Jambands.com - Need We Say More? Features 'Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't':An Interview with Ann Coulter
Ann gets pretty fired up when she's out giving her opinions on talk shows etc, rather than writing one of her many energized books.
It was a pleasant surprise to hear that she is a Deadhead. I'm not surprised because she is straight forward and consistent in her constant clarification of the blind faith the mobs call truth. And, she likes to have fun! There's no reason to get upset with her. During my college days, we wanted to hear all opinions. How did college kids become so intolerant and closed minded? After all, just because a bunch of people agree on something it doesn't mean it's the truth. I think back to listening to albums with lots of room for artwork with little nuggets hidden in psychedelic writing condoning "Truth Search", as in the Airplane's "When the truth is found, to be lies. And all the joy within you dies..."
I went to a few Dead concerts, but my fondest memories of Jerry's music were at the little club on University in Berkeley near Shattuck called the Keystone where he'd jam with whoever was around among his musician friends. There was no stage to speak of. It was so crowded, at times you walked across the stage and it was no big deal. Nicky Hopkins was on keyboards one time I was there and they were playing Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" songs to a great degree and a wonderful time was had by all. I liked the major to minor waves that were so uplifting in the music when they were jamming with the music resolving over and over; perfect for LSD listening and dancing, smiles all around.
Funny, the harshest comments after the article come from distrusting souls who seem to feel violated that their tastes in music might coincide with Ann's. Is that what you call open minded? Shouldn't tolerance be part of the open minded equation? One of life's strangest paradoxes is that people who preach something rarely follow their own message. Oh well, "What a long strange trip it's been".