Grateful Dead & Friends playlist for 02/27/2010

Program name: 
Grateful Dead & Friends
Air date: 
Van MorrisonInto The MysticKSAN S.F.09-05-71
Grateful DeadFillmore West, San Francisco02-27-69Sbd.
Mountains Of The Moon >
Dark Star!!!
Henry J. Kaiser Oakland02-05-89 set 1Healy Matrix Sbd.
Touch Of Gray >
Feel Like A Stranger >
Franklin's Tower >
Little Red Rooster
We Can Run (Debut)
Desolation Row >
Don't Ease Me In
Start of set 2
Cold Rain And Snow

Greetings Fellow Space Travelers!

Well, Here we are at the end of February!  My Oh My how time flies! We began this busy broadcast period with a cut dedicated to the late Doug Pete, who was a real fan of the song "Into The Mystic". In his honor, we aired the cut from a KSAN fm broadcast from 09-05-71 featuring no other than Van Morrison.  Introducing "Van The Man" was Tom Donahue. After that, we celebrated the 41st anniversary of the Ultimate Dark Star recorded on 02-27-69 at the Fillmore West. This is the Dark Star that all Dark Stars are compared to. This steller recording was circulated long before the release of the box set documenting the famous 1969 Fillmore West Run, and still stands tall to this day.The segment began with a beautiful Mountains Of The Moon, and glided effortlessly into the familiar notes of Dark Star that most deadheads recognize in the form of the album "Live Dead".  Tom (Chiles) and I felt privilaged to be able to once again bring this wonderful version of Dark Star to our listeners, especially since it is the anniversary of the performance. Grateful Dead just doesn't get any better than this!!! Next up, we ventured back to the year 1989 to relive a Henry J. Kaiser show recorded on 02-05-89. This recording really reflects the "funky" atmosphere of the Kaiser (formerely known as The Oakland Auditorium). The band truly feels right at home here in front of a "hometown audience",  and that comes through the music as well! This show features the breakout of two new songs. In the first set "We Can Run" had it's debut, and in the second set, "Standing on the moon" made it's first appearance. Many listeners called in to comment that "We Can Run" was the worst that they had ever heard. My guess is that the song was so brand new that it had not even been played more than maybe two times. One of the legendary aspects of Grateful Dead is the fact that they were not afraid to try out very new songs in front of thousands of people. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not! After a "Memphis Blues" tease, Weir played a very nice version of "Desolation Row" that really made me forget all about  the sloppy reading of "We Can Run". This recording was downloaded from and was our Download Of The Week. I would like to remind all of you that we will have our 12 hour Grateful Dead Marathon on May 1st, and it will once again be a "Listener Request" fueled event. Submit your request by April 1st.  to . We look forward to hearing your requests, and "show stories"!  See you next month!


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