September 17 - September 23, 2007
We’ve got some outstanding music for you this week, covering a rather limited span in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, but it’s a span that includes some of the best years.
First up in our mid-September journey is Paris in 1974, where the Grateful Dead closed out their short tour of the continent. From 9/20/74, we have this very good Weather Report Suite>Stella Blue, and from the next night, 9/21/74, we have the second set jam featuring Seastones>Playing In The Band. It was rather rare for the band to join Phil and Ned during Seastones, but this jam works very well, and hits some remarkably deep spaces. One quick digression: while going through the Grateful Dead Movie’s outtakes in preparation for the DVD production, we came across some footage of the band getting together in a dressing room before the show on 10/16/74, the first night at Winterland. Evidently, they hadn’t seen each other since the end of the Europe tour, and while talking about the excellent music on that tour, Billy begins raving about the high quality of the recordings from the Europe tour, to which the rest of the band responds that they found the recordings equally impressive. Certainly some of Kidd’s best 2-track work.
Going back a few years, we are pleased to play a couple of jams from 9/21/68. This material is drawn from a very interesting tape, in that it features Phil, Jerry and Mickey, plus a couple of guest musicians, in a studio jam right in the midst of the period in which the Mickey and the Hartbeats shows were being performed without Bobby and Pigpen. From this studio session, we have a nice Clementine Jam and another very interesting Jam.
We’re going to take a detour away from our featured week and head off to May, 1973, specifically 5/13/73 in Des Moines, Iowa. From that excellent, long show (the first of three consecutive long shows in May, with 5/20 in Santa Barbara and 5/26 in San Francisco being the others), we have Here Comes Sunshine and a nice, long and spacey Playing In The Band from the second set, and from the first set we have the rocking combination of Don’t Ease Me In>Around and Around.
Finally this week, and in memory of Corinne Crawford from Berkeley and Vermont, is the mournful Death Don’t Have No Mercy from 2/28/69.
As always, we welcome your comments and questions. Feel free to write about anything. And be sure to check back in next week when we’ll have some stellar music from 1972, 1976 and 1981.
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Cactuswax, yes I am a huge beefheart fan, no I am not a guitar player, but I had never seen the 10 commandments and enjoyed them immensely so thank you kindly!
An hour or so after I last posted here we had a huge electrical storm, flash, bang, crash, power out, leaking roof everything. Fifteen hours later the storm is still blowing. Now I know what happens to those who whine! Black helicopters with a curious one-horned logo seeding the clouds with electricity and biblical deluges. Sorry I won’t do it again.
So I went back to TS to see how things are there and was immensely cheered up to see you have had your own e-storm. DeadHeads kickin’ and a gougin’ in the mud and blood and the beer. Yeeeeehah. And with so many mails out of order or deleted the whole thing becomes a piece of live Dadaist performance art.
So now everyone’s standing around, panting hard, adrenaline easing up a bit, staring forlornly at their ripped up tie dies. Cut to the same scene but viewed from above, pulling back higher and higher as the image from the shiny satellite with the curious one horned logo is transmitted to a giant screen in the corporate HQ of RICHER DONORS Inc.
Half a dozen smart-dressed people are sat around a huge onyx table watching the screen….(in the corner of the room PatRhino is sitting at the Dead.net console a single tear rolling down his cheek) . From the head of the table a sinister voice breaks the silence
‘Excellent, everything just as we planned….Phase 1 has been successfully completed’
You'll need to register for most of them, and may have to try a few times. Using these sites, and former delights like gdlive.com and tol, I have over 800 shows on my HD, and much of what David has posted here I have already.
Get in there.
http://shnflac.net (problems at the mo, up and down like a tart's knickers)
stuff here on and off as well
European deadheads - you can subscribe to Sirius on the internet, if that suits. Me, I'll stick to
Pisser about the downloads, sure, but with a little application, large amounts of what David has posted is out there roaming the internet - am constantly surprised at the number of deadheads who are not aware of this.
And then - there's always TRADING!
JP, the Limey Bastard who loves the Dead with all his heart.
Is This Off-Topic?
9/17/1982, Cumberland County Civic Center - Twenty-five years ago today was one of the musical highlights of my life: first ever Throwing Stones, the brand new Touch of Grey, the incredible closing run of Spanish Jam>The Other One>Goin' Down The Road>Morning Dew>Sugar Magnolia. It's a shame we couldn't have heard some of that today, but maybe it's being saved for a release (I always hope about my favorite shows ...)
izzie, do you ever sleep?
It's posting, fenario80. Your long post got caught by the long-post catcher that likes to grab Cosmic Badger, too, but there it is, unedited and undeleted. :)
and that's a mighty interesting thing you post.
is this forum not posting?
Here comes my own little personal attack ... curious to see if it gets taken down ...
Re-reading this whole thread gives me the powerful suspicion that red8sox and ShipoFools are one and the same person ... check out their posts. They are both "pathetically sad," among other stylistic similarities.
I'll also publicly call out red8sox as a poser. He posted here last week about how the situation here had forced him to connect with people to find other sources for music (I'm paraphrasing), but I guess he's been too busy since then thinking up dumb insults to answer a brother's private message asking him to pass this info along. Don't bogart that url, my friend!
(Actually it was fun and ridiculously easy to find those places on my own, but it was annoying to be ignored, and I'm always up for outing a hypocrite ... )
(To anyone who is where I was last week, just go google the words "bit torrent." You'll see.)
Also love the two guys (one of whom is ShipoFools; both of whom may be red8sox) who were full of "legal advice" to red8sox about "slander" but clearly had no problem with the homophobic underpinnings of butterbean's post. (Sorry, old bean, I'm sure you're a wonderful human bean and wouldn't have posted that if you'd stopped to think about it, but the fact remains you sent it out there in all its unthinking ugliness.) I have two pieces of advice for you: don't take any legal advice from anyone who doesn't know the difference between libel and slander, or from anyone who tries to convince there's a big payday in having your online hatred censored ...
Finally, as many have said, izzie has been doing an amazing job for the last month here in the monkey house, and at this point has very little poo on her: I do think it's up to all of us to see that she stays that way.
people wouldn't get upset at loosing the ability to download these feeds and listen to them on their ipods? The fact that many (and you can include me here as well) are willing TO PAY for these tidbits speaks volumes about the interest in having these feeds in an easier to listen to format. And that various members are really angry at the TOTAL lack of a response to that suggestion, well, no wonder there is so much invective floating about, and I see that PatRhino is looking in, but instead of offering a corporate response to the pay-for inquiry, the response is to shut off people or are, rightfully or not, PO'ed It is logical to assume from the title of this site that these were available to the public, and that many took advantage to do so without thinking that that was wrong, tape trading is a time-honored tradition in the GD community without a pay-for caveat, to suggest otherwise is simple nonsense (to put it politely) I have sure spent a fair amount of coin on GD recordings, and will probably do so in the future as well, but for the powers to be not to see this s'storm coming is remarkable in its lack of foresight, and to not provide a reasonable explanation (if for no other reason but to put minds at ease and not come off as some kind of corporate shakedown) just puts fuel on the fire....
At any rate, I heard a version of "Hot To Handle" on youtube, performed at the hollywood palladium, guessing a '69 or '70 performance, really hot! Can anyone tell me what the date of that performance is, and is it available, best one I have heard with Pig...please feel free to email me that info, thanks!
"If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise." - --Johann von Goethe--
Man, what psychosis is this?
OK everyone, group hug... c'mon now.....
ditto your post insulting izzie.
We have passed your recommendations regarding butterbean's remark to the Rhinos for their disposition, as it was they and not us who removed red8sox's posts in question.