...a smallish chain in the Northeast. No doubt they bought a playlist for the baby-boomers and most of us are all walking around a little more or less greyer these daze!
~ Oh well, a touch of grey. Kind of suits you anyway ~
Thats an oddball grocery store song!
I guess youd expect that from a Whole Foods in Dead Country
whereas here in Oakland I was leaving Whole Paycheck last night after picking up a couple of items and realized that the music coming over the speakers was...Estimated Prophet. The real version.
Thats funny, Lamagonzo.
You know I bring it up because I discussed my Dead tribute act with a non-head buddy from St. Louis
He said "oh man, they are sooo played out on rock radio" and I was like, what?!?
Not in LaLa Land, but apparently in St. Louis.
Yeah, and definitely NoCal has the Dead coming out of the walls.
But the good news is when we go to the supermarket we occasionally here Touch Of Grey.
Want to hear something really strange? When I got stopped by an NC State Trooper for speeding in Charlotte he put me in the back seat of his cruiser while he wrote the ticket. I'm sitting there listening to his classic rock and it's playing: Truckin'!
My state Public Radio plays segues of Grateful Dead and they signed off on Jerry's birthday this year by saying "Happy birthday Jerry. We miss you."
My advice if you want to hear a classic rock format that has The Grateful Dead in it's playlist? Move to Santa Cruz or Arcata in Humboldt. I lived in La-La land for a year (Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks) & never goin' back except to visit.
~ Set up, like bowlin' pin, Knocked down, it gets to wherin' thin. ~.
So, I know LA has never been a super big Deadhead town, but they simply dont exist on LA classic rock radio. Old school (KMET, KLOS, KLSX) or new (The Sound). Its as if The Dead has been erased by the playlists.
Not even Truckin or Touch of Grey!
Is this the same in your town?
This summer alone there has been at least four events where stages have collapsed due to unusual weather events:
Cheap Trick narrowly averted catastrophe in Ottawa. The Indiana State Fair The Coco Puff Festival in Belgium most recently One other I can't think of...
You'd think they'd build a stage to withstand a 60mph wind gust. Another bad sign of climate change for the festival crowd.
~ When in doubt, send them out! ~
I hope it never happens. But everybody who guards this country knows that the chances are way up there for a mass casualty event, most probably in a major metro area, to happen. If not now, then some time in the future.
How much blood before these slimy vampire vermin are vanquished?
To San Francisco on 9/11/2002, decided it would be prudent to fly a day early...still plenty of flying-jitters at that time, the one-year anniversary just looked too risky. So instead of sweating it on a plane that day, I took in a Giants game at the then-PacBell stadium. Giants/Dodgers as I recall, big 9/11 commemoration. Afternnoon game, lovely weather, good game, and I picked up one of those Dead/Giants t-shirts that I see only rarely out here on the East Coast.
I'm hoping that this upcoming anniversary passes as uneventfully as that one.
...from the terrorist networks after Ayman Al-Zawahiri, new AQ head, calls for revenge attacks on America for the killing of OBL. The problem is, there usually is a lot of chatter and when it is missing, that is when Homeland Security starts to go nuts.
We are now in the waiting time. The FBI has admitted that it has lost track of many people in the Minneapolis area (Somalis', etc.) who have been to terrorist training camps.
Anybody planning a plane trip before 9/11 should see increased security. More air marshals too, I should imagine. I think a lot of people in high government posts are uncomfortable right now and they are not saying much.