Grateful Dead Notes

A compendium of iconic images, articles, and other ephemera for the column on Aquarium Drunkard

thoughtsonthedead:

The Name Game

Mickey had to be physically prevented from naming his first-born son “Bloodfucker.” Also: apparently, Mickey is a survivalist and prepared for the Shit to Hit the Fan.

thoughtsonthedead:

The Name Game

Mickey had to be physically prevented from naming his first-born son “Bloodfucker.” Also: apparently, Mickey is a survivalist and prepared for the Shit to Hit the Fan.

(Source: coastalweeddig)

Today marks 43 years since one of our favorite gigs ever! 8/26/71 was one of the first tapes we received outside the immediate must-haves and it has a smokin’ Hard to Handle that rivals the one from a few weeks before at the Hollywood Bowl. Dig this legendary Marty Weinberg audience recording if you haven’t heard it before!

 


https://archive.org/details/gd1971-08-26.aud.weinberg.berger.100292.sbeok.flac16

(Source: grateful4dead)

A Sh*t Load of Miracles!

I guess I started giving away tickets in 1972 when I was waiting in line at Winterland to buy a ticket for a Neil Young concert. A person came up to me and asked if I wanted a free ticket. Being very suspicious I started question the guy and he just handed it to me and said, “Don’t worry it’s…

soundsof71:

Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, atop the Eiffel Tower, June 1971.

soundsof71:

Jerry Garcia & Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, atop the Eiffel Tower, June 1971.

20degreesofsolitude:

I’m Uncle Sam!That’s who I am!

20degreesofsolitude:

I’m Uncle Sam!
That’s who I am!

“When he was a teenager, Bill’s parents divorced after years of fighting. To get him out of a tumultuous home environment, Bill was sent to the Orme School in Arizona. He hated it there, until his drums were sent out to him. There is a wonderful story about Bill practicing his drums in the auditorium of the Orme School when the headmaster appeared and asked him to stop - the guest speaker for the night’s presentation had arrived. The speaker, however, asked Bill to continue playing so that he could listen. That speaker was Aldous Huxley. His lecture for the evening would focus on psychedelic drugs and their historic impact and potential implications on society.”

—   Peter Conners | Growing Up Dead | Chapter 7: “Once a Prankster, Always a Prankster” (via gratefuldeadstories)

(Source: facesofweir)