Nov. 26, 1972
San Antonio Civic Auditorium
Hey Bzfgt! I don't know if other heads refer to Jerry's tone as a "whale call" or "whale song", but sometimes he launches a series of sweeping, bending tones like a great transmission of deep meaning beaming in from beyond the deep deep dark. Outer-space or under water, like great groaning whales communicating across an infinite dark space or like the searchlight casting for faults, if we're only there to pick up on the signal. Check out 1 August '73 after the first verse (around 15:15) for when they go fully submarine.... There's a bit of it in the Veneta Dark Star, too. Enjoy the search and enjoy the ride, fellow traveler.