"Cause it's always like that with the Dead, you know - it's always the whole thing." - News Journal
As we close out the 2019 Dave Pick's series, we deliver on our promise to give you the "whole thing" with the complete performance from The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA 3/24/73 and what a show it was! An upstanding "musical eulogy" to the recently departed Pigpen, the Grateful Dead conducted a potent study in contrasts on this bittersweet night. They found easy balance between tidy jams like "They Love Each Other," "Wave That Flag," "Playing In The Band," and introspective moments on "Stella Blue," "Sing Me Back Home," and a poignant "He's Gone." It was all laid down with a discipline and a polish unheard of in any of the truly exceptional shows that had come before it. Yes, you might say, they cleaned up nice to carry on the legacy as Pig would have wanted.
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One time I ingested a chewy gelatinous candy that was infused with marijuana. At this time one needed a prescription for such an item in my state of residence. I did not have a prescription.
Then I listened to a Grateful Dead show from July 12 1987 which I acquired by purchasing the Giants Stadium Box Set from the dead dot net website. I did not need a prescription for this purchase.
Sometime during the Grateful Dead song 'Playin in the Band', which is track 2 on disc 2 of the Giants Stadium Box Set which is available for purchase on the dead dot net website, I started to think that a spider was crawling on me. I scratched myself furiously but it turns out there was no spider. It was just the marijuana affecting my sensory perceptions. Then I settled back in and listened to the drum solo which is track 3 of disc 2 of the Giants Stadium Box Set which is available for purchase here on the dead dot net website. The drum solo was pretty cool especially after ingesting the piece of candy infused with marijuana which I did not have a prescription for. Grateful Dead then played an abstract piece called 'space' and then I heard the familiar bass riff for their classic jam "The Other One" which is a song about taking LSD. This was track 5 of disc 2 of the Giants Stadium Box Set which I purchased right here thanks to the good people at the dead dot net website.
It was a very fine story!
Nice try RDG, but your post could potentially still get deleted even though you gave free advertising for the site due to:
1) GS Box is sold out as some have claimed
2) GS Box is not sold out, but can’t be found at the warehouse and shipped
This memory reappeared in my consciousness today.
Crown Terese Ballroom
Ormsby House Hotel/Casino
Carson City, NV
Only 44 tickets sold.
My friend and I arrived at the casino just before showtime and bought tix at the box office. Ticket numbers were hand-written and I got #44. They ripped the ticket in half as we entered. The ballroom wasn’t huge, but since it only had a stage, a soundboard, a bar in the back, some employees, and about 44 people standing around, it looked pretty empty.
The band came out and jammed. At one point Warren said something along the lines of “looks like we have our own little party here”.
I know that there is a SBD recording of it because I walked over to the board and there was a DAT recorder running. Have never actually searched whether it’s in circulation.
As we exited the ballroom there was a basket on the table with the ticket pieces that they had ripped off as we entered. On the top was #44, my ticket, so I grabbed it and later taped it back together with the other piece.
A sincere thank you for all the positive and heartfelt vibes emanating from both postings and thoughts. It's comforting to know anecdotally, many of us have gone through the end of days with loved ones.
Onward we go, and I think MHammond just won the internet board for today with his Googling.
Be well everyone, and Jimmy that tent pole story....damn!
Dennis, check your PM.
*Robert Earl Keen~The Party Never Ends:Songs You Know From The Times You Don't Remember
check out The Front Porch Song if nothing else...
*Mother Hips~Later Days
*String Cheese~12-14-1997 Snow King Ballroom-Jackson,Wy. Talk about shows ya saw when things were simple...still have the ticket.
*Phish~5-7-94 Bomb Factory-Dallas,Texas My first Phish show was at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill,N.C. in '91. I think it was 5 bucks... (hand stamp)
*Jane's Addiction~Nothing's Shocking. Saw 'em 5 times. The first was in '89 at the Brewery in Raleigh,N.C. for 7 bucks. 200 people...maybe. Still have the ticket to this one too.
Richard-Got done burning shows for ya today. I'll get 'em mailed out to ya in the next day or two.
The stuff of legends. Were you there?
On another note, I gave 32 another spin after some time away yesterday. Disc 1 is still shaky, IMO, but overall better than I thought upon first listen. The 2nd and 3rd discs, however...
So,... last 5
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
Beethoven's 6th and 5th (Counting them as one. Inspired by the WayBack discussion here, so I played them as suggested, with the 6th-Pastoral being the "1st set" followed by the thunderous 5th as the "2nd Set." Upon doing a little research, this is actually how they were debuted, along with other music. See the copy/paste below for more...)
Steve Earle - El Corazon
Funkadelic - The Electric Spanking of War Babies (woefully underrated, IMO)
Happy Friday, DeadLand
Here's some info on December 22, 1808 in Vienna. Must have been one hell of a show! (Thanks, Wikipedia!)
The Fifth Symphony was premiered on 22 December 1808 at a mammoth concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna consisting entirely of Beethoven premieres, and directed by Beethoven himself on the conductor's podium. The concert lasted for more than four hours. The two symphonies appeared on the programme in reverse order: the Sixth was played first, and the Fifth appeared in the second half. The programme was as follows:
The Sixth Symphony
Aria: Ah! perfido, Op. 65
The Gloria movement of the Mass in C major
The Fourth Piano Concerto (played by Beethoven himself)
The Fifth Symphony
The Sanctus and Benedictus movements of the C major Mass
A solo piano improvisation played by Beethoven
The Choral Fantasy
Funny.. I am halfway through one last listen before #33 graces my front porch and have the same take.
It took for the caffeine to kick in before disc 1 ended, but I started to relax as HCS & Bobby McGee started disc 2 and the rest of the disc is quite nice. That's as far as I got, so d3 awaits and d3 is the one that contains the goods.
Honestly.. if a release has one disc that really delivers, in my mind the release goes down as a success. Perhaps I am easy that way. Most have two discs that can take you places and in some cases all three deliver, but this is rare (The Swing, #29 comes to mind). ..but that's just me. There are really just a couple where all three discs failed to achieve lift off, I am sure that list varies by person too.. but aren't we a lucky bunch.
Before we jump off Spring '73, I am liking the Philly and Boston shows of the ones released so far, but I should revisit Springfield and NE/UT (Dicks Picks 28). They have lost that new car smell, it's been a while since I listened to them and I bet the DP in particular will rise up a bit, it's really got it all packed tightly in four little discs.
(fingers crossed they don't deem this post as naughty and delete it, I did briefly mention some out of control caffeine binging..) :D
I'm sure only the few (at best), gives a rat's ass, but, I stumbled across a collection of 20's & 30's jazz & dance tunes on the archive. Someone must have at some point made themselves 50 cd's worth of this stuff. They got posted to the archive. It's a pretty nice collection of tunes from back them if this sort of stuff interest you.
"I can't give you anything but love baby...……",,,, they don't write them like that anymore, nice song and it can sooth a leopard!
Definetly has some ruff patches early on, but remeber many of those songs were new or were new as far as vocals/harmonies, and I’ve heard worse. Of course as they get their mojo going the show morphs into a stallion.
Dennis, my Billy Holiday collection just doubled! How long until someone digs up a song the Dead covered from this treasure trove..
Somebody went through a lot of trouble to translate 78's to digital formats. They mostly sound pretty good considering... Like mhammond said yesterday, the things you learn here. ..and the things that get deleted. :D
I have an extra unopened Dave's 32 when i double ordered subscription last year. Cost plus shipping if you want it. bob t
1/22 at 10 am PST
komplainink vill not be toleratet (said in German accent) if you miss it
reeeeeeally looking forward to this one.
I don't think it's in poor taste to suggest that that is why Alex and Ged haven't done anything, out of respect for the master. Boy did they keep that under wraps.
Maybe something with Portnoy is in the cards. Anyway, this guy was one of the best I ever saw. And a class individual. He will be missed and never replaced.
Wow.. didn't see that coming. Lowering the freak flag to half-mast.
not a major Rush fan, but the Hemispheres LP and side one of 2112 are tattooed into my soul.
Death don't have no mercy. at all.
[V. Cygnus: Bringer Of Balance]
I have memory and awareness
But I have no shape or form
As a disembodied spirit
I am dead and yet unborn
I have passed into Olympus
As was told in tales of old
To the city of Immortals
Marble white and purest gold
Man. Actual tears. I didn't get tears when JERRY died.
03 03 92 the omni
Excerpt from Peart's book, "Traveling Music" --
"In 1990, Mickey had co-written a book (with Jay Stevens) on the history of drums and rhythm, artfully interwoven with his own autobiography and some of the Grateful Dead’s history, called ‘Drumming at the Edge of Magic.’ When [Peart's daughter] Selena was looking for a topic for a junior high science project, I suggested something I had learned about from the book, the “Theory of Entrainment.” The theory held that any two mechanisms, including humans, tended to synchronize their rhythms, to “prefer” them, as compared to beating against each other. Thus two analog clocks placed in proximity would eventually begin to tick in sync with each other, neighboring heart cells tended to pulse together, women living together often synchronized their menstrual cycles. And thus, thought Mickey, he and the other Grateful Dead drummer, Bill Kreutzmann, should (and did) link their arms before a concert, to try to synchronize their biorhythms with the Theory of Entrainment. Selena put two old-fashioned alarm clocks, with keys and springs and bells, beside two digital bedside clocks, and made a poster to describe the principle. I think she got a good mark.
"For my part, I was so impressed with the scholarship and artistry in the book that I wrote Mickey a letter of appreciation, and we began to correspond.
"Later that year, in 1992 it happened that both our bands were playing at the Omni Arena in Atlanta on successive nights, the Dead one night and Rush the next, and Mickey and I invited each other to our shows. On our off night I went to see the Dead play, accompanied by our tour manager, Liam, and what an experience THAT turned out to be.
"Liam and I arrived just as the show was starting, and gave our names at the backstage door. One of their production crew gave us our guest passes and escorted us to our seats – right behind the two drum risers, in the middle of the stage! Liam and I looked at each other with raised eyebrows as we sat down, and noticed that right behind us was the production office, with telephones, fax machines, and long-haired, bearded staff dealing with communications and logistics (presumably, though the production office is normally a room backstage, where such work can on APART from the concert), and we also heard there was a telephone line run through the crowd to the front-of-house mixing platform. Catering people walked across the oriental rugs that covered the stage, delivering salads and drinks to various musicians and technicians, even during songs, and meanwhile, the band played on. Lights swept the arena, reflecting off white, amorphous “sails” suspended above the stage, and clouds of marijuana smoke drifted through the beams and assailed our nostrils with pungent, spicy aroma.
"My familiarity with the Grateful Dead’s music began with their first album, back in ’67, when my first band used to play several of their songs, “Morning Dew,” “New New Minglewood Blues,” and “Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl.
"And they played and sang really well, too, augmented by the soulful keyboards and accordion of Bruce Hornsby. The drummers, Mickey and Bill, became an interlocking, mutually complementary rhythmic unit, right out of the Theory of Entrainment.
"Liam and I couldn’t see much of the “front line” guys, the guitarists and vocalists, because of the wall of amplifiers, but occasionally, on the stage-left side, the spotlights caught an unmistakable bush of gray hair that could only have been the legendary Jerry Garcia.
"During intermission, Mickey invited Liam and me to his dressing room in the familiar backstage corridors of the Omni (each band member had a separate room, which hinted at certain “divisions” among them; after Jerry Garcia’s tragic death, I read a story asserting that he hadn’t enjoyed touring very much, and when the others wanted to go on the road again, he responded, “What, they need MORE money?”). Mickey was a friendly, outgoing man, with an engaging smile and an intense, joyful enthusiasm for percussion. With all my African travels and interest in African percussion music, and Mickey’s musical explorations in print and on records, we shared a few things we knew and cared about, and had a good conversation until they were called to the stage to begin their second set.
"Liam and I returned to our center-stage reserved seats, and I noticed that not only did the band members have separate dressing rooms, but the wings of the stage were lined with small tents of black cloth, one for each of the musicians to retire to during the songs on which they didn’t play, and have some privacy. During an acoustic number in the second part of the show, Mickey disappeared into his little tent, then motioned for me to join him. We talked for a few minutes about drums and drumming, and I told him how much I was enjoying their performance, then he went back up to the riser and started playing again.
"Next night, the positions were reversed. That tour ('Roll The Bones'), we had a metal gridwork runway (dubbed the “chicken run” by the crew) about four feet high, running across the width of our stage behind my drum riser, where Geddy and Alex could wander while they played. During the show, I looked back and saw Mickey, under the chicken run, smiling out between its black curtains. He was just as close to me as I had been to him, and he seemed to be enjoying himself."
every time I hear the last few minutes of 2112 side one, I get goose bumps and chills. every time.
Bummer. When he said he had to quit because he physically coudnt do it anymore, I wonderd, because I believe he had taken good care of himself and was in good shape? Guess this would explain some things.
Not a huge Rush fan, but always respected them; their dedication, musicianship, and professionalism...
May the Four Winds Blow him safety Home!
So sad to hear about Neal Peart literally moments ago.
An icon, another one, gone.
The greatest band ever is being assembled upstairs.
To Keithfan and others who held Rush so nearly and dearly, shedding a tear on your behalf tonight.
Stay strong people.
....only saw them twice, but the second time was the Moving Pictures tour in 2012(?) when they played the entire record front to back. Great show. Caught a YYZ. RIP Neil. Top shelf drummer....
Guess what my next last five is gonna be? Here's a hint. It starts with Signals. A personal favorite of theirs.
I never got to hear much by Rush, and I didn't really connect with what I did hear, but that's an interesting article on the Dead reprinted from Neal Peart's book. Not a run of the mill observation of the band - quite different.
I have never heard anything by Rush, or if I have I didn't know who I was listening to (on the radio, for instance). Am I missing much? I guess that depends on what you think of them.
Currently listening to GarciaLive 12 which arrived yesterday. Not sure about Sarah Fulcher's vocals but the rest is great. Before that I listened to Creedence Clearwater Revival's Live at Woodstock which is pretty damn good.
Total shocker. Bummed to hear this. Regrettably never got to see them live.
I bought their Live at Woodstock cd last year, and would agree - great set. Shame they weren't included in the movie, it could have done with a bit of proper rock n' roll to shake things up a bit. Probably my favourite section of the festival after Jimi Hendrix.
What is wrong with the distribution of Dave's Picks Vol. 32? Mine was supposed to be delivered over two months ago. Tracking shows it got to my city, then it went to several other locations and eventually ended up in Franklin, Indiana, where it was "delivered." I live in Ohio. I have been told the Franklin, Indiana location is one of the distribution warehouses. Other than that, emails and phone calls have produced lots of apologies but no correction or delivery. The impression I'm given is this is a problem affecting many, but I see no word of it here. Any helpful information or suggestions?
....Fly By Night and the Permanent Waves/Moving Pictures/Signals trifecta. Do it simonrob. Put that big toe in the waters of Lake Minnetonka.
Driving through town today
Listening to 6 4 77
I stop behind a van to let an ambulance get by
Custom painted letters on the van
....its a BIG toe.
That’s my suggestion for your Rush initiation.
It’s a live album which I suspect you might like better than a studio album.
Last night I watched the Exit Stage Left DVD.
Tonight I might spin the 200 g vinyl.
It’s such an awesome live album that it needs the extra 20 g so that you can turn it up to 11.
It's not every day when a band's commercial high water mark is also their greatest artistic achievement. In RUSH's case, Moving Pictures was it. I passed on the R40 tour but was at Red Rocks on the previous go-round when they played this album in it's entirety plus a greatest hits set. Absolutely brilliant.
Side A contains the classic singles - Red Barchetta, Tom Sawyer, Limelight etc.
Side B features incredible compositions not bound by the three to five minute single format - Witch Hunt, The Camera Eye and Vital Signs are some the coolest, most cinematic hard rock ever laid to vinyl.
Check it out, or give it another listen in tribute!
The most under listen show from 1977!!!! Oh if only a soundboard existed... good call, going to listen to it now... bob t
Moving Pictures has always been my favorite RUSH. Always will be.
I like 'em all pretty much, but MP is fantastic. My youth...skipping a few classes here and there, smoking copious amounts of bad weed, parties, friends. Tom Sawyer and Red Barchetta were best in a fast car with good friends with smoke blowin' out the windows. Good times.
...and Rush has always been part of the soundtrack.
But I am partial to some of their older stuff too.
Villa Strangiato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNilsLf6eW4
On the radio today someone commented about Neil's passing and called him, accurately, one of rocks truly greatest drummers. Even if they were not your bag it's not hard to appreciate their talent. They were/are all top rate musicians.
Anyway.. RIP Neil Peart. One of rocks greatest drummers.
Edit: Ha.. two agrees written at about the same time. Right on jrf.
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it’s really hard at times to fill in the List because imho there’s been a excelent a steady flow of primo selections contained in the Grateful Dead’s Vault. Series called ‘Daves Picks Series , this January 3st, 2020 will see Daves Picks number #33, the first of 2020s Sub. Series . We are also Aware what the Dead have Picked Daves Pick 34 & this years Bonus Disc has been annoused and seems two be that Grateful Dead Fans & Daves Picks Collectors are giving these Upcoming TWo Daves Picks Eith two thumbs Up & already with Open arms Outstretched to the Dead Team And There Primo releseases year after year. I I have to concur with Dave L. everything just keeps getting better and better and I just keep smiling smiling smiling smiling because there’s nothing like a Grateful Dead concert rock on my brothers and sisters peace be with you
I loved this past years Picks 2019, 2012, to be quite honest, sorry folks, I love Ever Pick For it’s touch grey & wisdom ! 🙏❤️😎💀🌹💀🌹
Hello my brother & sisters, hope to find everyone is well and long each other every grateful day we keep trucking with the good ol Grateful Dead!
What’s everyone’s thoughts on the Daves Pick # 2 ? Any info would be gratefully appreciated 💀🌹💀🌹💀🌹🙏
While killing time until something new comes in the mail. I once again dove into the archive. I found this place once, a venue called "The Brass Lantern", out of Reading, PA. Whoever does the soundboard work there seems to record every show that comes through the venue. I think he does an OK job. Found this Papadosio show there this morning.
I like these guys (guy?), they have a nice trippy sound.
Once you're at this show, if you click the "Brass Lantern" words, it will show you every show played at the venue.
Hey, I'm just ticking away the moments that make up a dull day.
Great show. I don't have the bonus disc and I have never heard it, but I hear it is top notch.
I missed this one when it first came out and bought one last year. This one used to go for some insane prices on Ebay.
The sound quality is good, but it is not as good as Dave's #9, which is outstanding. And of course #13, Skeleton Skaters, not much better than that release.
It should be interesting to compare Dave's 2 to the new 74 release we will have this Spring with Dave's 34. Super excited for these first two releases of 2020.
1988. Another year not represented well at all. I put the 1988 April Fool's show on for my workout this morning. RT 4.2. love this release. Love the Ballad of a Thin Man, Cumberland Blues, great Scarlet Fire, the whole release is pretty sweet.
There has to be some multi tracks out there wait to be released.
I think this might be a Dat recording and it sounds really good.
If you get a chance set II is really good!!! It is a Rob Bertrando audience tape so the quality is amazing!! the jam between Franklin's>China Doll very unique.... If only a board existed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to pick my favorite Dead or Dead related shows once a month, for each month of the year. I will pick one show that I attended and one show that is an official release. I saw the Dead play twice in January, 1/13/80 and 1/27/87, I was not knocked out by either show. My favorite show in January was Jerry Garcia and John Kahn acoustic at Keystone Palo Alto on 1/16/86, one of my all time favorite shows. As for an official release that's easy, Dave's picks # 30: 1/2/70 and 1/3/70 hands down.
Grand idea, Billy. I have a sneaking suspicion you have seen more shows than many of us including probably me.. :D I don't think they played in January for February in my neck of the woods in my show seeing days and CA mid semester was out.
1988.. an underrepresented year indeed. I was always partial to the Greeks and the last show at Alpine that year. I was at the April Fools shows, I recall that as being quite fun. The Oxford shows certainly get some love. It's flaw was being stuck between 87 and 89. Come to think of it, I was at the Alpine run too.. the dust bowl year, in any case I liked that last night of the run.
I have to admit.. the Giants box provided a bit of momentum towards the 80's.. Today's outdoor adventure gave me the second set of Augusta '84. Love the guitar work in PITB and UJB, and that Dew... one of the better mid 80's performed.
It's been a very long time since I got in a '77 groove. GSTL got a single run through that's it.. no second dip. #33 might change that.
Have a good rest of the weekend y'all.. What are ya listening to?