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Steve Watkins
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The Grateful Dead don't come much bigger or better than they did on this date in the Summer of 1973!
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This show was top shelf all the way, Grate listen.💀
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Grateful Dead deep in the 1969 mojo on today's date at the Monterey Performing Arts Center
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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More 1978 goodness from this date via the +Grateful Dead Listening Guide
 
Grateful Dead on May 16th & 17th, 1978 at the Uptown. Almost all you need in '78, on every level, stunning.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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Killer shows...thanks!
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The mother of them all? Grateful Dead at Cornell on this fine day in 1977. Worth a revisit, always.
5/8/77 Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY is heralded as the best Grateful Dead show of all time. How does one even attempt to put this tape into perspective? If you do any research at all (heck, you might have just found this writing here by doing just such research), you will quickly ...
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The next in a great series of exhibits from the Grateful Dead Archive at the UC Santa Cruz University Library has just opened, this one focused on photographs and photographers. If you're in Central California anytime in the coming months, check it out. Nicholas Meriwether does an amazing job with these exhibits.
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Great heads up .. I just got back from The triangle in Cali and headed back in a few months )) 
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More 1977 magic!
 
Springtime explosions from the Grateful Dead on this day in 1977. Nothing not to love here, my friends.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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Been listening tonight to the Winterland shows from March 18-20, 1977 in anticipation of their 39th anniversary this week and remembering just how amazing they are. Everyone talks about the spring tour that started in April that year and featured the 5/8/77 gem at Barton Hall, but these hometown shows were the tune-up for the tour that started a few weeks later and they're amazing. The song selection was great, everything from brand new tunes like Terrapin to a nice version of Saint Stephen. Jerry's guitar work is crisp and assertive and absolutely amazing. Keith was at his best here, too. I went to the first and third nights and listened at home to the middle show on the radio, which might have been the best of the three (damn!). The Uncle John's Band encore on 3/19 is one of the best ever and I'd hold these shows up against the rest of the tour any day. Other than 5/8 they're as good as it gets, IMHO. I never understood why they weren't considered part of that spring 1977 tour, but so it goes. Highly recommended for your listening pleasure over the next few days.
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Thanks for the recommendations, Steve. I'll give them a whirl. BTW, I think your comment about Keith most appropriate. IMO, he WAS at his best then, and regularly gave Jerry some heavy competition musically. More than that, it seemed as though the whole band was really LISTENING to each other during that period, and the results were truly amazing. 
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Grateful Dead on this date in 1980 up in Anchorage, AK bringing the A-game. A great listen.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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I know that mike p already shared this show, but always enjoy +Grateful Dead Listening Guide​'s commentary
 
Mind crushing wow after wow from the Grateful Dead on May 18, 1968 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
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Share and Share alike I always say...
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The bliss of the Grateful Deadat the Greek Theatre on this date in 1983. Sublime stuff.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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Among the most near and dear to my heart. - Grateful Dead on May 7, 1970 at M.I.T. It's everything and more.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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It is a little hard to find on YouTube and a little low on the volume deal! ...it k3ps you close!⚡💝
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One of my favorite shows, too. Enjoy!
 
Grateful Dead Mar 19th, 1977. I do so love when this date returns each year. Top fav - always gets a spin.
The intro posts are always a good start, followed logically by my thoughts on Music & Being, which guide my writing. You could also try my current favorite show on the blog,. plus there's good reading under the trading community label. Or, take a walk on a. Listening Trail.
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77 was that year !! They really tuned up and in .. Jerry was on fire that year ! They all were ! Great post bro 
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  • Stanford University
    B.S., Biology, 1969 - 1974
  • University of California, Berkeley
    M.L.S., Library Science, 1978 - 1979
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I came to California State University, Monterey Bay, in 1995 as one of the three founding library faculty and have been involved in the evolution of the campus, its shared governance structure, and library services ever since. I currently serve as Coordinator of Library Technology Development, working collaboratively on web-based library services and resources, and serve as the subject librarian for the sciences and mathematics.
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  • California State University, Monterey Bay
    Coordinator of Library Technology Development, 1995 - present
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Assistant Head, Science Library, 1984 - 1994
  • SUNY Albany
    Life Sciences Bibliographer, 1980 - 1984
  • Stanford University
    Reference Librarian, 1979 - 1980
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