David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 3 Sep 03 12:55
He's Gone w: Hunter m: Garcia AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/gone.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/HE1SGONE.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 4 Sep 03 19:13
He's Gone Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. Rat in a drain ditch, caught on a limb You know better, but I know him Like I told you, like I said Steal your face right off your head Chorus And now he's gone Now he's gone, Lord he's gone He's gone Like a steam locomotive rolling down the track He's gone, gone, and nothing's gonna bring him back He's gone Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride Hot as a pistol but cool inside Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile [chorus] Going where the wind don't blow so strange Maybe off on some high cold mountain range Lost one round but the price wasn't anything A knife in the back and more of the same Same old Rat in a drain ditch, caught on a limb You know better, but I know him Like I told you, like I said Steal your face right off your head [chorus] Ooh, nothing's gonna bring him back Ooh, nothing's gonna bring him back Ooh, nothing's gonna bring him back [etc]
from DR PAUL SMITH (tnf) Sun 4 Dec 05 15:57
Dr. Paul Smith writes: Well, there's always the risk that in my ignorance, I'm rehashing something that's been mentioned countless times already, but... I'm surprised to see that in the discussion of the line "Steal your face right off your head" in He's Gone, there's no mention of French director George Franju's 1959 Cinema fantastique classic "Les yeux sans visage" ("Eyes without a face"). It's about a doctor who, yes, steals faces from young women in order to graft them onto the destroyed face of his daughter. She was terribly disfigured in an accident that he caused. It's a particularly timely film right now in light of last week's apparently successful face transplant by French doctors. Dr. Paul Smith Alverno College Milwaukee
Christian Crumlish (xian) Sun 4 Dec 05 16:36
Wasn't there a Billy Idol song called "Eyes without a Face"?
David Gans (tnf) Sun 4 Dec 05 17:09
David Gans (tnf) Sun 9 Sep 12 22:00
Does any one know of a list of dedications they've done? I know about Bobby Sands (5/6/81), Len Bias (date?), and I'm pretty sure they dedicated it to Sonny Heard at the Greek. Any others?
beneath the blue suburban skies (aud) Mon 10 Sep 12 09:28
5/12/81 for Bob Marley
David Gans (tnf) Mon 10 Sep 12 10:08
beneath the blue suburban skies (aud) Mon 10 Sep 12 10:37
and it looks like the Len Bias dedication was 6/21/86 (according to setlist.com) the Marley one i knew was the day after he died. that one choked me up big time.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 6 Mar 14 01:02
In 'The Transmigration of Timothy Archer' by Philip K Dick (1982) in Chapter 11: '"The world is awful." That says it all. This is what we pay composers and painters and the great writers to do: tell us this; from figuring this out they can earn a living. What masterful, incisive insight. What penetrating intelligence. A rat in a drain ditch could tell you the same thing, were it able to talk.' There is no doubt that Dick was aware of the Grateful Dead. Not only did he live in California, in and around San Francisco, from 1965, he specifically mentions the Grateful Dead in 'Valis' (1981), Chapter 1: '"My favorite Grateful Dead album is Workingman's Dead," Gloria said at one point. "But I don't think they should advocate taking cocaine. A lot of kids listen to rock." "They don't advocate it. The song's just about someone taking it. And it killed him, indirectly; he smashed up his train." [Horselover Fat ie Dick's alter ego] "That's why I started on drugs," Gloria said. "Because of the Grateful Dead?"'
David Gans (tnf) Thu 6 Mar 14 09:27
coal will turn to gray (comet) Thu 6 Mar 14 21:39
David Dodd (ddodd) Fri 7 Mar 14 14:43
Fantastic reference! Thank you.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Fri 7 Mar 14 16:26
I just finished reading the three volume set of Dick novels published by The Library of America, 13 novels in two months, a feast of ideas.
Alex Davie (icenine) Sat 8 Mar 14 12:30
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The faster we go, the rounder we get (icenine) Sat 8 Mar 14 12:32
Thanks for the reminders of the quotes about the Grateful Dead in PKD's works...back in the late 90's, I joined the the Phillip K.Dick Society which was a bunch of us who truly appreciated this genius...we got a monthly newsletter written by the founder of the Society (who was his biographer)about all things Dickian...have been gratified to see some of his works make it to films esp. Blade Runner which was the closest depiction of his work, in my humble opinion...have devoured his works, lo these many years...since I have collected posters for over 30 years, my favorite reference of his was when one do his characters traveled to Japan, in the true Japanese tradition, the gift upon the initial meeting with his Japanese counterpart was a poster from the 60's...do not remember if it was a Grateful Dead poster or not and do not have the specific reference or novel since all my collection of books is at home and would have to research it, anyhoo...nuff said
Christian Crumlish (xian) Mon 21 Apr 14 17:11
One of the proto-versions of the Valis trilogy (Radio Free Albemuth, I think) has a whole subplot where a rock band is trying to subliminally suggest that Nixon joined the Communist Party, and the song is clearly an allusion to "Golden Road" and the weird overlapping/round style of the "Join the... " "Come and..." "...party every day."
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