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RAINDANCE

THE PLAY

by Uncle John

Spanish translation by Tania Carrasco

Characters

Storyteller

Sundance

Raindance

Lady Liberty

The Joker

The Purple Sage

The Hermit

Daniel Rafael

Michelle

Pretty Peggy

Ida Red

Billy Dee

  Jesse 

Freya Chanteur

Johnnie Walker

Harry Jardiniere

Maria Bonita

Seven Gypsy Women

Bobby “Sugarfree” Sugaree

Rainbow

The Magician

Storyteller:

Harry Jardiniere met Johnnie Walker at the Alligator Bar & Grill.

He was drinking and smoking heavy & Johnnie was popping pills.

He heard the wear in his old friend´s voice.

Emotions were stirred echoing his words.

 

Johnnie Walker:

I´ve been shaken and frozen inside,

Withdrawn, broken like the ground;

I been lost in a sound surrounded and found.

I´ve survived the darkest night

Alone on the desert sand.

I´m not a fraud and I´m not a holy man.

 

 Harry Jardiniere:

Point the way

Persevering for the day

To find a job working

For a United States company.

Owed so many bills causing our countrymen´s ills,

I have to pay so I must sell the story.

They´re drowning in debt

Though they work through a sweat,

So I dug out a book of history.

You could see it repeat itself,

Down from the shelf,

Brought back a picture in my memory.

I was at a reunion and sang a lullaby.

They wanted to discuss modern times.

We went down to the pier with our fishing line

Recalling the gig at the time.

 

Storyteller:

Harry Jardiniere is host and with his half tank of gas,

Hums his harp dancing with the light glistening through his glass.

 

Harry Jardiniere (singing):

Someone buy two rounds & I´ll drink a toast to old Jim Bridger and to the band in the arena,

Where flower girls smile with their eyes at those passing by &

My lady Maria Bonita the Senorita,

She bathes in the soft moonlight &

Turns me away from the Margaritas,

Awakens and soaks up the sun in the shamrocks beneath her.

 

Storyteller:

No one could catch or match such

Succession of impressions in progression.

There was a wolf´s head in the passageway

With ringers on his fingers, muscles on his arms &

His songs played on the loudspeakers,

With the crickets in tune under the moon.

There were beautiful women, with purses, that would sway and swoon.

Four women horsing-around together,

Drinking up the time,

Waiting and juiced, ready and able,

They´re funny with an interesting line.

 

Lady Liberty:

It seems you can´t please everyone

& you don´t want to antagonize;

Everybody´s got so much to say

They could say better with their eyes.

 

Ida Red:

There are four queens in every deck,

Four kings in every scene,

Four aces in faces,

Four jacks in the right places.

 

Freya Chanteur:

The cost they share makes them feel bright blue.

If he had the chance, he´d make his dream come true.

No brazen anger, no nightmare trance,

No need to be strangers between the song and the dance.

 

Michelle:

Rainmaker, Rainmaker, shake that Rainmaker.

Make it rain a worthy treasure

For our dancing pleasure.

 Rainmaker, Rainmaker, shake that Rainmaker.

 

Lady Liberty:

One Christmas eve I remember well.

Johnnie Walker called from his hotel.

(He said:)

 

Johnnie Walker:

It sure is hot here in Mexico &

This needle and grains just aren´t enough;

I used to spend Christmas as a family man;

Now I´m alone & on the edge of being a hollow man.

 

Lady Liberty:

Johnnie came home on New Year´s eve &

Paid the price of time,

And played a rhapsody in the rain

To this old heart of mine.

 

 

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True Stories

by Uncle John

Short story excerpts from LAST FLASH OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD

FARE THEE WELL

Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

The last days of the Grateful Dead are full of the first. Their sound is distinct, loud and unique. They're not just another rock ‘n roll band playing, but a musical collaraboration of intuitive consciousness, telepathic notes, energetic stimulation, stability,  and balance we interpret in dance and spirit. We all recognize the Grateful Dead and their unique ability to be harmonious, focused, intense, with empathetic  talent in collusion and cooperation, in a maze of transformation that speaks individually and collectively to each member of the audience. 

 

It is early evening in Santa Clara, California, the first day of the Fare Thee Well shows, and the Grateful Dead take the stage in the twenty-first century for the first time. There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert! It’s a special, timeless feeling, intuitive moment, unity of spirit, gathering of the souls, grounded in vibration,  with light and sounds to stimulate our senses, balance our emotions, displace our worries and fears, opening the well of inner kindness, smiling in the peace of our moments shared.

The grand finale staged five concerts in two cities with Jerry Garcia´s presence in spirit and songs felt throughout. They opened in California with Truckin´. The band played one their first cover songs,  closing the first of ten sets with Noah Lewis' jugband tune “Viola Lee Blues”. The band is playing its unique style of the song. Listening to the sweet spirits present, I hear Noah playing his harp in the background and Jerry Garcia jamming with the Jubilee band, when suddenly a giant esthetic rainbow appears in the sky, and the crowd is amazed. There’s cloud cover in this time of drought, and a double rainbow appears while the band is still playing the end of its first set. As soon as the set ends, a few drops of rain fall on the crowd. A spectacular sunset follows.  

Promoter Bill Graham famously said of the Grateful Dead "They're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones that do what they do."

The songs of the Beatles in the sixties liberated us, and the words and music of Bob Dylan understood us and brought revelation, but the sounds of the Grateful Dead, that country folk rock jazzy blues jam beat feel good band, transforms us.

"The rainbow was real."

--Paul Hoffman, Lighting Director for the Grateful Dead

According to news reports that surfaced after this rainbow occurred in Santa Clara, California on June 27, 2015 during the Grateful Dead's show, it was unbelievable to some reporters who raised speculation it was a contrived event. There was a magnificent rainbow arching over the entire stadium, with perfect timing showing up during the final song of their first set on this first night of "Fare Thee Well", and morphing into a double rainbow. Billboard.com stated it was not Divine intervention or Mother Nature's unusual weather. One report claimed the Grateful Dead spent $50,000 to stage this rainbow. An ABC News report stated it was possible. "What a great way to create a buzz, for a run of shows that have been nothing if not buzz-worthy from their very first announcement." After all, the Merry Pranksters were there.  According to reports, the Grateful Dead orchestrated this rainbow by placing 600 special lights on a building two  miles away.  Of course they had to bring in the cloud cover, and a few raindrops fell on this crowd in a rainless drought-stricken time, and for the climax, a spectacular incredible sunset fills the sky. Billboard did a retraction by quoting a Deadhead, "This is the band that jams with God."

 

CHICAGO

I am riding the elevated train in Chicago on the first night of the Grateful Dead's "Fare Thee Well" here. There's a group of black people surrounding this one older black man who's at the center of their group. One of them asks, "What's going on?" and another echoes, "What's happening here?" and the older gentleman responds, "Don't you know the Grateful Dead are in town, and that they're different from every other band that comes here? There's two reasons, one, the following they have, and two, the vibe. Even the big names like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones don't have this kind of following, and they don't have that vibe", he says with emphasis, and smiling.

 

 

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CLUES TO OUR EXISTENCE

Songs by Uncle John

Spanish translation by Tania Carrasco

Mystery Rivers*

Sing You A Sweet Song Now Momma*

Poker Face*

Showdown*

The Lover

Let The Good Times Be *

Clues to Our Existence: Part 1 Metamorphosis*

Clues to our Existence: Part 2 Butterfly*

Hello to My Heart*

Home Sweet River

Peace to All Who Enter Here

Wedding Band*

The Fool´s Journey

Me & Casey McAllister*

Gambling Man

Singing In The Band

Dune*

The Moon

The Awakening Sun

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The Dancer

Sunrise Lady*

The Hunter*

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RIVER IN TIME

Poetry by Uncle John

 

I am a man in pants in a spiritual trance

I´m here for the story as I listen and dance

As I channel her thoughts under the sun

Overlooking the riverbanks of fun

 

Love is burning in the hearts of youth

Learning as they grow

In the rhythm of the river´s flow

Keeping the sun aglow

Walking in truth

With each new moment you live and you live

You are forgiven when you share your time

The trees grow to become the pages of your life

 

The key to the future is there just ahead

The child holds the world in the realm of his hand

It opens to a heart with wings

On a river of riddles

He sketches a drawing of the return of spring

It makes me dance and her sing

Everyday the sun rises

Never is it late

New as a song

Star of the morning

 

These are thoughts going through my mind as I walk

Follow you when you talk

Makes me smile and rhyme

When the heart moves in rhythm with the mind

Love becomes a river in time

 

 

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TOUCH OF GREY

 

It took the Grateful Dead 22 years to get a top ten hit, “Touch Of Grey”,  from their album "In The Dark", on the Billboard charts.

 

I'm riding with Bob Weir in his car in San Francisco one sunny autumn afternoon. We're talking about songwriting and how do you write a top ten hit. While he’s driving, Bobby is talking about having a hit on the radio and how the Grateful Dead would like to make one of those. Suddenly, he calls my attention to the car in front of us. The license plate reads “HIT”.

“Is that God or coincidence?” Bob asks me.

 

One of the weirdest miracles I’ve seen in my life happened one night when I am driving my cousin, David Remillard, home from a Jerry Garcia concert in Albany, New York.  David is a local firefighter who lives on the same farm he grew up on in Schaghticoke, N.Y. On the ride home, we talk about the Grateful Dead and God. I share with him that the Grateful Dead are different from any other band because of their spirituality, songs referencing the Bible, their universal reach, and love for all the cultures of mankind.

 

We ride through Mechanicville, then get on a long road leading to Schaghticoke. It’s a new moon and cloudy night and there are no lamps or lights out here. I’m talking to David about God because he’s become a disbeliever. I share stories about the Grateful Dead who have helped me understand without question, the existence of God and the Devil. Suddenly, the car stops and we’re out of gas. I’ve never seen it this dark outside and there are no vehicles in sight.

 

We have a flashlight, get out in the darkness, and walk around the car in the middle of nowhere. On the side of the road is a clear plastic bottle with something of amber color in it and my cousin says “Johnie don’t touch that. It’s somebody’s urine.” It’s a gallon container and I uncap it. “It’s gasoline” I tell him. “No it’s not, it’s somebody’s piss,” he replies. “We’ll see when we put it in the tank.” He is in shock when the car starts, and I am amazed as the radio comes on and the Grateful Dead’s top ten hit “Touch Of Grey” is playing “We will get by, we will survive.

 “Is that God or coincidence?” I ask David

 
 

 

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"Northern Lights" by Jerry Garcia

LEAP-YEAR
Part 4
Autumn
by Uncle John


North of midnight
Look at the moon like a kite
And the planets like taillights
As we go through the night of nights

Yeah it's really not the same
The only town and the only game
Full of heart and by name
Hidden like her mits firm as the flame

All the king's horses
Leading all the king's men
The wall of Jericho could not be raised
again
 

In the sky and in the breeze

Clouds over seas

Leaves rustlin´ trees

North of midnight
Fresh and clear view
Everything will be alright
Turn on the light
Hold the candle and watch the roses fall
Read the writing on the wall

 

 

Uncle John @ Terrapin Crossroads Bar  with Terrapin Family Band

 All Along The Watchtower

Lyrics & Music by Bob Dylan

 

SCARLET BEGONIAS

Uncle John @ Terrapin Crossroads Bar  with Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh, Ross James & Alex Koford

Lyrics & Music by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia

 

 

THEY LOVE EACH OTHER

Canción de Grateful Dead
(Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)
Translation: Tania Carrasco & Jhon Ramirez
Performed live in Spanish @
 Terrapin Crossroads 12/26/2018
Vocals, Uncle John
Guitars, Ross James & Alex Koford (Terrapin Family Band)
Keyboards, Jason Crosby (Terrapin Family Band)
Bass, Brian Hasrap (Casual Coalition)
Drums, Danny Luehring (Casual Coalition)

¨Box Of Rain" rehearsal 8/1/2020  for RAINDANCE play

 

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