• October 24, 2007
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    Grateful Dead Hour no. 57

    Week of October 16, 1989

    Grateful Dead 8/18/89 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
    IKO IKO

    Where in the Greek Are You?

    Grateful Dead 8/18/89 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
    LOOKS LIKE RAIN
    TERRAPIN->
    PERCUSSION
    JAM->
    CRAZY FINGERS
    LOVELIGHT
    I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

    Post-show interview with Phil Lesh

    The Greek Theater, on a hillside on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, directly across from the Golden Gate, was a spectacular place to see a Grateful Dead show - or any performance. I saw almost all of the latter-day GD shows there (not the '67 or '68 shows, alas), and it was never less than a splendid experience. (See this article for more on the Greek Theater, which opened in 1903.)

    The music in this week's GD Hour is from the second-to-last Dead show at the Greek: Friday, August 18, 1989. That run of shows was slightly off-kilter - the usual Friday-through-Sunday sequence was moved up a day after the tickets went on sale due to a scheduling conflict with the University of California, which owns and operates the Greek. So the Sunday show was moved to Thursday, and this Friday show was the middle night of the run.

    After several years of attending shows there, many Deadhead tribes had settled into favorite spots and could be found in their usual places at every show. I took my portable tape recorder with me one day and asked some folks why they were where they were. "Where in the Greek Are You?" is a three-minute montage of the responses.

    You'll also hear a brief excerpt of a post-show interview with Phil Lesh, talking about the return of "I Bid You Good Night after an 11-year absence from the repertoire. Several Greek shows (6/22/86, 7/15-17/88, and 8/17-19/89) were broadcast live on KPFA, conveniently located just down the hill from the UC campus, so we usually had a band member or two stop by for a chat before, during, or after.

    The '88 and '89 Greek shows were also benefits for the Rex Foundation, which continues to do good works in the world - please visit their web site.

    Your requests are welcome! Browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the show's home page, http://www.gdhour.com. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour [at] dead.net

    Thanks for listening! David Gans
    gdhour [at] dead.net

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Week of October 16, 1989

Grateful Dead 8/18/89 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
IKO IKO

Where in the Greek Are You?

Grateful Dead 8/18/89 Greek Theatre, Berkeley CA
LOOKS LIKE RAIN
TERRAPIN->
PERCUSSION
JAM->
CRAZY FINGERS
LOVELIGHT
I BID YOU GOOD NIGHT

Post-show interview with Phil Lesh

The Greek Theater, on a hillside on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, directly across from the Golden Gate, was a spectacular place to see a Grateful Dead show - or any performance. I saw almost all of the latter-day GD shows there (not the '67 or '68 shows, alas), and it was never less than a splendid experience. (See this article for more on the Greek Theater, which opened in 1903.)

The music in this week's GD Hour is from the second-to-last Dead show at the Greek: Friday, August 18, 1989. That run of shows was slightly off-kilter - the usual Friday-through-Sunday sequence was moved up a day after the tickets went on sale due to a scheduling conflict with the University of California, which owns and operates the Greek. So the Sunday show was moved to Thursday, and this Friday show was the middle night of the run.

After several years of attending shows there, many Deadhead tribes had settled into favorite spots and could be found in their usual places at every show. I took my portable tape recorder with me one day and asked some folks why they were where they were. "Where in the Greek Are You?" is a three-minute montage of the responses.

You'll also hear a brief excerpt of a post-show interview with Phil Lesh, talking about the return of "I Bid You Good Night after an 11-year absence from the repertoire. Several Greek shows (6/22/86, 7/15-17/88, and 8/17-19/89) were broadcast live on KPFA, conveniently located just down the hill from the UC campus, so we usually had a band member or two stop by for a chat before, during, or after.

The '88 and '89 Greek shows were also benefits for the Rex Foundation, which continues to do good works in the world - please visit their web site.

Your requests are welcome! Browse and/or search the Grateful Dead Hour program logs on the show's home page, http://www.gdhour.com. Let me know if there's a particular program you'd like to hear, and feel free to post requests and comments here or by email to gdhour [at] dead.net

Thanks for listening! David Gans
gdhour [at] dead.net

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I just had to comment on how well you guys haveput the GD hour together i used to listen to it relgiously until it got pulled off the air here in montana but now i just come to your web site to listen thanks for everything.
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only get 17 minutes of audio using windows and none audio using apple...help!!!
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Want help, my child? Simply chant: "Om..... Om.... Omygodthis sux!" There ya are, aint that lovin' you, babe?
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why the negativity? hasen't it gotten old? we know it must suck to be you, but please move on already! thanks dave for the awesome installment!
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I got the same bummed out result all day. the file must be corrupted--please reinstall it on the server. lethedoom
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the file was indeed corrupted. If you have more trouble, speak up!
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I know that it may seem as though all the efforts are not appreciated at times and it may not be worth the time to keep this going. But please know, the gdh and taper's sections are bright lights in my life and they mean a lot to me. The great shows, samples and the simple fact that there are people passionate about keeping the Grateful Dead tradition alive does my heart proud. The TIMMYs of the world will come around or eventually go away. I hope that this site continues to provide the window into the vault. We know you are a blessing to the world and I hope this is a reminder to you of that fact.
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thank you marye and whoever else reposted the full file--it seems to be fine. lethedoom
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I am really enjoying the opportunity to dig through the GD Hour's 20-plus-year history and put up the old favorites - mine and the listeners'. It also coincides nicely with my work for Sirius Satellite Radio: I'm replaying some of these interviews on the GD Channel, too. GD Hour blog Station list
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I'd like to echo drewstar's comments. Being landlocked in St. Louis, for me the GD Hour was critically important in my GD development, beginning over 20 years ago (has it beeeen that long!?). Hearing some of these older shows has been a thrill. I also enjoy being able to access it whenever I can here. So, thanks David. I feel I owe you a personal debt!
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I'd like to echo the echo of.....well, you know...... The GDH has always been so important. Gans' role as editor in this program / process has always been overlooked and under-commented on, ..... it seems to me. As a long time listener it is so obvious the guy just doesn't simply tee up anything he can get his hands on to fill another weeks airtime. So often the music featured has an extrememly solid basis for having been chosen. It for me has been a great tool in getting that rounded, full view perspective on the music I'd like to think I have. Plus anyone who's caught any of his commentary in efforts like "Anthem to Beauty" has got to be struck by the soulful expertise with which he discusses the scene. Gan's and David Crosby are my two favourite chroniclers of what went down. Two guys who not only really got it but have a gift for expressing themselves on the topic.
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IKO IKO all day now :)
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another fine spot for me to get fixed...I only wish you were on XM, David - keep up the excellent work!
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I only went to the Greek one year, 1984. Great Shows!!!I love the comment on your dead head hour show that I am listening to right now, about how steep the hill was. Brings back memories. We were right in the center, right at the beginning of the hill, and it was steep and really hard to dance there. I literally danced my shoes off at those shows. Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us Woody www.myspace.com/woodyinthebasement www.woodyinthebasement.com
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and thanks for all you have done for us over the years Bob W - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
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but not a birthday wish short.Hung on for another trip around that yellow thing out there... congratefulations...Oh yeah! Thanks for all the radioland waves! Really enjoyed the #57 Greek trip... went well with a pancake breakfast.
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Hi Dave, if you can ,it would be great to hear dh#16. I have it on tape but uncle sam wont let me bring it here to work . Love that version of to lay me down and black peter. Thanks and keep up all the good work you do. also thanks to all the good people that keep this site up and running. peace to all, Nemo
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thanks David for putting some of this Greek run up. This was a fun run and the band was strong all 3 nights (as they seemed to be for much of 89). Loved the "where in the Greek are you" segment. Very funny. Love the Greek. Too bad this was the last run. Thanks for sharing.
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I just want to say thanks. I've been hearing your show here in Columbus Oh on and off for a long time now. Like everything, you never know what you've got till it's gone. I can't imagine a world without the GD hour and I hope it never goes away. The internet ( thanks Al) has made a grate thing even grater. I would like to hear some Kingswood 87 and Omni spring of 90. I love thoseshows and I love you too!!! Tim!!!
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  • Tea 4-2
    10 years 10 months ago
    Hey Mr Gans
    I just want to say thanks. I've been hearing your show here in Columbus Oh on and off for a long time now. Like everything, you never know what you've got till it's gone. I can't imagine a world without the GD hour and I hope it never goes away. The internet ( thanks Al) has made a grate thing even grater. I would like to hear some Kingswood 87 and Omni spring of 90. I love thoseshows and I love you too!!! Tim!!!
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    10 years 10 months ago
    Greek 89
    thanks David for putting some of this Greek run up. This was a fun run and the band was strong all 3 nights (as they seemed to be for much of 89). Loved the "where in the Greek are you" segment. Very funny. Love the Greek. Too bad this was the last run. Thanks for sharing.
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    dgans
    10 years 11 months ago
    GDH #16
    Thank you for the request. I'll add it to the list. GD Hour blog Station list