Grateful Dead

September 10 - September 16, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This week, as we roll toward the official start of Fall, we have 15 years of Grateful Dead history to cover, starting in 1972.

Our first track this week is the second set opening jam from 9/10/72 in Hollywood, featuring a well-jammed He’s Gone>Truckin’ combination. These two songs often segued into an Other One, but on this night, they left them together as a stand-alone jam, saving the night’s big jam for later in the set.

Next up are a couple of tracks from 9/16/72 at the Boston Music Hall, the second of a two night stand in Boston. Worth noting is that these two shows were scheduled to be performed at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, but the local authorities didn’t sound too keen on having the Grateful Dead take over their venue, so the shows were re-scheduled for Boston. From this second show in Boston, we have a very pretty, early Stella Blue, as well as the first set closing Playing In The Band.

Moving up a year, we have a very nice pair of tracks from the excellent shows at William and Mary College, with the first being a typically good 1973 version of China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider from 9/11/73 and from 9/12/73, this nascent Weather Report Suite, complete with horn accompaniment.

Next up is some music from the Grateful Dead’s return to Madison Square Garden in 1987 after a four year hiatus from the venue Jerry famously called “juiced.” From the first night of the five night run, on 9/15/87, is this post-Drums sequence of The Wheel>Gimme Some Lovin’>Black Peter>Sugar Magnolia and from the next night, 9/16/87, is the second set opening jam of Bertha>Greatest Story Ever Told>Devil with the Blue Dress>Good Golly Miss Molly>Devil with the Blue Dress>He’s Gone. Check out Jerry’s stunning vocal flourishes at the end of He’s Gone; truly some unique stuff. These recordings are drawn from the Beta PCM digital tapes.

Check in next week, when we’ll have some more great music for you. As always, feel free to write with questions or comments.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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a wise sage(dont know his

a wise sage(dont know his name)once said,"..if you find a piece of gold in the mud,you should not sob about that it was not platinum..!!thanks for your goldmine dl,but this is especially to all the people who dream about downloading all 2400 shows.you would need 4 lifetimes just to listen to half of it anyway..so what?

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I think

Ed linked to an animated GIF, which is a whole nother thing.

TigerLilly, I passed along your emoticon request, but haven't heard further on the subject.

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Good question, G.R.!!!!!!

Please tell us, Ed! I had been asking about these before, in the "fancy features" thread, but got no answer. Have some great emoticons in msn messenger, and can but very fun and expressive to use them.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Emoticons???

Hey Ed,
Speaking of arrogant and elitist, how the hell do you get those emoticons in your posts?

"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."

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GRTUD, we are now in sync, thank you

To have views of our own,
not those of drones,
don't toss us no bones,
we ain't throwing stones
from this place we call home.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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yee ha

Just got on the bus here - not sure why it took so long - guess I thought my computer couldn't handle it. My next step is getting better speakers for my computer!

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Cool Rhyme

I like it, in fact. And it says what needs to be said, better than my version. Could you change "me" to "us" and "I's" to "We's"? By starting with "our" the grammar and possibly the meaning is out of sync. No biggie, I think I know what you're saying (meaning) and that's the important fact.

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GRTUD, hey now about

To have views of our own,
not those of drones,
don't toss me no bones,
I ain't throwing stones
from this place I call home.

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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Let's Try it Again

Maybe I sang a bit out of tune so let's give it another go. I really liked the sound of it as I wrote but considering the opinions I'll try to revise, perhaps save the original notion. I agree with some of the sentiments.

How 'bout: " ...fight to give others a chance to have a view of their own, from the same vantage(s) & vistas..."?

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Indeed Hal!

I agree w/you, even though I can see the point of what Ed is saying too (ie: missionaries, nazis, the U.S. government-all out to force their beliefs on others). Also had my fights with "holier than thou" leftists when I was in college, who were trying to tell me that I was not a good revolutionary because I couldn't run around all summer being political, but had to work to pay for my next year of school. So eventually I decided I was not born rich enough, nor arrogant enough to hang out with those guys any more.
BUT, on the other hand, it took (like you said, Hal) a massive participation to end segragation in the south, or apartheid. I have to believe that it IS possible to help the world without being arrogant or ramming ideals down people's throats. Last night on the news just saw a report on Uganda, and if those people don't need help right now, don't know who does.

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