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I agree about Black Peter........

Black Peter is one of my favorites. There's a moment during the song when the crowd is really quiet, and the only sounds are Jerry singing and strumming his guitar. WoW!!! And, why would anyone go on a bathroom break during this song? They'd rush back out for the last song only to be treated to.........'Day Job" or something. What a waste!

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black peter

I can't believe people felt black peter was a bathroom break song. I always thought it was such a treat to hear that song. I remember that was one of the first songs that really hit me hard when I was first getting into the Dead. It is such a good, powerful song.

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the Black Peter/GDH Marathon story

I don't remember the story, so I guess you'll have to tell it.

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Season of the Witch...

that's up there with Black Peter, you know. I think you should tell the Black Peter/GDH Marathon story next, to keep things even.

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Ah, so many different ways to love and hate the Dead...

So interesting to read so many different opinions.

As the years went by, many songs became less interesting, or less likely to be launching pads or the sort of collective exploration that got me on the bus in the early '70s.

I have a story izzie will find annoying/amusing: Last month my niece, a talented bassist, sat in with me and the Zen Tricksters on a boat cruise around Manhattan. We played "Watching the Detectives" (Caitlin is a major Elvis Costello fan) and "Season of the Witch." After the set was over, she said she really liked the song we played immediately after she left the stage.

Friends, that song was "Black Peter."

Which has never been a bathroom song for me, no matter how vehemently some of my friends oppose it.

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Tennessee Head

For the few shows that I saw it seemed like Jed was always in the first set. Not that I despise the song, but it was more like "not again" and provided a good time for a break.

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Bathroom Breaks

SOTM, which I regret now . . . did someone really put Minglewood here? say it ain't so . . .

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Walkin Bathroom Blues

Walkin Bathroom Blues

I swear I knew a ton of people who called it that too, funny.

"The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began.."

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I'm with you on Rooster!

I'm with you on Rooster! What a bore. Bobby on the slide is not my idea of a good time.

"The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."

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