Grateful Dead

April 9 - April 15, 2012

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1969, 1979 and 1980.

Our first selection this week is from the Fillmore Auditorium on 12/20/69, where we have classic batch of 1969 Dead: Mason's Children, China>Rider, High Time. please note that the head and the of the first song and tail of the last are cut, just an occupational hazard of working with the older recordings, where the tape was often paused between songs.

Next is the first set from 12/9/79 in St. Louis, featuring Alabama Getaway > The Promised Land ; Brown Eyed Women ; Cassidy ; Row Jimmy ; New Minglewood Blues ; Candyman; Lazy Lightning> Supplication ; Deal. This was drawn from the cassette master, recorded from the PA board mix.

Lastly this week is the third set closing sequence of I Need A Miracle>Bertha>Johnny B. Goode, Casey Jones on 10/27/80 at Radio City Music Hall. I've always been a huge fan of the post-Drums Bertha, such a rocking way to keep people dancing in the slot usually reserved for the night's ballad.

Join us next week for more tunes from the vault.

David Lemieux


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marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
fixing the files on the older TS pages

is a work in progress. Check back periodically. Thanks!

juggler's picture
Joined: Jun 22 2014

won't work
is there anyone out there who can convert this to the new format
i started in 1969 and have forgotten more than these kids know
anybody know snowball? wativ or watt

Joined: Nov 1 2010

that 79 alabama is hot as they come and the cassette master clear as a bell. a v nice set to hear on a friday after work ... yowzer

Joined: Jun 13 2007

In for the I need a miracle...

Because that'z what it's gonna take
to harness all my good thoughts.


Joined: Jun 6 2007
Lay Down Alabama Sally Getaway!

Jerry's beginning strums conjure up JGB 'Lay Down Sally' from Rochester '91 :)

Joined: Jan 13 2010
thank you sherbear

as soon as I get home, I am getting out my Seastones CD...

Joined: Jun 13 2007

The fire's song is in tune and dancing
with the Grateful Dead.
It's inspired by the vibrations in the
Great Room.
Well worth the labor and whistling
at each songs end.
It fascinates me the irony of the fire,
the music and me.

I have tried for years to match up two
logs that are alike and to date it is
undone. Each log is unique and I hand
select them each week. I know the wood
and the BTU's of them but still none match.
So, I blissful choose the starters and the
long burners and the yule logs for the days
end. It entertains me and as I listen to them
with and without the music, I am comforted.

I love the Wood's Song and all it's beauty.
From the days when the green rustling leaves
spoke to the world, to the crackling thunder
of it's last breath to the snapping crackle of
it drying in the sun and to it's new song of
as life sustaining embers that once again
nurture me just as in the days of ole.

I keep the quiet ashes in a barrel for til
spring so that I can give life to the new
trees when I mix them with the soil and water.

And the Tree Song will be found in a
different tree to sing a unique song once

I always wonder if a choir of trees the sang
a youthful and song of ole song at the same time
were a making fertile land that was but a newborn
virgin waiting for it's first seeds of a completely
unknown arrival to be sacrificially nurturing to
all perimeters. A complete unknown but a
tragedy turned to a meal.
Once again
to give all
to replenish all.

I can never forget the
heaviest tree ever carried;
men make those kind.

The good one's make picnic tables
and playgrounds and bed frames, xo!

Okay, stoltzfus that was off the top of my head,
inspired by your "post". Thanks, I gotta
hit -restart and get my fire stoked.
Next burner is for you, thanks for the light.
Hope you close your eyes and imagine
the beautiful flames and whistles our
home will be gifted by in the minutes to
follow. A log in your honor, on next, xo!
I'll follow up with your Seastone's later.
I got a mojo here I'm working with, xo!

Joined: Jan 13 2010

you need to publish a book of poetry someday.

I am not a poet
though I'd like to be
word smoothness
words as images to see

I recommend that we all listen to Seastones right.....NOW!

Joined: Jun 13 2007

Doing a split today,
no not like that, lol.

Drivin' through some chores
and am so glad to have an
excellent thread to make them
a cinch, kinda.

To the Taper's Section, Cheers!
With a glass of water. XO!

Carry the wood.
Make a fire.
Separate the laundry.
Do laundry.
Stoke fire.
Ect.,,Ect.., Ect..

Saving the Wednesday gem for my
next time of rest from responsibilty.

For now...we rock ON!
This just in off the top of my head.
Living in the moment, at the moment,
glad this is a part of the moment I'm

32 teeth....

oh the liplessness.

"Down in the Valley"

Joined: Jan 13 2010
there is a quick taste of set 2...

@ the end of the 12/9/79 selection.


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