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“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, December 3rd, 7-9pm Eastern

Written by on Sunday, December 2, 2018

“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”

I was working in a large architectural/engineering firm in the Pan Am Building, with about thirty in
architecrture alone. You get used to having conversations with those with whom you’re working on a
project, and kind of tune out the rest.

I was working with David, the fellow behind me, on the PPG float-glass plant in Mount Zion, IL,
November 30, 1979, I hear this voice I recognize say, “You’d like my sister-in-law. She’s crazy too.” The
next day he gave me Terry’s phone number. Called that night and we(mostly me) talked for about two

I knew she and her dad had season tickets to the New York Rangers, and we had tickets for the Sunday
game, December 3rd. I asked if i could come around and visit between periods and she said, “Sure”. The
first time Terry and I actually met in person was at that game.

Fast forward to a few years ago: my son Thomas bought a Molson beer for the heck of it. This was when
they were printing sayings on the label. His label read, “My parents met because of hockey-I wouldn’t be
alive without it!”

Jerry Garcia “Comes A Time” compilation “I Saw Her Standing There”

Grateful Dead
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, CA

December 3, 1990
SBD -> Cassette Master (Maxell Metal Capsule/Dolby B)
All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller

Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Touch Of Grey
2. Feel Like A Stranger
3. West L.A. Fadeaway
4. Queen Jane Approximately
5. Ramble On Rose
6. Cassidy
7. Althea
8. Stander On The Mountain

Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. China Cat Sunflower >
2. I Know You Rider
3. Estimated Prophet >
4. Terrapin Station >
5. Drums >

Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
1. Space >
2. The Wheel >
3. I Need A Miracle >
4. Stella Blue >
5. Sugar Magnolia

6. The Weight

Apparently not all agree on the quality of this show, as is shown below. But the trading Compendium gave
it over a full page!
REVIEW: Sublime show, only U.S. Stander
Great shew. Vince up a little high in the mix for my liking the only minus.
Also the only stateside playing of “Stander” … its a shame they ditched it, it is a majestic song, and Jerry
was just beginning to turn the corner with it.

REVIEW: Just Prior To China Cat — Overnite Deliv’ry
Weir says, “How ’bout them Niners?” All in all, highly adequately enjoyable evening of fine recording
technique. This representation is harmonically sound. The band mailed it in, yet the mail was well
dispatched. Overnight delivery. Personally like Bruce and Vince, both singing and playing, on this
performance. They are nicely prominent in the mix. Gives Jerry room to launch chords lustrous. Could have
easily attended this show but was too lazy. Now glad I wasn’t there, ‘cuz, hear am i. Sometimes I think Dan
Healy was funking with the P.A. feed. There is an inexplicable in and out of the sound in certain portions of
the first set.

REVIEW: Misleading setlist.
As I looked upon the setlist of this show (first set in particular) I figured it couldn’t miss. How wrong I was.
This show is painful to listen to. The boys sound like they are there to fulfill an obligation and collect a
paycheck and nothing more. This one-star shows gets two from me, just for “Stander”. It speaks volumes
when a Hornsby song is the one and only highlight of a show. This is 156 minutes of my life I will never
get back…

I had just completed the entire Europe 90’ Tour,and was too broke to go to these shows.I look at this period
of the Grateful Dead as the “wounded gull” years.A little bit off in flight,but still able to SOAR.Thank you
again Charlie Miller!

REVIEW: My First Post-Mydland Show
This was my first show post Mydland. My last show with Mydland was the summer before on 6/16/90 (the
year I graduated high school), in which the band decided to put out View From The Vault III of that show.
Not a bad show to see Mydland for the last time. One of the best China Dolls I’ve ever heard, even beats
many 70’s version with that sweet solo (the version I will have played at my funeral memorial). My first
time seeing Hornsby on grand piano. I was not dissapionted. I really missed the interplay between Jerry and
Bruce during that last “golden era” of Dead shows. After the Halloween 1991 Oakland show with Kesey
and Santana (I was there ), I believe it marked the beginning for the gradual decline of the Grateful Dead.
Anyhow, this show is worth a listen. Not the best, but above average. I personally enjoyed the jams in Feel
Like A Stranger…


“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…

Florida Mountain Boys:
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, Fri., Dec. 7th, 7:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Linger Lodge, Dec. Dec 8th, 7:00 p.m.
7205 85th St. Ct. East, Bradenton, 755-2757

Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Dec. 5th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarthasota, 346-5443

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Dec. 6th, 6:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Motorworks Brewing, Fri., Dec. 7th, 7:00 p.m.
1014 9th St. W., Bradenton, 896-9892

Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Sat., Dec 8th, 7:00 p.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232

Stottlelmyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Dec. 9th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969

Ship Of Fools:
Darwin’s On 4th, Sat., Dec 8th, 7:00 p.
1525 4th Street, Sarasota, 343-2165

The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Dec. 4th, Sam Woolf, American Idol Finalist, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 5th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec 6th, Chris O’Leary, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 7th, Ray Fuller & The BluesRockers, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 8th, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 9th, Truality gospel brunch, 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Dec. 3rd, Open Mic
Tues., Dec. 4th, Lavon
Wed., Dec. 5th, Frankie Lombardi
Thurs., Dec. 6th, Heather Downie
Fri., Dec. 7th, Florida Mountain Boys
Sat., Dec. 8th Troublemakers
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358

Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sailing Squadron concert is a special date, Dec. 17th, the “Holiday Of Song” with Bill Schustik. The will be no open mic.

Open mic at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8:30

1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy. 388-2355
For all information regarding the Sarasota Folk Club, go to their website: