Grateful Dead Graphic

October 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

This is a graphic that was a tag on a commemorative edition guitar that Alvarez released. I’m fortunate enough to own one, which I’ve modified to play like butter. The front of the guitar is screen printed to resemble this graphic, with the sound hole where the lightning bolt is. The dancing bear is on the backside of the headstock, and there’s a mother of pearl lightning bolt inlay on the 12th fret. It’s a lot of fun to play and sounds awesome. I suppose I could take a photo, instead of being lazy.




Today in History

July 28, 2016 § Leave a comment

In 1973, over 600,000 people made the pilgrimage to Watkins Glen at the Grand Prix racetrack in New York to see the Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead play on an equally hot, sweltering Summer day. Try to get that many people together in 2016 without a riot or murders.

A Must Have Show for Your Grateful Dead Collection

August 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

Exactly a month before yours truly was hatched in Atlanta way back in the Dark Ages, The Grateful Dead were up in Boston, performing this classic, epic show at The Ark. They were on sort of an East coast tour, at the time, with Woodstock coming up in August. The actual day of my birth they played at a Seminole Village down in Florida not too far away, and it was an amazing, weird show. Even moreso than usual for the time.

The audio quality on this is spectacular.

Set 1:
d1t01 – Introduction
d1t02 – He Was A Friend Of Mine
d1t03 – Dark Star ->
d1t04 – St. Stephen ->
d1t05 – It’s A Sin ->
d1t06 – St. Stephen ->
d1t07 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t08 – Drums ->
d1t09 – The Other One ->
d1t10 – Cryptical Envelopment ->
d1t11 – Sittin’ On Top Of The World ->
d1t12 – Turn On Your Lovelight

Set 2:
d2t01 – Morning Dew
d2t02 – Hard To Handle
d2t03 – Doin’ That Rag
d2t04 – Alligator ->
d2t05 – Drums ->
d2t06 – Jam ->
d2t07 – The Eleven ->
d2t08 – Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) ->
d2t09 – Feedback ->
d2t10 – And We Bid You Good Night

d3t01 – Not Fade Away tease
d3t02 – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue

Grateful Dead Live at Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford University on 1973-02-09

April 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

Grateful Dead Live at Roscoe Maples Pavilion, Stanford University on 1973-02-09

Here’s one of my favorite shows. Great sound quality, Wavy Gravy talking, excellent set lists, 1973 energy, playing at Stanford, and a Sugar Magnolia that is raw, fast, new and among the best. Eyes isn’t bad either, and this was the debut of the Wall of Sound.

Janis Joplin Singing ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough’ with the Grateful Dead

March 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

A classic song sung by a classic singer with a classic band at a classic show. Pretty classic. Janis and the Grateful Dead’s keyboardist at the time, Ron ‘Pigpen,’ McKernan, were an item.

Dane County Coliseum on 1973-02-15

You Ain’t Woman Enough, sung by Janis Joplin with the Grateful Dead

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