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Podcast #35- Conversation with Eli Burg

Podcast #35- Conversation with Eli Burg

Podcast #35- Conversation with Eli Burg

This weeks podcast is another in what I hope will be a series of “21st Century Deadheads”!

Eli and I connected a little while back- I had the best time hearing his stories and music picks! Growing up with Deadhead parents, Grateful Dead and other classic tunes were part of his childhood soundtrack. One day during sophomore year in high school Eli surprised his Mom when he came home from school and picked out some Dead to listen to together – and the rest was history…..

Eli got to go to Fare Thee Well in Santa Clara- a pretty amazing first live show- followed up with Dead and Company the next summer at Shoreline…..after that he was in for the live shows hook line and sinker! Eli talks about some experiences where the Grateful Dead (the song Mission In The Rain in particular) provided some comfort with musical therapy- something I can certainly relate to & takes us to a 3 show run of Dark Star Orchestra in Berkeley this past February.

The last couple of stories took us to 2 days before we taped the podcast- so as close to real time as I think I’m gonna get. Eli sneaked in a 6th song- so this podcast is super sized, I think we could have talked and played tunes for hours!  He excitement is infectious- and and I for one cannot wait to hear what is next along the road for Eli- I’m pretty sure it will include a lot of live music!

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Monkey And The Engineer- Reckoning- September/October 1980

Fare Thee Well – Feels Like A Stranger- Levi Stadium, Santa Clara CA, June 28, 2015

Dead And Company- Shakedown Street, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA, July 30, 2016

Grateful Dead- Mission In The Rain, Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ, June 18, 1976

Dark Star Orchestra- Deal, U.C. Berkeley Theater, Berkeley CA, February 17, 2017

Grateful Dead- The Wheel, Greek Theater, Berkeley CA, May 14, 1983

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #35- Conversation with Eli Burg

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Podcast #34- Conversation with Ira Haberman

Podcast #34- Conversation with Ira Haberman

Podcast #34- Conversation with Ira Haberman

This weeks podcast I get to talk to Ira Haberman- a man that when Googled comes up as “a storyteller” – so needless to say its a great conversation!

Ira and I met in the way I meet many “strangers” through various social media. Ira hosts a podcast called the Sound Podcast, www.thesoundpodcast.com a fantastic listen- where he speaks with musicians, authors, and others related to music- Grateful Dead  inspired  & into other great genres of music.

One of the thing that is different on this podcast is while most all of the “guests” are strangers when we initially connect, we usually chat on the phone and talk a bit about their back rounds & discuss the music selections. Ira and I talked for the first time on the podcast- so its really a stranger meeting a stranger, hearing and sharing the stories and insights to the community for the first time. We did have a technology blip-  so the back half was recorded a few days later- he refers to an “earlier conversation” on an observation- so do want to come clean on that!

The other thing that is a little different is I ask people to pick 3-5 songs- a difficult task for all.  Ira came back to me with the Help-Slip-Franklin (really that’s just one song, right?!?) and to fully round out his experiences there is a bonus pick of Blow Away-  the collective 6 songs fully highlight each of the band members lead songs & different incarnations of this band beyond description we all love so much!

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead-Jack Straw, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA, December 28, 1991

Grateful Dead- Bill Graham Intro- Help on the Way – Slipknot- Franklins Tower, The Great American Hall, August 13, 1975

Grateful Dead- Saint of Circumstance, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY, May 15/16 1980

Fare Thee Well- Althea, Soldier Field, Chicago IL, July 5, 2015

Grateful Dead- Eyes of The World, Boston Garden, Boston MA, April 2, 1973

Grateful Dead- Blow Away, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia, PA, July 7, 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #34- Conversation with Ira Haberman

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Podcast #33- Conversation with Papa Bear

Podcast #33- Conversation with Papa Bear

Podcast #33- Papa Bear ~ May The Four Winds Blow You Safely Home

This weeks podcast is an in person conversation! Papa Bear and I got a chance to meet and talk about his journey with The Grateful Dead- the Deadhead community & friends that become family along the way.

We start as many of these stories do at his first show, Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA, July 2 1989. Papa Bear didn’t initially pick a song from this show, but after talking about it- we just had to take a side road and add Eyes of the World- the perfect song from that set list for t for the dawning of a new Deadhead.

Papa Bear tells the stories about a close friend that he met shortly after that first show, who was integral to his life discovering new music and philosophies to live by. After the impromptu 7-2-89 music pick the songs chosen are all entwined with this relationship- and the journey they were on together.

We had so much fun-  a lot of laughs and smiles. The extra bonus to getting to meet a “stranger” in person, is getting not just a hopeful plan to see some music together one day- but a firm date & to go out and shake our bones together in the next few months!

Thank you for tuning in- and enjoy!

Featured Music-

Grateful Dead- Eyes of the World , Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro MA, July 2, 1989,

Grateful Dead-Bill Graham Intro- Help on the Way – Slipknot- The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco CA, August 13, 1975

Grateful Dead-Terrapin- Sunrise- University of Vermont Patrick Gymnasium, Burlington VT, May 6, 1978

Jerry Garcia Band- I Be With Thee- Warner Theater, Washington DC, March 18, 1978

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #33- Conversation with Papa Bear

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Podcast #32- Conversation Susana Millman

Podcast #32- Conversation Susana Millman

Podcast #32- Susana Millman

I am thrilled that this week we get to hear the stories and music selections from Susana Millman- author of Alive with the Dead or A Fly On The Wall With A Camera; a pictorial book with beautiful stories and pictures from her adventures with The Grateful Dead & Family.

Susana and I met last November at dark Star Orchestra show in Northampton MA where she was out spreading the word about the books release. Before he book tour was over, she had run out of books! The new run of books became available in mid-February, so it was the prefect time to hear the narrations the accompany the beautiful pictures & stories

What is special is as with all Strangers Stopping Strangers podcasts, we also get to hear the music selections- that are the inspiration that moves us brightly! I had so much fun hearing about all her experiences with the people, places, celebrations and of course the MUSIC!

The book is available on Susana’s website-http://mamarazi.com/ and on Dead.net check it out- as the saying goes “a picture is worth a 1000 words!

 Thank you for tuning in- and enjoy!

Featured Music-

Grateful Dead- Looks Like Rain, Winterland San Francisco CA, December 29, 1977

Grateful Dead- Ripple, The Warfield, San Francisco CA, October 11, 1980

Grateful Dead- The Wheel, Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley CA, March 3 1985

Grateful Dead- We Can Run, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA  September 21, 1989

Grateful Dead, Stella Blue, Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA, June 17, 1990

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #32 Conversation with Susana Millman

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Podcast #31-  Connor Bradley

Podcast #31- Connor Bradley

Podcast #31- Connor Bradley

This weeks podcast with Connor is what I call a 21st Century Deadhead story!

Connor is 20 years old- and is fully ON THE BUS!  We talk about his early days listening to his Dad’s mix CD’s that were a mix of Grateful Dead- Harry Chapin and other music legends that in my opinion should be mandatory for parents  to teach- AMAZING MUSIC 101. It took a few years, but the foundations was set & in 2011 Connor got a chance to go see Further with his Dad- his life was changed and he became a Deadhead through and through.

We talk about how amazing it is have a community that welcomes generations to the family- his experiences at Dead and Company- and adventures to see Dark Star Orchestra at Penns Peak in Pennsylvania. Connor selected Might as Well from that show- so this weeks podcast is the first, but I’m sure not the last to include some DSO.

I had so  much fun meeting Connor & look forward to shaking our bones together this summer at Dead and Company. Connecting with Deadheads from all walks of life- ages and experiences was my inspiration for Strangers Stopping Strangers- I am so grateful to be on this adventure with all the “guests” who have shared their stories and special music choices & all the listeners who are enjoying the ride with me!

Thank you for tuning in ~ and enjoy!

Featured Music-

Grateful Dead- Ripple- Studio

Furthur- Eyes Of The World, PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel New Jersey`July 12, 2013

Dead And Company- Here Comes Sunshine, MSG NY, New York November 5, 2015

Dark Star Orchestra- Might As Well, Penn’s Peak, PA, November 23, 2016

Grateful Dead Brokendown Palace-The  Warfield, San Francisco CA, October 3, 1980

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #31- Conversation with Connor Bradley

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