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Kevin on August 1st, 2013

This is my absolute favorite video of Jerry Garcia ever. Weird huh? Has nothing to do with the Grateful Dead. This is Jerry, sitting in with Ruben Blades, in some random hotel ballroom. From the looks of it, it appears to be around 1989-90. Not one person in attendance was there to see Jerry Garcia. [...]

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Kevin on May 7th, 2012

From the Vault, May 5, 2009 I’m a Deadhead. I love The Grateful Dead and the beautiful music they made for nearly thirty years. In college, Spring Break did not mean Daytona Beach or fun in the sun. It meant one thing. A week on the road with the Grateful Dead on their annual east [...]

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Kevin on August 16th, 2011

Elvis died on this day in 1977. When you think of Elvis, what do you think of? For too many people, they think of a fat slob, eating fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, a sad guy who died on the toilet. If I ask what do you think of when I say ‘good Elvis’, [...]

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Jerry Garcia: August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995 Whether you are talking about TV (CNBC), magazines (The Atlantic) or books (Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History), lots of people are talking about the business and marketing lessons to be learned from the [...]

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Kevin on March 13th, 2011

John Perry Barlow is as close to a real life Dos Equis guy as anyone I can think of. John Perry Barlow is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School’s [...]

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Whether you are talking about TV (CNBC), magazines (The Atlantic) or books (Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History), lots of people are talking about the business and marketing lessons to be learned from the Grateful Dead. Just remember where you read it first! [...]

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Kevin on July 26th, 2010

Today is a sad day for Deadheads like me. Twenty years ago today Brent Mydland died of a drug overdose at his home in California. Brent was an incredibly talented singer and keyboardist who brought a new sound and tons of energy to the band. I was a huge fan of his. I remember being [...]

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