Sunday, June 7, 2009
Hanging on, commuter, E train.
Shot straight up, blind and from my lap, Friday night. The hand above me....one hand here does not wash the other.
Here is a clip of the Grateful Dead playing "Ripple" at Radio City in either 1980 or 1981. I have been listening to the Dead's acoustic CD, "Reckoning." Jerry sang a remarkable "China Doll." "Ripple is also on the CD. I own the single CD version, it is now out as a two disk set. Wonderful "unplugged" record with no jamming.
I am mostly a fan of the Dead from 1966 to 1969, also known as the "Primal Dead." "Live Dead" is one of my favorite albums. I collected about 80 early concerts before they Dead stopped allowing free access to high quality recordings form their soundboards. The Dead, unlike almost any other Sixties band, recorded most of their concerts and later they allowed fans to record their concerts.