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UC Santa Cruz finds its Grateful Dead archivist

There are 48 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Apr 9, 2010, titled UC Santa Cruz finds its Grateful Dead archivist. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

There are but two primary requirements for any candidate who wants to manage UC Santa Cruz's yet-to-be-opened Grateful Dead Archive.

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very specific

Santa Cruz, CA

#45 Apr 10, 2010
"I can narrow down the moment I saw my first Dead show to a four- to five-month period, when I was in college somewhere in the fall of 1985."

Watsonville, CA

#46 Apr 10, 2010
The "touch head" elitism surfaces...UCSC wanted a serious academic to manage this, not some fried relic from 1965...Glad this academic has some deadhead roots, even if they were in the 80s and he didn't sell his soul on tour. BTW...there was a period in the late 80s when the boys sounded as good as ever.

United States

#47 Apr 10, 2010
"Too much weed
Causes your brain to bleed
Better to abstain
Begin to think again"

Phone Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>
Please don't dominate the rap Jack
if you got nothing new to say
If you please don't back up the track
This train got to run today
Memory lapse

United States

#48 Apr 10, 2010
So this is what we've gotten--a spaced-out archivist. Got any spliffs?
very specific wrote:
"I can narrow down the moment I saw my first Dead show to a four- to five-month period, when I was in college somewhere in the fall of 1985."
Tennesee Jedi

Los Angeles, CA

#49 Apr 12, 2010
Can narrow down his first show to s 4 or 5 month period in 1985? if he said,'65 I would get his vagueness, but '85?

It DOESN'T take a Masters in Library Science to be more precise than this.

Most Deadheads know the date of their first show. Especially the heads who are the collectors, tapers, show buffs, archivists, show librarians... most of us save our stubs too!

Even if one doesn't remember, that period of time is very well documented, it takes a few minutes on dead.net or setlist.com to find out how many shows were in your area in that time frame and you can likely narrow it down to at least a few shows. Or ask your friends from college when you went...

this suggests either heavy drug. or some other reason - even if you didnt get on the bus right away, to be an archivist and not know your first show? really???
Tennessee Jedi

Los Angeles, CA

#50 Apr 12, 2010
"It's a classic story," said Meriwether, whose appointment was announced this week. "I can narrow down the moment I saw my first Dead show to a four- to five-month period, when I was in college somewhere in the fall of 1985."

I am assuming he was misquoted... because otherwise this is reason enough to disqualify him!

In the fall of 1985 the Grateful Dead performed on 10/31/85 at the University of South Carolina - Carolina Coliseum - Columbia, SC

This took me 15 seconds using the interwebs.

plus, it is a Halloween show.
jack straw from wichita

Carlisle, PA

#51 Nov 11, 2010
]first off ,you need to check yourself,because i used to think that way,but in reality,you dont have to wear a tie die to signify that you are a head of any sort,deadhead or otherwise,you might have seen bobby weir wearing a izod alligator in some 80s shows,and jerry usually just wore a black t-shirt,its good that you want to fly your freak flag high,cut your job and get a hair,for all im concerned,but this is 2010,and those who fly under the radar are the ones that go the farthest in this journey we are all making,ive been a deadhead since 82,and ive met alot of people and been to alot of places,and what ive learned is everybody likes to get high,but its the ones that can get high,and still keep thier shit together,like jerry till the last,are the ones who control the scene,and doesnt everybody want to be at the top of the food chain,better prices,better 420,better owsley stanley,better terrance mckenna,im native american(cherokee),and ive always wanted to be a medicine man (shaman),so iam going down to peru and take the 2 week course from a real life south american shaman,if your interested the place is called sacharuna clinic,right outside of iquito,peru-its only like 380 bucks,but anyway thats what i want to do ,if any of this interests you ,then comment back to me,peace throughout your life,jack straw from wichita,gr8tful.

Carlisle, PA

#52 Nov 11, 2010
hey dead for life,what do you know about the ergot fungus off of a rye plant,or terrance mckenna,or alexander shulgin,or owlsley stanley,or hunter s thompson,or bob marley,keith and donna godcheoux ,and especially the brotherhood of eternal love,which produced much of the orange sunshine that was around during the 70s and 80s,also the pickard bust,becoming a medicine man or a shaman,or dimetheltryptamine from mimosa hostilis bark,or ibogaine from an african scrub,or syrian rue (harmaline) which is considered a telepathine(able to read peoples minds)or 5 meo-dmt ,ive been a deadhead since 82 ,and have met alot of freaks,had alot of great times,and love to share thoughts with likeminded people,so if any of this intriques you then comment back please,peace throughout your life,jack straw from wichita.

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