Sunday, March 13, 2011

Setlist: Furthur 3.13.11 Best Buy Theater ~ Times Square, NYC


Set One: Samson & Delilah, Queen Jane Approximatively, After Midnight, Seven Hills of Gold, Brown Eyed Women, West LA Fadeaway, They Love Each Other, Because^,

Set Two: Blue Sky, Roadrunner, Viola Lee Blues > Caution > Viola > Shakedown Street> Viola > Death Don't Have No Mercy, King Solomons Marbles > Franklin's Tower

Encore: Attics Of My Life^^

Notes
Set Two and Encore except for King Solomons with Warren Haynes
^ The Beatles, first time played
^^ A Capella

[setlist source: @furthurband]

Phil opened the show with a few words[via @deadheadland]:
"we lost a good friend, more than just family, in Bear's honor, I did something I haven't done in years, I ate a steak, raw"
Review:
Hidden Track
Jambands.com

Photo Gallery:
Performance Impressions

Video:
Partial playlist [Because, Blue Sky, and Roadrunner]

 
 

R.I.P. Owsley "Bear" Stanley


Our hearts go out to Owsley Stanley's family and the entire Grateful Dead family. May the four winds blow you safely home...


Phil Lesh via Furthur.net:
I received a text in the middle of last night that Bear Stanley has died in a car accident in Australia. Bear, for me, was a true kindred spirit; when we first met, it was as if I had met a long-lost brother from another lifetime. I am heartbroken and devastated at his passing.

He was a friend, a brother, an inspiration, and our patron at the very beginning of our creative lives. We owe him more than what can be counted or added up- his was a mind that refused to accept limits, and he reinforced in us that striving for the infinite, the refusal to accept the status quo, that has informed so much of our work.

He never gave up his quest for pushing the limits of whatever he was working on. We had just been discussing his concept of point-source sound reinforcement in relation to a new project of mine, and his vision incorporated the latest developments in technology and perceptual research.

My heart goes out to his family, for whom he had such love and pride- his wife Sheilah, his children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren- who have lost their patriarch.

A mind like Bear’s appears very rarely, and it’s been my privilege and honor to have known and loved two such minds- Jerry and Bear. I always laugh when I think about what Jerry once said about Bear: There’s nothing wrong with Bear that several billion fewer brain cells wouldn't fix.

I am eternally grateful for all of the gifts that Bear brought to the scene and to the music.

Fare you well; I love you more than words can tell.


Bob Weir via Facebook:
I met Owsley at the age of eighteen. I had just left home, having run off with a Rock&Roll band. Bear, as we knew him, was one of my all-time biggest influences. Always, when I think of him, I think of the endless stuff he taught me or somehow made me realize; all stuff that I've been able to use to the benefit of countless people.

Most important was the approach he taught me: Always be open and engaging - always critical and questioning, but not negatively so much as playfully.

He taught me to take myself and my interests out of the picture and work with the subject under consideration so that the best deductions or conclusions are made. I guess this means working from the point of view of the higher self, though that term never came up; it was always just assumed..


Reuters:
Owsley "Bear" Stanley, a 1960s counterculture figure who flooded the flower power scene with LSD and was an early benefactor of the Grateful Dead, died in a car crash in his adopted home country of Australia on Sunday, his family said. He was believed to be 76.

The renegade grandson of a former governor of Kentucky, Stanley helped lay the foundation for the psychedelic era by producing more than a million doses of LSD at his labs in San Francisco's Bay Area.

"He made acid so pure and wonderful that people like Jimi Hendrix wrote hit songs about it and others named their band in its honor," former rock 'n' roll tour manager Sam Cutler wrote in his 2008 memoirs "You Can't Always Get What You Want."

Hendrix's song "Purple Haze" was reputedly inspired by a batch of Stanley's product, though the guitarist denied any drug link. The ear-splitting blues-psychedelic combo Blue Cheer took its named from another batch.

Stanley briefly managed the Grateful Dead, and oversaw every aspect of their live sound at a time when little thought was given to amplification in public venues. His tape recordings of Dead concerts were turned into live albums.


Jambands.com:
Stanley first met the members of the Grateful Dead at an acid test in San Francisco in 1966. He held many roles in the band’s organization over the years, including manager, financier, sound designer and recording engineer. He designed the group’s signature Wall of Sound system and co-designed its iconic lightning bolt/skull logo with artist Bob Thomas. Though Stanley and Thomas originally created the logo in 1969, the insignia first entered the public consciousness when it appeared on the band’s 1973 live album History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1: Bear’s Choice, a tribute to the recently deceased Grateful Dead keyboardist/vocalist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. The album also popularized another Dead logo inspired by Stanley: the psychedelic dancing bear. The dancing part of the logo’s design is a reference to his brief stint as a professional ballet dancer in the ’50s and members of Stanley’s family coined his Bear part of his nickname when he started growing body hair at a young age.

  

Video: Furthur 3.12.11 Best Buy Theatre ~ New York City, NY [partial playlist]


A partial playlist from Furthur's March 12th performance at the Best Buy Theater in New York City. Playlist includes Till The Morning Comes, Here Come's The Sun, Supplication, and The Elevator featuring Steve Molitz. 



  

Sunday Morning Dead: Video - Phil Lesh Quintet 10.9.00 Beacon Theatre ~ New York City, NY


A trip down memory lane with the Phil Lesh Quintet, my favorite post-Dead incarnation, on John Lennon's 60th birthday. 



Set 1: Imagine, Bird Song, Tennessee Jed, Wolfman's Brother > Cosmic Charlie, All Along The Watchtower > Cold Rain & Snow

Set 2: Shakedown Street > Just a Little Light > Crazy Fingers, Friend of the Devil > Tomorrow Never Knows > Unbroken Chain > Sunshine of Your Love > I Know You Rider, E: Doin' That Rag

  

Setlist etc: Umphrey's McGee 3.12.11 The Fillmore ~ San Francisco, CA

 
photo via @jeffersonwaful

Set One: Prowler > 2x2, Conduit, Red Tape, Morning Song,Everybody Wants to Rule the World/The Way You Make Me Feel^

Set Two: 1348 > "Jimmy Stewart" > Andy's Last Beer, Roundabout, "Pony Moog Tune" > Hangover, Syncopated Strangers, Bridgeless > 1348

Encore: Bright Lights

Notes
^ mash-up

[setlist source: @jeffersonwaful]

Photo Gallery:
Hidden Track

Audio:
Schoeps MK41>kc5>cmc6>sonosax sxm2>sound devices 722 via bt.etree.org

 

Setlist: Mike Gordon Band 3.12.11 Sheridan Opera House ~ Telluride, CO

photo via @mike_gordon


Set One: Radar Blip, Idea, Rhymes, Babylon Baby, I Miss My Mind, Middle Of The Road, Soufood Man > Traveled Too Far, Mound#

Set Two: Mound, Can't Stand Still, Walls of Time, Cruel World, The Grid > Andelmans' Yard, Be Good And You'll Be Lonely, Meat, Suskind Hotel > Mound* > Suskind Hotel

Encore I: Down To The Nightclub

Encore II: Hand In Pocket

Hand In Pocket

Notes
# continued in Set Two
* reprise, with "Got My Mojo Workin" teases

[setlist source: mike-gordon.com]

  

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