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Re: Furthur Forum 2012 NCAA Bowl Pool!!!!#225654 1 year, 2 months agoSunshineSue wrote:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE 2012-13 FURTHUR FORUM NCAA BOWL POOL:
You did a great job picking some close games, Ryan, very well done! Your prize package includes a Sunshine Daydream (I think) DVD courtesy of Perry and I'll shoot you a message to see if you'd prefer more music or some munchies. Congratulations!!
ARGH! I mean, Congratulations and go Irish! PM your addy
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Re: Furthur Forum 2012 NCAA Bowl Pool!!!!#225821 1 year, 2 months agoGood luck to your Irish tonight, Perry! I'm no fan of Notre Dame, but I'd root for just about anyone over Alabama, so I hope they get it done. This should be a good game, I hate to see the season end!!
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Re: Furthur Forum 2012 NCAA Bowl Pool!!!!#227136 1 year, 1 month agoSunshine Daydream out to 23Atwell tomorrow
Grateful Dead 8-27-1972
Old Renaissance Faire Grounds Veneta OR
(Benefit for Springfield Creamery)
Creamery Skit (not included on previous version)
Prankster clips - Acid tests
Setting up - Playin in the Band (background music)
Water and the Heat
China Cat Sunflower >>
I Know You Rider
...what ever happened to the truck that was going to spray the crowd
Oregon Insanity (Please help us Jerry and Bob)
Dark Star >>
...and no one was hurt
Endings - Greatest Story in the background
Different angle of China Cat Sunflower >> I Know You Rider (not included on previous version)
Concert film by John Norris,
Sam Field, and Phil DeGuere
Loosely shot, this 100-minute film captures
an incredibly youthful Grateful Dead playing
outdoors at a creamery benefit in Veneta, Oregon.
The following text is from
"In sitting down to watch 'Sunshine Daydream,'
one gets a sense of revisiting history.
Because this was an era of unprecedented
accessibility, the Canis Major crew were able to
station their cameras squarely on the wings of
the stage, mere feet from the band.
The resulting footage allows the viewer to stand
almost shoulder-to-shoulder with a
very young Bob Weir, age 25, strumming a
cherry-red hollow-body guitar; a bushy-haired
Phil Lesh, dressed more like a surfer than a
bassist, and belting unexpected harmony
vocals; a fuzzily bearded Garcia, age 30,
smiling, not a gray hair in sight; and,
a tough-looking Bill Kreutzman, sitting
squatly on his drum stool, chewing gum and
wearing a railroad conductor's cap. Where most
Dead fans only witnessed these musicians
20 years later, and from the remote mezzanine
deck of a Checkerdome-Enormodome-Superstadium,
here suddenly is Garcia's boot tapping on a rusty
foot pedal, Phil Lesh leaping in front of
Kreutzman during a jazzy drums and bass solo,
and Bob Weir stepping timidly to the
microphone after a long, haunting jam.
One can only speculate on just how psychedelically
engaged Norris, Field, and DeGuere
(along with third cameraman Lou Melson, and soundman
Charlie Barreca) were as they
recordeded the day's proceedings. The concert
itself was organized by Ken Kesey and the
Merry Pranksters, which helped to ensure a
day of genuine acid craziness. But shot with
synchronized, handheld cameras, the Canis Major
team succeeded in capturing both the blissful
playing of the musicians and the general ecstasy
of the audience. The camera eye becomes almost
a running commentary of the respective filmmakers'
interior monologues. A close-up of Garcia's
leather boot stepping on a wah-wah pedal jumps
suddenly to a Christ-like figure perched
precariously on a wooden pole above the stage.
The camera tracks the fellow as he dances
rabidly above the music, then cuts to two women
walking a child behind the stage. A dog
runs past them. Suddenly the music changes
gears and the camera swings back to the stage,
to blonde-haired Phil Lesh at the precise moment
he strums a booming chord on his bass.
And then the other camera takes over, offering
Bob Weir baring his teeth and straining
to sing a high note as he chops harsh chords
on his guitar. Weir falls backward as Garcia
begins to solo and the camera suddenly jumps
again to a topless girl dancing nearby in the
Such chaotic filming succeeds precisely because
of its extemporaneous nature. Almost
accidentally, it captures the day's events in
whirlwind fashion, fortuitously recording
all the peripheral "noise" of the festival. In
editing the film, DeGuere, Norris, and
Field wisely provided some breathing room, interspersing
performance clips with vintage
moments of Kesey and the Pranksters. Additional
background footage delivers candid shots
of the festival's organizers as they try to cope
with a water shortage amidst the day's
100-degree heat. The camera pans to crowds of men
and women sharing plastic jugs of water.
Overdubbed walkie-talkie chatter reveals the stage
crew trying to bring in a fire truck
to hose down the crowd.
In true Deadhead spirit, the film preserves an
event that seem awfully remote in today's
world of cable TV, Internet ticketing, and heavily
policed gatherings. Early in the movie,
an eager crew can be seen building a simple wooden
stage. No cops, no security force
trolling the grounds. No bags being searched,
no one ejected for cigarette smoking.
What one witnesses as the movie gets underway
is 30,000 folks raving about in a big,
sunny meadow while the local band plays on a
hastily erected platform. Two flinty piles
of amplifiers broadcast loud rock 'n roll out
to the countryside. Amidst such casual
planning, it seems forgivable that the festival's
organizers forgot to incorporate
stage lights. Providentially, this lack of concert
lighting works to stunning effect
later in the film. As the sun sets, and a cool
breeze settles on the day's revelry,
Garcia can be faintly seen crooning the
plaintive "Sing Me Back Home," a mere
silhouette of dark hair and beard against
the gathering dusk.
Such a pastoral scene, of dogs and babies and
children eating ice cream, hearkens back
to a bygone era. 'Sunshine Daydream' never
lectures, though, never complains that such
days have passed. But in its quick cuts to
footage of the Merry Pranksters, and their
1964 bus slogan "A vote for Barry [Goldwater]
is a vote for fun," one sees the timeless
political viability of street theater. And
cutting back to the Dead in blazing performance,
one is reminded that the most essential
American liberty is freedom of expression."
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Re: Furthur Forum 2012 NCAA Bowl Pool!!!!#227145 1 year, 1 month agoAnd the Spring '90 set went out to Ryan on Friday. Congratulations again on a great win!
Thanks for making this such a fun pool, everyone! I think next on the gaming agenda will be March Madness.