— jUSTIN bOLOGNINO (@jbolognino) September 22, 2013
Turns out that’s the whole motto behind what TheTalkhouse is going for — “Smart, notable musicians from all genres and generations writing about current releases. Join the conversation on Twitter!” is their slogan on Twitter (my emphasis added). That’s how we get to our next post via the great Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth…
— Chris Nelson (@_ChrisNelson) September 23, 2013
Turns out Lee is a Deadhead and fancies himself to be quite knowledgable on the Dead’s repetoire (well, at least more than some would care to admit). He wrote a great recap of the Sunshine Daydream release that recently played in theaters and is now out on DVD.
To start with the pertinent facts: the new concert documentary Sunshine Daydream (just out on DVD) is the early-’70s Grateful Dead as I love and remember them, in fine form musically, all three string-players singing in good voice, unhurried, digging deep into their music. I do love all the various early modes this band moved through — although I lost the thread, as did, some would argue, the Dead as well, by the mid ’80s — and this is one of my favorite periods.
I love the indie/jamband collision when it happens; great read for indie music nerds or jamband music nerds alike.