What a gorgeous day today! It was overcast and windy and COLD!!! Sweet! Just because TV weatherpeople say a 75° Sunny day is "lovely" or "beautiful," does that make it so? What international body gathered to determine what constitutes good weather vs. bad?!? How can they make up mind concerning what I think about the weather?!? Isn't that subjective???!! Isn't that for each individual to decide? If me likes snowy, windy and cold, can't that be beautiful??? Sheesh!
Annnnyway... not exactly snowy weather but it was just so delightfully cool today, literally cool... not like Fonzie cool. I put on a sweatshirt last night for the first time since like early June and I haven't taken it off yet. Hmm... [sniff, sniff] ... nope, I smell okay.
Mets suck... but music makes things better!
I plan to post shows here most of those 100 days... not all of them... but most. It's an ambitious project but I think it can be pulled off. There'll be stuff from just about every year for the GD and Garcia plus maybe a few miscellaneous this and thats thrown in, as well. Gonna be fun!
These 100 Days I had intended to be a fundraiser for some charities that I feel are very worthwhile to donate to. I know money is tight for many but listen, even a single dollar or two is appreciated by organizations that do great things in the world. Globally, locally, wherever they work to better the lives of others, they need monetary help. I'm not ready yet to be raising funds to disperse at the end of the 100 days but I hope to soon. We'll see what happens. In the end it might not be fundraising at all but links to charitable organizations for you, the reader, to browse if you wish. Until then, hey, check out Network For Good. They've got links to a bazillion charities which you can search by type and location as well as info concerning organizations looking for volunteers for you to lend a hand in what they do!
Jerry Garcia Band ~ December 3, 1983
Orpheum Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts
Run For The Roses, Dear Prudence-> Deal
Encore: How Sweet It is (To Be Loved By You)
Love In The Afternoon, Mission In The Rain, Rhapsody In Red
2nd Set: The Harder They Come, Russian Lullaby,
Tangled Up In Blue-> Midnight Moonlight
A few of the Early Show highlights for me: Dear Prudence -- not even 3 minutes in and Jerry's putting some really nice emotion into it. His playing is smooth and tasty throughout. Sooo good! No, I mean so, so, sooo good! Catfish John also sounded so sweet, at least from Melvin Seals on keys and John Kahn on bass playing so perfectly together. And then Deal just smoked! At about 3:33 it just takes off and leaves the stratosphere! The whole band is just on fire!! How Sweet It Is is nice but Deal shoulda been the encore!
In the late show, They Love Each Other is an early standout. Love In The Afternoon would be perfect for 9:44 worth of, well, love in the afternoon. So beautiful! Might as well include the following Mission 'cause the music just stays perfect and never misses a beat. The pace picks up with Rhapsody and once again the band is firing on all cylinders. The jam here is just juicy with no one in particular taking the lead, it's really everyone wailing together that makes this nothing less than exceptional! What a way to end a set -- everyone in the house has just lost 10 pounds from dancing their ass off!!
Set 2 has a gorgeous Russian Lullaby and Tangled is such a great way for Jerry to steamroll into what is almost the encore: Midnight Moonlight. Not really the encore but it's a smokin' final song!
Every Deadhead needs more of this!!! I'm soooooo glad that I got this request and it may have taken me awhile but I'm glad I'm finally puttin' it up for people to dig. This is sweet!!!!