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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TheFreak55, Apr 9, 2015.
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What are we spinning in his honor today boys #Grateful Dead ?
In my mind the greatest musical lyricist to ever live.
RIP. You made my life a better one Mr. Hunter
GD Radio on XM is doing a tribute.
Promontory Rider all the way
Just played on XM.
Hopefully followed by Tiger Rose
RIP Hunter. My favorite Star below.
that show is like my favorite of everything they played that night
Definitely my favorite naked man dancing atop a pole moment.
You weren't at Wakarusa then maaaaan. Naked guy in the trees was legendary.
Pretty cool words by Bill K
Robert Hunter wrote the soundtrack to my life; his words are with me always. They’ve become part of my daily thought process, world view, philosophy…they are the closest thing I have to prayers. Many of you can say this too and it is something we all share.
He was the Grateful Dead’s lyricist but he also was the lyricist for my band 7 Walkers. He loved the music and he told me that when he played the record for the first time, he turned it up all the way and then laid down in bed to listen. Halfway through, his speakers came crashing down, almost hitting his head. He liked that. In fact, telling me about it was his form of a compliment.
When I first formed 7 Walkers, I had called him up asking for a dozen songs and I told him they had to somehow reflect New Orleans or have cajun, creole, voodoo influences. He took that direction to heart and when he returned with words, I asked how he got so many of the details right — stuff you would’ve only known about if you lived in New Orleans. But Bob never lived in New Orleans. He just said, “Oh, well, I read a lot.” This just goes to show that his sorcery skills were no joke.
I’m bringing up his collaboration with 7 Walkers because it gave me one more time to work with Bob, this time one-on-one. We had one major argument over changing one word, from “Seattle” to “New Orleans.” He was very protective over every single word; he’d fight you over syllables.
The other time I worked with him outside the Dead was on Jerry’s solo album, Garcia. Hunter was inside the control room, writing lyrics as we played music. “The Wheel” came out of that. “Sugaree,” too. “Bird Song.” “Deal!!” Songs I still play today and that many of us can recite by heart — I know I sure can.
But there’s always one thing I think of first, and that I keep coming back to, when looking back on our friendship: Bob was by my side for a particular day, seemingly lifetimes ago, that would forever alter my adventure on this planet — my first acid trip. You never forget your first, and Bob was there with me on that journey, complete with us watching the garbage trucks go by in the morning, after being up all night, convinced they were actually aliens or other fantastical things.
I will always cherish my many wonderful memories of Robert Hunter and I am sad that there won’t be any new ones. I cried when I heard the news and I’ve spent all day reflecting. And all my thoughts lead me to this: Robert Hunter is gone, but his words will live on forever. How many people can we say that about? Not many. He was a rare bird and a gift to us all.
Wildflower seed on the sand and stone, may the four winds blow him safely home.
Eric Kranso going to fill in for remaining tour dates for Circles Around The Sun.
he’s a great player, but not sure his style and tone will be the best. Intrigued to hear it though
Attics of My Life
Believe it or Not
Black Muddy River
Blues for Allah
Box of Rain
Brown Eyed Women
Built to Last
China Cat Sunflower
Comes a Time
Doin That Rag
Dupree’s Diamond Blues
Eyes of the World
Fire on the Mountain
Friend of the Devil
Greatest Story Ever Told
Help on the Way
Here Comes Sunshine
If I Had the World to Give
It Must Have Been the Roses
Lazy River Road
Might As Well
Mississippi Half Step
Mission in the Rain
Mountains of the Moon
New Speedway Boogie
Playin in the Band
Ramble on Rose
Rubin and Cherise
Samba in the Rain
Ship of Fools
So Many Roads
Standing on the Moon
They Love Each Other
Til the Morning Comes
To Lay Me Down
Touch of Grey
Uncle John’s Band
Wave to the Wind
West LA Fadeaway
When Push Comes to Shove
~ Robert Hunter ~
I love this quote from his letter to Jerry, a year after his death:
“Pop songs come and go, blossom and
wither, but we scored a piece of Americana, my friend. Sooner or later,
they'll notice what we did doesn't die the way we do.”
Was hoping to see Monet as Elvira...
Got a buddy at the MSG show tonight.
I’m streaming and sipping some bourbon.
Fuck I love this music. Mayer currently soloing on They Love Each Other.
Umm duck yeah. Heard it’s amazing
Going to watch tonight
Remember seeing the trailer for this a while back, super pumped and I’m not even a big action sports guy
my buddy isn’t either. Said it was very moving
That was fucking awesome
Should hear news about a Summer D&C tour soon, right?
what are some songs by anybody that make you think of Touch of Grey
The Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey
Finally watched the Fire On The Mountain movie. Pretty awesome
Anyone at Playin in the Sand? Was real close to going but ended up not. Just streaming.
Not Fade Away
Hell in a Bucket
Summer dates are out. No west coast dates which is mighty surprising.
West coast shows will likely be held in the fall if I had to guess.
"These 17 shows will be the only headlining dates for Dead and Company in 2020, according to a news release."
Haven't seen a show at The Braves Stadium. Lakewood is clusterfuck. So any change is welcome.
I was probably going to be a no if was at Lakewood again and at a %51 with change of venue
Will never play Alpharetta too small. State Farm Arena in the fall was great. Want them to do that again.
Lol at them skipping Charlotte for Raleigh. Talking to my buddy in Boston about hitting one or both of those shows at Fenway.
Anyone got the presale code?
Raleigh is further from ATL and is more manageable for the DC crowd.
Sound at Fenway sucks fwiw.
Try for Field Level at Fenway. Phish was fun last year.
if you were going for sound you'd go to JRAD
I entered the certified fan presale for Atlanta. We’ll see if it works.
I’ve not gotten a Dead experience in any format, so here’s hoping.
just booked a room at the Omni Battery.
Not sure Cobb County is ready
Nabbed a floor level ticket at Truist. See y'all there.
Snagged 2 on the floor in the presale.