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Bird Song
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A standout track from Jerry's first solo record, and played extremely well as usual during this era
day27_ksqrvet7nqpa9wz7_birdsong.mp3
Hartford, CT, Civic Center
From 1982 to 1988, the Dead played Bird Song at the Hartford Civic Center five times, including at my first show on 3/26/87
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A standout track from Jerry's first solo record, and played extremely well as usual during this era
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day27_ksqrvet7nqpa9wz7_birdsong.mp3
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Bird Song

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think i'm actually drooling. takes me back
don't need hunter seamons for this one.
mix up your own little matrix. sounds killer
enjoying more of this show

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I'm in heaven this morning with this meaty, juicy, tasty Bird Song. Today's search definitely scratched that November itch!

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F%CK YES

Chilling in Caribbean trade winds watching all the birds do there thing and pass by, saw a hummingbird yesterday. The Pelicans are also fun to watch in action.

Snow and Rain

Snow and rain

snow And rain

snow and rain

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Going to smoke a couple fatties with Bird Song

Dave L.

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Lost Sailor -> Saint of Circumstance

To Lay Me Down

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Yay, I won!!! Thanks very much to David and everyone at dead.net, this is really an enjoyable exercise every November ... and it's sad when it's over!

And I like dougbr1ne's comment yesterday that they just award based on the date, that the venue is only supporting information and as long as you get the date right, you're a winner. I like to think that way anyway.

Yesterday while digging around the Phila 74 shows from DP 31 there were some online listings for that cd set's liner notes stating that the 11 to 12 min Scarlet on disc 1 was from August 4th 1974. Well yesterday's answer and the archive & other sites all seem to show that the longer 11-12 min Scarlet was in fact from Aug 5. Yesterday's answer from the 4th of August was about half that length. Just goes to show what they could do to a song on a given night.

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…. Wikipedia stated the same, ...that the Scarlet was from 8.4.74.
DP31 had two Scarlets.
So the one yesterday was the third from 8.4.74, and the "outtake". I probably should have dug a little deeper, as yesterday's was significantly shorter than the one on DP31.

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You can eliminate quite a few Birdsongs just cuz of length. This one is a doozy.
I freaking love Birdsong. I love the 72-73 Birdsongs. I love the acoustic Birdsongs - each one is different, give 'em consecutive listens, neat to see how the tune progressed during that month. Also, fact that they opened night 1 at Warfield with it, seems Garcia was psyched to bust that one out.
And I saw some great Birdsongs in my time seeing the band, which wasn't until the 80s. Hartford 4-3-86 and Landover 9-3-1988 in particular stand out for me. 1981 is a great vintage, but a few years before my time. 3-7-81 is a monster, clocking in at ~17 minutes.

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not too hard once the years with this intro, timing and where it shows up in the set narrows it down...too bad there's not a SBD to sync with.

Looks like the DB and not the DP31 was right for yesterday...as I suspected

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Lovely Bird Song today. As usual with this one, I went in completely the wrong direction and had to wade through a bunch before I hit on the one. As for yesterday, I picked the Philadelphia Civic Center, which is how the venue is referenced in the program and on Dick's Picks 31, and half a dozen other sources. And as I predicted, the official answer was the Civic Convention Hall Auditorium.

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... or a "correct" or "official" name of the venue. The multiple similar venue names do not matter. You will not be "wrong" if you try either one. The winner is picked at random and any of the choices of venue could win if you have the date right.

They just happened to pick a person that guessed the date correctly and either choice of the venue name would have yielded a possible winner.

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Had to do some hunting for this bird, although far from my most heavy searching. Back to my day job I suppose.

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yesterday i guessed Des Moines 74, but I knew it was the wrong answer going into it. I thought I had gone through all the dead's 74 releases on wiki but I missed that DP.
Todays is tough. Vague clue not enough time to figure it out...I think i got it guessed within plus or minus 1 year but damn....I love the sound of Brents keys in this era for the bird songs vs other era's

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Digging that distortion......

A fine Bird indeed.

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The era is pretty obvious, but too may choices to hunt through today.

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Those opening notes should be a give away but I'm struggling again. Tumble Down Shack hmmmm?

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on the dessert menu today! Had to fly far, wide, and high before I found this one for some reason. Bobby's guitar sounds less distorted on the recording I used to confirm today's choice however. Thanks Dave and keep those hits coming!

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There are a couple groupings of years/performances that this really seems like it should be in. Unbelievable how consistent they played this one though. Bout to throw in the towel, I ain’t got all day! :)

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I will surprise myself if I picked today's correctly. We are sad the 30 Days of Dead are almost complete for 2018.

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deded54 tip is right on: there are relatively few Bird Song's from this era that clock in at 13+ minutes and the particular scratchiness of Jerry's voice helps focus in on the year(s) within the era. Beyond that, the intro is distinctive--fewer cycles through the two-chord pattern before the riff starts than many versions, Jerry neglects to play the very last chord beat, Phil's high descending run is unusual, and there's a Bobby chord chunk that seems out of place. But the lack of a soundboard increases the challenge for sure.

Hope that shows a few folks the snow and rain without spoiling the search...

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Don't cry now, but this one might take you a while. I would tell you all I know, but I don't want to show you exactly where to find the snow and rain. It's wonderful to hear Jerry's guitar sing so sweet in this Bird Song. Fly through the night as you try to find this one. Good Luck!!

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Checked a lot of Bird Songs today. My least confident entry this month. Good luck!

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love it when he comes thru strong
quite a bit of static today too, no??

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Would have been easier if I started at the beginning of the era instead of the end, but only just barely. I listened to a LOT of intros and outros to this song, but recognized the right version immediately, though no soundboard.

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I have come here to chew bubblegum and win Calendars
and I'm all out of bubblegum.

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One of the best parts of 30 days is figuring out the show and doing the synched playthrough of the gift mp3 with the archive recording just to be sure... almost more enjoyable when it's a little bit off and you get that echoey stadium ambiance, really cranks with today's pick. I love November.

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One last look before I lay me down to rest … one of the joys even when you don't get the answers, is the reminiscing. Today's search brought me back to 2-11-86 Mardi Gras that was a blast … it can't quite translate onto tape but listen the warped Truckin come out of space. I remember well that Trucking seemed to roll into the room like a giant warped ball … it was fantastic. A pity Bobby's mic was off for the first lines but great none the less … and the Bird Song and Music Never Stopped (MNS) were also gems. As MNS kicked into overdrive it was like a bog ol Cadillac cruising down the road. Looks like I'll might not get the answer today but still feeling like a winner.

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That took a long time. A board that has not surfaced it appears. Scant traces of this show "out there".

A small section of the 48. But a diagonal line drive through can seem like the longest ride ever.

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with the venue confusion!!

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Seems to be the theme this year. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, rubbing his hands together like a mad scientist dreaming up which one to spring on us next. ;)

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  • deadbass36
    6 months 3 weeks ago
    Again..

    with the venue confusion!!

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    ever grateful
    6 months 3 weeks ago
    Seems to be the theme this…

    Seems to be the theme this year. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, rubbing his hands together like a mad scientist dreaming up which one to spring on us next. ;)

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    dougbr1ne
    6 months 3 weeks ago
    Wow long search...

    That took a long time. A board that has not surfaced it appears. Scant traces of this show "out there".

    A small section of the 48. But a diagonal line drive through can seem like the longest ride ever.