Slingshotted into an American Vortex

This week on Elliott’s Podcast I discuss the sometimes vague influence that the Grateful Dead has had on my life. This is done by examining a night when I was ‘slingshotted’ into a vortex in America, so you’ll have to listen to find out what that means.

Thanks to Jordin for making a brief appearance, as well as Adam who let me know about the Relisten app and helped me pick out the Alpine Valley show from 1989 that you hear in the background.

Listen here

Questions for discussion:

  • What was the impact of the Grateful Dead on your life?

  • Have they made absolutely no impact on your life?

  • If you are a Dead fan, what is your favourite show that you can link to in the comments?

  • If you are not a Dead fan, who is the biggest Dead fan that you know of? Are they still able to count from 1 to 10 without missing any numbers?

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Four Track Snack Pack

I heard this Dinah Washington song What a Difference A Day Makes on the radio this week and I was just floored by how beautiful it is. I also included a track by Vulfpeck who are sort of leading the charge on funky jam bands these days.

  • What a Difference A Day Makes - Dinah Washington

  • Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go - Hank Ballard

  • I Ain’t Never - Webb Pierce

  • Fugue State - Vulfpeck

Or listen on YouTube.


Happy Sunday and i’ll see you soon.

Elliott “Extra Cream Cheese” Fienberg