Back to the music for today’s Daily Dose of the Dead! This is a cover of the Harry Belafonte cover of the Norman Span song Man Smart, Woman Smarter from the Dayton Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on November 30, 1981. When I first heard this live in Rochester (April 9, 1982) I jotted it down as Women Are Smarter on my list. Even though I came to learn the real name of the song I forever listed it as Women Are Smarter on my tapes and digital versions.
Variations of it have been recorded by many artists including Harry Belafonte, Chubby Checker, Roseanne Cash, Robert Palmer, Dr Victor and Ratdog. It was a staple of the live repertoire of the Grateful Dead from 1981 to 1995 and played a total of 199 times in the period.
This show in Dayton could also boast the only ever Mack the Knife which was pretty much a between songs botch job that Bobby says they will work on for next time… of course there never was a next time! Everything else at this show was pretty vanilla except the real nice Might as Well encore.
Hara Arena is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena, in Trotwood, Ohio.The site was originally the family-owned fruit orchard of Harold and Ralph Wampler.The name stems from HA from Harold and RA from Ralph. In 1956, the Wampler Ballroom was erected, which still stands today in the six-building complex. The arena itself opened in 1964. This arena is where Wayne Gretzky played his first professional hockey game!
This is a dose of the truth and the quicker you learn the lesson the better off you’ll be!
“Ever since the world began, women been imitating the ways of men, but listen cause I’ve got a plan. Give it up, just don’t try to understand!”
We are touring with Weedeater and Lazer/Wulf in November.. Tickets on sale now! God luck and good speed!!
11/03/2014 PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATER
11/04/2014 BALTIMORE, MD @ SOUNDSTAGE
11/05/2014 PHILADELPHIA, PA @ KUNG FU NECKTIE
11/06/2014 HOLYOKE, MA @ WATERFRONT TAVERN
11/07/2014 NEW YORK, NY @ SAINT VITUS BAR
11/08/2014 DAYTON, OH @ ROCK STAR ARENA
11/09/2014 CHICAGO, IL @ DOUBLE DOOR
11/10/2014 GRAND RAPIDS, MI @ PYRAMID SCHEME
11/11/2014 INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ 5TH QUARTER LOUNGE
11/12/2014 NEWPORT, KY @ THOMPSON HOUSE
11/13/2014 ATLANTA, GA @ 529
11/14/2014 SAVANNAH, GA @ JINX
11/15/2014 ST PETERSBURG, FL @ THE LOCAL 662
I couldn’t be more proud of Palmetto Percussion 2015. We were one of 15 PIW groups out of 27 to make finals. Performing in world class finals has been a huge dream of mine and it’s finally come true. I love this organization and can’t wait to be here again next season!
Close To Home has announced their new US tour with support from Famous Last Words. Check out the dates below!
February 28th -Newport, KY @ Thompson House *CTH/FLW* March 1st - Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena March 3rd - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown March 4th - Elizabethtown, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theatre March 5th - Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s March 6th - Savannah, GA @ Sweet Melissa's March 7th - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lous March 8th - Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem March 9th - Mobile, AL @ The Box March 11th - Houston, TX @ Mangos March 12th - Austin, TX (SXSW) March 13th - Austin, TX (SXSW) March 15th - Grand Prairie, TX (SBSW?!) *CTH/FLW* March 17th - St. Louis, MO @ The Mad Magician March 18th - Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot March 19th - Iowa City, IA @ Gabes March 20th - Burnsville, MN @ The Garage March 21st - Sauk Rapids, MN @ Bubbas March 22nd - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall March 23rd - Muskegon, MI @ Club Envy March 24th - Toledo, OH @ Frankies Inner City March 27th - Nutley, NJ @ Radiant March 28th - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar March 29th - Parkersburg, WV @ 5th Street Pub March 30th - Kent, OH @ The Outpost