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the ice cream reference produced an image of E72's Ice Cream Kid in my mind.
I've got 6-23-74 on right now. This would make a great Dave's 27. I'm listening to Seastones right now and its a Jerry Moore aud. You can hear the vendors walking around saying "Ice Cream! Ice Cream!" while Phil and Ned are laying down these far out soundscapes. Pretty funny stuff. Great show. Ramble on Rose opener. Let it Rock. China Doll 1st set closer. 20 minute dark star -> spanish jam. Great one! I had this tape back in the 90s.
Checked my PM's today and I guess I ought to check them more than semi-annually. Sorry to anyone to whom I did not reply.
That was one of my favorite albums when I first started listening to the dead. Spent a lot of lunch breaks the summer after senior year spinning TIFTOO and zoning out. Good stuff. I think the only thing that I listened to more at that time was LiveDead, etching that Darkstar into my brain again and again.
re: JiminMD - Happy New Year to you as well.
I think Gary has a great idea for his morning - but why insult the phatty by calling it a Sessions?
I think they're the best cone made!
That's what we've been having on the left coast.
Looks like patterns may be getting ready to change a bit this month though. Heading up for some skiing and hoping for a bliz or two.
Saw David Hidalgo of Los Lobos with his family band the Hidalgos at Sweetwater in Marin last night. Mostly bluesy rocker tunes. Good show to have in a small venue like that, also joined by Tommy Castro on stage for a high amp pair of tunes, and a few memorable Mexican ballads with David on fiddle and vocals and one son on acoustic guitar. Another of his sons was a powerhouse on drums too.
..there's a change ah coming
... I'm not plagazorizing , if that helps you. :)
Makes complete sense to me. I guess reasoning and pragmatism are not dead after all, there's more than a thread of truth in what you write.
Happy New Year.. stay warm, play dead.
Where is the Anthem of the sun, 50th reissue hopefully with a concert like last year.
Braving the frozen tundra of northern New Jersey to drive to work this morning...brought along daves 17 and the 1989 show from 30 trips. My commute of course won't take that long but one can never be too prepared.
Life can be tough, Gary, particularly when you have to make decisions like that. My advice is to roll it before you go but save it until you get home. You know it makes sense!
Ahhhhh coffee has got me all janked up...Heading to physical therapy in a bit. Question is do I roll a phat Sessions before I go or wait until I get back home? Oh Jeff take me away...
Love listening to this channel while driving my 1985 Buick Riviera. Just got my USA-740 from www.vintagecarradio.com and as long as I can shovel my car out of the driveway I am going to the casino to win some money!
From the polls that I have seen, about 64% of the country favors legalization of recreational marijuana. National Review today called for decriminalization and an end to the federal prohibition with the decision up to individual states how to handle it. Of course National Review has been largely anti-drug war since W.F. Buckley started arguing against the drug war policies in the late '80s or early '90s. I remember watching him debate the issue with notable liberals like Charles Rangel and Patricia Schroeder, both of whom were stridently in support of the drug war policies. The issue does not necessarily break down on the expected political lines all of the time.
Really, congress can pass legislation and tie Sessions hands on the issue. If marijuana is not federally prohibited, then Sessions will just have cry himself to sleep, he won't be able to prosecute anyone. If congress doesn't pass legislation to legalize, then it will continue to be a guessing game as to which poor random individual will be prosecuted. Given that marijuana legalization polls higher than either political party in congress or the president, it seems like a good time to consider pressuring your congressional representative to sponsor or support legislation to end federal marijuana prohibition and stop wasting lives and money on the issue.
If you are interested in issues related to prohibition check out the book "Last Call, the Rise and Fall of Prohibition" by Daniel Okrent. The book is a pretty comprehensive look at the subject, as well as an entertaining read, and you can see the same issues coming into play now, with individual states deciding not to enforce prohibition at the state level, and the awareness that huge amounts of revenue would be available for the government to take a cut in a legal market. Gonna be interesting to see where things go in the next couple of years. In the meantime, play dead and be discreet. If you can't be good, be careful.
It's fucking butt cold where I live.. then there's the wind - has been this way for more than a week. Every night dipping pretty far below zero, highs in the single digits at best. The river I live on (which rarely freezes) is quite frozen and it's been snowing like mad since I got back from the holidays. This kind of thing happens, but once every ten or twenty years or so. It's already killed 25 people, and tomorrow the really cold weather sets in. A simple thing like a fender bender, a furnace mishap or getting locked out of your house can quickly become deadly. A loss in electricity is perhaps the greatest threat.
A good excuse for a neighborhood party I say.. pass the whiskey round.
Stay safe, stay warm. Play 74 GD.
I live near Gaelic Park in the Bronx off Broadway near the equestrian center, the red barn, and had to trudge across the tundra to go to work in Manhattan. I thought for sure I was getting a show day, but, but, but, noooooooo!
I did, however, get out early and stopped at the Whole Foods, or, Whole Paycheck, for just a few things, as I thought, or told myself, but, yeah, I spent too much. I listened to GSTL New Haven 77 replacement disc 2 (the one in the box had dropped sound) and forgot about it all for awhile on the 1 train.
Stay warm East Coasters. Warm Climate People -- enjoy it. European Friends -- drink a pint and stay warm!
I was in the Yosemite backcountry on skis with my brother in the winter of 99 and we got some epic snow.. Love the California high country. Would be wild if it was the same storm. It was a crazy ski back.. simply epic.
I was in one in ‘98 or ‘99 at Squaw Valley. Resulted in arm pit deep powder, light and fluffy. It was AWESOME!!!!!!
Also known by its West Coast name, the Tahoe Kush Cyclone.
Apparently that is what they are calling this recent storm in here in NYC. Just finished shoveling after a rather long subway ride back home to Brooklyn.
Listening to the reissue LP of Aoxomoxoa. I believe it’s a remix of sorts cause it sounds way different, even more out there from my old cassette copy. Mountains of the moon making me feel really relaxed. Been a while since I checked in here. Hope everyone, especially those suffering through this east coast cold spell are all doing well. Happy New Years to all
Glad to see you are into the black hole stuff. I find that stuff fascinating. As part of my side studies, I am working on a better understanding of the role of black holes and the new research on the prevalence of binary solar systems. I for one believe that all systems are binary. OK enough of that. I do like to dabble in some science, some mathematics/numbers, and some language/communication. Although I suck at all three, but find it fascinating learning. OK I am too high...stay away Jeff S.
Just cleaning up some things:
Jim: Regarding 1987-12-27. I really enjoyed the 27th and 28th. The 30th show was good, actually well played, but they seemed to have PA problems. I remember thinking they were setting up broadcast equipment for the 31st national pay per view. So when we walked in, there was added the two side screens to see what was being broadcast, group and effects. The visual effects were actually very good and intense for it being this early. The effects during the drums/space on the 31st are scary good top notch. So on the 30th, they were having PA drop outs which were not there the 27, 28, 31. I assume it is from testing the full production. When I listen to a board of the 30th, it is pretty good. 31st was very good, not close to the best show I saw. I do remember the huge smile on Jer's face as he walked out for Bertha. Great big smile, and a huge waive to the audience. It was almost like he was saying, everything is worked out.
Snafu: from last week. Thanks for the info. on the book by Zappa's brother. Will have to track that down. Thanks, and yeah, Gail is the problem.
Sessions: from the state he is from. A complete and utter moron, not to offend, but most lawyers lack any wisdom at all. They are the true root to our national problems. Cant figure out why things suck, look under the rock for the low life lawyer. No offense to the good and honest lawyers. I know some come to this site, so no offense, but you know your competitors.
LoveMyGirl: great name! Hang in there. I was in the hospital this time last year, just coming out of a coma. I mean I was sick unto death, as they say. It is amazing what the body can do, how it can heal. I am still recuperating but have the best parts of life have come back. Partying, music, driving, independence and occasionally chasing a floozy. Not sure I should explain that here. Another poster here and I have been having some offline emails. He read me post here about missing the May 77 box here, and was wondering if any had an extra. He let me have it for the same price but with the extra $10 for shipping. Great guy. He was going through Rehab and going to shows and visiting the Wharf Rats. I wrote to him about the amount of opioids I was given, pills and injectables. I found it easy to come off of them pretty fast as I want to save the china white for when I get really sick. The main thing is, they really do make you completely backed up. I mean horribly bad. Hate to bring that up, but I wonder how some people can take them so easily. I figured out a lot of the homeless that use basically do not eat. Cannot for the life of me figure out how Jery used and gained all that wait. He must have had some miserable days to go with the buzz. Oh well. Get well, we are all rooting for You!!!
The other interesting timing was on Tuesday when the Rep. from Utah finally decided to step down. A week earleir I read that he has a very good friend that was one that experienced epileptic seizures that were recently 'cured' or made manageable by the miricle of CBD... so he became a Medical M surporter for Utah! I week later he rides off into the sunset after 40 years of being Utah's Jeff Sessions... Go figure
Please feel free to fact check me if I'm wrong, (which I dont mind!) but that's what I just read this week.
Ok... dipping back to E72 for my car ride home from work today... need to distract myself from my own teeth chattering
that's just it, if everyone who voted in 2008 and 2012 voted in 2016, this would not be happening. Don't not vote, I know, it only encourages them but if we don't they will get away with anything they want. Like they are now.
I see it as the complete opposite - the book that was released is the smoke screen to cover the other things that are being done - change in states rights (legal pot), desire to change voting standards from local to national, last minute appointing of replacement federal prosecutor - the one that represents NY where trump and kushner business is located is Rudy's law partner, the one personally interviewed by the prez. Was a loyalty test / pledge invoked???
stay friendly and grateful!
And don't forget to take your daily dose of Grateful Dead music ;)
watch out, they have your name, address and dr's name, don't be too surprised if they come after all medical mj too or, like they did with other drugs, make it really hard on the doctors that are prescribing it, so they will think twice before they write you a script.
loved your comment stolzfus, cold dead deadhead hand. If the current powers that be have their way, we will be right back in 1984, both in time (just say no, or else) and corresponding with the novel of the same title (Orwell). With thousands going to jail for simple possession and fines going way up due to tax cuts, this is their way, give to the rich and jail the poor. Here's the big distraction, here's a tax cut, now let us do whatever we want. Deja vu Raygun did it, Bush did it, now these guys are doing it. Kinda strange how most of the states that are legal now are blue states, is this political payback for not voting their way? You're right, this can't end soon enough, right on Spacebrother, vote folks, in every election, local, state and federal it's the only way to drain their swamp of this stink and corruption and lies that these people are feeding all of us. Just say no, like, no way man.
... I have medical m, I use it nagead opiots.
Opiotes are fatal ! S Fay away stay away my friends ...unless your at the end of the line........
Oh, really? Look what happened last time everybody got out and voted. You ended up with your current president.
Great.. now you tell me, reading this just after I just flushed my stash. With the cold I am fighting through, the only thing getting into my head is cold medicine anyway, but here's to wishful thinking about the future.
Happy New Year All.. Here's to Dave for making 2018 the best ever..
This is why it's imperative that everybody get out and vote. November will be here sooner than you think. The deck is severely stacked against those of us who want to see it legalized (because of hyper-gerrymandering), even though more than 60% of us support it.
... that's my take at least.
It's just the chatter of false teeth distracting from the apple.
I'll bet Fed Agents are going to react the same way that the Military did when "they" announced "No Transgender in the Military!"
The response: "Ummmm... General's, you can igmore that... yes we are!"
Sit tight everyone, this will all be over soon. Not soon enough, but soon.
this makes no sense at all, other than to continue to be needlessly cruel to (mostly) poor people, the people who need it for their health, and (almost certainly) to the people of color who will suffer most from this. Oh, it also probably satisfies his buddies/donors who run private prisons.
I never stray into politics on this board but this attempt to go back in time on this issue is typical of the stupidity and cruelty that this band of idiots have displayed over the past year.
pry the pouch from my cold, Dead hand, asshole.
I noticed that too. I can't say I am surprised..
Lock people of up for weed, what could possibly go wrong (besides ruining the lives of a few thousand people).
Lets hope there is some pushback and this policy change gets a second look. Most people do not support policing marijuana laws, including me.
Just read on the internet that Sessions will end the federal policy of not going after legal pot sales in states that have legalized it. Death blow to the marijuana industry? Look out folks, the feds are coming. The last time this happened, they waited until there was lots of product and cash, then they raided and took everything, including houses, cars and any thing else of value.
Lovemygirl. We love you here! Keep posting. Let us know what you listen to next.
IMHO the best bonus is the Beyond Description bonus disc. Nothing could ever top the SNACK benefit and the PhilStomp that is the Shakedown on there. FYI if you missed it, I just got the Rockin the Rhein bonus off Ebay for $50 - definitely worth it for Caution > Unique Jam alone. Dave where is 10-12-68, 10-29-77, 7-29-88 and 5-30-92? All the decades still have hidden gems ...
..I hope the hospital is heated.
Get well, LMG. GFar is the patron saint of healing in these parts.. I'm sure he will get around to dropping you a hello.
Get better.. and quick!
Make some Heads out of that hospital staff . . .
...I'm in the hospital ...I had surgery . I'm enjoying 1974 - the wall of sound. Thanks to Todd , in lots of pain but the unit I'm in is very helpful and not familiar with the dead. I played them som songs, two or three and both your eyes connicted to the music :)
Supermassive black holes control star formation in large galaxies
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January 01, 2018
By Tim Stephens
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It was 1978, the night they closed old Winterland down -- and the Grateful Dead's all-night show lives on in memories, flashbacks -- and now a DVD
Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic Published 4:00 am, Thursday, October 23, 2003
Bill Graham put a billboard on the side of Winterland for New Year's Eve 1978, the night the Grateful Dead closed the dilapidated old hall, which had an appointment with the wrecker's ball. "They're not the best at what they do, " it read, "they're the only ones that do what they do." On the sidewalk under the sign, a Deadhead waiting days in advance of the show held a sign of his own: "1535 Days Since Last S.F. 'Dark Star.' "
Happy New Year to you all!! I’ll raise a glass for another trip around the sun (that, of course, includes this site, more releases, the good folks here, and the greater GD comunity — it’s so amazing how we continue to endure, evolve and expand). If you are unable to raise a glass of (traditional) cheer, I salute your health, and well being — and thank you for the reminder to always stay hydrated (in all sincerity ... this is something I am resolutely focused on with the fresh year ahead).
I haven’t been around the boards too much lately, but I always enjoy coming back for a good read. I’m also very stoked for another year of Dave’s picks, and our ‘77 release in Feb.
My GD music collection is vast, but not complete. Upon reflection, I note not too many bonus discs. Outside of Dave’s Picks, I really only have the Winterland ‘73 and the Winterland ‘77 bonus discs (I was late collecting Dicks Picks and Road Trips) ... c’est la vie, I suppose ... I have so much, and I’m not a super compulsive completist. I bet the bonus disk for the Wall of Sound Road Trips is a good one. I LOVE that release. I should also add Cow Palace to my collection ... that one gets repeated high praise.
All the best folks!! See you in Binghamton!!
I have that New Year's at Winterland Bonus CD. My bonus CD luck has been spotty, my fault.
I think I saw that CD on Ebay for $1,100 last year. Wow I doubt anybody paid that for it. It is a good disc to have for sure.
Hey Now All, Happy New Year to you all!!!
Starting off much better than last year, hope it is as well for you.
A sad note around here is today's death of Rick Hall. He is unknown by many but a major heavyweight. If you have not seen Muscle Shoals documentary check into it.
The Swampers can still kick it!
The Closing Of Winterland: Easter Eggs
The The Closing Of Winterland DVD contains a number of 'Easter Eggs.' This list is taken from r.m.gdead:
Easter Egg #1
From the Set I Song Index menu, select Intermission from the list. When the blue rose appears, press your DVD remote's ENTER button. A short clip from the Steve Parrish's interview will play. There are three more pieces of this interview that play depending on how many times you have pressed the ENTER button.
Easter Egg #2
Immediately after watching the end of Set II (Around and Around), yet another blue rose appears. As soon as it appears, press your DVD remote's ENTER button. The rose will then seamlessly break into five different smaller roses. Each has a selection highlight beneath itself. Those selections lead to a Mickey interview, another Parrish interview, and three still photos.
Easter Egg #3
From the lyrics menu, turn the visible lyrics setting OFF, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push UP on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see another short clip from the Steve Parrish interview.
Easter Egg #4
Again from the visible lyrics menu, turn the visible lyrics setting ON, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi at the afternoon soundcheck on 12-31-78.
Easter Egg #5
From the audio setup menu, turn the Dolby 5.1 setting ON, then move the cursor to the Main Menu button. Push LEFT on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just to the right of the rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Mickey Hart leaving Winterland at 6:45 AM on 1-1-79.
The last three eggs are reached from different screens in the Grateful Dead at Winterland section of the Bonus Menu.
Easter Egg #6
From the May 30, 1967 slide, push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the left side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of a Blues Brother performance at a screening of Animal House.
Easter Egg #7
From the November 12, 1967 slide, push DOWN on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the right side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a hilarious clip from the interview with Bob Weir.
Easter Egg #8
From the January 2, 1972 slide, push UP on the DVD remote. A small barely visible dot will appear just under the blue rose on the right side of the screen. Press ENTER to see a picture of Bill Murray leaving Winterland.
Rockin the Rhein and Fillmore West 1969 , probably my two favorites. I never got bonus discs from either. But was lucky to get a burnt copy thanks to the nice guys on this site here. Pretty sure I bought Rockin the Rhein from best buy and I know I got Fillmore West box set way after it was released for a pretty penny
Winterland 1978 , I never got the 4 CD set , but ordered the DVD from dead net when it was released. I remember it came with the bonus disc , which is excellent. Probably the reason I ordered DVD over the 4 CD set. And the navy blue tee shirt. Wow! The tee still fits !! Beautiful artwork , one of my favorites from all GD art
12.31.68 ~ Midnight Hour
Rhino bring back the bonus discs !!