Global Electronic Network – Time SquareWrite something, you layabouts!
See? That was well worth it.Global Electronic Network – Time Square
It's the sound of arriving in Berlin late in the evening after a 6+ hour train journey from somewhere else in Europe - Amsterdam, Warsaw, Prague. Gazing through the window, trying your best not to catch the attention of your refection, you observe the last embers of an orange sun flickering behind the silhouettes of the overhead cantary and tower blocks. Through your headphones, you hear the muffled announcement of the running order of the city's station stops: "BERLIN-SPANDAU", "BERLIN-HAUPTBAHNHOF", "BERLIN-OSTBAHNHOF". You are hit with the jolt of adrenaline that accompanies arriving in a new city for the first time, followed by a gradual, lingering feeling of deferred FOMO - history once happened here, but not anymore.
Check some of the Garcia band’s various incarnations, 71-onward with Merl Saunders, any gigs with John Kahn. Pretty much all of the Pure Jerry releases are solid, plus the Live Volumes with Ron Tutt on drums are juicy. Once you pass a certain threshold heroin kills the focus, but there’s stacks of good music prior to that tide turning