Jerry Garcia Learned New Realm of Improv from Lenny Bruce

April 29, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

On October 4, 1961, comedian Lenny Bruce was arrested at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco on obscenity charges for saying what amounted to “two four-letter words and a preposition.” You may be wondering what this has to do with Jerry Garcia. Nicholas G Meriwether over at the Grateful Dead Archive at UC Santa Cruz … Read More

The Grateful Dead are Universal When it Comes to Folk Motifs

April 28, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

When we visited with Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas G. Meriwether at UC Santa Cruz, he was kind enough to give us a tour of their current exhibition on the literary tradition of the Grateful Dead. Nick ensured that LITTLE HIPPIE would get all the tidbits not included on the exhibit’s placards, starting at the very beginning with their official … Read More

Defining Grateful Dead, With Primary Sources

April 22, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Every now and again you meet with an object that gives you physical proximity, and makes you feel a connection to a moment that resonates deeply across time and space. In this case, THEE dictionary edition referenced by Jerry Garcia as the primary source for the band’s name, now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Grateful Dead Archive. … Read More

Visiting the Grateful Dead Archive At UC Santa Cruz

April 20, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Little Hippie recently had the pleasure of meeting Grateful Dead Archivist Nicholas G. Meriwether while visiting the Grateful Dead Archive at University of California at Santa Cruz. The Grateful Dead Archive is located in McHenry Library on the beautiful campus. Archive materials are on display in the Brittingham Family Foundation’s Dead Central Gallery on the 2nd Floor … Read More

Owlsley’s Eleven Great Grateful Dead Books for Little Hippies

April 17, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

We’re catching up on Michael Hamad’s piece Deadhead Scholars, Fans Marking 50 Years Of Grateful Dead: On the scholarship front, several new books about the Dead, some of which draw upon records located in the Dead Archive, will hit the market in 2015, including Peter Richardson’s cultural history “No Simple Highway”; “Deal,” a memoir by Bill … Read More

February 2, 1970 is the Day Modern Concert Production Was Born

April 15, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Just reading Steve Harvey over at the AV Network talking about the event that kicked off modern concert sound production. While various individuals and companies were simultaneously working on developing bigger and louder speaker systems across the country, and around the world, particularly in the U.K., the birth of the modern concert production sound system can … Read More

The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir

April 13, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Bob Weir’s guitar is on thousands of Grateful Dead songs over the last 50 years, and the new documentary “The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir” profiles the legend of music and psychedelia. We’re reading Frank Scheck’s Hollywood Reporter piece about the film’s debut last year. After the Tribeca Film Festival premiere Bob … Read More

What are your favorite music festivals to bring your family to?

April 9, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

We’re collaborating with Relix Magazine this spring on their annual festival guide to provide them with a directory of family friendly festivals, and we’d love your input! Whether you’re a long time festival attendee or planning to take your family to a festival for the first time this year, please let us know what festivals you recommend … Read More

Last-ever Grateful Dead Show at Alpine Valley on the Big Screen

April 9, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

Get excited to watch a big screen presentation from Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment who are bringing the Grateful Dead back to the big screen for the fifth annual Meet-Up at the Movies on Monday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. (local time). This year’s can’t-miss Meet-Up features the previously unreleased last-ever Grateful Dead show at … Read More

Victor Moscoso’s Acid Rock Posters

April 7, 2015By LITTLE HIPPIE

If you’re in New York before April 25, 2015, check out Victor Moscoso’s acid rock posters and other works at the Andrew Edlin Gallery in Chelsea. Ken Johnson at The New York Times writes: In the 1960s, Victor Moscoso produced some of the most memorable acid rock posters of the psychedelic revolution in San Francisco. … Read More