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Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 9:17pm

Chris G. The playlist of banjo and thumb guitar has such powerful sounds and rhythms, I can't even imagine growing up on such a rich musical and rhythmic culture. 

Comment by Lemual Poot on June 25, 2015 at 8:58pm

It would be nice if Jason Kreutzman had a crew there for a documentary.  After the earnest money put up in the ticket lottery I’m sure Chicago investors jumped at the chance to get in on it with some video equipment in Soldier Field.  I don't know exactly how much was put up but if I were to write it I'd have to use eight spaces.  

The way it worked, you had to commit the maximum ticket price for a given show, times the number of tickets you wanted to buy.  I could only afford to tie up four hundred bucks so I only put in for two tickets at the Sunday show.  Millions of people worldwide wanted tickets.  The scalper big-money was in there too, and I didn't get the happy email, but I did buy scalper tickets.  OK, I had hoped for something where we could see the stage, but for forty-five bucks each, at least we're in the building. 

I am quite pleased to see the ridiculous prices go down as the date approaches though.   Scalper prices for good seats at the Chicago shows started in the low six figures and nose-bleeders behind the stage started at six hundred bucks a pop; low six figures? I hope they all lose their shirts!

The tradition of deadheads has always been, buy extra tickets when you can afford it, give 'em away outside the venue.  I just went and checked a few sites.  Three days out they're still fat with tickets.  They can lower prices all they want and they'll still be trying to unload them for whatever they can get on the last day for shipping.   My hat is off to all the deadheads who waited it out and got better seats that I did. 

 

After all the hype, it's still a Dead Show, and deadhead and dead beat are often financially synonymous!    

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 8:56pm

Chris G. The playlist of banjo and thumb guitar has such powerful sounds and rhythms, I can't even imagine growing up on such a rich musical and rhythmic culture. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 25, 2015 at 8:27pm

Chris G. That is a lovely scene of Starlings murmuration. How do they fly so closely together and change patterns in flight? I wonder if they have a leader? or if it is just paying attention to what everyone else is doing. 

How Do Starling Flocks Create Those Mesmerizing Murmurations?

 

Comment by Chris G on June 25, 2015 at 5:54pm

I'd like to see that show and am glad to hear the concert is being produced.  Hoepfully it will be available on video.

Comment by Lemual Poot on June 25, 2015 at 5:40pm

Our tickets just arrived via FedEx!

Levi's Stadium, June 28, The Dead's last bay area performance ever.  The site of the show is less than twenty miles from where they all met over fifty years ago.  Bill Kreutzman and Micky Hart are on drums with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh on guitars.  Trey Anistasio and Bruce Hornsby are playing with them too, so it should be a memorable show all the way around.  

It's all been over since Jerry Garcia died but I guess this show will be what they call closure.  For almost thirty years, I caught several shows a year.  Once again in my life, the three words most difficult to accept, "It's all over!   

Comment by Chris G on June 25, 2015 at 4:45pm

Music can express itself in many ways.

Starlings flying is beautiful.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 24, 2015 at 7:15am

Thanks, Chris. I'm not familiar with it, so I'll tune in when I have time (not today). 

Comment by Chris G on June 24, 2015 at 12:00am

There is a radio program called Afropop <http://www.afropop.org/> that I enjoy listening to. If you haven't tuned into it give it a listen Randall.

Comment by Randall Smith on June 19, 2015 at 7:16am

Ah, the roots of jazz and blues. Interesting stuff, Chris. And Joey Alexander is truly amazing.

 

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