Another year has come and gone and after 30 Days Of The Dead I want to say thank you for the bounty !! Besides the usual quality of the tracks the running times were especially generous . Felt like a miracle everyday :) See you next year !
This has helped to cheer up a cold and wet month here in Blighty. Shame we're not allowed to enter the competition but I guess we'd have a bit of an advantage, I've been sitting here at 8am refreshing my browser until the new track appears!
Thirty days and not a single Pigpen tune. Disgraceful.
In the last five years, not a single Pigpen song. No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard……
No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations…….
Rock on, and remember,
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good…..
Wow, didn’t we just start this little 30 day journey yesterday?! Seems like this year flew by faster than others.
Will miss all this! The little-kid anticipation of seeing what new tune shows up every midnight, the challenge of the hunt, listening to the best music ever(!), the excitement of stumbling upon unexpected gems & shows I never noticed, and the fun of reading your comments & hanging with y’all over this little piece of time we had the good fortune to share.
Thanks to each of you for playing in this band of deadicated funsters.
Thanks, Dave, for being our pied-piper!
Thank you Grateful Dead…for everything!
Peace, love and health to you all!
already? wow. seeing how it's day 30 this one shouldn't throw you for too much of a loop. not seasoned searchers.
everybody and anybody, have a good rest of the year, and a grateful '23. see y'all on the flip side. thank you for a real good time!
so that’s what it means, a cryptically sandwich with a side of peter.
thanks dave my confusion prince for an awesome blowout ending, more like a 5 stack.
thanks to all for an awesome month and already can’t wait for d-rae’s birthday so we can start again.
happy 2023 to all filled with peace joy and happiness.
ps. not often i can end the 30 with a hint of my own…heehee
i gave a hint too
:) happy holidays
Thank you Dave Lemieux. Thank you Dead Dot Net. Thank you Charlie Miller. Thank you Jerry. Thank you Phil. Thank you Bobby. Thank you Billy, Mickey, Ron, Keith, Donna, Brent, Tom, Vince, Bruce... Never had such a good time in my life before.
Great time as per usual. Got a nice flanging kitchen sync for a bit there in the beginning. Big mighty meaty numbers from this period. Feel like I'm right on stage. Right from the get-go in the Crypt intro seconds, the band sounds like a practicing working band. Listening to each other. Lead gtr phrasing just right and loose at same time in that intro. Such a tiny little piece of song that intro (and later reprise). Phil bomb just happened now after the drum segment. Yeah! Now we're into it! No turning back...
Have a great Dec and '23 everyone!
quite a november as well as this closer with a cryptic intertwined--- this was my favorite-- hope I am picked
Wow, Another November come and gone! Thank you Dave ,Rhino and the Dead for providing a 30 day Morning Soundtrack. As an older Bus rider (71... first show 73) I love to read the comments from the wide range of ages of this crazy tribe. I don't play the game but its fun listening to the rest of you. We are as a group the pickiest, hardest and easiest to please musical Family on earth. I love you all , see you on the flip side!
One of the founding five members has been completely ignored on "30 Days" for 4 years now. Is he now considered politically incorrect? No one else in the band could sing the blues, which were a formative staple in the band's early repertoire. It could thus be argued that the band may not have taken off with the synergistic force it had without him.
C'mon Dave, or whomever makes these choices, WHAT GIVES?
not even an Easy Wind! Agree with you Jon. Pigpen is the most under-represented member of the band year after year on these here 30 Days of Dead, and I still don't get it. His contributions to the band and to what they ultimately became are crucial. Needless to say, I'm not surprised. But we got 2 Berthas, 2 Strangers, 2 He's Gones, 2 Jeds, 2 Altheas, 2 Other Ones, 2 China-Riders...
Cheers to another (otherwise) GREAT November playing this fun game with you fellow Heads. It may sound like I'm complaining and I guess I am a little but I'm still extremely happy and humbly blessed to be given this amount of excellent music yet again. Thank you to all involved! Looking at you especially, Mr. Lemieux.
Happy birthday to everyone who celebrates this month. Congrats to all the winners...once again I'm not among you lol. We are all fortunate just to be here and enjoy this nerdy diversion. See you again next year (/:^')
30 great days and now another trip around the sun. See you all next November.
And we come to the end of another glorious 30 Days of Dead. I have been on board for all 13 years. Every year I say I'm not going to do it, and every year I get sucked in on November 1st, my birthday. I have amassed a very good record over the years and have nailed some of Dave's most challenging curveballs. I won the calendar twice, but it's not about winning. For me it's become a kind of therapy, an escape from the crazy, mixed up world. I delight in the challenge and celebrate a correct guess and lament those rare occasions when I miss. Thanks to all of you for being here and sharing in the obsession. Thanks to Dave and the whole Grateful Dead family for the music and the love. See you all next year on my birthday. And we'll see how quickly I jump back into the fray. Until then, be safe and well and think peace! And if you get confused, listen to the music play!
The title says it all - first year I have ever gone 30 for 30! Do I win a booby prize? Doesn't matter a good time was had by all, some choice picks this year for sure. Have a great holiday my fellow Heads and I hope to see ya all hear next year.
I look forward to this every year to help keep my GD nerd status alive. Much appreciated for all the efforts put into it and I also agree on the Pigpen thing. Maybe a nice Mr. Charlie or Easy Wind next year?
Wow, that was quick! Thanks Dave and all the staff who do this for us. I believe I was 28/30 due to Mindbender and then jumping the gun on a wrong but oh-so-similar Might As Well->Samson.
And I was lucky to win one of the daily Calendars! (Did we ever find out how/when we will be contacted for shipping?)
Lastly, does anyone know if Ed Martin is continuing his annual Dec 31 Days of Dead project? That's a fun one to follow along with.
Happy new year to all the heads!
Yes, Ed will be doing another Unofficial 31 Days of Dead this year. I posted info here on 30 DoD couple of days ago, but I'll post it again in a separate comment, so check for new comments above.
can anyone recommend a good app that lets me split tracks without getting those annoying glitches at the split? Today's track needs it bad. thanks in advance.
This year's "30 Days of Dead" we got 7 h: 36 min: 41 seconds of music...just 8 minutes shorter than last years longest "30 Days of Dead" coming in at 7 h: 44min: 08 seconds.
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT SONGS!
For the record: The shortest "30 Days of Dead" was 2015 w/ only 4h:38m12s of music.
Final day of hurricane season! (allegedly) We celebrate the wifes b-day, by taking the plywood off the windows. ;-))
Sadly, the last challenge for this year.
Thanks to all of you 'usual suspect's' for a real good time!
Best wishes to all for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2023.
"keep the mother rollling, one more time"
Fantastic finish with these, which are among my favorites. The month flew by and for the game probably my best year yet with what I'll call half a point for Confusion's Prince which had me digging but missing the venue.
I have my show for the day that I will follow with a New Potato Caboose sometime later this morning.
No one's noticed, but the band's all packed and gone.
Was it ever here at all?
Next time around kids!
30 for 30. Easiest year ever so I'm not patting myself on the back too hard. 'Course I didn't win anything. Down to seeds and stems again. See ya'll next year. I'll leave you with some sax and violins.
Wayne Shorter, David Murray, Johnny Hodges, Lester Young and Eric Dolphy.
Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stéphane Grappelli, Vassar Clements and Ray Nance.
Julian "Cannonball" Adderley and Michael Brecker.
Didier Lockwood and Jerry Goodman
Thanks again for all the free music!
I haven't won since 2010, when I won the weekly prize of the The Warner Bros. Studio Albums box set. But no worries; I am more than happy with what I've got over the years. One more chance with these two monsters.
See you all in '23!
Love needs a Marketing Plan!
As our country continues to be polarized, a catalyst is needed to bridge the divide. Deadheads have it right, we love each other and show the world that Kindness makes a difference.
"I been gamblin' hereabouts for thirteen good solid years"...!!!
I'm not as good as many of you. I've never been 30 for 30. Got about 26 or so this year.
"Reaching for the gold ring down inside never could reach it, just slips away when I try..."
Is that a classic SS El Camino on your icon?
Later one it appears. Almost my first car.
A '66 SS 396 Elco. Couldn't afford it.
Probably a good thing. I'd have wrapped it around a tree.
Great year of tunes and comments! Some fun stats: Dave gave us the earliest share to date with the 2/6/66 Mindbender, and 1970 remains the most popular selection with 27 representations over the 13 years! Also be sure to check out Bob's interview on Sunday Morning. Take care all
Thank you, Dave and crew, and all the family...be safe until next time everyone...looking forward to the next run!
Thank you all for another Grate November!
Mindbender was the only one that just slipped away from me - but I tried.
Be kind and keep on enjoying the ride. Fare you well!
From the first day's Mindbender to today's, I thoroughly enjoyed my sophomore (sophomoric?) run at 30 Days. Nice hanging out with you all. We should do it again some time.
Now please, Dave, award me those cd's! Or at least a calendar!
Always sad to see it come to a close. Great tunes this year, and one of my best at choosing! Thanks Dave!! On to 31 Days.
Ed will be hosting another 31 Unofficial Days of Dead this December starting tomorrow, 12/1, with some changes to where he'll post it this year.
He’ll post on his Instagram account because his usual site, “Liner Notes,” is not available this year. So starting 12/1, check his Instagram at 31daysofdead
Also it’s not clear if he will not post on his other usual site, “Phantasy Tour.”
But maybe try checking Phantasy Tour dot com and go to the Phish>Forum page. Search for the thread title “Unofficial 31 Days of Dead.” If it’s not there, then it’s Instagram only.
You might say day 30 really rounded things out nicely for 2022.
So now I've got my chips cashed in and there's nothing left to do but nail a retread to my feet and beat it on down the line. Thanks to all you good folks who contribute to the happy banter here everyday. There's lots of other places I could be each November, but I'd rather be with you all. Fare thee well till November comes 'round again. And don't forget to SMILE, SMILE, SMILE!!! And listen to the Grateful Dead every day of course.
Pretty sure I got all 30 correct, my first time doing this. Second week was the hardest, often digging through reams of 80's shows trying to find a specific performance of a commonly-played song. A couple of others were very tricky b/c not on the archive. Was a lot of fun, thanks!
__The 30 Days It Ended
__All The Versions Blended
"..The Other.."always reminds me of getting
my counter culture library
confiscated durring the 70s and
takin' some zaps JUST like mcmurphy
right ken ?
Thanks 4 all the gifts Dave
No Hard feelings about 1104-1110 ?
Old San Juan I think it WAS circulating.
BRAVISSIMO ON YOU! It's been fun bouncing thru the years and watching all the amazing heads nail "show" and "date", day after day. . . And a huge thank-you to you, Dan, Jeffrey, Marye, Doc and the rest of your compadres the for another outstanding year of well-oiled, official releases. Happy Holidays to everybody – we're already off to a grate start! Onward.
Thank you Dave.
And if my guess is correct for this one then it was the same week I was born. I think I will mix up a Bombay and Tonic, kick back and and listen to the whole show.
What a wonderful Artist she was.
The drum major's whistle on some of this month's tracks
always made me think of Tusk.
quite the haul this month, thankful for the freebies and the motivation to hunt every single day. for my first year trying every day, I'm quite happy with 26/30 and look forward to joining that 30 for 30 club next year. love that were ending with some heat from 1970🔥🔥🔥
Thank you Dave for another great 30 Days. Always look forward to November and will be looking forward to doing this again next year.
great send off w/ over 30 mins! juicy jams!!!!! almost got tricked, but i think i found it by soldiering on
Thank you Dave for all the great music and selections, and thank you to this community for providing a fun and engaging experience in a world that feels increasingly less fun. Always a great path of discovery with you all.
Regarding yesterday's Truckin' > PITB, loved this smoking duo and more great music from '78 which feels like it's been heavy this year. I still have not met a show with a "Werewolves of London" encore that I didn't love, and I suspect I'll be listening to a lot more from this era until we meet again.
Shout out to all the winners this year from Washington state where I live now, apparently it's full of Heads, smart and (some of us, not me yet) lucky!
Thanks again and take care out there!
What a run it's been. Good fun. Thanks Dave and all of you--God willing, we'll all see each other next year. Same bat time, same bat channel.
Another year of getting 2-3 correct, not selected as the winner, but adding to my collection of great music. Even with Deadbase X, I suck. But I have fun while I suck. So that's a win...
Your comments on 30 DoD sound like me after a round of golf. Except that I'm not sure I have that much fun, because my putts ain't ever straight in line...
Anyone else notice that our man LeMieux seemed to break out a number of tunes from shows originally featured in the 2012 version of DoD? As if he was working a 10 year anniversary deal.
Was this just lazy Canadianship or impressive efficiency at work? In the words of Bill Gates, "I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it."
As always, thank you Dave and the GD crew!
I have been here since the 2010 and look so forward to the hunt. The treasures are everywhere. Would be nice to win once but hey. See you all next year
I know we didn’t get any downloads, however this November stumbled across more than a handful of prime Pig Pen shows along the way. For a tasty Pig Sandwich, bite into the 5/1/70 show starting with Hard to Handle through the Lovelight. Then go back to beginning to mellow out with fine acoustic set.