“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, August 1st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, July 31, 2022
I’ve seen thousands of reviews over the years, but this actually explains “A Deadhead”…
As a new fan of the Dead it was years before I realized the importance of the tears streaming down
the face of the girl beside me. She seemed to be having a religious experience. Now I know why”
Prior to tonight’s broadcast, a word…I am celebrating no less than three birthdays this
evening! We all know that 8/1 is Jerry’s birthday, but 8/1 just happens to be the birthday of
“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, born 8/1/05, now celebrating 17 years. And since YDT was the
first live show on WSLR, today is also the 17th birthday of WSLR, and we owe it all to you,
the listeners in the world-wide greater Sarasota listening area!
Zoo Amphitheatre , Oklahoma City, OK
August 1, 1982
Dan Healy’s Master Soundboard Cassettes >
Frank Streeter’s 1st generation 1/4 track Reels > Tim Dalton’s PCM
Mastered by Scott Clugston
“It was stinkin’ hot, Weir began the show in jeans, came out for the 2nd set in cut-offs“.
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Jack Straw
2 .They Love Each Other >
3. CC Rider
4 .Tennessee Jed
5. Me And My Uncle >
6. Big River
7. China Cat Sunflower >
8. I Know You Rider
Disc 2 – Set 2:
2. Playing In The Band >
3. Iko Iko > Playin’ noodle >
4. Lost Sailor >
5. Saint Of Circumstance >
6. Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Wheel >
3. Playing In The Band reprise >
4. Black Peter >
5. Around & Around >
6. Johnny B. Goode
7. U.S. Blues
The only review of this particular recording:
scorchingly hot. down front.
Reviews of other versions:
REVIEW: China>Rider and on
Up until China Cat this one’s a struggle. Just sounds like Jerry is struggling to get to his
comfort zone. But by the segue into Rider he has found it. The rest of the show from here is
REVIEW: I love the shows
I attended that are a bit off the beat and path. Had a great time here. man was it hot the sun
beating down on us. I remember during around & around a bunch of us beating the ground
dancing when we noticed red ants red ant hills. Man that was trippy when your tripping.
REVIEW: Jerry’s 40th Birthday
this show was more for the fact of his birthday. it was about 104 degrees that afternoon and
the band had it’s moments. there were many tapers at this show since they were letting
almost anything in.
REVIEW: One of my first tapes
I was given a tape of this show many years ago by my brother..to this date I’m still amazed
at the second set how they get from Playin’ to Iko and back again. Was visiting with my
sister and brother in law in Calif this last week (on the occasion of my mother’s funeral) and
turns out this was his first show..and one my first tapes..I never get tired of this one.
REVIEW: They let all the animals out!
Perhaps it was the partying from the night before that dulled this show a bit, in the midst of
a shiny bright summer tour, but as I recall it could very well have been the fact that the
show started early, in the dead of the Oklahoma heat – 107 degrees as I recall! The band, the
crowd, the animals…everyone was dehydrated and worn down from the summer heat. NO
shade to be found. That being said, the second set cooled things out a bit..Playing>IKO was
a nice open. The Lost/Saint seemed lost in this set as indecision seemed to rule the moment.
Then they came out of the drums with a really smooth “The Wheel”, one of my personal
favorites! The boys really tried to give it their level-best. A real neat idea, playing at the
City Zoo, but Okies are used to much tougher weather than Dead Heads is the way I see it.
Just ask Woodie Guthrie…
REVIEW: just stopped by cause i had to say
This Tennessee Jed is great. Even before the jam, Jerry is champing at the bit, just tossing
licks all over the place – in that way that only he could – quirky, odd, brilliant, emphatic.
REVIEW: Jerry’s Birthday
On the occassion of Jerry’s Birthday 2006 I thought I would remind folks about the sweet
birthday Jam of Playin > Iko in okc on his 40th. After the late night the night before the
boys seemed kind of tired and this show was nice but fairly mellow. The highlight is the
2nd set opener, Playin/Iko.This was a real nice smallish (6,000 ppl) outdoor venue that was
a favorite stop on the midwest summer tour in the 80’s, with tall trees all around the
perimeter and red mud beneath the grass. The boys seemed to like this place and played
great shows here all three visits in 81,82 and 85
REVIEW: lions and tigers and dancing bears….oh my
I remember this show as being one that everyone including the band was simply
exhausted….. Word was the band had not slept at all before this one as they started
celebrating jerrys bday at midnight the night b4……plus the long drives between the last few
shows….anyway 1st set was a disaster but they found a 2nd wind groove for the 2nd set
…good ol’ grateful dead…….. Happy bday jerry…..
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
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Remember, folks, to call the venue to see if they are indeed open in the
first place,and the event is going on as scheduled, and what protocols are in place.
Kettle Of Fish:
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Aug. 7th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Captain Curt’s, Wed., Aug. 3rd, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
1200 Old Stickney Point Rd., Sarasota, 349-3885
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Aug. 4th, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Pop’s Sunset Grill, Fri., Aug. 5th, 5:00 – 600 p.m.
112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, 488-3177
Pub 32 Irish Gastropub, Sat., Aug. 6th, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
8383 S. Tamiami Trail, 952-3070
Ship Of Fools:
The Mable Bar & Grill, Fri., Aug. 5th, 9:00 p.m. 12:00 a.m.
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 487-7373
Motorworks Brewing, Sun., Aug. 7th, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen, Sat., Aug. 6th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
1114 12th St. W., Bradenton, 243-3735
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Aug. 1st, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 2nd, Steve Paradis, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 3rd, Stretch, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 4th, River Road, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 5th, Jimmy Keith Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 6th, Bonfire Jam Band, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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