In a recent article with Bob Weir (guitar player and singer for the Grateful Dead), he says this about drug use "Bottom line; you're better off straight. Stay the hell away from heroin; it'll take you out. It'll ruin your life." Plus, he comments on the late 80s as being at great time period for the Dead in terms of their playing as a Band "I loved what we were up to in the late 80s." READ MORE of ARTICLE
Monday, November 10, 2014
Please join us this week on Shakedown Stream as we continue the conversation. Last week, we featured a Grateful Dead show from Nassau Coliseum where the Dead played one of the longest and best versions of Scarlet>Fires ever performed (Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain). Brent Mydland - the new keyboard player - is just getting in synch with the band and their repertoire of songs.
Click onto the Stream this week for the next night at the Nassau Coliseum and hear what they do next.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Martin Scorsese - the famous movie director - has agreed to be the executive producer of a new Grateful Dead movie/documentary in anticipation of their 50th anniversary next year 2015. Mr. Scorsese has done this kind of thing before. He was the director on "The Last Waltz" - a famous movie of The Band's last concert at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco. Amir Bar-Lev will be the director of this Dead documentary set for their 50th anniversary. Rare and unseen film footage will be part of this cinematic endeavor. No name has been announced for this movie, maybe "Long Strange Trip" would work.