SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I don't know.... Jerry had more than sweat coming off his hands. There was some seriously metaphysical chi energy stuff happening, and if you look into the work of Leedskalnin and how he was able to counter gravity with magnetism and harmonic relationships, maybe Jerry really was de-magnetizing those things.
He wasn't your ordinary guitar player. We're talking about channeling and stuff. I've felt for years that a major underlying force behind their jams and their musical might and boundless stream of creative ideas had something to do with the dead, I mean the spirits of dead people, ex musicians and muses and the like. The dead musical spirits that were grateful to find a channel thru which they could express themselves into this physical world. The music played the band. The Grateful Dead set up a real deal ceremony that invited that kind of light and energy to come forth, and thru them, thru their hands. Weird and obviously magical and powerful stuff happened at shows. Maybe I'm showing my colors here, but my experiences have forced me to be wide open to these kinds of possibilities.
Ever hear Bear's account of what happens to audio amplifiers when people high on DMT are in close proximity to those amps? The amps change, they perform differently, louder, cleaner, more efficiently, and this is detectable to the straight, scientific observer.
And don't forget that magnetic forces are still yet to be truly explained and understood. Science can explain the "what" in great detail, but not the "how" or "why".
Amplified music is some serious quantum shit... Food for thought....
All kidding aside, I guess I have to take back my statement about Jerry being nutty. I can't think of any guitar player that comes close to doing what he did night in and night out. The "wall of sound life size" post is a pretty good example of what you are talking about, as far as tangible(non scientific) cause and effect. The people were dancing cause the fat man was playing. My own experience with his music speaks volumes to what you are saying. Got into the Dead at the age of 17, never got to see Jerry, but 16 years later I get more enjoyment out of his playing then I ever have. As far as DMT goes, for me that was a before and after type of deal. It totally turned my life via my perspective around. I know I am flip flopping and preaching to the choir, but damn. The man is right. There was mos def a channel that was open. and sadly we can only relive it through memories and recordings. For me, I knew I liked it before I even understood it. And even now, it seems to me that on another plain, among giant redwood trees in a grand hall that can know no age, The music never stops! hows that for true colors?