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Posted By: GUEST,Richard Robinson
25-Sep-19 - 07:49 AM
Thread Name: Obit:GratefulDeadLyricist Robert Hunter(1941-2019)
Subject: RE: 2019 Obit: Robert Hunter, Grateful Dead Lyricist
"the transitive nightfall of diamonds"

I never could follow that. He probably meant "transient" ?

I can still be impressed by the playing, though - looping round, playing the same thing many times over without ever repeating themselves ... arguably, this is even relevant here. It's certainly part of the way I think about playing The Tunes.

(I had one of his LPs, once. He wasn't a great singer).

Also, "I guess they can't revoke your soul for trying" is one of the great lines of any genre of song.