Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Grateful Interpretation

December 24, 2020

Classic poem turned holiday playlist. Click the links in bold to enjoy.


'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except Stanley Mouse.
His artwork above the fire so bright,
his colors, his concepts, always so tight. 

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Stephen soon would be there.
The setlist was smoking – percussion in hand,
Sugar-plums twirled to Playing in the Band.

Mason’s Children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of bears danced in their heads.
With mamma in her sundress, and dad in tie dye, this Stella Blue from Shoreline may bring a tear to your eye.

Out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
when we Wang Dang Doodle nothings a matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
and tee’d up this smoking Winterland New Years Eve bash. 

The Picasso Moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow, ​Oregon​ '78​ - a super fab Peggy-O​​.
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
MHB Samson & Delilah - 2012 was the year. 

1984 Berkeley​ tapers love their new section​,​
tweaking their levels in geeked out perfection​.

More rapid than eagles ​guitar riffs they came,
and we whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! Island Groove, Fire On The Mountain, Sugaree ​we all say,​
Terrapin Station, Row Jimmy, Bird Song all day.

Here’s something to shift any bad mood quick. 
Dupree's Diamond Blues from Dozin' at the Knick.

Buckeye Lake '92 the good times roll fast, 
Casey Jones '78 and Rich Stadium '90 are totally a blast.

Three Rivers 1990 - an incredible show.
This I Will Take You Home from New York will make your heart glow.

Eyes of the World, Nassau - March 1990, 
Branford on sax and Brent shining brightly.
Mail order in hand, a good time is in store,
Great American Music Hall '75 - they sure let it roar.

The Warlocks, The Grateful Dead, and our new fav Dead & Co, Weir everywhere you know, on the bus we shall go.
50+ years of music, always giving us hope,
the new Ripple video is totally dope.

So many shows in our Foolish Hearts and our minds, inspiring us to always BeKind.

We’ll for sure keep on Trucking, there's no end in sight, happy holidays to all, And We Bid You Goodnight.