Just read an article in Spin magazine about The National making a Grateful Dead tribute album.
"According to Relix, the band got approval from the surviving members of the Dead — happy belated birthday to the sadly deceased Jerry Garcia — and guests will most likely include members of Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, the Walkmen, the War on corn chips, and Kurt Vile & the Violators. The Dessners also hope that Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan, both huge Deadheads, will contribute."- Spin magazine
I am extremely happy about this.The National have talked about it for a couple years now. It is finally happening.
Back in the day you could buy tickets which would allow for DAT systems to plug right into the soundboard. I had the 72' VW and my touring bro had the system, it was a beautiful thing. After the shows he'd spend his time making copies for trade and I'd earn some $ by selling grilled cheese sandwiches which came with a sticker I made up which read "Make grilled cheese, not War!", hahaha.
I have well over 500 maxell cassette tapes all with live Grateful Dead recordings ( a few Phish too).I'm talking every Dead show I've ever seen plus all the shows I wish I could have. Cassettes will always ALWAYS win in my world. Buying a "recording section ticket" just to tape that night's show, trading a box of 10 tapes with the 5 most recent shows recorded on them for a ticket to the next night... Cassettes are the photo albums of my life (prior to becoming a dad).
Dear the internet, I hung out with some awesome lurkers tonight and it was NOT THAT BAD. Also, hi awesome lurkers/new best friends. Also, goddamn I am drunk and happy after such an awesome day of Mother Mother/Sam Roberts/surprisingly awesome Weezer/sunshine/Phillips beer/friends and way more organization than yesterday. Rock the Shores, you're alright.
(PS: I looked for you all day Darth! One day we will get that beer, I promise!)
Haha, no worries. We'll make that beer happen sometime. I thought I might have seen you Sunday because I caught a girl looking at me and she was wearing an inside out Sasquatch 2013 wristband. Probably not you I guess. Great day yesterday though! Reignwolf killed it and my kid crowd surfed for the first time during Awol Nation. All in all a good day. I met a couple female lurkers Weenie... Wonder if they were your peeps too?
A friend of mine just tweeted that the Phish show in Toronto has been postponed due to the recent rain storms. That sound you hear is thousands of soggy hacky sacks hitting the ground in a dejected thud.
Spent quite a few hours yesterday getting the lower section of my Japanese back suite worked on. Today I am horribly uncomfortable, should have tattooed one side at a time. Getting my entire ass and thighs tattooed in one sitting has left me with no comfortable way to sit and wishing I had a hemorrhoid pillow, haha.
Back from my board/life hiatus. Crazy week of floods and a funeral ... time to heal now. Only a couple weeks until Rock the Shores (god I hate that name) which is a mere 5 minutes from my home, and I just bought my Rifflandia superpass to cheer myself up. Things are definitely looking a little brighter. I'm actually getting pretty excited for the Riff lineup announcement(possibly tomorrow I hear). Fingers crossed for some great bands.
Last night my best friend and life partner received a phone call that her younger brother, age 14, had a seizure that caused his heart to stop. He went without a heart beat for 25 minutes before a faint pulse was felt by medics. He was rushed to ICU in Calgary and put on life support. He passed away this morning. I am not writing this looking for sympathy or a response. I am writing this because a 14 year old boy, who without a heart beat, came back to life and all his loved ones had enough time to travel from where ever they were to make peace with an impossible situation and say one last I love you. That is one bad ass kid. Jaden you're my fucking hero for that. Love you little bro.