Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter is the guy who wrote the lyrics for all those Grateful Dead songs that we love. The first songs that he wrote lyrics to were "Dark Star" and "China Cat Sunflower." He then became the guy who wrote the lyrics to "Sugar Magnolia", "Ripple", "Truckin", "Brokedown Palace", "Box of Rain" and the popular "Touch of Grey." He was not up on stage jamming in the band per se, but he did create the words to songs we all danced to while they were "Playing in the Band" (he wrote the lyrics to that song too).  

Robert Hunter was born on June 23rd.

Join me next week as we celebrate some of his finest songs with the Grateful Dead. 

by William Ruhlmann

Robert Hunter is best known as a non-performing lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is also a recording artist in his own right, a poet, and a translator. Hunter began contributing lyrics to the Dead at the invitation of his friend, Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, as of the group's third album, Aoxomoxoa, in 1969. Since then, he wrote some of the Dead's most memorable words, including "Truckin'" ("What a long, strange trip it's been") and the 1987 comeback hit "Touch of Grey." Hunter began recording solo albums on the Dead's record label in 1974 and continued sporadically since.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

We Need Speakers

Hey Jer! ...I just got little portable speakers for my iPod for the Express Purpose of listening to Shakedown Stream at work: It truly makes my day a Grateful Day! Thanks for the show, best out there man!   Earl Grey

Friday, June 17, 2011

Congratulations Boston !

In honor of the Boston Bruins' victory Wednesday night and
winning the Stanley Cup - Shakedown Stream will feature a Grateful Dead show from the city of Boston. You will have to join us to find out what show it will be and is, but that is half the fun - mystery and discovery!

For many of us, the original Boston Garden was where our 1st Dead show went down. That place had a way of swaying and moving to the music like no other. I even got busted by the cops for selling tie dye "Crazy Finger" T-Shirts before the show. (never before the show, never before the show, not before the show ...). Anyway, during the show, you would look up into the rafters and see the banners of The Bruins and The Celtics, and, sometimes, tie dye banners and dancing leprechauns.


Every week, we Stream the Grateful Dead on mvyradio.com just for the fun of it.

Shakedown Stream
mvyradio.com & iTunes
Tuesday @ 5pm - Boston time
If I Had My Way!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Streaming in the Bathroom

Your stream makes even cleaning bathrooms an


enjoyable activity. So glad my friend from 


Colorado turned me on to Shakedown Stream.


Floyds Knobs, Indiana is Grateful!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bobby's cool room goes Furthur

Last night, out in San Rafael, CA, Bob Weir invited some friends over to his new digs. As some of you may already know, Bobby has just recently opened a new studio called TRI Studios. It is high tech and on the cutting edge of technology and fantasy. Bobby calls it his spaceship (some things never change). Anyway, last night, Furthur played their first show at TRI Studios and streamed the show live on the web for those who paid $19.95 for it. I believe this is the beginning of something special as well as revolutionary. Imagine if this technology existed back in 1977 and we could watch a show on our  iPad.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Phil & Bobby @ Shoreline

Looks Like Phil & Bobby. They keep going further and then even Furthur. They are performing at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California this June 3rd and 4th. "One More Saturday Night"
Check out Bobby's interview in the SF Chronicle