Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sending our best thoughts to one of the Bay Area's original Hippie girls this evening.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

From Rex

Dear Friends,

The 2008 Rex Musical Caravan keeps growing, as we announce the availability of a limited number of VIP tickets for the upcoming summer shows where RatDog tours first with Gov't Mule and then with the Allman Brothers Band. Enjoy access to top-priced, reserved seating tickets at the shows listed below, while also supporting the Rex Foundation. Each ticket price noted includes a $50 charitable contribution.

RatDog with Gov't Mule at the Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA

* Wednesday, July 9th - $115 per ticket
* Thursday, July 10th - $115 per ticket

RatDog with the Allman Brothers Band:

* Wednesday, August 13th, Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY - These tickets at $210 each include a special party before and during the concert with food and beverages, along with VIP Parking. Theresa and Sandy look forward to seeing you and joining in on the fun.
* Saturday, August 16th, Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA - $113 per ticket
* Friday, August 22nd, Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands PAC, Canandaigua, NY - $115 per ticket
* Saturday, August 23rd, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ - $131 per ticket
* Saturday, August 30th, Red Rocks, Denver, CO - $113 per ticket

To order tickets call the Rex Foundation office at 415-561-3134.

Join us this Saturday, May 31st: New Monsoon with Special Guest Albino! at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, where $1 per ticket sold benefits the Rex Foundation. There will also be a silent auction of fun and unique items.
Click here for ticket details
Listen to New Monsoon on our Myspace page

This weekend (May 30-June 1), if you're at the Mountain Jam Festival, be sure to check out the Rex Jam during the RatDog performance that will demonstrate the power of the Rex Community Caravan. Proceeds from the Rex Jam will support the Family of Woodstock music and arts program for youth. This will be the first of a great summer of Rex Jams at upcoming festivals, all to be announced shortly.

Because of supporters like you, our combined efforts for positive social change, social justice and social responsibility can become a reality today and for future generations. Check out our web site to see what you help make happen. Climb aboard the Rex Community Caravan and together we can further what the Grateful Dead started in 1983.

With appreciation,

Sandy Sohcot - Executive Director
& Theresa Reed - Associate Director

info on box seats @ Los Angeles Greek Theater

* Bob Weir & Ratdog / Gov't Mule – Sunday, June 29th

Inventory is very limited, so act now if you are interested.

Visit for more info or contact Bre Baker at (323) 644-5055 or to make your reservation today!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

message from Seva

30th Anniversary Concert!
Save the date! A superstar cast of artists will play a benefit for Seva in Oakland, CA, on Saturday, September 27.

Monday, May 26, 2008 to Broadcast Music Festivals Live from Summer Camp and Mountain Jam

The iClips Network will broadcast both this weekend's (May 23-25) Summer Camp music festival in Chillicothe, IL and the upcoming Mountain Jam fest to be held in Hunter Mountain, NY on May 30 through June 1. Head over to to check in on the action.
Summer Camp features three nights of moe. and two nights of Umphrey's McGee, as well as performances by The Flaming Lips, STS9, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Girl Talk, Tea Leaf Green, Clutch, Blind Mellon, The Avett Brothers, and more. Tickets and further information is available at

Mountain Jam will feature performances by Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & RatDog, Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Umphrey's McGee, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood, Citizen Cope, Ray LaMontagne, Drive-By Truckers, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic featuring Special Guest Mr. Lif, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, along with dozens of other bands and a full Awareness Village. Tickets and additional information is available at

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Jazz, the Dead and a Musical Bridge

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ala Jambase


More than a dozen artists and promoters are backing HeadCount by agreeing to donate 50 cents from the sale of each ticket at participating concerts to support the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization's voter registration campaign. These concerts, which include six national festivals as well as events at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater, have all been branded with the banner of "Cents For Sense." This integrated fundraising and message initiative is expected to raise close to $75,000 and help HeadCount achieve its goal of registering 100,000 voters before November's election.

The festival lineup consists of Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, High Sierra, All Good Music Festival, Camp Bisco, and Gathering of the Vibes. Labor Day weekend concerts by The Allman Brothers Band and Bob Weir & RatDog (August 30) and Gov't Mule and Umphrey's McGee (August 31) are also participants in the Cents for Sense campaign.

"We set out to find a way that bands and promoters can support the cause and put a real voter participation message behind their concerts," said Marc Brownstein, HeadCount's co-chair and the bass player for the popular electronic rock band The Disco Biscuits. "We're really touched by the outpouring of support."

Brownstein's band was one of the first to participate, donating 50 cents from the sale of each ticket on their winter tour in January. STS9 followed suit with their winter tour, raising over $10,000 for HeadCount. Michael Franti and Spearhead will participate with two headlining concerts in Bend, Oregon (May 23) and Eugene, Oregon (May 24). Upstate New York rock band moe. has also made a significant contribution, raising over $5,000 through donations from ticket and merchandise sales.

Meanwhile, charities affiliated with Dave Matthews Band and Jack Johnson have donated an additional $70,000 to cover the costs of sending voter registration teams on the road with their respective U.S. summer tours. The Bama Works Fund, a donor-advised fund whose board of directors includes each member of Dave Matthews Band, has supported HeadCount since 2004 and is one of the organization's largest financial backers. Funding for this summer's Jack Johnson tour came from the foundation run by apparel brand Patagonia. Patagonia's "Vote the Environment" initiative is one of the key messages of Johnson's All At Once campaign, a social action network providing information, tools, and motivation to empower individuals to become active in their local and global communities. O.A.R. will donate VIP ticket packages for each concert on its summer tour, to be auctioned by HeadCount.

Efforts extend from these top-selling bands to up-and-coming ones like The Ryan Montbleau Band, which is donating 50 cents per ticket from every single one of its shows from now through November 2008. Venues such as The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado have also signed on. In addition, the Cents for Sense campaign is backed by various media outlets that have donated advertising space to promote these concerts. Cents for Sense media sponsors include Village Voice Media, which has provided advertising in various weekly arts papers, Relix Magazine, and

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

still stoked

about Jamaica Dog! Until a proper forum opens up, I did this for folks going to see the dog in Jamaica. I'm just too excited to wait!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

more irieness!

So where to meet up with those Jamaican bound???
Dot org, of course!
Connect up!

Check out the TOUR DATES folder to find out just about everything you wanna know about the venues, prices, times of each show! There are links to hotels near each venue too!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Bob Weir Joins Phil & Friends for Grateful Dead and Anthem of the Sun

Check it out!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008


Bored while waiting for Summer tour? You could organize a 'Meet Up' to keep yourself entertained!
Here's an example of what I mean!

While I'm not all that big on posting message board rumors, there's one that sounds pretty tasty, mon.
Word is that we need to keep an eye on this website. Whoever 'they' are, they say to check it out sometime Monday. hmmmmm?

Friday, May 09, 2008

Hippy Birthday (almost!) to Wavy! Read this fresh article on the upcoming celebration being held at the Throckmorton theatre.

....And here is the link to where YOU may purchase tix to the Sausalito event on June 8th

Thursday, May 08, 2008

I know how he felt


A GRATEFUL MEETING co-founder Mike "Zappy" Zapolin has had a number of recent professional successes including speaking at the 2008 Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills. But meeting guitarist Bob Weir of Grateful Dead fame is among the Boston resident's life highlights, Zapolin tells us. Weir performed for 50 people who are supporters of Head Count, a nonpartisan voter registration organization supported by a number of musicians.

A bit of Bobby on

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bobby, Wavy, Maria Muldaur etc-
Sunday, June 8th
1-6 pm

Sausalito by the Bay
2330 Marinship Way, Sausalito

Gather together, raise awareness and tell Governor Schwarzenegger to protect the health of all Californians, all species from dangerous pesticide use and seek non-toxic alternatives to the spray. Make our voices heard: Stop the Spray!

$20 general admission
$10 Students
$100 priority seating
$500 premiere seating (front rows) and Back Stage Party with artists and leaders!

For Reservations: 415 289-1001 or
To purchase tickets-

Monday, May 05, 2008

Trew said it first
"When in doubt, go to the show"

This guy named Scott (not my Scott) has a dilemnia-
Bobby at Red Rocks or Burning Man?
Do the right thing, Scott!

Martine Fierro Memorial jam, May 30th, 8pm to 12pm at
2b1Multimedia, 3075 17th Street, SF

Martine Fierrio Saxophonist with Zero, Jerry Garcia band and many others
has passed away. To Celebrate his soulful life and magical presence
their will be a memorial Jam on May 30th from 8pm - 12pm at 2b1
Multimedia Inc, 3075 17th Street, SF. Everyone is invited, friends,
family, musicians, the public etc. A $5 donation is requested to help
defray costs. Lets send him on his journey with fiery riffs and funky
sounds - Musicians wanting to play please contact me at 415 861-1520.

Let you friends know about the jam, Lets rock the house.


Sunday, May 04, 2008

Well, well, well-

Can't wait to jump in and get those tickets?

I ran across a blog that promises the following:

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Here you will find free ticketmaster presale password and presale code information. We also provide information to help you buy the tickets you want to the hottest concerts, Broadway shows, sports playoffs, and more! Our presale password information has been carefully researched. This is the source you've been looking for!

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

I still don't understand how to make my blogger behave if I did, I'd have Tahoe Jimbo's 420 blog among my links.
Fans of Albert Hoffman and Mt Girl will want to check out his latest blog-

Well, this was interesting.
A podcast
"How to contain my grateful head"

Warning- Super annoying DJ radio banter thru the first 11 minutes.

Good stuff going on in the Bay Area this coming Wednesday!

In Fairfax at The Iron Springs Pub & Brewery:
Rubber Souldiers

You might remember the last time they played at the Pub and all 3 Rowan Brothers showed up to play.  This particular line up {Chris & Lorin Rowan, David Gans & now Robin Sylvester from Ratdog} is sure to dazzle & delight...

In San Francisco at Yoshi's:
The Big Mix

Original Beat icon Michael McClure, who penned Janis Joplin’s immortal “Mercedes Benz,” and Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who created one of rock’s most memorable instrumental lines (think “Light My Fire”), join forces with saxophonist George Brooks (Summit, Bombay Jazz, Etta James), bassist Rob Wasserman (Lou Reed, Aaron Neville, Rickey Lee Jones), and drummer Jay Lane (Charlie Hunter, Bob Weir) for a evening of sophisticated anti-politics, elegant improvisation, American haiku, and jazz-drenched dharma boogie. (This past summer BIG MIX took the stage in Golden Gate Park for the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, thrilling the crowd of 80,000 with their performance of "The God I Worship Is a Lion," which was first performed at the Human Be-In in 1967.) 

Thursday, May 01, 2008

And another something on the UCSC GD archive deal
this one is from today and was found at:

Deadhead Legacy Was Built to Last
May 1, 2008
Deadhead students rejoiced at the recent addition to UC Santa Cruz’s McHenry Library: An archived collection of the Grateful Dead’s photographs, letters, artwork, newspaper clippings, posters, and backstage passes from over three decades of touring.
Soon after, they got back to their astrophysics assignments.
UCSC and the Grateful Dead practically have the same roots and parallel stalks: Both stemmed from the West Coast in 1965, both have reached acclaim for their bohemian atmosphere, and both have national prestige. Yet only one of these is attempting to change their image after over 30 years of embracing a unique counterculture.
Chancellor George Blumenthal stated recently that we are outgrowing our image from the 1970s. But, with the inauguration of Dead Central, it seems as though we can’t outrun the offbeat and informal reputation that our predecessors set when UCSC was just a small liberal-arts university in the woods.
Sure, there was a time that UCSC wasn’t taken seriously, procuring nicknames such as “Tie-Dye High” and “Uncle Charlie’s Summer Camp.” For a university that is more closely related to the Age of Aquarius than the Information Age, most of those who attended UCSC during that time did not mind. In fact, alumni embraced the counterculture that this university represented, and in many ways, we still do.
Our new-and-improved McHenry Library already houses the compilations of science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein, who is best known for his works championing sexual liberation, free love and individualism. Beat poet, painter, pacifist, and novelist Kenneth Patchen, also known as the Proletariat Poet, is archived within the cement walls of the library, joining the only intact collection of photographer Edward Weston’s project prints in the world. If those walls could talk, they would talk about love, self-definition, experimentation, and peace: not expansion, physics, and fiscal advancement.
Photography darkrooms are turning into digital computer labs, music is now spawned from a synthesizer, and libraries are being stored in online references as we lurch into the technological age. Old art forms are made new with the wonders of science, and with the onslaught of advancement, our roots are forgotten in the midst of progress.
In 1997, UCSC switched from the Narrative Evaluation System (NES), a maverick pass-or-fail technique that required professors to give a full report on each student’s progress, to the now-uniform UC grading system, thus giving students the benefit of a grade point average and the eligibility to compete as one of the top-standing students in the nation.
With the demise of NES came the birth of the School of Engineering under Chancellor M.R.C Greenwood. Along with the prestige-hungry administration, Greenwood spurred the cultivation of the electrical engineering, applied mathematics and computer science departments in the hope that our reputation would change.
Despite the noble efforts of Greenwood, Blumenthal and their colleagues to advance UCSC toward a mantra of research — and simultaneously sending it on an ascent to national notoriety — our scarlet letter has remained emblazoned on our chests, which many of us proudly bare.
This present-day notion that the times are changing is not solely expressed through academics and is posing a large inconvenience to the students who still live this counterculture.
Controversy broke when the administration alerted the student body of the new security measures to be taken on April 20. Hundreds of students smuggled friends onto the campus, hiding them within university housing, and marched to Porter Field — joining the thousands who walked to campus from every direction through meadows and dense forests to partake in one of the many time-honored traditions that keeps UCSC on the outskirts of traditional universities. These acts of rebellion serve to solidify the sense of unity, perseverance, activism, free speech and movement on campus; through defiance, the student body was channeling the counterculture of eras past and reaffirming that it isn’t going to be forgotten any time soon.
The powers-that-be should realize that if we want something done, we’ll do it ourselves. It’s the way we’ve always been and how we’ll continue to be; and no powers of the administration or the law can stand in the way when thousands of students are standing in opposition.
According to Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, UCSC was given the collection because the Dead are part of a neo-bohemian culture that still resides in the hills of Santa Cruz. Weir points out that both the Dead and the university “continue to make a major, positive impact on the world.”
The notion of progress and the recent push to be a competitive national university has mass appeal. Yet, no matter how many accolades we receive, forgetting the legacy ingrained in the city of Santa Cruz itself is impossible. Our legacy can be heard in the faculty member’s voices, seen in the graffiti that covers the cement walls, viewed in the art crafted by students, and felt through the student body’s actions toward a future that continues to change for the better.
Despite the administration’s heavy push toward all that is technological and scientific, and their attempts to instill a heavy-felt sense of “order,” it is starting to look like our long-standing reputation is here to stay. After all, it is the students, not the institution, which holds the power to change.