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All Quotes by author - Bill Kreutzmann
" At first I missed it, but it was the amazing energy thing that happened during shows, when a lot of people were like Yay Yay Yeah! I missed that for a while. But I don't miss the regular and the business side of that whole thing. "
" I always thought it would be really cool to be playing the drums in the show and then have your astral body or whatever travel all through the audience and dig whatever it's like out there. "
" I am just a guy who plays drums. "
" I care about being able to play. If you're playing with integrity in the music, then that's what matters. But it wasn't that great for me because it was kinda like going back into the old times without the guy. "
" I didn't play after the Grateful Dead stopped playing. I didn't touch anything for three or four months, and I just got pretty crazy. "
" I'd rather play here in this small bar and just do a good show. Because it's fun and there's no expectations, it's encouragement to be different, do something new. "
" I just don't see myself as retiring. As long as I'm healthy and can play the drums, that's what I'm going to do because that's the most fun thing that I know how to do. "
" I love the farm, I love growing stuff. "
" I made that decision back in 1985. I was out here getting certified in SCUBA with Garcia in Kona and I thought to myself, this is a place to wake up in in the morning. "
" I mean, we just started, it's a new thing. We're doing this for fun and we're going to see where it goes. "
" I mean, when it gets down to it I just wanted to play the drums. The rest of it never meant that much to me. "
" I'm really thankful and complimented when people come to me and say, thank you for the great times for all these years. But I don't think about it as being a leader. "
" In the very beginning we were a real tight family but now it's different. You know, toward the end, we had separate limos, stuff like that. It's hard to get six giant egos in the same place. "
" I really like to go for the essence of things - the most beautiful parts of things - of human beings or of music. If there are things in there that are getting in the way and complicating it, it's just not good for me. "
" I saw a drummer play once when I was a kid and I thought, that's really cool. You know, you're moving. You're using your arms and fingers. So I tried it and I loved it. "
" It's not the same without Jerry. It never will be. "
" I've always loved New Orleans music. I always loved it when the Neville Brothers opened up for the Grateful Dead and the Dirty Dozen and all that. "
" I've gone through guys who want to lay on their backs and play like they're full of themselves. You know, I don't care about posing. I mean look at me, do I care about posing? "
" I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't fun. It's just a whole different thing these days. "
" Maybe because I'm a Taurus, I like to watch plants grow. "
" My dad loved black singers. So listening to New Orleans music, eventually I wanted to play an instrument. "
" No matter how nice a hotel is, it's not home. "
" Oh yeah, it's great see music and to play music in small places. And it's really fun for me to play here because, you know, I played two feet from people all night. And after all those years, it's great to be able to talk to folks. "
" Playing music is just one of the best things. I can't retire. "
" Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn't feel - and nothing against the guys - I didn't feel that they were opening up like they should. I'll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players. "
" When Garcia died, and I decided not to play, I came out here. "
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