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By suggestion, since the Obama reunion topic is now a hotbed of discussion on the proper guitarist for the gig.

Here's the scenario: for whatever reasons seem good to them, Bob, Billy, Mickey and Phil decide to play some gigs together.

Who's the rest of the band?

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Doesn't matter to me...

I've gotten to the point where I am ready to see them again. It was too hard to see them as The Other Ones or The Dead after Jerry, but dammit I'm ready to jump back on the bus. Get whoever...just do it!

I just ask that if anyone looks like they support Obama, don't give them a hard time. Respect everyone's political leanings and looks. There were far too many nasty comments in the chat section during their last Obama concert. I was shocked so many heads could be so nasty and hateful.

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a movement is underfoot

all together in 3 part hairmoanknees......
we want pid we want pid we want pid we want pid
we want pid we want pidwe want pid we want pid
we want pid we want pidwe want pid we want pid
....... let Mr Pid play"

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well lets ask Jerry

I think its not realy important to find some one to play with Bob and Phil , its only my own vision , how touchable its gonna be when the members of the GRATEFUL DEAD just play with no support from any other musicians just the good ol GRATEFUL DEAD it can work, might a bit more effects and some jerrys guitar back ground,B. Hornsby on keys and let the good times roll, if not then I agree with grdaed73 "we want pid we want pid... let Mr Pid play"

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Really going with the fantasy angle there

Wow, 73, muchas Garcias for the props, and without doubt a lifelong fantasy of mine (hey, I could get in on both drums AND space...) but there really are a lot more qualified people down there in the deep end of the talent pool. If I was really any good, I wouldn't be writing computer programs for a living... But thanks anyway! And like the man said, goes to show you don't ever know. If that deal ever did come around, I would most certainly let it go down. But let's just say I'm not exactly holding my breath on it.

Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.

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we want pidwe want pid we want pid... let Mr Pid play!!!

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I Think...

Jimmy Herring and Bruce Hornsby would satisfy me.

Let your life procede by its own design.

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Furthur, People

I'm a bit dissapointed by these posts. We shouldn't be trying to get a Jerry clone (ie the Max Creek and Dark Star Orchestra suggestions) to fill-in for Jerry.. The Dead have always evolved, beyond Pig, beyond Keith and Donna, beyond Brent.

We all hold Jerry in such high esteem, but I think its a little overdone when people make a diety of him. We love you Jerry and we miss you, but its time to move on.

I always questioned the decision to dissolve the band on Jerry's departure. Sure the boys are individuals with their own lives and make their own decisions. BUT, there was something growing there that needn't be buried along with Jerry. I always felt the Grateful Dead should be a perpetual band, much like the NY Yankees or the BoSox are perpetual.entities. Players retire, some die, but the team moves forward.

I recall hearing, at the time of Jer's passing, that both Neil Young and Carlos Santana said they would be honored to join the band. I think either of them would have been awesome.

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playin in the band

Bruce Hornsby and me!

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Who could forget Christo Redentor or Harvey Mandel playing with the Stones. As for the Dead not being political, as was said in the day - "turn on, tune in, and drop out". The Dead were very political. I think I remember Jerry Garcia saying in an interview that everyone just needs to stop. Stop playing "the game". They lived their politics with free music often in a neighborhood with a free store and a free medical clinic. The Hog Farm served free food in the park. "anybody's choice, let me hear your voice"

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A Touch Of Trey

For me, this would be a dream come true...I also like John Kadlecik. Of course this isn't to say that eveyone else's ideas aren't grate, as well. Just my opinion.

"The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey

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