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A Long Strange Trip through Death to Life

A Long Strange Trip through Death to Life

This was written by Deadhead, Luke Roland. 

The highly anticipated documentary on The Grateful Dead, Long Strange Trip, is now on Amazon Prime.  I have previously written about the effect that the music of The Grateful Dead has had on me for Mockingbird, and in light of the documentary I thought it would be a great time to revisit them in a Mockingbirdian context.  

The Grateful Dead have had a positive influence on American culture, and continue to do so. They could be the most important American band in our history. I realize that is a tall statement, but think about…

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And the Dead Shall Rise (And They Shall Be Grateful)

And the Dead Shall Rise (And They Shall Be Grateful)

This one comes to us from Luke Roland:

Last month, Paul Zahl did a series of talks at Calvary-St. George’s Church about “what happens when you die,” and he asked a question that really struck me. “If you really want to know what is going on with yourself, what kind of music excites you at this point in your life?” In his view, the music that you are drawn to is a window into what’s happening inside you. After the talk, I mentioned to Paul that all I’m listening to is The Grateful Dead and, he responded “There has to be…

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Strokes of Genius: 7 Amazing Guitar Solos Since the Death and Resurrection of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ

1. “What I Am”- Robbie Blunt (Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians) 2. “Beat It”- Eddie Van Halen (You Know Who) 3. “Touch of Grey”- Jerry Garcia (The Grateful Dead) 4. “Diner” Mikey Houser (Widespread Panic) 5. “Rebel Yell”- Steve Stevens (Billy Idol’s Guitar Player) 6. “Runnin Down a Dream”- Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) 7. “Do it Again” -Denny Dias (Steely Dan)