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Jim Lauderdale and Robert Hunter

Teamed up together for the CD Headed For The Hills, you can still get it. Hunter wrote the lyrics for all of the songs, I believe. Hunter also wrote lyrics to some of the songs for Zero.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Wiliam Blake

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Hunter Is My Hero

I agree Hal. R. and I also had the great fortune to meet him several times, twice in Washington, D.C. at the old Cellar Door venue and once in Carlisle, PA. We (my best fiend and I) tried to get him to come to a party some friends were having nearby after his show in Carlisle - kind of embarrassing thinking back on my mentality, in those daze. He was so cool to us, though! Hunter says (as he was putting his guitar in the trunk of his car), "Well I'd love to come to your party but I've got to drive a bazillion miles and get this rental car back before they charge me another day..." We just stood there, in the parking space vacated by his car and saluted him as he drove away (we didn't know what to do, we were just kids then, really). I can't imagine what he must have been thinking, ha-ha. Those were "grateful daze", indeed.

Also, I'm not familiar with the Jim Lauderdale CD of which you speak. Could you elaborate please?

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." - Norman Mailer

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Robert Hunter

Same here GRTUD, he isn't posting on his site very much. I think he's writing. This week I just got a broadside of Ripple I am going to frame and a copy of his book Idiot's Delight. I had the pleasure of shaking his hand at one of his shows. That is an honor, just like having that dollar bill that the good Dr. Hunter Thompson signed. Not often in life does one get to interact with one's heros, one of the great lyric voices of our time. Have you heard the Jim Lauderdale CD he wrote the lyrics for?

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Wiliam Blake

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~bless you phil~

thank you for this fall tour you have shared with us......
i am still smiling and peaceful from the past weekend..with
sunday sooo special....

see you march in florida....

peace...

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wow

3rd time dropping acid, 2nd time at Nokia, 1st time seeing Phil (hey I'm only 16!) and it was the most amazing night of my life. Shakedown Street was more groovy then I ever could have imagined and what were the chances he'd play Help On The Way/Slipknot (my favorite songs in the whole universe). Seriously last night was so wonderful I can't even put it into words. Thank you Phil and to all the kind heads that shared their pot with me last night. Peace to all.

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One More Thought

The entire concert in NYC, I was thinking about Robert Hunter and how much I miss seeing him. Robert, if you're out there, I love you too brother. Thanks for everything you've given me through your music. I can't tell you how much it has meant to me.

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thought this weekend would never come!!!!!

getting ready to head out the door..check in 4pm.....
these last 3 shows will be killer....
the first 3 were!!!!
thank you phil..hope to see you in forida in march..i'll be there
will you????
peace all...and enjoy your weekend....

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Phil in N.Y

My God Phil hasn't sounded so good since Jerry Passed
God bless all , without love in the dream it will never come true!!
so it will be Terrapin

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Sound Resonator Tests

GRTUD left me with the job of describing Phil's bass. I spent some years of my life building what I thought were sound resonators capable of making sound that would change the fabric of time and space. I wasn't fully successful but Phil has succeeded and mastered this device. "Dark Star" was almost too much for me. I almost lost touch with reality at several points and mercifully Phil turned on "Franklin's Tower" and saved my mind from being "lost at sea". GRTUD also left out the very touching version of "Ripple" in his review (I even have pity on him, knowing the all out effort he gave "on the rail" - the guy truly never gave AN INCH the entire show). The crowd literally had tears of joy in their eyes as we all communed with our own spirit worlds. "Uncle John's Band" was equally heartfelt but more raw edged and equaled the spirit emanating from fans, basking in the supernatural glow that only music can provide. What a great show! Never had such a good time, in my life before...

"All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."

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Steve Berlin

Yeah marye! He was great! Also, I meant to say, baritone sax (I know it wasn't alto, sorry my brain is still in NYC).

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