I just have to put in my .02 on that comment, and I am also "sticking to it".
Hey, fellow Deadhead, are you not missing the point? Perhaps you came into the Dead later(no blame), but the Dead always were and Further still is, a revolutionary band. They were part of the whole '60's culture and all it stood for. As you well know there is NO other band in the world that has lasted so long and actually created its own culture! Please don't knock that down.
Where is the love? If the Dead have inspired another band to play their music, that is incredible! From a band that was not heard on the raido or on the pop charts or even tried to be famous, they showed what doing what you love creates!!!! They ways have and always will, play from their hearts and soul, they have created ALL of this! It is absolutely amazing and what can compare? They are an inspiration to us all! What can we create when we do what we love? Think about that??? What do you love? What do you want to do in the deepest part of your heart? Do that.
AND, ah, excuse me, but Further ROCKS!!! How can you not hear Bobby and Phil giving their WHOLE being to the songs, and night after night!!! How can they do it!!! ???? I live on the West Coast and have only been listening to it via streaming and I am so impressed and just plain in AWE at how they can play so powerfully and masterfully night after night!!! What other band in the entire world, or even in history, has done so much? And they are still doing it! For all of us!!! Don't you get it?
When I first started seeing the Dead in S.F., I remember time and again how much love I had for each and every Deadhead. Walking out of the shows, time and again, I would of given anyone whatever they needed. We were a family. I saw a lot of great music, and only the Dead created that feeling of complete and utter love. Sure Jerry's not here, but can't you hear Bobby? He is pouring his heart into each and every show! Can't you feel Phil? He is like sunshine, so grateful. How can you say what you did? Can you even imagine being able to do what they are doing? They do this for us; to keep the music alive in a world filled with techno-fake music, they play rock and roll, and with their all.
I just can't imagine why you would post such a negative, unkind comment on the Further website. "Whoo, Ohoo, What I want to know, is are you kind?" Please show some respect for ALL the people that have kept this wonderful, wild ride going all these years, maybe especially to Bobby for keeping it going after Jerry. Aren't you happy they didn't just quit? The way I see it, Bobby and Phil are responsible for this. There is nothing to compare. Sure some sunrises and sunsets are more amazing than others, but no one can fault their magic.
With much love...