Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Streamer's Choice - 1976

There was an inexplainable mix up in last week's vote. Perhaps it's the effect of Mercury moving retrograde, a hanging chad, human corruption, or a technological glitch - who knows. In analyzing the Streamer's Choice vote from last week, it is quite apparent that there was an oversight. The 1976 show IS the actual winner and is the rightful choice for the featured show on Shakedown Stream - A ruling by the US Supreme Court is not necessary. We will handle the situation amicably and feature it on next week Stream. Streamer's Choice continues into December with Volume 4 of the Download Series - 1976. Peace, Jer Bear

Friday, November 25, 2011

Vote for a Streamer's Choice

The Streamer's gather for one last vote for the month of November. It has been a success and good  clean fun. Together, we have picked some sweet shows from Winterland '77, Portland '80, Furthur in New Hampshire & Legion of Mary. This week is another Streamer's Choice. Vote for a show from the selection in the upper right hand corner and see how your vote makes a difference on Shakedown Stream -'s very own Grateful Dead program. 

This is my way of giving back to the streamers who consistently support the show every week.

 Peace - Jer Bear

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Vote for the Dead

The fourth week of Streamer's Choice is underway. The voting has begun on and it looks heavily favored toward "Dick's Gift."

Apparently, Dick Latvala, the late archivists for the Grateful Dead, found some unlabeled tapes in the vault. It is suspected that the tapes are of Jerry Garcia's "Legion of Mary" band with Merl Saunders from 1973. It is pretty fabulous stuff. Although I would never tamper with the democratic process of Streamer's Choice, I do hope this material wins the poll for Featured Show this week on Shakedown Stream.

Peace - JerBear
Shakedown stream
Gonna Make them Shine!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dead Music for Movies?

The Grateful Dead will allow access to their rather extensive archive of music for movies. It is the first time that such an arrangement has been made possible by the boys. A movie featuring the Grateful Dead music is in the works. 

Click to read the full article. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Streamer's Are Voting

... and swirling to the music of the Grateful Dead. That's the Deal for the month of November on mvyradio's Shakedown Stream - a Grateful Dead podcast. For the past three weeks - in celebration of the supporters of Shakedown Stream - Jer Bear has been posting a selection of live Dead shows for the supporters to vote for. Last week's vote included a recent Furthur show from New Hampshire - it won the most votes and was featured on this week's Stream. The momentum is growing - every week is receiving more and more votes. Join us for another round of voting with a new selection of shows from Legion of Mary, RatDog and of course, the Grateful Dead. Peace, JerBear

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Furthur Review

From: Julie & Rick
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:02:05 -0500 
Subject: The Stream
I've been part of the Stream for several years... absolutely love the Stream... I used to commute my 34 minutes each way for work and finish concerts each week. Thanks for all you do for us. For the past couple of years I've been mulling over my TOP TEN... but I found that it tended to shift with the weather, time of year, my activities, etc. So... its been sort of like chasing the wind. However, on Saturday evening, I was at the Wilkes-Barre Furthur concert... WOW... I believe I heard my top 19 in a row... the first set was a great honky-tonk set with Chimenti lighting it up with his piano and the Wurlitzer... ten minute jams of Hell in a Bucket, Mississippi Half-step, Big Bad Blues followed by an eleven minute Althea... the jams were exceptional... with my eyes closed, John K. was Jerry... and his guitar was (this may be sacrireligious) cleaner than Jerry without sacrificing creativity (I've heard him with Dark Star in the past... but
this was clearly transcendent)... the second set was clearly the best set I've ever heard... an Eyes that blew us away into a Fire on the Mountain that was true to the original but almost an up-date that was cleaner and tighter than I've ever heard... along with a Dear Prudence, Help/Slipknot, Franklin's Tower and closed with a Knockin' on Heaven's Door that Bobby

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Eleven on 11/11/11

11/11/11 is a unique and curious mathematical occurrence. It is said to be beginning of the age of Aquarius. Anyway, last night, Bobby & Phil continued to go Furthur with playing The Eleven as the encore in Syracuse, NY. 
Also, has anyone noticed that John K and Phil have switched sides on stage?
The OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

Set I 
The Last time
Reuben & Cerise >
High on a Mountain >
Brown-Eyed Women
Jack Straw

Set II:
Weather Report Suite (Prelude, Part I, Let it Grow) >
Dear Mr Fantasy >
Playin' In The Band >
I Want You (She's So Heavy) >
Dark Star >
We Love You >
King Solomon's Marbles >
Sugaree >

E: The Eleven >
Whipping Post Intro (11/4 Time) >
US Blues


Friday, November 11, 2011

Phil Lesh scraps plans for Terrapin

"Phil Lesh scraps plans for Terrapin Crossroads music hall in Fairfax," says recent headline  in Marin Independent Journal posted 11/08/11 by Richard Halstead. I have mentioned Phil's plan to have a barn-type studio where he could jam, much like Levon Helm's in upstate New York. Unfortunately, it does not look like it is going happen. Read the whole article to find out more (click here)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dead Voters

We are celebrating the Streamers of Shakedown Stream - mvyradio's very own weekly Grateful Dead show - for their consistent and loving support of our Stream. For the month of November, Jer Bear is listing various Dead shows to vote on. In typical democratic fashion, since it is November (election month) the show receiving the most votes will be the featured show for the week.

Join me, us and yourself, for another journey down Shakedown Stream by going to and clicking onto Shakedown Stream. 

To vote -

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 ...