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Bob singing Jerry

If you've been paying attention to Ratdog setlists over the past few years, you know that Bobby's gotten to the point where he's often singing more Jerry songs than his own. I admit that it sounded "not right" to me at first, but it's been growing on me. I'm good with it. It's certainly as valid as covering Bob Dylan songs or Beatles songs (or Paul McCartney singing Lennon and Harrison songs in his shows). It's not an imitation, but an interpretation, and interpreting the songs of others has historically been a lot more common than performing your own.

I admit that I have never seen DSO (or any other band's "tribute band") because that has always seemed too much like imitation, which feels a little creepy to me...but in DSO's case, I'd probably never say "never."

I don't know what this has to do with anything, because, frankly, if Furthur comes further east, I'm there!

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Hal R. Hey, I hear you,

Hal R.

Hey, I hear you, however, most believe that the three night stint at the Fox was only a tryout, or investigative look at how John would do in the mix in terms of chemistry, etc. I myself think this is the best thing since Jerry's death. But what would be better if they decide to continue this thing, is the following line up:

Bobby, Phil, Mickey, Bill, Jeff C., John K., Donna Jean

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Recordings?

hey they should really consider releasing this stuff. all three shows on cd. for christmas? that would be great. i mean it's cool to get downloads too... whatever. just some kind of official release would be nice. in sparkling perfect high quality with seamless transitions and liner notes by robert hunter, bob dylan, and jerry garcia himself!

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morning dew

long as phil doesn't sing morning dew
I"m happy
And i am sure you ALL know what I mean
peace and spread the love
thank you for all the good tapes , cd's whatever you got
jerry lives forever in our hearts and always will

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BOB WEIR SINGING JERRY GARICA TUNES

I LOVE IT!
Thanks for each and every one. Never stop.
It's so easy to say it and someone needed to hear it.
Ok guess we're all caught up.

THANKS
BOBBY!

And I should commend all thoes other ones who do it too.
Bravo to ALL in the heart of gold band!
AND it's a really big band too! Major thanks...really.
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xoxoxoxoxo for the unconvinced too.

It's like I told you...
What I said...

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Hal R

I think the name takes on a whole new incarnation now that Jerry has passed....I respectfully disagree that "The Grateful Dead" died with Jerry....the "original" meaning even makes more sense now that he has passed....almost as if the name is finally coming to fruition....either way....call it "shit-pot" and I'm there regardless...they sound great (with the exception of Bob singing the Jerry vocals....just doesn't feel right) :)

"In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

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wow...

ummm....why is Bob singing 'Sugaree'?
he just doesn't do it for me on the Jerry songs...they were...and are...meant to be sung with Garcia's vocals...and they're onstage!!! WTF?
seems ridiculous....I don't hear JK singing lead vocals on Cassidy...doesn't make sense to me...use what u have! Maximize the experience....to each his own I suppose...I just haven't heard anyone praising Bob singing the Jerry songs and neither am I. That being said...It's all good....very good.

"In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

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Grateful Dead

Was it just a ploy or was there meaning behind the story of the Grateful Dead?
This world needs the Grateful Dead and it should be supported like the institution it is. As one member passes another takes his/her place, there fore paying the debt of the life and funeral of the previous member. I've been waiting for a school to be started since 95. Is the music and the scene not deserving of immortality? Maybe I'm a dreamer but Im not the only one, the Dead, should live and small minds should reopen

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Fluffhead - you won't be seeing the Grateful Dead

sorry man but without Jerry this is not going to be the Grateful Dead and what about Bill K. one of the founders and Mickey, it seems like everybody is just writing them off.

It is too bad you never got to see Jerry in person because only then would you understand what he meant to us and why it isn't the Grateful Dead without him and never can be, no matter how awesome the guitarists are and there have been some grates that have played with the boys since Jerry moved on. There was a presence that can not be named and who dares to name it that touched us and that is what it is. Magic, wonder, mystery, joy like you will never see again (not that there are not many other facets of these realms that are yet to be realized and enjoyed and loved for the moment). So be it. Furthur to the next time and space.

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

I second "upholding's" emotions....all of them....I also am too young to have seen Jerry live and this is truly something I have been hoping for over the past coupla years....I think Stu Allen would've been a better fit musically/vocally as his song catalogue is more diverse and I personally think he's a notch above John...but John...is perfect! This was bound to happen...it is time. It's trippy....kinda like a resurrection of sorts...headiness! I'm glad the older heads dug the shows too..that means a lot...a WHOLE lot. I figure they should've gone with the Jerry vocals from the get-go....it's what has brought us all here in the first place...the Ol' "If it ain't broke" philosophy should apply.

I can't wait to see "The Grateful Dead" for the first time!!! I think they should go back to calling the band 'The Grateful Dead' too...call the tour "furthur" but 'Grateful Dead' fits...esp with Jerry having passed....and us all....well.....eternally Grateful....not dead...just grateful.

"In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

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