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Grateful Dead fans

You can download one live song per day from their website throughout November (and they keep all days' downloads up for the month, so you can backtrack)...

http://www.dead.net/30DaysOfDead/november-1
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while we're at it, you can stream and/or download TONS of GD shows here, over 8000 at the moment......

http://www.archive.org/details/GratefulDead
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You can download one live song per day from their website throughout November (and they keep all days' downloads up for the month, so you can backtrack)...

http://www.dead.net/30DaysOfDead/november-1
Thanks for posting this! I wasn't aware.
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My goodness, I have a buddy I used to work with who has more Grateful Dead concerts than he can possibly listen to in 20 years. He's 54 years old, married with 2 teens, and still accumulating them.
And he is now picking up Dylan stuff too...
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hmm, interesting offering from the King of Dead land!

However I will have to admit that the Archive suits me just fine. My current game over there is selecting a year, like say 1972, then searching for all the Dark Star's that were played that year and giving them all a listen.

Great stuff to listen to, at work even!
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My current game over there is selecting a year, like say 1972, then searching for all the Dark Star's that were played that year and giving them all a listen.

Great stuff to listen to, at work even!
ever heard this? I thought it was a pretty creative thing...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayfolded
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yeah I've heard of that cd, never bought it or anything and can't say I've heard any of it anywhere. Some interesting song titles though!
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yeah I've heard of that cd, never bought it or anything and can't say I've heard any of it anywhere. Some interesting song titles though!
I just love the whole concept (here from Wiki):

Creation

Using over a hundred different performances of the song "Dark Star" between 1968 and 1993, Oswald built, layered, and "folded" all of them to produce one large, recomposed version spanning just sixteen minutes short of two hours.
In essence, it is the only Grateful Dead or Grateful Dead-related record that features participation by every person who was ever in the group between 1965 and 1995.
Grayfolded was released 1994/5 in two parts on the Swell/Artifact label. Out of print by 2000, Oswald's fony label reissued the Grayfolded 2cd disc set (fony 68/95), which includes an essay by musicologist Rob Bowman, 2 timemaps of Dark Star, as well as several interviews, in August 2004.
In an interview in 1995 Oswald described how the project came about:
Phil Lesh called me up and talked me into doing it. At that point, I hadn't listened to any Grateful Dead music in about twenty years. I did think I was qualified, because I do think it's often a good idea to come into a project without a lot of prior knowledge and get kind of an alien's overview of what the music seems to be, and then put in your own two cents of what you think it should be. And I think that was the case for this. During the course of working on it, I went to a couple of Grateful Dead concerts, but other than that, I haven't listened to anything except these hundred versions of "Dark Star" that I found in the vaults.[2]
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Wow... that's an epic fan-undertaking right there!

I hardly know any Grateful Dead... I'm using this as an opportunity to see whether I can get into them.
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Wow... that's an epic fan-undertaking right there!

I hardly know any Grateful Dead... I'm using this as an opportunity to see whether I can get into them.
Workingman's Dead was my ticket in. "Uncle John's Band" to be precise. I didn't ever go the whole hog, and only saw them on the Dylan/Dead tour because, well, the whole traveling circus just wasn't my bag. I know a few folks who followed them around back in the good old days when America was a free country, and they have wonderful tales to tell.
Gosh, though, I can't see shelling out $300 for that intire 1972 Tour collection. It would take me days of uninterrupted listening to sift through... Gotta hand it to the Dead, they took marketing genius to a whole bunch of levels...
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I'll check that album out too, I believe Christine has that one, so it should be in our house.

They did, but from what limited information I have about the Dead, they did so whilst making their fans very happy too. Releasing a whole truck load of archival music seems like it pleases fans and fills the band's pockets... if that's all true, it sounds like one of those proverbial win-win thingies to me.
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I'll check that album out too, I believe Christine has that one, so it should be in our house.

They did, but from what limited information I have about the Dead, they did so whilst making their fans very happy too. Releasing a whole truck load of archival music seems like it pleases fans and fills the band's pockets... if that's all true, it sounds like one of those proverbial win-win thingies to me.
I certainly meant it just that way: They had fun, found ways to keep lots of people happy. Like that "Grey-folded" thing. That wasn't just a cash-in on 'Dark Star', it was total invention-creation-facination. I can't imagine that guy's work process going through hundreds of recordings and taking notes and then putting them together, but it's just so fun to think about, let alone be handed the tapes and doing it.

Nothing slap-dash about them, just totally focused on what they were doing, which is all about the entertainment. Win-win indeed.
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Indeed.

I think they are the inspiration for a few bands that try and do similar things... the Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, etc.
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