August 1, 2009

Farewell Friend of the Devil

Friend to the Grateful Dead, John Dawson died on July 21st in Mexico. Some very good words are said about him on the New Riders site:

Happy Birthday Jerry!

This whole week the city of Santa Cruz celebrates the music of the Grateful Dead, and pays tribute to Jerry. Weekend Santa Cruz is running a story "The Dead Keep Truckin in Santa Cruz" which highlights all the activities. Catch it online at:
And for further info see Dead Centric Events at

Keep Santa Cruz Weird and Lively

Maestra Marin Alsop was featured this morning on NPR in an interview with Scott Simon discussing this season's Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Events starts today in Santa Cruz, a place Ms. Alsop fondly calls quaint and quirky. Lee Johnson's Dead Symphony No. 6 gets a grand send off on August 9th as part of the festivities. For a short history of the festival read Marin Alsop's article at the NPR site: