Sunday, September 30, 2012

Streaming up to Buffalo

Believe it or Not. We are featuring the 9/26/81 show from Buffalo, NY. When it is all said and done, we will have a fairly decent snapshot of the Grateful Dead from a rather specific date - Sept. 26th - not to mention a rather strong association with the 2nd largest city in the state of New York.

Join Shakedown Stream for another excursion into the realm of the Grateful Dead. Plus, we will check out some of the highlights from this Fall Furthur Tour from out west.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Odd Couple

"Garcia taught Saunders — then a well-paid, straight-laced side man — how to loosen up. Saunders taught Garcia — the always-smiling centerpoint of counterculture darlings the Grateful Dead — how to play the old standards. They’d perform together throughout their careers, in bands called Legion of Mary and Reconstruction, behind Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty on his 1972 album Excalibur, during a trio of Dead shows, and on Saunders’ 1990 release Blues from the Rainforest. Saunders even helped Garcia recover his musical bearings after the guitarist roused from a diabetic coma in 1986." (somethingelsereviews)

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Compare & Contrast

Shakedown Stream will do a Compare & Contrast theme for the next 2 weeks on We will be devoting the next 2 weeks to 9/26/73 & 9/26 81 shows from the War Memorial from Buffalo, NY. It's funny, but what are the odds that the Dead played at the same venue on the same day and month, but on a different year. Well, when it comes to the Grateful Dead - anything is possible. 

Join me and all of us this week and next week on the Stream as we compare & contrast these two shows from Buffalo, NY. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How I Listen & Stream

"Jer Bear - I just discovered the Shakedown Stream a few months ago and thought I'd answer the question you asked during second Jerry Treats 'Stream about how we listen. I download 'Stream episodes through iTunes, put them in a 'Shakedown Stream' playlist so the play in oldest to newest sequence, sync to my iPod 160 GB Classic and listen to them at work through a Harmon Kardon Play n' Go (1st Gen) boom box (truly fantastic sound). I have an office by myself and listen to music all day long. In addition to the 'Stream I have over 200 episodes of the Deadpod, 15 or so Dick's Picks,nearly all the Road Trips subscription to the new Dave's Picks and lots of JGB, L of M, Pizza Tapes etc. The CDs are managed in iTunes and I create such are put on individual playlists by Venue/Date. All this I manage on iTunes converting most everything to WAV files (2 TB hard drive with mirror back-up). I have a very eclectic music collection (pushing 800 GB of music on the home computer) but I sometimes go 2 weeks listening to exclusively the Dead or Jerry music - 8 hours a day. I struggle to explain to people why I don't get bored or tired of it - but I don't - I just keep listening.

Side note: I'd be interested in learning how you manage what I can only imagine as an overwhelming collection shows and songs. Perhaps you have addressed this in a blog.

I like your show a lot - especially the Bear Essentials. Jerry's and the
Grateful Dead's influence is large and diverse and you do a very nice job spreading the wealth.

Thanks for your time and effort,"
Dick Mc.
Marin/Sonoma County CA

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 ...