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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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    Daverock

    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.

  • Slow Dog Noodle
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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.

  • gd1294
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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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....and pitching my tent at the AOTS 50th thread. Smells like a sewer line broke at this campsite. I'm going where the shitty winds don't blow. Everyone is welcome, except those that pull qoutes and regurgitates them into their own agenda. Like a dog that eats it's own vomit. Have at it.
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I have a friend who's a dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac. He said he lays awake all night wondering if there is a Dog. Hopefully no deities, dyslexics, agnostics, insomniacs nor canines were insulted by the telling of this joke.
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....my dog buried his head though. Thanks Dave. I don't know how he'll overcome that one.
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jokes about child molestation and abuse aren't funny. you're not really welcome here either. Jim, yes we can move on icecrmcnkd, I see you didn't get my message - move on - you are not welcome here. I did not say I hate you, I said you're a bigot and not welcome here. daverock - I've been one of the voices who agrees with the sensibility that these message boards are for Grateful Dead talk only, not politics, religion, generally offensive topics, etc. Most people follow those general principals out of a sense of respect for the rest of the crowd who reads these posts. If others are going to "decide" it's fair game to spew religious intolerance or poke fun at molested children, then it's certainly fair game for me to tell them they're not welcome here.
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.... you're not dragging me further into the filth. PM me if you want to "talk". I've got a few more jokes to tell you.
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You also said that I was anti-Christian.Do you think that Christianity equals Catholicism? Have you not heard of the Protestant Reformation?
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Long time lurker , finally got around to signing up . Back to the next pick: How about 10-17-90 Grugahalle , Second song Sugaree What "IZZIT" is I 9th letter + Z 26th letter + Z 26 again I 9 again T= 20th letter total of 90 = 1990 Aliens = ET = European tour Quite a high energy show frpm what I remember from my trading days Or it could be something completely different...
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Read pm. To others out there to me a little joke is no big deal but the kid made serious slanders mixed in with 1 truth that needed to be addressed. Unfortunately he chose the low road and ignored completely my points that showed, again the horrible exception of the coverup of sick members of the clergy the good work the church has done. Unless civil rights the war dictators in latin America don't mean anything to you. But acknowledging those points wouldn't let him engage in one of the few bigotries (?) still ok.... anti-catholic .I will say this though as much as I hate the Kids prejudice I won't tell him to shut up or go away. Justice Black and I agree on speech that way. I fight ignorance and hate with truth. Fair minded people will listen
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Let this go. If you feel the need to continue this pointless tirade, please do it via PMs rather than subject all of us to it. Don't want it, don't need it, don't like it. P.S. Not referring to Vguy - keep the jokes coming!
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Now I get it you're a member of the Westboro Baptist Church congregation. That explains a lot. Pickett any military funerals lately
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I have no ill will against Catholics.And you are right, the church, both Catholic and Protestant, works hard to help people.
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Being a member of Westboro would contradict lovejerry’s claim that I am anti-Trump.
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I hear you and for me I've made the points that I feel needed to be made but picture this. You're a gay man and some hater posts that you're all pedophiles, responsible for AIDS etc even though thinking people know that's bs. Would you not feel the desire to respond. The Kid's original post on this were the equivalent
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....jeez. I feel famous! If you lose your inner child, you lose your soul. Man, it still stinks here. Let me help. A monseigneur noticed his priests are depressed. Holy all the time. So he arranges a meeting. "I've noticed that the three of you are always sad." One responds with, "Well monseigneur, we have to follow the rules all the time!" The monseigneur takes that into consideration. "OK. I understand. I will let you sin once, but then you have to come back and drink of the holy water to repent." An hour goes by. The first priest returns. "Father. I push an old lady into oncoming traffic and she got hit by a car." (she lived. it was a Fiat). "All is forgiven. Go drink of the holy water." Second priest returns. "Father, I robbed a store by gunpoint." (he never fired a shot). "All is forgiven. Go drink of the holy water." Third priest returns. Monseigneur asked him what his sin was. " Well father, I peed in the holy water." (pee is OK, right?) See? No kids or molestation. Feel better now? Good. Now get off my thread, cause I post over twelve times a day sometimes....LMAO!
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Not sure I follow that line of reasoning but your views on Catholics fit nicely with them
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“Let he who have no sin apon his hand cast the first stone”
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Surely people should be free to write whatever they want one here. Obviously, Dead related subjects are going to proliferate-but people have discussed sport, The Who, The Doors, blues, Hunter S. Thompson -all sorts of things. If you don't like the subject being discussed-just don't join in. Subjects come and go. If you are offended by something someone writes on here, I am not sure that attacking that person is the best way of dealing with the situation. Hampton81-nice to see a new name on here. Good luck..
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....nothing to say really, except someone is keeping count. Aww. You do care. If you include the AOTS thread, that's six.
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I don’t care what anybody says, you guys are ok ; )Why can’t we all just get a bong?
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Wow! That's pretty amazing Hampton81....it all makes sense to me. I would like that choice - I've listened to it many times, as it was my first show! Believe it or not it was the first time I ever heard Sugaree or The Wheel...Here's a story. When we walked up a guy had a stack of posters advertising the show. (The Without A Net theme.) I handed him 10 or 20DM (deutshe marks?) and he was about to peel one off when the poster police came up and said he couldn't sell them. He was very accommodating and packed up....I said "Hey I already paid!" and the poster police let him give me one. So that was good. It's framed on my wall now.
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Isn’t much of why come here to celebrate the grateful things in life and leave the shit winds behind for a while, every now and then, from time to time.....(que the trumpet!)Like... 1 week till D&C Boulder 1 month or less till Dave’s 27 2 months till perhaps one of the “best boxes ever” (quotith his Donaldness)
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....I wanted to be a cartographer when I was in my teens. I made random maps ala LOTR / D&D. I would measure coastlines and elevation. But hard to make a living making maps. Still, a cool gig if I could get it.....edit. confused cryptography with cartography. Oh well. Running with it....don't hit me.
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Welcome Hampton81! Nice theory. But speaking of 81..... 5/17/81 9/26/81 Maybe it’s like politicians....even when not true, if you say it enough times it becomes true lol
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“When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro” to me, HUMBLE OPIONON here folks, that often means comedy, or music.... Often, the more messed up the situation, the more the situation calls for humor, sometimes especially, ahhh, colorful humor. Like my friend and associate inadvertently making “your moma ” jokes 2 weeks after my ma died....priceless! I love the man like a still born brother. Vguy; can just see him up on stage pullin at his tie and collar, queuing rim shots, “heeey now, we’ll be here all week, be sure and tip your bar tenders, Hey-ooooooh!”
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These July 8 2018 postings on this PNW box thread are way too crazy. I am not offended in any way by them. They're just off the subject matter of this box set, Grateful Dead, other *jam* bands, rock music in general *Blow Away: 7/7/89 JFK Stadium Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
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7/25/728/12/72 8/24/72 9/03/72 9/09/72 9/15/72 9/23/72 10/23/72 10/26/72 11/14/72 11/22/72 12/15/72 Any of these would be marvelous. Speaking of marvelous, 7/08/78.
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....You thought you was the cool foolAnd never could do no wrong....I would finish the verse, but you all know how it ends. I'm just gonna lay that right here. Believe it if you need it. You all know how that verse ends too.
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I'm speechless...also clueless.
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...trying to make a jump that fubar'd Evil Knievel back in the day. I loved E.K. when I was a kid. Part of my 70's upbringing.Right in your backyard Vguy. I had a few Michael Jackson zingers but in light of recent moods,I'll be quiet. :o)
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bikes, didnt all us fellas make ramps and jump bikes
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hmmmm. bored/board been spicy. I got to go back through. I do know one of the greats is fini. That is goddam sad.
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Yes.. that is until we realized the wipeouts could become epic.. and painful. Evil Kinevil was big back then. Then came adulthood and mountain bikes. We have one of those WWII tanks displayed prominently in the town park. I have always wanted to get one of my friends really liquored up and convince them it would be a good idea to steal the tank and go joy riding around town. That would be grand. I guess we could build a big ramp and see if the tank could catch some air. Anyone in?
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It started with Big Wheels. Then it was bmx bikes & yellow skateboards w/ red wheels. Then around 1978 or so I tried launching an old Raleigh road bike off a loading dock. Went right over the handlebars,the bike flipped over and the rear wheel bolt punched a hole right in the top of my head. ...and people wonder why I've been super weird most of my life... :o)
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....jumped the Caesars Palace fountains. Broke forty bones in his body. That's like a fifth of them I think. I was in that crowd somewhere. I think I was on the right side....https://youtu.be/cnPZq9rdNEI Crazy mofo....I don't think I ever want balls that big. I'd be dead. Love the UB40 shout out. My favorite band for the past four days.... https://youtu.be/nUv2PghRslY
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3 jumps tonight. Already successful with the first two.Ceasars Palace Fountains are next Vguy. :o)
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Black Uhuru Oakland, pulling together Right On
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Hey there Dead.net, what's poppin'? Did I miss anything lately? One thing I miss, is the "good old days" when guys would just post here to humblebrag about whatever they happened to be doing that day, like going to water parks or hoovering. Speaking of which, couldn't make it down to the DSO show at Red Rocks, to (some) chagrin. The good news, I can sit at home and crank Franklin's Tower on repeat. While drinking unlimited IPAs. And then crank Sugar Magnolia ("One Sugar Magnolia per release, please." Really?) And then Werewolves of London. Probably about 4x. At a volume determined to irritate my neighbors. Because I really, truly actually enjoy Bobby's slide guitar playing on that tune (and even more on DP 25). I bleeping love "Werewolves of London" played by the Grateful Dead with Bob Weir on slide guitar. Discuss.
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....I'll do it.https://archive.org/details/gd86-06-22.sbd.lai.388.sbefail.shnf ....the second set just drips. One of my first tapes. I know it like the back of my hand. The Fire is so laid back. Beautiful. Jerry in red still kicked ass. There's no one to compete.... Jack Baller is the solvent. I'm taking his lead. The good old days was only a few daze ago. Gather around. I've got a Sunday sermon to tell you. (shhhh. It's the Samson from 6.22.86. you didn't hear it from me.)
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