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Easy Answers
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A rare Weir-Hunter collaboration
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Noblesville, IN, Deer Creek Music Center
This was the last Weir-Hunter collaboration, following Corinna as the rebirth of a songwriting partnership that had ended two decades earlier
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The following, from a review posted by Polkaraound at archive for Franklin County Airport 1995-6-15 convinced me:
I remember walking the parking lot with these big thermos' tied to our backs selling coffee to people half asleep at the wheel, sitting idle and waiting hours to get out of the parking lot, butwhen they saw me and my nephew, ....
"Get your French roast coffee" with cream and sugar. Chewy granola bars and apples and oranges, and water.. "
im kind of curous if anyone out there remembers being delivered coffee at 2o'clock in the morning in the parking lot in a traffic jam?
There was something very satisfying in those moments. And we slept in the car for two nights.
We both got in early enough to hear Here Comes Sunshine practiced 2 tiems and casey jones once for the soundcheck.

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After the frustration of yesterday, seems like paddling down a mellow creek. Another new entry too.

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an easy pop up after last nights line drive at the pitcher"s head.
crack open a cold one and check out the rest of this one.
some good ones before too.
and such a nice recording
its worth a listen

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I was feeling rather broken after my nearly 3 yr winning streak came to an end yesterday. It was a demoralizing beat down; I was absolutely clueless save for the year. However, after some leftovers and an encore performance of Ron Howard's Eight Days A Week, I had all but forgotten about it. Today I'm back in the clouds again.

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Could be from this show? Haha. Even though I didn't even take a guess... (I was leaning towards a rehearsal session versus a soundcheck)... and the streak was broken, it's cool to have that "rarity" on my playlist.

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I guess if you took it literally you would have your answer. It was almost two years to the month that they had last played it. Nice curveball I'd say! Happy playing dead freaks and congrats to Geoff!

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The final page of deadbase updates says that Casey Jones was sound checked at Highgate VT on 6-15-95 along with a H C Sunshine. That seems a little more definitive than this answer! Check page 67 of Deadbase 50.

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Is there a written or accessible audio record of this Casey Jones soundcheck anywhere? I found none.

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Do we know for sure the CJ is NOT from 6/15/95 as per DB50 p67?

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sometimes you can be
SO SURE
and at the same time be
SO WRONG...lol

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Definitely a layup after yesterday. Congrats to the winner. Couldn’t have been many entries yesterday, probably would have been great odds to pick up a calendar!

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And then there's this one.

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I introduced 30DoD to my daughter’s boyfriend on day 22 and we got it together. He spent hours (as did I) on day 23. Hope he doesn’t give up.

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Thank God for Easy Answers. I needed an easy one after that Casey Jones torture. I had better odds of finding Jimmy Hoffa with Waldo. LOL. Can't win 'em all. The show for today's answer has an epic Terrapin. The best one I've heard from this particular era.

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I entered in 6/15/95 as well, since I saw the update page 67 in DB50. I'm curious to know how anyone would come up with 4/1/95 though? There couldn't have been many that got this one right.

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I thought it was 6-15-95 as well based on a comment on the archive. A guy said he got there early enough to hear them rehearsing Casey Jones. Oh well, I would not have gotten it right anyhow. I was waiting to see if anyone would give a hint, and then I just completely forgot to submit my pick.

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in the end of the official answer from yesterday's Casey Jones???

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With most or all of us being unable to find an audio for CJ,
Hornsby's analogy about yesterday's challenge is pitch perfect!
It appears a lot of us spent ALOT of time searching for the sound yesterday. I enjoyed hearing/learning new factoids about GD and related, listening to or reading through many many resources. I also went with the Vermont show like countless others.
Congrats Geoff!

Smallz- I hear ya about the streak ending! Casey is error #5 for me since the first 30 DOD, while patiently waiting in the GA pit to be a random winner of the day for the first time. (i'm just saying)

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Congrats to Geoff, pretty cool to hear this version that hasn't been heard before. Just like most others a lot of time was spent on chasing this one down with no success.
I taped at the 6/15/95 show, didn't get set-up until a couple of songs into Dylan's set, but don't remember hearing soundchecks.
A wild goose chase just like trying to find Ottawa, NH!!! TBC!!!

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'This soundcheck is likely from 4/1/95 in Memphis, although without definitive proof, we'll just call it 1995 Soundcheck (4/1/95 TBC)'

what does TBC mean...To Be Continued??

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Yesterday’s Casey Jones was a real treat! I don’t think there was any other way we would hear something like that. By the way, Deadlists.com has 6/15/95 listed as follows:

Band Grateful Dead
Venue Franklin County Airport
Location Highgate, VT
Date 6/15/95 - Thursday posters tickets, passes & laminates
One Touch Of Grey ;
Wang Dang Doodle ;
Peggy-O ;
El Paso ;
Ramble On Rose ;
Black Throated Wind ;
Loose Lucy ;
The Promised Land
Two Here Comes Sunshine ;
Samba In The Rain ;
Truckin' >
Rollin' And Tumblin' >
That Would Be Something >
He's Gone >
Drums >
Space >
Box Of Rain >
Standing On The Moon >
Sugar Magnolia
Encore Liberty
Comments Bob Dylan opened ; Soundcheck included Casey Jones ; Here Comes Sunshine
Recordings Multiple Audience Masters
Download/Listen Sources
flac16/48kHz ; source: FOB daud master taped by D
Schoeps MK4's>Reutelhuber>Teac DAP-20
S: ?> CDR
Audience: Schoeps MK4V's
Contributors Barry Barnes, David Hollister, Bennett Forrest
Caretaker Barry Barnes email update

Note the “comments.”

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To Be Confirmed?

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I dot mind one jot that i got it wrong but how the heck were we supposed to get that when Dead.net doesn't really know either? I don't own Deadbase so i gather then that at least two sources point to 6/15; i used a 'first hand' account as my source which seemed like a good idea at the time. Very sneaky, Dave is. Don't know why i just started talking like Yoda but he probably knew the answer immediately.

Yeah, I thought the same—Jerry sounds really good on CJ. And I'm going with the 6/15 date, so I'd say this is only 2 months before he died.

Re: who they're teaching chords to—sure sounds to me like they're talking to Vince based on the conversation and what's played on the keyboard. He'd only played CJ live with them less than a handful of times, two years earlier, so makes sense.

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...and, I freely confess, totally new to me! I went to one show in 1994 and one in '95, so if by chance Easy Answers was played then, it went right over me...which I doubt, since I love it! What a jewel!!

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song title makes me laugh! No easy answers yesterday, but I definitely found one today!

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The thing about the Casey Jones: Two separate sources indicate it was sound checked on 6/15 (and, judging by the run-through, probably hadn’t been rehearsed in a while) and part of the clue said it was never played again. So the last time it was sound checked couldn’t have been 4/1/95. Am I missing something?

Still glad I got that tasty Casey for free!!!

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That's what I'm saying. Hell if I can find any record of a Casey Jones soundcheck at the Pyramid. And Jerry's pronounced lapsing in and out of the lyrics, sad to say, is pretty indicative of shows in those last weeks before his death. I thought Highgate was a home run on this one.

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Looks like Automaticslim confirmed the 6-15 date....

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The 6/15 CJ soundcheck is at deadlists.com and Deadbase 50 update page 67.

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one of easier this nov, agree that in this venue the terrapin just "kill"s

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I agree, highgate

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Love you, Dave! After torturing ourselves for a whole day trying to figure out the origins of the non-live Casey (I made a guess, but have not had the courage to check the answer yet) he gives us one that truly lived up to its name. The major clue narrows things down substantially and if you use your 30 Day acquired wisdom, you can nail it on the first try. I was actually at this show and photographed the first four songs from the pit. A very popular venue for this part of the country!

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I think Dave should pull an Oprah here, and everyone who chose Highgate gets a calendar...

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We've had watergate, spygate, deflategate, and a bunch of other gates... Now we have highgate.. I call for some serious research on this one.. I want proof!!!

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These last 2 Days have been a challenge. It always sounds so easy, the way it falls upon the ear. Not sure if I have the right show tonight. Good luck

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Missed the last two days, glad you guys n' gals kept it moving forward. This show sounds like a reminder to look up once in a while.

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Today’s screen showing day before answer. Should be:
Noblesville, IN, Deer Creek Music Center
June 23, 1993

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  • admin
    10 months 2 weeks ago
    great show
    memories
  • SeminoleSteve
    10 months 3 weeks ago
    Easy Answers

    Today’s screen showing day before answer. Should be:
    Noblesville, IN, Deer Creek Music Center
    June 23, 1993

  • moribundjt
    10 months 3 weeks ago
    Back after a rest

    Missed the last two days, glad you guys n' gals kept it moving forward. This show sounds like a reminder to look up once in a while.