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 #86068  by tcsned
 Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:07 pm
yeah, I saw that on FB the other day. Pretty cool.
 #86110  by ebick
 Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:05 pm
XM has been playing a tune called Self-Defense......anyone know anything about that one?
 #86111  by brbadg
 Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:09 pm
From Rolling Stone:

The renewed collaboration began in April, when Hunter – known for
penning the words to dozens of Dead classics, including “Uncle John’s Band”
and “Casey Jones” – sent a stack of about a dozen unsolicited, completed
lyrics to Weir and Lesh. “It was a pleasant surprise,” Lesh recalls, “Maybe
Hunter heard about what we were doing and was inspired by it.” Weir grabbed
two of the lyrics for himself: first, “Seven Hills of Gold” (It was on top
of the stack,” he says), and the second with the working title “Big Bad
Blues,” which Weir says reminds him of “Althea” and hasn’t been played live
yet.
 #86141  by jeffm725
 Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:12 pm
ebick wrote:XM has been playing a tune called Self-Defense......anyone know anything about that one?
self defense is a mickey tune that weir wrote the bridge for with lyrics by hunter it is at least 9-10 years old and the 2003 version of the dead played it a few times
 #86149  by ebick
 Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:08 pm
jeffm725 wrote:
ebick wrote:XM has been playing a tune called Self-Defense......anyone know anything about that one?
self defense is a mickey tune that weir wrote the bridge for with lyrics by hunter it is at least 9-10 years old and the 2003 version of the dead played it a few times
9-10 years old!!!!!!! Holy crap am I out of the loop!
 #86243  by bodiddley
 Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:52 am
I think it's very nice so far. I look forward to hearing the finished product. At times it looks like ol' Bob is ready to fall over on his side.