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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Grateful Dead and New Riders and Joan Baez, 12-31-1981

This is my favorite New Years concert that I attended. And this is as complete a record of the show as you will find anywhere. I left late at night on the 27th after my work shift and drove alone up to Oakland from Southern Cal. I went alone because some of my friends went ahead and some could only come for the New Years show. I went up without any tickets in hand and I arrived in Oakland very early on the morning of 28th and proceeded to total my car due to brake failure (poor maintenance on my part). I T-boned a Ford Pinto with my 74 Toyota Corolla several blocks away from the Oakland Auditorium. Luckily no one was hurt so left my car in a yellow zone and walk to the Auditorium. When I arrived the people who were cleaning up the Auditorium from the show the night before were coming out of the building. A nice guy named Ray Augustine that I had met through mutual friends came out and proceeded to give me a ticket for that nights show. Things started looking up. Soon I found my friends dog Althea and followed it to my friend Rob's tent in the park. We salvaged what we could from my car and then went to the show that night. I slept in a tent the rest of my stay in the park right in front of the Oakland Auditorium. And it rained and rained. The 29th was a day between shows and I went back to were my car was and it had not been towed. So I had it towed to a junk yard. The 30th I again was able to get a ticket and saw the show (great first set). On the 31st it was raining a lot and I had no tickets and had five friends who came up without tickets. I bought a ticket to the BART train and hung out in the station and found six tickets at face value from Dead Heads as they came off the trains. So I was in and my friends were too. We entered the building as early as we could to get out of the rain. The New Riders were an opening act and as I remember they had some other things to keep us entertained like jugglers and such. When you listen to the new riders show you will hear them state that it was still four hours until midnight. Joan Baez came out and did some solo acoustic tunes and then one by one the Grateful Dead joined her. First the drummers for a Arabic new years song and then Bob weir on Acoustic guitar. When Jerry came out he picked up and acoustic guitar and started to strum it and nothing came out. He looked upset and proceeded to pick up his electric guitar. So the acoustic set did not appear to turn out as planned. Then there was a long set break and then the real show started with a fantastic first set full of treats like one of the first Big Boss Man's played since 1972, and special guest Matt Kelly on harmonica as well as another appearance of Joan Baez. As new years eave approached Ken Keasy cane down on a cable from the ceiling and was hanging above the stage standing on a cable that went off horizontally into the rafters. he talked about the old days and lead the whole crowd in a mass hyperventilation, and then the countdown. At twelve Bill Graham wearing an skeleton mask and dressed as Uncle Sam rode a giant joint down to the stage and the band started their second electric set with Iko Iko. After this there was another set break and then band came out and played the first Dark Star since January of 1979 (and they would only play one more in he next eight years). The show ended with Jerry and Joan Baez singing All Over Baby Blue, and they told us to stick around for breakfast. I left the building as the sun was coming up and started the new years without a car needing a ride home but still happy as ever. This was not the best performace ever. Sure there are flaws. But it was a great time and one I won't forget. The cover artwork I drew myself back in the day(an Arizona Jones original).

Grateful Dead (with opening acts)
Oakland Auditorium
Oakland, CA

New Riders of the Purple Sage
01: Henry
02: Night For Making Love
03: The Way She Dances
04: Dirty Business
05: Full Moon At Midnight
06: Up Against The Wall Redneck
07: Minglewood Blues
08: Panama Red
09: Last Lonely Eagle

John Dawson - guitar
David Nelson - guitars
Buddy Cage - pedal steel
Allen Kemp - bass
Patrick Shanahan - drums
Total Time 48:51

Joan Baez Solo Set:
01 - Land Of A Thousand Dances
02 - Do Right Woman
03 - The Boxer
04 - Tunisian New Year Song

Acoustic Set (w/ Joan Baez):
05 - Me & Bobby McGee
06 - Bye Bye Love
07 - Lucifer's Eyes
08 - Children Of The 80's
09 - Banks Of The Ohio Electric Set 1:
01 - Shakedown Street
02 - Me And My Uncle >
03 - Mexicali Blues
04 - Cold Rain And Snow
05 - C C Rider*
06 - It Must Have Been The Roses** >
07 - Beat It On Down The Line
08 - Big Boss Man* >
09 - New Minglewood Blues*
10 - Don't Ease Me In Electric Set 2:
01 - Ken Kesey Banter/Midnight Countdown
02 - Iko Iko
03 - Playing In The Band >
04 - Terrapin Station >
05 - Playing In The Band >
06 - Drums > 01 - Space >
02 - The Other One# >
03 - Not Fade Away# >
04 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad# >
05 - Morning Dew

Electric Set 3:
06 - Dark Star >
07 - Bertha >
08 - Good Lovin'
09 - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue**
* with Matthew Kelly
** with Joan Baez
# with John Cipolina

All are Mp3/320k except Joan Baez and acoustic are mp3/vbr
http://www.mediafire.com/?5kr5kkbz8z61btk New Riders,1981-12-31
http://www.mediafire.com/?c9lgbe2giqe8g2b GD 1981-12-31,disc one
http://www.mediafire.com/?52r7748pjyg7inj GD 1881-12-31,disc two
http://www.mediafire.com/?e81l5dj3h2gca64 GD 1881-12-31,disc three
http://www.mediafire.com/?s7p7vuu6qe7jrdv GD 1881-12-31,disc four

Lake Sabrina to Moonlight Lake Backpack Trip

Here is another great Eastern Sierra backpack trip. This one starts at a large lake called Lake Sabrina at 9132 foot elevation. I like this trip because the starting point is so high that there is not very much climbing to get to the good stuff. This trip heads into a lake basin called The Sabrina Basin in the John Muir Wilderness of the Inyo National Forest in California.
When I did this trip it was years ago. So things may have changed a little. When I did this the trail head parking was near the end of Lake Sabrina Road at an intersection with a westbound road that leads to North Lake. You start the hike by walking south up the paved road for about a half mile where you will find a signed trailhead. The trail traverses along open exposed slopes on the east side of Lake Sabrina. Here is a picture of my three female companions and the view as you start out along this ridge. About 1.3 miles from the road there is a trail junction with an east bound trail that leads to George Lake up on Table Mountain. You continue right or south at this junction. You will soon pass the small outlet creek for George Lake and then the trail starts to climb some switch backs. After the switch backs you arrive at Blue Lake at around 10400 foot elevation. This lake is beautiful and if this were the only lake on the trip it would still be worth the short trip. There are great views south across the lake of some dramatic peaks along the Sierra Crest, with a prominent pointed bare spire in the foreground that is close to 12,500 feet tall and Thompson Ridge with Mount Thompson at over 13,400 foot height behind in the back ground. This lake is only a little over 2.5 miles from the road so many day hikers can make this their destination. The trail then crosses the outlet creek of Blue Lake and then heads along the west shore of the lake. After a short way you come to a trail junction. If you head straight it will take you to Donkey Lake and the Baboon Lakes, a worth while side trip if you have the time. I did this on the way back. This is what it looks like up there at one of the lakes. And there is a lot of great stuff to explore using these lakes as a base camp you could go up to Sunset Lake and get a view of the Thompsom Glacier. But our trip takes the right fork and heads west at this junction. After about a mile and a quarter from this trail junction you will get to the largest of the Emerald Lakes about four miles from the road. You pass this lake and continue southwest up over a small rise to Dingleberry Lake at about 10490 foot elevation. You pass this lake along it's east shore and continue up the drainage. Less than a half mile past Dingleberry Lake and about five miles from the road there is a trail junction. If you head south or take the right fork it will take you to beautiful and dramatic Midnight Lake. Midnight Lake is at close to 11,000 foot elevation and is in a bowl surrounded by steep rocky cliffs and ridges and dramatic peaks. I camped here and loved the beautiful play of light off the peaks. I believe that the tall peak reflected in this photo is Mount Darwin at 13,831 feet tall. If you take the left fork of the trail junction below Midnight Lake it takes you to Topsy Turvy Lake where there are some great campsites with fantastic views. If you continue on past Topsey Turvy Lake you will soon reach Hungry Packer Lake at 11,070 foot elevation about 6.3 miles from the road. This lake has a dramatic spire called Picture Peak rising up just south of it making for a beautiful scene. From here it is a short walk west over to Moonlight Lake were the views across the lake to the Jagged Sierra Crest are fantastic. These photos were taken at the outlet of Moonlight Lake and fit together as a panorama. The prominent Peak in the fore ground is Picture Peak with Mount Hackel in the right background and Mount Powell and the Clyde Spires to the Left. Here is a pieced together panorama of the view from this same location as is the one at the start of the post. From here you can continue up the valley to the source of the Middle Fork of Bishop Creek to Echo Lake. If you are really a veteran and experienced back country traveler you could cross the Sierra Crest via this trail less route over Echo Pass and end up in Kings Canyon National Park in the Evolution region. Me I just enjoyed the short walks between the fantastic lakes in this basin and then headed back the way I came. By the way all these lakes have abundant trout if that's your thing. Like all Eastern Sierra trips in wilderness areas permits are required, so plan in advance.
If you want a good map with picture interface this site is great and his photos are real fine http://doors.stanford.edu/~sr/sabrina-2006/map.html

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weather Report, 11-28-78

Here is a pretty sweet radio broadcast of Weather Report from Phoenix Arizona back in 1978. There are two songs missing because they are on an official release. If you have "Live and Unreleased" you could piece it together and have the whole show. Without those songs it is still great.

Weather Report
Phoenix Star Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
november 28, 1978.
radio broadcast

01 River People*
02 Thanks For The Memories
03 Slang
04 Mr. Gone
05 In A Silent Way/Waterfall*
06 Teen Town
07 Birdland
08 Band Introductions
09 Drum Intro/Badia
10 Alfie

* Removed (to be found on 'Live and Unreleased')

Wayne Shorter - soprano and tenor saxophones
Josef Zawinul - keyboards
Jaco Pastorius - electric bass
Peter Erskine - drums

Download Link
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZPMNXQVU Wr 1978-11-28_mp3_320_01.zip
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=YOYUKFIX WR 1978-11-28_mp3_320_02.zip

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Little Feat. 6-20-2001

Here is a Little Feat show that is not on the Archive. I have not seen this at any other site so I guess it is an Arizona Jones exclusive. It's a real nice sounding recording and the show has some cool jams so give it a try. I still have a hard time getting my mind around the loss of Richie Hayward who passed away back in August. We will miss you Richie.

Little Feat
Innsbrook Pavilion
Richmond, VA

01 Day At The Dog Races
02 Skin It Back
03 Big Bang Theory >
04 Tripe faced Boogie
05 Down The Road >
06 Just Kissed My Baby
07 Under The Radar >
08 Easy To Slip >
09 I Know You Rider
10 Fat Man
11 Takes a Train To Cry
12 Let It Roll
13 Willin'> Bogart> Willin'

Download Links
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VO7TC7IN LF,2001-06-20, one.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IMCIU99I LF,2001-06-20, two.rar

Delirious?, two shows from 2000 and 2007

I did not think there were Delirious? shows out there to post but I found a few. This is my favorite Christian "worship" band. These shows are not bad but still pale in comparison to the official releases of live material on the CDs, Access D and Now Is The Time. You can stream all the Delirious? CDs at their web site http://www.delirious.co.uk/flash

Flevo Fest
Radio Broadcast

01. Bliss
02. Not Ashamed
03. Did You Feel The Mountain
04. Sanctify
05. Mezzanine Floor
06. Band Introduction
07. Lord You Have My Heart
08. Promise
09. Heaven
10. King of Fools
11. Obsession

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NEC Arena
Birmingham, UK
Radio Broadcast

Track list:
1. We Give You Praise
2. History Maker/God is Smiling
3. Paint The Town Red
4. Majesty (Here I Am)/Instrumental
5. Our God Reigns
6. Talking (incomplete)
7. God is Smiling
8. Investigate

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Thursday, December 23, 2010


For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
But you Bethlehem. Through you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall come forth to Me The one to be ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting. (Micah 5:2)
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel (God is with us). (Isaiah 7:14)
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The Virgin’s name was Mary (Luke 1:26-27)
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. (Luke1:30-31)
The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you: Therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son Of God. (Luke 1:35)
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. (Matthew 1:21)
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:14)
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, laying in a manger. (Luke 2:11)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jerry Garcia Band, Two Shows From 1977

Here are two very nice recordings of the Jerry Garcia Band from the Keystone in Berkeley, Ca in 1977. These are both soundboards. This first one the Jerry site has no record of any recordings of it. so it must have just surfaced. Hope you like.
Jerry Garcia Band
Berkeley, CA
Jul 23, 1977

- Set 1 -
Stop That Train
Mystery Train
Simple Twist Of Fate
The Way You Do The Things You Do

- Set 2 -
They Love Each Other
Sitting In Limbo
Tore Up Over You
My Sisters And Brothers
Stir It Up
Tangled Up In Blue

Jerry Garcia: guitar, vocals
John Kahn: bass
Keith Godchaux: keyboards
Donna Jean Godchaux: backing vocals
Ron Tutt: drums

On my source Mystery Train is corrupted. But this is the best I have found. The Jerry Site says there are no known recordings of this so I'll take what I can get. If any one has the Mystery Train and wants to upload the song for us. That would be nice. Thanks.

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Jerry Garcia Band - August 7, 1977
Keystone - Berkeley, CA

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - The Way You Do The Things You Do
d1t03 - Catfish John
d1t04 - Stop That Train
d1t05 - Let It Rock
d1t06 - Russian Lullaby
d1t07 - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
d2t01 - Midnight Moonlight

Set 2:
d2t02 - Tuning
d2t03 - They Love Each Other
d2t04 - Tore Up Over You
d2t05 - Simple Twist Of Fate
d2t06 - The Harder They Come

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot Tuna And Friends, 3-04-88

This is a pretty nice Hot Tuna performance at the Fillmore Auditorium. From what I have found, Kaukonen surprised fellow Airplane alumnus Paul Kantner, who was sitting in, with a surprise appearance by his estranged lover Grace Slick; the success of this performance helped to pave the way for a Jefferson Airplane reunion tour and record in 1989. This came from a cassette tape that I have had since the early 90s.

Hot Tuna
The Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
Candy Man
I See The Light
Embryonic Journey
Ice Age
Carlos Fonseca
San Francisco Bay Blues
Parchman Farm †
Good Shepherd ^
Let Us Get Together Right Down Here *
John’s Other *
Vampire Women *
Have You Seen The Stars Tonight *
Mann’s Fate *†
Put It In My Hands *†
I’m Movin’ *†
Killing Time In The Crystal City *†
Water Song *†
America *†
Volunteers *†^

Jorma Kaukonen - guitar, vocals
Jack Casady - bass
Paul Kantner - guitar, vocals
*w/ Papa John Creach - violin
†w/ Will Scarlett - harmonica
^ w/ Grace Slick - vocals

Total Time 115:11

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, 2-05-74

Here is another Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders show. This one is from 1974. 1974 was another busy year for Garcia. During 1974 he played 41 Grateful Dead shows, just over 100 Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders shows, 7 Great American String Band shows, as well as recording his solo album Complements of Garcia, and the Grateful Dead album Mars Hotel (ugly Rumors). Quite a lot of production. This is a Soundboard show from early in the year during the time when he was in the studio recording Complements of Garcia.
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA

01 Someday Baby [17:03]
02 La-La [16:15]
03 (I'm A) Road Runner [15:51]
04 It's Too Late [16:10]
05 My Problems Got Problems [11:13]
Total time: 76:33

DISC II - Set 1 (cont'd)
01 Night They Drove Old Dixie Down [06:03]
02 Harder They Come [17:13]
03 Think [09:36]
04 Wondering Why [10:13]
Total time: 43:05

DISC III - SET II (con'd)
01 Mystery Train [09:56]
02 My Funny Valentine [23:24]
03 Are You Lonely For Me, Baby? [13:10]
04 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [11:54]
Total time: 58:24

Download Links
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KGRJHAYC Garcia & Saunders, 74-02-05.part1.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XANYJ4HT Garcia & Saunders, 74-02-05.part2.rar
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GGBU7TWU Garcia & Saunders, 74-02-05.part3.rar

Friday, December 17, 2010

But Christmas Is The Wrong Day, Or Is It?

But Christmas Is The Wrong Day, Or Is It?
We Celebrate Christmas on December 25th but is it the right day? We think of Christmas as the birth of Jesus but what day would be His birthday? Well I am here to tell you that it is very unlikely that December 25th was the birthday of Jesus. So, let us look at the Bible for clues as to when Jesus would really have been born.
The first clue is the shepherds were living out in the fields watching their sheep by night (Luke 2:8) Shepherds from that area did not watch their flocks out in the fields by night in the winter. In winter they would bring the sheep into the low lands and the cities and towns because it got so cold. So we know that it was most likely not winter or December 25th.
The second clue is the birth of John the Baptist. John’s father was a priest named Zacharias who was old and married to an older woman named Elizabeth. They were unable to have children and an angel came to Zacharias and told him his wife would conceive. Zacharias was in the division of Abijah (Luke 1:5) serving in the temple when the angel came. The Priests of the division of Abijah were the ones who served in the eighth cycle and would be serving in the temple during June. So if his wife conceives in June, then John the Baptist was born around nine months later in March.
March is the time of the Passover when the Israelites would commemorate and celebrate the way they were delivered from Egypt. In this celebration they are looking for the Messiah who will come now to deliver them. So during this time the Jewish people would (and still do) put out an extra chair and table setting at the Seder or meal because they are waiting for Elijah. They know from a prophecy in Malachi that before the Messiah will come Elijah must appear. So they put out this chair and after dinner the children go out the door and look for Elijah. Jesus said that Elijah had come in spirit in the form of John the Baptist. So it is not a stretch to believe that John the Baptist in the spirit of Elijah came when they were waiting for the appearance of Elijah. I sat this because in Colossians 2:17 it says the festivals are a shadow of things to come, and as I will show you God has actually fulfilled them on the exact day they take place.
In Luke 1 Mary is told by an angel that she will conceive through a miracle, and to go see her cousin Elizabeth who was six month pregnant (also a miracle) with John the Baptist. So six months after John was born Jesus was born. So if John was born in March during the Passover Jesus would have been born in September. Colossians 2:17 says the seven feasts are all about things to come and Jesus Christ. What do I mean? When the people were slaying a lamb in the temple on Passover Jesus the Lamb of God was being slain. When the people were celebrating the Passover they would do what is called Yahats. They take three pieces of matzah (unleavened bread) and the middle matzah of the three ceremonial pieces is broken and wrapped up and is put aside or hidden for the afikoman where the children are then sent to search for it. The kids are promised a reward to whoever finds it. While this was going on Jesus the middle part of the trinity whose body was broken was wrapped in grave clothes and hidden in a tomb. And dare I say there is a reward now for any one of His children who find Him. Then three days later on First Fruits Jesus was the first to rise up from the dead, the first to be born again (the first fruit). 50 days latter Pentecost is a feast about when they received the law and disobeyed and 3000 died. The fulfillment was when the Holy Spirit came and 3000 were saved on that day. The bible says the law brings forth death but the spirit brings life. All of these important events of Jesus happened on feast days to fulfill the prophetic meaning of them. Therefore it should not be surprising that Jesus was born on a feast day. So what feast is in September? Tabernacles
Tabernacles celebrate how God was with the Israelites in the desert 1500 years before Jesus came. Remember how God gave them bread (manna)? Well while they were remembering this God was giving us the real bread of life. The one who is the bread of life was birthed in Bethlehem (house of bread) only five miles from Jerusalem. In the time of Jesus four huge menorahs were being burned during this festival they were stories tall. The historian Josephus said you could see this light from a hundred miles away. At that same time there was this bright light at the temple in Jerusalem, the light that was come to earth was being born. John 1:4 said of His coming “In Him was life and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it”. During the feast or festival of Tabernacles they had come into Jerusalem and camped in small tents (Tabernacles) and they were celebrating how God was with them in the desert. While they did this, just five miles away Jesus called Immanuel or “God is with us” was being born in a manger. In John 1:14 says “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” the word used in Greek for dwelt is skeeno meaning to tent or encamp or dwell as God did in the tabernacle.

So the feasts all tie together and maybe Jesus was born in September during Tabernacles. But why is Christmas in December. Around the year 320 AD emperor Constantine became a Christian. The problem was most of the people were not Christian. At that time in the Roman Empire the biggest celebration of the people was called Saturnalia it was to celebrate the winter was half over. They put up evergreen trees a tradition they got from the Babylonians. Jeremiah chapter 10:1-4. Do not learn the way of the heathen, for one cuts a tree out of the forest. . . they decorate it with silver and gold. This came from a Pagan practice of worshiping false gods, and so does the Yule log, poinsettias, and holly. So if Jeremiah says don’t do it why do we? Well Emperor Constantine decided he could not change all the traditions because they were so ingrained, so instead he just redeemed it, He called it Christ’s Mass. He decided we will just say the symbols represent other things, and transform this pagan celebration into one about Jesus. So can God take something that is of pagan gods and make it something of value? Well of course, because God can take me and transform me so why not this stuff too? And the truth is He has done just that.
But it’s on the wrong day for Jesus Christ’s birth so what would be the point? Well if Christ was born on tabernacles which make sense then go back nine months and when would Jesus have been conceived? Well around December 25th. So on the darkest day of the year the light of the world came into the world, and ever since darkness has been pushed back or flees at it's presence. The first Hanukkah was started in 164 BC when the Maccabeean brothers took back the temple from an evil occupation (Seleucid Empire) that had defiled it. So once they took back the temple the menorah was lit but they did not have any more oil. In the menorah was only a one day supply of oil. But it would take eight days to make a new batch of the holy oil. The oil lasted eight days (a miracle). So why is Christmas on December 25th? The reason is because a Roman Emperor decided to make it corespond with a Pagan celibration of the winter solstice. Is there however a significance when it comes to Jesus Christ? I think so. The first Hanukkah was on 25th of Chislue. So on that day they lit the menorah and the temple had light and was restored and cleaned. The temple represents the body and oil is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. So I believe there is a good chance that Jesus was conceived on that day to fulfill that festival day, and received a body (temple) and was conceived by the Holy Spirit (a miracle) at this same time. And the light of the world was concieved.

So what does that have to do with us today? Well many of us are in a dark place in our lives. There is an area of our life that is dark and depressing, maybe something we are ashamed of. Maybe our body is defiled or occupied by something evil. Its dark and we know we should be joyful but we can’t get out of this dark place. There is no life in us you might say. We have a mess that needs cleaning in our life just like that temple that was a mess. No man can help us and this problem is too big too great it is beyond what a man can do. And you might say if I could just get out of this dark place maybe God could use me. But God loves to move into the darkest day to the places that are dark and closed up where no one has been (virgin territory). This secretive and closed off place in our lives.
So what happened to Mary in her dark and secret place where there was no life when God intervened? Mary said when told the news that she could be used by God “How can this be I don’t know a man” She thought nothing could be birthed in her dark and secret place without a man. But she then said “Be it unto me according to your will”. And something came to life in her. And that is all it takes for God to use us and birth something special in our lives out of the dark places of our lives. That’s all it takes for God to transform the darkness of our lives to light is simply to say “Be it according to your will”. You see Christmas is as much about conception as it is about birth.

Revelations 3:20 Jesus was talking to the church of Laodicea and He said, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” So if you want the light to come into your dark problem this Christmas open the door. Christmas is not just about what God did 200 years ago but what God wants to do today. He wants to birth something in you this Christmas season in your darkness and your problems. He wants to transform the dark to light. He wants to redeem what was lost.
Isaiah 9:2 says this of the coming Christ, “The people have walked in darkness have seen the light. Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined. And Isaiah 9:6, “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. . . . And His name shall be Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace”. So if you are in darkness and there has never been a darker day, and it is the middle of the winter so to speak, God wants to say this to you.
Isaiah 60:1-3 “Arise shine for thy light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness of the people. But the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.” So this Christmas remember that it is not the wrong day after all, in fact it all happened at just the right time. And this Christmas think of this conception of this light to the world and see what God can birth in you this Christmas out of your darkness.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Old And In The Way, 7-23-73

Here is yet another show featuring Jerry Garcia from the time period between 1973 and 1975. It's another fine soundboard recording of Old And In The Way. In 1973 Jerry played 26 Old And In The Way shows, along with 74 Grateful Dead shows, and 49 Garcia and Saunders shows. Around 150 shows in one year along with whatever time was spent in the studio producing the Wake Of The flood album. Jerry was also very productive during this time creating new songs. That alot of frequent flier miles. This is one of my favorite time periods of the Grateful Dead. I guess Jerry was trying to stay busy while dealing with the loss of his friend and band mate from the Grateful Dead, Pig Pen, who died at age 27 on 3-08-1973.

Old And In The Way
Boarding House
San Francisco, CA

Jerry Garcia banjo, vocals
John Kahn bass
David Grisman mandolin, vocals
Peter Rowan guitar, vocals
Vassar Clements fiddle

01 Cheyenne
02 Down Where The River Bends
03 Love Please Come Home
04 Midnight Moonlight
05 Fanny Hill
06 Hard Hearted
07 Lonesome LA Cowboy
08 Pig In A Pen
09 Panama Red
10 Wild Horses
11 The White Dove
12 Wicked Path Of Sin
13 Blue Mule
14 Orange Blossom Special
15 Old & In The Way Breakdown
16 On & On
17 Lonesome Fiddle Blues
18 The Fields Have Turned Brown
19 Muleskinner Blues
20 Catfish John
21 Land Of The Navajo
22 The Hobo Song

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Townes Van Zandt, 4-18-85

Townes Van Zandt is considered by many to be one of the great american song writers. Steve Earl once said he would stand on Bob Dylans coffee table in his boots and say that Townes Van Zandt is the greates american song writer. Well I don't know about that. I feel Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) has a little on Townes, but I get the point that Steve thinks Townes deserves a little attention. This is a nice example of Townes on NPR so it is good quality.
Townes Van Zandt
The Down Home – Johnson City, TN

1 NPR Intro
2 Intro
3 Dollar Bill Blues
4 Pancho and Lefty
5 Buckskin Stallion Blues
6 No Place To Fall
7 Talking Thunderbird Blues
8 Mr Gold & Mr Mud
9 If I Needed You
10 Snowing On Raton
11 To Live Is T Fly
12 Don’t You Take It Too Bad
13 Snake Mountain Blues
14 Rake
15 Fraternity Blues
16 Colorado Girl > Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues > Colorado Girl
17 Outro
18 NPR Outro

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Weather Report, two shows 4-01-76 and 6-28-78

Since I posted Joe Zawinul I guess I should post my two favorite Weather Report bootz. Zawinul's genius is a big part of what makes Weather Report so special. Both these shows also feature Jaco on bass. The first one was Jaco Pastorius' first show with the band

Weather Report
Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
Source: SBD

Joe Zawinul: Keyboards
Wayne Shorter: Saxophones
Jaco Pastorius: Bass
Alex Acuna: Drums

01 - Directions
02 - Scarlet Woman
03 - Elegant People > Continuum
04 - Come On, Come Over > Barbary Coast
05 - Dr. Honoris Causa
06 - Badia
07 - Black Market
08 - Piano Intro > Gibraltar

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=045X3KFQ Weather report, Ann Arbor.rar

Weather Report
Tokyo, Japan

01 - Elegant People
02 - Scarlet Woman
03 - Teen Town
04 - A Remark You Made
05 - Black Market
06 - Gibraltar
07 - Ponta de Areia Sophisticated Lady
08 - Birdland

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http://www.mediafire.com/?yyz4blh5nru5rhu Weather Report 1978.rar

Zawinul Syndicate, 1998

Josef Erich Zawinul died on September 11, 2007 at age 75. Joe Zawinul was an Austrian-American jazz keyboardist and composer. His first appearance of note was with saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, Zawinul went on to play with trumpeter Miles Davis, and to become one of the creators of what is called jazz fusion. Later, Zawinul co-founded the groups Weather Report and the world fusion music-oriented Zawinul Syndicate. Zawinul was named "Best Electric Keyboardist" 28 times by the readers of Down Beat magazine. This show is a good example of Zawinul Syndicate and the sound is great. I only wish I could find a good bootleg with Scott Henderson on guitar with this band from around the same time period. The dummer Kirk Covington went on to play with Scott Henderson in Tribal Tech, one of my favorite fusion bands (wish Henderson was more trade friendly).

Zawinul Syndicate
Ronnie Scott's
London, England
October 1998

BBC Recording - Excellent

01 Intro/Patriots
02 Lost Tribes
03 Indiscretions/Black Market
04 Gipsy
05 Waraya
06 As’ Trabajamos/Bimoya
07 Two Lines

Joe Zawinul - keyboards
Victor Bailey - bass
Gary Poulson - guitar
Manolo Badrena - percussion
Kirk Covington - drums

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http://www.mediafire.com/?j84py7xpippph9b Zawinul 98 mp3.rar

Branford Marsalis Quartet, December 1989

I just posted some Wynton Marsalis, so why not something from his brother Branford. Some of the same players as one of the Wynton posts and even the same location just a few years latter. As always Kenny Kirkland is great on piano. It has pretty nice sound but no information was given on it.

Branford Marsalis Quartet
Village Vanguard
New york, NY
dec 1989

Branford Marsalis – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Kenny Kirkland – piano
Robert Leslie Hurst III – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

Fantastic session from this fantastic quartet.

First set
1. Mr. J.C. – 10:26
2. Bass Interlude – 3:06
3. Dark Knight – 15:32
4. Drum Interlude – 5:36
5. Wrath of Tain – 11:04
6. Dienda – 8:53
7. Royal Garden Blues – 13:12
8. Ballad of Chet Kincaid – 3:40

Second set
1. No Back Stage Pass – 14:30
2. Steepian Faith – 12:07
3. Lon Jellis – 13:13
4. Revelations – 12:03
5. Mr. Steepee – 9:28
6. The Ballad of Chet Kincaid – 6:52

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http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UU9MNBGQ part one
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2C0DW4XF part two

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wynton Marsalis Quintet, 2-04-1983

This is a wonderful document of this classic quintet at one of the best clubs in the world.

Wynton Marsalis Quintet
Village Vanguard
New York, NY

Wynton Marsalis : Trumpet
Branford Marsalis : Tenor saxophone
Kenny Kirkland : Acoustic piano
Phil Bowler : Acoustic bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts : Drums

01 my ideal
02 twilight
03 ive never been in love
04 paraphernalia
05 hesitation/cut

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Wynton Marsalis and Friends, 11-13-2009

This is a show by Wynton Marsalis that was part of three Wynton Marsalis and Friends Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts in the Rose Theater, Sept. 28-30, featuring Wynton Marsalis and eight other musicians. The concerts were to celebrate Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Hot Sevens. As always Wynton gets it right when it comes to accurately preserving the art form. This is a very nice sounding show of some traditional jazz played by some great musicians of today. The piano player is a New Orleans native that is only 19 years old but plays like an old pro.

Wynton Marsalis and Friends
Rose Theater
New York, NY
FM Broadcast
Broadcast date: 2009-11-13

Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Hot Sevens were the occasion for three Jazz at Lincoln Center concerts in the Rose Theater, Sept. 28-30, featuring Wynton Marsalis and eight other musicians.

Wycliffe Gordon (trombone)
Victor Goines (clarinet)
Walter Blanding (tenor sax)
Wynton Marsalis (trumpet)
Jonathan Batiste (piano)
Don Vappie (banjo)
and more.

Announcer 2:50
Coronet Chop Suey 3:57
Potato Head Blues 4:35
Announcer 1:22
Jazz Lips 3:56
Weary Blues 4:04
Announcer 1:26
Ory's Creole Trombone 4:03
Melancholy 3:51
Announcer 0:13
Fireworks 4:06
Announcer 1:24
St. James Infirmary 6:15
Announcer 0:52
Heebie Jeebies 4:21
Announcer 0:22
Basin Street Blues 6:51
Voiceover Outro 1:11
Total Time: 55:48

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Louis Armstrong All Stars, 2-07-1959

This show is a great documentation of the legendary and very influential Louis Armstrong. This was recorded off the radio by someone in 2005 but it appears that it was broadcast on television originally. Nice sound for something this old. This is a nice piece of history and it will make you smile and tap your feet to be sure.

Louis Armstrong All Stars
Amsterdam Concertgebouw
7 February, 1959
FM broadcast

Louis Armstrong (trumpet)
Trummy Young (trombone)
Peanuts Hucko (clarinet)
Billy Kyle (piano)
Mort Herbert (bass)
Danny Barcelona (drums)

01 Announcements (1:01)
02 When It's Sleepy Time Down South (2:26)
03 Back Home Again In Indiana (4:23)
04 Basin Street Blues (7:56)
05 Tiger Rag (6:01)
06 Announcements (1:05)
07 Now You Has Jazz (5:01)
08 That Old Rugged Cross (3:35)
09 Sweet Georgia Brown (3:39)
10 Announcements (0:51)
11 Autumn Leaves (2:40)
12 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (4:07)
13 Kiss Of Fire (3:36)
14 I Cover The Waterfront (4:25)
15 Announcements (1:13)
16 Mack The Knife (3:28)

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party
There was a celebrity and he was world famous and he threw a birthday party. He sent out and invitation to every person that he knew. His birthday was significant because everyone knew the year he was born, and everyone knew it was his birthday.
When people came to the birthday celebration the celebrity gave the most fantastic gifts that the world had ever seen, gifts that he purchased at great expense. Strangely, very few of the guests brought gifts for the birthday boy. Instead they gave abundant amounts of gifts to each other, and expected the other guests to give them gifts in return. Many of the guests even denounced the significance of the celebrity’s birthday in the celebration. The guests partied and ate food and had a good time and then all went home. When the party was over the celebrity found that many of his gifts that he intended for his guests were left behind and unopened.
This is a strange story of a strange birthday party to be sure, a party where the person whose birthday it is gives the gifts. A party where the one that is to be celebrated appears to be forgotten by the guests as they all give gifts to each other. Well this is the story of Christmas.
Christmas is the birthday party of the most well known celebrity of all time. And everyone knows the year He was born. Time has been split in two by the event of His birth (BC and AD). Many of us today have a day where we have a big party to mark his birth and we give each other gifts but few of us give Jesus anything of much of value. Some of us even question the significance of His birth at all in relation to the Christmas celebration. A recent poll done in England showed that 49 percent of people polled said that Jesus has no significance at all when it comes to the Christmas celebration. At the same time Jesus has invited all of mankind to come to His party, and has offered a gift that He purchased at great expense, and it cannot be returned to the store for a refund. But many of us have left it at the party unopened in an insulting refusal of His kindness and generosity. The gift is eternal life, companionship with the creator of heaven and earth, and forgiveness of all the mistakes we have ever made. Jesus said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. It says whoever, and that means that everyone is invited to take this gift. The price that was paid for the gift was this. An eternal being of unimaginable stature, Jesus, came to earth and humbled Himself by becoming a human baby (completely dependent on his mother). Not born in a mansion or a castle or a five star resort or the finest hospital, but born in a place fit only for animals. Not born to a princess or a king but to an unassuming young girl with a carpenter for a husband. Born into the stigma of being conceived out of wedlock in a culture that frowned on it. And He lived a meek life as a carpenter’s son to then die a humiliating and painful death to buy this gift of everlasting life for all of us.
So what gifts should we bring to the party this year so that we don’t appear to be ungrateful guests at His birthday celebration? Nothing that we bring can come close to the gift he has already bought and paid for in our behalf. But on his wish list are two very simple things. The first one is that he wants us to just receive His gracious gift and wear it. Unlike the ugly tie, or the sweater that you sometimes get a Christmas that you never wear, Jesus has given you a gift that fits and should be worn with pride. The second thing that Jesus desires is to be available. Jesus just wants us to make ourselves available to be used by Him to birth something of value, just as Mary was available to be used by God to birth something of great value. All you have to do is say here I am Lord use me.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Derek Trucks Band with Warren Haynes, 12-19-1998

Here is the Derek Trucks Band with Warren Haynes as a guest. Derek is only 18 or 19 years old at the time and had not yet joined the Allman Brothers Band. Some pretty hot guitar work on this nice soundboard recording.

Derek Trucks Band
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
Be Here Now
Asheville, NC

1. Otto
2. Preachin' Blues
3. Kickin' Bach
4. Look-Ka PyPy
5. Yield Not
6. Bock To Bock
7. 555 Lake
8. Forty-Four >#
9. Good Morning Little School Girl 1#
10. Afro Blue %
11. Traveling South
12. Will The Circle Be Unbroken jam> Egg 15> drums> Egg 15

# Derek Trucks Band & Warren on guitar & vocals
% Derek Trucks Band & Warren on guitar

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Arizona Jones Christmas CD #3

This is the third Arizona Jones Christmas CD. Again it is a mix of various bootleg Christmas songs, mostly live but a few are studio cuts.

Arizona Jones Christmas
CD #3

01 Silent Night (acoustic instumental)
Dan Ottemiller and Craig Grahm,

02 White Christmas intro
03 White Christmas
04 Silent Night
Kitt/Katt Acoustic Project

05 Merry Christmas Baby
Charles Atkins

06 Christmas Cheer
Kate Gaffney

07 Blue Christmas
08 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Annie Bethancourt

09 Please Come Home For Christmas
10 Silent Night
11 Twas Night Before Christmas Rap
The Domestic Problems

12 No Room At The Inn
13 Greensleves
14 The First Noel
Bob Walkenhorst

15 Christmas Time Is Here Again
16 Santa Claus Is Back In Town
17 Christmas Curtains
18 O Holy Night
19 Silent Night
My Morning Jacket

20 Mean Mr. Grinch
21 Sugarplum Fairies
22 Frosty In Wonderland
Delta Nove

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Mr. Blotto Christmas

This one is a compilation of Christmas songs that was played as a radio broadcast. The Band is called Mr. Blotto, and they are a Chicago based jam band that plays lots of Grateful Dead covers.

Mr. Blotto
Snapping Apple Radio Show
Chicago, Illinois

FM Broadcast, SBD

Radio Broadcast Edited Collection from the 12-24-1997 WCBR, Snapping Apple Radio Show*, Sound Boards from Durty Nellies 12-25-2004#, Abbey Pub 12-19-2009% and more.

1 - XMas Is Here#
2 - Silver Bells*
3 - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer*
4 - Father Christmas*
5 - Felice Navidad > Let It Snow*
6 - Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire*
7 - Silent Night*
8 - Standing In The House*
9 - Hark The Heralds Angels Sing*
10- Intro > Trackalacka*
11 - Trackalacka*
12 - Little Drummer Boy*
13 - Intro > Any Kind Of Lover*
14 - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
15 - Winter Wonderland
16 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
17 - The Grinch Message
18 - The 12 Days Of Christmas
19 - Santa's A Hippy%


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 12-08-1991

It was nineteen years ago today that this show was played. Time sure goes by fast. This is a good soundboard of some great music.

Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
The Warfield Theater
San Francisco, CA

- Set 1 -
Shady Grove
Sitting In Limbo
Rosalie McFall
So What?
I Ain't Never Seen Nobody Like You
Thrill Is Gone
Dawg's Waltz
Oh The Wind And Rain

- Set 2 -
Red Rocking Chair
Trouble In Mind
Take Me Back
Walkin' Boss
Friend Of The Devil
Louis Collins
Grateful Dawg
Russian Lullaby
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Encore -

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Monday, December 6, 2010

The Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guest Dave Brubeck, 8-08-10

Today was Dave Brubeck's birthday. He turned 90 years old. He has been doing his thing since the 40s and has been a special part of the jazz history of the last 70 years. This show is just this year where he appeared with Winton Marsalis. Brubeck may have been 89 at the time of this recording but he can still play with some zest. Happy Birthday Dave!

The Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guest Dave Brubeck
Live at The Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Stage
Newport, Rhode Island USA
Radio broadcast, WBGO-FM, Newark, NJ USA.

01 - Intro (0:32)
02 - Doing Our Thing (14:50)
03 - Blues For Newport (6:23)
04 - These Foolish Things (8:33)
05 - Thank You (5:05)
06 - Take The A Train (6:36)
07 - Happy Birthday to Dave (2:04)
08 - The Razor Rim (20:54)

Total Running Time: 65:00

The Wynton Marsalis Quintet:
Wynton Marsalis - trumpet
Dan Nimmer - piano
Carlos Henriquez - bass
Ali Jackson - drums
Walter Blanding - tenor and soprano saxophones
Dave Brubeck - piano

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