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    One more Saturday night at Winterland! Yes, we're back to home base for DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 42, the complete show from Winterland, San Francisco, 2/23/74. The one that featured the earliest amalgamation of what would soon become the Wall of Sound, the one that is so "loud, clear, and defined," it's been ripe for release for quite some time and we're glad it's finally getting its due.

    First set or second, there are no wrong answers here. From the unique show opener of Chuck Berry's "Around And Around" and an incredible "Here Comes Sunshine" that would then disappear for 18 years, to a medley of WAKE OF THE FLOOD tracks - "Row Jimmy," "Weather Report Suite," and "Stella Blue" - cementing their status in the canon and an unstoppable hour through the classic 1973-1974 Dead that is “He’s Gone”>“Truckin’”>“Drums”>“The Other One”>“Eyes Of The World,” it's all exceptionally hot.

    Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 42: WINTERLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, 2/23/74 was recorded by Kidd Candelario and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. Grab a copy while you can.

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    vocal dropouts

    Seem to be a characteristic of 1974 shows. But the funny thing is...it's never Donna who seems to be dropped out. You would think they might wipe some of her triumphant screams off the end of the Playing jams. Blame it on the reels.

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    Who hears repeated dropouts…

    Who hears repeated dropouts on vocals in this #42 set especially disc 2? (see reports of such on-line elsewhere)?

  • Exile On Main St.
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    Dear J3FF

    I can't believe people are griping about the song order. There is no reason to waste space on another CD, just to have the songs in order. Add another disc and then a contingency will complain there is only a half hour of music on one CD, and they want bonus tracks. Or that Dark Star / St Stephen / The Eleven was divided over two discs. While cost may be no problem for you, it is for others. Go buy a CD changer and program the tracks in the correct order.

    To say Lemieux is disrectful to the fans for this is a gross stretch of reality. It is because he respects rhe fans that he did this. It is easy to see he loves the fans and is eager to get great music to us. And you insult him. That us the problem with your post. Yes you are entitled to your opinion. No you are not entitled to throw accusations and make people feel bad. You owe an apology.

  • proudfoot
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    Random gripe

    The builders of my townhouse made a slanted roof with planters.

    The bar holding them in place at the angle should be held by 10 bolts.

    How many bolts did they actually install?

    Six.

    That leads to pains in the tookess, people.

  • proudfoot
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    Non-GD music

    What do these have in common?

    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd
    Moody Blues
    Rolling Stones
    King Crimson
    Motorhead
    Sex Pistols
    Sweet
    ELP
    ELO
    The Who

    Identify the commonality in these artists and you win!

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    ‘69 Dead Again

    I’m really enjoying this release, some new songs for me…Seasons of my Heart and Gathering Flowers…Plus two more Dark Stars, Yum.
    Nice archival newspaper clips about Live Dead.
    The sound is great too, big thanks to Owsley for our now-future enjoyment.

    Also if coupled with Dave’s Picks 6 we have11/2, 12/20, 12/21, 12/26 1969 and 2/2 1970.
    For the song/show playing sequence I’ll quote Jerry from the 11/2 show:-) “this evening is fraught with difficulties, absolutely fraught with difficulties”

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    Dear Dave-

    So I've got Your Picks Vol. 43 in my hands and CD player. Cool music.... BUT...

    I ask you, sir--is this how YOU listen to these shows? The first 9 songs of 11/2/69, then the 5 songs from 12/26/69, then 4 songs from 11/2, then 11 songs from 12/26??

    If yes, then I don't feel you really appreciate the experience of live Dead--how each show is a unique event and piece of musical art, how each show has a rhythm and a story all its own. (This is WHY so many of us spend thousands of dollars buying these very shows on CD when we are content with just getting the best studio releases from other artists we love.)

    If this is NOT how you would listen to these shows, and you do enjoy and appreciate listening to a show as it was performed, then you are not really respecting the rest of us who want to listen to the shows in that way but don't have the privilege of access to GD's vaults.

    You make great choices of shows-- just let us listen to them as Jerry intended please. It's doable. Every single box set release does it.

    Thanks!

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    Row 22, Jimmy?

    Realizing just now that the illustrious VGuy waltzed right past me last night in row 22 at Red Rocks!

    I appreciated his "Make America Grateful Again" t-shirt at the time, he must not have seen my House of Guitars tee or I know he would have stopped for a fist bump!

    Next I get to stroll down to the mailbox to pick up DP 43 (no shipping notice, but I got the heads up from my account with USPS- pro tip).

    Let the good times roll! And now back to your regularly scheduled Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet...

  • Charlie3
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    What He Said

    I also would prefer releases have the show in original sequence, with any bonus content at one end or the other of the main show of the release rather than interspersed throughout. I'd rather pay for an extra disc to keep the sequence intact, rather than to chop it up to fit on three discs. I suspect that this may be the minority view based on past discussions about bonus content and out of sequence songs.

  • J3FF
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    So I know this is off topic …

    So I know this is off topic ;D but regarding Dave's Picks... Dave- I'm ever-grateful to get to hear this music but can you PLEASE give us the shows as they were performed instead of mixing them together (#43 is an especially jumbled mess).

    Thank you.

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One more Saturday night at Winterland! Yes, we're back to home base for DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 42, the complete show from Winterland, San Francisco, 2/23/74. The one that featured the earliest amalgamation of what would soon become the Wall of Sound, the one that is so "loud, clear, and defined," it's been ripe for release for quite some time and we're glad it's finally getting its due.

First set or second, there are no wrong answers here. From the unique show opener of Chuck Berry's "Around And Around" and an incredible "Here Comes Sunshine" that would then disappear for 18 years, to a medley of WAKE OF THE FLOOD tracks - "Row Jimmy," "Weather Report Suite," and "Stella Blue" - cementing their status in the canon and an unstoppable hour through the classic 1973-1974 Dead that is “He’s Gone”>“Truckin’”>“Drums”>“The Other One”>“Eyes Of The World,” it's all exceptionally hot.

Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE’S PICKS VOLUME 42: WINTERLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, 2/23/74 was recorded by Kidd Candelario and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. Grab a copy while you can.

As an aside, one of the most funky theaters I was ever in was in New Orleans. Was there to see the Funky Meters with Papa Funk and George Porter Junior and Brian Stolz on guitar. They were a later version of The Meters. I cant remember which theater it was in but the show was only thing on the card that night. Show started at midnight. It was old, dark, extremely dank with herbage and alcohol oooozing forth. It reminds me of the theater in EFNY that cabbie goes into. It also reminded me of my first real dank place which was Oakland Auditorium/Kaiser. Here walking into OA with the same band or big brother of the Funky Meters, the Neville Brothers. Joint was jumping and contact high took maybe 30 seconds. One of my highlight shows as Willie was out front. Got to see the Truckin Floor there.

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Any way, last year yall had a discussion called when was your mind first blown. It was at this show. I wrote a huge article for that topic but never posted it. It had lynks with pictures of Oakland Auditorium. Sad that the beautiful palace has been shuttered, at least as of last year, and no movement to do anything about it. Man, the Nevilles laying down the funk, just dropped moments before I went forth. Great night!!! If anyone wants that write up i may be able to send as pm. Maybe BTK can update on that beautiful facility.

Do yall have any other funky joints out there? Of course, wish I had gone to the Warfield but doubt it was that dank. Well maybe wrong there, as the boys would have been there. Also was at the recording of Govt Mule's "the deepest end" at the Saenger in New Orleans, which was the Friday show before the funky meters on Monday (Sunday) at midnight. That is an excellent dvd if you can find it. That was a long show approaching 8 hours. Let out around 3:30 am or so on Saturday morning. Saenger another great theater, of course, the fellas did the 2 1980 accoustic shows there. Would have loved to have been there

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Based on Angry Jack Straw's recommendation, I decided to read some John Steinbeck - I'd only read Of Mice and Men when I was about 13 and don't remember much about it, but AJS turned me on to one of the best books I've read in the last 10 years, A Gentleman in Moscow, so I knew he wouldn't steer me wrong.

Started with Grapes of Wrath. I was expecting a great deal of pathos and a wide scope of humanity and the book delivers in spades. There's also the theme of hating the "other" - in this case, the Okies and other migrants fleeing to California in search of a better life (or really, any sustainable life at all.) Captures this conflict vividly. Still holds true today. Steinbeck balances this, thankfully, with repeated acts of kindness, even between those without two nickels to rub together.

What I didn't expect in this book is Steinbeck's vibrant, almost beat-like prose. The sections where he telescopes into themes of the whole society could have been written by Allen Ginsburg (on his best day.) I need to do some research, but there's no way the beats were not influenced by Steinbeck. (Maybe I'm late to the party on this connection - wouldn't be the first time!)

Anyway, Thanks AJS and thanks to all the contributors on this site. These are dark days and I need to be reminded daily to treat others with kindness and to enjoy all the beauty the world does have to offer. Just gotta poke around.

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Gary, I haven't been to the Oakland Auditorium since 1989, the last time I saw the Dead there. My friends and I used to do some heavy partying there before each show. I also saw the Nevilles open for the Dead a few times, they played great. One of my friends saw Bob Marley play there in the 1970s, another friend saw Willie Nelson put on a killer show there. We used to hang around Lake Merritt before some shows, I told my friend who lived in Oakland, in the same neighborhood Huey Newton lived in, about us hanging out by Lake Merritt, and he said we shouldn't do that because it was not very safe. They recently found a dead body inside one of the walls when they were doing some construction work, they believe it was a homeless person who was walled in there during the original construction. Old and In the Way played there once in 1973. I saw a lot of cool Dread shows there.

Billy, I believe you are referencing the 9th commandment, "Thy shalt not covet thy neighbor's Fillmore West 1969 The Complete Recordings Boxset"

GFar, I read your Do any of ya'll have funky joints and almost commented about the newly diagnosed arthritis in my wrist (painful!). Then I thought.. maybe you were talking about joints you know.. the kind you smoke, then I realized you were talking about venues. Made me laugh a little.. I guess it doesn't much to confuse me or make me laugh, rough going here this week.

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Grapes of Wrath, great. Great scene in movie is when mother is looking in the dirty mirror and holding up her earrings. The look on the face speaks volumes.

One of the small one from the Stein-man, My Travels with Charley. If you ever crossed country road tripped,,, this is the book. Cool thing book is written like a road trip. The return home is summed up quickly.

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= Greatest book ever written

If you like travel writing, read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, he is hilarious. Every book he wrote is terrific, but Walk is his best.

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Jim, thanks for setting me straight on that point, I would hate to ruffle anybody's feathers. I hope your arthritis doesn't give you trouble, I had it really bad for the last 3 years, I had to lift my one arm with my other arm the pain got so bad. It just started as a little pain in my right arm and eventually spread through my whole body, my hands swole up really bad. I started taking Methotrexate and Xeljanz, these drugs tamp down your immune system so it's not attacking you and causing all the pain. The drugs have very bad potential side effects they got me back on my feet again. I stopped taking them because they made me immune compromised and I was worried about Covid. I haven't taken them in about 5 months, although I have oain , it's not nearly as bad as it once was, I don't want those possible side effects from those drugs.

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Itsburnsy, I read that about 15 years back. Loved it! Especially the humility Bryson shows.

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Arthritis: For those suffering from arthritis (mine mild) you might want to try MSM (sulfer) as it eases arthritis. I started taking years ago to aid with digestion. Then stopped due to illness. Then at some point I read it could help with arthritis, so as I had bad arthritis in my right shoulder joint (haha not funky joint). I had gotten to the point where I could not lift a cup of coffee to the microwave to reheat. Like BTK, had to use other arm to help out. I noticed a big improvement within 48 hours. So might want to try...if you try and it helps, please let me know. Now the arthritis was bad as it was cold winter and the fact I would sleep on my stomach with my right arm under the pillow to support neck. Needless to say, I don't sleep on stomach near as much.

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The Jim Commandments...is that how this started? Need to read back several days.

Thank you for the kind words.

I just finished Of Mice and Men. Man, that Steinbeck dude could write. The biggest disappointment for me now is that he has a finite volume of work for me to read. My feeling is that his books, other than maybe OMAM, should not be required reading in high school. I never read them back then and there is no way I would have appreciated them to the extent I do now.

A Walk in the Woods is phenomenal. Funny as hell. I just purchased "The Body" by Bryson yesterday. I almost always make my purchases at Barnes & Noble. Yea, I know they are not locally owned, but they employ local people. Kinda on an anti Amazon mindset lately as their trucks make neighborhood deliveries every day. Anyway, when I am in the store I always ask the sales people for books they would recommend. Unfortunately, most are not very helpful. So I approach this young kid and his response was, "You probably wouldn't like any of the books I read. It's mostly Steinbeck and Irving." I laugh out loud. I reply by telling him that those are two of my favorite authors. Then I go on to lament the lower quality of writing these days. He says, "Modern authors have no idea how to describe anything. They need to put you in a position to see what they want you to see with their words. And they don't." Kudos to the English department at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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One down…
Phew, last night was a little stressful lol.
No, I know, the Bolts will not go quietly into the good night.

Nice Vail tribute to Nester
vaildaily.com/news/iconic-vail-resident-and-stanley-cup-champion-eric-nesterenko-dies-at-88/

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QMS happy trails
JA after bathing
Clash sandinista
Clash 1st (uk version)
Clash give 'em enough

GD for today...tba

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Several years back I started buying used books to add to my collection, things I will read in the future. No real time table on the read. I use thrift books and they are a .bomb (or rhymes with that). They buy and sell used books. Some classics I purchased and shipped for under $5. I love reading books as opposed to the screen, easing eye strain. Check them out, you never know what you might find.

If looking for some latest news on Tedeschi Trucks, search Moonlight: Tedeshci Trucks band. It should go to an article today at AL dot bomb also. It is a really fascinating story. Saw them last late summer/early fall on their back porch or front porch tour, cant remember the name now. Of course. great show. The stuff they have in store for the next few years is amazing. Read and see if you have not heard, may also find a similar article at ny times, but this is a totally different press interview.

Let me if you search and cant find.

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Hope your week gets better, is it arthritis? Going thru a strong heat wave down this way. Hoping a/c holds...

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So when I get suggestions for books to read in my spare time (I typically read 50-60 books specifically for every book I write), I usually try the library or buy used paperbacks but only if they're in "very good" condition and still cheap.

I just bought ($4) and rec'd "Off the Road" by Carolyn Cassady, which just hit my doorstep. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and there's an inscription dated 2-21-20 "To Chap," "Mom's life with the guys," "raising 3 kids in Los Gatos. Enjoy. Jami Cassady"

Dedicated to someone named "Chap" from one of Neal Cassady's daughters.

How 'bout them apples?

wow what a deal or steal.

Someone recommended that book last year. Cant remember now...maybe dmvct, if i have that right?

I got a brand new copy for $10, no killer autograph though.

Whoever recommended, much thanks, it is beautiful and know the read will be incredible. Seeing the scene from a different perspective.

Truthfully, I wish I paid more just to support the author...

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Have three Bill Bryson books. Walk in the Woods easily the best.

Recommending The Mysterious Montague by Leigh Montville, one of the best sports authors ever. A really fun true tale of a loveable criminal who hides out beating everyone he ever played golf with making a living sharking everyone in Hollywood. Likely one of, if not the, greatest golfers of all time that nobody's heard of.

And since I'm a birder, The Big Year by Mark Obmascik. A pretty funny movie too but as often happens the book is better.

Cheers

P.S. Weren't the Avs the Quebec Nordiques?
How do cities lose their teams then the same team wins the cup (or other championship) the next year?

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Die Eier von Satan

Eine halbe Tasse Staubzucker
Ein viertel Teelöffel Salz
Eine Messerspitze türkisches Haschisch
Ein halbes Pfund Butter
Ein Teelöffel Vanillezucker
Ein halbes Pfund Mehl
Einhundertfünfzig Gramm gemahlene Nüsse
Ein wenig extra Staubzucker
Und keine Eier

In eine Schüssel geben
Butter einrühren
Gemahlene Nüsse zugeben
Und den Teig verkneten

Augenballgroße Stücke vom Teig formen
Im Staubzucker wälzen
Und sagt die Zauberwörter
„Simsalbim bambasala dusaladim“

Auf ein gefettetes Backblech legen
Und bei zweihundert Grad für fünfzehn Minuten backen
Und keine Eier

Bei zweihundert Grad fünfzehn Minuten backen
Und keine Eier
diggong may 76 box and all jg live grateful dead ...might be june

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Yes, I suddenly got serious arthritis in my right wrist. Which sucks a bit.

Had two serious family health scares too.. back to back surgeries for my aging father and my older brother, one Tuesday the other Wednesday. An emergency aneurism and planed/scheduled removal of a brain tumor. Talk about your bad weeks.. both are alive, well and recovering. My brothers recovery will last much longer and there is evidence of some loss of function, which is concerning. Still.. both made it to the other side. About as much as you will get from me to reference to a Doors song. I'm pensively calling this a win.

All is well.. looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

A quick point of reference.. I got stoned the first time with my brother, but I saw the Dead about six months before his first show. I think I might have done acid the first time with him also. But I can't remember. There were several fungal and ergot related heady scenes and we saw many shows together. We are still very close. My father, a brilliant statistician with a witty, extra dry sense of humor. Still does happy hour each day exactly at 5 pm.

Love all this talk about books, I have bought several based on input from kind folks here.. I can't for the life of me understand why people commonly refer to us a deadheads. It seems we are the only ones that read and observe.

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At the Hollywood Bowl. First show post Europe 72. My first Dead show, Pigpens last. 50 years later...i recall an overall fine evening with a really good Other One. Pigpen did not sing, just played organ.

Lots of great music over they years, lots of great memories.

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It might not be relevant, but I saw an osteopath for the first time last Monday. Having felt me up a bit, she told me I had trapped nerves in my neck, which may be causing pains in my arms and hands-although she did say I had a touch of arthritis and RSI as well. She gave me a good pummeling, and I think the right side of my neck has felt a bit better since. I think we are doing the left side next week. It will be quite expensive, if we are going all the way from my right neck down to my left foot - I will be poor but healthy, if I carry on with it. And if she doesn't break any bones in the process.

A lot of funky joints in London closed over the last 10 years or so. Partly because they were running out of funky people to fill them, I think. Rock n' roll and health and safety make strange bed fellows.

Last Dead 6/16/74 - the Road Trips compilation, and surely one of the best releases from any series. One thing with these highlight releases-every single note is golden.
First sets of 7/3/66 (30 Trips) and 6/9 /76 ( another Road Trips) this morning, and both good for vastly different reasons.

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I can empathize with your father's and brother's plight. Hang in there. Where there's life, there's hope. And while "hope is not a strategy" it is clear that a positive mental attitude can actually make the difference. Even if it doesn't cure, it means the glass is half full for the duration and that is how we can triumph in hard times. Beat the ravages of time with grace, whenever humanly possible.

My own dad passed away Wednesday after 93 years battling cancer, broken neck, covid -- the effin' works. He had more than nine lives, maybe eleven? Attended Princeton, Harvard and Oxford universities, served his country in the intel sector, traveled the world for 75 years (rarely home), and had the courage and some kind of innate toughness (not overtly visible) that carried him through. He did not have bad covid symptoms, but the docs think it weakened him for this last bout with pneummonia that he finally couldn't shake. The heart couldn't pump strongly enough to help the lungs rid themselves of fluid that he was aspirating. He'd been in and out of the hospital for weeks, so that was a hard road for my brother and me. (Mom is long gone.) Not complaining -- it felt like a mission from the gods to pull him through. I had oral surgery while my brother sat the final hospital vigil. Tough week indeed. No wonder I got excited about a book inscription.

Time is not on our side, despite Jagger's optimistic take as a young man.

Do the things you need to do. Say the things you need to say. And know that time is in short supply in this life.

I hope your boys heal up, Jim. I really do.

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...I was in London about 5 years ago and hit up this really cool/old pub type place called the Grenadier; it was sort of back in this alley behind the Romania Consulate and inside had some serious grub pub (I had the beef wellington, it didn't disappoint) and many classic/local brews. Tons of old dark wood, time-period paintings, various little rooms in the back, the smell of peat burning in the fireplace. The gentle din of happy conversation and the smell of pub grub in the midst. I recall there are all of these dollar bills stuck to the ceiling in one of the back rooms as we stuck one of ours up there, with all of our names on it. We got drunk and phat.

It was fun.

Be Well People!
Sixtus

P.S. 6/17 is a date....I love the 6/17/91 show and am SO GRATEFUL this got officially released in that box, along with the video as well as the other accompanying shows. I may in fact put this one on later today and turn it up to 11 to round out my work week

P.P.S. Jimmy, glad your family members made it out the other side...getting old is tough my friend. Chin up!
HF - my sincere condolences....a long life lived is a full life. Be well.

Sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you. Sounds like a rich full life.

Jim, rough couple of weeks. Hope everyone recovers quickly.

Okay HF, back to dreaming of fall 72 box sets.

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These books are not ID guides, they describe various peoples attempts to see as many species as possible over a calendar year. Much like ‘The Big Year’.

‘Kingbird Highway’ - Kenn Kaufman
This is a classic of the genre.

‘The Loonatic Journals’ - Stephen W. Perry
A US 1987 big year on limited funds

‘Extreme Birding’ - Lynn E. Barber
A US big year without visiting Attu.

‘A Twitcher’s Diary’ - Richard Millington
An attempt to see 300+ species in the UK in 1980. These days 300+ in the UK is relatively easy but back then information was harder to get.

‘The Biggest Twitch’ - Alan Davies & Ruth Miller
This describes their world travels to see more than 4000 species in a year.

‘The Big Twitch’ - Sean Dooley
An Australian Big Year

‘A Mind-blowing Birding Trip to a Planet called Earth’ - Nigel Wheatley
This is a little different. It’s a story of his lifetime of travels to see birds throughout the world. It’s well written and based on the few places we’ve visited in common it appears accurate. This is one of the books I am currently reading.

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Great reading list for me. Haven't done any of those.
Currently on Birding Without Borders by Noah Strycker on his 6042 species Big Year in 2015.
My Mom had a beau named Pete Winter who built a record life list. His book The Adventures of a Bird Watcher chronicles his lifelong quest. He was a real pip. Always sending my Mom letters of his successes in life (a very rich fellow thanks to sand and gravel in St. Louis) and in birding to impress upon her how she picked the wrong guy. Or at least her take on the lost love. Made me appreciate my Dad when she told me about him later in her life! Glad she didn't pick THAT poppinjay.

So on Dads: HF and Jim, keep on truckin' brothers.

Sorry to hear about your father. My condolences.

Lost our old man in somewhat similar circumstances year and a half ago. Already in poor health - aspiration pneumonia and incipient sepsis, both having gone undetected, triggered a stroke-like event that left him in a coma with no chance of recovery. Hospital was on Covid lockdown so we were bedside via Zoom and an iPad and lucky to have that. Sucked.

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as a bluecrow, nice to see all the bird related reading suggestions. just love watching and hearing them at any time. the birdies make me happy.

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47 years ago today I was up in the balcony at Winterland for a great night with the Good Ole Grateful Dead. The show was billed as The Bob Fried Memorial, with Keith & Donna , Kingfish & Jerry Garcia & friends. Hart & Kreutzman both sat in with Keith & Donna, Kingfish tore it up, then what everybody was waiting for, out came Garcia & Lesh and the rest of the Dead, the crowd went nuts. The Dead opened up with a killer version of Crazy Fingers and followed with a knockout show.. A great time, the week before, we saw Garcia and Weir play in El Camino Park downi Palo Alto, fun tines.

Geeze Louise.

HF: sorry for your loss, may the 4 winds blow him safely home!
Sounds like another interesting trooper from that most awesome generation who lived a long and full life!

Pretty cool about the book. Sounds like it’s time for another “get one with nature adventure”

JIM: FFS, nothing like when life piles on. Bad wrist, and 2 serious family situations I’m sure on top of the normal madness! Sounds like you could use a killer Touch of Grey! (and some things decorum prevents me from mentioning ahem) And remember amigo, Like A Road, we’ll be there!
Wishing speedy and healthy recovery to your family!
Yeah, hang in there baby (picturing big, tall, lanky dude holding on instead of that cute lil kitten ; )

Bluecrow: that must of been hard not to be able to be with him.
I’m still dealing with not being there for either parent.
They say pops went in his sleep, but it still chokes me up thinking about him being all alone at the end.
But what can we do, ce la vie, the wheel keeps turning you can’t slow down, can’t let go and ya cant hold on, cant go back and ya cant stand still, if the world don’t get ya then Father Time will

Been really digging birds lately. This time of year there’s many different ones around that like to hang by the nearby wetlands etc. I know nothing of birding but know there’s hawks, eagles, vultures, owls, swallows, Robbins, magpies, some cool all black with orange on the side, something at night that makes cool sounds, and saw something that made me think of sand pipers but no idea what? Nature is so much cooler than TV, internet and all the other noise we clog our heads with.

BILLY: believe that was your first? Hell of a first, happy anniversary!
Hopefully they’ll give us that one the 50th of Allah!

1stshow: guess ya have to change the name to fit the new location?
Denver Nordiques doesn’t quite have the same ring? But I’m sure it comes down to power and money like everything else. Those who have make the rules…

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To both HendrixFreak and to Jim

HF - Sorry to hear your father passed, and of all weeks, prior to that one time we get to reflect how great their presence in our lives was. Both my folks made it to 93, from hard scrabble Depression roots, enormous families where hand me downs were presents, service to country, being decent people, parents, and friends. I will consider myself blessed should I live to that age, and gather the wisdom and probity that particular age bestows on you. My condolences, Amigo.

Jim - Wow, what a week for you and yours. Thanks to the Almighty for the skills of the medical professionals, may all of you return to full health very soon. Your words recently about how the Deadheads on this site, and in general, were a pretty interesting and erudite bunch rang true; as a generally outside observer on this site, I am fascinated by the scope of skills, knowledge, life lessons, and unwavering objective and curious mindset of this group here.

TS Eliot said it best:
If you do not push the boundaries, you will never know where they are.

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The night time "audible" sighting is an intriguing one. Where you and I are it could just be a Great Horned owl if it sounds like classic hooting, "who cooks for you". We've been getting the Long-eared owl over here the last few years which has a much more spooky winnowing call. Ghostly for sure. Very cool "sighting". Birding has been our excuse to get out in the woods, and everywhere else, for 40 years now thanks to some biology major roommates in college.
Cheers
P.S. You can verify your audible on a site called ebird where recordings of calls are one of the features. Easy-peasy and just to keep it Dead related for the fans, the site is run by Cornell Labs. LOL

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....we have a birdbath and hummingbird feeders in our front yard we can see from our kitchen window. Makes doing the dishes a less of a chore.

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along with owls, maybe call of a poorwill (sounds like the common name) or the wing "woooosh" of a diving nighthawk

many years ago hiking off trail on dry east slope of Cascades and there were a series of stick nests maybe 10 feet off ground in tall shrubs. gave one shrub a light shake and a very pissed off Mama Long-eared poked her head over the lip of the nest and told me to stop it!

owl species make all sorts of crazy calls, along with the well known 4 hoot of the Great Horned. Was camping one night back country near Malheur and my girlfriend and I started hearing these tiny yipping noises, like miniature coyotes, from the pinyons (and/or maybe junipers?). Headlamp revealed them to be Saw-whet owls. They were everywhere based on the calls. Migrating through. No trace by next morning.

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That is sweet HF, your gonna love OtR. Was in Powell's books a few years ago and they had original printing of Steal This Book by Abbey Hoffman, score!

Birds! So I live on a greenbelt, in Summer I get birds migrating from S America to AK even, tons live there too including at least one owl. Then this spring my bird feeder starting getting raided, by what I din't know, thought maybe raccoons. And then a few days ago, swear to God I looked out my window and f*cking bear was just dumping all my seed into his mouth. Scared him away, sat back down with my coffee, looked out the window, and there it was again, dumping a whole feeder full of seed into his mouth. Unfortunately, I have pets and kids, so I took the feeder down, if anyone knows of a good anti Yogi strategy to keep bears out of feeders let know. I already put it as high as it can go and that didn't work.

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Not long ago I had a guy come to check on our air conditioner. Seemed like a good idea, since we’d never serviced the thing in the 15 years we’d lived in the house, and summers around here can be pretty damned unbearable without AC. So this guy comes over, and he checks out the unit and the vents and whatnot, goes through the house with a digital thermometer, and gives us a clean bill of health, thank ye gods. And then out of the blue he says, in heavily accented English, “I notice you have an obsession with birds?”

And I’m like, who, me?

And then I realize that out in the yard, where he was working, there are two bird seed feeders, and a hummingbird feeder. And a bird bath. And in the living room, where we’re talking, there are five paintings of birds, and also an enlarged photo of some birds my wife took. And another bird painting in the kitchen. Also salt and pepper shakers that are shaped like chickens. And a stuffed owl on the book shelf.

So I realized he had a point.

The weird thing is, I know nothing about birds. I couldn’t tell a whippoorwill from a curlew if you put a gun to my head. But I like watching them at the feeder, or taking a bath, and I like knowing they’re out there, doing all the same stuff they were doing millions of years ago, before humans came along. I like thinking I’m doing some little thing to help them survive in a world that’s increasingly hostile to all wild things.

Owls are my favorite. We mostly have barn owls around here, and you can hear them screech almost every night, see them only rarely. There are also burrowing owls in the fields outside town. I think I saw a barred owl the other night, at twilight. Can’t be sure, because I could only see the silhouette, but I think that’s what she was. Either that, or an omen from the Other World. I was sitting by the creek, having (yet another) existential crisis, when I happened to look up and see her. She flew right up above me, then silently turned into the trees. Wonder what message, if any, she meant to deliver?

Anyway ... Just finished Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. Highly recommended. Just starting on Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel.

Last five:

King Crimson: Live in Mexico
Johnny Griffin: Introducing Johnny Griffin
TTB: Crescent
Aaron Copland: Piano Concerto
Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth

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Remember folks, a fed Bear is a dead bear, and I don’t meaning a dancing GD bear ; )
So Unfortunately no humming bird or other feeders here : (
To many Lions, Bears, Coyotes, Elk, Yeti, Mule Deer etc, which is nice.

ISTSHOW: not an owl. Don’t have to much time to look now. Heard one audio file of western screech owl that sorts sounded like it, but upon further review no bueno. Besides, looks like there more out west of Rockies?
Thought maybe a wipperwill was first thought, but looked it up and nope.
Distinctly remember hearing them on a nighttime raft trip on the Colorado near Moab. It’s driving me nuts cause I should know what it is. Very unusual sound but not rare.

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Hadn't meant to share that news, but then I thought it might be healthy to acknowledge it with the folks around me, as well as to cheer on JimInMD.

I appreciate the good thoughts. And coming up on Dad Day, mine set a hell of an example, including some things NOT to follow! (I'll leave it at that.) Yep, he went all the way.

I will raise a glass tonight. Gotta pour it in the left side of my mouth and let it run down the throat -- not supposed to get alcohol on the hole in my right-side gums. I can do that. Got some practice the last two nights.

Paz from HF Land...

Whippoorwill? Easy, Hank sings about them.

I too know NOTHING about birds, past the obvious one, Bluejay, Cardinal, can identify a Bob White by sound, no idea what they look like! Guess a Robin Red Breast. All small birds are Sparrows.

Had a vulture in front of house yesterday eating a dead squirrel. I say Vulture only because it looked just the cartoon versions.

Can't id fish either. Ok, maybe I know Trey. Oh and goldfish,,, or are they koi?

Growing up on the bayshore I know horseshoe crabs!

Sorry about everyone's dying and sick people. I never really comment because there are no magic words that really help. Also too, I think everyone here kinda of likes things on the smooth side and not be in downer-ville. But trust me I may not post anything, but I do tip the head a little when I read about people's blights.

Life is short, stop waiting for a starting gun to enjoy it. Enjoy it NOW!

As Hank says,,,,

No matter how I struggle and strive, I'll never get out of this world alive.

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where Oro lives, one native nightjar species known by its distinctive call would be a Poorwill, while east of the Rockies there are a couple of related species, a Whip-poor-will and the Chuck will's widow. Calls resemble their respective common names. Oro - I think the call and/or booming wing woosh of a diving common nighthawk, another nightjar species, is a good candidate. search sounds of common nighthawk - good representative recording of call and wing sounds at all about birds at cornell labs. Wing woosh is really distinctive.

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