• January 17, 2013
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    Blair’s Golden Road Blog: Here’s Where the Rainbow Ends

    By Blair Jackson

    Nearly two years and 90 blogs ago, we embarked on a remarkable mutual journey through the world of the Dead. At times, writing Blair’s Golden Road Blog and contributing regular features to Dead.net has felt like a wonderful continuation of putting out The Golden Road, the spirited Dead ’zine my wife, Regan, and I put out between 1984 and 1993.

    Writing for this space, I’ve been able to freely explore an incredible variety of topics relating to the Grateful Dead and all the impressive surviving offshoots thriving today. I’ve had the opportunity to interview at length so many fantastic musicians from Furthur, Phil & Friends, RatDog and Mickey’s and Bill’s groups—all of them incredibly nice and interesting folks. These are all truly special people who have been touched by that GD mojo. I’ve been privileged to write about a mind-blowing array of transformative events, from Bob’s transfixing meld with the Marin Symphony, to various New Year’s extravaganzas, Phil’s remarkable 70th birthday concert, Wavy Gravy’s 75th, the Global Drum Project, various magical Rex benefits and so many more. We’ve talked about Dead-related books, movies and videos, debated myriad big and small issues related to the Dead Head community, and gone off on all sorts of strange and colorful tangents. And there was also a fairly large dose of nostalgia—memories, reflections, opinions shared and sometimes battled over.

    This week’s column marks the end of Blair’s Golden Road Blog, and I want to sincerely thank you all for your input these past two years. To be honest, when I started the blog, I was worried that the discussions it would prompt might devolve into the sometimes bitter and acrimonious back-and-forth that is so common in discussion groups all over the Internet. I completely understand that this is the way of the modern world, but I don’t have to approve of it! Can’t we all just get along? Yes, we can can!

    But I/we lucked out! The responses to nearly every topic I broached in the blog were informative, thoughtfully presented and remarkably free of invective. What a collection of stories you’ve shared with us — insightful, funny, scary, crazy; the whole emotional spectrum. Thanks for being so damn cool! You also have my eternal gratitude for turning me on to your favorite shows, CDs and other inspiring things that brighten your lives. For a guy who is supposedly an “expert” on all this, I have huge humbling gaps in my knowledge—hundreds of shows and even a few entire tours I’ve never heard a note from, sad to say. I’ve taken copious notes from your suggestions and they should keep me busy for a long time to come. And with any luck, you’ve learned a few things from me and your fellow fans along the way. Lord, you know we made a fine connection!

    The Grateful Dead has been in the foreground of my life since I first saw the band in 1970 (talk to high school buddies I tortured with endless spins of Live Dead, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty!), but most intensely since the beginning of the ’80s, when my show-going increased dramatically (thanks to the Dead playing at the Greek, Frost, Ventura, etc.) and wrote my first book about the band, The Music Never Stopped. The feedback that book elicited (dozens of hand-written letters; remember that art form?) led directly to my starting The Golden Road, which dominated nine amazing years of Regan’s and my life. That, in turn, prompted Viking Books to ask me to write Garcia: An American Life following Jerry’s death, a project that affected me more emotionally than any in my career. Its success led to other books (such as Grateful Dead Gear) and to a number of liner notes writing assignments, and even some production work on Grateful Dead and Garcia releases — If An American Life was my favorite project of the post-Grateful Dead era, the box set, All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, was a close second. To be in a top-flight professional recording studio day after day for months, listening to hour after hour of Jerry in action was powerfully overwhelming. God, I miss Jerry.

    It was also an honor to work on the 17-volume Road Trips series with David Lemieux, who has been creatively steering the Good Ship Grateful Dead through both calm and stormy waters in the post-Garcia era and has consistently done magnificent work to keep the flame alive. I was, frankly, disappointed that Road Trips was critically lambasted in some circles, but I stand by every choice that was made and I continue to believe that a strong anthology can be every bit the equal of a single hot show release. Happily, the Dave’s Picks series seems to be working for just about everyone. Another highlight for me was penning the main essay for The Complete Europe ’72 megabox. That was such a special world to live in for the months it took to put together.

    Sometimes I feel as though my life has been one very long Grateful Dead show. There are jamming songs and short tunes, rockers and ballads, smooth transitions and noisy train wrecks; songs I don’t want to hear, others that arrive at the perfect moment, “space” that baffles and soothes; long lines, lots of waiting around and bathroom breaks; dashed expectations and miracles beyond wonder.

    At some point around 40 years ago, “Playing in the Band” started rattling around in my head, and stayed there. There have been a thousand offshoots from that theme, but it never disappears completely, and the variations are unending. Like waves upon the sand.

    I’ve long embraced the concept that the sound of the Grateful Dead, and their songs, are always out there, floating in the ether, and all we do is just lock onto it/them for brief or long periods, as we ourselves move through time and space. It’s all one “Dark Star,” one “Playing in the Band,” from the early days through the post-Jerry years, and we enter that zone both alone and together. Where does the time go? It’s right there, unfolding before you. How does the song go? Just like you think it does.

    Take care, everybody! No doubt I’ll see you again a few exits down The Golden Road. In the immortal words of counterculture sage Scoop Nisker, “Question authority and question reality. Stay high but keep your priorities straight.”

    And as my eternal role model, the ever-optimistic Tigger, put it, “Ta-ta for now!”

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Nearly two years and 90 blogs ago, we embarked on a remarkable mutual journey through the world of the Dead. At times, writing Blair’s Golden Road Blog and contributing regular features to Dead.net has felt like a wonderful continuation of putting out The Golden Road, the spirited Dead ’zine my wife, Regan, and I put out between 1984 and 1993.

Writing for this space, I’ve been able to freely explore an incredible variety of topics relating to the Grateful Dead and all the impressive surviving offshoots thriving today. I’ve had the opportunity to interview at length so many fantastic musicians from Furthur, Phil & Friends, RatDog and Mickey’s and Bill’s groups—all of them incredibly nice and interesting folks. These are all truly special people who have been touched by that GD mojo. I’ve been privileged to write about a mind-blowing array of transformative events, from Bob’s transfixing meld with the Marin Symphony, to various New Year’s extravaganzas, Phil’s remarkable 70th birthday concert, Wavy Gravy’s 75th, the Global Drum Project, various magical Rex benefits and so many more. We’ve talked about Dead-related books, movies and videos, debated myriad big and small issues related to the Dead Head community, and gone off on all sorts of strange and colorful tangents. And there was also a fairly large dose of nostalgia—memories, reflections, opinions shared and sometimes battled over.

This week’s column marks the end of Blair’s Golden Road Blog, and I want to sincerely thank you all for your input these past two years. To be honest, when I started the blog, I was worried that the discussions it would prompt might devolve into the sometimes bitter and acrimonious back-and-forth that is so common in discussion groups all over the Internet. I completely understand that this is the way of the modern world, but I don’t have to approve of it! Can’t we all just get along? Yes, we can can!

But I/we lucked out! The responses to nearly every topic I broached in the blog were informative, thoughtfully presented and remarkably free of invective. What a collection of stories you’ve shared with us — insightful, funny, scary, crazy; the whole emotional spectrum. Thanks for being so damn cool! You also have my eternal gratitude for turning me on to your favorite shows, CDs and other inspiring things that brighten your lives. For a guy who is supposedly an “expert” on all this, I have huge humbling gaps in my knowledge—hundreds of shows and even a few entire tours I’ve never heard a note from, sad to say. I’ve taken copious notes from your suggestions and they should keep me busy for a long time to come. And with any luck, you’ve learned a few things from me and your fellow fans along the way. Lord, you know we made a fine connection!

The Grateful Dead has been in the foreground of my life since I first saw the band in 1970 (talk to high school buddies I tortured with endless spins of Live Dead, Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty!), but most intensely since the beginning of the ’80s, when my show-going increased dramatically (thanks to the Dead playing at the Greek, Frost, Ventura, etc.) and wrote my first book about the band, The Music Never Stopped. The feedback that book elicited (dozens of hand-written letters; remember that art form?) led directly to my starting The Golden Road, which dominated nine amazing years of Regan’s and my life. That, in turn, prompted Viking Books to ask me to write Garcia: An American Life following Jerry’s death, a project that affected me more emotionally than any in my career. Its success led to other books (such as Grateful Dead Gear) and to a number of liner notes writing assignments, and even some production work on Grateful Dead and Garcia releases — If An American Life was my favorite project of the post-Grateful Dead era, the box set, All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, was a close second. To be in a top-flight professional recording studio day after day for months, listening to hour after hour of Jerry in action was powerfully overwhelming. God, I miss Jerry.

It was also an honor to work on the 17-volume Road Trips series with David Lemieux, who has been creatively steering the Good Ship Grateful Dead through both calm and stormy waters in the post-Garcia era and has consistently done magnificent work to keep the flame alive. I was, frankly, disappointed that Road Trips was critically lambasted in some circles, but I stand by every choice that was made and I continue to believe that a strong anthology can be every bit the equal of a single hot show release. Happily, the Dave’s Picks series seems to be working for just about everyone. Another highlight for me was penning the main essay for The Complete Europe ’72 megabox. That was such a special world to live in for the months it took to put together.

Sometimes I feel as though my life has been one very long Grateful Dead show. There are jamming songs and short tunes, rockers and ballads, smooth transitions and noisy train wrecks; songs I don’t want to hear, others that arrive at the perfect moment, “space” that baffles and soothes; long lines, lots of waiting around and bathroom breaks; dashed expectations and miracles beyond wonder.

At some point around 40 years ago, “Playing in the Band” started rattling around in my head, and stayed there. There have been a thousand offshoots from that theme, but it never disappears completely, and the variations are unending. Like waves upon the sand.

I’ve long embraced the concept that the sound of the Grateful Dead, and their songs, are always out there, floating in the ether, and all we do is just lock onto it/them for brief or long periods, as we ourselves move through time and space. It’s all one “Dark Star,” one “Playing in the Band,” from the early days through the post-Jerry years, and we enter that zone both alone and together. Where does the time go? It’s right there, unfolding before you. How does the song go? Just like you think it does.

Take care, everybody! No doubt I’ll see you again a few exits down The Golden Road. In the immortal words of counterculture sage Scoop Nisker, “Question authority and question reality. Stay high but keep your priorities straight.”

And as my eternal role model, the ever-optimistic Tigger, put it, “Ta-ta for now!”

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What a depressing turn of events this is. Each week I looked forward to the insights, to the knowledge, and all the creative twists and turns this feature provided. Your writing and inspiration will be missed Blair. The light on the party just became a little dimmer. Thanks for the ride, I enjoyed it. I protest this decision, make no mistake. I call for the Golden Road to be unlimited. But alas, I fear my cries fall upon deaf ears. Nothing lasts forever- and some good things, don't last long at all.
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This is sad news. Reading your blog every week had become one of my life's favorite little pleasures. Nothing lasts :(
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that emotion.
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for a real good time! i too waited for your blog. as much as i love this site, not much can happen for a few days, or more. your thoughts and columns were definitely worth the wait. i'm sure we will see your comments in various places on this site. now, i would really like dead.net to find someone else to continue some type of regular blog. it could be more than 1 person. i'd really like to see more interesting articles, interviews, stories, etc. the more you put out there, the more folks will stop by and visit. thanks again, blair...
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I'm really going to miss your postings, lots of insights. Also, I was just going through some of the bonus tracks on the "All Good Things" box and thinking how great the selections were. It's been a while since I've looked at the liner notes, but I forget your were involved with that project. As for Road Trips, I bought all but two of them (I was under-employeed for the ones I missed). Although I prefer full shows, I can appreciate the "snap shot in time" approach. In fact, today, before I saw this post, I grabbed a bunch of non-full-show Road Trips CDs with the intention of listening to them in the non-full-show approach I usually do. It would be great if Dead.net instituted a rotating column where people could submit essays that would be featured. I would love to see the various topics that would come of this.
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It seems like you just got started on this blog business and you're already signing off! I read every dispatch and I will miss these insightful digressions and the lively commentary generated. Your strength is in the addition of giant doses of context. I hope you still plan to chime in with some liner notes now and again. How else will we know the backstory? Maybe now you can break free of the conflict of selling product vs. critical discussion of the music. I don't know if that ever bothered you. I could not have done it. But you made a great cheerleader, and your voice will be missed, even if I did not always agree when opinions were offered. What is next? Tell us, please.
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I'm sorry to read this, Blair. I rarely commented on your blog but have read every one in the last year or so, and I've immensely enjoyed your liner notes to the various releases, not to mention An American Life. I hope that we'll encounter your insights in some other forum. It seems to me that your writing has always shown the emotional, very human connection to this music, and I'll miss that. My favorite example would be the liner notes to the Formerly the Warlocks boxset, in which I found myself in your shoes, walking around that lake in Oakland with your walkman, getting goosebumps along with the audience (20 years later!) that heard the opening notes of the revived "Dark Star". You will truly be missed around here.
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Thank you, Blair, for your major contributions to keeping that wonderful Lovelight burning brightly. Kudos to you for a job very well done.
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Real interesting topics half the time. Nice to have everybody's opinions heard. If it was my blog i would not have touched the comment section. To each his own.
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Blair, you are one of the pre-eminent scribes of the Dead world. Your writings have been interesting, thought provoking, illuminating and fun to read. I was a subscriber to "The Golden Road", so I go back a ways. I have read , I think, all of your books, articles, blogs, notes over the years and have immensely enjoyed all of them as I know many of the fans and Heads have done. You are quiet concerning future participation in all things Dead, so I sincerely hope that your sign-off isn't a wide-rangeing sign-off as I will miss your contributions to future liner notes, editing selections and the like if that is the case. I will respect your right to privacy so I won't ask the obvious questions that are on my mind. I will simply wish you and yours the best.
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Thanks for all the hard work. Now you can go off and be sick of the Dead for awhile. I couldn't live and breathe this stuff 24/7 if I tried. The great thing is I always get to come back to a favorite show or song and I'm right back in the groove. "Every time I think I'm out, they pull me back in!"
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Thanks a bunch.Good Luck to you and yours. Luv, Olo
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Shall we go, you and I , while we can?? LOL Thx for all the interesting & insightful writing here Blair. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Always looked forward to it - like this morning, only to see that, sadly, you are "leaving"! :-( Thx as well for the books yuo have authored, the liner notesm etc. Always good stuff. Hopefully you have some fun & intersting stuff lined up in the future. May I ask Blair - do you have anything special lined up?? if you are ever in my neck of the woods, stop by and say hey, LOL. Peace
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Listen to the river sing sweet songs. Thanks Blair, love your stuff. Best wishes Let the words be yours I am done with mine...
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Blair, you are one of the only reasons that I still visit this site daily, your writings and muses are going to be missed by me and alot of us, you kinda hit the nail on the head on a lot of your topics and I can understand how it must have been tedious to come up with these topics every week, but you did it and with class and style that gave the Grateful Dead new fans and the old ones lots to talk about. What are you gonna do now? Retire? hope not. I look forward to whatever endevor you approach furthur on down the road. Peace and keep in touch.
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Your writings have been very interesting over the years and I have always been so happy to see a new blog. There are some folks on this planet who just know words and how to use them (kinda like Hunter and Barlow) and you are undoubtedly one of them. I really hope dead.net continues some type of blog here on the site. Health and happiness to you and yours. Thank you so much, Blair!
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I will second the comment that your writings and blog are the main reason that I stayed here so long and will continue with the hope that someone else is passed the torch, of inspiring us to remember and be hopeful of the Furthur state of the Nation as we go forward. John Byerly On the Bus since: 10/12/1984 Augusta Maine
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Thank you Mr. Jackson. I am going to miss this blog greatly.
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Blair, thanks for all the good stuff. I'm so sorry to see you go. May the road be ever golden.
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Thanks for what you've given, Blair. I've enjoyed your writing since "The Music Never Stopped" almost 30 years ago. Here's hoping your next adventure is rewarding. In case you're in need of some non-Dead vital music, check out Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, Jason Moran, or Charles Lloyd the next time one of them plays near you. All the best to you, John
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Blair's blog is, if not the only, for sure the main reason I ever wander over to this corner of cyberspace. My lunches at work will not be quite the same.
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Blair, I am sorry to see you go from this spot. It has been a pleasure to read what you write. You have always been a wonderful representative of our culture. I don't know what else to say, except see you 'round the hood and next time the drinks (or whatever) is on me. Peace and best wishes for future projects.
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Blair, I hope you find what you are looking for, or at least never stop searching..........Its been a wonderful bus ride with you. You are always welcome home, if you happen to stray too far. Write, if you get work :) Safe Travels......... JW
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...in saying 'Thanks Blair'! I thoroughly enjoyed all your writings on the blog, in addition to the liner notes and books, etc. Like many others, I checked in weekly. I hope this doesn't mean you'll be going too far down the line. Best wishes.
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So sad to see you go. I always looked forward to every blog.
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Really, this is a major bummer. Feels like losing a friend. I knew it must be hard to come up with a fresh and interesting Dead topic every week, but you succeeded wonderfully. Couldn't you keep writing, but on more and different topics? Seriously- current events, movie and TV reviews, and the occasional Dead article as needed? Seriously. Anyways, thanks again for the last 2 years.
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Blair - I'm really bummed that you will no longer be doing your blog. It was such a wonderful and erudite conversation that you began/begat here. Thanks for everything! Wishing you the best!!
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Blair, I know how hard it is to keep a blog going on a nearly weekly basis and you did a great job. If I recall correctly, you also wrote (or co-wrote) the very first regular column about the Grateful Dead, in BAM Magazine, about 1977, so I guess experience counts. I think the lively participation of the DeadHead community was encouraged by the positive, flexible approach that you took, and it showed. You deserve a lot of credit for how the blog came out. In my mind, however, you have still left one issue un-addressed: back in your Golden Road days, you claimed to have information about aliens who forced Jerry to play "Day Job." In the intervening years, have you been able to uncover any more information, or did a cigarette smoking man swear you to secrecty?
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Wouldn't it be so Grateful Dead, if this article's "departure" is a pretext to the reemergence of a newer, stronger Jackson? Perhaps it's wishful thinking, or maybe I've seen too many Oliver Stone movies.
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Every Friday night when I left work I would load this blog onto my phone and would read it on my subway ride home from Manhattan to Queens.I will miss the great Dead topics and resulting discussions. What I'll really miss though is that good time feeling you get when you get into "Dead mode"... and nothing put me in that mode better than this blog. If you look at the big picture of life, this blog was just a little thing. But sometimes you realize it's the little things that are important. We'll miss you, man. Fare you well...
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this sucks. i realize i haven't been responding too much in the past few months, but i love reading this blog and people's responses each week. i also loved writing responses to the blog topics when i did - it was an excuse to force myself to attempt to create a well thought out idea about this wonderful band, it's history, and all the great people who love it. so for that, i thank you blair, it's been a great run, and i will miss it, yet as any prankster knows: "nothing lasts."
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are you leaving your connection to the GD? or just to this blog? hopefully the latter...your decades of effort have helped spread the GD message a great deal. As I have mentioned before, your book TMNS has been a well referred-to text. It's how I knew which shows to get first in my collection. I also have a full set of The Golden Road; I ALWAYS looked forward to getting that in the mail. Thank you, Blairj.
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Blair,I will miss reading your blog; it's the primary reason I log onto this website. I don't understand why Rhino feels this venue for heads to share memories about so many GD related topics is not important. It's a place for us to share our experiences, our deadhead history. Maybe they will offer something equal in its place- I guess that remains to be seen. I'll miss your insights and the real pleasure in reading this blog every week. I'll miss reading the comments, too! I hope that those responsible will see the error of this decision and bring back Blair's Blog. Please... I look forward to continuing to read your writing online, in books, and of course those wonderful liner notes! Long time fan
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Thanks for the many good reads, Blair. I thoroughly enjoyed your blog and it will be a missed feature on this website. Best of luck in your future writings, wherever they go. estimated-eyes
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I am sorry to see the end of this blog. I have been a big fan since first reading "The Music Never Stopped", and still have all my copies (a complete collection I believe) of the Golden Road. If there is some doubt on Rhino's part about whether this blog is valued and vital - let there be none - it is both. To them: please bring it back! If that is not possible, then all I can say is thank you Blair, for all the great writing. Thank you for expressing what so many of us feel but lack the gifts to express in the way that you could.
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You've done well my friend... you've turned us all on and passed it along... Thank you! Hope to meet you one day in person and share a story of my own. Take care, iGrateful (That kid from Westchester!)
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was one of the nicest welcome mats anyone could ever encounter. Like any gracious host, you did a phenomenal job of making your guests, whether we had little or vast knowledge of dates, venues and set lists, feel welcome to each and every blog. I too, with the masses, will greatly miss your presence on a weekly basis. How can we not? 2 years and 90 blogs is at very least worth an Associates Degree in GD history (no tuition either!) Thank you for making me feel welcome and for being the epitome of GD kindness, Dr. Jackson. :) Warm wishes to you and your loved ones.
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Blair, I would give you that Pulitzer Prize if I could. You are a great writer and an amazing community-builder. I am very grateful.
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Great job on the blog! Your insightful, thoughtful, happy, and grateful words on all things dead along with the discussion that followed were one of the only reasons I even opened up my internet browser. Gotta find something else now to look toward in the clouded world of delusion that is cyber space.
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Can't tell you how much I've enjoyed reading your work. I was an avid on-tour collector of the Golden Road and I've enjoyed every word since. Reading this blog has been a joy and I'll miss checking in to see what you've decided to write about next and the many conversations and memories it might inspire. You have been (and will continue to be, I have no doubt) an integral part of the Grateful Dead landscape. Till we meet again, Blair, stay happy, stay healthy.
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It was nice to have real time insight from somebady close to the band and a longtime fan. Hope you can pop back in once in a while Blair Jackson. Always enjoy reading your blogs! Will there be somebody else taking over?
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...and that family trip to Tahiti.
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I noticed your blog rather late in the game. It was always upbeat and interesting. I found it to have quite a different tone than the rest of the dead.net comment sections. I tend to peruse the announcements and comments on new music offerings and those have such a similar arc for virtually every release. After the initial euphoria, there is normally a lot of griping and sniping about sound quality, music quality, and of course, shipping and customer service issues. While the topics are different there, and obviously there are no customer service issues to be addressed here, it was remarkable to me that the discourse almost always stayed civil and respectful. I can't be a coincidence that happened so often here and so infrequently at other forums on dead.net. I blame you, and I mean that as a very big compliment! You have fostered a community that shares opinions on subjects where most of us have strong ones, yet the atmosphere stayed true to the spirit that I used to find at Dead shows when I first started going (1978 in, uh, Syracuse). Anyway, thanks for the insights, the good vibe and the interesting topics.
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Can't say I followed your blog like some of the other people who have posted, and I rarely commented upon them. But still, I enjoyed the ones that I read and your blog is pretty much the only reason I would check in around here. So, thanks for the entertaining and sometimes thought provoking work, and best of luck with whatever future projects you pursue.
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I have really enjoyed the blog and have always looked forward to reading your words. You help make this a community as well, acknowledging us as fellow travelers on the scene and valuing our words and thoughts as well. See you around, you keep popping up in my worlds for the past 30 years just like the music of the Good Old Grateful Dead. I still have my complete collection of The Golden Road and your books. Peace and best to you and your family and good luck on your future endeavors.
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Thoroughly informative and entertaining post, Blair. Blessings 'be' to you and yours!
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Always looked forward to your blogs every week. A lot of interesting and insightful stuff over the past two years. I've been a fan of your writings ever since I got on the bus in '83. You will be greatly missed. Blair, I wish you and your family nothing but health and happiness in whatever and wherever the Golden Road takes you. Stop back and say hey once and awhile. Thanks for not just the past two, but the past 30+ years of taking us inside this band of misfits that keep following me around. Peace, Love and the Grateful Dead................
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    hmmmm, I thought I posted a formal thank you for this blog, but I guess I didn't. Well, thank you. I still come back here fairly often and read one or two, and maybe comment on one or two. I really enjoy the writing, the insight and the additions by all the "co=authors" who contribute comments, anecdotes, interpretations of songs, first hand accounts of shows and tours, etc...this blog, this site, is truly a collaborative effort...shining example of what the net can be.
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    goldstandard
    6 months 1 week ago
    Great History
    I also like to read up on the history and events surrounding the Grateful Dead. Keep up the great work. I love this blog.
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    Masaharu Morimoto
    8 months ago
    Thank you...
    This is amazing.
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    blairj
    2 years ago
    thanks!
    Thanks, Paul/Aesop! I appreciate the kind words. I do miss the blog and the Rhino gang, who were always so nice to me. But time marches on! Feels like the blog did what it was supposed to do during its time...