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ARE WE THERE YET????

 

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Perhaps the loss of Duane and Berry, and the added pressure of having to be the guy (let's face it..Dickey led this band after Duane and Berry were gone) was a little to much to handle and he turned to drugs and alcohol a little bit more than he should have...thus altering his mental state.
Show me a great artist, or any artistic genius who was not tormented in some way, or heavy into drugs and alcohol, and you will be showing me a rare breed.
The band is not the same without Dickey, and I for one wish he was still with the band.
As great as they sound now, there is an inspiring musical spirit that is missing from the music...and it's Dickey Betts.



I couldn't agree more Skypuppy.. but I will... this how we can keep this thread going... Bring BACK Dickey.. OMG if that ever happens and I'm not there to witness.. it will forever haunt me...

Truly I miss Dickey in the ABB and every time I see them ... it only confirms that feeling for me.... I'm not taking anything away from the new line up.. which is fabulous... Just my personal preference

 

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There...page 4! Y'all happy now?? Take care all. I'll see y'all later.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 07:37 AM
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HTN: I notice that you have a book on Zen on your table [The Doctrine of No Mind]. When did your interest in Zen begin?

Dickey Betts: I got interested in Zen through karate. I've studied karate for a long time. Starting when I was eighteen, I guess. I studied it up through the early years of the Allman Brothers. You can't study karate without being subjected to Zen. So by the time I was twenty-four years old, I had a real strong interest in it. I also have a real problem with drinking, with alcohol, which they now believe is hereditary-which doesn't mean that one can't do something about it. But it is something that takes a person that has that gene a while to deal with and it took me longer than most, I think. Maybe I'm average. I don't know. I've studied Zen on and off for twenty years. I guess I really started studying it and getting books, reading and trying to contact teachers just about the time the Allman Brothers got together, to put a date on it that would be familiar to people that are interested in the band. With the rock and roll and the sex and the drugs and my compulsive make-up, I kept falling away from it for one reason or another. I never pursued it for any length of time. Say for a year or so, then I would fall away from it and go back to hell raisin', you know. Which I think is pretty natural for a rock and roll band. I think it is kind of unusual to be studying Zen and be in a rock and roll band. At that time anyway. Actually Buddhism is becoming more understandable and is quite popular now in the United States as of today. That's probably the only reason this would be of interest to anyone. In the last year I have finally met with my Zen Roshi. Roshi means teacher, I guess. He's in a habit and in a Rinzai Zen sect in California. I'd seen him twenty years ago and he had given me a direction of practice, but I didn't have access to him. I didn't have ready access to him. So, consequently, I would see him once every five or six years. And if I was in Los Angeles and I was drinking and partying, of course, I wouldn't go see the Zen master, you know, cause the two don't mix. Anyway, those two things have been in conflict with each other with me for a long period of time. But over the years, I did get a very good theological grasp of it, at least. But now, for the last year, I have been studying it intensely. Through AA and things like that, I've been able to put at bay the drinking and the drug thing. Which at this point in my life, I think I'm ready for. You know, it's time to put that behind me now. I always felt like I was missing out on all the action and all the fun if I didn't participate with all the rowdies. Now I think I'm at the age where I can put that energy into the music. And everybody, including the fans and the Allman Brothers, and the people that come to see us, will benefit from it. In the past year I've really studied extensively and been to Dai'seshin, which is something most people do once a year and it's a concentrated effort on seeking one's self-nature. That is, you meditate sixteen hours a day for seven days. I went through my first one of those just last summer. I've been seeing the Roshi, making an effort to go out there and see him more often. So now I think my Zen practice is manifesting itself a lot better.



oh my god.

it figures that with the life experience of any of the ABB, my own life is parallelling that of Dickey. Go figure.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 07:37 AM
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Perhaps the loss of Duane and Berry, and the added pressure of having to be the guy (let's face it..Dickey led this band after Duane and Berry were gone) was a little to much to handle and he turned to drugs and alcohol a little bit more than he should have...thus altering his mental state.
Show me a great artist, or any artistic genius who was not tormented in some way, or heavy into drugs and alcohol, and you will be showing me a rare breed.
The band is not the same without Dickey, and I for one wish he was still with the band.
As great as they sound now, there is an inspiring musical spirit that is missing from the music...and it's Dickey Betts.


I think this is a good way to end it - along with all of Mitzi's pictures.

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 07:38 AM
hi lizzy! Love ya sister! miss yoU!

(now that is a better way to end it!)

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 07:46 AM
I agree Lizzie, Linnie... but it will never end for me...until they are reunited ..which breaks into song... reunited and it feels so good,

There are 4 living members of the Original 6... Lets get together... Please before it's really to late.. this is ridiculous..

Hi Lizzie.. yeah, I Miss you too... did you check your pm's and e-mail ???

 

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I love Greggswomans replies, just pictures,forget the the rest of the crap,look at the pic's & hear the MUSIC!!!!!!!! after all ,we are only human.
 

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I have a WINNER!!! I have your addy Mitzi, so I'll get a little Dickey in the mail to you in a couple of days.

Consolation prize to dadof2boys... PM me your addy for another copy...

 

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  posted on 4/24/2007 at 09:11 AM
How many years did Dickey and Warren play/endorse Paul Reed Smith guitars before they went back to Gibson? I see those old pictures with the PRS guitars and they just don't LOOK right. Dickey without a Gibson is just....strange.

 

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The day will come. Like the old MTB song. It Takes Time.

 

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