Grateful Dead

November 19 - November 25, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This being the end November, we have a bit of music from 1972, and of course some terrific material from 1973.

Our first selection this week, which really should have been played last week, I suppose, is from Wichita, Kansas, and as mentioned last week, is one of the finest versions of the The Other One played in 1972, featuring a perfect blend of rock, jazz and psychedelia. I have no idea how to qualify that it is one of the best of 1972, as there were so many stunning versions played throughout 1972, but I sure do like this one. From 11/17/72, Truckin'> The Other One>Brokedown Palace. I can't get enough of this one, up there with 9/17/72 to these ears. Keith, Phil, Bobby, Jerry and Billy play some stunning parts on this night. It lands so smoothly into Brokedown Palace. And what a Brokedown Palace; they are singing their hearts out on the final part of the song.

Next stop this week will be Tempe, Arizona, at Feyline Field on 11/25/73 in the rain. From that interesting show, we have the ultimate, new from 1973 combination of Eyes of the World>Weather Report Suite. Now that's a pair of songs that always brings a smile to my face.

Finally this week, from a few days before the Tempe show, we have this outstanding second set jam from 11/21/73 in Denver, the second of a perfect two night run of shows that falls virtually right in the middle of one of the finest two month stretches in Grateful Dead history. From this magnificent show, we have Mississippi Half-Step>Playing In The Band>El Paso>Playing In The Band>Wharf Rat>Playing In The Band>Morning Dew. Check out those tones Phil is getting during the final segment of Playing In The Band. And what Jerry's doing under that. Whew! Only in 1973!

As you may or may not be aware, this installment of the Tapers Section is our 52nd weekly edition, one year strong, and we're very pleased to say we'll keep going as long as you keep digging it. Thanks for checking in every Monday, and as always, we really do welcome all comments, questions and suggestions. Please send them to the email address below. See you next week!

David Lemieux
vault@dead.net

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Thanks!

very nice this week.

Hey naysayers, think about it this way:
If this is the virtual taper's section,
go find some virtual microphones.

Tapers always had to spend a little to "grab"
the shows, right?

The band always just played the music,
*we* had to find ways to bring it home with us,
it's not like you got handed gear on the way in...
It's the same now.

thanks again, David!

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Joined: Nov 24 2007
Fantastic

Thanks for posting these tunes. Keith's piano in Half-Step is a great display of his playing at the peak of his craft. He was a very under rated piano player.

Anyone know much about the Denver Venue?

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NO ONES' got the time ....... !!

beenwaytoolongatsea

wow the 1/2 step et seq is so seamless and flawless and gorgeous ..... acroossss the rio graaaaannnndio ....... acrroooss the laaazzyy river .....
{{ :: >> )) bless t/s and the dead

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thanks...

I think the holiday may be slowing things down a bit, but thanks for the update.

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Eyes to Weather Report still breaks off

Whatever was causing Eyes of the World to stop, it's still there on Friday. I hope there's a remedy -

Takes all you got just to stay on the beat . . .

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beware the tiger lurks

Somewhere after Wharf Rat the Tiger appears and just about takes a bite out of Phil. Jerry coaxes some curiously familiar chirping out of his git a few minutes before the reprise. Did I hear this in the in the GD Movie? hmmm...

I am so Thankful for the Taper's section. 'Gone are the days, we stopped to...' (dub our tapes). Life is definitely sweeter in the end! smiles, smiles, smiles...

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tall and been

I'll pass this along. Who knows, it might be easy to fix. (Might not, too, but worth a try.)

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Streaming doesn't like pausing2

beenwaytoolongatsea

you are correct, it does not, and this is not true of all streaming audio (go to archive and stream any show and you can pause all you like hit play and everybody is happy again).

for some (unknown/bizarre .. ??) reason t/s has chosen to make their streams "un-pausable." Your observations are correct, and unless they change this you are stuck with what you have, after more than a few seconds of pausing you will, every time, get "timed out" and yes your only choice is to go back to the site and click the selection again ..... your best bet is to observe closely at what point in the stream you are when you pause and when you hit it again try to forward to as close to that point again - major drag and the worst feature of the new set up - sorry to moan on thanksgiving morning but just trying to let TALLTAF up there know, you are not alone .......

happy thanksgiving to all {{ :: > ))

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Streaming doesn't like pausing

Now I don't like to interrupt the flow of what they were playing but I stream at work and have to pause in order to answer the phone/respond to my colleagues [hey I'm the administrator and I don't think my employers want an answerphone message that is "can't answer the phone I'm streaming the Dead].

Anyhoo I stream using windows media player and in the last few days every time I pause for more than a minute or so I get a Quicktime Internet authorisation window asking for a username and password. What's this about? It is very frustrating to get 20+ minutes into a good jam and then have to go right back to the beginning.

Can you help?

Many thanks

Keep the music coming.

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wow.

Man, El Paso just floats out of and into that Playin' like some weird cowboy dream ... I'm not even entirely sure it actually happened

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