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also known as The Starbucks Release. let's discuss...

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Steve-O's picture
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Not Bad

The coffee isn't worth the price to me. I was wondering if they play the discs in house to advertise or just sell only?

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it was morely meant for

the baby boomers-no offense to any of you, but think about it. mccartney, dylan, and the dead. all 3 are favs of mine (40 years old). but the boomers who were young and hip when these 3 were either at their peak(the mac, dylan), or crazy- hip-screw -the -establishment- yet- humble beginnings in the days of haight ashbury. NOW the boomers have all the cash, are ready to retire, but---don't want to feel old. so, why not give 'em what they had when they were young???? like mentioned above, nothing new on this disc-so surely not for the long-haul fan. this is for the aging hipster-the usual crowd at you local sb's. the LEXUS suv driving ozone sucking suburbanite who thinks its is now the hip thing to do to overpay for a cup o'joe. what happened to you??? remember sharing food at woodstock for free???
just my freaking opinion

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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nothing new...

I don't think the Starbucks release was for us, the extant fanbase. I think it was meant to be that sampler/compilation to re/introduce the music to some folks who haven't been paying attention all this time. and from what I see here in San Diego, it's selling like crazy.

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My Review

Going to the Starbucks music sight and previewing the tracks, theres nothing new here. Seems to be a rehashing of previously available tracks in a sampler/compilation.

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Starbucks?

I don't know what to think about this move. My first impression is, "No sir, I don't like it."

How about a View From The Vault 5, Dicks Picks - The Next 36, Download series and more releases like Nightfall Of Diamonds, Dozin' At The Nick, Terrapin Limited, Truckin' Up To Buffalo ect ect ect ect............................

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well, badger...

Luckily for you, Lily Allen now has her own topic here.

cosmicbadger's picture
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rejected

the Starbucks website is refusing to accept my feedback comments about this collection..all I said was that it was better than Lily Allen!

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SB in Ft Bragg

We vacationed in Ft Bragg Ca (N Cal coast) a couple months ago. My wife found the new Police disk with the classics on it. We listened to it many times in between the kids CDs on our way back to Portland. Now if they had the GD CD I might have not bought it only becasue I have so many great shows and my Police bootlegs sound like someone stuffed a tape recorder in their pants. (mental picture) .... Good for SB to let the folks who might not otherwise be familiar with the GD get an idea of what we like etc... Thanks Mr Star-Buck...

Eric

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Nate from Turlock CA

he doesn't like truckin' by any chance ?

Numero Uno in Turlock, California

Bob

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Starbucks coffee is overpriced and sucks

BUT that is not exactly the point here. What is so heinous about sharing the music with the yuppie masses? Is pretty snobby to have the menality "I am an anti-corporate Deadhead purist, and only people like me deserve to enjoy this music" I think. Just because someone is a suit, doesn't mean he's a bad guy by default. Just imagine this scenario, if you will. Mr. Jones open-minded stockbroker is picking up his morning cup of overpriced, shitty java (to each his own when it comes to taste, but nevermind) and sees the c.d. Picks it up and says "hmm, why not explore new musical dimensions?" Takes it home. Leaves it lying around somewhere. His kid picks it up and tries it out. This is a kid who might not otherwise be exposed to the Wonderful World of the Grateful Dead. Now he is. He thinks "this is cool, kind of fun" and starts to explore further. What for heaven's sake is wrong with that? The next time this kid sees this guy walking down the street in a tie dye, this kid will have a better idea of where THAT guy is coming from. Has broadened his horizons a little bit. Again, what is wrong with that? Kid thinks to himself "hmm, that guy looks funny, not at all like my dad, but that c.d. wasn't so bad, so..."

None of us can make Starbucks go away. We only have the choice whether to go there and give the corporation our money or not. But we don't have the right to look down on those who do. And none of us has the right to reserve the music that we love for those that we deem worthy. Intoleration in any form is a horrible thing, and is as narrow-minded as any guy who looks cross-eyed at your long hair. If Sugar Magnolia makes some suit guy smile, then FECK it, is alright w/me-we have something in common then.

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