Artist Title Album Label Link
Grateful Dead Mississippi Half-Step Wake of the Flood
Phish Backwards Down The Number Line Joy
Grateful Dead Jam Live 6/74
China Cat Sunflower "
I Know You Rider "
Weather Report Suite Live 11/11/73
Eyes Of The World Live 10/19/73
Stella Blue "
Scarlet Begonias Live 5/21/92
Fire On The Mountain "
Lazy Lightning Live 2/17/79
Supplication "
So Many Roads Live 7/9/95
Live Simply Love Generously & Be Kind

In this edition of The Golden Road, we honor the "November Birthday Boys" in all their glory and tip our cap to dear friends who we have gone "backwards down the number line" with on many occasions. Special thanks to Rahda for the unique timing and Phishy inspiration, and the Hunt/Cartwright girls who graced the K-Dirt studio on a cold, foggy evening to warm our hearts + minds!

Here's some excellent words:

Happy happy oh my friend
Blow out candles once again
Leave the presents all inside
Take my hand
And let’s take a ride
Backwards down the number line
You were eight and I was nine
Do you know what happened then?

Do you know why we’re still friends?
Laughing all these many years
We pushed through hardships tasted tears
Made a promise one to keep
I can still recite it in my sleep
Every time a birthday comes
Call your friend and sing a song
Or whisper it into his ear
Or write it down
Just don’t miss a year

You decide what it contains
How long it goes but this remains
The only rule is it begins
Happy happy oh my friend

You decide what it contains
How long it goes but this remains
The only rule is it begins
Happy happy oh my friend

All my friends
Come backwards down the number line

And when I see you coming down the line
With eyes wide open
Somewhere in between the past and future
Where you drift in time
And you can see a different point of view

And here's a cool vid that tells a tale or two, and helps to unravel the mystery of just who sent off those cool ballons at Cal Expo on 6/10/90!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QortJIpbsGs

Enjoy!

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <blockquote> <br> <cite> <code> <dd> <div> <dl> <dt> <em> <img> <li> <ol> <p> <span> <strong> <ul>
    Allowed Style properties: float, height, left, right, width

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.