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To many windows open for referencing while commenting.
what the hell year was/is this?
Sirius XM ch 23 will feature David Lemieux's next archival release, 7/31/74, on Monday 4/30 at 5 pm Eastern time.
Meanwhile, this week's Grateful Dead concert selections include Austin 11/14/71, Watkins Glen 7/28/73, Providence 9/15/73, Paris 9/20/74, NY 6/14/76, Hartford 5/28/77, KC 10/28/77, Oakland 8/5/79, Yarmouth 10/28/79, Mtn View 10/2/87, Hampton 10/8/89 and Bonner Springs 6/24/91. I was at 2 of these shows!
Quite a selection for our listening enjoyment: Thanks to Sirius XM, David Lemieux, David Gans and Rob Bleetstein for putting these tunes up on the air.
Well, I would say after seeing Grateful Dead since 1967 and Jerry since 1961, and working for them for almost 15 years, I would say I do know what the hell I'm talking about...It doesn't mean I am right, but it does mean that you are wrong!
I have re evaluated my attitude about Furthur because in early March I was listening to channel 23 and heard an extremely rockin' live version of Scarlet>Fire that was most obviously NOT the Grateful Dead, but had some really incredibly tight jamming...I was actually dancing while I was driving. I am assuming it was Furthur...
7 Walkers is NOT a GD cover band, as much as a really good jam band that happens to feature a former member on drums...when they do GD songs they make them completely their own.
Furthur IS a GD cover band featuring two former members of the band and while they do sound like GD, they also make the songs their own...
I am ready to bite the bullet and see them in concert.
XM 23 is playing a great soundboard of this Jersey show today, with a real nice Scarlet: isn't there a video of this show floating around, perhaps in black 7 white?
Your remarks are so incredibly absurd they hardly deserve comment. Furthur and 7 Walkers have a lot of (mostly) Dead songs in their sets. They play them to attract the crowd to get paid.
The one DSO show I went to was painful. The people were trying soooo hard to be at a Dead show and DSO was trying so hard to be the Dead. It was pathetic. Pathos. And they also play Dead songs to get paid.
I think your remark about Bob & Phil is incredibly disrespectful.
Dude, you just don't know what the hell you are talking about.
I think you meant Senator Franken!
For me I would rather see the current line up of Dark Star Orchestra than ANY form of Bob, Phil, etc!
DSO has the "flavor" of the Grateful Dead, but in their own way...I never got to see DSO with John K. and I still have yet to see Furthur...(actually I just don't want to seem them, although I have heard a couple of recordings and they sound very good.)
I've seen 7 Walkers twice and actually like them a lot...NOT a GD cover band, but a band that plays their own songs and a couple of GD songs too...
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I was a little perturbed at Gov. Franken introducing them in DC as "Rob is Mickey, and Dino is Billy, etc." I was under the impression that their concept was that they try usually to re-create the concert, but they don't don't go on stage pushing the "I'm playing the part of Bobby, and I'm playing Jerry, etc..." That being said, I have to say that DSO offers a great alternative to being at a live Grateful Dead show. Ratdog does not sound like the Grateful Dead at all - they play the songs, but with the saxaphone, you cannot deny the jazziness that did not exist in a Dead show, so you wouldn't go to Ratdog for the same experience or reasons. You go either because you love Bobby and the band, or because you love their interpretations. The other members each have their own styles, and going to see Further or The Other Ones is each its own unique wonderful experience. DSO tries, often (arguably usually) very well to re-create an experience that you might have known or listened to from your past, or their own (understandably, borrowed songs) setlist, and they do a damn good job. If they come to your town, don't go to see them thinking you're getting the Grateful Dead, just see them for who they are: a great band, who plays Dead songs, and you'll have a great time. If you only want to see Grateful Dead members singing Grateful Dead songs, you're just not going to get exactly the same thing that you got 20-40 years ago any way you look at it. Enjoy life, enjoy the music.