In the course of our various online travels, we sometimes run across stuff that's cool enough that we want to share it with folks here, and which wouldn't exactly work to drag here wholesale. Quite often we can address this by posting links in relevant topics, but sometimes there isn't one. So this is the place to post links to such items.
A few days ago someone was posting about the show the Dead did in Jamaica. This morning on a mailing list, David Gans happened to mention that he'd just uploaded to his Flickr page some shots he'd taken at that very fest. They are the black and white pix at the bottom right (for the moment at least) on this page. Talk about blasts from the past...
the great pic slightly above these, of Bob Weir and Otis. (I'm a dog lady, so sue me...)
Wolfgang is totally cool!
http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ a handful of GD shows and a few JGB shows, but so, so, so much really cool live music available for FREE!
Cool stuff yes but is Wolfgang's vault cool?
Do you know about the lawsuit?Tuesday, December 26, 2006 sfgate check it out at www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/26/BUGUIN44ML1.DTL - 53k - If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. Wiliam Blake
I heard some rumors of a lawsuit, but didn't undertsand the issues involved. thankx for posting the link. well, until the courts decide, I will enjoy the music. and I hope some compromise can be reached that all parties involved are satisfied and that we (the general public) can continue to stream these cool shows. peace.
Many have already read this, but here's for those who haven't. Found it posted on the Archive... Grateful Dead Concerts Are Like Baseball Games by David Gans The following is the text of [Gans] famous Baseball Analogy as it appeared in The Official Book of the Deadheads (Grushkin-Bassett-Grushkin, Quill, 1983). It was modified somewhat from the text I submitted, and if [he] ever find[s] the original [he] will replace this with that. -- D.G. Grateful Dead concerts are like baseball games: no two are ever alike. The plays are always different, and there's always fresh hope. Sometimes the game's an all-timer even though individual performances are sloppy; sometimes everybody plays great but the team loses anyway. Some people thrive on yesterday's moments, and aren't too keen on the way the game's played today. Some have only been fans since last year and don't care what happened way back when. You can cherish the great victories and triumphant seasons and chart them across decades, or you can go simply for the enjoyment of tonight and to hell with the standings. Like all the great teams, the Dead have their pennant years and bleak innings, perfect games and whippings, hits and foul balls, heroes and goats. To many they're an institution, to some mere child's play, and to others the Grateful Dead is more or less an indispensable part of life. There are those who say the game's too slow, that the brief moments of action and excitement are too few and far between. Like "America's Favorite Pastime," the Dead are both celebrated and criticized, and some people will never see what's to enjoy. Like big-league fans, Deadheads are as varied as the game is long. There are scorekeepers who record every detail for statistical analysis and a place in the Hall of Fame; camera buffs and video freaks; armchair umpires, die-hards, groupies. Some are bleacher bums who'd be in the stands no matter who was playing; and there are even spousal fans who go because if they didn't, they'd be left home alone. A lot of people attend because they've always gone and really don't care to stop. It may take a few visits to grasp the subtleties, but if you let yourself into the flow of things, there's something to enjoy from the very first moment you're there. As the old saying goes, the mind believes what the mind believes: Grateful Dead is cerebral if you choose to analyze it, but it's basic and instinctive too. Like the game of baseball.
from the UK
More fun for Feb 4
According to this source, NASA's going to be trying out a little intergalactic streaming of a situationally appropriately titled Beatles song. They're also offering an opportunity for some audience participation, which fortunately doesn't conflict with the DHFO Warfield webcast. I've already scheduled this as an event on one of my computers so as to be sure to be part of the vibe being generated no matter what else I may be distracted by. Dunno, just seemed like a cool idea to me. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
Across the Universe/Country
Tonight's the night! Great link, Mr. Pid - thanks. "If the forms of this world die, which is more real, the me that dies or the me that's infinite? Can I trust my habitual mind, or do I need to learn to look beneath those things?"
from today's SF Chronicle
Neal Cassady's son reminisces. This is a don't-miss, TMOT.
Woodstocktradeco.com Is A
Woodstocktradeco.com Is A Site Where You Can Buy Anything You Can Think Of That Involves Good Music. For Example Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana And A Whole Lot More. Mike Walker
Grateful Dead Interactive relationship map
I thought you all might be interested in this Grateful Dead interactive relationship map that I came across... Kind of fun to explore the connections in the map... There is also one for Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and others... Cheers, Jah Jah
in light of recent news events, please visit www.savetibet.org and pass the information along to as many folks as you can. in a nutshell, china is trying to destroy tibet's culture and religion and hide this fact from the rest of the world. tibet is a country and a culture that actually practices "peace, love and compassion". please help any way you can. thank you
beat museum monthly poetry contest
hey everyone over there in poet's corner...this is a link to a monthly poetry contest they are having this year...all the details and submission guidelines are there...http://ffce.org/contest.html
Peter Gabriel's New Web Site
Gabriel is going to start a new web site that suggests various media to his fans, for "consumption". I think he's going to name the site "The Filter" or "Filter" (release is expected in the next few weeks). The intent is for Peter to serve as a cosmic "DJ" of sorts for media that is not getting hyped due to it's content or lack of mass appeal. Keep your eyes and ears open, the mind can't be far behind. "Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me."
www.jango.com has lots of great music-GD & all sorts including videos.......xoxo Gypsy Cowgirl
help homeless dogs and cats
visit www.freekibble.com and answer a trivia question each day and get some good karma
175 million pieces of kibble have been donated so far to our homeless furry friends. The daily trivia questions are good by going to this site you can learn something new each day and help animals in need.
savetibet.org: 2 Tibetans executed in Lhasa
Website of the International Campaign for Tibet. they are the most mainstream, reasonable, establishment type group that has an office in Washington DC and lobbies on behalf of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government In Exile in Dharamsala, India. The 2 Tibetans executed by the Chinese were claimed to have started fires that took people's lives during the uprising in march of 2008. The reality for the Tibetan people is grim as they are marginalized in their homeland and their culture dismantled. A once proud people have been relegated to lower caste status by Han Chinese.
this is cool. Super
this is cool. Super fun!' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ssG4mJmmo
My wife found this animated video to Dylan's Little Drummer Boy on Amazon. If you haven't heard his Christmas CD yet, it's good, & all proceeds in the U.S. go to the charity Feeding America. http://www.amazon.com/gp/mpd/permalink/m1N551G1YRP3KI “Santa Claus wears a Red Suit, He must be a communist. And a beard and long hair, Must be a pacifist. What's in that pipe that he's smoking?"~Arlo Guthrie (The Pause of Mr. Claus)
tales from the GD ticket office
(full disclosure, with one of my other hats on I'm working on this project) Over on the Facebook page for the Dead Letters book, Steven Marcus and various folks from the GDTS office are telling tales from the old days. The time the FBI came to the post office and took away all the envelopes because they were convinced Drug Dealing Through The Mail was happening. Etc. Come on down and check it out. Ask questions. Maybe even help us identify mystery artists!
Here's Something Weir(d)
... but cool. I received this link from a good friend a week or so ago. I think the original article appeared in the SF Gate ("Dead Man Talking" March 21 by Joel Selvin) but I'm not certain. I had never heard this story before. http://dozin.com/bobs/tele.htm
Live broadcast at www.tristudios.com at 6pm Pacific tonight featuring Ckickenfoot ! I can't fly 55 !
I miss flypaper
Since the website redesign, none of the audio works for me. Flypaper and the old way of listening to the GD Hour with windows media player worked great. I am distraught.
You need Flash, I think
is there some issue with installing it?
If you happen to be a chess player and love the Grateful Dead
You are welcome to join us at Chess.com. It's free to join. You can play live games which can take a few minutes or a form of correspondence chess which can last months. You can play against people of all ages all over the world or against computers. There are beginners all the way to grandmasters. Some people join Groups and play as teams. Its free to join but if you want to you can pay for upgrades for more features to help you learn how to play the game better. We formed a Group called Deadheads Unite! for people who love the Grateful Dead. Its a place for us to make friends. We would love to have you join us. http://www.chess.com/groups/home/deadheads-unite Thanks.
Jon Sievert photos and stories
Jon Sievert, who took some of my favorite Jerry photos ever, shares some of them and the stories here.
I too miss flypaper
Also, old TS links still not working. Any hope?
as noted elsewhere
We're aware of the issue with the old clips and working on fixing it.
Help Us With The Grateful Project!
www.thegratefulproject.org The Grateful Project is about a band's 50-year love affair with its fans. It's our way of telling The Grateful Dead just how much their music has meant to us throughout our lives. You can participate by sharing a story or poem about a song or a show on one of our blogs. Or post a photo of original artwork you were inspired to create yourself or buy from another. Our hope is to create a beautiful book together that we present to the Dead in 2015. The Grateful Project is a non-commercial enterprise and any profits will be given to various charities supporting the arts and music. "Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know. See how it feels in the end."
Some Rise Terrapin Video
Hi! I make digital comics and I love the Dead. I always wanted to illustrate some of the verses to Terrapin Station, and my latest comic gave me the opportunity! Soundtrack is The great Winterland performance 12/29/77! The video is conceptual.