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    "Grateful Dead's Transformative Journey: Exploring the Poly Pavilion Show of '71" with Alex Wellins

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 63:27

    "The Sphere in Vegas: U2's Sonic Odyssey and the Future of Concert Venues"Larry Mishkin  is joined by great friend of the show, Alex Wellins to catch up and talk about a Grateful Dead concert held at Poly Pavilion on November 20th, 1971. Larry talks about the significance of the show, including the band's transition in music style, notable songs played, and the presence of famous basketball player Bill Walton in the audience. Later, Alex discusses recent concerts they attended, highlighting U2's performance at The Sphere in Las Vegas, known for its immersive audiovisual experience, and another show at the historic Castro Theater in San Francisco featuring the band St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Both Larry and Alex express enthusiasm about these diverse musical experiences..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast  Grateful DeadNovember 20, 1971Pauley Pavillion – UCLAL.A.Grateful Dead Live at Pauley Pavilion - University of California on 1971-11-20 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive By late 1971 Dead's transformation from Primal Dead to Americana Dead was well on it's way.  This concert is a great snapshot of that time, this show being more in the Americana camp with the a killer 25 minute jammed out Other One (including its Bill Kreutzman drum solo lead in) really being the only true nod to the Primal era . Also, the band was in transition as Pigpen missed the show as part of his descent into alcohol related illnesses that eventually took him in March 1973.  Keith had been playing with the band since February but Mickey began his “leave” in February after night one of the Capitol Theater run.  So this night is just five of them up on stage playing their hearts out for the fine students of UCLA and other Deadheads ( then a very brand new “thing” having just been recognized by the band in the liner message inside the Grateful Dead album stating:  “DEAD FREAKS UNITE!  WHO ARE YOU?  WHERE ARE YOU?  HOW ARE YOU? Send us your name and address and we'll keep you informed”) One fact that should be obvious given the venue and the time – an unknown UCLA student and want-a-be college basketball player, Bill Walton was in attendance along with some of his Bruins teammates for this first ever Dead show at Pauley Pavilion, famed home court for the UCLA Bruins, a team that following the amazing successes of Lew Alcindor (Kareem) and Sidney Wicks, now was being led for the first time by Bill and his teammates Jamaal Wilkes and Greg Lee (spoiler alert:  Bill has some success at UCLA too).  Bill, of course, went on to be an NBA All-Star and a regular attendee of Dead shows and, as Alex can attest, not unusual to see him at a West Coast dead show right up until the end – kind of hard to miss a 7 foot deadhead with his red hair and tie dye apparel.  Rumor has it when they knew he was going to be at a show the band would set up a basketball hoop backstage and that Bruce Hornsby was a hooper too. INTRO:               Bertha                           Track No. 1                           3:30 – 4:37 Great traditional opener although it was known to pop up in different spots during shows from time to time.  At this point, it is still “new” having been debuted earlier that year, on February 18th at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester.  Never released on a studio album, but it is the opening tune on the Dead's live album, “Grateful Dead” a/k/a Skull and Roses (or Phil's preferred name, “Skull Fuck” which was promptly rejected by their label, Warner Bros) on September 24, 1971.  From shows in NYC at the Fillmore East and the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center (plus Johnny B. Goode from Winterland – couldn't completely ignore the west coast). SHOW #1:          Tennessee Jed                           Track No. 5                           0:45 – 1:46 This is one of the “new” ones played in this show.  Along with Mexicali Blues, One More Saturday Night, Ramble On Rose and Jack Straw had all just been played for the first ever just two months earlier on October 19, 1971 at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis – also Keith's first show.  A tune that more than most really captures the change in the band's direction as you have Garcia previously of Dark Star, St. Stephen and Eleven fame twanging away, musically and vocally, on a song with a feel that is a cross between country, western and a dash of rock n roll.  Deadheads of Alex's and my era will note how much quicker the tempo is in this early version and Garcia's noticeable energy evident from his strong vocal performance. Played 436 times in concert, putting it at No. 15 of the list of the Dead's most played tunes.1st (again) on Oct. 19, 1971 in MPLSLast on July 8, 1995 at Soldier Field, Chicago A great sing along tune that the Deadheads always enjoyed, normally found in the first set, towards the middle. SHOW #2:          Jack Straw                           Track No. 10                           :12 – 1:20 As just mentioned, this another “new” one just two months old.  Everyone loves Jack Straw, even the Band which is why it checks in at No. on list of most tunes played by the Band with 476 performances (last one on July 8, 1995 at Soldier Field).  But in this early version, there is a little bit of a change from the version we all know and love.  First, thing to know it is a tune by Hunter and Weir.  Garcia did not write it although he sang it with Weir in a “trading off of verses” style.  Second, in these early versions, before the Europe '72 tour, Weir sang all the verses like we just heard, “I just jumped the watchman, right outside the fence” was always sung by Jerry, but here, Weir sings it. Not sure of the reason for the change, but I like it a lot better with Jerry singing his verses (the other being “Gotta go to Tulsa, first train we can ride”).  First time with Jerry on vocals was May 3, 1972 at the Olympia Theater in Paris, that also just happens to be the version of the song that wound up on the Europe '72 album.  Although in its earlier years the song would appear in either first or second set, after their 1975 hiatus it became an almost exclusive first set song. And after Brent joined the band, almost always a show opener.  Home to the more than occasional Phil base bomb, it was one of the Band's most popular tunes and a great way to open any show (especially if they had just opened with Bertha the night before so you got to catch them both!). SHOW #3:          Ramble On Rose                           Track No. 18                           0:00 – 1:28 Last of the “new” ones that we will feature today.  Just like Tennessee Jed, upbeat, good energy, Jerry and the boys are having fun, like with any new creation.  Still working out all the details, the james, keeping track of the lyrics and Jerry has not yet developed his signature growl on “goodbye mamma and poppa, goodbye jack and jill”.  What I really like about this version and why I chose a clip from the beginning of the tune is to hear Keith's piano accompaniment that works so well with this song and adds another layer of creativity to the mix.  Garcia always seemed to get energy and inspiration from the band's keyboard players and Keith, even this early in his career, is no exception. After its introduction on Oct. 19, 1971 in Minny, played a total of 319 times, good for 39th place on the all time list, just behind US Blues and just ahead of Don't Ease Me In (really?).  Last played on June 27, 1995 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, MI. SHOW #4:          You Win Again                           Track No. 20                           1:12 – 2:21 "You Win Again" is a 1952 song by Hank Williams. In style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer's despair with his partner. The song has been widely covered, including versions by Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, the Grateful Dead, Charley Pride, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Hank Williams recorded "You Win Again" on July 11, 1952—one day after his divorce from Audrey Williams was finalized. Like "Cold, Cold Heart," the song was likely inspired by his tumultuous relationship with his ex-wife, "You Win Again" was released as the B-side to "Settin' the Woods on Fire", primarily because up-tempo, danceable numbers were preferable as A-sides for radio play and for the valuable jukebox trade. Nonetheless, "You Win Again" peaked at number ten on the Most Played in C&W Juke Boxes chart, where it remained for a single week. Over a time period of less than one year, the Dead played You Win Again 24 times in concert, the first on November 11, 1971 at the Municipal Auditorium in Austin, TX (this show in L.A. was only the third time it had been played) and the last on September 16, 1972 at The Music Hall in Boston.  A version of the song was released on the Europe '72 album (second album side), from their show on May 24, 1972 at The Strand Lyceum in London, one of the final shows on that tour. JGB recorded a version of the song in 1976 during the Reflections album sessions but not played live again.  It was briefly revived by The Dead with Dylan in 2003.  OUTRO:          Going Down The Road Feeling Bad                        Track No. 23                        3:45 – 5:12 "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad" (also known as the "Lonesome Road Blues") is a traditional American folk song, "a white blues of universal appeal and uncertain origin" The song was recorded by many artists through the years. The first known recording is from 1923 by Henry Whitter, an Appalachian singer,[2][3]as "Lonesome Road Blues". The earliest versions of the lyrics are from the perspective of an inmate in prison with the refrain, "I'm down in that jail on my knees" and a reference to eating "corn bread and beans."[4] The song has been recorded by many artists such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Skeeter Davis, Elizabeth Cotten, and the Grateful Dead, and the song is featured in To Bonnie from Delaney, "Mountain Jam", Born and Raised World Tour, The Grapes of Wrath, and Lucky Stars.Others who recorded it include Cliff Carlisle (also as "Down in the Jail on My Knees"), Woody Guthrie (also as "Blowin' Down This Road" or "I Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way"), Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Hall, Elizabeth Cotten and the Grateful Dead, Delaney and Bonnie, Canned Heat and Dillard Chandler. Dead played it 302 times (No. 46 on the most played tunes list just behind a tie between Mama Tried and Terrapin and just ahead of Birdsong).  1st time on October 10, 1970 at Colden Auditorium, part of Queens College in Queens, NY.Last played on July 5, 1985 at the Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO. During the time period of this show it was almost always paired with Not Fade Away (as made famous at the end of the Grateful Dead album).  In later years, when Alex and I were regulars on tour, it would show up as a second set tune, usually, but not always after Drums/Space.  A very upbeat tune that the band obviously loved playing the crowd loved hearing. For our purposes, a great way to end the show and say goodbye and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

    What A Wonderful World as only Jerry Garcia knows

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2023 70:30

    "Sounds of '91: Jerry Garcia Band Live and Marijuana News Unveiled"Larry Mishkin  focuses on Jerry Garcia music and breaking stories related to marijuana. He introduces a Jerry Garcia Band performance from November 15, 1991, at Madison Square Garden and delves into the details of the songs performed, particularly highlighting "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You" and a cover of Bob Dylan's "Simple Twist of Fate." Amidst the music commentary, Larry also addresses significant marijuana-related news, emphasizing recent studies suggesting a potential connection between marijuana use and heart issues. He, however, points out limitations in the studies and emphasizes the need for a more comprehensive examination of the subject..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast   Jerry Garcia BandNovember 15, 1991MSGNY, NYJerry Garcia Band 1991-11-15 FOB Schoeps Brotman Metchick Anon Noel t-flac1648 : Joe Noel : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive  INTRO:               How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You                           Track No. 2                           0:00 – 1:30 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" is a song recorded by American soul singer Marvin Gaye from his fifth studio album of the same name (1965). It was written in 1964 by the Motown songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, and produced by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier. The song title was inspired by one of the actor and comedian Jackie Gleason's signature phrases, "How Sweet It Is!"  Released on Nov. 4, 1964 with Forever on the B-side. Cash Box described it as "a medium-paced, rollicking chorus-backed ode about a fella who's on top of the world since he met up with Miss Right."[4]AllMusic critic Jason Ankeny described the song as a "radiant pop confection," noting that it was unusual for Gaye in being a "straightforward love song" that doesn't reflect Gaye's usual demons.[5] Ankeny commented on the soulfulness of the song, and particularly noted the piano riff. James Taylor released his version of "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" as the lead single from his album Gorilla (1975).[11]Taylor's 1975 single has been the most successful remake of the song to date, hitting number one on the Easy Listening chart and number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Long a staple of the JGB's set lists, First played on September 18, 1975 a Sophie's in Palo AltoLast played on April 23, 1995 at the Warfield Theater in S.F.Total played 373 times, by far the JGB's most played tune (Midnight Moonlight is 2d at 344) Usually a show opener.   There are three Dead shows on Nov. 13 and six JGB shows.  Of those six, none are available on  So I am dong a JGB show two days later on Nov. 15, 1991 from MSG.  The standard JGB lineup for that time: Jerry Garcia; guitar, vocals- John Kahn; bass- Melvin Seals; keyboards- David Kemper; drums- Jaclyn LaBranch; backing vocals- Gloria Jones; backing vocals Great musicians, great vocals, its 1991, but Jerry is rocking. A fun night with Blues Traveler as the opening act. This show was released as Garcia Live Vol. 16 SHOW #1:                        Simple Twist of Fate                                         Track No. 5                                         3:00 – 4:40               In 1975, Bob Dylan released his album Blood on the Tracks, which included the song “Simple Twist of Fate.” The song is a haunting ballad about a failed relationship, and many fans have speculated about who Dylan wrote it about. While Dylan has never confirmed the identity of the song's subject, many believe that he wrote it about his former girlfriend, Joan Baez. Bob Dylan's message is one of hope and change. He speaks of a world that is better than the one we currently live in and urges people to work together to make it a reality. He also advocates for peace and love, and has said that these are the only things that can truly change the world. Always a big fan of Dylan, Garcia played this song 217 times, the first on July 4, 1976 at the Great American Music Hall in S.F. and the last on April 23, 1995 at the Warfield in S.F.  If you are wondering why that April 23, 1995 dates keeps popping up, that was the last JGB show. SHOW #2:                        Lay Down Sally                                         Track No. 6                                         1:40 – 3:15 "Lay Down Sally" is a song performed by Eric Clapton, and written by Clapton, Marcy Levy, and George Terry. It appeared on his November 1977 album Slowhand, and reached No. 3 on the BillboardHot 100 chart.  It was released as a single with Cocaine on the B-side, quite the heavy hitting release.  It was the song of the summer of 1978 and always one of Slow Hand's favorite songs. "Lay Down Sally" is a country blues song performed in the style of J. J. Cale. Clapton explained, "It's as close as I can get, being English, but the band being a Tulsa band, they play like that naturally. You couldn't get them to do an English rock sound, no way. Their idea of a driving beat isn't being loud or anything. It's subtle."Billboard magazine described Clapton's vocal as "low key but earthy" and also praised Marcy Levy's backing vocals.[5]Cash Box praised Clapton's "guitar finesse."JGB covered the tune 54 timesFirst: November 20, 1990 Warfield, SFLast: March 4, 1995 Warfield, SF Gets a great crowd reaction and Jerry loves jamming on Clapton tunes. Link to picture of Garcia and Clapton from back in the day:  Jerry Garcia & Eric Clapton Pose | Grateful Dead Clapton interviewed on the Dead in 1968:Have you heard the Grateful Dead record?A:  “Yeah, it's great.” Peter Townshend said he saw the Dead at the Pop Festival, and called them “one of the original ropeys.” A:   “Ropey! That means a drag. I don't think the quality of their music is as high as a lot of other good recording bands. People are more concerned with live music, maybe, than with recording. I'm not sure of that. I'm guessing. If the Grateful Dead are one of the best, they're not doing a very good job on record.”What do you think of the guitar playing? Jerry Garcia's synthesis of blues, jazz and country and western, with a little jug band thrown in?A:   “It's very good, and very tight, but it's not really my bag.” SHOW #3:       Deal                        Track No. 9                        2:46 – 4:15 Finally, a Garcia tune!  And one of his best.One of the Grateful Dead's live staples, and many gambling songs is the Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia collaboration, “Deal”. First performed on February 19th, 1971, the song was in regular rotation until the end, both for the Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band.“Deal” saw studio release as the opening track to Jerry Garcia's 1972 debut solo album, Garcia, which also contained several other classic Grateful Dead live songs including “Sugaree”, “Bird Song”, “Loser”, and “The Wheel”. It's also worth noting that the classic folk song, “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down”, first recorded in 1925 by Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers contains many similarities to the Grateful Dead song. Hunter was known to pull references from a wide variety of sources in his songwriting, and it is highly likely he was familiar with the tune. JGB played it 291 times in concert.  First on March 4, 1978 at the Keystone in Palo Alto, CALast time on April 23, 1995 at the Warfield Grateful Dead played it 422 timesFirst on Feb. 19, 1971 at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NYLast on June 18, 1995 at Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.Longest absence from the rotation was 29 shows from Oct. 2, 1988 at Shoreline in lovely Mountain View, CA and then not again until April 11, 1989 at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, IL You had to be trying really hard, or just be really unlucky to never catch this tune during those days.  I still say it is the best Garcia tune, great music, great tempo, Jerry loved to jam on this tune and his voice really made the song.  Almost always a first set closer.  SHOW #4:               Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox                                Track No. 14                                1:22 – 3:02 Written by Phillip Jackson (September 28, 1951[1] – October 30, 2009),[2] best known as Norton Buffalo, was an American singer-songwriter, countryand blues harmonica player, record producer, bandleader and recording artist who was a versatile proponent of the harmonica, including chromatic[3] and diatonic. In early 1976 Buffalo joined the "farewell" European tour of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, and was recorded on the band's final live album We've Got a Live One Here!,[5] which included Buffalo's song "Eighteen Wheels." After the tour, Buffalo returned to California, briefly played with a number of local bands, and later in 1976 he joined the Steve Miller Band's Fly Like an Eagle Tour. He also played harmonica on the band's hit follow-up album Book of Dreams, released in May 1977. Buffalo appeared on the tracks "Winter Time" and "The Stake." By the late 1970s Buffalo had formed his own band, The Stampede, and recorded two Capitol Records albums: Lovin' in the Valley of the Moon and Desert Horizon. In 1977 his harmonica work appeared on Bonnie Raitt's Sweet Forgiveness and The Doobie Brothers' Livin' on the Fault Line albums. He was a member of the Mickey Hart band High Noon in the late 70s and early 80s with Merl Saunders, Mike Hinton, Jim McPhearson, Vicki Randle, and Bobby Vega, and played with Saunders on the Rainforest Band album It's in the Air in 1993. Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox was performed 65 times by the Jerry Garcia Band.First time on Nov. 6, 1991at the Cap Center in Landover, MD (just 9 days earlier but this was already the band's 7th performance of the tune.  Jerry really liked it. The song was played by Phil Lesh with Norton Buffalo, Boz Scaggs and others in 2004. The song was also played by Billy & The Kids in 2021.                        OUTRO:                  What A Wonderful World                                Track No. 19                                1:55 – 3:37 "What a Wonderful World" is a song written by Bob Thiele (as "George Douglas") and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967 as a single. In April 1968, it topped the pop chart in the United Kingdom,[2] but performed poorly in the United States because Larry Newton, the president of ABC Records, disliked the song and refused to promote it.After it was heard in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, it was reissued as a single in 1988, and rose to number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] Armstrong's recording was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.In Graham Nash's book Off the Record: Songwriters on Songwriting, George Weiss says he wrote the song specifically for Louis Armstrong, as he was inspired by Armstrong's ability to bring together people of different races. JGB played the song 12 times in concertFirst was on Nov. 6. 1991 at the Cap Centre in Maryland (again, just 9 days before this show, this was the band's 4th performance of the tuneLast Oct. 31, 1992 at Oakland Alameda County Colisium.Just in the rotation for one year.But who can't love Jerry channeling his inner Louis Armstrong and harmonizing the Jackie and Gloria.  A great way to end a show and send everyone home with a smile and warm fuzzy feeling.A perfect night with Jerry.  Mishkin Law, LLC500 Skokie Blvd.Suite 325Northbrook, IL  60062Cell: (847) 812-1298Office Direct: (847)

    Ruby Rides In On A Wave. Georgia court says yes to hemp-derived cannabinoids,

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 67:34

    "Ruby's Groovy Journey: Cannabis, Music, and the Deadhead Show"Larry Mishkin  shares his excitement about the birth of his granddaughter, Ruby. He discusses how the song "Ruby Waves" by the band Phish may have inspired her name and how the family is already introducing her to great music. Larry also dives into Grateful Dead, sharing details about a 1979 concert from the Spectrum in Philadelphia and highlighting the song "Jack Straw."Larry then talks about recent Grateful Dead releases and encourages listeners to consider subscribing to annual releases for access to exclusive content. He provides insights into the song "Jack Straw," its lyrics, and the band's performance of it throughout the years. The episode also features the Jerry Garcia Band's song "Rubin and Cherise" and its connection to the love story of Ruby..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast  INTRO:                  Ruby Waves                                Phish                                July 14, 2019                                Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI                                Phish - 7/14/2019 - Ruby Waves - YouTube                                0:09 – 1:35                 Part of today's show is in honor of my first grandchild, Ruby, born late last month in Georgia.  My son Matt  is a huge Phish fan and his wife Elena enjoys them too if not quite to the same degree.  But they both love this song which may or may not have been the inspiration for their daughter's name.  Regardless, Ruby is wonderful and her father is already playing this clip by her bassinet – she lays there and smiles! Phish first played the song on June 18, 2019 at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto.  Of the 164 Phish shows since that debut, the band has only performed it a total of 27 times (less than 2% of the Phish shows played since its debut), most recently October 11, 2023 at the Erwin Nutter Center on the campus of Wright State University in Dayton, OH.  So not only was seeing this song a rarity, but this version is particularly well known as it is from a legendary show at Alpine Valley a few years ago. This particular version of Ruby Waves runs an incredible 38 minutes and was only one of the many highlights from that show (which featured a huge Olivia's Pool breakout among other big moments).  Check out the clip, check out the show, and when you hear Ruby Waves think of little Ruby making her appearance into the world. DeadAlso featuring the Dead from The Spectrum in Philly 44 years ago today.  A year of big transition, Jim Marty's first Dead show, and some almost under the radar amazing shows, including this one.  An eleven song first set followed up by a four song second set (plus drums and space;  who do these guys think they are, Phish?) and strong encore.  Here is how it all started SHOW #1:                           Alabama Getaway                                                Track No. 1                                                0:10 – 1:35                 This is only the second time the Dead played this song in concert, the first being two nights earlier on Nov. 4th at the Providence Civic Center in Rhode Island.  Song would first be released six months later (4.28.1980) on Dead's album, Go To Heaven.  Ultimately played by the Dead 143 times, with an almost five year gap from 1990 – 1994, Jerry brought it back to the stage for a handful of performances in 1995, including the last one on June 2, 1995 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.                  Great cultural references to Alabama's complicated legacy, Bill Bojangles, the Twenty Third Psalm from the Bible and more. Great up-tempo tune usually played as a show opener, although it was known to move around from time to time.                 Extended this clip to catch the Brent breakout during the jam.  Still new to the group Brent was not shy and made his presence known with authority even in the first year.  SHOW #2:                         Jack Straw                                          Track No. 10                                           3:16 – 4:47                 One of the highlights of this show, fantastic version of this crowd pleaser and great jamming tune.  Brent again jumping into the mix with his backing vocals and his strong keyboard work filling in the gaps.                 Written by Bobby and Robert Hunter, was never released on a studio album but was released on Europe '72 album.                Originally, Bobby sang all the vocals, but at a show in Paris on May 3, 1972, Bobby and Jerry began trading off vocals on different verses and it stayed that way until the end.  The song appeared in both the first and second sets until the band's short hiatus in 1974-1975. After re-forming, the song almost exclusively appeared in the first set. After Brent Mydland joined the band in 1979, the song almost exclusively opened the band's first set. The band also often extended the jam after the second verse after Mydland's joining, often extending the song to over six minutes. Dead and Company have also further extended the song, often adding an abstract opening jam prior to the song's first verse. Bob Weir stated in a 2004 interview that the song's lyrics were partly based on John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men.[2] The song's themes include riding the rails, the Great Depression, and hobo (homeless) camps of the era. Jack Straw is also—perhaps coincidentally—the name of the original plantation owner, who lived controversially with his gay lover, Peter Ochello, in Tennessee Williams's play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.                 Long a staple of live Dead shows, the song was first heard live on October 19, 1971 at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis (another legendary show due to it being Keith Godchaux's first show with the band AND the large number of breakout tunes including Tennessee Jed, Mexicali Blues, Comes  A Time, One More Saturday Night, and Ramble On Rose – continuation and new wrinkles to their Americana style that began a year earlier with the releases of American Beauty and Workingman's Dead and now reflected Keith's newly introduced input from the grand piano).                 Ultimately played by the Dead a total of 476 times putting it very high up on the list of most played Dead tunes.                Last played on July 8, 1995 at Soldier Field in Chicago.  Time for more Ruby SHOW #3:                        Ruben and Cerise                                         Grateful Dead                                         March 17, 1991                                         Cap Center, Landover, MD                                         Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Centre on 1991-03-17 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive                                         2:05 – 2:29               Sweet Ruby dressed in Red is one of the main characters in this Garcia/Hunter song that was first released in April as the opening tune on the JBG's only studio album, Cats Under The Stars (Run For The Roses is considered a “studio album”). Although played with some frequency by the Jerry Garcia Band (76 times), the Grateful Dead only played it four times in concert, this clip being their breakout.  Last played on June 19, 1991 at Buckeye Lake Music Theater in Thornville, OH.  A classic tale of love found and lost set in the Carnival season in New Orleans.  Beautiful lyrics for a sad and cautionary tale.  Sorry to say I never saw it live by the Dead or JGB.  I have seen it since by Phil, JRAD and others. Nice but not close to the same.  Back to the Dead SHOW #4:                        Terrapin Station                                         Track No. 12                                         8:00 – 9:31               Beautiful Hunter/Garcia epic mulit-part suite with Hunter composing the lyrics during a single sitting one night during a rare Bay Area lightning storm.On the same day, driving across the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, lead guitarist Jerry Garcia was struck by the idea for a singular melodic line. He turned his car around and hurried home to set it down in notation before it escaped him. Hunter said "When we met the next day, I showed him the words and he said, 'I've got the music.' They dovetailed perfectly and Terrapin edged into this dimension."[10] Hunter based the lyrics for the "Lady with a Fan" section on a traditional English folk song known variously as "The Lady of Carlisle", "The Bold Lieutenant" and "The Lion's Den". The ballad is No. 396 on the Roud Folk Song Index. It is also O 25 on the Laws list, which synopsizes "The lady decides to choose between two brothers who love her by determining which is braver. She tosses her fan into a lion's den and asks them to retrieve it."[11] Hunter, who was also influenced by Sir Walter Scott, had composed "Terrapin Station" in two parts, the second never recorded or performed by the Grateful Dead.Drummer Bill Kreutzmann ironed out the arrangement, explaining "We sat down and mapped it out. I said, 'This is how the song goes.' I showed [Mickey] all the parts that I felt worked really well, he added a couple, and that's what the song is today. We went back into the studio the next night and got it right. With the drum parts worked out, everything else snapped together like puzzle pieces.            As the opener of a four song second set, this is a strong version, jammed out, but not too much is a show highlight.  Barely two years old (Terrapin Station album released on July 27, 1977, first performed a few months earlier on Feb. 26, 1977 at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, CA) at this point, you can still hear Garcia playing around with the timing of the lyrics. Ultimately played in concert by the Dead 303 times with the last rendition on July 8, 1995 in Chicago.         An song for fans of fun tales of all ages, I suspect young Ruby will become quite familiar with this tune over time!  OUTRO:                      Goodbye Ruby Tuesday                                    Rolling Stones                                    Live – 1991                                    The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday (Live) - Official 1991 - YouTube                                         1:52 – 3:12

    ENCORE | Rob Bleetstein Gets On The Bus, Literally

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 69:55

    Grateful Dead Live at William and Mary College Hall on 04-15-1978   Rob Bleetstein Sirius XM producer / Host on the Grateful Dead Channel and Program Director/Host/Producer - Pearl Jam Radio joins Larry Mishkin and  Rob Hunt to share stories from his career in the music industry.   As one of the world's foremost authorities on the Grateful Dead, Rob talks about his favorite concerts including the 1978 show at William and Mary College which he attended while in high school.Produced by PodConxDeadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Humiston - Cyclist - Blakesberg - Bleetstein -

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    Phish Weekend in Chicago

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2023 68:52

    "Phish's Chicago Adventure: Unpacking the Three-Night Run"Larry Mishkin  talks about his experience at a recent Phish concert in Chicago. He mentions the uniqueness of this Phish show and focuses on their cover songs, specifically mentioning their cover of Talking Heads' "Remain in Light" album and the way Phish adds their signature jamming style to it. Larry also discusses a rare cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque" and the joy of seeing a band like Phish covering classics. He mentions the fan culture at Phish concerts, including the prevalence of nitrous oxide vendors in the parking lot. He shares his experience over three nights of the concert and highlights the setlist from each night. Larry also talks about Phish covering Little Feat's "Spanish Moon" and its significance, given that it's a rarely played song by Phish..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast  Phish Weekend in ChicagoOctober 13 – 15, 2023United Center Today is the Phish covers which were spectacularPlay amazing covers by incredible artists – sometimes they dig deep into the other performer's catalogue to pull out rarities.  Other times they cover the hits.  This weekend featured some great examples.  INTRO:                  Cross Eyed and PainlessPhish Cross Eyed and Painless 2023 10 13 Chicago Illinois - YouTube2:00 – 3:40October 13, 2023, Second set, out of Tweezer and into Light. Who doesn't love a cover of a Talking Heads tune, ANY Talking Heads tune.  But this one is special.  Second song on Remain In Light, one of the greatest albums of all time.  Released on October 8, 1980 by Sire Records, the band's fourth album.   Last Heads album produced by Brian Eno.  Phish debuted the tune on October 31, 1996 at the Phish Halloween show at the Omni in Atlanta, GA, covered Remain In Light as their Musical CostumePlayed 62 times overallThey really jam it out in a way the Talking Heads did not.  Always well received and this show was no differentLast played on August 4, 2023 at MSG, 7 shows ago  SHOW #1             AlbuquerquePHISH : Albuquerque : [NEIL YOUNG] : {4K Ultra HD} : The United Center : Chicago, IL : 10/13/2023 - YouTube:50 – 2:18October 13, 2023, First set, out of a killer Ghost and into Saw It Again. Beautiful Neil Young tune from Tonight's The Night released in 1975The song sees Young returning to a theme that has filled his music from very early on: the vapidity of fame. It's something he seems to struggle with even more than most other musicians. Or, at least, it's something he's chosen to sing about more often than most. It may in fact be the most common theme of all his music, besides obvious stuff like heartbreak and love.In "Albuquerque," Young is thinking about renting a car and driving from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Santa Fe, just to be alone and "independent from the scene." He never tells us why he's in Albuquerque to begin with, but he does tell us he wants to roll a joint and rent a car and stop to eat some "fried eggs and country ham."The "country ham" bit is kind of interesting, because country ham is a food popular in the southeast, not so much in the southwest. It's probably just a simple oversight on Young's part, but it may also reveal another common thread in Young's music: the escape into rural simplicity as a cure for the craziness and fakeness of modern day life.Phish first played this song on July 26, 1998 at the Starplex Amphitheatre in Dallas, TX.Played a total of 17 timesLast played on June 11, 2011 at Merriweather Post Pavillion outside of D.C., gap of 457 shows  SHOW #2:           Spanish MoonPHISH : Spanish Moon : [LITTLE FEAT] : {4K Ultra HD} : The United Center : Chicago, IL : 10/15/2023 - YouTube:50 – 2:05October 15, 2023, Second set out of Pebbles and Marbles and into A Wave of Hope Little Feat cover, one of their most popular tunes.From the album, Feats Don't Fail Me Now, released in 1974 "Spanish Moon" was written and sung by guitarist Lowell George, who was a creative powerhouse in the early years of Little Feat. The song is about a fictional place called the Spanish Moon - a seedy club with whiskey and bad cocaine, but a girl singer that made it worth it. There are many dangers at the Spanish Moon, but the ones likely to do you in are the women.Lowell George was an excellent storyteller and created the Spanish Moon from his imagination, but he lived through the vices he describes in the song, especially cocaine. Around this time, his addictions were starting to overpower him, his health started failing, and he developed hepatitis. Feats Don't Fail Me Now was the last Little Feat album where he was clearly the leader; his contributions to the band slowly tailed off, and in 1979 he released a solo album. While on tour supporting it, he died of a heart attack at 34. Phish debuted it live on October 31, 2010 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City when Phish's musical costume was Waiting For Columbus, the famed Little Feat live album.Phish has performed it live only 3 timesLast before this show was on February 21, 2019 at Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Qunitana Roo, Mexico, gap of 170 shows  SHOW #3:           No QuarterPHISH : No Quarter : [LED ZEPPELIN] : {4K Ultra HD} : The United Center : Chicago, IL : 10/14/2023 - YouTube1:53 – 3:25October 14, 2023, Second Set, out of Everything's Right, into Fluffhead "No Quarter" is a song by Led Zeppelin that appears on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. It was written by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant. The song became a centerpiece at all Led Zeppelin concerts thereafter, until their final tour. It appears in both the film versions and both live album versions of The Song Remains the Same, released in 1976 and expanded in 2007. It appeared once more in 1994 on Page and Plant's reunion album as the title track. It also appears on Led Zeppelin's 2012 live album Celebration Day, which documented their 2007 reunion performance at the O2 Arena in London. It was re-released on the deluxe edition of Houses of the Holy. The title is derived from the military practice of showing no mercy to a vanquished opponent and from the brave act of not asking for mercy when vanquished. This theme is captured in several of the song's lyrics. Like "Immigrant Song" two albums prior, it evokes imagery from the Vikings and Norse mythology, with lyrics such as “the winds of Thor are blowing cold.”Record producer Rick Rubin remarked on the song's structure, "It takes such confidence to be able to get really quiet and loose for such a long time. [Led] Zeppelin completely changed how we look at what popular music can be."                        Phish debuted the song on June 1, 2011 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ                        Phish has performed the song 19 times                        Last before this show was on April 23, 2023 at the Hollywood Bowl, gap of 32 shows SHOW #4        IzabellaPHISH : Izabella : [JIMI HENDRIX] : {4K Ultra HD} : The United Center : Chicago, IL : 10/13/2023 - YouTube:35 – 1:14October 13, 2023, Encore Written by Jimi Hendrix, released on Band of Gypsys, released April 8, 1970After Hendrix disbanded the Jimi Hendrix Experience in early 1969, he formed Gypsy Sun and Rainbows to fulfill his contract to play Woodstock. This was one of the new songs that he introduced at the festival, after which the guitarist was eager to perfect a studio version. Hendrix recruited bassist Billy Cox, who had played with him while they were in the army and his drummer friend Buddy Miles, for a new ensemble, Band of Gypsys. They recorded this as the B-side to his "Stepping Stone" single for Reprise, but it was quickly pulled after Hendrix complained about the mix. The Band of Gypsys made their live debut at the Fillmore East on New Year's Eve, 1969 and this song was played during their first set. Phish debuted the song on June 13, 1997 at The S.F.X. Centre in Dublin, IrelandPhish has performed the Song  17 timesLast before this show July 30, 2023 at MSG in NYC, gap of 15 shows OUTRO:                Loving CupPhish Remastered - 10 - 15 - 2023 - United Center, Chicago, Illinois - YouTube2:34:50 – 2:36:23October 15, 2023, Second set, out of Evolve, set closer. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, released on Exile on Main Street (1971)Exile on Main St. has grown to be appreciated with time, and this is an example of a song that become more popular later on. In a 2003 interview, Mick Jagger explained: "On the Forty Licks tour, when we were preparing the set list for a show in Yokohama, Chuck Leavell suggested we play 'Loving Cup,' the ballad from Exile on Main St. I didn't want to play the tune and I said, Chuck, this is going to die a death in Yokohama. I can't even remember the bloody song, and no one likes it. I've done it loads of times in America, it doesn't go down that well, it's a very difficult song to sing, and I'm fed up with it! Chuck went, Stick in the mud! so I gave in and put it in the set-list. Lo and behold, we went out, started the song and they all began applauding... Which just proves how, over time, some of these songs acquire a certain existence, or value, that they never had when they first came out. People will say, What a wonderful song that was, when it was virtually ignored at the time it was released." >> Phish debuted the song on February 3, 1993 at the Portland Expo in Portland, MaineInteresting because they did eventually cover Exile On Main Street as a Halloween musical costume on October 31, 2009 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, part of Phish Festival 8.Clearly one of their favorite covers, and a crowd pleaser, played 148 times.Last played before this show on August 5, 2023 at MSG, gap of 13 shows

    The Dead play the Melk weg with surprises. MJ users who caught COVID had better outcomes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2023 65:36

    "Middle-Aged and Older Patients Report Improved Health with Medical Marijuana"Larry Mishkin discusses a recent study from the University of Florida which shows that medical marijuana use can lead to lower pain levels and reduced dependency on opioids and psychiatric prescriptions among middle-aged and older chronic pain patients. Participants in the study reported improved physical and mental functioning, better sleep quality, and reduced anxiety. The research adds to the growing body of evidence supporting the therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis for pain management..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast  Grateful Dead, October 16, 1989, Melk Weg Club, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsGrateful Dead Live at Club Melk Weg on 1981-10-16 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive Second of two night stand at this famous hash bar that only held about 500 people in the room in which the Dead performed.  Very cool and famous club in Amsterdam, one of the best known hash bars.  Went there one time in 1988 with good buddies Mikey and H.  A highlight of our trip. Another good buddy, Freddie Burp, was spending the school year abroad in the fall of 1981 and was one of the lucky ones who were present for this show.  He's a tough guy to get a hold of, but maybe some day I can get him on the show to talk about this concert.  INTRO:                  The Race Is On                                Track No. 8                                1:10 – 2:24                 Show had an acoustic first set and an electric second set.  Many of the songs in the acoustic set we featured a few weeks ago from the September, 1980 show at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco as part of the recordings for the Dead's Reckoning album.  So I went with this one which has always been one of my favorites ever since my good buddy Mikey (who took me to three of my first four shows) used to play it for me as we drove through the northwoods of Wisconsin on nights out from the summer camp where we were spending the summer in 1981. "The Race Is On" is a song written by Don Rollins[1] (not to be confused with the Don Rollins who co-wrote "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" for Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett) and made a hit on the country music charts by George Jones and on the pop and easy listening charts by the unrelated Jack Jones. George's version was the first single released from his 1965 album of the same name. Released as a single in September 1964, it peaked at number three on the BillboardHot Country Singles chart and at number 96 on the BillboardHot 100 in January 1965. Jack's version topped Billboard'sEasy Listening chart and reached number 15 on the Hot 100 the same year. The two recordings combined to reach number 12 on the Cashbox charts, which combined all covers of the same song in one listing and thus gave George Jones his only top-40 hit. The song uses thoroughbred horse racing as the metaphor for the singer's romantic relationships.                 Rockabilly artist Dave Edmunds, in collaboration with the Stray Cats, whose debut album Edmunds had recently produced, recorded a version for his 1981 album, Twangin.... Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom recalled Edmunds' affection for the song when he was courting the band to produce their debut album: "We met with Edmunds at his house. He had a little pub in his basement. He had a finished basement, outside of London. Edmunds had a jukebox, a little jukebox. He had 'The Race is On' and 'Rockabilly Boogie' by Johnny Burnette. He had those records in his jukebox. We all looked at each other and said, 'This is it.'"[3] Phantom also recalled that the song took "one or two takes" in the studio.[4]Thank you.                 Covered by:        Jack Jones                                                Loretta Lynn                                                Alvin and the Chipmunks for their 1965 album, “Chipmunks a Go Go”                                                Waylon Jennings                                                The Georgia Satellites from 1965 debut album, “Keep The Faith”                                                Elvis Costello                                                And others                                                 Dead played it 60times in concert                                                First:  December 31, 1969 at Boston Tea Party in Boston                                                Last:  May 20, 1995 at Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, Las Vegas  SHOW #1:                           Ripple                                                Track No. 9                                                1:50 – 3:06                                 We prominently featured this song form the Warfield show and talked about how it was last played ever on Sept. 3, 1988 at the Cap Center.  What makes this version we just listened to so special is that this was the last Ripple played by the Dead until the Cap Center show, a seven year gap, and that that was it, no more Ripple.  So this is the last accoustic Ripple ever played since the Cap Center was electric.  Maybe the most famous Dead tune ever, from American Beauty, Hunter's lyrics and Jerry's music mesh together in a way to make this tune not just one of the best Dead tunes ever, but one of the best tunes ever, IMHO!  SHOW #2:                           Hully Gully                                                Track No. 12                                                0:15 – 1:38                                 "(Baby) Hully Gully" is a song written by Fred Sledge Smith and Cliff Goldsmith and recorded by The Olympics, an American doo-wop group formed in 1957.  Released in 1959 on the album, “Doin' the Hully Gully”, it peaked at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1960[2] and sparked the Hully Gully dance craze.                         Covered by:     Buddy Guy                                                Chubby Checkers                                                The Ventures                                                The Beach Boys                                                Many others                                                Peter Pan Peanut Butter add jingle in the 1980's                                                 The Dead's version of this song from this show is the only time they played it in concert.  SHOW #3:                   Gloria                                    Track No. 15                                    2:15 – 3:45                         "Gloria" is a rock song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964. It was released as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go” on December 2, 1964.  The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires.                         According to Morrison, he wrote "Gloria" while performing with the Monarchs in Germany in the summer of 1963, at just about the time he turned 18 years old.[6] He started to perform it at the Maritime Hotel when he returned to Belfast and joined up with the Gamblers to form the band Them. He would ad-lib lyrics as he performed, sometimes stretching the song to 15 or 20 minutes. After signing a contract with Dick Rowe and Decca, Them went to London for a recording session at Decca Three Studios in West Hampstead on 5 April 1964; "Gloria" was one of the seven songs recorded that day.                         Alan Henderson (guitar) contends that Them constituted the first rock group to use two drummers on a recording.[7] Although some sources claim that Jimmy Page played second guitar, other sources deny this.                         Covered by:                 The Doors –   The Doors performed the song several times in 1966 and 1967, with one recording released on Alive, She Cried (1983). It was also released as a single, which reached number 18 on Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and number 71 on Billboard Hot 100 in 1983.[18] The song is included on Legacy: The Absolute Best (2003) and The Very Best of The Doors (2007).                                                             Patti Smith - Patti Smith recorded it for her album Horses in 1975. Based on the Van Morrison tune, the lyrics had been adapted from an early poem, 'Oath'.[5] Smith's band had started to play the song live and merged it with the poem by 1974, so the song contained half of Smith's own words.[5] For the recording of her debut album, Smith and her band recorded the song live and, after mixing, chose it as the album's opener.                                                            In 1993, Van Morrison recorded a version with John Lee Hooker, which reached the Top 40 in several countries.                                                                        For the Dead, this was the first time they played it live in concert.                                    They wound up playing it only a total of 14 times                                        Last played on June 30, 1995 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh                                                   I was lucky enough to catch it on June 25, 1992 at Soldier Field.  SHOW #4:                   Turn On Your Lovelight                                    Track No. 16                                    1:03 – 2:33                                     "Turn On Your Love Light" is a rhythm and blues song recorded by Bobby Bland in 1961. It was both an important R&B and pop chart hit for Bland and has become one of his most identifiable songs. A variety of artists have recorded it, including the Grateful Dead, who made it part of their concert repertoire.  was written by band leader and arranger Joe Scott (with an additional credit given to Duke Records owner/producer Don Robey aka Deadric Malone). Scott's brass arrangement "upped the excitement ante"[2] with "the groove picking up momentum as the horns and percussion talk to each other" and Bland's vocal "riding on top".                                     In 1967, "Turn On Your Love Light" became a staple of Grateful Dead concerts, sung by Ron McKernan: a 15-minute rendition is on their 1969 double live album Live/Dead. McKernan's final performance of "Love Light" – complete with extended vocal raps – occurred at the Lyceum Theatre, London, during the Europe '72 tour. Versions with McKernan were often very long due to long vocal raps, instrumental jams, and drum solos throughout. A version performed at the 1969 Woodstock Festival lasted more than 45 minutes.[8] The Grateful Dead later revived the song in the early 1980s with Bob Weir singing.                                     Before this show at the Melk Weg, the last time the Dead had played it in concert was on May 24,1972 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London at the very end of the Europe '72 tour.  In other words, this was the Dead's first performance of the song without Pigpen on lead.  Dead went on to play it a lot after this show right up until the end.  Bobby played it well, but never even tried the rap that Pig made famous in his extended versions.  No Box Back Knitties when Bobby sang it.                         Dead played it 355 times in concert!  Originally part of the Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight suite of songs that the Dead played constantly during the primal Dead years in the late ‘60's.                        First played on August 4, 1967 at the O'Keefe Center in Toronto                        Last played on June 19, 1975 at Giants Stadium in New Jersey                                     When my good buddy Marc started seeing the Dead in 1984, we joked that every time he went to a show they played Lovelight.  Not a bad thing to be associated with.  Always fun to hear it in concert even without Pig.  OUTRO:                      Sugar Magnolia                                    Track No. 20                                    6:30 – 8:05                                     One of the best Dead tunes of all time and the ultimate show closer.  Always nice to add a little Sunshine Daydream to your day! The boys jam the hell out of it here, a 10+ minute version to close out a remarkable one of a kind Dead show.  Either you were there or you missed it.  What being a Deadhead is all about. 

    From Warlocks to Grateful Dead: The Evolution of a Legendary Band

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2023 59:32

    "Marijuana and Gun Rights: The Legal Debate Unveiled"Larry Mishkin welcomes listeners from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he attended the Michigan University football game and reunited with friends. The episode focuses on a Grateful Dead show from October 9th, 1989, discussing the significance of the band's name change from "Warlocks" to "Grateful Dead." Larry also touches on the ongoing legal debate surrounding medical marijuana patients' rights to own firearms, emphasizing the need to separate the issues of marijuana legalization and gun ownership..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast Hampton ColiseumOctober 9, 1989An Evening With The WarlocksGrateful Dead Live at Hampton Coliseum on 1989-10-09 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive Rob – I know this is one of your favorite Dead shows, if you have time this week!  Intro:                     Feel Like A Stranger                                Track No. 1                                3:12 – 4:40 Show No. 1:        We Can Run                                Track No. 5                                4:10 – 5:42                 I love that even on a historic night like this there is room for Brent. Show No. 2:        Dark Star                                Track No. 13                                1:06 – 2:36                 Can't leave this out, it's why everybody busted ass to get there!  Show No. 3:        Death Don't Have No Mercy                                Track No. 15                                7:11 – 8:45                 Can't have one without the other Show No. 4:        Throwing Stones                                Track No.                                7:10 – 8:42  Outro:                   Attics of my Life                                Track No. 20                                2:10 – 3:47                 The third “oldie” and a great way to close out.

    50 Years Ago Today: Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders Jam at Winterland

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 70:32

    "Tedeschi Trucks Band: Rocking the Garden Party with Warren Haynes and Trey Anastasio"Larry Mishkin discusses various topics related to marijuana law, culture, and music. He mentions updates on Tedeschi Trucks Band shows, including performances with Warren Haynes and Trey Anastasio. Larry also delves into the history of the song "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry," originally written by Bob Dylan, and how it marked a pivotal moment in the transition to electric music. He discusses the Dead's cover of the song and its significance, along with other Dylan covers. Additionally, Larry touches on the Jerry Garcia and Merle Saunders performance from 50 years ago, featuring songs like "Finders Keepers" and "The Harder They Come." He highlights the guest musicians and the significance of these performances within the context of rock and roll history. Finally, he shares insights on Jerry Garcia's cover of "That's All Right, Mama" and its historical significance in the development of rock and roll music..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast Going with a Garcia/Saunders show:October 2, 1973 (50 years ago)Winterland, S.F.Garcia & Saunders 1973 Winterland SF KSAN : KSAN : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet ArchiveBand members:Jerry – guitar and vocalsMerle – KeyboardJohn Kahn – bassBill Vitt – drumsGuests:Sara Fulcher – vocalsMatt Kelly – harmonicaRoger “Jellyroll” Troy – bass, vocalsMartin Fierro – saxBill Atwood - trumpet     INTRO:                  It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry                                (this one is really from 10.12.1973 at Keystone because the show is missing this song as the opener and this is the one closes in date I could find)                                Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry 10/12/73 Fixed SBD - YouTube                                7:35 – 9:09                                 "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" is a song written by Bob Dylan, that was originally released on his album Highway 61 Revisited released Aug. 30, 1965. It was recorded barely a month earlier on July 29, 1965. The song was also included on an early, European Dylan compilation album entitled Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits 2.An earlier, alternate version of the song has been released, in different takes, beginning with the appearance of one take on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 in 1991.Covered by Steven Stills, Leon Russell, Marianne Faithful, Taj Mahal, Paul Westerberg, Robyn Hitchcock and Lucinda Williams Dylan's live debut of the song came as part of Dylan's controversial electric set, backed by members of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Al Kooper, at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965, after "Maggie's Farm".[2][4][5][7] After being heckled during the electric set, and especially during "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry", by fans who wanted Dylan to play acoustic folk music, Dylan returned to play acoustic versions of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue".[4][7] The Newport performance of "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" features jamming by guitarist Bloomfield and organist Al Kooper.[4] Dylan played it live as part of his set in the August 1971 Concert for Bangladesh. This version was included in the concert film and Grammy Award-winning album of the same title.[2]A.         Dead played it 7 times:first time on June 10, 1973 at RFK Stadium (D.C.) with Allman Brothersfive times in 1991 and once on March 16, 1992 at the Spectrum, Philly Released on Dead album:  Postcards of the Hanging (March, 2002) B.         Jerry's various bands played it about 60 times,first time on January 15, 1972 at Keystone Korner in S.F. w/Merle SaundersLast time by JGB: March 4, 1995 at the Warfield in S.F.                                SHOW #1:           Finders Keepers                                Track No. 1                                3:00 – 4:13                 Finders Keepers was performed over 20 times by Jerry Garcia with the Garcia/Saunders band, Legion of Mary and Reconstruction between 1973 and 1979.On the 1973 Garcia/Saunders Keystone double album the song is called Finders Keepers and is correctly credited to Johnston and Bowen. The song was written by General Johnson, a member of the group Chairmen Of The Board, and Jeffrey Bowen, the producer of the Chairmen Of The Board recording. The song was originally released by the Chairmen Of The Board as a single with a vocal version of the song on the A side and an instrumental version on the B-side.  Chairmen of the Board is an American-Canadian, Detroit, Michigan-based soul musicgroup, who saw their greatest commercial success in the 1970s.  SHOW #2:           The Harder They Come                                Track No. 2                                1:05 – 2:18 "The Harder They Come" is a reggae song by the Jamaican singer Jimmy Cliff. It was first recorded for the soundtrack of the 1972 movie of the same name, in which it is supposed to have been written by the film's main character, Ivanhoe Martin. In 1969, singer Jimmy Cliff met film director Perry Henzell, who was intending to make a film about a musician who turned to crime. Cliff agreed to take the lead role, and the film was shot over the next two years. During filming, Cliff came up with the line "the harder they come". Henzell thought it would make a good title for the film, and asked Cliff to write and record a theme song for it.[2]The actual recording of the track, at Dynamic Sounds (Muscle Shoals, 1971), was filmed for inclusion in the movie. Cliff wrote the melody, and improvised the lyrics. The musicians were Gladstone Anderson (piano), Winston Wright (organ), Winston Grennan (drums), Linford "Hux" Brown (lead guitar), Ranford "Ranny Bop" Williams (rhythm guitar), and Clifton "Jackie" Jackson (bass).[2]Reggae track recorded in Jamaica in 1972 Covered by:  JGB (Kean College 2.2.80), Cher, Keith Richards (b-side to his single, Run Rudolph Run 1978), Rancid, Joe Strummer, Wayne Kramer, moe., Willie Nelson, Guster, Widespread Panic and many others The Harder They Come was performed over 350 times by Jerry Garcia/Merl Saunders groups and by the Jerry Garcia Band between 1973 and 1995. The lyrics and music for the song are included in the Jerry Garcia Songbook. Also played by Phil Lesh & Friends, Billy & The Kids, Voodoo Dead and Bob Weir with Soul Ska.                                SHOW #3:           That's All Right Mama                                Track No. 3                                2:20 – 3:59                                Featuring:  Bill Atwood on Trumpet and Sara Fulcher on vocals                                                              The song was written by Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, and originally recorded by him in Chicago on September 6, 1946, as "That's All Right". Some of the lyrics are traditional blues verses first recorded by Blind Lemon Jefferson in 1926.[5][6] Crudup's recording was released as a single in 1947 on RCA Victor 20–2205, but was less successful than some of his previous recordings. One of the experts who consider the Crudup recording to be the "first rock and roll song" is Southeastern Louisiana University rock historian Joseph Burns, who adds that "this song could contain the first ever guitar solo break". Elvis Presley's version was recorded in July 1954.[10] While recording an album as part of a trio called The Blue Moon Boys, the band played "That's All Right" in between takes, and the uptempo style characteristic of rockabilly caught the attention of studio executive Sam Phillips, who asked for a refinement of the interpretation that was later recorded.[11] Its catalogue number was Sun 209.[12] The song was released under its original title, "That's All Right", and names the performers as Elvis Presley, Scotty, and Bill.[13] The Presley version was not identical to Crudup's since it was "at least twice as fast as the original".[2] His version is considered by some music critics as one of the records that was the first in the rock n'roll genre.  A 2004 article in The Guardian argues that rather than Presley's version being one of the first records of rock and roll, it was simply one of "the first white artists' interpretations of a sound already well-established by black musicians almost a decade before [...] a raucous, driving, unnamed variant of rhythm and blues". Covered by the Grateful Dead once with allman Brothers on June 10, 1973 (RFK great version with Jerry and Dickey Betts trading off lead licks) and once om April 18, 1986 at Berkeley Community TheaterPlayed regularly by JGB and other versions from the ‘70's until the end in 1995.                               SHOW #4:           Second That Emotion                                Track No. 5                                7:00 – 8:29 "I Second That Emotion" is a 1967 song written by Smokey Robinson and Al Cleveland. First charting as a hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles on the Tamla/Motown label in 1967, "I Second That Emotion" was later a hit single for the group duet Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, also on the Motown label. One morning in 1967, Robinson and Cleveland were shopping at Hudson's, a Detroit department store. Robinson found a set of pearls for his wife, Claudette. "They're beautiful." he said to the salesperson. "I sure hope she likes them." Cleveland then added "I second that emotion." Both songwriters laughed at Cleveland's malapropism; he had meant to say "I second that motion." The two were immediately inspired to write a song using the incorrect phrase. Was performed a handful of times (7) by the Grateful Dead in April, 1971First:  April 8, 1971 at The Music Hall, BostonLast:  April 29, 1971 at Fillmore East NYC Part of Jerry's bands repertoire between 1973 and 1994 (played almost 200 times)  OUTRO:                Sweet Little Angel                                Track #7                                2:20 – 3:59                 Written by BB King and Jules Taub in September, 1956                Some say it is an adaption of Black Angel Blues written by Lucille Bogan in December, 1930 In 1956, B.B. King recorded "Sweet Little Angel" (RPM Records 468). According to King, "I got the idea for 'Sweet Little Angel' from Robert Nighthawk's 'Sweet Black Angel', though I later discovered that the song had been recorded by someone before Nighthawk. At the time 'black' was not a popular word, as it is now. Instead of using the old title, I changed it to 'Sweet Little Angel'—and that was a pretty big record for me".[6] King's version, which included a horn section, was a stylistic shift for the song and it became a hit, reaching number eight on the Billboard R&B chart.[7] In 1957, he re-recorded "Sweet Little Angel" for his first album Singin' the Blues. Both versions prominently feature B.B. King's guitar work, with his note-bends "sounding almost like a lap steel in places.”

    "Borderland Festival 2023: A Weekend of Musical Magic and Cannabis Hot Sauce"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 70:51

    "Jamming at Borderland: Goose, Trey Anastasio, and More Shine Bright"Larry Mishkin welcomes the Deadhead Cannabis Show's sound editor, Jamie Humiston to discuss his experience at the Borderland Music and Arts Festival. Jamie highlights various bands that performed, including Goose, Trey Anastasio's Classic Tab, and The Infamous Stringdusters. Jamie shares their impressions of the festival's atmosphere, mentions a cannabis-infused hot sauce that he discovered, and provides insights into the different musical acts. The conversation touches on the evolving jam band scene and the unique charm of festivals..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Designed by Jamie Humiston - on Squadcast Going with a hot one, September 25, 1980Grateful Dead Live at Warfield Theater on 1980-09-25 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive Opening night of the Grateful Dead's Warfield/Radio City acoustic/electric runs, recorded every night and best wound up on Reckoning (acoustic) and Dead Set (electric) Warfield Run – September 25, 1980 – October 14, 1980Radio City Run – October 22, 1980 – October 31, 1980 Prior to these shows, had not played a full acoustic set in concert since 1970 or maybe early 1971.  As a result, a good number of songs that the Dead liked to play acoustic had not been heard in a number of years before this show. first "Ain't No Lie" - last "All Around This World": 02-14-70 [706] - last "Bird Song": 09-15-73 [382] - last "Dark Hollow": 04-29-71 [550] - last "Monkey & Engineer": 12-31-70 [589] - last "Ripple": 04-29-71 [550] - last "Rosalie McFall": 11-08-70 [609] - last "Roses": 01-12-79 [118] INTRO:                Birdsong                           Track No. 1                           1:00 – 2:13               From Jerry's first solo album, “Garcia” released Jan 20, 1972.              Robert Hunter lyrics:  Robert Hunter originally wrote the song as a tribute for Janis Joplin. Phil Lesh now sings "All I know is something like a bird within him sang", transfering it Jerry Garcia instead.            First played Feb. 19, 1971 Capitol Theater Port Chester           Last played June 30, 1995 Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh           Played by the Dead 300 times in concert This was the first time played since 9.15.73 (382 shows) This version is amazing both because it is acoustic and Jerry's voice is so strong.  Makes you fall in love with the song all over again, or, as One Armed Lary would say, “taste it again for the first time” although I don't think he was talking about this song, or any song, when he said it (Deer Creek 1989). SHOW  #1:         I've Been All Around This World                           Track No. 2                           1:23 – 2:16               The origins of I've Been All Around This World are not easy to trace. It possibly derives from a number of different songs. The 'Hang Me, Oh Hang Me' verse is thought to derive from the traditional song My Father Was A Gambler, a US ballad, which is thought to be about a murderer who was hanged in 1870. The song has also been collected under such titles as "Diggin' on the New Railroad", “The Gambler, ” “My Father Was a Gambler,” “The New Railroad,” “The Hobo's Lament,” “The Hobo's Blues” and "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me". In 1930, George Milburn published a book entitled the Hobo's Hornbook that included a version of “I've Been All Round this World”. It was also found in Henry Marvin Belden's "Ballads and Songs Collected by the Missouri Folk-Lore Society". The book was printed in 1940 but the song was "secured by Miss Frances Barbour in 1917 from the singing of Minnie Doyle of Arlington, Phelps County [MO]". Dead's version is “Traditional, arranged by the Grateful Dead and they all get credit (Pig Pen days)Released on History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. ! Bear's Choice (a live album by the Grateful Dead. It is their fourth live album and their ninth album overall. Released in July 1973 on Warner Bros. Records, it offers concert highlights recorded February 13 and 14, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City. Often known simply as Bear's Choice, the title references band soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley. It was originally intended to be the first volume of a series.)                                                      First played by the Dead on December 19, 1969 at the Fillmore West              Last played by the Dead on December 31, 1980 Oakland Civic Auditorium              Played a total of 19 times in concert This was the first time played by the Dead since Feb. 14, 1970 (706 shows) I really love the acoustic guitar in this version.  Jerry can pick with the best of them. BORDERLAND  SEPT. 15, 16 AND 17EAST AURORA, NY (JUST OUTSIDE OF BUFFALO)5th year The Borderland Music + Arts Festival celebrates the rich history and renaissance of the region with a three-day music and cultural festival set in one of the most scenic and storied grounds in all of New York State, Knox Farm State Park. Great lineup with headliners:              Goose              TAB              Moe.Also featuring:   Infamous String Dusters                           Dawes                           Sammy Rae and Friends                           Neal Francis                           Not Fade Awa Band (Dead and Zeppelin covers)                           Eric Krasno                           Brandford Marsalis                           Anders Osborne                           Etc. Jamie Humiston was there.Jamie – discuss festival, highs, favorite acts, etc. SHOW #2:          SONG FROM BORDERLAND                           GOOSE SHOW #3:          SONG FROM BORDERLAND                           TREY AND DAWES Back to the Dead from 9.25.1980 SHOW #4:          Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie                           Track No. 8                           :10 – 1:35               By Elizabeth “Libba” Cotton January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987)[1][2][3] was an American folk and bluesmusician. She was a self-taught left-handed guitarist who played a guitar strung for a right-handed player, but played it upside down.[4] This position meant that she would play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as "Cotten picking".[5]NPR stated "her influence has reverberated through the generations, permeating every genre of music."[6]Her album Folksongs and Instrumentals with Guitar (1958), was placed into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, and was deemed as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". The album included her signature recording "Freight Train", a song she wrote in her early teens.[7] In 1984, her live album Elizabeth Cotten Live!, won her a Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, at the age of 90.[8] That same year, Cotten was recognized as a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts.[9] In 2022, she was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as an early influence.[10]               David Dodd:  The song debuted in the Dead's repertoire during their Warfield run on September 25, 1980, and was then played ten times over the course of the acoustic shows at the Warfield and Radio City Music Hall runs. After that, it made three more appearances, in one-off situations such as an acoustic set at the Mill Valley Recreation Center, or in the Netherlands for an acoustic set, and finally at Marin Vets, on March 28, 1984, in a performance that kicked off the second set, without Weir and Mydland onstage.However, I know the song had been “around” for much longer than that. It appears on the studio outtakes from Garcia's Reflections album, as released in the All Good Things box set. And personal interviews with Garcia's circle of acquaintances in Palo Alto in the early 1960s make it explicitly clear that he was familiar with the work of Libba Cotten. So I expect Garcia had performed the song many times during his folkie period, and it may have been in the Jug Band repertoire. Dodd:  An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective's love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Author of:The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics OUTRO:            Ripple                           Track No. 9                           3:04 – 4:30               From American Beauty  (Released Nov. 1970)               Robert Hunter wrote this song in 1970 in London on the same afternoon he wrote "Brokedown Palace" and "To Lay Me Down" (reputedly drinking half a bottle of retsina in the process [3]). The song debuted August 18, 1970 at Fillmore West in San Francisco. Jerry Garcia wrote the music to this song.[3]                       Between 1970 and 1971 the Grateful Dead played the gorgeous Garcia/Hunter tune “Ripple” a number of times both electric and acoustic before putting the song in mothballs until 1980. Though the Dead performed “Ripple” a whopping 27 times acoustically in 1980 and then once again unplugged in 1981, it disappeared from the repertoire for the final 14 years of the band's career with one exception. On September 3, 1988 the Grateful Dead busted out an electric “Ripple” for the first time in 17 years for what would be the final performance of the tune.As the story goes, which is unconfirmed, the band was approached by the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a request from a young fan dying of cancer. The Grateful Dead were asked to perform “Ripple” at their September 3, 1988 show in Landover, Maryland. Jerry Garcia & Co. honored the request by ending the evening with the tender ballad. “Ripple” hadn't been played in any form in 459 shows and it had been 1,113 performances since the last electric version of the American Beauty stunner which took place at New York City's Fillmore East. As you can imagine, the crowd went absolutely ape shit the moment the “Ripple” bust out begins.That was also the night of the rehearsal dinner for my wedding weekend in Chicago.  A number of my good Deadhead friends were in town celebrating with my wife and me and much later that night (remember, no cell phones or internet or on-line set lists.  Had to wait for the 800 RUN DEAD line to be updated and then be able to get through.  Somehow even by those standares word got around very fast and my buddies were not at all pleased since many of them would have undoubtedly been at that show (although, since it was a second encore a number of fans had already walked out of the Cap Center and then desperately tried to get back in.No better way to end any show, including this one. Music Stories:Neil Young & Crazy Horse Deliver ‘Tonight's The Night' and ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere' in Full Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros Announces Three-Night New Year's Eve Stand in Fort Lauderdale Phish to Bring Four-Night New Year's Run Back to Madison Square Garden

    Knockin On Heaven's Door; Jimi Hendrix joins the 27 Club 53 years ago

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 68:51

    "A Night of Rock and Roll Remembrance: Grateful Dead at MSG, 1990"Larry Mishkin pays tribute to Jimi Hendrix, reflecting on his iconic rock career and tragic passing 53 years ago. He shares anecdotes about Hendrix's influence on rock music and highlights the infamous 27 Club, a group of rock legends who died at the age of 27. The episode also previews upcoming music events, including Fish Fest and Tedeschi Trucks Band's shows with special guests like Warren Haynes and Norah Jones, promising an exciting lineup for music enthusiasts..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - Website - on Squadcast Grateful Dead, September 18, 1990, MSG, NYCGrateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1990-09-18 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive This show was on the 20th anniversay of Jimi Hendrix's death.  Interesting because I see it in headlines re this show, but they really didn't play anything Jimi related as far as I can tell and none of the comments even mention that.  Neverthless, it is a noteworthy anniversary (53 years he has been gone, almost double his life span of 27, he's in that club). Dead also did a show on this date in 1970, the day Jimi died but when I  checked that show there was no acknowledgement (that I could hear) of Jimi dying but of course, back then with no interenet, they may not even have known on that date anyway. Nevertheless, Jimi is Jimi so I'm openkng the episode with him on the intro and then switching over to the Dead show.  INTRO:               Foxey Lady                           Jimi Hendrix                           Miami Pop Festival, 1968 (great You Tube video , check it out)                           The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968) - YouTube                           Start – 1:30                            One of my favorite openings of any rock song out there.  Just loud Jimi from the outset,  Even if you are not a big Jimi fan, you may also recognize this because of how distinctive it is.               Jimi born on Nov. 27, 1942 in Seattle              Died in 1970 in London              Member of the “27” club along with; Brian Jones (Stones), Alan Wilson (Canned Heat), Jim Morrison (Doors),Janis Joplin,Kurt Cobain (Nirvana),Pig PenAmy WinehouseDave Alexander (Stooges – with Iggy Pop)Peter Ham (Badfinger) Created three of the most famous albums in rock:               Are you Experienced              Axis: Bold as Love              Electric Ladyland Jimi died 53 years ago today. Hendrix aspirated his own vomit and died of asphyxia while intoxicated with barbiturates.Still considered the greatest rock guitarist ever although there are a few who could give him a serious run for the money.  Dead Great show, Vince's third show (started on 9.7.90) and Bruce Hornsby's 3d as well.  Show known for all of its epic jams which I will primarily be focusing on. SHOW #1:          Minglelwood Blues                           Track #2                           3:15 – 4:23                            Perenial tune that the Dead played from Day one (and even before) through the end.  Check out Bruce's jam on this clip and then band comes crashing back in.  Very cool. SHOW #2:          To Lay Me Down                           Track #7                           Start – 1:33                            I know I have mostly been featuring jams, but Jerry's vocals are so beautiful here, with great crowd reaction, that on this one I had to go with the vocals.  A nine minute version of one of Jerry and Hunter's  prettiest ballads.  When Jerry's voice is on, like here, you can make a strong argument is is their best. SHOW #3:          Promised Land                           Track #8                           3:33 – 5:00                           Love this song whether it opens the show or closes the set as here.  Just a rocker written by Chuck Berry while he was in jail – used the prison library atlas to help him pick out the geographic route taken by the “Poor Boy” on his trip from Norfolk VA to LA via bus, plain and the houstontown people who care a thing about him and won't let him down. But check out this jam at the end of the song.  Normally breaks right off after the final lyrics but today they just jam it out – the spirit of Jimi? SHOW #4:          Foolish Heart (jam out of – from So Many Roads Boxed Set)                           Track # 11                           6:20 – 7:45                            Classic Dead jam that got a lot of attention when it was included in the Dead's original box set, So Many Roads, released a long time ago (Nov. 7, 1999) as a separate track actually titled, “Jam Out Of Foolish Heart”.  At their improvisational best here. Strong Other One foreshadowing which plays out as advertised after a strong drums and funky Space.  The whole second set just rolls along.  A good night to be in MSG seeing the boys.  OUTRO:              Knockin On Heaven's Door                           Track # 18                           Start – 1:30                            Again, the music intro jam is so great that's what I am featuring.  Be sure to check out Bruce Hornsby's jumping in on the accordion!  Really nice Bob Dylan cover, Jerry played it for years.  Was released on his Run For The Roses album.

    Mickey turns 80/RIP Jimmy Buffet and Steve Harwell

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 65:34

    "Music, Cannabis, and Birthdays: Celebrating Mickey Hart and Remembering Jimmy Buffett"Larry Mishkin celebrates Mickey Hart's birthday, highlighting his contributions to the Grateful Dead. He say farewell to Jimmy Buffet and reflects on the connection between Grateful Dead fans (Deadheads) and Jimmy Buffett fans (Parrotheads), noting Jimmy Buffett's performance at a Jerry Garcia tribute event. Additionally, he pays tribute to Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth and concludes the episode with a nod to Jimmy Buffett's iconic song "Margaritaville.".Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast      INTRO:                Happy Birthday Mickey / sugar magnolia                                         Grateful Dead                                         Sept. 11, 1987                                         Cap Center, Landover Maryland                                         Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1987-09-11 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                                         Track #9 (titled Sugar Magnolia)                                         Start – 1:00 This is Mickey's birthday, number of fun shows over the years on this date. Always fun, but have to be careful with the Dead                           1982 announced it was Bob's “anniversary” before Bob was married.               SHOW #1:          Fire On The Mountain (Mickey rap version)                                         With Jerry                                         Undated/unpublished                                         Mickey rapped from time to time, usually not with the Grateful Dead                                                       Did it with the Other OnesMickey Hart Jerry Garcia ~ Fire on the Mountain(rap) Unpublished.mp4 - YouTube                                         1:00 – 2:05                            Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart celebrates his 77th birthday today. With fellow drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Hart formed one-half of The Rhythm Devils, keeping time for the Dead between 1967 and 1971, rejoining in 1974 and remaining through 1995. While Hart largely left songwriting duties to his band mates, he did contribute to one of the Grateful Dead's signature songs, “Fire On The Mountain.”Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter wrote the words to “Fire On The Mountain.” In Hunter's book of lyrics, Box Of Rain, he described the circumstances surrounding the writing of the song, which sound strikingly similar to the current situation in parts of California and surrounding states. Hunter wrote:                           Written at Mickey Hart's ranch [in Novato, California] in heated inspiration as the surrounding hills blazed and the fire approached the recording studio we were working … The official Grateful Dead website,, further describes the early stages of “Fire On The Mountain,” explaining:Hart, credited with the music for the song, recorded a proto-rap version of the song for an unreleased album entitled Area Code 415, recorded in 1972 and 1973. It was also included on a Mickey Hart album entitled Fire On The Mountain, recorded in 1973-74. It appeared as an instrumental entitled “Happiness is Drumming” on Hart's 1976 studio album, Diga. And it finally began showing up in the Grateful Dead repertoire, sung by Jerry Garcia, in 1977, undergoing a number of variants of the lyrics until it settled into the form that was eventually recorded and released on Shakedown Street, in November 1978.                 Dead played it 254 times in concert                           First:  March 18, 1977  Winterland                           Last:   July 2, 1995  Deer Creek SHOW #2:          Stronger Than Dirt                           Grateful Dead                           June 17, 1975                           Winterland Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1975-06-17 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet ArchiveTrack No. 121:00 – 2:10  By Mickey Bill and PhilFrom Blues For Allah album (1975) – First part of the Blues For Allah suitePlayed a total of 5 times by the DeadFirst – 9.11.1974 – which is Mickey's birthday but there is a controversy as to the song labeled as Stronger than Dirt is in fact that song or rather, the long outro from Eyes of the World, the song played right before it.  So I did not use that version of this songLast: 7.26.1976 Orpheum Theater, S. F.3x in 1975 SHOW #3:          Drums                           Grateful Dead                                          Sept. 11, 1987                                         Cap Center, Landover Maryland                                         Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1987-09-11 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                           Track No. 13                           1:45 – 2:55 Mickey in his natural element –In 1978, the second set of Grateful Dead shows began to feature drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart for a nightly rhythmic excursion labeled “Drums,” followed by guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and keyboardist Keith Godchaux delving into free-form improvisation known as “Space.”    Loved the different drum arrangements over the years:          Circle of drums          Wall of drums          Etc.           First “official” one (i.e. not in the middle of a song, but as its own separate arrangement in or around the middle of the second set):                   April 6, 1978  Curtis Hixon Convention Center, Tampa           Last one:   July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field  Jimmy Buffet Singer-songwriter and King of the Parrotheads Jimmy Buffett died "peacefully … surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs" on Friday, Sept. 1, according to statements posted on his website and social media. He was 76. Died at home in Sag Harbor, NY of skin cancer Buffett's hits like Margaritaville and Cheeseburger in Paradise which mingled country rock with bits of calypso melodies and had wry lyrics about the care free life of boating and loafing at beachside bars, made him a cult hero on a huge scale. He sold 23 million albums in the US, on part with Jimi Hendrix and the Beastie Boys Buffett was one of pop music's most successful and ambitious businessmen, building an empire on the brand of good times and island escapism that he celebrated in his songs.  That included Margaritaville restaurants and resorts, footwear, drink mixes and a 2018 Broadway jukebox musical, Escape to Margaritaville. This year Forbes estimated Jimmy's net worth at $1 billion.               SHOW #4:          Scarlet Begonias                                         Jimmy Buffet                                         August 2, 2023 (Jerry's 80th birthday)                                         Maine Savings Amphitheatre                                         Bangor, Maine                                         Scarlet Begonias (Garcia tribute) - Jimmy Buffet 08/02/22 Maine Savings Amphitheater Bangor,Maine - YouTube                                                       Start – 1:30               n celebration of legendary Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia's 80th birthday, which occurred (August 1, 2022),  Jimmy Buffett performed a cover of the seminal Robert Hunter/Garcia penned number, “Scarlet Begonias” while on stage at the Maine Savings Amphitheater in Bangor, Maine, last night. Following a hefty rain delay, his 28-song set ensued as Buffett reminisced on the times he and his band spent performing with the Grateful Dead years ago. He also offered a shout-out to the Deadheads in the crowd before a groovy light display and hypnotic imagery engulfed the stage.Prior to the start of the song, Buffett addressed the crowd; he stated: “Jerry, wherever you are, here you go.” Of course there is a crossover between Deadheads and Parrotheads – both high devoted fans who travel to see their band, dress for the occasion, attend shows in “slightly altered states” from different substaces, know all the words to all the songs and have seen their band too many times to count.          Jimmy also appeared on the World Wide Ripple video in 2020.          I cannot find any instance of the Dead covering a Jimmy tune.         Also, RIP Steve Harwell, Smash Mouth vocalist, who sang the band's big 1999 hit, “All Star”.  Still a hit today, unique voice.  Died on Sept. 4th age 56   OUTRO:                    Margaritaville                                  Jimmy Buffet                                  Key West, FL                                  February 9, 2023                                  Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville” LIVE in Key West, Florida 2/9/23 - YouTube                                  3:00 – 4:25                      While Buffett made his home and name in Key West, Fla., after struggling to make it big in Nashville, the Lone Star State had a special place in Buffett's history. Legend has it he came up with the concept for the 1977 song “Margaritaville” at a bar in Austin.       The slightly mournful tune about a day at the beach went on to define Buffett's career as a laidback beach bum with a guitar and has been covered plenty of times, as well as inspired a line of margarita mix, frozen snacks, apparel, and a significant chain of restaurants and resorts.                     According to multiple stories in the Austin American-Statesman archives, the original Margaritaville was "a Mexican restaurant on Anderson Lane." Others specifically claim it was Lung's Cocina del Sur, at 2700 W. Anderson Lane, which is now a bowling alley. But here's what Buffett himself had to say in a memorial for close friend Jerry Jeff Walker in Texas Monthly, reminiscing on visits to Texas in the 1970s:  “I came to Austin a lot in those days. I made it there by getting these college bookings and getting on Willie's second Fourth of July picnic. I played Castle Creek many times. I think it was after one of those shows, the next morning I had a hangover and I had to fly home that afternoon,” Buffett told Texas Monthly. “I went to El Rey, a Mexican restaurant on Anderson Lane for lunch. I had a margarita, which helped with the hangover, and in the car on the way to the airport the chorus of a new song started to come to me. I wrote a little more on the plane and finished the rest of ‘Margaritaville' back in Key West.” Farewell Jimmy – off to Margaritaville for good.       

    Larry Goes Phishing With Derek Trucks at SPAC; RIP James Casey; HHS Wants To Reschedule Marijuana, Is This a Good Thing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2023 67:31

    "Jamming with Legends: Derek Trucks & Remembering James Casey"Larry Mishkin begin with a discussion about a recent Phish concert featuring a special guest appearance by Derek Trucks, during which they performed songs like "Golden Age," "First Tube," and "Possum." They reflect on the unique chemistry between Derek Trucks and Trey Anastasio and how it elevated the performance.The second part of the episode is a tribute to James Casey, a talented saxophonist who recently passed away at the age of 40 due to colon cancer. They mention his contributions to the jam band community and his ability to harmonize and play alongside iconic musicians like Trey Anastasio and Phil Lesh. Larry share heartfelt messages from Trey Anastasio, Bill Kreutzmann, and Billy Strings, highlighting James Casey's remarkable musical talents and the impact he had on those who worked with him..Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast  Derek Trucks walked out on stage at Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center (“SSPAC”) on August 26th and that is just too good to ignore.  So three songs from that show with Derek Trucks playing along. Also, James Casey died at 40 from colon cancer.  Amazing musician, tremendous Sax player and great singer.  Played as part of the “brass” section for Trey Anastasio Band along with Jennifer Hartwick and Natalie Cressman.  The same brass section also toured with Phil Lesh and Friends - I just saw them with James this past March at the Salt Shed in Chicago (I did not know he was sick).  Second set of songs from three of his performances, two vocal and one playing sax. Phish with Derek Trucks8/26/2023                Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center (“SPAC”) INTRO:                  Golden Age3:14 – 4:31Phish w Derek Trucks Live - YouTube                 Song was written and first performed by TV On The Radio, first single from their album Dear Science, released on August 26, 2008. SPIN magazine rated it the 8th best song of the year.                 Phish began covering the song in 2009                First played on November 27, 2009 at Times Union Center (Pepsi Arena/MVP Arena) in Albany, NY                To date played 70 times, with this performance being the most recent (Dick's is still to come so by Monday, this may be incorrect)                 TV on the Radio (TVOTR[2][3]) is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2001. The band consists of Tunde Adebimpe (vocals, loops), David Andrew Sitek (guitars, keyboards, loops), Kyp Malone (vocals, guitars, bass, loops), and Jaleel Bunton (drums, bass, vocals, loops, guitars). Gerard Smith (bass, keyboards, loops) was a member of the band from 2005 until his death in 2011.TVOTR has released five studio albums: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004), Return to Cookie Mountain (2006), Dear Science (2008), Nine Types of Light (2011), and Seeds (2014), alongside several EPs.                 The band's third album, Dear Science, was released on September 23, 2008, on Interscope. It was made available for streaming on their Myspace page and subsequently leaked onto the internet on September 6, 2008. The album was named the best album of 2008 by Rolling Stone,[8]The Guardian,[9]Spin,[10]The A.V. Club,[11]MTV,[12]Entertainment Weekly,[13]Pitchfork Media's readers' poll,[14] as well as the Pazz and Jop critic's poll.[15] It was also named the second best album of 2008 by NME and the fourth best by Planet Sound. SHOW #1:           First Tube:20 – 1:38Phish with Derek Trucks - First Tube. Saratoga Springs 8/26/23 #phish #derektrucks - YouTube  “First Tube,” is the 12th and final track on the band's 2000 album, Farmhouse Anastasio led a performance by a one-off band called 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes on April 17, 1998, at the original Higher Ground in Winooski, just outside Burlington, Vermont. The show was the first time Anastasio performed in public with Lawton and Markellis, who were joined by guitarist/vocalist Tom Lawson of The Pants, saxophonist Dave Grippo, trombonist James Harvey and vocalist Heloise Williams of Viperhouse.“First Tube” was seemingly named for its placement as the first song played at the 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes show, which also saw the premieres of future Phish/TAB songs “Sand,” “Mozambique” and “Last Tube.” Trey, Tony and Russ would go on to form the first incarnation of the Trey Anastasio Band which made its debut — back at the Higher Ground — in February 1999. That concert again featured “First Tube” as part of the setlist.The same TAB trio was also the lineup on Trey's first solo tour in May 1999. By the end of that acoustic/electric tour, “First Tube” was a full-on show-stopper that highlighted many electric second sets. Along with fellow 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes original “Mozambique,” “First Tube” made its Phish debut on September 9, 1999, in Vancouver, British Columbia.One of two instrumentals on Farmhouse — along with “The Inlaw Josie Wales” — “First Tube” earned Phish a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 2001. Nominated alongside Peter Frampton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Joe Satriani, Phish lost to Metallica, Michael Kamen and the San Francisco Symphony's “The Call of Ktulu” First Tube” was played by Phish four times when they returned in 2003 but not at all in 2004, the year that began a second break lasting until 2009. Since coming back from the second hiatus, “First Tube” has remained a staple of both Phish concerts and Trey solo shows  SHOW #2:           Possum53:40 – 55:09Phish w Derek Trucks Live - YouTube The Man Who Stepped into Yesterday (often abbreviated as TMWSIY) is a 1987 concept album written by Trey Anastasio, the guitarist and lead vocalist of the American rock band Phish, as his senior thesis while attending Goddard College. Composed in 1987, the thesis included an essay piece and collection of songs (recorded by Phish) relating an epic tale from the band's fictional land of Gamehendge. On the album, the story of Gamehendge is told in nine parts, with short spoken narration in between. The saga can be compared to rock concept album projects like The Doors' Celebration of the Lizard or Rush's 2112 suite.The story's primary protagonist is Colonel Forbin. Other major characters include Tela, the "jewel of Wilson's foul domain" and the "evil" Wilson himself. Several of the album's spoken narrative sections are accompanied by background music borrowed from sections of the Phish songs "Esther" and "McGrupp and the Watchful Hosemasters". The final track, "Possum", is the only song on the album not written by Anastasio, having been written by former Phish member Jeff Holdsworth and later added to the Gamehendge cycle.Jeff Holdsworth is a musician who was a founding member of the rock band Phish.[1] Founded at the Redstone campus dormitories of the University of Vermont (UVM) in the fall of 1983, the band originally featured Holdsworth and Trey Anastasio sharing lead vocal and guitar duties, Jon Fishman on drums, and Mike Gordon on bass guitar. Holdsworth left the band in 1986 after graduating from UVM to pursue a career in electrical engineering, shortly before the band recorded their debut self-produced album, The White Tape, though he had played on some of the demo recordings (done in a dorm room) that would later be re-recorded for that album. His songs "Possum" and "Camel Walk" continue to be Phish live show favorites.  James Casey                       ARTICLE Show #3:             Dear PrudencePhil & Friends (Casey singing)  Rick Mitarotonda (Goose), John Medeski, Grahame Lesh, Nicki Bluhm, James Casey, Katie Jacoby, John MoloMarch 17 2023Capitol Theater3:12 – 4:36Phil Lesh & Friends - Dear Prudence - Feat. Rick Mitarotonda (Goose) + James Casey (TAB) - 3/17/23 - YouTube Dear Prudence" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). The song was written by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartneypartnership. Written in Rishikesh during the group's trip to India in early 1968, it was inspired by actress Mia Farrow's sister, Prudence Farrow, who became obsessive about meditating while practising with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.[2] Her designated partners on the meditation course, Lennon and George Harrison, attempted to coax Farrow out of her seclusion, which led to Lennon writing the song. Lennon wrote "Dear Prudence" using a finger-picking guitar technique that he learned from singer-songwriter Donovan. Its lyrics are simple and innocent and celebrate the beauty of nature. The Beatles recorded the song at Trident Studios in late August 1968 as a three-piece after Ringo Starr temporarily left the group out of protest at McCartney's criticism of his drumming on "Back in the U.S.S.R." and the tensions that typified the sessions for the White Album. Dear Prudence" has received praise from music critics, with many praising its lyrics and the band's performance. Lennon later selected it as one of his favourite songs by the Beatles. The song has been covered by many artists, including the Jerry Garcia Band, Ramsey Lewis and Siouxsie and the Banshees, whose version was a top-five hit in the UK in 1983. SHOW #4:           No Men In No Man'sTAB (Casey Sax solo)11.19.2022Reading PA:55 – 2:03TAB's James Casey…Smokin Sax Solo. NMINML. 11/19/2022. Reading, PA - YouTube Written by Trey and Tom Marshall (American lyricist, keyboardist and singer-songwriter best known for his association with Trey Anastasio from Princeton Day School in New Jersey and the rock band Phish.[1] He has been the primary external lyricist for Phish during their career (1983–2004, 2009–present), with songwriting credits for more than 95 originals. In addition to his songwriting work, Marshall also fronts the rock band Amfibian and hosts the Phish podcast Under the Scales.[2] Marshall is the co-founder of Osiris, a podcast network in partnership with Jambase.) From Phish album Big Boat, released October 7, 2016 First played by Phish on July 21, 2015 at Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon (debuted with Blaze On and Shade, next they broke out Mercury)Last played (excluding Dick's) July 30, 2023 at MSG67 times OUTRO:                Touch of GreyPhil & Friends (Casey singing) Grahame Lesh, John Medeski, Rick Mitarotonda, John Molo, James Casey, Natalie Cressman, Jennifer Hartswick10.22.2022Capitol Theater3:44 – 5:16James Casey, Touch of Grey, Phil Lesh & Friends 10/22/22 - YouTube Written by Jerry and Robert Hunter,First played in September 15, 1982 at the Cap Center, Landover MarylandLast on July 9, 1995 at Soldier Field, ChicagoPlayed 211 times 

    10 years + one day since the famous 1972 show at the Creamery also in Veneta

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 64:41

    Grateful Dead's 1982 Show Highlights and Unpopular TunesLarry Mishkin, introduces a Grateful Dead show from August 28th, 1982, featuring an opener where Jerry Garcia stumbles over lyrics. Larry shares insights into the band's performance, suggesting they might have been dosed that day. He discusses the history of the Grateful Dead at Woodstock, why they were omitted from the film, and a song called "Keep Your Day Job," disliked by fans and dropped from their repertoire. Larry contrasts it with the successful breakout of "West LA Fadeaway" that night, highlighting the unique way the Grateful Dead introduced and refined songs in their concerts.Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast INTRO:               Bertha                           Track No. 1                           3:16 – 4:46                            Great opener, as always.  One month after my first show and Jerry still can't remember the words.  So instead we focus on the jam.  He may fall short in lyrics but his playing is electric.  Story is that the band was supposedly dosed that day and the comments reflect that the band was “ON”. SHOW #1:          I Used To Love Her But It's All Over Now                           Track No. 7                           1:05 – 2:22                            It's All Over Now" is a song written by Bobby Womack and his sister-in-law Shirley Womack.[1] It was first released by The Valentinos, featuring Bobby Womack, in 1964. The Rolling Stones heard it on its release and quickly recorded a cover version, which became their first number-one hit in the United Kingdom, in July 1964.                         The Rolling Stones' version of "It's All Over Now" is the most famous version of the song. It was first released as a single in the UK, where it peaked at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, giving the Rolling Stones their first number one hit.[5] It was the band's third single released in America, and stayed in the Billboard Hot 100 for ten weeks, peaking at number 26. Months later it appeared on their second American album 12 X 5. The song was a big hit in Europe and was part of the band's live set in the 1960s. Cash Box described it as a "contagious cover of the Valentinos' click" and "an infectious thumper that should head right for chartsville.”                         Covered by almost everybody in the music industry from the Stones to Ry Cooder to Nils Lofgren, Wide Spread Panic, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and even Molly Hatchet (Flirtin With Disaster)                         Covered by the Dead 154 times with Bobby singing.                        Frist on September 6, 1969  - Family Dog at the Great Hightway                        Last on July 2, 2995 – Deer Creek SHOW #2:       Day Job                        Track No. 10                        2:52 – 4:05                         First time played in concert.  Second set openerEventually played 57 times                        Last time on April 4, 1986 at Hartford Civic Center                         Per Robert Hunter in “A Box of Rain” collection of his lyrics, “this song was dropped from the Grateful Dead repertoire at the request of the fans. Seriously”  First song ever ‘rejected' by the Deadheads!  And the band listened to them and stopped playing it!                                But WHY was it so universally unpoplular?     “a lot of people thought it was the band making fun of/scolding deadheads who spent all their time following around the band. Hunter kind of hinted at that at one point in an interview I think.” “Hippies don't work” “It sucks” There are a few fans who liked the jamming or could relate to the song, but overall, NOPE.            SHOW #3:          West LA Fadeaway                           Track No. 12                           1:08 – 2:35                            Breakout version of this song, along with Day Job.  Five years later In The Dark was released with Wet LA on there, but Day Job did not make the cut.                                                     Dead would play this song 141 times in concert                           Last was June 30, 1995 at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh                            Always a fan favorite, great music, fun lyrics (only Hunter could work “copasetic” into song lyrics)  SHOW #4:          Playin' In The Band                           Track No. 14                           1:50 – 3:10                            Great version, very upbeat (a dosed band?) and sharp, Bobby right there with his inflection on PPPPLyaing in the BAAAnd, very sharp.  I like this clip because it shows the transition from the hard charging opening of the song into a more mellow sound that signifies the jumping off point for the band  into a Playin jam that could go anywhere.  In this case, almost 20 minutes before segueing into Drums>Space>The Wheel>The Other One>Truckin'>Black Peter>Playin Reprise.  What an amazing run of music.  Great tunes, great jamming, outside in Oregon, what else could a Head ask for?  Some clean Orange Sunshine or whatever the band was on!  OUTRO:              Dupree's Diamond Blues                           Track No. 20                           1:05 – 2:24                            This song was written by Hunter/GarciaIt appeared on the Dead's third album, Aoxomaxoa (released June 20, 1969).                           First played on January 24, 1969 at the Avalon Ballroom                           Last played on October 13, 1994 at MSG                           Played a total of 83 times.                            "Dupree's Diamond Blues" is based on an American folk song titled "Frankie Dupree," which was based on a real historical figure named Frank Dupree.According to In The Pine: Selected Kentucky Folksongs, Dupree tried robbing a diamond wedding ring from a jewelry store in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1921. He intended to give the ring to his girlfriend Betty. When a police officer showed up, Dupree shot him dead. He then fled to Chicago where he killed another officer and wounded others.Authorities eventually apprehended Dupree while he was getting his mail. They shipped him back to Atlanta where he was executed on September 1, 1922. Giggles:  The term "jelly roll" was once common African American slang for a woman's genitalia. The great ragtime pianist Jelly Roll Morton took his name from that very meaning. In 1924, Morton recorded an influential jazz song titled "Jelly Roll Blues," which is most likely what Hunter is referencing here.                          In the late ‘60's and early ‘70's the band played it more frequently.  Although more in the Americana style adopted by the Dead at the beginning of the ‘70's than the primal Dead from the ‘60's.  But it became linked with primal Dead by being part of so many shows from that period.  On the Fillmore West complete recordings for Feb. 27, 28 and March 1,2 on both the first and third night the band opened the second set with this song into Mountains of the Moon before launching in the Dark Star>St. Stephen>The Eleven>Lovelight suite made famous on Live Dead.  But after that it just kind of fell off the band's radar except for certain tours where it would show up for three or four shows before again getting pushed to the side.  Very enduring.

    Remembering Robbie Robertson: A Tribute in Song and Stories from the Heart of Rock and Roll

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2023 64:51

    "Robbie Robertson's Musical Legacy: A Journey Through His Songs and Impact"Larry Mishkin departs from the usual format and focuses on musician Robbie Robertson of The Band. While discussing Robertson's impact and legacy, Larry also touches on his collaborations with Martin Scorsese and his solo career. The episode highlights Robertson's contributions to rock and roll history, including his famous songs like "Up on Cripple Creek" and "Broken Arrow."Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast

    ENCORE - “Terry Haggerty of Hagalicious and Sons of Champlin: Telling it like it is (was)” ??????????

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2023 68:47

    Life of a Bay Area rock Star  The Sons of Champlin  along with Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead and Moby Grape created the enduring 1960s San Francisco sound.  As the Sons' lead guitarist,  Terry Haggerty knows as much about this period in rock-n-roll history as anyone.   He joins Larry Mishkin & Rob Hunt to share many behind the scene stories about the music, the bands and the drugs.  He also talks about his years of perfecting his cannabis seed stash which led him to launch his cannabis business Hagalicious. Produced by PodConxDeadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Haggerty - - of Champlin - Blakesberg -

    Days Between Are Here Again. Larry talks Jerry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2023 68:48

    Celebrating his Musical Legacy and Enduring ImpactLarry Mishkin discusses the annual days between August 1st and August 9th, celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia, who was born on August 1st and died on August 9th. They reminisce about Jerry's musical contributions and his special place in the Grateful Dead. They also share favorite Jerry Garcia tunes and live performances while praising his resilience, greatness, and lasting impact on the music industry. The summary highlights the deep admiration and love for Jerry Garcia and his enduring legacy.Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast A “Days Between” Episode for the Days Between Aug. 1 (Jerry's birth) and Aug 9 (Jerry's Deadth)Some of my favorite “Jerry Moments” with the Dead  INTRO:                                  Days Between                                                From:  July 24, 1994                                                Soldier Field, Chicago                                                Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1994-07-24 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 17                                                4:35 – 6:05  SHOW #1:                           Visions of Johanna                                                From: March 18, 1995                                                Spectrum, Philadelphia                                                Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1995-03-18 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 16                                                :53 – 2:18                                                 Dylan tune                                                From Blonde On Blonde (1966)                                                Dead covered it 8 times                                                First:  March 19, 1986 Hampton Coliseum                                                Last:  July 8, 1995 Soldier Field SHOW #2:                           Comes A Time                                                From: September 3, 1985                                                Starlight Theater, Kansas City                                                Grateful Dead Live at Starlight Theater on 1985-09-03 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 20                                                4:34 – 5:51                                                 Jerry Tune from Reflections album (1976) Reflections is Jerry Garcia's third solo album, released in 1976. Partway through production, Garcia stopped recording with his solo band and brought in the members of the Grateful Dead, who performed on four songs, plus a bonus jam from 2004 release. Three of the four Grateful Dead-performed songs had earlier live debuts: "Comes a Time" (1971), "They Love Each Other" (1973) and "It Must Have Been the Roses" (1974); "Might as Well" entered their rotation in 1976, and "Mission in the Rain" received a select few performances that same year.                                                   The song appeared a total of 66 times over the years, often with several hundred shows between performances.First played on October 19, 1971 at the U (Minnesota) in Northrup HallIt was played for the final time on October 9, 1994, at the USAir Arena, in Landover, Maryland.                                                                                              SHOW #3:                           Shakedown Street                                                From: April 6, 1982                                                Spectrum, Philadelphia                                                Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1982-04-06 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 13                                                9:10 – 10:14                                                 Great interplay with Jerry and Brent                                                This is the classic Garcia sound of the ‘80's SHOW #4:                           Morning Dew                                                From:  May 8, 1977                                                Barton Hall, Ithaca, NY                                                Grateful Dead Live at Barton Hall - Cornell University on 1977-05-08 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 22                                                11:50 – 13:33 OUTRO:                                So Many Roads                                                From: July 9, 1995                                                Soldier Field, Chicago                                                Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1995-07-09 : Free Borrow & Streaming : Internet Archive                                                Track No. 10                                                9:22 – 10:30                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stories:               Key Senate Committee Says Federal Law Blocks Marijuana And Psychedelics Research Due To Schedule I RestrictionsMarijuana momentA Senate committee has approved a spending bill report that contains sections encouraging the expansion of federally supported research into marijuana and psychedelics, while also expressing concerns about barriers to studies that result from the substances' ongoing Schedule I designations. The panel further noted that scientists face “limited access to sources” of cannabis, suggesting that they should be able to study the actual products consumers are purchasing from state-legal dispensaries.The Senate Appropriations Committee passed the legislation—which covers Fiscal Year 2024 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies—and its attached report language last Thursday, advancing it to the floor.In addition to the research-focused drug policy sections of the report, there's also language in the underlying bill that prohibits the use of federal funds “for any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance included in schedule I” under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), unless there's “significant medical evidence of a therapeutic advantage.”  2.   Small marijuana businesses take advantage of purported 280E loophole                MJ Biz                 A growing number of marijuana businesses are taking advantage of a tax strategy that might reduce the costly financial burden imposed by Section 280E of the federal tax code.Small businesses with a gross income of less than $27 million are able to deduct expenses to a “near-legal” degree, according to accountants specializing in cannabis.                By one estimate, marijuana companies paid nearly $2 billion more in federal taxes than mainstream businesses.But not all certified public accountants are on board with using the relatively new tax strategy, and they warn cannabis entrepreneurs that using it could be risky.Section 280E currently prevents plant-touching companies from deducting many traditional business expenses because marijuana remains a Schedule 1 substance and illegal under federal law.In recent years, a growing number of accountants and professionals specializing in cannabis discovered a small business provision within 2017's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.The provision, called Section 471(c), was designed to simplify accounting for inventory and cost of goods sold (COGS) for businesses with less than $25 million in gross income.“For example, if a business wants to include 100% of its facility costs in its inventory calculation, it could do that if it is based on the company's books and records,” said Justin Botillier, the founder and CEO of Oregon-based accounting firm Calyx CPA.In other words, a cannabis retailer could include expenses associated with renting a storage facility for inventory in its cost of goods sold.For some businesses, the tax savings from including such expenses under inventory costs can be significant.“We can get taxes down to near-legal levels,” Botillier said in an interview with MJBizDaily. According to Richards, costs disallowed under Section 280E do not “disappear” – they just cannot be deducted under the old accounting methods.But under Section 471(c), the limitations of the old accounting methods no longer apply and some of the costs can be recognized as COGS.This creates the possibility of recapturing costs that were previously disallowed under 280E before the use of the 471(c) method.But while a growing number of CPAs are using it, there are still a number of accountants who won't use 471(c), arguing that 280E disallows any kind of deduction and could invite audits. 3.        Automatic expungement, no fake weed: 5 ways Minnesota's legalization could be a national model Possession, consumption, and home grow are all legal Starting today, adults 21 and over are able to have up to two ounces of cannabis flower, eight grams of concentrates, and 800 milligrams of THC edibles in public. Those will also be purchase limits at adult-use dispensaries.The limit for flower possession at a private home is two pounds. Adults can also opt to grow their own cannabis at home; each household is allowed eight plants, four of which can be flowering at any given time.Plants must be in an enclosed, secure area that is out of public view. Rep. Hanson said this decision was made to deter crime.  b.            Defining where you can consume may be toughThe cannabis bill (HF100) in Minnesota effectively makes public consumption legal—but there are a few exceptions.First off, smoking marijuana is not permitted in multi-family dwellings. This means people in apartment buildings or similar properties may have to leave their property if they want to smoke or dab. Eating edibles or drinking THC drinks, however, is acceptable.Smoking in vehicles is also banned as is driving under the influence of cannabis.             C.         Cannabis sales are currently limited to tribal dispensariesWhile adults may be able to have cannabis as of August 1, it may be difficult for them to get it. It could be early 2025 before dispensaries open, as the state takes time to flush out the licensure process and regulations.However, Indigenous tribes in Minnesota have been given a head start and may opt to open adult-use dispensaries essentially as soon as they'd like. So far, two tribes in the northwestern part of the state have decided to take advantage.           D.      Automatic expungement of criminal records starts immediatelyMinnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will begin automatic expungement of lower-level cannabis convictions right away. Over 60,000 Minnesotans may be eligible, but officials believe it may take up to a year to clear the backlog.“No state has made it automatic,” Rep. Hanson explained. Every state has made their people petition to get their expungements done, which we didn't feel like that was right. That's going to completely free up the lives of so many people.”Felony convictions may take a bit more work to erase from individual records. A Cannabis Expungement Board will soon be formed and will determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.             E.         Synthetic cannabinoids are bannedProducts containing synthesized cannabinoids like HHC and THC-O were outlawed when Governor Walz signed Minnesota's recreational marijuana bill into law earlier this summer. However, they continue to be sold in smoke shops and hemp dispensaries across the state.According to Carol Moss, an attorney and partner at Hellmuth & Johnson, that will likely change this fall. All hemp businesses must register with the state by October 1st. Moss believes that a crackdown could come soon after.“There's still issues with enforcement—I expect there will be more once the state knows who's selling it,” Moss told GreenState via text.

    52 Years Ago the Dead Rocked the Yale Bowl While Astronauts First Drove on the Moon. And positive Marijuana news - Skeptics Beware

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2023 62:53

    "Marijuana Magic: Enhancing Exercise and Easing PainLarry Mishkin discusses the debut of the song "Sugaree" by the Grateful Dead, sharing interesting facts about its origins and performance history. Additionally, he presents three stories from Marijuana Moment, highlighting how medical marijuana is linked to reduced pain and lower opioid dependency in chronic pain patients, enhances the runner's high and reduces pain during exercise, and improves the quality of life for military veterans while reducing their prescription drug use. Produced by PodConx  Deadhead Cannabis Show - Mishkin - Hunt - Blakesberg - on Squadcast  July 31, 1971: Astronauts Drive on the Moon1971: Apollo 15 astronauts David Scott and James Irwin drive the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the surface of the moon. It's the first off-planet automobile ride. Rumor has it that sometime during the show, Jerry stopped playing, pointed to the moon, and said, “just think, right now there are men sleeping on THAT” Confession, I listened to almost the entire show and was not able to locate that moment so I cannot confirm Jerry said it, but it sounds like something he might say and either way is just another cool Dead story to pass along. INTRO:                Sugaree                           Track No. 3                           Start – 1:14                            Sugaree" is a song with lyrics by long-time Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and music by guitaristJerry Garcia.[1] It was written for Jerry Garcia's first solo album Garcia, which was released in January 1972. As with the songs on the rest of the album, Garcia plays every instrument himself except drums, played by Bill Kreutzmann, including acoustic guitar, bass guitar, and an electric guitar played through a Leslie speaker. Released as a single from the Garcia album, "Sugaree" peaked at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 in April 1972 and was Garcia's only single ever on that chart.[2]The song was first performed live by the Grateful Dead on July 31, 1971, at the Yale Bowl at Yale University,Even though it was on Jerry's solo album, it was clearly a Dead song from the start and here it is debuted by the Dead six months before the Garcia album's release. Maybe not the best version ever, but it is the first. Ultimately played 361 times by the Dead. Last played on July 8, 1995, the penultimate Dead show Always one of good buddy Mikey's favorite Dead songs, “What's shaking Sugaree?”.  Shout out to Mikey, Alex, Andy, Lynn, Harold who just saw Tedeschi Truck this past weekend at Red Rocks.  My wife and I had to miss it this year, but I know they all rocked out.  And, they were joined by Lori and Monte, more good Chicago friends, and Lori was part of the group at the Joanie Jam with Judy and Andy.  So lots of great musical cross relationships developing all the time.  THAT IS WHY WE GO TO SHOWS!   SHOW #1:                   Mr. Charlie                                    Track No. 4                                    Start – 1:15             This is also the breakout version of this song.  It was played a total of 50 times after its debut on 7/31/71 in New Haven, the same show at which Sugaree debuted. It was played at all 22 shows of the Europe '72 tour, including its last performance on May 26, 1972 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, the last show of that famous tour. Lyrics by Robert Hunter, music by Pigpen.  It was Pig's song and as his time in the band dwindled, so did some of his tunes.  No post-Pig resurrection of the song by the band.Never released on a studio album, there are rumors of a planned album following Workingman's and American Beauty that would have included this song as well as Bertha, He's Gone, Loser, Brown Eyed Women, Ramble on Rose, Tennessee Jed, The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion), etc.  Might have even been enough tunes for a double album. Story is that the Dead abandoned it when they decided to get out of their Warner Bros. record deal. SHOW #2:          Hard to Handle                             Track No. 12                             Start – 1:06           "Hard to Handle" is a 1968 song written by American soul singer Otis Redding along with Al Bell and Allen Jones. Originally recorded by Redding, it was released in 1968 as the B-side to "Amen" (shortly after the singer's sudden death in 1967). The song also appears on the 1968 album The Immortal Otis Redding. Redding's version reached number 38 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 51 on the pop chart.[1]American rock band the Black Crowes covered the song for their 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, reaching number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their rendition.Hard To Handle was performed by the Grateful Dead about 90 times between March 15, 1969 at the Black and White Ball, opened the show with it (The ball is the Bay Area's largest black-tie street party and a tradition since 1956 - a night for high society and just plain folks to mingle in gowns and tuxedoes around Civic Center Plaza to listen to music. ) and August 1971. It was subsequently performed only twice, on December 30 and 31, 1982, with Etta James taking the vocals and support from the Tower of Power horns.Another fun Pig lead that, like most of his other songs, died with him. SHOW #3:                  Sugar Magnolia                                    Track No. 24                                    3:10 – 4:23Still relatively new in the Dead's repertoire, I like the musical jam in this version and so does the crowd. We all know the lyrics but it is this kind of jamming that made this a Dead standard and favorite among Deadheads.  This version is still early enough that it appears in the middle of the second set, not yet having moved to its almost always spot as a second set closer.  Always sad when they get to the obvious set closer, but when it was Sugar Mag we all felt a lot better.   Notes from Deadheads mentioned this as one of the highlights of the show. SHOW #4:                  Darkness Jam                                    Track No. 28                                    0:56 – 2:06the 'Darkness' jam from the 1969 Youngbloods song, Darkness, Darkness which was done a few times in 1970; the most well-known version is in the 9/19/70 Not Fade Away where it's very clear. (They also do the China Cat riff in that NFA, which they did frequently (and at greater length) in the fall of 1971.). Played 4 times by the Dead in concert.  This is the LAST one. Darkness Darkness - Darkness, Darkness" is a song written by Jesse Colin Young in 1969, which has been covered by many artists. Young's band The Youngbloods released a version on their 1969 album Elephant Mountain. They released a version of the song as a single twice: in 1969, which reached #124 on the Billboard chart,[1] and in 1970, which reached #86 on the chart.[2] One of the various themed jams played by the Dead in their early years also including:Feelin' Groovy Jam - is basically four chords based on the 1966 Simon & Garfunkel song, and was frequently done in Dark Stars from '69-'72.Tighten Up Jam - The Tighten Up jam was a very common Latin-style jam theme in 1970. It's often called a proto-Eyes jam since Weir plays two repeating jazzy chords that are rhythmically similar to the opening of Eyes of the World; but they were commonly thought to be from Archie Bell & the Drells' 1968 tune.Mind Left Body Jam:      The Mind Left Body jam originated in the Planet Earth Rock n Roll Orchestra (PERRO) sessions (The Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra (PERRO) is a nickname given to some artists who recorded together in the early 1970s.[1] They were predominantly members of Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young .[2] ), where we can hear an early, faster version of the four descending chords. Paul Kantner took this riff for his 1973 song 'Your Mind Has Left Your Body,' which Garcia played pedal steel on. Garcia in turn adapted it into a Grateful Dead theme, which first showed up on occasion in '72, but started regularly entering the jams in fall '73. It added a transcendental feeling to many shows up through '74Spanish Jam:       Weir based the Spanish Jam on the song 'Solea' on Miles Davis' album Sketches of Spain, sometime in late '67 when the Dead started recording Anthem of the Sun. As it was, a little bit of the Spanish Jam actually got on the album, in the form of a short Davis-flavored trumpet break from Phil in the middle of Born Cross-Eyed (after the verse, "Think I'll come back here again, every now and then, from time to time"). For a moment, it seems like Garcia and the band are about to break into the Spanish Jam, but they quickly cut back to the song.... OUTRO:       Uncle John's Band                        Track No. 30                        1:28 – 2:44             An early version of an all time classic.  Already a crowd favorite, clapping, sing along.  Can't go wrong with an Uncle John's Band at the end of a show – actually closed out with Johnny B. Goode – no encore.  Other great stories of this show at Yale, runs in with the cops, gate crashers, gallons of electric Kool Aid at the gates.  Just another typical Dead show, but at one of the country's most prestigious schools.  Even the Ivies loved the Dead.      Still working on stories John Mayer says goodbye:            “These tours with @deadandcompany exist on an almost otherworldly plane – everyone, on stage and in the crowd, meets up in this shared dream, and on the last night, after the final note is struck, we leave it all on the stage. We bow, we hug, we share our love for one another and then… we disappear. I fly through the dead of night and wake up at home, where my ears ring, my heart sings, and I'm left with this mix of fatigue, joy, accomplishment, and deep appreciation for what I was able to be a part of,” Mayer shared. “I can feel the connected, collective experience of thousands of others who wake up feeling the same. I'll never get over the profound beauty and uniqueness of this, and we'll never in our lifetime see the likes of @bobweir@mickeyhart and @billkreutzmann, playing beyond all perceived limitations and expectations. It's nothing short of remarkable. Thank you one and all for allowing me a seat on this transcendent ride. ”     “Dead & Company is still a band – we just don't know what the next show will be,” Mayer wrote on social media. “I speak for us all when I say that I look forward to being shown the next shaft of light… I know we will all move towards it together.”