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014 - Playing In The Band
We've made it through January and the days are getting longer. Although the men in the top hats have disturbed the groundhogs, hibernation isn't quite over so we have a one-part episode this month. Here's hoping the hot jams warm your home. This go round, I'm dusting off a mix that I assembled several years back that amounts to a fairly epic survey of the song Playing In The Band. In true Grateful Dead fashion, this jam covers a lot of ground and should not disappoint. The full breakdown...
013 - One-Off Venues: Set 2
It's cold outside but the jams are nice and hot on this episode. This here is part two of our survey of shows from one-time venues. Andy is back once more and we've a whole new batch of tracks and venues to discuss. This being set two, things get a little more loose and a lot weirder-- Just the way I like them. Thanks again to Andy, for coming on and bringing his wealth of Grateful Dead knowledge along with his sense of humor. And thanks to you, kind listeners, for checking out the...
012 - One-Off Venues: Set 1
We're kicking off 2018 with another visit from my good friend, Andy Barnes. Together we dug into a list of venues that the Grateful Dead only visited one time and we've assembled what I hope you'll find to be an entertaining listen. We cover a fair big of ground in this set, from the 60's to the 80's, with some rock, blues, and jamming throughout. Once again, this will be a two-parter, continuing with Ep013 in two weeks. So spin this up and hunker down by the fire as we wait out the...
011 - Ghosts of New Years' Past
This month we take a look at a few of those New Year's Eve performances and play some choice cuts to help you close out your year. We've got the Rock & Roll, Blues, and, my personal favorite genre, Face-Melting Jams. So, polish off the egg nog and break into the bubbly, cos we're gonna party like it's 1969. Please, don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also now have an Instagram account. If...
010 - More with Jesse Jarnow & '67 Dead
We're going bi-weekly in November with our interview with author, Jesse Jarnow. In episode 009 (Listen HERE) we talked about Jesse's background as a Dead Head and writer and how the two streams combined. Then we began tearing into a survey of the recorded history of 1967 Grateful Dead. That's where our conversation picks up this time. There's a fair bit of music left to discuss so we get right on into it. 1967-09-29 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 1967-10-22 Winterland Arena,...
009 - Jesse Jarnow & 1967 Part 1
This go ‘round we have a special guest joining the Brokedown Podcast: author, Deadhead, and WFMU DJ, Jesse Jarnow. In this episode we learn a bit about Jesse’s personal history as a Deadhead, his path to becoming a guy tapped by the Grateful Dead to write liner notes for some of their recent archival releases, and his books: Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo And The Rise Of Indie Rock (amazon) and Heads: A Biography Of Psychedelic America (amazon). Then we dive into the archives and talk...
008 - October '89
This month on the Brokedown Podcast we take a look at October of '89 and play for you choice cuts from the unreleased portions of the tour. So kick back and watch the leaves shed their green as the air turns crisp all around. It's time for some Fall Tour Grateful Dead. Set 1 California Earthquake, Feel Like A Stranger (10/23), Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again, Just A Little Light, (10/25), Built To Last (10/19), Cassidy (10/11), Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s...
007 - September '72
The kids are back to school and we're making a study of one of the finest months in Grateful Dead history: September 1972. This time around we also have our first ever guest, Andy, bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to the show. The music on this episode ranges wildly and the conversation does too. Set 1 Morning Dew (9/16), Greatest Story Ever Told (9/28), China Cat Sunflower (9/23) > I Know You Rider (9/09), Black Peter (9/10), Playing In the Band (9/16) Set 2 He’s Gone >...
006 - Happy Birthday, Jerry
August marks Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday and so, on the Brokedown Podcast, we're celebrating. This month we've put together to mixed sets of music spanning the 60's, 70's, and the 80's. Tracks run from acoustic to very electric and all points in between. So open up the windows and crank the speakers. Light a candle and crack a smile because Jerry's Birthday is a time to celebrate, not mourn. We hope you enjoy this little sampler of the treasures Jerry and the Grateful Dead gave to us...
005 - Grateful Americana
This month on the Brokedown Podcast we take a look at the Grateful Dead's lyrical Americana. More an overview than a deep-dive, we're going to cover a fair bit of ground like a freight with a good signal and a head of steam. The music is broken into two sets of great live music, with discussion before and after each. So fire this up along with the backyard barbecue and have yourself a real good time. Set I Promised Land 1990-07-19, Brown Eyed Women 1974-03-23, Jack Straw 1987-04-06,...
004 - June '73
This month, with our fourth episode, we pay tribute to a fallen Brother and get into some deep jams along the way. As you well know by now, Gregg Allman passed on May 27 and though he may be sorely missed, he'll always be with us in his work. The episode is broken into three chunks of music from three different shows. Each is accompanied by a bit of discussion along the way. Part One: 1970-02-11 (late show) Fillmore East, New York, NY Dark Star* > Spanish Jam* > Lovelight* *with...
003 - Spring '77
On this episode, we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Spring '77 tour with a mix of tunes from the tour as well as a tribute to the 5/8 show itself. Whether it's your favorite Grateful Dead show or one that you feel gets a little too much love, we hope you enjoy what we've got in store for you here. Set 1: Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower (4/29), Minglewood Blues (5/28 - Hartford), Loser (4/29), Cassidy (5/4), Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (5/4), Dancing In The...
002 - April '78
This month's episode focuses in on four shows in the Middle of April of 1978. Working their way out of the South, the Grateful Dead played Duke University on 4/12, VPI (now commonly referred to as Virginia Tech) on 4/14, William & Mary on 4/15, and Huntington Civic Center on 4/16. These four shows display a tidy cross-section of the band at the time and, fortunately for us, some quality tapes circulate. The band is working into the layout of the modern Grateful Dead, with song oriented...
001 - Spring Tour
It begins! Your host, Jonathan, introduces the podcast and jumps right into the music. Deadheads know that Spring time means Spring Tour and this episode launches with some Spring tour music from the earlier years of The Grateful Dead. We hope you enjoy this mix of songs and jams. Thanks for listening! Please follow us on Twitter: @BrokedownPod, or Facebook. 1968-03-03 Haight St, San Francisco, CA - Viola Lee Blues 1970-05-01 Alfred College, Alfred, NY - Wake Up Little Susie, New...