Monday, July 28, 2014
Woods

Woods

Saturday, July 26, 2014
thomaslowrysghost:

Ad for Grateful Dead show from February 2nd, 1969. Review from the next day’s Minneapolis Tribune:

GRATEFUL DEAD SOCK IT TO 2,000 MUSIC LOVERS
The Labor Temple was packed. The audience, mostly late-high-school and college-age youth, completely filled the chairless main floor, sitting or standing. And all other seats and aisles were taken in the balcony. As a preliminary to the Grateful Dead, a local group called the Blackwood Apology held forth for an hour or so with the same sort of electric sound. It came on like just what it was: hundreds of watts of electrified musical power pounding out of great stacks and racks of amplifiers. And above, lights flashed multicolored, changing images of psychedelia on great wide screens. Making it happen was the Grateful Dead, a group billed as the leader of underground rock, as the nationally famed but uncompromised original. The more than 2,000 young people who jammed the Minneapolis Labor Temple to hear them Sunday night took it quite coolly. They liked it, they clapped a lot, and some of them danced. But mainly, they did what you do with this kind of youth art: They experienced it. After a long delay for setting up their nearly 100 pieces of equipment, the Grateful Dead came on with a sound like the end of a bad trip. It was a horrendously penetrating hum from an amplifier gone mad. But when they got the amplifier squared away, they showed that they can play as well as make noise. Using some incredibly complex tempos and fine improvisations, they did the mixture of jazz and rock and folk that - along with the lights and, in some cases, marijuana - has been turning on people around the country for several years.

(image and text via Twin Cities Music Highlights)

thomaslowrysghost:

Ad for Grateful Dead show from February 2nd, 1969. Review from the next day’s Minneapolis Tribune:

GRATEFUL DEAD SOCK IT TO 2,000 MUSIC LOVERS

The Labor Temple was packed. The audience, mostly late-high-school and college-age youth, completely filled the chairless main floor, sitting or standing. And all other seats and aisles were taken in the balcony. As a preliminary to the Grateful Dead, a local group called the Blackwood Apology held forth for an hour or so with the same sort of electric sound. It came on like just what it was: hundreds of watts of electrified musical power pounding out of great stacks and racks of amplifiers. And above, lights flashed multicolored, changing images of psychedelia on great wide screens. Making it happen was the Grateful Dead, a group billed as the leader of underground rock, as the nationally famed but uncompromised original. The more than 2,000 young people who jammed the Minneapolis Labor Temple to hear them Sunday night took it quite coolly. They liked it, they clapped a lot, and some of them danced. But mainly, they did what you do with this kind of youth art: They experienced it. After a long delay for setting up their nearly 100 pieces of equipment, the Grateful Dead came on with a sound like the end of a bad trip. It was a horrendously penetrating hum from an amplifier gone mad. But when they got the amplifier squared away, they showed that they can play as well as make noise. Using some incredibly complex tempos and fine improvisations, they did the mixture of jazz and rock and folk that - along with the lights and, in some cases, marijuana - has been turning on people around the country for several years.

(image and text via Twin Cities Music Highlights)

Friday, July 25, 2014
Start your weekend right by downloading this song for freeeee, catsssssssss.

Start your weekend right by downloading this song for freeeee, catsssssssss.

Hillary Rodham Clinton at Common Good Books, July 20th, 2014

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oldsmokeys:

Woman in Texas diner with jukebox at her side, 1963. Photo by Thomas Hoepker.

Seeburg!

oldsmokeys:

Woman in Texas diner with jukebox at her side, 1963. Photo by Thomas Hoepker.

Seeburg!

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Haven’t listened to “Guitars and Grain Belt” yet? Well, now you can do that for FREE, and also check out a live video shot over at the Amsterdam!

Haven’t listened to “Guitars and Grain Belt” yet? Well, now you can do that for FREE, and also check out a live video shot over at the Amsterdam!

Monday, July 21, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Richard Buckner. Holy shit.

Richard Buckner. Holy shit.

Friday, July 18, 2014
Gleefully Instagramming this to really rub it in the face of all the beer float haters out there

Gleefully Instagramming this to really rub it in the face of all the beer float haters out there

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