Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by patchthenation » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:54 am

Listening to 3/13/85 Berkeley before bed...it's a pretty enjoyable show! Matt Kelly appears on Minglewood and Deal. Parts of the second set with Hamza El-Din. I love the Music > Franklin's > Estimated sequence...and bedtime :listen

Audio: https://archive.org/details/gd1985-03-1 ... 343.flac24
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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by patchthenation » Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:04 pm

A day early, but as you all know tomorrow is 3/14! That means not only is it Pi Day, it's time to bust out SPRING 1990!!

Up first...3/14/90 in good ole Maryland:

Rousing CRS/FLAS to open, a rockin Big River, the return of LOOSE LUCY, the Let it Grow from Without a Net (why do I remember WAN version being better? Editing?) Crazy is pretty, Playin is spirited and Jerry and Phil lead the band thru a monster jam. Wish that the drums backed off a bit in some spots, like Billy did in 73. Jerry led the band back towards Playin, but just when Bob sounded like he was ready for it, Jerry brought out the tuba for a spacey jam, and in came the drummers. Space is a monster!!! And of course who doesn’t love a Fantasy out of Space??? Black Peter brings a smile :) AND LOVELIGHT TO CLOSE? Oh come on. What could be better?? Oh, just a beautiful Black Muddy River. :bigheart

Video of Lucy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUwC6tDJD1o
Archive audio: https://archive.org/details/gd1990-03-1 ... r.flac2496
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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by patchthenation » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:47 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHIL!!! :jumpclap :jester :birthday

Hittin up 3/15/73 Nassau today...the first Nassau show, Phil gives us a Box, and I'm partial to the Eyes > China Doll.

A newer SBD here: https://archive.org/details/gd1973-03-1 ... ick.flac16
More detailed review: https://linernotesmusicblog.wordpress.c ... -ny-31573/

Personally, I will be listening to Phil and Friends 3/15/17 at the Cap, night one of Phil's birthday bash last year.
Review with audio and visual: https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/phil- ... day-audio/
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Post by patchthenation » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:28 pm

Check out 3/16/90 Landover today, the next stop on Spring 90. First Black-Throated since 74, and the lyrics were updated- thankfully Bob abandoned them quickly.

This guy loved the Scarlet > Estimated: http://www.deadforayear.com/day-2-scarl ... s-31690-2/
Audio: https://archive.org/details/gd1990-03-1 ... eok.flac16
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv7UJLnSbW0
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Post by patchthenation » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:46 am

Another suggestion today is 3/15/18 Shakedown by Phil and the Fam Band from the Cap! Scofield MAKES that Shakedown! (And there's No Quarter before it)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMER0-OJaRI&t=

Listening now to last year's Phil bday celebration, with 3/16/17 at the Cap. This band knows how to JAM! Featuring Stanley Jordan, John Kadlecik, and Joan Osborne!!! Stellar band. I would pay to see this band. Check out Cosmic Charlie!!!
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZKntFjQInw

Both feature Jason Crosby! He is Phil's Chimenti.
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Post by patchthenation » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:28 pm

Spring has a lot of shows! Now I'm enjoying 3/16-18/17 JRAD at the Brooklyn Bowl - with Oteil and Stuart Bogie!

3/16 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdQMS3jCOuA&t
WOW that first set is a MONSTER from start to finish! LOVE that transition from Eleven to Shakedown, and several other jams in set 1 AND 2! :dance :guitarred :listen

3/17 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6pRJIjnqAA
Loved the SOTOTW and Eyes, ANOTHER MONSTER! Metzger and Benevento KILL IT!! :guitarred :listen :stpatcheer

3/18 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqZsPIFEeJQ&t=2454s
Too many jams to count!
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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by Creedo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:33 pm

Review copied from Dead.net

https://archive.org/details/gd95-03-18. ... sbeok.shnf
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It's All Too Much/Mean People Suck
Philly Spectrum
Saturday, March 18, 1995

SUMMARY:

1) It’s All Too Much
2) Mean people suck!

First, the usual disclaimer -- I was sitting fourth row center tonight. I mention this, again, not to brag, but for two specific reasons: one is that being that close definitely affects your opinion of the show; the second is in the interest of “equal time”; I got this swell seat from GDTS -- I don’t know anyone there, and my order was not unusual in any way (GDTS has been trashed a lot recently for poor ticket selection.)

ANYWAY...

Life on tour is hell -- Bobby comes on stage with his arms out in front of him like a sleep-walking zombie!

Hell in a Bucket was fine to open; or at least as fine as it usually is. Followed by major tech problems, with Parish and Jerry kneeling behind Jerry’s stack, shaking his guitar upside down. Bobby jokes about something that MIGHT have implied that they were trying to get the pick out of the inside of the guitar! Much time passes. Bobby tells us that it’s Bill’s birthday. Or maybe he said that it’s BOTH of the drummers birthdays. Not true in either case, and brings back memories of the good old days. I hate to be a whiner (yet I do it so well...) but with Jerry’s guitar down for so long, I wish those incredibly talented musicians on stage had done SOMETHING, even if it was just off the cuff noodling. Bobby! Tell us the yellow dog joke!

West L.A. Fadeaway, followed by El Paso with the acoustic. For the first time all night Jerry looks pleased and semi-awake. Follows up with a scorching Ramble on Rose that has a great jam with shifting time signatures (do I have ANY idea of what I’m talking about?) a la Tennessee Jed. The crowd yells for Phil to do something, and Phil mutters, “How do you know WHAT I’ll do?” before launching into an up-tempo Just Like Thom Thumb’s Blues. Jackaroe is fine, and Promised Land scorches (i.e., Jerry stays awake for the entire song.)

Dose dog behind me during intermission keeps screaming for Jerry, so I keep screaming for Jorma. (Hot fuckin’ Tuna!) If you haven’t been recently, the crowd in the first few rows is pretty weird -- they all seem to know each other, they all seem to have some sort of secret ticket connections within the band, and they all seem bored out of their minds. During the space tonight (which I love!) one guy is screaming, “Let’s go! It’s too long!” So THIS is where the intelligentsia hang out!

(And, as an aside to all my moaning in last night’s post about feeling old at the show, now I know where all the old deadheads have gone -- they’re all behind the soundboard in the tapers section with all manner of microphones, cables, batteries, flashlights, flight jackets, road cases, etc. etc. Now I don’t want to complain about the good folk who bring us all those great tapes, but, personally, I DON’T WANT TO BE A TAPER! I’M A DANCER, NOT A TAPER! EVERYONE MY AGE IS TAPING! HELP! But I digress...)

Second set opens with The Beatle’s It’s All Too Much, sung by Vince. I’m sure it’s been played before, but someone please tell me when. It was great, and a terrific surprise!

Iko Iko follows. A pretty pedestrian version in my book... until the end. Jerry latches on to the chorus and won’t let go! He keeps singing it over and over, louder, more guitar... Bobby looks worried and the crowd goes nuts.

Playing in the Band starts fine and leads into a terrific jam -- really first-class Grateful Dead musicianship before settling in nicely into Uncle John’s Band. A different transition here, and a different jam at the end of Uncle John’s -- not the usual big crescendo. Bobby is dripping sweat so much from his head that I worry that he is about to fall over. He doesn’t look happy at all, and his voice is good but a long way from its potential greatness.

Jerry has so many cords leading to his guitar (I counted four) that when it’s time to leave for the drums he turns to Parish and throws his hands up. “Mr. Wizard... get me outta here!”

The drums/space were terrific! Really interesting sounds leading to a wonderful funk jam -- VAGUELY reminiscent of the old Dancin’ In the Streets circa late ‘70s, or when Shakedown was played with more of a disco beat. The closest the Dead have come in my experience to House music. Excellent! Vince is key during the space, and throughout the evening. This guy deserves more credit.

The Last Time rocks. Visions of Joanna (sp?) is wonderful. Nice to see that Jerry has that TelePrompTer (I guess) because this song has a million words, and I’m not sure ANYONE could remember them all. The song was beautiful, but from where I was (up close) I could make out very few of the actual lyrics. Either Jerry is mumbling, the sound is weak, I’m going deaf, or all three.

One More Saturday Night. Yay! Again, rocks pretty hard. Jaded folks start to walk out (of third row seats????) and miss a truly splendiferous version of Rain to end the show. (Lucy in the Sky last night; Rain tonight. Are all you folks who complained about Liberty and I Fought the Law taking note?

So much for my brief sojourn to the front of the stage. See you all BEHIND the stage tomorrow night, where the sound may actually be better, and the Deadheads may actually be nicer!

Love

GG

(Written immediately after the show)
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Post by patchthenation » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:57 pm

^that Aiko is one of my favorites!
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Post by Creedo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:55 pm

patchthenation wrote:
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^that Aiko is one of my favorites!
Same here
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