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About Billy DeLyon

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  • My DSO Shows
    Lost count, here are sum. Mostly PA & tri-state area.<br />
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    2001-12-08 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2001-12-12 Crocodile Rock Cafe Allentown, PA <br />
    2002-12-14 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2003-06-06 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2003-11-28 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2005-11-19 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2005-12-08 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2006-05-26 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2006-05-27 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2006-11-22 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2006-11-29 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA <br />
    2007-05-13 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA <br />
    2007-05-18 Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD <br />
    2007-05-19 Ram's Head Live Baltimore, MD <br />
    2007-07-13 Mt. Hope Estate and Winery Manheim, PA <br />
    2007-08-08 Zoellner Arts Center Bethlehem, PA <br />
    2007-11-21 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2007-12-31 Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA <br />
    2008-05-25 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2008-06-08 Sovereign Performing Arts Center Reading, PA <br />
    2008-06-12 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN <br />
    2008-06-13 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester, TN <br />
    2008-07-10 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2008-11-26 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2009-11-25 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2011-03-06 The Sovereign Reading, PA <br />
    2011-05-06 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2011-11-23 Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2011-12-29 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA <br />
    2012-05-31 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2012-11-21 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2013-07-26 House Of Blues-Showboat Atlantic City Atlantic City, NJ <br />
    2013-11-27 Penns Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2014-05-30 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2014-08-09 Kempton Music Center Kempton, PA <br />
    2014-11-30 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2015-05-08 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2015-05-09 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2015-11-25 Penn's Peak Jim Thorpe, PA <br />
    2016-05-19 Santander PAC Reading, PA <br />
    2016-07-30 Pat Garrett Amphitheater Strausstown, PA <br />
    2016-10-07 Strand York, PA<br />
    2017-05-23 World Café Live Wilmington, DE
    2017-11-22 Penn's Peak
    2017/18 NYE Electric Factory
    2018-05-19 Penn's Peak
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  1. Great show. The venue was pretty cool too. They gave you bottles of beer (glass) and get this, they let you take them on the dance floor and out in the smoking section! What a novel idea. The smoking section was a cool setup with fire pits and chairs. I would imaging the outside area would be really fun in the summer instead of 10 degrees. The inside was unique. 1/2 the house was setup as a dance floor, the other half had tables, video games, pool tables, and a big screen. Then a small balcony, wasn't up there, looked to be preferred tickets (tables) or VIP area. Lots a seating, decent amount of dance floor. Now onto the band. Damn I figured eh a random Monday night, DSO might just ease into things, keep it low key. Man was I wrong. Awesome elective set. The 1st set felt like a 73' show. It seemed like they played for hours. I definitely didn't go into the night thinking I'd hear a: Pride of Cucamonga>King Bee>Pride of Cucamonga or a Let it Rock and Stone Me. All brilliant surprises. Skip was killing it on vocals. Lisa was once again very soulful on It Hurts me Too and her harmonica solos. I don't think the band knows what "going through the motions" is. The Other One combo was played Wide Fucking Open at Full Throttle. Once again the band did not disappoint. Awesome show, keep it up. The photo attached is how I feel after a DSO show, Full Life Hearts. 2 shows in 6 days does a body good!
  2. Just like the Prince of Pistoleers DSO will be moseying into town for their annual pre-Thanksgiving pilgrimage. By my numbers the band has played the Peak 25 previous times. Here's a list of the years they've played previously with some electives mixed in. Anybody looking for a special year or show they're hoping to hear? 1979 1978 1983 1976 1979 1973 1985 1978 1987 1983 1977 1988 1974 1983 1976 I wound't mind a super looong 1973 set. Maybe a 6/10/1973 ~ RFK. Or maybe a 12/31/78 ~ Winterland Closing *An interesting one though would be 11/27/70 . A show from Syndrome - Chicago IL. I don't know if there are any recordings of it. The only setlist available was apparently jotted down by an audience member who wasn't exactly sure of the songs order. If anyone could crack the case it would be DSO. I'm just gonna be thankful to have the band get to the venue safely (no snow or ice in the forecast I hope i.e. 2014 when the band had to come back a day or two later due to bad weather) and be there among family and friends. Can't wait for another smokin' show! There are some vague memories of this show on setlists.net; but most interesting is an entry on dead.net by someone who apparently wrote down the setlist at the time (with some errors) -Casey JonesHard to HandleChina CatBrokedown Palace [out of place]I Know You RiderCandymanTruckingCryptical Envelopment [= Other One]Black PeterGoin Down the Line [BIODTL]Mona - Not Fade Away [played later on, w/o Mona]Sugar MagnoliaSmokestack LightningMe and Bobby McGeeSt StephenGood LovinGoin Down the RoadUncle John's BandLovelight
  3. Billy DeLyon


    Very Salty I slacked and didn't make this show. And it was at a new venue for DSO ta boot, any reviews of the Fillmore Philly from those who went last night? Dancing room, security, amenities, parking lot scene?? Can't wait for Penn's Peak next Wed to get my fix
  4. Ardmore music hall, PA Melvin Seals and JGB (JK on guitar) 10/16/2019 Set 1 Lonesome and a Long Way From Home Love in the Afternoon Stop That Train After Midnight Eleanor Rigby Black Muddy River Evangeline Scarlet Begonias Tangled up in Blue Set 2 Merl's Tune Knockin' on Heaven's Door Ain't no Bread in the Breadbox Russian Lullaby Gotta Serve Somebody My Sisters and Brothers Deal **Opening band was MoonAlice with the T-Sisters. Didn't know much about them only that Big Steve from the Dead rolls with them. They were tight. The T-Sisters were worth the price of admission, very easy on the eyes and had great melodies. See for yourself
  5. Well as 'an over 40 victim of fate' today on my 40th b-day what better time to throw out a little perspective on age. This in an excerpt from the book: The stories behind every Grateful Dead song 1965-1995 What a long strange trip - I suggest you pick up a copy if you ever come across one. What does the song mean to you? Black Muddy River With a melodic melancholy of its chord progressions and Garcia’s trademark plaintive tone, ‘Black Muddy River’ quickly took its place among other Dead classic as one of the band’s best ballads. Its live debut – during Garcia’s comeback show at Oakland’s Coliseum Arena on December 15, 1986 – also marked the first new offering from the guitarist since he had come out of a diabetic coma late in the previous summer. “‘Black Muddy River’ is about the perspective of age and making a decision about the necessity of living in spite of a rough time, and the ravages of anything else that’s going to come at you,” Hunter told Rolling Stone in 1987. “When I wrote it, I was writing about how I felt about being 45 years old and what I’ve been through. And then when I was done with it, obviously it was for the Dead.” In an interview with David Gans the following year, the wordsmith elaborated on the song’s meaning. “It’s just a good look into the deep, dark well, and the heart resonances in that area. And a statement of individual freedom, that no matter what happens, I have this black muddy river to walk by. “I hesitate to define for you – I could talk for hours about what I mean by ‘black muddy river’, and I don’t mean a literal river running around,” he continued. “It’s a deeply meaningful symbol to me, and I think just a little thought into like the archetypal subconscious resonances gives you all the need to know about what we’re talking about here. And past that you’re setting it in concrete, and just as soon as that’s done, that’s not what it meant at all.” The song became as much more meaningful symbol in the Dead pantheon after Garcia made it complete with the addition of music. Hunter had given the words he’d written to Garcia one day during a recording session which took place soon after the guitarist had started to get his musical chops back in the fall of 1986. The next day, Garcia had sat down at a piano to flesh out the song, and less than two hours later the composition was complete. Though it’s likely that bits of the song’s lyrics were influenced by a variety of sources, the suggestion of a man laying himself to rest would eventually serve as the final precursor to Garcia’s death in 1995 after he had chosen to revive the song earlier that year following an almost four-year absence. “When the last rose of summer pricks my finger,” Jerry sang during a rare two-song encore that had also featured the Lesh/Hunter eulogy ‘Box of Rain’, “And the hot sun chills me to the bone/When I can’t hear the song for the singer/And I can’t tell my pillow from a stone.” The last words that Garcia would ever sing in public before his gracious musical gift was transformed into a harmony to envelop the cosmos seems to have been a logical choice with which to bid the world farewell. “I will walk alone by the black muddy river/And listen to the ripples as they moan,” he informed the unsuspecting crowd at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 9, 1995, evoking images from the past such as ‘Ripple’ and ‘Brokedown Palace’ as he delivered the final moments of the Dead’s swan song performance: “I will walk alone by the black muddy river/And sing me a song of my own.”
  6. I saw the 1st episode. Never heard of Jimmy Rogers before. Listened to a bunch of his songs over the past couple days. It's amazing how much music is out there that I've never heard of. I was listening to the Big Steve hour a couple weeks ago on GD Sirius channel and he was talking how him and Jerry used to listed to old recordings of Frederic Chopin. Never would have went out of my way to listen to that. Awesome music and he was Polish, which makes him 1 level cooler .
  7. Much Respect Mr. Hunter. Thanks for the path https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDw5LFiwoK4
  8. When I 1st knew Jeff had arrived. Early on with DSO a show on the Rock my Soul Summer Tour. 8/9/2010. Zoellner Arts Center | Bethlehem, PA on the campus of Lehigh University. The 15 year anniversary of Jerry's death. On the rail to see Jeff belt out an encore of Brokedown Palace. There were tears streaming down the faces in the crowd And on the stage. Very powerful stuff. There were no audio devices allowed at that show so I don't believe any recordings were ever made
  9. https://www.jambase.com/article/melvin-seals-jgb-john-kadlecik-fall-tour-2019 Some exciting news. Always love to see JGB. Haven't seen too many of their newer lineups. Ever since Stu Allen left I was a little disappointed albeit like I said I haven't seen them live lately. Either way it will be fun to see JK belting out some Pure Jerry songs!
  10. Another Flawless Victory for DSO at the Peak! The joint was jumpin from the first note of Mississippi Half Step and the band kept up the energy all night. The near sellout crowd (place was packed) was especially engaged. Highlights for me was a Franklin's Tower sans Help>Slip, don't get that very often. The Shakedown (2nd set opener) was a tasty precursor to a groovy charging second set. I thought the drums>space was really good. Straight to the point, I usually take a bathroom break during space but no need this show, was full of energy. Black Peter out of Drums was a surprise then rippers of I need a Miracle>Bertha>Good Lovin' had everyone dancing. Then they rocked us back down to earth with a smooth Ripple to send the crowd home satisfied. Was fun to meet some new people and glad to see there were no shenanigans like that last show there. Grate job by the band, crew, & crowd. Can't wait until the next installment.
  11. My first foray into live Grateful Dead music Ratdog ~ 12/1/00 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA Blackbird* > Odessa*, Looks Like Rain, Liberty+, Bury Me Standing > Greatest Story Ever Told > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Welcome to the World > Dark Star Jam > Weather Report Suite > Let It Grow > Bass/Drums > Jam > Ashes and Glass > Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower E: Franklin's Tower > Throwing Stones *-Bob, Rob, n Mark; +-w/ The Persuasions; "Franklin's" ended with a vocal breakdown, which they did for a couple minutes before "Throwing Stones"; Bobby acoustic "Blackbird" thru "L.L. Rain" and "WRS Prelude/Part 1" Thanks Jonathan Rabhan Then my 1st DSO show -Dark Star Orchestra- Show #579 - Sat, Dec 8, 2001 at Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA Performing 11/14/87 Arena, Long Beach, CA 1: Shakedown, Rooster, Althea, Masterpiece, Hey Pocky Way, Deal 2: Maggie's Farm> Cumberland, Playin> Terrapin> Drumz> Miracle> Stella Blue> Throwing Stones> Lovelight Encore: Mighty Quinn Filler: E1 - Cold Rain> Touch> NFA E2 - Sat Night with Rob Eaton as Bobby - Man was I blown away! 19 years later and I'm still listening to something new everyday.
  12. A little new school flava... Old Glory standing stiffly, Crimson White and Indego
  13. The last of that special class of aching ballads written by Garcia and Hunter, ‘Standing on the Moon’ is at once one of the Dead’s barest and most beautiful compositions, a sparse and subtle wonder which allows its listener to drink in and appreciate every note. “I’m real happy with that song,” Garcia told The Galvin Report just before Built to Last was released. “I wanted to do a song that was as minimal as I could make it. To me, minimal means that everything is pure in terms of the chords and motion. Everything is basically three-note triads. There are no extended chords. There are no suspensions from one chord to another. It’s just the way the melody moves. The narrative is so straight-ahead. They lyrics are so transparent. I wanted people to hear the song the first time it plays. I don’t want you to have to listen over and over again to get it. Every once in a while, Hunter writes lyrics where you don’t change a thing. They’re just perfect. This is one of those tunes… I got the lyrics whole from Hunter. I didn’t have a melody, nothing. So I sat down and fooled around with it until it evolved into something that seemed to work for me, emotionally.” The song’s perspective of looking at the blue orb we call home from the dry climes of the moon is reminiscent of Barlow’s line “A peaceful place, or so it looks from space,” from In the Dark’s ‘Throwing Stones’. But in lieu of that song’s vitriol, ‘Standing on the Moon’ favors an appreciative outsider-looking-in type of poetry in passages like, “I see the Gulf of Mexico / As tiny as a tear / The coast of California / Must be somewhere over here.” By the time the track ends, it has run the gamut of the human experience by touching down everywhere from a war-torn El Salvador to the band’s peaceful homeland of San Francisco, California. Performed a total of 75 times, the song often appeared toward the end of the Grateful Dead’s set lists. Introduced during the same February 5, 1989 show as Mydland’s ‘We Can Run’, the song’s last appearance came at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1995. Excerpt from: What a Long Strange Trip – Stephen Peters If you ever come across this book I highly recommend it. Thoughts, Comments… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpEsFYwVdmQ
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