Bob Weir recently sat with interviewer David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magagzine to discuss HeadCount, the non partisan organization that works with musicians to facilitate participation in democracy, register voters, and make civic engagement part of the live music experience. Bob is a member of HeadCount’s Board of Directors. In the first of the four part interview Bob talks about democracy and the personal politics of the Grateful Dead. The interview can be heard in four weekly installments on the HeadCount web site:http://www.headcount.org/blog/?p=4512.
Sam Cutler’s You Can’t Always Get What You Want: My Life with the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Other Wonderful Reprobates is now out in paperback from Ecw Press. It’s billed as an exhilarating, all-access rock memoir from the tour manager who did it all. He’ll be speaking and signing copies
Tuesday, April 20th, 7:30p.m to 9:00p.m at Berkeley’s University International House (2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA. Tel. (510) 642-949.) This event is part of “Music Without Borders” series.
7 Walkers, with the legendary Bill Kreutzmann makes a stop on April 10th at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz for a very special Saturday Night get down & Santa Cruz debut. The line-up also features bluesman and voodoo electronic pioneer Papa Mali, George Porter Jr., and Matt Hubbard. For more info on the venue, dates, and how to get tickets go to: http://www.moesalley.com/index.php
This spring expect to see and hear about a second special collaboration of Robert Hunter with Jim Lauderdale. “Patchwork River”, their new CD on the Thirty Tigers label gets a preview in a recent posting by Dan Tackett in BluegrassJournal.com. (It has a very sweet quote by Lauderdale about working with Robert Hunter.)
Hold on to your rubber nose! Michelle Esrick’s documentary on the life of Wavy Gravy is having a Sneak Preview and Special Event Sceeening on April 1st at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA. to benefit the film’s release and Camp Winnarainbow.
For more information and to buy tickets on-line please go to Brown Paper Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/103242
For more info on the film http://www.rippleeffectfilms.com/wwwavy/index.php
Starburst Commander’s recent and fun literary disclosure “Confessions of a Deadhead” is going to fit very nicely in between our copies of George Clooney’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” and Sheldon Norbert’s “Confessions of a Dope Dealer.” To learn more about Starburst Commander’s (aka Bob Drobatz) new book and his trips and travels with a magical band go to http://www.confessionsofadeadhead.com/Site/Confessions_of_a_Dead_Head.html