Oh, Bobby. If anyone deserves a documentary, it’s you! Check it

Oh, Bobby. If anyone deserves a documentary, it’s you! Check it


China Doll, 12-29-77.

The thing I love about songs like China Doll is that for 6-9 minutes, you can kinda forget about the fact that certain types of people are brutalizing everything and the oceans are fucked and the sky is fucked and basically we’re fucked - it’s okay, we’ll kill ourselves off and the earth will go on just fine without us - and it reminds you that there are beautiful people out there too, making heartbreakingly beautiful art. Always have been, and there always will be until we’re done. Like those guys in that band playing Nearer My God To Thee as the Titanic went down and everyone else was wrestling for the lifeboats.


Bobby & Mickey, 1978

Bobby & Mickey, 1978


Peggy-O, 5/10/78

Lovely first-set moment from a bonkers show.


Stella Blue, 10/17/74


Q
Are you making it to Indie or Louisville?
A

Naw, about the only thing I’ll tour for anymore is Furthur. Or The Dead, if Billy & Mick get involved. Or if Jerry comes back to life.

Though that said, I’m not even sure - that last Furthur tour seemed a little lackluster to me. The first one was killer. 


Seeing Ratdog in about an hour. Been a while since I’ve seen any of the boys. Geeked! Been jonesin’!


Grateful Dead - Nassau Coliseum, 9/08/73

Yeah, they used the same poster as for the March shows but for some reason I can’t find one with this date. Technicalities! This audience recording is awesome for a number of reasons, but you may find that pristine fidelity is not one of them. Tough cookies! It’s awesome because you can turn it up, and you are hanging out with these dudes. “We just got in!” “RIGHT ON!!!” Big smiles all around. Later on there’s some mumbled reference to acid, didn’t quite catch it … And anyway, the sound is pretty good after all. If you don’t like it you can always “check for other copies”, cause there’s plenty out there to suit yr earholes. The show? Mind-melting. You will be psychedlicized, like the Chambers Brothers told you. Back in the day when you’d get a full Weather Report, then an Eyes>China Doll … in the first set! And the second set, don’t get me started. Just turn it up. Up!

Grateful Dead - Nassau Coliseum, 9/08/73

Yeah, they used the same poster as for the March shows but for some reason I can’t find one with this date. Technicalities! This audience recording is awesome for a number of reasons, but you may find that pristine fidelity is not one of them. Tough cookies! It’s awesome because you can turn it up, and you are hanging out with these dudes. “We just got in!” “RIGHT ON!!!” Big smiles all around. Later on there’s some mumbled reference to acid, didn’t quite catch it … And anyway, the sound is pretty good after all. If you don’t like it you can always “check for other copies”, cause there’s plenty out there to suit yr earholes. The show? Mind-melting. You will be psychedlicized, like the Chambers Brothers told you. Back in the day when you’d get a full Weather Report, then an Eyes>China Doll … in the first set! And the second set, don’t get me started. Just turn it up. Up!