Given the exciting news that has surfaced regarding the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary celebration, I thought it might be time to write about the good ole Grateful Dead shows and community, in an effort to enlighten the new passengers on the bus. My hope is that this series of posts will improve upon the coming experience in Chicago, maybe even instill some of the hippy values in those attending. This world can sure use more hippy! Last post: Click me, Click me
Standing In A Shaft Of Light
In the midst of the wait, it’s best to remain grateful, positive and by all means stay lifted. How can I do this while my social feeds are full of debate, fears, and sometimes hateful toward the reunion? Relax pilgrim, you’ve got this.
Delve Into Dead History
Last week, I attended a discussion at the California Historical Society titled Creating a Lasting Cultural Community: The 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead. Our panelists were author Dennis McNally, UC Santa Cruz / Grateful Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether, and Peter Richardson, author of No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead. Lots of great discussion about the Grateful Dead and the Community (that’s us!) they organically spun. This event in itself requires it’s own post, stay tuned. Let’s just say that there are plenty of great resources available to us that can greatly enhance our journey. I picked up copies of No Simple Highway and Dennis McNally’s latest On Highway 61. For those of us in the Bay area, you can hear Peter Richardson speak and pick up his book this wednesday at Book Passage. Trust me, if you can make this, you’ll thank me.