thats a very cool site!! :)
Browse through 1,500 SBD & Matrix recordings and listen to any show. Filter by date/location or enter a song title in the full-text search box.
Select a show to see the setlist and click on the "listen" icon to launch the music player.
Most shows include song lyrics and performance-specific notes ("bobby on acoustic", "final version", "santana opened").
The Grateful Dead was the greatest show on earth. From 1965 to 1995 the boys played one of popular culture’s most extraordinary epic adventures. Jerry Garcia once said "Maybe one day we can build something that can never be torn down". Huge caravans of people would travel to every show on the tour and you would see the same smiling faces at each show. It was a community and a family. You could arguably say that that community and family is still alive and in full force today even 12 years after Jerry Garcia's death.
The Phil Zone was a place you could space out and listen to the music knowing everyone was there to do the same. A safe space to the left of the stage right below base player Phil Lesh. He just so happened to be my favorite member of the group so I spent much of my time there grooving to the music. Years later I think about that time with many smiles and memories. I still go to his solo shows and see the same people in the same spot.
One day I was having one of these flashbacks and I decided to search for a simple phrase on the excite search engine. This was before google was widely popular. The year was 1999 and I was looking for tour dates and news. I found a web page called The Philzone which had what I was looking for. About three years later in 2002 I clicked on a link on that page that said community and found a discussion group. I was floored. It was the community I knew from the shows online discussing all manner of topics including my favorite band The Grateful Dead.
Here it is 5 years later and Ive found at least 6 other discussion groups like it including my own. A couple of those pages are restrictive about what you can and cannot post there. I'm all about free speech so you can say whatever you feel the need to say on my site. We have a few rules but nothing that a mature adult cannot handle. Believe it or not deadheads are fun to hang out with.
We welcome all manner of people to come hang with us and share ideas about music, love and life.
Some times you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
...on WNCW, whom I listen to every Wednesday night! I named my blog Daisy's Dead Air, after uncle Dave's Dead Air:
I blog about whatever I want (politics, religion, whatever), and so far, have not even blogged about the Dead, but of course, they guide me in all things! :)
European GOGD fan site
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