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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...

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Dave's Picks 25 email

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.

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Vintage dead and Historic dead

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"

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Erikandjenn

... thank you for your kind words :)

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Spanish lady come to me.......and chat?

That doesn’t really seem to carry as much oooomph as the original lyric.

Edit:
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.

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Online Music

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.

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Let It Grow

1-11-78

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Re: A Wish

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).

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My favorite ST episode
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a wish....

....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.

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a wish

the old LPs vintage dead and historic dead being cleaned up and released.

I'd buy 'em.

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re nimoy
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Unexpected Purchase

The one you have to be weary of is Dennis' wife when he exceeds the budget for music (happens every month).

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alvarhanso

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......

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Ahh friend

You don't have to apologize here. Post whatever you want.

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Re: Unexpected Deadhead

He may or may not have approved of the Dead, but Nimoy loved him some Tolkien:

https://youtu.be/AGF5ROpjRAU

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...I'd like to apologize to

...I'd like to apologize to you if my post made you jump the gun.
I should of wrote more clearly...

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thumbs down.

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.

----

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If only Jerry was still alive to see...

...that they now have a Jerry bobblehead. I'm sure he would have had something witty to say about this...

https://www.garciafamilyprovisions.com/product/JYAM135/jerry-garcia-funk...

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January 10

1979

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Unexpected Deadhead

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.

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Head Shop

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"

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re: Dennis

"I work in a head shop" Does this mean you are a barber? ...or a brain surgeon?

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re: Dennis

..if that is true, you are my hero. :D

Sixtus

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quix draw

aka - El Kabong. Which is right since I work in a head shop.:-)

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@jrf68

wait! before you move on to a different year, listen to 1/10/78 - one of my favorite shows from that year!

https://archive.org/details/gd1978-01-10.mtx.Rhinotrocity7.motb.95134.fl...

Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA (1/10/78)

Bertha
Good Lovin'
Brown Eyed Women
Mexicali Blues
Me and My Uncle
Friend of the Devil
Cassidy
Candyman
Passenger
Sunrise
Deal
Music Never Stopped

Jack Straw
It Must Have Been the Roses
Estimated Prophet
He's Gone
drums
The Other One
Wharf Rat
Franklin's Tower
Around and Around

U.S. Blues

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I think I might've preferred 12/15/71 to 12/14 but any 71 is great to have, and worth waiting for...

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Reckoning DLP on original wax

Still crushes the remastered/expanded 2CD offering. A must own for any self respecting Dead Head. That is all.

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good stuff

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.
:O)

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Dennis Wilmot....

....aka Quick Draw McGraw

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reckoning - screwed

I guess I ordered too fast, didn't realize this was the same album as beyond descript. Oh well another copy in the box!

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A**holes Say the Darndest Things

The Blood Feud That Launched the War on Drugs

The bizarre partnership between Nixon and TV host Art Linkletter, and the shared enemy that brought them together.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/09/richard-nixon-war-on-...

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This made my day....
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Re: Reckoning

Sure looks like the same as the Beyond Description box, and I can confirm that Ripple is indeed the last track (#16) on CD1 in the box set.

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Alabama Getaway

great tune.

Last summer I got the three Alaska 80 shows. the first night sounded bland.

I started listening again a day or two ago. much more energetic this time. go figure.

goes to show, you don't ever know.

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re Alabama

yeah, they have more than their share of championships.

I was hoping for Georgia, but throughout the game, I kept thinking (and saying to my daughter, who hates football) "you know Alabama's going to win."

Like the Patriots and the Yankees...enough.

it was a great game, nonetheless.

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Alabama Getaway....

....seriously. Get away. I'm tired of you. Saban can suck it. That is all....

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Adroit Jerry

Hoping for a 73 or 74 for the remaining two picks. Love the way Jerry quotes My Old Kentucky Home in the middle of his BIODTL solo at the Louisville 74 show. It's the little things in life.......

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Reckoning

Isn't this the version from the "Beyond description" box (2004) that was subsequently released separately in 2006? Hopefully the fact that "Ripple" (track 16, disc 1) is omitted in the track list is just a typo.

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http://www.dead.net/store/198

http://www.dead.net/store/1980s/reckoning-expanded-september-october-1980

...I am not good with words, but this make me Smile Smile Smile :)

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3/24/90 complete? time for more 90s?

Howsbout a Knick90s Box!?!?
1 show (complete) from each year's stand at The Knickerbocker in Albany, NY. 5 shows/15 discs.
Start with a full-modern-Norman multi-track sourced complete 3/24/90, add a 3/91(3 shows at the Knick 24-26), a 6/92(2 shows at the Knick 11 & 12), a 3/93(3 shows at the Knick 27-29; 27 is in the 30TripsBox), a 6/95 show (2 shows, 21 & 22). Ooops, no '94 shows!
(Maybe fill out the 3rd disc of each show with selections from the unused shows? 3/24/91 has a partial PITB that finishes near the end of 2nd Set 3/26. Wouldn't that be nice together?)

Plan B:
Or go big, 3/24/90, all 3 '91s, both '92s, the 2 unreleased '93s, both '95s: 10 shows/30 discs... I think "go big" might be overkill, overpriced, and underwhelming, but there is the "have it ALL" factor...

hmmmm

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College football championship

At halftime I thought I would be honoring the winner at games end by playing some Allman Brothers.
Turns out I'm gonna be playing some Drive-by-Truckers.
Ok with me either way.

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all this getting off on GD68 for me

and then Smithsonian Magazine arrives. Cover screams:

"1968: THE YEAR THAT SHATTERED AMERICA"

zoinks.

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Alabama in their eyes

Wow. what a game.

It is truly a shame that one side has to "lose" when one side "wins". they both played royally. and that QB from Alabama; what a show.

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Yes. Full show picks puh-leeeze!

Esp. any/all recently returned Betty's. June/July post haitus '76 all look very tasty.

RT's are cool. I have most of the original cardboard sleeve versions with bonus discs. RGM is gonna sell out of the first run of Denver '73 reissues. That is one smokin' show. Fall 1973 were very heady daze for the band.

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Road Trips

Triple post- DP8 is my snow day show!

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Road Trips

Oh no...

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Road Trips

I've been crushing the MSG RT over last two days. Love that release, but do agree that the whole show treatment is the way to go- thanks Dave.

Watching the National Championship game on mute with Dave's 23 turned up. That show rules. If you haven't listened to that one in a while, give it a spin.

Parenting story- my 3 yr old is going to pre-k and we have to fill out a questionnaire.

Me: "what's you favorite song?"
3 year old: "Tennessee Jed."

Love it.

Be good, y'all

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Hindsight is 20/20....

....but yeah. That Dozin' Albany show being broken up over four official releases always irked me. So does the 11.2.77 Toronto gig. Broken up between DP 34 and DaP 12. Hopefully, Dave utilizes the missing Samson, Ship Of Fools, Good Lovin' and Sunrise as needed philler in the upcoming Binghamton release. Three of the four songs but would be repeats, but don't worry, us heads will find a way to mesh them together Dave. We're a resilient bunch ya know....
....oh. And there's water falling out of the night sky outside right now. 115 days. Guess I should bring that up more often....

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Sacrilege

Chopping up a show when you have a complete great sounding copy.

Also sacrilege
Overlap transitions between discs. Even worse when those overlap transitions are in the digital download.

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duhfuq

yer right, Spacebro.

Spacebro sez: "I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way for latter-day GD.'"

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