Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pure Jerry - Part 1

As tradition would have it, we celebrate the life and music of Jerry Garcia each year between August 1st and August 9th. Believe it or not, it is that time again. Shakedown Stream will play and jam to some of the finest musical chestnuts of Jerry Garcia ranging from the Grateful Dead to the Jerry Garcia Band and other obscure Jerry projects. 

Part 1 of "Pure Jerry" will contain material designated specifically for this year's celebration of Jerry's life and musical legacy, and will flow into the Stream seamlessly, blending Jerry's virtuoso leads, soulful vocals, and mindbending riffs into a raging river of psychedelic bliss.

Om Shri Garciananda Namaha...

Shakedown Stream
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Tuesday @ 5pm - Jerry Time
Without Love in the Stream
It will never come true.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Furthuring and Streaming

         Hey JerBear,
       This is Walter in New York and I'm writing in for the first time. I've been tapped into the stream since summer of '09 and have listened religiously ever since. I just wanted to say that shakedown stream is always one of the highlights of my week. This summer I'm taking classes at SUNY Geneseo, a college near Rochester. I just got my Further tickets this week for the July 26, (this coming tuesday), show and I couldn't be more excited. The first place I heard that they were playing near me was on the stream when you read the summer tour dates. It's that funny named town that was giving you problems, Canandaigua, that I have tickets for. It is so hard to say and spell that it's somewhat of a running joke for people who live around here. The easy explanation is to say it like this: cannon like a war cannon, day, and gwuh. Cannondaygwuh is how it should be spelled. 
       Anyway, thanks for all the streams, they never fail to satisfy my dead fix. My buddies and I will be listening to the new stream on tuesday afternoon as we prepare for the show and we'd love to hear a good long Franklin's Tower this week. Maybe you could even send the formidable vibes at the control of the stream towards Further and see if we can coax a Franklins out on tuesday night aswell. 
Thanks for doin what you do and keep on streamin my friend, 
    Walter in NY

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Furthur in New Jersey

It is fun to pay attention to the set lists of the Rock 'n Roll Bands that we love. DeadHeads are known to be fanatical about it. I found myself at the last Furthur show I was at, helping the person behind me with keeping track of his set lists. He did not know the name of Two Djinn - a RatDog song. 

Here is the set lists of the Furthur show from tonight:

Sun. 7-24-11 
Garden State Arts Center 
Holmdel, NJ 

Set 1 
Here Comes Sunshine > 
Jack Straw > 
Ashes & Glass 
Tennessee Jed > 
Cumberland Blues 
Alabama Getaway > 
Feel Like a Stranger 

Set 2 
The Wheel > 
Samson & Delilah 
Eyes Of The World > 
All Along The Watchtower > 
Terrapin Station Suite 
Unbroken Chain 
We Love You > 
Throwing Stones 
E: Donor Rap 
Touch Of Grey
The Furthur Band is on tour. They have played New England - The Gathering of the Vibes on Friday night - and are moving their way southward down the East Coast. The show I saw last Thursday night in Mansfield, Mass (Comcast Center) displayed to a plumb, the familiar musical bond between Phil & Bobby, but also the very exceptional musicianship between the new guys; Kadlecick (lead guitar-vocals), Chimenti (keyboards-vocals) and Russo (drums). Here is the set list from Saturday night:

Mann Music Cetner 

Set I: 
Sitting on Top of the World 
Greatest Story Ever Told 
High on a Mountain 
When I Paint My Masterpiece 
Reuben & Cerise > 
The Last Time 
Quin the Eskimo! 

Set II: 
Shakedown Street > 
Women Are Smarter 
Any Road 
Playing In The Band > 
Help On The Way > 
Slipknot! > 
Franklin's Tower > 
Playin' Reprise... 
Death Don't Have No Mercy > 
In The Midnight Hour 

Encore: Donor Rap 
Fool In The Rain > 
One More Saturday Night

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thanks for the Stream

Hey Jer Bear -

I've been listening to the stream since about Christmas, and I really enjoy
it. I'm a bit behind, because they pile up faster than I can listen to them
(I'm up to May), but when I saw the new one pop up on itunes, I had to jump
ahead and listen to it. April 19, 1978 was my first show, and the one where
I "got it" (during the *Deal,* to be specific). I've had various tapes of
it over the years, but never anything as good as the one you shared with
us. It brought back so many great memories. Vets Memorial Hall is still
there, mostly hosting conventions and stuff now. It's a big theatre, not a
hockey hall like the places they started playing in the 80's, and seats
about 4,000. My friends and I were in the first row of the balcony, great
seats. I remember that during the drums, everybody in the band was on stage
at one point, banging on something. I'm not kidding, I swear to you that
Garcia had a tambourine. Of course, history was made with the encore,
but we didn't appreciate it at the time. We wanted to hear *Truckin'*
or *Sugar Mag* or something we knew - we couldn't believe they were covering this
silly pop song! Of course, now I brag that I was there!! I was also at
Hampton for the return of *Box of Rain* in '86 - my 2 big Grateful Dead

Thanks for the stream!     Rob

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Truth Changes

What we know about the Truth is subject to revision.
It's not True until it is True.

As the Stream becomes longer and deeper, it becomes harder to remember all of the feature shows. Fortunately, I caught myself because we have already featured Boise, ID '83 show. Therefore, we will now move on to Dec. '82, Oakland, CA. Who knows, maybe I have featured that show too. If so, we will re-group and come up with another show.

Shakedown Stream
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Tuesday @ 5pm - Island Time
A Band Beyond Description

Monday, July 11, 2011

So Many Roads (complete) - 7/9/95

Grateful Dead - So Many Roads (complete) - 7/9/95 @ Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. This is the complete version from the last Grateful Dead show. This is maybe the most soulful "So Many Roads" Jerry ever sang.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Healthy Streaming

Love the stream. Found it a month after I started walking August 2010 at 245lbs. Now in July 2011, I'm running 3 miles and walking 3 miles EVERY day and using the podcast to do so...down to 195 and a happy marriage. Excellent music and commentary...and thanks. I'll be donating this year. 
Menlo Park CA 
Jeff and Maggie

Friday, July 8, 2011

Around & Around

Last week's Stream was an exception. We were treated to the first episodes of The Summer Series of Shakedown Stream. This week, we will return to Columbus, Ohio, but this time, to another time and place - 1978. It is one of those shows from David Gans' collection from all his years as host of the DeadHour and his exclusive access to the Vault.

Join us this week for another round of Streaming and a featured show. It's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get. 

myradio.com & iTunes
Tuesday @ 5pm Eastern Island Time
It All Streams into One

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 ...