The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index The Lost Sailor's Pub

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

John Dawson of NRPS on Jerry Garcia

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index -> Captain Trips & His Crews (JGB, LOM, Etc.)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Ads






Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Ads

Back to top
IMKind



Joined: 18 Aug 2009
Posts: 508
Location: The Here and Now

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 2:36 pm    Post subject: John Dawson of NRPS on Jerry Garcia Reply with quote

I love this blurb:

“Garcia led people by the mind, by the ears. When he was playing great – and he almost always did in those days (early 70’s)- he would play with your brain, in that he’d be noodling around and then he’d figure out that you’re trying to anticipate what he’s going to do next, so then, of course he’d go and play some completely different phrase or idea: he’d throw a curveball at you. He loved doing that: that was one of his fine pleasures. And when it worked you could see what it would do to the crowd. There’d be this big ‘Yeaaah!’ and everyone felt it: you couldn’t miss it.
He loved to take musical chances. If you’re going to take chances and go out on a limb… well, Garcia lived in the twigs. He’d go out there and sometimes he’d make it back and sometimes he wouldn’t. But he had this sense of how to catch himself on the next branch on the way down and eventually end up on his feet at the end. It’s a thing that when you’re hearing it, you can follow in your head and actually see where he tried and he either made it or he didn’t, but you’re with him the whole way. And then you add to that the ability of all six of them (the Grateful Dead) to move on to something new in a moment – like a school of fish or a flock of birds – and you understand why so many people thought they were amazing."

_________________
- Reid

Such a long, long time to be gone, and a short time to be there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
dogstarz
Guest





PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why so many people still listen to Grateful Dead live recordings today. 15 years after they broke up, they seem relevant still.
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Lost Sailor's Pub Forum Index -> Captain Trips & His Crews (JGB, LOM, Etc.) All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
c d
e



Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Abuse - Report Abuse - TOS & Privacy.
Powered by forumup.it free forum, create your free forum! Created by Hyarbor & Qooqoa
Confirmed

Page generation time: 0.136