Days Of Dead

"Feel Like A Stranger>Bertha"
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A couple of common first-set openers, here played back-to-back as a double dose of rocking goodness to open an important show
day03_ajfdpbwrkuajfit_feel_like.mp3
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
The two songs that opened the show on 10/19/94 set the show up as a rocker from start-to-end, appropriate for the Dead's final show at Madison Square Garden
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    5 months 3 weeks ago
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    Hey John, Congratulations!

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    Idahobobb
    7 months 2 weeks ago
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    yes the decline but WOW he still brought the psychedelic!!! great captures of these tunes for a tough year

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A couple of common first-set openers, here played back-to-back as a double dose of rocking goodness to open an important show
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"Feel Like A Stranger>Bertha"

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Looks like another easy one today. It's still yesterday for me and I already got a jump on tomorrow! :-)

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You just gotta poke around (check your web address, should not be date specific)

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Hints that are really hints. Serving up some big meatballs.

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It's surprising how few times this combo was played!

I think I might go down a short rabbit hole and check out another example or 2.

-edit- After a short look down the rabbit hole, only one of the opposite pairing Bertha>Stranger. None with Brent. None of the Stranger>Bertha's are true 'segues' either I don't think! DEAD STOPS after each tune. One could argue about this one HEY NOW

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…or is it from the ‘burbs? Day 6 ‘22? There’s not many to choose from. I love November!

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Just listened to a few of the possibilities before starting work. Might be a bit harder than I thought. Will need to do a deeper dive later

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Wow I won! Such fun every Nov. thank you all!

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There ain't no point in looking behind us, no.
But my records indicate we may have visited this wonderful duo in a previous 30 Days??
Am I losing it, or is that 2 out of 3 days with previous songs from 30 Days gone by?
I wonder if you care?
That's why if you please, David
I am on my bended knees, please don’t load any repeats anymore…
Let's get on with the show, let's go

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Already up to 5 songs, 41 minutes.

Greatest contest ever.

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Great Stranger>Bertha! There was a missing ingredient after this show.

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Think I nailed todays challenge. I was 12 shows off yesterday. Good luck everyone!

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Currently hearing the 2nd of today's songs on the "new" Dave's Vol 48. Wow the keys are way up there in volume. But enough of that.... onto digesting today's offerings in the headphones....

Enjoy!

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Here's a hint ... to my ear Bobby plays a couple of notes from the next song during the applause for Bertha.

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I went through the whole ritual of solving today's offering (which was not very hard) before I realized the significance of it. Which we will discover tomorrow! Congratulations DRKSTARR!

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No hints or spoilers here ... just loving when ol' Jer circles back for a second solo before the final verse. Really spirited playing on this one! Anyone know of any other Berthas that have a second solo??

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They also played the extra solo in 2 of the 3 shows previous to this one, and one other time in 1995. I don't recall ever hearing it on any versions between 1976 (when they moved the solo to the middle of the song) and these four shows in '94 and '95.

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Hmmmm. Or maybe just doesn’t feel like a stranger any more.
...if you please
I am on my bended knees
…don't wanna come around here anymore.

There’s such a beautiful & poignant encore in this show. Any chance of sending that our way, David?

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So far this year, there has not been one of those songs with five hundred possibilities yet. I'm waiting to do a real deep dive into a year with lots of great shows to get lost in.

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Could be the title of a dramatic 2 act play. Highlights for me are the strong bass lines of the first act and the extended jams of the second act.

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i was getting crazy echo effects during Stranger, while trying to tune in the synching for this show.
thanks, Dave.

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My notes say this is from 4/1/95, but Casey Jones was not played on that date. Does anyone know the correct date?

My notes from 2018 30DoD confirm your quandry, but also solve the mystery. Here's what I have:

Casey Jones 1995 Soundcheck (TBC). See below re: 4-1-1995 vs. 6-15-1995.
Rare non-live concert song that hadn't been played live in a couple of years & would never be again. Dave says "soundcheck is likely Memphis 4/1/95, but without definitive proof, we'll just call it 1995 Soundcheck (4/1/95 TBC)." Deadbase50 says 6/15/95 VT.

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smokin' hot start to this show!
Garcia's extra inspired for some reason...

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...even though this is my first 30 days. Not sure why I didn't do this before.
Got the first two right, but no cigar. Oh, well.
Three's the charm....

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Don't post the answers. Where's the fun in that? I think I got this one. I wasn't at this show, but it was on my 27th b'day.

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It was difficult for me to listen to this recording. You can very much tell that Jerry is having a tough time. Sure, his forgetting the words leads to an extended Bertha jam. But what a price to pay so we could get high together. So I felt super sad listening to this as it feels like Jerry is struggling and suffering through it. And he suffered a lot. Just so the bus could keep going. No wonder I couldn't bare going to shows in the later years. It was too painful for me.

Finding myself guided to study indigenous wisdom ways in this life, I had the thought earlier, "If the Medicine Man gets sick, the whole tribe is in trouble." That is how I perceive the whole darkness that descended onto the scene towards the end. It adds to the grief of it all that so many people felt it - including those closest to Jerry - but the tribe wasn't able to save its own medicine man. I am forever grateful that this medicine music lives on. And am just plain out sad today that we lost our medicine man that was at the heart of it all.

If it was up to me, I would not release or celebrate a recording like this. As it feels like I am listening to my dying brother trying to keep something going that should have stopped for the good of that brother so he could heal and be well.

Thanks for reading my truth and perspective if you made it this far.

He's not having any trouble with that guitar. Holy smokes! Jerry is tearing it up. And he sounds really strong overall to me. Really putting a lot into it. Who knows if he was forgetting words or just felt like ripping that guitar to shreds? This is a terrific later era Bertha!

Thanks for your post, AntoniBro it was very thought provoking! However, with all due respect and gratitude for you offering your truth (Day 3, Stranger>Bertha) , I really have to differ with you on a number of points.

Jerry's decline in 1995 was steep and precipitous, and it was clear in '94 that he was having issues. However, this show (10-19-94) was a rockin' show with the boys in good form! Go listen to So Many Roads from that show - Jer's voice is clear and strong. Aged like whisky, but plenty strong. So I hate to differ, but I just don't understand how you can call this entry or show something that you "would not release or celebrate". Frankly, that's a bit hyperbolic and against the band's philosophy of letting it all hang out. (Besides, thanks to the Tapers, it's been "released" for over 30 years at this point).

I think Jer would want it all on record to be heard. He was an emotional performer. Some of his most compelling late performances were from a place of pain and the burden of years. He could reduce every fan to a puddle when he did that. So I differ - I'm glad every performance was documented.

Yes, they should have taken a break. Their organization needed shows to survive. The fans were more over the top than ever, and something had to give. Part of what burdened Jerry was the endless fan deification of him. This leads me to your Medicine Man characterization. Yes, he was a shaman. Yes he was at the heart of things. But the entire band were (and continue to be) Medicine Men/Shamen! And the point of the entire exercise is that WE ALL ARE MEDICINE PEOPLE! It's up to all of us!

That's what Jer found so burdensome about the over the top fan worship - having it all put on him. We were all responsible for that, to some degree. As a student of indigenous wisdom, certainly you realize that while the tribal shaman is important, being your own shaman is the main principle.

He told Hunter one time in the 70s that he would not be around that long and that the scene would have to carry on without him. The band had the vision of creating something built to last, and most of us fans/tribe members did as well. We've survived the loss of many tribe members, from keyboard players to us fans. When Jerry left, the biggest gauntlet was down - could the scene/tribe/our thing carry on? Could the other band members and the tribe keep this going?

I think those questions have been answered resoundingly.

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As soon as I saw this show in the list as I listened, it just clicked. Oh, I was at this show, I taped it. Synced with the popular aud nicely.

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yes the decline but WOW he still brought the psychedelic!!! great captures of these tunes for a tough year

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Hey John, Congratulations!

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