Email: grateful at ucsc.edu
Rich, can't wait to see what you got. I have not changed my contacts since Tony started tracking us.
I did see that article,the first that got me thinking it was possible that someone had done such analysis. I also saw someone construct "average" set lists by year (too many links ago).
As for this summer's Bobby et al. depends on whether the rumor on Camden pans out.
MaryE, thanks for the lead, but can you give a hint how one would "check with Nicholas Meriwether at the Archive"?
Hey now Tom,
Very interesting topic, I have a list of tracks out of space somewhere, once I track it down I will email you, that is if your email addy is still valid from pic a nic daze.
Check out this link it has some interesting things....
Of all of the shows I've been to, the most memorable post Space tune was Brent's I Will Take You Home 7/04/89 out of space in the light misty rain.....the 80,000 in attendance were mesmerized....
Stay well, hope to see you at a Mayer n Sons show this summer....
Some academics are studying this sort of thing; there were some relevant presentations at the So Many Roads conference at San Jose State. I don't have my program handy, but check with Nicholas Meriwether at the Archive.
I will be giving a presentation on the Grateful Dead phenomenon to an audience that has not had the pleasure of being at a show, but really wants to know what it is all about.
One of my themes will be the age-old artistic tension of absolute free-form expression within a confined framework, namely: Set 1, Set 2 with jams and Space, rousing finale, then one Encore.
I have seen some stats on which songs most commonly appear as openers, set closers and encores, but I would like to go a little deeper. I am looking for a way to document my observation that one of the recurring elements in these shows is a reflective, soul-searching, song after Space (e.g. Wharf Rat, Ship of Fools, Stella Blue).
This is my observation, but I would like to support it with some measure of “Frequency Distribution of Songs Played After Space”. Does this exist?
Ask any thou shall receive!
Wow, that was quick! That post following the Day 30 track had just what I was looking for. 8-)
Thanks to you both and have a wonderful holiday season.
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I know wilfredtjones recently replied to a post asking about date/venue/tidbit info for the last few days of this year's treasure chest. In previous years, I've been able to find a place that has the complete list of songs/venues/dates all in one spot. Not sure if it usually shows up on dead.net or elsewhere, but I've been unable to find it.
Anyone know where to look? If not, I guess I can go thru the list and copy/past the daily info but was hoping to find someone who's already done it!