DeadHead Poll: Your Favorite Set One Weir "Slot"

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RayS, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pick a slot, any slot. And yes, I know some of them sort of overlap (like doing a cowboy song on acoustic, or sliding "Maggie's Farm" into a cowboy double feature. "Other" is there as a preemptive strike against a slot I forgot, or maybe never heard of.

    So pick your slot!
  2. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    What are the "slide" and "Bob on acoustic" slots?
  3. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Forum Resident

    The "set closer" slot

    Music Never Stopped
    Disco Dancin'
    Let It Grow
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  4. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Forum Resident

    The "Bob on acoustic" slot is after your time :D '94-'95
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  5. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    slide = walkin blues, little red rooster, bottom etc?
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  6. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    Lol, I voted for Dylan, which is the only vote so far.

    Weir was pretty good at choosing the right Dylan songs for him, and he gets credit for mostly getting the words right.

    However, a strong second for whatever slot Lazy Lightning>Supplication was in, that might be my favorite Weir composition.
  7. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    "Cassidy" fits the "other" slot.
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  8. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I was a Dylan fan long before I got on the bus, and my first two Dead shows were Dylan-Dead shows that I attended primarily to see The Bard. After the '87 collaborations was the prime period for the "Dylan slot", and I always looked forward to it (hoping to get "Desolation Row" or "Stuck Inside of Mobile", but seeming to get a lot of "Queen Jane"s).

    The "Bob on acoustic" slot I find to be a breath of fresh air in those later shows (when Jerry often seemed intent on getting the first set the Hell over with as quickly as possible).
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  9. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    The Slide slot has no votes - DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING!

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  10. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    I agree about the Bob On Acoustic slot but it only existed for so short a period of time that I can't count it.

    I think his Dylan coverage is some of the best out there and anytime he pulls out Masterpiece, Queen Jane or Mobile, I'm all in. :)
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  11. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    How do I vote for "Black-Throated Wind"?

    I say "Other". It's not really country in the way "El Paso" or "Mexicali" is country...
  12. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I probably should have called the "slide slot" the "blues slot" to be a bit broader.

    Rooster/Walkin' Blues/Minglewood/Wang Dang Doodle/Schoolgirl/Spoonful etc.
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  13. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    One song does not make a "slot". :)

    "BTW" was in the "Bob on acoustic" slot in '94, so there's an option for ya.
  14. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    This thread reinforces my decision to stop going to shows in '87. :)
  15. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    You were just being kind and making a space for me on the bus. :) Thanks. Maybe if I would have been so gracious around '94-'95 the bus wouldn't have toppled over.

    In closing, I will offer up the "Touch Head" blasphemy that "Dylan slot" > "Pigpen Rant slot". :)
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  16. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    I'll run a poll next week for favorite Weir slide/blues song. :D
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  17. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

    I am with you on many points, and I love the Dylan slot, but there we part ways.

    You can have my 'Caution' when you pry it from my cold dead hands. :wantsome:
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  18. TheDailyBuzzherd

    TheDailyBuzzherd Forum Resident

    Northeast USA
    "Slot"? Is there some kinda Klingon goin' on here I don't know?

    I guess I'll take the idiot chair and say my fave Bob turn is ...

    "Me and My Uncle".

    Thank you and Good Night.
  19. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I am not now nor hopefully will I ever be a "skipper", but when I listen to a Pig era show and we start heading down to see the gypsy woman ... let's just say I don't do cartwheels.

    Blasphemy, I know.
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  20. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    The other slot where he plays a real jammy tune like Stranger, Music, Cassidy, Let It Grow
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  21. DrLunchbox

    DrLunchbox Forum Deadhead #1604

    Hillsborough, NC
    This: Give me TMNS or Let It Grow.
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  22. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Give me an opening Stranger, then a mid-first set Cassidy, with a LIG or TMNS to close the set. :)

    Also, give me a Sailor>Saint pre-drums in set 2
  23. Paper Wizard

    Paper Wizard Forum Resident

    Dylan slot for me. Really never liked the cowboy tunes.
  24. RayS

    RayS Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Seems like over time Cassidy stopped being an "and" option with LIG or TMNS and became an "or" option, sliding its way closer to the end of the set. In the last 10 years of the band it was pretty uncommon to get more than 1 of those 3 in a first set.

    A little searching on pops up this first set from '76 with all three:

    Beacon Theater - New York City, NY

    Set 1:
    Promised Land
    The Music Never Stopped
    It Must Have Been The Roses
    Looks Like Rain
    Tennessee Jed
    Let It Grow
    Might As Well
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  25. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    It's a good show when Bobby sings "Cryptical Envelopment".

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