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Rock Out Cancer This Weekend at Cancer Jam Live

They used to call it “Woodstock Roc” but now, in its 5th year, the newly branded Cancer Jam Live is set to be live music central this weekend. 121 more words

Live Music

Reading The Braille Edition Of A Topless Sextant

Reading the Braille edition of a topless sextant

Borderland sailors lost again above the tree line

Vicious handwriting left you pretty & potent

Dainty cherries plucked from Guerneville’s vine… 349 more words


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

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