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Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends, and by Linda Kelly

By Linda Kelly

For thankful lifeless fanatics, part the joys is the tune. the opposite part is the thoughts they've got of being a part of the "long unusual trip" that's the Dead's touring street convey. packed with reminiscences of colourful characters surrounding the thankful Dead--musicians, artists, teenagers, photographers, chefs, street workforce, and the crowd itself--Deadheads is a university of thoughts, relationship from 1965 to the current. of pictures.

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Yet that passage is a historic documented rhythm. The speech of real life expressed like the heart does, from the life the heart keeps alive. All life is rhythm in that sense and expressed, registered as such. ; American and to that extent individualistic, yet Eastern and Collective, Communistic. Existential as Improvised and Spontaneous. Experimental and deeply Traditional. It is the speech of those who yet have not become what their words know is absolutely real. The Drum is real, like the heart of a living being.

The Africans were socialized around song and dance and the participation, contribution by everyone in that. Art itself was a collective and communal expression. It was also functional and social. Even the Blue, the color, from our own proto-Krishna faces, so black they blue. Diop says people in Southern India are the blackest people on the planet—like Krishna they blue. ” The Italians, though dark, didn’t like to be called Black Slaves. We, of course, are the real Guineas, our head was on the English gold coin of that name gotten from the old “Gold” or Guinea Coast.

But Roman church is rock and roll. Jesus (Jesse—“I am”) evolves (Christ), crosses to higher ground, rebirth or continuum of human development. “I am hip” is what Jesus Christ means—I am become Hip. ” It is not pain indicated but struggle. ” The past (black night’s your mother) is also the future (what is nigh is coming—Eve before Am). The Present was here before it was the past and after it was the future. , it is a carrying, the weight, the changes— not time, rhythm, not counting, feeling. Any and Every—All are related as the one, part of a whole, whole of a part.

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