“Yesterday’s Dead Today”, Monday, February 21st, 7-9pm Eastern
Written by Mark Binder on Sunday, February 20, 2022
“They’re not the best at what they do…
they are the ONLY ONES who do what they do!”
Before my show tonight, a short tribute to, and memory of, Mindy
Simmons, greater Sarasota area singer/songwriter and major supporter
of “the people”, who passed away this past Friday.
You probably have heard much of Mindy’s repertoire over the past
few days, but I daresay none like this…While Mindy was a major
folk/americana artist, she did a magnificent stage tribute to Peggy
Lee. In all the times I met Mindy over the past four decades, she was
always “Mindy”…BUT, when she walked out on stage, it was very
spooky…she became Peggy!
Remembering Mindy as Peggy, I have maybe the only song she sang
that is “allowed” on my Grateful Dead show, because Bobby
performed it many times:
Fever…..Mindy Simmons…..December 8, 2013, Fogartyville
And now, for tonight’s broadcast:
Port Chester, NY
February 21, 1971
Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace
Crouch and Tim Deibert.
7″ two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES (beta)
Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for
Transfer and mastering by C.Ladner.
1. I can’t believe nothing of this has been released.
2. Thought I would leave you all the info that usually comes down the
pike, especially regarding such superb recordings as Betty’s…
Scroll down to read “Where’s Mickey Hart”…
And for an article on “What Became Of The Betty Boards”(WBOTB),
Disc 1 – Set 1:
1. Cold Rain And Snow
2. Me And Bobby McGee
3. “Where’s Mickey Hart?” >
5. Easy Wind
6. Playing In The Band
8. Me And My Uncle
9. Ripple, take 1
11. Next Time You See Me
12. Sugar Magnolia
13. Greatest Story Ever Told >
14. Johnny B. Goode
Disc 2 – Set 2:
1. China Cat Sunflower >
2. I Know You Rider
3. Bird Song
4. Cumberland Blues
5. I’m A King Bee
6. Beat It On Down The Line
7. Wharf Rat
Disc 3 – Set 2(cont’d.):
2. Casey Jones
3. Good Lovin’ >
4. Drums >
5. Good Lovin’ >
6. Uncle John’s Band
REVIEW: A brilliand resurrection of a beautiful show!
Thanks, Chris, or trailmix, or whoever…this is just the dandiest treat!
A real treat and fantastic quality. Forever intact and clear. Thanks for
all the hard work for this gem.
REVIEW: “Where’s Mickey Hart?”
This is a grate show in spite of Mickeys absence.
Embarassing mix up in Easy Wind. Ron gets lost, and the rest of the
band temporarily follows him
REVIEW: Sets Lag in the Middle
Overall a solid performance from an above-average run. First set
starts out strong through Easy Wind, then seems to lose steam until
the closing GSET > JBG. Nothing too special in between. Same goes
for the second set. Good China/Rider and Bird Song to start, then
about average until the concluding Good Lovin’ which is high energy
and tight. Great sound, but there are better shows from this run.
REVIEW: Better than the night before
Better because Bill K seems to me to be settling into being the only
GD drummer and getting his head around the newer numbers. Overall
its a really nice performance, the band are getting down and learning
their new material, concentrating on the songs in this case, and not as
much on the jams. The result is a well played and emotional concert.
It’s not exactly perfect, and it wouldn’t be a Grateful Dead concert if it
was, but it’s damn good. Easy Wind for example is funky and
sublime. Some of the other stuff is hit or miss but I like the garage
band on steroids sound of it.
REVIEW: I have got no chance of losing this time…
Pretty good show. The Dead are learning the new tunes and adjusting
to life with one drummer. I really dig the Loser. You can really hear
Billy slamming the drums. There are 27 songs here and only Wharf
Rat and Good Lovin clock in over 10 minutes. In a way it is like
getting 2 first sets! Easy Wind- I actually like the changes of direction
inside this Easy Wind plus you got Pigpen playing Harmonica.
REVIEW: Workingman’s Dead
Bobby’s performance really rings true and its a good chance to capture
all that drive behind the band. His playing inspired me when I was a
young player just strumming chords until I learned how to put a riff
“Where’s Mickey?” from Wikipedia:
“He left by mutual agreement in February 1971, extricating
himself after his father (who briefly managed the group) embezzled
$70,000 from the band. In his 2015 memoir, Kreutzmann
divulged that Hart’s use of heroin and other “dark drugs” had
accelerated in the wake of the embezzlement and impacted his
contributions to the group, also contributing to his departure:
“Mickey wasn’t able to play at the level he was capable of and it
was beginning to affect our performances. He was getting really
spacey and just getting so far out there that he wasn’t able to
deliver the music. It became impossible for me to play with him. It
wasn’t out of anger or meanness, but we had to address it and deal
with it. So our brother Mickey left the band and retreated to his
ranch in Novato and it really strained our relationship for a while,
sad to say.”
“Today’s Dead Tomorrow”, Upcoming Gig Events
As always, verify with the venue…
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:
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Wed., Feb. 23rd, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse, Sun., Feb. 27th, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
19 East Rd., Sarasota, 312-5969
Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Thurs., Feb. 24th, 2:00 p.m.
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, 346-5443
Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen, Sun., Feb. 27th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1114 12th St. W., Bradenton, 243-3735
Schmitz Brothers Band:
Snook Haven, Sat., Feb. 26th, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
5000 East Venice Ave., Venice, 485-7221
The Blue Rooster:
Tues., Feb. 22nd, Suitcase Full Of Blues, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 23rd, Al Fuller Blues Jam, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 24th, Bryan Spanhower and The Combo Vimana, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 25th, Sauce Boss Bill Wharton, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 26th, Sisster Lucille, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 27th, Truality, 12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
1525 Fourth St., Sarasota, 388-7539
J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe:
Mon., Feb. 21st, Alvis Brothers Band, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 22nd, Frankie Lombardi, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 23rd, Bill Hartmann, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 24th, Watermelon Wine, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 25th, The Missing Links, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 26th, Hagar & Dugan, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
987 South Packinghouse Road, Sarasota, 371-9358
Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center:
525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, 894-6469
Tues., Feb. 22nd, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
$18 members, $20 non-members, students $10
Chris Dingman Trio
Sat., Feb. 26th, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
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