David Gans (tnf) Wed 27 Aug 03 09:37
Welcome to DEADSONGS.VUE! This is an unusual WELL conference in that is readable from the world wide web. You have to be a member of the WELL to post, but everyone can read it. Off-WELL readers are invited to participate either by joining the WELL or by sending questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
David Gans (tnf) Fri 29 Aug 03 10:24
<scribbled by tnf Fri 29 Aug 03 10:25>
David Gans (tnf) Fri 29 Aug 03 10:25
First of all, a major thank-you to Alan Trist and Ice Nine Publishing for granting permission for us to include the lyrics here.
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 15 Sep 03 22:08
Greetings, readers and posters! This is meant to be a fairly free-wheeling discussion of the lyrics to most every song performed and recorded by the band. We start each topic with pointers to Alex Allan's Grateful Dead Lyric and Song Finder (LASF) and to my Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (AGDL), then, where possible and permissible, we post the lyrics. Thenceforward, it's up to you--what memories does the song trigger, what have the lyrics meant to you over time, what questions do you have, (not that anyone will have any easy answers...)?
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 11 Jan 10 11:27
In the spirit of the current seeming re-emergence of Grateful Dead energy moving forward, via Furthur's incredible series of small rehearsal shows, combined with a number of big concerts and heading into a tour, I'm proposing that we add the new songs they are creating, or originals that they (Phil and Bob) have been performing post-GD with thier individual bands, but are now continuing into the active repertoire. What are those tunes? I know of two I'm curious about: "Welcome to the Dance." I had thought of including "Magnolia Mountain," but am unsure if, given that it's a Ryan Adams song, it qualifies. Any others? "Welcome to the Dance" is up on Alex's site, so I can add a topic for it.
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 11 Jan 10 11:42
Other possibilities from recent Furthur sets include: "Money for Gasoline" "Silvio" "No More Do I" That's all I can spot, outside of a couple of Ryan Adams songs.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Mon 11 Jan 10 15:09
I'm not sure what the rules might be, David, but I am strongly in favour of any injection of new energy.
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 11 Jan 10 15:27
We get to make up the "rules," I would guess...I just wondered if those Ryan Adams songs were really more part of his repertoire, or part of P&F.
waves of violet go crashing and laughing (sffog) Wed 13 Jan 10 23:13
I think you should qualify the songs in the topic title to avoid confusion with gd songs performed with garcia such as xxxxxx (further) yyyyyy (phil and friends) zzzzzz (ratdog) aaaaaa (hunter) or whatever other band in the past or future
David Dodd (ddodd) Sat 23 Jan 10 18:58
That sounds smart! Thanks.
David Dodd (ddodd) Sat 23 Jan 10 19:01
However, I would need help in re-naming the two topics on songs of this type I just started....how do you re-name a topic?
David Gans (tnf) Sun 24 Jan 10 03:24
Send email to <confteam> with all the necessaryinformation and it will be taken care of.
David Dodd (ddodd) Sun 24 Jan 10 13:33
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Fri 26 Feb 10 05:56
I have just received a copy of Stephen Calt's Barrelhouse Words, a blues dialect dictionary. I shall scour it over the weekend for relevant info (eg boxback knitties). If you can think of any likely phrases that I should look up, let me know.
David Dodd (ddodd) Sat 27 Feb 10 18:05
Yay--thanks, Robin! I'll think on this...
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Mon 2 Jan 12 15:20
Congratulations, Sir Alex. (Alex Allan was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the New Years honours for 2012.)
David Gans (tnf) Mon 2 Jan 12 16:09
!!! Congratulations, Sir Alex!!
beneath the blue suburban skies (aud) Mon 2 Jan 12 17:31
wow!! Sir Alex, congrats!
Gary Burnett (jera) Tue 3 Jan 12 08:46
Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 3 Jan 12 12:32
Thanks everyone! Next step is to go to Buckingham Palace to get dubbed by the Queen with her sword - hope she has a steady arm.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Tue 3 Jan 12 14:06
I believe the sword is blunt.
David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 3 Jan 12 18:00
Very cool, Alex!
Christian Crumlish (xian) Mon 23 Jan 12 15:59
oh man - that could be a very psychedelic experience...
Members: Enter the conference to participate
Non-members: Submit a comment or question