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Welcome to the 7th year of the Dave's Picks series, as we head into 2018 more excited than ever about where this series is, and where it's going. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the series since its inception in 2012; and to those who are new to it, we welcome you. There's plenty of room on the bus. The anticipation we feel every time we select, and later announce, each and every Pick is equal, or even greater, than this guy's excitement at seeing a train. As we head into and past our 25th release in the series, we feel a great sense of forward momentum, and we aim to keep that going in the coming years. How do we top a release like the upcoming Vol. 25, which as you've likely heard is the classic, much-requested, spectacular 11/6/77 Binghamton, NY show? With the show we're thinking about for Vol. 26, that's how! Really, we aim to equal, or top, every release by heading to great performances that you or may not have previously heard, but never in the quality Jeffrey Norman is able to produce. We've got our eyes and ears on several shows for possible upcoming Dave's Picks releases that are going to make 2018 the best year yet in the series, and that's how we honestly feel. Thanks again for subscribing. We keep doing what we do because you keep digging it. Your support and feedback is what keeps making us scream like we've just seen the train of our dreams...

David Lemieux
October 2017

Because the demand for these limited, numbered releases is so high, we've decided to bump the 2018 Dave's Picks production run to 18,000 of each of the four releases. While this means there will be more to go around, the best advice we have to give is... subscribe. When these releases go up for sale a la carte, they sell out within hours. Hours. No hyperbole here. The only way to avoid disappointment and be guaranteed all four Dave's Picks in 2018 is to subscribe.

In addition to the four CD releases in 2018, totaling 12 CDs, you’ll also get the subscription-exclusive bonus disc, which has proven to be one of the most highly sought after collectables we’ve ever released and free domestic shipping. Subscriber bonus discs will not be released outside of this offer. Early bird subscribers can nab a sub at $99.98 (regular pricing will be $115.92).

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David Lemieux on Dave's Picks 2018

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JimInMD's picture
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Fuel

Toss it right in..

Sixtus, you had better count your light sabres too.. Fun with beer and great for yardwork.

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Mushroom Dust

Do I have to empty the powder out of the vegan capsules or just throw them in by the handful like hippie vitamins?

Good thing you said something though, you should have seen this thing take off when I fill the tank with blue everclear. 'Cin is highly volatile, so we make blue 'shine with freshies to preserve the sparkle and shimmer.

Psychedelic rocket fuel, gentlemen.

Roses for lunch? I'll be right over!

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Band Together Show

I watched the whole thing last night, most of the performers did a good job, it was a very eclectic group of musicians. I had never heard of Raphael Saadiq, but was very impressed with all he did and will check out some of his stuff. G-Eazy was the weakest of the performers in my eye, but I am not a fan of hip-hop so I am not the best gauge on this. I thought Dead & Co did a great job and have even higher hopes for the upcoming tour. Metallica, Reynolds/Matthews and Rancid all did a good job.

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re: Guss

You sneaky bastard getting into my stash right under my nose. Next time call upstairs and I'll join you. :D

In all seriousness - we need to connect about some very important business! I mean, in addition to returning Jimbo's mower.

Sixtus

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"Pretty Lady ain't got no friend till the Candyman comes around

again"

~+~ 11.22.72 ~+~

Austin Municipal Auditorium

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Thanks Senator

All three bands I saw brought their A Game tonight - Reynolds/Matthews, D&C, Metallica!!!

Thanks!

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FOTM....

....they did it. Holy fuck balls.

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Empty Tank

Runs on mushroom dust. Do not use portabella.

Back it into the garage when you're done. Try not to blow anything up. I think the neighbors are getting suspicious.

Finished an uninterrupted listen to TOO > end of the show for 8/25/72 today on a hike. I really think this show is simply on par with any from the fall 72 tour. For those that think this is a total smoker.. off the charts good. I don't disagree, I think the entirety of fall 72 is exactly that good.

I got an email from a friend earlier tonight that filled up his devices with 1972 recently.. calling for a mini box of Tx 72. The quality is there, they were well recorded. It's almost impossible to argue against that logic. What a wealth of opportunity.. I think Dave might just have the best job on the planet.

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My Skeleton Key

only opens the workshop bilco doors.

There is a large, riding mower shaped object under a tarp out here though. WV plates and an empty tank.

Keys are still in it, gonna grab the gas can. BRB.

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Re: Shhh

Rat bastard probably owes us all for something or another.. grab one of those light sabers he is hording... They're the real deal.. one for me, one for you.. and it's even (St.) Stephen.

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Shhh

If you'll keep quiet, he'll never know I was here.

Keep Calm and Inhale.

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Re: Guss

Funny you mention Sixtus.. careful.. :D

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One song I know they won't play....

....is Fire On The Mountain, because that wouldn't settle well....

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8:35 PST start time for Dead & Co....

....followed by Metallica an hour later. Never, ever thought I would see those two play back to back, yet it's coming. Lol.

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Cueing up the Live Feed...

...and headed to Sixtus' workshop for enhancement.

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I'm in

..on point and properly mood enhanced.
I miss Jerry with the band.. but I am happy they decided to carry the torch.

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Solomon was a Deadhead

Two thousand years before "I married me a wife..." Solomon recommended living in the barren desert rather than staying at home with an angry wife (Proverbs 21). Smart dude.

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Doing my part....

Dead & Co on in 30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlbNjQPzPPc
....can't say I didn't try

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Black hole shopping cart

Title of a movie.....???.....

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Fiasco

Fiasco yes.. conspiracy to skew people into ala carte, no.

I think the ordering process under Rhino vs. Music Today is just a work in progress. By that I mean.. they have a lot of work to do before things progress and we get all these bugs fixed.. once and for all.

On the bright side.. we get our CDs much earlier. Mine was hand delivered by a very well trained, beautiful, well mannered Dalmatian. Word on the street is there are 101 of them, and they are all MaryE's. ..and she no longer has to ride her bicycle and deliver them herself. I'd call that a big step up.

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Ordering fiasco

Thought I would do a check of the system, so I put a DaP 2018 subscription in my cart and hit ‘proceed to checkout’, and this is what I got:

Shopping Cart is Empty

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Click here to continue shopping.

Maybe they are trying to discourage subscriptions so that they can sell more individual releases?

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@cthwaites - contact marye or dr rhino

Try PM'n marye or send the good Dr an email (drrhino@rhino.com).

I'm sure either one can help point you in the right direction or take care of it for you.

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I know this is not the forum but...

The ordering for DP is a nightmare.

Called and no answer. Wrote email and got a meaningless reply.

Any ideas?

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Ron Tutt interview link

I recall reading an interview with JGB drummer Ron Tutt years ago where he was a little more candid about the downside of being in JGB (that he carefully avoided in the below linked interview). The inconsistent performances, the heavy weird drug scene, the shy side of Garcia and the people around him vying for access and influence, plus the unceremoniously way he was fired (at least once) with an offhanded Parrish phone call saying "It's over - where should we send your drum kit?", and no other explanation.

Of course Garcia was not a manager or great communicator, so I could understand how being in his band would be a little unpredictable. And I don't get the sense from Ron he ever was "part of the scene" or ever really connected with the music. Made me wonder if some of the way JGB songs dragged was because he wasn't into it, which probably isn't fair to Ron. But I just never got the impression he was a force advancing the music - he was just kinda there.

Funny that Ron went from drumming for Elvis > Jerry Garcia > Neil Diamond. Interesting company. From the "real Elvis", to the reluctant "Hippy Elvis", to the "Jewish Elvis" (as my jewish friends call Neil Diamond)

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fwiw
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I think they'll announce well into the new year

I predict sometime this next subscription year:

5/25/74

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have they announced DaP 26 yet?

They usually announce it just before the subscriptions close to boost sales.

It'll be a while as the Early bird preorder just ended.

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No

No news on DaP 26 yet. Middle of December, perhaps?

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have they announced DaP 26 yet?

hoping to avoid scrolling through all the posts to get an answer.

----

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Bristol Bay

What could possibly go wrong?

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Vault Raider stay out of Bristol Bay

Hopefully that's not heading to the largest Salmon habitat located in Bristol Bay, Alaska where they've just approved some mining that's good for America...

http://www.savebristolbay.org/in-the-news/2017/9/22/copper-gold-or-fish-...

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Vault raider

Or the vintage train in the link above?

Those trains were pretty lame, I’ll take the vault raider.

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Re: Vault Raider?

Now that's what I call repurposing.

Now we know why they call him Dr. Rhino.

I'd like to borrow that thing for about a half hour in the back yard. You know.. finally put all that yardwork behind me once and for all.

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The machine they used to use to seal Dave's Picks...

And we all thought the cut marks were caused by a box cutter. Now we know the truth.

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vault raider?

Are you sure that's a picture of the vault raider? It looks like the machine they used to use to seal Dave's Picks.

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Re: grateful jurisprudence

Ha!!

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Grappa

Oh, whew. Thought maybe I wasn't up on dirty street slang or something.

I thought your's was just a clever pun that went a bit awry when I first saw it :)

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Re: Grapa

whew.. I thought it was a Kevin Spacey reference.

So an after dinner grapa is ok again, and all is good with the world.

Finishing my second listen on DaP 24 (I know.. wrong thread). As others have said it is a nice accompaniment to Veneta and in my mind I have it paired with DaP 11, Wichita. The sound is generally quite good and we finally get to hear the end of the show in all it's glory. Bring on 11/6 and I'm dying to know what's in store for DaP 26 and the illustrious bonus disc (or is it going to be a bonus ether pillow?).

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Hey Frosted

I was laughing at my own user name. Though I did spell it wrong, grappa is an Italian brandy.

Sorry for the confusion :)

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Persona grapa and Jimbo

Grapa - Guess I'm glad I don't know the joke regarding my user name, will stay blissfully ignorant about that I hope.

I chose it because my favorite Dead venue of places where I saw shows was the Frost Ampitheater at Stanford U. Thus, I have been Frosted. If you'd rather ascribe another meaning to it, guess I can't stop you.

I have that album you mentioned on LP -- got it back when it came out if I recall. Hard to go wrong with that crowd.

Jim -- there are 2 relatively new Grisman duet albums out - one from some recordings with Tony Rice, and a newer one that just came out in the past week with Tommy Emmanuel. Planning to order both of them soon. Gris said that he just met Emmanuel a few years ago, and is hoping for more future collaborations. Talent seems to attract each other...

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Grateful Jurisprudence

I once observed while the fate of a Winterland 77 box was debated during inventory of marital property in a particularly contentious divorce. With neither side willing to budge, the Judge - in an act of Solomonesque sagacity - decreed splitting the set after disc 2 of the second show (6/8).

The husband simply shrugged, but the wife collapsed in tears. After being asked by the Judge about her sudden display of emotion, the she cried, "I'd rather he get the entire show than see the 2nd set broken at that magnificent Drums>TOO transition!"

Well, the old country Judge just smiled and then proceeded to award her the entire box. As he rose to leave the bench that day, I swear I caught a flash of tie dye beneath his robe./K

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It's True

Just ask KYTrips or KateC, our resident attorneys.. depending on the state you live in and unless your pre-nup states you retain ownership of your box sets.. they get halved.

I suggest you blame this all on me.. and distance yourself from this (and future) music purchases. Just blame them all on me.

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Jim - HALF THE BOX SETS!!!!

It'd be a rolled up shower curtain first.

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Re: Ooops

Sorry Dennis.

We need a Dead.net family counseling forum..

As we all know.. if we can't keep our better halves happy, we end up losing half our box sets in the split.

It must be David Lemieux's birthday today (Happy Birthday Dave).. he's going down a list of birthday's past on TIGDH and finally settled on 11/5/85 after discussing the 1970 Dark Star that was played a half hour after being born.

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G&G - Grisman and Grapelli

why do you people keep posting shit about other great musicians? I don't have unlimited resources! Jim you posted about G&G and there's Johnny holding up the latest album, so off to Amazon to spend more money (that I need to steal from my Wife) on yet another cd. I swear by the grace of god I got lucky enough that amazon had a used one on sale for only 3 bucks. A quick check of youtube showed a chunk of whole albums out there, grabbed them also. I was surprised at my lack of Stephane in the collection. I guess I never realized how many Grisman albums there was WITHOUT Jerry.

But once again this site has cost me money (ok my wife)

Thanks for the heads up Jim.

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Pricing Email

Nope, just got one email on the 4th.

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email from deadnet

is anybody else getting the daves picks sub ending notice over and over again? I have deleted it at least 20 times, unsubscribed from deadnet, wrote them an email asking them to stop sending it and it keeps on coming. What the *(&^ are you guys doing? why does this email telling me that Dave's picks early sub will end in 48 hours keep coming to my inbox? When will you people ever get your shit together? Stop sending this out of date, ended email to me, the early bird sub ended but I still get the email. Hey, if you want to screw something up, why don't you send me duplicates of the cd's? I won't complain about that at all, and of course, I won't pay for them. Does anybody working there that knows what they are doing? I mean, besides Mary.

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Simonrob

You’re supposed to sniff the ether pillow, not eat it

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I've lost my pillow...

I was having a great dream about eating marshmallows and when I woke up I couldn't find my pillow anywhere.

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Grisman Grappeli

Missing Scruggs, but close to the same band perhaps??

A few years ago I attended a Mountain Stage show starting with David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen but also included Tommy Emmanuel and Mark O'Conner's Hot Swing + three other acts whose names I cannot remember but were all quite good. Tickets were ridiculous.. something like $10 or $15.

First.. Tommy Emmanuel blew us all away, if you have not heard of him please do yourself a favor and check him out.. Sort of like the Jimi Hendrix of acoustic guitar (my words) but Hot Swing had these two guitarists; Frank Vignola and I think Jon Burr?? both were excellent. The entire focus of their part of the show was centered on Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli as true to history as they could be. Tommy Emmanuel also spoke of Django's influences on his work.

If you haven't heard about Mountain Stage, it's a PBS syndicated program that I think tries to be true to history and roots music, shows seem to have a theme and are not commercially driven, it's not for profit. It's mostly recorded in Charleston and Morgantown WV but travels to other mostly local cities as well.

I could go on.. but needless to say it had an impact on me. It was close to where I live (a half hour) and I ended up bringing like 20 of my friends and we all left blown away by how good it was (sort of like a dead show in that regard). At the end all 20 or so musicians got on stage and played something together.

Mark O'Conner and Frank Vignola, Hot Swing "Stephane and Django"

Finally,.. Tommy Emmanuel (not from Mountain Stage). All in one night.. for $10 less then 10 years ago in the middle of nowhere.

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