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Dead Show/podcast for 9/30/22
 Fifty years ago today, the Grateful Dead played this free concert in Washington D.C.  I present the fine second set for your entertainment today. I hope you agree that it is an excellent recording and contains some quite sublime moments. I'll draw your attention to just a few.. the 'He's Gone' is drawn out and heartfelt. I'm also a big fan of Jerry's performance of 'Brokedown Palace' here.  'The Other One' shows the boys more than willing to take the jam to the stars, Phil in particular is outstanding here. 'Sing Me Back Home' again, Jerry is sublime. I love the 'Uncle John's Band' closer.. while we don't have the encore, I think we have more than enough here to raise our spirits..  Grateful Dead Reeves Field - American University Washington, DC 9/30/1972 - Saturday     Two     Greatest Story Ever Told He's Gone Me And My Uncle Brokedown Palace Truckin' > The Other One > Sing Me Back Home Sugar Magnolia Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Uncle John's Band  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod093022.mp3 Thank you for listening, I so hope you enjoy!   
101:57 09/30/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 9/23/22
  This week's Deadpod features a 'free' show that took place on the campus of American University in Washington D.C. on September 30, 1972. This is a fairly standard '72 setlist, however it is a nice collection of well-played standards and we are fortunate to have such a nice recording (albeit there is a cut in the wonderful 'I Know You Rider').  Bob Weir is a bit higher in the mix than usual which results in an interesting listen. He is also in fine voice, hitting some higher notes than he was able to a few years later. Besides the aforementioned China>Rider, which is wonderful, some of the other highlights here are an excellent 'Black Throated Wind', 'Birdsong' (before which you can hear Bobby complaining about the stage heaters), a hot 'Big River', and a jammed out 'Playin' In the Band'.      Grateful Dead Reeves Field - American University Washington, DC 9/30/1972 - Saturday     One     The Promised Land Deal Mexicali Blues Sugaree Black Throated Wind China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider El Paso Bird Song Big River Loser Playing In The Band Casey Jones   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod092322.mp3 "Same old friends the wind and rain, Summers fade and roses die, You'll see summer come again, Like a song that's born to soar the sky."
98:49 09/23/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 9/16/22
Pardon the brevity but as I'm feeling under the weather this intro will have to be even briefer than usual..  a find second set from the first night of the legendary Madison Square Garden run of 1990 features an excellent 'Scarlet>Fire' .. I love Phil and Jerry's contributions here, especially on the incendiary jams in Fire.. It's been awhile since I've featured a good 'Terrapin Station' and that's here too, as is a wonderful 'Wharf Rat'.  All in all an excellent early 90s second set.. I hope you enjoy it.      Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/14/1990 - Friday Two      Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Truckin' > Terrapin Station > Jam > Drums > Space > The Other One > Wharf Rat > Sugar Magnolia   Encore      U.S. Blues  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod091622.mp3 Hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing from you. 
114:30 09/16/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 9/9/22
This week I'm featuring a show from the famous September 1990 run at Madison Square Garden in NYC, NY. I had thought I'd already played all of this run, but realized I hadn't played this - the first show of the run without Bruce Hornsby. This is a fine show, the band is jazzed to be back at the Garden and I think Jerry is in fine form.  The opening 'Feel Like a Stranger' is a great choice, and shows the boys are here to play.. a fine 'Sugaree' follows, although I wish Vince would have dialed it down just a bit. The 'Minglewood' that follows is one of the better versions in my opinion. Other highlights here include a fine 'Black Throated Wind' and 'Jack-A-Roe', both of which feature fine vocals from Bob and Jerry, respectively.  Be sure and also tune in next week for one of the best 'Scarlet>Fire's' of the decade. Grateful Dead Madison Square Garden New York , NY 9/14/1990 - Friday One     Feel Like A Stranger Sugaree New Minglewood Blues Ramble On Rose Black Throated Wind Jack-A-Roe Cassidy > Don't Ease Me In  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090922.mp3 Thank you for your kind support! 
64:02 09/09/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 9/2/22
This Labor Day weekend the Deadpod brings you the 2nd set from the band's performance at the Shoreline Amphitheater on August 18, 1991. There's alot of joy in this set, I think, as the band seems to be enjoying themselves throughout. A fine 'Deal' opens things up - Hornsby is evident here and throughout. The band delivers a topnotch version of 'Samson and Delilah' to follow. A somewhat sloppy 'Mississippi Half-Step' leads into a rather funky 'Feel Like a Stranger'. Out of the Rhythm Devils we get a favorite of mine, 'China Doll', then the band closes with a rocking trifecta of 'Goin' Down the Road', 'Throwin' Stones' and 'Not Fade Away'.  One of the highlights is the perfectly executed 'Brokedown Palace' encore.    Grateful Dead Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA 8/18/1991 - Sunday Two     Deal [8:41] Samson And Delilah [8:40] Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:15] Feel Like A Stranger [8:20] > Drums > Space > China Doll > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away Encore     Brokedown Palace   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod090222.mp3 Have a safe and happy Labor Day!! thank you for listening and of course for you kind support. 
106:04 09/02/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 8/26/22
   Here's a fun and happy Sunday show on this week's Deadpod - from the Shoreline Amphitheater on August 18, 1991. This first set features a very fine 'Jack-A-Roe' and some great piano work by Bruce Hornsby on 'CC Rider'. Jerry also brings out the Dylan cover 'It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry' which made its appearance this summer. One of the highlights of the set is Bobby seemingly forgetting the words to 'Beat It On Down the Line'...later in that song, Hornsby creates a 'false stop' and you hear the band talking about it before a short reprise :) A great 'Johnny B. Goode' ends the set..    Grateful Dead Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA 8/18/1991 - Sunday One      Hell In A Bucket   Jack-A-Roe [5:00]   C C Rider [5:26] > It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry [4:25]   Beat It On Down The Line   West L.A. Fadeaway   When I Paint My Masterpiece   Stagger Lee   Johnny B. Goode  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod082622.mp3 Hope you enjoy the show, thanks for your kind support.   
61:30 08/26/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 8/19/22
This week's Deadpod continues the band's performance in Kansas City on August 3, 1982 at the Starlight Theater. This is a solid show, with a long, funky 'Shakedown Street' to kick things off. That flows into 'Samson', then a beautiful rendition of 'To Lay Me Down' follows.  Next up is a great version of 'Let It Grow', with some nice interplay between Jerry and Brent leading into the Rhythm Devils portion of the set. 'He's Gone' flows nicely out of 'Space', and is followed by a good 'Other One' and 'Stella Blue'. The boys close with a feel good 'Sugar Mag' and return with a 'Casey Jones' encore.   Grateful Dead Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO  8/3/1982 - Tuesday     Two     Shakedown Street [14:09] > Samson And Delilah [8:10] ; To Lay Me Down [9:04] ; Let It Grow [13:25] > Drums > Space [#6:05] > He's Gone [12:42] > The Other One [8:18] > Stella Blue [10:44] > Sugar Magnolia [9:48] Encore     Casey Jones [4:50]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081922.mp3 "August flies.... "  
110:31 08/19/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 8/12/22
 A fine first set from a beautiful venue is on tap for this week's Deadpod. This performance, from August 3, 1982 at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City Missouri, features a most excellent first set.  Jerry brings the 'Mississippi Half-Step' to life by shaping the sound quite sweetly, and in particular the transition into 'Franklin's Tower' is not to be missed. Note the fine interplay with Phil here. It is difficult to pick out highlights in this set as everything is quite good, but note the beautiful 'Peggy O'. There's a nice transition beween 'El Paso' and 'Cumberland Blues', which is also a smoker. Jerry does 'Althea' justice with some nice soloing, and the 'Big Railroad Blues' into 'Man Smart' is an unusual pairing. All in all I think this is a fine example of the period and hope you enjoy it!  Grateful Dead Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO  8/3/1982 - Tuesday     One     Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [8:43] > Franklin's Tower [11:40] > New Minglewood Blues [7:00] ; Peggy-O [7:37] ; El Paso [4:45] > Cumberland Blues [5:44] ; Althea [8:46] ; Cassidy [6:06] ; Big Railroad Blues [5:55] > Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [7:27] ; Might As Well [4:29]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod081222.mp3 Thanks for listening and of course for your kind support!   
80:07 08/12/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 8/5/22
This week's Deadpod features the continuation of the band's performance at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco on July 13, 1976.  There are issues with the tape on 'Music Never Stopped' but this clears up quickly so please be patient.  'It Must Have Been the Roses' follows, then 'Samson' but the highlight here is a beautiful version of 'High Time'.  After some pause, they go into 'Saint Stephen' into 'Not Fade Away' , quite interesting at times..they then move into 'Sugar Magnolia' and you think that this must be the end of the set, but Jerry comes back with a stunning 'Stella Blue'. They do the 'Sugar Mag' reprise, but then return for a pretty outrageous encore - a long and funky 'Dancin' In the Streets'..    Grateful Dead 1976-07-13 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, CA Two     The Music Never Stopped [6:03] % It Must Have Been The Roses [6:50] % Samson And Delilah [7:12] % High Time [8:05] % Saint Stephen [10:55] (1) > Not Fade Away [4:35] > Drums [0:18] > Saint Stephen [0:46] > Sugar Magnolia [3:33];[2:36] ; Stella Blue [10:30] > Sunshine Daydream [3:17] Encore     Dancing In The Street [15:40] Comments     (1) {Saint Stephen [4:57] > 'transition' Jam [5:58] }  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod080522.mp3 Stay cool and listen to the music play! 
88:34 08/05/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 7/29/22
As we wind down the month of July and head into the Days Between, I came across this recording from the historic  July 1976 run at the Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, CA which I thought was most enjoyable so I wanted to share it with you. This is from the second night, July 13. I hadn't heard the show in this quality before so I hope you enjoy it.  Some of the highlights here include a very pretty 'Peggy-O' and a truly wonderful 'Crazy Fingers'. Checck out Phil on the latter and how the spanish-type jam just goes on and on... that goes into a very nice 'Let It Grow' and then to a rare first-set 'drums' segment.      Grateful Dead 1976-07-13 Orpheum Theatre - San Francisco, CA Set 1: Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Big River Peggy-O Cassidy Tuning/Banter Crazy Fingers > Let It Grow > Drums Might As Well You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072922.mp3 Thanks for listening - I hope you enjoy!   
73:58 07/29/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 7/22/22
This week's Deadpod features the audience recording of the second set from 7/14/81 at McNichols Arena in Denver Colorado.  A funky 'Shakedown Street' opens up the proceedings, followed by 'Samson & Delilah' and an intimate 'High Time'.  Bobby blows the circus whistle for the start of a strong 'Truckin', punctuated by a great Jerry solo going into 'Eyes of the World' (unfortunately a small cut in that). Drums and Space lead into a short 'Other One', but then we are treated to a really beautiful 'Wharf Rat'.  An odd 'Miracle' tease by Weir surrenders to 'Good Lovin' to close the set - they return to do a 'U.S. Blues' encore.      Grateful Dead McNichols Arena Denver, CO 7/14/1981 - Tuesday Two     Shakedown Street [14:05] > Samson And Delilah [7:02] ; High Time [7:29] ; Truckin' [8:06] > Eyes Of The World [13:#18] > Drums > Space > The Other One [6:07] > Wharf Rat [10:53] > Good Lovin' [7:13] Encore     U.S. Blues [4:59]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod072222.mp3 Peace. 
91:01 07/22/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 7/15/22
"Being summer, I took off my shirt...." well I'm not taking my shirt off but I am bringing you a summertime treat I think, with an excellent audience recording of the band's performance in Denver on July 14, 1981. As I listened to this tape it just struck me that the feeling of being there that a good audience recording gives you was perfect for this time of the year, when many of us have been lucky enough to experience some live music in person.. I do hope you have! This show has some excellent energy throughout, the Minglewood has a couple very nice Jerry solos, the 'Cassidy' is nicely paced, and leads into a sweet 'To Lay Me Down'.  Weir has some fun with 'Me & My Uncle' which is blistering.. as is the outstanding 'Big Railroad Blues'  The highlight of the set is the Birdsong>Sailor>Saint, however. It is only the the 14th electric birdsong since 9/15/73, and the only time that Sailor comes out of Birdsong. It is excellent.    Grateful Dead McNichols Arena Denver, CO 7/14/1981 - Tuesday One     Cold Rain And Snow [5:40] > New Minglewood Blues [6:41] ; Friend Of The Devil [9:00] ; Cassidy [5:05] ; To Lay Me Down [8:53] > Me And My Uncle [2:55]> Mexicali Blues [4:30] ; Big Railroad Blues [3:48] ; Little Red Rooster [8:23] ; Bird Song [11:48] > Lost Sailor [6:42] > Saint Of Circumstance [7:25] > Don't Ease Me In [3:06]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod071522.mp3 Thanks for your kind support. I hope you are able to enjoy these summer daze!   
84:48 07/15/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 7/8/22
 Here's the second set from the band's performance at Autzen Stadium in Eugene on June 23, 1990.  A rather slow and dreamy 'Eyes of the World' leads us into a great 'Looks Like Rain', Bobby really does it justice here. 'Crazy Fingers' follows and while Jerry's voice is a bit craggy here its still, for me, a pleasure to hear. The band busts it out on the following 'Playin' In the Band' which opens up beautifully into 'Uncle John's Band', then returns for a full-blown 'Playin' Reprise'.  'The Wheel' flows out of space, then after a rocking 'Miracle', Jerry commands us with a powerful 'Morning Dew'.  Being Saturday the obligatory "One More Saturday Night' gets the crowd spinning as the band heads for the exits..    Grateful Dead Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon Eugene, OR 6/23/1990 - Saturday Two Eyes Of The World [15:24] > Looks Like Rain [8:35] > Crazy Fingers [8:24] > Playing In The Band [10:57] > Uncle John's Band % [9:02] > Playing Reprise [2:11] > Drums [8:03] > Space [9:18] > The Wheel [5:32] > I Need A Miracle [5:25] > Morning Dew [10:50] Encore     One More Saturday Night [4:59]     You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070822.mp3  Thank you for your kind support, and keep a light in your heart during these dark days. 
105:18 07/08/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 7/1/22
Summertime.. and the livin' is easy...  This week I decided to bring you a show from the summer tour of 1990, one of my favorites.. this comes to us from Eugene Oregon from June 23, 1990. A fine afternoon show, Little Feat was the opening act and the fans were treated to what I think is a great display of the band at this period of time.  A powerful 'Feel Like a Stranger' opens things up, then Jerry gets a little funky (and sloppy with lyrics) with a 'West LA Fadeaway'. 'Me and My Uncle' transitions into a (rare for the year) 'Cumberland Blues' .. instead of the usual 'Big River'. Brent brings out 'Far From Me' another unusual choice, then Jerry plays a nice 'They Love Each Other'. Following Weir's 'Cassidy', 'Tennessee Jed' leads into a rocking 'Promised Land' to close the first set.    Grateful Dead Autzen Stadium - University of Oregon Eugene, OR 6/23/1990 - Saturday One     Feel Like A Stranger West L.A. Fadeaway Me And My Uncle > Cumberland Blues Far From Me They Love Each Other Cassidy Tennessee Jed > The Promised Land   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod070122.mp3  Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!    thank you for your kind support - I hope the donation button on the webpage is working again - if not please let me know.. :) 
68:13 07/01/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 6/24/22
Prepare to be psychedelicized this week as we listen to set 2 of the Dead's performance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco on June 7, 1970.  The boys take us right to the deep end with a Cryptical to open set 2, then blow into a great Other One, and back into Cryptical. Drums then take us into a rare 'The Main Ten' jam before we get to hear the very first 'Sugar Magnolia'. Pigpen is in fine form on 'It's A Man's World' (and later on the set closing Good Lovin'). Sittin' On Top of the World is a treat to my ears,  and who doesn't smile when they get to hear 'Cosmic Charlie'?  I think you'll enjoy this one from a year that we have far too few good recordings. There are a few cuts, but hey, its 52 years ago...   Grateful Dead Fillmore West San Francisco, CA 6/7/1970 - Sunday     Two - 1:29:56     Set Two: Electric Cryptical Drums The Other One Cryptical Drums The Main Ten Sugar Magnolia Louie Louie It's A Mans World Mama Tried Sitting On Top Of The World Cosmic Charlie Casey Jones Good Lovin Drums Jam-Good Lovin You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod062422.mp3  Thank you for listening and your kind support!  I'll be a Pine Knob this coming week to see Dead & Co. Hope some of  you have had that chance or are going to be able to catch them!   
90:40 06/24/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 6/17/22
This week's Deadpod is a short but very sweet show from June 7, 1970 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. This week's first set is 'relatively' acoustic, that is the first two songs are acoustic, but Jerry uses an electric guitar and Weir acoustic on the remainder of the som et. Frdeadlists.com:  " David Nelson plays mandolin on Cold Jordan and Swing Low, and he and Marmaduke contribute backup vocals. Before Cumberland Blues Garcia says "we're gonna do a few semi-electric numbers. We've got a million new labels." There is a short cut at 2:48 of Cumberland. Marmaduke adds backup vocals to Me And My Uncle." This was a birthday request from a great friend of the Deadpod - happy (early) birthday Steve!   Grateful Dead Fillmore West San Francisco, CA 6/7/1970 - Sunday     One    Intro [0:11]   Don't Ease Me In [3:03] [0:20]   Silver Threads And Golden Needle [3:32] Friend Of The Devil [3:38] [0:33]   Candyman [5:44] [0:44]   Cold Jordan [2:11] [0:59]   Swing Low Sweet Chariot [3:00] [2:24]   Cumberland Blues [4:#12] [1:02]   Me And My Uncle [3:07] [0:30]   New Speedway Boogie [8:57] [0:16]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061722.mp3  thanks so much for your kind support !  
46:47 06/17/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 6/10/22
This one is a treat for me to listen to so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do... this second set from the band's performance at the first 'Day on the Green' on June 8, 1974. These '74 Wall of Sound shows are some of my favorites, as you can tell from the opening 'U.S. Blues' that the boys are here in full force. Keith and Phil are rocking and the entire ensemble sounds great throughout. The 'cosmic' 'Playin in the Band' clocks in at over 24 minutes and despite a scream or two from Donna will definitely raise you to a happy place. For me, there is not much music that makes me happier than an 'Eyes of the World' like this one.. I can't help but relax and let me take me downstream..  Thanks for listening my friends..      Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Oakland, CA 6/8/1974 - Saturday Two     U.S. Blues [5:35]   Big River [5:12]   Ship Of Fools [5:51]   Playing In The Band [24:02] > Wharf Rat [10:16] > Playing In The Band [5:08]   Eyes Of The World [14:49]   Sugar Magnolia [9:53] Encore     Casey Jones [5:55] > One More Saturday Night [4:43]   You can hear this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061022.mp3   " And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days;" -James Russell Lowell    
102:03 06/10/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 6/3/22
 This week's Deadpod comes from the famous 'Day on the Green' #1 at Oakland Stadium on June 8, 1974.  This first set of this 'Wall of Sound' show, features less jamming than will be coming up in set 2, but still some wonderful playing, highlighted by some great contributions from Keith and Phil. I particularly enjoy the stand-alone Scarlet and the Greatest Story Ever Told!     Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Stadium Oakland, CA 6/8/1974 - Saturday     One     The Promised Land [3:12] ; Brown Eyed Women [4:36] ; Me And Bobby McGee [5:44] ; Scarlet Begonias [5:24] ; Mexicali Blues [3:30] ; It Must Have Been The Roses [5:06] ; Me And My Uncle [2:53] ; Tennessee Jed [8:00] ; Greatest Story Ever Told [#5:14] ; China Cat Sunflower [8:22] > I Know You Rider [5:25] ; Around And Around [5:01]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060322.mp3  Sorry for the sort intro but I'm a bit under the weather this week.  Thanks for your kind support. 
84:05 06/03/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 5/27/22
A fine second set from Boston Garden on May 12, 1980 to send you off on your Memorial Day weekend adventures. This one starts with an excellent 'Feel Like a Stranger', followed by an intense 'Ship of Fools'. A rolling 'Estimated Prophet' and 'He's Gone' follows, but then the band dissolves into a unique and interesting 'Caution' jam for about 10 minutes, for me the highlight of the set. Drums follows, then a 'Saint of Circumstance' which flows into the 'Wharf Rat' in the ballad slot. 'Sugar Magnolia' closes the set which they then follow with a 'US Blues' encore.  Grateful Dead Boston Garden Boston, MA 5/12/1980 - Monday      Two      Feel Like A Stranger [8:12] ; Ship Of Fools [8:06] ; Estimated Prophet[11:21] > He's Gone (1) [21:35] > Drums [9:19] > Space [2:03] > Saint Of Circumstance [5:24] > Wharf Rat [8:54] > Sugar Magnolia [7:41] Encore      U.S. Blues [4:56] (1) He's Gone [11:35] > Caution Jam [10:00]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052722.mp3  Thank you for your support of the Deadpod. I hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.  
92:38 05/27/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 5/20/22
One of my favorite tours, the Spring tour of 1980 will give us one more fine show on this week's Deadpod. From the old Boston Garden on May 12, 1980 the boys shook the rafters on this Monday night with a rocking first set.  They come out blazing with a great 'Jack Straw>Alabama Getaway>El Paso' opening trifecta. While this is an unusual combo, Jerry and Brent in particular shine on these opening tunes. A nice 'Althea' follows, then Bobby takes the lead on 'Lazy Lightning> Supplication'. We get a short but sweet Brent number in 'Far From Me' before Bobby takes us back down to Minglewood. The closing China>Rider is excellent, highlighted for me, by Jerry's emotion when he is on that northbound train.  Grateful Dead Boston Garden Boston, MA 5/12/1980 - Monday     One     Jack Straw [5:21] > Alabama Getaway [4:53] > El Paso [4:12] Althea [8:16] Lazy Lightnin' [3:22] > Supplication [4:44] Far From Me [3:37] New Minglewood Blues [7:08] China Cat Sunflower [5:04] > I Know You Rider [6:07]  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052022.mp3   Thanks for your kind support, and stay in touch!
60:57 05/20/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 5/13/22
 I don't believe Friday the 13th is bad luck here on the Deadpod! This week's show is the 2nd and 3rd sets from the band's performance in Paris France on September 21, 1974. I've taken the liberty of removing 'Seastones' which started set 2, simply because I generally find it unlistenable.  Be that as it may the Playin' In the Band which follows and which concludes the second set is one of the highlights of the show. I dig it and hope you do as well.  The third set features some nice versions of favorites such as 'Row Jimmy' and 'Uncle John's Band' but the winner here is a wonderful 'Morning Dew'. Phil just about blows it up here and I really like it.   Grateful Dead Palais des Sports Paris, France 9/21/1974 - Saturday Two     Seastones > [edited out] Playin > Drums > Playin Three     Row Jimmy ; Big River ; Ship Of Fools ; Uncle John's Band ; Around And Around ; Morning Dew ; Sugar Magnolia Encore     Casey Jones  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051322.mp3 Sure hope you have a very lucky day! 
96:33 05/13/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 5/6/22
As this weekend is the first weekend in May, we not only celebrate our Mothers, but the Run for the Roses! Naturally I felt this called for a rendition of 'The Race Is On', and this one comes to us from the bands European tour of the Fall of 1974. Specifically from Paris on September 21, 1974.  This first set which we will hear this week shows considerable change from those European shows of 50 years ago.. the band is I think, a bit more mellow and more jazzy in my opinion. Keith is adding alot of nice color to these songs as well. Here we have a long and unusual setlist, with highlights for me being besides the 'Race Is On' the nice 'Sugaree', a fun 'Loose Lucy' and a great 'Eyes of the World' into 'China Doll' to close  the set (!). I think this is quite a nice recording and hope you enjoy it.      Grateful Dead Palais des Sports Paris, France 9/21/1974 - Saturday One     Bertha Mexicali Blues Sugaree The Promised Land Peggy-O Me And My Uncle Deal The Race Is On Loose Lucy El Paso Eyes Of The World > China Doll  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050622.mp3 Love your Mother!    thanks for your kind support. 
83:45 05/06/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 4/29/22
This week's Deadpod features a long second set on the occasion of Brent Mydland's first gig with the band, on April 22, 1979 in San Jose California.  The band opens with the trifecta 'I Need a Miracle' into 'Bertha' into 'Good Lovin', while it starts out a bit rough it picks up alot of energy by the end and they then go into a wonderful version of 'Scarlet Begonias' into 'Fire on the Mountain'. The transition jam into Fire is especially interesting, as is Jerry's jamming throughout that tune. 'Estimated Prophet' continues in the winning vein with some great bass contributed by Phil during the long and excellent opening jam. Brent contributes some interesting electric piano during the closing jam here matched by some very interesting Garcia lines. As this jam closes we hear a new sound from Mickey, as he goes into the fascinating 'Drums' segment with his new toy, 'The Beast', which was brought out for the first time at this show after having been constructed for the 'Apocalypse Now' movie soundtrack. There's not really a Space that follows this Drums segment but instead the band goes into 'The Other One' which is here marred by a cut in the tape. Jerry brings out August West next before the boys close with a rockin' 'Around and Around' They return for a double encore on this Sunday, with a good 'US Blues' followed by a trip to 'Shakedown Street' to close the afternoon..    Grateful Dead Spartan Stadium San Jose, CA (4/22/79) - Sunday Two     I Need A Miracle [4:28] > Bertha [6:40] > Good Lovin' [6:50] ; Scarlet Begonias [9:27] > Fire On The Mountain [13:25] ; Estimated Prophet [11:26] > He's Gone [12:28] > Drums [20:01] > The Other One [7:#27] > Wharf Rat [10:19] > Around And Around [8:10] Encore     U.S. Blues [5:18] ; Shakedown Street [10:42]   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042922.mp3 I hope you have a wonderful May Day! Thanks for listening and for your kind support. 
133:24 04/29/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 4/22/22
43 years ago today Brent Mydland played his first show with the Grateful Dead.  This week we will listen to the first set of that show here on the Deadpod.  I think you'll immediately notice the increased energy on stage, especially when you compare to the early '79 shows. The boys have been rehearsing and I believe it shows in this first set. Highlights for me include the great 'Jack Straw' opener, a fabulous 'Tennessee Jed', the cowboy songs, where we first really hear Brent stepping out. I'm not a huge 'Stagger Lee' fan but this one isn't bad. 'Passenger' always sounded strange to my ears without Donna, they try it out here. Phil comes through quite strong throughout, and the drummers are ON it.  Next week we'll hear the second set with the premier of the Beast!     Grateful Dead Spartan Stadium San Jose, CA (4/22/79) Set 1 Jack Straw Tennessee Jed Mama Tried Mexicali Blues Sugaree Looks Like Rain Brown Eyed Women New Minglewood Blues Stagger Lee Passenger Deal Comments: Brent Mydland's First Show  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042222.mp3 Thank you for listening, and for your kind support.   
77:48 04/22/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 4/15/22
This week we feature a great set from April of 1971 - 4/12/71 from Pittsburgh PA.  Again, this is a sweet recording only one or two minor flaws. 'Truckin' starts us off hot, with some nice jamming punctuated by Billy K pounding the kit as they lead into a 10 minute 'Other One'. Of particular note here is the transition into 'Wharf Rat'.  'Me & Bobby McGee' is nicely done but marred at the end by an unfortunate tape flip.  'Casey Jones' and 'Sugar Magnolia' benefit from their placement here in the middle of the set. The ending here is classic 1971 Dead, with the closing 'Lovelight' bringing the return of Pigpen to the stage to lead us home.  I hope you enjoy this, one of the best shows of April 1971.    Grateful Dead Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA 4/12/71 - Monday      Set 2: Truckin' -> Drums -> The Other One -> Wharf Rat Me & Bobby McGee Casey Jones Sugar Magnolia Deal -> Not Fade Away -> Going Down The Road Feeling Bad -> Turn On Your Lovelight  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod041522.mp3 Happy Easter :) 
81:31 04/15/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 4/8/22
This week's Deadpod is from a marvelous sounding tape (with one or two issues) from the Spring of 1971. This set has Phil all over it - I especially love his sound on 'Bertha'. Pigpen does a wonderful 'Next Time You See Me', and 'Hard to Handle' (although it has a very tragic tape flip that loses the end of the song). The boys are tight and their playing is crackling with energy.  No jazzy spacy jams here, but plenty of electric, down and dirty rock and roll. Set 2 comes up next week and you don't want to miss it..      Grateful Dead Pittsburgh Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA 4/12/71 - Monday     One     Cold Rain And Snow   Me And My Uncle   Bertha   Next Time You See Me   Playing In The Band   Loser   Cumberland Blues   Hard To Handle#   Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040822.mp3  Thanks you for listening and for your kind support. 
52:24 04/08/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 4/1/22
No tricks here! Just some fine Grateful Dead from March 28, 1989 in Atlanta GA.  This week's Deadpod features the second set from the above performance at the Omni, and begins with a sweet 'Samson and Delilah' that gets the set off to a rockin' start. the 'Ship of Fools' that follows slows things down a bit, but is followed by a rare (in this time) complete, 'Playin' In The Band' which goes into a rather new (at the time) 'Foolish Heart'. This one is a bit on the speedy side, but the Drums and Space that follows is not to be missed. Brent takes the lead on 'Gimme Some Lovin' coming out of Space, then Jerry brings August West out for a nice 'Wharf Rat'. They close the second set with the usual 'Throwin' Stones' 'Not Fade Away' combo, but the latter is done quite nicely.  The crowd gets its wish as Phil brings out the Box for the encore.    Grateful Dead The Omni Atlanta, GA 3/28/89 - Tuesday Samson And Delilah; Ship Of Fools; Playing In The Band > Foolish Heart > Drums > Space > Gimme Some Lovin' > Wharf Rat > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away Encore     Box Of Rain  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod040122.mp3 Hope you have a fun April Fools Day!  thanks as always for your kind support. 
102:07 04/01/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 3/25/22
For several years, one of my favorite trips when Spring rolled around was to go down to Atlanta when the magnolias were bloomin' to see the boys during Spring tour. While the Omni might not have been the greatest venue, I always had a wonderful time. This week I decided to bring you a show from there that took place back on March 28, 1989.  This was has a great trifecta to start, with a wonderful 'Let the Good Times Roll' to open things going into a sparkling 'Franklin's Tower'. Bobby works up a sweat on a hot 'Feel Like a Stranger' before things slow a bit with Jerry's 'Stagger Lee' - a song I don't usually love - but I rather like this version. Bob brings out the Dylan with 'Stuck Inside of Mobile'. 'Ramble on Rose' has that southern ragtime feel to it to fit right in. They close the first set with a fine 'Let It Grow' into a rockin' 'Don't Ease Me In'.  This is a very nice recording and I hope you find it enjoyable too..      Grateful Dead The Omni Atlanta, GA 3/28/89 - Tuesday One     Good Times > Franklin's Tower > Feel Like A Stranger   Stagger Lee   Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again   Ramble On Rose   Let It Grow > Don't Ease Me In   You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod032522.mp3 Thanks for your kind support my friends..   
64:00 03/25/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 3/18/22
This week's Deadpod features a fine recording of the second set from the Rex Benefit that took place on March 13, 1985 at the Berkeley Community Theater.  The boys give us a most excellent start with a fine 'Music Never Stopped' into 'Franklin's Tower'. While Jerry flubs a few lyrics here, he more than makes up for it with his fine soloing work. Bobby continues the first-rate performance with a great 'Estimated Prophet' into a bluesy 'Spoonful'. Hamza El-Din joins on drums and space as well as on 'Ollin Arrageed' which inexplicably, goes into a 'Man Smart/Woman Smarter'. Jerry delivers a decent 'Black Peter' but it seems clear to me that they are running out of steam by the 'Good Lovin' finale. A very nice 'Brokedown Palace' encore redeems that however and I'm sure sends everyone home smiling..      Grateful Dead Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA 3/13/85 - Wednesday Two     The Music Never Stopped > Franklin's Tower > Estimated Prophet > Spoonful (1) > Drums (2) > Space (2) > Ollin Arrageed (2) > Man Smart (Woman Smarter) (2) > Black Peter (1) > Good Lovin' Encore     Brokedown Palace Comments     Rex Foundation Benefit ; (1) w/Matt Kelly ; (2) w/Hamza El-Din  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031822.mp3 Happy Vernal Equinox!  thanks for your kind support.   
94:14 03/18/2022
Dead Show/podcast for 3/11/22
This week's Deadpod features a Rex Benefit from March 13, 1985 at the Berkeley Community Theater.  It starts out with a smoking 'Jack Straw', this is quite a pleasure to hear. 'Althea' follows; here Jerry's voice is not in the best of shape, but as is often the case in '85 his playing throughout this first set is quite inspired. The cowboy combo of 'Mama Tried>Mexicali' follows and features both a nice extended jam and some excellent additions by Brent. 'Friend of the Devil' is very nicely done and Jerry sounds much better here. 'Minglewood' has the first Matt Kelly addition, Brent again has a nice solo. The set-closing Deal is high energy as usual to close the short first set.   Grateful Dead Berkeley Community Theatre Berkeley, CA 3/13/85 - Wednesday One     Jack Straw ; Althea ; Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues ; Friend Of The Devil ; New Minglewood Blues (1) ; Bob introduces Matt Kelly ; Deal (1) (1) w/Matt Kelly  You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod031122.mp3  'March winds gonna blow all my troubles away...'   thanks for your kind support my friends. 
50:45 03/11/2022