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Greg from Chestertown

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About Greg from Chestertown

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  • Birthday 10/02/1961

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  • My DSO Shows
    O.C.N.J., Wilm.,De., Birchmere, Electric Factory, Dewey Beach, Baltimore, Atlantic City
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    Chestertown, Md.

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    Finding and collecting Native American artifacts.

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  1. Greg from Chestertown

    I don’t want to know the show!

    Hey poetry, at the exact same time, my birthday ends and yours starts.
  2. Greg from Chestertown

    I don’t want to know the show!

    Ain’t no time to hate.....never in my mind to cause so much pain........don’t waste your breath to save your face.... nothin’ left to do but smile, smile, smile.....
  3. Greg from Chestertown

    New Year's Eve Show

    I got my ticket. Well, both nights. Plus, a room so I can crash and burn. I know I said somewhere earlier that I can’t afford it. Turns out I can’t afford not to, upon further review.
  4. Greg from Chestertown

    Pacific NW '73/'74 Box Set - check out this image!

    Native American creation story, the world was all water at one time. A turtle rose out of the water and that became the land that we live on. Something about a tree growing(?)
  5. Greg from Chestertown

    I don’t want to know the show!

    ....and what if the Anthem show was ‘73 RFK? I have heard that show changed people forever. With the Allman Brothers. See, that would get me over the bridge to the western shore. The band actually isn’t preannouncing shows, they’re just adding suspense.
  6. Greg from Chestertown

    I don’t want to know the show!

    All of this talk has reminded me of something that happened to me in third grade, probably 1969 or ‘70. I was riding the school bus home from elementary school. The bus driver pulled the bus over on the side of the road and stood up and faced all of us kids. He calmly said,’ I hear you guys talking and you are putting each other down. The only reason you’re doing it is to make yourselves look better. I want you to stop talking to each other that way.’ He sat down and started driving the bus again. ....in the strangest of places....
  7. Greg from Chestertown

    I don’t want to know the show!

    Wow, so much to digest. One of my least enjoyed Dark Star shows was in Baltimore, Rams Head New Year’s Eve. They had announced that it would be a recreation of a new years show. That wasn’t a problem as I have always kept myself uninformed enough so as to maintain a childlike innocence and excitement to this whole Grateful Dead/ Dark Star Orchestra thing. That is getting extremely difficult after close to forty years upon my head. I must say, it does work as the first time I ever heard Gomorrah was when DSO played it this summer in Dewey. I take it as it comes, not anxious to peel away the layers of the onion. That’s my journey. Anyway, that New Years show was disappointing not cuz it was announced but because my neice’s Boy friend told me the year at set break and proceeded to rattle off the rest of the nights set list. That sucked. A lot. All these years later, these latest announced shows have me perplexed. The DC area show, if it’s RFK ‘90, I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Knowing would get me to go. It’s complicated, for sure, but we gotta trust DSO and let them do what they want. They have the advantage of insight and knowledge over us fans out in the crowd. They’ve done real damn good so far and I am betting that continues.
  8. Greg from Chestertown

    Now Listening...

    I did the same thing, figured I ‘d see what he looks like, Maybe I know him from seeing him at shows even though I never met him.
  9. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    I was just kidding! Ah, the downside of giving advice. Now, you’re going to have to keep dyeing his hair, can’t let the white roots show. See what I started. I feel so bad.
  10. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    I thought you would go all out and get some blue hair dye.
  11. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    Remember, the last Grateful Dead tour was known as the tour from hell. Gate crashes, a porch collapsed killing or hurting a bunch of deadheads, etc. Phil had said in an interview, not sure when, that the last five years weren’t that much fun for him. Jerry was having more fun, I think, doing what he was with David Grisman. After Bruce Hornsby passed on joining the Grateful Dead full time, the only thing that kept me going was that somewhere in the show, even if it was just one song, Jerry would simply blow me away. That, and the fact that it was Obvious he was dying and then we wouldn’t be able to see him play. The Grateful Dead was running on fumes and inertia after Brent died. I’m not so sure they would have continued in their current form. They may have needed to evolve some more, maybe they had run their course. Maybe they would have gone their separate ways, doing their own thing with the music. Jerry told somebody in 1995, ‘I ‘m not going to make it through the year’. After the tour, he laid down and died. He gave the best he had to give. Everything in this world has a life span. A few years of mourning and uncertainty, the right group of people got together, and the time is right for the music to be born again and move forward again. Dark Star Orchestra picked up the torch and proceeded to learn and love and grow once more. They have the benefit of a bit of a road map, to be able to learn from the mistakes of the ones who went before them. They do have that indescribable intangible that makes them so special, just as the Grateful Dead was. This reincarnation of the music that is Dark Star Orchestra seems to be a healthier, more vibrant, longer lasting version. I intend to keep this oasis as part of my life’s style, for the long haul. Thank you, entire band, for your sacrifice, deadication, and commitment. You are, oh, so appreciated.
  12. Greg from Chestertown

    NYE 2018-19 Monclair

    Yes, cold weather sucks, but I blew off Electric Factory because of it last NYE and have been regretting that all year. The first time I missed DSO in Philly, I think, ever. That messed up my rhythm. That sucks more. I won’t let that happen again. Just one night, though. No hotel room. I get to buy a wedding for my daughter this year.
  13. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    I love that pic. Lisa rocks !
  14. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    Great question. Hard to say. Things would have been different but I think the cover bands would still be around. Some were there when Jer Bear was alive. Local bar bands. Would they thrive like nowadays? Probably not. Heck, if you ask me, Dead and company is a dead cover band. Dark Star Orchestra has captured that intangible that the he Dead had. Experimental group music moving forward into uncharted waters. That’s what separates them from all of the others. What was your original question?
  15. Greg from Chestertown

    Random thoughts and randomness in general

    Isn’t today Mickey Hart’s birthday?
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