Tuesday, December 5, 2017

011 - Ghosts of New Years' Past


It's December and, on top of the various religious holidays ahead, we close out and usher in a new and hopefully better year. Once upon a time, in Grateful Dead land, the eve of the new year was celebrated with a festive concert appearance, perhaps even a run of concerts. Sometimes, spectacle would accompany the strike of midnight but really, the Grateful Dead is all the spectacle we Deadheads need.

This month we take a look at a few of those New Year's Eve performances and play some choice cuts to help you close out your year. We've got the Rock & Roll, Blues, and, my personal favorite genre, Face-Melting Jams.

So, polish off the egg nog and break into the bubbly, cos we're gonna party like it's 1969.

Pardon as I take a moment to send a shoutout to my new friends, Aaron, Mel, & Apple over at the No Simple Road podcast. I had a great time chatting with them and think that you will enjoy them as well. My episode can be found here.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

010 - More with Jesse Jarnow & '67 Dead

We're going bi-weekly in November with our interview with author, Jesse Jarnow. In episode 009 (Listen HERE) we talked about Jesse's background as a Dead Head and writer and how the two streams combined. Then we began tearing into a survey of the recorded history of 1967 Grateful Dead.

That's where our conversation picks up this time. There's a fair bit of music left to discuss so we get right on into it.

It was a pleasure chatting with Jesse and whipping this show together with him so I hope you all enjoy it. I strongly encourage you to check out his books: Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo And The Rise Of Indie Rock (amazon) and Heads: A Biography Of Psychedelic America (amazon).

You can also check out Jesse Jarnow on Twitter @bourgwick and @headsnews as well as on his website, jessejarnow.com.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

009 - Jesse Jarnow & 1967

This go ‘round we have a special guest joining the Brokedown Podcast: author, Deadhead, and WFMU DJ, Jesse Jarnow. In this episode we learn a bit about Jesse’s personal history as a Deadhead, his path to becoming a guy tapped by the Grateful Dead to write liner notes for some of their recent archival releases, and his books: Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo And The Rise Of Indie Rock (amazon) and Heads: A Biography Of Psychedelic America (amazon).

Then we dive into the archives and talk about the Grateful Dead in 1967. A formative year that, due to a spotty tape record, is somewhat mysterious. We break down all of the know live tapes including a few of the mislabeled ones that are out there.
The episode ran long so we've broken it into two parts, the latter will be out in two weeks.

In the meantime, you can check out Jesse Jarnow on Twitter @bourgwick and @headsnews as well as on his website, jessejarnow.com



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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

008 - October '89

October of 1989 was a good month for The Grateful Dead, and for Deadheads on the East coast. After a three-night stint at Shoreline Amphitheater, the band came out to Hampton, Virginia to play a pair of shows that would soon be legendary. Billed at "Formerly The Warlocks" the band served up outstanding performances and much coveted bustouts of "Dark Star", "Help On The Way > Slipknot!" and the first "Attics Of My Life" since 1972. They went on to tour up and down the coast for the remainder of the month wrapping in Miami just five days before the release of their new album, Built To Last.

This month on the Brokedown Podcast we take a look at October of '89 and play for you choice cuts from the unreleased portions of the tour. So kick back and watch the leaves shed their green as the air turns crisp all around. It's time for some Fall Tour Grateful Dead.

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As always, Thank you for listening.


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

007- September '72

The kids are back to school and we're making a study of one of the finest months in Grateful Dead history: September 1972. This time around we also have our first ever guest, Andy, bringing his knowledge and enthusiasm to the show.

The music on this episode ranges wildly and the conversation does too. We hope you enjoy it and hope you feel free to offer feedback on this change in the show.

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As always, Thank you for listening.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

006 - Happy Birthday, Jerry

August marks Jerry Garcia's 75th birthday and so, we're celebrating.

This month we've put together to mixed sets of music spanning the 60's, 70's, and the 80's. Tracks run from acoustic to very electric and all points in between. So open up the windows and crank the speakers. Light a candle and crack a smile because Jerry's Birthday is a time to celebrate, not mourn.

We hope you enjoy this little sampler of the treasures Jerry and the Grateful Dead gave to us over the years.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

005 - Grateful Americana

This month on the Brokedown Podcast we take a look at the Grateful Dead's lyrical Americana. More an overview than a deep-dive, we're going to cover a fair bit of ground like a freight with a good signal and a head of steam. We're covering all four decades of Grateful Dead this time.

It's no question that the Grateful Dead are, musically, a potent amalgam of American musical styles. Bluegrass, jazz, rock, R&B, folk, country, and avant garde composition mesh into a tantalizing stew. Lyrically, the band tells stories that cover the gamut of American walks of life and even paint a romantic mythology blending old west, deep south, appalachian, and maritime themes with modern road songs.

This, along with some jamming, is what we set out to explore over these two sets of great live music. Naturally you'll get some discussion before and after each. The playlist will be posted after the jump to protect you from spoilers. So fire this up along with the backyard barbecue and have yourself a real good time.

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As always, Thank you for listening.

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