The real-time reports continue...
Ok, Anybody going to post this?
Since I can never seem to get around to downloading things in a timely manner, my brother has started a new tradition of grabbing all the downloads, burning them to CD, printing out the artwork and song descriptions, and bundling them for me as a Christmas present. This is a tradition I can wholeheartedly support and am hoping that it continues for years to come. Thanks, Dead.net and thanks, Jimbo...
Yeah, the Bill Grahm Civic Center may be best suited for boat shows rather than rock shows and Bobby screwed up on the third set game plan but so what? It's SF and you still had the opportunity to be there in the audience in whatever mood you particularly desired. How great is that? Here we have a few of the boys in the 39th month of another iteration of letting it roll and one has to marvel at that. If you attended, I hope you had the time of your life! Thanks for posting guys! Who else would give it to us for free? Not many! If the Mayans don't get you then the Martians will!
Gene Ammons "Funky" 1/11/57 Sam Cooke "Harlem Square" 1/11/63 Dead 1/11/78 or 1/11/79 Haven't decided yet. Whad'ya think?
well, Deadicated, i'd go for 1/11/78 first. a rather enveloping jam before slithering into St. Stephen, but Charlie Miller's admirable attempts on archive.org with 1/11/79, plus a penchant for Estimated/He's Gone/Drums suggests a healthy alternative.bur after a slinky Gene Ammons and a soulful Sam Cooke, i guess '78 comes a' calling.
Knocking on Heaven's Door This show which Steve Miller added his oft-used (for 92) locomotive whistle during Drums>Space really blows me over after So Many Roads and before this Dylan cover.
Cosey Fanni Tutti
This weekend it was the Brian Jonestown Massacre--"The Singles Collection (1992 - 2011)" and the "We Are the Radio" mini album/EP--and the Steve Miller Band--"The Best of 1968-1973" and the 30th anniversary edition of "Fly Like an Eagle". Today it's some old school Bob Mould with Merge's deluxe re-releases of Sugar's "Copper Blue" and "File Under: Easy Listening."
Chris & Cosey
A CD I put together of Jerry's studio songs, leaving out almost all those that became Dead tunes. Great for a rainy day!
Black Throated Wind. Overdue for release, great show.
Key development year for the band -- from the Bootleg II release.
Just had a longish but enjoyable listening session. I hadn't originally intended there to be a link but once I realised it ........ Crazy Horse Crazy Horse Neil Young Live at Filmore 71 Neil Young Mirrorball Pearl Jam Live on ten legs Temple of the dog Temple of the dog Soundgarden Superunknown
I'm Fixing To Die Rag -- Country Joe McDonald & The Fish; Santanna & His Grandmasters.
There is something to this tempo that I like for a Sunday morning. Course you have to be in the mood --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVpDOIPx_sY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr2IY8q687I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mvTgLu9fdQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOb0xjCgbO8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osrb3SqpP90 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWJ5qmpImxE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWBpPU0l0A
Carter Tutti Void
Started the day off with "Dave's Picks, Vol. 5" and am currently trudging through Zepp's "Celebration Day." I must say, I'm glad I jumped on board last year with Dave's Picks, because all five of these live releases have been absolutely fantastic. Vol. 5 is no exception; it reminds me of one of the (many) reasons why I've loved the 'Dead since middle school. I love how, especially in concert, they resemble a locomotive: they can often start off slow and a little rocky, but once they pick up steam, watch out! because they're UNSTOPPABLE. I also love how, instead of rehashing their studio output like most bands (especially by today's standards), they dig deep, explore, and play around with the songs we all know so well. No one, and I mean NO ONE, can warp, manipulate, and mesh their work the way the 'Dead did. The play of "Playing in the Band" > Uncle John's Band" > "Morning Dew" > "Uncle John's Band" > "Playing in the Band" is just one example. 'Zeppelin's another band I've been a life-long fan of, but I find "Celebration Day" to be...lacking. Sure, I realize it's been 30-something years since John Bonham died and the bandmembers went their separate ways, but this double-CD live set sounds more like a really good cover band than the legends themselves. Jimmy's guitar sounds sloppy, like he's forgotten the licks and tricks that made him one of the greatest players that ever lived, and Robert's vocals are...well, Robert's vocals. His voice has, sadly, deteriorated over time, and he no longer has a voice as golden as his hair. In my opinion, the true stars of this reunion concert are John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham; they're the only members who sound like they took practice seriously. This concert's in tough company, though, when you look back to the three-disc juggernaut that is "How the West Was Won," not to mention all those perfect and near-perfect studio albums. All in all, I feel like this concert, while a fairly enjoyable nostalgia ride for those who were lucky enough to see them back when they re-wrote the rules of rock & roll, doesn't do the band's legacy much justice. I'm glad I borrowed this one from the library as opposed to spending my hard-earned dollars and cents on something I have no intentions of listening to ever again.
Charlie Christian "Genious of Electric Guitar" 2/07/40 Kenny Clarke "Telefunken Blues" 2/07/55 John Coltrane "Soultrane" & Red Garland "It's A Blue World" 2/07/58 Rudy @ the controls Hank Mobley "Soul Station" 2/07/60 RVG again There's more but I think this will suffice elegantly. Happy two months 'til the first show of Europe '72!.
Electric Three of the best songs got relegated to the bonus disc. What's up with that?
"Safe as Milk"; "Trout Mask Replica"; "Lick My Decals Off, Baby"; and the original version of "Bat Chain Puller" released last year by the Zappa Family Trust. Ol' Don is one of those artists whose music took time to grow on me, but I absolutely love his zany, cacophonous blues/rock ramblings. He truly is one of the underappreciated geniuses of the late '60s/'70s/'80s.
Black Light District
I hope ya'll don't mind, but I've renamed one of the days of the week. Instead of Wednesday, what is otherwise known as "Hump Day" is now DEADnesday, a day DEADicated to...THE 'DEAD! To honor the first-ever DEADnesday, I'll be listening to the catalog (or what I have of it) in chronological order:- S/T - Anthem of the Sun - Aoxomoxoa - Live/Dead - Workingman's Dead - American Beauty - Skulls & Roses - Europe '72 - History of the 'Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice) - Wake of the Flood - From the Mars Hotel - Europe '72, Vol. 2 - Dave's Picks, Vols. 1-4 - Spring 1990 - Dave's Picks, Vol. 5
The Black Dog
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2/16/70 "Right On Brother" Think Grant Green WAY amped!!! RVG, the Master.
2-17-73 Listening to the second set starter, Truckin'. Greatly anticipating HCS>China Cat>Rider. Happy Prez day eve.