Wave that Flag
July 4, 2013, 6:32 am
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“Red and white/blue suede shoes
I’m Uncle Sam /how do you do?
Gimme five/I’m still alive
Ain’t no luck/I learned to duck”


Wave that flag, wave it wide an high! Happy 4th!

Dead Shirts
August 21, 2012, 7:19 am
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Just to good not to re-post this. Vince Dugar’s collection of Grateful Dead Parking lot t-shirts. Just a small sampling shown here, I recommend viewing the whole collection.

RIP Owsley “Bear” Stanley
March 27, 2011, 4:35 pm
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Owsley Stanley pictured with Jerry Garcia

While this news is over a week old at this point I thought it was necessary to pay tributeĀ  to the creative force of Owsley “Bear” Stanely who died on March 13th. The man who provided massive quantities of LSD to the Dead and the rest of San Francisco in the 60’s, Stanley was also responsible for engineering the Wall of Sound and for designing many of the Dead’s logos including the skull and lighting bolt which appeared on the cover of Steal Your Face.

The Wall of Sound in all its glory.

Stanley was also responsible for some of the early live recordings of the Grateful Dead. As their sound engineer he recorded the shows in order to be able to listen back to them and make improvements on the next show’s sonic quality. However some of these recordings went on to be the first and best live shows the band released as records. However many more of Stanely’s recordings have yet to be released.