maybe I'll just take a cue from Patti Smith and launch a topic for Jerry Week. Thanks.
...shall we go, you and I while we can...
Since there was no special place here to remember Jerry's birthday, perhaps there should be a place to remember his passing on August 9 ?
Badger, your topic is here:
KoHo, I'll start yours tomorrow; it's the end of the work day and my brains are not up to framing the complexities properly!
Keep those suggestions coming!
From the team Barloworld.
strangest of places, eh?
I would like to see a topic so we can discuss why Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are supporting musicFIRST as well as be able to talk about whether this helps or hurts the music industry (look under Supporting Artists and then the letter M to see Mickey and Bob's listing).
For those not familiar with this issue, opponents claim that it will kill off all small broadcasters and netcasters (even non-profits) in the United States while proponents claim that artists deserve compensation for bringing in revenue to those who play their music.
Yes it's me, I'm the pride of Cucamonga,
I can see golden forests in the sun.
Last night I dreamt that I was in a near deserted supermarket and as I wheeled my cart to the only open checkout I saw that Jerry was sitting behind the till with an acoustic guitar singing Brokedown Palace!
I have another recurrent dream of seeing a fantastic GD show at an outdoor festival in a natural amphitheatre with a rainbow stage. I wake up convinced that I was really there, but as far as I know I never was!!
Also Johnny G on Life After Dead talks about his first Dead Dream
so how about a topic on Dreams of the Dead...could be fun!!
Gotta deal with a few geographic regions yet. Think I will skip Antarctica for now but the other continents should be duly represented....
But yeah, no shortage of lyric-related topics to discuss. Hold on...
Think it might be fun to discuss which song appeals to us most personally-would be like our own personal anthem, and why. From lyrics, special time we first heard it, or for whatever reason. Will start-for me is definately The Wheel. Lyrics seem to sum up my life most accurately. Will tell why later, if anybody else would be interested in this topic besides me.
I saw the addition in the 'we are the world' (ouch) section.
I don't even know if we having something like this here, but how about a discussion of the meanings of songs? while Dodd's work pretty much does this, (and does it damn well!) I think he basically deals with songs written by the band and/or Hunter or Barlow... (not sure)
anyways, in the game show, I went off on a tangent about the meaning of Iko Iko and Dougles added to that, so it would be nice to have a space to talk about the meanings of songs. on the old dead.net there were a few pretty cool discussions going about Loser and Jack Straw; maybe a few others...
"What's the point of calling shots, this cue ain't straight in line
Cue balls made of styrofoam and no-one's got the time"