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    Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

    WHAT'S INSIDE:
    6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
    • 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
    • 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
    • 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
    • 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
    Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
    Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
    Photos by Richie Pechner
    Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000

    Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"

    "We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."

    Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle

    The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.

    For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.

    PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.

    Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.

    Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.

    Get it while you can.

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  • Khronikos
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    Is this box now sold out?…

    Is this box now sold out? They list it, but it seems like that is just some old data. Great set. I love it, but I don't have it physically. Not a huge deal, but it is very lovely.

  • oceansaroundus
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    I just received my edition…

    I just received my edition of the Northwest Complete Recordings 73 74. Showed up without tracking or any email confirmations . So Glad You Made It. Can't Wait.

  • icecrmcnkd
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    I have the vinyl too. Grate companions to the CD Box.

  • daverock
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    Crow told me-spot on

    I keep going back to this box - superb. Especially the 1974 shows. I went so far as to get 5/19/74 and the Playing in the Band from 5/21/74 on vinyl. There are a few problems with vocals on both, but this matters not a jot. The playing, as you say, from all band members, is absorbing. After 1970 they only needed Bill on drums.

    I also agree with icecrmcnkd - a box of October 1974 with bells and whistles would make a great release.

  • icecrmcnkd
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    Yes, this Box rocks

    But it’s now time, Dave, for the Complete Winterland October 74 Box - audio, video, and bonus material.
    Bring it on.

  • Crow Told Me
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    Late to the party, but ...

    ... just wanted to share how delighted I am with the music in this set, and encourage anyone who’s not taken the plunge to just go ahead and get it already.

    There’s been some chatter in another thread about how long it’s taking to sell out this box, and all I can say is that, as much as I love ’73 and ’74, I didn’t order mine till Rhino put it on sale. Maybe some people are settling for the 3-disc version, which is understandable, given the difference in price and given that they did manage to include some very high highlights (including the 45 minute PITB!) in that set.

    Also causing some hesitation for me was the packaging. Don’t get me wrong: it’s beautiful! The art work is amazing. But speaking as someone who already has problems finding shelf space for my CDs, I wasn’t sure where I’d put this giant box. (In case anybody upstairs is listening: I thought the June 1976 box really hit the sweet spot between packaging that was elaborate enough to make the box feel special but also small enough to not cause problems.)

    Anyway, the music. The MUSIC. For me, this era was flat out the best the band ever sounded, and it’s an incredible joy to hear them in such fine audio. There are a few “surprises,” the kind of vocal drop outs and oddities in the mix that would’ve rated a “caveat” back in the Dick’s days. Mostly, these are very temporary, and in all cases the sound is really really good once everybody settles in. As usual, Jerry’s louder than Bob, but you can hear them both very distinctly, and they constantly (constantly!) are playing their asses off. Phil’s on fire throughout. And BK? He makes a solid case here that the Dead never needed another drummer. Keith comes through nicely, and plays well. I suppose we could say that the vocals were erratic during this period, and I would admit that’s true here. But the singing is mostly good to great, and man oh man, the band sounds fantastic!

    I’ve only listened to each show once so far—given the complaints about missing discs and whatnot, I felt like I should make a point of listening all the way through to make sure nothing was amiss—so I’m not really ready to call out a favorite show, or even favorite tunes. But I will say that the PITBs, the Bird Songs, the Eyes, the China-Riders are all, for me, as good as they get. Their playing was so spontaneous, so open, so powerful, so much soul, so imperfectly perfect.

    Yes, I suppose there are other, equally worthy eras. But man, ’73 and ’74 were beautiful.

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    The hour or so of music from He's Gone through the end of Wharf Rat is one of the top 5 hours of music the dead ever played.

    There, I said it. This box is worth every penny for that hour of music alone.

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    Pacific Northwest show disc one song 11 jack straw

    Pacific northwest show disc 1 song 11 Jack straw four minutes and 35 seconds there is a skip defect in the disc. Is there any way getting a replacement cd for the box set I bought.

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    Testing with Lossless Audio…

    Testing with Lossless Audio Checker shows the June 1976 FLAC download in 24/192 format ( https://store.dead.net/music/digital/june-1976-flac-192-24-1.html ) and the Pacific Northwest '73-'74- The Complete Recordings FLAC download in 24/192 ( https://store.dead.net/music/boxed-sets/pacific-northwest-73-74-the-com… ) to be "Upsampled." I have notified Jeffrey Norman and Rhino. I sent Jeffrey the logs of the LAC test results showing 80% of the June 76 files being upsampled. While he was very nice in his response, he had no explanation for the finding. Rhino has not responded to any e-mails. It is important to note that the files on both test “Clean” after downsampling to 24/96, which, likely, means the files, were originally digitized at 24/96 or digitized at 24/192 and downsampled to 24/96 for mastering. Whatever the case Rhino needs to disclose this fact on their web site or change the files for sale to 24/96.

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    Check out Rhino for sale through this weekend

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Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set

WHAT'S INSIDE:
6 Complete Shows On 19 Discs
• 6/22/73 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 6/24/73 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 6/26/73 Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA
• 5/17/74 P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C.
• 5/19/74 Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR
• 5/21/74 Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering
Masters transferred and restored by Plangent Processes
Original Art by First Nations Artist Roy Henry Vickers
Photos by Richie Pechner
Individually Numbered, Limited Edition of 15,000

Includes an immediate digital download of "Eyes Of The World (P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada 5/17/74)"

"We were in the Pacific Northwest...between somewhere in Washington and some other where in Oregon. The road took us to the lip on a ridge, from where we could see around us for many miles in all directions … It was breathtaking to behold, but as we watched, we had a firm realization that we were witnessing something even more beautiful than our eyes could ever take in … Life causes life. Heaven and Earth dance in this way endlessly, and their child is the forest. And so there we were, epiphanously watching that grandest and most glorious dance of life—of which we are just a tiny part—awed by a magnificence without beginning, without end..."

Bob Weir, “Sell Headwaters—Everyone Wins,” San Francisco Chronicle

The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. It does, however, sometimes take a breath for the elements to re-align years later. It seems for us, they finally have and we are able to present not just a glimpse of the band's extraordinary exploratory tour through the region, but a two-tour bounty as the PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS.

For PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, we've paired two short runs made up of six previously unreleased shows - P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, B.C. (6/22/73); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (6/24/73); Seattle Center Arena, Seattle, WA (6/26/73); P.N.E. Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada (5/17/74); Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR (5/19/74); and Hec Edmundson Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (5/21/74). Each show has been mastered in HDCD from the original master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering. The transfers from the masters were transferred and restored by Plangent Processes, further ensuring that this is the best, most authentic that these shows have ever sounded.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST ’73-’74: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS comes in an ornate box created by Canada’s preeminent First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers (more on this tremendous artist soon). To complement the music, the set also includes a 64-page book with an in-depth essay by Grateful Dead scholar Nicholas G. Meriwether and photos by Richie Pechner.

Due September 7th, this release is limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies and available exclusively from dead.net. You'll want to grab a copy while you can and sit back, relax, and enjoy all the exclusive content we'll be rolling out over the next few weeks.

Looking for something a little more byte-sized? The collection will also be available for HD digital download in FLAC and ALAC, exclusively at dead.net, on release day. You can pre-order it now too.

Get it while you can.

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It seems like a band such as UB40 would, at worst, be a fun and and lively way to spend an evening along with a few summery brews. I never really got into them in the 80s either, but I'd still go. A night seeing a mediocre band is still better than most nights. I saw Ziggy Marley a couple years ago at a festival, on a whim, and he was great. So that's totally the same thing right :)
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erm... pre-ordered the box set! Whoo-hoo, erm... 2 more months to go, but hey! Whoo-hoo!
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Hey now, haven't posted in a while, but I sure do enjoy the enthusiastic conversations, music wise. I can do without the politics and religion, just like a family dinner :> So psyched for the NW box, my favorite years - 73 my fav, 74 a close second. And I enjoy all the years, all the variations of the band, all the different songs and their permutations, and listen to all the years depending on my mood. I am so excited about listening to three 73 shows on a tour and 3 74 shows on a tour. After this box was announced, I spent time enjoying many of the 73 shows already released, to appreciate the great shows we look forward to. Also listened to the entire Summer 78 box for the third time, what a great box, what great energy. I'm shocked, shocked it has not sold out. Also slowly (over many months) made my way through the TTATS box for the second time, what a great box! I can pick whatever year I am interested in hearing on a given night instantly! How long can I listen to almost all Dead every night and not get bored, as long as I keep switching out the years? I'm not sure, have not reached that bar yet. :> I'm also looking forward to the semi-reunion of the Byrds performing the entire Sweetheart of the Rodeo LP. This was their famous sole country rock collaboration with Gram Parsons, one of my favorite singer songwriters, gone too soon. Me and my sweetheart are going to see their show at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga CA. Got nice seats kinda close along the side. I read the Fare thee Well book. Interesting coverage of business decisions I was not aware of. A nice chronological look at the different band permutations. Interesting perspective on the difference between how Phil wanted to play the songs, and how Bobby did. With some of the fly on the wall stuff I wonder how he could claim accuracy if he was not in the room. Sometimes the gossip helped tell the story, sometimes it was just unpleasant. Nice touch to finish with the successful Fare Thee Well shows in a final up moment. That's all folks! Thanks for all the great conversation and superlative links! nitecat
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I was at the Portland 74 show, so that will be thrilling. I heard the Money Money and it was a pretty vicious song. Not surprised they only played it thrice. Now Joel Selvin will have to write an addendum to cover Dead & Company. What a strong stand-out band Bob has put together. My friend was in Eugene, caught that awesome show, he was pretty lucky and surprised at the quality of the show. nitecat
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Yeah, bring it on in it’s Full Norman glory. Playing 11-30-80 right now and it’s a grate performance and sounds superb. Gainesville would be grate to fill in the hole between 28 and 30. Consulted DeadBase IX today for some info on Suagaree, but it didn’t have stats on how many times it was in the second slot. So, once again a Bolo stumper. ABB - Bear’s Sonic Journals is showing up as pre-order on Amazon but there is no mention of it on the Owsley or ABB websites. Single CD. Hope that’s a greatest hits release and that there is an official Bear Box of the run. Yeah nitecat, D&C is a decent band, and they keep getting better.
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icecrmcnkd, I said you're not welcome here. your own words in your posts here on dead net reveal you to be a prejudiced anti-christian who props up his bigotry by dishonoring abused children: You wrote: "The Vatican is the biggest criminal organization in the history of the human race. A summary, but by no means complete: Excommunicate Galileo because we all know that the sun revolves around the earth. Pay us money to get your relatives out of purgatory. Look the other way while Hitler exterminates an entire race. Look the other way while your own priests molest children. I await the personal attacks......" And then to defend your repulsive bigotry, you wrote: "snafu and LoveJerry Do you know for a fact that I am not one of those children who was molested by a priest?" And then when you were called out on the repulsiveness of your comment about alluding to be one of those children, you tried to take your words back. like a spineless coward you responded by saying: "I never pretended to be one. And my heart goes out to those victims, as well as the ones from Penn State, Ohio State, and anywhere else." Yes, you did pretend to be one. You pretended your bigoted words about Catholics were justified because you were a victim. And then the callous, insincere call out you made to Penn State children. give us a break, if your heart went out to them you wouldn't have used their plight to prop up your prejudiced remarks about Christians. But of course snafu laid your words bare for all to see what a bigot you are, because if your intent was to educate the dead net message board about Catholicism, you would have included snafu's statements as well. no, you are not welcome here. just because you post here a dozen times a day doesn't make it your message board to say whatever you want. it's for grateful dead discussions. you think you're a man? why don't you go interrupt Sunday Mass tomorrow at your local Catholic church and repeat what you said here. The real joke is that you criticize Trump when you're just like him. Bigot
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Bertha don't you come 'round here.. anymore. Anymo-ah-ah-ore. Anymore! Goodness.. put it to bed folks. Deep breath.. happy thoughts. Bygones. It's a glorious Saturday night where I sit and all is very, very good with the world. Then you check out dead.net and suddenly you're supposed to be full of piss and vinegar and upset with the world? The rehash is more painful than the original sin. Like gargling with moonshine and broken glass. Can we not relive this every time somebody new turns on their computer and decides they have something more worthless to say than the last person that said something worthless about a silly topic that simply ran astray? Hyperbole be damned.. let it go. Goodness. Wish I hadda listened more what mamma said.. then I wouldn't be here trying to sleep in this cold iron bed... Oh and happy day for all those folks in Dodgers Stadium.. As we march down to Fenario..
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Since the subject came up, let me brag about my HST collection. I used to put ads in the Aspen times looking for HST material and now I have one of the largest archives in the world, including two of his guns and some original hand edited manuscript from Vegas. I have tons of Steadmas, including five of the original drawings from Vegas. if anyone wants to get a peek at part of my collection, I am thejacka_lope on instagram.
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Were you able to get any of his stash before he passed.. I am particularly interested in the antique parts, White Lightning, Blue Cheer, Orange Sunshine.. you know... Speaking of which.. these conversations were more interesting when David Duryea would chime in and flavor the stories with his quirky first accounts of such acts.. See you on the other side David, you are missed. Interesting post, will definitely check our your collection, thanks for making this light and interesting again. #MakeDead.NetInterestingAgain.
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Allow me to chime in with a Hunter S. Thompson story. I believe I actually met the man without even knowing it. Back in the late 80's I was a poor starving student, but I took a Greyhound bus to San Francisco to see the opera Othello. I stayed the night in a fleabag hotel in the Tenderloin. Well, after the opera, I couldn't resist the temptation to check out the infamous Mitchell Brothers O'Farrell theater (in the Tenderloin). The gentleman at the admissions told me the cover charge- $40 bucks I think. That was a fortune to me at the time and I balked. After 15 minutes or so I returned and coughed up the admission. The thing is it really struck me that the admissions guy was a dead ringer for Hunter. It seemed weird to me for years after- I mean it couldn't have been him, it didn't make any sense. This was years before the internet. So fast forward to a few years ago and the internet and Wiki. I looked up Hunter and found he DID work the admissions at the O'Farrell at that time. Ha! so the legend sold me a ticket to the O'Farrell! As for the O'Farrell itself at the time? It seemed as crazy as its reputation, but my own encounters there were pretty much PG-13.:( Oh and Katia Ricciarrelli was a lovely Desdemona in Othello. Dang, you gotta love San Francisco!
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Streaming tonight's show.. technical difficulties / Bobbies Duck Joke: Mickey walks by Bob.. give's him visual shit w/ amusement, continues to walk and before he got out of earshot of the microphone you can clearly hear him say, "security please." ok.. back your regularly scheduled madness. oh, and of course, Cumberland Blues>Deal.
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that's brilliant Jim. I'm the problem because I'm not going to sit back and let some prejudiced jerk spew hatred on these message boards unchecked? And your other masterpiece: "Can we not relive this every time somebody new turns on their computer and decides they have something more worthless to say than the last person that said something worthless about a silly topic that simply ran astray" Since when is it worthless to stand up against religious intolerance? And since when is bigotry a silly topic? I didn't see you say anything to him, yet you practically took out an op ed on me last year for stating I don't like Brent. nice priorities sometimes it's not enough to let it go. sometimes turning a blind eye is complicity. And Vguy - for someone who claims to be raised Catholic, you could have fooled me. that sounds more like some b.s. cover story to tell your religiously offensive joke. got any good ones about jews or women?
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whatever. Gargling with broken glass again, it hurts.. hoping it ends soon.
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you're the troll jim. you tell me i'm wrong no matter what i say. i made a post a few months ago about how i thought the Grateful Dead's 1974 hiatus was more like a breakup and reformation than a simple break in touring. it was a well thought out succinctly stated "opinion", with examples and reasons for why i thought this to be an accurate state of affairs. but still nothing more than an opinion since that's all anyone can really offer here. and you made sure you told me why my opinion was wrong, and you didn't let it go. now of course an opinion piece you respond to, but not outright bigotry and religious intolerance. him you give a break and just let it go. but with me, you never just let it go. that's bullying.
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Whatever. Happy Days.
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Still super excited for this release, and only two months out from the release date. Not to mention that we get another Dave's Pick in less than a month, and the Anthem 50th anniversary release in less than a week. I was going to pass on the Anthem anniversary release as I already have both the '68 and the '71 mixes on disc, but I couldn't resist the live disc, 'cause I do dig that New Potato Caboose a lot. Saw nitecat's reference to the TTATS box and have to say, I have returned to that box a lot. Most recently gave the 9/18/87 show another spin, one of the few shows that I attended to get an official release, but there are a number of TTATS shows that I have returned to several times, from all eras. Random thought - check out some Kawase Hasui, I don't know if you'll dig his art, but I sure do, some cool images. Shin hanga - check it out, cool stuff to look at and let your mind wander.
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if you cant handle vguy's joke don't watch family guy or south park, your head might explode
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This whole thing is very unfortunate. Can we move on, no hard feelings (at least on my end). I am just done with it. Weary, just hoping this non-GD related topic ends. Hope that's ok.. A series of unfortunate events. Stella Blue > SSDD. Quite nice.
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....bwaahaahaahaaha! Are you serious? That's the most asinine thing I've heard all week. And I've got a fuckton of jokes, so don't worry your pretty little head. I can say fuckton, right? I mean, we're all grown-ups here (?)
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The census taker comes to the Goldman house.“Does Louis Goldman live here?” he asks. “No,” replies Goldman. “Well, then, what is your name?” “Louis Goldman.” “Wait a minute–didn’t you just tell me that Goldman doesn’t live here?” “Aha,” says Goldman. “You call this living?” You see? It's a joke. About Jews.
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In the beginning God created the Earth and rested. Then God created Man and rested. Then God created Woman. Since then, neither God nor Man has rested.....I call that one a twofer. Don't hit me.
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For those of you who follow closely you will remember that I had to sell my 4 Dead & Co tickets to The Eugene show. I have not posted an update, but for those who are interested, I ended up selling them just below face for an overall loss of $75 or so. Of course, I would have much rather have gone to the show but I feel lucky all the same to get most of my money back. Anyways was a little bummed about the whole situation as the closest thing I am getting to the GOGD this summer is a cover band, and I guess arguably that is the same for all of us, although I prefer to think differently of covers who involve core band members....I digress! Anyways, I went to one of those GD cover bands tonight at one of the GDs old stomping grounds, the fabulous Ex-Sandstone Amphitheater in Kansas City, KS. And while none of the original members were present, the music still played the band, and a stompin good time was had by all. There was an impressive crowd at what was essentially a free concert, and I had the pleasure of attending with a whole group of Kansas City Heads that I just met a couple of days before at a 4th of July Party. I wore my “Schwag” T-shirt to that party, and showed up with a gift of July 78 box set on a USB, and well you know the next thing I know I’m partying and singing GD tunes with a bunch of crazy like minded strangers, complete with Spinners. It was nothing short of spectacular...and so I echo to you my friends what we all already know! We are incredibly lucky humans to have tapped into this cosmic vibe and music that we call the Grateful Dead. I continue to be amazed by not only the music, but also by the community. Definitey, Play it loud and play it proud!!! A good night to all....be kind and be well! KCJ PS...the cover band was called “Play Dead”, out of Lawrence, KS.....this is not a plug as honestly I had never heard of them before tonight, but I thought they were awesome...great respect for the original music while also some really nice jams. One memorable moment, 9-10 year old kid right in front of our group jamming out to Sugar Mags>Shakedown Encore...timeless music
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If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first?The dog, of course. He'll shut up once you let him in. ....Seriously. I'm married. It's not a bullshit story.
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Anyone know the date of the awesome Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight they played on Siriusxm tonight. Got in the car after it started and they didn't say anything about it afterwards. Crazy version. Thanks.
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according to rob reiner, you aren't allowed to tell that joke cuz apparently he makes up the rules of comedy.
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an epic show from the '78 tour is the latest release from his concert vaults.http://live.brucespringsteen.net/default.aspx I have a lot of strong opinions that provide me many opportunities to decide someone is an asshole. 9 years ago, before I joined the GDM boards, I enthusiastically assumed anyone into the Dead would not fall into my asshole categories. I really miss feeling that way. I have learned more about some of the people who listen to this music with me than I ever wanted to know. I don't enjoy the music as much anymore. It used to evoke thoughts of communal lovefests, now it reminds me of thread-spats. And JiminMD, thanks for being such a peaceful and moderate prescence here.
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Last week someone posted their enthusiasm for the 3 EOTW in this box. I gotta say, I too can't wait for these!
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I've appreciated your comments on The Dead in the past, but I don't get why you feel its up to you to decide who is welcome on here and who isn't. As you say in relation to your views on the Dead's hiatus, you are only voicing your opinions. Its ill advised-if not offensive- for any of us to assume we are speaking on behalf of anyone else.
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Glad you enjoy the latter years: 6/26/94.....now, roll it back two decades. 6/26/74...That, my friend, was a magical capsule in time
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The 1978 box was immaculately packaged but for some reason it took forever to sell out. Actually, it maybe hasn't but is getting close (I don't really watch sales that much). Anyway, tonight at Red Rocks the Dark Star Orchestra is doing their fine re-creation of 7/8/78. With Donna Jean Godchaux, which is nice for nostalgic reasons and thank god there's no "Playing In The Band" for her to destroy. Forty years after the fact: Bertha Good Lovin' Dire Wolf El Paso It Must Have Been The Roses New Minglewood Blues Ramble On Rose Promised Land Deal Samson And Delilah Ship Of Fools Estimated Prophet The Other One Eyes Of The World Rhythm Devils Space Wharf Rat Franklin's Tower Sugar Magnolia Terrapin Station One More Saturday Night Werewolves Of London That's a hell of a set list! I'm sure at least one of you heads will be there. I'll be the guy in shorts and flip-flops, with a drink in hand (you can't miss me). \m/
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Thanks for the Bruce heads-up. I already had the 78 show, but noticed they had the NYE show 1980 at Nassau Coliseum and the 84 show at the Meadowlands. I got them both, let me know if interested S-Man. A quick Bruce story. 1980 NYE, SPRINGSTEEN! We were really up for this show. Some good blotter and we were set. This was after The River was released, Bruce is playing these 3 hours + shows. He breaks about 11:30, everyone was talking like he was coming back for an incredible 3rd set, fuck it's NYE,,, it's the Boss. We take a second hit. Already good at this point, but for a THIRD set!! We needed to be ready. Comes back 15 minute encore, 12:30 ish, he's gone. We walked out tripping balls big time. Now the drive home back to Jersey. My wife will tell you she still doesn't know how I managed that drive. I just remember watching the speedo and keeping it between the lines. A night we still remember 40 years later. (the show not so much :-), but the drive home,,, like in the dead movie,,, Oh, Wow!
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....that I was a better driver when I was tripping balls. Never quite understood if that was a compliment or not.
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CaseyJanes - sorry to hear you didn't get all the $ back on your tix. Sounds like the cover band was fun. I saw a Dead cover band in Nashville last night...7 Deadly 5...was anyone else there? They were really good and I encourage anyone nearby to check them out on Wednesday July 18 at the same place - The Springwater. They played a great Smokestack Lightnin' to open the second set. I did not wear my Schwag t-shirt to the show, but I should have. I love Schwag...they were playing just outside the hotel I stayed at before the first night of Fare Thee Well in Santa Clara. They were kind of similar to 7 Deadly 5 in that there were 4 members. Schwag had guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard. 7 Deadly 5 has two guitars, bass and drums. I got a very cool Schwag t-shirt that looks like an orange pack of Zig-Zags. One last thing regarding 7Deadly5 - they're even better when the keyboard player and percussionist show up, so let's hope for that on the 18th. And holler if you see me there - I'll be the one wearing shorts and a t-shirt with a drink in my hand....oh wait....
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