I remember when this came out, IT WAS LIKE ALL ANY OF US WERE LISTENING TO FOR SIX FUCKING MONTHS
Also I have to say, “Let’s live our lives heroically, let’s live them with style” is one of greatest, most overblown lines I have ever heard in my entire life. It’s as if a great puzzle piece of the world has settled in, now that I know I had no idea that’s what pounded in my ear ten thousand times in 1997.
Stoddart tactfully left the two poets alone. ‘If you are willing – will excuse me – I will go off for an hour or so – come back again – leaving you together,’ he said. ‘We would be glad to have you stay,’ Whitman replied. ‘But do not feel to come back in an hour. Don’t come for two or three.’ Whitman opened a bottle of elderberry wine and he and Oscar drank it all before Whitman suggested they go upstairs to his ‘den’ on the third floor where, he told Oscar, ‘We could be on ‘thee and thou’ terms.
“There’s even a big fireplace where Renji could put a cauldron if he ever felt like really going retro, but with self-heating cauldrons all the rage nowadays that feels like a lot of trouble to go to, compared to just buying the downloadable upgrade.”
this is the greatest line i ever wrote in witch au why arent i still as funny as this
Today’s Daily Dose of Dead is perhaps the greatest 10 minute version of Dark Star ever from the Long Beach Arena in California on December 15, 1972.
Yeah of course this doesn’t stack up to the 30+ minute versions that also were performed in ‘72 but this is a super solid star complete with great improvisational jam.
This was the second to last show of what was one of the best years in grateful dead performing history. The end of the tour year finished up as follows:
Winterland Arena - December 10, 1972 Winterland Arena - December 11, 1972 Winterland Arena - December 12, 1972 Long Beach Arena - December 15, 1972 Winterland Arena - December 31, 1972
The show featured a typical ‘72 setlist:
Promised Land Sugaree Black Throated Wind Tennessee Jed El Paso Candyman Big River China Cat Sunflower I Know You Rider Box Of Rain Mexicali Blues Brown Eyed Woman Beat It On Down The Line Loser Playing In The Band Casey Jones
Greatest Story Ever Told Deal Me And My Uncle He’s Gone Truckin’ The Other One Dark Star Morning Dew Sugar Magnolia
Johnny B. Goode
Enjoy this one!
“Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis. Searchlight casting, for faults in the clouds of delusion.”