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. 


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"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, mvyradio.com 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 mvyradio.com, 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. 

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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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"There a Band Beyond Description"

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