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Single Notes: Dark Stars & Anti-Matter

Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead

By Gene Sculatti

Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead is a memoir about growing up, music-obsessed, in the Bay Area in the Sixties, about growing older in the world ever since and ceaselessly connecting and reconnecting with American pop. The piece is personal and frank, and should strike a chord with anyone who’s ever fallen hard for what their ears took in.

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Gene Sculatti has been writing about music and popular culture since 1966, for such publications as Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, Creem, Phonograph Record Magazine and the Sacramento Bee. He served as Director of Special Issues for Billboard magazine, Managing Editor of Ice magazine, Editorial Director of Warner Bros. Records, and as a research analyst for CBS Television. He co-hosted KCRW’s The Cool & The Crazy radio program in the 1980s, and, since 2007, as “Vic Tripp,” has hosted the weekly Atomic Cocktail show at www.luxuriamusic.com.



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To Infinity and Back Again...

I have a sneaking suspicion that Infinity is where someone else, eons ago, might have taken us...Which might explain why everything except us appears to be dead in this wacky Universe.

Time to go Home...or at least somewhere a bit more copacetic!

Peace,
Byrd

For the text see: Forums/Dancin' in the Street/Like a Crazy Quilt Star Gown...

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many thanks

to infinity and beyond!

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Like a crazy quilt star gown...

Done.

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*Facepalm!*

Oi, Byrd, how do you not get it? It's not that your post doesn't contain anything useful or interesting. I had a chance to peruse it in (I'm guessing) its second iteration and I believe there is information there that many here would be interested in.

However, this thread is about dead.net shilling Gene's tales of being involved in the commercial music business which, rest assured, ain't exactly astrophysics. I can see how you might find the topic title compelling and seemingly relevant, but when you look behind the green curtain you find it's just marketing hyperbole. If you really were attempting to dialog directly with Gene, again, you might find that other channels would prove more effective and efficient.

If you want to lecture Congress, the steps of the Capitol Building is perhaps a more on point venue than say, Pennsylvania Station. Please, PLEASE select one of the thoroughly appropriate topics marye suggested earlier and add value there.

You ever see a Congressperson or Senator take a train to work? No? I didn't think so...

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There...that looks better........

Cheers, marye.

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in my duly appointed housekeeping role

I have once again unpublished your post, which is irrelevant to the book to which this topic is devoted, and suggest you post it in a more appropriate thread.

Thank you.

Disrupting other people's houses is not cool. There are designated places for this kind of post, where, as Mr. Pid suggests, they may find an appreciative audience. Slathered all over the wall of a topic devoted to a guy's book, they're just rude, and will be removed.

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Yikes!

Intrepid Pid steps perhaps well beyond his bounds as a mere site member and intones: Byrdy, not that your verbal CME isn't cool and all (which it certainly is,) but marye is The Site Moderator and well within her bounds to be the Arbiter of Appropriateness regarding forum topics and replies thereto. This is a thread about a guy's book, and your observations, while intriguing and compelling in their own right, have nothing to do with said book.

I look forward to your continued contributions in more topically applicable threads.

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Mirror shatters in formless reflections of matter...

Glass hand dissolving
To ice petal flowers revolving
Lady in Velvet
Recedes in the nights of...

Goodbye.

Byrd

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this is a topic dedicated to someone's book. It's not the place. Feel free to post this material in the Like A Crazy Quilt Stargown thread, the Life, the Universe, and Everything thread, or somewhere where it is relevant and not disruptive. Thank you.

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Dark Star Notes: Just a few thoughts...

How's this for crashing a Dark Star?

Byrd

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