Grateful Dead

July 29 - August 4

Every Friday we'll be sending you off with a Jam Of The Week, hand-picked and delivered by tape archivist David Lemieux. Listen to it on the weekend. Listen to it at work. Listen to it all day long...but make sure you tune in or you'll miss out because these little nuggets will stream for ONE WEEK ONLY!

This week's Jam is from:

July 31 11, 1988
Laguna Seca



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zepthompson's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
the deadpod

it's a free iTunes podcast

set one of this show is up
set two coming out Friday

download it from iTunes
stream it from the link above

moses's picture
Joined: Oct 25 2008


Joined: Nov 7 2010

It seems to me we all agree on more than we disagree on. The most important point of agreement being that we all dig this music, right, or we wouldn't be here and wouldn't have opinions about it. I imagine the discussions and arguments about how much of the music should be free and available for download will never cease.
I may be in the minority but I don't feel like I need to own every good or great show, especially when good copies circulate on archive and are there for streaming anytime, at my convenience. I guess I've gotten old but I'd rather not hassle with a huge collection of discs--just use archive as my personal dead "cloud" or whatever, and then check the Taper's Section and JOTW each week to find new stuff that haven't heard before.
And of course I buy pretty much every official release--at least every one that contains a complete show, and most others, too--because the sound is mind-bogglingly good. Whatever Jeffrey Norman and DL do to those master reels, I commend their work. I didn't think I could appreciate this band's music any more than I already did, but hearing what every musician is doing so clearly--individually and in the context of the group mind--takes me to another level.

jonapi (not verified)
fleetin' for a reason

Hey, no need to apologise paisley. Anyone with a brain should've grasped the beauty of your words. But these things happen. All too frequently in these here parts !!!

Respect to lamagonzo though, for always havin' the decency and humility to leave a comment; first class as always.

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
Of course everything

Of course everything circulates, I'm not stupid. READ what I said, because I was very specific for a reason. Some of us will access a lot of music in other ways, but there are thousands of people who listen to the band on this site exclusively because its free and the only way they can enjoy a high quality listening experience. I was trying to speak for those people, and the people who use the music from this site in other ways in their daily lives, because if stream captures of these recordings appear in the circulating world, the band will close it down, and I know that for a fact, okay? So the next time you hear that pristine, extended copy of, say the Chicago Ampitheater from 1974 we all enjoyed a few weeks ago, think about that being impossible to do. There's no other recording of that show remotely close to the way that sounded, and we all asked nicely for a release. If it shows up in the circulating world, so long. These guys are done giving the masters away, and who can blame them? You can buy all the Picasso prints you want, but there is only one pristine original.

Now, I already apologized once for stepping on anyone's toes, and I'll do so again, but come on, man, let's remember why we enjoyed the band in the first place. It wasn't to hold onto the experience of one moment for the rest of our lives, it was to enjoy the now, the flow, to be in that moment when the band was creating something new and you were there, hearing it. At least that's what it was for me.

.....all the years combine.....

lamagonzo (not verified)

apologies, shouldn't have brought it up after others gave you the word

jonapi (not verified)
is that a whistling sound? duck Lincoln!

Yep, that's what he's sayin' zebweber; congratulations!
paisley is fooling no one, especially himself.

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
Don't fool yourself.

paisley said "If these recordings start to circulate, goodbye JOTW."

Everything circulates - you just gotta know where to look... if you are like many of us that download live GD from wherever it can be downloaded, you probably already have these 'jams' - it's for the folks that don't already have them or who just want to stream tunes at work or whatever...

jonapi (not verified)
what should i do with a stone and a pane...

By the way Grateful Jeff; you wouldn't be jumping paisley's shit there would ya? Jeez, prolly an innocent comment he made (the exclamation marks gave it away for me personally). Amazing to deduce his character from one paragraph.

If you get confused.......

yeah, right on jlease19!!

jonapi (not verified)
"Saucer of milk for paisley and lamagonzo."

Hey, healing circle guys.

I'm with you paisley; a lotta people are taking a whole heap o' things for granted here. Everyone always wanting something for nothing.
However, i do reckon that ehecker123 was just asking an innocent wee question; he seemed kinda bubbly with his enthusiasm, but ya wrote what ya wrote. I mean, i saw an exclamation mark in your post, so it was pretty obvious you were "just saying". But some users love to nod, then take that as a cue for painting a whole picture of you, pretty damn funny really.

You have to remember that some here have absolutely NO sense of humour, believe me. Don't bother with any irony 'cause it wouldn't be recognised if it took a shit in their tea.

Let's quit with all the touchy-feely sugarcoating here everyone; it will rot the teeth. i mean, i'm all for encouragement and compassion and moral support and "right-on's" but let others have their say, eh? Stop looking over your shoulder to check on what the next geek will say; that kinda sycophancy is demeaning and degrading. You can still have strong opinions but not wish to offend any other. I don't want others to be stomped on, but this holding hands in unity and therapy cuddling is thicker and stickier than treacle.
How on earth your comments could be regarded as unkind and ugly i just don't know. Boy, it's awesome to watch such super-sensitivity given to remarks people don't get; different when it's their neurosis itching to come out when the music's wrong.
Maybe you should have joined others here; put on the ol' jackboots, polish the helmet, grease the pole and iron the flag; and march in rigid syncopation, waving, with not an ounce of hypocrisy, against this tidal flow of corporate greed!
Christ on stick, this corporate and commerce shit is getting old, old, old. It's their music, they can do what they want with it.
"Take a valium and give the rest of us a break"? If you could see what i could see, (when i'm cleaning windows on a glass house).

And i liked your remarks on the generosity and unprecedented access from; too fucking right. Enjoy the moment and move on is a wonderful approach; as Derek Bailey once said, imagine how intense an experience a musical moment would be if you could only hear it once; the concentration and power would be overwhelming.
It's just a jam everyone (and a damn fine one this week too). Not life-threatening or apocalypse bringing. Just a jam.


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