What Bobby, Mickey, and Bill stepped into, bringing the Grateful Dead into Dead and Company with John Mayer, was a precise act to accomplish the unimaginable: what was intended from a line of art and music stretching back through the Homer, a deep pain and injustice that had happened and a cultural course, even through Michelangelo, to the 1960s. Not figuratively. Literally, that they picked up this art music lineage, knew what Homer showed could be accomplished, how Homer told how to do it, and now Dead and Company have literally and spiritually done it. This isn’t just a ‘thank you,’ this is a Holy Moly.
Homer was playing a trick as Odysseus in his own songs, showing what he himself was doing through the weave of song in altering a course of culture from its downfall from all-out war at Troy.
What started the Trojan war and held purposefully in the mythology is that core values (and obvious lack thereof) had become skewed to that “beauty” and “love” (fundamental to a culture, like the sublime music) had become falsely based on surface values–the inside Being didn’t matter anymore. But Helen, with only surface beauty and born of a rape of a violent god Zeus is shown to be an empty shell of a bird.
And so we live in that culture, so it makes a difference. Who sings the bird song? This is about altering the deep structure, the underpinnings, and looking to the core, which Dead and Company has just revealed.
The deepest dive had to come by John joining Dead and Company when those circumstances worsened on a broader scale–a huge injustice and false voice, Taylor Swift, (based on the untrue power of "rumor") that was taking over the voice and narrative of music (changing it to self, greed, and ability to abuse and generate hate) based on falsely using John’s name (and life and lyrics), his undeniable realness and spirit, and his early earth-shattering accomplishments. He was going to have to prove his realness in the face of the loud, false accusations. He knew he could do it because he knew what he was made of.
This hat is a tribute to what astoundingly has happened by these psychopomps between the worlds, those ancient tricksters always on the road.
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• Outside: 100% polyurethane (PU) leather
• Lining: 60% cotton, 40% polyester
• Embroidery backing: 100% rayon
• Fabric weight: 10.6 oz/yd² (359 g/m²)
• Regular fit
• Rib-knit banding at collar, cuffs, and hem
• Side pockets
• Utility pocket on the sleeve
• Hidden inside access zipper at the back of the design area
• Blank product sourced from China
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