Thursday, July 26, 2012

Big Bang Cosmic Debris

The debris from the cosmic big bang of the Grateful Dead continues to bounce around the stratosphere. As luck would have it, someone pressed the red "record" button and the Dead's jams have been captured. This week on Shakedown Stream we celebrate another show that possesses a Dark Star > St Stephen > The Eleven > Death Have No Mercy. 

Many of us grew up listening to this song arrangement on the "Live Dead" album - over and over again. Gone are the days where you have to worry about turning the album over to listen to the other side and the rest of the jam - the Stream keeps the songs flowing. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Move Me Brightly"

The Grateful Dead will be the focus of a special weekend Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Rock and Roll of Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.

Highlights include screenings Aug. 4-5 of the film "Move Me Brightly," a salute to late Dead leader Jerry Garcia. Also on the agenda are a Hall of Fame Series interview with Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann on Aug. 3, followed by a performance by his 7 Walkers band.
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Join until you Belong

Dark Star >
St Stephen >
The Eleven >
Death Have No Mercy

This particular arrangement of Grateful Dead songs - which are ever so perfectly placed in the exact genetic sequence representing the truest code of acid rock from San Francisco of 1969 - will be featured show this week.  -It contains everything that is necessary for a pure psychedelic journey including marshmallows. It tells a story, it gets biblical, there is singing, astronomy is involved, a reference to an LSD trip is made (maybe yours), the journey happens, then Death - rebirth too.

Join, join, join until you belong in the Stream.

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Tuesday @ 5pm EST
In and out of the Garden you Go!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bobby Celebrates Jerry

Late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 on August 1, and his longtime band mate Bob Weir will be among the many musicians taking part in a special concert event to commemorate the occasion. reports that the show, dubbed Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday, will be held August 3 at Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, California.  The concert also will include performances from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont TenchPhish bass player Mike GordonRatDog/Furthur keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Chris Robinson Brotherhoodguitarist Neal Casal, among others.  More guest stars also are expected to be added to the lineup.
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

'69 Primal Dead

The Summer is here and the Grateful Dead music never stops on Shakedown Stream. We continue this week with another round of primal Grateful '69 Dead. Dark Star>SaintStephen>The11>Death ...
Everybody is out touring at the festivals - Furthur, Mickey Hart Band & 7 Walkers - not to mention the other bands that we all love. 
Tickets are always available week after week on's Shakedown Stream.
Premieres: Tuesday @ 5pm EST
Where the Rockin' Rollin' music 
Meets the risin' shinin' Sun

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Dear fellow citizens, please make sure that you have all of the necessary supplies for this 4th of July holiday. For example, this Dancing Bear ice cube tray is something no deadhead wants to be without on this special holiday. The Dancing Bears ice cubes are an excellent way to keep your homemade lemonade or even that special mystery concoction that Aunt Mary brings every year nice and cool. If you look at right, you may even see the bears dancing and singing your favorite Grateful Dead song. 
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

This Week's ...

The theme for this month is psychedelic in nature (this may seem redundant when speaking of 60s Dead). Shakedown Stream is featuring Grateful Dead shows that have the Dark Star>St Stephen>The Eleven>Death Have No Mercy set lists. Such a standard arrangement of songs is not only worthy of our attention from a historical point of view, but, just as importantly, these jams are superb representations of acid rock n' roll.

As deadheads, we need to always to remind ourselves of how the music started and its' evolution so "...with a rose in and out of the garden we go."

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 ...