Car Biscuits

Return of Garage Bands (Car Biscuits)

December 17, 2021

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Keith R Ross on January 5, 2022 at 10:07 am

watched your site gmm because of post malone...3 years now I've watched 1,500 episodes...link what the crap...rhett prolly your nickname in highschool...chase why would you do dat...steevy Class

StormCrow on December 30, 2021 at 7:01 pm

I went to a Grateful Dead Concert once...Nice Song

Diane E Barry on December 29, 2021 at 6:12 pm

glad you saw Dead & Co. Having seen many Grateful Dead shows no two are the same. Bob and Jerry, Phil, Billy and Micky- they all crafted their individual magic when they played. It is cool to see all the different types of folks and know they are there to hear the music and everyone gets along. When the show is over, you can't wait to see them at the next show, and so it goes.
like we Deadheads say about the whole GD phenomena " if I had to explain it, you wouldn't understand". There really was nothing like a Grateful Dead show.
"and we all had a real good time".

Teresanne on December 28, 2021 at 7:52 am

We may be backwards down here in Florida, but our music still comes from instruments.
In our area, people get together from different local bands and jam together all the time.
Also, the Dead is for everyone :)

James Dean on December 25, 2021 at 11:08 am

“Feel Like A Stranger” is another one of my top 5 Dead tunes.

James Dean on December 25, 2021 at 10:48 am

I was on Dead tour from 1990 thru 1994!! Love the Good ole Grateful Dead!! I sold grilled cheese sandwiches and tie-dyes. Favorite song is “Saint of Circumstance”, it’s got the best line “sure don’t know what I’m going for but I’m gonna go for it for sure”.

James Dean on December 25, 2021 at 11:06 am

“Feel Like A Stranger” is another one of my top 5 Dead tunes.

Naemah Raheem on December 25, 2021 at 10:07 am

A Dead show us different every time! The recordings are available usually after the show. I've also had them mailed to me. I've done a 3 day experience out in the Meadowlands in NJ. The local metal music scene is also alive and well in NJ! Come out to the NY metropolitan area! Check out Dingbatz Venue in Clifton, NJ.

Noe Ramirez on December 24, 2021 at 11:29 am

There is something super special about playing in a band. Ive played guitar in a couple of bands and the feeling you get when you create something with other people and it actually sounds awesome is the best feeling in the world. Ive tried to make my own solo music but it was super hard for me. Not having someone to bounce ideas off of was making it really hard for me to get even one song done. I've been trying to find people to play with, but it's hard especially if your not in high school or college anymore!

StormCrow on December 30, 2021 at 7:19 pm

yep, I was the Bass Guitar Man in a band.

Carissa Berlinger on December 23, 2021 at 1:25 am

Amazing! I'm so glad to hear Link has gotten into appreciating the Grateful Dead. I'm also someone who more recently got into them after going to a Dead and company concert with my mom. It's truly a great experience. The band also plays a special part in my heart because it was my dad's favorite band so I grew up listening to them and even going to concerts while I was in the womb still. I'm also planning to get a tattoo of one of the dancing bears in his memory as he has since passed away ❤️

Bordeaux Milette on December 20, 2021 at 2:36 pm

like Greta Van Fleet! they're the trail blazers for a new generation of garage bands- literally, as they started in their parents garage in Michigan not too long ago. they are bringing it back and with force. Link is so right. give it two years and organic music as Rhett said, will emerge more and more.

Rebecca Hemmingson on December 19, 2021 at 3:18 pm

I love hearing Link talk about concerts, as a pre-covid concert goer everything is so relatable - the community vibe, the confusion lol the variety of people ya see.. my favorite so far has been Disturbed - David called a guy up on stage because he was front row in a wheelchair and couldn't see - he got to watch the rest of the show from sidestage 🥰 close second would be Slipknot, the second row was protecting us from getting squished against the barrier.. good community vibes 🥰
I love these carpool vlogs (car biscuits: dink it and drive it?) no matter what ya call them, its fun sitting on the windshield eavesdropping on ya's ;) hope you guys have some awesome holidays ❤️

Tiffany on December 19, 2021 at 4:16 pm

car-versations

Maya Ramesar on December 19, 2021 at 2:07 pm

love feeling like a fly on the wall for something like their creative process *rubs hands together all fly-like*

Kaile on December 18, 2021 at 12:56 pm

I wonder if Rhett complimenting Link's shirt prompted this car cookie (not biscuit, lol)

Tristan Therien on December 18, 2021 at 11:04 am

i have a question What are your favorite gmm merch?

Evan Jones on December 18, 2021 at 9:24 am

Y'all know they're actually besties cause they can share the armrest without having a war lmao

Ashley Norwell on December 18, 2021 at 7:52 am

My dad's favorite band is The Grateful Dead so it made me happy to hear Link talk about them!!

Emilia Palo on December 18, 2021 at 12:32 am

Carpool eavesdropping vlog is cool. Happy to hang out with you guys this 20 mins every month.

Heather Pellegrini on December 18, 2021 at 6:50 am

I love how chill these car pool videos are and them just talking about whatever! 👌🏻

Heather G. Kreager on December 17, 2021 at 10:47 pm

Link, Rhett is 100% right. Do not change the name.

Kirby Snow on December 17, 2021 at 9:47 pm

this is everything i didnt know i needed! as a mythical dead head, it made me so happy to hear about Link's experience and starting to "get" why people love dead shows

Jade Burrell on December 17, 2021 at 7:04 pm

Link I'm obsessed with the music dives and Rhett you're totally right about this being different from biscuits.
Love the direction carpool vlogs has taken!

Mark Stanley on December 17, 2021 at 4:53 pm

I love this style of set pieces and improvised transitions that Link talks about, and his description of his experience is really captivating.

It's been a couple of years, for obvious reasons, but a friend of mine is in a garage band and also hold large New Year's Eve house parties. Every musician at the party can join in or swap out of the ad hoc band, so one gets multiple bands and individuals contributing over the course of several hours.

Mark Stanley on December 19, 2021 at 5:04 pm

This also got me thinking about the contrast with classic music's formality and structure, and how many people find it intimidating or assume they'll be bored because of that. The vast majority of my concert attendance has been local symphony concerts, usually when I was in Youth Orchestra and volunteered as an usher, with the reward of a free seat in the nosebleed section with my Youth Orchestra friends. We had a great time -- a bunch of teens who were really enthusiastic about music getting to see live performers, many of whom were our teachers. It was really special.

If people are curious about attending classical music concerts post-COVID, but intimidated by the formality or cost, I'd suggest inquiring about student previews, or attending free/lower cost concerts instead of the main concerts. Or look for opera simulcasts at your movie theater. (There's also plenty of classical music to listen to on YouTube, of course, to see what kind you like! "Classical music" spans centuries.)

Olivia Shelton on December 18, 2021 at 12:49 am

Definitely thought Rhett was going to say the one thing all teenagers listen to is Doja Cat 😂😂😂 but yes, let's usher in the return of the garage band! I'm joined one last summer! Best feeling and experience generating live music like that ❤️

Julia Okońska on December 17, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Rhett talking about the "death of the band" and here I am screaming in front of my laptop: Måneskin!! They're doing this right now! They're so young and you can immediately notice how much joy playing together brings them.
They're from Italy and seeing them perform on Jimmy Fallon, American Music Awards or The Voice just feels so different and fresh. And okay, fair, I'm saying this as someone from Europe and someone who's always been into "bands music" instead of solo artists, but still, you should check them out!

Lauren Doucette on December 17, 2021 at 7:54 pm

please please PLEASE start calling these Car Biscuits, again pleaaaaasssseeeeee lol

Teresanne on December 18, 2021 at 12:50 am

🤙🏻

Allison Daugherty on December 17, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Zorks crew demands it, lol

Lauren Doucette on December 19, 2021 at 12:20 am

lol 😌

Erica is Lost in the Music on December 17, 2021 at 11:21 pm

🤣👏🏻

Chaz Kaczor on December 17, 2021 at 11:34 am

As someone who's both making music by himself on GarageBand, as well as an actual "garage" band; this conversation just makes me like R + L more. A happy medium of "in the moment" actual instrument music is on the horizon, or rather it's here but is learning how to walk and is yet to be fully embraced by the mainstream, but more specifically the "rock" community. The writing off of artists that don't follow the tried and true formula of generic white bread rock and roll is a real problem in the rock world, up until the recent decline in popularity of rock music, we've accepted the ever-evolving nature of the genre as a whole; as that's the only way to breathe life into anything. But now it seems lots of "rock" fans only consider the arena rock/dad rock era of Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Deep Purple, (as just a few examples) as "real", or even more recent acts (relatively speaking) such as Nirvana, Foo Fighters, The Strokes, or The White Stripes that took that basic formula and distorted it enough to make it fresh for their respective eras. And I personally like all the artists I just mentioned, they're classic, but it's the past. For some reason, "modern" rock fans won't give today's artists the time of day whether they use guitars or not simply because old farts want to be spoon fed the past all the while complaining that guitar music or rock n roll aas a whole is dead. But as I said previously, a happy medium is on the horizon. My favourite example of what I think guitar music will look like in this decade is, "The Garden" from California. I apologize for the ramblings, it's super hard for musicians to make money from the music itself these days if you're not already insanely popular so I think about this kind of thing a lot. LOVE YOU R + L <3 <3

Allison Daugherty on December 17, 2021 at 11:28 am

I think you'd call that improvisation (funny you brought up not liking some versions of jazz, considering...)

Whether you call it jamming or improvising there are rules and structure that makes it work so that it's not some dissonant noisy mess.

Also, as someone who came thisclose to becoming a voice major, I'm always sad that I never took piano or guitar lessons. Whether or not it actually leads anywhere for any of them, I think (much like sports) studying an instrument develops skills beyond just the musical ones).

Evelyn Fields on December 17, 2021 at 11:23 am

Man, I could talk to Link about music for hours! It's incredibly inspiring to see a group of talented artists come together to create something in such a natural and free way. It's a struggle for me to do that musically because I'm a perfectionist and want to make sure every aspect of my creation is evoking the intending feelings and thoughts to the listener, but more likely myself. I've been lucky enough to have a few experiences in a band and the most extraordinary moment is when someone starts playing something that sparks creativity in everyone. Even if the final result is entirely different from where we started, the whole process of a song snowballing into creation is truly unique and special.

Allison Daugherty on December 17, 2021 at 11:32 am

As my high school choir director once said--there's no such thing as a perfect performance. That doesn't mean don't push to be your best, just that you shouldn't be so hard on yourself because it can get in the way of trying your hardest--and as someone with anxiety with a capital A, I feel this on a deep level.

Erica is Lost in the Music on December 17, 2021 at 7:17 pm

I'm the same way, the Dead isn't for me but I'm not opposed to them. I sure do love their tee shirts, though!

Whoa...Link's description of the impromptu, one-of-a-kind music sets at the concerts. Oh my GOODNESS! I was hanging on every word! Wow, that sounds like an absolutely incredible experience! 😩 "At a certain point, you just give yourself over to the music." Ooh, PREACH! 🙌🏻
Gosh, I feel like this whole conversation was singing my song in a way. I've played w a handful of garage bands over the years, too. Experientially speaking, you're right, there's just nothing like it.

Dude, I think "Car Biscuits" is a GREAT idea, like a special Society thing, mini Ear Biscuits in the car. I mean, how is that not what I this...is...? HOMIES?? 👀😉 I vote for Car Biscuits. 🤘🏻

Thanks for this! Man, what a fantastic Car Biscuit. 😁

Allison Daugherty on December 17, 2021 at 11:30 am

Yesssss, Car Biscuits is perfect.

Erica is Lost in the Music on December 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm

Right?? It ties everything neatly together. I mean, they do Song Biscuits, too, why not Car Boscuits? It's kinda perfect! 😃

Erica is Lost in the Music on December 17, 2021 at 7:29 pm

Man... I think I must need a new prescription or something. I proofread this and everything and STILL had a typo sneak in. 😒😐