The DeadpodAuthor: John Henrikson
29 Mar 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 3/24/17

    I'm guessing that if you listened to last week's Deadpod you know that this week's second set from 3/31/73 is going to be great.. great sound.. great playing.. great X factor. I love this show and hope you do too. It may not have some of the big 'hits' of the day (Dark Star, etc) but there is some really wonderful explorations. I think if you listen closely you'll hear themes from all sorts of places in this music. Appropriately we start with a Chuck Berry tune - Promised Land.. then move into a hard rockin' Bertha. That flows into a pretty interesting GSET. He's Gone is slower.. but they then move into the real funhouse of the set.. Truckin' into Drums then a wonderful Other One->Spanish Jam.. this one is quite unique.. then they somehow end up in 'I Know You Rider'...
    This is a fun ride.. hope you enjoy it!!!

    Grateful Dead
    War Memorial Buffalo, NY
    3/31/73 - Saturday
    The Promised Land ->;
    Bertha ->
    Greatest Story Ever Told ;
    He's Gone ->
    Truckin' ->
    Drums ->
    The Other One ->
    Spanish Jam ->
    I Know You Rider ;
    Sugar Magnolia

    Casey Jones

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  • Posted on 24 Mar 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 3/17/17

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    This week we have a fine request from a great friend of the Deadpod for a show from March 31st, 1973 - Buffalo N.Y.
    You really never go wrong with a show from that year so I'm happy to oblige.. we'll hear set 1 this week. While there are many great highlights here, overall I simply love the sound of Garcia's guitar. Watch out for Donna on Playin' In the Band ;)

    War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo NY (3/31/73)

    Mississippi Half-Step
    The Race Is On
    Mexicali Blues
    Box of Rain
    Tennessee Jed
    Jack Straw
    Big Railroad Blues
    El Paso
    Row Jimmy
    Looks Like Rain
    They Love Each Other
    Playing in the Band

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    Thank you so much to my friends whose support of the Deadpod makes it
    possible each week.. :) 

  • Posted on 17 Mar 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 3/10/17

    This week we have the second set from the band's performance on March 10th, 1981 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. A fine set from an underrated tour, this one opens with a nice long Scarlet->Fire,  which leads into a surprisingly powerful 'Sailor->Saint'. Drums and space follow, serving as an extended prelude into a sweet 'Wheel'. 'China Doll' is a welcome addition to any second set, followed by a rousing 'Truckin'. |See if you hear the Smokestack tease as Truckin' heads into the Sugar Mag closer. They return for one of their very best versions of  'Satisfaction' followed by a great Brokedown to send the folks home happy.

    Grateful Dead
    Madison Square Garden New York , NY
    3/10/81 - Tuesday
    Scarlet Begonias [11:08] >
    Fire On The Mountain [15:23] >
    Lost Sailor [6:06] >
    Saint Of Circumstance [6:41] >
    Space [2:58] >
    Drums [10:13] >
    Space [2:18] >
    The Wheel [5:59] >
    China Doll [6:57] >
    Truckin' [8:37] >
    Sugar Magnolia [8:48]
    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [6:20] >
    Brokedown Palace [5:52]

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    Thank you to my friends whose kind donations keep the Deadpod alive!


  • Posted on 10 Mar 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 3/3/17

    As March blows in we go back in this week's Deadpod to the spring of 1981, and one of the fine shows from the band's run at Madison Square Garden. Last year we played the previous evening's show, but this performance from March 10, 1981 deserves a spot on our favorites as well. The show beings with a Mississippi Half-Step that starts off great, then a shocking bit of feedback/reverb blows through the sound system - the band simply plays through it like the pros they are, but don't let it throw you off, this is a great version! This flows into a fine, stand alone version of Franklin's Tower. I always enjoy these, and this one is no slouch. Me and My Uncle follows with Weir joking that the earlier feedback was all planned. They slow it up a little with 'Roses'. Don't Easy Me In occupies a rare mid-set position, and there is some nice improvisation in the Lazy Lightnin'->Supplication transition. A strong first set that I hope puts you in a fine space as we roll into early March!

    Grateful Dead
    Madison Square Garden
    New York , NY
    3/10/81 - Tuesday

    Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo [11:36] ->
    Franklin's Tower [11:03] ->
    Me And My Uncle [3:05] ;
    It Must Have Been The Roses [6:18] ->
    Little Red Rooster [6:12] ;
    Don't Ease Me In [3:15] ;
    Lazy Lightnin' [3:24] ->
    Supplication [6:03] ;
    Brown Eyed Women [5:27] ->
    Looks Like Rain [9:19] ->
    Deal [7:13]

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    My thanks for your kind support!!

  • Posted on 03 Mar 2017

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    Dead Show/podcast for 2/24/17

    This week we bring you the second set from the Dead's Mardi Gras performance back in 1993 - 2/23/93 - at the Oakland Coliseum. Of course this is 1993 Dead - nevertheless it is an interesting performance especially given the fact that Ornette Coleman sits in for the post-drums segment of the set. I've included the Mardi Gras parade drums segment and an Iko Iko  that was admittedly on the weak side. Corrina follows - I had been told not so long ago that I'd never included a performance of this on the Deadpod so I'm glad ot include one here. Lazy River Road follows, a rather curious choice in this slot, as it is surely not high energy. Playin' follows, and signals the beginning of the heart of this set. The drums that follows includes Graham Wiggins on well as Coleman's appearance on stage. Now the real wierdness follows, with a wonderfully unique  'Space' going into the 'Other One'. If you're not a fan of the more improvisational jazzy side of the band, you might not enjoy this. Ornette pushes the boundaries here, and its unlike most versions you'd ever hear. A sad 'Stella Blue ' follows..and they end this set with a nice uptempo 'Lovelight' that benefits from the addition of Coleman's sax. A 'Brokedown Palace' encore sends everyone home with a nice touch of nostalgia.

    Grateful Dead
    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA
    2/23/93 - Tuesday

    set 2

    Iko Iko (2) ;
    Corrina ;
    Lazy River Road >
    Playing In The Band >
    Drums (3) >
    Space (3) >
    The Other One (4) >
    Stella Blue (4) >
    Turn On Your Love Light (4)
    Encore Brokedown Palace (4)
    Comments (1) first time played. (2) Mardi Gras Parade with Sikiru and Delgado Coleman. (3) with Ornette Coleman and Graham Wiggins on didgeridoo. (4) with Ornette Coleman.

    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:

    I do hope you enjoy the set.. we'll be back next week.......

    Thank you so much for your kind support. Peace.

  • Posted on 24 Feb 2017


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