Mickey, All the best and many more to come. Your contribution has been, and is priceless. Your work as a musicologist alone should ensure your legendary status. I firmly believe that all great music connects us with the spirit of the cosmos and brother, you truly do drum "on the edge of magic"!
Happy Birthday Brother. Thank you for the energy that you offer to the world. Today we celebrate you!
Building your family one festival at a time.
to Mickey, on the anniversary of one of the more life-changing shows in my life.
Right on Hart! Conservative conformism is death to an artist and creativity. Frankly, it is death to an evolving society. Play and write what you feel. Those that don't like it or take offense can split, change the channel, hit the off button, etc, etc.. Expand. Open. Stretch
SPIN.com sat down with drummer Mickey Hart before the band's Long Island show. Hart, 65, told us about the reunion, why this President is different from the last, and how drumming might one day cure Alzheimer's.
(posted edited due to containing text of copyrighted interview. Please just post links. Thank you. ME the mod.)
So what exactly did Mickey do dpito? Was it during the show? Not having been there it is hard to understand what the problem is. Can you explain. Thanks.
I am a HUGE Mickey fan. With that said, I must call him out on the immoral things he's done with his pre-recorded tracks this tour. I believe that it is generally agreed that it is wrong to take a public figure's comments and splice them together in such a way as to make it appear that they were saying precisely the opposite of their true intent, which is exactly what Mr. Hart did on 4/26 in Worcester (you'd all be pissed if done to President Obama.). Mickey, If you read these boards, then I ask if you would appreciate someone doing the same to you. In addition, please understand that you have conservative fans as well, and most of us are decent human beings who want the best for our communities and country, and we do not appreciate being called arrogant racists. You do not know me, and I doubt you would even take a minute to try to understant my views. Please stop treating a not insignificant number of your fans like crap. Thank you.
Mickey Hart was on the local news this morning, KTVK 3 in Phoenix. He was standing in front of the new volcano at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Mickey and Zakir Hussien are in Vegas for the grand opening tonight. The reporter wasn't clear about Mickey's involvement in the sound production for the installation. Mickey talked about his and Zakir's shared interest in volcanoes and he described the project as one of the "Seven Sonic Wonders of the World".
Also, he hinted at the possibility of the band doing a tour next year. "Once around the carousel". Sounds good to me.
Might this be the band you are after - fusion?
BTW, Big FAN.... The Northeast (PA) diggs drum as well.
We miss you out here Mickey.