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    marye
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    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.

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  • May 9, 2017 - 10:57am
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    Terrapin Station
    As my Dad would say, "You gotta' have Dreams"Mine is to see Robert Hunter have Terrapin Station made into a Ballet for - on Broadway (or wherever...It could have many options as for the venue) *** Picture it as a Cirque du Soleil Production...along those lines would be flippin' fantastic! I've envisioned this in great detail for many years, since it first came out. I see it when I listen to the music. I see the story as a dance, costumes, backgrounds and all. FASCINATINGLY Beautiful ! I hope I get to see it live one day. It would be just absolutely awesome. I'd LOVE to see Robert Hunter getting some recognition for ALL the amazing lyrics from the many years of making SO VERY many people happy via the path he chose. I hope and dream that Robert will enter into this dimension of 'The DANCE' :) The Dead will live on and always be purely unique. Terrapin Station is very special to me, as I SEE it in addition to hearing it. I wrote to Garcia about it, many years ago, and his secretary at the time (Alice), wrote back and said she loved the idea. She said she'd pass it along to Hunter, as it was his song and his wife is a dancer. She wrote - that I could pursue it, but I didn't have any means of doing so. Any thoughts...?
  • September 29, 2016 - 9:13am
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    Life magazine The Grateful dead 50 years along the golden
    I posted. My runaway pic from 1967 at golden gate park on the Bob. Weir site. Someone then posted my pic that was in the Life magazine 50 years along the road. tThat's cool except they use the wrong name. The name Judy Smith is fictious! I was there June 21 1967, and I did climb up on the flatbed truck where the dead were playing, with Bob Weir helping me up. It was a incredible day, The pic used that was taken that day and used in the Life magazine on the Grateful Dead has been used for 49 years but not using the correct name. Trying to change that. Help please, how do i reach Robert Hunter
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    Loved it.....this.....
    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.
  • August 4, 2014 - 3:32pm
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    Sirius XM Outlaw Country interview
    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?:-)
  • July 24, 2014 - 7:45pm
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    Thanks for this post!
    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!!
  • July 24, 2014 - 7:11am
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    Hunter posted this on FB last night
    And it seems like a good idea to post it here, the rumor mill being what it is: Robert Hunter 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-lyri… 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. Still kicking, Robert.
  • July 16, 2014 - 4:02pm
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    Hey Now
    Cool interview! Thanks for sharing!!
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  • June 23, 2014 - 5:09pm
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    Happy birthday, Robert Hunter!
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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.
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that's the first I've heard of it. Is it out yet? Know what it's called? I wonder if they collaborated on any songs together, that would be wild.
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I really look forward to this Dylan release. Two of the greatest lyric forces team up. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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... is the name of the new Dylan album and is set for release April 28th. Dylan and Hunter co-wrote all the songs except one. This is Hunters 2nd time working with Dylan. They also wrote "Silvio" and "Ugliest Girl In The World" together.
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whatever happened to RH's (sort of) daily blog entries? I used to count on reading about his daily battles with the (Russian?) river and whatever golden bits of introspection he chose to drop on us. it had no signs or dividing lines and very few rules to guide. if you're out there, RH, please reconsider doing that again. daily, weekly, monthly. yearly. whatever. it's all good.
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to the one whose inspiration has moved us all, brightly or otherwise... Many happy returns of the day, and all good things to you and yours.
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I hope you have been healthy, happy and creative. And that your friends and family are treating you like the King that you are! Drop us a journal entry...it's been over two years. Your adoring fans need to hear from you. Peace, love and respect, Sunflower Sandy
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he does post from time to time on DNC, just fyi, though not usually at the length of the old journal posts alas.
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a big warm hug to you.... thanks for all the beautiful music and lyrics
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and thanks to fit a lot of french words in the so "imagées" lyrics you gave us.Share the LOVE! Richard.
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happy bday!!! miss hearing your thoughts, hope all is good for you on this day and every day that follows!peacen'muchlove
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Happy Birthday Hunter!! love and peace, cc (late as usual)
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He hasn't updated his Hunter Archive in ages. Anyone know how he's doing?
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Hunter was working on a fictional novel a few years back. Anybody know if it got published and the title? I need it for a birthday present plus I want to read it. Thanks in advance.
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As I recall, he couldn't find a publisher, and let it drop. There were suggestions that he circulate it privately by various means, but the impression given was that he'd rather just let it be. Disappointing as that is, it's clear that Mr Hunter will do as he will, and I respect his decision, even if I don't happen to agree. The good news is, his second collaboration with Jim Lauderdale should be out by sometime this spring! Looks as if his writing is in high gear: Lauderdale, Dylan, NRPS, Papa Mali and BK, and so forth--
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Speaking of Hunter and his stomping ground - Does anyone know what happened to DNC? Drain the cup to the dregs, amen.
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Hi there, synch! I returned your PM--appears to be new improved server time--
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Just a quick drive-by.But I took a look around, and the place looks great! Are those new drapes? Drain the cup to the dregs, Amen.
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Forgot to format the live link: Patchwork River
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Thanks bluejay!
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-----------(-----@Amidst the cosmic afternoon skies thoughts into mind not regular so complex elevated response real as only two but not three dense reality instant a dawning in the thickets where the briars struck beat past absent from start unable to separate the two the night fell many times I not being apart from me never saw as two but it entrenched me as one but that that one does know not can pass to a fate of beautifulness then it came to be of calm for it would never again be that way. I,I,I, Love you so much. -----------------(-----@ SherBear
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and many more, to a guy without whom a whole lot of lives would be really different, and not in a good way.
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Thanks for all the great wonderful things you've done. Have a very Hippy Happy Birthday my brother! May you have many more! How about a Birthday blog for old times sake? LOL ♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥~♥ Twirly Banner
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and many more. Thanks for continuing to grace us with your words. Miss your online journal. Glad that this has been a productive time for you with the Dylan and Lauderdale releases. I saw myself a ring of bone in the clear stream of all of it. Lew Welch If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake
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At -SAM`s- club they now have a nice standing -FAN- that says in nice lettering "-HUNTER-" on it~ !' Someone should get -RH- at least 5 of them-!' primo'
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Mr Hunter has now allowed his live performances to be hosted, streaming and downloadable, on the Live Music Archive, thanks to a request by Charlie Miller. Thanks Charlie, and thanks, rh! "A well put together unreality is pretty hard to beat." --Mark Twain
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that is great news!!!
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Happy birthday Hunter!
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No longer are being presented under the BRE banner. The following are the sheduled gigs: Sat, Sep 28 Fri, Oct 4 Allentown Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA (What is BRE anyway? An organization of Scottish Rite Masons within the Illuminati?)
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Who were the subjects Built To Last were written for? It's dawned on me that "3 blue stars" could be a reference to 3 Sons In Service (2 of whom apparently did not return). This song jumped out at me when my son shipped out to Marines Boot Camp, I had no idea why - it's the one song I have run thru my head each of the last 150 days, deeply but inexplicably connecting it to my son-in-service experience. Then, this morning, I learned of the "son-in-service" flags: 1 blue star = 1 son in Service; 3 blue stars = 3 sons in Service. cheers, Bob
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I found a cool belt buckley if ya know of anyone who might of lost it at interlocked let me know.
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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.)
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Cool interview! Thanks for sharing!!
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And it seems like a good idea to post it here, the rumor mill being what it is: Robert Hunter 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-lyri… 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. Still kicking, Robert.
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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!!