Musical Worldview: Grateful Dead, "Truckin'"

“Sometimes the light's all shinin' on me,
Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been.”

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Musical Worldview (Instrumental Edition): Circles Around The Sun, "Hallucinate A Solution"

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Wisdom from lyrics. Instrumental edition.

Neal Casal was interviewed by Relix about the Circles Around The Sun project and the title of this song came up.

The title for one of the pieces is “Hallucinate A Solution,” and that was something that I heard Phil say one night. We were playing at Terrapin [Crossroads, with Phil Lesh & Friends], and one of the band members asked him how we were going to make a certain transition in the set we were about to play because Phil had an elaborate transition he wanted to make between songs. He said, “I’m not really sure. Why don’t we just hallucinate a solution as we’re playing?”

It’s the quote about the song that led me to include it in the Musical Worldview Project, though I do love the song.

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True Love Will Find You in the End

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Sad news today about Daniel Johnston.

Here’s Wilco covering “True Love Will Find You in the End” at KEXP.


“True love will find you in the end
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking can it find you
'Cause true love is searching too”

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Musical Worldview: Hiss Golden Messenger, "When the Wall Comes Down"

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“Whatcha gonna do
When the shackles fall?
When the shackles fall?
What you oughta do is melt them down
Melt them down
Turn them into tools and make a garden
On the prison grounds
Turn your chains to roses, child
Tear it down
Tear it down

Step back, Jack, from the darkness”

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Musical Worldview: Tom Waits, "Hold On"

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Today’s installment of the Musical Worldview series is inspired by this Facebook post from my friend Justin McRoberts, whose new book project we featured here.

“Oh, you got to hold on, hold on
You gotta hold on
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on”


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Musical Worldview: New Order, "Run"

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“So what's the use in complaining
When you've got everything you need”




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Musical Worldview: Bob Dylan: "'Till I Fell In Love With You"

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“Well my house is on fire
Burnin' to the sky.

Well I thought it would rain
But the clouds passed by.


And I feel like I'm comin'
To the end of my way

But I know God is my shield
And he won't lead me astray”

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Musical Worldview: John Mellencamp, "Jack And Diane"

This episode of Musical Worldview inspired by this Tweet from David Dark.

“Life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone”

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Musical Worldview: Vampire Weekend, "Harmony Hall"

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“And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
Anybody with a worried mind could never forgive the sight
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die”

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