The DeadpodAuthor:
12 Dec 2018

The Deadpod

Download, listen or watch all podcasts

a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music

  • Listen

    Dead Show/podcast for 12/7/18

    This week the Deadpod will take you back to December 4th 1990 at the Oakland County Coliseum for a fine show that showcased the energy that Bruce Hornsby brought to the band when he joined them after the death of Brent Mydland. Highlights here for me include the Mississippi Half-Step and a wonderful Bird Song. While 'Walkin' Blues' is on no ones list of favorites, it is balanced out by a great set closing 'Valley Road'. I wish the band  would've chosen to practice some of these Hornsby tunes, I know that was one of Bruce's frustrations that led him to leave later on, but this one is spot on and has some great energy.



    Grateful Dead

    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA

    12/4/90 - Tuesday

    One - [1:10:58]


    Jack Straw [5:38] ;

    Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo [8:46] >

    Walkin' Blues [5:44] ;

    Candyman [6:24] ;

    Me And My Uncle [3:08] >

    Big River [5:36] ;

    Brown Eyed Women [4:46] ;

    When I Paint My Masterpiece [5:02] ;

    Bird Song [12:26] ;

    Valley Road [4:57]


    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


    Peace to all of you this holiday season and thanks for listening and your support.




  • Posted on 07 Dec 2018

  • Listen

    Dead Show/podcast for 11/30/18

    This week I thought it only appropriate to go back and feature the fine second set from the band's performance on November 14th, 1971, that we had featured the first set from two weeks ago.

    This second set features some outstanding interplay and jamming. While Keith is not yet fully integrated into the band's sound (as he would be later in 1972), the other members more than make up for it with their energy and inventiveness. You won't be wrong to assume looking at the set list, that the highlight here is the mighty 'Other One'>Me and My Uncle>Other One>Wharf Rat.

    While this was released as a bonus 'Road Trips' cd, this comes from a Charlie Miller release a few years back. Enjoy.



    Grateful Dead

    Texas Christian University

    Fort Worth, TX 11/14/71 - Sunday


    Truckin' [10:30] >

    Drums [4:24] >

    The Other One [9:14] >

    Me And My Uncle [2:58] >

    The Other One [12:21] >

    Wharf Rat [9:43] >

    Sugar Magnolia [6:25]


    Johnny B. Goode [3:52]


    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


    Special thanks to my kind friends whose support of the Deadpod keeps our weekly podcast happening!

  • Posted on 30 Nov 2018

  • Listen

    Dead Show/podcast for 11/22/18

    Happy Thanksgiving!


    As is our tradition, please enjoy this acoustic Grateful Dead set as my way of thanking you on this special day.


    While we all have many things to be thankful for, I hope each of you realizes that I am thankful that you listen to and enjoy the Deadpod. I hope that you find this acoustic Dead enjoyable and relaxing on your holiday.


    Peace my friends.


    Grateful Dead

    Warfield Theater

    San Francisco, California

    September 27, 1980 Saturday


    1. // Jack-A-Roe

    2. The Monkey & The Engineer

    3. It Must Have Been The Roses

    4. Dark Hollow

    5. Bird Song

    6. To Lay Me Down

    7. On the Road Again

    8. Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie

    9. Ripple//


    Time: 48:04



    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here: 


  • Posted on 22 Nov 2018

  • Listen

    Dead Show/podcast for 11/16/18

    As we roll into Thanksgiving week, here is an outstanding first set from a great tour that took place during the Fall of 1971. This is from November 14th, 1971 at Fort Worth Texas.

    Part of this show was released as a (now out of print) Road Trips, but the entire show is a treasure and features a young band full of energy and fire. They open with a fine 'Bertha' with Keith's piano leading the way.. they follow with a 25-beat 'Beat It On Down the Line', but Billy stops at 24 so they reset with Garcia calling for '3' crackles. 'China Cat' follows with some wonderful soaring Garcia leads. the train starts rollin' in the fine transition into 'I Know You Rider' and I can just imagine the dancing! Don't overlook the fine 'El Paso' that follows, it has some beautiful Garcia throughout.. I won't try and describe each of these standards - some were new at the time others not, but this is a great recording of a period when the band was transitioning from its earlier more 'primal' sound to a bit slower tempo, '72 pace.



    Grateful Dead

    Texas Christian University

    Fort Worth, TX

    11/14/71 - Sunday


    Bertha [5:54]

    Beat It On Down The Line [3:00]

    China Cat Sunflower [5:24] >

    I Know You Rider [5:18]

    El Paso [4:34] >

    Sugaree [6:27]

    Jack Straw [4:52]

    Big Railroad Blues [3:20]

    Me And Bobby McGee [5:31]

    Loser [6:24]

    Playing In The Band [5:59]

    Tennessee Jed [6:47]

    You Win Again [2:17]

    Mexicali Blues [3:18]

    Casey Jones [5:25]

    One More Saturday Night [4:30]


    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:



    I hope you all have a very happy and safe Thanksgiving! Be sure and look on Thanksgiving morning for a special Deadpod coming your way a day early next week.


    Thank you as always for your support and for listening to the Deadpod!



  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

  • Listen

    Dead Show/podcast for 11/9/18

    A quite unique but delightful second set from November 1st, 1977 is on the docket for this week's Deadpod. A wonderful Terrapin opens it up, a great song from a great year. A quick transition into an excellent 'Estimated Prophet', with some really nice work from Keith and Garcia here, especially before the transition into 'The Other One', which has an interesting intro as well. 

    This 'Other One' has a wonderfully explosive yet controlled pace . After a fairly short 'drums' we have a beautiful intro to the 'Wharf Rat', probably my highlight of this set. The jam at the end just before they go into 'Truckin'  is transcendent :) While there is an unfortunate cut in this version of 'Truckin' its still quite interesting with a slightly different feel than usual to it. The crescendo towards the end is great, and is followed by an interesting transition into  the set-closing 'Around and Around'.  



    Grateful Dead

    Cobo Arena

    Detroit, MI 11/1/77 - Tuesday



    Terrapin Station [10:24] >

    Estimated Prophet [10:36] >

    The Other One [5:33] >

    Drums [4:22] >

    Wharf Rat [12:10] >

    Truckin' [8:#07] >

    Around And Around [7:45]


    U.S. Blues [5:20]


    You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:


    The snow is flyin' here already.. early Winter? brrrrrrr


    thanks for your support!! 

  • Posted on 09 Nov 2018


Follow Playlisto