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Seen any of the boys (or Donna Jean!) lately in the press? on TV? in the movies? Post the info here!

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PBS Newshour

Next few days will focus on the Chicago FTW concerts including an interview with Mickey.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/big-bang-cosmic-vibrations-grateful-deads...

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Dead at MSG
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It's their birthday!
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cool radio broadcast from England re Donna Jean

Is going on now-Donna is features

http://wickedspinsradio.org/wsr2012/chat-and-listen/

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Properlsomething...

Thanks for the comments, I've sent them on to our new favorite British radio host...her commenst back are,
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Amazing thank you - not sure how much of that I can cover this week, but the thing is I do come back to stuff and go further into things."

Again, that link to her radio broadcast featuring Donna Jean (and others) is
Every Thursday 9-11pm GMT
tune in via wickedspinsradio.org

That's 4 PM central, your results may vary...keep in mind...

Objects is mirror may be closer than you think...

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Example

I would point you to this CC - amazing (this is the first one that comes to my mind)
https://archive.org/details/gd1976-06-19.aud.digitalrbb.miller.111875.fl...

Sorry Geo for not taking it seriously - it has been a running gag with rrrrrrrrrrrrgrrrrrrrrrrrr and I...peace

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Sorry - I had that built up

Really rrrrrrrgrrrr summed it up well. Really she was tough to listen to at first, I mean not only was she thrown into the part in Playin' but she also (may have been) a key factor in Greatest Story, but again, she either approached it like Playin' with loud caterwauling. In my opinion, there were two factors playing with her - first she hadn't figured out the singing styles of either Jerry or Bobby and just plain blew the house down; Jerry never stood a chance. Second, the levels were pretty crap till around '76 when Bear finally seemed to have the early spiders in the electronics system worked out and his new invention of monitors and stereo concerts (not on a venue PA) was running like a top.

That said, to maybe add to what rrrrrrrrgrrrrrrrr said I would draw your attention to '76, where she completely changed Cosmic Charlie...before it was this loopy kinda bouncy song that the tempo varied considerably from one playing to the next, then DJ turned it into this beautiful opus. Look at her June '76 run with it...amazing how she harmonized with the guys and turned this song that was choppy and all over the place, to this magnificent ballad with an upper range that it never knew and needed (imo). Symphonic and magnificent - it was at this point that I changed my opinion from "I hope Donna isn't going to sing tonight" to "I hope DJ burns the house down like she did the night before."

Let's not even talk about her work with the JGB...Jerry kept her around for a reason. She had/has a range that most other professional singers would kill for...she just needed to reign herself in and blend with the others...

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To Donna question...

Early Donna, Playin' she joined as the song was being worked out and by 77 it was often a 30 minute monster...that's all I got, it was mostly filler until she felt comfortable around Mars Hotel time....

You ain't woman enough to take my man? But it ain't Dead...

Anyone anyone Beuller?

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Donna Jean featured on the radio tonite

I should have asked, "Anyone have a constructive comment to answer Juliet's question?"

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