Somewhere in Signpost, I think it is (or some other interview I haven't read for 20 years), Jerry is talking about the days when he and Hunter, newly sprung from the army, were living in derelict cars in Palo Alto (it is left to the reader to contemplate the halcyon days when there were derelict cars in Palo Alto...), mostly on canned pineapple liberated from the armed forces. Many's the time I've thought how different life would be for how many people if not for those days. Anyway, this is the place for fans of Hunter to congregate, pay tribute, fantasize about tours, and otherwise be darn glad we didn't miss this guy.
Bob Hunter's lyrics. True poet. Words that examine the inexamable. Or vice-versie.
Thank you, Blue Moon, for your rendition. You more than got it.
Strangest of Places award to a longtime friend of mine who it's safe to say is on the short list of Last People I Thought Would Be Into This, who the other day heard a 2-hour interview with Hunter on the outlaw country channel in which he played the beloved records of his youth.
Apparently (probably corresponding roughly with the Americana Awards/Ryman appearance) he was a guest on Jim Lauderdale's show on the Outlaw Country channel some time back and they're rebroadcasting it. Sounds pretty awesome.
My friend was completely blown away by this. He's all who IS this guy?:-)
My son today told me he heard Robert Hunter had to go on tour to pay for medical expenses and I said that doesn't seem to ring true after reading a recent interview.
This repost clears that up!!
And it seems like a good idea to post it here, the rumor mill being what it is:
10 hours ago ·
It’s come to my attention that there is an article circulating from http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/07/22/grateful-dead-lyric... taking a few quotes out of context from last year’s interview I did for a Rolling Stone profile.
Thank you all for your concern regarding my health, however I am grateful this is old news taken out of context and has been sensationalized. I am fully recovered, and I am not in need of any financial help or indebted, although I'm deeply touched by the immediate concern and overwhelming response of the community. The reason I have decided to come back to touring is to play the music I love and for the deep connection to my audiences.
I am going on stage not because I have to but because I WANT to. Reconnecting with the fans and the music is a powerful experience and not one that I take lightly.
Cool interview! Thanks for sharing!!
That I first turned up on Robert Hunter's doorstep to do an interview for the Golden Road. I remember it as if it were yesterday, but perhaps not with perfect accuracy. (The interview's in the Oxford Grateful Dead Reader, which I think is still in print and which I'd heartily recommend on general principles.)