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Mickey Hart, percussion, vocals. Mickey is best known for
his thirty years as percussionist with the Grateful Dead.
He is a trustee at the American Folklife Center of the
Library of Congress, the executive producer of the World
series of music for Rykodisc, founder of "Planet Drum,"
author of Drumming at the Edge of Magic, Planet Drum, and
Spirit into Sound, and composer of film scores, including
the percussion soundtrack to "Apocalypse Now." His latest
album is called "Spirit into Sound." He won the first World
Music Grammy ever More...





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We will survive ! | Reviewer: Grateful Dead fan
    ------ About the song Touch Of Grey performed by Grateful Dead

What a great song!....every time I listen to it, it reenergizes me ...the meaning of the lyrics are as current now as they were in the eighties. Jerry Garcia and the "Dead" are immortal. Remember, no matter what, do the best you can, you will survive!

dont let go | Reviewer: Jason
    ------ About the song Standing On The Moon performed by Grateful Dead

It soothes my soul every time I hear this one; GD led by JG whilst communing from the other side with deft arrangements in verse. This one hits home as its the chief song that carried me through when my brother left this plane & I am ever thankful for the power of this music! My bro was invested in GD culture & his taper tix yielded a treasure trove of shows...What a legacy!! It is through Michael I embark upon discovery of the vastness of excellent music out there which is fitting because music was our bond.
Fare thee well My Brother

.. | Reviewer: mars
    ------ About the song Standing On The Moon performed by Grateful Dead

I think standing on the moon speaks to reflecting back on life from a place or state of isolation; and that even with all its strife and pain, there is still love and attraction enough to cause you to wish you were reengaged.

Jerry's view | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Standing On The Moon performed by Grateful Dead

For me the song is about Jerry's experience. He was always on stage playing the music. He never got to experience what it was like as an audience member. "I'd rather be with you"

Head-sticking music | Reviewer: Mike
    ------ About the song Weather Report Suite performed by Grateful Dead

As one reviewer has said, this is music that sticks in the brain. Don't try and get rid of it,
you could cause serious damage. This is breathtakingly beautiful music designed to be listened to in various altered states of consciousness (yes, as with Blues for Allah). Served a 4 month prison sentence and every night I went to bed listening to either BFA or WRS - that's the reason I could force myself to get up in a morning, the music acted as a buffer to life. Thank you GD.

Brent's words are more relevant than ever | Reviewer: Ron Grayson
    ------ About the song We Can Run performed by Grateful Dead

I was lucky enough to see Brent Mydland sing this song several times with the Grateful Dead...Written in the late 1980's the words reflect our world today more than ever...Send this to all members of Congress and remind them, They can run, but they can't hide!

so many roads, so little time | Reviewer: jd92
    ------ About the song Row Jimmy performed by Grateful Dead

So glad whenever someone discovers the dead for the first time. They are the only band that has ever moved me to so many places without ever physically leaving the place I'm in. I miss Jerrry. I miss seeing the dead. My mind and spirit remember though and i can still journey. God bless the dead.

A song only Bobby can do!! | Reviewer: Old skool Cat!
    ------ About the song Lost Sailor performed by Grateful Dead

Just thinking of this song, it's how this brotha feels this morning, then started to sing the lyrics, now I'm writting you all here. I lost my Uncle a few hours ago, actually awakened to the news. Well, like once told, " DEATH HAS NO MERCY" he was extremely sick & old & also one that was raised as I was & that's you don't kill or take your own life, sissy & unfair to others. His wife & daughter were waiting for him to come over upon this news. Sorry to add this to the lyrics, but it makes me feel like the words say, just Drifting & dreaming, maybe going on a dream" one love, Ras Chris.

retrospect | Reviewer: 33shows
    ------ About the song Standing On The Moon performed by Grateful Dead

I think of this song as Jerry previewing the end of his life.... on his way to heaven, he stops and looks back at us; he sees how tiny and vulnerable we are, how trivial our wars are in light of the value of the gift of life and all it has to offer. It makes me feel that jerry really got it, he knew that, with all of it's pain and strife, life is truly a gift from God, and we should be thankful for every second.
Thank You Gerry

One of Robert Hunter's best lyrics | Reviewer: St. Stephen
    ------ About the song Stella Blue performed by Grateful Dead

Achingly sad and haunting but beautiful for all that. Nobody sings it like Jerry Garcia did, but Barry Sless and Pete Sears (Moonalice) do a really nice version, with Barry's pedal steel playing taking you close to the highs and lows that Jerry reached. Probably my favorite 2nd set post-space slow song.


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