October 22- October 28, 2007
This week we have some music from 1968, 1982 and 1984
First up this week, from 9/23/82 in New Haven, we have the magnificent closing twosome of Althea-Let It Grow. This space is getting hot, indeed. Drawn from the cassette master on the final big tour before Healy began recording to Beta PCM digital tapes in December, 1982.
Next we’ll jump back a little ways to 1968, to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. This would be the Grateful Dead’s final show at the Greek until 1981, but thankfully they made a habit of it throughout the 1980s. From this cool little show in 1968, we have the opening Pigpen twofer, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl-Lovelight. You’ll notice we faded out early in the third song, but worry not, as we plan to have more of this show later in the year on the Tapers Section. There’s a bit of a buzz on the right channel which mostly disappears by Lovelight. Regardless, the music’s certainly worth a listen.
Moving ahead 15 years to 1983, we have the second-set opener from 10/21/83 in Worcester, Mass. This is a nice Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The Mountain. Drawn from the Beta PCM digital masters, the tape does exhibit some signs of the limitations of this format, specifically some minor distortion on the low end stuff.
Lastly this week, we’ll stop into 1984 to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY on October 20. From the end of the first set, we have the trio of My Brother Esau-Bird Song-Jack Straw, and from the start of the second set, Shakedown Street>Samson and Delilah. We’ve had a lot of requests to hear some moments from this show, so here you go.
Be sure to check back in next week, when we really don’t know what we’ll be playing, but hopefully something from 1971. Feel free to get in touch with questions or comments.
On the ripper mentioned by lethedoom, I am interested in knowing the following:
1) Has anyone REALLY gotten one of these programs to work?
2) If so, exactly how? Like a step by step process including naming files, info, conversion, whatever.
3) This is probably not kosher with gd.net as they have taken away the mp3s you could download. If it is figured out how to rip these streams and make mp3s, I assume they will not want us to do that? Or would that be ok with them and the lawyers?
4) I do not even want to persue it if they tell us not to. If they do not put up a policy, is that implicitly telling us it is ok?
5) If one of these programs costs $$, I would rather just pay gd.net for the downloads than pay for and deal with complicated software.
I hope this does not put me in the whiner category, I would just like to know what they think and if it can really be done.
thanks for the Carrier Dome show!! This was my first show. 15 years old and wide eyed!!
Carrier Dome! Nice
round and round
I would have loved to hear him do Lovelight and Alligator live. Thanks for the music, everyone!
That sound really tied the room together.
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Looking forward for a return to the 70's!!
I am trying a freeware stream ripper for windows pc that uses the sound card and rips to the hd and converts in real time (no fast download for later use)--it seems ok.
It can be downloaded from
Main Features of Free Sound Recorder
* Allows you to record audio into MP3, WMA or WAV format directly.
* Allows you to pre-define audio recording qualities to help quickly set and manage recording parameters.
* Built-in advanced audio record engine to produce high quality recording.
* Allows you to preset/preview your audio recording device before starting record.
* Build-in WMA WAV MP3 decoder.
* OS: Windows 98/Me/2000/2003/XP, Windows Vista or better
* CPU: >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU
* RAM: 64 MB RAM or above
Does anyone else have this problem...
When I make my choice of either Qicktime (I have the latest version) or Media Player I get a rectangle box with part of the big Q in the center.. Then nothing happens No sound
Somtimes it works and i get the black player. Any help would be much appreciated
The carrier dome 1st set tunes were a welcome treat and sweet leaf raking music. Check out the energy in Straw. Truly one of the dead's underrated classics. Now David, how about holloween '85 in SC and a nug or two from 11-1 (killer dp btw)? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
Seems like this thing is coming to an end, slows down each week, Always dig the tunes. No word on any new releases, maybe next year, the lawyers will let us have a taste of some Winterland jam.
Coconut Phil, living Free.