As I write this I am uploading the very last Grateful Dead show of 1969. You’ll not see that show posted for a few weeks as I’m a bit ahead on my uploads vs show posting time, but I want to start thinking ahead towards whats next. It took me approximately 15 months to get through 1969. Of course there were various excursions along the way with random shows from random years and a nice stint with their tour with Bob Dylan. Not to mention all the other artists I’ve posted along the way.
I don’t really know what I’m saying here except while 15 months is a long time to take to get through a single year of shows, there was lots of other good stuff posted in that time as well. I expect it won’t take me as long to get through whatever year I do next as I’ve gotten into a pretty good groove with my posting these days so hopefully I can speed the process up a little. But no promises.
All of which brings me to the question of the day: what year would you like me to do next? I’m pretty much done with the 60s at the moment. I love me some Primal Dead, but I can only do so much of it at a time and I’m well past saturation point. We did 1977 the time before and so I’d really love to something from the 80s or (gasp) the 90s. Those aren’t my favorite decades, but I’ve not listened to that much either. With the Jerry Garcia Band showing me that Jer still had some killer chops in the 80s I’m interested in taking a full year from the Dead in and seeing where it takes me.
I won’t absolutely nix anything from the 70s, but you’ll have to convince on it. Make all your votes in the comments section and for extra points tell me why you want that particular year.