If grateful ever is and was, it's GOOD OL' GRATEFUL DEADCAST editor-engineer extraordinaire Rich Mahan. Happy to be at the center of it all, he lets us in on a few of his favorite memories and what he hopes the Deadcast achieves.
FAVORITE UNEXPECTED RESOURCE
We get lots of help from our friends gathering archival audio, and everyone we've interviewed has been very generous with their time and memories, but easily the most unexpected resource is the "Leave your story" feature on Dead.net (Stories.dead.net). This podcast is by Deadheads, for Deadheads, so it's nice to get contributions from fellow Heads around the world. We frequently add these stories into episodes, and we've gotten some great ones! Keep 'em coming!
KEY INGREDIENTS TO A TASTY PODCAST
Passion is probably the number one ingredient. Both Jesse and I pour a lot of love into these episodes because we care about doing a great job. It's more than a podcast to us. We both feel extremely grateful to be a part of this effort, and I'd like to think that future Heads will turn to these as a resource in the future to learn about the Band Beyond Description.
FAVORITE FAN MEMORY
This one is kinda tricky, because I find everyone's stories so fascinating. Being a musician and engineer, I love talking to the tech folks about gear because I get to ask the questions that have been circling in my head forever. I'll say that spending an afternoon with Bob Matthews (Grateful Dead Soundman and Recording Engineer) at his house in Northern California and getting to pick his brain was pretty special.
THIS STORY AIN’T NEVER BEEN TOLD
This one might be out by the time these questions get published, but the story Rod Marining told about getting pulled into Jerry's mouth at the Lille Concert is a doozy. Listen to Season 5, Episode 8 to hear this incredible tale.
BEING A DEAD HEAD MEANS..
I just feel incredibly grateful to be a part of this podcast. People come up to me and tell me how much it means to them and how much they enjoy it, and that really makes it all worthwhile.
Outstanding work. Much appreciated and enjoyable. Thank You!