Garcia said “We were great for seconds on end.” I was lucky to see Jerry play for about 1,000,000 seconds exactly. Thanks for your 1,000,000 views here . Dave Davis wrote this blog for 500 posts and 5 years from 2015 to 2019. Contact me at twitter @gratefulseconds

Friday, September 10, 2021

Get The Grateful Seconds eBook: At The Berkeley Greek Theater, Available in PDF and ePub On the House

 Hi Guys.  For the 40th Anniversary of the Greek Theater shows on September 11-13, 1981, I have created the First Grateful Seconds eBook.  It's not perfect as usual. 

As always, this is a complimentary labor of love.

Get it here: At The Berkeley Greek Theater eBook

The book comes in two formats a 112 page PDF and my favorite the 112 page ePub eBook with links and fun audio/visual bells and whisles thanks to .  Note, I can't get the ePub to open in my Kindle app,  but it does work in the iPhone Books app as well as free e Pub readers like Calibre.  If you prefer the PDF (easier), open it using something like Adobe because the words appear LOUDER

Thanks for Neil at for layout and eBook creatuion.

Thanks for the Grateful Dead for 30 Years of Love and Music.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Go to Grateful Dead Guide's Story of the Grateful Dead in St Louis, 1968-1971

 The amazing Grateful Dead Guide has a remarkable piece on the Grateful Dead in St Louis, 1968-1971

I'm speechless on the research here and so many photos you have never seen.  Thanks to Light Into Ashes and his Friends (Most of the research for this post was done by John Ellis and Photo Restorations by Steve Deibel. )


Thursday, September 2, 2021

40th Anniversary of the Dead at the Greek, September 11-13, 1981

 The 40th Anniverssary of the Grateful Dead playing the Greek in Berkeley is next week.  So I suggest you listen to these three shows.  As I recall, there are only audience tapes of 9/11, which is fine and maybe better since you can get a real feel for the show by sticking with the audience tapes.

In the SF Chronicle July 12, 1981

Luckily I moved to Berkeley in December 1980, with the main reason seeing more Dead shows. So after 5 at the Oakland Audiorium, December 26-31, 1980, we didn't get any in the Bay Area (with the exception of the acoustic benefits) until the Greek almost 9 months later.

Here are my collection of Grateful Seconds pieces on the Greek in 1981

September 12 The Wine Pairing Show
An early attempt to describe the Greek