Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! Gentle mistresses and most distinguished gentlemen, we have come upon the release of the DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37, from the Fifteenth of April in the year Nineteen Seventy-Eight, at ye olde College Of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cast your waistcoats and your bonnets aside, the Grateful Dead are on steady gallop from the opening high-kick of "Mississippi Half-Step" into a where are we going? where have we been? "Passenger," followed by full-on versions of "Friend Of The Devil," "El Paso," "Brown-Eyed Women," and a double-barreled "Let It Grow>Deal." Catch your breath and straighten out your tricorne because the 2nd set shows no bounds with delightful takes ("Bertha>Good Lovin'," "One More Saturday Night") and introspection ("Candyman," "Playing In The Band"). Then - great fifes and drums - it's 15 minutes of "Rhythm Devils," with band and crew gathered round to amplify the merriment before delivering a rare incantation of "Not Fade Away>Morning Dew" that sets the soul alight. Pure jollification!
The town crier's addendum:
Three bags full! Lest you feel 4/15/78 beginneth and endeth too quickly, we've selected highlights from Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA, 4/18/78 to satisfy your fancy.
Limited to 25,000 numbered copies, DAVE'S PICKS VOLUME 37: WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA 4/15/78 was recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson and has been mastered to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman. It is guaranteed to sell out - often within hours.
*2 per order. Very limited quantity available.
Logic seems impeccable to me.
I can't take credit for this, but I read this line on Twitter about RL's death and the "controversy" around the general response to the news and thought it was fitting:
"if a factual recounting of the shit you did in your lifetime is an affront to your memory, guess who’s problem THAT is"
Just read......another great has left the bldg. He's 500 miles high again. Via Con Dios mate.
That Arthur Lee and Shack gig was in 1992. I lived in Liverpool 1984 to 2008. Saw Shack several times and Mick Head with Red Elastic band. Great songwriter heavily influenced by Arthur Lee and Burt Bacharach. Happy to recommend stuff. We played Newby Street off Artorius Revisited at Mrs Doc and my wedding!!
I used to live there and it's not all that great of a place. That red dirt gets in your clothes and just won't wash out!
Had a cool hotel there, though.
Bolo, next time your on mars, tell john carter 'carlo' said hi. We used to be street toughs together.
It's a 74 box
Clearly we are getting an FM Broadcast Multi-Track box this year. All the FM broadcasts they did in 1971, recorded in glorious multi-track.
Thanks for giving us some easy clues this time Bolo.
That red dirt gets in your clothes and just won't wash out! - I washed my hands, and they wouldn't come clean. Washed My Hands played once on 12/5/71.
I'm sure that's a typo, I KNOW you meant 12/5/71............
Changed it to 12/5. Thanks for keeping us honest, Doc. 12/7 is Dave's Picks 22.
My memory is beginning to..
Great first set
Second set has a China Rider for the ages
Plus great song selection
I did not know this: Bobby and Mickey and a couple others got arrested this night.
Apparently San Diego was not on their itinerary for years after
I forgot what that is....
But I’m still pretty good with the present....
So, a rover lands on Mars....
Then Dave announces a Box Set that contains Dark Stars and Spacey Jams.....
5 mg. of my favorite edible mint and 2/18/71 in my ears. Life is grand. Have a Grateful day and stay safe.
....only got notifications of "ready for UPS label" status until yesterday.
They are coming in case y'all ordered one.
...thanks for correcting me. Oddly enough, I had a 2 hour “visit” with a part of my cd collection this evening. This included my Love section(about a dozen titles), and sure enough, that A.Lee/shack disc was ‘92, just as you stated. Makes sense we’ve been discussing memory, or lack thereof. My brain has 2 functioning neurons, and they occasionally connect with one another. Stay safe all.
Yes, Road Trips 1.4 is gorgeous, I just bought a copy, still in the first set. Looking forward to Hamza El Din in the second set. Bought as a download from qobuz (dot) com - great thing is they have the Road Trips series individually, and even better, the files are HDCD encoded, so if you have the equipment, it is maximum audio for a CD, just great. Only bummer, no bonus CD included.
Believe that I saw Hamza El Din with the Dead in shows either/and New Haven, Hartford, Providence. Hopefully one of these will show up one of these years.
Thanks for the tip, Deadvike, and the info, JimInMD. Z.
Drinking a plastic tumbler full of milk with some pop tarts
Reward to me
I go to restroom and come back
My dog has grabbed the tumbler and spilled milk on the couch
Suddenly I turned into eric cartman
And my awesome "littlest puppy" becomes the doofiest creature to grace the earth
"SONOFAB I T C H!!!"
12 30 79 plays
....my son left a slice of pizza on an end table tonight. He went to the bathroom. We have two dogs. Guess what.
Edit. My son puts really hot hot sauce on his slices. Jokes on the pooch.
Still don't believe in coincidences.
Are you sure about that?
I'll check back in 8 hours
It's always hot in Vegas, eh?
Spilled milk is preferable to hot-sauced dog
50 years ago today…………..
February 19, 1971
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York
Set 1: Truckin'-Loser-Cumberland Blues-It Hurts Me Too-Bertha-Playin' In The Band-Dark Hollow-Smokestack Lightning-China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider
Set 2: Greatest Story Ever Told-Johnny B. Goode-Bird Song-Easy Wind-Deal-Cryptical Envelopment>drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat-Good Lovin'-Casey Jones
New era, back to the original quintet. To be honest, when this was first released I was simultaneously happy and disappointed, I would have preferred a different Port Chester. But after careful, open-minded listening I was won over, and despite what some quirky bass player might think, it is a solid show.
Dark Hollow, a Smokestack, the sweet China/Rider to end the first set (I love it in that position, which only occurred once in 1971), one of the last versions of Easy Wind, a solid Other One, and a jammy, rappin’ Good Lovin’. What’s not to like about all that?
Give it a listen, and enjoy!!!
Fear is our deepest and strongest emotion, and the one which best lends itself to the creation of nature-defying illusions
Military Auxiliary "Radio" System
Nice one Bolo!
Hope it includes 7.2
Trying not to be too cynical, but yeah, here comes another eye-roller....
After not receiving DaP36 (3 months and counting) and the well documented shipping SNAFU's and pathetic responsiveness many of us have experienced.... Now I receive an e-mail after every time I check into this DaP37 board saying: "That Grateful Dead item is Going fast!" with a photo of the DaP37, prompting me to order it. DaP37 has been sold out for almost 3 weeks! Hello? Is there anybody out there?
Interestingly, I too have been receiving similar notifications for #37...."This item is going fast!"....so fast, indeed, it's been sold out for WEEKS!
Seems monkeys are pulling some levers back there; nay, forgot to pull a few. This monkey business transcends infrastructure we can see....and makes an offer for introspection on that which we cannot see. What else is in the lurch back there???
Be Well People
Scheming of new ways to get your money, while not actually delivering product.
Missing DaP 36’s?
No, they just rerouted a bunch to eBay resellers, and then made up some sob story about having to manufacture some unnumbered copies.
Remember several years ago when they ‘magically’ found a pallet of a sold out Box Set sitting in the back corner of the warehouse?
Eye brows raised......
I think I saw pinkus and doc rhino boarding a plane for Cancun..
I have to admit I was a bit relieved to get my 37 without incident.
Heard there's a vacancy at the Ritz Carlton. . .
Yep, been getting the same note from Dead.net re: Dave's 37. Even if i didn't already buy it, shouldn't those notifications stop since it's sold out? Definitely on auto pilot over there....
of investigating the GD shipping snafus, apparently
If there is a bright side to not getting 36 yet, it is that better a couple 87 shows, and not 6 10 73, 11 19 72, etc.
Still, not getting it after 3 months....boooo!!!
"Gonna get there? I don't know."
So, back in the day, like when the New Barbarians were touring (look it up!), I had a tiny cottage back from the street on the alley in NE Denver. The block-long greenhouse across the street (now stupid condos) played classical music for the plants. I had a roommate we nicknamed "The Bronto," because we figured his brain was the size of a pea -- a crude notion then afflicting a specific dinosaur species. He kept two piranha in a large tank, they were named J. Edgar Hoover and Alferd E. Packer (a famous Colorado cannibal, who is buried near my current home). Our idea of a good time was smoking hash and tossing small, live eels into the tank to watch the tropical carnivores furiously at work. I was an enthusiastic participant, may I be forgiven... One idea the Bronto had was for me to vacate the small basement, flood it, and raise caimans for sale. For some reason, that idea never made it off the drawing board... However, one night I returned home with my girlfriend and we sat on the couch to relax, only to notice a new terrarium next to it with a piece of tinfoil placed lightly over the top. Inside was a light bulb for heat and ... a very large tarantula that suddenly seemed interested in our presence. Perhaps needless to say, my girlfriend bolted for the front door and announced no more hoo-hah for me until that spider was gone. When he heard of the dire punishment I suffered, to his credit he found Tarantula a new home. At a GD show at Red Rocks, the Bronto went in on crutches he didn't need, in order to use the tubes for firing bottle rockets into the air during the second set. Getting a good picture here? This is unadorned fact, like all my stories, unfortunately.
So, to my actual story, one night the Bronto is slouched on the couch with a jumbo turkey leg in one hand. Being stoned, he relaxed his arm so that the turkey leg kinda dangled in front of him. My beloved hero dog, Genaro -- a collie-huskie mix whose IQ far exceeded that of the Bronto -- has been laser-focused on that turkey leg since it entered the room. Now, seeing it proffered so blatantly, the dog swiftly rises, snatches the giant turkey leg and hot foots into the kitchen, where he throws himself down and begins to tear it apart. The generosity of these humans! Wow! All before the Bronto could even mutter a stunned WTF???
Ah, the priceless memories!
I would loooove for 2 23 71 to get the release treatment. Hot stuff.
2 20 is ok
2 21 is welcome
2 23 pleeeease
2 24 can get left alone
Now we know who's runnning the GD shipping service.
...to here, Us; perhaps this will get some traction on the ongoing issues (as well as exposure to the fun rabbit holes).
This below, from today's GD Bulletin:
'Meanwhile, as usually happens, our evolving, freeform discussion has moved over to the Dave’s Picks Volume 37 thread, where the music is the main thing but the sidetracks and rabbit holes are many. Come on down!'
I'm caught in an existential reality loop.
And yet another defective release. On Dave's Picks 37, it ejects Disc 2 at "One More Saturday Night" and Disc 3 at "Around And Around". I'm getting fed up with the sloppy production and mailing.
Buyer beware purchasing cds off dead.net.
Got mine today, fun friday off treat.
Any chance of getting a new booklet for Dave's Picks volume 37? When it was inserted into the digipak, the cover of the booklet was crumpled.
“Genaro -- a collie-huskie mix whose IQ far exceeded that of the Bronto -- has been laser-focused on that turkey leg since it entered the room”....PRICELESS! Man I don’t know which I enjoy more; good dogs or the Bronto’s of the world?
Great name by the way, everyone had names in our world BITD...
MR SMITH: warm enough for ya down there? Stay well amigo!
02.18.71 is now included as the two bonus discs on the American Beauty 50th anniversary CD release
02.19.71 was released several years ago as "Three From the Vault"
02.21.71 is now included as the two bonus discs on the Workingman's Dead 50th anniversary CD release
We're going to have to wait a little longer on 02.23.71...
Hope y'all are enjoying the BMFS shows this week!
Did these ship out? I never got an email.
Assuming you mean DaP#37, then subscription copies should have been shipped on or before the release date although that doesn’t mean they will have all arrived since some people are still waiting for #36 . I’m not sure if the a la carte orders have shipped perhaps someone who ordered that way could comment. If you have an order number then you can log in on the Store page and look at the status of your order. Good luck.
On another topic, if the powers that be could hurry up and get the boxset released I might save some money as the pound is unnaturally strong against the dollar at the moment. Just asking :-)
My DaP 37 glass arrived minutes ago and I have to say I'm happy that Dead Net didn't screw me over with their shipping, even though I had to wait well over a week for my shipment ID to actually start tracking. The box itself was a bit scuffed up when I got it which is a bit annoying but the glass itself is what you pay for, a nice sturdy glass which I can't complain about. Lookin forward to re-listening to DaP 37 with a cold one in the glass! To everyone who hasn't received their DaP 36, DaP 37 and more, I wish you luck with your order and that hopefully Dead Net will pick up the slack this year
Dont expect any immediate help, based on some of the comments here.
Focus more on having the music, based on some of the comments here.
"Genaro" was one of the world's greatest effin' dogs: smart, funky sense of humor, always up for adventure. Passed away prematurely in 1990 after 12 magical years together, from when I was 19 to 30, the age when a young man and a hero dog could rule the world.
I'm still thinking about getting another dog. But after 31 years, it's just way too soon.
https://kpfa.org/event/dead-to-the-world-marathon/ Tomorrow , (2/20/21), is the annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon. David Gans plays lots of never before heard tapes from the vault, there is live music in the studio, and also guest speakers. The show runs from 9a.m. pt. to 1 am pt. KPFA 94.1. F M. listener sponsored .radio. or you can listen online. All the information is in the link above.
I will check that out
A laidback affair
A public rehearsal, overall
12 26 rox
12 28 rox
12 30 rox
12 31 rox
That 12 27 tho...just kinda there
A big thank you to Craig for his generosity
This Dap 37 pitb>NFA> dew still developing in my minds ears. Disk 3 really rocks.
I'm still hoping for that ark box or any more missing betty boards. Mabey an east coast box smaller than the PNW box. No hints at all when a box set will materialize.
I noticed that at the end of the chat about Grateful Tea (See the latest almanac email) Dave mentioned that he’d be back ‘soon’ to talk about some exciting releases for 2021. I hope so.
50 years ago today………………
February 20, 1971
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York
Set 1: Casey Jones-Me And My Uncle-Hard To Handle-Bertha-Playing In The Band-Bird Song-Big Boss Man-Cryptical Envelopment>drums>The Other One>Wharf Rat-Sugar Magnolia
Set 2: Truckin'-Loser-Next Time You See Me-Greatest Story Ever Told-Johnny B. Goode-Ripple-Not Fade Away>Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad>Not Fade Away>Turn On Your Lovelight
Truth be told, my friends, tis sweetness & light. Finely played. As on 2/18, and as continued occasionally throughout the year, the “big jam” is laid down, cryptically, in the first set. Decent dose of well played, greasy Pigpen. Ripple, Oh, Ripple!!
And, truth be told, I do like these early, “primitive” Bird Songs, which for me reflect the deep emotion behind the song……………..
When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool, the sweetness of our mournful childhood