Sunday, March 31, 2013

Just Gotta Poke Around

Shakedown Stream™ devotes the entire month of April to the entire year of 1987. It is time to poke around and see what we can discover with the music of Grateful Dead. We have 5 weeks to explore 5 different Live Dead shows from '87, a year yet to be fully featured on Shakedown Stream. Here it comes, get ready and stream on in.

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Every Tuesday @ 5pm EST
"Just Gotta Poke Around"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

All You Need

"Just a Touch, that's all you gotta have." The second half of our doubleheader this week on Shakedown Stream™ finishes up with the Grateful Dead in London, England. We'll get treated to a serious, grown-up version of Dark Star (not for the faint of heart). This kind of Grateful Dead jamming is for deadheads who enjoy a long, hearty cup of organic dark roast, freshly ground, cradled ina  properly warmed ceramic filter holder before the just-bel ow-boiling temperature water poured over it. Perfection!

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Tuesday @ 5pm EST
"All You Need
All You Gotta Have"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, founding members of the Dead, announced on Friday that their band, Furthur, will do a series of eight concerts at the theater starting on April 16.

In the early 1970s, the Capitol Theater, which at the time was a crumbling movie house, was one of the the Dead’s favorite concert halls because of its unusually good acoustics. The group played 18 concerts there in 1970 and 1971

Read NY Times Blog Article

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Netanyahu & Jerry Garcia

"Scholars of Middle East politics and students of the San Francisco–centered psychedelic-rock movement of the 1960s have for years asked the same vexing question: Just how many degrees of separation exist between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia?"

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weir Walks off Stage

"In a move the Sweetwater Music Hall's manager called "heartbreaking," Grateful Dead legend and Mill Valley resident Bob Weir walked off the stage at the venue Monday night in the face of unrelenting crowd chatter.
Weir, who was playing a solo acoustic set prior to a performance by his new Ratdog Quartet, walked off angrily in the middle of a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” The walk-off was preceded by a number of indications that Weir was growing irritated with the chatter, and he asked those engaged in extended conversation if he was interrupting them (5:20 in the video above)."  Read More and See Video

Sunday, March 3, 2013

To Lay Me Down

"You are bringing a lot of joy to the ears of my family and me. I'm a longtime fan of the Dead and appreciate Shakedown Stream. My wife and kids love it too. Started going to shows a year after you. I'm emailing because I had never heard the great to lay me down from the New Haven show you recently streamed. I've searched for good versions of that song and they are hard to come by. I'm listening to it now as I work through the late night. I had thought Lake Placid 1983 was the best post-Jai-alai (and post Reckoning) TLMD, but New Haven rivals it. Thank you! "    John and family

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bob Weir

Bob Weir just finished a solo acoustic tour accompanied by Jonathan Wilson. Together they played Santa Fe, Tuscon, Vegas and Ventura, CA. His new friend Jonathan Wilson is awesome - really fun to watch with Bobby. Probably because he is a new face to me, but he just has the phrasing down, especially on "Mission in the Rain". Check out Bobby  Weir and Jonathan Wilson joined by their other friend on violin on a Dead classic.

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 ...