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THINGS ARE GETTING WEIRD

TIME TO SAY GOODNIGHT , GOOD NIGHT

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RAMBLE ON !

RAMBLE ON!

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English!

English!LOL

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BE GRATEFUL!

Going thought some hard times ,same as everybody else ,just looking around,man its a different world,been sleepin,lol lol ,wake up tomarrow ,[spellings bad]lol.PEACE.

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PEACE TOO ALL!

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WAIT,THEY REALLY DO ,EASIER SAID THEN DONE I KNOW ,BEING AS ONE WITH IN IS A GOAL,YOU CAN ALWAYS UP,WERE EVER YOU GET YOUR ENERGY FROM ,BE GRATEFUL!

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PEACE!

PEACE ,TOO AWL,KEEP ON TRUCKIN. YEAH, LOV LIFE !

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MIGHTY GIANT !

Sounds like compassion ,pouring out of the pores. Very Beautiful, THANK YOU ,GOD BLESS .

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A mighty giant had laid down

A mighty giant had laid down to join his ancestors. But he fell across the trail in the Pacific rain forest that we were hiking on. The forest service cut the tree to re-open the path, and left the fresh face of the trunk at about eye level, leaning up the hill side where it fell.

The outer edge of the bark was a deep rust color, and the color had been seeping down in the month or so since it fell. In successive rings, though, the inner core had brighter and brighter tones, until the central core was virtually white. And centered there was a pattern that resembled a tree in outline, with a great canopy spread above the center point, and a vast root system below.

At the well spring of life for that large creature was the very idea of Tree, the Form of what each tree of its kind should be. Though this particular embodiment of that concept was now to begin its very prolonged decay, it is succeeded by many, many others which sprang from the same source.

Or maybe I am projecting my feelings about my father in his decline.

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The Greatest American Rock Band

You know who I mean.

For their unrivaled track record of creativity and innovation, continuing even today, in light and sound.

For the highest level of musicianship, sustained over many decades.

For the breadth and durability of their own songbook.

For their lively and invigorating interpretation of the traditional American songbook.

And of course the testimony of the fan base, who the word "loyal" does not begin to describe. No other band has ever had anything like that following, neither in their heyday nor continuing so long, long after.

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Three Degrees of Slow

Three observations about the infectious lilt that is the pace of Grateful Dead music (and that gives Deadheads their characteristic walk while listening to Jehovah's favorite choir).

John Mayer said that the pace of Dead music made him notice how different it was from "everything ..processed and quantized and gridded out – to hear 'Tennessee Jed' played with that lope.."

And in Kreutzman's recent interviews he stated that one of the main lessons he learned from Garcia about music was to play "a really full four beats. Don't rush to the end of the bar".

Finally, learning that the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds have joined the Giants in planning Grateful Dead nights (thanks for the tip from Holly Hiker), makes me speculate that a steady, measured pace of things might make for more overlap between Dead fans and baseball fans than there is with football fans.

I'm runnin', but I take my time.

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