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  1. otherlove

    Chicago night 1

    MC needles everyone, but is that not the beauty of his persona. Dont think Kerouac's On the Road was not created under some sort of "getting under the skin" by Neil!!! To be challenged in life, even if the challenge is "Subjective" "Objective", makes us think about what we really feel and see inside. We live in a society that sees challenges as a negative aspect of our culture. I mean...look at the debates, though I wish it was more substantial than penis sizing; however, the fact remains.......Many of you have challenged me, and perhaps I have not always liked it at first, it has forced me to look deeper into my understanding of the music, and how I and many others connect to it. Our lives and bodies are organic. Just as we all look different, different fingerprints, neural connections, soft teeth or hard teeth, our eyes, ears, and expressions should be considered the same. However, What I do know, and feel strongly about my ability to prove through examples, is that the quality of the music performed is easily distinguishable as good, great, or awesome. WHY DOES EVERYONE ON THESE FORUMS STILL REFER TO 2ND NIGHT JUBILEE? (Because we all witnessed what it feels like when DSO plays on a level that all of us levitate!!) Yes, there are outliers, anyone who took 101 stats understands bell curves. Its natural, and part of the human condition. The second Jubilee, my first, they played a 69. I love St. Stephen, my 1# song, and when DSO bust it out, god bless those around me!!! However, DSO did not perform that 69 show at 2nd Jubilee no where near what they did last Jubilee. Some can argue otherwise, but I know the majority of people who "FEEL" this music will agree with me!!! My confidence is not rooted in knowledge, nor is it born out of self confidence. Its a reality that individuals are organic, and individual experiences differ, BUT ANYONE, I MEAN ANYONE WHO ACTUALLY FEELS THIS MUSIC, KNOWS WHAT LEVEL THE BAND IS ON!!! Rude knows this music much better than I do, so does MC. However, over the years, I have seen Rude transform from a rail rider, to a moving monster!!! I have seen several of you develop over the years with this music. The dance is the link between hearing and understanding the music, to a higher plane of consciousness. Rude now moves in a way that I know he is much deeper entrenched into musics feeling and spiritual connection. I liking it, though extreme, to those people who speak in Tongue. Though I think fallacious, I know when people get connected to the things that bring them closer to the Ethereal. I honestly belive I enjoy this music more than many others, and that I feel it more than others. Not challenging many on these boards, cause I also believe many of us are on the same level, but with different movement and expression. Nevertheless, after 2nd night jubilee, did you all not look around at the faces of those you know who truely understand this music? We all got it, we understood we just experienced a rarity. If you watched the band, they fucking knew it too!!!! Jeff, Eaton, Skip, I remember well, their smiles after a couple of serious jams. They knew it too......they knew they just blew the night sky away, and left a crowd in total awe!!! Point being, everyone here can offer opinions, and argue over details. I read a post that mentioned about touring with serious "factual Dead Heads". I also understand how some things can enhance our appreciation of the music we hear. Believe me, I understand!!!! Its not about your knowledge, its not about enhancements, its about what sounds are produced, and the ability to feel it. I am not a factual head, I dont dress like a dead head, short hair, usually wear a beanie because stress in my life causes alopecia. Other than time with my little ones, I never smile as much as I do at shows!!! However, some shows make me smile more than others. Setlist, I have learned, dont really matter any more. Some songs I have disliked for 20 years, DSO has made awesome for me!! Red Roster for one!! One of the same post I have mentioned stated about how everyone on here talks about early shows, and that they did not really care for them!! When I toured GD, I never had access to good early music, nor did I get that level of musical production. 89 and 91 were my best years for live GD!! . I did not really start enjoying early GD until DSO!!!!! It was not until my body witnessed quality high level production of the early shows did I start getting into early GD. I really did not enjoy many of the early songs, I was not raised on them per say, but.........I appreciate high quality GD, and DSO at times produces GD music at a level that is not subjective, but absolutely objective!!!!!!!! My final contention, as this topic has kept me up tonight, it is easy to determine the level and quality of music DSO produces on a giving night!! Yes, we may here a song we like, or year, or a show. The show in Wilmington, DE I mentioned. It was the least quality DSO performance I have witnessed. However, it was a Recreation from a Albany show that I took my best friend and cousin to in real life!!! We did not make the show, fucking counterfeit tickets, and years later I lost my best friend. I got to experience the show we missed, and it was undoubtedly the worst production I have witnessed with DSO. Still good show, but it lacked quality. Still, the fact they played that show, and I got to dance with my cousins spirit made the show very special to me. I cried post show for a good hour, but the experience makes it one of my favorite shows ever!!!! Would not trade last years 69 for the experience of that lesser quality show!!! With all that said........I am not conceded, but the quality of my own work (real life) is and has been challenged. I am a perfectionist in my trades, for both good and bad. Nevertheless, I am very calculated in any criticisms of DSO, for more reasons than are immediately obvious. I know and many of you do as well, the level and quality of music being performed any given night. Last year's Jubilee 69 show, when it was done, I looked at all of you. I looked at the band, and everyone knew we just witnessed and experienced TOP SHELF PERFORMANCE!!!!! There was nothing subjective about the sweat, the smiles, the energy, and the music. To deny that is to deny reality!!! Subjectivity exist, but when you let go, and let the music enter your soul, move your body, and think about life, you can tell which days of music is more powerful than others, and its not based on set list, friends, venue, or enhancements, its all based on the production of music. Ironically, as much energy as I just spent in this rambled post, arguing that music quality is not subjective, my opinion is, but my opinion is often strengthen and validated with those that I know "Get It". I know Rude "Gets It", and I know Mason "Gets It"!!! Unfortunately, I think we often confuse the quality of music with our own egos and energy vested into actually getting to see the music!!! All that being said......I love this community, and I really have a love for so many of you, that any show is a great show. You guys and gals are my second family, and I feel very lucky that I can share my love of this music and my thoughts about it with others who love it probably even more than I do!!! Be proud you all are keeping this tradition alive, and that you are still discussing a timeless venture that will outlive each of our shaking bones!!!
  2. otherlove

    Chicago night 1

    Hmm.......one mans trash is another's treasure? Not sure if the DSO nightly playing is so subjective. Actually, I know this music, the history, the shows, less than many if not most of you all. I will never claim my GD knowledge. However, I will claim to know music quality!! My ears and my body definetly will tell me, and so many others around me, how good the music is being played!!!! Subjectives for others include set list, pre party, dance space, and current company. My ability to judge the sound is not based on any of the above. Though they all impact my overall time, the music is core, and I can easily tell if they are on or if they are having fun!!! Self absorbed perhaps, but any one of you on these forums, and most at shows(normal people there for something much different than myself) can tell how good the band is playing by my own movements!!! I honestly and truly really consider myself a dance conduit, as much as I consider DSO a GD conduit. 2nd night Jubilee last year was the hardest I have ever danced.....IN MY LIFE!!!!!! I saw a show in the beginning of my "back on the bus"!! It was in Delaware (Wilmington) 2012/2013 maybe. I had all the space in the world upstairs. It was a VIP sort of thing (Herdy was actually still on the boards). Sorry DSO, but that show lacked so much musical brilliance, that yes I danced, but I also text someone after Uncle Johns, that I think I witnessed a late 95 show that reminded me of sad end of GD. Maybe a person who does not feel this music would say the show was the best they ever seen, but I truly believe this music is beyond Art. Art is subjective, as I think the Mona Lisa is awful, but its placement in the Louve would make you think it actually has brilliance!! GD is distinguishably beyond that subjectivity. DSO does channel the music, but when they are on, they fucking blow the roof off. When they are normal, they make us happy, and its still a good time, a great time, and nuggets can be taking from different tunes. They have been off----once or twice in my experience, but its so noticeable, that those who feel the music easily agree!!! Starting to turn this into a Rainy Day Ramble, but my conclusion is that: This music is easily measured, in my opinion!!! We all have listened to these same songs, different versions, over decades. We know whats hot, and whats not!!! We all love the band, and support their generosity in giving us this music again, but when you have that many band members making the music, and it takes each one to be on to make it sizzle, its difficult for each individual to always be on, every night. When DSO members are all on key, energized, and in sync, its absolutely mind blowing. Yes......art is subjective, but the production of it is very objective-----and I don't care how much pre party!!! AND WHO THE FUCK WOULD OF NEVER GOT INTO JERRY BAND? THEIR LOSS!!!!!!
  3. otherlove


    Seems like After Midnight was the jam to witness!!! Happy to read happy reviews:}!!!!
  4. otherlove

    Manhattan Center 4/5/71- Fillmore Charlotte 2/20/16

    A great run!!!! A wonderful run of music, friends, and future stories!!! Who could not be happy to hear this GD show? Set list awesome!!! Never heard a King Bee live!! That was pretty cool. The honey poured, and the hips sure did follow. The wood floor at this venue was a great break from harder surfaces. However, words above true, the sound is easily muffled at this venue. For those of us who like to dance, we do our best, and found the sweetest spot we could. "Carving", I think we all did that very well, and I really want to say.....again.....I love watching you all dance!!! When I am tired, and I get very tired, I feed off the energy you all produce and posture. I have watched, witnessed, and been part of the comfortable development it takes to let it all out. Watching my friends be free......freedom is another word for nothing left to lose!!!! What is there to lose on the dance floor? Special big thanks to gr8fulpair for helping make this run easy wind!!! I really tried to get him to adopt me into his family, but I am definetly a person only a mother can love;}!!!! I think he considered it, but the wife did not think it as cool of an idea as I did!!! Love you brother, you have a beautiful family!!! Thanks for the southern hospitality, and welcoming us dirty dancing heads into your world!!! Your a class act brother!!!! The fare the wells are much tougher than the encore of the last show!!!! Love all you guys and gals!!! Would not be the same with out others rearranging the dance floor, or the post show milk drinking that's not really milk!!!! The sensual beauty of poetry in motion!!! The post show conversations, the laughter of laughing at ourselves and each other. To feel safe in such different places is not because I am so self confident, but because I have the confidence of others I respect!!! In between all of that, I got awesome music to boot!!!! A big thanks to DSO for all they do!!!!!! See yall at Jubilee!!!! Another huge thanks to Slowmo for the ride to Richmond from South Carolina!!!! Missed the 7am train!!! Either stay up all night, or plan on missing your ride!!! Thanks buddy!!!!!
  5. otherlove

    charleston, sc

    The white rabbit was sick!! Longest White Rabbit I have heard, and this was about my 5th. Such a fun psychedelic song, DSO plays it, and Lisa belts out the perfect vocals. Had a blast at this venue. Charleston is such a great place, and even though it was all seating, I had all the room I wanted. Had first row tickets, and spent half of Bertha in front, but to much excitement led me back to the balcony!!! Awesome sound, very southern nice staff, and a college town, plenty of spinning flowers to share space with. The music was top notch, Deep Elm was one of the highlights!!! Drums....again, and again, very fun dancing.....the wheel......got the legs moving after a quick break during space. Waiting for them to light up Ashville tonight. This is turning out to be a awesome tour!!!!
  6. otherlove

    2016 Winter Tour....

    I always feel cool at shows, except for a couple times, and I blame that on one person!!! subjective suggestions:(!! Happy to spim through the GA and Carolinas....... Be seeing some soon!!!!!
  7. otherlove


    The DSO melvin sets will get my full attention. I usually am entirely too tired to dance more than just DSO, but a good Jerry round, especially since guest players are joing melvin.......hopefully speed his ass up, and bring back some of the good Gospel!!!
  8. otherlove


    . If I can't get it, I am glad u all did. Happy new years found!!!!!!
  9. otherlove

    Favorite Seinfeld Bit

    Dr parking.... License plate reads: Assman:)!!! Made me.really think...what are u into that u choose to specialize in anal doctorey. I mean....it's not like ass rubbing hot women. You play with old young ugly and not ugly...hairy and non hairy asses. What happened in your life to become a proctologist?
  10. otherlove

    Jubilee Night 2

    I am still in a state of shock. I have never witnessed such amazing sounds as I did last night. The compositions were delivered with such mastery and proffesionalism, that I wonder if GD sounded that good in 69. They took my ears feet and soul to a new level last night. I have seen some memorable GD shows...but I really don't remeber dancing as hard, as long and with so many hills and valleys as I did last night. I have chills now just writing about it. Compared to the 69 2nd jubilee. ..this show blew it out of the park. The new sound system allowed me to move away from rugs and inner dance area to the out skirts during Stephen and lovelight. The sound was still crisp loud and life changing!!!!! if this is what 69 shows sound like....I beg of DSO to play more. The sound they produced last night makes it clear why people dropped out of life and started this traveling family of music followers. To think GD did this on a small scale for many and many nights back in the day. Just another gig...but we all know those gigs were something much more special. ..and 50 years later we all still revel in and appreciate the music just SD much if not more. Really...last night was the pinnacle of anything I have witnessed to date. Beat of all!!!! I got to spend space and time with so many people that I have been lucky enough to meet and grow into life long friendships. I am no longer feel like a stranger, and am greatful for the forums!! You guys and gals really have changed lives! I love you DSO community!!!! You make the music shine brighter. DSO.....YOU PLAY THE RARE AND DIFFERENT TUNE with amazing feeling and skill......I won't know what to do if ever played better than last night. I feel all the molecules in my spinning body would all simultaneously explode if you were able to spin me any faster. You all did a absolutely amazing job last night. I hope you are as proud of your work as much as we just marvel over how good you all are!!!! These post jerry kids know what GD sounds like live!!!!
  11. otherlove

    Questions about DSO?

    if you understood ac and how it words rude, you know you can not have a indoor ac, with out it pushing out hot air!! Hence window! Freon gets both hot and cold, that is why a compressor is needed. any ac inside would produce about same amount of heat, negating the purpose!
  12. otherlove

    Questions about DSO?

    I hate to say this, as I have slept in -20-30 F in high elevation---with a tent ...duh!!! Have spent many of weeks in hot dessert canyons, in extreme heat (but it was a dry heat), but yes,,,,,, Sunny is bringing a AC at Rude's request to Poca!!! Not sure if it will be allowed, but from memory, it will fit in cabin windows, and will cool a cabin that size down to point everyone will need blankets!! I really cant imagine they will let me do this at the park. Electricity is expensive, but one can try, and why not at night!!!!! I must be getting older thinking this is even ok!!! Cabin tenting with AC, a bit sacrilege in my book, but what ever. Been thrown out in the rain to dry to much lately, so I do not mind introducing cabin comforts. Unfortunately----rather fortunately, I will still probably be in the truck!!! Eventually, you will understand why..........like a blister in the sun......hahahaha This was my first thread post on DSO forums!!! Thanks August West for bringing it back alive, sorry it drifted as so many threads do, but its still nice to have something you can call your own, just like the songs that we hear are songs..............:}!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. otherlove

    Questions about DSO?

    You may laugh, but that is what I have called myself many times in my household (the prophet). I say something that is going to happen, no one believes me, and boom, I am left with ' I told you so"!!!! Don't think the burning bush is lying:}!!!! Wife has hated me saying that for years. But I like being the burning bush, nothing wrong with that!!! Funny aside------I am Just very happy this happened!!! Sounds like a bunch of you all are coming down to Virginia, and that rocks!!!! Wolfe trap to follow!!! Cant wait to shake hands and dance to great sounds!!! And thanks for some recognition....it does make me smile!!!!!!!! C u soon Mr. West!!!!
  14. otherlove


    Hahaha....sounds like you all had a fun night:}!!!! Hoping the best for your Miracle!!! Crossing my fingers for you bro!!! T---tighten up....... you got one more night!!!!!!!! "Marbles found by lunch"!!! Must of been sweet if it left you without your marbles:}!!!! The Viola---Cosmic would of had me peeing my pants!! Safe travels!!!
  15. otherlove

    Dupree's Diamond

    Dupree's Diamond...found just a few