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?
I should have asked, "Anyone have a constructive comment to answer Juliet's question?"
(f-you Eva Braun)
We have British radio host doing a feature on Donna Jean this afternoon/evening.
The show is called Bird on a Wire, and is about Female musicians. Juliet Bowbrick is the host, and she reached out to dead.net two days ago for some insight on Donna.
Here are details:
Bird on the Wire
Every Thursday 9-11pm GMT
tune in via wickedspinsradio.org
To chat: just login with a name no need for password
Web page bird.co.uk
Also, she reached out this morning with some details, as follows:
"Ok so I went with the live version of St Stephen and I have mixed that with an interview she did about hearing the Dead for the first time - it is just a 5 minute stint, and each week I try and find a woman in music who has spoken of her experiences and mix that in with a song, so if you do listen don't be pissed off that the song is cut with talking!!
I will play more of them as, as I mentioned, I am a newbie.
What I would be interested to know is what you'd consider their heaviest (preferably early) song with Donna on them or did her time with them herald a different style?"
Anyone care to comment?
Here's a piece that I wrote for the Cover Me blog highlighting a selection of the band's covers. Enjoy!!
Good point Far-L. Apart from Touch of Grey Buzz in the late 80s, GD has never been really recognized by main stream society. That might be kind of the point, or just how us Deadheads and the Band want it. But as years go by, I can see GD being recognized more and more for being ahead of their time and being major contributors to all sorts of things, both musically, socially, and more.
That would be interesting to see GD stuff on Idol. I'm sure they would Cheese the sh#t out of it, but hell, it could be amusing!
I know it sounds crazy but I think the time has come for the bastions of American Pop Culture, the tv shows #AmericanIdol and #TheVoice to celebrate the songwriting and lyrical genius of The Grateful Dead.
I created a facebook page DeadIdolVoices to start gathering a petition of "Likes" to see if the producers of those shows will take note. Please feel free to hit the page and show your support!
I mean seriously... if Justin Timberlake is wearing a "Stealie" and Taylor Swift is praising Bob Weir as an inspiration then why the heck not? Seems like a good way to add to the fun of celebrating 50 years and the amazing influence the Grateful Dead has had on music.
go to Dead50.net and follow the directions there. Mail order is over; online presale is coming up in Feb:
Tickets will be offered through Grateful Dead Ticketing mail order and a public on sale via Ticketmaster.
Wow! We re excited (and humbled) to discover that your enthusiasm for Fare Thee Well matches our own! We have received an overwhelming number of mail order ticket requests. In an effort to honor the history and spirit of the Grateful Dead, we are going to try to fill as many of these orders as possible. This means there will be no other pre-sales. In order to give the good folks at GDTS TOO time to sort through the 60,000+ (!) envelopes received so far the new public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
Public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
Do you guys know anything about a ticket sale to the Fare Thee Well show for Grateful Dead Fan Club Members to happen 9-11 February ?