Friday, April 20, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/18

Happy 4/20! 

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's performance on April 15th at the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I think you'll enjoy this one, as it continues the fine recording of set 1, with some strong playing as well. I'm especially enamored of the 'Playin' in the Band' and an unusually long and jamming 'Not Fade Away'. 'Morning Dew' follows, a song that is always poignant but seems especially so in this world. 



Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday
Two
Bertha [5:43] >
Good Lovin' [6:18] ;
Candyman [7:15] ;
Sunrise [3:48] >
Playing In The Band [14:16] >
Drums [11:#41] >
Not Fade Away [13:57] >
Morning Dew [10:29] ;
Around And Around [7:53]
Encore
One More Saturday Night [4:33]



You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 

I wanted to send this one out to the memory of Chris Charucki, long time production manager both for the Dead, and in particular for Bob Weir, who passed away on April 6th. Beams to his family and friends, sleep in the stars Chris.. 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/13/18

This week's Deadpod features a fine show from the great Spring tour of 1978.
This one starts off with a wonderful 'Mississippi Half-Step' -love Jerry's enthusiasm here! 'Passenger' follows - a song that I always enjoyed as a real rocker in the band's repertoire. A nice 'Friend of the Devil' follows, then stand  alone 'El Paso'. 'Brown Eyed Women' is always a treat, and is followed by a long and nicely jammed 'Let It Grow'. A hot 'Deal' closes this set, but be sure and don't miss next week's 2nd set!


Grateful Dead
William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary
Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday

One
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [9:43] ;
Passenger [4:12] ;
Friend Of The Devil [6:28] ;
El Paso [4:19] ;
Brown Eyed Women [5:00] ;
Let It Grow [13:45] ;
Deal [6:49]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041318.mp3

Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a lovely week!!!




Friday, April 06, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 4/6/18

This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's March 30th, 1987 performance at the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA. In general, while Jerry's vocals may not be top-notch, his playing throughout is. We start out with a bouncy 'Iko,Iko', always flavored with Brent's tasty keyboards. A somewhat unique stand-alone 'Saint of Circumstance' follows and  flows into one of the highlights here, a long and well-developed 'He's Gone'. Drums and Space flow into a nice uptempo 'Truckin', which disolves into a very tasty, if short, 'Other One'. The Wharf Rat follows, and while I would have preferred a longer denounment here, the 'Throwin' Stones', 'Not Fade Away' was an enjoyable if somewhat predictable closing of this set. Jerry returns with a sweet 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue' encore.

Grateful Dead
The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
3/30/87 - Monday

Two

Iko Iko [6:37] ;
Saint Of Circumstance [6:21] >
He's Gone [14:56] >
Drums [9:44] >
Space [7:3#0] >
Truckin' [7:05] >
The Other One [6:11] >
Wharf Rat [9:21] >
Throwing Stones [8:18] >
Not Fade Away [7:04]
Encore It's All Over Now, Baby Blue [7:39]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040618.mp3

I hope Spring warms up for all of us soon... I know I could use a little sunshine.....

thanks for your support and for listening to the Deadpod!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/30/18

This week we go back 30 years to one of the boy's shows from the Spring tour of 1987. This took place at one of their favorite venues - the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA on March 30th, 1987. While this first set is rather short, I think you'll enjoy Garcia's enthusiasm on this set, besides who doesn't love a good Shakedown opener?


Grateful Dead - March 30, 1987
The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA
Set 1:

Tuning
Shakedown Street
It's All Over Now
Stagger Lee
Never Trust A Woman
Box Of Rain
Loser
Cassidy

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

I'm still trying to get over a bad case of the flu... so this is short and sweet.. 

I hope March goes out like a lamb for you my friends. 


thanks for listening.. 



Friday, March 23, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/23/18

Hello Friends! I have to tell you, the ol' Professor has not had a great week.. been down with an awful case of the flu since last saturday night, which forced me to cancel a trip I had planned to the great Southwest :( However my week was brightened by a very sweet note and donation from Stephen and Kristi of New York City (who are dealing with their own nasty weather problems this week). Thanks my friends. I'm still running a fever and dealing with some nasty abdominal stuff so I'm afraid I'm going to make this introduction to this week's Deadpod short and sweet.. The first half of this second set is wonderful.. It's always a joy to hear Pig sing 'The Stranger' and the boys are really moving this one down the track so buckle up and enjoy the ride.



Grateful Dead
Academy of Music New York, NY
3/21/72 - Tuesday

Two

Intro [1:11] (1) ;
Truckin' >
[10:28] >
Drums [3:22] >
The Other One [17:48] >
Wharf Rat (2) [10:14];[1:21] ;
Sugar Magnolia [7:00];[2:24] ;
The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (3) [6:43];[0:30]
Ramble On Rose [6:01];[0:43] ;
Me And My Uncle [3:06];[0:28] ;
Big Railroad Blues [3:58];[1:04] ;
Not Fade Away [3:55] >
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [5:44] >
One More Saturday Night (4) [4:50]

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032318.mp3

Keep on Truckin'........




Friday, March 16, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 3/16/18

This week we go back to the start of a legendary run that took place in the Spring of 1972, in New York City at the Academy of Music on March 21st.
Off and on there are a few sonic problems with the tape - Garcia's vocals are buried in the opening 'Bertha' and there is a hum here and there, but overall well worth a listen. Garcia is on fire throughout and while some of the songs are still being developed the band is clearly evolving toward the Europe 72 sound you are probably very familiar with. Love the 'Playing In The Band' one of the first versions with some really out there jamming after the first verses. 'Looks like Rain' features Garcia on slide guitar and Pigpen is fabulous throughout. 'Cumberland Blues' is simply explosive.



Grateful Dead
Academy of Music New York, NY
3/21/72 - Tuesday

One
Bertha ;
Black Throated Wind ;
Sugaree ;
Next Time You See Me ;
Greatest Story Ever Told ;
Loser ;
Mr. Charlie ;
Looks Like Rain ;
Tennessee Jed ;
Playing In The Band ;
You Win Again ;
Cumberland Blues ;
Chinatown Shuffle ;
El Paso ;
Good Lovin' >
Casey Jones

You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031618.mp3

Hope you enjoy this week's Deadpod. My thanks for your support!