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Today in Grateful Dead History: February 15, 1973 - Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI

There must be something about February and classic Dead shows.  Coming hot on the heels of a few epic nights from 1970 and 1968, this gem from 1973 is a very popular choice for best show of 1973, owing to its wide circulation among even casual collectors. 204 more words

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Today in Grateful Dead History: December 6, 1973 - Public Hall, Cleveland, OH

Well, gracious listeners, I guess now is the time to enter into one of the great debates in Grateful Dead listening history – is the 43 minute  736 more words

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Today in Grateful Dead History: November 22, 1985 - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA

I had to leave the office early today, so if I was going to review a show, I needed I short one.  Thanks for being there, 1985! 364 more words

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Grandeur at the Orpheum

Alas, it is time to discuss one of the greatest versions of “Comes A Time” ever played.  The auspicious performance was on 7/17/76 in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theater. 818 more words

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Xenophon shakes up State Election

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Today in Grateful Dead History: August 30, 1978 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

Today’s show is a very interesting performance from Red Rocks in 1978.  As you might know, the Dead already played two shows at Red Rocks back in July, so the return trip only a month later was quite unusual.   1,057 more words

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Today in Grateful Dead History: August 1, 1973 - Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ

Happy 75th birthday Jerry Garcia!

If Jerry has taught me anything, it’s that we should embrace all of life’s strange little imperfections.  So, in his honor, I will freely admit one of mine – when I don’t know a lot about a certain subject, I tend to spew gibberish to make up for my lack of knowledge.   612 more words

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