GREETINGS fellow ambulatory magnetically-attracting thought spaces ...... 'sup?
At this time in my, me slightly windy eclectic spiritual path has lead me life to the orthodox practice of FUN.
“All-ONE All-FUN!” is my new Mantra... And one of the funnerest things I personally find is making music with my creative friends. And blessed be - I got a whole network of the bastards!!
So THE DEAD SET FUN NUGGETS is a directed collective of sorts. The DEAD SET part explores the transcendent music of THE GRATEFUL DEAD. While THE FUN NUGGETS play my own inspirational and tongue-in-cheek ORIGINALS (some mash-ups perhaps, a few creative covers even, a novelty song for laughs …. ) … and…. yes of course ....by all means, we Jam!
THE DEAD SET FUN NUGGETS amounts to juicy interactive music made fresh… to touch the heart, move the hips, make ya smile and as a potent FUN catalyst for all featherless bipeds !! Enjoy !!
A bit about
The tax office calls me Robert, (my mom called me Bobby) and my friends call me by my nickname Hanuman. And DEAD SET is my heart-child.
You see, I moved to Australia from the East Coast of the USA in 1983 and while I have supremely enjoyed (and played ) some awesome music in Australia over the years, just the same in the background I have been craving, “jonesing" and starving for some Good Ol Grateful dead Style music to make it down here ….
and after 30+ years waiting, I give UP !!
DEAD SET is the musical expression of the old saying:
“If you want it done… get your own damn jam band together dude… I mean mate ….”
SO HERE WE GO!
The Grateful Dead, its lineage and family/community are one of the most important social / musical / artistic happenings that ever developed in the USA (where I would say today as many people love and follow Grateful Dead music as live in the entirety of Australia.) The issue is that since this is such an experiential live thing, nearly impossible to “communicate” by recording alone, the Grateful Dead, it's style of music making, community and the “special sonic medicine” are almost unknown in most of the rest of the music world.
..AND PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO WAY FOR MOST AUSSIES TO GET A LIVE TASTE …UNTIL NOW !!!!
DEAD SET is an international collective of magical masterful musical mates ‘hubbing" around my madness and mayhem. As a group Gratefully inspired by the Dead, we seek not to recreate the past but to Jam now and inspire the present future…. and of course, most of all to enjoy the ride ! .... And just for the record we're “Not All Dead” and include some great tunes by kindred artists.
This unique blended live dynamic and interactive style of music making is commonly associated with kindness, building community, audience-artist symbiosis, fun, dancing, caring, smiles, consciousness expansion live band interaction (Jamming and improvisation), amazingly great songs and all round good vibes !! Come join us !!
… and not too far down the road, we are looking forward to be able to bring this Aussie marinaded version of the sound for “the yanks” to enjoy!
Hanuman and DEAD SET
A bit about THE
Well, the old saying goes “Man does not live by Dead alone”.
The Fun Nuggets is the place where I do my own thing and present my non-dead eclectic artist output:
My Originals, Comedy Originals, Reworks /Mash Ups/ Parodies and Experimentations.
Now whether you call it eclectic, genre fluid or ADHD –
I LIKE VARIETY!
I am the grandson of a vaudevillian
Vaudeville was essentially a variety show for the people.
I grew up on Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Jack Par, Soupy Sales, Barnum and Balley Circus, Sesame Street. Variety Shows all. …. and growing up very close to the mega variety show called Manhattan.
While this eclectic "nonsense" flies in that face of current social hunger for searchable categories and easily sound bite-able sound bites……
... as I learned from my first Spiritual Teacher - Popeye:
"I AMS WHAT I AMS AND THAT'S ALL THAT I AMS."
(Now exactly what that is ….. I’m still kinda finding out…..)