On Easter Sunday morning... I hadn't slept very well in several days (nothing to do with drugs of any kind - I just get zonked from work and the insane schedule sometimes) and I was like a zombie in front of the TV watching the local Comcast Sports Net telecast and there's Curt Callahan the director of Cole Field House pointing out a picture of The Grateful Dead performing from a show I was at in the late '70s! The piece was on Cole Field House btw - not the Dead. I was revived again... enough to make it back across Sleep's Dark and Silent Gate. I don't know why certain things ease my mind these daze but seeing those kind of psychedelic moments seem to work best for me. It's as if I can feel like I've done my days work or something... I know, crazy.
this morning around 3 et on the Nat Geo channel "Thrill Zone" (sorry but their web site is a complete mess and I can't find the exact show) the owner of a demolition company spoke of the "bitter sweet" job of imploding the Cap Center, complete with a good picture of the band on stage there. He talked about seeing The Grateful Dead there himself "many times" as the picture was aired. Sent shivers up my spine as I reminisced the cosmic energy we shared in that place of time and space. My brother-in-law and a handful of old fiends went there to witness this sad demise when they brought Her down but I couldn't bring myself to join them.
but a real nice article on a quarter century of GD Hour, by Regan McMahon, lovely wife of Blair Jackson: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/05/DDMA1C9P40.DTL
I was watching this movie I guess from the 80's and the young cop had to explain to Sean Connery who or What the Dead were and then I flashed on wasn't this the army base Jerry and Hunter met at?
And the road goes on forever....
Not exactly a "sighting," more a reference, but today, the NPR comedy news quiz show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" followed a segment about the increase of marijuana use in US senior citizens with a snippet of "Touch of Grey."
Pretty good interview with Phil about Furthur.
Barry's a great guy and always has insightful stuff to say, in my experience.
Joshua Green, from the Atlantic Monthly, and Barry Barnes, Professor of Business at Huizenga School @ Nova Southeastern University and Deadhead extaordinaire, are interviewed on "Word of Mouth" about the business model we know as... Grateful Dead.
That made my wife giggle ...
We are the People Our Children Warned Us Against!
a rephrasing of the classic "We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against: The Classic Account of the 1960s Counter-Culture in San Francisco"
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.