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My Favorite Grateful Dead Songs

I’ve enjoyed listening to music of the Grateful Dead for many years, though haven’t purchased a compact disk in a very long time. Here’s a list of some of my favorite songs (in order) from the CD’s which I own:

Grateful Dead | American Beauty (1970)

  • Ripple
  • Sugar Magnolia
  • Box of Rain

Grateful Dead | Europe ’72 (1972) – double CD set

  • He’s Gone
  • Cumberland Blues
  • China Cat Sunflower

AND

  • Tennessee Jed
  • Mr. Charlie
  • Truckin’

Grateful Dead | Skeletons From The Closet (1974)

  • Uncle John’s Band
  • St. Stephen
  • Friend of The Devil

Grateful Dead | In The Dark (1987)

  • West L.A. Fadeaway
  • Throwing Stones
  • Hell In A Bucket

Grateful Dead | Built To Last (1989)

  • Victim Or The Crime
  • Built To Last
  • Just A Little Light

Concerts

What A Long Strange Trip

A friend from Cleveland, Brian Daley, showed up at my apartment in Holland, Michigan during the summer of 1985, asking if I’d be interested in traveling to Wisconsin to hear the Grateful Dead perform. After gathering my backpack, we scoured the town in order to purchase the only remaining original Coca Cola – following the recent change in formula – and hit the road in his Honda Prelude.

Along the way, we must have bumped into nearly a dozen people on the road that Brian, a Deadhead, knew from various shows he’d attended. That seemed rather unlikely – what were the odds? – though, less so upon arrival at the venue.

We set up a tent on the edge of a farmer’s field near the concert grounds, purchased tickets and proceeded to the first show, on Friday night. It was an excellent concert, though it took quite a while to exit the amphitheater, afterwards; something was obstructing the door at the top of the hill.

Once finally outside, we saw that a large car – an Oldsmobile Delta 88, as I recall – had parked directly in front of the exit, crosswise. That car belonged to friends of ours – Bernie, Libby, Roger – from Holland, Michigan, who heard that we had gone and took a road trip to join us. Knowing that we might be difficult to locate, they decided to be as conspicuous as possible. Indeed!

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Groovy Guitar Pick

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Blended Buildings Guitar Case

Switch your style on this cool guitar case any time you want – with interchangeable faces! All printed faces are made in Redondo Beach, CA. Fits most standard size acoustic guitars. Extra-rugged 600D polyester shell. Wide padded backpack straps for extra comfort. Large and small back pockets are perfect for storing music, cables and accessories. Rock on!

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Vibrant Glass Sun Guitar Case

Your music is an expression of your personal take on life – shouldn’t your gear be as well? Get one bag to match your mood, or easily switch your style any time you want with another interchangeable face. This soft case design combines the protection of a thick padded interior with the portability of a gig bag. Made with a sturdy shell, this versatile guitar case is lined with a soft material to gently cradle your guitar.

Fits most standard size acoustic guitars. Extra-rugged 600D polyester shell. Wide padded backpack straps for extra comfort. Large and small back pockets perfect for storing music, cables and accessories. Rock on!

All printed faces are made in Redondo Beach, California.

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Abstract Pastels Pattern Guitar Case

This guitar case fits most standard size acoustic guitars and has a interchangeable face which can be switched to match your mood. It combines the protection of a thick padded interior with the portability of a gig bag. It has wide padded backpack straps for extra comfort, with large and small back pockets – perfect for storing music, cables and accessories. All printed faces are made in Redondo Beach, California. Rock on!

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Orange Diamonds Guitar Case

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Geometric Blues Pattern Acoustic Guitar Bag

This cool guitar case fits most standard size acoustic guitars. It features an extra-rugged 600D polyester shell with a 15mm dense inner padding on all sides. Wide padded backpack straps keep you comfortable while on the move, and it has both large and small back pockets which are perfect for storing music, cables and accessories. The front panel is interchangeable and may be easily switched – additional face panels are available. All printed faces are made in Redondo Beach, CA. Rock on!

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Music Cassette Tapes Collage iPhone Case

 

Enjoy this iPhone case, featuring a collage of old school cassette tapes by various musical bands. Extremely durable, shatterproof casing to protect your device. Available for many different phone models. Allows full access to all device ports. Long life, super-bright colors embedded directly into the case.

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My Favorite Steely Dan Songs

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a big fan of Steely Dan, an American jazz-rock band founded by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972. Owning several of their CD’s, I thought that I’d share a list of some of my favorite songs…