Pardon the typing errors I can't fix after the fact..
That is an interesting interview. Seems odd that there is so little video footage in the vault considering that most if not all of the huge stadium shjows had video screens. Also seems odd that such a heavily traded amazing quality recorded showm like Cornell '77 is'nt in the vault.
OK Donna L....your dream has come true(at least in this fantasy land)! Whatcha gonna do now?
not THAT Donna (THIS Donna)
I have an L and an dream of being the 3rd archivist :)
Now that would seem appropriate - spinning discs out of the vault.
Well Donna begins with a D, so do you have an 'L' too?
unless you're THAT Donna...swoon!
all archivists should be dl's - GD vault bill of rights
Here is an interview I found with DL from 2004 (apologies to those who know this already)
Well you can see what he was thinking then, including a few teases.
Seems he was able to say much more back then than he is now! How about another big interview to add to Spacebrother's great list?
Nice to think remaining members would look in here, but maybe too much to ask for?
David Gans is obviously scanning and pitching in from time to time, but what about Blair Jackson? He write great articles for this site and I enjoyed his 'Garcia' Book (apart from the binding: its fallen to pieces now). But he does seem shy about posting opinions on forums! Come on Blair, what do you think about all this ;-)
First off thanks Cosmicbadger for your kind comments in the Tapers section.
GDP Management - There are many things that have fallen to the wayside with this company. To get things back on track I'd get back to the business of music in several steps I would.....
1. Bring back the quarterly Almanac mailers to inform the fans of whats in the works.
2. Revive the Dicks Picks and Download series with new offerings. Quarterly with DPs and monthly w/ downloads.
3. Release at least 2 multi-track releases a year.
4. Revive the View From The Vault series, DVDs and soundtracks. One a year would be fine.
5. If funding is an issue with releasing certain stuff offer a special preorder to pay for projects in advance and print only whats ordered instead of having warehouses filled with unsold merchandise. That would cut down on overhead dramatically.
6. On this sight maybe have a feature for a daily or weekly diary by David Lemeiux, John Cutler or whoever is involved in the process of mixing/mastering shows/sessions for release and discuss the progress of certain projects in the works in technical terms.
7. Maybe put streaming videos (Youtube style) up with the streaming music each Monday.
I have many more ideas and will post them later.