John Perry Barlow.............

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John Perry Barlow.............

Post by richblueyes » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:23 pm

A man with fingers in all sorts of Pies. Along with being a songsmith in the Grateful Dead. He did all sorts of work involving the Internet. Active in Politics and a Rancher. He kept busy.
Happy Birthday Good Sir!

Here we can visit some of the songs He worked on with the Band. :guitar

https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/celeb ... ead-songs/
Inspiration move me brightly / Light my heart with sense and color /
Hold away despair / More than this I will not ask / Faced with mysteries dark and vast.............

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by Beyond Description » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:32 pm

A cool dude

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by For Sure » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:38 pm

Never forget sitting in class in law school and the prof assigning us JPB economy of ideas. I know he wasn’t to happy when the remaining GD took the sbds down from DLing on archive. If you read this you’ll see why

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired. ... -ideas/amp

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by rdiberna » Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:01 pm

Happy Birthday!!

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by caseyjonesed » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:19 pm

Barlow is so missed. What he bought to the GD scene is immeasurable.
Someone on here met him once and Barlow made sure to ask what
THEIR NAME WAS! ;-)

This alone makes him a legend..

Black-Throated Wind

Bringing me down
I'm running aground
Blind in the light of the interstate cars
Passing me by
The buses and semis
Plunging like stones from a slingshot on Mars

But I'm here by the road
Bound to the load
That I picked up in ten thousand cafes and bars
Alone with the rush of the drivers who won't pick me up
The highway, the moon, the clouds, and the stars

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life where nothing is new
Ah, Mother American Night, I'm lost from the light
Oh, I'm drowning in you

I left St. Louis, the City of Blues
In the midst of a storm I'd rather forget
I tried to pretend it came to an end
'Cause you weren't the woman I thought I once met

But I can't deny that times have gone by
When I never had doubts or thoughts of regret
And I was a man when all this began
Who wouldn't think twice about being there yet

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
And it speaks of a life that passes like dew
It's forced me to see that you've done better by me
Better by me than I've done by you

What's to be found, racing around
You carry your pain wherever you go
Full of the blues and trying to lose
You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know

So I give you my eyes, and all of their lies
Please help them to learn as well as to see
Capture a glance and make it a dance
Of looking at you looking at me

The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a lie that could almost be true
Ah, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I'm turning around, that's what I'm gonna do
Goin' back home that's what I'm gonna do
Turnin' around
That's what I'm gonna do
'Cause you've done better by me
Than I've done by you

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by DZwEtrnity » Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:56 pm

In cyber space the first amendment is a local ordinance

Such a cool dude, had a nice chat with him once at the soundboard Sci halloween show b4 the lights went down...Mr Walt Whitman he was that night...he sure loved his cheese, toasted mostly

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Post by tombo » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:09 pm

If you haven't already, read Mother American Night, Barlow's autobiography. Amazing person. I met him several times in the 90s when the EFF was at its height. Also stood with him for a few songs at McNichols in Denver once. Engaging, curious, intelligent and genuinely grateful guy.

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Post by richblueyes » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:30 pm

Loved what John was up to in the EEF. What For Sure posted is a tip of an iceberg that runs deep.
Miss Wired and the articles they'd run about dealing with the new territory we find ourselves in.
A true friend of everyman. Rest easy Good Sir..........
Inspiration move me brightly / Light my heart with sense and color /
Hold away despair / More than this I will not ask / Faced with mysteries dark and vast.............

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Post by Toodeloo » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:24 am

Thank you JPB The world needs more people lie you !

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Post by ddan » Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:03 pm

His segment on This American Life.
Wonderful show with a wonderful guy well you might know what the results are.
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/74/transcript

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by Rutil8ed » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:10 pm

One of the most high profile people I ever gave healthcare crowdfunding to.
'Time has come to weigh those things' RH

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Re: John Perry Barlow.............

Post by For Sure » Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:18 am

A gentleman and a scholar if you will

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