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Grateful Dead - Uncle John’s Band

Not sure why this song is in my head right now.

30 day music challenge

Day 24: A song by a band you wish were still together

Quite honestly, there aren’t any bands I wish were still together. Unless it’s prompted by someone’s premature death, the break-up of a band usually means it’s just plain time to call it quits, and there are plenty of bands that are still at it when they should have hung it up long ago. So it’s not that I wish The Grateful Dead were still together - it’s just that they’re one band I truly regret never having seen live. I was never really that much of a Deadhead, but I’d always heard their concerts were something special. I once had the opportunity to see them, but didn’t take it, and now I’ll never have the chance. Here’s Eyes of the World, one of their best.

30 day music challenge

Day 7: A song to drive to.

I had a tough time choosing this, because there are so many good ones (and I love to drive). I finally remembered this road-trip scene from the movie version of Hair, so I decided to go with the criminally upbeat Good Morning Starshine. Contenders include Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf, Going Up the Country by Canned Heat, Truckin’ by The Grateful Dead, Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers, Take it Easy by The Eagles, Ventura Highway by America, Travelin’ Band by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots, Heaven by Los Lonely Boys, and In a Daydream by The Freddy Jones Band.