Grateful Dead

Call the Tune - Season 2

and now a word from our esteemed host and producer, CC Joe:

From the producers, director, and humble host of Call The Tune:

A message to all contestants:

The object of the game is to listen carefully to the bit, and to guess what song the boys are about to start playing.

We may have a daily double from time to time, which will be identified as such, in which case the object is to guess both the song ending AND the next song about to start.

It is the strict policy of the producers of the hit, family game show, Call the Tune, to only use bits of songs that the Grateful Dead ever played live. There will NEVER be Jerry band, Bobby and the Midnights, Kingfish, Phil & Friends, Other Ones, Rat Dog, or The Dead songs used.

In the future, as there have been in the past, you may get peeks at the humble host's old lady's extensive GD related t-shirt collection, and you will often see the trademark 'always set on 5:15' antique clock; there are no intentional hints in any of this, just something to point the camera at during the pre-production phase.

On occassion, as there have been in the past, there may be some distracting back-ground noises, pots and pans clanging around, dishes crashing in the sink, dogs howling or baying at the moon, screams of extasy, loud whoops, and most especially the automatic bread kneeding machine whirring away, please bear with us and accept these distractions. They are not there to confuse you or distrupt the integrity of the tape, but the are there because I need to bake bread to feed the hungry and generally keep the galley in tip top condition. We also humbly ask that you give custom to our sponsors. Our current sponsors are Tofu Turkey and Vitalis Hair gel.

We would gratefully appreciate it if you would please make your guesses using the private message system, so that we may have more than one winner, and so that we may extend the life of a round and keep it fun for as many people as possible for as long as possible.

Please make only one guess at a time.

Please do not give hints to the other contestants in the public space.

Please bear with us, there may be delays in letting you know if your guess is correct or not.

Please bear with us, there may be numerous bad jokes, comic quips, and extraneous comments about the host's polyester sport's jacket and greased back hair.

After a round gets 'boring' (usually in a week or so) and after we have had a few contestants WIN, we will do our best to post up the next round as soon as I get around to making it.

Don't be shy, you too can try to Call the Tune!

I remain your humble host.
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Sometimes my English word order is embarrassing and atrocious. "I heard actually two notes that were perfectly correct to..." OY! Better English. "Well Joe, actually I heard two notes that were the perfect pitch to lead..." is much better.
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In her own words:

We have Tiger Lilly here with us to accept her prize and talk in her own words about how she got it!
(loud cheers from the studio audience)

Well,Tiger Lilly, the fans want to know just what it was that got you the right answer.
This round has been a stumper, could you please explain your path to victory?

>" OH! Am soooo proud think I will swoon. My first attempt at Call that Tune, and I win! But in answer to YOUR question- I heard acually two notes that were perfectly correct to lead my brain into the intro of that song, then into singing it."
>

Well well well, we are all very proud of you!
Imagine that, ladies and germs, on her very FIRST attempt, she got it!!

Thank you for taking a moment to speak with us.

Please don't touch that dial!

We know you are all Happy Campers out there.

Will you try?

Will you dare to try?

Can you CALL the Tune?

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We Have a WINNER!!!!

We have a WINNER!!!!

>Can I guess "_________________" please? Is a long-long-long shot, but promise you won't laugh?

>wshew-

YES indeedy, yes indeed!
Our very own Tiger Lilly edged ahead and got it!

Well done, lil!

Welcome to the proud winner's circle!

Your prize is one vintage can (circa 1977) of Billy Beer!

This can was recently discovered at the bottom
of a pile of my stinky, (circa 1978) dirty underwear.

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'crack' open that 'can' (ouch, that is a terrible word play)
and enjoy a mouthful of warm Billy Beer!

Don't touch that dial, folks!!

We will continue this round and see who ends up in second place!

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Extenuating Circumstances

oh man, that was a major pain in the ass, but I got it done.

Extended version of Season II Round A

give a listen:

For those of you just joinging us, please go back to page 1 and check the incorrect guesses so far.

It is not a sound check, trust me.

CALL the tune!!

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Weir

youtube is fucking with me, I have tried to upload an extended version 5 or 6 times now, taking like an hour to do that, and it keeps rejectiong the file for some reason...

Weir says: 'Yeah we're gonna start off with... "

he says a few more words but he DOES NOT say the name of the song.

Think backwards.

Not a sound check. It is the start of a concert.

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i gave my best guesses but

it sounds like more of a sound check then a song . i give up please more of a hint,as there was many songs that made go gob smack

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nope

Ted said:
> Thanks for the opportunity to test our knowledge and ability to Call That Tune!!
> This evenings guess, in the form of a question, is...
> What is Greatest Story Ever Told ? ? ! !
> "...If nothing was borrowed, then nothing was lent..." compliments to Robert Hunter
>
>

iknowurider calmly pointed out:

> This is not a CALL THAT TUNE, thank you Very fuckin Much!
> Does Bobby say, Everybody hang Loose ?
>
> This is more of a Clue Question I guess ??
>
> PEACE

> PS you did not say ANTYHING about my
> Pencil Thin Mustache reference, not a Buffett fan ?
>

I am a great buffet fan!!

All you can eat, Vegas spreads for $1.99

or better yet, free with a gift couppon from the pit boss.

I also dig the all you can eat salad bar buffets!

soup and salad! mmmmm!

No, that is not what bobby says, my dear.

This is BEFORE the show starts, before the boys start playing the first tune of the night.

The authorized hints:

first set, opening song.

Brent era show.

Grateful Dead ORIGINAL tune, NOT a cover tune.

Often played, at least 200-300 times or more.

AND, new hint, it IS a Bobby tune.

CALL the Tune!

Please think:

The boys started this show with this tune, and when I first heard it I was gobsmacked!!! Not sure, but it may very well be the only time they ever started a show with this particular tune. There was a good reason why they did, too. Which is what bobby goes on to say.

(please check your Funky Wagnall's dictionary if you don't know that cool word from over the pond in the UK. or just ask the badger what it means.)

Can you try?

Will you dare?

Can you CALL the tune??

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CALL the tune!

Nice tries, but nope!

grdaed73
> what did my spotted dog say to your spotted dog... iko iko?

ted
> drum roll.....What is Mississippi Half Step, Uptown Too-da-loo ?
>
>
> CC: Give me a lesson on how to insert images within the text block I'm typing-in, por favor

Steve-O
Re: Jack Straw
> from witchita Peace cc

ramblinbear
> is it my good buddy from witchita a guy name ( jackstraw )

bear, the show is CALL the Tune!!

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not Name That Tune.

thank you.

Please try again!!

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New Contestant

Welcome to our newest contestant, masonskids!!

> Could it be Cold Rain & Snow?
>

While it is TRUE, that pretty soon

"I'm going where those chilly winds don't blow"

and also true that

"I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life"

I'm afraid it is not Cold Rain and Snow, which, by the by is considered 'traditional' so anyways, it is not a GD original and therefore, could not be the answer for Round A of Season II.

Please try again.

Everyone, please check the official, authorized hints!

and, Please be sure to give custom to our proud sponsor:

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sorry bear

sorry bear

Re: 4th times a charm?

> if not i am realy gonna start to ( feel like a stranger ) round here !!!

Please try again!!

"It's gonna be a long hot crazy night
It's gonna be a long long crazy crazy night
Yeah crazy night
Silky silky, crazy crazy night"

This round, to start off Season II is a real doozy.

It is a VERY well known song, often played in fact. This tune was probably played more than 200 or 300 times in the history of the Grateful Dead.

I remember hearing a tape of this show way back when, maybe a month or so after they played the show, and I was simply gobsmacked.

If you could hear the rest of what Weir says at the beginning, it would be a 'dead' give away, and anyone who had ever heard that intro bit in it's entirety would surely remember it. That said, I do hear a few distinct notes before Weir talks, and before I realized what show it was, as I was listening to the rather long tune up, I called it blind the other day. You can too!

The authorized hints:

first set, opening song.

Brent era show.

AND ANOTHER couple of new, authorized hints:

Grateful Dead ORIGINAL tune, NOT a cover tune.

Often played, at least 200-300 times or more.

CALL the Tune!

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