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Gratefulbuck


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Comment 09 Mar 2015

Yeah, but, I don't pay too much attention to what 16 year old girls have to say when it comes to music. 

Comment 09 Mar 2015

Your just now realizing this? He's the same guy that wrote of "The Beatles being less talented Justin Bieber's" and has yet to recant or explain! So, yeah, clearly...

Comment 06 Mar 2015

The Beatles were just less talented Justin Biebers? Please tell me this was a typo...

Comment 17 Feb 2015

Let me guess... You're not an Abba fan? :) That's, in part, why I've always been a Dead fan. They did their own, pretty much created their own genre, and never wavered from it. I'll admit, some of it is/was hard for a lot of people to listen to (I get it), but, they also did a LOT of pure beautiful music by any standard, evidence by the many artists, from most genres, that covered their songs. However, lots of people never delved in and gave them a chance - cuz of "acid" rock - which is ridiculous. Of course, many many have. To me, they're in a class of their own, though, bands like Phish, Widespread Panic and String Cheese Incident followed and were/are damn good. The Dead started in '65, heyday was the 70's, but, continued through to '95 when Jerry passed, adding music and tweaking the existing. Never played the same show twice, usually didn't even know what the next tune to be played was, nevermind a whole set list. And, they jelled together like no other. I'd be really happy to listen to their music in a elevator! And, I'd dance like nobody's business to it, even in a discotheque...

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Agree! I'm just responding to comments that the 70's (and 60's) were nothing but disco and "elevator" music, hoping like hell that Buckeye fans aren't that ignorant. Ha! For what it's worth, I like and appreciate ANY music and ALL artists that are very accomplished, especially those that are remarkable. And, yup, Micheal Jackson was remarkable - the best "performer" to ever take the stage, IMO. Whitney had the voice of angel, loved her. Sade - same same. Sting - fantastic. There's some rap and hip hop that I do truly like.  How's that for diversity from a deadhead hippy freak?!!!

Comment 16 Feb 2015

Ok. Agree to disagree. Though, i do agree with much of what you say, of course. Yes, I am a huge Grateful Dead fan, who's roots are in bluegrass, country, blues and jazz, as well as rock. It's very evident in their music. Their band members each very accomplished at what they do - Phil Lesh a classically trained violinist turned bass player, didn't even know how to play the bass when joined the band '65. They did span all of those decades, the surviving members still going very strong.  Jerry Garcia, who was a musical genius IMO (and many others) first love was always bluegrass, frequently playing  with the best of that genre. MANY accomplished artists, from all genres frequently took the stage with The Dead, as well. I could name them, but, the list is way too long. But, yes, I agree there was some bad bad music from that era, but, not any worse than the later, or current. 

Comment 15 Feb 2015

Hey, I sowed my oats in 70's! It wasn't half bad. I was only commenting on the music. Yes (not the band, tho pretty good too), the Doors and Jimi were more of a 60's band, but, both were still relevant in the 70's. To say the 50's, 80's, and 90's were better and that the 60's and 70's were "elevator music" is nothing short of ludicrous. And, I left out lots of others... You can keep Elvis, Whitesnake, Van Halen, et al.... I'm not a fan!  Ha! Of course, there were/are some great jam bands that came out of the late 80's and 90's. 

Comment 14 Feb 2015

Yup, disco did suck. But, you might not be aware of Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Pink Floyd off the top my head. The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie. Oh yeah, Thee Grateful Dead... Yeah, the 70's sucked for music!

Comment 14 Feb 2015

This might be the funniest thing I've seen or read on this site. Literally lol'd.