June 5, 2008

Confessions of a (tech) Deadhead

Deadhead and Seagate Technology CEO Bill Watkins is a friend of the devil and a friend of ours. He’s helping us raise funds to support the Grateful Dead Archive. Cnet.com has a great June 3, 2008 posting “Confessions of a (tech) Deadhead.” You can read it at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-10787_3-9958666-60.html

Alton Kelley June 17, 1940 - June 1, 2008

Like others this week, we were sadden to hear of the death of Alton Kelley, one of the original members of Family Dog and an extraordinary graphic artist whose iconic art is so closely connected to the Dead. We’re honored to hold his work as part of the Grateful Dead Archive.

Joel Selvin captured some wonderful, funny reminiscences and personal notes from Alton Kelley about living and making art in 1960s San Francisco. It’s part of Selvin’s “Summer of Love: 40 Years Later” series which can be read at:

Donna Jean plays Santa Cruz

It's not too late to catch Donna Jean. She's at Moe's Alley tonight with the Tricksters. 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz. Hurry down she starts at 9:00 pm.

Welcome to Dead Central!

Welcome to Dead Central, the blog for the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz! We've seen a lot of interest and enthusiasm about the archive since the offical press conference at the Fillmore on April 24. People have been interested in the arrival date of the archive, the contents, accessibility and how they can contribute to the development and organization of the archive. We'll use this blog to keep everyone informed about the status of the archive as well as news and updates on all things related to the Grateful Dead and associated archives. We welcome comments and feedback from everyone!