The Deadpod
a weekly hour of the best live Grateful Dead music
Another year has come and gone, and I just want to thank all of you for listening and picking up the Deadpod and of course for your kind support..

This week, a nice second set from a 1982 post-Christmas show, that I hope you enjoy.. I especially enjoyed the Scarlett->Fire ;)

Grateful Dead Oakland Auditorium Oakland, CA 12/27/82 - Monday

Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain > Playing In The Band > Drums > Space > The Wheel > The Other One > Black Peter > Sugar Magnolia
Encore U.S. Blues

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Direct download: deadpod122807.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

This week a Christmas time show in its entirety for your enjoyment.. This show features a well played first set highlighted perhaps by Phil's "Tom Thumb" and a great Bird Song.. The second set features a wonderful Iko, Iko to open (with Clarence Clemmons on sax) leading into a great Playin'->Crazy Fingers->Uncle John's Band.. The double encore is also quite satisfying.

Grateful Dead Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena Oakland, CA
12/27/89 - Wednesday
One Cold Rain And Snow [5:52] ; Greatest Story Ever Told [4:06] ; Never Trust A Woman [5:54] ; Althea [6:58] ; Me And My Uncle [3:01] > Big River [4:41] ; Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues [4:11] % Bird Song [12:45] ; The Promised Land [4:19]
Two Iko Iko [7:43] ; Playing In The Band [13:11] > Crazy Fingers [8:22] > Uncle John's Band [8:40] > Drums [11:#05] > Space [8:20] > The Wheel [5:01] > I Need A Miracle [3:49] > Morning Dew [11:41]
Encore Johnny B. Goode [3:49] ; Black Muddy River [5:55]

I hope you enjoy the two and a half hour podcast this week... I'll try to bring you at least one of these complete shows every month, depending on the state of the disk usage on the deadpod ;)

As always you can hear the Deadpod here:

Enjoy and be well friends.. as always thanks for your support!
Direct download: deadpod121407.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

This week I'm playing a really interesting show from May 7th, 1984 from the Hult Center in Eugene Oregon. There's a lot of wonderful Brent and Phil in this recording .. so watch the volume and save your ears! :)

Grateful Dead
Silva Hall, Hult Center, Eugene, OR 05/07/1984
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Estimated Prophet > Eyes Of The World > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Throwing Stones > Not Fade Away
Encore It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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I hope you enjoy the show, and as always thank so much for your support and your comments..
Direct download: deadpod113007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09am EST

This week we will finish listening to the 2nd set of the Grateful Dead's historic 10/16/74 performance at Winterland in San Francisco. This is a very jamming, almost experimental piece of music as the band really explores some different spaces, especially on songs like Eyes of the World. I hope you'll enjoy it..

Grateful Dead Winterland
San Francisco, CA 10/16/74
Wharf Rat > Space >Eyes Of The World; Big River; Ship Of Fools ; Truckin' >
GDTRFB> Uncle John's Band ;Johnny B. Goode
Encore U.S. Blues

As always you can hear this week's Deadpod here:

I'm thankful for your support and hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving..
Direct download: deadpod111607.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:55am EST

This week a new soundboard release of the first of the five "retirement" shows from the Winterland from October of 1974. These justly famous shows were of course immortalized on "The Grateful Dead Movie" but deserve to be enjoyed individually as much as possible. Phil's spectacular playing more than makes up for Donna's occasional off-key wailing ;).

Grateful Dead Winterland Arena San Francisco, CA 10/16/74 - Wednesday
Mexicali Blues ; It Must Have Been The Roses ; Beat It On Down The Line ; Scarlet Begonias ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Tennessee Jed ; Cumberland Blues ; Playing In The Band

This segment is what exists in soundboard format of the first set. I am very glad you enjoyed last week's complete show. I'll do it again - but am not sure that I could do so every week.. but keep your eyes open we'll do it again soon!

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod110907.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

This week I'm trying something crazy - this week's Deadpod is an entire, complete show from 1976. This is a *huge* file folks, and I hope that you are all able to listen to this and enjoy this really unique show. I'm doing this as a favor to one of the friends of the Deadpod who is running in this weekend's NYC Marathon, and hoped to get to hear a complete show. I've also had requests for a mid-70s show and a 'help->slip->Franklin's'.. well this show has an epic Franklin's so I really hope that all of you have the time and bandwidth to hear it all.. Thanks for your understanding and we'll see how this one goes - I couldn't possibly post something this large every week, but what the hell, let's see how it goes!! And Best of luck to you David, and anyone else in the Marathon!

Grateful Dead
Venue Community War Memorial Auditorium Rochester, NY
Date 9/27/76 - Monday
One The Promised Land [3:58] % They Love Each Other [6:53] % El Paso [3:59] % Deal [4:32] % Looks Like Rain [7:48] % Row Jimmy [9:33] % It's All Over Now [5:28] % Loser [7:39] % Lazy Lightnin' [2:42] > Supplication [5:03] % Brown Eyed Women [4:35] % The Music Never Stopped [6:11]
Two Might As Well [5:59] % Samson And Delilah [6:38] % Help On The Way [4:54] > Slipknot! [7:33] > Drums [5:50] > The Other One [9:55] > Wharf Rat [10:39] > Slipknot! [2:21] > Franklin's Tower [17:32] > Around And Around [7:01]
Encore U.S. Blues [5:43]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod110207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:04am EST

This week we continue with this marvelous show from May 25th, 1972 in London.
We get the last two songs of the first set - including a great Brokedown Palace, then we get what exists of the second set. I'm a sucker for a great Pigpen tune and Chinatown Shuffle sure sounds good to me... Lucky for all of us there's a fabulous Uncle John's->Wharf Rat->Dark Star that survived in tact..

I also wanted to thank everyone once again who contributed to the fall pledge drive.. You folks are SO great! thanks so much!

Grateful Dead Strand Lyceum London, England
Date 5/25/72 - Thursday
from set one: Brokedown Palace ; Casey Jones
Two Me And My Uncle ; Big Railroad Blues [3:25] ; Chinatown Shuffle [2:37] ; Ramble On Rose [6:16] ; Uncle John's Band [8:00] > Jam [1:50] > Wharf Rat [9:#45] > Dark Star [29:#59] > Sugar Magnolia [7:33]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod102607.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54am EST

t's not every week that I'm able to bring you such a classic yet unreleased show - this is from the justly famous Eurpoean tour of 1972 - from the Strand Lyceum in London England this is a tape that has just found the light of day. I think its an appropriate way to thank all of you who contributed to the show during the recent pledge drive. I can't thank you enough for your support..
If you would like to support the Deadpod - just click on the 'make a donation' button on the right hand side of the blog..

Grateful Dead Strand Lyceum London, England
5/25/72 - Thursday
One The Promised Land ; Brown Eyed Women ; Big Boss Man ; Black Throated Wind ; Tennessee Jed ; Mr. Charlie ; Jack Straw ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Me And Bobby McGee ; Good Lovin' ; Playing In The Band

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:

Again thanks for your support... and enjoy !
Direct download: deadpod101907.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27am EST

This week we'll hear the remainder of the great show from June 26th, 1984 from the Merriweather Post Pavilion. This set shows us the great interplay of light and dark in the Dead's music - songs I really love like Don't Need Love, He's Gone and Stella Blue are interspersed with rocking numbers like Wang Dang Doodle, Good Lovin' and Around and Around. There's even a 'Day Job' encore - it had been long enough that I'd heard one of these that I enjoyed it ;) I hope you'll enjoy this great set too..

I also want to sincerely thank those of you who've contributed during our Fall fundraising drive. It's not too late to join with these great friends who've contributed to keep the Deadpod coming each week - just click on the 'contribute now' button on the right hand side of the blog... I'm also working on getting more copies of Three from the Vault for those of you who contribute $50 or more and let me know you'd like a copy! Thanks SO much !!!

Grateful Dead Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD 6/26/84 - Tuesday
He's Gone [17:18] > Drums [7:41#] > Space [5:28] > Don't Need Love [7:30] > Space [0:37] > Truckin' [7:23] > Wang Dang Doodle [3:25] > Stella Blue [9:19] > Around And Around [3:41] > Good Lovin' [7:#00]
Encore Keep Your Day Job [4:14]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod101207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:17am EST

This week a rockin' show from 1984 - a year not usually featured on the deadpod but certainly this is a fine example of some classic Dead! I'm sure you'll enjoy the Feel Like a Stranger Althea combo!!

Also this week marks the start of KOPN's fall membership drive. This is when I have to ask you for your support to keep the Deadpod coming every week. I would so appreciate it if you could see to click the 'contribute now' button on the right hand of the home page and contribute some money to keep the Deadpod and KOPN on the air. We can't do this without your generous support!!
ALSO - I have some copies of the fabulous new release - Three from the Vault to send to you as a thank you gift for anyone who contributes $50 or more.. But any amount is a huge help!!! Thanks for your consideration..

Grateful Dead Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
6/26/84 - Tuesday
One Casey Jones [5:59] ; Feel Like A Stranger [7:32] ; Althea [8:00] ; Cassidy [6:08] ; Tennessee Jed [7:58] > Looks Like Rain [6:32#] > Might As Well [4:47]
Two China Cat Sunflower [7:17] > I Know You Rider [5:39] ; Man Smart (Woman Smarter) [6:27]

As always you can listen to the Deadpod here:
Direct download: deadpod100507.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15am EST