well, ya know...
avatar changed with site revamp
Why is my avatar Ed Sheehan? I did not change it, it changed by itself with the website revamp and I cannot change it at all. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I'm pretty sure I won…
I'm pretty sure I won yesterday's 30dod but didn't get any sort of notification. I'm not from a large town and I highly doubt it was someone else. Any admin that could look into it?
30 Days winner
Congrats. No worries they'll get back to you with your winnings. For me, the pride was enough.
P.S. RT 4.1 was gravy. I won 2010 Day 5. I still have the screenshot.
30 Days of Dead
It's a bummer that we poor saps who live outside the USA can't go in for the competition as I actually know the answer to Day 7.
Is this ever likely to be changed ?
can i go back?
How can I get days 2-5 of the current 30 days?
The links are at the bottom of the 30 Days Main Page. I'm surprised so many people have missed this...
shows in archive off by a day?
Someone noticed this recently in the 30 Days comments, why are all the shows are off by a day when viewing them in list view? The data seems correct when you are viewing the full show detail page however. Seems like some weird parallel Grateful Dead universe.
I can't seem to go back to previous days that i missed..../.
How To Sell A Painting of PigPen
I have a very nice oil on canvas painting of PigPen that was done by Paul Pernish in 1967 that once hung in a coffee shop on California Avenue in Palo Alto, California where the band used to hang out. The band knows this painting and it is stunning. It was a part of the John Bolles collection at one time. John Bolles was the architect that designed Candlestick Park, as well as many other San Francisco area landmarks. This painting is very well known and has real Grateful Dead, Bay Area, and artistic history. I'm interested in selling it and don't know if this site, or where on this site, would be the best place to do that. Would you, or someone, please help me. You can also pm me and I can send pictures. It really is quite special. Thank you in advance for your help. Peter
Off the top of my head
Thank you for your response…
Thank you for your response and ideas. I was hoping to find a fan that would want it. And this place is full of them. Is there not a place on the site to post something like this? Plus with auctions you have to pay a percentage and I'd rather sell the painting for less to someone that really wants it. Again, thank you very much for your help. Here is a linke to eBay where I have it posted if you are interested in seeing it - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Grateful-Dead-Painting/253990201481
you could post it in the
where is the "my shows" feature?
where is the "my shows" feature? And why does 2/25/95 show up in the archive when 2/24/95 is selected....was reported as not functioning properly several times and yet...
this site is not up to Dead standards of quality. Very frustrated.
I was looking to see if…
I was looking to see if anyone had tickets for the Mexico Concert that they wanted to sell. Where/How do I post that? Thanks
for Mexico tickets
Re My Shows
New releases/Limited production
Just got the notification for Dave's Picks vol 29 and was very excited to purchase only to find the release already sold out. This has happened a number of times......the 77 Colgate University Show was another I missed out on. Is there any possibility at some point these shows will get released again. Any possibility increasing the release production to 40,000 instead of 20,000. I know the standard solution is to subscribe to the series but I can't afford to do that. Sad to be missing out.
Recently, I have noticed that some of my favorite GD CDs are developing skips and other sound anomalies that previously didn't exist. It has happened on DP vol 2, Road trips Boston Music Hall 1976, and GD Movie Soundtrack. Has this ever happened to you? Is it just that the discs are poor quality? Heartbreaking when it is sometimes hard to find a replacement. Any answers? Thanks in advance.
I've noticed a lot of people I know as true Dead Heads who are Trump supporters. This truly confuses me. To me it goes against everything that we stand for. I don't think if Jerry were alive that he would agree with it either. What are your thoughts?
Im working on a comedy/ rockumentary
Im looking for information on what I would need to do to get permission to use GD music to do a rockumentary about 13 Shakedown comics on tour, selling their wares from town to town to see Jehova's Favorite Choir, and entertain a Gamily of Strangers, relying on nothing but GD family, to see us through. Any Ideas?⚡🌹🐢💀
Pooh, political views
In the interviews I’ve seen with Jerry he always claimed that the band was not about politics, nor did he try to tell people what to think or do. This is discussed in the Long Strange Trip Movie.
So don’t try to claim that you know what Jerry would want.
But, I understand your point.
that would kinda be spamming
Good thing I saved a link to…
Good thing I saved a link to the chqt room years ago I cant find it listed anywhere on the site ! Whats up wit dat ? And (there mya be somwhere for this ??) How about a place we can go to read up on the current "state of health" on the boys ? I'm a very long time head & I'm very concerned about all of them
I completely agree with you…
I completely agree with you mr pooh ;)
but here's the link
Where are My Shows?
Did you remove the My Shows section? Can't seem to find it and I sometimes like to refer to it when listening to the Grateful Dead Channel. Thanks!
yes, My Shows are MIA
I hope you are well. Could you please point me in the right direction with regards to GDM and/or licensing of art work? I am particularly curious about the Summer 1995 Eyes of the World print by Richard Biffle.
Thank you so much for all the things you do!
Morning Dew 5/8/77
I've been trying to figure this out for some time now and was wondering if anyone could help. In Hunter Seamons matrix soundboard recording for the Barton Hall Show - at the 7:07 mark, someone in the audience says something and it's hard to decipher what was said. Any thoughts, after giving a listen, would be greatly appreciated. It's on the Archive Site with a date of Jan 11, 2011. It almost sounds like "got it nice' but not sure.
Hey there! I work for a Farm Craft Brewery in Virginia and we recently got accepted to have taps at the Lockn Music Festival this year. I have created a piece of art that combines our logo and labeling with a Stealie and would love to get it made into shirts for our team and possibly release a small barrel batch of bear grateful dead themed. We of course need right to use the Stealie and want to do things right! Could you please point us in the right direction of making this happen?!
passing this to the Doc
limited releases logic explained
Could you please explain the logic of "limited releases" as it applies to an "alternative" business model, such as the grateful dead" The "limited release" model is a concept taken from the good old music biznezz, in order to promote sales, keep prices high, and maintain collector value of limited products.
I "missed" the window for daves pick's 30, a rare release from the year 1970, the first show that I recorded 1/3/70. I was disappointed, but managed to get one on a record/cd selling site. I paid double, but I still saved $$$, as I do not want to purchase a "subscription" to the daves picks yearly releases, as I am primarily interested in obtaining music from the 1966-1970 period, and not many releases are from these years. I guess I could always buy a subscription, and then sell off the unwanted items on another site for a profit, which is what this concept does, encourages a "black market". I do not consider this to be "progressive" in the least. I would rather purchase through GDCORP, as I have in the past, but if GDCORP wants to encourage this type of atmosphere, I am forced to participate in order to get what I want, and I am grateful to the sellers who have made it possible to get what I want. But it sure seems contrary to what Jerry's idea of business was.
How do I update my address…
How do I update my address for my Dave's subscription? Want to make sure #31 gets safely home!
I can not find the 1st GD…
I can not find the 1st GD show I attended anywhere in GD archives. No GD archive lists the same bands that I saw that night, as confirmed by the Sons archive which has the poster from that night:
<<Wednesday, December 31, 1969: '1969 New Years Eve 1970', Winterland 2000 Post Street at Steiner Street, San Francisco, California
The band was billed only as 'The Sons' on the poster printed for this show. Also on the bill: Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna. Lights by Brotherhood of Light. This show, from 8:00pm to 8:00am, was promoted by Bill Graham Presents In San Francisco.>>
You may want to post this on the Dave's Picks 31 thread so more people see it. Most folks are there.
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RE: NYE '69
CC, your post invites a bit of confusion by suggesting that you saw both the Dead and TSOC on the same NYE bill at Winterland in '69; though 50 years is an understandably long time. It's hard to imagine, but the Dead were not playing on a West Coast home field that December 31st, and were rather in the midst of an odd eastbound triptik that took them to Dallas on 12/26, Hollywood (FL) on 12/28, and the Boston Tea Party on 12/29-30, while closing out at the Fillmore East on 1/2-3/70.
Indeed, the '69 NYE playbill on the poster you linked does not name the Dead. So TSOC and the GoGD were on opposite coasts at the decade's close. In any event, here's a link to a CM SBD for the Dead's '69 NYE show:
Incidentally, I couldn't find a poster for Boston NYE, but here's one from the night before (it would appear the promo dept. missed the spirit of the "grateful" dead; you'd think an impossibly early incarnation of Maiden was playing that night!):
However, you are correct that the Dead played NYE '70 at Winterland, but, consistent with the playbill cited in Deadbase50, the following promo poster does not show TSOC on the same stage, but rather NRPS, "assorted friends" (apparently Hot Tuna), and Stoneground (note also, "lights by Little Princess 109").
Checking Deadbase, here's a link to what seems the complete NYE '70 show; however, it appears to be mix of AUD and FM broadcast that provides poor sound quality through Cumberland (even so, the Truckin' opener is well worth a listen), but thankfully improves in time for the set's highlights at Cryptical and China>Rider through close at UJB.
Regardless of which show you attended, either would've been a great way to kick off your own personal attendance record! Got a story?/K
bobby's "Ace" album
essentially it was a dead album with everyone on board contributing except for Micky who was on a sabbatical, (as i see it) and Pig, why wasnt Pig contributing? was he too sick at the time?
Yes. I suspect Pig was resting from his short reunion tour with the band in December '71 and fortifying his commitment to sobriety in what had to have been an unfathomably difficult lifestyle change (if not in terms of medical necessity, then certainly in practice).
"Ace" was recorded from January - March '72, but recall that Pig's alcohol-related health problems forced a touring hiatus in August '71 that culminated with hospitalization in September for bleeding ulcers, hepatitis, and spleen problems. He was only able to rejoin the Dead beginning early December in Boston, at which time I recall Phil describing Ron as shockingly frail in his book. Not surprisingly, Pig's contributions are limited, and while progressively more energetic throughout the month (at least to my ears), they are still anemic by historical standards; though by NYE he sounds beat.
In retrospect, it's a miracle that the Dead community (once and future) got Pig back in functional form for the brilliantly recorded European tour, especially given how quickly he dropped off radar for related health problems afterward.
EDIT: And yes, "sabbatical" serves as a neat and entirely appropriate bit of shorthand in conversation among those who know....
Tape Trade Policy
I posted this in the taper forum, but thought this may be the better spot (also, patience is not a virtue of mine). I am sure this exists in written form somewhere, I just can't seem to find it.
What is the official band policy for trading in shows that have been officially released? Specifically, I am wondering about the ones that were released officially but are out of print. Seems to me that if they are not for sale currently, we would not be costing the band money by trading those shows. In fact, the only folks it would cost are those selling the out of print releases at a profit on the secondary market. Just curious what the official policy is on this considering the volume of official releases these days.
Pig - endings
It's late on a Sunday and that means bed soon, but since my quick reply to TD's inquiry below, I've been further thinking about the tragedy of Pig - and I certainly think of it that way despite the manifest personal responsibility for the consequences of near incessant alcohol abuse from a young age. It's a spiraling decline that seems particularly pathos-laden given the picture of a gentle, genial man that emerges from all the familiar documentary sources.
I take notes or attempt to catalogue page references by subject from my little library of the Dead, but realize I've done a poor job on this particular subject - and certainly during the general time frame implied by TD's question. So, I wanted to share a couple relevant - and heartbreakingly poignant - passages from Jackson's "Garcia/American Life" that I've revisited since:
First, McIntire speaking: "I remember one day Garcia coming into my office and saying, 'Look, I'm really worried about Pig. I think his life is in danger, and I want to do whatever we can. The band'll pay for everything. Let's find out if there's anything we can do.' So I researched it and I found out the most famous place in the world for liver problems was Sheila Sherlock's clinic in London. But my doctor, Sandor Bernstein, said there was a guy at UCSF [University of California and San Francisco] who was as good. So we slotted Pig with him. And Pig jumped in and did, too. He stopped drinking and he learned all the things about nutrition that he could. He really tried, but it was too late."
And second: "[On the tour] he rode on the hard bus, this Danish bus, which was sort of like the crew bus," Annette Flowers said. "It was the quieter of the two buses usually. Pigpen lived on the back bench of that bus. ... I think that trip sort of sunk it for him; put him over. It was really grueling in a lot of ways." "He got knocked off that bench five or six times," Rock Scully recalled. "He rolled off that bench and a couple of times he really hurt himself I could see it; he really hurt his kidneys and bruised himself. I'd have to help him off the bus."
"He really tried, but it was too late." A short, simple statement, but one that can put fault lines in even a strong foundation. I recall reading that Pig sent Veronica away as his condition became increasingly acute, which, in light of other information, clearly underscores what a lonely and frankly terrifying period those final 12-18 months must have been for that kindhearted soul./K