I believe Billy and Mickey aren't part of the Further shows because their whole careers the Grateful Dead have been telling musicians to do their own thing and not copy them. Now Bobby and Phil have chosen a complete Jerry clone to be their man. I applaud Billy and Mickey. This might be nice for the younger ones who never got the chance to see Jerry but I couldn't see myself there.
I love analog and synths.
Please view. Funny instrument. Great fun to play.
quick response to Cc, I always try to do my chewing during the instrumental jams.. right now Im having some turkey chili while listening to dark Star 3/17/93.. lots of time to savor my home made chili while waiting for the second verse,, years of practice.. meanwhile on the marketing side of things does any one have a scoop/ opinion on why Mickey and Bill are not part of this furthur run of shows.. Im looking forward to the ny area gigs,, but I have not seen/ heard any reports from the Mickey camp or Billys base ... food for thought indeed while I finish this chile ohh ohh here comes the mirror crashes part...
well well well, if we's talking about the Mission in the Rain from 6/12/76, I'll rate that above food -- well, least till I get hungry again. ( -;
but hey, when faced with two choices, always take BOTH!
talented fellow that I am, I can eat and listen to the show at the same time, that is, unless I try to sing along, or try to chew in time with the music, that generally gets a bit sloppy... and makes my dentures click, too....
This kind of marketing is being talked about these days. I don't have a problem with any website pushing it's wares. The line gets crossed when you think somebody is giving an honest, valid opinion and that turns out not to be the case. Whether they get paid for it doesn't really matter.
It's true that on this site you mostly have people with lots of complaints about ticket prices or merch. problems rather than praising something as better than sliced bread. Still, when I hear somebody say "You have to get this new release because it has a killer Mission In The Rain on it. Mission is like one of my top three favorite things in life next to eating food and having sex."
I think that this kind of marketing is likely being being done on this site but gently. I guess that's best next to not at all.
... calling a plant?
me myself, I'm pretty frigging fettered these daze....
keep up that ad copy, Madison Ave suits never did it better themselves.
'sell the sizzle, not the steak'
works every time.
and yeah, welcome to the site.
I liked the "glowing beacon of time's relentlessness" blurb.
Of course, all I need to perform that function in my life is a simple hand mirror. :D
Website owned by band's marketing company attempts to sell their products!
If the GD are as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. then so are unfettered capitalism, marketing, advertising and money making. You can't have it both ways..that is unless you are one of them socialists!!!!!!!
And as for 'planted posts' encouraging people to buy stuff, well I would say the majority of posts about the releases are complaints. About the full shows/compilations argument and about the dreadful mail order service.
Still I have just ordered my Gold GD tour alumni classic ring for a very reasonable 259.00 and I am going to tell all my friends about THAT.
Also I can't wait for the new seniors range of products including
'Steal Your Face' viagara
and the new tie dye adult diaper range..Tie Diapers.
welcome to new folks by the way.
if somebody is 'convinced' by an internet shill, so be it.
if there are actually shills HERE, who gives a fuck?
whatever happened to buyer beware?
people getting paid to post on THIS frigging forum?? sheesh!!!
I'm still waiting for the residuals and royalty checks for the game show and the song parodies and the yuks, ain't never seen a dime from that. ) -:
I'd love to see some incontravertable evidence if anyone really thinks that this shit is going on here.
"You were indicted for conspiracy
To obstruct the right of way
The plea was civil liberty
But it wasn't a judge that day"
what i would criticize is the especially hokey and schlokey ad blurbs I seen in the Almanac page;
"Upgrading the rumpus room
Time is all relative, especially when you’re lost in
deep thought in your man- or woman-cave. Let this
glowing beacon of time’s pestering relentlessness
gently shock you back to the quotidian. Battery
operated clock and AC neon bulb.
Skull ‘n’ Roses Neon Clock $35.00"
"Got tix? Set of 3 encased in lucite
and magnetically assisted for heavy-duty
Cal Expo Ticket Magnets $18.00"
"magnetically assisted for heavy-duty
yikes!! that copy is downrite scary.
and, yes, I could do better if someone wants to pay me. (no free samples)
but I will accept veggie burrittos in a kind trade.
ps. I hope, I really hope, marye had nothing to do with THAT copy writing