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You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C's, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic "comeback" tour from a spacey 70's show? Each day we'll post a free download from one of the Dead's coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in '93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen's harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand.
Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you've answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set. Log in now and enter to win! - Less Info
Hey everybody, you don't need to be a member of Facebook to read the hints. Just click the link under the calendar above and it will show them. They were posting the hints around 5:45 EDT, but last night was posted after I went to bed at 9:30ish.
As a fellow daily-winner I second that (e)motion b/c that vinyl box is waaaaaay too sweet to pass up. I've been entering the (hopefully) correct answer daily still in hopes of scoring one.
Blessings to all Veterans Of all Conflicts.
May we find a better way.
Do For Other's You Will Feel Better.
I guessed correctly at 11:57 as I knew what the song had to be from the hint. I'm probably not first if the link was up at 11:45...
Any official word from the Dead.net administrator on yesterday's Cream Puff War(3/17 or 3/18 of 1967)?
Damn, I knew this one but was beaten to the punch.
For the folks discussing the link being up early today: Has there ever been any official word from the Dead.net folks concerning this or are people just assuming they go hot at noon EST? Because I've seen the links go live as early as 11 am EST or so. It sucks for the people working I guess but you have to have be flexible and have some crazy fingers if you want to win this contest. Either way there's some great music here to enjoy and any correct answer gets your name in the hat for the big weekly prize!
Get up and go!
Hey Jay Dog,
In the e-mail I got from Dead.net on 11/1 it mentioned 9:00 PST as the posting time.
Ah, it looks like I got that one too! I stand corrected. But now everyone knows that they have been jumping the gun a bit (probably to try and circumvent a server crash) so stay alert friends!
30 Days Status Update
We knew you were going to love 30 Days of Dead. We may have underestimated how much.
The original plan, as we said in the beginning, was that each day's stream and download would only be available for that day. Well, demand was so high that many folks had trouble connecting and downloading, so we've kept each day's files available short-term while we addressed the technical issues.
Once we've got those issues resolved and the downloads are going smoothly, we'll be removing the archive of previous days' files. We will give an advance warning before we do this. Meanwhile, check the lists Canyon Critter and 3Phase have posted earlier in this thread for links to the downloads to date.
I don't understand why some would post discontented things here when you are being so nice as to give us these high-quality recordings.
If the download is problematic, then I try again. Imagine that. And there was one download that was broken last week. I looked at the file size and tried again! Second time was the charm!
I missed one (nov 7) because I was out of town visiting friends. It would be nice to be able to down load whatever it was.
Again, thank you. Thank you for providing this awesome site. Thank you for archiving the music. Thnak you for letting us download. Thank you for being web-pioneers.
Now, if only the ticket prices weren't so high I'd go to DCU next Friday (in Worcester) and see the show. Unfortunately I have been out of work and can't really swing the 70 or so bucks it would cost to go. boo hoo hoo. (LOL).
In any case, once again, thank you! Awesome!
The Dead have always been cool beyond belief! We all love you (me and my New England Deadhead friends).
...this one was a sure thing without even hearing it, just from the Facebook clue. People had the song/show identified before midnight ET last night.
I don't think this contest is directed only towards the hard-core tour rats and tapeheads, TPTB had to toss one out there for the less-savvy masses.
Single and in NYC
And then I post, read my post and . . . wa-laa . . . you have links to the old posts! Again -- thank you.
Did I mention how grateful I am!
I answered at 10:46am cst
Yesterday's answer for Cream Puff is stated as 3/17/67. There's no evidence for a show that day--so how did someone get it right. The correct date is 3/18/67--Everyone knows that. I "guessed" 3/18, so I suppose my correct answer will be deemed as incorrect. Cmon Deadnet---I know a lot of people are saying we should just be Grateful, and they're trying, but I think an explanation is needed for this.
Even if this was for the "not so" heady fans........they could of left out the decade and the album.........just say it was the last time they played "this" song PERIOD.
In reading the posts from yesterday, it seems the consensus is that the winning date is a typo.
...the version posted here does not sound like the last one to me...that's all I'm going to say...
on the east coast...period...lol
I love it anyway they want to give it to us.........I was just being picky!!!
I've seen others mention that the "B" version of "Easy Wind" and "He's Gone" are no longer available using the dead.net links listed in a couple of previous posts.
The following are the links that the streaming applet on this page used for those songs, and they still work, so if you're missing these two tracks, you should be able to snag them, at least for now.
Hope this helps those missing these tracks.
I want a trippy Space before the end of the month with no clues...That could take a while to guess...
or maybe a "Me and My Uncle"...for the pure challenge of getting the right answer...
Gracias ronmarley---thanks for the explanation
Things are definitely running smoother. Thanks. This is an
awesome sounding St. Stephen. Relatively easy to guess.
I've already entered my guess. I know I'm not the first. I'm not
that interested in being first. My prize is these great tracks.
Thank you very much. And thanks to all the veterans!!!
A Space would be really really really hard, and would definitely separate the old men (and women) from the slightly less older men (and women).
@DeadNet DeadNet Team
Answer: Winterland, San Francisco, CA - 3/17/67 This show took place the day before the release of the Grateful Dead eponymous debut album.
Thanks for the new artwork.
Given the two extra "B" songs, aren't we really on a third set already?!?!
...also, showing him playing a bill with the Dead at Winterland on the 18th and Fillmore on the 19th. Nothing for the 17th.
Saw your first ship sink and drown from rocking of the boat
And all that could not sink of swim were just left there to float
I won't leave you drifting down but whoa it makes me wild
With thirty days of downloads upon my head to have you call me child............Ship of Fools
Everybody's been talking about the "B" songs, and how to get them ... But does anyone know WHY there were two versions of two of the songs? That's the thing that's baffling me. Was it planned that way, or did they have to change horses in mid-stream for some reason? No big deal; just curious.
I dunno why they posted b versions of Easy Wind and He's Gone, but I wish they were still doing it. I won't complain if they provide an alternate version each or every-other day. It'd be nice to fill another disc with just the B versions.
This is awesome, no matter the glitches (which seem to have been worked out!) I would love to win the contest but getting these tracks is prize enough. Thanks and always Grateful.
Hey, any more album artwork?!? P-p-p-p-pleease!!
When they created this promotion, the placed many, if not all of the 30 files in the "30daysmp3" folder. There were two versions of "Easy Wind" and "He's Gone." When 11/5 came around, one of the web folks goofed and the download was for "Easy Wind" A and the stream was for "Easy Wind" B (or vise-versa, I can't remember). A "web-wise" Deadhead figure that if there was an easywinda.mp3 for download, there might be a B version, and they were right. When "He's Gone" A was used as the daily song, people just thought the same thing. We still may see the B versions used, but since many folks already know the answers for those songs, we may get others. I'm thinking that's what they'll do, and we'll actually end up with 32 songs.
I'm completely wrong and what I wrote above is "tin foil hat" fantasy.
Either way, we get free music, which is cool.
Only the lonely tech that put the files on the server knows why there were two versions of the same song on the same day.
Yesterday the posts on this site with working links to the (B) versions were removed from the Comments section. I'm certainly open to correction but in my opinion it was made clear as crystal that the files were not really supposed to have been available for free download and they are not freely distributable even if you use your own bandwidth.
Marye stated that after fixing the technical issues the downloads will be available for only one day.
I guess that not every Dead Head will be able to be connected to this site every day. At least I am not.
Could it be possible to have the downloads available for one week at least? PLEASE??
If not, someone will post these tracks for downloading on the Internet anyway. Please save us the hassle.
Thank you very much for these tracks. Thanks to the longer availability I was able to download all eleven tracks. So far, so good.
We will enjoy this music and we hope for more.
(As Bill Graham once remarked: You always want more, more... )
Ship of Fools
no Chuck Berry Show available for 3/17/1967
Poster does say 3/17-18/1967 at Winterland, 3/19/1967 Fillmore
Show review for 3/18/1967 with the Grateful Dead
http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/chuck-berry/concerts/winterland-march-18-1967.html (no show for 3/17/1967)
Poster shows 3/17-18 Winterland, 3/19 Fillmore
Been here so long I got to calling it HOME!!!!! Can You ANSWER!!!
In Tears... Thank you boyz and girls
God Bless You Jerry.
this st stephen is clearly from 4/12/68 Sydney Australia during the Keith Mydland years on trombone
If someone could help me out I missed the dates for Easy Wind,Althea,Darkstar &Playing in the band I got the dl on them but didn't get the dates of the shows it would be great if someone could post them or send me a message with them,Thanx a lot Be Well & "Smile,Smile,Smile"
"Going Down The Road" Al & Lisa
...and note that Deadbase (and also dead.net's own show database, which I think is just copied from Deadbase) does have a show listed for 3/17/67 BUT says that tapes with this date are mislabeled "the list from 11-19-66 often appears on tapes with this date". FWIW the 11/19/66 show was (apparently) at the Fillmore and (according to the setlist posted in the comments) did have a Creampuff War.
I guess things can get confused after nearly half a century, lost in a haze of fragrant smoke and a "What? People will think this stuff is IMPORTANT in the 21st century?". LOL.
I haven't seen any "official" response to questions about these songs being posted for download at other sites (perhaps an instance of "it's often better to apologize than ask permission"). Did I just miss a reply?
Listening to the 3/18/1967 show from wolfgangs vault, good sound. Great show. Surfin' USA is definitely from Sweet Little Sixteen, just new lyrics. Shame on Brian Wilson for not originally giving Chuck Berry any credit for it.
Further played a monster version of Stephen at Eugene a few weeks (nearly two months? already?!) back. They rolled into it at fairly classic tempo (as opposed to the slower '76-77 incarnation), and Phil ~ the 70-year-old grinning bass player ~ shuffled over to the drummer and called out to speed up the tempo even more! He sang lead on it, too. I echo all kudos to this current group, especially Russo ~ hope he remains sole drummer. With the possible exception of the Dead at the Gorge in '03 (Caution!!! nuff said), it was my favorite post-Dead Dead show. I've never, ever seen Phil so happy, and Bob treated us to some special gems (On the Road Again, Lost Sailor).
One thing is certain ~ y'days Cream Puff War is what has CIRCULATED as 3/18/67. Who's to say which date is actually correct? The "Same Thing" on the So Far box ~ which I assumed to be the same show ~ is officially listed as 3/18. But that tune is absent from my 3/18 boot, so that's no help after all ~ unless someone else has a longer tape that includes it as unquestionably part of that same show?
my previous subject line referred not just to the song, but the pouring rain we enjoyed it under at Eugene!
I've managed to get all the downloads so far and just wanted to say, many thanks for the grate music!
Also, today is Veteran's Day. Please remember what the men and women who served this country have done for all of us. Honor them.
ya know; I checked out that "wolfgangsvault" and it has cool stuff, but they are actually SELLING downloads of Grateful Dead.
That's not right. Is that even legal?
Most of that is available free. Right?