June 4, 1970
Darkstar, you're right as rain, as usual. Recently I was reminded of that theory that 10,000 hours of practice can produce expert-level knowledge or virtuosity or whatever. These guys had been at it for a while at this point and so as gritty as this sounds compared to '74 or '76, the band is moving in unison in very much the same way. And some mountain jam flavors are there too - beautiful, major-scale stuff. Thanks, bro.