Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Original Grateful Dead bandmembers perform Imagine and Blackbird
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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
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.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
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!
a twit pic from today's benefit in Ross
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Thursday, June 18, 2009
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!
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
For a Summertime BBQ and Performance
Supporting U.S. Senator
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
Friday, June 12, 2009
....see that dogstar shine!
Weir, Wasserman & Lane:
Silver Oak Winery. Oakville, CA (Napa County)
Friend of the Devil
+ Weir sittin' in with "Taj Mahal Trio" at the end of their set.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Rockin' the Mint - June 4, 2009 - The Old Mint, San Francisco
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