Grateful Dead

September 24 - September 30, 2007

Tapers Section By David Lemieux

This is another busy week in the Grateful Dead’s performing history, with music spanning another relatively short span, but containing some exceptional jams.

From the second Waterbury, CT show, on 9/24/72, we have the heart of the second set, which features Dark Star>China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider. Unfortunately, the Rider gets chopped at the very end due to a cut in the master reel. But fortunately, the Dark Star contains just about everything you want from a 1972 Dark Star: introspection, deep space, melodic turns and chaos.

Four years later, on their second big tour after the hiatus, in September-October, 1976, we have a great second set sequence from 9/24/76 at William and Mary College, featuring Drums>Slipknot!>Franklin’s Tower>The Music Never Stopped>Stella Blue>Around and Around, U.S. Blues. There’s a tape reel cut in Stella Blue, but to balance that flaw out is this absolutely incredible double speed Slipknot! that leaves the listener breathless.

In 1981, the band did a short three night tour before embarking on the fall tour of Europe. We have a little taste of each of these three American shows, with a couple of tracks from the first show on 9/25/81 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA: from the first set, a rocking Passenger, and the second set opening combination of Might As Well>Samson and Delilah. From the next night, on 9/26/81, at The Aud in Buffalo (or, more properly, the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing), we are pleased to play the post-Drums sequence of Jam>Not Fade Away>Morning Dew>Playing In The Band>One More Saturday Night. And finally, from the third show on the mini-tour, on 9/27/81 at the Capital Center in Landover, MD, we have the show opening trio of Jack Straw, Alabama Getaway>Promised Land.

That’s about it for this week, but check back next week when we’ll venture into October with more great music. Feel free to write with questions, comments or requests. Your input is always appreciated.

David Lemieux
vault [at] dead.net

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stella blue(s)

tj crowley

counting the days king george the 'W' has 482 days left
the bumper sticker reads 1 20 08

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Thanks stellablue

For solving that small mystery.

"GW was clueless" HOW TRUE!!!!!!!!! But is the usual state of affairs for that guy.

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Your doing a helluva job, Brownie

What GW said to Michael Brown, then director of FEMA, on national television a few days after Katrina hit New Orleans. Brownie resigned shortly after due to pressure from his botched handling of the situation. GW was clueless. What a dumbass. I wonder how many more times this idiot will insert his foot in his own mouth before we are rid of him.

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DUH!

WMD= I should have gotten that.

Can't imagine Katie Couric as an anchor. Is perhaps too perky for hard news??? (HAHA) When I left the states she was on a morning news show. NBC right?

We'll see if anyone fills us in on the brownie one

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

WMD = weapons of mass destruction (i.e. Iraq)

You must not live in the US, 'cause Katie Couric took over the anchor spot for the news and ratings have plummeted.

Not sure about the "Brownie" one myself.

Good list, though. But it's missing the GD/video game thing. Add another, Scott-O!

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WMD?

What is that? Also have to admit don't get number 7 & 5 (insert blushing face emoticon)
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
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Hopefully, the last word on the subject.

From a future David Letterman show:

The top ten worst marketing strategies of recent years:

10. 3 Republican presidential candidates state they don't believe in evolution.
9. WMD
8. John Kerry tries to explain voting against war funding after voting for it.
7. "You're doing a helluva job, Brownie."
6. Any ad by a US airline (except Southwest).
5. "This is the CBS evening news, and I'm Katie Couric."
4. Iranian President denies holocaust while affirming peaceful nuclear intentions at Columbia Univerisity.
3. "Made in China."
2. "Mission Accomplished."
1. "Please note that beginning today all Taper’s Section audio streams are served via a new media player in both Windows Media Audio and QuickTime Audio formats."

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I hate to say it

but after weeks of good streaming I am having trouble and now totally sympathize with those who say "I can't get it to work!" I can get one or two selections to stream and then...nothing. Sigh.

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Ooops!

Right you are estimatedprofits. I should be ashamed!!! Was that technically a grammatical error or a spelling error? Both perhaps?

Thanks "a lot" for bringing my attention to this problem, along with that of everyone else;-) Will write this combination "a lot" more times, and never do it again.
a lot
a lot
a lot
a lot
a lot
a lot

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

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Tigerlilly

"A lot" is two words by the way....Hal got me started on grammar......

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