Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Today in Dead History

  • Today in Dead History on September 29, 1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead as their 2nd drummer.
  • Phil & Bobby & Furthur have a new song - The Mountain Song. 
  • Bill Kreutzmann, is planning to release a joint album with guitarist Papa Mali on November 2. Their band is 7 Walkers and talk about their new album here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

For Sale: Jerry Garcia's House

Located up in rural Marin County, this palatial estate in Nicasio is asking just shy of $4 million dollars. The home, which sits on 11 acres and has 300 degree views of Mt. Tam and out to the Berkeley skyline, was the last place Jerry owned before his passing in 1995. The current owner is noted on the listing as having close ties with the remaining members of the band and
"...has discovered many interesting stories that surround the time Jerry lived here." - Need We Say More? News Phil Lesh and Brian Lesh Build on David Crosby and Ola Belle Reed Originals for New Furthur Songs - Need We Say More? News Phil Lesh and Brian Lesh Build on David Crosby and Ola Belle Reed Originals for New Furthur Songs

New York ... got the ways & means.

Our celebration of the 20th anniversary of the September 1990 run of shows at the Madison Square Garden comes to an end this week with the 9/20/90 show. The 9/19/90 show has already been featured on shakedown stream > it can be found at the archives page on 
This particular run of shows in New York are probably some of the best Dead I have heard in a long time. Hornsby really brought some new life to the Jerry & the Boys. 
Join us this week for the last installment of the September 1990 shows on Shakedown Stream.
Peace - Jer Bear

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bobby Guitar Auction

We are going to auction off this guitar - autographed by Bobby Weir - on eBay and use the money to pay for streaming Shakedown Stream. It is a Fender Squire. However, it it signed by Bobby Weir which makes it particularly unique - a one of kind.

Email your name to and we will let you know when the auction starts in October.

Right On - Jer Bear

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

20th anniversary @ MSG

We are streaming the Madison Square Garden shows from September of 1990. It is the 20th anniversary of these shows - don't you know. We are skipping the 9/16/90 show because it is an official Dicks Picks release and has been available for years now (...has it been that long?). Anyway, go buy it if you don't already have it !! 
Ergo, this week we are featuring the 9/18/90 MSG show. Some of the tracks appear on the bonus CD from the Road Trips Vol. 2 - No. 1 release. We will put it all together into one show, the complete 9/18/90 show in all its' glory and sweetness. 
Also, find out more about the autographed Bobby guitar that we are auctioning off on WMVY in October.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Clean Water, Please

Unbroken Chain presents the Box of Rain Project

Unbroken Chain will be working with charity: water on the Box of Rain Project to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 
In honor of Phil's 70th birthday, our first goal is 7 wells for 7 decades.
The first water source will be in Haiti, using some of the proceeds from Phil's 70th birthday show last March. The remaining six water sources will be funded by several upcoming auctions.
Please check back as we will be providing more details and updates soon.
You can learn more about charity: water here:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Furthur on West

Thank you everybody for your support and very kind emails - you guys are the best. Furthur is about to start their next tour out on the West Coast and then on to the East. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Grateful Dead - Home Movies Part One

This collection of Grateful Dead home movies (pt1) shows them backstage and thereabouts, are very interesting. We get to see stuff like, the behind-the scenes footage, that gives us another perspective on our favorite band. I have never seen this footage before so enjoy it, check it out, sit back, stand up and go back to the home - right on - Peace, Jer Bear

Thursday, September 2, 2010

20 years since ...

The theme for September: the 20th anniversary of the Madison Square Garden shows in New York City on September of 1990. We have 4 weeks to Stream in this month and they are 6 shows to chose from. One of them is already a Dicks Picks (DPS #9) and 2 other ones' are featured on a Road Trips release. No worries, we will figure it all out and have an awesome time.

Our first show to start off this month will be the 9/14/90 show. Bruce Hornsby had not yet joined the boys, that would came later on the 15th. Vince Welnick from the Tubes had just joined the band after Brent Mydland's death in July. Vince, at this point, had played 3 nights in Phillie and 2 nights in Ohio before they arrived in NYCity. Many deadheads were wondering and even concerned about the status of the band without Brent.

You will get to check it out for yourself -

What:     Shakedown Stream
When:    Tuesday at 5pm eastern time
Where: & iTunes
Why:      because you are invited.

Coming Coming Coming Coming ARouNd

It seems like a good a time as any to bring this Blog page back around. So here it goes, after a hiatus from maintaining this Shakedown ...