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Not Fade Away

The final scene of the greatest tv show of all time is of Lindsay Weir donning her army jacket and piling into a VW van with her best friend, Kim Kelly to go follow the Dead for the summer in complete defiance of her family’s assumption that she’d hopped on a bus to go to an academic excellence camp. 568 more words

What You Missed Last Weekend: A Little "Dead" to Sooth Your Soul

Here’s What You Missed . . .

Just in time for The Grateful Dead’s farewell shows in Chicago this July and Santa Clara, CA on June 27 and 28, we visited The… 200 more words

Live Music

Phil Lesh & life lessons

Last night, I went to see Phil Lesh & Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. And… wow! Although I have seen Phil so many times, I have (somehow- not sure how?) never been to the Capitol Theatre before… which is a total shame, because it was a really amazing venue. 915 more words


On Jerry Garcia, Pinnacle Jam & life, one show at a time

“You need music, I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those Joseph Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic and bliss, and power and myth, and celebration and religion in our lives and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.” 629 more words


What Roller Coasters Have To Do With Everything

If you didn’t know by now, my family and I went to Disney last week.  Walt Disney World, actually.  Not every Disney theme park in the world.   539 more words


Sober jamming

My first Wharf Rat meeting.
Call it coincidence or call it fate. April 24, 2009, I went to Nassau Coliseum to see The Dead. I was by myself and I was quite happy because it was my first time seeing the Dead sober. 506 more words

Holy Jumpin Mackerel Fish

by Sadie Beaton. A version of this post originally appeared at Rustik Magazine.

Growing up in the fishing community of Canso, Nova Scotia, my school bus driver’s favourite expletive was “Holy Jumping Mackerel Fish!”  I would love to believe it was meant as a tribute to my favourite fish. 621 more words