"shut up, you're always talking"
-- Tommy's mother in Goodfellas
Greetings and accolades to izzie and Marye for listening and assisting. I'm sure it (open thread) wouldn't have happened without you.
What to say, what to say, shit, given this opportunity and passing up an audience. Is this stage fright? Cat got yer tongue? Nope, I'm just smiling wide on this Friday night and jazzed at the recent turn of events to connect with old and new friends in our new 'station.'
Author Steven Peter's book titled 'The Stories Behind Every Grateful Dead Song 1965-1995 -What a Long Strange Trip' he chronicled an explanation around one of my favorite tunes, The Wheel and he wrote "Hunter compared the unending spin of the Grateful Dead's career path to the oroboros, a mythical dragon or serpent which is depicted as biting it's tail and symbolized infinity or eternal recurrence. It was a pattern the Dead could relate to on a different level as their own "snake" continued to grow bigger and bigger with every turn."
This site is an extension of that concept, to be part of continuing to nourish and expand with the help of each other "one man gather's what another man spills". And even the story behind the Grateful Dead's name (I will leave that for another to share and elaborate on) is evidence of the evolving and helping nature of the Dead, this site, and the relationships that we foster with one another.
Again Peter's book relates how world renowned scholar (on Myth and Religion et al) Joseph Campbell attended a Grateful Dead show and then stated "It turns on something in here", he later said enthused, pointing to his heart, "what it turns on is the life energy. This is Dionysus talking though these kids. Now I have seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch...this is a wonderful fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogenous community. That is what it's all about."
Shit, I guess I went overboard and got all high fallootin' and philosophical, er, heynow, crank it up. We have arrived. Let's dance.
This will be fun.Thanks to are Mods for this free-zone......Im off to see Terrapin Flyer w/ Tom Constanten tonight at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago......IF YOUR IN CHI-TOWN YOU NEED TO GO AND SEE THESE GUYS!!!!!!!!!
Dead to the Core
Well put or not put.
I, however, suffer from verbal incontinence and will gladly have something to say. Here are random and semi-on-topic tidbits.
After Jerry ditched the Wah-Wah pedal in favor of the Envelope Filter, Playin' in the Band was never the same.
The first kind veggie burrito I ever had transformed my tastebuds.
Quixote's True Blue is a cool Dead Head bar in Denver, CO.
When I bailed out on the scene in 1993 I was kinda bummed. Getting together like this with all of you sure is cool and makes me feel goofy like a kid again.
I'm just a, well...porpoise.
yeah, this will be cool.
thankx. but now I got nothing to say... ) - ;
"a first in the history of the world!" comments CC Joe's old lady...
"The highway is for gamblers, you'd better use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence"