Happy New Year!!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy New Year!!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Jerry sure was (and is) a great door-greeter. Thanks for the reply, and thank YOU for the stream. It's a tasty treat every week, and it was easily my favorite discovery of 2009, as I began
listening in July. Shakedown Stream has kicked me right in the the seat of my well-worn pants of Grateful Dead enthusiasm. I'm listening to the music more regularly than I have in years, and your comments are always good for a thought or a laugh.
beard while we all gather 'round and listen. We could all relate to that one - scary!!! I also really enjoyed the Oxford, Maine stream that you did. I was up there for those terrific shows, and the beautiful weather and cool scene helped to provide one of my best GD memories ever. The memories came flooding back when listening to that stream.
December is indeed the month of giving, but Shakedown Stream gives every
week of the gaul-dern year!!!! I can't thank you enough.
The Music Never Stops!!!!!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Hows it going? I appreciate the Stream. I am in the Navy so I load my I-POD up with your P-Casts and take them to sea. Nothing like listening to the dead while watching the sun set or rise over the ocean. I just got back from a brief excursion that took me to France, Estonia, Finland and Scotland and I am proud to say the Grateful Dead is alive around the world. Catching up on the Streams and I just finished the 10/27/2009 Stream that featured the Philly 10/20/89 show and that was one of the best streams to date. Thanks and keep the torch lit!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
One of our loyal Streamers made an authentic request for some earlier Grateful Dead - "the good stuff."
*Also, I will play part 1 of my interview with Toni Brown, the founder of Relix magazine and musical artist. I will be giving away copies of Toni Brown's & Ed Munson's new CD - State of Mind.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I just wanted to drop you a note of thanks for the stream of August 4 2009.I live in New Orleans and lost over 200 show recordings collected over thirty years to Hurricane Katrina. My favorite tape was of a show I attended in the early 80's, Jerry solo acoustic at the Capital Theatre in Passaic New Jersey. Your Jerry tribute contained an acoustic show almost identical to
the tape I lost. Thanks to you and the Stream I am building my collection
Vito in New Orleans
Sunday, November 29, 2009
There are so many Grateful Dead shows to choose from. Not all of them are worthy to be a featured show. The really old ones do are of poor sound quality, some of the shows are incomplete, and others lack the magic. Nonetheless, there are still so many shows to still pick from regardless of these obvious deficiencies.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Also, during this month, we will hear my interviews with Buddy Cage of the New Riders, Toni Brown of Relix magazine, David Gans of the Grateful Dead Hour and some other people who we all may know. Also, don't forget to tune in and stream out for the chance to win some free CDs.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
It is important to be consistent. I once heard a famous and revered Buddhist Monk - Thich Nhat Hanh - say that consistency is love. I believe this to be true and try to practice it regarding things that are intrinsically good. Posting the set lists weekly of each Shakedown Stream is such an endeavor. The Nov. 11, 2009 episode was made up of songs from November, except for PigPens' and the Bear Essential. The featured show was from November 1st too.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Letter To The Fans
Posted on: November 18, 2009
Dear DSO Fan -
Thank you for joining us and being a part of this continuing, long strange trip these past 12 years. Your support and excitement for the music has kept us going strong for over 1700 shows. Throughout the years, we've had transitions both difficult and uplifting, yet the positive energy of our fan base has continued to propel our mission onward for performing this important music and for keeping this vibrant scene alive.
That said, we, as a band are entering another chapter in this story.
Dark Star Orchestra's lead guitarist and one of its founding members, John Kadlecik, has decided to resign from DSO. John's last show with us will be on Dec 5 in Buffalo. DSO is supportive of John's choice and we wish him the very best.
Friday, November 20, 2009
I'm a relatively new podcast fan and I just want to thank you for getting
me back into the music on a steady basis. Your shows have become my
companion at the gym, while doing work around the hacienda, and any other
time I get a chance to plug in. Yesterday I was working on a trail I have
adopted and I caught the San Diego version of China Cat/Rider (with a
little Uncle John mixed in) from last week's show. What a perfect
motivator for dancing on the repaired water bar that needed tamping down.
Absolutely my favorite transition between songs, I was struck by the fact
that the last time I'd heard it on a local college station (to remain
unnamed) they actually cut it off before the Rider refrain. No respect!
Anyway, keep up the good works and if you run into Jess there at the
station, let her know that Althea's Dad is still a Deadhead!
P.S. Congratulations on show #100!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Jer Bear - Love the love of the stream. Was coming back from skiing in Colorado last Sunday, came around a bend near Santa Fe looking at the snow capped mountains, when the "Sante Fe" reference from Jack Straw came on from a previous stream, awesome! Also Love the weekly Pigpen tunes! You rock!
Dallas - Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, November 7, 2009
The featured show last week was suggested by a deadicated listener/streamer, Giff. It was his wife's first show - the Bill Graham Tribute show at the Polo Field in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Many well known musicians joined the Grateful Dead for this show to honor Bill Graham: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bobby McFerrin, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville, Tracy Chapman, Santana, Robin Williams, Journey, CSN&Y, Joan Baez & Kris Kristofferson. Also, John Popper and John Fogerty play a few tunes with the Dead. Overall, it was not a bad show; the jam out of Truckin' into the Other One was a sweet highlight along with a unique Wharf Rat.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The Grateful Dead Archive, housed at the McHenry Library, has been awarded $615,175 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to photograph and scan collection images and upload them. The public will be able to access the online collection and offer fans the opportunity to contribute to the collection by digitally submitting photos.
Christine Bunting, head of special collections and archives at McHenry, said the school will use the grant over 2½ years to archive what she said is the world's largest public collection of Dead memorabilia.
"The ultimate goal of making the archive digital is that everyone will have a Grateful Dead experience," Bunting said.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
For nearly four thousand years, in culture after culture, the signet ring has remained a clear symbol of personal affinity. For men and women of distinction, this classic piece of jewelry has always denoted a valued position, a special bond. Today that tradition continues. Those who wear signet rings share membership in a very special group of people.
It is with great pride that we offer Dead Heads all around the world, a work of exceptional beauty and superb craftsmanship – the Grateful Dead Tour Alumni Ring.
Officially licensed by Grateful Dead Productions and available in a wide choice of metals, each ring bears the classic "Steal Your Face" logo in striking bas-relief. The sculptured features of the designs, remarkably precise, have been achieved through "lost-wax" casting – a rare technique preferred since the early Renaissance for its ability to capture intricate detail.
This demanding technique requires the expertise of very gifted artisans. For this reason, Jostens, one of America’s most respected names in jewelry, has been authorized to create this superb keepsake. Twice selected by the International Olympic Committee to craft its gold, silver and bronze medals, and twenty-eight time supplier of Super Bowl Championship Rings, Jostens has been a name synonymous with excellence since 1897.
Your ring will be a very personal possession, custom crafted to your order, with your name engraved inside the band in elegant script. Then, only after it is polished to a rich luster that distinguishes the finest jewelry, will it be presented to you, ready for a lifetime of wear.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Bob Weir to Perform at Benefit for Global Security
NUCLEAR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
FACING OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY
10th Anniversary Celebration of the
GLOBAL SECURITY INSTITUTE
NOVEMBER 1, 2009
AT THE NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
JERRY GARCIA BAND WILL “LET IT ROCK”
Double-Disc Collection Includes Rare Early Performances Of The Group’s Original Lineup, Featuring Legendary Pianist Nicky Hopkins, Recorded Live In Berkeley, November 1975
LOS ANGELES — For Jerry Garcia, 1975 was a seminal year that found him splitting time between recording Blues for Allah with the Dead, directing The Grateful Dead Movie, and forming the Jerry Garcia Band–his long-running side project. JGB’s earliest days are the subject of a two-disc live collection recorded during that momentous year. THE JERRY GARCIA COLLECTION, VOL. 2: LET IT ROCK, JERRY GARCIA BAND, NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 1975, KEYSTONE BERKELEY will be available November 10 from Jerry Garcia Family/Rhino at physical retail outlets and at www.dead.net for a suggested list price of $19.98.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I've been shakin it down with you since I found the stream this past spring. Thank you for what you do; doling out the Grateful dead lore and history, bringing the bear essentials, and sharing choice shows from every era and phase of this glorious band! Your show shines through and we can all feel your love for the band and the music. Tuesday's don't come quick enough, when I hear "hey now, hey now" I know I am in for something good.
I live in Brooklyn and work in Manhattan. I ride the stream's sweet vibe every day as I sail over the Manhattan bridge on the Q train. Listening to a gritty Pig Pen show or hearing shows from the Dead this Spring with the East river rolling and the city skyline glinting and sprinting skyward just knocks me out every time. You are a part of that, just wanted to share it with you.
Thanks again, keep groovin
Peace and Love from the BK,
Monday, October 19, 2009
I thought you would appreciate that I figured out why I was having trouble downloading this week's stream. It turns out that all 16 gigabytes of my iphone was taken up by one thing.. Shakedown Streams! I enjoy the show a lot and have listened to each stream a couple of times. I guess I'm going to have to delete some of these off and visit the archive now and again.
Keep warm out there on the island. Peak colors are hitting here in Indiana. Time for bon fires, chili, and warm cider.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
- December 30 & 31
- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
- San Francisco, CA
- Doors: 6:00 / Showtime: 7:30 PM
- All Tickets General Admission
- **12.31 Will Be A Special Three Set Show**
Friday, October 16, 2009
Most stadiums are bad for sound because they were designed to be sports arenas. For some reason, the Philly Spectrum had good sound. Who knows why, I guess they got lucky. We have two more streams to feature this month of Rocktober. Find out this Tuesday at 5pm on mvyradio.com, what I select out of the 50 or so shows from the Philly spectrum. "Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart. You just gotta poke around."
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Grateful Dead to Rise in New York Exhibition
Though the Grateful Dead are most closely associated with the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, the Upper West Side of Manhattan can briefly lay claim to that industrious and ever-evolving band in the weeks and months ahead. In March, the New-York Historical Society will open an exhibition tracing the Grateful Dead’s history and cultural influence. In a release, the society said the show, “The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society,” would feature artwork, posters, marionettes and other stage props, as well as banners and decorated fan mail from the band’s 30-year career. Before that opening, the society will hold a fund-raising event, which the Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are expected to attend, where items from the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will be previewed. Information on the Oct. 21 event is available online atnyhistory.org.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Spectrum was always a special destination for East Coast Deadheads. The Grateful Dead played more shows at the Spectrum than any other venue on the East Coast - 53 to be exact. Join me as we spotlight Philly Spectrum shows for the entire month of October. May 4, 1981 will be the first show to get us going this week. Peace, Jer Bear.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Hey - just wanted to send you a quick note how important your show is to me. I recently got a promotion that entailed moving to Virginia. My family is still in NJ where I am from. My new gig involves lots of driving around to check on different operations throughout the day. The only thing keeping me sane - as I trouble shoot from building to building day after day - is your awesome show! When I miss my two kids and wife, I crank up the stream. Please keep up your killer show, awesome comments and cool insights into the band that I love. You are truly a great person for providing fans with excellent quality shows every single week!! Tuesday is the high point of my week because I know I get another huge chunk of love.
Thank you for your hard work and devotion,
Saturday, August 29, 2009
The month of September will be devoted to "International" Grateful Dead shows: Canada, Europe or Egypt. Our first feature show will take us to the famous Rainbow Theatre in London, England. In 1981, the Dead played a run of shows at the Rainbow Theatre in early October as well as other venues in Europe. However, it should be noted that the Grateful Dead played periodically abroad thus requiring a US passport. They played in Canada in the 60s as well as other years, they played 3 shows in Cairo, Egypt, and played numerous times in Europe. Stay tuned for the next feature shows coming up through out the month. Who knows where this theme will take us; France in 1974, Ontario in 1990 or their first night in front of the Pyramids in 1978.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
It's funny, isn't it? One thing we do know is that Bob Weir & RatDog are scheduled for shows on these dates:
16, 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
19, 20 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
22, 23, 24 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
As we can see, October is not a possibility, but maybe November or December or a New Year's show. Supposedly, however, John Kadelcik said on Facebook any further shows would happen next year. Who knows. This does leave next year a possibility Winter or Spring of 2010 as a possibility. Let's hope so.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
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