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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 08:17 AM
Hey all,

I have been really getting into the Grateful Dead these past few months. Listening to and buying a bunch of CD's, reading Phil Lesh's biography, now reading "Growing up Dead" (cool book) and watching alot of GD video on Youtube. I'm hooked big time. I think I finally "get" the Dead....just wish I "got" them about twenty five years ago. I listen to their music on the way from home from work and just dig the whole time---even makes the traffic in the afternoons tolerable. (I did see them at Greensboro back in the 80's, but wasn't super into them---plus the audience was as fun as the band---I would have taken in many more shows had I liked them then as much as I do now).

My problem: I have been waking up the past few mornings with Dead songs in my head before I even think of anything else. During the day, I yearn to hang out and listen to my From the Vault CD's. Wanting to wear tie dye shirts too. I doodle Dead Lightening bolts during boring meetings at work. I search ebay for Dead stuff and VW vans. The next books on my reading list are the oral biography of Jerry Garcia and a book on Ken Kesey and the Acid tests. Not even going to go into my "id"-like desires to explore other 60's culture activities.

Is there a cure for this obsession? Or am I on an irreversible journey down the hippy highway?

Help!

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 08:35 AM
I've been alive for so long now I'm finally Dead, Dead for life. Just enjoy the ride and don't worry about others. BTW my first Dead show was 1968,Three years before I saw the Allmans

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 08:41 AM
Sorry, there's no cure...no turning back now ; ) Jerry Garcia's journey was a long and winding road...truly a long, strange trip! The Dead can truly become all-consuming...considering you're just starting to "get it"...all I can say is enjoy the ride. The initial discovery is truly the best part! Luckily for we Deadheads, EVERYTHING was documented...you can never truly have it all! So, enjoy the ride!

p.s...May I suggest purchasing The Grateful Dead Movie and The Closing of Winterland on dvd. AMAZING music from two periods of The Dead's career that I consider most essential. That, and the packaging and Bonus Extras are truly worth the price of admission alone.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 08:59 AM
On a related note, I was in Boston Harbor, while sitting at the docks enjoying a little Mary, a an actual Wharf Rat ran by me.

As you were.

P.S. WR is in my top 5

[Edited on 9/25/2010 by brucegz]

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 09:00 AM
The next extension is go vinyl and get all the Dead releases so you can have the cool big art and the real deal. I just got a pristine Europe 72 with booklet. Sounds mo betta than any CD.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 09:08 AM
Wait till you fall into the Summer/Winter of 1973. Hold on tight.
 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 05:25 PM
Get rid of that VW Bus notion and you'll be just fine.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 05:53 PM
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Wait till you fall into the Summer/Winter of 1973. Hold on tight.


Yes 73 is really good. I really like the shows with the ABB talk about 2 bands who were on top of there games

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 06:11 PM
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I have been waking up the past few mornings with Dead songs in my head before I even think of anything else.


Welcome to the club.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 06:12 PM
Any my advice to you is.. Meet PIGPEN


69-72

That is the point of no return..

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 06:25 PM
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My problem: I have been waking up the past few mornings with Dead songs in my head before I even think of anything else. During the day, I yearn to hang out and listen to my From the Vault CD's. Wanting to wear tie dye shirts too. I doodle Dead Lightening bolts during boring meetings at work. I search ebay for Dead stuff and VW vans. The next books on my reading list are the oral biography of Jerry Garcia and a book on Ken Kesey and the Acid tests. Not even going to go into my "id"-like desires to explore other 60's culture activities.

Is there a cure for this obsession? Or am I on an irreversible journey down the hippy highway?


Just start waking up after 12 pm and your problem is solved.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 06:33 PM
I've tried to get into The Dead many times, but never "got it ".
 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 06:49 PM
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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 07:02 PM
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Tried electric shock two or three times and I'm still a Dead Head

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 07:18 PM
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Any my advice to you is.. Meet PIGPEN


69-72

That is the point of no return..


agreed ! & after Pigpen is where my Dead "love affair" stopped...always liked them after Pig,but it was never the same for me.....

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 07:31 PM
Well I DO love 75-79.. As long as Donna doesnt start wailing like a freaking banshee

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 08:47 PM

The bus came by and I got on that's when it all began....

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 10:28 PM
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Hey all,

I have been really getting into the Grateful Dead these past few months. Listening to and buying a bunch of CD's, reading Phil Lesh's biography, now reading "Growing up Dead" (cool book) and watching alot of GD video on Youtube. I'm hooked big time. I think I finally "get" the Dead....just wish I "got" them about twenty five years ago. I listen to their music on the way from home from work and just dig the whole time---even makes the traffic in the afternoons tolerable. (I did see them at Greensboro back in the 80's, but wasn't super into them---plus the audience was as fun as the band---I would have taken in many more shows had I liked them then as much as I do now).

My problem: I have been waking up the past few mornings with Dead songs in my head before I even think of anything else. During the day, I yearn to hang out and listen to my From the Vault CD's. Wanting to wear tie dye shirts too. I doodle Dead Lightening bolts during boring meetings at work. I search ebay for Dead stuff and VW vans. The next books on my reading list are the oral biography of Jerry Garcia and a book on Ken Kesey and the Acid tests. Not even going to go into my "id"-like desires to explore other 60's culture activities.

Is there a cure for this obsession? Or am I on an irreversible journey down the hippy highway?

Help!

BD


I get what ya mean...I remember the day Jerry Garcia died I said to myself oh well..
The last 4 years I have listened to everything Jerry played on and wow what a loss to the guitar world. He was a genius , now I finally know why fans mourned when he passed.
I just regret that I never saw him.
Thank god for the music he left.

 

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  posted on 9/25/2010 at 11:09 PM
if you ask me the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers go together like peanut butter and jelly..............it dont get any better oh what I would give to have been at those Fillmore east shows

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 05:02 AM
Are there any recordings available of the times the Dead and the Brothers played and jammed together? Like the Filmore shows or Watkins Glen? I can't imagine how unbelievable that music must be.

I agree that the two bands are like kindren spirits from opposite sides of the country. When I listen to either band, especially their live stuff, its like the whole world just fades away---I just start swaying, and tapping my feet and/or fingers, close my eyes (which can be a problem while driving) and go to another very happy, special place---even when not inebriated. The only two bands that consistently have that effect on me.

I guess that's what I mean by "getting" the Dead.....I can listen to the Dead and just let everything else go and let the music take over. And soon, even sober, everything seems to be sweeter and nicer and easier. Its like the music just overcomes your body, your consciousness, your soul and you become one with the music and the world around you.

BTW...I get the same effect listening to Live at Fillmore East or Eat a Peach and other ABB stuff, but especially the Duane era stuff.

Duane and Jerry were two transcedent souls that took music and made it its own entity which existed at a supernatural higher level and brought their listeners to that special place.

Unbelievable.

BD

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 08:06 AM
There is a recording of Watkins Glen circulating in the Vines, it has the ABB/GD collab on Mtn. Jam.



here's the link to the Watkins Glen recording:

http://www.allmanbrothersband.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=XForum&am p;file=viewthread&tid=65803



[Edited on 9/26/2010 by scrambldybones]

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 01:53 PM
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I agree! I just never figured out the whole GD thing...if someone can explain the whole GD craze please explain it to me!
I hope i dont offend anyone!

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 01:59 PM
Hey BD sorry i posted on your thread about your obsession but i really am looking for answers about the craze. Me and my wife go round and round about the Dead. She always says we have to agree to disagree....and then i hug her!

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 02:01 PM
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I agree! I just never figured out the whole GD thing...if someone can explain the whole GD craze please explain it to me!
I hope i dont offend anyone!


Nothing to explain as i see it...even though some poster's have explained their feeling's pretty well...you either dig their music...or not.......Take Phish,for example...some folk's here love 'em..I wouldn't walk across the street to see them even if it was a free show w/free chicken & beer...we all hear things differently.

 

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  posted on 9/26/2010 at 02:32 PM
I do agree with you on that aspect Hugh! BUT thats a big but..i did post a GD song on my Facebook page and left my wife speechless!!! I must say Scarlet Begonias is an awesome song!

 

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