Podcast #25- Jill Matlow
This weeks podcast with Jill Matlow is filled with love-memories- family – friends and the magic that surrounds being a Deadhead!
Jill’s story starts out listening to some vinyl shared by her older cousins- which turns into a 30 + year love affair with the music and community.
Her first show in college in Ithaca in 1982 began the live music portion of her story- which followed her back to Philadelphia and the love story is officially was ON!
We get to hear about fun stories at Giant Stadium- and Grateful Dead busting out the elusive Unbroken Chain on their last run at The Spectrum.
When Fare Thee Well comes along- Jill tapped into her creative side and decorated her colorful envelopment -ala past days of Grateful Dead lottery shows- and got tickets to go to Chicago for July 4! Her experience there exudes the lyrics from that nights song pick Stella Blue- and “all the years combined- they melt into a dream”
Jill is a writer, you can find work her at www.fiftyis thenewfifty.com. I have attached 2 additional links below, for articles she has written about her life as a Deadhead.
I am always so happy to meet new friends through Strangers Stopping Strangers, Jill and I now have a date on the books to meet up at Tree of Life show on February 25 (link on Rob Rosman’s podcast #23) to hear some great music and make some more memories!
Grateful Dead- Eyes Of The World- Onodaga Auditorium, Ithaca NY, April 8, 1982
Grateful Dead- Shakedown Street, Giant Stadium, Rutherford NJ, July 9, 1989
Grateful Dead-Unbroken Chain, The Sprectrum, Philadelphia PA, March 19, 1995
Fare Three Well- Stella Blue, Soldiers Field, Chicago IL, July 4, 2015