safe and happy Halloween!!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/23/15

This week on the Deadpod we'll finish hearing the end of the third set of the band's performance on 10/10/80 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco CA. This section starts with a wonderful verison of 'Big Railroad Blues' one of my favorite rockers. Then we get a nice jam that follows in 'Estimated Prophet' into 'Eyes of the World'.  This is probably my personal highlight of this week's set as the boys do a great job on a personal favorite. A long drums and space follows as befits a show of this length, and leads us into Truckin' and then a haunting Black Peter. Unfortunately this is where the soundboard disappears and we are listening to the remainder of this set on a pretty decent audience recording. The band closes the night with a pair of good old time rockers, Around and Around and Promised Land, and return for a US Blues encore. All in all quite an evening, and I hope you've enjoyed hearing this show in its' entirety the last three weeks..

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA

10/10/80 - Friday

from set 3:
Big Railroad Blues
Estimated Prophet
Eyes of the World
Nobody's Jam
Black Peter
Around and Around
Promised Land

U.S. Blues

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/16/15

We'll continue this week with the Grateful Dead's performance during one of their historic runs at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA on October 10th, 1980. This week we will finish listening to the first electric set and being hearing set 3. While the sound quality may not be as wonderful as that for the acoustic set, I still really enjoy hearing them on these songs. We start with a 'Beat It on Down the Line', then an excellent 'Row Jimmy', and 'New Minglewood Blues'. I think they kick things up a notch now, with an outstanding 'Althea' followed by one of the all time best 'Jack Straw's that I think you'll ever hear. Set 3 starts out with probably the highlight of the electric sets, a scorching 'Scarlet->Fire'.. We'll close this week's Deadpod with the 'Samson and Delilah' that follows...

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre
San Francisco, CA
10/10/80 - Friday
from set 2: 

Beat It On Down The Line[2:59] ;
Row Jimmy [8:13#] ;
New Minglewood Blues [#4:41] ;
Althea [7:55] ->;
Jack Straw [6:12]

From set Three :
Scarlet Begonias [8:45] >
Fire On The Mountain [10:07] ;
Samson And Delilah [7:28] ;

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Friday, October 09, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/9/15

It is only fitting that we go back to the famous 'acoustic' shows of 1980 for this week's Deadpod. This was a request from one of my wonderful listeners for a show that not only features the famous acoustic first set, but outstanding electric sets 2 and 3. The first set is a treat for everyone who enjoys the acoustic Dead, and while I do like to feature this genre around the holidays, the arrival of Fall is reason enough to revisit this wonderful music. Since the acoustic set was not quite as long as I prefer for a Deadpod, I've also included the first part of the electric set 2, including a fine Mississippi Half-Step ->Franklin's Tower..
I know I've featured a number of sets from 1980 this year, and I hope you enjoy this one just as much as those others..

Grateful Dead
Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA 10/10/80 - Friday
On The Road Again [2:43] ;
It Must Have Been The Roses [5:33] ;
Monkey And The Engineer [2:32] ;
Jack-A-Roe [4:04] ;
Dark Hollow [3:30] ;
To Lay Me Down [8:38] ;
Heaven Help The Fool [6:02] ;
Bird Song [8:00] ;
Ripple [2:25#]
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [7:31] >
Franklin's Tower [8:29] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:00] >
Big River [5:22] ;
Candyman [7:01] ;

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Friday, October 02, 2015

Dead Show/podcast for 10/2/15

This week's Deadpod takes us back to the second set of the Grateful Dead's performance at Madison Square Garden on Thursday September 20th, 1990. Not only is the crowd fired up by a great first set, but it quickly apparent that the boys are not about to phone in this set, as it turns into one of the strongest performances of the 90s. They come out of the gate with a strong rockin' Truckin'.. then move into a wonderful China Cat->I Know You Rider.. while Garcia's voice my be a bit scruffy, his leads are bright and glistening.. and when he leads the boys into Rider and wants to be that headlight he practically brings down the house. I may wish that Vince was a little lower, and Bruce a little higher in the mix.. but that doesn't for me detract from the joy of this one.. a bouncy and fun Man Smart, Woman Smarter leads us into.. a nice extended Drums->Space.. a perfectly played sequeway into one of the best, and longest, Dark Stars of the modern Dead era. This is a real treat, and clearly the highlight of the set, if not the run. I love Jerry's interplay with Hornsby here.. It takes us six minutes before that Star crashes... and Jerry's voice  has the perfect dream like quality here.. we all want to go to that transitive nightfall .. we follow as Jerry takes us to a Playin' reprise.. but lucky for us they do not escape the pull of that Dark Star.. and we are led back.. and after the second verse to weird and special places.. entirely fitting for a dark fall evening.... the band then finishes the set with a fine Throwin' Stones and a fun Touch of Grey.. after all that they could have been excused if they did a throw away encore but on this night that wasn't to be.. they end with a rockin' Lovelight.. what a great evening it must have been to be there!

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/20/90 - Thursday

Truckin' >
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider >
Man Smart, Woman Smarter >
Drums >
Space >
Dark Star >
Playing Reprise >
Dark Star >
Throwing Stones >
Touch Of Grey
Encore Turn On Your Love Light

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Love and light to everyone .... let's pray for peace.