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    Cool Grateful Thread

    Okay everybody - this thread grew out of a thread called "Music" over in the main forum. It seems that there are more than a few Dead Heads (Grateful Dead afficianados) in our ranks. If you could do the "vulcan mind meld" on a Dead Head, you would get a bunch of set lists, favorite concerts, and other GD trivia and info. The same mind meld on an MOA member would probably result in K bike versus R bike, what's wrong with Harley riders, and which cool new piece of Wunderlich gear to rob the cookie jar for.

    So post away on your favorite topics which put the Dead and the Beamer in the same thought. Here's mine: If The Dead play Red Rocks this summer like they did last summer, is anyone up for a BMW mini-rally/ride in to the concert? I think that would be a great way to combine two of our favorite pasttimes.

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    I'm sorry. No Jerry Garcia, no Greatful Dead.........

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    Ridin' that train.................................

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    I always ride to the shows at this one outdoor venue in my area (Tweeter Center, aka Great Woods). They let the bikes pull up and park on the edge of the lane for limos and handicapped and it is a straight shot in and out of the place. No hassle of waiting to get from the back 40 after the show.

    I do miss Jerry. "The Dead" has it's moments when Phil and Warren are "on" but the magic isn't really there anymore. I will still go because all the other bands out there are even less interesting...
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    I try to make a point of always riding to the shows either at PNC center, Jones Beach, Tweeter or Saratoga. Makes sense just for the parking.. I saw 4 or 5 shows last summer and had a great time. Same vibe as always. Unfortunately Jerry can't come anymore however Warren adds to the music in amazing ways as well. There are always those special moments during a show and I'm glad I can still go and see the music I've always loved.

    Lets try and keep this thread alive and without a doubt get a copy of the Grateful Dead Movie and view it in surround.

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    I didn't ride to the show this past June in Phoenix, because 1) I drink like a fish at these things (they had Sierra Nevada on tap!) and my wife can't be the designated driver on the bike and 2) I worry about three or four stinky outlaw motorcycle gang members throwing my beakster in to the back of a pickup and driving away. I really like the new stuff the Dead have done this past summer. Warren's singing is great and there were so many great new covers - Like a Rolling Stone, Eight Miles High, Madman Across The Water. The boys have changed with the times and keep on rocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff Miller
    I'm sorry. No Jerry Garcia, no Greatful Dead.........
    Jeff - some of us can't let go - and the new stuff is really pretty darn good - even though it takes two or three guys to try to compensate, musically, for Jerry

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    the 2 or 3 guys comment cracked me up but couldnt be more true.

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    Old Dead Concert- Hartford CT 1971

    There we were at the hartford Speedway on a hot day and a half tab. The Dead played their typical hours and hours before the break and while they were off doing whatever they do during break, more equipment was being setup on stage.

    Lots more equipment...

    Two more sets of drums, another organ, guitars, everything. What was happening we wondered?????

    Remember this was a magical time with experimental music, experimental social "things", everything goes.

    Well everthing did go, really.

    After the break, Bob Weir introduced their new friends the ALLMAN Bros. and they jammed until the early evening. Magical Mystery Guests!!!

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    New Dead

    Blasphemy???

    My brother the consumate Dead Head saw the "new Dead" and said that they sounded better- tighter.

    What say???

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    Dick's picks 35 is here...

    Dick's Picks 35
    Price: $25.00





    Dick's Picks 35 is a 4 CD set featuring recently unearthed material from the August 1971 tour. The 8/7 show from San Diego is featured in its entirety, as well as all that could be recovered from the 8/24 show in Chicago, IL. Bonus tracks on disc 4 feature more than an hour of highlights from the 8/6 show at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA. Of course, the CD is mastered in HDCD. For setlist information, please click here.

    A Note About Dick's Pick 35: The Legend of the Houseboat Tapes:

    Although the Grateful Dead's vault is enormous and impressively full, the band certainly doesn't have a tape of every show it played; in fact, they don't even have a copy of every show they recorded. Tapes drifted off in a variety of ways - including Jerry Garcia handing them out. And therein lies the story of Dick's Picks 35.

    This spring, our archivist David Lemieux got a call from Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay. It seems that in the late summer of 1971, just before Keith Godchaux began rehearsals with the Dead, Garcia handed him a big box of tapes and said, "Here, this is our most recent tour. Learn our music." The irony was that Donna Jean doubts mightily Keith ever bothered to listen to them - he'd never listened to the Dead all that much before he auditioned, first with Garcia and then the rest of the band - he just had an uncanny innate facility for the music. In any case, he left the tapes on his parents' houseboat in Alameda, CA, and there they stayed. For almost 35 years.

    In the spring of 2005, Keith's brother Brian and son Zion were cleaning out the houseboat, found the tapes, and gave them to Donna, whose jaw dropped. One call to Lemieux later, and the Dead's long-lost missing tour from the summer of 1971 had resurfaced. Master tapes include April 28 and 29 at the Fillmore East (released as "Ladies and Gentlemen," which was mixed from the multi-track masters), the 7/31 Yale Bowl (alas, the reels were blank), a small piece of the second Hollywood Palladium show, the complete shows from Berkeley Community Theatre 8/14 & 8/15, and others. Dick's Pick #35 is the complete San Diego (8/7/71) show, all that was salvageable of the 8/24 Chicago show, and an hour-plus of the Hollywood Palladium (8/6), which is all that existed on the tapes.

    Not a soundboard-recorded note of that tour's music circulates among Dead Heads, so this is a truly remarkable find. How they survived 35 years in a watery environment simply proves, yet once again - if you needed convincing - that God smiles on the Grateful Dead.

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    Got the email yesterday. I can't wait to get a listen. Lost tapes , great find. Hope there's more to come.. It's my favorite dead era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoone
    Got the email yesterday. I can't wait to get a listen. Lost tapes , great find. Hope there's more to come.. It's my favorite dead era.
    There's some great stuff from the early 70s on Archive.org that I downloaded. Don't recall the dates offhand, but if you like that period, you have lots of options.
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    Thanks, I've been burning and streaming at least a show a day and now have way too much dead music to choose from both on my computer, ipod and stereo. Heaven is nice

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    BobFV1
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    The archive.org stuff is great because it's free and very comprehensive, but I have compared some of the soundboards on .org to the Dick's Picks series and there is no comparison - the mastering that Dick does makes a big difference. But until the whole catalog is remastered by Dick, the .org has some rare classics.

    It was just about exactly a year ago that I saw The Dead on their tour through here - sniff, sniff - I miss that show and don't think I'll get a fix this year!

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