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Barack Obama Selects the Dead for Inaugural Ball
allaboutjazz.com ^ | January 15, 2009

Posted on 01/16/2009 10:05:18 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Just a week after confirming their first tour in five years, the reunited Greatfull Dead are booked to rock the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on January 20th.

A DJ will open up its a long, strange trip! [Barack Obama] picked us specifically, so it was quite an honor. There was a short list and we made the cut. As for the most important question can the band jam at the ball? Its pretty tight, about an hour set. When you play these kinds of things you say, How can I be of service? The entertainment committee makes it so that it fits into their huge schedule.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
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1 posted on 01/16/2009 10:05:18 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Please tell me this is a joke...”Ridin’ that train, high on cocaine, Barry Obama you better watch your speed...trouble ahead, trouble behind, and you know socialism just crossed my mind...”


2 posted on 01/16/2009 10:06:39 PM PST by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Dead, whether Grateful or not, are a large and dependable voting bloc in Chicago, and it is nice to see Barack Obama keeping faith with the people who got him to where he is.
3 posted on 01/16/2009 10:09:50 PM PST by Bernard (If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember exactly what you said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All

4 posted on 01/16/2009 10:12:21 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How apropos that the usurper Prez elect, who loves
aborting innocent babies, also loves a musical group
called “The Dead”


5 posted on 01/16/2009 10:14:47 PM PST by Lesforlife
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And no, they’re not Grateful!


6 posted on 01/16/2009 10:16:10 PM PST by Lesforlife
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Duuuuude! Which way to the Inauguration, maaaaannn...?"


7 posted on 01/16/2009 10:16:55 PM PST by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can seranade Bernakieand Gaithner with a rendition of “Casey Jones”. Bawney Fwank can be the “doo dah man”


8 posted on 01/16/2009 10:17:14 PM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: OCCASparky

9 posted on 01/16/2009 10:17:25 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who are the Grateful Dead and why are they following me around?


10 posted on 01/16/2009 10:26:56 PM PST by cydcharisse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Probably quite a lot of dead people voted for Obama, not to mention deadheads.


11 posted on 01/16/2009 10:28:47 PM PST by dr_who
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems like a genuinely odd pick to me. A little too long in the tooth for the young’n’hip crowd, a little too irreverent (I would think) for the Beltway types.

But what do I know? If it was my inaugural ball, the band list would be Alice in Chains, Deep Purple, and Ratt - in that order. :) (I’m hoping DeMartini would let me jam with him for the main set).


12 posted on 01/16/2009 10:30:22 PM PST by DemforBush (Sarah Sarah Sarah!)
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To: DemforBush
A little too long in the tooth for the young’n’hip crowd

All those 60something year old Vietnam War protesters are going to be in seventh heaven. Picture a geriatric love-in on The Mall.

13 posted on 01/16/2009 10:34:02 PM PST by squidly
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To: squidly

“Picture a geriatric love-in on The Mall.”

I’d rather not, LOL.

Point taken, though.


14 posted on 01/16/2009 10:46:12 PM PST by DemforBush (Sarah Sarah Sarah!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This will be Woodstock on the Mall....only it won't be as pristine or innocent.
15 posted on 01/16/2009 10:54:21 PM PST by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Grateful Dead doesn’t exist without Garcia, period.


16 posted on 01/16/2009 11:23:36 PM PST by eclecticEel (In short, I want Obama given the same respect and deference that Democrats have given George Bush)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So appropriate. “Grateful Dead” and jackass democrat voters.


17 posted on 01/16/2009 11:30:31 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: cydcharisse
Who are the Grateful Dead and why are they following me around?

I don't know, but a few of those fellers were standing around this past year when Obama was giving a memorial day speech.

18 posted on 01/16/2009 11:33:45 PM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DemforBush
Surprisingly a few of the “celebrities” listed as deadheads on wiki include Bill Clinton, Al Franken,Nancy Pelosi, Tony Blair, Patrick Leahy and our beloved Ann Coulter!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadhead

Scroll to the Celebrities list at the bottom.

19 posted on 01/16/2009 11:37:42 PM PST by dianed
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To: squidly

Anybody got a pic of Nancy Pelosi in tie dye?


20 posted on 01/16/2009 11:38:54 PM PST by dianed
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To: eclecticEel
Yep, Jerry Garcia died 13 years ago on 8/9/95. I know as it was the same day my daughter was born. I mentioned Jerry Garcia died when I got to the delivery room and no one had a clue who he was. I guess this is a good thing, my daughter was born at Camp Lejeune.

But without Garcia there is no Dead.

21 posted on 01/16/2009 11:56:52 PM PST by BBell
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Better the Dead (even without Jerry) than the hip hop rap trash that much of The One’s constituency listen to.
But still a very strange choice.


22 posted on 01/16/2009 11:58:01 PM PST by MadJack ("Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." (Afghan proverb))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Blues For Allah”
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Arabian wind
The Needle’s Eye is thin
The Ships of State sail on mirage
but drown in sand
in No-Man’s Land
where ALLAH does command

What good is spilling
blood? It will not
grow a thing

“TASTE ETERNITY”
the sword sings Blues for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH

They lie where they fall
There’s nothing more to say
The desert stars are bright tonight,
let’s meet as friends
The flower of Islam
The fruit of Abraham

The thousand stories have
come round to one again
Arabian Night
our gods pursue their fight
What fatal flowers of
darkness spring from
seeds of light

Bird of Paradise - Fly
In white sky
Blues for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH

Let’s see with our heart
these things our eyes have seen
and know the truth will still lie
somewhere in between

Under eternity
Under eternity
Under eternity
Blue
Bird of Paradise
Fly
In white sky
Under eternity
Blues
for ALLAH
In’sh’ALLAH


23 posted on 01/17/2009 12:15:34 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: MadJack

“Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo”
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission

On the day that I was born
Daddy sat down and cried
I had the mark just as plain as day
which could not be denied
They say that Cain caught Abel
rolling loaded dice,
ace of spades behind his ear
and him not thinking twice


24 posted on 01/17/2009 12:19:29 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0877FWNLZ98
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead featuring Jerry Garcia ;o)


25 posted on 01/17/2009 12:22:14 AM PST by Liberty Valance (This is my box of Kleenex - there are many like it but this one is mine - Ah-Chooooo!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish the 60’s would be over already!


26 posted on 01/17/2009 12:23:21 AM PST by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: BBell

Okay. I’ve figured out why they wanted the Dead to sing. They wanted this song as the anthem for their administration...

“Ship of Fools”
Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia
Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Went to see the captain
strangest I could find
Layed my proposition down
Layed it on the line;
I won’t slave for beggar’s pay
likewise gold and jewels
but I would slave to learn the way
to sink your ship of fools

Ship of fools
on a cruel sea
Ship of fools
sail away from me

It was later than I thought
when I first believed you
now I cannot share your laughter
Ship of Fools

Saw your first ship sink and drown
from rocking of the boat
and all that could not sink or swim
was just left there to float
I won’t leave you drifting down
but woah it makes me wild
with thirty years upon my head
to have you call me child

Ship of fools
on a cruel sea
Ship of fools
sail away from me

It was later than I thought
when I first believed you
now I cannot share your laughter
Ship of Fools

The bottles stand as empty
as they were filled before
Time there was and plenty
but from that cup no more
Though I could not caution all I yet may warn a few:
Don’t lend your hand to raise no flag
atop no ship of fools

Ship of fools
on a cruel sea
Ship of fools
sail away from me

It was later than I thought
when I first believed you
now I cannot share your laughter
Ship of Fools
No I cannot share your laughter
Ship of Fools


27 posted on 01/17/2009 12:24:50 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: Liberty Valance
Friend of the Devil

That'll work.

28 posted on 01/17/2009 12:26:45 AM PST by EternalVigilance (A dedicated, organized, united conservative movement is the only hope for America - www.AIPNEWS.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am not suprised. There is something about the whole Obama phenomenon that seems like Woodstock redux. I have a feeling it won’t be long before the real world delivers a rude awakening to these aging adolescents.


29 posted on 01/17/2009 4:50:07 AM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: eclecticEel

“The Grateful Dead doesn’t exist without Garcia, period”

You are right and if Obama has him there, I’ll be impressed.


30 posted on 01/17/2009 4:58:01 AM PST by Peter Horry (We shouldn't accept things just because somebody says so .... Dixie Lee Ray)
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To: GunsAndBibles
I wish the 60’s would be over already!

Yeah, but when the 60's rehash is finally over next in line will be a rehash of the 70's and that can only mean one thing: a return of Disco......>>>>>shudder<<<<<<

31 posted on 01/17/2009 4:59:40 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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