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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Weather Report Suite - Missoula, 1974

I dreamt I was at a Grateful Dead concert last night. They were upstairs in a hall, playing beautifully. It was wonderful, felt the glow, the crowd, the push again. The optimism that it would all work out somehow, that we would make it together. Remember an Eyes of the World, not much else. Ice petals revolving like tinsel shells of pearl.

Thank you too, Jerry, Bill, Mickey, Phil, Bob, Keith, Pig Pen, TC, Donna, Bruce, Vince, Robert, John, Brent. Healy, Candace. Always thought it would last and it didn't.

This show was amplified through the famous Wall of Sound, the finest sound system ever put together but large, expensive and unmanageable. Fairly quickly abandoned. A straight sonic path to your brain and spine. Caught it twice in 1974, at Santa Barbara and the Cow Palace in Daly City.

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod
Big wheel turn by the grace of God
Every time that wheel turn 'round
Bound to cover just a little more ground

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down
You can't let go and you can't hold on
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will

Won't you try just a little bit harder
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?
Won't you try just a little bit harder
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?
the wheel

Been reading about the kali yuga. Never known when the final destruction will appear until the moment it actually happens.

Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि; lit. destroyer of filth) is the tenth avatar of the god Vishnu in the current Mahayuga, foretold to appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the current epoch. The Purana scriptures foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword. He is the harbinger of the end time in Hindu eschatology, after which he will usher in Satya Yuga.

Jack Kirby - Lord of Light

1 comment:

Ken Seals said...

I read that 2/3 of the speaker boxes in the wall of sound were empty and just for show.