Statistical Insignificance - Poster by Hvass&Hannibal (via Svpply)
Grateful Dead at the Human Be-In, January 1st 1967.
EDIT: This may or may not be the first-ever Morning Dew. Maybe #1: Not all shows were taped in 1966 so it’s possible the song had been played before. Maybe #2: the Dew here might be from another show, possibly even 1968. Definitely a different recording source (all three songs here are), and that sounds like two drummers to me… or maybe Billy’s just that fucking good (which of course, he is). Either way, it’s a beauty of a Dew, first or not.
EDIT #2: Viola Lee! What a beast. ”Take the last verse!” and thus we hear the first and maybe last lead vocal from Phil on this song.
EDIT #3: Charles Lloyd on flute during Schoolgirl. We discussed his history with the Dead a ways back. And the harp/vocals, it’s not Pig - the comments on Archive mention “a homeless guy” but who knows; I’d at least make an addendum and say “dosed homeless guy”. Regardless, enjoy this truly psychedelic show, at maybe the most psychedelic event in modern history.
Mulholland Drive (2001) - Veronica Fish
“He died a painful death. It was painful in the beginning. And then his liver disintegrated, he went into a state of euphoria. And then he died.” — on the series of events that take place when dying from poisonous mushrooms.
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