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  • December 29, 2020 - 9:23pm
    Kate_C.
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    Randall Lard

    Where art thou?

  • March 27, 2020 - 7:03pm
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    Hi

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  • March 27, 2020 - 6:45pm
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    Love says

    Roll with the changes...

  • February 27, 2020 - 6:23am
    Kate_C.
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    Cataloging Your Music Collection

    I'm lazy. I've been considering this for a couple years and am ready to get serious (which is about par for the course on my action curve!). So, I sat down to Discogs this past weekend. Umm. I started with the Dead and made it through '70 before my first scream; by December '72 I was disoriented to person, place, and time. Hours later I woke in a cold sweat realizing that it would take me 6.2 years to complete my collection.

    Consequently, I'd love to know what you're using. I discovered an endorsement for Collecterz on SHF, and after doing a bit of reading and watching a few video tutorials, it looks really promising - I love the UPC scanner function and the ability to ID a release by putting the disc in the player. Anyone used this, either in download or cloudbased format? If you use something else, let me hear about it: the good, bad, and ugly! Thanks/K

  • September 27, 2019 - 3:25am
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    Adult Behavior

    I have never read this list before.it's very informative and updated list thanks for sharing

  • September 25, 2019 - 3:38pm
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    Perhaps the more enduring value of my previous post...

    ...would be an introduction to the "new release" thread on the IMWAN website to those who aren't familiar, which allowed me to effectively consolidate my regular internet searches for prospective new line-item debits on my credit card...

    http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewforum.php?f=15&sid=03ab1c6d0cab22fae70e…

    It doesn't catch everything, but it's consistently proven more comprehensive for rock-related releases than any other single source I've yet found.

    Edit: anyone else been really digging Fear Inoculum since release? It was my intro to Tool and I've since scooped up the (admittedly limited) catalogue...remarkable stuff.

  • September 25, 2019 - 10:50am
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    a happy occasion: some (more) late era live

    The final decade shows in 30T were its greatest surprise, as was the epic 91 show in the Giant's Stadium box; plus that download series show from Pine Knob - fantastic stuff! So this live recreation of a proposed late-career studio effort - that clearly wasn't going to happen given that it took LG's herculean effort to keep the boys focused nearly 20 yrs earlier for Terrapin - is highly anticipated in my consumer demographic of one!

    http://www.imwan.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=110404&sid=e6db369a687…

  • August 1, 2019 - 4:52am
    Kate_C.
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    Meet Up Black Out

    Having reported in elsewhere, Aussie viewers have stated that the box reveal isn't a universal component of the 7pm local shows worldwide. I wonder in which time zone it'll kick in?

    Edit: Well that quickly became moot. What a smashing day to be a Head with an expendable $160! I note that my confirmed order hit the in-box 38 minutes before the official email announcement.

  • July 25, 2019 - 9:03pm
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    Box Set: res ipsa loquitur (perhaps?)

    DV - I don't know. Later years open the possibility to multi-media releases, which apparently serve the multitude well, but I only managed half a show of the old "So Many Roads" box before shelving it … I simply can't watch my music (unless its live, of course). That said, it occurred to me that many might simply be playing DVD & Blu-ray releases through speakers w/out video; Summer & Fall '91 are sufficiently special that I'd bite and purchase a new player to shelve above my current CD & TT outfit. For ideas, I'd love to hear how people are playing audio only w/ A/V media. Lord, I've got stacks of DVDs & B-R discs purchased w/ expanded album editions that I've never touched: the Stones, the Tull reissues, et al.

    Edit: Wouldn't it be grand if the PNW blueprint were used for a small-to-mid sized box that contemplated multiple years or tours circa '91? As I've said before, the single greatest personal revelation from 30T was the '91 - '95 contingent of shows; I didn't see those coming (esp. Salt Lake City...wow!).

  • July 23, 2019 - 6:51pm
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    Kate. C Box

    So, are we thinking this is going to be a 91 box? How many shows do think we will get?

    Thanks for the info.

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Great selection to signify the sustained significance of the music even as time rolls by - and one of my favorite songs; but, let's breathe some life into that studio rendition with a bit of stage presence ... not only is the Swing a consensus nomination for best show during a banner year, but it gives us this magnificent sandwich with a remarkable rendition of Wheel as the meat (or Tofurkey) in the middle: (for the time-challenged or attention-deficient, just forward to 14:00 to gain some idea of the PITB outro jam from which Wheel is spawned at about 14:30, then give it to 22:00 when the band wanders back into Playin')/k
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Maybe that's an inside joke or something, but I think it would be nice if these good folks were called "miracles" instead of users. Peace .
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Guess I can handle that then. Peace!
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female:pressure is launching an awareness and solidarity campaign for the cantons of Rojava (located in northern Syria), where women participate on all levels of decision making and building a new society from scratch, with built-in social, racial and ethnic justice, religious freedom, ecological principles and gender equality. With a series of music, media and sound art to listen, dance and fight to, we would like to send our love and strength to these women and spread a positive message in support of their efforts. From the liner notes of "Women & The Gun": "In the revolution of Rojava, a practical defense of women's rights and the safety of women is ensured through the YPJ (People's Protection Units). The Daesh (or I.S. for Islamic State) has from the very beginning of this war addressed its attacks on regions where Kurds mainly live, such as Schengal, Mosul, Raka, Heseke, Serekani, Kobani and Aleppo. Kurdish women, on the other hand, have taken on a leadership role in the defense against these attacks. With their identity as women of many ethnicities, the women have been present in all areas of the fight in Rojava. Women have also jointly begun a revolution socially and politically in Syria and Rojava and expand this more every day. "To understand the revolution in Rojava and the role of women in it, one has to be aware of the history of Kurdish movement and especially of the role of PPK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) in Kurdistan. What's happening there is based on more than 30 years of ideological work in both theoretical and practical aspects. Apart from a justified, self organized, armed struggle of women in Kurdistan against colonizing, oppressive regimes in this area (Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria), they have also done the same political work on a societal level to create awareness of the importance of the women's role in the revolutionary discourse. "Rojava is a chance for the whole world, especially for women and white feminism, to finally understand that the fight for women is nothing else than the struggle for revolution and justice, and the women there are a role model for us. They are building a society where women even write their revolutionary history, a history that until now has ignored the power of women. They have their destiny in their hand. Let us look to Rojava for getting hope for our lost world, and energy to continue our fight for a better life." http://www.femalepressure.net/rojava.html
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Attention all Dead Heads! We’re working on Vol 2 of an art history book focusing on the culture & history of STICKERS. Please let us know if you have, or know of any fan created Dead stickers! We would like to feature them alongside official stickers from the band throughout the years. If have anything at all, please contact us at whoMadeThatSticker@gmail.com .  Thank you!  Lauren 
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Attention all Dead Heads! We’re working on Vol 2 of an art history book focusing on the culture & history of STICKERS. Please let us know if you have, or know of any fan created Dead stickers! We would like to feature them alongside official stickers from the band throughout the years. If have anything at all, please contact us at whoMadeThatSticker@gmail.com Thank you!  Lauren 
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"All the things you should have said to your grandmother before she died. We learn too late. You have wasted years. Everyone has. You can only avoid regret by switching off your imagination, by refusing to consider how things might have been. Many of the things we most want are in conflict: to feel secure, and yet to be free; to have money and yet not to have to be wage slaves. To be in close knit communities and yet not be stifled by the expectations and demands of others. To travel and explore the world and yet to put down deep roots. To fulfil the demands of our appetites for food, drink, sex and lying on the sofa - and yet stay thin, sober, faithful and fit. The wisdom of the melancholy attitude (as opposed to the bitter or angry one) lies in the understanding that the sorrow isn't just about you, that you have not been singled out, that your suffering belongs to humanity in general. So often our sorrows are egocentric. We see them as special misfortunes which have come our way. Melancholy rejects this. It has a wider, much less personal take. Much of what is painful and sorrowful in our lives can be traced to general things about life: it's brevity; the fact that we cannot avoid missing opportunities, the contradictions of desire and self-management. These apply to everyone. So melancholy is generous. You feel this sorrow for others too, for 'us'. You feel pity for the human condition." - Uncredited
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Sequential Rhythms of Life. The Future Is Now:Looking forward, the future is bright. Music is beginning to push beyond the past and find its feet in the present day. Although there are enduring classics that are worthy of their place in timeless halls of history, forward-thinking music is becoming the standard. Original pieces of art are actually being produced by some fearless students of life. Who dares to tread into uncharted territory but the artist? Only the artist can have a foot in both worlds, and bring back the essentials for all to bear witness.Is not art for the Good of All Beings that behold it? But this is merely one perception—one of many. One must look deep into the other and form an opinion. My journey began as a youngster in the late ‘70s. My parents loved music and, in good times, the music was lively, vivid, and loud; in dark times, the music was moody, dark, and melancholic. This ran deep into the core of my being, and I began to relate emotion with sound. I didn't realize how much this would shape and mold my existence. To feel is a glorious gift. To allow oneself to be open to that vast universe of colors and texture by way of vibration gives depth and meaning to even the most trivial thing. It's a choice—one of many—that may or may not define one’s experience. However, for me, it is the experience— the only experience, as I have come to learn. Because of this way, this knowledge, this form of communication, we are all connected. Technology has made our ability to create and express ourselves much more quick and efficient, and so this way has become universal. There are no more models; you merely create your own model and share your truth. We are in the 21st century, and the world has become a village where we can share a thought in a moment with millions. It’s a global consciousness that is becoming more vast and self-aware, and at its core is creative energy. The future truly is now, and it’s time to feed our minds so that we may develop the roadmap to the oasis. Vision of Oasis: The mind is the most powerful operating system. If you design it, the mind will bring it forth. The only limitation is one’s ability to believe it so. Easier said than done. Life is a field of dense moving vibrations that one must navigate to survive. Although we have history as a guide of how to be proactive, most people live reactive realities. This is more common than not, and so it becomes a common stream of consciousness; a normality not often questioned except by the artful thinker—the personality that is drawn to the abstractions of things. Why this attraction to what seems unusual or uncommon? This counter-perception that feeds on curiosity is the fuel. It's the questions, the draw of the unusual, this need to understand so one might find meaning in one’s experiences. This creates a space, which is the beginning of one’s own creative insight. How one finds it is inconsequential, as long as one becomes aware that it is an awakening of one's inner world. It is this world that transcends all others and opens the door for an enriching dialog with the universe. As earth hangs in space, ever moving forward, so do our own states of mind moving right along with it. The oasis is where we have an opportunity to evolve, and to elevate the consciousness of the entire organism into a blissful peaceful state. Art, in my opinion, is a manifestation of this phenomenon. Beings at different rates of vibration relate in different ways. At any level, one would feel something. This is what makes music such a wonderful gift. In the hands of one that is truly open and has the right thing in mind, it can be felt clearly, powerfully, and it can be quite influential. It is a creative space, a vibration for the explorer, the one that is willing to journey into the other. Sound Destination: We are all longing for connection, to belong to something bigger than ourselves—to live a life of purpose, and hopefully to serve our fellow beings in the process. It’s funny how all roads tend to lead to the same outcome. Music, in my opinion, is for the good of the people. To allow us to have a rest in the middle of everything. It’s a space, if you will allow it, that lets the mind run free so that one might remember the nature of what is, and become one with the universe. Rhythm is life perpetuated by cycles constantly flowing, keeping continuity as nature expresses itself in the form of reality. In reality, we find one another in that very rhythm that is consistent with nature, which proves the artfulness of nature itself. My idea with Soul People Music has always been, and will always be, to bring soul to the people with the music. It is this form of communication that allows me to let nature manifest itself in my need to express myself to the masses. Reactions of Light, Structure, The Incredible Adventures of Captain P, Codes and Metaphors, Modern Architect, Sound Destination and Selected all represent this expression. As a musical artist—it is only this honest expression that drives my life. This connection to my fellow beings translates the dialog of my inner world to your understanding of it. It is my humble offering to share this journey and introduce others who have taken to the cause of artistic expression with music. There is a soundtrack and it is the beat of your heart. Forever translate and be in the sequential rhythm of life… - Fred Peterkin
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It's amazing some of the things I've run into. It goes all the way back to the beginning. Somebody will play me a live show, and I'll go, "Who the hell is this?" It will be something really far out, and I'll go, "Wow, I don't even remember when we were doing that." And that does happen to me pretty frequently. A lot of what surprises me is the surprisingly clear intention of the Grateful Dead's approach to music.It's there from the very earliest stuff. Something about that thing of, "Here's the way it works; it works like this." Even though none of us might agree, the result is that it does work. I didn't hear it back when we were doing it. I always thought, "This is chaos. Nobody's playing the way I want them to play." You get into that thing that you're the only guy who knows how it should be done, and "Why doesn't everybody do what I want 'em to do?" And it takes a long time to shake that attitude. But going back and listening to it, it blows me away how solid and definite everything was. That's one of the things that makes the Grateful Dead fun. It's that element of surprise. You listen to it and go, "Goddamn, those guys sound like they know what they're doing." - Jerry Garcia
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Home, after 18 days, 9 shows & 5,552 miles. Another impressive statistic: I spent $190 on parking over a scant 66 hours in Nashville. But, Country Music Mecca was by far my favourite stop-over, with visits to the CMHOF, Cash Museum, Frist Art Museum, Centennial Park & the Parthenon, and 4.5 hours hopscotching dives along Music Row the afternoon before show#2 listening to dreams being played for dollars. Incidentally, that night, outdoors, in the 40s, under a fat moon with an entirely unwelcomed breeze off the river was warmed considerably by a stellar Gin and chunky, dance-y second set. Thank goodness security adapted efficient protocol after the first night - not just in Nville, but Allstate as well, where I began to think I might get into the arena on time for the next night's show. The lighting should be mentioned here, because it was my TN epiphany that the rig was behaving like some massive sentient octobot by expanding, contracting, smothering, or floating high above stage in what proved to be a show-within-a-show.

Best non-breakfast, non-pizza meal - Morton's/Nashville: short rib steak taco appetizer; filet, grilled shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops & Lyonnaise tater entrée; and dessert w/ a Morton's legendary sundae....for a grand total of 16,000 calories and 22 pounds gained. At least that's what it felt like when they rolled me out the door.
Best pizza - Lou Malnati's Chicago Classic (peppi & ssg) @ River North
Best breakfast - no question: Loveless Café, Nashville. Must. Have. More. Biscuits. And 'homemade' preserves, country ham, fried eggs, and stomach searing red-eye gravy!

Monster driving days out to Vegas were mitigated by recollections of Rosemont highlights that validated the trip from TN, esp. night#1's funkfest with a truly revelatory 1st set Mercury>Moonage Daydream and absolutecriticalmusthear Tweezer>Golden Age>Frost in the 2nd set. Not to mention what shall prove even more profound memories of my first visit to the Chicago Art Institute. Halloween simply underscores the still-vibrant creativity and capricious intelligence characteristic of so much that I love about Phish. I wish the Dead had better managed health, personal relationships, and drug problems, as well as slavish obligation to touring, in way that didn't eventually diminished the exceptionalism of their music. From the Kasvot Voxt prank/lark/experiment on All Hallows Eve I distilled lot of energy, enthusiasm, and novel proggy interplay that I would love to see extrapolated in future performances - a great example is "We all come to outlive our brains". Vegas night#2 was my last, as I was both ready to get home and leave that city in particular (yet, a better overall show than night#1 - stellar Chalk Dust). I think you're either a Vegas person or you're not; I'm definitely not, and I'm going to own it from now on. I didn't even mention Hampton.

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Bit of a tamer journey to Louisville to see Music of Cream, performed by Jack & Ginger's boys with Eric's nephew (attenuated) on lead. Extraordinary to experience such unique and seminal hard psychedelic blues played by those with a DNA-level affiliation; a heavy dose of improvisation proved a welcomed rebuttal to the notion of a mere cover act. What the trio did with "White Room" in the 'tween spaces was revelatory (who'd have thought!). A favourite moment, which underscored the group's aesthetic risk-taking (and perhaps only a Deadhead or jazz aficionado could distill great significance from such a thing), occurred during "I'm So Glad" when groupmind completely broke down: 4-5 minutes of utterly failed attempts to find some sort of freeform melodic construct (Will listening to Malcolm while looking pensively, lips pursed at the ornate ceiling and Malcolm listening headcocked to Will while staring holes with laser focus into the stage flooring) until Kofi declared 'enough' and pulled the crew back onto the page of written notation. And in the beautiful historic Brown Theatre! Worth the time and money.

Louisville is also home to a little-known artistic jewel in the Midwest: the Speed Art Museum located on the edge of U of L's lovely campus. Currently hosting a Modern Masterworks exhibit that comprises movements "from Picasso to Pollock"; really an extraordinary capsule of major artistic schools during the first half of the 20th century.

Finally, in years past I'd eaten at the pizza altar of Impellizeri's, though friends of a competing faction insisted that Wick's is the inarguable Alpha predator among River City pizzerias. So I went, and in the shabby-chic boho bar environs of Wick's, watched the busy midday traffic along Bardstown Road, deep in the magnificent Highlands, while a crazy patch of the season's first snow moved through. Good - no, really good - pizza, BUT certainly not Impellizeri's...sauce too thick, no fennel (or not enough), and clearly inferior crust. Have to admit, I brought 4 pieces home and it was better cold the next day.

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My lack of interest in digital downloads, and displeasure with the curated single CD release of the ABB/Fillmore performances comprising the latest Sonic Journals' physical release, led to reluctant acceptance that I'd pass on official live material featuring Duane. But Tiggerbouncarific news from the responsive people @ OSF, who apparently underestimated public appetite for such a thing: a complete 3cd set of all available music from that run - that is, now combining the originally released single cd with the remaining material previously offered only by digital download.

https://www.facebook.com/OwsleyStanleyFoundation/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBAy…

Also, this unique nugget: Some pre-Tuna Jorma & Jack, and quoting the same Facebook page -
"We are almost ready to release the 3rd chapter of Bear's Sonic Journals: Jorma Kaukonen & Jack Casady, "Before We Were Them." We were hoping to celebrate this release this week with Hot Tuna at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 21, but it's not quite ready yet. The sonics and performance are stunning, and more than half of this show has never circulated on any tapes (we know because it took us 2 years to find the whole thing on unlabeled tapes in the vault). Just a few tweaks to go and we'll keep you posted on the launch date."

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JJQ6ZMR/?coliid=IX8JI2PX1IDW0&colid=2S8N6X…

Edit: Hi D! Incidentally, I went w/ Makita and now have an impressive set. I only wished I'd trusted those cordless 4.0ah/18v batteries with tools other than the drill & driver - they are absolute monster power sources!/K

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Weight your line so that your baithook is trolling at a depth of 19 years, you're looking to capture any Phish circa 12/99 (pending Big Cypress!). The sensible Millenial would simply subscribe to stream the band's vault for a set phee; but I do so love physical product. 12/16/99 arrived in the post-TGiving-post this a.m., and, Dear God, the 23+ min. opening-2nd set-salvo "Sand" constitutes some of the finest recorded improvisatory music of the late 20th century; then a brilliant 9+ minute "Mango" into perhaps my favourite musical tune, "Velvet Sea", then a mind-bending 'whale-call' session followed by an EPIC "Tweezer" (that reprises as an encore) , and concludes with the modern day country rock standard "Runaway Jim". That I've lived to see - and tour! - with such a band.

Dig "Sand" (pt.I) starting at 27:58 in this comp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsHJSB_ht_0

I s'pose it would be overly optimistic to say, 'order here', but I've heard some love - or a reasonable approximation thereof - 'round these parts:

https://www.livephish.com/browse/music/0,936/Phish-mp3-flac-download-12…

Boomer Sooner and Go Bucks!

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Like so many people, I've been on a quest for that original version forever, so I love this set. Although I have noticed, among my friends who have purchased it, that the Deadheads just put it on and let it run for hours and do the immersion thing, and the non-Deadheads go for particular tracks.
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So I arrived home Tuesday night - post a short biz trip - to find I'd played "chicken" with Amazon pricing ... and lost; back up to $120+. Volatile like crude oil, the price is down to an all-time low of $73.21 tonight (w/ a $10 Amazon coupon) so I pulled the trigger: No fool am I. Also just upgraded to the 6Cd Bootleg Series of the Basement Tapes 2 weeks ago (after living w/ the 2 disc release since Sept.'16 - and thinking w/ each listen, "this is some of the best music I've ever heard!"). Rhino & GDP are gonna have to compete hard for my $$$ during the 2019 blitz of 50-year anniversary releases; Dave better bring serious game to the table.... :)

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On tour, that is. My first attendance of "The King & I" in Knoxville for the matinee show this p.m. Sadly, a quick trip home ahead of Diego; and if you don't know who he is, just check the southeast quadrant on national weather radar. Yikes. We're forecast a foot in the next 12-16 hours. Nevertheless, brilliant show with the magnificent Angela Baumgarden as Anna; I was reduced to a teary state when she sang "Young Lovers" and its reprise. I appreciate the avoidance of historical recast within the parameters of contemporary political correctness versus expanded consciousness of universal human rights; indeed, the play's clear Asian stereotypes merely served to underscore their absurdity, as does Huck Finn, Heart of Darkness, etc. with regard to black people.

Anyway, round trip soundtrack comprised Wobbler ("Hinterland"), Phideaux ("Seven"x2), and Riverside ("Out of Myself"); if you'd've told me 3 months ago that I'd be listening to a steady diet of modern Prog, I would've bet a paycheck that Mueller's first official filing wouldn't have indicted 45 for criminal activity - and been wrong on both counts. Great music being made in spades today. Of note: I had a derogatory post regarding Dylan deleted in the Christmas Album thread on SHF b/c it was declared a "threadcrap"; well, at least the last 4 letters of that rationale apply to BobbyD's X-mas release.

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Back "home" last night. Staying at the lovely Bertram. Logan was a predictable mess. My parents' residence - the place I grew up - transfers next week after Christmas; no sound financial reason to have held on so long now. Lovely meal at The Abbey (prosciutto wrapped Asparagus, fresh burrata, fig and baby leaf salad then pan-roasted duck breast with smoked mashed potatoes, creamed savoy cabbage and red wine orange demi (food: my other obsession :) ); papers signed this afternoon - then a lovely couple mile evening walk around Fenway's shell. Home tomorrow; Boston is now just a hard memory.

Flight playlist comprised of contemporary Prog, which has become my preferred musical landscape of late. I wonder if a generation can recognize a Golden or Renaissance period mid-era? I suspect we're there, and have been for at least 10-15 years or so: Phideaux, Big Big Train, Southern Civilisation, Riverside, Haken ... and of course, this wouldn't be a tailored preference if I didn't comprehend some universally recognized acts like Pineapple Thief and Steve Wilson. I'm learning to live in the Wealth of the Moment, rather than the past; but, this insight has come at great personal loss. I suspect many of you have been pushed down this inevitable path long ago: here's to the bitter and the sweet; may our children not know until it's absolutely necessary.

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Principles Of Adult Behavior

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t bad-mouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

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Saw, that too. I'm thinking of keeping a copy handy wherever I am as well...

Interesting he has this epiphany after such a cool gig (10-2-77)

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Last summer I was camped one night in the high desert of eastern Oregon, 60 miles from the nearest town, just sitting in my chair looking at the stars while my dog was snoozing in the car. Suddenly, five wild horses come walking up and stop about 25 feet away and just stand there, side by side, looking at me for a couple minutes and then slowly turn and walk away.

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Rather extraordinary offering from Amazon.uk this afternoon on a massive release that has met consistent critical and buyer acclaim, going for over $500 from most sources, this afternoon 66 BPS, or 85USD. There is a catch: printed material is in French, and while this does not prove a deterrent to me at 0.38 per disc (200 cds (see actual carted price below)), it may be a consideration for others.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mozart-225-Complete-Various-Artists/dp/B01GR16…

EDIT: Regardless of list, I just carted for 55.40BPS w/ shipping to States for 3.08, a total currently equaling $75. GDP ought feel free to print the liner notes of my next box in any language of their choosing should it so drastically lower the release cost!

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No idea if you'll see this Wild Horses person but I have those animal experiences too; it's a crazy feeling right?? And so hard to explain to anyone! Sort of like a Dead show and now sort of like a Dead & Co. show. Pure magic.

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Upon seemingly benign insistence by a guilefully sweet 5 year old in my life, I relented to a break in her floor scrubbing duties to hear the "Baby Shark Song". What could go wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

I've now outfitted the electric drill with a long-reach, 3/16 inch, tapered titanium bit, which appears to be the correct diameter for my auditory canal. I'm going in for removal...

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I picked up tix w/ a Neil Archive membership code last month to shows on the 28th & 29th (this Mon. & Tues. - Orpheum/State Theatres), effectively signing away rights to my first born in the process. Leaving for Minnesota tomorrow midday - 15 hours, 900 miles - while taking the trip in 2 legs, stopping south of Chicago early Sat. evening.

This gives me a full day and a half in Minneapolis prior to the first show, an allowance made for my inaugural visit! While I've crafted a little triptik based on internet research, I'd welcome suggestions regarding restaurants, local beer, museums, et al. Putting together my music roster I'm studiously avoiding Young's catalogue (as with Mary, heavy on Dylan right now, to include a third full swing through MB/MT); speaking of Swing, I dearly wish it'd be in the morning post, but probably not./K :)

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Landmark Center is an interesting building. I was there yesterday for a classical music concert. There are several exhibits inside as it is a historically interesting and restored building. I guess the restoration was done in 1978, and before that there were places where the bird poop was a foot deep. Anyway, it has nice cafe downstairs as well. I recommend the chicken sandwich. -10 though this morning so wear your long johns I guess.

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When I left Neil and MN Wed morning it was -20something air & -50 windchill temps. Ran the tri-state peak in sun and 65F today. It'd be funny if it weren't so broke; and, of course, there's a tweet for that. Despite the forbidding cold, I meandered home along a southeast course plotted through a number of record/music stores mentioned around SHF and turned up by my own Googlizing. My favourite experience was completely unplanned and occurred as I was heading downtown from the Boho Mecca of Louisville's Highlands via Bardstown Rd when, having missed my cut-off at Broadway, I landed in a modest neighbourhood that housed this proportionately attired little jewel:

EDIT I: Drat, see that we can no longer post pics with an HTML code.

https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/tW7onb3cGnYhyMuoCdqyhQ/o.jpg

http://surfacenoiselouisville.com/

From the darkened street, it was easy to see a kid with a Gibson plugged in and playing inside the front window. The superb name and shabby-chic mein (not to mention available street parking!) proved irresistible; and though vinyl selection is predictably small, this hole-in-the wall epitomizes the charm, friendliness, and community of a genuine corner record store.

Coming out, a couple guys were talking through a car window from which I heard a glorious opening melody suggestive of early electric folk, and then caught most of the amazing lyrics that I now know by heart:

"And you measure for wealth by the things you can hold
And you measure for love by the sweet things you're told
And you live in the past or a dream that you're in
And your selfishness is your cardinal sin."

It was - is - songcraft on the order of the greatest minstrel poet all of us already know, so, throwing caution to a nonexistent wind, I stopped, the guys turned, and I remarked brilliantly, "That's not Dylan". Honestly. And to this pointless, dunderheaded statement, the (thankfully) good-natured, 50-ish guy in the driver's seat laughed and said, "Honey, this is Rodriguez". Fifteen or so minutes later, after listening to the balance of Cold Fact post "Janis", as well as the renowned opening track, "Sugar man" - and receiving a introductory block of instruction about many things Sixto - I left absolutely dizzied by the syntactic anarchy, storytelling scope, biting editorialism, and naked musical genius of this unheralded talent. I delayed departure the next day long enough to find a CD issue of Cold Fact - as well as the Oscar winning documentary - at a larger store and have about spun it to death since.

EDIT II: Double drat - Or Utube vids w/ an embed code?! (such things are emphatically not improvements)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKYEYNX-Eug

P.S.: Thanks, WTJ, but I didn't make it. The cold really hampered mobility and I spent most of my time in the usual arty places and music shoppes. I'd love to return during the 3 weeks of Summer! :)

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I despise duplicate purchases through reissues and the like, which is why I consider multi-sized release options with some deliberation. But as with the Basement Tapes, my 2-cd selection of Cutting Edge started to fail my increasing appetite for extended listening of this superb material - and MBMT aptly demonstrated that repetitive track listings were anything but an obstacle to repeated play. Kicked myself for failing to buy when XII Deluxe was $72 w/ coupon (koopen, in my best scotch soaked Ron White stage voice) a bit ago, so here's an opportunity for redemption: $75 on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015JXIA4K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title…

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Gotta be the sharpest looking corner record store snd conversational emporium I've yet to see. What a score!

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A rather exciting new skeletal entry on Amazon today:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWZ6345/?tag=mfconvert-20
I love the raw energy of the RT tour and certainly the 2disc BS#5 proved only a tantalyzing suggestion of the larger library - a lot of boards, if I understand the recording history correctly. Screen shot fr: Netflix Italia for correlative Scorsese doc - https://www.instagram.com/p/Butn8vQlfBi/

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Looks extraordinary, and certainly outstanding value at that price point. Bonus disc is a bit anemic, but oh the prospect of those rehearsals in addition to a personally favoured tour. The home team will have it's work cut out topping this for primacy among '19 archival releases.

https://bobdylan.shop.musictoday.com/product/Y4CDBD68#collapse1_Product…