This is the one year anniversary of the Daily Dose of the Dead and for post 365 of live dead this is the appropriately named The Music Never Stopped from the Worcester Centrum on October 21, 1983.
Aside from Bobby forgetting some of the lyrics this is an excellent version of this song and it was a great show opener which had myself and everyone else in good ‘ol Worcester dancin.
This is a really great show and Brent’s 31st birthday. One of the better Scarlet > Fires of the 1980’s.
1: Music, Loser, C. C. Rider, Cumberland, Cassidy, Ramble On, Esau, Big RxR Blues> Promised
2: Scarlet> Fire, Uncle John> Playin> Drumz> Truckin> Wharf Rat> Miracle> Touch E: Johnny B. Goode
Hope you all enjoy the music….
"There’s a band out on the highway, they’re high-stepping into town. It’s a rainbow full of sound, it’s fireworks, calliopes and clowns. Everybody’s dancing…”
The Desert Palace in A Link Between Worlds is maybe my favorite Zelda dungeon ever.
I was a weird kid - pale and pudgy, wearing sweatsuits of various colors (thanks mom), always making strange noises and talking to myself in the mirror, both by myself and in the company of my action figures.
During these - lets call them “formative years” - I was sitting in Keyboarding…
Reflections from a Hayao Miyazaki fan after hearing of his retirement.
While the news of Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement isn’t necessarily that surprising, hearing it officially reported at the Venice Film Festival has certainly had a heavy impact on me. This post isn’t really an analysis of that impact, perhaps I’ll write that later. This post is mostly a personal reflection on and chronicling of the presence Miyazaki’s films have had in my life. There is nothing really deep or critical here, just a simple recounting of events, more or less.
Hayao Miyazaki is my favorite film director of all time. The first time I ever saw any of his films was pretty late in his career. In 2007 at a freshman film class I was shown Mononoke-Hime (Princess Mononoke). After the class ended I went to the now defunct Kim’s Video on St. Marks and bought the film and watched it again that night. I had never really watched any foreign animation up to this point and as someone who never really loved Pixar, the style and tone of this amazingly beautiful, hand-drawn film made for adults just blew my mind.
Reposting this amidst new “Studio Ghibli is closing” news/rumors.
BONUS JULY INTERVIEW
Normally I keep a very strict no-hatelinking policy on the internet. Life is too short, there is too much suffering, and a desire to foment hate and anger is exactly the reason people post terrible things on the internet in the first place.
However. I really wanted to use a…
Ready for the next two-fer? This is the St. Stephen from the Stephen > Eleven combo from Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA on July 7, 1969.
This Stephen is not the best they ever did or the best quality recording but I love it because it is raw, loud and even a bit distorted which fits the song perfectly.
Pictured in today’s post is the St. Stephen Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. My son Rob is there for a few weeks and visited the church and its catacombs where the walls are made out of human skulls and bones.
"Wishing well with a golden bell. Bucket hanging clear to hell. Hell half way twixt now and then, Stephen fill it up and lower down, and lower down again.”
For today’s Daily Dose of the Dead I revert back to my Sunday Sermon days. This is Samson & Delilah from the Beacon Theatre in NYC on June 15, 1976.
Samson is a traditional blues song first sung by Blind Willie Johnson before it was popularized by Davis. The song was also known as “If I Had My Way”.
Check out this Reverend Gary Davis performance of the original arrangement of the song.
I can’t leave today’s post without a shout-out to my kids on this father’s day. I am super lucky to have two amazing kids who have made my life so great. I lost my dad at 9 years old and swore I would dedicate my life to making my kids happy every day I shared with them and I hope I have fulfilled that goal. They have now both graduated college and both now live in NYC where I moved this year. What a dream to be able to see them still on a weekly basis at least. One of my favorite days of the year!
Enjoy your day with your father or the memories you have of shared of times together.
Hey it’s father’s day so of course I’m going to reblog my dad. As you can see in his post, my dad is a hero who dedicates his life to me and my sister.
On top of that, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate my dad on very recently completing his goal of blogging about a live Grateful Dead performance of every single song recently. His blog is incredible and he definitely deserves to have surpassed me in terms of followers. Go check it out.