Today is a sad day for Deadheads everywhere. For some unknown reason, Grateful Dead SBD recordings are no longer available on The Archive. I've been reading the Forum on The Archive, and there is alot of anger and disbelief there right now, as you can imagine. Not knowing the motive for this action myself, I'm withholding my judgement and reaction until I learn more.
If in fact The Dead are pulling these SBD recordings for their own commercial gain (i.e. to boost DP and Download Series sales), then shame on them. That would be very much against the spirit of they have always been about. Considering the popularity of The Archive, I think The Dead need to explain themselves. If there is a legitimate reason for this action, then let's hear it. As of this moment, there is no explanation on The Dead's website I will be writing them myselves to see if I can get an answer. I encourage you to do the same.
If you haven't done so yet, sign the petition! Let your self be heard! http://www.petitiononline.com/gdm/petition.html.
"I wanna find out what's wrong with me and my baby" - Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Edited - 9:16PM 11/23/05