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Trad climber
Here and there
Jun 23, 2018 - 08:31pm PT
If you do not think john Mayer is a great fake jerry, you likely do not have satellite radio tuned to toniteís broadcast from alpine valley.....

Seen a lot of fake Jerrys over the years. One of which claims to have invented the term.

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jun 23, 2018 - 10:27pm PT
Anyone going to Shoreline? Cause I am. I'll be in the lot huffing nitrous and talking sh it on Mayer. Joking, I'll be in the show
the Fet

Jun 24, 2018 - 06:45pm PT
Iíll be at both nights in the 200s.

Mountain climber
Marooned, 855 miles from Tuolumne Meadows
Jun 24, 2018 - 07:18pm PT
I'm hearing a lot of naysayers on current members on whether or not their up to the task, for better or worse. Take it easy. I'm glad the soul isn't Dead too. I hope it never is. It's not the music or the members of the band, it's the soul of the experience and being with the family altogether; that's what makes it happening and important to all of us.

I'm headed down to Eugene with my two daughters (15 & 18; talked them into it- 1st show) for the 30th. Hoping that a special moment will present itself, whether it's in the parking lot or during the encore; just hope it happens.
Matt Sarad

Jun 24, 2018 - 07:20pm PT
Dark Star Orchestra did one if my favorites: Robertson Gym UC SB February of '77.

Ice climber
Jun 24, 2018 - 07:33pm PT
'Go to the meadows, go to the garden, go to the woods. Open your eyes!'
-Albert Hofmann

Mayer could never have pulled this off.

Not even Meher Baba could


Jun 24, 2018 - 11:08pm PT
Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if Trey Anastasio would have taken over for Jerry in 1995. In 1995 Trey was the most powerful rock guitarist on the planet. By 1999 he had soul dropping from his fingers
bit'er ol' guy

the past
Jun 25, 2018 - 09:07am PT
I've never understood The Dead. Either you like it or you don't. I don't. I think it's awful. I grew up in a musical family. I'm a musician. I worked in record stores around LA in my teens and early 20s. I've been to all kinds of concerts from jazz to punk. In the mid 1980s a girl friend took me to see The Dead at Laguna Seca. I had heard what great musicians they were (are) but was hard to take. The tempo changed randomly, they were drifting in and out key (and interest) as they droned on and on. No one seemed to notice or care. The rest of it was pretty cool-Los Lobos rocked, lots of drugs and uninhibited hippy chicks. I went to another show in the East bay that was worse. The sound was horrible, why were so many people taping it and writing down the set list? It seems like if you were a fan you'd want to forget about it. I walked out.
the Fet

Jun 25, 2018 - 11:54am PT
The dead is an acquired taste for many fans. The first show I went to I only knew about 1/4 of the songs and I thought the jamming went on way too long especially drums and space. I wasnít really impressed. But The more I learned over the decades the more I came to appreciate them. They played their songs differently every night. Some nights were better than others, thatís the nature of risk taking and improvisation, and there were times when Jerry was too wasted. But when they would come and play 3 nights in a row you could go to every night and it was always something new. They had hundreds of songs they actively played and you never knew what youíd hear. I came to learn and love dozens of great songs youíll never hear on the radio. Most of the time Iíd see them their sound was great, if you were out in the back in big venue with the house sound system it could be not good but up near the stage they took great care in having good sound quality.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Jun 25, 2018 - 01:39pm PT
That is a good example, a great set list of a second night show. Already a bunch of nights into a run, of a long tour. so it was by some accounts a "lesser show". A condition that could switch from 1st show in a city or the 2nd night or a run of less than stellar shows in a row.

Robertson Gym, UC Santa Barbara, 2/27/77

There is no accounting for taste. As with beauty it helps if you find the package appealing, but love happens the Grateful gnow the dead happens too. If you only value a tertiary experience in your live music, you won't build the appreciation, of the accessibility in the same way. For many of us of a certain age, at the time & for decades there was no other band that did what the Dead did with the same results. Even by the fool fan clubs of the day, it was all new, derived from the "Beats" & the Jazz age, coffee houses & Folk-music. Then there was all the party stuff & the idea to caravan across country show to show, every show, eventually expanding across the globe; following a musical act!,
JC Marin

Trad climber
Jun 25, 2018 - 10:25pm PT
It's amazing what taking a sh#t load of drugs can do..

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Jul 4, 2018 - 06:41pm PT
Fet, I was in the lawn last night. Show was smokin! I take back what I've said about Mayer. He nailed it. Whole band was on point.


Social climber
Jul 27, 2018 - 02:24pm PT

Grateful Dead - Ramble on Rose (JFK Ď89)
the Fet

Aug 2, 2018 - 05:03pm PT
Happy Jerry day all!

Originalpmac Iím glad you enjoyed it! I was lucky when we went to Dead and Co New Years 2015. I hadnít heard about Mayer playing with the dead and went last minute. Loved it! Been going to more nights on each tour every year. 2 in 2016, 3 in 2017. 6 in 2018 lol! Of course thatís nothing compared to some dead heads.

Ice climber
Aug 2, 2018 - 05:30pm PT
OK Home Movies

All in the family, eh

[Click to View YouTube Video]
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Aug 3, 2018 - 06:12am PT
Speaking of the balance, ((()))&completely ignoring Florida, Boston, NNew Mexico,Arizona, Las Vegas, Kentucky . . . .)
in the weeks that follow,
the copy bands do well up & down the east coast.

There has been a new surge in faithfuls
willing to have fun, to the familiar tunes
Blues In E play'd loud, enough , , ,

So the better skilled bands need to stand out-
In a urge to strike a difference, Dark-Star Orchestra is re-playing whole shows.
I'd like to provide some recommendations. provide challenges
The, qcrspy, incredible, Terrapin... from San Rafael, 4/1/84

Still, I find, that some songs take me to a spot,
[Click to View YouTube Video]for some the sax, its the sax mhan...
& along the way, some where in there, while doing so-

No Sax Mhan, for the pure-er...Another -"Knocking"-
Jerry Garcia Band 03/07/82
Saddle Rack San Jose, CA



A way to a space

to a spot where achieving mental/physical, balance is reached.
Red rocks Colo. (Some sorta shows there ! for 4 years in a row)
7/8/78(Wharf`Rat,Franklins'+SugarMags )

while the crescendo of sound picks a course to that place. . .
This place 11/25/83, Cleveland OH (Melvin Seals, Keyboards)
(talk about a -Knocking-!-4th,song;31:00min in-)

& This Place(A special-Small Venue!WoW!)8/13/84

K lets see, these were rack'd so to peak . S-es are for that other set.

09-24-72, Waterbury, CT; 13 minute China Cat Sunflower->I Gnow You Rider

& an ultimate '72, Tennessee Jed

& the 18 minute long "Playin' In the Band,

ALL from that cosmic show

4/14/82, Glenns Falls,A worthy show. . .
A small hockey rink, up the highway 1/2 an hour - A Gunks "hometown" show

9/4/79..Madison Square Garden NYC. the whole show

This end of the 1st set:
- Candyman
- New Minglewood Blues
- Tennessee Jed
- Lost Sailor ->
- Saint Of Circumstance ->
- Deal
Was tight,the show went south, promting rumors, no truth

seems like 1 song from later in the gig, that was still good; is this,
"He's Gone"

Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:40am PT
C, hay now
& here we go

Jerry Garcia Band 2/21/76
La Paloma Theater, Encinitas, CA Early+Late Show La

I Second That Emotion
They Love Each Other
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Who Was John
Mystery Train
Friend Of The Devil
Tore Up Over You
Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
(I'm A) Road Runner
(Late Set)
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Catfish John
A Strange Man
Harder They Come
Mission In The Rain
My Sisters And Brothers
After Midnight
Moonlight Mile
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

 Encore -
Talkin' 'Bout You

((found 'em(lost them ??? badamnit dang naBIT! ! !))

Jerry Garcia Band 12/6/77 - The Dome (C.W. Post College), Greenvale, NY
from the East coast, as the notes point out,

Snowed so hard that the roof caved in-

Catfish John
That's What Love Will Make You Do
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Mystery Train

 Set 2 -
Don't Let Go
I'll Take A Melody
Reuben And Cherise
Simple Twist Of Fate
Harder They Come
Tore Up Over You
Mission In The Rain

. . .

still & always, thAnx Jerry!
4/10/82 Passaic NJ.
Gno more, needs to be said ?
Maybe skip past the Long Slow 3rd song, Gomorrah,
to 18:20,start with a crisp Dire Wolf

Early Show;

Deep Elem Blues
Freight Train
Babe, It Ain't No Lie
Dire Wolf
Little Sadie
Stagger Lee
Been All Around This World
To Lay Me Down
Run for the Roses
Encore: Reuben & Cherise

Late Show

Set One

Going, Going, Gone
Dire Wolf
*Gomorrah (i luv it too, this one is supreme,Long & slow)
Run for the Roses
Friend of the Devil
Babe, It Ain't No Lie
Rosalie McFall
Sing Me Back Home
Deep Elem Blues
Set Two
It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry
Ballad of Casey Jones
China Doll
Encore: Reuben & Cherise

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:24am PT
I love Gamorrah. Great song.

Ice climber
Sep 10, 2018 - 09:06pm PT
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Sep 13, 2018 - 04:27am PT

From 9/2/80, (1st) the space that led to "Iko" into The "Dew"
(skip all the space till 7:37, the starting riffs of the Iko to come)

I don't think my tape from the "Fronton" was this clear? But I went thru 2 cassettes and missed it when the last went south.
I also had a Bob Marley tape Live from France Ive never heard agian, along with A Joini Mitchell from the same time

'74 Florida Jai-ALai Fronton Show ( with movie - Crisp-EEY)
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