Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sun, December 20, 2009 - San Francisco, CA (Venue Info With Ticket Purchase Confirm)
Unbroken Chain Foundation Invites you to
PHILHARMONIA 2009
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 http://www.destinationconcerts.com/fanjam.php 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.
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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.
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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.
THEN,
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.

Monday, November 09, 2009

I am absolutely alive!
Last week, not so much- down with evil flu! An on top of being ill, I was quite bitter about being too sick to go see Kenny & Jay at Coda! Yes, sick and sitting out both Coda shows. Grrrrr...well, better to sit home than get everyone else sick.

But now, feeling pretty good and buying tix to upcoming fun!!

Next up: Mark Karan's Album launch in Sausalito!
http://www.walkthroughthefire.com/blog/2009/11/20/sausalito-ca-112009-harbor-lights-old-saylors-landing-album-release-party-mark-karan-jemimah-puddleduck/

Then there's more fun back at Coda on the 27th with Band of Brotherz
http://www.codalive.com/coda_calendar.htm

No Bobness until around the end of the year - of course, that man is full of surprises but nothing official in this part of the country until Dec 30 & 31st in SF.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Scaring the Children
Bob Weir, founding member of the Grateful Dead, Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane make up the Scaring the Children trio and play a special evening concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Global Security Institute.

Appearing with Weir's Scaring the Children trio is special guest musician, actress and social activist Lili Haydn, who is often referred to as “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin.”

Event also includes a mid-afternoon forum, “At the Tipping Point: Nuclear Disarmament Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Global Community,” 4-5:30 p.m., and features panelists Kim Campbell, the former Prime Minister of Canada, Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr., and Jonathan Granoff, president of the Global Security Institute. Following the forum is a special VIP pre-concert wine reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., featuring Ambassador Graham, Prime Minister Campbell, Bob Weir, Lili Haydn and other surprise guests.

Sunday, November 01st, 2009
Starts at 07:30 PM

Cost:
$75/$250 VIP

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tour Alumni rings????
http://www.jostens.com/gratefuldead/index.asp?cmpid=deaddotnet

Saturday, October 24, 2009

FRIDAY 11/20 - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!!
Start Time:
Friday, November 20, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 12:00am
Location:
305 Harbor Drive, Sausalito, CA
http://murphyproductions.inticketing.com/events/57984/Mark-Karan-Album-Release-Party


Celebrate the album that was recently #3 on the jambands radio charts, "Walk Through the Fire"
A Murphy Famous4 Production
$20 advance/$25 day of show- General Admission
$30 VIP seating (a limited # of tables with stage views)

Mark Karan- guitar/vocals
JT Thomas- keys
Wally Ingram- drums
Robin Sylvester- bass

Friday, October 23, 2009

Real Estate Leaders Jam with Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh at Benefit for Band’s Archive Exhibition at New York Historical Society

By Beth McGuirePrint Article Print Article

RISMEDIA, October 22, 2009—“When we started out it was just rock and roll – who knew it would become historical,” said Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as he and Dead guitarist Bob Weir took the stage Wednesday night during a benefit at the New York Historical Society for its upcoming Grateful Dead archive exhibit.

Seven New York-based real estate executives and fans of the band, organized and co-hosted the event, which gathered about 250 people for a meet-and-greet with Lesh and Weir, to preview of selections from the archive and raise funds to support the cost of the exhibit, opening in March 2010 at the historical society.

Co-hosts included: Billy Procida, president of William Procida Inc., an Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based turnaround management firm for middle market real estate companies; Robert Lapidus, President, Chief Investment Officer and Co-founder of L&L Holding Company, LLC, a privately owned real estate company dedicated to investing in office buildings; Emanuel Stern, President and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries in Secaucus, NJ, who manages one of the largest privately held commercial real estate portfolios in the country; Brian Harris, CEO of Ladder Capital, a New York-based specialty finance company to the commercial real estate industry; Brad Settleman, Managing Director of Latus Partners, a real estate private equity fund based in New York City, Marc Warren, Owner, Linear Realty Capital, LLC in the Greater New York area; and Tom Marano, CEO of GMAC’s Mortgage Operations and Chief Capital Markets Executive.

“There is a huge connection between San Francisco [where the Grateful Dead was based] and New York so bringing the archive here for people to see is a big opportunity for this city,” said Marano. “The Dead have an enormous fan-base in New York and it’s great that we are able to have this event and do this. People may not realize it but Deadheads are an industrious group, as industrious as any capitalists out there.”

Certainly the crowd in attendance reflected that sentiment. Evan Silverman, a hedge fund manager and Dead fan from Manhattan, noted, “It’s great to see people in big business who love the Dead. When you listen to the words of their music you’re reminded of what’s important in life, and in my journey I try to apply that to how I operate in business as best I can. I hope others do that too – if more people listened to their music, the world would be a better place.”

Rachael Silverman (no relation to Evan), a raving Dead fan and grant writer for the American Geriatric Society, had heard about the fundraiser in a building update for employees where she works at the Empire State Building to inform them that the lights atop the landmark building would be set to simulate a tie-dye effect in honor of Wednesday’s event.

“I was so excited and immediately called the Historical Society to get a ticket,” she said, adding about the event co-chairs, “As a Deadhead everyone’s cool. It’s amazing to learn who are fans. It’s always a good thing to get people together.”

Fans got a special opportunity to see Lesh, Weir and Jeff Chimenti, Weir’s keyboardist in his band Rat Dog, play a couple of the band’s hallmark tunes including “Paint My Masterpiece” and “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad,” in an up-close, intimate setting. Event co-host Billy Procida even joined in with the band, hopping up on stage with his guitar to play a song with New York-based Grateful Dead cover band Wig Jam, who provided the music Wednesday night.

The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society traces the career and achievements of a band that became one of the significant cultural forces in 20th century America. Through a wealth of original artwork and documents including concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners and decorated fan mail, the exhibition will explore the musical creativity and influence of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995, the sociological phenomenon of the Deadheads (the band’s network of devoted fans) and the enduring impact of the Dead’s pioneering approach to the music business.

Materials in the exhibition will be drawn almost exclusively from the extraordinary holdings of the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California Santa Cruz, established in 2008.

Photo information: Top, from left event co-chair Billy Procida with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead meet and greet benefit guests; Middle, event co-chair Robert Lapidus enjoys listening to Weir and Lesh play some tunes; and Third, Procida jams with Grateful Dead cover band Wig Jam Wednesday.

For more information about the exhibit, visit www.nyhistory.org.

RISMedia welcomes your questions and comments. Send your e-mail to: realestatemagazinefeedback@rismedia.com.


Read more: http://rismedia.com/2009-10-22/real-estate-leaders-jam-with-grateful-dead%E2%80%99s-bob-weir-and-phil-lesh-at-benefit-for-band%E2%80%99s-archive-exhibition-at-new-york-historical-society/#ixzz0UoTCH9dB

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Jeff Chimenti!!!


And what an interesting day he seems to have had!
Here he is on Fox Business
http://www.foxbusiness.com/search-results/m/27004312/rock-n-roll-entrepreneur.htm#q=Chimenti

Now you may ask, what is Jeff doing on a business news show?
You can read what it's about over at
http://www.jambands.com/news/2009/10/20/jeff-chimenti-boy-inventor/







Here's Jeff (and me- I'm looking over his shoulder!) Back in October 1999! It was @ the Fillmore. Time sure does fly!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hmm,

Oh Wow: Empire State Building Goes "Tie-Dye" for Grateful Dead Monday

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Well, after they lit it up for Red China, this was bound to follow: To celebrate the charity opening of The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society and the Grateful Dead Archive, the lights of the Empire State Building will go "psychedelic tie-dye" on Monday. We wonder if the Joshua Light Show has been engaged for the gig. Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will be at the opening at the Historical Society on October 21 at 7 p.m.
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2009/10/oh_wow_empire_s.php

Friday, October 16, 2009



12/30 & 12/31
Bill Graham Civic Center
San Francisco!!!

3 sets on NYE!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

One day left to vote!
Let's get Leilani to the finals in LA !

http://projectgreensearch.com/leilani-munter/769/
\:D/ \:D/ \:D/

Sunday, October 11, 2009

50 + ways to pass the time until Ratdog Daze.

Okay here's a list of things to do in the 100 days leading up to the Ratdog Daze in Jamaica.
Can you tell I'm just as excited as I was about a year ago? Last year I found it fun to have one travel task to do each day up til we left. Here's a list to keep ya busy and focused.

Of course, you could skip almost everything and pack 10 minutes before hittin the airport but where is the fun in that? Ready? Here goes!

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1. Double check your invoice- everything looks okay?
2. Do you have a passpost? Is it current ? When does it expire?
3. Book your flights.
4. Line up housesitter/pet care for the time you are gone. Be sure who you hire will be able to add an extra day if needed - just in case something goes awry with your flight home.
5. Double check what coverage you have at work. Again, is there back up if you get stuck somewhere or need a day to recover?
6. Print out 3 or more copies of your flights itineraries. Take 2 with you, leave one or more with a friend or family member.
7. Make a few copies of your passport- leave one with that friend or family member. Bring a copy with you too.
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8. Will your cell phone work @ the resort? If not consider how your loved ones may get in touch with you in case of an emergency. They could e-mail or you could have them phone the resort?
9. Checkout your suitcase. Is it in good shape? How does it smell? Zipper, wheels, handle all okay? Will the size work for 4 days worth of stuff? Nine days? Don't forget space to bring along school supplies if you are planning on donating to the school.
10. Do you need new toiletry cases?
11. How about your carry-on?
12. Do you have a set of walkie talkies? Chargers? Very useful to have @ the resort if you are traveling with someone.
13. Where is your camera? Do you have all the chargers, cords, memory cards together? If you can't find the charger or whatever, you still have time to order a replacement.
14. Video camcorder? Same as above ^^
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15. Got kids? Copy all insurance info. Provide medical, dental histories for whomever is going to be taking care of them.
16. Again- kids- before you get too busy, if your kids are young, maybe nice to write a note or wrap a little surprise for them to open each day while you are away.
17. Have your vision checked. If you need a new prescription you have time to get some snazzy prescription sunglasses and fresh contact lenses for the trip.
18. How's your ipod? cords, headphones, chargers?
19. Bills. Which will need to be sent out before you leave?
20. School supply shopping- if you plan on donating school supplies to Jamaican children/teachers. You can get a lot of basic supplies at your local dollar store.
21. Spend a few moments at the Lido website, familiarize yourself with the dining there, especially if you are on a restricted diet. We ate most of our meals at the grills. We'll be there for more daze this time and should be able to check out all the restaurants this round.
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22. Now, spend a few moments looking over the spa & salon treatments on the resort. These services tend to book up quickly but you can make appt.s before you go by phoning the resort.
I went for braiding because of the humidity. My hair is frizzy enough in normal conditions, having some of it put in little braids made me less concerned about it looking crazier than normal.
23. While we are thinking about it, book your pre travel hair appointment so you won't have to squeeze it in later when you really get busy.
24. Make a note for when you do go in to the salon, to have your hair person recommend an appropriate conditioner to deal with the humidity, sand, sun and salt your hair will be exposed to.
25. Book a pedicure. Last year the pedi & mani were part of the package- not so this year.
26. Where are your flip flops? If you just have one pair, consider buying at least a 2nd pair. It's all you really need for most of the time on the resort. Bring at least a 2nd pair because after losing your sunglasses, favorite pen and room key, you will probably lose one of your flip flops. I lost one last year and so did a friend (I gave her a pair of mine since I brought 4 pairs)
27. Speaking of footwear, where are your walking/hiking/tennis/water shoes in case you plan on doing anything that require using them.
28. Where is your swimsuit? Do you need a new one? Find one online if your shops don't carry swimsuits in the winter- be sure you know your measurements before you order online. If you're a girl, you can ask a lingerie salesperson at a high end dept. store like Nordstroms, to measure and give you your exact bra/cup size.
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29. Where are your Summer clothes? Might as well take em out, try them on, air them out and take notes on what you might need that you don't have. You really won't need very much but it's nice to be prepared before you actually start packing.
30. Bring a journal..can be a pretty travel one , a sketch pad, or just a spiral notebook. You want this to use for anything- intensive journaling, doodling, notes. Also, a pen/pencils/sharpies whatever works for ya.
31. Maybe you want to bring an address book too? Postcards to family? Add new friends.
32. Meds? If you take any, be sure you will have the appropriate amount to bring along.
33. Will you need to bring home gifts? There is a gift shop on the resort and a craft market just across the road from Lido. I liked the wood carvings and my husband liked the bargaining. We bought all our gifts at the craft market- a small djembe for our son, a tee shirt for the other son, a wooden dog for our daughter. Other stuff for our folks and housesitter.
34. Checked out the on resort activities? Some things are free, others will cost you.
35.Familarize yourself with a map of Jamaica. I love maps. If anyone knows who makes a cool one of Jamaica or even just Negril, lemme know, ok?
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36. Interested in seeing more of Jamaica? We barely left the resort last year but heard of cool things that others did off the site. We will be there the whole 9 daze, so perhaps we will be motivated to check out whatever is going on...or not, we liked doing nothing a lot too!
37. Travel entertainment? Book? I like to listen to an audiobook while I'm flying - I also do needlecrafts. Lots of interesting audio/video choices on iTunes. Bring a little something to entertain yourself for the flight home if you can't sleep on planes.
38. Do you have your personal 1st aid kit assembled? Hangover & sunburn cures?
39. Sunscreen/ tanning oils packed?
40. Add to the fun by bringing something to share- cds, magnets, dog tags, friendship bracelets, stickers are among some of the gifts I've either given or received in my RD travels. I didnt bring anything to hand off last year but this year, I have something in mind...
41. Do you have lonnng layovers anywhere? If it's an airport you are not familiar with, google it and check out what there may be to do there. Some airports have hair and massage salons, most have internet. Some interesting art exhibits go on at the big airports. Some have incredible shopping malls..They ALL have bars.
42. What is actually legal in Jamaica? If you arent certain, you may want to take a moment and find out ...know before you go.
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43. Sharing a room with someone new? Might want to pack earplugs and eye shades...just sayin..
44. Do you have younger children?Let your kids teachers know you will be out of town and who will be in charge of your children.
45. What is okay to bring on the plane this year? What is okay to bring home from Jamaica?
46. If you arent using a housesitter, make sure someone you trust will go by and pick up your newspapers and mail.
47. If you have the time, change the sheets on your bed before you leave so when you get home it's just that much nicer than coming home to rumpled bedding.
48. How are you getting to the airport? How will you get home from the airport?
49. Are your luggage tags filled out and current? Probably should not put your home address (try your work addy) on it if no one is watching/staying at your house.
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50. Time to double check that you have all your tickets, itineraries & passports ready to go!
This is it!
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Additonal suggestions-

51. Sun hat? I don't have one but could use one as my face was tomato red the whole time I was in Jamaica. Thank you Tashi for the idea.
52. Party homework if your teetotller (sp?)- try a Red Stripe and rum drinks find what you like because you'll enjoy it even more at the resort (all inclusive) with the premium rum added.
53. Word on the street is that there may be an open mike night hosted by someone with the band...If it is going to take place, do you have your act together?????
54. # 53 reminds me of Charux poker tourney last year...Practice your poker face and best moves if you are throwing in with the big dogs.

51. Sun hat? I don't have one but could use one as my face was tomato red the whole time I was in Jamaica. Thank you Tashi for the idea.
52. Party homework if you are a teetotller (sp?)- try a Red Stripe and rum drinks find what you like because you'll enjoy it even more at the resort (all inclusive) with the premium rum added.
53. Word on the street is that there may be an open mike night hosted by someone with the band...If it is going to take place, do you have your act together?????
54. # 53 reminds me of Charux poker tourney last year...Practice your poker face and best moves if you are throwing in with the big dogs.
55. If you smoke bring an ashtray (or buy one at the craft market?) There are few if any ashtrays @ Lido <- Thank You Lisa!
56. Bring along a cardboard mailing tube for any posters you may purchase, Ratdog offered 2 posters last year<- thanks Tashi!
57. also- Travel mug if you want to fill up & wander off with the beverage of your choice.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Happy Birthday John Perry Barlow!

Congratulations to Avery in Las Vegas for finding your way onto http://www.furthur.net/ !!
That's quite a tattoo!
I met Avery & his lovely wife years ago at a HOB Ratdog show. Of course, we knew each other before then from good old deadnet central.
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Wow and hey now, it's been a crazy Summer. Lots of technical issues driving me away from blogging with any regularity.
Just now trying to remember what Weir Freaking I've been up to. While there never seems to be enough shows, I think this has been a pretty active season

I did go to Spokane for and had a good time from front to end!
Pozo's ended up being a lot cooler weather wise. Amazing how many folks from all over the states made it out there. It's about as obscure as Morgan Town or Bilston. Not easy to get to, where ever a freak is coming from. There was Alphabet Soup @ Coda, Band of Brothers in SF & Santa Cruz, Scaring the Children in Mill Valley and Furthur @ The Fox in Oakland.
Whew!
Next up- well, I don't know? Rumors of Jemimah Puddleduck (C'mon Mark! Hometown wants to see & hear you!). Rumors of NYE (another birthday show?) . Will there be Rex bennies?
Guess we will find out soon enough?!
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A nice surprise last night as the old man & I were watching "Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea" Sugar Magnolia " played on the soundtrack. Bobby is everywhere! To view the shows online go to http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks/

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

At long last, after several months on the new lay out, my blogger has buttons to upload stuff...in case you were wondering why there hasnt been many photos or videos. Today is the 1st time I see them here. Of course, you can't see them but I can and that's all that really matters here.

Tomorrow will be the first time I've seen Ratdog playing together since January!
Flying up to Spokane in the morning!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

pozo info

HELPFUL concert information PAGE

POZO SALOON IS A 3,OOO CAPACITY OUTDOOR VENUE.

ticket are sold through pozo saloon outlets including aardvark music in paso robles, cheap thrills in San Luis obispo, the arlington theater in santa barbara and the clark center in arroyo grande, or online

Bring a low back beach chair or blanket for Festival seating. No outside food or beverage. No pets. No ins or outs. Bring everything in the venue that you will need during the concert. Most cell phones do not work in Pozo. see one of our Event Staff if you need to make a phone call.

The use of recording devices or video cameras may be restricted depending on the artist.

WE ARE LOCATED IN AN AREA OF HIGH FIRE DANGER. SMOKERS - DO NOT THROW YOUR CIGARETTES OUT YOUR CAR WINDOW. DO NOT PARK ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN TALL GRASS. BE CAUTIOUS AND SAFE!

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE. PLEASE DO NOT BRING YOUR DOGS AND LEAVE THEM IN YOUR CAR. THERE ARE NO INS OR OUTS TO TAKE CARE OF THE POOR FELLAS! BE KIND TO YOUR BEST FRIENDS!

Handicapped parking and Restrooms available. Please call or email ahead with special needs. Our Event Staff includes EMTs AND a First Aid station.

MAP TO POZO

Do not use the internet for directions to our venue. We are easy to find off US Highway 101. From north or south, take the Santa Margarita exit and follow all the signs to Santa Margarita Lake. We are 10 miles past the lake entrance on POZO ROAD.

Mapquest or any internet directions can guide you to hard to navigate back roads.

Please email us for specific directions from where you live.
Nice current photos at
http://furthur.net/

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sat. September 12, 2009
Scaring the Children Bob Weir, Rob Wasserman and Jay Lane

| Mill Valley, CA |
Presented by 142 Throckmorton Theatre


Sunday, August 16, 2009

http://events.sfgate.com/san-francisco-ca/events/show/88068147-west-fest-celebrating-the-40th-anniversary-of-woodstock
Last night headed up to SF, to find Coda. Not hard to find as the club is located almost on the corner of Mission & Duboce. Finding parking was a notches harder to do, but soon enough we found a spot and were getting our hands stamped and suveying the scene.
The club was half full when we got there. Everyone looking nice.
Coda is newly opened and contemporary. Not very big but efficient and fresh. The small stage was hidden behind a curtain. The drinks were terrific and the food looked good.
The crowd was happy. Saw many friends. Schmoozed til the music started.
The first set was the mellow acidy jazz. The 2nd set was more hip hop jazz with the fellows- CB & Gabriel stepping in and rapping it up. Jay played an enormous drum solo somewhere in there and everyone cheered. Jeff & Kenny were right there too. A fine evening- over too soon!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Alphabet Soup tonight!

Coda on Mission in good old San Francisco.
The band (which includes Jeff , Jay & Kenny) goes on at 10 pm
I'll see you there!

The Grateful Dead at Woodstock

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Hey Now!

For me, it's been the Summer of crazy! My computer blew about a month ago and I have been using an ipod touch, an iMac from 1999, a cheapie Acer netbook and for the last week, my husband's PC. Blogger's been weird too. Apparently I cannot seem to C & P too much here anymore. OY!
...
Also, it's been a long time since I've seen any Bobby or Ratdoggers play. That will be changing very soon! YAY!
Tomorrow night, I hope to get out to the Mission to catch Alphabet Soup with Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane and Hurrah! Kenny Brooks (in town at last!) .
I'm happy to say I'll be hitting the Spokane Ratdog show on the 25th. Very excited as it has been ages (Jamaica!) since I've been to a Ratdog show and longer than ages since I've gone off to a new place on my own for a show. It turned out that the Los Angeles Greek RD show falls on my dad's birthday . Earlier this Summer, my dad was hospitalized - ICU for a week. He's been doing better but this is a birthday I really want to share with him. Scott & I will slip down to Pozo's for that show as soon as birthday festivities finish.
But you know, I can't just see one show. I love travelling- booking flights, researching hotels, I had a little change left over from my last Dogdaze payment and decided to head to the great North West. I'd been to Portland and to Seattle but not to Spokane. Someone on some message board was wondering how come Spokane wasnt getting attention from fans since the venue is said to be so nice. Well, that just turned my head and I decided Spokane is the place I want to see my guys play. It will be my 97th Ratdog show. I can't think of a better reason to go to Spokane!
As I said, we will also be heading to Pozo's! I'm a little scared since it was insanely hot there a few years ago...but it's the closest o the Bay Area (lol, it's half way to LA!) and the following day is a holiday. Whatever- I am looking forward to being with Scott. We travel well together- except for when he drives too fast and I freak out. I'll just wear blinders!
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Also coming up- The new Furthur group!! Three nights in Oakland! With a little luck we will get tickets for a few of those shows. Unable to make all of them as my kid is moving away to college on that Sunday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Phil & Bobby!!!
And
Jeff, Jay, John & Joe!
September 18, 19 & 20th!
Oakland, CA
Fox Theater!

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Sunday, July 05, 2009


Bob Weir & Ratdog Summer tour update:

Sunday, July 5, 2009 in Columbus, OH.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in Glen Allen, VA.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Friday, July 10, 2009 in Masontown, WV.
Ticket sales are over.

Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Atlantic City, NJ.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 in Jim Thorpe, PA.
ONLY 6 LEFT! Available first come
first serve via credit card for $45.00 per
ticket general admission. Ticket orders
have been dispatched.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 in Jim Thorpe, PA.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Friday, July 17, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.
ONLY 7 LEFT! Available first come
first serve via credit card for $42.00 per
ticket general admission. No late night!
This show is in process.

Saturday, July 18, 2009 in Atlanta, GA.
ONLY 7 LEFT! Available first come
first serve via credit card for $42.00 per
ticket general admission. Late nights
available for $54.00
This show is in process.

Sunday, July 19, 2009 in St. Augustine, FL.
Reserved tickets are available via credit
card for $42.00 per ticket. Ticket orders
have been dispatched.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in Wilmington, NC.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Thrusday, July 23, 2009 in Hampton Beach, NH.
We will begin processing orders next week.
General admission tickets are available via credit
card for $39.00 per ticket.

Friday, July 24, 2009 in Hampton Beach, NH.
We will begin processing orders next week.
General admission tickets are available via credit
card for $39.00 per ticket.

Saturday, July, 25, 2009 in Bridgeport, CT.
Ticket sales are over and all orders have
been dispatched.

Tickets are available for all shows from 8/21/09
through 9/6/09. Please check our website for
ticket prices and show information. We will
process these shows in the next couple of weeks.

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Our credit card form can be found at
Gdtstoo.com

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Happy 4th of July!
The Crew of GDTS TOO
July 3, 2009

"Red and white/blue suede shoes
I'm Uncle Sam/how do you do?
Gimme five/I'm sill alive
Ain't no luck/I learned to duck"

Robert Hunter

Live Dog

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


From
http://www.beatlesnews.com/blog/the-beatles/200906222058/original-grateful-dead-bandmembers-perform-imagine-and-blackbird.html




Original Grateful Dead bandmembers perform Imagine and Blackbird



[Posted by Katie Hickox on Monday, 06/22/09 8:58 pm] [Comments] [Full Blog] [Tweet This]

Who would have thought that the Grateful Dead could play Beatles and John Lennon songs?

Mickey Hart and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead opened their set playing a jam version of 'Blackbird' and ended their set with 'Imagine' for a small group in Marin Saturday afternoon at a fundraiser to help California Senator Barbara Boxer.� Bob sang the lead vocals with Mickey playing drums. Boxer spoke briefly before introducing them to the audience.


The lunchtime event�was held outside at a lovely venue near San Anselmo�that was high on a hill and had beautiful terraced gardens. Bob Weir had written out the set list which included just a few Grateful Dead songs such as FOD which stands for 'Friend of the Devil'.� When asked what inspired him to�perform 'Imagine', he said 'a request was made from one of the hosts' and was the first time they had performed 'Imagine' in concert.

Bob remembered all the words to 'Imagine' and the band all did a great job on the song.� The author was pleased to be in such highly esteemed company and was at the right place at the right time to get a photo taken with Bob and Mickey.

Monday, June 22, 2009

June 22nd, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Because live music’s what it’s all about...

Jemimah Puddleduck will celebrate the release of Mark Karan’s Walk Through the Fire by playing on David Gans’ Dead to the World show on KPFA on July 1st, 2009, from 8 pm to about 9:30 pm. You can hear the show live on http://www.kpfa.org; it will also be on http://nugs.net and http://kfcf.org

Walk Through the Fire will be released June 30th on Quacktone Records and Dig Music and will be available at stores, iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon and so forth, and at Jemimah Puddleduck and RatDog shows.

The album features an outstanding cast of musicians, including Delaney Bramlett (in his first posthumous release), The Persuasions, Bill Payne (Little Feat), The Rowan Brothers, Mike Finnigan (CSN, Hendrix), Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, David Lindley), Jimmy Sanchez (Roy Rogers), and more. It also introduces “Jemimah Puddleduck” (JP), Mark’s collaboration over the last decade with John Molo (Phil Lesh & Friends) on drums, JT Thomas (Bruce Hornsby) on keys, and Bob Gross (Albert King, Delaney Bramlett) on bass.

Dead to the World is heard Wednesdays 8-10pm on listener-sponsored KPFA 94.1 fm in Berkeley, California - hosted by musician/journalist David Gans, who will soon be celebrating his 25th anniversary in broadcasting. More information at cloudsurfing.gdhour.com

Note: all or most of this performance will also be heard on the nationally-syndicated Grateful Dead Hour in the weeks to come.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Are you like me in that your walls are filled up with posters?
Honestly, we have about 60 posters (yes, framed) on our walls and plenty more waiting to be placed- I'm thinking it's time to spread the love to the living room- where the walls are completely bare at the moment....
Oh about poster art- you must go and check this site out!
http://www.americanartifactmovie.com/

a twit pic from today's benefit in Ross
to follow Bob Weir & Ratdog on twitter login and go to
http://twitter.com/bobweirratdog


Ross, CA "Friend of the Devil" on Twitpic
Some Father's Day reading for ya!
http://www.thestar.com/living/article/651792

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Lazy Daze

I'm enjoying a slight break from blogging - not really gone just getting stuff done.
Hope to catch up on some of my incomplete tour reports before it's time to go to shows!
Maybe Greek & Pozo's or maybe Seattle?
Or maybe just stashing the cash to extend my Jamaican dog daze? Whichever- I'll still be weir freaking along!

Stay up to date with Dot org on twitter!
http://twitter.com/RatDogDotOrg

Monday, June 15, 2009

Minkin has done it again!
Beautiful shots from the Rex Benefit (Bobby, Jay & Wass)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Please Join Us

For a Summertime BBQ and Performance
Supporting U.S. Senator

Barbara Boxer

and featuring special musical guests

Mickey Hart & Bob Weir
from the Grateful Dead

Saturday, June 20, 2009
BBQ and Performance: 11:30am — 1:00pm
VIP Reception for Co-Hosts & Chairs: 11:30am — 12:15pm





https://secure.ga6.org/08/ross_june09_facebook?source=deadnet

Friday, June 12, 2009

Isnt it time you met the Bobstar?

It's possible - this Summer- read all about how @
http://www.gatheringofthevibes.com/2009/headcount+vip
Another find off the message boards- a very old interview with Jerry Garcia!
http://denniselsas.com/archives.htm

surprise RD3 @ Rex benefit last night

Yay to Dave for getting the setlist- even if he gave it to les miserables @ a certain message board instead of us-

Here-

DaveClarkLive - Jun 12, 2009 10:18 am (# Total: 10642) Bookmark
....see that dogstar shine!

Weir, Wasserman & Lane:
Silver Oak Winery. Oakville, CA (Napa County)
6/11/2009

Blackbird
Friend of the Devil
Maggie's Farm
Easy Answers
Even So
Other One
Ripple.

+ Weir sittin' in with "Taj Mahal Trio" at the end of their set.
Fishin' Blues
Stealin'

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Check out the 10 festies that are most concerned with going green-

http://www.emagazine.com/view/?4707

Tuesday, June 09, 2009



Bob Weir & Ratdog will perform at the following
shows:

Sunday, August 23, 2009 at The Paramount
Theater in Seattle, WA. All ages are welcome.
Doors open at 6:00 PM. Showtime is 7:00 PM.
General admission tickets are available via mail
order for $43.50 per ticket and available via
credit card for $47.50 per ticket.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Martin Woldson
Theater @ The Fox in Spokane, WA. All ages
are welcome. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Showtime is 7:30 PM. Reserved tickets are
available via mail order for $44.00 per ticket
and available via credit card for $47.00 per ticket.

Sunday, August 30, 2009 at Chautauqua
Auditorium in Boulder, CO – TBA

Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Denver
Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO. All ages
are welcome. Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Showtime is at 7:00 PM. General admission
tickets are available via mail order for $69.00
per ticket and available via credit card for
$72.00 per ticket.

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Tour status: Atlantic City is completed so expect your
tickets to arrive soon. There are still good seats
available for this show in Sections 102 & 103.
Next up is Columbus, OH then Wilmington, NC.
We will keep you up to date on our website for the
shows other than these mentioned.

Tickets are available for all of the shows on the tour:

7/5/09 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in
Columbus, OH. All tickets are general admission
and are available via mail order for $33.50 per
ticket and available via credit card for $36.50 per
ticket. Also featuring The Black Crowes.

7/8/09 at the Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen, VA.
Tickets are available via mail order for $39.00 reserved
and $21.50 general admission per ticket and available
via credit card for $42.00 Reserved and $24.50 general
admission per ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/10/09 at the All Good Music Festival in
Masontown, VA. Festival tickets are available for
$132.00 via mail order and $135.00 via credit card.
Check our website for more info.

7/11/09 at the Taj Mahal - Mark Etess Arena in
Atlantic City, NJ. All tickets are reserved seating and
available via mail order for $53.50 per ticket and via
credit card for $56.50 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

7/12/09 at the Highland Bowl in Rochester, NY.
General Admission tickets are available via mail
order for $39.00 and $42.00 via credit card, Also
featuring Jackie Greene.

7/14&15/09 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA.
General admission tickets are available via
mail order for $42.00 per ticket and via
credit card for $45.00 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

7/17&18/09 at Masquerade Music Park in
Atlanta, GA. General admission tickets are
available for $39.00 per ticket, with the late night
show $51.00 per ticket and via credit card for
$42.00 per ticket, with the late night show
$54.00 per ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/19/09 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater in
St. Augustine, FL. All tickets are reserved
seating and available via mail order for $39.00
per ticket and via credit card for $42.00 per
ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/21/09 at the Greenfield Amphitheatre in
Wilmington, NC. We have a limited amount
of general admission tickets available via
credit card for $37.00 per ticket.

7/23&24/09 at the Hampton Beach Casino
Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. All tickets
are general admission and available via mail
order for $36.00 per ticket and via credit card
for $39.00 per ticket.

7/25/09 at Gathering of the Vibes in
Bridgeport, CT. Festival tickets are available
via mail order for $189.00 per ticket and via
credit card for $192.00 per ticket. Check our
website for more info.

8/21/09 at the Britt Festivals Pavilion in
Jacksonville OR. Tickets are available via
mail order for $61.00 reserved and $41.00
general admission and via credit card for
$64.00 reserved and $44.00 general admission.
Also featuring Jackie Greene.

8/22/09 at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in
Eugene, OR. Tickets are general admission
and available via mail order for $39.00 per
ticket and available via credit card for $42.00
per ticket. Also featuring Jackie Greene.

9/4/09 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
in San Diego, CA. All tickets are reserved
seating and are available via mail order for
$64.00 per ticket and via credit card for
67.00 per ticket. Also featuring Jackie Greene.

9/5/09 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Reserved seating is available via mail order for
$54.00 & $44.00 per ticket and via credit card
for $57.00 & $47.00 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

9/6/09 at the Pozo Saloon in Pozo, CA. Tickets
are general admission and available via mail
order for $36.50 per ticket and via credit card
for $39.50 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

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Tickets are also available for The Rothbury Festival,
the All Good Music Festival and Gathering Of The
Vibes. Info for these shows and our credit card form
can be found on our web site gdtstoo.com

The Crew Of GDTS TOO
June 9, 2009

"Your mother told your sister
And your brother told your friend
Now your secret's out, and you don't have to pretend
You can see for yourself, it's really not the end"

Grateful Dead

Friday, June 05, 2009

lol
http://www.newwest.net/topic/article/im_ready_to_give_this_deadhead_thing_a_try/C564/L564/

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

http://www.sfstandingovations.com/event.php

Rockin' the Mint - June 4, 2009 - The Old Mint, San Francisco
The Event
The stars have aligned for Standing Ovations 2009 - Rockin' The Mint.

On Thursday, June 4, the magnificent Old Mint will open its doors for a one-night only experience to celebrate the historic achievements of San Francisco Bay Area music luminaries. Guests will enjoy a truly unforgettable evening in this National Historic Landmark, with cocktails, a seated dinner, dancing and a colorful awards ceremony honoring seven local music legends with live performances by renowned Bay Area artists Booker T. and Jefferson Starship.

SFMHS will also honor seven music legends, who began their musical careers in San Francisco:

Booker T • Boz Scaggs • Carlos Santana • The Grateful Dead
Huey Lewis and The News • Jefferson Starship • Tower of Power

The gala will also pay tribute to San Francisco's iconic music venues and memorable concerts with a rare private exhibit of selected Bill Graham archives from Wolfgang's Vault, the world’s largest collection of live concert recordings and music memorabilia. Highlights will include historic posters and streaming videos of San Francisco's top concerts.


Proceeds from Standing Ovations - Rockin' The Mint help fund our efforts to present San Francisco's past, present and future through a broad spectrum of innovative programs, including a history wiki, a monthly neighborhood program series, narrated historical walks, award-winning publications, and special events that give residents and visitors exciting ways to experience San Francisco's history.
Images from our 2007 Standing Ovations Event

Monday, June 01, 2009

BAY AREA !

Check your public TV stations for Fillmore:The Last Days!
On tonight in SF Bay Area on KQED @ 10:30 PM!
http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=18312

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Bob Weir & Ratdog will perform at Pozo's
Saloon in Pozo CA. All ages are welcome.
Doors open at 1:00 PM. Showtime is 2:00 PM.
General admission tickets are available via
mail order for $36.50 per ticket and available
via credit card for $39.50 per ticket.

Bob Weir & Ratdog tickets are also available
for the following:

7/5/09 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in
Columbus, OH. All tickets are general admission
and are available via mail order for $33.50 per
ticket and available via credit card for $36.50 per
ticket. Also featuring The Black Crowes.

7/8/09 at the Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen, VA.
Tickets are available via mail order for $39.00 reserved
and $21.50 general admission per ticket and available
via credit card for $42.00 reserved and $24.50 general
admission per ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/10/09 at the All Good Music Festival in
Masontown, VA. Festival tickets are available for
$132.00 via mail order and $135.00 via credit card.
Check our website for more info.

7/11/09 at the Taj Mahal - Mark Etess Arena in
Atlantic City, NJ. All tickets are reserved seating and
available via mail order for $53.50 per ticket and via
credit card for $56.50 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

7/12/09 at the Highland Bowl in Rochester, NY.
General Admission tickets are available via mail
order for $39.00 and $42.00 via credit card, Also
featuring Jackie Greene.

7/14&15/09 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA.
General admission tickets are available via
mail order for $42.00 per ticket and via
credit card for $45.00 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

7/17&18/09 at Masquerade Music Park in
Atlanta, GA. General admission tickets are
available for $39.00 per ticket, with the late night
show $51.00 per ticket and via credit card for
$42.00 per ticket, with the late night show
$54.00 per ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/19/09 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater in
St. Autustine, FL. All tickets are reserved
seating and available via mail order for $39.00
per ticket and via credit card for $42.00 per
ticket. Also featuring moe.

7/21/09 at the Greenfield Amphitheatre in
Wilmington, NC. We are sold out of our
ticket allotment for this performance.

7/23&24/09 at the Hampton Beach Casino
Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. All tickets
are general admission and available via mail
order for $36.00 per ticket and via credit card
for $39.00 per ticket.

7/25/09 at the Gathering of the Vibes in
Bridgeport, CT. Festival tickets are available
via mail order for $189.00 per ticket and via
credit card for $192.00 per ticket. Check our
website for more info.

8/21/09 at the Britt Festivals Pavilion in
Jacksonville OR. Tickets are available via
mail order for $61.00 reserved and $41.00
general admission and via credit card for
$64.00 reserved and $44.00 general admission.
Also featuring Jackie Greene.

8/22/09 at the Cuthbert Amphitheatre in
Eugene, OR. Tickets are general admission
and available via mail order for $39.00 per
ticket and available via credit card for $42.00
per ticket. Also featuring Jackie Greene.

9/4/09 at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
in San Diego, CA. All tickets are reserved
seating and are available via mail order for
$64.00 per ticket and via credit card for
67.00 per ticket. Also featuring Jackie Greene.

9/5/09 at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Reserved seating is available via mail order for
$54.00 & $44.00 per ticket and via credit card
for $57.00 & $47.00 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

9/6/09 at the Pozo Saloon in Pozo, CA. Tickets
are general admission and available via mail
order for $36.50 per ticket and via credit card
for $39.50 per ticket. Also featuring
Jackie Greene.

Additional Bob Weir & Ratdog shows will be
announced soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I'd like to hear more about who the anticipated surprise guests will be @ this benefit?????

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Another interesting read over at 

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Some reads for you
From a new blog
http://newdeadfan.com/2009/05/18/85/

A reprint of an older article
How to get into the Dead
 
On Dead Sprituality..

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A nice Shoreline read over at The Grateful Web!
http://www.gratefulweb.com/reviews/on-tour/the-dead-at-shoreline.html

Friday, May 15, 2009

What a great time @ Shoreline!





What a great couple of shows!  Last night's was our daughter's first Shoreline Dead show and how handy her favorite song -Terrapin-was played!  
As soon as I get the chance (after I take a mighty nap) I'll try to post more stuff!

Such a nice time I don't know where to jump in?
How nice it was to see our friends from RD Jamaica last night -They made the trip up from So Cal- (((Steve, Annie,Mike, Jeff & Sherry, Matt)))

This not my clip but thought you might enjoy it!

shoreline Dead 5-14-2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Did you listen to Bobby, Phil and Warren at Kfog?
Now you may watch some of the show too-


    


Posted by jharrington on May 11th, 2009 at 2:59 am | Categorized as Concerts | Tagged as Grateful Dead, Jim Harrington, Shoreline, The Dead

By Jim Harrington

There is a little game that Deadheads like to play. It’s a twist on the “Name That Tune” TV show, in which fans try to figure out what the band is going to play next.

Jenny DeMaria was feeling ready for the challenge on Sunday, as the (formerly Grateful) Dead settled in for the first of two nonconsecutive nights at its old stomping grounds of the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View.

“I know more about the Dead than anyone in this entire place,” the San Rafael resident stated for anybody willing to listen. “I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I know what I know and I know it.”

With that, the band – which currently includes four Grateful alums, bassist Phil Lesh, vocalist-guitarist Bob Weir, drummer Bill Kreutzmann and percussionist Mickey Hart, plus new additions Warren Haynes on guitar and Jeff Chimenti on keys – began noodling out something vaguely resembling the start of a song.

“It’s either `Terrapin (Station),’ `Spanish Jam’ or `Eyes (of the World),” DeMaria said with some degree of confidence. “Actually, I think it’s `Stella (Blue).’”

A few minutes later, the music finally began to take form, and the sold-out crowd of 22,000 fans erupted as the band’s choice became clear.

“Oh,” remarked DeMaria, “it’s `Sugaree.’”

That snapshot reveals more than any one song ever could about why this band manages to stay so popular. It sheds more light than a 15-minute jam or an epic guitar solo on how the Dead – even without its most popular player, Jerry Garcia, who died in 1995 – can still sell some 40,000 tickets to its two shows at Shoreline.

In a nutshell, it’s because no other band in the history of rock ‘n’ roll has ever fostered a greater sense of community than the Dead has done over its 45-year career. People wear their knowledge of the group like badges of honor, and just how much history you have with the act – which is illustrated by such seemingly oddball practices as being among the first to “name that tune” – really matters.

It all comes down to people feeling like they’re part of something bigger than themselves, and each Deadhead believes he or she has played a role in the long, strange trip that took the band from the small Bay Area clubs in the ‘60s, through the Yale Bowl in New Haven, CT, and Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre in the ‘70s, straight to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the ‘90s.

In these modern times, when people are known to text, instead of talk, to someone sitting in the very same room, the significance of feeling connected to something cannot be overstated.

That’s why Deadheads don’t just attend shows – they live for them.

In that regard, there hasn’t been much to live for over the last few years. The Dead stayed off the road for some five years, while its members focused on individual projects, which surely factors into the huge ticket demand for this tour. Sunday’s show sold out the very day tickets became available, although ducats still remain for the second Shoreline date, on Thursday.

The two-set concert, which also included a lengthy encore that pretty much qualified as a third set, ran over three hours and featured more than a dozen Dead classics as well as a few surprises.

The sextet kicked off the show by breathing new life into one of its most storied multi-song jams, “Help on the Way”/”Slipknot”/”Franklin’s Tower.” Haynes – the busiest musician in the Bay Area this week, as he juggles his duties with the Dead with two shows with the Allman Brothers, tonight and Wednesday, at the Fox Theater in Oakland – played the biggest role in making this jam feel so fresh.

Many guitarists have tried to fill Garcia’s shows over the last 15 years, both with the Dead and in such ensembles as Phil Lesh and Friends, and most have come across, at best, as weak imitations. Haynes, on the other hand, seemed intent to sidestep Garcia, and put his own stamp on the material. He was aided greatly by Weir, whose unorthodox rhythm work, so clearly rooted in the jazz tradition of “comping,” will probably never get the recognition due.

Any lingering notion that these players might be past their primes was crushed late in the first set when the group flew into “Birdsong,” an improvisational tour-de-force that included several breakneck changes and oozed with sustained drama. That vibe would carry over to the beginning of the second set as the Dead wrung “Unbroken Chain” and “The Other One” for all they were worth.

Following the still-controversial “drums/space” segment – the purely improvisational portion of the show, which some fans love and others utilize as a chance to hit the bathrooms – the group refocused its talents on mounting a splendid attack on “Sugaree,” then surprised fans with a spot-on cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter.”

Most of the encore was devoted to “St. Stephen” and “The Eleven,” which were blended in a fashion that made it nearly impossible to tell where one song ended and the other begun. The show closed with “Touch of Grey” as 22,000 fans chanted the lyric that is every bit as relevant to the band and its community today as it was when the song was first released in 1987:

“We will survive.”

The Dead in concert
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
Where: Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View
Tickets: $41-$101, 650-967-3000, www.livenation.com.

Set list:
Set 1:
“Help on the Way”
“Slipknot”
“Franklin’s Tower”
“Good Lovin’”
“Cassidy”
“Birdsong”
“Uncle John’s Band”
Set 2:
“Unbroken Chain”
“The Other One”
Drums/Rhythm Devils/Space
“Sugaree”
“Gimme Shelter”
“Sugar Magnolia”
Encore:
“St Stephen”
“The Eleven”
“Touch of Grey”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bob Weir & Ratdog at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles

Bob Weir & Ratdog will perform at the Greek
Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday,
September 5, 2009. The age limit is 6 years
and older. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Showtime
is 7:30 PM. Reserved seats are available via
mail order for $54.00 per ticket and available
via credit card for $57.00 per ticket. Rear
reserved and bench seats are available via mail
order for $44.00 per ticket and available via
credit card for $47.00 per ticket.

The first mail/fax in dates for this performance
are Tuesday, May 12, 2009 through Friday,
May 15, 2009.

Tickets are also available for all of the
Bob Weir & Ratdog performances listed on
http://www.gdtstoo.com/GDTSTOOBobWeir&RatdogSummer2009.html

The Crew of GDTS TOO
May 12, 2009

Show me the Monet!

I'm going to get my own Monet!



Amongst the jillion-and-one elements supporting The Dead’s Spring 2009 Tour is the artwork -- from the interactive spiral galaxy logo on the Tour’s home page, to the nifty musical minuteman dude on the Tour’s laminated working passes, to the designs on the Tour T-shirts sold at the merch stands in the lobby.  And if you’ve been to a gig lately, you’ve likely noticed a particularly fine new T-shirt, quite unlike any we’ve seen before...


In advance of each tour, Merch-Maestro George Bross solicits artwork possibilities from various folks, from which he picks the designs that become the tour's trophy T-shirts.  This time around, one of the submitted artworks came from Monet Weir, Bobby’s 11-year-old daughter: it’s a lovely, blossomy, viney-twiney take on the familiar skeleton-and-roses motif, done up in yer classic blue, red and white.  Monet thought of the drawing she gave George as just a suggestion, really: a rough idea, a sketch, a template if you will, which -- should it by happy chance be chosen for a T-shirt -- would then be whisked away and turned over to some professional-type artiste person to be turned into professional-type artwork.  But Maestro George, in one of those moments of insight, foresight, and white-light clarity, swiftly perceived that Monet’s drawing was not a sketch or suggestion or template for any artwork at all, oh no -- Monet’s drawing WAS the artwork.  So he had a bunch of T-shirts made up, and, well, hotcakes should only sell this well.


Trouble was, they were only available in Children’s Size L, because the thinking was that it was a children’s shirt.  Now Children’s Size L fits some women but not all, and no men to speak of, which to no one’s surprise except maybe George’s left a whole lot of disappointed Deadheads at the merch tables.  Well, positive group-think has been applied to this pickle, and the cognitive leap has been made from “shirt for a kid” to “shirt by a kid”, and now Monet’s wonderful design is available on T-shirts in sizes to accommodate pretty much everyone. Get one for yourself (and your inner child) today.

http://www.sfchroniclemarketplace.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/12/DDGV17IEEE.DTL

Monday, May 11, 2009

I havent checked but "They" say last night's show may be viewed at
Don't forget Live Dead on KFOG today at 4pm!

Some come to laugh their past away, Some come to make it just one more day...
Weir able to blow out the curfew tonight!
fire dancers at the Dead!

more vids in just a little bit..

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Nice picture of Bobby, Phil & Warren singing the National Anthem today in Colorado

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hey!
After all the admission dust settled, UCSC found they did indeed have space for my daughter!
After poking around the UCSC website- here's some info I found for folks coming to Shoreline for Dead shows:


The Dead '09: Shoreline

We'll be there.
For those of you catching a miracle and being lucky enough to get tickets for the two Shoreline, Mountain View concerts of The Dead '09 tour on May 10th and 14th, stop by the UCSC Grateful Dead Archive booth, say hello, and help us out financially. We'll be there and we'll be fundraising to help process and preserve the Archive. Any amount helps and goes to pay for supplies, equipment and staffing -- all needed to secure the Archive for the future and to make it accessible to fans and scholars now. We'll be selling Grateful Slug t-shirts and also taking donations. (If you're from out of the area and still want to contribute , here's how to make a donation:
Online gifts can be made at: http://library.ucsc.edu/give

T-Shirts can be ordered here.

KFOG Live Broadcast: The Dead
Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Warren Haynes will swing by KFOG for an historic Private Concert on Monday, so tune in just after 4pm to catch this special show live on KFOG.
Thank you Travis!
.......

Strangers Stopping Strangers, Just to Shake Their Hand:

The Dead
Saturday, May 2, 2009
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With demolition of the Spectrum scheduled for September, this was to be the final concert ever put on at the legendary Philadelphia arena and expectations were running high. Such expectations are typically a bad sign for deadheads, who know well that our boys tend to disappoint at the big ones, noting lackluster performances at Woodstock, the pyramids in Egypt, and a handful of Bonnaroo festivals. Yet this time the band came to play, the audience came to listen, and for one more night we found ourselves at the center of the universe.

Late in the second set, as the band was winding down the improvisational section Drums->Space that they do each evening, guitar player and vocalist Bob Weir struck the first chord of the 1960’s post-apocalyptic folk song Morning Dew. What followed was a storybook excursion to a place that only the Grateful Dead know. With a blood-red rose affixed to his microphone stand and a woman in a long, flowing Spanish flamenco dress synchronistically twirling in the light of the hallway behind his left shoulder, Weir led the band through this much-loved Jerry Garcia staple. They charged through a solid rendition of Dew that was both respectable in its own right and respectful of the audience’s collective memory of and love for Garcia. The energy in the arena built and built, until Weir belted out the final line: “I guess it doesn’t matter, anyway.”

And the crowd went wild.

Weir was clearly drained and the band came to a complete stop not typically found in this segment of their concerts, milling about the stage as if both to collect themselves and to give the audience the space we needed to dwell in the moment. Others have noted that this performance seemed to be a particularly emotional one for Weir, almost bringing him to tears. At a lull in the crowd’s roar, I noticed bassist Phil Lesh walk over and give Weir the celebratory fist bump made famous by the President and First Lady. Extremely proud of my lifelong hero and thrilled by yet another triumphant display from our home team, I cupped my hands in front my mouth and yelled “Attaboy, Bobby!” from my 6th row, just-right-of-center seat. Even though I was close to the stage, I assumed that my voice would be lost in the crowd. However, the very moment after I screamed out my message of approval and support for the tribute he had just paid to his fallen friend, Weir changed his stance to face my direction and, guitar in hand, took a slight bow. I was stunned and unsure of what had just happened. I’ve read enough skeptical philosophy to know that the juxtaposition of two events in time does not necessarily indicate causation. Yet through my doubts, I do know what occurred; for a brief moment in time I was recognized and thanked by a person to whom I have been, and will be, eternally grateful.

- TravisP

Monday, May 04, 2009

Concert review: The Dead at Allstate Arena

The Grateful Dead has been buried and resurrected many times over the last 15 years. Still reeling from the death of its spiritual force and lead guitarist, Jerry Garcia in 1995, the band has never really gone away, but it has never really been the same.

Yet on Monday, in the first of two concerts at the Allstate Arena, the reconstituted (and no longer Grateful) Dead – with four surviving members from its legendary ‘60s incarnation – sounded surprisingly spry before a near-capacity audience.

The night did not get off to a flying start. On the contrary, the band sounded like it was still waking up as it meandered through “China Cat Sunflower” and “Born Cross-Eyed.” But things perked up considerably when guitarist Warren Haynes salted “Built to Last” with soul inflections, abetted by sharp three-part harmonies.

The band was locked in after that, drawing heavily on rarities (“Pride of Cucamonga”) and covers (Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, the traditional “Peggy-O”) to create an adventuresome set high on energy and steeped in a sense of occasion.

There was Bob Weir’s robust take on “Wang Dang Doodle,” in tribute to Chicago blues giant Howlin’ Wolf. And there was an encore of “Box of Rain,” the same song with which the Dead closed its July 9, 1995, concert at Soldier Field, Garcia’s final performance.

At its worst, the Dead can sound woozy and incoherent. And nobody self-indulges like this band. Its nightly 20-minute descent into “Drums and Space” is a tedious tradition that needs to die.

But at its best, the sextet presents an unconventional democracy, where there is no instrumental hierarchy. Drums and bass can float on top of the mix, guitars below, and then trade places. Often there is a sense of weightlessness about the songs, no ballast, the notes floating in free space. At other times, Phil Lesh’s six-string bass can drop A-bombs that shake sternums in the back rows.

As the parts interlocked and then came apart again, the band’s unique sonic architecture became a point of detailed fascination. At times drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart puttered around, barely audible. But then they played “Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” with such exultant force that the song jumped.

Even at this late stage, the band still has the ability to surprise. Instead of relying on concert staples, it focused on some of the more obscure corners of its catalogue. Haynes brought a haunting beauty to Garcia’s “Standing on the Moon.” And Weir, spurred on by Hart’s vicious cymbal accents, turned “Liberty” into an unexpected anthem, easily the best version of the song I’ve heard the band perform.

The band members looked glad to be doing their jobs, and the audience responded in kind. It was only fitting that Weir turned over a section of the New Orleans party standard “Iko Iko” to the fans. Rattling his tambourine, the singer looked to the audience to sing a verse, and thousands of voices came through in passable Creole. Then Weir cued the band back in, and the song finished with musicians and fans in sync, reveling in the moment and in their shared history.

greg@gregkot.com

The Dead’s set list Monday at Allstate Arena

1. China Cat Sunflower
2. Born Cross-Eyed
3. Built to Last
4. Pride of Cucamonga
5. I Need a Miracle
6. Wang Dang Doodle (Howlin’ Wolf)
7. West L.A. Fadeaway
8. Liberty
9. All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

Second set
10. Mexicali Blues
11. Into the Mystic (Van Morrison)
12. Pretty Peggy-O (traditional)
13. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
14. Drums/Space
15. Iko Iko (New Orleans traditional)
16. Standing on the Moon
17. Goin’ Down the Road Feeling Bad (traditional)

Encore
18. Imagine (John Lennon)
19. Box of Rain