Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West 2.27.69

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Grateful Dead, Fillmore West February 27, 1969 early set

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Doin' That Rag

That's It For The Other One

Okay, now we're going to get real serious in here. The next few days I am going to put up some of the complete sets from the Grateful Dead's run at the Fillmore West in early 1969. This is the legendary run that the Dead used for their Live/Dead release and that has been one of the holy grails for tape collectors over the years.

The Dead decided to put this entire run out in a limited edition, remastered 10 disc boxed set. How limited? There were only 10,000 made, no second pressing, one shot only. Lucky you for my dear reader, I am in possession of this wonderful piece of musical history and will spend the next few days sharing the music. Thanks to MC for this amazing gift, which has provided me with countless hours of listening over the last month or so.

I'll have much more to say about the music here, and I hope to put up some other Grateful Dead music, but for now I just wanted to get the ball rolling.

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-Philly people, Get In is in tonight at Silk City. This is the one of the only grime nights in the country, a rare chance to hear this music. Tonight is the domestic release of Run the Road 2, the key grime compilation that has spread grime beyond the pirate radio stations of East London and that Vice Recordings is distributing in the US.

-Must-read political story: Time Magazine's John Dickerson's two-part story in Slate about his involvement in the Valerie Plame case and the possible conspiracy to out her a covert agent. Firedoglake details the bombshells and significance of this article.

-The Mystery of Larry Wachowski

1 comment:

Jeffrey Siegel said...

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