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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 7, 2017 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Location, location, location...

I was always intrigued with the way the lyrics kind of mirrored some of the science stuff going on when they were written.
Einstein predicted black holes existed way back when but the term wasn't coined 'till 1967, the very year Hunter writes Dark Star, no?

Stars -big ones, anyway- implode when they die, morphing into black holes that suck anything and everything into them, even light- which makes them dark.

Where does the stuff go that gets sucked in? Nobody knows, but reason certainly starts to tatter when exploring possible answers to this question. The best current take is they may be much like worm holes in apples, leading to other places in space-time, Black holes are prominently involved with current theorizing about the possibility of time travel.

Searchlights cast for faults in the clouds of delusion 'cause to figure some of this out we gotta forget some of the stuff we think we already know about our universe.

Forgive my babbling please. Just my take anyways. I never read any interview with Hunter where he talked about putting down a copy of Scientific American and quickly scribbling these lyrics but who knows?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Mar 8, 2017 6:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Location, location, location...

not a bad take at all Reade - although I still think they are hokey, I like your slant on the direction the lyrics. I cannot recall ever reading those lyrics in that exact same way, so I like it!! Nice post :)

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Poster: Reade Date: Mar 8, 2017 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Location, location, location...

So generous.
You had no way of knowing a mini-rant like that was headed your way. I was bored at work- what can I say?