Tuesday, February 6, 2018

014 - Playing In The Band

We've made it through January and the days are getting longer. Although the men in the top hats have disturbed the groundhogs, hibernation isn't quite over so we have a one-part episode this month. Here's hoping the hot jams warm your home.

This go round, I'm dusting off a mix that I assembled several years back that amounts to a fairly epic survey of the song Playing In The Band. In true Grateful Dead fashion, this jam covers a lot of ground and should not disappoint. The full breakdown of included clips is listed below.

We'll be back next month with a guest and a ton of music for you to dig upon. In the meantime, thanks for tuning in, please share this with your friends, and consider posting a review on the iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

013 - One-Off Venues: Set 2

It's cold outside but the jams are nice and hot on this episode. This here is part two of our survey of shows from one-time venues. Andy is back once more and we've a whole new batch of tracks and venues to discuss.

This being set two, things get a little more loose and a lot weirder-- Just the way I like them.

If you missed part one (episode 012) head over here and listen to that first. It won't make a whole lot of difference but some there's at least one call back in this ep that won't make any sense.

Thanks again to Andy, for coming on and bringing his wealth of knowledge along with his sense of humor.  And thanks to you, kind listeners, for checking out the show.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

012 - One-Off Venues: Set 1

Happy New Year! Here's hoping that your 2017 closed out well and 2018 is off to a good start. I know I'm hoping that we at the podcast, along with all of you, can take this one higher than the last.

With that in mind, we're kicking off 2018 with another visit from my good friend, Andy Barnes. Together we dug into a list of venues that the Grateful Dead only visited one time and we've assembled what I hope you'll find to be an entertaining listen.

We cover a fair big of ground in this set, from the 60's to the 80's, with some rock, blues, and jamming throughout. Once again, this will be a two-parter, continuing with Ep013 in two weeks. So spin this up and hunker down by the fire as we wait out the Winter together.

Thanks again to Andy, for coming on and bringing his wealth of knowledge along with his sense of humor.  And thanks to you, kind listeners, for checking out the show.

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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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