“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, February 12th, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, February 11, 2018
“There Is NOTHING like a Grateful Dead concert!”
The Fabulous Forum (the Great Western Forum to the non-locals)
February 12, 1989
Sean Weber Small rig, Schoeps cmc?? (cardioid caps on mic bodies)
ORTF -> Oade pre (m118?) > Sony F1/Beta rig, line out >
Sony TC-D5M analog cassette master by MF. From FOB/DFC. Mics at 6’5″
The other mics were Neumann km84’s, ortf > Neu. p48v > Sony TC-D5M @ 6’4″
Nine recordings reside in the Archive, yet there are almost no reviews. Again, seems to be very under-listened to.
Nice to hear the “guests”, too!
Set 1 – Disc 1:
1. Cold Rain And Snow
2. Hell In A Bucket
3. Row Jimmy
4. Beat It On Down The Line >
5. Promised Land
6. West L. A. Fadeaway
7. How Long Blues *
8. Gimme Some Lovin’ * [end set one]
9. Garcia/Weir interview KLOS Rockline re: these shows.
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. Iko Iko **
2. Monkey And The Engineer **
3. Alabama Getaway **
4. Dire Wolf **
5. Cassidy **
6. Stuck Inside Of Mobile (With The Memphis BluesAgain) ** >
7. Drumz *** >
8. Space > The Other One
Disc 3 – Set 2 cont’d.:
9. Stella Blue >
10. Foolish Heart
11. Not Fade Away **
12. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door**
* with Spencer Davis
** with Bob Dylan
*** with Kodo drummer
last “How Long Blues”: 8/19/70
last “Monkey And The Engineer”: 10/16/81
REVIEW: Great Show
I have yet to listen back to this show but I remember it being incredible! This whole Forum run was great in my
memory. Dylan sits in from Monkey through Memphis.
REVIEW: A Smile at the end of every line!
Jerry’s and Bobby’s singing in this show is outstanding. The Iko is one for any collection. Jerry muffs Alabama a
little, and makes up for it with some nice playing and a second set DIre Wolf. Bobby sings Memphis Blues right up
to the “two cures” and he refuses to address the mic; Dylan moseys up a second or two late, and takes over the rest
of the song. Great Foolish Heart, and Dylan’s back for the Knockin’. The boys were most happy to be there, and
you can hear it ring thru!
REVIEW: Stuck Inside of Mobile!
Dylan’s vocal particiaption on the Mobile makes this worth the download – even with the erratic and off-beat
drumming of Hart throughout most of the show – and the interestingly placed, but totally botched Foolish Heart to
close the show. 3 stars. 1 for the Monkey and the Engineer and 2 for the Mobile – rest of the show unremarkable.
REVIEW: melt down
parts of my brain are still trapped in the second set of this show, it was quite the jammer, the liquid was good too,
REVIEW: weirdest guest appearance ever
While I truly love Bob Dylan, this has to be one of the most useless guest appearances ever. But hey, it sparked a
wacky setlist so what the hell.
REVIEW: Drunk Dylan
Dylan, who was reportedly very drunk, makes an appearance but contributed little at first though he did seem to be
calling the setlist. Bobby was trying to get him to sing on Memphis Blues and had to pretend that he forgot the
lyrics in order to get Dylan to step up. Dylan did sing on the encore too and a nice reprise of Not Fade Away with
Jerry adding licks in between the chants of the crowd. Very interesting show to be at. Good second set and good
songs with Spencer David too.
REVIEW: Dylan in the band
A little history; Dylan wasn’t “drunk”, he was obviously having a lot of fun “playing in the band.” When he
rehearsed with The Dead prior to the 1987 stadium tour he had rehearsed many Grateful Dead songs where he just
played along and in fact made statements that all he wanted to do was play with the Grateful Dead and maybe play
a couple of his songs during a show. That is what he did at this show…He was having fun and it wasn’t until Bobby
went “up” on the words to Memphis that Dylan really joined in. Being in the moat in front of the stage for this was
very interesting because you could see very clearly that the other band members had no idea what Dylan wanted to
REVIEW: Great Show!
I recall rumors saturating the lot about guest appearances….Dylan, Stephen Stills… there was so much rampant
speculation, and rumors on the lot were unfounded 75% of the time. Needless to say, we were all pleasantly
surprised when “Monkey & the Engineer” emerged for the first time in 17 years! I have no idea if they ever played
it again, since I stopped touring at the end of ’90.
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
Kettle Of Fish:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Feb. 14th, 7:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Marina Jack’s Patio Bar, Thurs., Feb. 15th, 5:00 p.m.
2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota, 365-4232
The Blue Rooster, Fri., Feb. 16th, 8:00 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
Stottlelmeyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Feb. 18th, 3:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Ober Rivers and His D.U.I.s:
Caddy’s At The Pointe, Sun., Feb. 18th, 4:30 p.m.
801 Riverside Dr. E., Bradenton, 708-3777
Schmitz Brothers Band:
JDub’s Brewing Company, Fri., Feb. 16th, 6:00 p.m.
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, 955-2739
Big Top Brewing Company, Sat., Feb. 17th, 7:00 p.m.
6111 Porter Way, Sarasota, 371-2939
Ship Of Fools:
Sarasota Sky Bar & Club, Sat., Feb. 17th, 9:00 p.m.
1927 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 210-3274
The Blue Rooster:
Mon., Feb. 12th, Nikki Halley, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 13th, Danny Brooks and Lil’ Miss Debi, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 14th, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 15th, BC and The Gang, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 16th, Kettle Of Fish, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 17th, Brad Vickers and His Vestapolitans, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 18th, Truality gospel brunch, 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe: (all shows start at 7:00 p.m.)
Mon., Feb. 12th, Open Mic with Rick Alvis
Tues., Feb. 13th, Stretch-N-Fritz
Wed., Feb. 14th, Fancy Larry & The Plain Jaynes
Thurs., Feb. 15th, Ted Stevens & The Doo-Shots
Fri., Feb. 16th, Sundogs
Sat., Feb. 17th, Mumbo Jumbohe
987 South Packinghouse Road, 371-9358
Sarasota Folk Club:
This month’s Sarasota Sailing Squadron concert is Mon., Feb. 26th, Greg O’Haver.
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: