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 #23796  by jdasa
 Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:08 pm
Just found this clip of Bob and Jerry playing "This Land is Your Land" with Los Lobos in what appears to the the parking lot of a baseball stadium.

 #23810  by bodiddley
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:00 am
I love that clip w/ Los Lobos. Wonder just who the hell arranged for them to get together for that one and how it came to be.

 #23811  by waldo041
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:48 am

Backstage w/ Los Lobos (acoustic)
Uncut footage filmed for Nightline segment
(Filmed for Fourth of July broadcast on "Nightline with Ted Koppel")

i have seen this and there is actually more of it, where they sit and go thru it a few times figuring out who is going to sing what parts or when the accordian or jerry's solo will be. VERY COOL STUFF!


 #23836  by st. stephen
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:29 pm
^^what a bitch

 #23839  by gr8fulbluz
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:02 pm
jackr wrote: Smoke gets in your eyes
Good one, last one ever i believe Jerry did, recording i think.

i got the movie on dvd, cool.

 #23870  by zoppenheimer
 Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:40 pm
That's really not cool that they're just turning Jerry into a consumer product and a business franchise, and not even regarding him as a person anymore. And the fact that the ice cream and ties make more $$ than the music itself is just plain wrong.

But then again free dead music is so easily accessable that that's understandable I guess...
 #23872  by Fat Ronald
 Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:18 am
I don't want to play devil's advocate on this, but lets think about the Koons video from a different angle.

I agree, she seems like a money-grubbing bitch. But were the Dead not already marketing themselves by the end? There was already a signifcant amount of merchandise out on the market, and GD itself grew into a corporation, with staff/payroll/etc. In his final months, Garcia himself was in an automobile accident, where he was noted in driving his Mercedes (I don't remembe the make, but sure it was not a C-Class). So while everyone was following him around in '68 Microbuses, he wasn't exactly driving around a Gremlin. And there was another blog about Touch, and how bad the video is. Hell, that is good compared to Foolish Heart? Hell in a Bucket?? To me, and my interpretation of what the Dead stood for, those videos didn't really follow what the dead were about.

FOr the guitars, where would you like to see them? Left on shelves, collecting dust? If someone had the means to purchase and play on the weekends, why not. Let me ask - would you rather have a guitar, or a library of music of the Dead? The guitar won't play itself, but the music can always be enjoyed.

Just one man's views and opinions..
 #23874  by jdasa
 Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:23 am
Fat Ronald wrote: where he was noted in driving his Mercedes (I don't remembe the make, but sure it was not a C-Class).
I believe Jerry's whip of choice was the BMW 535i

 #23883  by jackr
 Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:39 am
I wonder why Elvis Costello didnt stick around for that jam.