Well it's Friday here in Pennsyltucky and I've still got a buzz from seeing Jam Stampede last night. I've seen a few Dead tribute bands in my day, and have enjoyed them all. But that Miz dude sure can play. Sounds like vVnce Gill on vocals, (and that's not a bad thing) but man did he shred Morning Dew last night. Draw dropper....
Anyway....I'd like to reintroduce a little game that I call YouTube connect the dots.
Here is how you play.
Pick a YouTube by any artist other than the Grateful Dead (or of their ilk e.g. Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Phish...you get the idea) and see how many clicks it takes on the YouTube videos on the right side of the page until you finallly hit a GD vid.
I'm going to try a real hard one. Since Jerry Lewis got the shaft from Labor Day telethon I'm gonna start with his traditional show stopper.... You Never Walk Alone
It took me 21 vids to go from Jerry Lewis 2008 "You'll Never Walk Alone" to Grateful Dead 7.9.89 Shakedown at Giants Stadium...a show I was at!
I thought it would go much quicker when I was able to link from Jerry ...Lewis that is....to Elvis and Sinatra singing My Way.
From there I went to :
Elvis Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Elvis Promised Land (that should be easy right. But no...so many Elvis vids no link to Dead, so I tried two more)
Elvis Promised Land
Elvis Promised Land (and then got onto)
Chuck Berry Promised Land (again too many Chuck and no Dead...I don't go past what is on the original page, so I detoured to )
Dave Edmunds Promised Land
Hank C. Burnette Promised Land (and then I said, 'Fuck Promised Land and went to)
Hank C. Burnette I fought the Law (to)
Buddy Holly (cover) I fought the Law (which was some geeks who think IFL is a BH tune, but it ain't to)
Clash I fought the Law (and again)
Clash I fought the Law (and here I took a flier on)
Hall and Oates You make My Dreams Come True (they have GD connections but no idea why the were on the clash board)
Hall and Oates Sara Smiles (to)
Jefferson Starship Sara (now I'm making progress)
Jeffesrson Starship Jane
Jefferson Starship White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane Volunteers (at Woodstock)
Jefferson Airplane Live at Altamont
Garcia and Jagger at Airport before Altamont
Grateful Dead 7.9.89 Shakedown
I'm sure it could be done quicker, but I wouldn't recommend the uninitiated try it.
Not so easy for a first-timer, took me 23 for the “easy” one!
U2- Sunday Bloody Sunday
Duran Duran – All You Need is Now
Kansas – Dust in the Wind (getting toward the right era)
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Rufus Wainwright – Hallelujah Live at Fillmore (maybe the Fillmore would hit something)
RW – Across the Universe (Beatles covers?)
The Fratellis – Look Out Sunshine
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane (closer to the family)
Neil Young – Don’t let it Bring You Down (just because I like it)
Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue (obvious reasons)
Dylan – Knocking on Heaven’s Door (again obvious)
Dylan – When the Deal Goes Down (getting tired of Dylan now)
Bill Payne/Dylan/Keith Richards – Keeping Grounded
Little Feat – Dixie Chicken (why not)
Little Feat – Spanish Moon
Phish – Spanish Moon (is there anyone they don’t cover?)
Gov’t Mule – Spanish Moon (why did I start this?)
Gov’t Mule/DMB – Spanish Moon (why am I stuck on this song?)
Gov’t Mule – After Midnight (at least a Dead song)
Gov’t Mule – Superstition (moving backwards)
Gov’t Mule – Dear Mr. Fantasy (maybe this is fun after all!)
Traffic – Dear Mr. Fantasy (gotta be soon)
Winwood/Clapton – Dear Mr. Fantasy
GRATEFUL DEAD – DEAR MR. FANTASY 3/27/88! SCORE! : )
But I like this game, you get a reward at the end:
Good show for trying SunshineSue, it is your turn to suggest a vid.
I thought it would be easy because I figured there would be plenty of Red Rocks vids for U2. I tried but got hooked on Neil Young interview with David Letterman from 2008....then my mind wandered to something else.
It is a silly little game, but it sure can send you to some interesting vids along the way.
I got trapped in the Beatles and Obama for awhile.
It's hard to get out of that Beatles quicksand, I was stuck there too, lol. Now I'm going to see how long it takes me with Lady Gaga, Born This Way. When I said you created a monster with this game, I wasn't kidding! : )