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Going Furthur...

Whatever the current version of Furthur is up to, discuss it here!

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Oh masknu lighten up

A big reason why I like Furthur - they are doing things the Grateful Dead would have never considered doing. For one "special" concert I say go for it!! Something different, what's wrong with that?

I can't wait to hear Rush's Moving Pictures later this summer. A year or so ago I heard Widespread Panic almost play all of Space Wrangler and it was cool, very cool.

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Rolling Stone (Furthur) Article

I read that article in RS and I laughed MAO. I Love John K, Phil and Bobby! I love Billy and Mickey too and I think Bob was just kidding. The comment seemed "tongue in cheek" to me... just like my opinion man. Didn't you guys see the smiles on their faces in the picture with the article? Looked "Old School Prankster" to me. Oh and I'm totally down with them doing the albums as planned. I really wish I could be there.

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Onward....Furthur

Look,,,dudes...dudes...dudes...I've been around awhile. I'm Bob's age. People die...Jerry is gone...there will never be another Jerry...Bla Bla Bla...No fuckin' shit !!!...So...there will never be another Pigpen either, nor a Kesey...nor Hendrix, not Joplin, nor Cobain nor a Bob Weir or Phil Lesh or Mickey or Bill...and my hair will never grow back and there will never be a lot of things. There will never be another 25 dollar ounce of pot. How long is this Jerry comparison bullshit going to go on ? People who abandoned the scene because "there will never be another Jerry" to my way of thinking are not hip to what The Dead were about in the first place. This isn't just an oldie goldie group The Dead are unique because of the X factor that makes them more than just another jam band. They are carrying a torch that was lit a long time ago and very few groups have that kind of committment or influence. I know it's all about the music (which by the way is still Jerry's) but like it or not, deny it or not it's also more than just about the music...Kesey said these guys are Alchemists and he was right. They carry on the vibe...they carry on a way of thinking. The music and the lyrics carry on a message that should not be forgotton. And when and if it is forgotton for whatever reason the world will be a shittier place. I see the Furthur experiment as a jumping off point...a passing of the torch to the younger heads and neo hipsters and pranksters and beatheads and whoever. Someday Phil and Bob will also be no more and neither will you or I... and maybe, hopefully, some cool musicians, like JK and others, who see the value in keeping the ideas alive will carry on and drive that fuckin' bus even further...I was at the Furthur show in SF for New Years Eve and Phil's 70th birthday and the shows rocked and were unique to all the other concerts I've been to. There is still nothing like a Dead show no matter what the name or configuration. When Dead music plays, it's still a Dead show, let's face it even if a tribute band plays it and even if it's not up to some would be musical critics standards. Understand it's not about criticism, it's about keeping the culture alive. Chris Robinson sang Dead songs and it was cool. Dudes...dig this... I was in Chicago last October and ran into some street musicians who dug my Dead shirt. They gave me a tamborine and we sang Dead songs. A group of elementary school kids on a field trip with their teacher stopped to listen and we sang Friend of the Devil to them. Friend of the Devil to these little kids and they dug it and the teacher dug it and they smiled and clapped and it was good man. Far Fuckin' out...Get It ? It doesn't fuckin' matter who sings the fuckin' songs...iIt just matters that they keep getting sung. It's about a fuckin bus that drove it Further way back when with Kesey and Babbs and Mountain Girl aboard and the Dead and Cassidy at the wheel mother fucker!!!!...and I'm going to Mountainaire to help keep the message alive... and man, if somebody wants to be a fuckin bummer, good luck and dig your bummer head...but remember "You're either on the Bus, or Off the Bus." I say..Onward...Through the Fog !!!!!

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Van Morrison did it with Astral Weeks

and let's just say it wasn't boring.

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Full Albums Rock..........

Take it easy Masknu...... obviously the Dead are not about same old generic album rock and I bet a lot of heads would like this ONE OFF concert to hear a full album. We should be grateful that they are still playin' music.

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Taking queues from Corporate Boardroom

Pixies did it. Sonic Youth did it. Dinosaur Jr. did it. God knows how many other has been rock groups got a boost from corporate thinking with "play a whole album."

Boomers getting senile - Grateful Dead music has never been about album rock.

At least that loser John K. will be in his safe zone with lots of practiced music to play.

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Something Kookie is going on

Let me try putting up the link again....wierd.

Furthur Festival Site
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Oh suuuuure Critter

Just rub it in why don't you? :-) I'm freaking out over this!! This is the complete opposite of what they would do. And for this one time I think it is awesome!! I always thought if they were to play a complete album live it would be either Aoxomoxoa or Terrapin Station. But both?? I can't even imagine!!

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Check it out Furthur Festival Site you'll find a complete description and other goodies of the Furthur Fest @ Mountain Aire.
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6 Albums/6 Sets

I'm really exctied to here this, that they are playing 6 albums in 6 sets at the Furthur Fest. I can't wait to hear Blues for Allah!!!! I'm kind of torn between knowing the sets though, but this is something different, I mean really different. How cool is this gonna be? I don't know, but I do know I'll be there. One thing that this does tell me.....there are gonna need two drummer for Terrapin, who's gonna guest star???? MOLO!!!!

If you haven't heard about this, watch the video and look at the site

Check out the new furthur site too, they changed it up.
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