i posted twice....mucho apajoleeno....heeeheee...makin' my own langij
I do recognize the stuff. It's gone now.
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Time to box-up 5/7/77, 5/8/77 and 5/9/77 - three back to back to back classic shows... The Trifecta of all Trifectas!
the infiltration of Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy and Nels Cline into Furthur.
would happily drag the ol' plums across broken glass and go bankrupt to follow any tour they'd wish to undertake.
please send love, support and anything else you can offer to Johnman; the shit has hit the fan for him and his son and needs whatever you can give. please read the "positive vibes" topic for further info.
the lack of jazz and improvised/experimental music in the Dead/jamband/festival/community scene.
want to banish obscurity, estimated-eyes? want to become more aware of what's out there? encourage publications, festival promoters and bands to investigate, add to the bill, take out on tour and support. if the audience decides that they're not going for it and it doesn't work for them, fine. but give them the option to hear it.
Furthur, Mickey, 7 Walkers and those like-minded fellow musical travelers: buy a copy of The Wire magazine (the Dead, you have lifelong friend and supporter of all things Grateful in Editor Chris Bohn, also writes under the name Biba Kopf); check out ubuweb.com. visit spaces like the Empty Bottle in Chicago; The Stone in New York, Cafe Oto in London, SuperDeluxe in Japan.
we don't necessarily need to hear something championed in Relix Magazine as a special guest; we don't necessarily need to hear the same kinda artists as support act.
i am more than happy to send cdr's of music and cover postage at my own cost; links and sites of interest.
this isn't condescension. this isn't to patronise. it is an open letter to whoever is listening to encourage a less incestuous musical family. too bad that long gone are the days when Charles Lloyd, Charles Mingus or Miles Davis were on the same bill as a psychedelic rock band. '60's cross-pollination reduced to back-slapping and inbred blowjobs.
even....EVEN, an jazz artist already known to the majority of Dead Heads; David Murray. his recent projects with the Gwo Ka Masters and excursions into Cuban ensembles; a short tour with Furthur? how on earth is that not possible?