The Grateful Dead Get Weird In Central Park, On This Day In 1969 [Full Audio]

first_imgOn June 22nd, 1969, The Grateful Dead played as part of a multi-band bill in the heart of Manhattan at the world famous Central Park alongside Hot Tuna, Joey Covington, and Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band. The performance featured some early renditions of classics like “Casey Jones,” which would later appear on Workingman’s Dead. The set also included Pigpen-led classic covers of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” and a fully “out-there,” 22+ minute improvised rendition of Bobby Blue Bland’s “Turn On Your Love Light.” It also featured a psychedelic medley of “Dark Star > The Other One > St. Stephen > It’s a Sin” to close out the show.Thanks to a combined AUD/SBD recording of the show (courtesy of archive.org user Jonathan Aizen and transferred by Julian, Uli, H.B., below), we can get a glimpse into the sound of the Grateful Dead in their earlier years. While this nearly 50-year-old audience recording is, of course, not of the highest quality, the young band’s already impressive chops shine through the static. Take a listen and imagine yourself hearing this performance back to 1969, when unsuspecting audiences were still getting used to the idea of the Dead’s free-form psychedelia—at a venue that normally hosted orchestras, no less.You can hear the complete recording of the Grateful Dead’s 6/22/69 performance in Central Park below, rearranged to match the actual set order, which has been frequently debated due to the songs being out of order on the widely circulated original audience recording”SETLIST: The Grateful Dead | Central Park | New York, NY | 6/22/69Dancing In The Street, Jam> Casey Jones, Hard To Handle, Me And My Uncle, Sittin On Top Of The World, Silver Threads, Dark Star  > The Other One > St. Stephen > It’s A Sin, Turn On Your Love LightSetlist Notes: The AUD contains the complete list, the SBD Dancin In The Streets , Jam > Casey Jones. The AUD tape in circulation has the contents of the set thoroughly rearranged. The list given above is the correct sequence of the set as played, not as scrambled on tape. Timings are a composite of AUD and SBD. Before Dancin on the SBD Garcia says “I made a horrible mistake. I failed to identify the microphones, them being so similar and all.” On the AUD the Dancin cuts in 15 seconds after the beginning. Jerry plays pedal steel on Silver Threads. They don’t play St. Stephen complete, swerving into It’s A Sin after “lower down again.”[Originally published 6/22/18]last_img read more

Tropical cyclones are nearing land more, except in Atlantic

first_imgA new study finds that tropical cyclones around the globe are getting closer to land than previously, except for Atlantic hurricanes. Thursday’s study finds that these storms, also called typhoons, are moving about 18 miles closer to land and people every decade since 1982. Scientists aren’t sure why this is happening. Nor do they understand why it’s happening all over except in the Atlantic. And they find it even more puzzling that while storms seem to be getting closer to land, they don’t seem to be hitting land significantly more.last_img

A good start to a challenging tourist year: In the first part of the year, 10 percent more overnight stays

first_imgDIRECTORS OF CNTB REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES ABROAD FORECAST THE STATE OF BOOKING FOR THIS SEASON RELATED NEWS: “We are looking forward to a good start to the tourist year, which was marked by an increase in overnight stays of over 10 percent. However, we should be aware that the real challenge is just ahead of us, given that the main part of the tourist season awaits us, which is still marked by a certain deviation in the dynamics of reservations for 2019.”, Warned the president of the Association of Travel Agencies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Boris Žgomba, commenting on tourist figures and adding that in the week of the May Day holidays, the agencies expect a satisfactory influx of guests.  In the first four months of 2019, 9,9 percent more tourist arrivals and 10,7 percent more overnight stays were recorded in Croatia compared to the same period last year.center_img According to data from the eVisitor system, from the beginning of the year to the end of April we were visited by over 2 million tourists who realized 5,4 million overnight stays. The largest increase in overnight stays was recorded in family farms (36 percent), followed by private accommodation with 27 percent, and solid numbers were recorded by hotels with an increase in overnight stays of 5,5 percent, and camps with an increase of 14,8 percent.  A slight decline was recorded in nautical where arrivals were 10 percent lower, while the number of overnight stays remained the same as in the same period last year, suggesting that guests on board opted for longer vacations and thus compensated for fewer arrivals.  last_img read more