strumminsix wrote: ↑Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:06 pm
Jon S. wrote: ↑Fri Jul 29, 2022 5:29 pm
The difference between “I don’t like them” and “They suck” is not a difficult concept.
they don't suck... they slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow lol
Folks, don't believe the rumors you hear that everything
is slowed down. They're inaccurate. Some songs are slowed down. Others are played at the same tempos they always were. Others have incorporated into them fusion-like segments that can be rockin'.
As I've experienced to be also true in so many other "matters of the Dead," in my experience, our reactions to changes by D&C to "how the Grateful Dead did it" are influenced by the lens through which we view the GD and, in particular, how fundamentalistically we approach the GD's "cannon."
People tending more to the fundamentalist side of the spectrum, in my experience, all other things being equal, are more critical of any such changes. In contrast, those of us who who are looser in this regard are more welcoming of them.
After 14 years with 3K plus posts, y'all know on which side of this dichotomy I stand. And I've previously shared my view multiple times that D&C are not the GD and never will be. Myself, I dig 'em for themselves.
The bottom line is I see zero downside to the band and a lot of positives. #1, perhaps, is how the band, with a huge contribution from Mayer, are fostering new generations of younger Deadheads.
P.S. Today is day 4 of Covid. So far, I appear to be weathering the storm relatively well.
My album, Galvanic Samurai: https://jonsilberman.hearnow.com/
My SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/gratefuljon
If Jerry Garcia was nothing else, he was the ultimate original. I believe Jerry would be the first to tell us, "I never spent my life slavishly copying anyone. Influenced by - yes; copying – no. First and foremost, be yourself."