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Cover Songs

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Waylon Jennings/Dreaming My Dreams (bonus track, 2001 remastered release)
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The Flaming Lips / Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Story

Taken in context of the megalith album, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips, it’s an optimistic stance in the face of a post-apocalyptic robot dawn in which the end of humanity looms inevitably on the horizon.  Taken out of context, it is a simple yet profound look at the season that has been the spark of inspiration for countless artists through time.  It invites the listener to turn away from the dark, introspective nature of winter that often leads to despair, and instead to direct psychic energy outward toward infinite possibility.  Look outside!  It’s summertime!

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traditional

Story

(Yes, that is Deep Elem Blues)

Imagine a New Orleans street brass band playing in the background on this one, then you'll be forced to start shakin' it ;-)

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Curtis Buck, W. Jennings / Traditional

Story

Part 1: "Waymore's Blues" from Dreaming My Dreams (1975), Waylon Jennings

Part 2: "I've Been All Around This World" from Reckoning (1981), Grateful Dead

(Yes, that is a Wharf Rat tease...and yes, that is a Cinnamon Girl outro)

I used to hate that the D string went out of tune by the end of this one, then I realized that I kind of liked it...fits the spirit of the medley and the theme of the song...kind of...oh well :-)

"The D string, string of continuity...we're not going to worry about continuity, we're not going to worry about the D string." Col. Bruce Hamptom, Ret, teaching guitar.  Outside Out (directed, written by M. Gordon). 

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Grateful Dead (Garcia / Hunter)

Story

Mickey Hart's dad.

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Weezer / Pinkerton