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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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30 Years Ago

I was at the Oakland Coliseum for the New Years run. It was a fun time. My freaky friend and I had worked into the tapping section and were getting the pure mother's milk. Any one who has been to the Coliseum knows the craziness of Hotel Row around the arena. At the time I think there was a Denny's 24 hour and it was packed 24 hours. It and the close convenience store could not keep up with food, beer, etc. All four days were cool to cold as Mark Twain described. It was a very very laid back seen. I do not think I saw one police officer for the week I was there.I mean around the scene not when venturing away from the safe confines of the arena circus. If memory serves, it was the absolute smallest circus/Shakedown that I can remember. Both this year and the prior year seemed to be mostly locals, and locals that were laid back. Many that seemed to be long timers, and well trained in the arts.

I hope 1987-12-27 gets the full Norman someday. The Playin>UJB>Estimated>Eyes is some tasty jams. All the digital copies I have found they make a song break between UJB and Estimated. Really too bad. They were raging on the UJB outro and just on a dime started into Estimated. The attendees were drop jawed. Looking back, of course they had discussed and probably worked it though during soundcheck. I always thought they used soundchecks to work some specific jams out for each show. What was big on the radio (feeling groovy), let's use it. What can we do original in drums or space, let's play around with it.

Any way, we ended up dropping on the 27th and 31st, but had some mush nosch for the 28th and 30th.

On the 29th, the group walked out to the halfway point of the Golden Gate Bridge. Left at 10 pm and got back around 12:30. It is furthur than it looks. And man, with that cross Bay wind and the cold, even the winter coat could not keep my testicles from pulling back tight even maybe going into hiding inside.

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just finished watching documentary on Jaco Pastorius.

listening to "Crisis" right now.

I had no idea.

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Been diggin

79 as well. RT fall, DiP5, and of Course the RT from 1979-12-28 which is recorded two days after DiP5.

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Hey David

I appreciate the Roxy info. I had been closely paying attention to that but then things got squirrely and i lost track. The ZFT is one screwed up family and business. Have not read recently if they are getting closer or furthur apart. I am a fan of Dweezil's reincarnation of pops. Not sure why other's would have a problem. I know you know that (w)hole story.

Now back to the zircon encrusted tweezers. Man, I spaced that. Was not thinking about Annalee hmmmm and Dynamo Hummm. T-totally spaced that reference. Makes we want to play some Zap for sure. Might watch the Torture Never Stops tonight.

Punky and His Whips no doubt. As in no doubt need to deep dive some Zappa!

G

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10-31-79

My current '79 favorite.
:)

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79 is chock full o' goodies

:)))

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1979

1/15
8/4
11/5
10/28
12/1

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David & the Zap

Thanks for the info on zappa, 7 cd set ordered (only 50 bucks!).
Also ordered some 6 disc set of the Allmans at the fillmore in 71 (the complete show for the first time?) also a good price, about 50. And just to have some ordered a load of Leon Redbone albums (he struck my fancy and I had none,,, I have high hopes for my liking him!)

But once again the forum comes thru with music I like to have, but don't have time to watch for when it come out. You need to throw a wide net to capture it all. Whose net is that large?

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'79 sleeper

9/2/79 from Augusta, ME is a surprisingly strong offering. I'd probably call that my sleeper of the year as not many people mention it when '79 is discussed...

http://www.dead.net/show/september-2-1979

-edit- Interestingly, this show has another Truckin'>Stella>Around (much like 2 shows previously mentioned: 7-1, and 5-4) Just noticed that...

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Roxy

Zappa Records presents The Roxy Performances. A 7-Disc Box Set that contains the MOTHERLODE of all things Roxy. All 4 public shows from December 9 & 10 1973, remixed in 2016 and presented in their entirety for the first time. Also included is the sound check from December 8th and bonus content that features rehearsal nuggets and unreleased tracks along with highlights from the recording session at Bolic Studios that took place in conjunction with the filming dates.

http://www.zappa.com/news/frank-zappas-legendary-1973-roxy-performances-...

I haven't sent in the picture of my Halloween box number to get the download link yet, so I can't add any insights in regard to that.

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snafu and Frank

What is the "full Roxy" you're talking about?

also - Dave, I got the replacement cut for the 77 palladium show also, haven't listened enough to hear what's different. Have You?

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7-1-79

I often mention this one when 79 comes up:

https://archive.org/details/gd1979-07-01.sbd.miller.93433.sbeok.flac16

This is an under the radar gem. Check out the Stella>truckin>around.

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79

Love seeing the 1979 chat! Big fan of this year...off the top of my head, check out

1/15
4/22 (Brent's first show)
10/27 and 10/28 (the 28th is less famous but really excellent)
11/5
12/1 (praying they release this one day)...Actually the whole Pittsburgh-chicago run is pretty fun.
Previous mentioned New Years run

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1979 releases

@SanAnselmoSmith
If you can get Road Trips Vol. 3 N. 1 it is the complete show from 12/28/79. If you get lucky and can get the bonus disc, that is from 12/30/79. It includes good portions of the 1st set along with the meat of the 2nd set. Basically this release along with Dick’s Picks 5 forms a nice mini box set.

As for other 79 releases, the Road Trips Vol. 1 N.1 bonus disc included material from the 2nd set of 11/9/79. The rest of that material is on disc 1 so if you put them together that is the complete 2nd set of 11/9. From what others have said if you ordered it from Dead.net recently they are still providing the bonus disc even though it says otherwise. Finally about 10 years ago, Dead.net released 2 downloads of 11/5 and 11/6 from the Spectrum. Those can still be found over at Nugs.net I believe.

Outside of 30 trips which released the 10/27/79 show and one record day release of 5/4/79 that is all of 1979 that has been released to date.

I am big fan of fall of 79 and I think there are a lot of gems in there. Although they may contain some miscues and such there is no doubt that Brent brought a lot to the band from the start.

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Olatunji and Bombino...

Funny how Olatunji was all the rave back in the day, but Bombino has yet to secure a foothold, even when his life is on the line...

I would implore Bobby and Phil, who have a tour upcoming, to take a good, hard look at Bombino and what he has to offer, that pure musical bliss, transcendent but flying in the face of the harsh reality of current political winds in his country, Bombino just plays that real music regardless...

Or are Bobby and Phil scared to go against the grain, even when the Art dictates otherwise?

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Rough diamonds....

....I'll play.
https://archive.org/details/gd1983-04-09.mtx.seamons.97109.flac16
....been bathing in this Seamons matrix of Hampton 4.9.83 for the last three or four days. Check out Jerry's raunchy mode during West LA, and the groove that Esau settles in. The Force is strong in the HSF as well. Throwing Stones raised an eyebrow or two. In fact, they presented all the newer songs with aplomb. Highly recommend....

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Diamonds in the 79 rough?

I usually live '71 to'77 but also dig primal and Brent Dead too
Just picked up Dick's 5 and was pleasantly surprised - disc 2 & 3 are great! IMHO
What about the rest of this end of the year run at the Oakland Auditorium? Are there sources out there? Is it worth the Dave treatment?
As a follow-up picked up Road Trip Vol 1, no 1 Fall '79 and am enjoying it, though I prefer full shows, it's still nice to compare the '78 Dead to '79 with Brent in the mix bringing a change to their sound. Shakedown Street is huge and I love the Morning Dew.
I think that is it - two official releases from '79

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Estimated

12/26/79
Prophet

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@snafu

Thanks for the FZ Roxy heads up. I'll get it through bullmoose for $49.97 with no tax and free shipping. Also didn't know about the track correction on the Halloween 1977 box. Muchos Garcias!

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Sold out

Not necessarily sold out possibly just the sub period ended. Of course that would mean the a la cart items will sell out in about 4 minutes

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@ david duryea

FZ what a loss. I sometimes wonder what he'd be doing now if he lived. At home between the GD and FZ that's probably 66 to 75% of my listening. Shame what Gail's doing. Are you getting the full Roxy? Unlike the Dead you miss out when just listening to Frank his stage shows were so wacked

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Happy Anniversary 12-26-1981: The 11 Jam and Day at the Dentist
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1/14/67

:)))

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Getting CD out of Digipak!

I have always found that the safest way to do this for stubborn CDs is to press your finger on the center post, grasp both edges and pull gently up while rotating the cd back and forth. This causes the cd to slowly wind its way up the shaft until it pops off. Never had one break this way, don't need to use nearly as much pressure as when just trying to pull it off (and I have also broken cds that way!) Hope this helps

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synapses

annalee hmmm > FZ b'day > Dinah-Mo-Humm > Zircon encrusted tweezers

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Hey David

Im Lost. What am I missing with the zircon-encrusted tweezers?

My synapses seem to be misfiring...

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2018

Is comin around. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Great Kharma to all. Someone said a very Jerry Christmas. I still have the NYE87 T-shirt which says a very Jerry Christmas and a Happy Bob Weir!

G

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2018 subscription sell out!!!

It's gotta be some sort of record!!! Not even xmas and they're all gone, that is so awesome to know the fans are still out there supporting the BEST music in the world!!!!!

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DaP 25 filler

And those would all be repeats, too...(I think)

Still, I'd take 'em...

-edit- nevermind, Ship of Fools apparently not played 11/6...

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re: Rest of 11/2

We are missing
Set 2:
Samson And Delilah
Ship Of Fools
Good Lovin'
Sunrise

Hmmmm. Not a bad idea, but i reckon 25 is way past the Mastering phase if not done with production already. I reckon we have the best bits already. In Dave we Trust. Lols.

And "White Christmas" has turned "Ice Christmas" in PDX overnight.

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Rest of 11/2

Is there any space on the DaP 25 discs to get the remainder of 11/2/77 out there?

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White Christmas in NY too...:-)

A very Jerry Christmas to all and best wishes for a Happy & Healthy New Year!

May we all live to hear DaP 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and so on :-)

iGrateful

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Merry Christmas to all us crazies here!

It's a white Christmas here in Seattle. very cool.

2018 is going to be great, y'all.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile...

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Happy Xmas

War is Over (if you want it to be)

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Whelp. You had more than 2 months to get on the 2018 bus

I know in my city, you are lucky to get 2 minutes of the driver's time before he pulls off to the next stop. First 2 picks of 2018 look SOLID. DaP26 will be a nice Tex-Mex pairing with RT 3.2. Here's hoping for more GoGD mythos made with the last 2 picks.

Me? Been on the Bus since Dick's 1. Got rid of those clunky Maxell XLII's gladly.

Posted with love from the recent White Christmas Winter Wonderland of Portland, Oreygun.

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redbone
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To All

A Merry Christmas.

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Leon Redbone Suggestions

Please.

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surfshack

May not be the optimal solution, but I just pull and pray...

Just be gentle.

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Getting CD out of Digipak!

Hey quick question here. I just got Dave's Picks 23 in the mail today and getting the actual CD's out of the case seems to be a little bit of a pain the ass. I gotta like bend the CD a little before it pops free. If i press my finger on the center post that holds the cd in place it doesn't help or move. I did manage to get them out but only after i had to bend and force the CD a little (I don't like doing that). Does anybody know if there's an easier way?

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Thanks man!

To Vguy72...Thanks man!

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List

Great list Dave! I believe one of those shows was a daves pick (the much maligned daves 20). Thanks for the inspiration-will check some of these out...

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Nine Shows where China Rider and Scarlet Fire Both Played

None of these shows have been released by the way http://gratefulseconds.blogspot.com/2017/12/near-nirvana-nine-times-chin...

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Happiness...

Hi All! I have just recently jumped back on to the message boards here. I have been focused on the new Star Wars movie and all that comes with that. Anyway, I am really excited about DaP 25. After listening to the other Fall 77 releases, I am starting to feel as though the Fall of 77 rivals May of 77. I know that may be a bold statement but the stuff that has been officially released in part or whole - 10/7/77, 10/11/77, 10/16/77, = parts, 11/2/77 = almost complete, 11/4/77, 11/5/77 and soon to be 11/6/77 all complete, is a good representation I think. I feel like we have been given a nice amount from this tour. Yey I am all for more releases from the fall 77. I wouldn't mind getting the rest of the December Winterland shows too, especially the full 12/30/77.

As DaP 26, I love the fact that we are getting 2 complete shows. I subscribed so I will get the bonus disc. I know the Fall of 71 is a little bit suspect in terms of the jamming/improvising (I state this loosely) but I think we are getting two good shows. I have not heard too much from this tour so I am looking forward to this release as well. Oh, and it was mentioned many comments prior but 1/24/71 is a dark horse favorite of mine. I would love to see that get released - it is such a good and unique show, which are also the qualifiers for Daves Picks release...

A mild regret about the significance of 11/17: So I did not subscribe to the Daves Picks series initially. For the first few years the series was out, I was not financially stable. I also balked on the ala carte option, which those did not sell out as fast back then. My regret is that I did not go after the DaP 5 - the Pauley Pavillion show. See my birthday is 11/17/73 so that is my birthday show. I also missed out on the DaP 11 - 11/17/72. Well in a wholly remarkable set of circumstances in the present day my finances are much better and I have been going after all of the official releases that I either missed, passed on or needed to reaquire. I have been able to get DaP 9-12, and I also just snagged #6. All of these came from eBay and I did pay a good, but still reasonable price for each . Thanks to eBay and Real Gone Music I have been able to get a lot of the Road Trips releases I passed on. Plus I have re-acquired some of the old Dick PIcks that I parted ways with years ago.

So back to 11/17. I will now have 11/17/71, 11/17/72, but I still need my birthday show. That one is up there in price because of lower production numbers. It will sting but I will get it. The only other regret I have is that i did not get DaP #1 which is also significant for me as is it the Star Wars release show ( Star Wars is another passion of mine). However DaP 1- 4 are even pricier because of the lower production numbers than 5-8. I may not be able to get the one.

Anyway, I love the message boards and comments as this the only place I can talk about all of this stuff . It is great to have so many like minded people who get what I am talking about. As for DaP and all of these other releases I am eternally grateful. My goal at this point is to have my own personal "vault". Each day when all the work is done there is nothing better than relaxing at home and putting on a great show.

Happy Holidays to all!

P.S.
I really would love to get another Dark Star for either 27 or 28...or both.

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A Toast To Doc

I'll drink to that.

Thanks to all here.. many fall clearly into the friend category, all have wild hearts and active minds..

Happy holidays and merry Christmas.. hope to meet few more of ya in the coming years.

Take care, be kind.. to the New Year and Beyond...

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Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles

Oops double post my bad
Doc

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Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles

Morning rockers!!!

Happy and safe holidays to all!!

Although I will be on sabbatical next year, right now here is my Christmas gift for all you good little boys & girls:

Anybody who needs/wants any 1971s (or any other year), pm me and I'll play Santa...........

To all my friends, supporters, and even detractors......be well, take care, share the music, and rock on!

Doc
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble

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And Happy Holidays

To all

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Oh, my God!

Next year more than 20.000?

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