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7:00 pm - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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mightyflynn:

Our most elaborate sports experience, though, was with the SF Giants baseball team. It was 1993, and the Giants had come within a day or two of being sold and moved to Tampa Bay. One of our production guys, Eric Colby, was a maniacal Giants fan, and he passed on to the band an invitation to sing the national anthem on opening day. …
Weir says yes. Like I say, Jerry’s not a serious baseball fan, but this is after all kind of a big moment in SF sports history. “OK, man, I’m in.” Vince Welnick draws up an arrangement – he described it as “Straight Sons of the Pioneers” – and off we go. Somehow, I’ve been elected road manager for the day. …
The complication was that the game was at 1pm, and sound check was at 10am – and traffic being what it was, they couldn’t leave the stadium. So for nearly three hours, I had to try, mightily, to entertain them. …
At some point I turned and saw three legends of SF baseball passing by – Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, and Willie Mays. Well, I turn into the introductions king, which works out fine – for a while. It turns out that Perry was Bob Weir’s favorite player, and they get to talking. And Willie McCovey is one of the planet’s gentlemen, and although I strongly doubt he has more than a very vague idea who Jerry is, he’s more than happy to socialize, so that’s cool.
Finally, I go up to Willie Mays, who’s sitting in a golf cart and, it turns out, is impatient to get to the team alumni gathering. “Mr. Mays, could I introduce you to Jerry Garcia, who’s going to sing the national anthem today?” “No,” he barked, and then yelled at Willie and Gaylord, “Come on, I want to get out of here.”
- Dennis McNally for Relix
Read the rest: "My Jerry (Dennis McNally Remembers Jerry Garcia"
Image: SFGiants via @tim_sprouls

mightyflynn:

Our most elaborate sports experience, though, was with the SF Giants baseball team. It was 1993, and the Giants had come within a day or two of being sold and moved to Tampa Bay. One of our production guys, Eric Colby, was a maniacal Giants fan, and he passed on to the band an invitation to sing the national anthem on opening day. …

Weir says yes. Like I say, Jerry’s not a serious baseball fan, but this is after all kind of a big moment in SF sports history. “OK, man, I’m in.” Vince Welnick draws up an arrangement – he described it as “Straight Sons of the Pioneers” – and off we go. Somehow, I’ve been elected road manager for the day. …

The complication was that the game was at 1pm, and sound check was at 10am – and traffic being what it was, they couldn’t leave the stadium. So for nearly three hours, I had to try, mightily, to entertain them. …

At some point I turned and saw three legends of SF baseball passing by – Willie McCovey, Gaylord Perry, and Willie Mays. Well, I turn into the introductions king, which works out fine – for a while. It turns out that Perry was Bob Weir’s favorite player, and they get to talking. And Willie McCovey is one of the planet’s gentlemen, and although I strongly doubt he has more than a very vague idea who Jerry is, he’s more than happy to socialize, so that’s cool.

Finally, I go up to Willie Mays, who’s sitting in a golf cart and, it turns out, is impatient to get to the team alumni gathering. “Mr. Mays, could I introduce you to Jerry Garcia, who’s going to sing the national anthem today?” “No,” he barked, and then yelled at Willie and Gaylord, “Come on, I want to get out of here.”

- Dennis McNally for Relix

Read the rest: "My Jerry (Dennis McNally Remembers Jerry Garcia"

Image: SFGiants via @tim_sprouls

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11:21 am
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jakobdylanlover:

Bob Dylan - Backstage during The Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975
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jakobdylanlover:

Bob Dylan - Backstage during The Rolling Thunder Revue, 1975

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7:21 pm - Tue, Aug 12, 2014
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doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Velvet Underground :: Matrix Tapes Sampler
Thrilling news for VU heads — apparently a portion of the Velvet Underground’s fabled Matrix Tapes will be part of a deluxe reissue of the band’s self-titled third album, slated for release later this year. The Holy Grail! You can still go check out my write-up and the sampler of tantalizing snippets over on Aquarium Drunkard. Cannot wait to hear this stuff in full. 

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

The Velvet Underground :: Matrix Tapes Sampler

Thrilling news for VU heads — apparently a portion of the Velvet Underground’s fabled Matrix Tapes will be part of a deluxe reissue of the band’s self-titled third album, slated for release later this year. The Holy Grail! You can still go check out my write-up and the sampler of tantalizing snippets over on Aquarium Drunkard. Cannot wait to hear this stuff in full. 

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11:25 am - Sat, Aug 9, 2014
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Yoko was about to go into the studio with John – this was commonplace by now – and he actually told her, ‘No, not now. Let me just do this. It’ll just take a minute.’ That surprised me a bit. Maybe he felt like he was returning to his roots with the boys – who knows?

The order was Paul first, then George, then John, and they went back and forth. They ran down their ideas a few times and before you knew it, they were ready to go. Their amps were lined up together and we recorded their parts on one track.

You could really see the joy in their faces as they played; it was like they were teenagers again. One take was all we needed. The musical telepathy between them was mind-boggling.

Geoff Emerick on the recording of the guitar solos on “The End.”

(via Beatles Bible, and Music Radar)

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3:51 pm - Fri, Jan 31, 2014
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historicaltimes:

Len Dawson smoking a cigarette at Half Time of Super Bowl I, 1967 - Photo Credit: Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures

historicaltimes:

Len Dawson smoking a cigarette at Half Time of Super Bowl I, 1967 - Photo Credit: Bill Ray—Time & Life Pictures

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5:17 pm - Thu, Dec 12, 2013
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valmonella:

"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”

Still my favorite post on tumblr

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5:25 pm - Fri, Nov 15, 2013
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barrybonds:

imagery

what we need to put on our chairs for Thanksgiving.

barrybonds:

imagery

what we need to put on our chairs for Thanksgiving.

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4:14 pm - Sat, Nov 9, 2013
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This is what I want my windowsill to look like. A cat and cacti.

This is what I want my windowsill to look like. A cat and cacti.

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4:01 pm - Wed, Nov 6, 2013
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I have never seen an expression as full of wonder as Lou’s as he died. His hands were doing the water-flowing 21-form of tai chi. His eyes were wide open. I was holding in my arms the person I loved the most in the world, and talking to him as he died. His heart stopped. He wasn’t afraid. I had gotten to walk with him to the end of the world. Life—so beautiful, painful and dazzling—does not get better than that. And death? I believe that the purpose of death is the release of love.
Laurie Anderson on Lou Reed in Rolling Stone. (via pitchfork)

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7:13 pm - Sun, Nov 3, 2013
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4:33 pm - Sat, Oct 26, 2013
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An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.  
So just take a deep breath and keep aiming.

An arrow can be shot only by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it’s going to launch you into something great.  

So just take a deep breath and keep aiming.

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4:21 pm
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fuckyeahsharks:

Happy Halloween

fuckyeahsharks:

Happy Halloween

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5:18 pm - Fri, Oct 25, 2013
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3:55 pm
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phenex1331:

20 places that don’t look real (part 2)

11.Mount Roraima-South america

12.Naico mine-Mexico

13.Red beach-China

14.Solar du Uyuni-Bolivia

15.Tainzi mountians-China

16.Tulip fields-Netherlands

17.Tunnel of love-Ukraine

18.Wisteria flower tunnel-Japan

19.Zhangye Danxia landform-China

20.Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2-China

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