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By Douglas Kahn

Earth Sound Earth sign is a learn of energies in aesthetics and the humanities, from the beginning of recent communications within the 19th century to the worldwide transmissions of the current day. Grounded within the Aeolian sphere song that Henry David Thoreau heard blowing in telegraph traces and within the Aelectrosonic sounds of ordinary radio that Thomas Watson heard in cellphone traces, the e-book strikes throughout the histories of technological know-how, media, tune, and the humanities to the Sixties, whilst the composer Alvin Lucier labored with the "natural electromagnetic sounds" current from "brainwaves to outer space," throughout the city electromagnetism within the conceptual paintings of Robert Barry, to the power scavenging drawings and antennas via the artist Joyce Hinterding.

From the sounds of auroras at excessive latitudes and atmospheric electrical energy within the mountains, to underground tune of earthquakes and nuclear explosions, to track bounced off the moon and the sounds of the sunlight, Earth Sound Earth sign rethinks power at an international scale via precise discussions of artists and scientists equivalent to Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, James Turrell, Karl-Birger Blomdahl, Paul DeMarinis, Semiconductor, Thomas Ashcraft, Katie Paterson, Edmond Dewan, Ludwik Liszka and lots of others.

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They Didn’t Buy into the Jinx / 51 Jerry had apparently altered his metabolism in some way since he was last on stage. He was bouncing around and all smiles, looking forward to trading licks with the likes of Dickey Betts and Robbie Robertson. It didn’t go that well. They started a rocking jam, Jerry took a tentative and meandering lead, and Dickey promptly buried him. The icy jinx first began to melt in 1977 when the Dead played their first big gig in the East at Englishtown, New Jersey. Though the vocalists had unusual trouble (even for them) remembering the lyrics to their songs, the band played two full sets and an encore, played well, and everyone went home happy.

The tc experiment didn’t last too long, not his fault, but he did throw the band out of balance. Still, the Constanten era produced some interesting material, like just about everyone’s first “Dark Star” on Live/Dead. This version of the Dead was never going to have mass appeal, however. Phil and Tom together overloaded the weirdness end with a steady flow of accidental music while the rock end had to fight to keep up. tc left on good terms right after the New Orleans bust. He’d just gotten another gig, a musical to compose and direct, so it was a good time to move on.

In the following days they wrote “Mexicali Blues,” their first collaboration. Barlow says when he wrote the words he had a specific sound in mind, and, naturally, it was nothing in texture or melody like the music Bobby set the words to. Barlow says the first time he heard the song, he was stricken, a feeling shared by no one else. Luckily, the feeling wore off quickly, and Barlow got over it. Soon thereafter, they wrote “Cassidy” (about both Neal Cassady, legendary Beat and Bobby’s old roommate on Ashbury Street, and Cassidy Law, newborn daughter of a pair of extended Dead family members), and “Black42 / Why the Grateful Dead Matter Throated Wind” (a nighttime song whose lyrics changed over the years, about a lonely hitchhiker who yearns for the daytime and a woman he left behind).

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