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What Are You Listening To RIGHT NOW? - Part 9

It is WAY past time to have a new version of this! So here it is! What's coming through your speakers and headphones?

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Wilco: Wilco (the

Wilco: Wilco (the album)
Commitments "Soundtrack"
Holly Cole
NY Metropolitan Opera: Verdi's "Un Ballo in Mascherta" 2/16/80

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6/16/85,from The Greek Theater in Berkely,CA

Specifically,I`m listening to the 2nd set opener,"Scarlet>Fire>Sampson."Real weird 1st set with songs like,"Half-Step Mississippi,"coming near the end of the jam,rather than an opener,as we`ve heard and thought as the norm.Also,Bobby busted out,"My Brother Easu,"which isn`t in the Dead`s repitoir as much as it should have been!A real sweet rocking,"Promised Land,"closed out set1.Nothing like the"Good`ole Grateful Dead!"

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Tommy James and Shondells

Tommy James and Shondells "Cellophane Symphony"
Frank Sinatra "Complete Columbia Singles" box set
Grateful Dead "Taper's Section"

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edits

I wish there were some way to edit one's posts AFTER posting!
I am so embarrassed.
In my above description of 12/29/77:
that should be "... baby ADEN was almost two ..."
not "baby Max."
Not good to mix up the names of one's children!!!
SHEESH!

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Phil and Friends Closing the Warfield

Been listening to these shows this weekend 5-13-5/18 2008.

One of my favorite vines from right here on dead.net... Many thanks to Tommo!!

Phil played whole GD albums long before Furthur and Furthurfest...

"Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"

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7/4/89 BUFFALO

LOVE this show from top to bottom....Watching the DVD-Truckin' up to Buffalo....It helps that I was there with a bunch of my friends having a BLAST!!!! 19 yrs old and CARE-FREE!!! Where the hell is that time-machine??? I wanna go back!!!!!! lol Brent & Jerry....Miss you guys SOOOO much. Oh well....Must'nt dwell on the past...Furthur is still spreading the magic!!! Cant Believe Furthur is doing 6 Dead albums in 6 sets ....COOL IDEA!! Aoxomoxoa live is gonna be TRIPPY!!!!!

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Touch: Last show in GG Park for Grahm

Forever Young with really bad lyrics from Neil Young (We know Neil, your heart was in the right place.) The stuff w/Fogarty was nice.

Nice "Touch" to sum it up on the encore. Last trip to GG Park for the Dead. How did they ever pull it off in 91???

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The (second) best show of the '09 tour

5/14/09 Shoreline night #2.

Jimmie - I love your description!

"Here's my half a dollar if you dare .. double twist when you hit the air. Look at Julie down below .. the levee doing the dopaso"

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12-29-1977

12/29/1977 Winterland S. A night to remember.
Sharon and I were still together, baby Max was not quite two years old.
A year before the Big Rift and my time in Heartbreak Hotel.
We’d just blown-in from our first season up in Mendocino proving that, yes, this shit does indeed grow on trees.
“Our” scene was at the height of its powers.
Eddie & Rozine lived on 2nd Ave; along with Jonathan and various roommates, including for a time (in the walk-in closet), crazy Wade - we made that place our headquarters, staging ground, backstage, and day-care center.
Heavy-Duty Judy and Steven “Young Guy” Young were contemplating leaving the flat next to Tassajara Bakery in Cole Valley. Bruce and Rebecca were secure in the Carl Street Sector of the Bay Area Galaxy.
Bonnie and Peter, Emily and Hymo; the rest of the Tucson contingent were in town for New Years.
Francine, Wendall, Michael Star, Schultz & Melody, Gretchen, Gam, the kids at Lyon Street and too many others to remember - all of the hard-core “City Kids” were hoping us country hippies had had a good harvest.
All of us were fresh from rumors and sneak-previews of “The Movie” of the “Last Five Nights.”
Some of us were IN IT fo’ sho!!!
In any case, we dominated the front of the stage, you could look in any direction and find a friend, a lover, a wife, or a child. This was our true home like no where else ever would be again.
Gotta get to the show.
Standing 20 feet back from the edge of center stage, I had taken my usual dose of dragon’s breath and was waiting for the show to start. Sharon next to me, smiling like she knew this would be a special night.
After getting “… everything just exactly perfect …” - “Jack Straw” rips out, soaring on eagles’ wings. Clear, crisp, and LOUD! No hesitatin’! Oh man, did you HEAR THAT?!? No furtive noodling, just sure-footed MAJESTY!
Toward the end of “They Love Each Other” Sharon leads me out of the middle of the crowd to a bit a less frantic space. I see Jonathan in his “PeterBuilt” cap head and shoulders above the crowd in wide-eyed amazement.
Sharon goes “up-front-on-the-left” to dance with our crew of movers and shakers and I spend most of the show in-between quiet reverence and ecstatic delight.
Somewhere in the middle of “Playin’ in the Band’” I find myself way up in the back sittin’ down and sharin’ some smoke with “Young Guy” Stephen Young. We both allow that this has been one for the ages, when I hear the opening notes to “China Cat.” Holy Shit! How long has it been?” I jump up and start heading down to the stage.
The audience parts like tall grass, as I stumble-dance to the front of the crowd.
I’m up-front and center-stage by the time the first verse is sung.
The rest of the night goes by like a dream, indeed so does the rest of that particular run of shows and that winter up in Rio Nido.
By Spring something is definitely WRONG with our bohemian Ozzie & Harriet Act. By Summer, it was all but OVER and we hadda make a new plan.
Since then things got better, things got worse, and things got better again. My life is real good now.
But that night at Winterland, 12/27/1977, EVERYTHING was lined up and lit up by the moon and the stars. We were at some kinda peak experience.
I’m glad I got the tapes and the CD.

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Return of the morning commute mix

Courtesy Nano shuffle mode:

Yer Blues -- John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band
Hit the Road Jack -- Ray Charles
I Heard It Through the Grapevine -- Marvin Gaye
Masters of War -- Bob Dylan
Well Well Well -- John Lennon
Stawberry Fields Forever -- Beatles
Heart of Stone -- Rolling Stones
Solitary Man -- Johnny Cash
Give Peace a Chance -- Toots and the Maytalls
Crawling King Snake -- The Doors
Buckets of Rain -- Bob Dylan
If I Had a Boat -- Lyle Lovett

Must be John Lennon Day...

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What Are You Listening To RIGHT NOW? - Part 9