Friday, February 23, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/23/18

This week's Deadpod features the first set from the band's performance on February 11th, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA. I love the opener, Mississipi Half-Step, and Jerry doesn't let me down here.. 'across.... the lazy river.. :) An energetic Minglewood follows, then a lovely 'Candyman'.. I love the color that Brent added here, but no one sounds like Jerry on this. Next a rockin' 'Big River', followed by the premier of 'Built To Last'.. such interesting lyrics. 'Queen Jane' is well played and followed by a short but always powerful 'We Can Run'. The Bird flies by to end this first set full of colors and feelings..

Great Western Forum, Los Angeles CA (2/11/89)

Mississippi Half-Step
New Minglewood Blues
Big River
Built to Last
Queen Jane Approximately
We Can Run But We Can't Hide 
Bird Song 

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Thanks for the opportunity to showcase the light and love that is in this music..

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/16/18

This week's Deadpod features the beautiful 2nd set from February 9th, 1973 from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Plenty of breakouts make this a rare and unusual set, including 'They Love Each Other' , 'Eyes of the World', 'China Doll' and 'Wave that Flag'. Some great exploratory jamming in Eyes marks a unique version that sounds unlike any other played that year. There are a few splices here and there, but I don't think they will effect your enjoyment of this fine show. Wavy Gravy does a brief political talk at the beginning of the set..

Grateful Dead
Roscoe Maples Pavilion - Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA 2/9/73 - Friday
Two - 1:36:15
China Cat Sunflower [4:51] >
I Know You Rider [5:49]%[0:45] ;
Jack Straw [4:43]%[1:25] ;
They Love Each Other [4:36];[0:07]%[0:09] ;
Truckin' [7:#56] >
Eyes Of The World [17:09] >
China Doll [6:00];[0:06]%[0:08] ;
Big River [4:54] %
Ramble On Rose [6:23];[0:06] %
Box Of Rain [5:05];[0:14] ;
Wave That Flag [5:#20];[0:09]%[0:20] ;
Sugar Magnolia [8:39];[0:51] ;
Uncle John's Band [7:17];[0:04]%[0:33] ;
Around And Around [4:46] ;
Dead Air [0:27]
Encore - 7:21
Casey Jones [7:21] ;

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no more children should be shot and killed.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/9/18

45 years ago today the Dead premiered the 'Wall of Sound'.. they also premiered the following classic songs: China Doll, Eyes of the World, Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, They Love Each Other, Row Jimmy, Wave That Flag (Later US Blues).. this week we'll listen to the first set from this spectacular show, from February 9th, 1973 at the Roscoe Maples Pavilion at Stanford University, Palo Alto California. I can't believe I never played this before on the Deadpod but it appears I have not.. my thanks to Steve for the suggestion for this week! 

Roscoe Maples Pavilion (Stanford U), Palo Alto, CA (2/9/73)

Promised Land
Row Jimmy
Black Throated Wind
Me and My Uncle
Looks Like Rain
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Brown Eyed Women
El Paso
Here Comes Sunshine
Playing in the Band

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Enjoy.. and thanks for your support! 

Friday, February 02, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 2/2/18

This week we feature the second set from the band's performance on April 10th, 1983 at Morgantown, West Virginia. This is a fine sounding, energetic set, in which I think Brent's contributions really shine. I love the intro out of space into 'the Wheel' and of course the 'China Doll' that comes out of the return into 'Playin'.  The jamming in Playin' may not quite get out there as far as you'd like but overall this is a very fun well-played show. I hope you agree..

Grateful Dead
Coliseum - West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 4/10/83 - Sunday

Touch Of Grey [6:04] ;
Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [5:54] ;
Uncle John's Band[8:29] >
Playing In The Band[10:10] >
Drums [6:40] >
Space [5:33] >
The Wheel [5:41] >
Playing In The Band[4:29] >
China Doll [4:52] >
Sugar Magnolia [8:07]
U.S. Blues [4:56]

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Love to all my friends who listen to and support the Deadpod..

be well and do good..

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/26/18

This week's Deadpod comes as the result of a request by a friend .. some say the highlight of this show is the opener, I wouldn't go that far but it is a surprise, even for a Sunday! The 'Samson & Delilah' opener only happened a couple of times in the band's history but I think the rest of this set is quite entertaining as well. From April 10th, 1983 in Morgantown West Virginia.. I found the interplay between Garcia and Brent Mydland to be very entertaining here (Brent is certainly up a bit in the mix on this tape). 'Tennessee Jed' is a highlight here for me, as is a slow 'Friend of the Devil' that includes some nice surprises from Jerry.

Grateful Dead
Coliseum - West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
4/10/83 - Sunday

Samson And Delilah ;
Friend Of The Devil ;
Me And My Uncle >
Mexicali Blues ;
Althea ;
Little Red Rooster ;
Tennessee Jed ;
My Brother Esau ;
Might As Well

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Thank you my friends for your support...,....

Friday, January 19, 2018

Dead Show/podcast for 1/19/18

Here's hoping that this set of fine early Dead music will help warm  your bones in the middle of this cold cold January... We continue with the band's performance from January 16th, 1970 at Springer's Inn in Portland Oregon.
While we start out with a Cumberland Blues that is a bit shortened, this tape more than make sup for it with early versions of classic songs that are delightful to me as I listen to their early development.  'Easy Wind' is a classic, as is the wonderful 'Dire Wolf'...

Because the set is a bit short, I've included a cut from a recently released set from one of my favorite bands, Joe Russo's Almost Dead.. this cover of Cream Puff War just seems to fit in perfectly here and I hope you enjoy it.. the rest of this wonderful set is available on

Grateful Dead
Springer's Inn
Portland, OR 1/16/70 - Friday

part 2
Cumberland Blues [#4:13#] %
Me And My Uncle [#2:52] >
Dire Wolf [4:10];[1:00] ;
Uncle John's Band [6:51];[0:45] ;
Easy Wind [8:00];[2:15] ;
Cryptical Envelopment [1:48] >
Drums [0:49] >
Space [0:59] >
Drums [3:54] >
The Other One [8:32] >
Cryptical Envelopment [1:16] >
Cosmic Charlie [6:#19];[0:12]

Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Brooklyn Bowl, 12/29/2016
Cream Puff War

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thanks so much for your support!!