Dead Heads Unite

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  1. Flint_2016

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    Anybody out there Grateful Dead fans?I've been a Deadhead since 1973 and saw then three times in concert(at the Spectrum in Philadelphia PA.)And as they say"There's nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.Listening to Jerry Garcia play real trippy music and watching the Deadheads dance their strange dance as they whirl about in their tie died shirts and skirts is a real trip.Now wonder they called Jerry "Captain Trips".I have alot of their music on vinyl and on CD's.Among my many favorite songs is "Jack Straw"(from Witchita)so I thought I'd share the song and lyrics here.Many of us Deadheads are in their mid 60's,myself being almost 65 years old.Like old hippies we live on and on.It's a wonder all those "long strange trips"occurred as we followed the Dead heading city to city to see them perform.And like me,I'd be willing to bet you "tripped"on several occasions(hint,hint)



    "Jack Straw"

    We can share the women, we can share the wine.
    We can share what we got of yours 'cause we done shared all of mine.
    Keep on rollin', just a mile to go;
    Keep on rollin' my old buddy, you're movin' much too slow.

    I just jumped the watchman, right outside the fence.
    Took his rings, four bucks in change, ain't that Heaven sent?
    Hurts my ears to listen, Shannon, burns my eyes to see;
    Cut down a man in cold blood, Shannon, might as well been me.

    We used to play for silver, now we play for life;
    And one's for sport and one's for blood at the point of a knife.
    And now the die is shaken, now the die must fall.
    There ain't a winner in the game, he don't go home with all.
    Not with all.

    Leavin' Texas, fourth day of July,
    Sun so hot, the clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky.
    Catch the Detroit Lightnin' out of Sante Fe,
    The Great Northern out of Cheyenne, from sea to shining sea.

    Gotta go to Tulsa, first train we can ride.
    Gotta settle one old score, one small point of pride.
    There ain't a place a man can hide, Shannon will keep him from the sun
    Ain't a bed can give us rest now, you keep us on the run.

    Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down,
    And dug for him a shallow grave and laid his body down.
    Half a mile from Tucson, by the morning light,
    One man gone and another to go, my old buddy you're moving much too slow.

    We can share the women, we can share the wine.
    And the Dead live at Columbia U.
     
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    I've been a fan since I was little, my uncle got me into them. When my middle boy was a baby I would sing or listen to Touch of Grey and he'd stop crying. Never got a chance to see them but I'm only 37.
     
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    Yep same here except my dad got me into them. I’m 41 and my 21 y.o. daughter is fanatical about them. I’m more into Neo- Classical shred though as if the 80s need reliving
     
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    I've known about Jerry, The Warlocks, and more for a long time.

    I've been gigging since 1971, and played 450 shows in a recent 6 year stint (in addition to my job).

    I am a moderate fan.
     
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    I’m a deadhead. jerry Garcia was an amazing guitar player.
     
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    Wish I could have seen them.

    Closest I came was the summer of 01. Saw Ratdog & Phil Lesh and Friends @ Saratoga Springs NY.

    One of the greatest shows I ever been to
     
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    Speaking of Deadheads? I met a young car salesman a few days ago, half my ago. He proclaimed IMA DEADHEAD, perhaps because I am old, and I may not look mainstream conservative.

    The funny part? About 10 miles from where this conversation was taking place, there is a very interesting business. It's a Christmas tree farm. The owner and his wife are massive Deadheads. They had spent their life achieving more Deadhead status? They each knew somebody "in the band". They met backstage. Now they are married for 30 years, and have two great kids.

    What a long, strange trip, that has been.....
     
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    I went to many shows in the late 80's and early 90's.
    The scene was so cool.... I would love to witness it again, but it's gone.
    For me, Jerry's passing was "the day the music died ".
    I watched their final show "live broadcast" at a cinema in Milan, Italy, with about fifty other freaks.
    Pretty bizarre.
     
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    I remember there was an article on Jerry G in Times magazine with his picture on the cover of the mag.It was just after his death.Wished I could find the magazine.
     
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    Ive been a lifelong dead fan. Blues for allah is a favorite album. Used to listen to alot of old and in the way, too.

    Jerry died when I was 13. Never saw them live. Ive had plenty of opportunities to see them since, but jerry was the dead, and I dont have any interest.
     
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    Not me, but a number of my close friends are. Jerry passed just a bit before I turned 14 so I never saw him play live. I did however see The Other Ones/The Dead (surviving members) in the early 2000’s when I was in college.

    I won’t claim to be the biggest fan myself, though I can appreciate their music and enjoy some of their songs. Frankly I’d much rather listen to them than Phish.
     
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    not real fond of the dead but really liked Jerry's banjo playing in his many bluegrass bands. especially liked his band old and in the way with vassar, jerry, grisman, rowan and john kahn. john hartford was supposed to be fiddle player but had too much of his own stuff going on so vassar became the fiddle guy.
     
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    We're the same age. Whens your birthday?


     
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    Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
    A little voice inside my head said
    Don't look back, you can never look back
     
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    I have Olde and In the Way on CD and vinyl.I like Jerry on banjo and especially Peter Rowan"Land of the Navajo"and "Midnight Moonlight".I'm also a big Peter Rowan fan
     
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    I'm a big John Hartford fan as well as Peter Rowan fan.
     
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    Right here in CT, listen every day. You might just come by the carpenter shop and see me having a flashback. I am a big fan of any of the live stuff, Dick's pics are great because those are the recordings when they were spot on.
     
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    Played a little Death Don't Have No Mercy....just a little while ago on my ukulele...' Course the song go s a ways back, like the Rev. Gary Davis and Jorma ---Hot Tuna versions as well...

    Been to shows in Denver, South FL, Atlanta, Shoreview, , saw the post Jerry...The Dead in WI, as well, perhaps it was the dust bowl venue, but was not same....

    Have listened for over 40 years I'm sure.....both the Dead , various solo projects, collaborations,,,,The Pizza Tapes is a fun one...

    Your either on the bus......or.....
     
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    @Flint_2016 Here's John Hartford/Glen Campbell, way back.



    I saw John Hartford in the early 80's, in a river town, in an 1856 theater. It was a cool gig, just John and a banjo, and an internally miced piece of plywood. He could soft-shoe, tap, do all sorts of dance stuff. WHILE playing the banjo, and singing.
     
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    I love getting lost in different live versions.
    Scarlet Begonias into.... you know what I mean.
     
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    That is a good album, I remember when it came out, the summer of '75. A time when I had a lot of fun, so there have always been good associations with the music. When my wife left me I helped her move into her new apartment, afterwards as I was headed for home I turned on the stereo in my Jeep. There was already a CD in it, "Blues for Allah", and "Help on the Way" started to play.... and I was free again!
     
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    Nothing left to do but :) :) :)

    Deadshows, where do I begin? The parking lots were always fun, each and everyone was a new experience. Then the show begins, how long would it be before Jerry got lost and started off while the band continued with the song of the moment?

    "Space" was always, well, spacey.

    Each of the members also had fantastic solo efforts, but I think Jerry was the most prolific. Jerry Garcia Band, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Garcia/Grisman (Not for Kids Only is a favorite), The Pizza Tapes, solo Jerry, and the list goes on.

    Keep on twirling!
     
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    Delilah Jones went to meet her God,
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    I was more of an alternative/punk rock fan back in the early 90's, but spent a lot of time hanging out with some serious deadheads, and ended up with a lasting affection for the band. They have some great songs...I had a few chances to see them live back in the day and didn't go, which I now regret. My favorite thing about the Dead was always the improvisation, especially in between songs when it was sometimes unclear what would emerge next.
     
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    Delilah Jones was the mother of twins,
    two times over and the rest was sins.
    she raised eight kids only I turned bad,
    didn't get the lickins that the older ones had.
     
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    Saw 'em back in the early 90's at Shoreline.
     
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    A friend and I saw the Dead on Summer Tour ‘95. We were 14. Can you believe his mom just dropped us off?? Jerry died 2 months later.
     
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    I'm familiar with some of their music not much with their history.

    I enjoy a wide range of music and this thread has me listening to a Grateful Dead playlist on Spotify right now.
     
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