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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. I just picked up GA + car camping tix. Obviously I got the extra Thurs. pass to see DSO. $500 out the door, a little salty, but that’s 4 nights camping, and a decent lineup of bands. Would Love to get clarification of when DSO will be going on Thurs. I’m guessing they will end the night. Gotta time it right because I’m meeting a couple people down there & wanna camp together (gotta drive in at the same time).
  2. Looks like someone will be going to Lockn' this year for the first time! And as an added bonus (in true DSO form) Dark Star will be melting some faces kicking off the festivities Thursday (early bird). I'm already buying a bunch of extra camping gear. Really looking forward to this. Haven't camped (multiple nights) and saw music since 2008 Bonnaroo. Trying to post the whole lineup but I can only attach small pics
  3. Correct! Never heard of that song until DSO busted it out one night in Wilmington, DE. Apparently the Dead only played it a few times and never really got it right on the first try. DSO attempted it and also had a few takes before it was perfected.
  4. "My lover came to see me one freezing winter day"
  5. I read Tiger in a Trance. Good read. I recall a girl character with one arm or something.
  6. Yes, I heard Saint of Circumstance. I wonder if the boys got royalties!! You would think they'd at least play if for a Saints game. I was thrown back. I bet one person out there heard the song and googled it. They may have stole another face. I must have missed Shakedown
  7. Just watching this on youtube now. Pretty badass. I still ski and usually always have the Dead, DSO, or another random song going in my ear. I still love the sounds of the ski mountains but once you get Jerry in your ear blasting down some fresh corduroy there's nothing's better. Props to Bill Walton too, he did a good job narrating. ⛷️
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. Billy DeLyon

    Philly

    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
  11. 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
  12. 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.”
  13. 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 .
  14. Much Respect Mr. Hunter. Thanks for the path https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDw5LFiwoK4
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