MTV INTERVIEW: 1983 June 2nd – Jerry Garcia – Complete Interview – MTV Studios, NY

From the Lolo Yodel Channel.

Apparently, this was recorded between the GD’s 05-15-1983 Greek Theater show and the upcoming 06-18-1983 show at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY.

00:41 : … TV preparations & chat, “Twilight Zone” …
01:24 : interview officialy starts
01:46 : difference b/w the GD and your solo JGB groups …
… differences b/w electric and acoustic guitars
05:38 : “my solo career started …” “… I would get horny to play …” !
07:00 : the GD “culture …?” (difference b/w licorice and buttermilk …)
10:40 : back to the 1950’s, initial guitar inspirations …
13:23 : moving up in time .. how did you meet ? (the Warlocks, GD …)
13:30 : “when I met Phil, he was a lunatic classical composer …”
16:08 : Pig Pen …
17:19 : The GD on vinyl …”difference between building a ship in the bottle and being on a row boat on the ocean” !
The GD experience, concerts, composing, improvising, new record, a video, the 80’s counter-culture …
(26:43 : slight cut)
27:24 : end of the “official” interview
27:26 : off-record … Jerry ! post-interview chat … (cut)
30:03 : end …

RARE DEAD VIDEO: Grateful Dead 5-11-69 Aztec Bowl San Diego CA “Morning Dew” 

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Grateful Dead
5-11-1969
Aztec Bowl
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“Morning Dew”

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What I love about this track, is that Jerry is playing the hell out of it. I don’t know much about the show , yet.  But I do see the enthusiasm in his playing and find that very  exciting and inspirational .  It’s revelatory to see Jerry and the band  rocking it so hard.