• April 18, 2008
    https://www.dead.net/features/news/bob-weir-appear-history-channel-special
    Bob Weir to Appear On History Channel Special

    Beginning on Saturday, April 19th, The History Channel wiil be airing the award-winning 2-hour documentary "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey an exploration of the evolution and social impact of hallucinogenic plants and chemicals from ancient times to the present. Noted anthropologist, ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis recounts the adventures of his legendary mentor, Richard Evans Schultes, whose plant explorations in the Amazon basin in the 1940s led to scientific breakthroughs that helped change the world.

    Appearing on the special, along with such expert witnesses as Dr. Andrew Weil and LSD discoverer Dr. Albert Hoffman, will be Bob Weir, who comments on the impact of psychedelics on the culture of the 60s, and their influence on the music of the Grateful Dead. The show's soundtrack features GD music as well, with excerpts of "Dark Star" and "The Eleven" included.

    There will be multiple showings of "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey," commencing Saturday, April 19th at 10 pm, with encore presentations on Sunday, April 20 at 2 am and Saturday, April 26 at 5 pm. (All times Eastern)

    A trailer for the documentary can be viewed at www.gryphonproductions.com and at YouTube.

    "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey" is also available on DVD. For ordering information, go here.

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Beginning on Saturday, April 19th, The History Channel wiil be airing the award-winning 2-hour documentary "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey an exploration of the evolution and social impact of hallucinogenic plants and chemicals from ancient times to the present. Noted anthropologist, ethnobotanist and author Wade Davis recounts the adventures of his legendary mentor, Richard Evans Schultes, whose plant explorations in the Amazon basin in the 1940s led to scientific breakthroughs that helped change the world.

Appearing on the special, along with such expert witnesses as Dr. Andrew Weil and LSD discoverer Dr. Albert Hoffman, will be Bob Weir, who comments on the impact of psychedelics on the culture of the 60s, and their influence on the music of the Grateful Dead. The show's soundtrack features GD music as well, with excerpts of "Dark Star" and "The Eleven" included.

There will be multiple showings of "Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey," commencing Saturday, April 19th at 10 pm, with encore presentations on Sunday, April 20 at 2 am and Saturday, April 26 at 5 pm. (All times Eastern)

A trailer for the documentary can be viewed at www.gryphonproductions.com and at YouTube.

"Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey" is also available on DVD. For ordering information, go here.

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Very interesting. I've never even seen Peyote before.
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Since we Canadians are banned from watching the U.S. History Channel by our nanny-state government, I shall be forced to purchase the DVD. I hope it doresn't get confiscated by Canadian Customs.
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FREE CANADA
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You guys in Canada should start the "MONTREAL TEA PARTY" get your TRUE freedom.. LOL..No 4 real I pray for canada to TRULY be FREE ONE DAY SOON!!! AMEN!!! PEACE Cosmic Travelers - Gypsy Blue Tshirts, Glass, something 4 U!
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What a weekend for me to get sick! I missed a whole bunch of good stuff this weekend. Thank God for re-runs. "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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Nice Quote! Well Beams to you. FREE CANDA ~ Very funny 73
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I saw this and it was really interesting regardless of these hallucinogenics effect on the 60's it's just an unbelievable story of science and mind exploration that goes back to very tribal cultures and how they gain spiritual awareness. If anyone gets that chance to purchase or see it on a re-broadcast I recommend it. On the Dead front Weir is very good on it. He tells it like it was from his perspective. There is also some cool video of the Acid Tests that I am sure many have never seen before. Cool stuff and a worthwhile two hours. Check it out.
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Canada. Can, uh, DUH!
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I'm doing better and just watched the re-run of this show. The guy playing Schultes reminds me of Trey Anastasio; - ) I just watched Bobby's part and the Acid Tests film (what a magical time that must have been). Also, I like the GD music in the background. Good job, Bob! "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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  • GRTUD
    12 years 4 months ago
    Thanks iknowurider...
    I'm doing better and just watched the re-run of this show. The guy playing Schultes reminds me of Trey Anastasio; - ) I just watched Bobby's part and the Acid Tests film (what a magical time that must have been). Also, I like the GD music in the background. Good job, Bob! "You know what the trouble about real life is? There's no danger music."
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    Timmy
    12 years 5 months ago
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    Canada. Can, uh, DUH!
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    12 years 5 months ago
    good documentary
    I saw this and it was really interesting regardless of these hallucinogenics effect on the 60's it's just an unbelievable story of science and mind exploration that goes back to very tribal cultures and how they gain spiritual awareness. If anyone gets that chance to purchase or see it on a re-broadcast I recommend it. On the Dead front Weir is very good on it. He tells it like it was from his perspective. There is also some cool video of the Acid Tests that I am sure many have never seen before. Cool stuff and a worthwhile two hours. Check it out.