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Podcast #41- Conversation with Peter White

Podcast #41- Conversation with Peter White

Podcast #41- Conversation with Peter White

This weeks podcast is a SUPER SIZED one. It runs over 2 hours-and could easily gone to 4!!

Peter White -aka  PawWhite for those tuning in that are in Twitterland. Peter has been the “requested” guest to date “such a great guy” &  “he has some amazing stories” I am happy to deliver- and give you 2 plus hours worth 🙂

Peter and I met up to make an person podcast while I was in San Francisco- A lot of chatting and some technical issues we posted to the following Monday, In between were the  Dead and Company shows at Shoreline. As always things seem to work out the way they should, now that Peter was no longer a “stranger” but a friend we connected in the lots & got to enjoy the show together for a while. The rescheduled date was that following Monday, so we got to do our was our breakdown and highlights of the show….which was SO Fun!

Peter and talk about early days- travels- the love for this community and more.  I agree with every single person who said I should meet Peter, and am happy to now call him friend!

Lastly- after the podcast was made I received an email from Rob Christenson- about the using my logo for a commemorative bottling of a small batch home brew in honor of a close friend and Deadhead, Rick Garrity who recently tragically passed. It was said in his obituary  “when he left the room there were no strangers” The first song of this podcast- Scarlet Begonias- is for Rick- hoping the sky is yellow and the sun is blue- he is shaking strangers hands and playing in the hear of gold band

Thank you & enjoy-

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Scarlet Begonias , Dillon Stadium, Hartford, Julia 31, 1974

Grateful Dead- Lost Sailor-Hollender Stadium, Rochester NY, September 1, 1979

Grateful Dead & Neil Young- Forever Young, Polo Fields, San Francisco CA, November 3, 1991

Phil & friends- Lovelight, Orpheum Theater, Boston MA, November 11, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #41- Conversation with Peter White

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Podcast #40- Conversation with R. A. Fadley

Podcast #40- Conversation with R. A. Fadley

Podcast #40- Conversation with R. A .Fadley

This weeks podcast is a big milestone – a couple days from espisode #1’s first anniversary on June 1st- so far an amazing journey – MANY MANY thank you’s  to EVERYONE -guests & listeners! The Deadhead community is really so special and I feel honored and privledged to meet so many strangers- that have become friends- hear and share their stories and music!

Todays podcast is a wonderful example of a stranger- who has become a friend- through another friend I have met through the podcast….. R. A. and I met in the beginning of the year through Kevin Long of Grateful Music to possibly collaborate on a story for Grateful Music. Com. The “story” is still unfolding- ,after being introduced a friendship was made!

R. A. is the man behind Jam Band Purist. He is first and foremost a music fanatic! From that passion for music he became a music journalist and critic, one of the few “critics” out there these days.  If there is something that will make a music experience improved he will let you know……if the music experience is perfection- he will let you know. A commitment to the musicians and the fans to advocate for great live music!!

R. A.  brought some  very cool and new music to us today….starting with what I agree to be the most smoking Dancing in the Streets ever from the acclaimed “holy grail” of Cornell 77′ to a beautiful tribute to the late and great Colonel Bruce Hampton- a much loved pioneer to the jam band community. In between a couple fantastic bands play a couple favorites inspired by The Grateful Dead.

We had so much fun- and could talk forever- to hear and read more from RA at Jam Band Purist you can find him at http://www.jambandpurist.weebly.com as well as on Facebook- Instagram- Twitter. Another place to find his reviews and more great music info is on Grateful Music.com

Thank you & enjoy-

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Dancing In The Streets, Barton Hall, Ithaca NY, May 8, 1977

Wide Spread Panic- Cream Puff War- Rare Studio Track

Railroad Earth- with Phil Lesh-Terrapin Station, The Independent, San Francisco CA,  April 16, 2005

Aquarium Rescue Unit- Lovelight, Georgia Theater, Athens GA , August 8, 2011

 

 

 

 

Podcast #40- Conversation with R A Fadley

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Podcast #39- Conversation with Sunshine Powers

Podcast #39- Conversation with Sunshine Powers

Podcast #39- Conversation with Sunshine Powers

This weeks podcast I got the pleasure of hearing & sharing the stories & music from the always sparkling Sunshine (Sunny) Powers!

Sunny and I met last New Years Eve Day while I was in SF visiting Haight Street & my friend Jerylin Brandelius- who brought me to her store Love On The Haight- and admiss the craziness of the day we connected and a podcast was put out into the universe. When I got Sunny’s set list it confirmed what I already knew- she is not like other girls!

Sunny takes up on her journey starting with her love for her home, the neighborhood of The Haight, in the great city of San Franciso. Her Brent test she put the new girls through on Intro Grateful Dead 101 at her store Love On The Haight – through her passion over the “down and dirty stuff like the Etta James and Jerry Garcia picks, though the ultimate mission of her days- everyday- is to spread peace- love and good will- even if it means blasting The Magnificant Santuary Band onto Haight Street street to get a passerby to look around and smile. If you live in the SF area- or are visiting SF- her store is amazing- to check it out on line you can find her at http://www.loveonhaightsf.com

Sunny does not only talk the talk- she is walking the walk. She tells us about the organization she was involved with creating and works with called Taking It To The Streets. This non profit organization empowers homeless youth to lead better lives by providing job skills-training- mentoring- safe housing and other services to support self sufficiency of the youth and young adults ages 18-35. To learn more & support please check them out at www.takingittothestreetssf.org

Such a pleasure getting to know Sunny- looking forward to adventures To come when I am “home” in CA

*** Artwork By Stealie By Stella

Thank you & enjoy-

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Dear Mr Fantasy- Hey Jude- Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA, October 9, 1989

Grateful Dead With Etta James- Hard to Handle, Oakland Auditorium, Oakland CA, December 31, 1982

Legion of Mary, Leave Your Hat On, Legion Of Mary, April 9, 1975

Sarah and Jerry Wedding Day Long Black Veil, Top of the Tangent, Palo Alto CA, May 4, 1963

Jerry Garcia band  – Magnificent Sanctuary Band, Cats Under The Stars 1977′

Donny Hathaway- I Believe In Music

 

Podcast #39- Conversation with Sunshine Powers

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Podcast #38- Conversation with Mason Warner

Podcast #38- Conversation with Mason Warner

Podcast #38- Conversation with Mason Warner

This weeks podcast I got a chance to talk to and hear stories and music from a new friend Mason Warner.

We met through Instagram, he has an very cool page with Dead related graphic called From The Lot. After connecting and talking, we realized we have made several of the same friends through this community, some commonalities in our early days – our days between -current feelings about what is going on today in the Dead Community-  the music and beyond.

We go along on Mason’s journy as a Deadhead and get to hear a meaningful song pick from his first show- his last show – his favorite show- the Dead and Company show that lured him back in & a Strangers Stopping Strangers first – a pick from a JRAD show! As we go through the musical soundtrack we get to hear about his experiences on tour- couch touring & many shout outs- including one to John Mayer- a fan of From The Lot and per Mason’s experiences “an incredibly awesome guy”

The graphic for this podcast is from his first From The Lot Tee- where homage to favorite graphic and tees from tour days, made in very limited quantities -true vintage tees and more- check him out at www.fromthelot.com.

As always so much fun- I think Mason and I could have easily talked for hours & made this podcast twice as long

Thank you & enjoy-

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Bird Song, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles CA, December 9, 1989

Grateful Dead- Unbroken Chain, Spectrum Philadelphia PA, March 19, 1995

Grateful Dead, He Was A Friend Of Mine, The Ark, Boston MA, April 23, 1969

Dead and Company, Standing On The Moon, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA, November 5, 2015

JRAD- Mr Charlie, The Fillmore, Philadelphia PA, November 26, 2016

Podcast #38- Conversation with Mason Warner

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Podcast #37- Conversation with Ashley Beth

Podcast #37- Conversation with Ashley Beth

Podcast #37- Conversation with Ashley Beth

This weeks podcast I got the opportunity to talk to & become friends with Ashley Beth- a fantastic woman and the singer for the band Sugar Lime Blue!

The connection to a Grateful Dead based podcast and the connection with Sugar Lime Blue reveals its self throughout our conversation, and within the music selection. One of the most important roots of Deadheads- and the people who follow Sugar Lime Blue, is community. How this podcast came to be is the ultimate expression of that sense of community- a Deadhead & Huge Sugar Lime Blue Fan, (or perhaps Sugar Lime Blue Head?) suggested we talk many, many times on Twitter- and sent an email saying how much he would enjoy this podcast- thank you to pjl1015-  I was into it,  Strangers Stopping Strangers is all about meeting new like minded people, and was thrilled when Ashley was up for it too!

While there are many things I love about this conversation, one of the coolest is Ashley’s perspective as song writer- singer and a member of a band. It is not that often that you get an opportunity to have such insightful conversation- with someone so relate-able about such topics. And most of all- we had so much FUN!

The best way to find out whats happening with music and tours of Sugar Lime Blue is their website www.sugarlimeblue.com – you can also find them on YouTube ( they do a super cool Sunday shout out eachweek) and of course on Facebook- Twitter and Instagram.

Thank you & enjoy-

Featured Music~

Grateful Dead- Althea, Uptown Theater, Chicago IL, December 5, 1979

Sugar Lime Blue- Morning Dew- Dead Covers Project

Sugar Lime Blue- Flying- Studio

Grateful Dead- Cold Rain And Snow- Uptown Theater, Chicago IL, December 5,1979

 

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast #37- Conversation with Ashley Beth

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