I’ve been doing ‘Friday Jams’ for a while now. I really enjoy finding live songs that I enjoy, and I always look forward to sharing with you readers. I’m a huge fan of live music, as are most of you, and I’ve recently come to a crossroads.
Here’s the thing: Live music is best played as a show. Today, I’m starting a new series called ‘Tapers’, in honor of the the folks who started it right: the members of the Tapers Pit at Dead shows:
These folks were animals. Not only did they love the Grateful Dead, but they took the time to record the shows and share with legions of fans. It was a much different time back then, as the only means to share live music were physically mailing tapes. I had a few, and loved them. They were some of my most cherished possessions. There were (and still are) some massive collections. From my buddies at Pesca Muerta:
The new Tapers series is going to celebrate live music in it’s truest form: a show. And they won’t all be Dead shows, as there are some great concerts that I’m really looking forward to sharing. I hope these shows make your day, as I’ll be listening to it this morning.
To kick it off, we’re going with an AWESOME show from the Grateful Dead: 6/21/89 from the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California:
Touch of Grey
Ramble On Rose
Box of Rain
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Hell in a Bucket
Ship of Fools
Eyes Of The World
Turn On Your Lovelight
E: Brokedown Palace
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