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Podcast #60 -Conversation with Rob Turner Part 2

Podcast #60 -Conversation with Rob Turner Part 2

Podcast #60- Conversation With Rob Turner Part 2

Rob and I return with the second part of our conversation & Rob’s song selection.

We welcome back after listening to the tail end of Jack Straw from playing on October 20, 1983- and move down the line for more tours and shows. Rob sent me lists of 8 shows- and 2 special bonus stories- one with vey elusive music to find – many thanks to David Gans & Tales from the Golden Road to share!

We paired it into 2 shows, 4/7/87 and 7/17/89  and 2 additional stories and music where Rob brings us a little closer to Bob Weir. 3 hours of chatting in MA afternoon before a pending snow storm we- could not have been in a more cozy and warm atmosphere for sharing stories and talking music on his friends Doug & Ann Cahill’s couch- many- many THANK YOU’s to Doug and Ann!

While this conversation took place in mid January, because it’s in 2 parts the intro and today’s blog is being made on February 9. Thursday February 8 we lost John Perry Barlow- we are all taking time for gratitude & reflection for all the music- stories – and magic he brought into our world. I read a tribute written by Sean Ono Lennon that was published in the San Francisco Chronical  February 8, 2018-  it was amazing- to share a portion of his piece ;

“He was a wordsmith and a songsmith, a tech wizard party maniac car mechanic and bona fide lady magnet of incomparable intellect. He was am angel and a double agent, a prophet and pioneer of digital divination, a Master Mason, a Burning Man patron, an internet architect, and political maven, a psychedelic shaman, a counter culture statesman and a hero to great men”

“Fare the well, let your life proceed by its own design- nothing to tell, let the words be yours, I am done with mine”-  Cassidy- JPB

As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Big River, Meadowlands  -East Rutherford NJ, July 7, 1987

Grateful Dead -The Music Never Stopped- Alpine Valley Theater , East Troy WI July 17, 1989

Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman – Tennessee Waltz, 1993 Clinton Inauguration,  Reunion Hall, Washington DC,  January 15, 1993

Ratdog- Throwing Stones- Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton NH, August 9, 1995

*** photo credit and thank you to Jay Blakesberg for beautiful image of JPB and Bob Weir!

 

Podcast #60- Conversation With Rob Turner Part 2

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Podcast #59-Conversation with Rob Turner

Podcast #59-Conversation with Rob Turner

Podcast #59- Conversation With Rob Turner Part 1

This weeks podcast is with Rob Turner- and was so much fun to make! Rob is a fellow podcaster, the cohost of Inside Out with Tuner and Seth, a very cool listen that’s a deep dive of  music and interviews, exploring many different aspects of music- especially jam bands- he is also the man behind the emerging podcast The Timeless Music Podcast. Amongst the 2 co-hosts Rob is the “lunatic deadhead” and clearly someone I needed to meet!

Rob and I talked and continued to email one another through this mutual connection to music and podcasting. This past fall we joined a team of likeminded podcasters, named Osiris Podcast Network ( more info to come next month & into the future)  so now we had yet another connection and reason to meet! Rob made it up to New England for a visit, we got to sit down in person, get to know each other & share a few hours talking about music- in particular The Good Ole Grateful Dead- if we told one another about all that we knew- we could have burned off both our ears!

When I asked Rob to pick out some music to talk about and share, he came back to me with 23 songs from 15  different shows!! Needless to say this podcast could easily be a 6 part series – however for now we broke it into 2 episodes. Rob tells us about discovering music, the Grateful Dead & his experiences from the first couple years he started seeing live shows, then tours. The first of the 2 episodes ends after Jack Straw in October 1984- Episode 2 will pick up where we left off on that tour in 1984.

Rob was SO passionate about each and every show (not songs- but shows) we discussed that it was decided a link to each show in the song notes below- so many songs to fill the air!

As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead with Stephen Stills- Black Queen- Aiko Aiko The Meadowlands, East Rutherford New Jersey, April 16,1983

https://archive.org/details/GratefulDead?and[]=date:1983-04-16%2A

Grateful Dead – Feels Like A Stranger- Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine October12,

https://archive.org/details/GratefulDead?and[]=date:1984-10-12%2A

Grateful Dead Jack Straw- Carrier Dome, Syracuse New York, October 20. 1984

https://archive.org/details/GratefulDead?and[]=date:1984-10-20%2A

 

Podcast #59- Conversation With Rob Turner Part 1

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Podcast #58-Conversation with Alicia Welch

Podcast #58-Conversation with Alicia Welch

Podcast #58- Conversation With Alicia Welch

This weeks podcast is with Alicia – a stranger that once met became a long lost BFF!  Alicia and I met last summer through a group she created called Girls Who Love The Dead. While a member since inception, I learned that an exchange between her and I about getting a first time tattoo- led her to thinking ” I would love to have some Deadhead girlfriends” creating the group- and quickly making tons upon tons of Deadhead girlfriends- including myself!

Alicia shares stories about growing up in Maine with a family that had a close connection to music- a super cool story!  She discovered Deadheads Freshman year, but outside of a few Seniors girls, they remained elusive. A couple years and a serendipitous story later Alicia is a invited to a show in Massachusetts….but it was not in the cards.

25 years and a few stories later- Alicia gets to live out her pent of love for the Dead at a live show, when Dead and Company toured in 2015- and played in Greensboro North Carolina! This chapter begins a happily ever after of live music and as many shows as she can make. Atlanta and scheduled Florida in 2017- now rescheduled BOTH nights Florida will kick off 2018 – who knows where she will go down the golden road!

So much fun “meeting” over the phone- all eyes are on getting to meet up, get tattoos and shake our bones at a show soon!

As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!

Featured Music~

The Grateful Dead-Estimated Prophet, Sullivan Stadium Foxboro MA,  July 14, 1990

Dead and Company- Jack Straw, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro NC, November 14, 2015

Dead and Company -Terrapin Station, Lakewood Amphitheater Atlanta GA June 6, 2017

Grateful Dead- Sugaree, Oxford Plains Speedway, Oxford ME,  July 3, 1988

 

Podcast #58- Conversation With Alicia Welch

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Podcast #57-Conversation with Tommy Fogarty

Podcast #57-Conversation with Tommy Fogarty

Podcast # 57- Conversation with Tommy Fogarty

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

This weeks podcast with Tommy Fogarty was so much fun- and feels like the perfect Strangers Stopping Strangers story to kick off 2018!

Tommy and I have many things in common- grew up in the same neighborhoods- a friendship/connection with the same guy who was ultimately the catalyst for us both started going to see The Grateful Dead &  the wine industry- yet it took meeting through a social media thread to meet one another!

Tommy shares his stories that start off in the San Francisco hard core punk rock scene- where he first caught a glimpse of a Jerry Garcia show on Broadway across the street from Black Flag &  peaked some interest- a teenage road trip up to Boreal Ridge, and to Henry J. Kaiser in Oakland- the show that locked him in. Tommy takes us down to Irvine Meadows-now  into the groove traveling to shows with friends, and back home to Shoreline, a favorite venue that always packs some special stories from Deadheads who was able to catch SF Bay Area shows in the late 80’s- 90’s.

Tommy and I could have talked forever- and I have no doubt our paths will now cross in person, whether catching each other at show – or following up on his invitation to visit Thomas Fogarty Winery – in Woodside CA on a future trip “home”.

As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead-Help On The Way- Slipknot- Franklins Tower, Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland CA, September 1, 1985

Grateful Dead- Let it Grow- Irvine Meadows, Irvine CA, April 13, 1986

Grateful Dead- Cassidy, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA,  June 16, 1990

Grateful Dead- Its All Over Now, Baby Blue, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA, June 16, 1990

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Podcast #51- Conversation with Tommy Fogarty

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Podcast #56 – Conversation with Brando Rich

Podcast #56 – Conversation with Brando Rich

Podcast #56- Conversation with Brando Rich

This weeks podcast I get to talk to Brando Rich- who along with his brother Dusty are the guys from Vermont who created and run www.cashortrade.org. 

Cash or Trade is a social media site where people can sell- buy or trade tickets for live music shows. This is an amazing resource for everyone who loves to go to shows, but would like additional options for purchasing tickets. It fantastic for situations where  its last minutes- plans change you need to sell- some friends bale- others join- you didn’t get the spot you were looking for, and on, and on. The best part, is the ticket transactions are made with real people, via in person, Paypal- etc. for FACE VALUE- Cash or Trade’s mantra is EMBRACE THE FACE.

Brando and I also talk about the social aspect of Cash or Trade- where people end up meeting through their ticket transactions- meet up before the show for a beer or whatever, and become friends- very Strangers Stopping Strangers !

Brando and I talk about a few of his meaningful shows, that tie into the Deadhead community. His first Grateful Dead show at age 14, at the Boston Garden in 1993,  his return to TD Garden to see Dead and Company almost 23 years later (how the venue has changed in more ways than its name) to Fare Thee Well- a real game changers for so many of us Deadheads getting out and buying tickets to see shows!

Its the middle of December today- I hope everyone is having a peaceful holiday season- and will be back in 2018!

As always- thank you for stopping by & enjoy!

Featured Music~

The Grateful Dead- Ship Of Fools, Boston Garden, September 26, 1993

Dead and Company- I Need A Miracle, TD Center, November 19, 2017

Fare Thee Well- Standing On The Moon, Soldiers Field, Chicago IL July 4, 2015

 

Podcast #56- Conversation With Brando Rich

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