Grateful Dead

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir to Make Rare In-Store Appearance

GRATEFUL DEAD FOUNDING MEMBERS PHIL LESH AND BOB WEIR
TO MAKE RARE IN-STORE APPEARANCE AND SIGNING

Lesh And Weir To Sign Copies Of Historic New Grateful Dead Release
Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978
At Midtown Manhattan Best Buy On October 14

LOS ANGELES – Grateful Dead founding members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will make a rare in-store appearance and signing to celebrate the historic release of Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978. The 2-CD/1-DVD Egypt collection features previously unreleased audio and video highlights from the band’s legendary performances at the foot of The Great Pyramid in Gizah. The set will be released on September 30 from Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino.  Lesh and Weir will be signing copies of the release at the Best Buy in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and East 44th Street on October 14 starting at 7:00 PM. The first 400 people to purchase Rocking The Cradle at this Best Buy location on Tuesday, September 30th will receive a wristband entitling them access to meet Lesh and Weir on October 14. Please contact the store for more details at (212) 808-0309.

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Jimmy V.'s picture
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Obama

To say that endorsing Obama is "Bullspit" takes alot of nerve. I am glad that the "Dead" are behind Obama. I never understood why they did not do that back in day when it was obvious that they supported liberal causes. I miss Jerry but I do not miss his apathetic approach to voting or endorsing a canidate. I hope all the heads will vote for Obama, unless you like four more years of Bush.
I also never understood the whole " True Deadhead" thing. Give it a rest. What makes a "True Deadhead" anyway? Panhandling your way across the country, living in a commune, having long hair, not bathing, being a vegitarian, having a job, digging the music of the Dead, owning a VW bus, love Peace, wearing Berikenstocks, tyedyes, spending your vacation around the tour so you could see the boys? I think it is all of that and none of it. Just dig the music and never let it stop. Be kind to your neighbors. Teach peace and tolerance, love and understanding. That to me is the beauty of being a "Deadhead".

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About politics ...

I must say, I always thought that part where the Dead doesn't do political things, is the part I cannot understand!!

If more American people with healthy views on the political issues back in the late 1960's, would have got into the political sphere, neither USA or the world at a whole would be so far off as we are today.

Seeing that the remaining members of the Dead take that responsbility today, I wish they could have taken it many, many moons ago.

There is much more to life than taking drugs and party ... and not caring about the world, politically speaking. Really ...

Myself, I'm an active member of the biggest socialistic party in Sweden, Vänsterpartiet (Leftparty). Active mean I have taken part in the local/regional Vänsterpartiet, being a secretary on the board of the local party from 1996 to this Spring, in 2008. I have also been employed at the regional office, from May 2000 to Decemeber 31st, 2002, as an administrator.

To me it is important to at least give my best in trying to make a good difference to the world.

I'm still an member of the Party but these days I put more effort into the local Emmaus group (Emmaus being a movement which started in France in the late 1940's by a just recently deceased catholic munk, named Abbé Pierre).

For those who wonder ... the Party I belong to, isn't the Party which had Olof Palme as the leader. They are called Socialdemokraterna (The Socialdemocrats). The Socialdemocrats are the biggest political party in Sweden. They have 35 to 45 percent of the voters. We in the Vänsterpartiet made our best campaign in 1998, when we recived 14 percent of the votes. In the latest election we were down to just below 10 percent.

Together with the Socialdemocrats and the Swedish green party (Miljöpartiet - Enviromentalparty), my party forms the "red" block in the Swedish political world.

The "blue" block or the right wing block to those who prefer that are at present in control of Sweden. They had a few percent more of the Swedish voters the last time, two years ago, than the left wing block.

They concist of Moderaterna, which is the biggest "blue" party (about 25 percent of the Swedish voters last time) and one of the closest politically speaking to the Republicans in US. Then there is Kristdemokraterna (the Christdemocrats - about 5 percent of the Swedish voters) and also very close to the Republicans. Then there is Folkpartiet (the Peopleparty, which is our biggest liberal party, about 10 percent of the voters) and they are close to the Liberal party in the US. Finally there is Centerpartiet (traditionally the Party which draws a lot of country folks and farmers - they have just over 5 percent of the voters).

Apart from the above mentioned Partys, who all are part of the Swedish "congress", there are some Parties who are coming. The biggest of them is SverigeDemokraterna (the SwedishDemocrats) which are on the extreme right with lots of former nynazists (new nazis). If they get over 4 percent in the next election in 2010, they will get into our "congress". They of course, represent racist views and extreme patriotism.

To me it is important to fight political parties like the above mentioned SverigeDemokraterna and if neither me or other people are caring, what kind of world will we leave to our childrens' children?? And their children's children??

Micke Östlund,
Växjö, Sweden

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so , uh

theres a brand spankin new bestbuy right at my exit, when will they be there? that would make ripping up the desert worthwhile i guess....yeah right!
hey bambam, got yer catcher mitt on again huh! ya know, yer turning into a pretty lucky duck yerself, tix4shows, cd signings! now is the wristband made of hemp, or some petroleum product?
kinda wondering tho, what the boys did at the crossroads! ~:o

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when you get confused

when you get confused ....^%&^%$#@@!$#^*)(*&)( Jerry's rollin as we speak
P E A C E

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pomo1

Yeah, I agree with you on the wristband thing and Best Buy. I mean even those of us that have purchased the whole package through this website such as myself won't have a chance to meet Phil and Bob, unless they buy another set.

If I look at it through what may be those guys eyes I see that it may be a way to meet some of the folks and the purchase provides a limiting factor to that so not everyone is there and it isn't overcrowded.

But isn't there some independent music store where this could have been done at? That is more in tune with what I envision what the scene is all about.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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anyone know what time do you

anyone know what time do you gotta be there 8:00am?

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Hold on....

Would I have to wear this wrist band for two weeks? Is that how I should interpret that?

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If I May...

Pomo1,

I don't think it is fair to say one lacks the understanding og what it meant to be a dead head and the history of the bad. I think everyone on this website understands that and appreciate that. However, it is 2008 and not 1968. The world has changed dramatically over those 40 years. Some for the better and some for the worse. But it is what it is and we adapt and try to stay true to the roots as much as possible but without regressing at the same time. That's two more cents.

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Maybe I was too harsh in my comment, but it seems to me that the remaining members have become nothing more than common peddlers. As far as my agenda, my only agenda is to have no agenda, and that was what the scene was all about. Everyone was welcome and it was an all-inclusive community. I believe that politics, especially today, is incredibly devisive and I am saddened to see it creep it into the Dead's world.

I was really focusing on the crass commercialism of being given a wristband to meet Bobby and Phil so long as you were one of the first 400 to purchase the release. If that doesn't bother you so be it, but then you truly lack the understanding of what it meant to be a Deadhead and the history of the band.

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I agree that

some of the spirit of the Dead definitely resides here and this website is a great place to share views and music, but it just seems to me that the remaining members have become common peddlers and straw men. I guess it is just the passing of time, and the boys are certainly free to do whatever they feel is right, but I don't have to embrace it.

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