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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

GDLG-001 - Audience Appreciation


Listening Session 001: A guided tour through spectacular audience recordings and memorable musical moments of the Grateful Dead, complete with the occasional story and insight aimed to help gain an appreciation for the audience tape medium.

Welcome to the kick off of the Grateful Dead Listening Guide's Podcast Series.

If you like, you can directly download the Listening Session 001 podcast MP3 file. The title of this post is also a link directly to the MP3 file. Or, you can subscribe to the Podcast via iTunes, or your favorite pod catcher. It's all the same feed for the blog and podcast:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/GratefulDeadListeningGuide.

If you are already subscribed to the blog via a reader (GoogleReader, etc..), then you will probably see this post come through as a podcast (magic). I *think* I got everything set up "just exactly perfect." Please enjoy!

30 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this podcast. It is the perfect companion to this site. Great work! Please keep it up!

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  2. Most tasty! Well done, sir.

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  3. congratulations! looking forward to hearing more choice tunes on my commute...

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  4. Nicely done sir!

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  5. I had a fitful night sleep last night, and woke up and came down to my office and saw this in my inbox. Put on the headphones and away I went. Great stuff, and you executed this very well. Not too chatty... just enough commentary, and the music was great.

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  6. Kenny, thanks for that response. The balance of music to commentary was a big question for me. I know I don't want it to be 100% music, but also don't want to jabber on like an AM-Radio talk show host. Glad you found the proportions pleasing.

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  7. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



    Sarah

    http://www.thetreadmillguide.com

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  8. Thanks...this is awesome

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  9. Thank you very much! I crawled in bed with my iPod last night after a long week and enjoyed your podcast immensely.

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  10. Fabulous podcast: enjoyed it very much. Would it be possible to list the shows that you feature in future episodes? When I listed I didn't have pen and paper with me to write them down so I could track them down.

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  11. Tom, Thanks!

    While I kinda like the idea of not spelling out all the recordings in the podcasts before one listens, I do see how it would be a handy thing to have. Yet, adding all that into the podcast post will clog up the listing on podcast directories and iTunes.

    I think the easiest thing for me to do at this point is to come back to the podcast post the shows in comments. At least for this round, it makes sense.

    Here are the four shows that were featured in GDLG-001:
    1983-05-13 AUD

    1973-07-27 AUD

    1975-09-28 AUD

    1977-06-04 AUD

    Perhaps another handy thing for me to do would be at the very end of each podcast to give a recap rundown of what was played. That way, you could always return to the mp3 and just FF to the end to listen to the list of shows.

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  12. noah- I finally got around to listening to the first installment in one sitting. It was definitely an enjoyable experience! You made a good selection of non-obvious material, and I enjoyed the commentary (I would even take more of it, but I see how others might want more music, less discussion). From a production standpoint, I also dug the extra few seconds of crowd noise after the selections and the nice slow crossfades into the ambient background music. Well done! Maybe another installment could be lesser-known aud recordings of well-known sbd shows? (ala stuff you've covered like 8/6/74 and 5/8/77, or stuff like 1/22/78, 6/9/77, etc.)

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  13. Thanks, Nick. I like your idea for featuring AUDs of famous SBDs. And I'm sure I'll talk more, and less, from time to time. :-)

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  14. G'day Noah. Listened to this last night and loved it. In fact I planned to only listen to part of it as it was late then found myself too intrigued wondering what could be next that I couldn't resist listening to it all!

    I think in an earlier post you mentioned the idea of having a grizzled Head across the road who invites you in to listen to his or her stash of tapes - here in Australia I haven't encountered such a person so this is the next best thing.

    Really appreciate all the time, effort, and thought you put into the blog posts, and now the podcasting.

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  15. How frequently will new episodes be released? I was a big Dead fan years ago, but haven't listened much recently; sounds like I picked a good time to get back into it!

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  16. Hey, Mike. Glad to have you around! I'm not completely set on the frequency rate of the podcast series. At this point I'm working loosely on the idea of doing them monthly, maybe a bit more often. We'll see.

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  17. hey man i liked your podcast, good choices and good information in between, only thing ide get rid of is that spacey sound behind your voice, sounds kinda creepy like a narrator of a horror movie lol. but good job on that, keep em comin! take care

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  18. I really enjoyed the first podcast, there was some really good stuff in there. A bit off-topic, but what's the method of choice for downloading shows online these days? I used to get stuff off of Furthurnet some years ago, is that still in use? Or have people switched to bit torrents?

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  19. this is the kind of stuff that makes me wish i was about 20 years older

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  20. I'm working backwards....listening now to podcast 2 while downloading 1. Great stuff...thank you, thank you!!!

    Everything is good...the commentary, even the spacey background music! Ignore that other guy....

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  21. Tastefully done! What a great choice of shows that do not widely circulate and the song selection is on target and well balanced. This podcost represents the GD spirit as intelligent, independent and creative. Would appreciate any historical context of the shows and especially the AUD source (eg give kudos to the taper) in the future... Thank YOU. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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  22. Hi, I just want to thank you for this podcast. I haven't listened much to the Dead lately, but hearing the Terrapin Station from June 4, 1977, truly once again re-opened my eyes to the best band ever. My god how powerful it is, how beautiful, how fantastically exactly perfect! My excitement is back, at the end of an otherwise lousy day. Thanks!!

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  23. Hi, Noah

    I tried linking a friend to your podcasts and he has heard all of them except for this one. Is there a problem with the file?

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  24. Iain, thanks for sharing the podcasts with a friend. The link in the body of this post was messed up from a server change I made a few months back. I've now fixed it, and it's working. Thanks for the heads up.

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  25. Cheers for that...he's now raiding all of my SBDs and AUDS as well.

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  26. I adore AUDs. Like, I love the sbds and amazing sounding official releases, but sometimes I just wanna know... how did it REALLY go down?

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  27. Hi.

    Way late to the party here. I enjoyed the first podcast very much, and I very much love your website.

    I just downloaded the MP3, as I was having trouble finding the podcasts through the Itunes stores. I have never really messed with podcasts before, so it may be right at my fingertips for all I know.

    Are the podcasts (still?) available through Itunes?

    Thank you

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  28. They are, though for the life of me I've never been able to get the show to appear in the iTunes Store itself. Just follow the instructions here for subscribing to the podcast in iTunes. They should all show up after you subscribe.

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  29. What a valuable service you're providing here, and more so because the podcast is so exceptionally well done. I've dabbled in the Dead a tiny bit for thirty years (primarily early official releases, studio and live). Just recently I've really started to listen to all eras, and a resource like this absolutely invaluable. I cannot thank you enough, well done, please keep up the good work.

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  30. Thank you sir. Amazing job.

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