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Road-Trips

Hmmm......Very nice very neat,but somehow it reminds me a "the best of the GD 1977",a virtual concert that never went down like this,without any gaps of course(..seems strange to me anyway all this complaints about "gaps".there were entirely part of the concert.just think about a moment when they preparing their instruments for black-throated wind,you hear it coming and BOOM-out of nowhere starts the most incredible Jack-a-roe you ever heard,gaps,..hahaha)its only my humble personal opinion,but the way dick made his picks seems to be honest,you get a upgraded version of a real concert.what can be better?I mean with "the best of whatever year" you will be finished in 95 anyway.seems like a little marketing error,because lets talk buisness.these polished versions of the GD are for the people who maybe never saw them live or just came on the bus because it was "cool" for a while.they dont have the time or maybe not even the patience to put in a whole show and go through it a few times,because thats what it needs.a few times listening and you start to discover incredible licks,wonderful jams that make you feel like travelling to mars,yeah but you have to take the time.....GD easy listening is for the stressed who put it into the car cd on their way to work.Not the best way to listen to the Boys anyway...........:-)(-.

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the other thing that occurred to me

specifically now that the Road Trip series has been announced, is that these new compilation-oriented releases will probably bring us some new folks here. Since we were all newbies once (and everybody has a different story to tell about what got them on the bus) I think it'll be pretty interesting to see how it all looks to these guys.

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I'm chiming in late to this

I'm chiming in late to this discussion. This is a response to the David Gans post. You know, I don't even see any vehement disgust towards the Starbucks deal in this thread -- it must have been all in the Taper's Section thread as mentioned. But let me say there is absolutely nothing wrong with this deal and in fact GDP are SO LUCKY to have been able to do it! I work in the music industry and let me tell you, the physical CD market is dying. I was speaking with a friend/former co-worker who is out there trying to start up a small indie label (they have about a half dozen artists and releases right now) and there are just really so few places to go to sell records these days. In fact the one thing I said to him was, 'Hey the Holy Grail must be Starbucks -- are you trying to get in there?" He was like, "shit yeah -- it's impossible." So look, it's a great thing for GDP that they got in there. (Not to say it was hard for them -- they're WB/Rhino - and really, they're the Dead -- SBUX OF COURSE would have them. My point is, SBUX is the THE PLACE to be right now if you are in the business of selling record album CD's).

As far as the album itself? Yeah - it is obviously not for us. It is a GH/compilation where even the live portion is just "tunes" that are nothing new to what we all already have lots of. It's for the SBUX masses and hopefully they sell lots of them. Maybe there will be future releases that will be cooler for us.

As for the coffee? Good stuff. I like it it plain, black with ice. I don't go in there often. I do my joe at home in the morning and occasionally grab an afternoon cup for free at the office...

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-enjoyin' the ride

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the birthday in question...

is a few weeks away, and I've been talking to my folks about going down to LA and doing the family thing, for which it seems like a good moment.

As to the musical selection, I need to give that a bit of thought! Thanks for the kind wishes.

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congrats marye

don't slink too far. please continue to share your wealth of experiences and wisdom with us!!

peace and many more to you

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Feliz cumpleanos, marye

And what musical selection will you have with that latte?

"From day to day, just lettin' it ride,
You get so far away from how it feels inside,
You can't let go, 'cause you're afraid to fall,
But the day may come when you can't feel at all."

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when??

is the big day, marye? You gonna do something really really great to celebrate?

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Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Samuel Clemens

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just another boomer...

slinking off into the sunset as I prepare to turn 60...

with a venti latte, I guess.

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spacebrother--

by chance, are u a ren & stimpy fan???? that line brings back some memories (no sir, i don't like it) i'm thinking of a horse.

peace

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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don't take it the wrong way

i am of the hippie ideal. i loved the boomers' ideas, and their balls to do what's right. but too bad so many of them lost their values along the way

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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