Sunday, October 17, 2010

testing testing?

is this thing on?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

SF Giants Present Jerry Garcia Tribute Night

Proceeds to Benefit Rex Foundation
Monday, August 9, 2010
7:15pm - 10:15pm
AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA


We’re delighted to report that this year’s “Jerry Week” celebrations in San Francisco, August 1-9, culminate at AT&T Park with a ballpark tribute to Jerry Garcia benefiting the Rex Foundation. Here’s the official word from the San Francisco Giants, who face off against the Chicago Cubs that evening.

Come to the ballpark to celebrate the life and times of legendary musician and San Francisco Native Jerry Garcia! Garcia was born in San Francisco in 1942, and grew up in the city’s Excelsior District, before becoming a founding member of the iconic rock band The Grateful Dead. This event at the ballpark concludes a week long celebration of Jerry’s life, starting with “Jerry Day” at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park on August 1st. Your special event ticket package includes a seat in the Jerry Garcia tribute section for the August 9th game against the Cubs, and a limited-edition Jerry Garcia bobblehead. Grateful Dead tribute bands will perform prior to the game, and members of the Garcia family will be on hand to throw out the first pitch. Ticket proceeds will be donated to the Rex Foundation; a Grateful Dead founded charity promoting good in the community. Come support a great cause and celebrate the life of a San Francisco legend!

Buy Tickets Here:

Great article on David Gans!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A little late!

But Happy 2010!

After so much anticipation Ratdog Daze came and went.
We had a blast ! Made some new friends and got to spend a decent amount of time with some old friends. If you love the Weir, the beach, hanging with those of mutual interests you must consider heading there if there is a Ratdog daze in 2011.
I was very sorry to learn that Robin Sylvester was unable (due to illness) to join his bandmates in Negril. We send him our best wishes for good health. We were lucky that old dog Rob Wasserman was available to rejoin Ratdog for the time. It's always good to see the Wass. There were a few other artists sitting in with the Dog - a couple of guys from the Radiators, Jackie Greene, Bones Hillman and Richard -the sax player from the resort's house band. A few other musicians Richard "The Commander" Del Boccio, Roy Jay and a few whose names I didnt catch, also entertained us late nights/early mornings in the piano bar.

Before the Ratdog Daze, there was a series of Furthur rehersals held in Mill Valley.
It was complete insanity to get tickets but you all know I managed to be right there on my computer when those tix went on sale.
I made it to 7 or 8 of the (I think?) 12. Scott was able to get out to a few with me which made it all the more enjoyable.

I'm somewhat busy-busy lately, but will try to get back in here when things calm down.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sun, December 20, 2009 - San Francisco, CA (Venue Info With Ticket Purchase Confirm)
Unbroken Chain Foundation Invites you to
An Acoustic Holiday Event with
Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jackie Greene & Special Friends
This is an intimate holiday sing-along party in support of Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center

Ticket sales start Dec. 11. Tickets $125 plus one Wish list gift per person.
Click here to select a gift and purchase tickets

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center is a unique presence. In the multi-ethnic Tenderloin, BAWCC works with more than 700 families and individuals every month at the Tenderloin Community School & Family Center and at their Center on Leavenworth Street. All of BAWCC’s services and programs are provided at no cost to the participants. BAWCC is able to accomplish this work with a very small but experienced core staff, and a great many volunteers who help a many areas of BAWCC programs. BAWCC has never sought government funding, and is 100% privately funded.

tell them irenie sendt ya!

Exciting News!
Jackie Greene Joining both the Radiators and RatDog in Jamaica
Plus Just Announced:
Bob Weir will play the album ACE in its entirety during the 1st weekend!
Special Offers:
Receive a $150 discount per person!
Or a $100 Spa Credit...
Offer 1 - RatDog Daze Weekend 1 Guests
Receive $150 off Radiators Reservation
January 20 - 23, 2010
The Rads are playing at Breezes Grand Resort Negril Jan 20 - 23, they have a lot of exciting activities planed. Including 3 Full Band Concerts and Jackie Greene Concert.
Visit for all Rads exclusive events.
Rates from $1099 minus $150 = $949 per person
*Rate is exclusive to RatDog Daze Reservations only
Offer 2 - RatDog Daze Weekend 2 Guests
Receive $150 off RatDog Reservation
Plus Receive Night of Jan 27 Free!
January 23 - 27, 2010
Jackie Greene is staying to play with RatDog from Jan 23 - Jan 27, Jackie will play 2 shows during the RatDog event. He will play a sunset show on the beach and will also play on band's off night.
If you are currently booked for the 2nd weekend and would like to also book the 1st weekend we will give you this EXCLUSIVE offer, but don't delay offer only valid if booked by Dec 23, 2009.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Playin from Friday

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Well, here I am...
What an incredible weekend!

First we were sad that though ticketed, we thought we would have to miss MK's CD release party due to my nephew's college basketball game. Zachary plays for Western Oregon University we had promised early on to go see him when his team plays against a team from a college near us. Turns out it's a different date they will play here...the 27th which complicates plans for Coda & Band of Brotherz...
So, phew! We were ON for Friday.
Then a friend calls and offers to get us into a stealth FURTHUR show to be played in Fairfax.
What to do? What to do? It's sort of an offer than can't be refused.
So Husband and I decide to go to both shows. Gotta get our Bobby, Jeff & Jay phil and then our Robin and MK warm fuzzies..
That is exactly what we did!
A friend from work was driving into SF to meet up with her friends and dropped me off at Scott's work. Yay! No car at BART to have to retrieve later.
Scotters and I had a nice drive on to Marin. The scene outside the bar that Furthur was to play at was a bit messier than I expected. Ive done crazy line duty before but this wouldve been scary. People had been out in the rain all day. The sidewalk was packed with folks- not single or double file like they made us stand outside the Sweetwater for Crusader Rabbit . I don't know how folks could tell who they were next in line to?
We were early so we grabbed dinner at a cafe "Sleeping Lady" which was next door to the venue .
The line was still stationary when we went back out to the street. Crazy!
It took a while to figure out how to get into the show as the entrance was just clogged with people. It was really exciting to be inside when we did get inside. Everyone inside had huge grins.
There was some nice views from the area next to Jeff, so we stayed by him. Around the end of Althea (hot althea) a woman who had been perching on the fireplace next to me jumped down & left , so I jumped up and was able to scrunch up a little more and get an even nicer view!
There are videos from this show up on message boards and youtube, when I have a little more time, I will bring them here.
Furthur was fanstastic, just fantastic. Of the few songs we saw, the Let It Grow was my favorite- some wonderful places in there...I hope they play it again on NYE..For me...C'mon Bobby!

We stayed for 3 or 4 songs. When Bobby announced that they were going to take a few moments to adjust something with the sound, we figured on that being the best time for us to leave- before they launched into anymore songs.
There was still a very big crowd in line! There were no in/out privileges and the bouncer cut off our wristies . The two people who were 1st & 2nd in the remains of the line couldnt have looked happier to exchange places with us. This made me happy. They got to be inside for whatever came after Cassidy.
So, out to Sausalito we went. MK's party was harborside. Found parking- not so easy as Mark's party had sold out . It was a totally full venue ..forget about moseying up to the rail.
We found our way inside and over to our table (reserved seats for this old girl). Got settled in time to hear a very soulful "Death don't have no Mercy".

I don't have the setlist but it was great fun. The band sounded fantastic . I think the women from JGB were up on the stage for a song....I don't know their names (sorry)
About an hour after we were there, familiar faces started wandering in. Furthur was over and Bobby, Jay & Jeff made it to Sausalito.
Mark invited Bobby up and they played Sugaree together. Jeff & Jay looked on.
Scott was starting to fade and cough. He had to work the following day so we again had to leave earlier than we would have liked....still an excellent night for music and reconnecting with the local DH community.
I knew Mark was playing in the not so so so faraway Sonoma county, but Scott was still coughing. It wasnt looking good for us going to see Jemimah Puddleduck.
Krista called and said she was going, so you bet I jumped into her car and off we went to Sebastopol! Vroooom!
The venue was nice-had a decent sized crowd for a Sunday night out in the country.
Mark, Robin and the other bandmates rocked out.

I tried to get more clips but caught myself dancing.
I only wish I had more room in my flip to have kept taking clips every song exceeded the previous song in jams & energy. A great night..a fun weekend...still smiling here.