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I got to interview Ned Lagin once a thousand years ago. Very interesting guy. Thanks for the heads up.
http://spiritcats.com/ Spiritcats.com is the official website of Ned Lagin, his photography, art, writing, and music, including playing with the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and others, his electronic music composition Seastones, and personal reflections on individual creativity, art, pictures, self portraits, erotica, and the natural history of electronic media world presence.
ned has released two albums: 'cat dreams' in 2017 (http://spiritcats.com/catdreams.html) and a new 'seastones' in 2018 (http://spiritcats.com/seastones.html). both are available through the store at his web site.
Just wanted to share my blog/site for anyone interested in reading about artists and subjects related to the Grateful Dead (and roots-related music in general). Feel free to contact me through the site!
here's a recent interview with Steve Kimock that might be of interest:
the site home page is www.tipjarmag.com
Thank for the bobsessed list. It helps me a lot !
Unique mix spinning around the Music of the Grateful Dead in all its shades and incarnations along with other Jam Bands, Rock"n"Roll, Folk Rock, Electric Blues and other Music that fits into our universe. Mostly live Deadhead friendly this is NOT a "classic rock" station. No same old stuff or hairband noise anywhere. http://truckin-withthedead.playtheradio.com
Great Story Janet, successful company and time with my favorite band.
Thanks Janet for sharing all that stuff about the beginnings of sound reinforcement and how you were involved in inventing and tweaking the various electronic gizmo's that musicians use to craft the art of music. I learned a ton about the history of sound and the Bay Area from your unique point of view and enjoyed all the details about the family way-back-when.
Best wishes for all good things!
Thanks Janet Furman!!
Read the story of how I founded pro audio company Furman Sound with a helping hand from the Grateful Dead. It all began in 1970 when I was hired by Alembic as a guitar amp tech. I was the person who modified Jerry's Twin Reverbs, and all kinds of other guitar and bass amps belonging to the Dead and other San Francisco musicians of that era. Later on, I went on the road with the Dead to do live recording, along with Betty Cantor-Jackson and Wizard (Dennis Leonard). You can find my name on the Europe 72 recordings, the Sunshine Daydream movie, and other stuff from that time. After that... well, you can read the rest at http://furmanhistory.com/
Don't worry, it's not a book-length memoir. It's only got the good stuff. You can read the whole thing in 15 minutes.
After exploring the net since seriously discovering the Dead almost 4 years ago, here is a list of at least some of my favorite sites in the ether. Note that a couple entries may simply link to a relevant article on an otherwise nonexclusive Dead site or a page on an exclusive Dead site the link for which can be trimmed back to the root for access to the main page and more resources therein. Certainly many will be well known to most, but you may yet find a few undiscovered gems. Enjoy!/K
(sorry for the internal spacing, but in yet another flaw, these boards don't seem to recognize a hard "return" - thus, lists otherwise become a compressed mess)