Friday, October 13, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 10/13/17

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set of the band's performance on October 14th, 1977 from the Hofheinz Pavilion at the University of Houston in Houston Texas. They really come out rocking here with a great Bertha into a sweet Good Lovin'.  Candyman follows, with Garcia in fine voice. Then they move out into space with a fine, long 'Playin In the Band'... some great explorations here. They transition seamlessly into a short but interesting Drums, then back out quickly into that beautiful introduction to the Wheel.. ahhhhhhh.. I'm always taken back to sweeping vistas of beautiful open spaces when I hear this tune, one of my all-time favorites, and Donna's contributions here are on key and for me, enjoyable. It dissolves, slowly and beautifully into the Wharf Rat.. Garcia here is a such a emotive storyteller, both with his vocals and his playing.. simply lose yourself here.. Garcia's jam before the last verse is stunning.  Around and Around follows, and builds to a rockin' crescendo. 

They end a beautiful evening with Brokedown Palace, then back into a pretty, spacey, Playin' reprise..

Grateful Dead
Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston
Houston, TX
10/14/77 - Friday
Bertha [7:08] >
Good Lovin' [5:59] ;
Candyman [7:28] ;
Playing In The Band [16:#56] >
Drums [3:35] >
The Wheel [7:15] >
Wharf Rat [13:49] >
Around And Around [8:23]
Brokedown Palace [5:51] >
Playing In The Band [4:13#]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod as much as I did..

Thanks so much for your support.. love one another !

Friday, October 06, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 10/6/17

This week we'll feature a fine show from the Fall of 1977, a period which doesn't get as much attention as the Spring but which nevertheless contains some very fine music. This fine show from October 14th, 1977 at the Hofheinz Pavilion in Houston Texas has some wonderful harmonies - check out the wonderful Mississippi Half-Step and the really beautiful Friend of the Devil. Passenger and The Music Never Stopped show the band can still rock it this night as well.

Grateful Dead
Hofheinz Pavilion - University of Houston
Houston, TX
10/14/77 - Friday
Jack Straw [5:03] ;
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [11:22] >
El Paso [4:06] ;
Brown Eyed Women [4:53] ;
New Minglewood Blues [5:05] ;
Loser [7:#09] ;
Passenger [3:24] ;
Friend Of The Devil [8:13] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:08] ;
Tennessee Jed [8:46] ;
The Music Never Stopped

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:\

My thanks for your kind support of the Deadpod..
I hope the music brings you some joy.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/29/17

We'll close out September with the second set of this fine show from September of 1982.. September 21st at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It starts with an interesting combo of  'Touch of Grey' into 'Samson and Delilah'. 'High Time' follows, a song far too infrequently played, in my opinion. Estimated Prophet goes into He's Gone - marked by a loud M-80 which was set off during the song. Post-Drums, Jerry brings things home with 'Black Peter'.. then Bobby ends with a rockin' Good Lovin'.. US Blues seems like a great encore right now to me..

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/21/82 - Tuesday
Touch Of Grey [6:27] >
Samson And Delilah [7:40] ;
High Time ;
Estimated Prophet >
He's Gone >
Drums >
Space >
Throwing Stones >
Not Fade Away >
Black Peter >
Good Lovin'
U.S. Blues

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Give Peace a Chance

thanks for your support.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/22/17

Happy Autumnal Equinox!
While it still feels like summer here, we have a wonderful show from 1982 to celebrate the arrival of Autumn. This comes to us from September 21st, 1982 at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. This first set  has been called the best of the year and while I'm not quite certain I'm willing to crown it that I will say I found it very enjoyable and hope you do as well. This is one of those shows where they delighted the crowd with an unusual opening.. a wonderful Playin' in the Band. Right away you are swept up with Garcia's fluid playing.. then to add to our delight a delicious Crazy Fingers follows. The rest of the set follows a more traditional pattern but is highlighted by a early West LA Fadeaway, a great Looks Like Rain (Garcia's second lead here is sweet) and a great China-Rider closer.. I also admit a fondness for Brent's playing on this set which is easily heard.

Grateful Dead
Madison Square Garden New York , NY
9/21/82 - Tuesday
Playing In The Band [9:56] >
Crazy Fingers [9:47] >
Me And My Uncle [2:48] >
Big River [5:52] ;
West L.A. Fadeaway [7:50] ;
Beat It On Down The Line [3:20] ;
Loser [7:#05] ;
Looks Like Rain [8:14] ;
China Cat Sunflower [5:33] >
I Know You Rider [6:31]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

Thank you for the kind donations that allow the Deadpod to live!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dead Show/podcast for 9/15/17

Always a great way to start out set 2, this week's Deadpod starts with a wonderful Scarlet ->Fire. The boys do a nice job of exploring on this one, as the Scarlet is a bit more exploratory as usual, and that is a property of this entire set. Highlights for me include the great transition between Eyes of the World and Space, Garcia really explores some new areas there. The unusual post-drums setlist puts Not Fade Away before Wharf Rat and gives us a unusual double encore to end our evening!

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California
Berkeley, CA 9/12/81 - Saturday
Scarlet Begonias [11:40] ->;
Fire On The Mountain [12:53] ;
C C Rider [8:44] ;
Estimated Prophet [10:55] ->
Eyes Of The World [11:42]->
Space [7:35] ->
Drums [9:36]->
Not Fade Away [10:08] ->
Wharf Rat [9:27] ->
Around And Around [3:57] ->
One More Saturday Night [4:20]
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [6:49] ;
Good Lovin' [7:53]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

thanks to Brian at DCW Media for underwritng the last 2 Deadpods!

and thanks to you my friends for your support!

Ain't No Time to Hate

Friday, September 08, 2017

Dead show/podcast for 9/8/17

This week we celebrate going back to school with a trip back to one of our favorite schools - the Univ of California at Berkeley with a wonderful show at the Greek theater on September 12th, 1981. The show is rad throughout, but this first set is off the hook with a great Shakedown Street opener and a rousing Greatest Story to open the set. Friend of the Devil follows in a slower but quite pretty tempo. El Paso is improved with some Jerry trills.. but the Birdsong that follows is clearly the highlight of this set. The rest of this quite long first set is absolutely first-rate, including a great transition between China Cat and I Know You Rider to close it.

While this is an audience tape, I think the quality is still quite good and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Grateful Dead
Greek Theatre - University of California Berkeley, CA
9/12/81 - Saturday

Shakedown Street [13:46] ;
Greatest Story Ever Told [3:43] ;
Friend Of The Devil [8:35] >
El Paso [5:07] ;
Bird Song [10:34] >
Cassidy [5:10] ;
Tennessee Jed [7:51] >
Looks Like Rain [8:23] ;
China Cat Sunflower [7:26] >
I Know You Rider [5:20]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

thank you for your kind support which makes the Deadpod possible!

There's always time to be kind :)