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Algae #47: Bolt

24” Grateful Dead-inspired mini.

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Thank you, for such an amazing blog.
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Thanks!


Sweet Sunday Sugaree, 3/28/81.





Jack Straw, 8/27/72

"Leavin’ Texas, 4th day of July…"

Have a great day and go celebrate some Independence - yours, ours, somebody’s, anybody’s. And try to have as amazing a time as everybody in Sunshine Daydream. Except maybe that infant, pissed about losing his ice cream to a dog. 

We can share the women, we can share the wine…


Hey, it’s Paul McCartney’s birthday! Happy 72nd old geezer. Little-known fact: Sir Paul actually made a short Grateful Dead “documentary” in 1995, consisting mainly of Linda’s photo shoots with the band in 1967 & ‘68. Sadly, I can’t find it anywhere! It’s supposedly pretty fun, with successions of shots that give it an animated feel. Hey, if any of you have a line on that little nugget, send it my way please! Deadhead Paul, who’da thunk. Anyway, in it’s place we’ll check The Boys’ take on Paul’s That Would Be Something, 3/28/94 at Nassau.

Many happy returns, Pauly. Meet you in the pourin’ rain.

Did you know the Dead had covered That Would Be Something?

Paul: ”I was aware that they did some of our stuff, several of our songs, and took it as a great compliment.”

Would you ever play one of theirs?

Paul: ”Oh, er, [flippant] tomorrow!”

Who is the better bass player, you or Phil Lesh?

Paul: ”Hmmm, [laughter] good question.” [mock-modest] “I dunno…me!!


Grateful Dead - Box of Rain

American Beauty, Warner Bros 1970


newspeedwayboogie:

I totally do remember. I remember Box of Rain jumping out of the speakers. I remember the friends I was with laughing at me, “they don’t play that song live” they chuckled. What does that mean, I thought?
I remember it took me a month to realize the record was not called “American Reality”

First album I heard was Grateful Dead (“Skullfuck”, 1971). Went out and bought Aoxomoxoa on cassette. Then heard American Beauty on a cassette in my friend Phil’s 1955 Ford pickup. That was a summer where we dreamed of surfing and ate up every Rick Griffin and R Crumb comic we could find. Crystal clear daydream in my mind.
And yeah - the first time you hear it, Box of Rain really jumps out of the speakers. Still does.

newspeedwayboogie:

I totally do remember. I remember Box of Rain jumping out of the speakers. I remember the friends I was with laughing at me, “they don’t play that song live” they chuckled. What does that mean, I thought?

I remember it took me a month to realize the record was not called “American Reality”

First album I heard was Grateful Dead (“Skullfuck”, 1971). Went out and bought Aoxomoxoa on cassette. Then heard American Beauty on a cassette in my friend Phil’s 1955 Ford pickup. That was a summer where we dreamed of surfing and ate up every Rick Griffin and R Crumb comic we could find. Crystal clear daydream in my mind.

And yeah - the first time you hear it, Box of Rain really jumps out of the speakers. Still does.