30 Days of Dead November 27
This song is one of my favorites. I love it!
This has been a great month so far. I'll be sorry when it ends. Thank for you for this annual seasonal gift reminding us all that we have much to be thankful for.
David, great work once again this year. Love this years collection o' tunes. Especially the Unbroken Chain and So Many Roads. So here's my guess on the last three days:
11/28 - Scarlet > Victim > Fire ('91)
11/29 - Space > Lost Sailor > St. Circumstance ('81)
11/30 - Lovelight ('69)
Thanks David, I'm an Archivist too and love my job, but would love yours more :)
But really everything to do with it - 52 years ago tonight was the first gathering of what would become known as the Acid Tests, and a fledgling band known as the Warlocks provided the sounds. You all know what happened next, just a couple of weeks later the band changed their name and the rest is history. Can YOU pass it? :-)
Well....it was graded on a curve (a colorful one), but I think I aced it a few times back in Springfield, OH (Wittenberg U).
Long Strange Trip indeed...one that I'm sure none of those kids in The Warlocks ever dreamed of. Bless them all.
For the last three days , I see at least one Bobby stand alone song, I will then go with Estimated > Eyes. And to wrap it a Alabama getaway> Helli in the bucket combo
I will simply go with
Standing On The Moon
And be grateful for whatever comes our way (~);-)
There are only a few days left...please, end it with some 60s and 70s. You've left those of us who prefer those years out this time around. That said, thank you for taking the time and putting it all together.
This was a tough one for me. I started in the wrong direction on my DeadBase and listened to over 50 versions before I think I finally got it. After working that hard I'm not going to sing like a Bluebird and give it away...Hearing Jerry scream So Many Roads to Ease My Soul still gives me goosebumps. This is a beautiful song. The 30 Days are flying by.
This song was an instant classic upon arrival.
Soulful rendition and a show highlight with its emotional ending.
Enjoyed listening to a few versions from this year before nailing it.
As someone new to the party I just want to say thanks to DL for "30 days"....it provides a great education if you do the legwork and listen to those w more knowledge.
Thanks Brass, Wild Bill, espan, Ringo etc etc, you know who you are.
And now for something completely different; on way to work today heard a great version of Casey Jones by Warren Zevon (XM Radio). Fortunate to have seen Zevon a few years before his death.
I love XM radio, and I listen to channel 23 frequently! I totally blew yesterday's offering - I couldn't really hear the keyboards in the background or the backup vocals. I was able to find today's selection easily however - they only played it 40 (+/-) or so times.
I love how Jerry really belts it out at the end. Even when his voice was somewhat strained, he still sang with conviction. I'd rather hear Jerry sing than someone on The Voice. I saw Bob Dylan recently & he was awesome. I had some people warning me about how bad his voice was now. Unbelievable. I'll never get to see Jerry, but I got to witness the genius of Dylan. Of course I'm jealous of people that have been on the bus for many years. That must have really been something special.
The drum roll at the end help me clinch it after much searching (definitely did not rush into getting this one but I felt like ten bucks when I got it). And the softer keyboard in the intro helped too. A good chunk of a couple years I should have skipped entirely due to the Jerry gtr sound. But it was a fun ride listening to all the different SMR climaxes.
Id really like a dark star or at least a morning dew in this months series.. maybe a lazy lightening > supplication.?? Just saying.. Your mileage may vary..
on this "Roads" before I found mine. Was beginning to think I bought a ticket on the wrong line.
What a journey though! I heard many things including:
Blackbirds singing on Bluebird Hill.
Bluebirds singing on Blackbird Hill.
BLACKBOARDS singing on Bluebird Hill(I had to laugh at this one).
And of course, finally, Bluebirds singing on....well, you know where.
Hell, I even heard "Flibberty Jib On The Bippity Bop."(Entertaining and worth a listen, not even kidding).
So in summary, if you're good with your colors, you should have no trouble finding this one.
And a big THANKS to whoever it is behind that curtain driving this bus.
Yup -- me too ...
Man does Jerry bring it on this song. Brings a tear to your eye. This and many other Jerry songs are the reason I cant bring myself to see the cover bands i.e, dead and co . Its not the same
There really were no other songs in the latter days of the band that Jerry really put everything he had into every time they performed it like this one. Brings chills and a few tears every time I hear it.
Love all the song references in this song and love that he sings his heart out. Perfect choice to get me through the day and I miss you Jerry. Everyone needs more Grateful Dead in their life, eh!!
So says RH in BOR. Thank you Mr. Hunter.
I also must say: LOVE AND MISS YOU JERRY.
I was pretty sure I found it right away, but I kept checking — just like every Dead fan with OCD, and I found out that Jerry got the first bird wrong several times and even transposed them at least twice. So there goes that clue. But this version has many distinct elements that make me almost certain I got it right, though I couldn't make it sync exactly (just like yesterday).
For the first time I've got it two days in a row, the hint made me search for shows where more than one of the last batch of G/H songs were played and after listening to the band playing I found the right one.
This is a great version of the song.
Rest in Peace ~ Uncle Matt
The Unbroken Chain , you will always be near ~ to my heart thoughts and prayers
I will admit that this was a tough one for me. I got it, but don't want to think about how much time I spent.
Sometimes you get lucky. This was not one of those days.
always start in deadbase...my working version is really getting tattered with post its, notes in margin and such....sometimes a comment hint can b verified amongst the dozens of bizarre arcane trivia.
found my key clue in the first verse
used the 1 comment hint to zero in and
then listened to the first verse of every one
so for once i am 99.99999999999% sure
of course the coliseum could be an arena or a dance hall...lol
3 days to go
cant wait for a 6 hour drive later this week so i can take my new playlist out and c how it sounds 1-30.
hey the color i saw rhymes with the clue
Such a great song.....every time this was sung, I'd feel it would be the last time Jerry would sing it.
The more I hear this song, the more it means.
i dont know when this beautiful one played.
i love you jerry. yeah.
And it was my birthday. Another great memory with The Grateful Dead
Being there, though not my birthday. Shows were better the previous run through this town, however. Still, nothing but positive memories from this particular stop!
The last burst of Hunter/Gracia stuff was really nice (and I count from '88'89 on). Foolish Heart. Standing on the Moon. Lazy River Road. Days Between. So Many Roads.
sweet. got lucky. old dead- new dead, doesn't matter. love it all. been easin my soul for so many roads. this tune proves it. the never ending story
Dave manages to pick the best song from an otherwise mostly lackluster show - well done!
Some controversy about the personnel on this date; it seems pretty clear to me, but the contributions pale compared to the show just before this. Worth a listen for some choice tidbits, I suppose, but I prefer the '70s.
I decided that I would power through instead of "cheating" off everyone else ;) - the little lyric mishap was helpful!
thanx for another killer choice, DL!
way to go, my bro...
didn't need much help to find it...
That makes 9 so far this month from the 90s. Gotta be a record for 30 DoD! Plus a couple from the great year of '89. HINT ALERT: of the selections from the 90's, a disproportionate amount come from this particular month.
This is a great version of So Many Roads. Heartfelt and emotive. Minor lyrical miscue (what kind of bird is it?) makes it easier to narrow it down.