In the Fall of 2004, I fell in love with The Grateful Dead again after not listening to them for 10 years. The web has made The Dead's music accessible to all of us like never before. This site is Deadicated to all those who have followed the Dead for years, those who are rediscovering the magic of this great band, and who are discovering them for the first time.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Monday, August 21, 2006
You Choose: Viola Lee Blues
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
The Other Ones: Zappa
Over my 35 years, there is no single band that I have been more devoted to more than the Grateful Dead. There have been others though over time that have come close though. Typically, I listen to one band at a time. Don't know why, but I just do, and almost always have been that way (It could be worse, my 1st college roommate only listened to ONE SONG at a time. Remember "500 Miles" by The Proclaimers? I still cringe when I think of that nightmare!)
Thanks to the magic of my favorite website, you guessed it, Youtube, I have been able to explore some of my old favorites recently. Overall, I've always loved bands that have been a bit off center, those who employ a variety of styles, who are typically underappreciated, who advance and evolve over time, and who are phenomenally talented. For a couple years in the mid-nineties, I dove into the brilliance of Frank Zappa. Like The Dead, the best Zappa was live Zappa. I've always felt that Zappa and Garcia were two of the most underrated, finest improvisational guitarists in rock history. Zappa also had a bizarre sense of humor that is almost unmatched in rock history.
It had been years since I had listened to Zappa last, but after checking out some Little Feat on Youtube (who I will feature next), I thought I would see what they had from Zappa, and the collection there is outstanding. I owned alot of live-Zappa on tape, but never saw him live. At least I can enjoy him now. So sit back and enjoy one of my Zappa favorites, Florentine Pogen:
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Happy 64th Jerry!
Today would of been Jerry Garcia's 64th birthday, and to celebrate, take a listen to a sweet Sugaree from Jerry's 31st birthday show at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City, NJ.