Sunday, April 5, 2015


Our 50th anniversary celebration of the Grateful Dead continues on Shakedown Stream. Last week, we repeated a show from Detroit 1977 (Listen Here) to help us get ready for the famed '77 year of Dead. March Madness has subsided, but before we move further into Spring, we'll hear a March Winterland show that features some of the earliest versions of Terrapin Station and Estimated Prophet. We will also bless ourselves with a copious amount of Jerry Garcia Band stuff from this time period.

Shakedown Stream on every Tuesday at 5PM (EST).  

Sunday, March 8, 2015


The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary celebration began on Shakedown Stream at the beginning of the 2015 year. Week by week and year by year we have been featuring a Dead show from each of their 30 years starting in 1965. This week, we have arrived to the year 1974 - one the great all time years - and we are psyched to be featuring 8/6/74 from Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ. It is an excellent representation of what the boys were up to during the summer of '74. Plus, we got some Jerry too.

Click on Shakedown Stream this Tuesday at 5PM (EST) to help us celebrate. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jamming into 1971

The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary celebration jams into 1971 this week on Shakedown Stream. Our 1971 featured show is the first of a six night run at the Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY on February 18th. It's perfect because it showcases many new songs from this year: "Bertha," "Loser," "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Playing in the Band" and "WHARF RAT!" Plus, we'll listen to some other nuggets from '71 and the Capitol Theatre as we continue our review of the Dead's history year by year, week by week, ONE STREAM At a TIME. 

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Tuesday @ 5PM (EST)
"I Got Some Time to Hear Your Story"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

1970 - Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary celebration continues this week on Shakedown Stream™. We move into the next decade with the band's new music from 1970. It is the year that "Workingman's Dead" and "American Beauty" albums were released, thus bringing forth a significant body of new songs that we came to know and love. 

Please join us by clicking On and Streaming On for another Shakedown Stream this Tuesday @ 5PM (EST).

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Digging the Dead

There is work to do. There is snow to clear and new paths to create. Storm Juno brought record amounts of snow to Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Boston and beyond. We are digging out while digging the Dead right here on MVYRadio. Click on to the Archives HERE to Dig the Dead - this week's deluge is a double dose from 1969. 

Dig It!

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Storm Juno"

"Storm Juno" - the Blizzard of 2015 - is upon us here on Martha's Vineyard and southeastern New England. The snow is falling, the wind is gusting, the roads are closed and much more is yet to come. MVYRadio and I have planned ahead and decided to replay 2 past episodes of Shakedown Stream into ONE big stream - Two for Tuesday for a Double Dose of Dead. Click the Stream Tuesday @ 5Pm (Island Time) and enjoy two shows from 1969 featuring the earliest versions of ChinaCat>Riders. We will pick up with more DEAD50 next week with '69Dead from the Avalon Ballroom, Thank you for your support and patience. Be safe and Peace, JerBear. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Celebrating '69 Dead

The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary continues on Shakedown Stream. This week's episode brings us RIGHT ON up to the year 1969. This is by far and away one of the great time periods of rock n' roll, especially for "Yours and Mine." Join us as we celebrate musical tidbits from '69 plus a featured show from the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA - the city where it all began. 

Tuesday at 5PM (Island Time)
"Everybody's Doin' That Rag"

Monday, December 29, 2014

No More Downloads !

Shakedown Stream™ will no longer be available for download at the beginning of the year. For almost 6 years, has made it possible for listeners to download each episode every week. It is sad news and a real bummer. So many of you streamed the podcast in your own ways; smart phones, iPad, or some type of listening device. It was convenient for commuting to work, running marathons or hanging with our friends and family. Thank you everybody for your positive vibes every week. You all kept me going. I was and still am stoked to keep finding the best Grateful Dead show to share with ya'll. Shakedown Stream will continue to be available for streaming on, Tunein, SoundCloud or Stitcher. Thank you, thank you & thank you. Peace - Jer Bear

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Billy K is Grateful

"I woke up this morning after Thanksgiving, feeling thankful and Grateful, and now that the tryptophan is wearing off, I'm in the mood for a good ole' fashioned holiday ball and dance. So come one, come all to Zodiacs in Petaluma, CA this Tuesday for my special gathering of friends David Nelson, Barry Sless, Reed Mathis and Jason Crosby. They will join in Billy Kreutzman's TryptoBand for a night of revelry, music and memories," announced Billy K. 

And so it was, last night Mr. Kreutzman jammed and paid tribute to Bobby Keys and Phish. 

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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.