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 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:16 am

On this day in history: a post from my Facebook on 1/31/12:
"I am HOPING for a big Dead-related tour. Something that incorporates Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill K, Bruce Hornsby, and maybe Furthur's John K and Jeff C...and the backup singers...yeah...maybe a festival tour? Anyway those are my thoughts."
Furthur had a summer tour in 2012, but Fare Thee Well (one guitarist & 2 vocalists shy of a 100% perfect guess) happened three years later, in 2015.
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Post by patchthenation » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:43 pm

"Kite on ice since the first of February."

2/1/70 at New Orleans' Warehouse up today. Benefit for the drug bust. With Fleetwood Mac- Peter Green sits in on Lovelight. It's a must-hear!

(Green joining Pig on the rap is slightly cringeworthy, but all in good fun)

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Post by Denver Man » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 am

50 years ago today ... a rare (and creepy) Clementine

https://archive.org/details/gd68-02-02. ... sbeok.shnf

02/02/68
Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

Viola Lee Blues>Feedback>Cryptical>Other One>Cryptical>Clementine>Good AM Little Schoolgirl

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Post by patchthenation » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:04 pm

Denver Man wrote:50 years ago today ... a rare (and creepy) Clementine
Phil will be recreating this show tonight and 2/3/68 tomorrow! :bears2 :beer_cheer :smileys-passing-joint
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Re: Dead-A-Day: On This Day in GD-Land

Post by Creedo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:59 pm

Grateful_Dead_-_Dave's_Picks_Volume_6.jpg
https://archive.org/details/gd70-02-02. ... sbeok.shnf

SET
Casey Jones
Mama Tried
Hard To Handle
Cold Rain And Snow
Black Peter
Dark Star >
Saint Stephen >
Mason's Children
Good Lovin' >
Uncle John's Band
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Not Fade Away >
Turn On Your Lovelight
And We Bid You Good Night


February 2, 1970: Fox Theater, St Louis
GRATEFUL DEAD MAKE ROCK FANS COME ALIVE

The Grateful Dead were a long time getting started last night, but they made up for it with a powerful performance that had rock fans dancing in the aisles of the Fox Theater.
Owsley Stanley, the well-known alchemist, prowled about the stage for an hour after the concert had been scheduled to begin, twisting knobs, cursing microphones, and scowling at the loudspeakers. Stanley built most of the Grateful Dead's massive array of sound equipment, but he was unhappy with the theater's public-address system.
He must have adjusted everything properly because the sound was just fine, blasting clearly into the far reaches of the second balcony.

CROWD MILLS AROUND
The concert, which was part of the homecoming festivities of St Louis University, got underway with a middling performance by a Chicago group, Aorta. It was not until 10:15 that the Grateful Dead began to play. While waiting, many in the crowd of about 2000 milled around in the neo-Babylonian lobby of the theater.
The crowd was about half clean-cut students and about half the sort of group one would expect for a concert by the original San Francisco acid rock band - explosions of hair, clothes from the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. There were few of the boutique bohemians who haunt the more polite rock concerts.
The Dead opened their set with several songs of a heavy country flavor, including a rollicking version of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried." At times, Jerry Garcia was twanging away as if he were playing a pedal steel guitar rather than a simple electric one.

BOY STARTS IT
The crowd was pleased but fairly subdued at first. Then, the six-man band began a long, slow blues that featured some electronic games with feedback and tape loops. In the middle of the blues, they broke into the heavy rock spiritual sound of "St. Stephen." A boy near the front leaped to his feet and yelped in approval, and soon most of the rest of the crowd followed suit.
For the rest of the concert, perhaps another half-hour, the crowd was on its feet, shaking and twisting. Many hands were raised high with the victory sign.
After a slower number, the Dead came on stronger than ever with a pounding rendition of "Turn On Your Lovelight." Ron (Pigpen) McKernan, a cowboy hat pulled low over his eyes, drove the crowd into a frenzy with his gutsy vocal. The two drummers kept the beat rolling, and Garcia threw in snappy blues asides.

SCREAMS FOR MORE
At the end, in a crescendo of cymbals and screeching guitars, a tall girl in an Afro hair style jumped up on the stage and hugged and kissed "Pigpen." The crowd cheered and screamed for more.
For an encore the Dead did an a cappella version of "Goodnight." They seemed as happy as everyone else about the way the evening turned out.
The Fox, which seldom has live performers, seems to be a fine setting for rock concerts. The acoustics are good and the elegantly gaudy decor is perfect.
The delay was not the fault of the theater staff or the band. Several members of the Grateful Dead were among 19 persons arrested early Saturday at what reportedly was a marijuana party in a New Orleans motel. They and their equipment did not arrive in St Louis until nearly 7 p.m.

(by Harper Barnes, from the St Louis Post-Dispatch, February 3 1970)
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Post by patchthenation » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:57 am

I love the 2/2/70. My dad had it on tape with, what I remember as, an interesting tape cover. Lol

Today I’m listening to Ratdog in Florida 2/2/02. I highly recommend the Estimated > Bucket > Wheel. During the second or third jam in Estimated, they blast off. They climb higher and higher on Bucket. The transition to The Wheel is fantastic. Flowing beautifully. Check it out!

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Post by patchthenation » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:21 am

Clementine from 2/2/68 (So Many Roads box set). That's a cool ditty!!!
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Post by Denver Man » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:20 pm

Creedo wrote:Grateful_Dead_-_Dave's_Picks_Volume_6.jpg

https://archive.org/details/gd70-02-02. ... sbeok.shnf

SET
Casey Jones
Mama Tried
Hard To Handle
Cold Rain And Snow
Black Peter
Dark Star >
Saint Stephen >
Mason's Children
Good Lovin' >
Uncle John's Band
Turn On Your Lovelight >
Not Fade Away >
Turn On Your Lovelight
And We Bid You Good Night


February 2, 1970: Fox Theater, St Louis
GRATEFUL DEAD MAKE ROCK FANS COME ALIVE

The Grateful Dead were a long time getting started last night, but they made up for it with a powerful performance that had rock fans dancing in the aisles of the Fox Theater.
Owsley Stanley, the well-known alchemist, prowled about the stage for an hour after the concert had been scheduled to begin, twisting knobs, cursing microphones, and scowling at the loudspeakers. Stanley built most of the Grateful Dead's massive array of sound equipment, but he was unhappy with the theater's public-address system.
He must have adjusted everything properly because the sound was just fine, blasting clearly into the far reaches of the second balcony.

CROWD MILLS AROUND
The concert, which was part of the homecoming festivities of St Louis University, got underway with a middling performance by a Chicago group, Aorta. It was not until 10:15 that the Grateful Dead began to play. While waiting, many in the crowd of about 2000 milled around in the neo-Babylonian lobby of the theater.
The crowd was about half clean-cut students and about half the sort of group one would expect for a concert by the original San Francisco acid rock band - explosions of hair, clothes from the Salvation Army and Goodwill stores. There were few of the boutique bohemians who haunt the more polite rock concerts.
The Dead opened their set with several songs of a heavy country flavor, including a rollicking version of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried." At times, Jerry Garcia was twanging away as if he were playing a pedal steel guitar rather than a simple electric one.

BOY STARTS IT
The crowd was pleased but fairly subdued at first. Then, the six-man band began a long, slow blues that featured some electronic games with feedback and tape loops. In the middle of the blues, they broke into the heavy rock spiritual sound of "St. Stephen." A boy near the front leaped to his feet and yelped in approval, and soon most of the rest of the crowd followed suit.
For the rest of the concert, perhaps another half-hour, the crowd was on its feet, shaking and twisting. Many hands were raised high with the victory sign.
After a slower number, the Dead came on stronger than ever with a pounding rendition of "Turn On Your Lovelight." Ron (Pigpen) McKernan, a cowboy hat pulled low over his eyes, drove the crowd into a frenzy with his gutsy vocal. The two drummers kept the beat rolling, and Garcia threw in snappy blues asides.

SCREAMS FOR MORE
At the end, in a crescendo of cymbals and screeching guitars, a tall girl in an Afro hair style jumped up on the stage and hugged and kissed "Pigpen." The crowd cheered and screamed for more.
For an encore the Dead did an a cappella version of "Goodnight." They seemed as happy as everyone else about the way the evening turned out.
The Fox, which seldom has live performers, seems to be a fine setting for rock concerts. The acoustics are good and the elegantly gaudy decor is perfect.
The delay was not the fault of the theater staff or the band. Several members of the Grateful Dead were among 19 persons arrested early Saturday at what reportedly was a marijuana party in a New Orleans motel. They and their equipment did not arrive in St Louis until nearly 7 p.m.

(by Harper Barnes, from the St Louis Post-Dispatch, February 3 1970)
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Post by patchthenation » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:43 pm

Today I am highlighting one of my favorite Dick's Picks (18) for today: 2/3/78 and 2/5/78!

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HUTkxa0qSg

Read more here: http://www.musicbox-online.com/gd-dp18. ... z565kId9pl

Full 2/3/78 Miller board: https://archive.org/details/gd1978-02-0 ... r.flac1644

Full 2/5/78 GEMS board: https://archive.org/details/gd1978-02-0 ... EMS.flac16
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Post by patchthenation » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:13 am

It’s past midnight for most of the world, so my pick for today is 2/4/69 in Omaha! A little muddy, but this is a GRATE show! Only up to Dark Star first verse, but we’re definitely going places in this show!

https://archive.org/details/gd69-02-04. ... sbeok.shnf

http://gratefuldeadoftheday.com/02-04-1969

SERIOUSLY listen to this Dark Star!
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