Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Grateful Dead to Open the Vault Online; Account Awarded to BIG Interactive

40 Years Worth of Memorabilia Soon to be Made Available on the New Dead.net

LOS ANGELES, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- BIG INTERACTIVE, a Los Angeles based
Digital Marketing agency, today announced that it has been selected by
Grateful Dead Productions, curators and gatekeepers of all things "Dead," to
redesign their official online website. The win comes after an extensive
multi-agency review.
It was critical for us to work with an agency that understands the legacy
of The Grateful Dead, where we see our website going, the music, and most
importantly the fans themselves," said Cameron Sears, CEO of the Grateful Dead
The band's current site has been, since its grass-roots launch in 1995,
one of the most-trafficked band sites on the Web. BIG is planning an
innovative, user-friendly re-imagination of the site that will showcase
exclusive, never-before-seen content from The Grateful Dead's rich vault of
audio and video recordings, promotional material, and private items such as
hand-written lyrics. The revamped dead.net will launch late summer of 2005.
"We are thrilled to be awarded this win. This is a once in a lifetime
opportunity to work with such a legendary band. We're huge fans ourselves,"
commented Matt Minkin, CEO of BIG Interactive.

BIG Interactive, http://www.BIGInteractive.com, is an award winning digital
marketing agency providing Marketing, Creative and Technology solutions to its
clients on Web, Wireless and Broadband platforms. Based in Los Angeles, the
agency has launched interactive campaigns for world-class brands that include
FOX Cable, Suzuki, Universal Pictures, Motor Trend, Anschutz Entertainment
Group, FX Networks, KB Home, E! Television and Kellogg's.

SOURCE BIG Interactive
Web Site: http://www.biginteractive.com

Still more stuff to buy!
Love those dvds!
"Night At The Family Dog"

shopEMI price: $16.89 CDN
NOT IN STOCK: This product is not in stock. We hope to be able to make this product available within one to five weeks.
UPC: 80121 30122 9 9
Expected Release Date: June 28, 2005
Label: Eagle Vision, Genre: Pop, Subgenre: Rock, Format: DVD Video,


1. Santana - Incident At Neshabur
2. Santana - Soul Sacrifice
3. The Grateful Dead - Hard To Handle
4. The Grateful Dead - China Cat Sunflower
5. The Grateful Dead - I Know You Rider
6. Jefferson Airplane - The Ballad of You And Me And Pooneil
7. Jefferson Airplaine - Eskimo Blue Day
8. A Super Jam - Featuring members of all 3 bands!

Filmed on location at the Family Dog Ballroom in San Francisco in September, 1970, the show captures the diversity of the San Francisco sound with three of the most well known bands to emerge from the scene: Santana, who would release their second album at the end of 1970; The Grateful Dead, who were making a name for themselves with their jam-filled performances and includes original band member Ron “Pigpen” McKernan; and Jefferson Airplane, who were at the time the biggest of the bands from the area.

Noted jazz columnist Ralph J. Gleason took note of the exploding rock music scene and produced several television specials and documentaries spotlighting the music emerging from San Francisco. A Night At The Family Dog is one part of a two-part series (the other is Go Ride The Music) that aired on The National Educational Television Network in 1970.

The audio for this program has been extrapolated up to Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes from their original mono source! This hour long show has never sounded or looked so good!