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I'm Austin. I'm a Mountaineer aspiring to do something with his life. I'm a DJ for WWVU-FM, and an amateur music reviewer. I don't get it either.


"Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley" is an absolute must hear, and not just for the seamless transition back to the Meters and Lowell George backed band, but for the vocal workout that Palmer puts into this Toussaint cover.  Palmer completely owns this track, his vocal coaxes and growls propelling the band to stratospheric energy and dynamic interplay.  Anyone who is a fan of music should listen to this song, it’s one of the few things Phish did right in bringing attention to a whole new world of fans, but they will never match this groove.

For more on Robert Palmer’s Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley, check out the full album review here

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"My dream girl don’t exist
Just you and I and this TV
And this illness seems to feel so strange
Like a henchman that’s about to hang
The moon up like a ball and chain
And set the sands ablaze”

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Try and tell me this isn’t beautiful, BROTHER!

Please listen to this and be enlightened, my BROOOOOTHERS!!

Still amazing. RIP Ultimate Warrior, you beautiful man.

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The “Daily Dose of the Dead” today is a near perfect rendition of Wharf Rat from the Portland Memorial Coliseum on May 19, 1974. The poster advertising the show around town is displayed in the album artwork of this post. Tickets were $5.50 and you could get them at two local bank branches among other places.  

The Portland Memorial Coliseum was home to the Portland Trailblazers of the NBA. The Beatles, Elvis and the Grateful Dead all played there. Speaking of the Trailblazers their #1 pick and the 1st pick overall in the 1974 draft was Bill Walton. Bill was a huge deadhead and is said to have seen over 600 live dead shows. I am sure he attended this one and it may have even been his introduction to the band personally.

The lyrics to the song are a classic Robert Hunter tale which many have surmised is taken from several literary works. The song also inspired Garcia to create a painting called “August West” who is the wharf rat in the story. You can see the various theories on the lyrics and Garcia’s drawing in this link to the annotated lyrics. Wharf Rat was first performed on Feb 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and remained heavy in the dead’s rotation through 1995 (played 395 times).

This show is one of the best in 1974 and maybe one of the best from start to finish of all time. Of course being 1974 this was the year of the “Wall of Sound” which was the dead’s massive PA sound system. The show was one of those marathon 4 hour+ shows the dead did back then. The full set-list can be seen here on It contains 32 tracks and included one of only 3 times the dead played “money money” which was on the Mars Hotel album. The Jams after Truckin’ in this show are monumental!

"Blind and dirty, Asked me for a dime, a dime for a cup of coffee
I got no dime, but I got some time to hear his story”

Truly a great mellow dose to start off this Sunday… enjoy!

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A toast to all in suffering. We are all in it together. We will make it! 

Peace fam! (~):} 

Wharf Rat - Skull and Roses

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Came the last night of sadness, and it was clear she couldn’t go on.

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Put Your Head Inside the Puppet Head in Mario Paint!

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Merle Haggard - Mama Tried

Dear old Daddy, rest his soul
Left my Mom a heavy load
She tried so very hard to fill his shoes
Working hours without rest
Wanted me to have the best
She tried to raise me right, but I refused
And I turned 21 in prison doing life without parole
No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied
And that leaves only me to blame, ‘cause Mama tried

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Well, I’d serve you drugs on a silver plate, if I thought it would help you get away.

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