Grateful Dead Bulletin - Issue #2 - July 19, 2007
Greetings, fellow passengers!
Continued thanks for your enthusiastic support and active participation in the reinvention of dead.net. You help stoke the engines around here with your positive energy and feedback and inspire us to keep the fresh content coming. Case in point: we've just updated the news pages and added some features we think you'll dig. Here are some pointers to what's new:
The Latest at Dead.Net
Grateful Dead Radio Hour
By David Gans
Just launched on dead.net
Classic episodes of the Grateful Dead Hour, the long-running radio series produced and hosted by David Gans. Every Wednesday, we'll be adding another show from the archives, with exclusive interviews, special features and, of course, plenty of GD music, including many unreleased treasures from the Vault.
By David Lemieux
Don't forget to check in weekly for the latest installment in one of our most popular features: vintage recordings, hand-picked by archivist David Lemieux. Recent highlights include choice stuff from the spectacular 7/16/72 show at Hartford's Dillon Stadium, selections from the Dead's homestand at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre on the 1976 post-hiatus tour, the 1990 breakout of “Loose Lucy” (after an absence of 15 years and change), and more.
But enough of our yakkin' Go! Listen! Now!
Dead World Roundup
RatDog Guitarist Mark Karan: The Long Road Home
Blair Jackson interviews Ratdog's Mark Karan. Bob Bralove Has Both Hands Full
What's been happening with Bob Bralove? Help On The Way for RatDog: Kimock Steps In For Karan
When life looks like easy street... well, you know how the rest of that song goes. Catching Up With T.C.
When we reach former Grateful Dead keyboardist Tom Constanten on his cell phone in early July... Phil Keeps It Small, With Big Results
Phil continues his recent trend toward off-the-cuff, under-the-radar shows. Rolling Stone and the Summer of Love
Jerry Month: With August coming up, Jerry Garcia's on everyone's mind more than ever. People are reminiscing, swapping stories, and offering ideas of the best way to spend Jerry Month here. Plans are under way for a Jerry Day celebration in his old neighborhood in San Francisco, which you might want to check out.
We are everywhere: Things are hopping over in Deadheads of Europe, where people are checking in from France, Germany, the UK, Italy and beyond. It's a great place to hang out if you live there, you're planning a trip, or you just never got over that European tour. Also check out Deadheads of Asia, Deadheads of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Deadheads of the Caribbean and Deadheads of Latin America. Not to mention Deadheads of the Middle East, though Shanghai resident Trifecta, one of the leading lights of Deadheads of Asia, isn't convinced there are any Deadheads in the Middle East. Prove him wrong!
Got tapes? Want CDs? Over in the Technical Discussions area of the Tapers forum, folks are grappling with the problem of bringing the shows on hundreds of cassettes into the digital age. If you've got the same problem, or you have light to shed, come on down!
Bored with the same old recipes? Head over to Sat Down to My Supper, where Heads Who Cook share their secrets. Two masala recipes! Two chili recipes, with and without beans. And if you've got any creative dishes for blackberries, TigerLilly wants to hear from you.
Fan Photos The fan photos are fixed, after a couple of weeks of being down. We've added the ability to categorize them on the upload page, so if you've uploaded some in the past, feel free to go back onto the pages you've created and categorize them so people can find them easier. Also, when you are uploading your images, make sure you are entering the show information for your photo. That's the only way the specific Show page will display your photo. Thanks to everyone for sharing their memories!
Summer Store Update
We've added some new items to the Dead.net Store to keep you cool this summer:
Thanks for all your input and good vibes! There's tons more good stuff to come!
~Sweet Melissa (aka white rabbitt) smile smile smile