Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's !

Bobby Weir, Mickey Hart and Ken Kesey get interviewed by KSAN backstage between set 1 and set 2 of this memorable and exceptional Dec 31st 1978 Winterland extravaganza. Ken Kesey : "The Grateful Dead are able to stroke a thing the way that just like the winds strokes the clouds until it attracts the lightning out of the ground". Well said !!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


"A quote from the venerable band 'the Grateful Dead' says 'One man gathers what another man spills.'  Oh, how true it is, and Boulevard is setting a fine example of 'Dead' lyrics brought back to life.(Click for full story)"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Three Night Stand

JerBear's Chicago is a special edition of Shakedown Stream. This week presents the last last night of a three night stand at the Uptown Theatre in Chicago. Join me for another episode of Shakedown Stream on We are closing out the year with a solid representation of Grateful Dead at the beginning of 1981 - one of my personal favorites.

Thank you for supporting Shakedown Stream throughout the year and I look forward to another year of Streaming Dead.

Shakedown Stream
Tuesday @ 5pm
Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dead Video Game

"The Grateful Dead have their own golf balls, wine, neckties, USB drives, blankets and wind chimes – and now they have their very own video game, too. Today, the band launched "Phase One" of The Epic Tour at, allowing early users to design their own Dancing Bear avatar and cast votes for their favorite Dead shows of all time. The top 10 user-voted shows will form the “itinerary” for The Epic Tour, in which gamers will work interactively to try to see every show on the tour – an endeavor that, for many Deadheads, will cause real-world flashbacks."

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Save the Uptown Theatre!

Shakedown Stream returns to the famed Uptown Theater in Chicago for the 2nd night of a three night run of shows - Feb. 27, 1981. The Grateful Dead performed 17 shows at the Uptown. It is somewhat serendipitous that we focus on these shows. There is a petition to save the Uptown Theater in Chicago, IL. The Theater has been closed to audiences since 1981 which means the Grateful Dead may have been one of the last bands to play this place. Please click on the link and learn how you can help save a bit of America and the Grateful Dead.

Shakedown Stream
Tuesday @ 5pm East Coast Time
Save this Building!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

4 Year Anniversary of Shakedown Stream

Michael W. Never miss a stream. Thank you for 
all the time you put in weekly it keeps me sane at my Job almost every day. Have all the archives on my computer and change them up on the iPod all the time. My hearing protection is constantly pumping the stream trough my head Once again thank you, happy anniversary and keep on streaming.

Spring Furthur 2012

Looks Like Bobby and Phil are still going Furthur. They have announced tour dates for the 2012 spring season. Some of us were wondering if they were disbanding because of the reunification of Phil & Friends in Colorado and Bob Weir doing a solo acoustic run. No worries though. They commence in San Francisco then on to New England and 8 nights at the Beacon Theatre on the upper west side of New York City (Jer Bear's old stomping grounds). Click Link for more information. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mickey Hart is Cosmic

Mickey Hart - the drummer of the Grateful Dead - is on tour. The Mickey Hart Band started their tour  in Eugene Oregon a few days ago. Mickey and his band will continue their tour around the northwest then down to the southwest to the rocky mountains and through the midwest. Believe it or not, Mickey Hart Band is even traveling to my old stomping grounds - White River Junction, Vermont @ Tupelo Music Hall.

Mickey is also looking for volunteers to become apart of the Stellar Crew to help spread the beat of his tour.

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 ...