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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cotati Cabaret magazine

Just read that the Cotati Cabaret was doing a magazine (much as it's Cotati plaza neighbor, the Inn of the Beginning, had done) in 1979 that was getting a print run of 15k. If anyone has a stash of these somewhere, I would love to consult them.

! ref: Mason, Clark. 19790413a. Life is a Cabaret in Cotati. Press-Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA), April 13, 1979, pp. 1B, 10B.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

a great matrix

https://archive.org/details/gd1983-09-10.139379.mtx.seamons.ht112.flac16

My goodness, what a great sounding recording!

Garcia is on fire for the whole first set (all I have heard so far). He sounds amazing. The guitar playing is fluent and fiery, the vocals are lucid and not dreadfully junky-sounding. The whole band sounds good.

Lots of train references in the first set, even for the Grateful Dead.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Imprisoned Impresario Put on the June 5, 1982 Garcia-Kahn Oregon State Penitentiary gig

I have updated my post on the dating of the Oregon State Penitentiary gig a little bit, having learned that it came to be not (as far as I know) because Garcia was doing a favor to an imprisoned friend or associate, but by the work of imprisoned impresario Steve Stilling.