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    Grateful Dead Hour no. 105

    Week of September 24, 1990

    An all-music show from a great Grateful Dead year. Keith Godchaux is the piano player, Bob Weir is on the rise as a songwriter, and the band is hitting all cylinders as an improvisational ensemble.

    My first Dead show was March 5, 1972 at Winterland. The next time the band came to town I camped out at the San Jose Box Office with my roommate/songwriting partner, Stephen Donnelly, who had dragged me to that first show after months of lobbying. We bought tickets to all four shows at the Berkeley Community Theater (but we never even heard about the show happening in our own town the night before the BCT run began), and we drove to Berkeley and and back (50 miles each way) for each of the shows. It took me a while to begin to understand what was going on in the long instrumental passages, but I was hooked on the songwriting and the magical vibe immediately. We were close enough to the stage that I was able to watch the players carefully. It was a life-changing experience.

    Enjoy!

    Grateful Dead 8/24/72 Berkeley Community Theatre
    Introduction by Bill Graham
    Promised Land
    Casey Jones
    Dark Star->
    Morning Dew

    Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

    Thank you for listening!
    - David Gans
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    Before listening to this intriguing GDH recall , let me share with you that its great to hear about your experiences at shows . Sharing experiences about this and music is definitely quite fun . Im 35 and i remember for example sometimes , the great times i had at the 6 shows that i saw . Times goes by , we grow , we evolve -usually - and it s so precious to go back in our minds and relive some of the great times that we had , in this case related to this music or anything related to us ....... I remember in the summer of 1993 , when i really began to grow into this music , i wished that this band would perhaps relive ' Ripple ' in their live repertoire That year specifically , following 1992 , saw a birth - or rebirth - of this bands music And we all were witnesses to that and we all enjoyed what we lived _ experienced . Peace
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Week of September 24, 1990

An all-music show from a great Grateful Dead year. Keith Godchaux is the piano player, Bob Weir is on the rise as a songwriter, and the band is hitting all cylinders as an improvisational ensemble.

My first Dead show was March 5, 1972 at Winterland. The next time the band came to town I camped out at the San Jose Box Office with my roommate/songwriting partner, Stephen Donnelly, who had dragged me to that first show after months of lobbying. We bought tickets to all four shows at the Berkeley Community Theater (but we never even heard about the show happening in our own town the night before the BCT run began), and we drove to Berkeley and and back (50 miles each way) for each of the shows. It took me a while to begin to understand what was going on in the long instrumental passages, but I was hooked on the songwriting and the magical vibe immediately. We were close enough to the stage that I was able to watch the players carefully. It was a life-changing experience.

Enjoy!

Grateful Dead 8/24/72 Berkeley Community Theatre
Introduction by Bill Graham
Promised Land
Casey Jones
Dark Star->
Morning Dew

Every Wednesday, we post a program from the Grateful Dead Hour archives for your enjoyment and enlightenment. You can browse or search the playlists at gdhour.com or on the GD Hour Search page, and let me know what program(s) you'd like to hear by emailing me at gdhour@dead.net.

Thank you for listening!
- David Gans
Producer/host

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Before listening to this intriguing GDH recall , let me share with you that its great to hear about your experiences at shows . Sharing experiences about this and music is definitely quite fun . Im 35 and i remember for example sometimes , the great times i had at the 6 shows that i saw . Times goes by , we grow , we evolve -usually - and it s so precious to go back in our minds and relive some of the great times that we had , in this case related to this music or anything related to us ....... I remember in the summer of 1993 , when i really began to grow into this music , i wished that this band would perhaps relive ' Ripple ' in their live repertoire That year specifically , following 1992 , saw a birth - or rebirth - of this bands music And we all were witnesses to that and we all enjoyed what we lived _ experienced . Peace