....12.27.79 was the show where Jerry forgot an entire verse of China Doll. It happens. Not dissing Garcia. Just proud of my recollection. Grate show. Grate Terrapin to end.
The return of China Rider!. Terrapin!
Would love to see some of these older releases remastered, although this is very unlikely to happen.
Where have you gone Bolo?
Speaking of which, how about an old-fashioned Saturday doubleheader assignment in the hopes that we may actually see some baseball being played one of these days? I'm getting a little tired of watching games from 10 years ago, especially since I bet on the outcome and still lose!
So, Weir's "Ace" album (Saturday is the 48th anniversary
of the release date) and Garcia's first solo effort? A good set of headphones highly recommended for this listen. PITB on Ace is an absolute tour de force - the quiet section coming out of the jam is pure sonic butter. And the pedal steel work by Jerry on his album is some of the finest ever recorded, IMO.
Hope y'all are in good health. Stay safe as we ease back into "real" life, or some semblance of it.
48th Anniversary Weir & Garcia Double Header Saturday sounds fun.
Sounds like good music to come down on after friday's 5/15/70 50th Anniversary Trip!
Not seeing a pick for today, so I'm gonna pop in 5/13/72 this AM to get the anniversary theme trip started.
What about you all?
Mine arrived yesterday, so that was my pick of the day followed by another run through High-Life Frodo.
So, 5-11-77 and/or 12-29-77 for today.
The Garcia/Weir doubleheader is a great idea. I've never spent much time with either album, even though I know I should love both. Also, I just got a pair of quarantine-headphones and this will be a good opportunity to give them a run. And a 5/15/70 friday -very sweet.
I’m going for 5-13-77
5/13/77 sounds perfect!!! First Jack-A-Roe.... Wish they would have left all the banter to start the show!!! bob t
....I can't recall the last time I cranked Ace. Forgot BT Wind had horns. LOL. It's a good record to turn to 11. Garcia's 1st and 5.13.77 to follow. Then 5.13.72 if time allows. In that order.
Yo bro, you're supposed to save Ace & Garcia double header for Saturday...
Start cranking 5/13/77... and then 5/13/72 today;)
BTW I listed to 2/11/89 I had those Drums marked with 4 stars from back in the day.. I bet that helped you along in your situation!!
....you're correct GOGD. Changing course. Inputing coordinates.
edit....let's throw Mickey's Rolling Thunder in the Saturday mix as well!!
Roger, just want to keep you on course my friend, gotta keep the travelers traveling in the right direction.
Edit: Doh, The Thunder Machine is broken over here, I need the Thunder, Hmm...
I don’t always keep current here but have we ever had a consensus as to who Bolo24 is?
What, is the question!
....he's the doo-dah man. Duh.
75-minute work phone call.
Now it’s 61 with blue sky and sun, and my dog wants to go outside and pee on all the neighbor’s mail boxes.
So, I’m going to wait for 5-13-77 until later today when happy hours start.
Sorry for the false start.
Anyway, people have been mentioning about recording the GD Hour as a source of cassette recordings. I only had one tape of GD Hour (I wanted full shows, even if the sound quality wasn’t as good) and it was a partial of 5-13-77, which included the Jerry solo/noodling and Other One. I was never able to find a tape of the whole show in good sound quality, so I was pretty happy when the Box came out.
Bolo24 is Bolo24...of course!
Are you sure?
Cause Cosmically I had the notion his name was Charlie...
Happy hours have started.
I going with a giant Mojito, which is a Mojito made in a 1-liter Paulaner Octoberfest mug, and sitting in the sun on the deck. It’s 65 and sunny now, was snowing last Saturday.
You don't have to twist my arm to listen to this show. Of the two Chicago shows, this one kicks ass.
Bob T, regarding the banter before TMNS, are we missing some of the banter in the official release? Pretty soon we will a full band here. Dr. Shot, DR. Beechwood. So great.
Man, these guys had fun, that much is for sure.
Yes, just loved the way they played Jack A Roe in May of 1977.
Love the FOTD, finish the set with the Scarlet Fire! Come on.
Second set later.
Bolo? Bolo is the person that makes little kids smile and giggle. Bolo is the person who strikes fear into the hearts of evil doers. Some say Bolo comes like the light of the morning. And like a wind, they have a name; Bolo. Around the fire at night, folks will speak of the time they met Bolo. Some in worried whispers. They're the person who gave Jerry a drink of water after an incredibly hot Fire on the Mountain. This one I know is true because I was there. Where ever you find a person looking for a “miracle” ticket, Bolo is there. Wherever a person is hungry Bolo is there with a soy burger. When you’re setting up camp the night before the big show and realize you forgot the coasters for your beer, Bolo is there. When you’ve hitchhiked for 2 days in the rain, that person that picked you up and handed you the fatty; Bolo. Bolo is an elemental being, hanging for a while in the flux between then and now. Most will be better for the chance encounter and probably will not realize who they just met.
Yes the official release cut out a chunk of it. Check it out on archive... bob t
....i love how there is a couple minutes in The Other One where its only Garcia dancing his fingers over the frets.
I am not entirely sure who or what Bolo24 is. The only thing I am sure of is.. is that he is the one with the Nuclear Codes.
A bit of related trivia.. they only just recently released the identify of Bolo23.
Vguy ups the ante this weekend with Rolling Thunder? I'm in! I've never really listened to that one but it's some of our favorite San Francisco hippies in Mickey Hart's barn circa 1972 - what could go wrong? Surprised to see it's still available on iTunes.
Dark Star, and you get to hear Weir say "Thanks a whole hellav a lot" after he gets hit with a cup before encore??? Also a smoking Not Fade Away into an awesome Going down the Road... If we are burned out from Jai Alai Fronton I get it.... Bob t
Holy shit Bob T! Yes, for sure.
I have only listened to Dave's 34 once and it is really good. Such a unique show.
The MT May show from 1974 is probably now the second best 74 Dave's Picks released.
74 is so good. Certainly wish some of the early Dick's and RT trips were not complications but most of them are still so good. I get why some don't like going past 74.....
Anyway, for Friday we should try to do something other than an anniversary show......
How about 7/17/76?? Dave's #18, with bonus disc, with 7/16/76.
....pretty much a perfect show. Only complaint? I wasn't there.
Montana gets all the good shows.
Nope, no 74 burn out here.
Might put 5-14-78 on deck, just to keep the anniversary celebration going.
Now your talking. Have to spend time in the stereo room/office today so perfect, I can listen on the big boy system!
Finally did 5/7/72 a coupe days ago and wow I had forgotten what a beast this show is. Their ripping the whole show and man what a grease fest! The DS is good too, but I still like 5/11/72 better. Finally got to that yesterday. I don’t think the first half of the show is as good as others, but the last half is hard to beat, and I’ve akways had something for that DS....I had the loveliest time listening last evening; the light at that time of day, the sound and treats all dialed in, just a wonderful little respite from the current madness. A few hours of bliss. Dug it so much I stayed a little longer and broke out most of V2 Disc 2. Vault 2 has always been a favorite; awesome TIFTOO, New Potato and that monster Phil Jam....remember the first time I heard that, total mind fuck!
So yeah, I’m in for 5/14/74 today, thought all y’all were doing 5/15/70 tomorrow? and the three solos on Saturday?
I think that the plan was to listen to 5/15/70 tomorrow - Road Trips 3.3. It was mentioned by someone earlier in the week, then seconded by a number of other folks.
That being said, I am all for 7/17 and 7/16 1976 - 7/16 is my birthday, and I happen to love that release! As tomorrow is a Friday, perhaps we can squeeze in both, or save the 76 show for Saturday.
Edit: Oh yeah, Ace, Garcia, and Rolling Thunder are already lined up for Saturday... folks are jumping on dates early round here! :)
....Is in full swing.
They Played a lot of good shows on this date. This Vegas one was good.
Was at this show. People got struck by lightning in the lot. Good times.
They also played this nifty show at the Greek Theatre in 1983. Good Rango Aud cleaned up by Miller.
Merramec Comm College 1970. This includes the NRPS set.
Yes. May 14th delivers.
The Montana Scarlet -> Roses is fine stuff indeed. Must Have Been The Roses was the first song i heard after Jerry passed (in was on the cassette in my car at the time driving home from work), so that song has always had a special place in my heart since.
That is right, my mistake. How can I forget that? That was Strider's pick.
Let's do the 76 show(s), Dave's 18 next week.
Wow, 74 is good!
Be well folks.
Thanks - made my day!
Although I'm a little creeped out as it appears you've been stalking me for quite some time.
Not stalking, watching your back.
>>>>Was at this show. People got struck by lightning in the lot. Good times.
Maybe needed a little something more before "Good times".
…...so besides that Mrs. Lincoln.....
PS - on the plus side most of us HAVE been struck by lightning on the inside! Lazy or otherwise.
....no one died. Good times.
For some reason, the Dead always brought strange weather events with them when they played Vegas.
Hope my neighbors are enjoying listening to 5-14-74 as much as I am.
Sting was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno back in the 90s when Leno commented about Sting opening for the Dead in the next couple days in Vegas. “It’s amazing how the Grateful Dead control the weather, every time they play there’s a cloud above the audience”.
....and he's not wrong.
I was listening as this is a fifty year anniversary. Any acoustic Dead is rarified.
I only saw the Dead once in Nevada, the two days in April 91. Santana was awesome as a double bill. The jam with Carlos during Bird Song the second day stands out as a high point.
I used to have all my shows listed here on Dead.net when they mysteriously disappeared a year ago or so. Lucky I have my own record marked in the 50th year Dead Base that came out somewhat recent.
Started out the day making a 50th Anniversary compilation of 5/14/70 and then devouring it!!
Just grab some bread and slap in shnid=34165 Acoustic SBD, shnid=136645 Electric SBD & Road Trips Vol 3.3 Bonus Disc and JAM! It's super Tasty and I highly recommend it.
Just about to head into some 5/14/74 WRS... Donna's double Yowl at the end of PITB startled me, I wasn't expecting two!
Looking forward to 5/15/70 tomorrow, only in Grateful Dead land would 5/14/70 be an average show..
What a Year, What a Show, What a Band!
Be Well All
I was at the Vegas show when people got struck. I was also at RFK '95 when some heads got struck (hanging out under a tree of all places). Coincidently, I was struck by lightning in 1975, so the whole thing really freaked my parents out! Not a fun experience people, but to this day it doesn't scare me at all.
Oh, and Bolo, that's easy, Bill Walton.
They have fixed the shows attended feature. You can update those in your profile, provided you are able to remember. (Would be tough for me, if it were more than one show...lol)
....of the Big Sky Dark Star is when things start to get....dark. Three minutes later, it's a jazzy primordial ooze. 1974 doesn't fuck around.
And that China Doll 🥰
....on Not Fade and GDTRFB. Spot on. What a show.
Always liked that intro... looking forward to listening.... bob t
I love the Montana recording. I lived a few years in Montana starting in 1975. The University of Montana student newspaper the Kaiman ran a full page piece titled “we asked the Grateful Dead what they think about playing in Montana”. It had a photograph of mostly the roadies giving the finger to the camera.
This I Know You Rider is slooooowwwww.
Perfect selection as I’m gelling on the couch with morning coffee.