Week of April 21, 2008
Part 1 22:31
Grateful Dead, Infrared Roses
APOLLO AT THE RITZ
Mickey Hart’s Mystery Box
ONLY THE STRANGE REMAIN
Mickey Hart, Supralingua
Part 2 34:24
Grateful Dead 8/5/89 Cal Expo, Sacramento CA
STUCK INSIDE OF MOBILE WITH THE MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN
LET IT GROW
Mickey is hitting the festival circuit this summer!
The Mickey Hart Band will feature Steve Kimock on guitar, George Porter Jr on bass, Jen Durkin on vocals, and talking drum master Sikiru Adepoju. After headlining appearances at Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa on June 6 and Wakarusa on June 8, the group will head out on an 18 city trek beginning July 3 at the Rothbury Festival and continuing through July 24 at 10K Lakes Festival.
Mickey Hart Band tour info and more on his site, mickeyhart.net
Infrared Roses is the wonderful work of Bob Bralove. From the bio on his web site:
Bob Bralove was the MIDI wizard, producer (Infrared Roses, Built to Last), and co-writer of Gold and Platinum selling songs, including: “Picasso Moon,” “Way to Go Home,” “Easy Answers,” “Parallelogram,” “Little Nemo in Nightland,” “Sparrow Hawk Row,” with the Grateful Dead for the last eight years of the long, strange trip…. Bralove is especially well known for his undeniable creative sound, performing and designing with the Grateful Dead, the mind-bending, avant-garde Drums and Space segments of their live shows.
Infrared Roses is out of print, but maybe it’ll come back when GDP/Rhino get the download program going. Stay tuned.
Bob recently released a CD of solo piano improvisations called Stories in Black and White.
Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:
Grateful Dead Productions, announcing the release of Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, a 9-disc set containing every note recorded at the legendary San Francisco venue on November 9, 10, and 11, 1973. Mastered in HDCD from the original 2-track reels using a state-of-the-art restoration technique, Winterland 1973 captures the post-Pigpen Dead at a creative peak on their home turf. Audio samples, historical documents, message board, and details of a limited-edition bonus disc are available now at dead.net.
The 10,000 Lakes Festival, July 23 through 26 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. 10KLF features Phil Lesh & Friends, Mickey Hart Band, Dark Star Orchestra, The Flaming Lips, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and over fifty additional acts. More information and tickets for the 10,000 Lakes Festival are available at 10klf.com
Woodstock Trading Company, a brick-and-mortar as well as an online store offering clothing, posters, incense, tye dyes, and gifts from the Grateful Dead and numerous other bands. The store is located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and online at woodstocktradeco.com.