September 17 - September 23, 2012
Welcome back to the Tapers' Section, where this week we have music from 1972, 1973 and 1989.
Our first stop this week is on 11/15/72 in Oklahoma City, where we have a nice batch of typical 1972 first set material featuring Bird Song, Jack Straw, Candyman, Big River, Sugaree, El Paso, Box Of Rain, Deal, Cumberland Blues.
Next up is music from 9/17/73 in Syracuse, NY, where we have more first set material, including Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy. This was the tour that featured horns occasionally in the second set, which although interesting at times, was thankfully a short-lived experiment.
Lastly this week we have the entire first set from 10/12/89 in New Jersey, the second of a five night run at the Meadowlands. From this show, we have Hell In A Bucket>Sugaree, Blow Away, Tennessee Jed, Queen Jane Approximately, Bird Song, Jack Straw. Our apologies for the three versions of Sugaree this week, as well as a couple of Bird Songs and Jack Straws.
Be sure to join us next week for more tunes from the vault.
A 7 foot, 655-pound, underweight leatherback turtle was found stuck in the mud at Cape Cod Wednesday September 19th, 2012.
Leatherback turtles of such size are usually about 1,000 pounds in weight. The leatherback turtle was treated for oxygen and blood deficiences and re-released in the sea; as they have never survived nor lived in aquariums.
Co-incidentally that evening, Stu Allen & his Mars Hotel band segwayed into the "Terrapin Suite" with the strains of darkness, in excellent pacing at the local community hall, Ashkenaz, in Berkeley, California. Zow!
Also co-incidentally, Trinidad seaside developers or sum such governmental bozos bulldozed hundreds of baby leatherback turtles on the beachside coast in mis-taken needs for a project. The spokesperson for the news video I saw on BCC was quoted saying, "you have to be nuts to do such a thing." Dozens of baby turtles were seen in boxes crawling about with the news person's statement, they are faced with a dominant preditor potential and usually do not suceed in reaching adulthood.
...7 foot aging turtleback panter sez..."uh huh uh huh...."
You'll probably be pleased as punch that the latest installment of the Taper's Section includes a segment from 11-17, something you'd requested only last week!
Thanks for the link Wilfred, to the Nov 2009 Taper's Section. Must have missed that one..
While it is painful that there is no SBD for 11/13, I guess (as so often) we should thank God for Bear getting us what we have.
The good news though is that it would seem that there ARE many chunks of Nov 72 in the Vault (listening to the great Brokedown from OKC right now thanks to you :-)
baking muffins. get to the place where i add baking powder and salt. Pigpen sings "I take a little powder, take a little salt".
I love synchronicity like that.
Bear made an audience recording of 11-13-72. There is no soundboard recording. That Dark Star>Morning Dew is spectacular! I would like to see the complete show for 11-18-72 as it contains a superb 'Box of Rain' (or so I was told by DL!)
According to some info. from here much of the Fall '72 tour doesn't exist in the vault!
Sound quality of what circulates definitely hampers my enjoyment for this period. There is no or just a partial circulating SBD for 10/21, 10/23, 10/24 and 10/30. And even for many of the shows for which a full SBD circulates, the quality is much less than stellar (see especially 11/26, 11/24 and 11/19). If this stuff is in the vault, I don't know what they're waiting on.
It's so freakin' awesome.
Grateful deadhead style!
Release the entire year.
Release the entire year.