Friday, February 20, 2009

yay concert!

tomorrow adam and i are going to the dark star orchestra concert. i am super super super excited. there was an article in 'indianapolis weekly' about it, and they linked this video (it's old, since they say jerry died 8 years ago, and jerry died 14 years ago, but it's still a great video):

and a video of dso (box of rain into liberty):

box of rain is the last song jerry played. phil lesh (bassist) wrote it when his dad was dying.

someone recently asked me why i like the dead so much. my first answer was that my dad trained me to love it by playing it so much. but really and truly, the vibes that grow out of the music just pull me in. and if you cannot feel the vibes, i cannot explain the dead. you either feel is or you don't, and most people don't.
if you love the dead, you feel it. with every note. jerry was incredible. the beautiful sounds he could make come out of a guitar were amazing and he did it with only 9 fingers. man, do i miss jerry. chills and goosebumps all the time because of the music he could make come out of a guitar. love love love.

and dso does a pretty good job recreating the vibes.

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