Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I was quite blown. For sure. Indeed. It twas, dare I say, what Veneta was to Sunshine Daydream and nudity - this show is to Health Care Reform in my lifetime.
So, anyway, rarely do I go off script from the format, but this week we will feature Furthur in all its' glory.
Tuesday at 5pm (eastern time) April 6th on mvyradio.com.
Peace - Jer Bear
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The month of March was devoted to the polling/voting theme. It was a cool way for Streamers to get involved and determine the direction of their show. Shakedown Stream is a Grateful Dead podcast show hosted by a fan for the fans. No one thing is greater than the other - just a piece of a larger whole.
Join me this week for another episode of Shakedown Stream on mvyradio.com this Tuesday at 5pm (eastern time).
Also, you may hear some old crusty Grateful Dead, Pig Pen, something acoustic, tracks from the recent Furthur tour '10 and whatever else that may flow into the Stream.
Peace, Jer Bear
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
In a story first reported by Welcome to Now, Phil Lesh has confirmed that Jay Lane has left Furthur to re-join Primus. Phil took to the PhilZone message board this evening to explain the move…
“Over the past year, both Jill and I have come to know and love Jay for the great guy that he is. At the end of our tour he rode back on Bob’s bus and informed Bob that he had an opportunity to play drums with Primus. He and Bob discussed it, and they decided that the logical time to make the change would be after the birthday show. I only found out about this the day before the show; as their relationship goes back a long way, I told them both then that I support any decision they might make. I will miss Jay’s enthusiasm and ebullience; he’s a great guy to hang and play music with.”
Phil went on to answer a number of questions from fans in the thread and mentioned that both he and GD/Furthur band mate Bob Weir think that proceeding with one drummer – Sir Joe Russo – would be best. He also mentioned that we should keep our eyes on the Furthur website tomorrow for more information on the Furthur Festival. As for Jay Lane, he was an original member of Primus who left the band in 1989. He later joined up with the original Primus lineup in 1994 for an album released under the Sausage moniker. There’s been no official announcement from the Primus camp and there no confirmed Primus dates on the docket as of yet.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Hey now streamers - most of you know that Shakedown Stream is brought to you by mvyradio.com, the internet arm of Martha's Vineyard's radio station, 92.7 FM WMVY. MVY has always been a leader of independent radio stations in an age of corporate domination. Several years ago, the MVY folks launched a pioneering internet radio presence, www.mvyradio.com, and have reached a worldwide audience. Check 'em out if you haven't already - you can personalize your listening preferences, hear new and live music and more. Unlike 92.7, mvy's internet radio is completely commercial-free and entirely listener supported, so they created a non-profit organization that collects donations to keep the internet streams flowing. That means Shakedown Stream needs your green energy ($$$) to keep going. We'd like to invite you to make a tax deductible donation today at friends of mvyradio. And for a donation of $125, you get a 100% organic cotton Shakedown Stream tee shirt hot off the press. The Stream, this blog, and our ever expanding FB group is a labor of love for me, but the Stream has fixed costs that need to be covered - technical stuff like bandwidth and servers that make it all possible. Where would the Dead have been without the technical wizards that brought their sound to so many venues? Become a friend of mvy today and together we'll create something built to last.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Spring will be arriving in a few days and it will be time to start wearing T-Shirts again. As some of you know, there are no commercials or sponsors on the Stream. 100% of our support comes from Deadheads like you.
If you like the podcast, show your support by making a tax deductible
donation to www.friendsofmvyradio.org. For our Spring 2010 fundraiser, we
have something new. If you donate 125 dollars, we'll say thank you by
sending you a 100% organic "Friend of the Devil - Friend of mvyradio"
t-shirt. Every donation, whatever the size, will help us out.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Furthur & Friends
Phil Lesh's 70th Birthday Bash
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
San Francisco, CA
A Benefit Concert for the Unbroken Chain Foundation
Proceeds to support Haitian Earthquake Relief
Set 1 Acoustic:
Phil Lesh (on Ritter bass)
Lazy River Road (JK)
(Bobby says were gonna do yet another tune in the key of G)
Two Souls in Communion (CR)
Brokedown Palace (JG)
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (BW)
They Love Each Other (CR)
Mountains of the Moon (PL)
Attics of My Life (All)
Scarlet Begonias (JG)
Minglewood Blues (BW)
Easy Wind (CR) >
New Speedway Boogie (JG)
Viola Lee Blues V1 (All) >
High Time (CR) >
Caution Jam >
Viola Lee Blues V2 (All) >
Hard To Handle (CR)
Viola Lee Blues V3 (All) >
Like A Rolling Stone (CR) >
Not Fade Away Jam (w/parade of floats) >
Happy Birthday, Dear Phil! (w/balloon drop) (All, including audience and us) >
Not Fade Away Jam >
break/popping balloons >
Playin in the Band (BW) >
Other One Jam >
St. Stephen (All) >
Other One (BW) >
Unbroken Chain (PL)
Comes a Time (CR) >
Cream Puff War (CR) (go-go dancers on stage) >
Franklin's Tower (PL)
Johnny B. Goode (BW)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
We've been experiencing some technical difficulty with our ability to
automatically upload the Shakedown Stream podcast to iTunes, and the
. As this will take a few days to resolve itself, and we hate
to make you wait, I encourage you to download this week's episode from the
Shakedown Stream for March 9th, 2010
I personally apologize for the convenience.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
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MSG, NYC 3/9/81 - 10 votes (8%)
Passaic, NJ 6/17/76 - 7 votes (5%)
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London, UK 5/23/72 - 24 votes (19%)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
WHAT: The Pearly Baker Band’s 25th Anniversary Celebration to benefit the United Way Hunger Commission of Southeastern MA.
New Bedford’s own Pearly Baker Band is celebrating 25 years of making music with a special concert at the Zeiterion Theatre – and they want to give back to the community!
All proceeds from this performance will benefit United Way’s Hunger Commission of Southeastern Massachusetts. Senator Mark Montigny is serving as the event chairman and Citizens-Union Savings Bank as the major sponsor.
We’re asking all attendees to bring one non-perishable food item to the event! There will be bins set up in the lobby.
WHEN: Saturday, April 3rd from 7 – 11pm
WHERE: The Zeiterion Theatre
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Contact the Z either online ( HYPERLINK "http://www.zeiterion.org" www.zeiterion.org), by phone (508-994-2900), or in person at the box office. Tickets are $15 each.
CONTACT: On the day of the event, contact Caroline Cuccia at 508-525-6750 (United Way) or Mike Mahoney at 508-717-2793 (Pearly Baker).