Friday, May 24, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 5/24/24

 I think we have a good one to send you off on your Memorial Day weekend - this comes to us from May 30, 1980 at the Milwaukee Auditorium in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

The first set starts with a fine 'Jack Straw' - the first minute forty is supplied by an audience tape but hold on because the rest is a fine soundboard. The transition jams from Jack Straw to Franklin's Tower are off the chart.. Jerry is in fine form here.. as evidenced by the hot Uncle and Big River that follow... 

They include a 'Passenger' here, without Donna of course, but still smokin'... then Brent does an early 'Easy to Love You'. They bring down the house with a set closing 'Music Never Stopped'.

 

Grateful Dead
Milwaukee Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI 5/30/1980 - Friday

One    

Jack Straw [5:29] >
Franklin's Tower [11:15]
Me And My Uncle [3:06] >
Big River [6:11]
Friend Of The Devil [8:36]
Passenger [5:10]
Easy To Love You [3:29]
Althea [8:31]
The Music Never Stopped [7:45]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052424.mp3 

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day.. take a moment to pause and remember what the holiday is for.. 

 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 5/17/24

This week on the Deadpod we continue with the second set from the band's performance at the Greek Theater in Berkeley California on May 21, 1982. 

The set kicks off with a tight 'Playing In the Band' highlighted by contributions from Brent that are just exactly perfect. An uptempo 'Uncle John's Band' follows, the jam leading out into drums has a nice interplay between Phil and Jerry that is quite cool. Drums has some intense moments.. they go into a nice ensemble version of 'The Wheel'. A Playin reprise follows, leading into a soulful 'Black Peter'. 'Sugar Magnolia' closes the set, and they return with Jerry singing a great version of 'Don't Ease' as a uptempo encore.

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday

Two     
Playing In The Band >
Uncle John's Band >
Drums >
Space >
The Wheel >
Playing In The Band >
Black Peter >
Sugar Magnolia

Encore     
Don't Ease Me In 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051724.mp3 

I hope this brings you a little joy... my thanks.. 

"see here how everything .. lead up to this day"

Friday, May 10, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 5/10/24

This week we go to the wonderful Greek Theater in Berkeley California for the band's performance on May 21, 1982. I think this was one of the better years in terms of the band's history and this is not only a fine recording but a well-played set that I'm sure you'll enjoy. 

The first set starts with a 'Bertha>Greatest Story' combo, one that was fairly new at the time. Jerry slows it down with a 'Friend of the Devil' but the 'Uncle'>'Big River' that follows benefits greatly from his nimble guitar. A nice 'Bird Song' flows into Bobby's 'CC Rider', then we have an excellent 'Althea', not only is Jerry in fine voice, but his delivery is just exactly perfect. Bob delivers a nice 'Looks like Rain' and they close with a boppin' 'Might as Well'. 

 

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 5/21/1982 - Friday

One    

Bertha [6:35] >
Greatest Story Ever Told [3:50]
Friend Of The Devil [8:44]
Me And My Uncle [2:55] >
Big River [5:09]
Bird Song [10:45] >
C C Rider [7:27]
Althea [7:47]
Looks Like Rain [7:35]
Might As Well [4:01]  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051024.mp3

Thank you friends for listening and for your kind support. 

 

Friday, May 03, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 5/3/24

This week's Deadpod takes us back to Irvine California for the second set of the show from April 23, 1988.

This second set is well-executed, tight yet containing several delightful spacey interludes. The opening 'Playin In the Band', while short, is quite interesting and gives way to an excellent 'Crazy Fingers'. That leads into 'Uncle John's Band', afterwards the band goes into a rather extended Drums and Space, whcih are quite high powered and interesting. 

Post-Drums highlights include a powerful 'Going Down the Road' and an  excellent 'Dear Mr. Fantasy> Hey Jude reprise'. Jerry's ballad slot gives us a sweet 'Stella Blue' and they close the set with a nice 'Lovelight'. A 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' encore ends the festivities. 


Grateful Dead
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine , CA
4/23/1988 - Saturday

Two    
Playing In The Band [7:38] >
Crazy Fingers [8:04] >
Uncle John's Band [8:39] >
Drums [10:05] >
Space [13:09] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [6:02] >
I Need A Miracle [3:32] >
Dear Mr. Fantasy [5:14] >
Hey Jude Reprise [1:27] >
Stella Blue [8:07] >
Turn On Your Love Light [5:32]

Encore    
Knockin' On Heaven's Door  

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050324.mp3



Sorry - no 'The Race is On' this year, but nevertheless I hope you have a wonderful Derby weekend .. May is a month worth celebrating and enjoying...

Friday, April 26, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 4/26/24

This week's Deadpod takes us to sunny California where we will get to hear a nice show from the spring of 1988. This one comes from April 23 at Irvine Meadows. 

The boys open with a fine 'Hell In a Bucket' with Weir in full voice. 'Cold Rain and Snow' follows, then we get the first of several fun little interlude before a great version of 'Hey Pockey Way' with Brent doing a fine version. 

Since they are in Cali, Jerry breaks out a 'West L.A. Fadeaway'. 'Me & My Uncle>Big River' follows, then an excellent 'To Lay Me Down'. 'Cassidy' into 'Don't Ease' closes set 1. 

I have chosen to feature a fine audience recording of this set which really captures the energy of the day.. I hope you agree! 


Grateful Dead
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine , CA
4/23/1988 - Saturday

One    

Hell In A Bucket
Cold Rain & Snow
Hey Pocky Away  
West L.A. Fadeaway
Funiculi Funicula Tuning
Beer Barrel Polka Tuning
Me And My Uncle
Big River
To Lay Me Down
Cassidy
Don't Ease Me In 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042624.mp3

"Feel good music in your soulMakes your body wanna rock 'n' roll"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Dead Show/podcast for 4/19/24

 

This week we will hear the second set of the band's performance on April 4, 1993 at the Nassau Coliseum. 

A short but tight 'Eyes of the World' opens up the second set, going into 'Samson and Delilah'. One of the highlights of this set follows, a fine version of Phil singing 'Broken Arrow'. Phil does an excellent job with this Robbie Robertson tune here. A nice 'Estimated Prophet leads into a fine Drums and Space, helped by the guest appearance of Boba Olatunji. 

A nice but short 'Other One' follows out of Space, leading into a rare 'Attics of My Life' before the boys go into the familiar 'Throwing Stones>Not Fade Away' to end the set. 

Jerry does a most excellent version of 'Liberty' as the encore to finish what was quite a good show.

 

Grateful Dead
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY 4/4/1993 - Sunday

Two    

Eyes Of The World >
Samson And Delilah
Broken Arrow
Estimated Prophet >
Drums (1) >
Space (1) >
The Other One >
Attics Of My Life >
Throwing Stones >
Not Fade Away

Encore    
Liberty

Comments     (1) with Boba Olatunji 

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041924.mp3

Thank you so much for your kind support.