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First Set

  • Not Fade Away->
  • The Love Each Other
  • It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.
  • Me & My Uncle-->
  • Cumberland Blues
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Peggy-O
  • Doin' That Rag
  • To Lay me Down
  • Liberty-->
  • Music Never Stopped
  • Second Set

    • Eyes of the World-->
    • Dark Star-->
    • There Were Days-->
    • Not Fade Away



    This was a Deadstein jam after a two week layover due to the passing of Larry Brent's father, Dr. Jerome Brent. While none of us like to miss a week, none of us like losing someone we love. It sheds a new light on this Fantasyland we call "Deadstein." The little complaints we have are trivial in the grand scheme of things. It is Deadstein that has generated true bonding that transcended silly musical jams. I'm glad we could all be there for Larry B. in an obviously difficult time and we all send our deepest sympathies to Larry and his family.

    From the other end of the spectrum, it was Larry M.'s birthday show. The song selection, I believe, was a majority of Larry M.'s requests with some Brent desires and mixed together by Kevin. Only one song, Samson at the beginning of the 2nd set, wasn't played.

    The night also featured the re-emergence of Johnny Freakboy. A good sight and he didn't even have to miss a Yankee game for it. They had already won the world series.

    I have to say, with all of this mind, I was expecting "scoppy" music and I didn't get it. Not to say it wasn't good, because it was. It approached "scoppy" several times, dunked its toe in it, but never dove in. The music was loose, quietness came and went, but still showing vast improvements. The same held true with the grooves and the beat. The nights flaws where the times we lost our concentration. While we never quite lost the song, we came real close. There were a few songs played very well. It is almost realistic to the Grateful Dead that we have trouble achieving greatness in throughout an entire evening.

    Remember, we play on the next two Mondays

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    First Set:

    The Not Fade Away started loosely, much like a jam instead of structured Not Fade Away and it kind of set the loose mood for the evening. It was okay. The highlight was the transition into the Love Each Other. While not perfect, it worked and is was very good for Deadstein. The Love Each Other was excellent for the first 1/3 but half way through the jam we had a classic Kevin of going to an F where there was to be a C or whatever. We almost all lost it but we kicked, scraped and clawed our way through the jam. We never did regained our composure. Eh, what are you going to do. The first half was great and showed our potential.

    It Takes a Lot to Laugh had a real cool band type of orchestral peak in the lead that was pretty good. I haven't heard it yet but I'm sure its good. Me & My Uncle had trouble for the first 1/2 but then took off. I have to take the blame for having trouble getting going on that song as well as the Cumberland but I was loose. I hope I didn't bring down the sound too much with my ineptitude during the 1/2 of Me & My Uncle and Cumberland. Actually I think I was okay during the Cumberland, it was good and loose and in the direction where it should go as the years wind away.

    Mr. Charlie was really good. It had more of a Chinacat feel than usual. In addition, it had a strong groove and rocked. Peggy-O had the very good relaxed drum groove and was well played by the rest which made it one of the evening's highlights. It's where we want to be. Easy and relaxed music.

    Doin' That Rag. Well, we pulled it off again. It's like a chore but if people like that song, God bless them. To Lay Me Down was also a highlight of the evening. Scott helped in the singing and Kevin and I were able to keep our shit together long enough to give Larry B. the strong backstop he needed to pull off a lead. If it was to be fucked up, it was going to be by Larry B. himself, but he didn't.

    I think Liberty was marginal, the most that could be said about it was it had a good drum beat, and it went right into the Music. The song itself stunk but the lead was hot. A very long ascending first half of the lead that ended with a great turn-over. The second part of the lead was hot. I played many bent "leady" notes with Larry B. and it was good but I probably stepped on Larry a bit more than I wanted to. In the end it was pretty hot!

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    Second Set:

    Eyes of the World with sticky fingers is never easy but this was good, not great. At least it was relaxed. Dennis joined in and added to the relaxed feeling which was nice. The Eyes went into the Dark Star, with Dennis. It was good, once again, not great. The middle jam peaked out in a final feedback frenzy back into the song. Childish but, you gotta have fun every now and then. Days Between was good. While the lead had no structure and its floating in a goopus gel sustained well enough toward a reasonable resolve. The back into the Not Fade Away worked, was enjoyable and it was time to go home before we knew it at 10:55. What's the point in playing any more at that time?

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    Comments Submitted

    Name: larry b
    Date: 29 Oct 1996


    I did want to say that last nught was very special to me on every level; musically, emotionally and fraternally. Thanks for being there.


    Name: Scott
    Date: 29 Oct 1996


    A perfect night once again (from what I remember) the sandwich was well thought and played. got to love the drummers choice!!! got to love the coversheet of setlist too. CAN SOMEONE explain to this freak how to obtain/download "real audio"? N.Y.C. was a winter wonderland today downtown. actually tossed some shredded paper out to the crowd below. quite a scene. back to reality. see you monday.

    Well the mystery is over. I found the simulcast of grisman just moments ago through the "whats new" prompt on the directory. thanks anyway boys Back to the show. Scott


    Name: larry b
    Date: 30 Oct 1996


    I must add that I think the music to close the first set was really a highlight The jam was so peaceful and easy and built to this intense crescendo that kept on going

    Name: Michael K and Larry B.
    Date: 02 Nov 1996


    K. is running internet explorer 2.0 and my question Are we hearing what you intended, it sounds like a cheesy band in a box version Franklin's it's awful


    Name: Paul F
    Date: 07 Nov 1996


    We are waiting for you to play D.C.

    Name: Larry G
    Date: 2/23/97


    Testing, sorry

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     Half Time Food:

    On a Monday night we know too well to make the Flourent shift. Monday makes for bad Trio and good Flourent. Sending Jonathan out for the "specials menu" inspired a little creative ordering. Larry, Larry and Kevin had standard cheeseburgers. I can't relate. I assume they were good. I didn't notice Kevin regurgitating any of it through his nose so it must of been good. He would waste good cheeseburger. The French fries were excellent and almost lived up to the legendary Pomme frits of August 5, 1996. I opted for the skirt steak with mashed potatoes and garlicky-greens. It was great! This Flourent place is really good. I think the cheeseburger heads may want to delve into non-chopped beef. I didn't regret my decision and there was plenty more where that came from on the menu. Jonathan had the pork tenderloins marsalla, I'm sure it was scrumptious. To top it off, there was pecan pie with their fresh whipped cream. You know, even the tomatoes and pickles were good. Assorted drinks dominated by grape Snapple and the "Real Thing" lagging. The Snapples were placed in the "Snapplated Refrigerator" and were very cold. Had plenty of Drakes products and except for a Yodel and Pie at the end of the night, they were not touched. We put the cakes on top of the tape decks. It will be a nice surprise if they are there when we get there next Monday night.


    Very comfortable in the studio but outside it was windy and showing that it will be cold soon.

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