Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll

In a recent article with Bob Weir (guitar player and singer for the Grateful Dead), he says this about drug use "Bottom line; you're better off straight. Stay the hell away from heroin; it'll take you out. It'll ruin your life." Plus, he comments on the late 80s as being at great time period for the Dead in terms of their playing as a Band "I loved what we were up to in the late 80s." READ MORE of ARTICLE

Monday, November 10, 2014

Join Us for Clicking & Streaming

Please join us this week on Shakedown Stream as we continue the conversation. Last week, we featured a Grateful Dead show from Nassau Coliseum where the Dead played one of the longest and best versions of Scarlet>Fires ever performed (Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain). Brent Mydland - the new keyboard player - is just getting in synch with the band and their repertoire of songs. 

Click onto the Stream this week for the next night at the Nassau Coliseum and hear what they do next. 

Right On

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A New Dead Movie

Martin Scorsese - the famous movie director - has agreed to be the executive producer of a new Grateful Dead movie/documentary in anticipation of their 50th anniversary next year 2015. Mr. Scorsese has done this kind of thing before. He was the director on "The Last Waltz" - a famous movie of The Band's last concert at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. Amir Bar-Lev will be the director of this Dead documentary set for their 50th anniversary. Rare and unseen film footage will be part of this cinematic endeavor. No name has been announced for this movie, maybe "Long Strange Trip" would work. 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fillmore West in San Francisco 1969

Shakedown Stream resumes the conversation this week with the Grateful Dead from 1969 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. It was at the Fillmore West (1968) that the owner Bill Graham had his first psychedelic experience. He even played percussions with the band (This is where the real 1st cow bell came from). Previously, the Fillmore West was the Carousel Ballroom which was managed by the Grateful Dead, QuickSilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane in 1968. This attempt of collaboration was an effort by the bands to manage themselves without the typical hassles. 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Product Placement: The Dead Brand

The Grateful Dead's music may end up in a movie or in the background of your favorite TV shows. The Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a deal with Ice Nine Publishing (Grateful Dead's publishing company) that will keep the legacy of their songs in the fabric of our american culture. "Young people may know the name Grateful Dead, but not be as familiar with their music. If you're not putting yourself into relevant areas where you music can be discovered, your music could be lost to the younger generation," says Evan Lamberg, president of UMPG. Click Here and Read More 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

'79 Phillie Spectrum: "Long Live the Dead"

An "Evening Magazine" segment presents a snapshot of the Grateful Dead and Phillie-Heads from 1979. That's right, a somewhat old and crackly TV interview of Jerry & Bobby backstage at the Phillie Spectrum has surfaced. It seems like an archival gem because it captures a very 70s style local Phillie TV broadcast quite perfectly, but, more importantly, it is video footage that many of us have never seen before. CLICK HERE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Mickey & Zakir

Mickey Hart will be playing with Zakir Hussain on October 12th at the SFJazz Center. The event is a tribute concert to the late Latin percussionist and Cuban-born Armando Peraza. The famed musical career of Peraza blessed him with playing with the likes of Jazz greats such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck and Dexter Gordon. Armando Peraza passed away in April. 

Mickey is and was an amazing drummer for the Grateful Dead. He has played with many of the best percussionists from around the world. Mickey is apart of the world beat. He understands the solidarity that all drummers have with each other and it is quite fitting that he is to help memorialize one of his own. Get Tickets here

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bob Weir Cancels Tour

Bob Weir and RatDog have cancelled the Summer and Fall Tour. The statement on the Furthur Facebook page says, 

Circumstances have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir and RatDog are being cancelled. This applies to all dates on the summer tour starting in Thursday, August 14 in Boston through September 14 in Nashville and also includes the Jamaica event in January of 2015. Full and complete refunds are available at place of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

So we do not know what this means for the Furthur show that was coming up or for the shows that Chris Robinson's band was going to open up for. More to be revealed. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Jerry Garcia Streams

Shakedown Stream™ honors the life and music of Jerry Garcia this week. Click on http://www.mvyradio.com to hear an assortment of Jerry tunes and a complete Jerry Garcia Band show from Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Some Climb, Some Crawl ... to Terrapin

In honor of the anniversary of the July 27, 1977 release of the 

Grateful Dead's 9th album we're going to Terrapin! Join the celebration on this week's Shakedown Stream™. We'll float along to one of the sweetest Dead albums, featuring that epic symphonic journey song - Terrapin Station. Click on http://www.mvyradio.com this Tuesday @5pm and be inspired. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Double Dose of Dead

Our last week's episode of Shakedown Stream featured two live Grateful Dead shows - back to back. It was so much fun, we're going to do it again this week. Two full shows of LIVE DEAD on http://www.mvyradio.com. Come join the stream as we dive deeper down into the stream at the Fillmore West in San Francisco - February 1970. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Doubleheader of '85 DEAD


For the first time in the history of Shakedown Stream™we are featuring a doubleheader of live Grateful Dead. That's Right ! The two night stand from Ventura, CA - July 13th & 14th will be streamed back to back. How Sweet It Is is to get a full dose of Dead from 1985. Where were you when the boys were touring back in '85 - Dead or Alive.

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