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  • Friday Open, RIP Robert Hunter

    by coldwarrior ( 60 Comments › )
    Filed under Music at September 27th, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    Robert Hunter, Lyricist for the Grateful Dead, passed this week. It’s a sad day here.

    One can read his lyrics in the book ‘A Box of Rain’ as poetry.

    From the article:
    Dappled with David Grisman’s sunny mandolin, “Ripple” came together during the Festival Express tour of summer 1970 and served as centerpiece of “American Beauty,” the second album of cosmic Americana the Dead delivered that year. “Ripple” is a song about writing a song, and it includes references to birth and death and the path leading from the former to the latter. Key lyric: “Let it be known there is a fountain / That was not made by the hands of man,” which Hunter characterized to Rolling Stone in 2015 as “pretty much my favorite line I ever wrote,” adding: “And I believe it, you know?”

    Ripple
    Grateful Dead

    If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
    And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
    Would you hear my voice come through the music
    Would you hold it near as it were your own?

    It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken
    Perhaps they’re better left unsung
    I don’t know, don’t really care
    Let there be songs to fill the air

    Ripple in still water
    When there is no pebble tossed
    Nor wind to blow

    Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
    If your cup is full may it be again
    Let it be known there is a fountain
    That was not made by the hands of men

    There is a road, no simple highway
    Between the dawn and the dark of night
    And if you go no one may follow
    That path is for your steps alone

    Ripple in still water
    When there is no pebble tossed
    Nor wind to blow

    You who choose to lead must follow
    But if you fall you fall alone
    If you should stand then who’s to guide you?
    If I knew the way I would take you home

    Songwriters: Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Hunter
    © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    60 Responses to “Friday Open, RIP Robert Hunter”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | September 27, 2019 4:21 pm

      Pompeo has just been subpoenaed for docs relating to Ukraine


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | September 27, 2019 4:50 pm

      Never solder over sandaled feet.

      Juss sayin.


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | September 27, 2019 5:14 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      ‘medical professional’


    4. 4 | September 27, 2019 5:24 pm

      Well, isn’t THIS convenient – Sean Davis reporting this on Twitter:

      BREAKING: The intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblower complaints contain only direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing allegations.

      A new version of the complaint form allowing hearsay was secretly revised last month.

      When asked when the parameters were changed in relation to this complaint, intell community refused to answer. Schiffty’s fingerprints are all over this.

      I am going to need to revise my column. This reeks to high heaven of collusion on the part of Congress and the intel community.


    5. coldwarrior
      5 | September 27, 2019 5:29 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      ‘medical professional’

      Touche!


    6. coldwarrior
      6 | September 27, 2019 5:30 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      This is absurd.

      Gut Intel and fed law enforcement and start over.

      The pensions away too.


    7. 7 | September 27, 2019 5:34 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      This is why Schiffty held on to that intel and reframed the complaint even though they got it in August. They had to have time to change the rules so that second-hand information would qualify as a whistleblower and they can hide this dirtbag’s identity.

      Also, you will never ever convince me that Schiffty intended that fairy tale he spun about the contents of the phone call were intended as “parody”. He intended people tuning in to believe that this garbage was the phone call. I am, however, pissed as hell that not ONE Republican interrupted this dirtbag to call him out of it, House “Rules” be damned. Get it on the damned record.


    8. eaglesoars
      8 | September 27, 2019 5:57 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      The intelligence community

      I would really like to know how that got done and who did it.


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | September 27, 2019 6:00 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      The Barbarian wrote:

      The intelligence community

      I would really like to know how that got done and who did it.

      to be clear – how many intel agencies are there? Was this done at the DNI level to cover ALL of them? Because Coates was DNI and Susan Gordon was his 2nd and she was apparently the source for this


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | September 27, 2019 6:08 pm

      More from Sean Davis

      I talked to a DNI official and asked when these revisions were made and why. The official said the intelligence community would not comment on anything to do with the anti-Trump whistleblower.

      I never mentioned or asked about the anti-Trump whistleblower.

      https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1177692078119280641


    11. coldwarrior
      11 | September 27, 2019 6:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      This is treason


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | September 27, 2019 6:28 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      oh yeah


    13. Deplorable Bumr50
      13 | September 27, 2019 6:35 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      This should be a bombshell.


    14. coldwarrior
      14 | September 27, 2019 6:36 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      Hearsay wont hold up in court.


    15. coldwarrior
      15 | September 27, 2019 6:38 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Dude, I saw a mullet driving a t top Camaro…

      He was getting gas…yes…was wearing white hite hi-tops.

      It was yinzer awesome!


    16. coldwarrior
      16 | September 27, 2019 6:39 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      The beer gut was a perfect accent


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | September 27, 2019 6:41 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      It was like being in a time machine!


    18. coldwarrior
      18 | September 27, 2019 6:43 pm

      This is the first booze ive had in 9 days….

      Note to self…don’t work that many days in a row.


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | September 27, 2019 6:44 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      This should be a bombshell.

      They never expected Trump to go ahead and declassify. They thought they would get weeks of leaks.

      Every time they set a trap, Trump springs it and they walk right in.


    20. Deplorable Bumr50
      20 | September 27, 2019 6:44 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Awesome!

      I’ve been working out of Uniontown. Lots of 80’s nostalgia like that there!

      The 24 yo mechanic on our crew has a maroon 86 Monte Carlo SS/ t-top for a daily driver!

      We’ll be working out of Bradford for a small well pad the next two-three weeks. Haven’t had work up there for a while. We leave at 3am.

      Been doing a lot of fracking and vaping. The headlines haven’t been kind!


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | September 27, 2019 6:47 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      Bradford…man, that’s out there.


    22. coldwarrior
      22 | September 27, 2019 6:48 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      An 86 Monte SS, WITH T TOPS!!!

      YES!!!


    23. Deplorable Bumr50
      23 | September 27, 2019 6:49 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They say the pad is an hour and forty minutes from Bradford. That’s just the closest place with a hotel. I’m thinking that if it’s not IN the National Forest it’s just on the outskirt.


    24. coldwarrior
      24 | September 27, 2019 6:51 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:
      That is remote.


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | September 27, 2019 6:53 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      They never expected Trump to go ahead and declassify.

      Now watch them order the whistleblower(s) to testify before Congress. Under oath.


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | September 27, 2019 6:54 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      I’ve been working out of Uniontown

      !!!!

      I was born there. Are they getting any money out of this yet? Where are you staying?


    27. Deplorable Bumr50
      27 | September 27, 2019 7:02 pm

      Our yard is just north of Uniontown in an old Army tank facility. The address is Lemont Furnace. Kind of between Utown and Connellsville.

      When I’m in the shop I stay at a ratty Ramada, which used to be a Holiday Inn, up on the north end of Main Street. Walmart, the mall , and a bunch of chain restaurants up there.


    28. 28 | September 27, 2019 7:02 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      They’re giving subpoenas to Pompeo, that asshat Ambassador to the Ukraine Trump recalled, and Giuliani. Man, they are SOOO going to be sorry. You guys are not an official impeachment committee. Rudi is the President’t personal lawyer, you dum bulbs. ANYTHING Trump told him is covered by privilege.


    29. eaglesoars
      29 | September 27, 2019 7:08 pm

      Deplorable Bumr50 wrote:

      When I’m in the shop I stay at a ratty Ramada, which used to be a Holiday Inn, up on the north end of Main Street. Walmart, the mall , and a bunch of chain restaurants up there.

      I know where it is.


    30. eaglesoars
      30 | September 27, 2019 7:10 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      Rudi is the President’t personal lawyer, you dum bulbs. ANYTHING Trump told him is covered by privilege.

      That idiot Jerry Rivers was bitching that Trump didn’t send Rudy to Ukraine as ‘special envoy’ instead of as his personal lawyer. D’uh.


    31. 31 | September 27, 2019 7:10 pm

      And on that note – Volker has just resigned as U.S. Special Envoy to the Ukraine.

      Question is – is he resigning because he’s about to be revealed as part of the Deep State asshats trying to frame Trump? I don’t know much about him.


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | September 27, 2019 7:13 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      They’re giving subpoenas to Pompeo, that asshat Ambassador to the Ukraine Trump recalled,

      Wait until the Rs subpoena the whistleblower


    33. eaglesoars
      33 | September 27, 2019 7:15 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      I don’t know much about him.

      former CIA, former head of McCain Institute

      bad guy


    34. coldwarrior
      34 | September 27, 2019 7:22 pm

      so i’m on record

      Friday Night:

      #12 Penn State at Maryland – Fri, Sep 27, 8:00 PM ET…PSU is giving 5. I’ll take them to beat that spread.

      Arizona State at #15 California – Fri, Sep 27, 10:30 PM ET…Cal is giving 3 at home to the Sun Devils. They beat that spread at home on Homecoming.


    35. coldwarrior
      35 | September 27, 2019 7:24 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      jerry rivers is a great guy in person. HIPPA regs prevent me from going into detail.

      he is often very wrong, but a really good mensch.


    36. 36 | September 27, 2019 7:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Someone was saying on Twitchy that Rudi “called him out” yesterday. Speculation is that he’s one of the sneak’s sources.


    37. 37 | September 27, 2019 7:26 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      They’re HOME? Crap. BART’s going to be a mess. My train runs right through Berkeley on the way home. Okay, that settles it – going home through Contra Costa instead.


    38. 38 | September 27, 2019 7:27 pm

      I’ll catch you guys that are still around on the back end when I get home.


    39. eaglesoars
      39 | September 27, 2019 7:28 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      he is often very wrong, but a really good mensch.

      you are not the first person to tell me that.


    40. eaglesoars
      40 | September 27, 2019 7:30 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      Someone was saying on Twitchy that Rudi “called him out” yesterday. Speculation is that he’s one of the sneak’s sources.

      that would be even more fun!


    41. coldwarrior
      41 | September 27, 2019 7:45 pm

      tonight’s menu for when mrs coldwarrior gets home from 12 hours in neuro-trauma:

      A dry red from these guys. https://www.ferrantewinery.com/

      This vineyard looks like it came out of Napa, great stuff. Solid wine from ohio. for real. any yinz know me…i can be a bit of a snob. we love having a ‘date’ there while g’ma watches the kids

      proper italian prosciutto.

      i made some french loaves in the pellet smoker…oh yeah? it’s awesome.
      at 400F, the pellet smoker doesn’t put out much smoke…perfect ‘fire bread’

      caviar (we have friends in Jersey…nuff said)

      sicilian filleti di alici

      our favorite spanish olive oil http://www.pennmac.com/items/3438//pennmac-spanish-olive-oil

      and assortment of cheeses from the above store

      the fire is lit, mrs coldwarrior and the girls will enjoy a wonderful evening snack.


    42. coldwarrior
      42 | September 27, 2019 7:46 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      They’re HOME? Crap. BART’s going to be a mess. My train runs right through Berkeley on the way home. Okay, that settles it – going home through Contra Costa instead.

      and its homecoming.


    43. coldwarrior
      43 | September 27, 2019 7:46 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      he is often very wrong, but a really good mensch.

      you are not the first person to tell me that.

      for real. a great guy.


    44. coldwarrior
      44 | September 27, 2019 7:54 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      and i’ve brined a slab of alaska salmon and have been smoking it at 90F for 2 hours…

      get it up to 150 for 30min and its perfect.


    45. lobo91
      45 | September 27, 2019 8:02 pm

      Child Rape Suspects Released In New York & New Jersey After Local Jails Refuse To Hold Men For ICE

      Federal immigration officials say two alleged child rapists are on the run after authorities in New York and New Jersey refused to hold the suspects in jail for ICE.

      According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Mexican nationals were each taken into custody for separate incidents in the Tri-State Area on charges they sexually assaulted a minor.

      Despite requests that the men be held in jail until officers from ICE could pick them up, local law enforcement in both states released the suspects back into the public.

      ICE says the first man — Luciano Trejo-Dominguez – was arrested by Vineland, New Jersey police for allegedly restraining and sexually assaulting a child younger than 16 on Aug. 12.

      Over the next two days, ICE and Pacific Enforcement Response Center both filed detainers to have Trejo-Dominguez held at the Cumberland County Jail. Those requests were denied and the alleged rapist was released on Aug. 23.

      Trejo-Dominguez has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a victim 13-15 years-old, criminal restraint, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.

      The other man – Joaquin Rodriguez Quiroz – was arrested by police in New York’s Westchester County on 3rd-degree rape charges on Sept. 6.

      Quiroz allegedly raped a minor under 17 years-old, which is a class-E felony in New York.

      ICE again lodged a detainer request with the Westchester County Jail on Sept. 7, but the Mexican national was released after posting bond.


    46. coldwarrior
      46 | September 27, 2019 8:07 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      A yinzer from PGH modified a commute in SF.

      Heh.


    47. eaglesoars
      47 | September 27, 2019 8:10 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I assume they think they’re safe under some sort of ‘qualified immunity’ law and they may well be.

      That has to change. If you violate your oath (upholding the laws) you should be legally liable for the consequences. Accessory to rape of a minor, etc.


    48. eaglesoars
      48 | September 27, 2019 8:21 pm

      Night life, Market Square, Pittsburgh

      https://twitter.com/JanePitt/status/1177735230238728194

      cool car, too

      (made you look, right?)


    49. eaglesoars
      49 | September 27, 2019 8:48 pm

      What’s the difference between Putin and Hillary?

      Putin can win an election rigged in his favor

      /sorry, not sorry


    50. AZfederalist
      50 | September 27, 2019 10:59 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Never solder over sandaled feet.

      Juss sayin.

      Not that you’d know anything about that, just posting for a friend, right? 🙂


    51. AZfederalist
      51 | September 27, 2019 11:01 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ The Barbarian:
      Hearsay wont hold up in court.

      Didn’t you hear, the Intelligence Community just change the regulations on that as well.

      /s Well, they’d like to


    52. coldwarrior
      52 | September 27, 2019 11:04 pm

      AZfederalist wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Never solder over sandaled feet.

      Juss sayin.

      Not that you’d know anything about that, just posting for a friend, right?

      drop burn


    53. AZfederalist
      53 | September 27, 2019 11:06 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Time for the fed to hold the officials doing this accountable and prosecute them.


    54. AZfederalist
      54 | September 27, 2019 11:08 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      AZfederalist wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Never solder over sandaled feet.

      Juss sayin.

      Not that you’d know anything about that, just posting for a friend, right?

      drop burn

      Welding in athletic shoes with mesh so that they breathe can be exciting as well.


    55. coldwarrior
      55 | September 28, 2019 2:22 am

      @ AZfederalist:

      toenail roulette whist plasma-cutting I-beams is always fun too,

      my favorite is the ‘why the hell did i volunteer to do this’ event


    56. coldwarrior
      56 | September 28, 2019 3:55 am

      PSU covered 59-0.

      cal bears lost..effin berkley lost on homecoming weekend.

      .even for friday. the football thread comes up tomorrow.


    57. coldwarrior
      57 | September 28, 2019 3:57 am

      AZfederalist wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Never solder over sandaled feet.

      Juss sayin.

      Not that you’d know anything about that, just posting for a friend, right?

      i know better.


    58. coldwarrior
      58 | September 28, 2019 3:58 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      PSU covered 59-0.

      cal bears lost..effin berkley lost on homecoming weekend.

      .even for friday. the football thread comes up tomorrow.

      i hate the pac 12


    59. 60 | September 28, 2019 8:58 am

      I’m obviously gonna have to have a talk with the princesses about papa coldwarrior being such a slacker these days… I’m up at 4am raking the literary muck around, and he’s snoring like a chainsaw… Something has to be done about this…


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