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Phil Lesh Quotes

And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor.
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Yes, Pluton, actually, in the play. And I play him in my most stentorian voice.

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So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children.

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When the band would leave the stage, and then the audience would just take over, and keep the groove goin'.

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But we were really locked in to that kind of format, and as the '90s wore on, it became for me more solidified, in that sense that there weren't as many of those magical shows that were just magic all the way through as there had been in earlier years.

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And that format was - we'd been using that format, I guess, since the late '70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation.

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Bruce's band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there's no lead guitar player, for one thing.

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I mean, sports are big, big, big business.

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Especially in the realm of bringing an opportunity to do something creative to people, as I said, who wouldn't ordinarily have that opportunity. I think that's very important.

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Everything we (the Grateful Dead) ever did was a demonstration of the value of cross-fertilization, It was unconscious at first, but when we started looking at each other, we had all these different influences ... Bobby Weir used to call it electric Dixieland.

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We borrowed it all from Coltrane. I started encouraging everybody in the band to listen to John Coltrane - 'Check it out, see what these guys do.' They take one chord, the tonic chord, and just play all over it. 'We can do that too!' I wanted to make our music something really amazing - I wanted it to be jaw-dropping and turn on a dime and do all of those things that I knew music could do, and nobody told us we couldn't do it. I shouldn't say 'I,' though - Jerry Garcia was behind it the whole way.

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