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Born: 1940-03-15
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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There was always so much encouragement, to just really take it and run with it, from Deadheads.

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So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children.

Tags: Children, Education, Humble

And the input that we always got from Deadheads, at the moment of making the music, was always a factor.

Tags: Making, Moment, Music

Bruce's band is so different from the Grateful Dead; there's no lead guitar player, for one thing.

Tags: Dead, Grateful, Guitar

I mean, sports are big, big, big business.

Tags: Business, Mean, Sports

Michael is the kind of guy who has rhythm; he has rock'n'roll in his soul, whether he really plays it or not.

Tags: Rock, Soul, Whether

To sing a simple round is truly an enlightening experience.

Tags: Experience, Simple, Sing

When the band would leave the stage, and then the audience would just take over, and keep the groove goin'.

Tags: Band, Keep, Leave

Yes, Pluton, actually, in the play. And I play him in my most stentorian voice.

Tags: Actually, Him, Voice

Actually, the year anniversary of what you just heard, my son Grahame and I are going to be in a play together, and I'm acting for the first time in front of an audience that doesn't consist of a high school drama class.

Tags: School, Time, Together

And that format was - we'd been using that format, I guess, since the late '70s, and it was starting to get very predictable. In other words, certain songs would surface in the same points in the set every so often; it was like rotation.

Tags: Often, Since, Words

And there was a movement afoot to take another year off, and if we had been able to do that, and rethink everything, I think when we came back it would have been very different.

Tags: Able, Another, Off

Because, first of all, we were becoming aware during that tour that there was a group of people that was following the band around, and they weren't interested in coming in to the shows, they were just interested in hangin' out outside and tryin' to break in.

Tags: Band, Group, Interested

But we were really locked in to that kind of format, and as the '90s wore on, it became for me more solidified, in that sense that there weren't as many of those magical shows that were just magic all the way through as there had been in earlier years.

Tags: Magic, Sense, Shows

Especially in the realm of bringing an opportunity to do something creative to people, as I said, who wouldn't ordinarily have that opportunity. I think that's very important.

Tags: Creative, Realm, Said

In a way, it's my way of dealing with, finding closure with Grateful Dead music, and giving thanks in a way to Jerry and Bob and all the guys in the band for making up this wonderful music.

Tags: Giving, Music, Wonderful

In St. Louis, some people were hurt seriously when some fans got on top of a roof that was where other fans were underneath it, at a park somewhere, and it collapsed.

Tags: Hurt, Seriously, Top

Not that there weren't great shows, and not that there wasn't plenty of fine music played. It's just that the consistency and the height of where we could take it, with the help of the audience, was less, I felt, in the '90s.

Tags: Great, Help, Music

Of course, we didn't survive to play all the way through the '90s, so I can say that - as I said, everybody in the band was aware of this, and we trying to figure out ways to make it different.

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So, in the course of events, I had an opportunity to come in contact with Colin Matthews, through the Rex Foundation sponsoring recordings of various music that was being recorded over there.

Tags: Events, Foundation, Music

We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it's really - we're thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way.

Tags: Food, Thankful, Together

There are thousands of grant programs and every program has different requirements and deadlines.

Tags: Deadlines, Program, Thousands

We all have to stand by our life's work as the true test of what we have done for the world.

Tags: Life, True, Work

What I do in my book is let people know about these programs.

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An estimated 2 million American women will be diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer this decade and screening could prevent up to 30% of these deaths for women over 40.

Tags: American, Cancer, Women

I can't help thinking if she - the director of a government agency - is this ignorant about what funding is available and where the money comes from - how often lower-level bureaucrats must give wrong answers when people are looking for help to start a business.

Tags: Business, Government, Money
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Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in the question-mark suits appearing in the late night TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs.

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One of the worst things to come out of the Consumer Protection Board's misleading claims is the impression that government resources are to hard to get and just aren't available for regular people like you and I.

Tags: Government, Hard, Worst

Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it.

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Government workers often get a bad rap, but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.

Tags: Bad, Government, Often

A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.

Tags: Lies, Seems, White

Good government only happens when the people working in it do their jobs, and do them well.

Tags: Good, Government, Working

I've been bragging for over 25 years that my first New York Times bestseller was a book I copied from the U.S. Government Printing Office!

Tags: Book, Government, Times

The way we've been neglecting to support our libraries throughout the country is a shame.

Tags: Country, Shame, Support

What is also strange to me is that public libraries have always been in the forefront of opposing censorship.

Tags: Censorship, Public, Strange

I've been giving free money seminars for the troops at Walter Reed Hospital and one of the Iraqi War Vets realized that the military wouldn't pay for the dental work he needed.

Tags: Money, War, Work

Not offering this kind of guarantee means that they do not believe in their product enough, and they do not care about if a salesman is over promising or over selling their product.

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A big part of finding the right resources is knowing what to look for and what to avoid.

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Anyone can make anyone else look bad if they really want to pull things apart enough.

Tags: Bad, Else, Enough

As I've said before, free money scams are a problem.

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I am providing a service that many people obviously value.

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I've been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now.

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I've done a dozen or two dozen infomercials.

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If the government did a good job of publicizing this information, my products wouldn't sell.

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Liberals like using government to solve problems in OUR country and conservatives are using our government to solve problems in OTHER countries.

Tags: Country, Government, Problems

Many scammers are only using personal checks for payment because they can take the money and run.

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Most every dental school has discount dental services.

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My business has doubled in ways I couldn't have imagined.

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No salesman can ever guarantee you a grant from any government or non-profit organization.

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So if there is a government grant offered for anything, like starting a business or going to school, they cannot discriminate because of your age.

Tags: Age, Business, Government

Some of the best health care services are free or cost very little and are even available to millionaires but hardly anyone knows they exist.

Tags: Best, Care, Health

There are few in America that really know how to take advantage of the current health care system.

Tags: America, Care, Health

There are many programs specifically aimed at helping people in poverty start a business.

Tags: Business, Poverty, Start

There are thousands and thousands of free programs available for people of any income level.

Tags: Free, Level, Thousands
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