Jerry Garcia Interview
Raddison Hotel, room 1503
St. Paul, Mn.
July 10, 1981
It basically starts as a casual interview with someone named Greg
Harrington(sp?), and evolves into Jerry hanging out with a handfull of Heads
in his hotel room. They shoot the shit and burn some herbs and Jerry is
basically generous and humble and inspired. I have no idea how rare this is
or if it was ever published in any form. If anyone has any info, please let
Original tape copy is an analog normal-bias cassette, and has obvious analog
noise. There are various cuts and recording splices, all of which were
present in original copy. The only editing done was the addition of track
numbers as recorded to CDR via pro standalone burner(Marantz CDR500). There
are track numbers for each "subject" of conversation on the first side of the
tape(disc1). Disc 2 was more rambling and all-encompassing, so...less track
markers. If anyone can clean any of the hiss away or anything, go for it.
Certainly, it's listenable and unique. Here's the track info:
1) intro w/Greg Harrington -questions & answers-
2) acoustic sets...song selections...
3) video broadcasts, etc...
4) Reckoning....Dead Set(being mastered today)
5) 15 yrs...deadheads/crowds...
6) songwriting w/Hunter...
7) The Eleven....performing w/Brent...
9) Slide guitar ....Bobby's rappin'
10) Brent's style...
11) taping shows...
12) different venues...
13) (phone call/splice)
14) song teases...Unbroken chain... (knock at
door/splice) more people in the room now....
15) song selections...setlists...
16) unbroken chain ever played?...
17) video of Radio City...
18) phone call
19) (splice) improvisation...
20) future plans...tours...
21) autographs & generosities...future deadbase...
(knock at the door)
22) new folks are introduced
23) chatting w/new folks about
midwest...pot...people...choking on joint....
red rocks...etc, ...more coughing...Chicago...
24) talking about Althea....
playing the Zoo (phone call, splice/tape flips)
1) /songs....Althea in set 2?....
2) passing the joint...remebering venues....tunes....tours...
3) talking about Weir...Hart...flying...
4) being around straight people...
5) someone named Pat calls, Jerry invites backstage access
6) chatting about time off...singing... Women R Smarter/Aiko...
(at various points, folks in the room are watching some crazy event
on the news in London? I'm not sure what was happening in the world on this day...) chatting about Ireland...War...Cambodia Benefit...New Years....
7) phone call
8) Jerry's gotta go...
9) Althea from that night (in the 2nd set) -tape cuts out-
Seeded and shn 11/02 by Dupree
Charlie Connor's note:
I changed the track naming scheme from duprees original seed to conform
to the etree naming scheme. original tracks were simply named track01
etc. The underlying md5 signatures are the same otherwise.