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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...
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.
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Great to see some appreciation of Fast Eddie. The whole classic Motorhead lineup is gone now. I saw them a few times back in the day; a long way from the GOGD but one of the most exciting acts I ever saw...and possiby the loudest. A great appreciation of Fast Eddie here https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/11/fast-eddie-clarke-motorhea...
..I plan on growing a big, thick beard.
If the demand is high, and each new DP release sells out quickly, why not increase the number made? 18,000 for 2018. They could sell 20K easily. I have a lot of friends who are disgusted by this marketing scheme, and don't bother buying any of them. They simply rip a copy from someone they know who has the discs.
In a digital world, the physical package is less of an incentive to purchase. Except for the opportunists who buy these just to sell them later for inflated prices.
Please, just make more and diminish the black market.
Hah! I have to agree, 72LiveDead. Beards are attached to skin, and skeletons are all bone.
When are these artists going to stop with the beards on skeletons? Enough already it is stupid
Gary - agree on the Reckoning album. Great artwork and timeless music. In fact I think it's the only release from the "pre-vault release" days that I still listen to. It's in my car right now...
Speaking of that run, I have always been a fan of 10/4, & 10/14 but recently spent time with some lesser known (at least to me) shows from that run.
As a result, I have some pretty nice sounding acoustic + electric sets from 9/26 & 9/30/80 if anyone is interested. Always happy to share.
Wissinoming predicts sell out in under an hour.
I predict a website crash and days of bitching from those who couldn’t get an order through.
How does that old saying go?
Oh yeah, subscribe.
Glad to see the 2 copy limit, but I speculate that most scalpers subscribed, and subscribed during early bird when there was no limit.
Why did the band not perform in Chicago or Illinois during this time ? Any specific reason ?
Jonesin' to hear that tune newly mastered.
I'll take a dozen, please.
Thanks for the great music, bro.
Motorhead, one of my favorite non-GD bands.
Meant to respond earlier to your post a few days back about future DaP. I noticed you had posted the Alpine 87 show with the eyes. My freaky friend and I went to those shows. I remember that Friday night show and the packed house, or theater. My memory is a touch sketchy but I estimated that Friday night was around 40,000 folks, Saturday was busting at the gills, close to its over capacity limit of 50,000 folks, and then Sunday being casual maybe only 30,000 folks.
That Friday night it was pouring rain. Crowd was beyond amped. We were taping right behind Healy when some younger than us kids came running down the hill, obviously recreating a Woodstock moment. I mean they came down hill hard falling and sliding in the wet grass and mud. As they slid through the muck, they took out our Mic stand, bam, whole thing comes crashing down. Our tapes are good, minus about 2-3 minutes of ChinaCat. At that time we were using PZM microphones which had incredible dynamic range and an very good stereo image.
Oh yeah, that is the one with the freaky space where all of a sudden it is a woman moaning in ecstasy. Of course in today's screwed up environment I probably should not discuss that. But it was a wild drum/space.
Interesting post, mbarilla. Not sure if tapes even exist from this show and it appears Phil slept in or was otherwise detained (probably still tripping from the night before).
Still, made for an interesting read.
Agree on the Anthem T-Shirt too.
Coinciding with the deluxe edition an Anthem cover artwork tee shirt would sell well.
"The Grateful Dead played for the flower children on the sunny hillside overlooking San Francisco Bay"
Dave's Picks 25 goes on sale, limit of 2 copies per preorder I say it sells out in under an hour.
Dap25 - love the fish rising up like birds. Have not heard this show yet, must be a massive MNS, can't wait.
Back to Reckoning, in my opinion maybe the greatest artwork in its visual depiction of the complete cycle of meaning, Grateful Dead.
Looks more like Kenny Rogers. Yikes,Jerry and Kenny should never be said together in the same sentence. Oops I did it.
Lovin' it. Monochromatic...yet not. Very cool
Now if they could just announce the Anthem 50th.
Cover art looks awesome for DP 25- who is it? Looks a bit like Simon Gane, but I'm not sure.
....about time. Maybe they do listen to most of us. Flippers must be gnashing their teeth. lol
Happy New Year!
If you didn't subscribe to the 2018 Dave's Picks series, then you are probably anxiously awaiting the pre-order email for Dave's Picks: Volume 25: Binghamton, NY, 11/6/77. If anxious is the keyword, have no fear. We're switching things up a bit this year. Each month that a Dave's Picks release is due to go on sale, we're gonna give you a heads up. So check your email, mark your calendars, set a reminder on your Apple Watch, pull out your Post-Its, and rest assured that everyone will have an equal opportunity to pre-order our Dave's Picks a-la-carte releases.
The much-requested, spectacular Dave's Picks: Volume 25 featuring 11/6/77 Binghamton, NY will go on sale on January 16th, 2018 at 10AM PT time*.
Thank you kindly.
*Please note that we will have a very limited quantity of Dave's Picks: Volume 25 available. Orders are limited to 2 copies.
If they do reissue, hopefully they'll get the date right for Vintage Dead...seen it listed as 9/16/66, but it's taken from a later show: at the beginning of Dancing, Bobby sings "it's winter of the year"
... thank you for your kind words :)
That doesn’t really seem to carry as much oooomph as the original lyric.
My post was in response to a spammer (since deleted) named SpanishChat who wanted us to click on a link to chat with Spanish speaking people.
Spanish Jam’s post was also in response.
Spanish Jam is a place where you can go for a stolen face.
Most recent rendition through my playlist was 7/19/74. A worthy venture.
Some chat about DaP17 either here or another thread and I’d have to agree that it’s a highly overlooked show. It sounds great. The music is great. Can still be had on secondary markets for very reasonable prices. Surprising.
Edit: Just playfully mocking a spammer's post about Online Spanish, which has since been removed from the thread. Ice Cream Cone Kid's post was in a similar vein. Please note, 7/19/1974 still remains highly recommended.
I remember when I noticed something is amiss.. I didn't specifically notice the change between 82 and 83, but the difference between the fall of 83 and the spring of 84 was shocking. His ankles had double chins and his voice was in distress.
I am not one to tell others what to do or not to do, I am thankful for the GD I got to see and still enjoy. But just imagine if Jerry or Hendrix or ..... were still alive and still kicking it. Of all the post Jerry stuff discussed or written, I think David Gans The Burden of Being Jerry cuts right to the point.
On the bright side they gave us 30 great years, changed the world and certainly my life. With the 50th of Anthem of the Sun a little more than a week away (and surely a choice restored and remastered show in the works).. I am thankful and look back without an ounce of regret. (well, I did get into one night in Richmond 85 without a ticket, and for that I have remorse and regret).
Star Trek: The Last Voyage
....that Garcia cleaned up and stayed that way. I have a love/hate relationship with Jerry. I love him because, well, if I didn't, I wouldn't be here all the time. I hate him because he couldn't shake those dragons off his back. I remember, around the start of every tour since '87, the talk in the crowd would be either "can I borrow your lighter", or "what are they going to open with", or "how's Jerry gonna look." The extreme weight loss->gain->loss->gain cycle was the elephant in the room. Dammit man! If I had met him in the '90's, I don't know if I would have hugged him, or smacked him. Probably both....may the four winds continue to blow you safely home.
....edit. The audience's concern of his health probably goes back to around '83, but my bus hadn't arrived yet.
the old LPs vintage dead and historic dead being cleaned up and released.
I'd buy 'em.
The one you have to be weary of is Dennis' wife when he exceeds the budget for music (happens every month).
They had a clip of Nimoy singing his Bilbo song in the documentary too. Lordy.
When it comes to music, he should have taken advice from his son......
You don't have to apologize here. Post whatever you want.
He may or may not have approved of the Dead, but Nimoy loved him some Tolkien:
...I'd like to apologize to you if my post made you jump the gun.
I should of wrote more clearly...
that bobblehead doesn't look anything like jerry. the body isn't nearly fat enough, and the head is an even worse depiction of him.
i might have actually bought one if it looked better.
...that they now have a Jerry bobblehead. I'm sure he would have had something witty to say about this...
Not sure if this has been mentioned previously on any of the boards, but since I haven't seen it I'll throw it out there.
Was watching the documentary about Leonard Nimoy made by his son Adam, called For the Love of Spock. It was quite enjoyable, especially for any Star Trek fans. Adam's a good story teller.
Anyway, part of the story was about Adam too, and his growing up in the shadow of Spock. Seems he went to UC Berkeley in the 70s, and said he was quite a Deadhead. The film had a brief clip of the Dead playing with some psychedelic colors swirling in the background, sounded to me like one of the Hard to Handles from '71.
Since he produced the documentary, that was probably his choice -- so some good taste showing there. Sounds like ol' Leonard was a bit more old fashioned though, and not too thrilled about his son's Dead fandom. Or maybe he assumed it would take his kid down a rabbit hole of *gasp* illicit substance addiction.
The kid turned out pretty good though.
Must be brain surgeon, we specialize in Brain Salad Surgery!
No matter where I work I end up mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms. (fuckin' kids won't do it)
Ya'all stop by and see me, most nights 4 to midnight.
The Gas Pipe
Southbound 75 in Plano, TX
Use the secret password "El Kabong"
"I work in a head shop" Does this mean you are a barber? ...or a brain surgeon?
..if that is true, you are my hero. :D
aka - El Kabong. Which is right since I work in a head shop.:-)
wait! before you move on to a different year, listen to 1/10/78 - one of my favorite shows from that year!
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (1/10/78)
Brown Eyed Women
Me and My Uncle
Friend of the Devil
Music Never Stopped
It Must Have Been the Roses
The Other One
Around and Around
I think I might've preferred 12/15/71 to 12/14 but any 71 is great to have, and worth waiting for...
Still crushes the remastered/expanded 2CD offering. A must own for any self respecting Dead Head. That is all.
Just listened to 1-7-78 & 1-8-78 Golden Hall~San Diego
Next consecutive date in my vault that I'm late night listening to now?
Golden Hall~San Diego 1-10-70.