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  • May 31, 2012 - 9:18pm
    Gr8flKev
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    1/22/78 Grateful Dead
    Just started set 2, via the archive. The version I'm listening to is a SBD/AUD composite, but its such a great show that I didn't try to fine a full SBD to listen to! I suggest giving it a listen.
  • May 31, 2012 - 4:33am
    gratefaldean
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    Kevin Gordon
    Gloryland Not new, but new to me -- the artist, that is. Checking him out in advance of seeing him open for Todd Snider in a few weeks. What I'm hearing from the album reminds me at times of James McMurtry, of Todd Snider, of Dave Alvin, of Steve Earle. Roosty rocking, great lyrics. The album was recorded in 2009, mixed/mastered in 2010, the copyright says 2012. What took so long? In the DIY land of what passes for today's music business (see this article by David Lowery, long but worth the time: http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/meet-the-new-boss-worse-… If you need a reason to support your favorite artists with your dollars, this should drive home the why of it), it probably took that long for Gordon to be able to afford to release the album. And in true DIY fashion, when you order the CD from his website, Gordon signs it for you, personalized if you wish. Not just once, mind you: signed the digipak, the CD itself, and an insert. Nice. And to echo Guitarman: RIP Doc Watson.
  • May 30, 2012 - 5:58pm
    Guitarman4698
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    Doc Watson
    R.I.P. I'm going back and listening to his old stuff, a great guitarist and was probably an influence on Jerry. Amazing bluegrass picker.
  • May 27, 2012 - 4:06pm
    Deadicated
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    The Lyceum 4
    The 23rd is a revelation. Own this or the odds may never be in your favor!The 24th is a struggle - Jerry's darn g-string gives him fits repeatedly! But there are plenty of shining moments, including those that wound up on Europe '72. The 25th is back to position "A". I'm listening to it now and, yes, the Feelin' Groovy is as good as it gets. How can this still be so amazing after 40 years? The 26th. We know this one. It knows us. Thank you, powers that be. And thank you to my fam for allowing me the spac e to listen to all this magic. Paz.
  • May 23, 2012 - 4:16pm
    Deadicated
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    Dead to Jazz
    Kongressal 5/18/72 1st set John Coltrane "Black Pearls" 5/23/58 Dexter Gordon "Our Man In Paris" 5/23/63 Great liner notes blairj, 'cept I like Sugaree's tempo.
  • May 22, 2012 - 4:16am
    gratefaldean
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    DaP 2
    Despite the dearth of jams, and despite the WOS vocals that sometimes seem to slice right through my head (I've got a fair amount of higher-frequency hearing loss; you'd think that these sibilant vox would help compensate for my hearing deficiencies, but no, instead they sometimes edge over into white noise territory for me-- a little unpleasant), I'm very much enjoying this one.
  • May 22, 2012 - 4:15am
    gratefaldean
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    GOGD
    Sirius XM, just caught the tail end of 4/28/71, Fillmore East. St Stephen > NFA > GDTRFB > NFA Going Down the Road features an additional verse: I'm going where those chilly winds don't blow I'm going where those chilly winds don't blow Going where those chilly winds don't blow Don't want to be treated this way. The first time I heard this, I thought that Jerry was singing "I'm going where those shitty winds don't blow." And maybe he was. But probably not.
  • May 21, 2012 - 4:46pm
    cosmiccowboy-1
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    listening to now
    the woodstock album,the Band,Swamptater and ditchbank boys(reverb nation),the Cream Of Clapton.
  • May 18, 2012 - 12:55pm
    gratefaldean
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    1967
    Beatles -- Magical Mystery Tour. Not exactly a favorite Beatles album, but I've always loved the non-album singles that Capitol included on the US (now the "standard") LP version of MMT. Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever was the first record that I ever bought, it's still one of the best double A-side singles that I've ever heard. I ran into a "40 best albums released in 1967" list just a little bit ago. I didn't start buying albums until 1969 (too young, no money), so it was a little surprising to me that I had a goodly number of these sitting on my shelf, most in vinyl, and most in vinyl AND CD. A pretty good year, I think: Grateful Dead -- Grateful Dead Beatles -- Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Magical Mystery Tour Jimi Hendrix Experience -- Are You Experienced? Axis: Bold As Love Doors -- The Doors Strange Days Rolling Stones -- Between the Buttons Jefferson Airplane -- Surrealistic Pillow After Bathing at Baxter's Moby Grape -- Moby Grape Big Brother and the Holding Company -- Big Brother and the Holding Company Pink Floyd -- Piper at the Gates of Dawn Byrds -- Younger Than Yesterday Aretha Franklin -- I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Velvet Underground -- VU and Nico Cream -- Disraeli Gears Arlo Guthrie -- Alice's Restaurant Moody Blues -- Days of Future Passed Bob Dylan -- John Wesley Harding The Who -- The Who Sell Out Donovan -- Mellow Yellow Otis Redding and Carla Thomas -- King and Queen (and by the way, RIP "Duck" Dunn) Buffalo Springfield Again
  • May 13, 2012 - 4:08pm
    Deadicated
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    Finishing up
    5/10/72 (yup, a little arears) and am becoming increasingly overwhelmed by this experience!!!! Holy mierda! Still got eight more shows to go!!!
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Muslimgauze Track: Every Grain Of Palestinian Sand Label: Staalplaat Cat#: MUSLIMLIM 018
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Hi ACH! Wow, I was just listening to TAAB while driving the puppies out to the lake for a swim early this a.m.! It may just be the deadhead in me, but I've really become enamored of that MSG '78 bonus version on my rerelease, as well as the live iteration from '77 on "Bursting Out" ... much like our beloved Dead, Tull seems to have thrived onstage. Yet, there is a discernible dearth of live material on the market, to include ROIOs, especially from early on. I'm envious of your pending concert experience; I've been reading interviews and watching documentaries while becoming increasingly impressed with IA's wit, intelligence, humor, and common sensibility. Have you seen "Fish & Sheep, RocknRoll" : IA as squire, entrepreneur, superstar, and husband! Question: Is he touring with any remnants of the band's early incarnations? In any event, I'll look forward to your review! Nothing novel to report on the listening front this a.m.; I've got disc 2 from #11 in for a third listen - what a 2nd set!/kate
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Getting ready to hit this one which comes off of Road Trips Vol.2 No.2 First time through for me. 1 Morning Dew 2 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 3 Dark Star 4 China Cat 5 The Eleven 6 Turn On Your Lovelight 7 That's It For The Other One 8 New Potato Caboose 9 Born Cross-Eyed 10 Spanish Jam 11 Alligator 12 Caution 13 Feedback 14 Midnight Hour
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While there is great variance among subjectively rated stand-out shows, 2/14 is one of those special performances around which community consensus coalesces. Phenomenal open-structured jamming; note particularly what is formally called the Spanish Jam out of Born Crossed-Eyed, as well as the free-reigned improvisational workout between Alligator and Caution, the latter preceding a Feedback for which renowned taper Michael Getz "urge[s] everyone to sit down and let this thing grab you by the collar" as "it feels like the universe has been turned inside out, revealing the band as mere mortal puppets all along". Noteworthily, Getz concludes by stating, "Serious listening to this show reveals such a sheer depth of soul-awakening power that it astonishes me to remember just how young a band they were at the time". Love to hear your thoughts! /k
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I love that particular song cycle and, while I realize it is only visual background for the audio clip, I am still compelled to ask whether you own a vinyl copy? I possess the DG cd, which - happily - also contains Erlkoenig, An die Musik, and Heidenroeslein. While sitting here reading, I'm listening to renditions of Tchaikovsky's 6th symph. (11/24/47)) and the Nutcracker (11/19/51) performed by the NBC SO under Toscanini's critique-proof hands!/peace, kate
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...cassette and cd only. Vinyl, someday soon?
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...I'll talk to Billy at my local shop. ;-)P.S. I was actually considering doing that with the Gould - Goldberg which is actually moving the earth for me right now. And, I don't have it in any format. (except youtube - which by the way is splendid - as are the toccatas (again, only on tape, cd) I do have 2 copies of the Schubert song cycle though, so it's priorities I guess... P.S.S. I enjoy reading your posts, too. I must say you have the ability with your vocabulary to turn my brain into a pretzel that I must untwist. Great! The other day you actually used 'queer' in its now outmoded (?) context. I try using it sometimes and after I ask myself, "Should I feel strange for doing that?" And, your brightness shines my day... A lass after my own heart. I tend to love words as music and you are quite swell at it. Keep it up!
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Hi Katyky.... Well I haven't seen the documentary but I do know he is owns a fish farm. :) I am not really sure if any other members of JT will be with him in Austin, it's billed as IA doing the songs of Jethro Tull so it does make me wonder. I have a "long lost" 1st cousin, actually I have yet to meet him, that lives in Austin. He is a professor of art at one of the universities there. We hooked up online via Facebook and found that we have many things in common, so he invited myself and my two sons over to Austin for the concert and bought our tickets!! Yay!!! It will be a very interesting night I'm sure. I have been a fan of JT for many years and I did catch the Rock Island tour some 20ish years back in New Orleans. I know no matter who will be there as his band it should prove to be a great show. Right now, I'm not listening to anything but the phones ringing as I am settling in for an overnight shift dispatching trucks. However once it gets closer to midnight and things slow down, I'll dig up some music to listen too... maybe some Tull! Peace! JT (my initials!!)
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katky... I didn't see your comments until after I had listened to the show. I am definitely with the community consensus on this one. The first set is raucous, raw and up-tempo. The second set continues as the first left off until Cross-Eyed morphs into Spanish Jam and then everything changes. Spanish is a wonderful journey in and of itself. Alligator-Caution-Feedback continues the trend and then they polish everything off with Midnight Hour which ends in a fantastic jam. Solid from start to end. The more I hear the very early stuff the more I appreciate it. It is fun to hear them just starting to work on what we know follows in the years to come.
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Plaid Track: Eyen Label: Warp Records Cat#: WARPCD84
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I have taken my vast collection of Dead shows and uploaded them to Google Play. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Google Play I highly recommend it. They allow you to upload 15,000 songs for free. That is an insane amount of music. I have spent the better part of the last year uploaded darn near everything I have into the cloud and I am at around 9500 songs. 3250 of those are Dead tracks which include studio albums. Now I have access to my entire library basically anywhere I go. I am fortunate in that I am able to stuff by buds into my ears at work and listen to music all day long. You have to love the world we live in from a technology perspective. I digress. All of my live Dead stuff is broken down by date. Take the latest Dave’s Picks 11 for instance. I have split those out into their 2 respective dates. Some of these are incomplete shows and some are just 1 or 2 songs from a show. Anyway, I have 180 shows in my spreadsheet. Random.org does the rest. It spits out a number and that is the show I go with. The caveat being that at least 3 months needs to have passed since the last listening. The magical computer beings tell me what to listen to. Who am I to argue? Today the beings have instructed me to transport myself to St Louis Arena 1977-05-15. This show is of course part of the May 1977 box set. Looking at the playlist the biggest thing that separates this show from the other 4 in this set is that neither “Fire On The Mountain” or “Terrapin Station” are part of this show. The other 4 shows contain at least one of these two songs. I have not yet been through this entire show. I have heard parts of it but am looking forward to hearing it from beginning to end. That was pretty long-winded but I like to hear myself read. See y’all when I get back from St Louie. 1. Bertha 2. Good Lovin’ 3. Row Jimmy 4. Minglewood 5. Tennessee Jed 6. Lazy Lightning 7. Supplication 8. Jack-A-Roe 9. Passenger 10. Brown-Eyed Women 11. Dancing in the Street 12. Estimated Prophet 13. Eyes of the World 14. Drums 15. Samson & Delilah 16. Ship of Fools 17. St Stephen 18. Iko Iko 19. Not Fade Away 20. Sugar Magnolia 21. Uncle John’s Band
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After an 11 1/2 hour day, spent entirely at a desk researching and writing (0730 to 1830) without reprieve, it was wonderful to open this thread and find your posts (as well as your lovely message, Randall). Skee: I'm not familiar with GP, but as I don't own any mobile devices (gasp!), it would probably be of limited utility, though I'd love to be suddenly possessed by the demonic inspiration required to enter my collection in a printable/reviewable database. Don't I know Spring '77(?!) Like y'all (probably), I've got the commercial catalogue plus some exquisite SBDs for the run of the 7th through the 9th...as I recall, 5/15 was a forum favorite during the raging post-release debate! WTG: First off, I'm a deep shade of emerald over the mere fact you have a "local shop"; naturally, you WOULD know the proprietor's name (sigh)...such a small addition to our county commerce would make my dark corner of Appalachia oh so much nearer to thee, my Lord! The transformative power of G's GVs does not dim with time or repeated listening. Great, great, great call. I'd be curious to know what release(s) you're listening to as, in the past, I've only borrowed copies from a Judge I work with, though Sony's remaster of the vaunted '55 original recording has haunted my Amazon Wish List for a year now. http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Goldberg-Variations-Historic-Recording/dp/B0… JT: Earlier, in the 'what's yer job' thread, I explained how the opportunity to work behind closed doors w/o any public and only marginal coworker interaction played an important factor in the acceptance of my current employment, despite forfeiting $$$, professional visibility, and upward mobility had I stayed in the courtroom. Obviously, your duties of monitoring the fleet present a much greater distraction than any I face, but it also sounds like you have the opportunity for valuable quality time with your music! Keep posting your play lists. It's becoming rather (painfully) apparent that I've barely spoken with anyone since sunrise :O ...however, before signing off, let me get on point: Today, all day, I listened exclusively to a staggering array of magnificent performances courtesy of Toscanini and the NBC SO (I bought the Complete RCA Red Seal collection), to include Shostakovich's symphony 7 (brute military strength); LVB's 3rd (my favorite) and 5th; Dvorak's 9th; Brahms 1st; and a first exposure to Cherubini's symph. in D major plus various overtures./peace and out, kate
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Check out András Schiff: Tureck (quite different and quite slower): The Gould '81 remains inspiring to me and I'll likely get it. I already own the Schiff, some of the Tureck (among a couple others: Simone Dinnerstein, Vladimir Feltsman) on tape or cd.
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RSD Track: Over It Label: Punch Drunk Cat#: DRUNKCD001
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at the Shade Gap Bluegrass Festival (Pa.) 8/08/69 Beautiful three and four part harmonies. A great BWV 488 is by Murray Perahia. Really articulate and warm-toned - hits the spot.
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I believe April 19 1982 Baltimore. Damn he sounds good! Sing me away!
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Although I have no mp3 player or ipod or even a cellphone, I do have a CD player in my car. Today I was listening to the end of the Richmond Mosque show from 1977, Dave's Pick #1. Oh, and Dave, in case you see this, fantastic job on the series, I got a subscription and am real glad I did. Great choices so far; you even released the very first show I saw. That was very cool. So, just, Thanks a lot Dave! Also, I like the seaside chats you use to introduce these sets. But anyway, listening to "The Wheel," and I'm wondering: HAS the thunder ever gotten anyone? If so, please tell the story.
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Subeena Track: Picture Label: Opit Records Cat#: OPT 001
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Randall, by listening to - and, therefore, thinking about - the electronic music you've posted, I've developed a new appreciation for the artistic effort required to construct (I wanted to say "play", but these works seem more like sound-building projects - and I don't intend that pejoratively) and execute these pieces. For instance, after a couple passes at "Picture", I began to focus on that clever bridge from :30 to 1:15, which connects the intro and the diminishing metronomic pulse that follows. I love how it begins with a subtle acceleration of the baseline beat (this is just an attempt at a personal description of what I hear, as I have no technical vocabulary for this)...I can't recall any of your posts on the main boards; I'd love to know whether you find a common ground b/w this music and the Dead or if you like the latter for entirely independent reasons (or a bit of both!)./tua amica,k
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Sensate Focus Track: X Label: Sensate Focus Cat#: FOCUS 1.6
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such a beautiful version
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John Coltrane Track: Seraphic Light Label: Impulse! Cat#: IMP 11692 For Kate and Tate
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GAK Track: GAK 2 Label: Warp Records Cat#: WAP 48
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Jah Woosh Track: Woodpecker Sound Label: Cherry Red Cat#: CD BRED 24
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June 30, 1979 Portland (OR)International Speedway
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Ontal Track: Function Label: Violet Poison Cat#: VPN005
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Hanna Hartman Track: Die Schrauben, Die Die Welt Zusammenhalten Label: Elektron Cat#: EM 1005
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MimiCof Track: Hills In The Ocean Label: PROGRESSIVE FOrM Cat#: PFCD25
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Veneta, OR 8/27/72
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Grateful Dead Live at Old Renaissance Faire Grounds on 1972-08-27 (August 27, 1972)
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Truckin'/Denver11/20/73
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With Coltrane you've committed an unprecedented breach of conventional listening! I LOVE it....BUT, I really came to attention with Jah Woosh (Neville Beckford - WOOT!) who's always reminded me of my favorite prog-reggae artist Eek-A-Mouse, especially that killer album "Assassinator"....oh my, it's been awhile since I've listened 'in that direction'; thanks for the signpost! peace/k
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for some reason, I'm precluded from editing my prior post (but only that post - not others in separate threads (?))...let's try again...
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Eleh Track: Black Mountain 1933 Label: Important Records Cat#: IMPREC344
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Abdulla Rashim Track: Asayita 2 Label: Abdulla Rashim Records Cat#: ARR002
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