Praying for a stream from SF to be working tonight too, xo.
Listening to 9/24/1993 Boston. Flew up from Nashville with three friends, where we met up with more friends and stayed at my sister's house for the weekend section of the Garden run. Fri 9/24, Sat 9/25 and Sun 9/26. I'm building up the energy preparing for the spectacular "Standing on the Moon" on Sunday. Sitting rear of stage at the old Boston Garden had great sound. Our mail order gave us one night on the floor and two side/back stage on Phil side. From the back, the stage was open and we great view (and sound like I said) of Billy and Mickey during show but especially during Drums when the vast array of percussion instruments were put to use. Really fun weekend. Sunday night was insane in so many ways. Those of us who were there in my circle of friends recently had an email chain reminiscing the details of that night. I just love how the Grateful Dead's music is so wonderfully preserved. Listening to shows I went to literally take me right back to the venue and the friends and extended Dead family I was with at the time. Sensory overload, I can see it, hear it and even smell, taste and feel it.
He's Gone from 9/24 that is queued up right now is very spirited.
Later today, surely I'll be on the archive dialing up past New Year's Eve shows; and/or see what XM23 has to offer.
Bidding, great word. Good Night. xo
I Know You Rider
It's working, amen.
Got this from a friend, ahhh a miracle indeed as
it is hopefully connected to the Furthur Show in SF.
It's in between sets, finger's crossed it's a good stream.
The FURTHUR poster is awesome, great job it's powerfully symbolic
but with grand grateful dead custom adherence, xo!
Wish I were in SF....ahh but alas I am.
Love you all, xo
Christmas Morning Music
Going into spin the 12th hour of the Jam of the Week on Repeat...
I will never be the same; like a snake I've been able to shed that which
doesn't feel like Christmas and now (like the star atop the tree)
Have Yourselves a Merry Prankster Kinda Christmas-
and Rock On!
With fruitcake-flavored lovingkindness and...
ample good cheer...a toast to Peace, Love and Joy
with every good wish to ALL in the New Year, xo!
Kingswood Music Theatre, Maple Ontario:
Listening to the recording one is not struck by any superlatives, yet there is s total above-average quality of playing and smoothness here that cannot be denied. The BIODTL>Dupree's>LL Rain> Might As Well really shows some sustain to end the first set... Scarlet>Fire does not slouch to opens the 2nd. But it is of course the New Orleans; Big Boss man>Aiko-Aiko encore trio that steals the show, followed by Wavy's remarks about these being the good ole' days at the end is what marks this as a watershed moment.
My favorite for all of '84
(And applause for those polite Canadians)