While writing up the previous post, I did a little research and came up with a list of Grateful Dead shows I saw.
It only comes to 16. For whatever reason, I thought I had seen more. Maybe the two JGB shows in 84/85 and the 2 or 3 Bob Weir / Robert Wasserman shows during 87/89 blur my memory.
Spent a great afternoon at Extra Innings today. Bobby Doran played, Brian (
it may be Bryan, I am never really sure) was at is always bartending best and Robin and Derrick (again, not sure on the spelling of his name but I feel safe with Robin) cooked up a shrimp boil.
Thanks to you all for making the day grand.
Put this together music list together Monday night. Been burning and printing labels ever since.
Dave Brubeck, jazz legend, dies at 91 -- L.A. Times
The mid-winter holiday that I celebrate is here. The Winter Solstice. The quantity of hourly sunlight here in the northern hemisphere starts increasing. The light at the end of the tunnel of winter starts getting closer. That makes me happy.
My tradition for this time of year has settled on creating a CD for those around me.
Pedro's Picks, Volume 9
Closer To Fine -- Indigo Girls *
Come On Get Higher -- Matt Nathanson *
Repo Man -- Ray LeMontagne & The Prairie Dogs
Girl, I Want To Lay You Down -- Animal Liberation Orchestra featuring Jack Johnson *
Missed The Boat -- Modest Mouse *
After Midnight -- J. J. Cale
Stuck In The Middle With You -- Stealers Wheel
EMD -- The David Grisman Quintet *
Baker Street -- The Lovely Laura
Breathe (2AM) -- Anna Nalick
Out Of My Head -- Fastball
Say Goodbye -- Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds **
Colorful -- Rocca Deluca & The Burden
Rumour Has It -- Adele
Son Of A Preacher Man -- Joan Osborne **
Harlem -- Bill Withers **
* -- A KBCO Studio C recording
** -- Live
The version of Bill Withers "Harlem" is from Carnegie Hall. Even though it is almost 14 minutes long, he has the audience in the palm of his hand.
Leaving its skull and roses stamp on snowboards and more -- L.A. Times
After closely guarding their music and logos for decades, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead are significantly increasing their merchandising and licensing deals. The pioneering jam band's music has appeared in at least four movies since April, and over the last several months, the number of licensees has increased 20%, including new deals with Burton snowboards, Dregs skateboards and Wines That Rock.
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Caught The Firewater Rock And Roll Medicine Show Friday night. A hootin' hollerin' kick ass damn good time was had by all. Couldn't stay for the whole show, had a little thing called work yesterday.
Wednesday, May 11 is the 30th anniversary of legend Bob Marley's untimely death. In this 2006 article, Field Maloney explored the musician's commercial afterlife.
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