Friday, November 18, 2005

Dead-Pod

Today, I join I-Pod Nation.

I was recently given an I-Pod Nano as a gift, and being that I've wanted one for quite a while, I'm pretty pleased to finally have one. Of course, one of the best features of I-Pod/I-Tunes is not only the full Dick's Picks inventory, but the also the more recently Grateful Dead Download Series . I'll probably going to start of with Dick's Picks #4, which I believe is widely considered to be the best. Any other suggestions out there? I'd like to download the best of the best, but there's so much to choose from. Yummy :-)

9 Comments:

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Ben - I found the perfect sticker for a Born-Again Deadhead - LOL

http://knockinonthegoldendoor.mu.nu/archives/134491.php

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Ack! Blasphemy! How dare they take thy Skull in vain!!!
;-)

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Mark said...

DP 18
Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin on 2/3/78 and the Uni-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa on 2/5/78.

The Dead at the top of their game. Incredible "Music Never Stopped" with Jerry absolutely melting his guitar strings. Really jazzy jam on "Eyes of the World" - This versiuon is one of my favorite driving tunes. Happy fingers all the way.

 
At 9:24 AM, Anonymous jonathan said...

Ah, Mark beat me to it. DP18 is my favorite, for sure. The "Eyes" is amazing, and the "Samson" is historic -- Bob's mic doesn't work right away, so Jerrry and the rest just jam on the main riff for a good 3-4 minutes to open the tune. A very happy accident.

DP35 is very good - the Houseboat Tapes, and I really like DP10 as well, 12/29/77. First China Cat in 3 years, and you can hear the audience going nuts.

 
At 8:50 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Mark & Jonathan - Thanks for the recommendations. I'll be sure to check them out. I've been listening to DP4 last couple of days, I see what all they hype's about now!

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Stewart said...

Yet another thumbs up on DP 18. The Scarlet Fire is incredible. DP 8, Harpur College, is also an obvious classic if you don't have it. You can also upload the archive.org mp3s onto your ipod via itunes, which I do a lot. Beware though, it's easy to fill up the 4gb of harddrive space on your nano with 3 hour dead shows!

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Stewart - I was planning on doing that too, although I'll end up burning all of these shows (archive and DPs) to CD anyway. The Nano I got was a 2GB, so I'll probably be switching alot of stuff in and out over time. I really wanted a 30GB, but got the 2GB as a gift and couldn't exchange it. Oh well, can't complain.

 
At 6:27 AM, Blogger B said...

have you seen the archive and the forum posts lately?

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Ben said...

ben - Thanks for the heads-up. That would explain why I couldn't access The Archive last night. Major bummer.

 

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