Mississippi Half Step, Mama Tried-> Me & My Uncle, Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Friend Of The Devil, It's All Over Now, Row Jimmy, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Passenger-> Estimated Prophet-> Stella Blue, Sugar Magnolia, E: Around & Around
Set Two AUD>MC>??>DAT>CDR via Raoul Duke encoded by Matt Vernon
January 18, 2019 Subject:
Just exactly perfect
Listening to this, 41 years to the day after it was recorded. I'm a young head, so my live experience is through Dead & Co/Phil & Friends/others.
One way I like to connect with the dead is listen to shows on that day in history. Even if I can't be there, I like the idea that the world has the same seasonal vibe to it as those who were lucky enough to be at the show.
This show brings to mind every joke about the "just exactly perfect" band. Sure, Stella Blue may be a tough one for Jerry, and some of the songs may be mellower than heads may like, but I'll tell you what!
I was sick this week, my voice is just recovering. I don't know how cold it was in California on 1/18/78, but it's pretty damn cold in NYC on 1/18/19. For a slow, cold Friday afternoon, this show is just exactly perfect. Frog in Jerry's throat or no! And, as with every show, my life is better off for having heard it. Feeling Grateful!