Robert Anton Wilson (Creative Commons photo)
An email from Eric Wagner: "I plan to listen to some Beethoven on 1/11 and on 1/18 to commemorate Bob Wilson’s death and birth. Deadheads refer to the period between 8/1 (Jerry Garcia’s birthday) and 8/8 (the day of his passing) as 'The Days Between'."
Wilson was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Brooklyn, N.Y., on the East Coast, and died Jan. 11, 2007, in Capitola, Calif., on the West Coast.
Days Between is one of my favorite dead tunes. Ive seen Bob Weir perform it live a few times now and it gives me chills every time. RIP RAW.
For anyone else who would like to participate, I plan to listen to Solomon's recording of Beethoven Op. 111 (and perhaps Op. 106, the Hammerklavier) on 1/11 and Furtwangler's March 1942 recording of the Ninth Symphony on Bob's birthday. Whole lotta shakin' goin' on.
Thanks for the recommendation, Eric. I would be happy to participate.
I have the CD’s in the car. We sure could use Bob’s intelligence and humor right now.
Yes. I love that version.
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