“A SONG FOR YOU”  – Leon Russell & Friends (1971)


Leon Russell “A Song For You”

A Song for You
Leon Russell

I’ve been so many places in my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs, I’ve made some bad rhymes
I’ve acted out my love on stages
With 10, 000 people watching
But we’re alone now and I’m singing this song to you

I know your image of me is what I hope to be
I treated you unkindly, but darling can’t you see
There’s no one more important to me
Darling can’t you please see through me
‘Cause we’re alone now and I’m singing this song to you

You taught me precious secrets
Of the truth, withholding nothing
You came out in front and I was hiding
But now, I’m so much better
And if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody, ’cause my love’s in there hiding

I love you in a place where there’s no space and time
I love you for my life, you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song to you

But I love you in a place where there’s no space and time
I love you for my life, you are a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing this song for you
We were alone and I was singing my song
Singing this song for you

Written by Leon Russell • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, post Trump Election Statement: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, post Trump Election Statement: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead post Trump Election Statement:
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Bob Weir joined in with JRAD (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) last night at the Fox Theater Oakland. In his first appearance since the election of Trump, Bob started a very emotional take on Bob Dylans’ “A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall”

One can’t help but think that this is Bob’s response to the election results.

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

Oh, where have you been, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, where have you been, my darling young one?

I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains

I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways

I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans

I’ve been ten thousand miles in the mouth of a graveyard

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, and it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall



Oh, what did you see, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what did you see, my darling young one?

I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’

I saw a white ladder all covered with water

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall



And what did you hear, my blue-eyed son?

And what did you hear, my darling young one?

I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’

Heard the roar of a wave that could drown the whole world

Heard one hundred drummers whose hands were a-blazin’

Heard ten thousand whisperin’ and nobody listenin’

Heard one person starve, I heard many people laughin’

Heard the song of a poet who died in the gutter

Heard the sound of a clown who cried in the alley

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

And it’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall



Oh, who did you meet, my blue-eyed son?

Who did you meet, my darling young one?

I met a young child beside a dead pony

I met a white man who walked a black dog

I met a young woman whose body was burning

I met a young girl, she gave me a rainbow

I met one man who was wounded in love

I met another man who was wounded with hatred

And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall



Oh, what’ll you do now, my blue-eyed son?

Oh, what’ll you do now, my darling young one?

I’m a-goin’ back out ’fore the rain starts a-fallin’

I’ll walk to the depths of the deepest black forest

Where the people are many and their hands are all empty

Where the pellets of poison are flooding their waters

Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison

Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden

Where hunger is ugly, where souls are forgotten

Where black is the color, where none is the number

And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it

And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it

Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’

But I’ll know my song well before I start singin’

And it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard

It’s a hard rain’s a-gonna fall

Copyright © 1963 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1991 by Special Rider Music

MAKE DEADHEADLAND GRATEFUL AGAIN: Bob Weir joined JRAD at the Fox Oakland 

MAKE DEADHEADLAND GRATEFUL AGAIN: Bob Weir joined JRAD at the Fox Oakland 

MAKE DEADHEADLAND GRATEFUL AGAIN:
Bob Weir joined JRAD at the Fox Oakland 

JRAD
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Sat. Nov. 12, 2016
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA

Joe Russo – drums, vocals
Scott Metzger – guitar, vocals
Tommy Hamilton – guitar, vocals
Dave Dreiwitz – bass
Marco Benevento – keyboards, vocals

Set 1 8:00pm – 10:15pm

Jam >
Good Lovin’ sm >
Cumberland Blues th sm jr >
(Shakedown Street riff) >
Help On The Way th >
Jam >
The Music Never Stopped sm >
He’s Gone th >
The Wheel th sm jr >
Jack Straw sm th
(Acoustic)
It Must Have Been The Roses th
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall bw *
Black Throated Wind bw *
When I Paint My Masterpiece bw *
Cassidy bw *

* w/Special guest Bob Weir on acoustic guitar & vocals

Set 2 10:35pm – 12:00am

King Solomon’s Marbles >
Row Jimmy th >
Estimated Prophet sm >
Uncle John’s Band th sm jr
Bass solo > Eyes Of The World (w/piano solo) th >
Throwing Stones sm >
Deal jam >
Throwing Stones sm

E: One More Saturday Night sm

Set list compiled by Rob Scalcione
Because the Phans want to know!

TOM HAMILTON’S AMERICAN BABIES w *SPECIAL GUEST* and many more, Sweetwater November 18 and 19, 2016

TOM HAMILTON’S AMERICAN BABIES w *SPECIAL GUEST* and many more, Sweetwater November 18 and 19, 2016

Tom Hamilton’s American Babies play a two-night run at Sweetwater on Fri., 11/18 and Sat. 11/19. Both events will be extra special presenting their ‘Masquerade Ball of Light & Dark’ on Friday playing music of The Dead with **very special guest**.

Saturday – two-sets with Dave Schools & Holly Bowling.

Doobie Decibel System Trio featuring Jason Crosby, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz & Roger McNamee opening & free rock poster by well-known artists both nights.

Friday $17 ticket: ticketf.ly/2el1o0a

Saturday $17 ticket: ticketf.ly/2fDdNur

Both Nights $27 ticket: ticketf.ly/2eUBPzg

For more info:  sweetwatermusichall.comamericanbabies.net & DDSband.com 

 

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Post Election 2016  thoughts by American Patriot John Perry Barlow of the Grateful Dead & Electronic Frontier Foundation 

Post Election 2016  thoughts by American Patriot John Perry Barlow of the Grateful Dead & Electronic Frontier Foundation 

Post Election thoughts by John Perry Barlow of the Grateful Dead & Electronic Frontier Foundation

Now is the time to dig in, stand tall, and be *real* American patriots.

 from John Perry Barlow

(the following was copied from JPB on Facebook and Twitter)

​I realized at about 6:00 Tuesday afternoon that the unthinkable was becoming real and started tweeting about it. But Twitter releases everything “upside-down” and requires severe brevity.

So I’ve decided to reassemble them into something like prose, yielding this micromanifesto:

For the first time ever,I am truly ashamed of my country. I thought of Americans as kind, decent, generous, fair, rational… Guess not. This is a terrible time for me to consider exile. But I don’t want to share the American Dream with those who are tone-deaf to its melody.

My family has been in America for 400 years on each side. But now it feels as if I’m being chased out newcomers who think they own the place. My first reaction has been to haul out my list of escape hatches from previous near lunges (Viet Nam, Reagan, both Bushes, etc.): Vancouver, Rio, Michoacán, St. Barthe’s, Provence, Laos, Belize, Hong Kong, but…

 I find people turning to me for reassurance and advice. And hell, I’m American as it gets, and I realize this may actually provide an opportunity to restore America to greatness in *my* sense of the term: to show the world that we *are* as generally decent as we’re thought to be, that America *is* as dedicated to its founding principles as ever, perhaps more so. 

Despite our elevation of a thorough creep to *lead* us, we can be guided by our “better angels.” We can isolate this toxic asshole and prevent his hatreds, arrogance, bigotry, fear, and ignorance from defining our National Character in the eyes of the world. 

No! Now is the time to dig in, stand tall, and be *real* American patriots.

 from John Perry Barlow

https://twitter.com/JPBarlow

TONIGHT!  Midnight North  a special celebration of  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young  in San Francisco! With Phil Lesh, Dan Lebowitz, Jay Lane and more!

TONIGHT! Midnight North a special celebration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in San Francisco! With Phil Lesh, Dan Lebowitz, Jay Lane and more!

Midnight North
a special celebration of
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
in San Francisco!
With Phil Lesh, Dan Lebowitz, Jay Lane and more!

11.04.16 | Slim’s***, San Francisco, CA:
TICKETS:
http://www.slimspresents.com/event/midnight-north-slims/

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Here is Deadheadland’s exclusive footage of Midnight North on KPFA’s Dead To The World with Tim Lynch

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Midnight North Fall Tour Schedule:

Check out our full Fall Tour schedule here. Get your tickets and share to us spread the word!
11.04.16 | Slim’s***, San Francisco, CA: http://www.slimspresents.com/event/midnight-north-slims/
11.05.16 | SLO Brew, San Luis Obispo, CA: http://www.slobrew.com/…/earphunk-midnight-north-feat-grah…/
11.06.16 | Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1314155
11.11.16 | Crystal Bay Casino Red Room, Crystal Bay, NV: http://devildogshows.com/fri-nov-11th-2016-midnight-north-…/
11.12.16 | Auburn Event Center, Auburn, CA. With the David Nelson Band: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-nelson-band-midnight-nor…
11.17.16 | Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, Portland, OR. Tickets onsale soon!
11.18.16 | HiFi Music Hall, Eugene, OR: http://hifimusichall.com/eventz/midnight-north-hi-fi-lounge/
11.19.16 | Red Room Lounge, Spokane, WA. Tickets onsale soon!
11.20.16 | Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midnight-north-tickets-2755862…

***a special celebration of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in San Francisco! With many special guests TBA

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