Grateful Dead Archive makes its publi...

Grateful Dead Archive makes its public debut in New York

There are 56 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Mar 3, 2010, titled Grateful Dead Archive makes its public debut in New York. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A ticket for the Europe 1990 tour designed by Rick Griffin is one of the images that will be on display at the New-York Historical Society exhibition Friday through July 4 The good news for the Deadhead Nation is that the long-awaited treasure trove of original material from the Grateful Dead to be permanently archived at UC Santa Cruz will finally ...

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Pit Bull owner

Huntington Station, NY

#41 Mar 4, 2010
Pelosi Schmelosi Too wrote:
We Can Share The Women, We Can Share The Wine
We Can Share What We Got Of Yours
Cause We Done Shared All Of Mine
Leaving Texas
Fourth day of July
Sun so hot, clouds so low
The eagles filled the sky
Catch the Detroit Lightning
Out of Santa Fe
Great Northern out of Cheyenne
From sea to shining sea

hello my friend How are you PS2 ?
China Cat Sunflower

Milford, CT

#42 Mar 5, 2010
Pit Bull owner wrote:
<quoted text>
Leaving Texas
Fourth day of July
Sun so hot, clouds so low
The eagles filled the sky
Catch the Detroit Lightning
Out of Santa Fe
Great Northern out of Cheyenne
From sea to shining sea
hello my friend How are you PS2 ?
I just jumped the watchman
Right outside the fence
Took his rings, four bucks in change
Aint that heaven sent?
Pit Bull owner

Huntington Station, NY

#43 Mar 5, 2010
China Cat Sunflower wrote:
<quoted text>
I just jumped the watchman
Right outside the fence
Took his rings, four bucks in change
Aint that heaven sent?
I know that I should leave, but then
I just can't go, you win again
Goldenroad

Soquel, CA

#44 Mar 5, 2010
Pit Bull owner wrote:
<quoted text>
I'd shine my light through cool Colorado rain
I know you rider gonna miss me while I'm gone
W-T-F Homes

Santa Cruz, CA

#45 Mar 5, 2010
I think we should replace waterboarding with strapping terrorists in chairs and forcing them to listen to the grateful dead. They will give up everything they know within twenty minutes.

So yes, perhaps these "archives" are useful for something.
W-T-F Homes

Santa Cruz, CA

#46 Mar 5, 2010
OK OK...

Ok, I will admit it, there are four Grateful Dead songs that don't suck (besides touch of grey).

The Grateful Dead suck, as anybody with two ears and a set of mix tapes consisting entirely of a single nonrythmic drum solo can tell you.

I heard Touch of Grey in high school, and after finding out that it wasn't Tom Petty, I was excited. "This rocks," I thought, "why do people hate on the Grateful Dead so much?" Then I tried listening to 30 seconds of another Grateful Dead song, and my brain exploded.

It's odd that Touch Of Grey is such a good song considering how hard the Dead suck, but what's more odd is that there are a handful of awesome Grateful Dead songs, it's just that nobody bothers to find them since the records all smell like patchouli oil and bad acid. Here are four Grateful Dead songs that overcome the odds to actually sound halfway decent.

1. Queen Jane Approximately - It's a Dylan song, but the Grateful Dead do a decent cover, and actually sound a tad bit less high than Dylan does in his version, which is a testament to the Dead's restraint, I suppose. There's jamming, but it's standable. There's versions available with Dylan singing with the Dead, but they're not really spectacular.

2. Friend of the Devil - If you've hung out at a bar open mic night, you've heard some Deadhead cover this at some point, because it's one of the only Grateful Dead songs that can be played on an acoustic guitar without cutting out 10 minutes of mindless guitar noodling. It's catchy and pretty fun folk.

3. Truckin'- Granted, Truckin' goes on for way, way too long, but you can always just turn it off halfway through. You're left with half of a strong song that grooves in its own way and in no way glorifies the profession of trucking. I think it's about weed or something.

4. China Cat Sunflower - In China Cat Sunflower, Jerry Garcia gets to go nuts with vocal effects, spacey lyrics, and a predictably unpredictable jam session, but somehow it's all reined in enough to be a catchy pop tune that doesn't go too far into psychedelia. Everything is beautiful and nothing is hurt as Garcia croons melodically, and the Dead sound as spacey as Bowie without getting too self indulgent.
gottawonder

Pasadena, CA

#47 Mar 5, 2010
I hope they have a Special Smoking station at the exhibit.
Goldenroad

Soquel, CA

#48 Mar 5, 2010
W-T-F Homes wrote:
OK OK...
Ok, I will admit it, there are four Grateful Dead songs that don't suck (besides touch of grey).
The Grateful Dead suck, as anybody with two ears and a set of mix tapes consisting entirely of a single nonrythmic drum solo can tell you.
I heard Touch of Grey in high school, and after finding out that it wasn't Tom Petty, I was excited. "This rocks," I thought, "why do people hate on the Grateful Dead so much?" Then I tried listening to 30 seconds of another Grateful Dead song, and my brain exploded.
It's odd that Touch Of Grey is such a good song considering how hard the Dead suck, but what's more odd is that there are a handful of awesome Grateful Dead songs, it's just that nobody bothers to find them since the records all smell like patchouli oil and bad acid. Here are four Grateful Dead songs that overcome the odds to actually sound halfway decent.
1. Queen Jane Approximately - It's a Dylan song, but the Grateful Dead do a decent cover, and actually sound a tad bit less high than Dylan does in his version, which is a testament to the Dead's restraint, I suppose. There's jamming, but it's standable. There's versions available with Dylan singing with the Dead, but they're not really spectacular.
2. Friend of the Devil - If you've hung out at a bar open mic night, you've heard some Deadhead cover this at some point, because it's one of the only Grateful Dead songs that can be played on an acoustic guitar without cutting out 10 minutes of mindless guitar noodling. It's catchy and pretty fun folk.
3. Truckin'- Granted, Truckin' goes on for way, way too long, but you can always just turn it off halfway through. You're left with half of a strong song that grooves in its own way and in no way glorifies the profession of trucking. I think it's about weed or something.
4. China Cat Sunflower - In China Cat Sunflower, Jerry Garcia gets to go nuts with vocal effects, spacey lyrics, and a predictably unpredictable jam session, but somehow it's all reined in enough to be a catchy pop tune that doesn't go too far into psychedelia. Everything is beautiful and nothing is hurt as Garcia croons melodically, and the Dead sound as spacey as Bowie without getting too self indulgent.
Crazy cat peekin' through a lace bandanna....
Goldenroad

Soquel, CA

#49 Mar 5, 2010
W-T-F Homes wrote:
I think we should replace waterboarding with strapping terrorists in chairs and forcing them to listen to the grateful dead. They will give up everything they know within twenty minutes.
So yes, perhaps these "archives" are useful for something.
...the sky was yellow and the sun was blue....
Faux News

Milford, CT

#50 Mar 5, 2010
Goldenroad wrote:
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...the sky was yellow and the sun was blue....
Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand...
Gdude

Santa Cruz, CA

#51 Mar 5, 2010
We Are Everywhere...
Goldenroad

Santa Cruz, CA

#52 Mar 5, 2010
Gdude wrote:
We Are Everywhere...
the sheriff's on my trail
if he catches up with me
i'll spend my life in jail
Goldenroad

Santa Cruz, CA

#53 Mar 5, 2010
Faux News wrote:
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Strangers stopping strangers just to shake their hand...
everybody's playin...
W-T-F Homes

Santa Cruz, CA

#54 Mar 6, 2010
Goldenroad wrote:
<quoted text>
...the sky was yellow and the sun was blue....
Oh sinning is a gentilized journey, take Jesus as your daily guide
Though you may feel pure and saintly without Him walking by your side
And when you come to make your crossing at the end of the pilgrim's way
If you ever will meet your savior, you will surely meet him on that day

Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river Oh heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh I'm sure without him that you never will make it home

That awful day of judgement is coming in the by and by
We'll see our Lord descending in the glory from on high
Oh, let us get in touch with Jesus and in the special love of God
And maybe ever get ready when he comes on Jordan's tide
Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river Oh heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh I'm sure without him that you never will make it home

Now what you gonna do, Oh what you gonna say
Oh how you gonna feel when you come to the end of the way
China Cat Sunflower

Milford, CT

#55 Mar 8, 2010
W-T-F Homes wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh sinning is a gentilized journey, take Jesus as your daily guide
Though you may feel pure and saintly without Him walking by your side
And when you come to make your crossing at the end of the pilgrim's way
If you ever will meet your savior, you will surely meet him on that day
Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river Oh heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh I'm sure without him that you never will make it home
That awful day of judgement is coming in the by and by
We'll see our Lord descending in the glory from on high
Oh, let us get in touch with Jesus and in the special love of God
And maybe ever get ready when he comes on Jordan's tide
Now look at that cold Jordan, look at its deep water
Look at that wide river Oh heavy mighty billows roll
You better take Jesus with you, he's a true companion
Oh I'm sure without him that you never will make it home
Now what you gonna do, Oh what you gonna say
Oh how you gonna feel when you come to the end of the way
A great pick my friend, as peformed circa '69-'71 GD w/ NRPS ...John Dawson (RIP) on backing vocals.
Pelosi Schmelosi Too

“It's ALL BUSH'S FAULT”

Since: Sep 09

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

#56 Mar 8, 2010
Pit Bull owner wrote:
<quoted text>
Leaving Texas
Fourth day of July
Sun so hot, clouds so low
The eagles filled the sky
Catch the Detroit Lightning
Out of Santa Fe
Great Northern out of Cheyenne
From sea to shining sea
hello my friend How are you PS2 ?
Not bad PBO!
Hope you and yours are well!

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