Wow. What to say about "Bear." To those outside the world of the Grateful Dead, doubtless u have seen those "dancing bears" which were in tribute to this guy, or the iconic "skull and lightning bolt", designed by Owsley. (With 13 points don...chaknow), and of course the namecheck on the Dead album title "Bears Choice". Also a man who dosed the Haight Ashbury, the Beatles, the Grateful Dead as well as being one of their early financiers and sound advisers. I know many have referred to him as an alchemist, also one of the most wanted fugitives of the sixties if memory serves. I recall speaking to him briefly in the early nineties after having been told the guy over there working the Greenpeace booth at a Dead show was Augustus Stanley Owsley, must have been about 60 then, looked at least 20 years younger.
A tip of the hat to Alice d. Millionaire....undoubtably a stone, cold genius....for sure a difficult guy, as most genius are....admiration, first and foremost but then mixed and confused feelings far too complex for a few paragraphs.........a far more important individual in real history than many could know or imagine.
Post by whitershadepale on Mar 20, 2011 3:43:31 GMT
Hey T -
How have you been my friend? Thank you for bringing this news item to my attention. While I sadly did not know much about the man, you could still say I knew him well in +/-1974. As a high school student, I learned my primary colors as on Sesame Street---Purple Haze, Orange Sunshine, and White Owlsley (from Berkeley). And I truly wish I knew where to get it (or any relative) again, because I would like to have some for when I am dying. I'm so uncool that I have never been to any Dead-related event. Perhaps I should.
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stormsongs: Hi. Newbie, first time here as I have a question I can't get an answer to......I have a vivid memory of buying Lifes a Long Song in 71 and it had a gatefold sleeve....but I can't find any evidence of that or a copy with that sleeve...
Jun 12, 2020 14:25:44 GMT
maddogfagin: Welcome to the JT Forum stormsongs. Not seen a UK Life is a long song gatefold sleeve but there's no doubting they may have been some overseas releases issued this way.
Jun 13, 2020 6:14:41 GMT
futureshock: So, IF you are musical yourself, what are you doing with the CoronaCoda lockdown experience and maybe extra personal time available to find or create more music, or explore instrument playing? How has dealing with musicians changed? Gigs? Spinoff ideas?
Jun 14, 2020 23:01:49 GMT
maddogfagin: Listening to a lot of concert recordings via CD and finding some great music on youtube which I've never heard before. My days of playing guitar are behind me these days due to my damn fingers not wanting to work properly.
Jun 15, 2020 6:37:05 GMT
steelmonkey: Would you like to hear a perfectly constructed, note,rhythm,lyrical and atmosphere piece of Tull perfection? Yes? Try 'Saboteur' on 'Under Wraps'. Flawless.
Jun 22, 2020 21:05:43 GMT
maddogfagin: Under Wraps is an often maligned album by a minority but to the majority it stands amongst the finest of their eighties output. A great album.
Jun 28, 2020 6:43:28 GMT
steelmonkey: Under Wraps is sui generis. Strong everything. Something(s) about it amaze and astound with each listen.
Jun 28, 2020 19:30:42 GMT
steelmonkey: Double work shifts in surging hospital to allow 2 week vacation soon...miss my friends in the Tull treehouse but back soon. Breaks at work have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Jul 8, 2020 3:29:26 GMT
piscesguy: It looks like someone else has taken my moniker piscesguy and added the name jack prentiss to it. That's okay but I cannot locate an earlier post I had left now. Does anyone know how to resolve this? thank you
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steelmonkey: I prefer Scorpios, Leos, Taurases( Tauri?), Cancers and Capricorns but Pisces on the bubble of all right.
Jul 10, 2020 20:52:34 GMT
maddogfagin: So what's wrong with us Aquarians then. I'm gonna write to your President and complain
Jul 13, 2020 13:26:20 GMT
steelmonkey: I go on binges of long forgotten ( Jefferson Airplane, CSNY, Humble Pie), Overlooked releases ( Zappa, Prince, PIL) and just plain musical vitamins ( Traveling Wilburys, Pink Floyd) and then remember life is short and I should revert to all Tull all day.
Jul 19, 2020 22:29:08 GMT