Maybe it's what some call the perfect "China/Rider," or maybe it's explosion of the "Truckin'," or maybe it's the half hour expansive "Dark Star," but this show makes me perspire. The cosmic opening that was created by this show is the Heat. The Heat must have created a cosmic spirit in the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds that smolder like molten lava beneath the ground. Smoldering as the Grateful Dead made continuous trips back and forth across the country. As this tape popped up "Chicago, New York, or Detroit and their all on the same street."
Until three years later when on this same day the spirit of Heat erupted. And across this country the spirit rose from the ashes to be the greatest watermelon player to ever grace A wall. They called that baby Joseph but everyone knows him as Joe Gregg. The Adult. The Magic Johnson dancing in the crowd. A person of the people. The Heat.
I: Promised, Sugaree, My Uncle, Deal, BT Wind, China, Rider, Mexicali, Bertha
II: Playin', He's Gone, Straw, Bird Song, Greatest
III: Dark Star, El Paso, Sing Me, Sugar Mags, Casey Jones, Saturday Night
New blog post coming tomorrow.