Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Some of the best tunes ever

*******SPEAKER-AND-NOTES*******An album I always dig
a.k.a. the Music I Ran To This Tuesday Afternoon...
Led Zeppelin IV cover

Led Zeppelin

IV

1971

Black Dog
Rock and Roll
The Battle of Evermore
Stairway To Heaven
Misty Mountain Hop
Four Sticks
Going To California
When The Levee Breaks
Not listening to this album for awhile makes me feel like a dumbass. I don't listen to classic rock radio or else I'd hear almost all these songs like I did so many years ago when I lived in northern New Jersey. Back on WNEW these were tunes that went along with growing up there in the suburbs of New York City. These were played so often and I have such great memories of hearing them on the radio. How could anyone not dig this?!? Methinks rather than listen to something from Zep every month, I've got to listen to something from Zep plus a listen of this album. Apparently that idiot magazine Rolling Stone names this #66 of the Top 500 Albums of All Time... 66? That's it? HA! No way. More like Top 10, biotche. One thing's for sure -- this is one of those albums I can put on and listen to all day. Seriously, put it on Random and Repeat and just let it go all day long. I do wish I was listening to it while driving out of Bergen County on the Garden State Parkway headed down to Long Beach Island. Ain't nothin' like a little Zep on the way to the Jersey Shore in the summertime. Ahh well. Still good great tunes anytime at all!

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Final Run in June

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday Afternoon Run: 11 min 52 sec
-28 sec
.
2 Days Since My Last Run

2:10 p.m. 95° (35C) / 97° Heat Index way sunny

Running Tunes: Led Zeppelin IV

Hot. Just hot. Could be worse. It would feel hotter if the humidity was really high but today it's actually way way way low (like 32% according to The Weather Channel as I don't have my own humidity gauge.) Even with low humidity, the 90+ degree temperature was brutal to the max. I think I've got to stop doing these runs. They're uncomfortable, they don't make me feel like I've gotten exercise, they don't leave me feeling good overall. I do love the challenge of running when it's this hot, it makes me feel like I can do anything... but this kind of heat just sucks the life out of me. Today when I got back to my ice water I drank the whole thing down, almost, leaving me just drops for the 12 minute walk back to the house. Not good. Back, showered and once again resting and once again still sweating. Damn, this sucks ass.

And now that running for the month of June is over, I can seriously think about how the hell I'm going to achieve a better time in July. With these temperatures persisting all summer, I'm not sure how I'm gonna do it. We'll see what happens.
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 3:23:56
12 runs in JUNE:
3 hours 24 min
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

Monday, June 29, 2009

Phishing with The Boss

Bruce Springsteen with Phish -  6/14/09 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival,  Manchester, Tennessee ***Click to see BIGGER, if u wish***

Phish -- June 14, 2009
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, Tennessee
·
* with Bruce Springsteen

1st Set
AC/DC Bag NICU, Gotta Jibboo, Punch You In The Eye
SparkleBathtub Gin Character Zero
The Horse Silent In The Morning Run Like An Antelope
Mustang Sally*, Bobby Jean* Glory Days*

Set 2
Rock & Roll "Manchester Jam" Light 46 Days,
Limb By Limb, Farmhouse,

Backwards Down The Number Line Prince Caspian, First Tube

Encore: Suzy Greenberg Tweezer Reprise


So what do I know of Phish? They're from Vermont. That's most of what I know. Apparently lead singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio spent some time growing up in the Princeton, New Jersey area. Hey, despite what many ignorant people think, anything New Jersey is usually cool so that's cool. Growing up, Trey dug Springsteen... a Springsteen concert was the first concert he ever saw... and he still does dig Bruuuuuuuuuce.

Some Deadheads jumped on the Phish train and when Jerry kicked the bucket, they adopted Phish as their new favorite band. Me, I never saw 'em. I never wanted to as I'd heard too many bad things about the scene. Take what was bad about the GD scene and multiply it times about 40 and it was pitiful. Range Rover frat boy Phishheads with their cell phones and trust funds? No, that wasn't all of them but that was enough to keep me away.

For whatever reason, Phish went on hiatus (broke up?) several years back and for a short while at least there was the Trey Anastasio Band plus other various side projects from band members. Now Phish is back and they headlined Bonnaroo this year.

There are a couple Phish shows that I'd been meaning to listen to someday, and probably still will -- both at Shoreline and one is with special guest Bob Weir and the other with special guest Phil Lesh. Other than those two shows, I figured I'd never listen to this band. Thanks to a roommate back in Missoula, Montana, I'd heard some Phish once upon a time I and thought their music was incredibly stupid. I never listened to them since. I know some very close-minded people will consider me stupid for my thinking that Phish's music is stupid but if someone wants to think that way, they're free to... but it's a sad way of thinking. Unfortunately I know some Phishheads are going to be incredibly pathetic like that but eh, that's life. Fortunately there are others who will respect my opinion even if they disagree with it. While some [people?] might be close-minded, I'm not going to be -- I've opened my mind to trying them out again; I'm going to listen to Phish. The reason I decided on this isn't really because I wanted to listen to Phish, though... it's because Bruce Springsteen came out and played on a few songs and I'm a pretty big Springsteen fan. I could've listened to those songs alone but I thought I'd give the whole show a chance. Actually, I've been listening to this show off and on for about a week now and here I am listening to the whole thing straight through.

The first two songs of the show left me a little bored but Gotta Jibboo, while perhaps kind of dumb, does get into such a sweet jam!! Holy moly, this got me hooked!

I love the opening to Punch You In The Eye but not the vocals. Is it me or does this sound a little like Sex and The City? Overall it's not bad and I've got positive feelings for that one. Sparkle returns to the dumb, unfortunately. It feels like a train wreck and I just don't get it.

The cool jamming returns in Bathtub Gin. Again I completely dislike the vocals of the song but it gets into a GREAT groove. It sounds like these guys are firing on all cylinders and playing the hell out of this. More of the same on Character Zero -- so sweet!! Another tune which is a minimum of 10 minutes follows -- Tweezer. This features a bit of a funk sound that had me movin' around my living room. When the song is less funk, it seems like it's all jam. Man, oh man... if I was at Bonnaroo hearing these guys, I'd've been dancin' my ass off!

The Horse-> Silent In The Morning I'm not crazy about but Run Like An Antelope is pretty cool. This is one of their signature songs or something like that? No? I dunno. I really like the playing here. This is definitely a song that makes me see how some Deadheads can very easily dig this band.

My favorite part of the show is when Bruce Springsteen is introduced as Trey's childhood hero. The first song they do isn't a Springsteen song but it's one Bruce knows well. Bruce's voice sounds kinda like crap on Mustang Sally but it's cool to hear him and Trey trading guitar licks. They have a lot of fun with this as I doubt the E Street Band ever jams it out to ten minutes! I don't often think of Springsteen as a guitar player but he surely knows how to play and he doesn't do a bad job. Mustang Sally really shoulda been the last song of the three they played because it smoked whereas Bobby Jean was a little tired. It wasn't so E Street Band great only because these guys don't know it like they know their own songs. The pros they are, they were able to do a decent job with it plus there's a nice guitar solo in there... which I'm not sure if it's Trey or Bruce. In this case it could be either as maybe Trey stood aside for a moment to let Bruce wail on his own song. Glory Days wraps up the trio of tunes. The band seems to have a slightly better grasp on this than they did on Bobby Jean. Trey lights up a guitar solo that Bruce, in about a minute, joins in on but eventually Springsteen settles back into a rhythm player mode while Trey momentarily completely launches that sucker into freakin' orbit. Holy crapola, what a blistering finish!!!! That was way cool. Since it wasn't the E Street Band, it wasn't perfectly Springsteen but they had fun and the guitar work was sometimes better than what might be offered up at a Springsteen show, not to mention, other than an official live album release, there are no recent Springsteen soundboards to listen to so for the Springsteen fan, this should be some cool stuff! Or not. Hey, whatever floats your boat and it sure floated mine!



Set two starts off with a cover of the Velvet Underground's Rock and Roll which flows incredibly into something labeled "Manchester Jam." Here is Mike Gordon's strongest bestest Phil Lesh-sounding bass playing of the night so far. What an incredible thirteen or so minutes of music. I didn't care much for the following Light until they set off into jamland... then it got interesting. Trey's guitar is amazing. Everybody here is just awesome. Gordon's bass is non-stop while Jon Fishman on drums and Page McConnell on keys keep the pace crankin' full blast. When they finally slow it down you get a healthy heaping helping of Gordon's bass while Trey kinda noodles along for awhile. Fantastic stuff! And then the way they find their way out of the jam to begin 46 Days -- epic! Maybe not of true epic proportions as far as Phish is concerned (I have no clue) but it's so classically Grateful Dead, like how when the boys are deep into a jam and so far gone but BAM all of a sudden out of nowhere they're so perfectly making that left turn into something we all recognize. That's what happened here, it appears. Holy cow, 46 Days is sweet!

That's all I've got for now. Perhaps I'll finish writing later.

I should add that listening to this hasn't turned me into a Phishhead and I'm not gonna start regularly posting Phish shows 'round here. I'd be surprised if I listen to them more than once or twice a year... three times tops. I kinda dug this, definitely dug the jams, but I'm not sure I'll warm up to the vocal parts of the songs. None of that really thrilled me. But again, the jamming, that's a whole 'nother story! Awesome stuff!!!


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Sunday, June 28, 2009

goodbye flea circus

Coming soon:
something from Bonnaroo '09
Jerry has Tears Of Rage
NRPS, GD '71
the GD play for reindeer

Nothing today,
except for something for you to watch, if you wish... it's:

Cartoon Time



"To Itch His Own"

Directed By: Chuck Jones

The final cartoon scored by the great Carl Stalling.

Release Date:
June 28, 1958

Kiss My Ass, Brazil!

Football!!!!
But wait... isn't it baseball season?!?
All summer it's baseball season but there's also football!


Unfortunately I'm gonna miss the Cubbies-White Sux game but the game that I care more about is on tonight -- the Mets are going to lose at home to the Yankees on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Damn Mets.

But right now is the most important soccer football match of the year -- U.S. vs. Brasil in the FIFA Confederations Cup Final, baby!

So far it's 1-0 U.S.!!!!!! Kaka is goin' down!!


The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday Early Afternoon Run: 12 min 20 sec
+28 sec
.
1 Day Since My Last Run

1:25 p.m. 93° (34C) / 98° Heat Index way sunny

Running Tunes: Led Zeppelin (a mix from first few albums)
I'm still sweating my butt off even though I stopped running well over 30 minutes ago. Soon after that I was back from the trail inside an air-conditioned house and into a mostly cold shower. My body temperature feels like it's slowly coming down from about 110 or so. This always happens on these wicked hot days. And that's all we have now is wicked hot days, one after a-freakin'-nother. And then when I don't wake up at dawn I've got no choice but to go and do a death run. It could be worse, it could be 95 with a Heat Index of over 100. When it's this hot it doesn't necessarily matter what the temperature is. Crickey, mate, this just ain't easy and I've got to cut it the heck out. Or die. One or the other. And today I didn't have ice water. I hd forgotten to put my water in the freezer and by the time my run was through, I had warm yucky water... but I still drank it because no matter what the temp of the water, it was needed to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion. Man, this sucks. Living in this situation with horrid temperatures like this is something I need to have come to an end. I don't know why people live where it's this hot. It's disgusting... and not condusive to running.
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 3:12:04
11 runs in JUNE:
3 hours 12 min
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's a little hot today

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday Afternoon Run: 11 min 52 sec
-59 sec
.
2 Days Since My Last Run

12:55 p.m. 95° / 101° Heat Index way sunny

Running Tunes: Midnight Oil
Fantastic, I say sarcastically. Fantastic that once again I did not run at dawn when I should have. Fantastic that the extreme heat of the day limits my running to a mere 10-12 minutes. Fantastic that I face an uphill battle in order to achieve a better overall running time in June than May. Ugh.

If anyone besides my wonderful Sugarmag is reading this, I advise AGAINST running when it is this hot. You could die. I could die. It's not smart.

I got out there this afternoon and it was like running in hell. The walk alone to the trail was murder. It felt as if I was a slug. It felt like a 12-15 minute walk took an hour. My bottle of ice was already quickly melting. I thought by the time my run is through, it'll be warm! Not exactly but close. When it's this hot I really don't want to stretch and I think I skimped on my normal routine. The run was short but long as it seemed like it would never end. From minute one I wanted to quit. It was a horrible chore to accomplish another 20 seconds... and I had to go through that 20-second cycle over 2 dozen times. Not easy. I remember thinking I wanted to turn around early and run past my water and all the way back to the house. Hell. Today is definitely the hottest run of the year so far, by a couple degrees or so. I do not want to do this often. Hopefully one day I can get the sleep I need and run at dawn again. Ugh!
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 2:59:44
9 runs in JUNE:
3 hours 0 min
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

Friday, June 26, 2009

Knock Knock Knockin' On Long Island's Door

Heya. So here we are on Friday again. Man, a freakin' week has passed already? Okay, well kids, you know what Friday around here means, right? That's right, it's Polka Time!!!! Now when I count to 3, everybody start to Polka. A-ready? a-one and a-two and a-three.... are you Polkaing yet? No? Alright, how about some Dead? We left off last week with the show on April 23 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Why'd they play there when they'd later play 2 shows in Philly? Beats me but they did and then the next night of the tour was a stop at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City for a visit on The Late Show with David Letterman. I think I posted that video the day it was on TV . . . BUT WAIT!!! What you may not have seen but might be interested in is some pretty cool pics from Jay Blakesberg that were posted on JamBase. So give a click, if you wish, and check 'em out!

Or... on with thy tune-age!!

The Dead '09 Steal Your Face very small

The Dead Spring '09 -- Volume IX

The Dead on 4/24/09 at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

The Dead -- April 24, 2009
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, New York


1st Set: Jack Straw, Brown-Eyed Women, It's All Over Now Baby Blue,
Easy Wind, Death Don't Have No Mercy, Don't Ease Me In,
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance

Acoustic Set: When I Paint My Masterpiece, Peggy-O, Looks Like Rain

Electric Set 2: Alabama Getaway Jam Dark Star Drums Space
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Encore: Touch Of Grey

After the extremely unconventional show-opener of Mr. Charlie in the last show, here we get a Jack Straw, something that most Deadheads are way more used to as the first song. It starts out a little stale but the band very easily finds their groove and turns this into smokin'!! The crowd is lovin' it!

Brown-Eyed Women's a little lyrically sloppy in the beginning but the crowd, as usual, doesn't boooooo, they laugh, they know Bob's human and he'll screw up now and again just like the rest of us. They all weren't on the the same page but maybe partially because of that screw-up, they got to the same place they needed to be and executed the rest of the in fine fashion. Warren's playing here is... it's him yet he's clearly channeling Jerry but not imitating Jerry completely. It's nice and this version is mostly stellar. What a great way to start this show!

Could it really be possible that Baby Blue is my personal highlight of the first set? I'm sitting here listening and I'm nearly speechless. Okay, maybe it's not exactly a slice of drop dead gorgeous perfection but it's sure as dang comes close. It's just so good. Warren's slide guitar is a nice touch that most of haven't heard, Jeff's got some great spots to fill in the sound on keys, and Bob's command of the vocals here is wonderful. Jerry who?! (HA, I kid.)

The fantasticality of this show keeps rollin' on with a magnificent Easy Wind. Here it's Warren who has great command over Pigpen's vocals and his lead guitar here really helps make this a sweet 21st century version of this song. As they begin to jam, Mickey & Billy and Jeff kinda lay low while Phil and Warren step up to drive forward... but it's not just those two as Bobby is playing a huge part havin' a whole lotta fun on rhythm guitar. The way he was sometimes so perfectly on with Jerry, the way he'd make rhythm guitar an amazing art form, that's what he's doin' here, too. Hell yeah, this is... it's awesome!

Death Don't in the first set like this? Anything goes with this band so while odd it's not that surprising. What it definitely is is interesting. The way Bob & Warren take this on is practically magical. Jeff on Brent's Hammond B-3 gives a bit of a Pigpen sound at times, really eerily late 60's. The pace the band has set is just right and again Bobby's rhythm guitar alongside Warren's lead is just perfect.

Noooooo! End of the set already? After Bobby throws the crowd a big, fat Lost Sailor tease, the band is soon starting up Don't Ease Me In -- a standard first set-closer. There's great playing from Phil but overall, it's just got no spark to it. Kinda sad.
Man, I gotta tell ya, if that was the end of the set, what a let-down... but the guys never left the stage and we do get to hear Lost Sailor. Bob's eyes must've accidentally skipped down the setlist sheet, or maybe he wanted to skip Don't Ease but Phil wanted it and over-ruled Bob? In any case, Sailor-> Saint wraps up the first set and a really nice bunch of steam they pick up on the way. The jam kinda fell short of a Mt. Garcia peak but the push onward is steady and smooth and the band is clearly having fun up there. And the crowd? Hopefully most 'em are dancin' their asses off at this point!

The Dead on 4/24/09 at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Harken back, if ye will, to Show #2 of the tour, in Washington, D.C. . . . the guys came out for the second set and kicked things off with three songs done Radio City 1980-style (acoustically.) That was the second show and then for the next six shows that had completely disappeared. Anyone notice? I did. But here they are once again breaking out the acoustic guitars for a delightful Masterpiece and Peggy-O that's sung so wonderfully by Phil. Man, oh man... seriously, Jerry who?! No, no, no... what I mean is what a brilliantly sung and well-played tribute to Jerry. And then ha ha, Bobby's gives us a false start to Looks Like Rain to round out the acoustic threesome.

To start off the third set, or Electric Set 2, is Alabama Getaway with Warren on vocals. I wasn't sure if I was diggin' it but the truest test of that for me, to really make sure, is to stand up and see if I start dancin' around the house -- yup! What's most interesting here is the way Alabama slides into a Jam and then into.... Dark Star??? Wow. What an assault on the senses this is. The music is far from rockin' out but there's so much to hear. One particularly cool moment comes a little more than halfway through when Phil starts wailin' on some Lovelight chords and Bobby momentarily jumps in. It doesn't last long and goes absolutely nowhere but it's really fun to listen to! Twenty minutes of playing dwindles down until Billy and Mickey are left to do their thing. It sounds for a moment like it'll be a more traditional Drums but within a couple minutes they're diving deeply into all the electronic stuff. Eventually they go tribal and whomp on the skins for awhile before exiting for Space.

Knockin' On Heaven's Door begins the end and what a lovely rendition of this classic it is (and lovely's not a word I use everyday!) Even though it's a Bob Dylan tune, I think this was clearly the Jerry tribute of the night. They follow that up with a big ol' heapin' helpin' of GDTRFB fun -- so nice and rockin', and with the Touch encore, a perfect way to finish the night!!!!

Comparing shows is so totally not my thing as I like to take each show on its very own merits without having to live up to the standards of others.... but.... through the first nine shows of the tour, hands down this is one of the two best!! It's gotta be! It just does. With the exception of Don't Ease and another run-of-the-mill D->S, this is all soooooo sweet, so well-played, and just a great listen from first song to last!

The Dead '09 Steal Your Face very small

My comments were written
without reading a single word about this show from anyone else.
The Grateful Dead's tape archivist is on tour
and I wonder what he has to say...


First Set

Another pre-1972 sequence of songs opens this show at Nassau Coliseum. I asked a friend if the backstage area was as, um, filled with character as much as the rest of the building was, and was told that DW on the recording crew had whacked a roach, so, yes, it was. The show opened with a couple of tour repeats, which is to be expected by this, the 9th show on the tour, opening with the classing Europe ’72 sequence of Jack Straw and Brown-Eyed Women. Next was Dylan’s It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, followed by Easy Wind and then the first big surprise of the night, Death Don’t Have No Mercy, a tune I’ve heard many people calling for. Although nothing can really touch the way the GD did this in 1969, with some Jerry’s finest, most emotive singing ever, this band certainly does play these bluesier songs very well. The GD’s versions from 1989-1990, while not of the intensity of the 1969 versions, are definitely worth seeking out, as all of them were excellent, with each of Brent, Bobby and Jerry taking a verse. And Jerry’s solos were spectacular, particularly the one at Shoreline on 9/29/89. Next up is another song that entered the Grateful Dead’s repertoire around the same time as Death Don’t (1966), Don’t Ease Me In. This is followed by the Weir-Barlow combo of Lost Sailor-Saint of Circumstance, something I’ve been awaiting all tour, as I’d heard it a couple of times in soundchecks. It’s such a great pair of tunes, and at a time like this, 14 years after the end of the Grateful Dead, there’s really never been a more appropriate time to hear that this ain’t the real thing “but it’s close enough to pretend.” The music and band members might be different, but there’s still nothing that compares to looking around a full arena and seeing 16,000 people genuinely getting off on the music, moving as one, listening to the same songs that they’ve been hearing for 5, 10, 20 or 30 or more years. So, an entire set of music from 1979 and before. Pretty cool.

A quick set break note on the recordings from these concerts: they’re brought to you by the same recording team that has brought you more than 300 RatDog shows, David, Peter and touring member of the team, Derek. So, whether you get these recordings at the concert as you walk out (a totally cool concept!) or download them, these things sound great.

Second Set

A very nice way to open the set, with another Bob Dylan song that was added to the Grateful Dead’s repertoire in 1987, When I Paint My Masterpiece, followed by Peggy-O, two always-fun-to-hear songs by the Grateful Dead. Following this is Looks Like Rain, which is to say three mellowish tunes to open the set, but all of them are excellent. And, it seemed like an appropriate song selection considering they were played acoustically, the first acoustic segment since the second show of the tour in DC on 4/14/09. They then jumped into some electric music with Alabama Getaway, a song that always rocked. Jeff has really carried on the tradition of those amazing Brent solos on this great Garcia-Hunter tune. This was followed by the tour’s second Dark Star, last played in this building a little more than 19 years ago, on 3/29/90, with very special guest Branford Marsalis sitting in for the first of a few mighty fine collaborations with the Grateful Dead. Dark Star flowed into Rhythm Devils, which, as I’ve mentioned a few times during the tour, have been exceptional all tour long, with the inspired drummers taking this portion of the show way out there. Space led into the tour’s first Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, the show’s third Dylan song of the night. Nice. Then come a couple of rockers, Goin’ Down The Road Feeling Bad and Touch of Grey to wrap things up, as we bid farewell to La Casa De La Cucaracha, and move over to Madison Square Garden for the Saturday night show

by David Lemieux

Some cool parking lot pics from this show at Time Out New York,
OtherOnes.net has a few dozen great pics from inside + out in the lot,
plus, as always, more from Jay Blakesberg at
JamBase

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bears Bus

Seems there are so many times when I want to post a show but I just can't find the time to. Dang it. I had 2 from the GD lined up for today but they're gonna have to wait a little while. Ah well, no worries, I'll get them up eventually.

And there'll be something from Sugarmag, too. She's gotta once again dedicate a lot of her time to grad school, which means she doesn't have a lot of time to Deadicate to Dead and Jerry shows, but hopefully she'll have a show up on Sunday!
Always more great music that will get posted so Thanks for Stoppin' By and Stay Tuned!!

Random VW
Time
****** GRATEFUL DEAD VW VOLKSWAGEN EMBLEM LOGO DEALIE STEAL YOUR FACE *******
Fahrvergnügen
Volume 14
hippie Grateful Dead Volkswagen bus


the dancing bears aren't expertly painted but a nice try...
sorta strange, too, that the front is painted like it's a pre-68.

posted by Flickr member wesh. in the Flickr group VW Buses

More Heat

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday Afternoon Run: 12 min 51 sec
+21 sec
.
2 Days Since My Last Run

1:20 p.m. 92° / 97° Heat Index sunny

Running Tunes: The Go-Go's
Twas not as hot yesterday when I decided to take the day off from running... and then today when I didn't wake up for an early morning run when it's cooler out, I had to settle on the short afternoon thing... when it's hot. Swell.

I've gotten used to these short runs in the heat. Before each one, I'm ready mentally. They're never easy but since they are so short, I'm able to tough them out and push through the extreme heat index while the sweat waterlogs my headband and eventually starts to drip onto my sunglasses like it did again today. Hearing the End Cue on my Running Play List isn't a gigantic relief in this heat because like today, I often feel nearly completely dead. My ice water helps tremendously but I'm about ready to lay down under the hot sun and just wait to see what happens. Of course it's not that bad as I am able to make the 12-15 minutes walk back.

At this point it's totally an uphill battle to achieve my goal of running more in June than the previous month... but I'm still gonna give it a try; I ain't givin' up! I guess if I don't achieve that goal, these short runs are better than nothing. I feel like they accomplish nothing but my wonderful Sugarmag keeps reminding me that that's not true. If I'm not running, I'm sitting... sitting's never better.
jogging Beats Per Minute Pace 2:47:52
9 runs in JUNE:
2 hours 48 m
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bunny on a Bun

No music today... none to be posted here, that is. I am listening to tomorrow's tunes and gettin' Friday's show ready so there are always more tunes on the horizon.

Seein' as how these are barely on TV anymore,
dig this, if you please...


Cartoon Time



"Hair Ribbin'"

Starring: Bugs Bunny

Directed By: Bob Clampett

Release Date:
June 24, 1944



Suicide or Murder?
Either way, nothin' like some good old-fashioned cartoon violence, eh?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's after 7/16?

I just listened to '66 Grateful Dead a few days ago but putting this one so soon makes sense...



Grateful Dead Skull & Roses
July 17, 1966
Fillmore Auditorium

San Francisco, California

Big Boss Man
Cold Rain & Snow
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Cr
eam Puff War
King Bee
Stealin'
Dancin' In The Streets

1966, mid-July, another night at the Fillmore, supposedly the night after the seminal 7/16 recording. In the past, especially in the analog age, there were questions about what songs constituted the 7/16 and 7/17 shows. Eventually it was discovered and/or determined that the songs here are 7/17 and Cardboard Cowboy and In The Pines and others, were played the day before. (Wasn't it also thought that there were 3 sets? Maybe? I forget.) In any case, for whatever reason we have a much shorter set on this day and what 7/17 is is sort of a twin to 7/16 with a couple songs repeated and the rest in the same exact style of playing and essentially the same exact quality. This may be shorter but it's another dose of '66 that is "essential" for every Deadhead. How can one live without the King Bee here?! Mmmmm!!! Amazing how they go from Cream Puff War to King Bee, playing two different styles, and making each sound soooooo damn good. This isn't a long set of tunes and there are flaws: a couple songs are clipped here with not much of Boss Man existing, and the end (super-sadly) is cut off Dancin'. Oh, man, speakin' of Dancin', is it just me or does it sound like Jerry's flirting with the the birth of Spanish Jam? Maybe bits of what Jerry is playing with just sounds similar. In any case, there's not a bad note of music here!

ARCHIVE HEADPHONES7/17/66 @ the Internet Archive:
The Soundboard for Listening Only
ARCHIVE HEADPHONES
TINY STEAL YOUR FACE Download It Here TINY STEAL YOUR FACE

Source: shnid=21064 Audio Quality:
Lineage: Soundboard Master Reel (10 Inch Reels @ 15ips 1/2trk)
DAT
Sonic Solutions CD EAC SHN

mp3 320 kbps SBD + setlist (no lossless FLAC) 7-17-66 aka 07-17-66 aka 7/17/66 aka 07/17/66 aka 66-07-17 Fillmore West

Repeat Run

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!  P.S. DEATH TO IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday Afternoon Run: 12 minutes 30 sec
+19 sec
.
1 Day Since My Last Run

2:40 p.m. 93° / 96° Heat Index sunny

Running Tunes: Grateful Dead 7/17/66 Fillmore Auditorium

Hot. Again. Over 90 degrees. Again. (Same exact conditions as yesterday.) Humidity is kinda low so says The Weather Channel... and it feels like it... so it could be MUCH worse... but it's still already really freakin' bad. Well, not really freakin' bad but pretty bad. Summer sucks... unless you're at the Jersey Shore... or in the mountains of Montana or Idaho or maybe Utah. Alaska wouldn't be bad except for the mosquitos. Not good.

ANYWAY... somehow I have been able to string together three consecutive days with pitiful runs. I've really really really dug the challenge of running in this heat, seriously. While I don't want to be outside in these temps for almost anything at all, challenging myself is something I like a lot. The practically-bordering-on extreme heat is rough -- it's not easy to accomplish 10 to 12 minutes and when I'm done I feel like my life should just end 'cause I'd feel a WHOLE lot better. After my run came to an end, I had a minute or two walk back to my icy Gatorade which felt like it coulda been 30 minutes. That first swig of cold liquid was Heaven, I tell you what! On the walk back I baked in the sun, nearly cold shower and now I'm just freakin' spent. Day off tomorrow, I swear. I need it.
7 runs in June :: 2:35:01 sec· X
8 runs in JUNE:
2 hours 35 m
10 runs in May:
4 hours 9 min
8 runs in April:
3 hours 29 min
6 runs in March:
2 hours 28 min
*** FEBRUARY ***
3 hours 41 min
January 2009
2 hours 54 min
December
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dawg Music Straight Outta Jersey

By total coincidence, my other musical selection for the day kinda sorta also comes from the great mafia and corruption state of New Jersey... Hackensack this time. I didn't know that Jerry's good friend and Grateful Dead disliker was from Jersey, but low and behold, me and Mr. Grisman are fellow New Jerseyans. I wasn't actually born in NJ but I did grow up there. I'm more Jersey than I am a New Englander. I'm happy to claim both...

and happy to be listening to some DGQ from a little more than a week ago, from some little music festival in Tennessee, Jed, a festival a few people may have hoid of....

David Grisman Quintet
June 13, 2009


The Other Tent
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, Tennessee
David Grisman - 6/13/09 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, Tennessee

James Kerwin - bass
Matt Eakle - flute and bass flute
George Marsh - drums, percussion
Grant Gordy - guitar
* with Eric Robertson on mandolin

Eat My Dust
Bluegrass at the Beach
?
Tracy's Tune
Svingin' with Sven
Acousticity
Pigeon Roost
Grateful Dawg
Dawg's Waltz
16/16
Newly Wedding
Dawg's Rag
Shady Grove
*

I really need to be shot or something for not listening to a David Grisman show more often. What a great bunch of tunes this is! The crowd really digs when David mentions that they're going to play something that he did with Jerry. There was a similar crowd reaction when James Kerwin (who played with Garcia-Grisman) was introduced.

Fun stuff throughout. Grisman, at age 64, is still kickin'... maybe just as strong as ever?!


Download The Show Here

(320 kbps)

DGQ - Part 1: Bonnaroo '09Part II: Grisman - 6/13/09

Source & Lineage:
C4s>PS2>AD20>iriver>cdwave>soundforge (fades)>flacfrontend (lvl 8)


free mp3 download with setlist 6-13-09 a.k.a. 06-13-09 a.k.a. 6/13/09 a.k.a. 06/13/09 a.k.a. 09-06-13

David Grisman Quintet - 6/13/09 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, Tennessee

Some more great pics Here.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2009 logo dealie

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

 
Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated