August 27 - September 2, 2007
I undertook the Taper's Section last November with a pretty simple vision: to have fun providing folks a regular opportunity to hear vault material that kept their interest in Grateful Dead music fresh.
Recently, I and others that work on dead.net became aware that certain fans had been regularly downloading the tracks offered in the Taper Section. From the very beginning, this program has always been intended to be a "for streaming only" service. Downloading was never announced, described or promoted in any manner. The situation that developed over the past months is very different than my original plan.
Where we’re at today requires us to step back, gather some information, do some thinking and get back to you. In the meantime, we ask that you all realize that dead.net's and GDP's commitment to the Dead Head community is unchanged. We’re very excited to be hard at work with Rhino on a number of very cool releases and programs that you’ll be hearing about soon. Please bear with us until then.
See you next week,
This week, we’re going to explore some cool moments from the Family Dog in 1969, as well as some great material from 1980 and a taste of 1972.
Although most shows in the Bay Area in the late 1960s were BGP-produced concerts, there was a very hip alternative promoter, namely Chet Helms and his Family Dog at the Great Highway. At the end of the summer of ’69 (no Bryan Adams jokes, please), the Grateful Dead played a few shows at Chet’s cool venue, and from those shows we have some interesting material. From 8/29/69, we have a nice Easy Wind, Me and My Uncle>High Time, as well as the show-closing Lovelight, and from the next night, 8/30/69, we have a very good Morning Dew from early in the show. Be sure to check back next week for another rare track from the Family Dog in 1969.
One thing we always get excited about is a great tour with consistently great performances, with highlights too numerous to list. The mid-August to early-September 1980 tour is one such stretch of shows, and we have a few examples of great material from this tour this week. Unfortunately, two of the best shows from the tour are not in the vault (9/6 at Lewiston and 9/2/80 at Rochester), but what does live in the vault is exceptional. From 8/27/80 at Pine Knob in Michigan, the second set opening trio of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>C.C. Rider (or China>Rider>Rider, if you will) is as high energy as they come. From three nights later in Philadelphia we have the ending sequence of the show on 8/30/80, featuring Space>Not Fade Away>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia, One More Saturday Night. A classic 1980 sequence if there ever was one. Unfortunately, the first set of this show is not in the vault. Finally from this tour, we have the show opener on 8/31/80 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, with a rocking duo of Alabama Getaway>Promised Land. As the flipside to the Philly show above, the second set from this Cap Center show is not in the vault.
Lastly this week, we have a couple of tracks from the first night of the Europe 72 tour, the first two songs played on the tour, in fact. Both of these songs from 4/7/72 in London have a little extra something, as the band was clearly happy to be playing in Europe, a feeling that would evidently continue through the final show on 5/26/72 in London. Oh, yes, the songs: Greatest Story Ever Told and Sugaree. Enjoy.
Be sure to check back in next week when we’ll have some music from 1969, 1972, 1973 and 1985. It’s going to be a busy week. Feel free to write anytime with questions or comments.
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DL2's explanation should be more than enough for any and all of us. More than a few deadheads have known DL2 for several years, and we know him to be a good and honorable man. I trust him, and I encourage all of you to trust him.
Some of you were around when the "hush tapes" were very quietly circulated back in the previous century. We kept them "hushed" because we knew that if we made a big deal about it then people on the inside would lose access, lose their jobs, or at least get a savage chewing out from tptb. The result: as we quietly shared music quite literally all around the world the entitlement crowd shouted "hoarders" and "elitists," even when they were on the trees and vines. As they shouted, mostly online, some of the people who were sharing music with us got their backsides in a sling. As David Gans has noted, "the enemy is listening." Back in the 1990s they even scanned gd news groups and forums, checking to see if anything got shared. Deadheads on the inside got hurt because people on the outside would not stop shouting "gimmie more more more."
And so please, my friends, calm down and be a bit more careful what you say and where you say it. The enemy is still listening. We may still lose a great deal.
--- ethics is using free will to choose good over evil ---
One man gathers, what the vault spills.
truly very sorry,
What a f**kup! Now, streams don't even work. Vus noch? (Ask your Bubbeh)
I'm going back to work.
is that a bunch of stoned hippies built the GD organization into a musical juggernaut and now a bigger group of big business record label "pros" are running it into the ground. It's a perfect example of how record companies don't understand the market and who their customers are. No wonder they're hemorrhaging money.
round and round
I don't download but the player doesn't work consistently for me and I don't dew Quiktime. Why Who about quiktime? Is that an Apple product or something? I Dew Windows, well, i try to anyway.
i've enjoyed the ability to download and assumed that was the intent as you permitted access to...i've switched around dates/shows to create my own preference's re: seque's, mood, tone, memories. going to the streaming only was/is not an option for me. not permitted while at work and at home between a 32yo daughter, 21yo son and 10 boy thee's no access for me there either. but, i thank you for the priviledge to having been able to. i (and i'm sure all other) had/have no intention(s) of selling or even trading. why trade when all you need to do is infor of where access is(was). thankyou again. i was concerned initially when last weeks posting was available as the usual time thinking something had happened to you, glad your ok (and back). am sad to not be able to download tho but..what is, is
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