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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:24 pm 
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no, I'm not a deadhead. I've tried, though. but, somehow, I just can't get into their stuff.

I still enjoy blues for allah, and a couple of those early '70s albums (terrapin station and wake of the flood).

but, those 'classic' live albums; live/dead and europe '72 … their long jams and improvisations … nope. I don't get it.


anyway, here's an interesting quote from a guy who was there when it happened:

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zakir hussain stuck with the tabla and built a career, playing classical music but also experimenting with the instrument. he landed in san francisco at the height of the hippie era, and became a fixture of the marathon jam sessions held by the grateful dead at the band's barn-turned-studio.

"the shortest one was probably 2 1/2 days long — I'm not kidding," hussain says. "but I do remember ... waking up sleeping on the floor, and looking up and seeing jerry garcia and david crosby playing. and I'd just kind of rub my eyes and pick up a drum, which was just lying on the floor, and start playing. this was a constant thing. it was a never-ending musical conversation."

link … the tabla master who jammed with the grateful dead

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"The Grateful Dead Movie" was recently on PBS and I tried to watch it. One of the jams (I have no idea what shit song it was) was so fucking tedious and boring and it seemed to go on forever with no real substance. Bill's drumming and fills sounded like a 5 year old beating on pots and pans and then throwing them down a flight of cement steps. And Jerry? As horrible as always. IT WAS UTTER FUCKING DRECK!!


and that's totally cool that it doesn't work for you my fellow Zappa Head. Any true Dead Head realizes that it doesn't work for everyone. Just like you should realize that it does, and carry on your own path.

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jaypfunk wrote:
"The Grateful Dead Movie" was recently on PBS and I tried to watch it. One of the jams (I have no idea what shit song it was) was so fucking tedious and boring and it seemed to go on forever with no real substance. Bill's drumming and fills sounded like a 5 year old beating on pots and pans and then throwing them down a flight of cement steps. And Jerry? As horrible as always. IT WAS UTTER FUCKING DRECK!!


and that's totally cool that it doesn't work for you my fellow Zappa Head. Any true Dead Head realizes that it doesn't work for everyone. Just like you should realize that it does, and carry on your own path.


+ 1

Is that a "left handed monkey wrench" you have? :wink: :mrgreen:

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As someone who attended close to 30 shows from '78-'90, my personal favorites were the two Warlocks shows on 10-8-89 and 10-9-89 in Hampton, VA. Those two nights were really magical. They broke out several numbers that had not been played in a long time. I decided to trip the first night instead of the second. And, I'm glad I did. I got to hear a killer version of The Wheel {one of my personal favorites} from Garcia's first solo outing. The Warlocks box is one of my prized possessions, and I listen to it at least twice a year. Unless you just don't like the "Brent era" at all, I highly recommend it.

Definitely one of the better releases!

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Philostopher wrote:
I got to hear a killer version of The Wheel {one of my personal favorites} from Garcia's first solo outing.


jaypfunk wrote:
"The Grateful Dead Movie" was recently on PBS and I tried to watch it. One of the jams (I have no idea what shit song it was) was so fucking tedious and boring and it seemed to go on forever with no real substance. Bill's drumming and fills sounded like a 5 year old beating on pots and pans and then throwing them down a flight of cement steps. And Jerry? As horrible as always. IT WAS UTTER FUCKING DRECK!!


Won't you try just a little bit harder?
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?

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I learned the chords and picking to 'Jack-A-Roe'.

Now, the lyrics.

A fun one it is, to break out at backyard jams.

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A Deadhead type festival.
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^^^ That looks like an awesome event there!

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I think that the most anyone has spent on a ticket to the Final Dead Showz so far has been $7,500, but this only being March, folks on Stubhub are setting prices a bit higher...

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
I think that the most anyone has spent on a ticket to the Final Dead Showz so far has been $7,500, but this only being March, folks on Stubhub are setting prices a bit higher...

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub


well...."going" might be a stretch.....some idiot is "asking" that.....

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AGuyWithAWrench wrote:
The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
I think that the most anyone has spent on a ticket to the Final Dead Showz so far has been $7,500, but this only being March, folks on Stubhub are setting prices a bit higher...

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub


well...."going" might be a stretch.....some idiot is "asking" that.....


Even if I had the money, I wouldn't pay that if Garcia came back from the dead and played. In fact. If he knew the tickets were trying to be scalped for that much, he would probably cancel the show?

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Philostopher wrote:
AGuyWithAWrench wrote:
The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
I think that the most anyone has spent on a ticket to the Final Dead Showz so far has been $7,500, but this only being March, folks on Stubhub are setting prices a bit higher...

Grateful Dead tickets going for $116,000 on StubHub


well...."going" might be a stretch.....some idiot is "asking" that.....


Even if I had the money, I wouldn't pay that if Garcia came back from the dead and played. In fact. If he knew the tickets were trying to be scalped for that much, he would probably cancel the show?


we all know that there are folks to whom money is no object, and so maybe a few of these tickets will sell at these obscenely high rates, but in general, these prices will be coming down. One thing to mention is that the $116K ticket being discussed here is actually a ticket for all 3 nights, not just one show.....not to say that that justifies the price in any way.......

If Jerry were still alive and were still capable, he'd still be playing at whatever regular pace he could....meaning there wouldn't be this "last chance to see them" kind of feeling, which is what all the ruckass is about.

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Alright. Where's the west coast show?

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ruckass?


:mrgreen:

ruckus

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Alright. Where's the west coast show?


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In all actuality, the last chance to "see them" was over when Garcia died. Anything beyond that is merely a tribute in my opinion. And yes, I did attend one of the Further Festivals.

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Alright. Where's the west coast show?

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The line-up.

'Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia' Lineup
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann's Billy & the Kids
Bob Weir
Bruce Hornsby
Buddy Miller
David Grisman
Eric Church
Greensky Bluegrass
Jimmy Cliff
Jorma Kaukonen
Los Lobos
moe.
O.A.R.
Railroad Earth
The Disco Biscuits
Trampled by Turtles
Widespread Panic
Yonder Mountain String Band
Communion Ft. Phil Lesh, Stu Allen, Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, Jason Crosby

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In all actuality, the last chance to "see them" was over when Garcia died. Anything beyond that is merely a tribute in my opinion. And yes, I did attend one of the Further Festivals.


I cannot disagree with that, but there are those who do....

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ruckass?


Southern terminology. It's a ruckus that you can't get your ass out of. :wink:

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oh... you mean stuckass?

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oh... you mean stuckass?


One and the same. Isn't the English language wonderful?

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blunderful.

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Not 'arf!










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Jerry & Bob on Letterman 1982

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