“Certain kinds of people require adventure in their lives…”

“…and therefore require a bit of adventure in their music. We were happy to supply that.”- Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead in Rolling Stone

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“Anyone who sweats like that must be all right…”

Just some photos I took from the Melvin Seals & The JGB show last week in Philly. Check out my article on Tri State Indie if you’d like: http://www.tristateindie.com/2013/the-block-is-hot-melvin-seals-and-jgb-at-the-blockley-in-philly/

Women to Hear and Watch: Lisa Mackey of Dark Star Orchestra

Just wanted to give a shout out to the woman who brings it hard with the Dark Star Orchestra. It would be really cool to interview her. This guy did
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“The person who doesn’t scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.” – Hunter S. Thompson

Preserve the Dead: Hunter S. Thompson (July 18, 1937 – February 20, 2005)

Bret Mosely's Guitar Case

Bret Mosely’s Guitar Case

And while we’re on the subject of Morning Dew

The Other Ones: Part 5

Of course, my night would not have been complete without Splintered Sunlight igniting my soul by “comin’, comin’ comin’ around, comin’ around” and playing “The Other One“. (Please note: This photo is not of them playing “The Other One” because while they were playing the song, I was losing my fucking mind, dancing like a maenad and could not have snapped a photo during that insane moment.)

Splintered Sunlight at Abbey Bar

The Other Ones: Part 4

Jamal's 13-point Lightning Bolt. Original artwork by Owsley Stanley.

Jamal’s 13-point Lightning Bolt. Original artwork by Owsley Stanley.

I clicked a pic of a fellow deadhead’s lightning bolt tattoo—a piece of art originally designed by Owsley Stanley. But I never knew that it must have exactly 13-points. As always, I learned something new from my deadhead family.

The Other Ones: Part 2

It started on facebook…doesn’t it always? Totally spaced on a show until I saw it posted on the good ‘ol fb. Went to the event page and saw that a fellow deadhead needed a ride and lived closeby, so I went and picked him up.

“The bus came by and I got on. That’s when it all began.” – That’s It for the Other One, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, and Bill Kreutzmann

Drove through the cold rain and snow and arrived at the ABC to a packed house. Met up with some folks I hadn’t seen in a while to dance and spill beer and get into some shenanigans.

Abbey Bar at ABC

The Other Ones: Part 1

There’s always a moment when you connect with a fellow deadhead and at that moment you know that The Grateful Dead family has been—and will always be—traveling with you across time and space for eternity. I had several of those moments last night when I went to see Splintered Sunlight at the Abbey Bar in the Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, Pa. More stories, photos, and music to come…

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