The Grateful Dead Hour and Dead to the World radio host David Gans announces that auction items for the 29th annual KPFA Grateful Dead Marathon are now at the starting gate! Auction items may be viewed at: http://cloudsurfing.gdhour.com/archives/tag/kpfamarathon2015
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue.
We like to think of ourselves as intellectually superior beings. I am speaking of the jamband fan of course; but based on my observation, I am sure you already assumed that. We like to think of ourselves as intellectually superior, and we talk out of both sides of our mouth in doing so. We promote inner balance and are renowned for drug use. We promote originality, but foam at the mouth at a song played every 3rd show on summer tour for 30 years. We liken our musical preferences to art at its highest and we ignore anything that the masses have given the same validation.
Mill Valley’s Sweetwater Music Hall is one of Marin County, California’s select venues that is keeping the classic bay area jam-rock community connected. Many recall that Marin County was where every member of Grateful Dead had migrated to by the early 1970s for much needed solitude and separation from their iconized significance as the rock titans of Haight/Ashbury.
GW: This is Dylan Muhlberg of Grateful Web. I am joined by legendary music photographer Bob Minkin. Bob’s eye for capturing the perfect moment reveals his subjects with unparalleled intimacy. As a teenager of the mid-1970s, Bob began following the Grateful Dead extensively after a nearly two yearlong hiatus from touring. His tact and respect got him closer to the band than any photographer before him.
The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary celebration just got a whole lot more cinematic! Film legend Martin Scorsese is set to executive produce an as-yet-untitled film featuring never-before-seen performances and backstage footage, as well as new interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and more. Read more here.