Grateful Dead

July 19 - July 25, 2010

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from the mid and late 1980s, from second sets exclusively.

As you might recall, last week we played you the end of the second set of 7/22/84 at Ventura County Fairgrounds. This week we're pleased to play the start of the second set of that show, featuring Samson and Delilah, Ship of Fools, I Just Want To Make Love To You>Women Are Smarter, Terrapin Station. There were some mighty fine shows on the summer tour of 1984.

From about five years later, on 7/15/89 at Deer Creek in Noblesville, IN, we have the start of Set 2, featuring Foolish Heart>Victim Or The Crime>Crazy Fingers>Truckin'>Smokestack Lightning. This was a magical little show, in that it followed two weeks of huge stadium gigs on the east coast, and although it featured its share of train wrecks, it also featured some wonderful moments, like this excellent Truckin', all in a 14,000 seat amphitheatre in the Midwest.

Finally this week, from a couple of nights later, the second of three show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in E. Troy, WI on 7/18/89, we have the second set opener, featuring Sugar Magnolia > Scarlet Begonias ; Man Smart (Woman Smarter) ; Eyes Of The World. This show is often overlooked due to the magnificence of the previous night, but it does have some good music throughout.

Join us here next week for more tasty tunes. As always, we encourage you to write to us at the address below with any questions about the Grateful Dead and their recordings. Thanks for stopping by!

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Thank goodness for recordings

That said, I REALLY wish I could experience a GD show in person again.

15 years gone. I do have a life. I just wish...

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7 days STRAIGHT without...

any Kermit-colored enhancements. not looking for applause, just had to declare it publicly.

WOW, love that transition from SM to SB.

GREAT selections this week, DL.

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David L...

thanks for what you do. I don't mind the occasional slip up.

you rock, dude.

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the horror...the horror...

p 38 of the new Rolling Stone...Justin Timberlake wearing a SYF (THAT'S ok, but)...the blurb says "He hopes to collaborate with Umphrey's McGee on a new Dead-themed mash-up record: RippleSex/JerrySounds".

oh please let this not be what I think it might be. would the "remains of the Dead" allow this travesty to happen?

RippleSex????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Justin, keep yo filthy rich hands offa the GD!!!!!!!!! Jerry's ghost will get you.

oh wait...this must be a prank from the remaining Merry Pranksters.

If it's for real, I'm going to go barf now.

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Links all cool

ty for link fix

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See Link is fixed!

Wohoooooo
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I agree with Keith's Bday

Would have been nice to see some stuff from him for sure.
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Link problem

Its called free speech man, look in to it, not getting on Davids back...just tired of same ol issues....chill out.

And come on y ou have to admit it was Keiths BD yesterday & nothing done for that!!!

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web site issues

agree with critter, web site issues are the problem here, not DL's fault they don't work. there are some issues to be worked out, avatar and photos, links for taper's, but still a really fun site

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Grateful Bob~Easy on our (((DAVID L.))))

Some people get really busy with other stuff, I appreciate the fact that he does this every week. Please don't get all down on him. He is the only one that has the trust and respect from soooo many of us Deadheads that can do this. He plays some real gems from all eras and is trying to please all of us (a hard task to do, Deadheads are very critical) and of course someone won't be happy.

Please be kinder to David. That was uncalled for man.
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