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2012-04-24 01:20:12 PM
Far out.
 
2012-04-24 02:59:58 PM
"The Grateful Dead are dead... they're grateful"
"We saved Jerry Garcia's fingers, though; they're still moving"

/obscure?
 
2012-04-24 04:22:29 PM
Will blotter acid be included in the game box?
 
2012-04-24 04:30:05 PM
fastfood.ocregister.com

\this is how the game ends
\\the way Jerry spent much of his time
 
2012-04-24 04:34:13 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-24 04:34:24 PM

CheapEngineer: [fastfood.ocregister.com image 383x285]

\this is how the game ends
\\the way Jerry spent much of his time


At a Jack-in-the-Box?
 
2012-04-24 04:41:31 PM
Not really an ending? So it's an MMORPG then?
 
2012-04-24 04:42:34 PM
i49.tinypic.com

/oblig
 
M-G
2012-04-24 04:46:47 PM
Do you need this to play it?

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-04-24 04:52:24 PM
Excellent use of sarcasm with the Cool tag there subby
 
2012-04-24 04:55:58 PM

W. T. Fark: [i49.tinypic.com image 640x384]

/oblig


See, the guys he's talking about, the comic book and/or music nerds? Yeah, Garcia was one of them. I'll take investment advise from a gas station attendant before I take music advise from a 'magician' or whatever the fark he thinks he is.
/endrant

The "game" does sound a little weak though. I'm a gamer, and a deadhead...but this just reeks of money-grab, like just about everything else the "Dead" has done for the last 15 odd years (with the exception of the Phil Lesh Quintet..the band with Jimmy Herrin, Warren Haynes, Mollo and Barraco. They achieved liftoff regularly. )
 
2012-04-24 05:06:28 PM

jdog71: The "game" does sound a little weak though. I'm a gamer, and a deadhead...but this just reeks of money-grab, like just about everything else the "Dead" has done for the last 15 odd years (with the exception of the Phil Lesh Quintet..the band with Jimmy Herrin, Warren Haynes, Mollo and Barraco. They achieved liftoff regularly. )


not much of a gamer, but i'm the type who's maintained thousands of hours of live shows from reel to reel, to cassette, to dat, to shn, to....in other words, i've collected thousands of shows not once, but several times.

i've been polled on this game, asked for input, they've sent me updates on what the hell they're doing, and i still have no effing clue just what the holy hell the point could be.

i mean, if i save the princess and the SBD of 8-6-71 'hard to handle' starts playing, i'll save the farking princess. but beyond that, i'll be screwed if i can make sense of why i wouldn't just start a playlist instead.
 
2012-04-24 05:19:51 PM

jdog71: I'll take investment advise from a gas station attendant before I take music advise from a 'magician' or whatever the fark he thinks he is.


Would you whine a little less if you knew he was also a professional musician?
 
2012-04-24 05:20:51 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Is it going to be anything like this?
 
2012-04-24 05:26:07 PM
and having mentioned 8-6-71, i have to link it. it's a bylaw.

audience recording: youtube

SBD recording 17mb mp3

the Aud has all the energy, the vibe, the....i dunno. experience.

the SBD has Phil. Dear god, does it have Phil. Phil that down right *deserves* the good headphone treatment.


dholway: jdog71: I'll take investment advise from a gas station attendant before I take music advise from a 'magician' or whatever the fark he thinks he is.

Would you whine a little less if you knew he was also a professional musician?


he's just self contradictory. in one sentence, he states you can't say something sucks without having immersed yourself in it, a few sentences later something he can't get into is 'provably shiatty'.

i don't care if he juggles guitars while playing them, that makes no sense.
 
2012-04-24 05:28:04 PM

Donnchadha: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x333]

Is it going to be anything like this?


I thought "chasing the dragon" specifically referred to smoking?
 
2012-04-24 05:33:39 PM

jdog71: See, the guys he's talking about, the comic book and/or music nerds? Yeah, Garcia was one of them. I'll take investment advise from a gas station attendant before I take music advise from a 'magician' or whatever the fark he thinks he is.


CSB. I'll take entertainment advice from an entertainer, irregardless of weather you mind or not.
 
2012-04-24 05:33:46 PM
An endless loop of a train-track where you must steadily supply more and more cocaine to your body while carefully operating a train at precarious speeds w/o wrecking the train?
 
2012-04-24 05:34:16 PM

heap: jdog71: The "game" does sound a little weak though. I'm a gamer, and a deadhead...but this just reeks of money-grab, like just about everything else the "Dead" has done for the last 15 odd years (with the exception of the Phil Lesh Quintet..the band with Jimmy Herrin, Warren Haynes, Mollo and Barraco. They achieved liftoff regularly. )

not much of a gamer, but i'm the type who's maintained thousands of hours of live shows from reel to reel, to cassette, to dat, to shn, to....in other words, i've collected thousands of shows not once, but several times.

i've been polled on this game, asked for input, they've sent me updates on what the hell they're doing, and i still have no effing clue just what the holy hell the point could be.

i mean, if i save the princess and the SBD of 8-6-71 'hard to handle' starts playing, i'll save the farking princess. but beyond that, i'll be screwed if i can make sense of why i wouldn't just start a playlist instead.


All they really need to do is provide a bunch of visuals to trip to.
 
2012-04-24 05:34:52 PM

MurphyMurphy: An endless loop of a train-track where you must steadily supply more and more cocaine to your body while carefully operating a train at precarious speeds w/o wrecking the train?


i'd take the monkey off my back, and let him drive. that one has a happy ending.
 
2012-04-24 05:36:18 PM
I'd think Grateful Dead would be a videogame about happy zombies.
 
2012-04-24 05:37:40 PM

heap: dholway: jdog71: I'll take investment advise from a gas station attendant before I take music advise from a 'magician' or whatever the fark he thinks he is.

Would you whine a little less if you knew he was also a professional musician?

he's just self contradictory. in one sentence, he states you can't say something sucks without having immersed yourself in it, a few sentences later something he can't get into is 'provably shiatty'.

i don't care if he juggles guitars while playing them, that makes no sense.


It'd be hypocritical if he heard a song or two and dismissed them as shiatty based on just that, but I'd happily wager that Penn has listened to hour after interminable hour of Dead recordings played by friends and roommates over the years.

/Personally, I don't get the love or the hate. I just find them rather dull.
//I went to this show, man.
 
2012-04-24 05:41:33 PM
If ever there were a reason to get into video games...
 
2012-04-24 05:44:33 PM

dholway: It'd be hypocritical if he heard a song or two and dismissed them as shiatty based on just that, but I'd happily wager that Penn has listened to hour after interminable hour of Dead recordings played by friends and roommates over the years.


why assume as much? i get the drift of offering the benefit of the doubt, but i don't get the reason behind it.

let's just put it this way - if he'd had the grace to just say 'i don't know instead of saying what other people are doing is wrong', he'd have internal consistency going for himself. whether that sterling lack of internal consistency is hypocritical or not, i guess is an argument i'll pass on having. the guy wanted a snarky snappy ending and lost sight that this snark goes against exactly what he was discussing - and making a very good point on. you can't listen to 15 minutes of bob dylan and 'get it'. you can't make judgments on other people's enjoyment and attempt any kind of objective reasoning - yet he sticks the landing by doing the exact opposite.
 
2012-04-24 05:45:56 PM
So how many deadheads are still alive and capable of operating a computer? Didn't they all stroke out years ago and spend their days drooling on themselves?
 
2012-04-24 05:48:44 PM

dholway: /Personally, I don't get the love or the hate. I just find them rather dull.


also, i don't really blame you. the spark just wasn't there for much of the 80s and 90s. there were certainly exceptions, nights where the magic somehow reappeared...but it wasn't the norm.

now 1971-1974 grateful dead is something that just grabs me by the short and curlies and hurls me across the universe - but, even at that....it's not like i can say one era is 'provably' shiatty by definition - it's just my own taste.
 
2012-04-24 05:48:47 PM
I like the Dead; in fact, I play in a Dead cover band. We gig constantly, and the crowds (mostly college-age) really like us.

But I don't think a Grateful Dead video game sounds like any fun at all.
 
2012-04-24 05:54:05 PM
Players move from venue to venue, joining forces to shine the Dead's "love light" in dark places. The "light" represents the collective "positive vibe" of the Dead, and it becomes a beacon as players show acts of kindness, cooperation and cultivation of flower gardens.

This'll go over like a pregnant pole vaulter.
 
2012-04-24 05:56:49 PM
Soon to be happening? If you're still tripping on acid maybe. TFA says it will be released on 4/20, 4 days ago. Youtube trailer looks terrible, like it was developed by washed out deadheads and sponsored by Build-A-Bear.
 
2012-04-24 06:02:54 PM

Lernaeus: But I don't think a Grateful Dead video game sounds like any fun at all


You can play it at GratefulDeadGame.com. It's a flash game. It's not any fun at all, and might actually be made out of anti-fun crystals.
 
2012-04-24 06:06:01 PM
instrumental, 2-18-71

2nd that emotion, 4-25-71

and since dylan's came up, a jerry/merle 1973 recording of positively 4th street

there's just something endearing about having jerry tell you to fark off. poetically.
 
2012-04-24 06:17:44 PM

heap: dholway: /Personally, I don't get the love or the hate. I just find them rather dull.

also, i don't really blame you. the spark just wasn't there for much of the 80s and 90s. there were certainly exceptions, nights where the magic somehow reappeared...but it wasn't the norm.

now 1971-1974 grateful dead is something that just grabs me by the short and curlies and hurls me across the universe - but, even at that....it's not like i can say one era is 'provably' shiatty by definition - it's just my own taste.


I don't think they're a terrible band, but they never really did much for me, either. I only heard them live once, and they came off poorly, but they were in a bad slot on a weird bill - they followed Doctor John, and the Velvet Underground followed them (L.A. Shrine, somewhere around '69, maybe).
They sounded sloppy and unfocused after Dr. John's incredibly tight set, and then afterwards the Underground came on, and in about thirty seconds everybody there had forgotten that anything called the "Grateful Dead" had ever existed.
 
2012-04-24 06:18:58 PM
Hey, maybe the mechanics of the game will be a bit lame, but you just know that the music that accompanies the game will be awesome. I'm sure all the greatest hits will be in there, like "Touch of Grey" and... um... hmm. Well, there must have been another one.

/ducks a bunch of thrown bongs
 
2012-04-24 06:19:21 PM

heap: instrumental, 2-18-71

2nd that emotion, 4-25-71

and since dylan's came up, a jerry/merle 1973 recording of positively 4th street

there's just something endearing about having jerry tell you to fark off. poetically.


I'd have to put '71 up there as my favorite year of them...
 
2012-04-24 06:20:59 PM
www.arcade-museum.com

It'll never be as awesome as this.
 
2012-04-24 06:28:36 PM

jso2897: I don't think they're a terrible band, but they never really did much for me, either. I only heard them live once, and they came off poorly, but they were in a bad slot on a weird bill - they followed Doctor John, and the Velvet Underground followed them (L.A. Shrine, somewhere around '69, maybe).
They sounded sloppy and unfocused after Dr. John's incredibly tight set, and then afterwards the Underground came on, and in about thirty seconds everybody there had forgotten that anything called the "Grateful Dead" had ever existed.


Now THAT is a cool story, bro! (Probably not coincidentally, Penn Jillette is a big Velvets fan. I saw some TV show with Penn giving a tour of his wacky house in Las Vegas, and when they got to his amazing record collection, he pulled out a sealed mono copy of The VU and Nico. He said with a smiling smirk, "Even Lou doesn't have one of these.")
 
2012-04-24 06:28:42 PM
The Grateful Dead is like Jimmy Buffet, a constant struggle between what I hate more the band or its fans.
 
2012-04-24 06:30:08 PM

jso2897: They sounded sloppy and unfocused


yah, sounds like 1969. it isn't that i dislike that era, it's just that it's rare for me to want to listen to a whole show - there are beautiful moments/highwire acrobatics in there, it's just surrounded by folks experimenting....and not always succeeding.

the process of making workingman's dead/american beauty changed that band dramatically, as well going back to 1 drummer.
 
2012-04-24 06:32:52 PM

Mugato: The Grateful Dead is like Jimmy Buffet, a constant struggle between what I hate more the band or its fans.


doesn't it suck when people have fun that you don't understand? gnashing your teeth at the incomprehensibly happy is probably a fun hobby.
 
2012-04-24 06:36:26 PM
T.rex:

I'd have to put '71 up there as my favorite year of them...

i don't think i could decide. 1971 has pigpen, 1972 has the transition to an actual pianist, and 1973 brings jazz - from 71 to 73, it's an almost completely different band (in terms of their output) but it all comes out stellar to me.
 
2012-04-24 06:56:04 PM
The problem is that the GD sounds better in relation to intoxication. As the intoxication level increases, video games become harder and eventually impossible to play.

And only a very few young people will play them, so double the difficulty with old stoned hippies with hands now shaking from Parkinson's.
 
2012-04-24 07:03:11 PM

heap: Mugato: The Grateful Dead is like Jimmy Buffet, a constant struggle between what I hate more the band or its fans.

doesn't it suck when people have fun that you don't understand? gnashing your teeth at the incomprehensibly happy is probably a fun hobby.


Well it's not like I seek them out and hunt them.

Hippies are so sensitive.
 
2012-04-24 07:09:49 PM
Okay; after this gaming generation I have discovered two things:

1) The better an game it is, the more varied it is and the more spacious it is, the more people will biatch about the intangibles. Emblems in WoW, for example. Or Edge in Shadowrun(X360) and, my personal favorite, "HO TEH NOES!!11! DEY BEE BUGGS IN MAH SKYRIM?!!!" SHUT. The. Fark. Up.

You know what downloading that farking ~60mb Daggerfall patch JUST TO PLAY THE GAME was like on a 28.8? In 1997? It was Hell. It took forever. Do not talk to me about the Baldur's Gate demo that came out later that year, when we had 56.6 and it was still almost 100mb... or Requiem: Avenging Angel RAM.

2) how long did the Grays fight against DMCA? Or us Emu-freaks who managed to get Nintendo to crap its pants? Microsoft actually making good on its original promise to make backwards compatibility an optional part of a system? What about the Kinect and the Android platforms doing everything they said they could including actual HD-gaming without a controller?

No one really remembers, months are years now. Kinda weird to go from analog and touch-tone in 1990 to full-spectrum digital everything in 2012...

What's strange is that to go from 6 to 28 and watch it all happen, literally, in the near-exact span of your lifetime is freaky. There are 35-year-old people that don't know how to use a cell phone, 50-year-olds who can't understand the Internet and 3-year olds who don't know how to turn a page, thanks to their parents insistence that a plastic sheet covered in glass which sandwiches chips is going to replace paper.

Congratulations, Humanity, everything that was warned about by Pynchon and Bradbury, we're making a reality.

The Computer Is Your Friend. Trust The Computer. (You're gonna farking do it anyway when you start hanging up all the skeletons in your closet on Facebook...)
 
2012-04-24 07:12:54 PM

Jedekai: There are 35-year-old people that don't know how to use a cell phone


35 year old people don't know how to use cell phones?
 
2012-04-24 07:14:50 PM

Mugato: heap: Mugato: The Grateful Dead is like Jimmy Buffet, a constant struggle between what I hate more the band or its fans.

doesn't it suck when people have fun that you don't understand? gnashing your teeth at the incomprehensibly happy is probably a fun hobby.

Well it's not like I seek them out and hunt them.

Hippies are so sensitive.


you get as you give, no cause to clutch your pearls.
 
2012-04-24 07:19:36 PM

Mugato: Jedekai: There are 35-year-old people that don't know how to use a cell phone

35 year old people don't know how to use cell phones?


Me, for one. Never had one. Never needed one.
 
2012-04-24 07:22:19 PM
The Journey video game was much better.

4.bp.blogspot.com


Did I say much better? I meant "just as shiatty".
 
2012-04-24 07:23:45 PM

SpoilerAlert: You can play it at GratefulDeadGame.com. It's a flash game. It's not any fun at all, and might actually be made out of anti-fun crystals.


Well, that turned out to be exactly as much fun as I expected it would be....

/skin it slightly differently and it'd make a good Pedobear's Adventures game
 
2012-04-24 07:25:52 PM

heap: dholway: It'd be hypocritical if he heard a song or two and dismissed them as shiatty based on just that, but I'd happily wager that Penn has listened to hour after interminable hour of Dead recordings played by friends and roommates over the years.

why assume as much? i get the drift of offering the benefit of the doubt, but i don't get the reason behind it.


I just see him as being the right age, a fan of music, and living a sort of vaguely itinerant Deadhead-like lifestyle for a number of years. Like me as a college student in the 1980s, you're eventually going to hear lots of the Dead.
 
2012-04-24 07:30:16 PM

Kar98: So how many deadheads are still alive and capable of operating a computer? Didn't they all stroke out years ago and spend their days drooling on themselves?


No, not all of us.
 
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