Grateful Dead

December 29, 2008 - January 4, 2009

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to our continuing holiday editions of the Tapers’ Section. This week we have some New Year’s themed music, although not all from New Year’s Eve, but from the time around then.

Our first stop will be the magnificent concert on 12/29/77, a life-changing night for a lot of Dead Heads with whom we’ve spoken. This, of course, featured the return of China>Rider after a three-plus year absence. From that magical night, we have the centerpiece of the night, Playing In The Band>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider>China Doll>Jam. The rest of this concert is certainly worth seeking out, so do find yourself a copy of Dick’s Picks Vol. 10 and enjoy it.

Next up, from 10 years plus a day later on 12/30/89, we have the post-Drums sequence of I Will Take You Home>The Other One>Standing On The Moon>One More Saturday Night, Baby Blue, which is every bit the equal of the post-Drums sequences from 12/27&28/89 that we played for you last week here at the Tapers’ Section. Dynamite stuff indeed.

Finally this week, to get you all in the mood for the big New Year’s Eve festivities, we have my all time favourite midnight piece of music from a New Year’s Eve concert, Sugar Magnolia>Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain from 12/31/78, the famous Closing of Winterland concert. This was the concert that went on and on and on, filled with surprises throughout.

Happy New Year everyone!

Be sure to stop back next week when we’ll properly ring in 2009 with some excellent material from 1968, 1972 and 1977. See you then.

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Wow, you caught on pretty quick!

Thanks, Bob, for the dishonorable mention. I don't agree with your style, but I do agree with your freedom of speech, as crude and rude as it is. This weeks musical selections may look familiar to many of us: I still appreciate David offering them up for our listening pleasure.
Lighten-up pal.

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LOL...............

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Terrapin Tommy

I appreciate your comment & understand, this goes back to an old comment I had made about way tooo many PITB's on the tapers section & Ted and some other folks got upset about it.......i laugh at the comments made by the same pepple every week, they say the same thing, every song that is played here can be heard complete in internet archive , unless it has been on Dick's Pick's....so all smoke a joint & relax ..we have alot more important things going on now to worry about. So let me speak my mind with out some idiot always knocking MY opinion....I think it's called free speech!!!!!!!!

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Bob

no worries mate. you second coment, while completely inappropriate, made my laugh my socks off

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Ain't No Time to Hate!!

Hey gratefulbob, you should be nice and not call Ted nasty names!! Where's your spirit?

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Brendo

Exactly what i ment, that is what I thought this tapers section was all about, music we cant already cant get out hands on, so ty for your comment....i just was saying the same thing.

But some idiots go gaga over nothing.......TED

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Speaking of coal in the stockings, hope the poor folks buried up to their asses in Tennessee with "clean coal" sludge don't get cancer!! So much for "clean coal"!!

Otherwise, Happy New Weir to all you deadheads!! Wish we were ringin' it in together in Oakland like the days of ol' !! Peace

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fuck off ted

asshole

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He's baack

uh oh, sounds like someone might have gotten coal in his stocking....

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not to sound ungrateful

But, I have been noticing alot of previously released material as of late. Most of us already own all of dick's pick's and the official releaces. How bout something "new" new?

Sorry again,
Brendo

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