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November 6

November 6

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drumdevil's picture
Joined: Sep 25 2010
Estimated !!!

Easily my favorite Jam !!! I am lovin this !!!!

deadmike's picture
Joined: Jun 13 2007
Great music ...

but what pisses me off a bit is that it's not possible for me as an European to enter the daily contests. I would love to win The Steal Your Face Throw. Any of prices so far is good enough for me.

Other than that, I have no complaints. The downloading is working perfect and I'm grateful for the fine music.

Micke Östlund,
Växjö, Sweden

Brick in Oz's picture
Joined: Oct 9 2008
Why complain?

I don't understand the complaints from those doing the "legwork". Isn't that half the fun for you? It doesn't matter who "wins"; feel the joy for someone else, if it's not you. As we all should know, it's the journey that counts; not the destination. Thank god the band always understood this, or every song would have sounded the same, every night.

Joined: Nov 9 2010
Right On!

I'm so with you Brick! The deadheads I know and love have and always will share the love. Peace

Spent_the_night_in_Utah_and_havent_left's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2011

One of my all time favs. MUCHO GRASSY_AZZ!!!!!

in_2_it_2's picture
Joined: Mar 31 2009
How Do You Know...

after I click "submit" nothing seems to happen.
How can you tell if the submittal was submitted??

3Phase's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
How do you know if the Submit button worked?

That's a good question.

There's no way to know, really, if your e-mail address was submitted correctly after you clicked on the Submit button but you should be able to tell if the button is working by looking down the page below the button to see if the download link has appeared.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Able to download??

I cannot download any of the tracks. It says to right click (Save download as...) but this is not an option for me...any advice??

Is there a site that has the previous day's tracks for download?? I caught all of the tracks last year and would hate to miss out this year if I cannot figure out how to get them.

in_2_it_2's picture
Joined: Mar 31 2009

I use (save target as....)

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Thanks but...

I am not even seeing that I need to have windows seven or should vista work??

3Phase's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
No, you don't need Vista or Windows 7

Which browser and operating system are you using now?

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Depends on which computer...

If I am using my home PC then Vista but my work comp still uses far as browsers, I was trying to use firefox b/c thats I what I used last year for 30 days, but I randomly tried IE and it seems to have worked...fingers crossed it continues...

3Phase's picture
Joined: Jun 25 2007
Hey now! Take a step back!

And take another, step back!

It rained this weekend. I didn't get to go riding and I didn't have anything at all to say about it so I'm online and I'm in a whimsical mood this afternoon. I got a good belly-laugh from seeing the word 'egalitarian' used correctly in an otherwise nonsensical paragraph.

Last year the 0.001% that know every version of Althea ever played and can recognize any one of them in the first three opening notes had the edge in the contest. If ever there was a contest for Dead-icated Deadheads that was it. After all the years of hard partying, touring, taping, trading, burning up high-speed dial-up modems to upload and download entire shows posted to USENET, the Archive, etree, FTP and torrents there was finally a contest where all of that would come in really handy.

This year all of the names go in a bucket. At least I'm enjoying the ride!

There is no heavy, acrid, smell of magic purple smoke curling out of thousands of computers with high-speed switching power supplies and fat-pipe broadband modems; no worldwide starting lineup beginning to form and synchronize by 8:00 AM PST for the 9:00 AM PST start time. There is no sharp, staccato, clicking from thousands of keyboards as stealy-faced, tie-dyed, contestants constantly refresh the contest page, hoping against hope they will be able to get the jump on the others to download and correctly guess the song for the day before the edgeboss steps aside, hanging the slower contestants and dropping precious packets of unreleased music into the river as they attempt to escape down the Internet backbone and make their way to freedom through routers all over the planet.

This year a random drawing is not fair. Egalitarian? Really?

Has no one noticed that even after defenestration some of the 0.001% are still rooting for and even helping out the 99.999% even though the competitive edge they had last year from all of their collective golden years of unlimited devotion have been almost completely eliminated?

Okay, looking out the window I see it is still raining and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead so here's today's song duration and file size! Is there still going be to a weekly winner or is that, like, so last year's contest too?

6. Estimated Prophet > He's Gone

(Venue - Date)
Duration: 25:50
Size: 59.1 MB - > 60,567 KB (62,021,632 bytes)

Some sad sack has figured out how to exploit TrueType fonts
so I won't be using an HTML file this year.
This is supposed to be fun not scary!

So, here is a link to a plain ASCII text file with a list of all the
songs and, after announces them, the winners:-

November 2011 -- 30 Days of Dead

PonchoBill's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2009
kevjones and saintsteveg

It might be a little complaint, but I think I'm intitled. Seeing as we are a border country. They (Rhino) have no problem taking our money. So why not include us in the free swag? And I'm not a cranky fellow. Just givin my op. Peace

deadbass36's picture
Joined: Jan 4 2009
Great Estimated jam

This is from when Estimated jams really mattered. It was like "let's take this baby out and see what she can do."

Joined: Nov 4 2010
Having a hard time dowloading

Having a hard time dowloading to my iMac.

When I right-click and then select "Open with iTunes" it goes into my iTunes library with that little symbol next to the name (like the wifi symbol) that means it is stored on the Internet; and when you click the song, it is “streamed” live to your computer.

I want to actually download it though, so I right-click and select "Save Download As," then save it in a finder folder. Then I open iTunes and click "file > add to library . . . " and I find the song in my finder and click it, or choose "open," and it doesn't add to my iTunes library.

Any help for an old hippie?

Joined: Jun 15 2007
Downloading to iMac

Here's what I do w/ my MacBook:
After entering your email address to allow download, you will see: Download today's free song here. Press the Control key and click on the link. A drop down box will appear: Scroll down to Download Linked File and click on it when it is highlighted. My default download destination is the Download Folder. Once the download is complete, open the Download Folder and click on the song just downloaded. iTunes should open by default and the tune starts playing. In the Search Music box in the top right corner type the name of the file (you should see it in the now playing area in the top center of iTunes. This will locate where iTunes stored the file. Highlight the file and press the Command Key + i. This will open the Get Info window for the tune. From here you can click on the tabs and edit anything you want. I edit the name of the file, add our favorite artists, and when the full info comes out the next day, I add the venue under notes and add the year. For the name of the album, I use 30 Days of Dead: 2011 (Since I organized all 30 from last year as 2010). I even clicked and dragged the image on the download page that says 30 Days of Dead to my desktop and used that pic for the album art. Track numbers are _ of 30. Last year's collection was too big of a file to put on one CD, so I burned it to DVD for safe keeping. Breaking it up it would fit on a couple of CD's for portability. Hope this helps. If you're still stuck, send PM.

Joined: Mar 30 2009
Having a hard time downloading

Try saving the download to your desktop, then manually add it to iTunes. Works for me on my Mac. I hope that works from one old hippie to another...

Joined: Oct 31 2009
This is too much Fun

Is this real?
Is this legal?

Love you all!

SaintSteveg's picture
Joined: Nov 19 2008

Hey KevJones, I don't know if the complaining has always been like it is, but you gotta realize who is on here. A lot of us Deadheads are getting a bit long in the tooth, and what happens when we get old? We get cranky and crotchety when things aren't going the way we think they should. We're cynical (and isn't a cynic a person who knows what is really going on?). Most of all, we've got so much of our cultural lives invested in a band that no longer exists and takes us back to the good old days, so we think we have a stake in it.

Don't let it get you down, most of us are really happy to be getting free live great music (I mean, really, today there's a 26 minute jam appearing out of nowhere from who-knows-when). Just take it all as it comes. Cranky people are their own punishment.

*** "I'll meet you some morning in the sweet by and by..."

turtlemusicfan's picture
Joined: Feb 9 2010
One of these!!!???

Hey "Dead Noise" it can't be many of those because Donna is singing. She and Keith were no longer in the band after 2/17/79. That narrows it down considerably, and it probably isn't one where they went into drumz, which leaves only a couple to guess from.

Thanx to all doing this, having another Grate November because of the 30 Days of Dead. Hope/wish this becomes an annual thing.

Love what I love and I want it that way :-)))

Joined: Aug 27 2011

one of the estimated > he's gone combos they played in total. it's pretty obvious in the first few minutes its a 77-early 79 show, with Donna singing and Keith playing piano. actually though, it is one where they went into drums after he's gone... at least it seems that way....

Ringo's picture
Joined: Nov 6 2011
Not as easy as it seems....

I thought this was a difficult combo to figure out, particularly because the Estimated>He's Gone was performed so frequently in the late 70's.

I'm pretty sure I know the date, but realistically I could only narrow it down to a few shows.

It's all good folks. Let the music play the band!

kevjones's picture
Joined: Apr 28 2009
One little observation.

The complaining on this site continues to amaze me. Here we are getting hours of top quality, free music and generous slices to boot, and people are still finding things to complain about. Were Deadheads always like this? Anyway.

Just dig it! Dig it! Dig it!

Love and Peace!

can't wait to see what rolls out tomorrow.

kevjones's picture
Joined: Apr 28 2009
30 Days of Dead!

This is turning into an amazing playlist. Over an hour of music already!

FYI-If anyone is looking for a couple of fun downloads for their iPod, go to the iTunes and check out the Music Never Stopped Soundtrack. There are two great great live Dead songs on it. Touch of Grey from 10/14/89 and Truckin' from Deer Creek '89. Also, if you haven't seen the movie, you should. It's pretty good.

Also, I don't know if you guys use iTunes, but they have all of the Grateful Dead download series available and they sound great! I just picked up 12/10/73-Charlotte. The sound is excellent and it is very warm. Plus, how can you go wrong with a Truckin>Nobody's Fault>Eyes>Brokedown Palace. Followed by a China>Rider and a Sugar Mag>GDTRFB>Sunshine Daydream sandwich?

I would also recommend Carousel Ballroom from 3/17/68 and the Family Dog show from 1970. It's got an electric Monkey and the Engineer!

Thanks for the great downloads.

One last observation, I know 1/22/78 isn't in the vault, but the Grateful Dead channel has played that show, in its entirety, on several occasions. Where is that source coming from? It sounds like a board to me.

Joined: Aug 27 2011

there is a "mostly" soundboard of this show. "mostly" being everything but the first 4 2nd set songs. there is also an excellent aud recording available

chastason's picture
Joined: Nov 1 2010
Music Never Stopped

In addition to the two "unreleased"" live tracks that kevjones mentioned on the soundtrack to Music Never Stopped, Sugar Magnolia is also included, from Feb 24, 1971.

PonchoBill's picture
Joined: Jul 29 2009

No Canadians allowed eh? How hard is it to send a prize across the border? It doesn't cost very much. To Americans go the spoils. I am grateful for the downloads tho. Thanks for that.

chefsteban's picture
Joined: Oct 21 2008
Estimated Prophet

...Holy cow Batman....todays download is awesome...the sound quality in incredible...blasting it at top volume the neighbors....I'm in a groove.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
I don't really need it

But I entered the contest anyway.

I already have this blanket at home lol

Joined: May 4 2010
Equality in answers

It isn't fair that 1% of Deadheads have 99% of the answers to this contest. Help a brother out and post the winning dates here everyday so that we all have an equal chance of winning. I never had a large collection, so it isn't like I had the egalitarian privilege of memorizing every version of Althea ever played. For the good of all, please post the correct show date every single day.

hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
occupy the dead vault

posting the date is no fun, which i think was the consensus at the start of this month long boogie. the fun as others have pointed out is digging through all the shows and trying to match the song up. i think we all have the same ability. all my old tapes were stolen out of my bus back in 91 and while i have a few cd's nowadays i can't blow a lot of dough on these types of things, as much as i wish i could. so to figure out the answers best i can i do have the annotated grateful dead lyrics book, given as a christmas present one year back, which lists the first time a particular song was played, as well as a decent enough ear to listen to who i think is playing and what year/s it sounds like it could be from. as others have pointed out deadbase lists all the shows and setlists, so there's great help from there, and to finalize the deal, just loginto and start listening to some shows and try to match it up. just takes time. is that cheating ? who cares- i hear lots of great stuff and have found some shows you can actually still download, although no soundboard recordings. those i should have nabbed few years back when you still could. anyway boy am i rambling.
p.s. i would also like to complain - its cold and it gets dark too early!

ecb's picture
Joined: Nov 3 2010
Good for all!


It can be difficult to determine the show for many of these songs. But, the rewards in figuring it out are well worth the effort - as well as just plain fun!

You don't have to know every version of every song by heart.

Becoming familiar with DeadBase,,,, the history of the Grateful Dead, and listening with a critical ear are all tools that you can use to guide you to the correct answer.

Putting in the effort is what's really good for all!

Have fun and enjoy. The effort really isn't work, just fun!


deadbass36's picture
Joined: Jan 4 2009
hornsby's picture
Joined: Nov 2 2010
i need more shows

those are funny

pjmccarthy63's picture
Joined: Nov 14 2010
hey hipster...I am part of the 99%..

i take the daily offerring and type it into in the dead section and start's for example...just based on the backing vocals i figured it was sometime in the 70's or 80's so narrowed it down that way and just started listening to the versions on the shows that fit my criteria....i was almost spot on to the date when i saw the answer on here...i was less than a week off....yesterday i was able to get it without help of the masses here....i find that so much fun...and i am having fun doing it....i should add that I don't have a problem 'cheating' to get the answer if i have zero clue...

Joined: Nov 4 2011
took me a while

I think it's at the Veterans' Memorial Hall 4-19-78

Great version of both songs.

bruno14's picture
Joined: Sep 18 2007

Yowzaaaa! Thanks for this whole month-long treat and especially for this morning's nugget.

This is a real favorite and from as perfect an era as it gets (for me).

What a great way to start the day. Thank you again.

Joined: Nov 1 2010
Estimated/He's Gone

Lovely. And a piece of cake.

Joined: Nov 7 2010
this has a san fran feel to

this has a san fran feel to it.....

12/27/77- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA


scrltbg's picture
Joined: Jan 12 2008
why give it away?

Maybe this is an unpopular viewpoint, because generally I love to share, but after working every morning to figure it out myself, I just do not appreciate just handing the answer to every lurker out there. This practice reduces the chances for those who actually did the legwork, and I assume we would all like to potentially win something for our efforts. That IS the point of a contest, right? No problem with giving hints still has to do something to get the answer then.

Having said that, I am so appreciative that these downloads are being made available to us! That alone is a win for all. Turns me on to shows I might never have gotten around to listening to otherwise.

Sorry to gripe, maybe it's time to make some coffee... ]:)

>>edit: my hint for today is, this show also contains a fairly rare song that was only performed 12 times to the best of my knowledge

Joined: Nov 4 2011

I just find it fun trying to figure out the show so I post what I come up with. The prizes would be nice but are not that important to me. I understand that others are trying to win stuff so it isn't fair to post the answer and I won't anymore. enjoy your coffee.

scrltbg's picture
Joined: Jan 12 2008
please accept my humble apology

Sure was crappy appleton this morning, wasn't I? **sheepish shrug** I'm really sorry for how that came across.

Didn't mean to ruin your fun, I was being way too selfish. It really is a thrill when you figure it out, and I understand wanting to share that. The sense of accomplishment is the TRUE prize!

And upon reflection, I'm moving across the country in a few months, the last thing I really need is more STUFF to haul (although one cannot have enough cool GD stuff - they are the band that opened my eyes and changed my life!) Guess I'm still just a competitive greedy freak sometimes.

My lessons learned: 1. Mellow out! 2. No more posting before coffee.

Joined: May 7 2009

Getting these first thing in the morning really puts me in a good mood the rest of the day.

ratdogheads's picture
Joined: Nov 19 2008
Thanx David

25:50 of chewy stuff. These songs being available first thing in the morning is a great way to be able to start the day. Any chance of pulling a "So many Roads" out of your hat?

Joined: Aug 27 2011

wow. nice Estimated > He's Gone. I usually like this pairing, but I think David and the guys posted one of the best ever. There's a couple that are similar here, tough choice on my guess, but hopefully I got it right.

Joined: Jan 1 2009
Columbus Ohio

04/19/1978 the Vet

Joined: Aug 27 2011
not sure its that one in particular

but it's definitely one of these

05/21/77- Lakeland Civic Center - Lakeland, FL
05/25/77- The Mosque - Richmond, VA
06/07/77- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
09/03/77- Raceway Park - Englishtown, NJ
09/29/77- Paramount Northwest - Seattle, WA
10/09/77- McNichols Sports Arena - Denver, CO
10/12/77- Manor Downs - Austin, TX
11/05/77- War Memorial Auditorium - Rochester, NY
12/27/77- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
01/10/78- Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA
01/17/78- Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, CA
02/01/78- Uptown Theater - Chicago, IL
04/06/78- Curtis Hixon Convention Hall - Tampa, FL
04/19/78- Veterans' Memorial Auditorium - Columbus, OH
05/07/78- Field House (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
05/16/78- Uptown Theater - Chicago, IL
10/21/78- Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA
01/11/79- Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
04/22/79- Spartan Stadium - San Jose, CA
05/13/79- Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME
06/30/79- Portland International Speedway - Portland, OR
11/04/79- Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI
11/09/79- War Memorial Auditorium - Buffalo, NY
12/26/79- Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA
04/01/80- Capitol Theater - Passaic, NJ
05/10/80- Hartford Civic Center - Hartford, CT
05/12/80- Boston Garden - Boston, MA
08/16/80- Mississippi River Festival - Edwardsville, IL
09/30/80- Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA
10/07/80- Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA
10/26/80- Radio City Music Hall - New York City, NY
11/29/80- Alligator Alley Gym (University Of Florida)
12/12/80- Swing Auditorium - San Bernardino, CA
03/28/81- Gruga Halle - Essen, XGermany
05/12/81- Veterans' Memorial Coliseum - New Haven, CT
05/17/81- Onondaga War Memorial Auditorium - Syracuse, NY
08/30/81- Compton Terrace Amphitheater - Tempe, AZ
10/06/81- Rainbow Theater - London, XEngland
12/03/81- Dane County Coliseum - Madison, WI
12/09/81- Events Center (University Of Colorado) - Boulder, CO
12/26/81- Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA
04/15/82- Providence Civic Center - Providence, RI
09/14/82- University Of Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
09/21/82- Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
10/17/82- Santa Fe Downs - Santa Fe, NM
10/18/83- Cumberland County Civic Center - Portland, ME
07/04/84- Five Seasons Center - Cedar Rapids, IA
07/08/87- Civic Center - Roanoke, VA
08/13/87- Red Rocks Amphitheater - Morrison, CO
04/22/88- Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre - Irvine, CA
09/06/88- Capital Centre - Landover, MD
12/28/88- Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA
03/21/90- Copps Coliseum - Hamilton - Ontario, XCanada
06/24/90- Autzen Stadium (University Of Oregon)
02/20/91- Oakland Coliseum Stadium - Oakland, CA
03/20/91- Capital Centre - Landover, MD
04/04/91- The Omni - Atlanta, GA
05/03/91- Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento, CA
09/04/91- Richfield Coliseum - Richfield, OH
02/22/92- Oakland Coliseum Arena - Oakland, CA
03/05/92- Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, VA
05/21/92- Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento, CA
06/06/92- Rich Stadium - Orchard Park, NY
05/21/93- Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
06/15/93- Freedom Hall - Louisville, KY
09/30/93- Boston Garden - Boston, MA
12/09/93- Los Angeles Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA
04/01/94- The Omni - Atlanta, GA
06/09/94- Cal Expo Amphitheater - Sacramento, CA
06/24/94- Sam Boyd Silver Bowl - Las Vegas, NV
09/29/94- Boston Garden - Boston, MA
12/16/94- Los Angeles Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA

Joined: Nov 2 2010
I'll help narrow it down a

I'll help narrow it down a bit- Its got to be 1/11/79 or earlier. Its definitely Keith Donna. So yours of getting right are 1 in 17.

November 6