The Deadpod

By John Henrikson

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Dead Show/podcast for 6/15/18
The band was on a roll not only during May of '77 but also during May of 1980 so I decided to bring you this smoker of a show from that month, 38 years ago. This one comes from Portland Maine on May 11th, 1980. This one gets up and roaring with a hot 'Alabama Getaway' into 'Promised Land'. Garcia's voice is great on 'They Love Each Other' which follows and throughout. The only flaw here for me is when Brent drops a verse on 'Easy To Love&nbsp; You'. I'm always a fan of the 'Big Railroad blues' and the closing 'Don't Ease' into 'Music Never Stopped' is a fun way to close this first set..<br /><br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Cumberland County Civic Center<br />Portland, ME 5/11/80 - Sunday<br />One<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br />Alabama Getaway [4:33] &gt;<br />The Promised Land [4:13] ;<br />They Love Each Other [6:57] ;<br />Cassidy [4:50] ;<br />Loser [7:22] ;<br />It's All Over Now [8:20] ;<br />Easy To Love You [3:30] ;<br />Big Railroad Blues [4:36] ;<br />Looks Like Rain [7:59] ;<br />Don't Ease Me In [3:09] &gt;<br />The Music Never Stopped [7:26]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061518.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod061518.mp3</a><br /><br />Thanks so much for your support of the Deadpod!<br /><br />Hope those of you lucky enough to be out on tour with Dead&nbsp; &amp; Co. are having a fabulous time! Hope to see you at Alpine!<br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/HRhAyGH-pw0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/8/18
This week's Deadpod features a very nice second set from Deer Creek Music Theater in Nobelsville Indiana on June 6th, 1991. The set starts with China&gt;Rider, which, after a bit of a warm up moves along very smartly. While this is most definitely a 90s sound, there is enough great Garcia licks (as well as a great 'headlight on a northbound train'&nbsp; to please, I think. The band are definitely functioning together as a unit. Estimated follows..check out Bobby's screeches! a nice little jam leads us into 'Uncle John's Band'. (I hear Hornsby's accordion here). A fine transition leads into drums and space.. (my apologies for the distortion on some of the drums). A long and quite interesting space leads into a beautiful 'Wheel'. A rather shorter 'Watchtower' follows, but then we get a beautiful 'Stella Blue'. A rocking' Lovelight closes the set, but it is followed by a rare 'Box of Rain' encore..<br /><br /><br /><br />Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN (6/6/91)<br /><br />Two<br />China Cat Sunflower<br />I Know You Rider<br />Estimated Prophet<br />Uncle John's Band<br />drums<br />space<br />The Wheel<br />All Along the Watchtower<br />Stella Blue<br />Turn On Your Love Light<br /><br />Box of Rain<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060818.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060818.mp3</a><br /><br />Thank you to the kind folks whose contributions support the weekly Deadpod!<br /><br /><br /><div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/X96b3lH0tGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 6/1/18
As we head into June and the Summer concert season I decided to bring you a show from one of the favorite venues for summertime Dead - the Deer Creek Music Theater in Nobelsville Indiana, from June 6, 1991. I like the balance on this recording - everyone's sound&nbsp; seems well blended and no keyboards overpower the music. The 'Jack Straw' opener is especially bright and snappy..<br />other favorites for me in this set include Row Jimmy and Big Railroad Blues. I admit I have always enjoyed what Hornsby brought to the band, and to Garcia.. I think this is a great example.<br /><br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Deer Creek Music Center<br />Noblesville, IN<br />6/6/91 - Thursday<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br /><br />One<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br /><br />Jack Straw [5:47] ;<br />They Love Each Other [9:18];<br />Wang Dang Doodle [7:28] ;<br />Row Jimmy [9:34] ;<br />Black Throated Wind [5:46] ;<br />Big Railroad Blues [5:15] ;<br />Cassidy [6:41] ;<br />Might As Well [6:03]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060118.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod060118.mp3</a><br /><br />To those of you attending Dead &amp; Co summer shows - Best wishes for a safe and wonderful time!!<br /><br />My&nbsp; thanks for your support of the Deadpod - much appreciated..<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/2boHGpTsL0Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/25/18
What a great set to share with you on this holiday weekend! This week we get to hear the third set from the band's performance on May 20th, 1973 at Santa Barbara California.<br />The set starts out with a fine 'Truckin'.. but the magic starts right after that,&nbsp; first in an exquisite jam out of Trucking, then, a 'Nobody's Fault' jam. I recommend letting the music take you where it will beyond this point.. if you've not heard this show before you've not been here yet. Words won't due justice to the paths traveled by the music, but the closest might come from the review of this show in the <i>Grateful Dead Listening Guide</i>&nbsp;here:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.deadlistening.com/2010/02/1973-may-20-santa-barbara-ca.html">http://www.deadlistening.com/2010/02/1973-may-20-santa-barbara-ca.html</a><br /><br />Clearly the musicians serve the music here...<br />slowly you realize 'The Other One' is making an appearance.. and we are transported, farther.. deeper.. This is the stuff.. then suddenly.. 'Eyes of the World' leads us on a smoother, silkier passage.. Garcia of course still takes us on a rolling path guaranteed to make you want to move.. while his voice might not be at its fullest here, it is nevertheless a fine listen, with the music flowing like a babbling brook at times... then.. it flows into 'Stella Blue'.<br />'Sugar Mag' gives the crowd an appropriate rocking send-off.. No surprise we get a 'Johnny B. Goode' encore. :)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Campus Stadium - University Of California<br />Santa Barbara, CA<br />5/20/73 - Sunday<br /><br /><br />Three<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br /><br />Truckin' [8:51] &gt;<br />Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [1:28] &gt;<br />Jam [8:23] &gt;<br />The Other One [10:55] &gt;<br />Eyes Of The World [14:10] &gt;<br />Stella Blue [7:51] ;<br />Sugar Magnolia [10:04]<br />Encore<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br />Johnny B. Goode [3:54]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052518.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod052518.mp3</a><br /><br />Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.<br /><br />Give a thought to all those who have lost their lives in armed conflict.<br /><br />love.<br /><br /><br /><br />thanks for your support.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/f2MTNe6QR-Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/18/18
This week's Deadpod continues with the second set of the band's performance back on May 20th, 1973 at UC-Santa Barbara, CA.<br />While this set appears more like a 'first' set setlist, but the playing is spectacular throughout. 'Big Railroad Blues' is always a keeper and these early 'Here Comes Sunshines' are spectacular.<br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Campus Stadium - University Of California<br />Santa Barbara, CA<br />5/20/73 - Sunday<br />Two<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br />The Promised Land [3:03] ;<br />Brown Eyed Women [5:14] ;<br />Mexicali Blues [3:41] ;<br />Row Jimmy ;<br />Jack Straw ;<br />Big Railroad Blues ;<br />Greatest Story Ever Told ;<br />Here Comes Sunshine ;<br />Big River ;<br />Loser [7:09] ;<br />El Paso [3:29] ;<br />Casey Jones [9:01]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051818.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051818.mp3</a><br /><br />Thank you to the kind people whose support helps to publish the Deadpod each week!<br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/tQa1a11dLBM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/11/18
This wasn't the show I'd planned on presenting this week.. I thought oh this was too long.. but after listening to what I had prepared, and listening to this again, well, it was no choice.. so from the great year of 1973, we bring you the band's performance from May 20th, 1973 at Santa Barbra California..<br />Now this isn't your typical 2 1/2 hour show.. this one is going to stretch out for probably 3 weeks, as this was a *full* three set show. There are a few imperfections in the recording but overall for its age it is remarkable and I'm certain you'll enjoy it....<br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Campus Stadium - University Of California<br />Santa Barbara, CA<br />5/20/73 - Sunday<br />One<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br />Bertha [5:39] ;<br />Me And My Uncle [2:57] ;<br />Box Of Rain [4:51] ;<br />Deal [4:34] ;<br />Looks Like Rain [6:33] ;<br />Tennessee Jed [7:33] ;<br />The Race Is On [2:56] ;<br />China Cat Sunflower [6:05] &gt;<br />Jam [1:26] &gt;<br />I Know You Rider [5:14] ;<br />Beat It On Down The Line [3:01] ;<br />They Love Each Other [5:14] ;<br />Playing In The Band [18:#38]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051118.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod051118.mp3</a><br /><br />Excuse my brevity, this one was put together under some deadline pressure... :)<br /><br />thanks for your support, I couldn't bring you the Deadpod without it...<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/RS4uYgi_3Rw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 5/4/18
We open the month of May here on the Deadpod with a great second set from 1977, as we continue our presentation of April 23rd, 1977 at the Springfield Civic Center Arena in Springfield MA. This set starts with the famous 'take a step back' exhortation to the crowd, but the band fires things up most excellently with a very tight 'Estimated Prophet'. Not only are the harmonies great here but Jerry has that twangy 77 sound that makes this one so sweet. Bertha follows, more melodic than rockin' here.. The familiar bass line of 'The Music Never Stops' follows, as the band high step into this favorite. Jerry really gets cranking here, even though the jam won't go on as long as we might like. The Help&gt;Slip&gt;Frank that follows is for my money clearly the highlight here. Such a joy to listen to.. I find myself wishing that Slipknot! could go on and on.. but then I'd miss Jerry's mindbending solos during Franklin's :)<br />They close the second set with a great trifecta; 'Around and Around'&gt;'Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad'&gt;'Not Fade Away'.<br />Nothin' left to do.. :)<br /><br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Springfield Civic Center Arena<br />Springfield, MA<br />4/23/77 - Saturday<br />Two<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br />Estimated Prophet [7:34] ;<br />Bertha [7:03] ;<br />The Music Never Stopped [5:59] ;<br />Help On The Way [4:25] &gt;<br />Slipknot! [8:53] &gt;<br />Franklin's Tower [10:24] &gt;<br />Around And Around [6:49] &gt;<br />Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad [8:49] &gt;<br />Not Fade Away [11:14]<br />Encore<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>One More Saturday Night [4:40]<br /><br />you can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050418.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod050418.mp3</a><br /><br />Thank you for your kind support of the Deadpod!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/USF2BnNf7d0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 4/27/18
Well as we ease out of April it seems like a great idea to bring you s show from 1977... I have always tried to feature a show from that stupendous month of May '77, but all of those have either been featured already or commercially released, so I decided to go with this relatively unknown but excellent show from April 23rd, 1977 in Springfield MA.<br />The show has an easy mellow feel to it, reminiscent of '76 Dead, yet it has the tight harmonies and unexpected dips and turns of those classic May shows. From a fine, flowing 'Sugaree' through the great 'Loser' and 'Row Jimmy' I found lots of favorites in this first set. The highlight however is probably the Scarlet&gt;Fire which closes the set, and marks only the 3rd time they performed 'Fire on the Mountain'.<br />We'll play the second set next week...<br /><br />Grateful Dead<br />Springfield Civic Center Arena Springfield, MA<br />4/23/77 - Saturday<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br /><br />One<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><br /><br />Sugaree [11:17] ;<br />Cassidy [4:29] ;<br />Loser [7:25] ;<br />New Minglewood Blues [4:34] ;<br />Ramble On Rose [6:55] ;<br />Me And My Uncle [2:52] ;<br />Row Jimmy [9:34] ;<br />It's All Over Now [6:17] ;<br />Scarlet Begonias [7:07] &gt;<br />Fire On The Mountain [10:32]<br /><br />You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:<br /><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042718.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042718.mp3</a><br /><br />Thank you so much for your kind support of the Deadpod.<br /><br />I received a note along with a donation this week that said 'I'm a happier person since I discovered the Deadpod'.. I agree... :) thank you my friend, made my week.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/nNxWWaD0Y3I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 27, 2018
Dead Show/podcast for 4/20/18
<div>Happy 4/20!&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div>This week's Deadpod features the 2nd set from the band's performance on April 15th at the college of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. I think you'll enjoy this one, as it continues the fine recording of set 1, with some strong playing as well. I'm especially enamored of the 'Playin' in the Band' and an unusually long and jamming 'Not Fade Away'. 'Morning Dew' follows, a song that is always poignant but seems especially so in this world.&nbsp;<div><br /><br /><br />Grateful Dead<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>William And Mary Hall - College Of William And Mary<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Williamsburg, VA 4/15/78 - Saturday<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Two<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Bertha [5:43] &gt;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Good Lovin' [6:18] ;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Candyman [7:15] ;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Sunrise [3:48] &gt;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Playing In The Band [14:16] &gt;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Drums [11:#41] &gt;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Not Fade Away [13:57] &gt;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Morning Dew [10:29] ;<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Around And Around [7:53]<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>Encore<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table><table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table><table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table>One More Saturday Night [4:33]<table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"></table><table border="0" bordercolor="#111111" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="1" style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 661px;"><tbody><tr><td align="left" valign="top" width="92"><br /></td><td align="left" colspan="3" valign="top" width="569"><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div><br /></div><div>You can listen to this week's Deadpod here:&nbsp;</div><div><a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042018.mp3">http://traffic.libsyn.com/deadshow/deadpod042018.mp3</a></div><div><br /></div><div>I wanted to send this one out to the memory of Chris Charucki, long time production manager both for the Dead, and in particular for Bob Weir, who passed away on April 6th. Beams to his family and friends, sleep in the stars Chris..&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/INhS/~4/Jrsr9Wa5VTs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2018