We give thanks to Dead Heads and use listener-submitted stories to tell to the Heads' history from the Haight-Ashbury to Shakedown Street, with Bill Walton, DeadBase founder Mike Dolgushkin, sociologist Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, & and many new friends.GUESTS: Bill Walton, Rebecca Adams, Steve Silberman, Mike Dolgushkin, Adam Brown
We are beyond honored to welcome former Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay herself to hear the wondrous story of how she went from Alabama to the top of the charts before fate led her to San Francisco, Keith Godchaux, and the Grateful Dead.GUEST: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay
(2:19) - Hello, Layup Line and Chris Long Foundation's Climbing Kili Tribute for Veterans Day. (10:22) - NFL Roundup and MNF Recap: Aaron Rodgers and State Farm, Cassius Marsh and Taunting, Justin Fields' Improvement and AFC North Outlook. (47:27) - Rich Mahan and Jesse Jarnow from the 'Good Ol' Grateful Deadcast' Join To Talk All Things Dead: What Does It Mean To Be a Dead Head, Grateful Dead at a Bar Mitzvah, Impact of Acid on the Dead, Evolution of Grateful Dead Sound, Song Writing Process, Chris' Favorite Grateful Dead Songs and Jesse's New Book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic in America. Good Ol' Grateful Deadcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-ol-grateful-deadcast/id1522914723 https://open.spotify.com/show/6Jzbtj0r3sPiNWsPSkjrOR?si=ro-cn0IiSGiVq2cxoLveHA&nd=1 Green Light Spotify Music: https://open.spotify.com/user/951jyryv2nu6l4iqz9p81him9?si=17c560d10ff04a9b Spotify Layup Line: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1olmCMKGMEyWwOKaT1Aah3?si=675d445ddb824c42 Green Light with Chris Long: Subscribe and enjoy weekly content including podcasts, documentaries, live chats, celebrity interviews and more including hot news items, trending discussions from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA are just a small part of what we will be sharing with you. http://bit.ly/chalknetwork Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Listen To The River: Kiel Auditorium, October 1973The Deadcast finishes our tour of St. Louis at the Kiel Auditorium in fall 1973, featuring Warlocks-era insider Steve Brown, local heads, the return of musicologist Graeme Boone to go deep into Dead's jams, & a visit from Rich's parents. GUESTS: Sepp Donahower, Tony Dwyer, Steve Brown, Thom Pallazola, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Janne Mahan, Bill Mahan, David Lemieux, Graeme Boone
We explore the Grateful Dead's formative early 1966 months in Los Angeles under the patronage of Owsley Stanley, LSD chemist & the band's new sound engineer, featuring Owsley's assistants Tim Scully & Don Douglas, Merry Pranksters, Rosie McGee, & an archival interview with Owsley.GUESTS: Tim Scully, Don Douglas, Rosie McGee, Denise Kaufman, Ken Babbs, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, David Gans
Listen To The River: Fox Theatre, October 1972We go behind the scenes, into the crowd, around the specially-installed mirror ball, & inside the music at the Dead's 3 legendary 1972 shows at St. Louis's Fox Theatre with promoters Sepp Donahower & Tony Dwyer, musicologist Graeme Boone, & Dead freaks who were there. GUESTS: Tony Dwyer, Sepp Donahower, Bill Weber, Drea Stein, John Ellis, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, Joe Schwab, Mark Slosberg, Starfinder Stanley, Hawk, Graeme Boone, David Lemieux
In this episode, we'll start to dive into the albums in your box set, starting with The Weavers' second album, At Carnegie Hall. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Christmas Eve, 1955, and released in 1957, the record paved the way for Vanguard's entry into the folk world, saved the Weavers' from the entertainment industry blacklist and was a catalyst for the folk boom. To explore this album, VMP sat down with Jesse Jarnow, the author of the book Wasn't That a Time: The Weavers, the Blacklist, and the Battle for the Soul of America, to talk about the story of the album's creation, the true radical nature of The Weavers, McCarthyism and more.
The Grateful Dead's relationship with St. Louis went deep as the new Listen To The River box set and this Deadcast prove, featuring promoter Tony Dwyer, offstage jams at Scotty's Music, and the time the Dead crashed Richie Gerber's bar mitzvah.GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Tony Dwyer, Michael Scott, Richard Gerber, Mark Slosberg, Steve Fisher, Doug Heller, David Lemieux, Joe Schwab, Tom Wood, Bob Simmons, Thom Pallazola, John Ellis
Welcome to Movements, Scenes, and Genres In this, the first ever episode, we are joined by linguist, columnist and host of the Slate Podcast "Spectacular Vernacular", it's Ben Zimmer. Ben came on to talk with me about the Hoboken Sound, a hugely influential 80's indie hotspot, based around Maxwell's in New Jersey. And he chose ten songs for us to listen to. To listen to this, for free, with all the songs to listen to, check out our Mixcloud. www.mixcloud.com/tempfans The pod website is at www.msg10pod.com This first episode is shared across the TempFans network. Please subscribe via your podplayer, Mixcloud or at https://www.msg10pod.com/listen (https://www.msg10pod.com/listen) Or, you can listen to the pod and dip into the Spotify Playlist that accompanies this pod. https://sptfy.com/MSG1 (https://sptfy.com/MSG1) We discuss songs by the following bands: The Feelies, The Bongos, The dB's, The Individuals, Let's Active, The Trypes, Yo La Tengo, Yung Wu, Replacements, Yo La Tengo w/ Jeff Tweedy Find out more about Ben at www.benzimmer.com If this isn't enough you can hear more from other people at: The McKenzie Tapes https://www.themckenzietapes.com/ (https://www.themckenzietapes.com) Look At My Records https://www.lookatmyrecords.com/ (https://www.lookatmyrecords.com) And read Jesse Jarnow's marvellous book, Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308597/big-day-coming-by-jesse-jarnow (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/308597/big-day-coming-by-jesse-jarnow) Theme music and stings created by Jonathon Fisher This is a TEMPFANS production Support this podcast
Enter Keith GodchauxThe Deadcast opens its 4th season with one of the most unlikely but totally true stories in Grateful Dead history: how Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux approached Jerry Garcia at a bar and announced that Keith was the Dead's new keyboardist, going deep into Godchaux family history.GUESTS: Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Greg Anton, Sandy Rothman
The Deadcast takes a special season-closing look at Jerry Garcia's classic eponymous debut with co-producer Bob Matthews and friends, recorded during the summer of 1971 by Garcia and a small crew of close collaborators including Bill Kreutzmann and Robert Hunter.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Steve Silberman, Joe Jupille
Playing Dead, Part 2A truly all-star Deadcast examines the infinite approaches to playing Dead music, from traditional to radical, with a massive span of musicians who've played it, from jazz arrangers to indie rock heroes, from actual Dead members to Japanese cover bands.GUESTS: Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Russo, Peter Shapiro, Stephen Malkmus, Ira Kaplan, Steven Bernstein, Jeff Mattson, David Gans, Holly Bowling, Dave Harrington, Shu-Hey Iwasa, Jake Rabinbach, Rebecca Adams, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux
The Grateful Dead are one of America's weirdest musical stories, an avalanche of tie-dyed hippies, 30-minute drum solos, acid, and endless, endless touring. But over their 30+ year career, the band also proved themselves to be incredibly prescient, helping to create everything from noise cancelling headphones and concert live-streaming to the “experience economy.” In fact, the idea of distributing free music to enable live shows that they invented has become the basic model of the industry overall. To learn more about how the Dead's unique approach helped lay the groundwork for the 21st century, we talked to Jesse Jarnow, Author of Heads: A Biography of Psychadelic America, and the co-host of the Dead-Cast. He filled us in on the philosophy of “FREE,” dead-head-tech, and...how much Jerry just didn't want to be a cop. Subscribe to our newsletter!
The Deadcast examines how the Grateful Dead became a genre and school of music unto themselves, tracing the history of Dead covers to New Jersey in 1969, Calcutta in 1975, & beyond, featuring special appearances by Phish's Trey Anastasio & Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan.Guests: Trey Anastasio, Ira Kaplan, Henry Kaiser, John Zias, Sanjay Mishra, Rebecca Adams, Jeff Mattson, David Gans, Gary Lambert, Dennis McNally
In the finale of Alive Again, Trey Anastasio and his collaborators talk about Ghosts of the Forest, creating music during the quarantine, and the inception and execution of The Beacon Jams.Trey also talks about the Divided Sky Foundation and the new treatment center it is creating in Vermont.Alive Again is presented by Bleecker Trading. Visit their website at Bleeckertrading.com to purchase limited edition merchandise celebrating this show, and be sure to check out their West Village Social Club located at 96 Christopher Street in New York City.Alive Again is brought to you by Osiris Media. Find us on the web at Osirispod.com. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Matt Dwyer. Produced by Eric Renner Brown. Interview and production assistance from Jesse Jarnow. Production assistance from Matt Bavuso. Art by Mark Dowd. Thank you to all interviewees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of Alive Again, you'll hear Trey Anastasio talk about songwriting during his period of isolation in 2007, his experience working with orchestras and Broadway, and the evolution of the Trey Anastasio Band lineup, including the additions of Natalie Cressman and James Casey.You'll hear a never-before-heard track from the prep sessions for Hands on a Hardbody, and many stories and insights from Trey and his bandmates and collaborators.Alive Again is presented by Bleecker Trading. Visit their website at Bleeckertrading.com to purchase limited edition merchandise celebrating this show, and be sure to check out their West Village Social Club located at 96 Christopher Street in New York City.Alive Again is brought to you by Osiris Media. Find us on the web at Osirispod.comExecutive Producers are RJ Bee and Matt Dwyer. Produced by Eric Renner Brown. Interview and production assistance from Jesse Jarnow. Production assistance from Matt Bavuso. Art by Mark Dowd. Thank you to all interviewees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Deadcast finishes its all-star “Skull & Roses” dive with cosmic diplomat Alan Trist, Courtenay Pollack's new tie-dye speakers, a surprise trip abroad, the closing of the Fillmore West, studio parties, explorations of the album's legendary art & infamous original name, & more.GUESTS: Alan Trist, Bob Matthews, Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay Pollack, Stephen Barncard, Allan Arkush, David Lemieux, Nicholas G. Meriwether, Michael Parrish
We celebrate the 80th birthday of the late Robert Hunter, the Grateful Dead's primary lyricist, exploring his extraordinary partnership with Jerry Garcia and work with other collaborators, as well his poetry, fiction, and solo career.GUESTS: Raymond Foye, Greg Anton, Jim Lauderdale, Alex Allan, Nicholas Meriwether
In this episode of Alive Again, you'll hear Trey Anastasio and his bandmates talk about the creation of Vermont recording studio The Barn, the rise of the Trey Anastasio Band, and watershed moments like their first shows at Red Rocks, the first Bonnaroo festival in 2002, and a show in Utica where the band literally brought the house down.You'll also hear Trey talk about his personal struggles during this time during Phish's two hiatuses, and his work with Brendan O'Brien on the album Shine.Alive Again is presented by Bleecker Trading. Visit their website at Bleeckertrading.com to purchase limited edition merchandise celebrating this show, and be sure to check out their West Village Social Club located at 96 Christopher Street in New York City.Alive Again is brought to you by Osiris Media. Find us on the web at Osirispod.comExecutive Producers are RJ Bee and Matt Dwyer. Produced by Eric Renner Brown. Interview and production assistance from Jesse Jarnow. Art by Mark Dowd. Thank you to all interviewees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the series premiere of Alive Again, you'll hear Trey Anastasio talk about his musical origins, including his early compositional experiences and musical influences, and the relationship between composition and improvisation.You'll also hear Trey and his collaborators talk about songwriting and the genesis of the Trey Anastasio Band. Lastly, Trey shares memories of Tony Markellis, the bass player in the band, who passed away this spring.Alive Again is presented by Bleecker Trading. Visit their website at Bleeckertrading.com to purchase limited edition merchandise celebrating this show, and be sure to check out their West Village Social Club located at 96 Christopher Street in New York City.Alive Again is brought to you by Osiris Media. Find us on the web at Osirispod.com Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Matt Dwyer. Produced by Eric Renner Brown. Interview and production assistance from Jesse Jarnow. Art by Mark Dowd. Thank you to all interviewees. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
BONUS: Over There: The Dead in EnglandThe Grateful Dead only visited England a half-dozen times in 30 years, but the quintessential American band's relationship ran deeper than it might seem, filled with unexpected connections & fans as devoted as any Dead Heads back home, including lyric scholar Alex Allan.GUESTS: Alex Allan, Richard King, Rich Lee, John Mulvey
Skull & Roses 50: Fillmore East Late ShowThe Deadcast sticks around the Fillmore East for even more backstage stories with stage crew member Allan Arkush, including movie nights with Jerry Garcia and the guitarist's brief stint doing Hollywood sound effects. Guests: Allan Arkush, Candace Brightman, Robert Cooperman, Blair Jackson
The Deadcast trucks into Bill Graham’s Fillmore East, where the Grateful Dead recorded the bulk of Skull & Roses in April 1971, featuring stage crew member Allan Arkush, tour manager Sam Cutler, & a deep dive into “Wharf Rat” with Darkside’s Dave Harrington.GUESTS: Allan Arkush, Sam Cutler, Dave Harrington, Robert Cooperman, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
This week, we present an encore broadcast. WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with longtime music journalist Jesse Jarnow. Jarnow is the author of the book, “Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist, and The Battle for the Soul of America.“ Photo courtesy of Da Capo Press.
Skull & Roses 50: Side CAfter special guest Judy Collins joins us to untangle the surprising origins of the Dead’s most-performed song, “Me & My Uncle,” the Deadcast wades into the oversold 3-night April 1971 Dance Marathon that became part of “Skull & Roses,” guided by tour manager Sam Cutler and friends.GUESTS: Judy Collins, Sam Cutler, Candace Brightman, Sally Mann Romano, Rick Turner, Gary Lambert, Blair Jackson
Skull & Roses 50: Side BOur celebration of the Skull & Roses 50th anniversary reissue continues as we explore the “spaceship in construction” of the Grateful Dead in 1971 with Rosie McGee, luthier Rick Turner (maker of Jerry Garcia’s Peanut guitar), tie-dye pioneer Courtenay Pollack, & rare audio.GUESTS: Rosie McGee, Rick Turner, Courtenay Pollack, Bob Matthews, David Crosby, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
Skull & Roses 50: Side AWe begin our 50th anniversary celebration of 1971’s live album Skull & Roses with co-producer Bob Matthews, lighting director Candace Brightman, tour manager Sam Cutler, David Crosby, & David Freiberg, plus lost sessions, a 6-night false start, dream telepathy, song origins & more.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Candace Brightman, David Crosby, David Frieberg, David Nelson, Sam Cutler, Stanley Krippner, Stephen Barncard, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Blair Jackson
Hug the Heat, or the Story of the First Dead TapeWe wish you a merry Pranks Day with a surprise Deadcast about the first known live Grateful Dead tape, from 1966, and reveal what happens when you try to shut down an Acid Test, featuring Merry Pranksters Ken Babbs and Denise Kaufman, with additional storytelling by Jerry Garcia.GUESTS: Ken Babbs, Denise Kaufman
The Deadcast season finale wraps up American Beauty and looks at the iconic Truckin’, the autobiographical album-closing road anthem, unpacking the band’s history from its verses, lost lyrics, and never-heard original ending.Bob Weir, Stephen Barncard, Mickey Hart, Howard Wales, Steve Silberman, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
A surprising and wide-ranging conversation with Ned Lagin, the pioneering jazz-trained electronic composer whose friendship with the Grateful Dead began when the band crowded into his M.I.T. dorm room to jam and would encompass contributions to American Beauty and Wake of the Flood, nearly 20 onstage appearances with the band between 1970 and 1975, and Lagin’s own Seastones project, released by Jerry Garcia’s Round Records, featuring contributions by Garcia, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, David Crosby, Grace Slick, and more.
Two episodes in one: we meditate on the harmony tracks and metaphysical overtones of the hymn-like Attics Of My Life, before David Crosby and Steve Silberman return for extended look at how the American Beauty sessions flowed into Croz’s masterpiece, If I Could Only Remember My Name, where Jerry Garcia and the Dead served as supporting musicians and friends.Bob Weir, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Barncard, Ira Kaplan, Steve Silberman, Erik Davis, William Tyler, Brian Kehew, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
Jumping off from “Till the Morning Comes” and the outtake “To Lay Me Down” we hear from Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay on falling in love with (and to) the Dead, Bob Weir on the secret to recording Phil Lesh, Stephen Malkmus with a psychedelic book recommendation, and time travel to Winterland in October 1970.Bob Weir, Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay, Stephen Barncard, Stephen Malkmus, Billy Strings, Nick Paumgarten, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
We examine how the Grateful Dead classic “Brokedown Palace” forms a hidden but powerful song suite with “Ripple,” the preceding song on American Beauty, with guests Bob Weir, pianist Howard Wales, longtime Dead publisher Alan Trist, historian Nicholas Meriwether, and musicologist Mike Hamad, plus a search for Pigpen’s cat.Bob Weir, Howard Wales, Alan Trist, Nicholas Meriwether, Mike Hamad, Nick Paumgarten, David Lemeiux, Gary Lambert
On a very special bonus episode, we check in with Mickey Hart about his latest drones and hear high tales of Grateful Dead madness, from frying bacon onstage to using firearms as percussion, plus stories about his handcrafted instrument, the Beam, and a look into the Barn, his recording “crucible” in Novato and one of the great and oft-forgotten studios of the ‘70s and ‘80s.
We examine Ripple, the timeless cosmic hymn leading off Side B of American Beauty, written during what Robert Hunter called a peak experience, and take a close look at the Dead’s very own softball team, with guests Bob Weir, David Grisman, Ned Lagin, and many more, including Ripple chorale performer Sam Cutler.Bob Weir, David Grisman, Sam Cutler, Alan Trist, Stephen Barncard, Ned Lagin, Stephen Malkmus, Steve Silberman, Nicholas Meriwether, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Jake Cohen
With the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, we examine how “Candyman” updates an old folk meme, we welcome David Crosby to talk about the hottest session guitarist in 1970 San Francisco, Jerry Garcia; plus a cavalcade of stars.
To celebrate “Operator,” the fourth song on American Beauty and the first Grateful Dead song written solely by Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, we examine his life and offer an extremely rare look into the Pigpen archives, a collection of journals, letters, and more inherited by an old family friend.Bob Weir, Jim Sullivan, Brain Kehew, Michael Parrish, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert
We are honored to welcome the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir (!!!) for a deep look at his signature song, “Sugar Magnolia,” and the making of the Dead’s landmark American Beauty in 1970, plus surprising memories of the song from Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan.Bob Weir, Rhoney Stanley, Stephen Malkmus, Ira Kaplan, David Lemeiux, Gary Lambert
BONUS: Dead Behind / Dead AheadIn the fall of 1980, the Grateful Dead celebrated their 15th anniversary with a series of 25 special shows in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Manhattan, playing acoustic sets for the first time in a decade, along with two electric sets each night. The shows would yield the live double-albums Reckoning and Dead Set, as well as a Halloween simulcast that became the concert film Dead Ahead. We went behind this massive undertaking for a special bonus episode of the Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast.
American Beauty 50, Episode 2: Friend of the DevilThe Grateful Dead’s most-covered song, “Friend of the Devil,” also uncovers the secret history of American Beauty, including a never-heard demo reel for the album and totally scrapped session tapes newly released as The Angel’s Share, with guests David Grisman, David Nelson, Stephan Barncard, and more.David Grisman, David Nelson, Stephen Barncard, David Lemieux, Gary Lambert, Brian Kehew, Mike Johnson
To celebrate the 50th anniversary remaster of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty, we begin our track-by-track exploration of the band’s bittersweet 1970 masterpiece, powerfully embodied by opening track “Box of Rain,” featuring archival audio, and guests including co-producer Stephen Barncard and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig.Stephen Barncard, David Nelson, Paul Feig, Sam Cutler, Steve Silberman, Rebecca Adams, Nick Paumgarten, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Andrew Peerless
DESCRIPTION: In our packed season finale, we explore how “Casey Jones” combined folk traditions and became an underground hit too risque for pop radio, hear a break down of the multi-track, discuss the infamous sniff and other Workingman’s Dead’s finishing touches with co-producer Bob Matthews, figure out the location and date of the cover photo, and more.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Brian Kehew, Billy Strings, Bob Egan, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Michael Parrish
DESCRIPTION: We explore how “Easy Wind” was the only song on Workingman’s Dead sung by Pigpen and the first Dead tune solely written by lyricist Robert Hunter, featuring rarely heard radio promo spots recorded by Hunter.GUESTS: Bob Matthews, Rhoney Stanley, Eric Schwartz, Gary Lambert, David Lemieux, Mike Johnson, Brian Kehew
DESCRIPTION: With special guests Graham Nash and Rhoney Stanley, our dive into the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead examines how a mishap with an estimated $50,000 worth of LSD led to both the writing of “Black Peter,” perhaps the Grateful Dead’s most somber song, and turned Jerry Garcia into a Crosby, Stills and Nash fan.GUESTS: Rhoney Stanley, Graham Nash, Bob Matthews, Gary Lambert, Shaugn O’Donnell, Buzz Poole
DESCRIPTION: A very Jerry bonus episode explores Jerry Garcia’s early ‘60s years in the Palo Alto folk scene and his progression from guitar strummer to banjo picker during a prodigious half-decade before going electric with the Grateful Dead, including interviews with David Nelson and Bob Matthews, both one-time members of Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions.GUESTS: David Nelson, Bob Matthews, Nicholas Meriwether, Dennis McNally
DESCRIPTION: We flip sides on the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead and explore why “Cumberland Blues” is a much stranger song than it might seem, chart the transformation into the so-called Bakersfield Dead, and--in an extended interview--hear how new tour manager Sam Cutler helped the band turn themselves into a real-life workingman’s Dead during one of the most tumultuous and pivotal moments in their history.GUESTS: Sam Cutler, Shaugn O’Donnell, Bob Matthews, David Nelson, Gary Lambert, Mike Johnson