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Grateful Dead Gathering Israel

Grateful Dead Gathering Israel
August 6, 2015, Yarkonim Grove

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Jerry Day in San Francisco!

Sunday, August 2nd is Jerry Day!
Jerry Day is San Francisco's annual celebration of her native son, Jerry Garcia.

Held in the beautiful Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in the Excelsior District's McLaren Park, this musical civic and cultural event for families and people of all ages will feature music from Stu Allen and the Mars Hotel, Melvin Seals and the JGB, and the Terrapin Family Band

More about the lineup here.

CLICK HERE to visit the JERRY DAY WEBSITE and find out more!

Stu Allen & The Mars Hotel from 2013's Jerry Day


"Jerry Garcia" by Ocean Clark
Happy Birthday, Jerry!

It's August 1st, the 73rd anniversary of Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia's birth in San Francisco, California.

It's the beginning of Day One of Radio Free Nachlaot's 6th Annual celebration of Jerry Garcia's life, music, and legacy -  The #9DaysofJerry!

Because of Shabbos being on Saturday, August 1st, we didn't get started until kind of late - but that doesn't matter, because we're going to keep going all the way through the 9DOJ into "Isru Jerry" and beyond!

This year we've decided to break down the #9DaysofJerry by era - beginning at the beginning!

Today, Day#1, we're focusing on the Grateful Dead 1965 - 1968 to include shows from: Avalon Ballroom 10/12/68, Vancouver 7/29 and 7/30 1966, Winterland 3/18/67, and later Sunday afternoon we'll play some early Jerry - with Robert Hunter from 1961 and with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in 1962, and a whole bunch more.

Believe it if you need it, and need it if you dare!

Keep tuned to Radio Free Nachlaot during the #9Daysof Jerry to hear everything very, very Jerry, 24/6 - plus some new surprises!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jerusalem Woodstock Revival VII - Today at Kraft Stadium!

What do you need for a "Summer of Love"?
Summer + Love + some really good music!

Thursday, July 30th at Kraft Stadium, Jerusalem - don't miss the 7th annual JERUSALEM WOODSTOCK REVIVAL!

It's Israel's psychedelic tie-dye cholent of a music festival, featuring Geva Alon doing "Neil Young", Funk 'N' Stein recreating "The Who", perennial favorite Libi & The Flashback bringing "Creedence Clearwater Revival" to life, Full Trunk doing "Eric Clapton", and last but not least - Aryeh Naftali and the Elevators - featuring RFN's own Steve Levine on keyboards - doing the "Grateful Dead"!

Bring the family, bring a picnic, bring your tie-dye tshirt and your best smile, because it's time to kick back, relax and let the good times roll!

Celebrating in that genre today, we're playing ALL the original Woodstock recoding - yes, everyone from Ritchie Havens, Janis, Jimmy, the Who, the Band, Creedence, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Sly & the Family Stone, Canned Heat and all the other artists who gave us that iconic moment in musical time - all day/all night right here on Radio Free Nachlaot - join the party, won't you?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Looking Back, Looking Forward! Our "Citizen Journalist" Reports from Santa Clara & Chicago

What hasn't been written yet about the "Fare Thee Well" shows? From articles about how aging Deadheads are more Republican than Democrat, from heartfelt paeans penned by authentic 1st GenHeads to smarmy little pieces written by people who weren't even born when Jerry died - the world of print journalism has hit the mother lode this summer with all things Grateful Dead.  Looking back at the "Fare Thee Well" shows for a moment, before looking forward to Radio Free Nachlaot's 6th Annual 9 Days of Jerry, this is our two cents.

1) We are neither dead, nor grateful. For those of us still lucky enough to be in the land of the living, we've forgotten one of the basics - "Give me five, I'm still alive, ain't no luck, I learned to duck!" Everybody who is STILL HERE needs to be a little bit more freakin' grateful about it, and stop kvetching about how things "aren't the same". Of COURSE they're not the same. Neither are YOU. Think about it.

2)  It's still a Long, Strange Trip - and it ain't over yet. If we're still alive, then we're still truckin', even if we're calling in our performance or suffering the occasional rain day shutout. If we learned anything from the "Fare Thee Well" experience, it's that we're still a family - even with Uncle Jerry gone these last 20 years. So we don't have the same kind of family reunions we used to have, without him - but we still love to get together.

3) We're Old but not quite In The Way. 1st Generation Deadheads Jim and Patti Stein traveled to Chicago from Berkeley, California for the "Fare Thee Well" Chicago shows (after having seen both Santa Clara shows the week before).  Jim gallantly agreed to be our "Citizen Journalist" on the go, and filed the following reports from both Santa Clara and Chicago, which we aired live on Radio Free Nachlaot during the "Fare Thee Well" week, but now are available in archived form to enjoy again.

About Jim Stein: Jim Stein is based in Alameda, California, a large island in San Francisco bay where he lives with Patti and their son Mitchel. Jim's Deadhead Cred comes from the 200 or so West Coast Dead shows he attended with friends from 1976 to 1987. "I took my retirement in advance," Jim says about his touring years. "You could catch a dozen per year in the Bay Area, so averaging around 20 per year was no problem" Children and a job slowed things down but he still manages to catch at least a few shows with the surviving members every year. In his "real" life, Jim does technical work for Peralta Colleges TV and KGPC radio in Oakland, tends a large vegetable garden and tries to make it to a heavy metal show "about once a year."

Click below to listen:

"The tickets arrived today...." 

"It's Friday, one week before Chicago..."

"First Santa Clara Show...."

"Second Santa Clara Show...."

 "Monday Morning..."

"Building anticipation Tuesday..."

July 3 Pre-Show

July 4th Show

July 5th Show, Part 1

July 5th Show, Part 2

Post-Tour Report

... and finally, last but not least, we were so grateful to be able to get a few minutes interview time with super-busy super-mom and super-fan Rachel Molly Loonin, who took her toddler to Chicago without a ticket, a firm place to land, or a plan - but with plenty of love, faith and brilliance!
Rachel's INTERVIEW reveals the many #MIRACLES that went into making #CHICAGO an unforgettable experience for her! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!



Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Closed for Repairs" from Rosh Chodesh Av - 10 Av

Radio Free Nachlaot will be "Closed for Repairs" from Rosh Chodesh Av (Thursday evening, July 16th) through the Fast of the 9th of Av this year taking place on the 10th of Av (Sunday, July 26th).  We will be back Sunday Night (7/26),  10pm'ish Jerusalem Time (or as long as it takes for Steve to properly caffinate and hydrate!)

This is a departure from our usual all-Torah format during the "9 Days". In previous years, we've switched from our usual music/talk/Torah format to Torah-only. This year we're shutting the whole kit and kaboodle down to do some much-needed tikkunim, both inside and out.

When we reopen for business after the "fast" we'll be rested, refreshed and ready to go, G*d willing, with an updated web site makeover, new music and programming, and of course we'll be excited about RFN's 6th Annual 9 Days of Jerry (August 1st - 9th), our biggest event of the year!

We wish all our listeners a meaningful "9 days" of connecting to our spiritual selves, an easy fast on Tisha b'Av, and we look forward to seeing you on the radio again soon - and if Moshiach happens to come BEFORE Tisha b'Av, we'll break our own rule and come right back on the air to tell you about it!

"C Ya on the Radio" - 10pm Jerusalem time, Sunday July 26th!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

1st "Fare Thee Well" Show Set List & More

It seemed like a dream as we were watching the first of the "Fare Thee Well" shows from Santa Clara on our LIVE STREAMING WEBCAST (still time for you to order for the next 4 shows!).

 There they were - Bobby (bearded, shaggy and in shorts), Phil (spare, lean and smiling), Mickey and Billy, with Trey (not wearing a Jerry mask as we had hoped), Bruce and Jeff - and it took them the entire first set to really warm up. Notwithstanding - and how can we begrudge them a slow start when it's been 20 years since their last show? - the First Set contained some surprises! Opening with "Truckin", continuing with "Uncle John's Band", "Alligator", "Cumberland Blues", "Born Cross-Eyed / Cream Puff War" and ending with an extended version of "Viola Lee Blues".

 The second set is where the energy really kicked in. Opening with "Cryptical Envelopment" and slipping effortlessly into "Dark Star", followed by "St. Stephen / The Eleven" and "Lovelight", followed by Drums/Space and "The Other One". The last song of the second set was an especially poignant "Morning Dew" sung by Bobby - and nobody was missing Jerry more at that moment than Bobby himself.

 After the boys exited the stage, Phil came back to greet the crowd and remind us all that he wouldn't be here today if not for an organ donation, and asked us all to consider becoming organ donors ourselves. They returned for an encore - "Casey Jones" (wasn't cocaine one of the reasons Phil needed a new liver to begin with? Was the choice of "Casey Jones" after the organ donation pitch deliberately ironic?)

After they REALLY left the stage, drummer Bill Kreutzmann returned to remark on the RAINBOW over Levis Stadium which had been sighed and photographed and tweeted all over the world. Lauding "what happened last week" (the US Supreme Court upholding the legality of same-sex marriage in all 50 states) as "really important", Billy called attention to the rainbow as a sign of progress.\

Follow us on Twitter @NachlaotRadio for a song-by-song tweetfest for all the "Fare Thee Well" shows!

RFN's own Lorelai will be reporting live from Levis Stadium on Sunday, June 28th - check her out on Facebook (Lorelai Kude) and on Radio Free Nachlaot's FB page

@NachlaotRadio on Twitter for Live #FareTheeWell #GD50 Tweets from Santa Clara!

Follow us on Twitter at NachlaotRadio for a live tweeting extravaganza of tonight's Santa Clara show! The boys are taking the stage right now! Excitement is in the air!