Monday, September 28, 2009

The Most Underappreciated Band Of All Time

The thing about the Grateful Dead is that my grandparents could have enjoyed this music... my parents... anybody. It's low-impact, folksy, mellodious, winsome, and adult. It can play in the background or it can occupy you fully. It's timeless (you feel some of their songs would have been right at home around a civil war campfire 130 years ago... or in a New Orleans honky tonk 100 years ago... or in a beatnik café 60 years ago) and at the same time so indicative of the hippie era that they outlived (and outperformed) by two-and-a-half decades.

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