how about a new topic populated with Favorite tours like spring 77 , the Wall of sound shows etc (Phil said they were his fave shows) that way obsessive fans like me can learn even more details about Everything Dead
also can we ask some of the roadies etc to comment maybe to have a thread?
I was briefly a back stage gofer at the Sportatorium in Miami helped set up Its a Beautiful Day, John Mayall, Free
And the road goes on forever....
about the loss of your mom, but it sound like she left you a lot to celebrate.
to whoever reads this, please reply. it seems to me that all the shows i had gone to are celebrations of living. today when i have an anniversary of a date of a show; ka-boom! i love them all that much more. today is 7-20-09 and the first 7-20 since my dear mom helen passed in january. she went with me to deer creek today and i am certain she is getting applause from jerry right now. she is probably hitting him for playing "peggy-o." what would your mama think ... i celebrate all my anniversaries of the dates of the shows that i enjoy even today! peace, shack
but I also think there are those among us who are so innocent that they believe this place is a straight shot to the decision-makers, and it just ain't that way.
So my concern is with managing expectations and the inevitable sense of exuberant entitlement that seems to come with the territory of expressing one's views online. The undercurrent of being OWED full shows in pristine release that bursts forth every time a Road Trips is announced is downright weird to me. I cannot say whether the views expressed will wind up having any influence at all; all I can do is tell TPTB the topic exists.
Which, in a minute or two, it will.
.....I am not so 'delusional 'as to think of this place as a democracy.....just trying to have some fun, get a picture of what people really think and provide some feedback. Still, if the view is that 'they will do what they want and that's fine' then there is not much point really is there. I withdraw my suggestion.
one would be hard pressed, if not actually delusional, to define the Grateful Dead as a democracy, at least if one included the Deadheads. (And, in my view, God help the artist who puts his muse up for popular vote instead of using his own judgment.) They're going to do what they want and that's fine.
But more information is not a bad thing either. Free market research. Whatever.
Fair enough Marye.....just like most other democracies then...
I'm perfectly willing to start a topic (especially if it would divert the perennial whining on this subject from the new-release topics...) but would, of course, need to state explicitly that while the results might be interesting to many, they are not binding on anyone and I imagine Mr. Norman and crew already have their own ideas on the subject!
you might try the 45 Years So Far topic for the moment.