The Grateful Thread

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by JRM, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    My taste in music is extremely similar to The Aquarium Drunkard. His blog radio show has turned me on to a lot of great stuff over the years.
     
  2. GuidedByJonO)))

    GuidedByJonO))) Forum Resident

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    It's more than just one guy, but absolutely. Killer taste in music. Theirs is the year end list that I look forward to most every single year - filled with things that I loved and other stuff that flew under my radar and I immediately have to track down. Off the top of my head, all of the artists below I discovered through that site:

    Nathan Salsburg
    75 Dollar Bill
    Peel Dream Magazine
    Long Hots
    Tonstartssbandht
    Prana Crafter
    Nathan Bowles
    OMNI
    The Myrrors
    Kevin Morby
     
  3. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Thankfully yes, but for only 4 months :p
    (figure out my age you sleuthy tricksters, ha!)
     
  4. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Get off my lawn! Of course, living in the high desert of New Mexico I do not have a lawn per se, but if you are out in the veldt here you've discovered the cactus and all the other plants that protect themselves by growing pointy stuff.

    April '95. Taurus, or Aries?
     
  5. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Just out of curiosity I just checked the final "Ship of Fools" (RFK 6-25-95). Instead going ahead to 50, Jerry went back to 30.
     
  6. kevin

    kevin Forum Resident

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    Evanston IL
    Now playing 8/13/87[Red Rocks]on TIGDH on SiriusXM's Grateful Dead channel via the webstream now playing Big Boss Man.
     
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  7. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    New Jersey
    I'm pretty sure he usually said "50" once he hit 50 though
     
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  8. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    When I get some free time I will check it out.
     
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  9. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    Aries :)

    Are you really in New Mexico?!

    Driving north of El Paso into souther NM in the gorgeous desert mountains while playing some 71 was one of the most perfect times ive ever had!

    1971 is perfect cowboy music!
     
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  10. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    I have both a niece and a nephew that were born within the same 6 months as you.

    :thumbsup:

    They’re not Grateful Dead fans as far as I know. They probably dig Post Malone though. :D
     
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  11. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Outside of Santa Fe, that being the point, just about halfway. I hope some day you'll get to do more driving through the Western US so that you can see this beautiful continent up close.
     
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  12. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    My daughter loves Post Malone. Apparently he is da bomb!

    But her first two shows were Furthur shows at 1st Bank Center. :agree:
     
  13. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    Great article man. You and I are similar. I was 15 when he died and similarly unimpressed, although you were maybe a little more passionate about it lol. I was just like, ‘oh that out of tune country band with the one cool song about being high on cocaine? Yeah and the guys that dig them that I don’t get along with? Bummer. Have you heard this Nirvana bootleg??...’

    Also it looks like when you did get hooked, it was at a much deeper level, and closer to the roots (tape trading) than I ever got. I didn’t get that into it until well into our more modern era. Although it was a long slow burn and I remember really digging the albums and picking up several Dicks Picks in my late teens / early 20s.

    Thanks for sharing that!
     
  14. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Clueless Wallob

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    Pacifica, CA
    3/23/95 Unbroken Chain. It’s nice they played it but Jerry makes me go “Oof!”
     
  15. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Yeah, the availability of the tapes in digital form on the Archive played a large part in my growing obsession with the Grateful Dead. To be fair, while it’s not the same effort and dedication that it took in the tape trading days, it still was somewhat laborious to get the music. Dial-up modems - remember those? I mean, downloading a hot 16-minute Weather Report Suite could take the better part of an hour and remember - your phone was off the hook the whole time. Downloading an entire show was often a multi-day affair.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. trd

    trd Forum Resident

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  17. sleepjar

    sleepjar Forum Resident

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  18. Six Bachelors

    Six Bachelors Troublemaking enthusiast

    Well, Dancin’>Wharf Rat>Dancin’ on 10 October ‘76 is delicious. This pair of shows is rather special. The jamming is purposeful and liquid, at the same time.

    I listened via this, a somewhat distant but very satisfying AUD that captures all of the instruments and the vocals echoing around the stadium very well. Must have been some sound system they had in ‘76.

    I’ve said it before, I’m going to say it now and no doubt I’ll say it again and again: I think these shows were perfect for a May ‘74 box, maybe even with the 12 and 25 May shows as bookends. More coherent than the PNW box and would have left the powder dry for (a) Summer ‘73 box(es). Easy to say in hindsight.
     
  19. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Dude, you still had dial-up when the Archive went live?

    Red hills of the Mojave Desert

    Ah, gotcha!
     
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  20. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Also:

    I didn't get a smartphone until 2018. I'm a really on the cutting edge, I tell ya. First adopter and all that. At least there's running water. I have one of those record playing machines too. Very cutting edge in 1951.

    :righton:
     
  21. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    How far do you have to drive to get cell service? :nyah:
     
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  22. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    1974-05-12 Very hot so far, I'm up to the "meat" i.e. Truckin' etc. If they pull that off well I'd say it's a superior show. I don't remember ever listening to this before.
     
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  23. OK, when you put it that way it makes sense.

    I always thought of it as a third-rate entry in the 'self-referential band anthem' category that does moderate service as a set 1 closer. :laugh:

    In all seriousness, I'm a well-wisher towards that song, in that I don't wish it any specific harm.
    That's you? I was at the library with my kids this morning, before I saw this post, and pulled out my stupid phone and that was the first thing in my feed. I'm glad you put this reminder, the next time I took it out that article was not on the list anymore.

    Then after I read it on the home computer, every time I pulled up Google on the spyphone it was on the list again.

    We are about the same age, I'm from the NYC suburbs, my school was crawling with hippies and GD-loving preppy-types, among the guidos and gangstas.
     
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  24. notesofachord

    notesofachord Cousin Caterpillar

    Also went to high school in the '90s. Mostly just the typical jocks, geeks, and average boys and girls. I think there were maybe six hippies in the whole school.

    Oh, and the one goth guy. Can't forget that goth guy. He was pretty cool, black lipstick and mascara aside.
     
  25. ratstack

    ratstack Forum Resident

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Looks like there are a decent size contingent of us 90s teenagers here :wave:
     
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