March 11, 1993
Ken Nordine recited "Flibberty Jib" and "The Island" during "Drumz" - sound check: Lazy River Road, Wave To The Wind, Days Between
Set List:Help on the Way
Little Red Rooster
So Many Roads
Music Never Stopped
Wave to the Wind
The Other One
The Days Between
Around and Around
Attendees of this show
I memorized THE ISLAND, may I recite it for you?
"I've got me an island that I'm calling Me.
Each time I go there, you know who I see?
There's me, and me, more often than not
and that's pretty often, it's my favorite spot!
There are lots of islands called Other-Than-Me
but they're someone else's, one look and you'll see.
You can try like a fool to be what you're not,
but the island ya get. . .
is the island ya got!"
This was partially the inspiration for the song HEAT MAN by The Kind. Check it out on archive.org:
Oh yeah, Dan Healy had the quadraphonic system set up at these shows, he got it going pretty good in there, under the planes approaching O'Hare!
". . . Music is the best!" (fz)
Never saw a good show their... But would near tapes later that were great... Like I said I never liked th place...
The great poet and voice... I think Jerry and Ken were doing or have just finished a project... Which is pretty cool...Check it out, if you can find it...
Devout Catalyst-was the name of that little project, basically a combo of the Grisman quartet/Jerry/Ken. It is a bit abstract but fantastic. When it came out it was a huge hit with me and my buddies.
Tried to go to this show. It was one of those blackout ticket senarios, and being from Springfield Il., we had to travel to the nearest ticketmast that was inside the range. Found this one outlier that was about 40 miles further south than any other ticketmaster selling tickets. So we show up about 5am and immediately new there was a problem, only 1 other person was there. This old head had driven from St. Louis after calling just like us, put his family up in a hotel, and they we were. Well, we hung out listened to some of his nice tapes, and the time rolled around, ticketmaster people said they were going to be able to sell them. then of course they were blackout and no tickets for us.
Well about a week before the show, the old head calls me, we traded numbers to trade some tapes, I barely remembered him, but apparently he went to straight to grateful dead merchandise explained his situation, and dropped our names also. tells us to get our asses to the will call before the show, and wouldn't you know it 5 row in front of Jerry. Went to 30 some odd shows and even though the concert was just ok, it was my favorite dead expierence. Nordine was a trip. Good times.
Liberty was a rockin encore. I was front row second desk. Have a very loud voice and yelled as could be for Liberty. I'm pretty sure Jerry looked up at my group and smiled as if thanking us for screaming for his song. It rocked and was one of my top ten dead moments. PS The Jerry Garcia Band played Rosemont for shows closly resembling a religous music revile.
A Help> Slip> Frank for Berk-a-witz
This show rocked my gourd, we had dosed, maybe too much. Ken appearance was like a wizard had come a calling. the light show just blew me away. the 3D shapes on stage just made a good night even better. Safety 1st.
I didn't like the way the vibe and scene had changed, the band seemed to have more off nights than on, etc. Blew off the encore to beat the crowd out of the building and drove straight home to Iowa, never looking back.
NE1 got a crispy SBD source or well done MTX of this show? The Litz and Gard AUDs are good, but....