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So it was the public debut for both of these songs for JK...wow.

What's next for tonight?

Positively 4th Street and an old school Death Don't?

Just got home from the show & I have nothing good to report (IMO)

There were some positive moments, but JK remained virtually silent after some smokin' guitar licks during Jack Straw !

First Set started out promising-sweet Crazy Fingers, then the Bob/Phil show for remainder of first set!

Peace,

Rob

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This site has gone "Furthur"... John Never played Ruben and Cherise with DSO (and I dont know why).

Brett, I remember us talking about this a while back and you told me that, even in the JGB shows John had done, he never played a Reuben. You were the one I thought of when I saw that list for the first set.

Where have you been man? Hope things are going really well for you and your beautiful little family.

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Well after 153 posts, not sure if anyone is still paying attention but thought I would have to throw in my review.

I wish I could give an unbiased review but impossible not to draw comparisons to DSO and the Dead. Against both of these and on its own merits, I felt furthur fell short. I actually feel that JK not singing in the 2nd set was not a major factor necessarily (except on its own merits of song selection) but the bigger story to me was - no continuity, no synergy, no momentum and for whatever reason, John's guitar on a leash.

I do not know if this was by design or our of an unspoken respect by JK trying to give Phil and Bob room but I felt that for the most part, they did not come together as a band and let the music take them wherever it would. It was more like, this is Phil and Bobs show and JK had to take his foot off the gas a few times. Having said all this, there were moments of brilliance - Deal, Jack Straw, Unbroken Chain, Let it Grow - and to the point, these were the times that they seemed to flow as a band and JK was able to unleash a bit. I also quite liked Phils playing and how it was positioned in the mix. I feel his undisputed talents as a bass player were on display and were great, HOWEVER, I return to the theme that I think either by design or through respect, JK was making allowances for this and as a result, no flow to the show!

The thing that seemed to make GD great all those years and DSO so good was as a band, the music would chug along with its own momentum and individual contributions were of the moment, and motivated by the sound around them. In this case, it seems - for the moment - they are trying to create a certain balance and in the effort to manufacture something specific, they are missing the overall goal - spontaneous magic.

For the moment I give them a pass as this has got to be a work in progress and between GD and DSO, the bar has been set exceptionally and unrealistically high. I heard night 1 was much better and hey, even at their best the good ol' Grateful Deads could throw out a few clunkers. The Sound they are searching for will only reveal itself on stage and when they least expect it - but the cynic in me feels it will only be if they check egos at the door and don't try to manufacture it.

I will revisit at Radio City when they have had some time to work out the kinks. In the meantime, my one bit of advice...JK - let 'er Rip!!!!!

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Well after 153 posts, not sure if anyone is still paying attention but thought I would have to throw in my review.

I wish I could give an unbiased review but impossible not to draw comparisons to DSO and the Dead. Against both of these and on its own merits, I felt furthur fell short. I actually feel that JK not singing in the 2nd set was not a major factor necessarily (except on its own merits of song selection) but the bigger story to me was - no continuity, no synergy, no momentum and for whatever reason, John's guitar on a leash.

I do not know if this was by design or our of an unspoken respect by JK trying to give Phil and Bob room but I felt that for the most part, they did not come together as a band and let the music take them wherever it would. It was more like, this is Phil and Bobs show and JK had to take his foot off the gas a few times. Having said all this, there were moments of brilliance - Deal, Jack Straw, Unbroken Chain, Let it Grow - and to the point, these were the times that they seemed to flow as a band and JK was able to unleash a bit. I also quite liked Phils playing and how it was positioned in the mix. I feel his undisputed talents as a bass player were on display and were great, HOWEVER, I return to the theme that I think either by design or through respect, JK was making allowances for this and as a result, no flow to the show!

The thing that seemed to make GD great all those years and DSO so good was as a band, the music would chug along with its own momentum and individual contributions were of the moment, and motivated by the sound around them. In this case, it seems - for the moment - they are trying to create a certain balance and in the effort to manufacture something specific, they are missing the overall goal - spontaneous magic.

For the moment I give them a pass as this has got to be a work in progress and between GD and DSO, the bar has been set exceptionally and unrealistically high. I heard night 1 was much better and hey, even at their best the good ol' Grateful Deads could throw out a few clunkers. The Sound they are searching for will only reveal itself on stage and when they least expect it - but the cynic in me feels it will only be if they check egos at the door and don't try to manufacture it.

I will revisit at Radio City when they have had some time to work out the kinks. In the meantime, my one bit of advice...JK - let 'er Rip!!!!!

Thanks for keeping in real.

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