Tag: Grateful Dead

Politicians Don’t Listen To The Lyrics

The Republican ticket is picking campaign songs that – the artists who wrote them say – stand for everything the candidates don’t.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Music and Activism

Volunteer of the Month: Sarah Brekke

Check out Sarah Brekke, our Volunteer of the Month from Denver, Colorado!

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Owsley Stanley – LSD pioneer and counterculture icon dies

LSD pioneer and sound technician for the Grateful Dead, Owsley “Bear” Stanley died Saturday in a car accident in Queensland, Australia at age 76.

Posted in Personal Liberty, Music and Activism

The Decemberists Deadheads?

We’re always excited to see connections between the newer bands we work with and the bands our community was built on. So obviously The Decemberists covering The Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy” is right up our alley.

Posted in Trends in Music and Society

Seth Godin Blogs about elections and voting

Seth Godin, the wildly popular marketing guru (and avowed Deadhead) expounds today on elections and the importance of voting

From Phish To Spiritualized, Cover Albums Beyond ‘The Dark Side’

Let’s give The Dark Side of the Moon a rest, OK?

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Interview: Bob Weir Part 4 – At Home In The White House

“These days when I go to D.C. I go to the White House and I do business….I feel like I belong there. I think we all belong there.” Those are the words of HeadCount board member Bob Weir, who has been a semi-frequent guest at the White House along with other members of the Grateful…

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Grateful Dead Archivist Chosen

The University of California, Santa Cruz, has announced the winner of the world’s most-reposted help-wanted ad (at least until that Denver pot-tasting gig opened up). Nicholas Meriwether, an oral historian for the South Caroliniana Library, will be the Grateful Dead Archive‘s first archivist. Meriwether has edited several books about the band – including All Graceful…

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Interview: Bob Weir Part 3 – How Barack Obama Reunited The Dead

“We weren’t kicking around the notion of playing together until the opportunity to make a difference and get people registered and voting. When that opportunity came our way, we all said, ‘Hell, we gotta do this, guys.’” Bob Weir – of the Grateful Dead, RatDog, and, most recently, Furthur – sits on HeadCount’s board of…

Interview: ‘Headz’ Author J. J. Colagrande

Have you ever been to a music festival, looked around, and thought, “I could write a book about this”? Well, a few months ago I noticed a post on my friend’s Facebook wall with a link to a novel called Headz and realized someone had beat us to the punch. Headz features characters you may…

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