June 12, 2008

Dead Symphony No. 6

In tribute to the Grateful Dead and appropriately on Jerry’s birthday August 1st, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of composer Lee Johnson's "Dead Symphony No. 6.” The Symphony has orchestral arrangements of "Saint Stephen," "China Doll," "Stella Blue," and other songs. For the premiere at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore Grateful Dead memorabilia will be shown, including Amalie Rothschild’s photos of the Band performing at the Fillmore East. For more info. see:

Dawg at UCSC

David Grisman, long time collaborator of Jerry Garcia, leads this year’s “Mandolin Symposium” along with Mike Marshall at the UCSC campus June 23-28th. The Symposium now in its 5th year exposes students of mandolin to “the diversity of music and technique that has developed over the past few hundred years throughout the world and here in America.”

Slugs & Roses (....we love the name!)

Slugs & Roses, Santa Cruz’s Grateful Dead cover band publicly debuts this Friday, June 13th at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center (320-2 Cedar St.Santa Cruz) Band members Larry Graff, Doug Greenfield, Mike Sammet, Dave Faulkner, August West, Brett Packer, and Covey Potter, explore the Dead’s vast catalog of songs at this renowned venue.

June 8, 2008

Dead as business pioneers

Some people have said that everything they know about business, they learned from the Grateful Dead. New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman writes about "Bits, Bands, and Books", and the Dead as business pioneers in the June 6th issue.