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Poster: Jim F Date: Mar 24, 2023 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

The last few years I've been listening with a systematic approach, my job is conducive to listening to music and I fit in two shows a day. I don't do everything TDIH, I just map out the month's highlights and work things in where they fit. I've found it's essential to vary eras to avoid burnout, in April I'll be primarily bouncing between 69 and 72 and adding some 78 shows for that "listening to 3 different bands" feel. It makes putting two Other Ones or Dark Stars in the same day less repetitive, or as unrepetitive as listening to two Grateful Dead shows a day is anyway. But at this point I have to leave out chunks, many a show gets a skipped Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, Sat Night, JBG, and especially Around, just because the song annoys me sometimes. It tends to happen more towards the end of a tour. I've done the entire Europe 72 in order before but usually by May I find myself passing on a lot of first set stuff. I stay pretty stuck in 1965-1980, with a few exceptions (8/28/81 gets repeated yearly), so I also limit myself in some regard.

I've enjoyed the Spring 73 shows this year, all I have left are 3/28 and 3/31. I flooded my ears in 68, 69, and 70 for two months and didn't get much Mexicali Dead in there. As for Eyes, it's fun hearing it being worked out but all my favorites seem to fall in 74: 6/16, 6/18, 7/19, 8/6, and 10/19. I may be an odd one but 7/19 might be my favorite of the year, because of its nifty entrance and little intro jam before the verse. They'd just perfected those gear shifts and they're so damn impressive.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 1, 2023 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

What's the verdict on 3/31 Buffalo?

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Mar 24, 2023 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 3/19/73-Nassau

Damn that is freaking cool 😎

Once I get into those four West Coast Summer Shows post RFK
Those are shows that I never had on tape

Skipping tunes hits me hard in the later years for whatever reason I just can’t listen to Throwing Stones which pretty much takes out the Bobby climax for many a night.

The other issue for me is the atonal stuff in 1974
I am gonna be hard pressed to take that in with the entire show as much as I admire the big part that Ned’s Seastones has in shaping the Grateful Dead’s drums~>space return in 1977/78 until now.

if I did venture to see Dead & Co I suspect it would be Drums and space which would most get me off.
Actually Drums itself is not atonal so it is probably that transition into space that tends to blow out the pipes.

More power to anyone still out on the road
but my Grateful Dead fix now
is almost always a soundboard
and currently pre-Brent.

Dig your listening strategy!!!