Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Family Streaming

Jer Bear,

My family loves the Stream. Living in Washington state gives us many opportunities to spend endless hours driving in the car with our two young children. The Stream makes hours of driving go by like a dream. We love the shows, vignettes, the tidbits of trivia and most of all the euphemisms. It is the consciousness that flows from the Stream that keeps us truckin'. Thanks for the many good times, good tunes, and good laughs and for injecting "right on" into our families lexicon!

The Korn Family

Saturday, May 25, 2013

May 1977 BoxSet

"If you're a Dead Head, chances are you've spent many an hour expounding upon the distinction of May 8, 1977, Cornell University, Barton Hall. Well, at the risk of preaching to the choir, we'd like to reintroduce you to a series of shows that matches said greatness from that same gloriously fertile season. While Barton Hall is well known, the astounding tour that surrounded it has occasionally flown under the radar due to the uneven quality of tapes in circulation. May 1977 is set to change all of that with a boxed set that zeroes in on this high-water mark in the Grateful Dead's long strange trip." (Complete Article)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Drummer Mickey Hart is Touring

Mickey Hart doesn't want to talk about the Grateful Dead.

Though he will forever be thankful for the band that earned him a berth in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and solidified his status as a music legend, he's more interested in discussing what he's up to these days.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

McNally - the Scribe

"For most authors, holding the attention of an audience of jam-band fans who want to rock out might be a formidable challenge. But McNally comes armed with enough fascinating, real-life stories (and a rare gift of gab) that quieting a nightclub audience shouldn’t be a problem for the man Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia fondly called “Scribe.”" Read Complete Article

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lost Tapes

Inside last week's Shakedown Stream, we got a taste of the newest Dave's Picks release. We heard one of the earliest versions of Direwolf and Mason's Children from 1969.  This release is being considered the "Lost Tapes." Read this article and find out why:

Grateful Dead
"Dave's Picks Volume 6"
David Lemieux, the Grateful Dead archivist and the Dave behind "Dave's Picks 6," calls this three-CD set "the lost tapes." That's because they were missing for more than 40 years, surfacing in July when the ex-wife of a former Dead roadie found them when she was packing up her house in North Carolina. Complete article

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Jerry was my Teacher

"It was March 1962 when I invested in a hundred-dollar banjo and began lessons on Tuesday nights at Dana Morgan Studio Music Shop in downtown Palo Alto. A young guy with a shock of black hair, a goatee, and black horn-rimmed glasses on his nose came out to meet me when I checked in for my first lesson.
"Are you my seven o'clock?"
"What's your name?"
"Andy Bernstein"
"I'm Jerry Garcia. Follow me."
©California Slim: The Music, the Magic, and the Madness

Read Complete Article 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Furthur Cancelled

"Furthur have canceled their headline appearance at the inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley on May 9th, news that comes less than a week after singer and guitarist Bob Weir fell down mid-song onstage while the Grateful Dead offshoot performed April 25th at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York."
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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 ...