“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, August 26th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, August 25, 2019
“It is said that, if you lined up all those who have ever been to a Grateful Dead concert head-to-toe, the line would stretch around the moon, and about halfway back. And nobody would complain!”
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
August 26th, 1983
2 Sennheiser 421 microphones > Sony TC-D5M – AUDMC
Recorded by “Da Weez” – The Weasel
Transferred and mastered to .wav files by D5scott
Set 1 – Disc 1:
- Bertha >
- Promised Land
- Me & My Uncle >
- Big River
- West L.A. Fade Away
- Minglewood Blues
- Loser >
- Let It Grow
Set 2 – Disc 2:
- Scarlet Begonias >
- Fire On The Mountain
- Man Smart, Woman Smarter
- He’s Gone >
- Drums >
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
- Space >
- Truckin’ >
- Wang Dang Doodle > **
- Stella Blue >
- Sugar Magnolia
- U.S. Blues
** first time played
From this recording:
REVIEW: Good sound
The quality improves as the show goes along. Also around the 5 minute mark of space they seem to hit the
Spoonful Wangdang Doodle theme for a second or 2 then back to space and the intro to Truckin’ Bob messes up
the begining but hey they do that often.Its what makes them the best band EVER Qualitys good enough for me
to download and burn onto Cd for the car. I like it decided to listen to this show starting at 5:30 am today
Not bad, and not a bad recording, though a bit boomy.
REVIEW: Better than all that
First of all this pull is not boomy at all, its quite in your face. Your bedroom is boomy maybe? And this show is
not the closing of Winterland but the Scarlet>Fire is WAAAY better than marginally inspired.
From other recordings:
REVIEW: MAJOR improvement
Thank you for your work getting this one up here along with your other recordings. I love this tour because it
seemed was for tour heads only. Now that’s just my view many years later.4 stars because this sounds very very
nice to my ears. Its the 1st version to bring back all the memories reading your tour notes.
REVIEW: Fantastic Bertha
Just check out Phil on bertha he throws out the booming bash towards the end Plus can hear cymbals on this
one.The security at this show was rather tough on us they were thrown out head’s for dancing in my section of
the floor. Only a short way into this but I like it. 4 stars because I hope others check it out asap
REVIEW: Jerome is ripping it up
in my room right now on LET IT GROW;my mind went to me maybe falling down from dizziness if I SPUN
right now the way I used to SPIN in my youth.
Well, yeah, ’cause I was tripping. 🙂 This was the only show out of 84 I saw that I ever tripped at. I think I
peaked a little early, at the end of the first set. It was kind of cool, though, during Let it Grow the backline amps
and the drums appeared to me to spell out the words “Dead” (above, mostly the drums) and “Grateful” like they
were ABC blocks. I was at the back of the floor and stood on my folding metal chair for most if not all of the
show. There were a bunch (6? 10?) of mic stands way front of board and way up high, it’s hard to believe this
recording is from one of those rigs. I have an unknown gen cassette of a partial 2nd set starting with Fire that
sounds really good.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Experimental Farm Road:
5 O’Clock Club, Fri., Aug. 30th, 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
1930 Hillview St., Sarasota, 366-5555
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Aug. 28th 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Aug. 29th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill, Fri., Aug. 30th, 6:00 p.m.
5253 Ocean Boulevard, Sarasota, 349-4759
Motorworks Brewing, Sat., Aug. 31st, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892
Michael Miller – The Grateful Dude:
Freckled Fin, Tues., Aug. 27th, 7:30 p.m.
101 Bridge Street Bradenton Beach, 251-3930
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Eagles Aerie #3482 Nokomis, Fri., Aug. 30th, 7:00 p.m.
621 Colonia Ln. E., Nokomis, 484-4701
Ship Of Fools:
Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Sept. 1st, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.,
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Aug. 27th, Lauren Mitchell with Bill Buchman, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 28th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 29th, Paul Duffy/Syd Wingfield Band with Mark Serio, Steve Camilleri & Burt Engelsman, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 30th, Jose’ Ramirez, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 31st, Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 1st, Truality gospel brunch, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (new times! Tues., Wed, Thurs., 6 p.m.; Mon, Wed., Sat., 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Aug. 19th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 27th, “Taco Tuesday” 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 28th, Rick Miller, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 29th, Bitter Kreek, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 30th, KoKo Menage, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 31st, Ron Kraemer, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Auig. 26th, Joe Richter/James Hawkins – “Sarasota History with Songs”, with no open mic.
Next month’s Sarasota Folk Club’s Fogartyville concert is Mon., Sept. 30th, Dean Johanesen and The 24 Hour Men
Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: