Grateful Dead Hour no. 332
This was an edited version of a "rain"-themed program originally broadcast on KPFA (Berkeley CA) on January 11, 1995, "in the middle of a disastrous California rainstorm."
Thanks for listening!
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Grateful Dead Hour no. 332
Week of January 30, 1995
Grateful Dead 10/3/87 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mtn View
LOOKS LIKE RAIN->
Grateful Dead (live multitrack - 10/4/70 I'm pretty sure)
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
Robert Hunter, Tales of the Great Rum Runners
KEYS TO THE RAIN
Grateful Dead 3/23/74 Cow Palace, San Francisco
WEATHER REPORT SUITE
This "Weather Report Suite" was later released on Dick's Picks vol. 24
Podcast time 51:58
Great show all 'round (& 'round) Mr. Gans.
"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
Most of my time is spent traveling so I would listen to these shows on my iPod. Now I can't download them anymore. Don't let that deal go down.
Turns out Thomas D was right, at least about the format change and the likely reason, it is hard not to jump to conclusions when someone obviously had to spend a great deal of effort to reformat everything.
I thought ThomasD was crazy at first too, but now everything has been converted.
We'll see if there is any communication on the subject from Rhino.
Heads can always go back to trading if we have to RHINO!!! You should take advantage of the good will David built up for you and make amends before it is too late.
I purchased 3 from the vault and other items off the site after being attracted by the downloadable material.
I could just as easily have copied it from someone else, believe me.
This is a fan base that actually has a self-imposed code of morality that you need to align your business model with, not in opposition.
Your intentions on this topic need to be communicated.
Awfully nice of you to weigh in with some kind of response. Some of The Taper's Section comments are shrill, but someone had to know that they'd get a nasty response. Give people something for free, and then see how they react when you try to take it away ... Never a good move, but given that Rhino already has PR issues with Heads, and a perceived inability to release new GD material, it seems nigh suicidal.
And, according to those same comments, I'm one of many who has spent a lot more money here since the Taper Section opened; in fact it inspired me to go back and fill in the holes in my Dick's Picks/Download Series (to the tune of about $400, not to mention the $250 I dropped at Amoeba on both box sets), so the logic of this move escapes me. I'll also note that I was unaware that Dick's Pick's and other downloads had been stopped. I would have bought a lot less in the last year if I hadn't been able to get that instant download gratification! Obviously I don't know all of the ins and outs of that situation either, but from over here it looks like a giant step backward in terms of sales.
Then again, it could be that my perceptions are totally skewed: there are only a couple hundred of us making noise over in the Taper Section. Maybe they don't care about us, since we are the fanatics who already own the entire catalog and won't be buying anything until something new is released. If the Taper Section were a threat to sales from new customers, and Rhino is only capable of marketing the existing catalog, then I can understand it going bye-bye, but it seems like we might all be better served by new releases. Sorry for rambling on, but thank you again for communicating with the fans.
I'm in a recording studio in New Jersey mixing a CD this week. I found out about this Monday morning, the same time the rest of you did. I don't yet have a lot of information about what's going on, but I think it's a good deal more complicated than it may appear.
I trust we'll get more information soon. I agree that it's a bummer that the change was made abruptly and without explanation, but I've been working with these people for several months on a number of levels and I feel pretty safe in assuring you it's not a simple matter of "bait and switch," "greed," etc. as so many have been shouting about on these pages.
I'd ask that people not jump to conclusions. Please be patient.
Why does Rhino keep screwing everything up? Have you seen the posts on the Tapers Section. They are pissing off the very people they need in the future. Unlike the Archives, your feature and Lemiuex's feature are not entire shows, where it is least understandable to make the sdbs non-downloadable. But this seems to me to be pure BS. I cant even stream at work, it no longer functions. I used to look forward to Mondays and Wednesdays, but I cant even listen anymore! What's next? Are they going to charge me to listen to GDHour on the freakin radio? I am done buying anything they put out.
David, as you know I have always found your voice to be one of reason, so what gives?
Jason Sigur Listening to this has brought back so many memories.I miss the tours so much.
>>>Is everyone else getting the MOV format now? Any idea on how to change it to MP3? By the way, the MOV format that is being downloaded is a very fast download. I believe this means it's not a copy of the show, but just a hyperlink to the website. So when you go to play the show, you are in reality just streaming the audio over the web. (Something I can't do at work....not allowed...bummer) Please tell me I'm just not seeing something here.
right, its only a 1kb link that you downloaded. only way you can capture this to disk now is to get something like Total Recorder or another program that allows you to capture streams.
When I right-click on the "Listen Now" link and select "Save Target As" (like I've done for weeks now) the change I see is it only saves as a MOV file. It used to be MP3. I tried selecting my "Sound Player Format" when you just left-click the link and stream it online, but that didn't change how it downloaded.
Is everyone else getting the MOV format now? Any idea on how to change it to MP3? By the way, the MOV format that is being downloaded is a very fast download. I believe this means it's not a copy of the show, but just a hyperlink to the website. So when you go to play the show, you are in reality just streaming the audio over the web. (Something I can't do at work....not allowed...bummer)
Please tell me I'm just not seeing something here.
Thanks for doing this. It is so understandable that you can not download for free.
A lot of work goes into this.
Thanks and keep it going.