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Ripple Effect: Fare Thee Well


#1

Ripple Effect: Fare Thee Well

Ending their long strange trip of 50 years, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead played their final "Fare Thee Well" concert in Chicago, urging a massive fervent crowd to take the feeling of the night home "and do some good with it - please, be kind.” To honor the event, the great global artists of Playing For Change released a video of "Ripple" in hopes its "ripple effect (will be) the next generation gets to play music all over the world.”


#2

thank you, abby.


#3

"Be kind" is the penultimate advice and I applaud the band for making that its farewell message. I only wish they had given the ultimate advice: "Be kind to all sentient beings." Kindness is incomplete if extended only to human animals. Restriction of kindness to humans is a restriction of kindness.


#5

Hopefully we'll still be able to catch individual, itinerant members of the band at appearances around the country. Well, we can always play their records!


#6

Time it was,
and what a time it was...
A time of innocence,
A time of confidences...
Long ago, it must be,
I have a photograph,
preserve your memories,
They're all that's left you...
(Simon & Garfunkle, "Bookends").


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#8

Sometimes in my zombie daily routine of striving to excel in our contrived world, I am sucked out of my reality-show into something beautiful and I burst into tears. This video was one of those times.


#9

I had to make an account just because I liked this statement so much.

We are the Grateful Dead <3 shining on


#10

I think "be kind" encompasses all of that, sentient & non-sentient, including the environment/planet. Perfect ending imho.