June 18 - June 24, 2012
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have some fine tunes from 1970, 1974 and 1993.
Our first selection this week is the big jam from 2/11/70 at the Fillmore East in New York City, during one of the finest runs of the shows the Grateful Dead ever performed. From this night, we have Dark Star>Spanish Jam>Lovelight, featuring loads of special guests.
Next up is the third and final version of the musical palindrome consisteing of Playing In The Band>Uncle John's Band>Morning Dew>Uncle John's Band>Playing In The Band from 3/23/74 Cow Palace. This was part of Dick's Picks Vol. 24.
Lastly this week is some recent Grateful Dead music, from 1/26/93 in Oakland, where we have the start of Set 2: Man Smart, Woman Smarter>Eyes Of The World>Estimated Prophet>Terrapin Station. There was some fine music played by the Grateful Dead in the first half of 1993.
Be sure to join us here next week for more music from vault.
Read the same backwards as it is forwards, like "civic", "eye" and "rotor". David refers to the 3 of 3rd harmonic palindromes on 3/24/74: Playin'>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playin'. The other 2 sequences were played in November 1973. Cool stuff!!
1993 is still considered recent? It's now 19 years ago. I wish there was some actual recent Grateful Dead music.
Palindrome is a much better adjective than sandwich to describe this offering. Perhaps symmetrical would be the best word though it is ultimately in the eye of the beholder. That the Grateful Dead could/would apply this kind of visual aspect to their musical form I think is related in a direct way to psychedelics. Seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling, tasting and touching - it was all candy at a Grateful Dead concert.
Especially the Playiin'>UJB>Dew>UJB>Playin'. Long live the Grateful Dead!