Grateful Dead

Fall '77 Part 2 Vine

started by dstache

Fall 77 Part 2

I have heard the rumblings and I apologize for the long lag btwn part 1 and part 2, but I am ready to seed this vine. It will consist of 10/1/77, 10/2/77, 10/6/77 and 11/4/77. Thanks to the co-sponsors of this vine, Oroboros, who has graciously provided set 2 of 10/2/77 (my copy had gaps), and ltapilot, whose selflessness is proven once again as he sends me 11/4/77 (my copy had generational loss).

I'm not going to go over all the shows from this tour that have been vined and officially released (a lot!!!), but I would like to say that: (1) I believe there are a handful of GREAT shows from this tour, (2) that 10/2 and 11/4 are in that category, and (3) that 10/1 and 10/6 are fine shows.

I don't know the origins of 10/1, 10/2 or 10/6 and am not providing the setlists here for them. There is no need to know the selists, if you like '77 and don't have these shows, sign the hell up, you won't be disappointed!!!. But here is the setlist and other info re: 11/4 as provided to me my ltapilot:

Coterrell Gymnasium, Colgate University (the Homecoming Dance!)
Hamilton, NY

Disc 1
1. Bertha
2. Good Lovin'
3. Brown-Eyed Women
4. Cassidy
5. It Must Have Been the Roses
6. Sunrise
7. Minglewood Blues
8. Dupree's Diamond Blues
9. Let It Grow

Disc 2
1. "Jones Gang" Introduction*
2. Samson & Delilah
3. Cold Rain & Snow
4. Playing in the Band
5. Eyes of the World
6. Estimated Prophet
7. The Other One

Disc 3
1. drums
2. Iko Iko
3. Stella Blue
4. Playing in the Band
5. (E) Johnny B. Goode

*The NEW track (d2T01.NEW) contains a patch for the famous "Jones Gang" introduction to
set 2. This has been patched to contain the complete intro from a quite good audience
tape (AUD: MR> C> C -- not a completely reliable sourcing, but close enough for its
purpose here). The crowd is prominent, and the AUD is fun because they're absolutely
nuts. In fact, the whole show circulates in AUD and it's recommended.

There are two .md5 files for d2. The first (gd77-11-04d2.md5) contains the original
tracks. The second .md5 file (gd77-11-04d2NEW.md5) contains checksum information for
the new track ONLY. You should when burning choose either d2t01.shn (no patch)
OR d2t01.NEW.shn (with AUD patch), but not both.

New track seeded by, 2/01.
Other tracks seeded but not accompanied by text file, so source information is missing;



The following was posted by the Undernet sometime after the initial seeding. wholeheartedly concurs, but suggests respectfully that the authors
read more widely than middle-period Hunter Thompson.

gd77-11-04 - Jones Gang@Colgate University Homecoming

This seed slipped into the 'tree under the radar from the alt.dead crew last month
without the fanfare this Royal Assblaster deserves. The crazily fast, tight mania that
crackles off of this show will leave you breathless and exhausted after a full listen.

A good show to compare this to would be 77.05.04. While both shows exhibit the signature
'77 hyperdelic cocaine soundstamp -- 05.04 is a nice moonlit, redwine convertible ride
compared to the violent psychic enema the Dead gave these undergraduates that magical
night at Colgate. The blistering solos during this Eyes of the World alone will make
every effort to toss you bodily over The Cliff.

This one will clean the tubes right out -- never mind the initial pressure behind the
eyes and those leering insectoid midgets as the skein of space/time unravels, just hang
ON to your faces, loyal SHNarvesters, this is some ride...


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wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
so it's been a month...

The body has miraculous ways to restore and heal itself, and I'm certainly coming along however slowly. I have dark discoloration under all the nails, and the ring is the darkest. I don't want to be too gross, but I can expect some or all of the fingernails to come off eventually and then regrow. It's better than the fingers coming off, and that was a real and scary possibility. I still have this disconcerting curl in my pinky that I'm hoping is not permanent. The sensitivity to cold remains an elevated issue. However, the pain is way down from where it was and I am so, so, so thankful for that. I am also using the middle finger more now, and in a reflexive way which is also heartening.

I am hoping to get even better so by Spring or Summer I can use my new bikes, which ironically I got just prior to my accident. One came in on the day of the accident, think of it! So frustrating, argh! All good things in all good time, and I'll continue to work hard.

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers folks...they help!!

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
Thanks for the update!


wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
thanks geo

Kind words and well wishes are exactly the type of thing I need to help push me through this. I know I have a hard road ahead full of uncertainty. Tears have definitely flowed. I'm not sure if my right hand is ever going to recover fully. But, man do I ever want to use it again! The strength is just not there anymore. It's my dominant hand and right now all I have a good thumb (spared any damage), but 2nd degree frostbite to the forefinger and middle. Ring and pinky are the worst (3rd degree). I found out last week I should be able to keep them all, but how much they recover depends on how hard I work. I've got exercises to help restore range of motion, but damn they're hard right now! Thankfully I've got a support group of people (from here, friends and family, and hopefully starting therapy very soon) pushing me to keep up with them. I'll keep posting progress reports and I'm coming along, but thank you for the messages, kind words and inspiration. They help a great deal and I'm looking forward to sharing more good news as the healing continues to unfold.

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Joined: Jan 18 2015
Hey Brother

Just now finding out about your journey, Jeff, and certainly wish you all the best thoughts and fervent prayers for healing and a positive outcome from all this that has happened.

Keep the faith, trust the music, grab onto what is positive and try to shrug off the rest.

All of us are pulling for you, each and every one of us. You will get through this and see the sunshine whether blue or yellow. Your right hand is hurting, the pain is real, the journey hard, so don't discount that part of it. You are allowed to be bummed take it easy, push yourself, be proud and be weak all at the same time and there is nothing like a good cry to let it all out.

Peace, love and prayers for all good things. We got a summer tour to git to. Glad you're a survivor, keep in touch...


wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007
yeah, "better"...

A relative term, my right hand still looks like raw meat. But, things are certainly looking up! Thanks for the well wishes marye, I will need truckloads of them if ever going to get the confidence to get these confounded exercises going...they hurt like the dickens!

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007
glad you're doing better, wilfred!

Yeah, those near-death experiences have a way of changing your perspective.

wilfredtjones's picture
Joined: Jun 4 2007

Thanks marye, sisterearth and iGrateful for the positive vibes and encouragement. They help. It's going to be a tough road ahead to get my right hand functioning normally again and I'm beginning the work now.

It's easy to take life for granted until it is almost taken away. I realize now how fragile it really is. I am counting my blessings for how much worse it could have turned out.

Please keep pulling for me!

iGrateful's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Good Health Wishes WTJ

Positive vibes headed your way WTJ!

Peace to you!

sisterearth's picture
Joined: Nov 26 2007
Positive Energy

WilfredTJones how awful! Sending prayers, and positive healing energy and vibes your way!
Peace & Light

marye's picture
Joined: May 26 2007

That's awful! Hope you are soon healing up. Take it easy, that's a lot to deal with at once.


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