Cool Stuff on Other Sites
In the course of our various online travels, we sometimes run across stuff that's cool enough that we want to share it with folks here, and which wouldn't exactly work to drag here wholesale. Quite often we can address this by posting links in relevant topics, but sometimes there isn't one.
So this is the place to post links to such items.
Thanks! "This man claims to be your father!" he, he, he.
"Where does the time go?"
Neal Cassady's son reminisces. This is a don't-miss, TMOT.
Tonight's the night! Great link, Mr. Pid - thanks.
"If the forms of this world die, which is more real, the me that dies or the me that's infinite? Can I trust my habitual mind, or do I need to learn to look beneath those things?"
According to this source, NASA's going to be trying out a little intergalactic streaming of a situationally appropriately titled Beatles song. They're also offering an opportunity for some audience participation, which fortunately doesn't conflict with the DHFO Warfield webcast.
I've already scheduled this as an event on one of my computers so as to be sure to be part of the vibe being generated no matter what else I may be distracted by.
Dunno, just seemed like a cool idea to me.
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
Many have already read this, but here's for those who haven't. Found it posted on the Archive...
Grateful Dead Concerts Are Like Baseball Games
by David Gans
The following is the text of [Gans] famous Baseball Analogy as it appeared in The Official Book of the Deadheads (Grushkin-Bassett-Grushkin, Quill, 1983). It was modified somewhat from the text I submitted, and if [he] ever find[s] the original [he] will replace this with that. -- D.G.
Grateful Dead concerts are like baseball games: no two are ever alike. The plays are always different, and there's always fresh hope. Sometimes the game's an all-timer even though individual performances are sloppy; sometimes everybody plays great but the team loses anyway.
Some people thrive on yesterday's moments, and aren't too keen on the way the game's played today. Some have only been fans since last year and don't care what happened way back when. You can cherish the great victories and triumphant seasons and chart them across decades, or you can go simply for the enjoyment of tonight and to hell with the standings. Like all the great teams, the Dead have their pennant years and bleak innings, perfect games and whippings, hits and foul balls, heroes and goats.
To many they're an institution, to some mere child's play, and to others the Grateful Dead is more or less an indispensable part of life. There are those who say the game's too slow, that the brief moments of action and excitement are too few and far between. Like "America's Favorite Pastime," the Dead are both celebrated and criticized, and some people will never see what's to enjoy.
Like big-league fans, Deadheads are as varied as the game is long. There are scorekeepers who record every detail for statistical analysis and a place in the Hall of Fame; camera buffs and video freaks; armchair umpires, die-hards, groupies. Some are bleacher bums who'd be in the stands no matter who was playing; and there are even spousal fans who go because if they didn't, they'd be left home alone. A lot of people attend because they've always gone and really don't care to stop.
It may take a few visits to grasp the subtleties, but if you let yourself into the flow of things, there's something to enjoy from the very first moment you're there. As the old saying goes, the mind believes what the mind believes: Grateful Dead is cerebral if you choose to analyze it, but it's basic and instinctive too. Like the game of baseball.
I heard some rumors of a lawsuit, but didn't undertsand the issues involved.
thankx for posting the link.
well, until the courts decide, I will enjoy the music. and I hope some compromise can be reached that all parties involved are satisfied and that we (the general public) can continue to stream these cool shows.
Do you know about the lawsuit?
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 sfgate
check it out at
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/26/BUGUIN44ML1.DTL - 53k -
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
a handful of GD shows and a few JGB shows, but so, so, so much really cool live music available for FREE!
the great pic slightly above these, of Bob Weir and Otis. (I'm a dog lady, so sue me...)