Grateful Dead Press Conference
Grateful Dead Press Conference To Announce Partnership With UC Santa Cruz
The conference is over. We will be putting it up permanently on this page as soon as we get it.
(NOTE: Contrary to rumor, this has nothing to do with any sort of Dead reunion or tour)
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Paul Hoffman, a longtime Santa Cruz resident and Deadhead, posted this account of the press conference. Check it out!
So, since we were once told (long ago) that "Terrapin Station" would contain these same types of items, does this mean that those of us that donated money long ago should give up hope? Is this confirmation that, since an "official" GD museum will never happen, these types of objects will best be preserved at UCSC?
Also, given the LONG history between the GD and Berkeley, why not there? Does this have anything to do with the fact that UCSC has, for a LONG time, offered credit for a course in GD history? Or maybe it's because Cal has grown away from it's liberal roots in the past decade as it's academic reputation began to equal that of the Ivy league schools on the east coast (at a FRACTION of the cost) and it's students became more interested in their own careers than the social causes that helped to define and identify the name in the past.
As a UC grad, I agree that UCSC is the holdout. As the UC schools gain more grants, more reputation, and more applicants. UCSC stands out as continuing to hold onto a vision of providing quality, liberal, PUBLIC education that reflects the values of the California community it grew out of. Cal, UCLA, UCSB, UCI - all LOST their liberal values as they struggled to win research grants and "select" the "best" students (those with high GPAs and SATs, but low Emot IQ and social concern). UCSC remains as the school that never gave up on their ideals.
A good choice, IMNSHO... I wonder if any of the envelopes I drew on will be included!
"The conference is over. We will be putting it up permanently on this page as soon as we get it."
Cool with me. Using that ICLIPS website is a pain in the azz. Wanna listen to the Tapers Section here? Click...
I can't help thinking that putting this stuff at a university, sorta like a museum, sorta like a presidential library, pretty much says it all for the good 'ol grateful dead -- it's history.
We can still enjoy and appreciate it -- but only as artifacts.
Get me all excited and for what?? No reunion just political crap-ola! Oh well at least Bob & Phil is touring all this summer!
Does any other rock band/musician have a full fledged, public archive/library?
Is there a Dylan museum?
Howzabout The Beatles?
Hendrix is enshrined by th Experience Music Project in Seattle but he has become a smaller factor in their scheme of things
Elvis estate has Graceland but that is a home. But maybe that kinda' counts.
The Grateful Dead Center at UC Santa Cruz
Might just be a first for a rock and roll band.
This ol' goat just might find a reason to go.... Back to School!
Move over Rodney
I hear by bequeath my brain and DNA to the GD archives. NFA->GDTRFB is encoded into my genes and my brain, well, never mind.
salutations all ; perhaps its something political or enviromental?
perhaps something enviromental or political?