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Vacant Horizon

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  1. Nickel Creek covered that tune pretty soon after the album came out.
  2. Agreed. I can be totally enthralled by Jay Farrar, Welch/Rawlings, Tweedy and Neil Young in the solo acoustic setting.
  3. Good points. I also think it is because they are a band and not 4 dudes from the Dead playing with other musicians for a tour. Mayer is really into these songs where as Haynes and Herring were just there to play their lead-style guitar to fill in. Same with Trey at FTW. I also think there was a lot of buzz and momentum created by FTW which helped them. Definitely helped Phish. To keep this going there has to be some new blood that keeps it interesting rather than rehashing. Although, I know many see it as rehashing. Furthur was very tight, but very weird with JK in the uncanny valley of JG. I go back and forth with D/Co. If I'm in the mood for very mellow slow Dead-ish music, I like it. Oteil and Jeff are definitely adding something to the music rather than just playing along. Bob is Bob now. Ultimately, this is what the core 4 have been searching for over the last 20 years. Not replacements, but musicians who could fill the open spot with their sound and have it sound good with the music. To be a new member of the band. Make it continually interesting. Sure, I miss Phil, but Oteil in that spot has been very compelling. If they lose the drummers, Joe Russo would be totally compelling in that spot. Does that make sense? FWIW, I got free tickets to a recent Eagles concert (I know, but I love 'em:). Of course Frey was missed, but Vince Gill is the heir to that place in the band. He was excellent and the band didn't miss a beat. In fact, they seemed more like a band than they ever had because Henley's arch competition was gone. Henley was totally comfortable playing all Eagles and Joe Walsh songs.
  4. Has Dylan made a statement? In the Don't Look Back era it's like Dylan was pissed that he had become Dylan. He writes Masters of War and then claims not to be a protest singer. ?
  5. Loved it. Could've watched that for hours. Didn't know Petty smoked like fish though. Damn.
  6. i really wanted to like Black Country. Thought it might tone Bonamassa down. Not so. Of course they are going for a Zep vibe. Their first single is pretty good. "Great music for people that know nothing about music" JW Couldn't agree more. Like the people that go see Neil Young and wonder why he didn't play Teach Your Children.
  7. He could be great, but he has absolutely no dynamics. I can see him doing a Zep kind of thing with some eastern acoustic tunes and some more rock and roll riffs that are not turned to eleven the whole time.
  8. Yeah, that's it. YHF will be interesting given the demos that did come out from that. Venus Stop the Train, Not For This Season etc.
  9. Wasn't My Words a BT era? Also, wasn't there an AM era song called Rock Rock or something? Not sure why the Golden Smog tunes are on there. I'm sure there's more in the vault. This might be the beginning of the reissues of all of the albums.
  10. Yeah, that was a fun one. Just had a good vibe to me. I'll be curious to see how Dick's goes. Wonder if they'll be able to keep up the momentum.
  11. Good question. I'm trying to figure that out myself! I'd recommend; 7/23-Played very well. Maybe best It's Ice ever and the Wolfman's>Twist>Waves is top shelf. 7/25-The jam-filled night. Lawn Boy is taken to the outer rim. Some flubs here and there on other songs. Sample is even jammed out! 8/2-My favorite. Just had a good vibe and again all was played well. Whole 2nd set was incredible (Mike's>O Holy Night!). Maze was classic 1.0 Let us know what you think.
  12. Listened to most of the shows live. Streamed a few too (legally). First thing that stuck out was that the band practiced. They practiced Mound, Foam, It's Ice etc. These are songs they have been f'n up for years and it has been a major obstacle for me. As a jaded vet, I missed the precision from 1.0. The other thing about these shows was that the band was rested and in a groove. Jams, basic playing, harmonies, risk taking...all in high degree. By the last third of the shows it really was like 1.0 again. You knew it was going to be a solid show no matter what and the surprises were the meat of the show. I actually prefer 3.0 jams these days. More mellow and exploratory with lots synth and bass stuff added in. This along with the 1.0 precision and tightness made for a highpoint in the band's history. An amazing accomplishment. Congrats to the boys and the phans for making it all a success. And to those who went every night, God Bless. Not sure if I could've done that even when I was 21! FWIW, auds of these shows sound excellent!
  13. Why no spotify? LOL! I have a love hate relationship with it. It's overwhelming and takes away the fun of buying new music and letting it sink in. On the other hand, it has everything! Looking forward to this release. I don't think it was mentioned in his biography which i find curious as it does discuss Homegrown etc.
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