30 Days of Dead November 6
Unfortunately i started going to shows in the early 90s. I wouldn't trade a single experience for all the tea in China/Cat/Rider ;) One thing i noticed was they started to play almost the exact same set every show i saw. One could tell the FIRE/ energy from the 60s 70s and 80s Jerry had was fading fast. As if it were just muscle memory. It made me sad. But the crowds were amazing. EVERYONE smiled ,said hello, you dont or can't find that "fellowship " these days I guess what im saying is more 60-70s they rocked so damn good/well. but truth be told ill take anything they play. SUGGESTION: GRISHAM -GARCIA OUT OF IT ALL NOTHING BEATS THAT!! I LOVE YOU ALL BITCHES ;) :)
"...almost the exact same set every show i saw..."
That must be a big almost. The GD were not known for anything close to almost exact same sets from 70s on & of course the stats prove this. But it was a fun time yes! I love David Grisman as well! With his bands or with Jerry Garcia. A great bearded string instrument player from another coast. Too bad those two did not collaborate more often. Thankfully they rekindled their relationship in the early 90s.
Recently there was a chat about favourite Beatles cover by the Dead on one of the sites & I was wondering if its down to copyright that there are no Beatles posted? If so we have one Mr Tory B Liar for extending UK copyright from 50 to 75 years! If copyright is not the issue then can we please have some covers?
...you know what. Rant time alas the official hint has become again somewhat superfluous to requrements and even downright misleading or even,dare i say it, false. Could we please avoid "This song was played by the Grateful Dead" kinda worked that one out, and also this song was recorded in the studio or someone was doing a very good Jerry impression even if it was a rehersal. I did find tuning out and listening to some early Floyd helped reset my perspective, Take up thy stethoscope and walk was particularly useful. Ok deep breath, rant over, great version of the song keeps the smile wide, thats not a hint its just a pleasant way to be frustrated. Now maybe i can have breakfast!
Always ignore the site's "hints". They aren't.
Did the breakfast involve a roadie named Alan & was it pscychedelic?
I am so lame, except for being able to pick the era (brent, keith/donna, pigpen), i do not know how you are able to answer these questions
Hey Lost in San Antone,
It's fun and sometimes easy. Maybe long but not too hard really. You already are good at guessing the era so that is a major part of the game! You can search other sites that offer streaming of GD shows (like archive dot org). I enter the song title spelled exactly (or at least a key word from the song title) into the archive dot org search. Then I choose "MORE" under the years at left margin and a window pops up to let you put a check mark next to certain years based on the era you choose. Then your search results narrow & shows from those years with your search word(s) are shown. Try one out! But maybe hover your mouse over that show before clicking & look to see the letters "sbd" in the link at bottom of screen before clicking. That will get you a clear sounding result that matches this site's audio player contest offering of the day. I love audiences too, but this site almost always goes with boards. Look at the timing of the song(s) of the day here on this site. Look for similar timings on the choices that you found on the other site. First listen to this site's player & check out the VERY beginning of the song and the TAIL end of the song first. Listen for certain notes in the intro & outro that stand out. And listen for tune up clues AND maybe a few notes of the next song that is being teased at the end? Try to isolate just those few seconds of sounds in your ear & really commit them to memory. It may take repeated listening & I would advise headphones and/or no distractions. Then try to find those bits in the streaming site's choices that you have found. Have fun!
I’d love to see this show released. The second set reminds us of why we’re here.
This would be a good one from Dave!
that would work as a hint if i was trying to guess the name of the song. how does telling me it was never on studio album help guide me toward to live show it was played at? it doesnt.. but listening too over 100 BEW's works lol. think i finally got it
Finally figured this one out. I love when they really take some effort! Now for a break! Stumbled upon this article the other day......WTF?
Main search was trying to find the little clues on Jerry's guitar intro, solo and the high note keys & little quick down slide after the very end. Made me realize how often JG did a similar intro in 2 separate years. And that high note key line @ the very last lyric was similar on more than 1 show in that span as well. Took a while. I had to do more than double my civic duty this year to find this one hon. Nice choice. Thanks for Walton hints too!
The 'hint' might be good if it was for the song title. Doesn't help for the date and venue. Which IS the point of this quest.
After downloading each tune, I import into iTunes. iTunes will not import Day1 UJB. No error messages, it just doesn't import. All the others imported fine. Any ideas?
then dragging to iTunes. That's what I do, and I have UJB in there
Thanks for the Walton clue...saved me a few hours! I was about 4 months off.
There are sufficient hints to help you, but if you want to gut it out the hard way, listen for what (and who) isn't there. The who will put you in the right era and the what will tell you you've got the right version.
I finally just now got it!
knew the year and started at the end of the year and worked backwards.. closer I got the closer the versions started to sound and then ... WOW! great feeling. and after ALL day doing that I notice the Walton hint someone dropped and others elaborated on. that sealed it.. then a quick sync up double track listen to make sure (archive and Dave's samp[le! at same time. hot hot gonna jam this show all night. was getting frustrated but love the hunt - found about 6 great shows that got the Charlie miller treatment that are now in my que. - love the hunt.
see yall tmro!
The Walton hint I mean. It clicked after I found the show.
I tried to narrow down the year.... and kept searching for that snare drum in the intro... couldn't find it. Although, this is the best groove for one of my favorites....
So many great versions....
I got the year right off (don't ask me how) but the other clues threw me off. Oddly enough, I keyed on Bobby's rhythm guitar - and that was the trick. Good luck.
I should have gone with my 1st instinct. Then I went 1 year off course. Then I went back. I should have stayed with sound of the tape/mix not just the instruments & choice of notes. The 2 consecutive years I had narrowed down really can have different overall ambience in the tape/mix within a few months.
The intro of this one is more notable for what's not there: namely the keys.
The little bit of pre-song tuning/noodling is also quite helpful given the often very similar intros.
worked against me...for some reason, almost all the pre-song stuff was cut out. I listened to and passed on the correct version, and didn't circle back around until I started reading clues, and found the one clue I could understand :)
You can search the song by how many times it's played, where,what year etc by entering song name it will appear on setlist I..e.
Brown eyed woman setlist
Hi, new to the blog. First time participating and haven’t gotten any right. We’re do people listen to all the different tracts? Is it YouTube. I’m enjoying the history lesson through researching though.
I think over the last 3 years I’ve become so enthralled with the dead. My wife still holds it over my head that I never used my 1989 tickets in Washington, DC. Ended up framing them to remind myself of the choice I made to work late that night. Anyway. That’s what you get by marrying a tent Happy stir fry queen who followed the Dead. Take later
People prefer different search sites, but here are a few. You can search by entering specific years, dates, songs, shows and more! Have fun getting lost!
Anything not in your collection can usually be found on archive.org. Just google in the format "Grateful Dead YYYY-MM-DD" and the first result is usualy the show on the archive.
Lovin' it. Always one of my favorites.
Seems like we've been here before...
Oh my, an all-time record was ‘Brewin’.’
I still don't get any of the clues you guys were giving. lol. I knew the year immediately. Ended up just going through them all until I found it. Maybe tomorrow someone can fill me in on what these clues actually meant?? haha.
Have fun! Love November!!
I agree. Most of today's hints were either misleading or I just didn't get them. I was just about to do the same as you and start listening through all the shows, because I knew the general time period. But, there was one clue that pointed me directly to the right show.
Which clue was that? I still don't get them or the Walton one...What am I missing?
(I got the show, don't get the clues and apparently the Walton one was a biggie)
Sounds like one set of drums?
So at this point I think the clues are actually deterring me from getting this one. Maybe once I find it it will make more sense, but as of now, none of them are computing in my tiny little brain...the search continues...
You want a hint . . . check out Eezy Peezy's note . . . .
of the clues...but one is enough. Man, that was frustrating though. I started to rethink what I thought I knew.
And a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.
Check out Jerry's solo starting around 1:44. Man was a magician.
Thank's for this one.
Yes! That solo really helped to find the exact show AND it was nicely crafted. He built off of the intro line, stayed in lower reg.at first and was very tasteful with the bends. Knew when to kick it up higher & get more intense with the feeling. I listened further and am now enjoying another of this years' same songs from 30 Days played at this particular show/venue. And JG is really providing some beautiful leads on this one or two as well.
You are spot on on this one.
But it really is out there.
Gonna light up and listen to that second set tonite for sure.
Everybody light up...everybody hold it high...takes me back to American Graffiti, ooh Nelly.
Bill Walton may not have been with the Dead at this show, but they were both Leading their Bands to new heights!
Love this song.
Looks like the old man is getting on.
wow, without a little help from my friends, this one would have taken me a long time to get.
that took a bit. sure are a lot of tasty brown eyed women out there. tricksters they are. quite a few that gave me a run for the money, but they just weren't quite just like this one. feels good to be swimming around in the vault again.