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Faults in the Clouds of Delusion

11 August, 2017 (17:30) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

Over on the Internet Archive, someone posted an edited version of the Grateful Dead’s Dark Star made up from 30 performances in 1972, including most of the European tour (looks like one of the Paris shows has been left off). It runs to 11 3/4 hours long and is mesmerising. It may be the perfect […]

The Other One

3 August, 2017 (15:41) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

I said a couple of posts ago that I thought there were interesting documentaries to be made about the other members of the Grateful Dead aside from Jerry Garcia. Little did I know at least one such exists, and its a cracker. The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir.

Not Fade Away

4 July, 2017 (14:32) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

I should have known. The first indication was probably my post of 1 January 2016. I wrote there: Something odd has been happening to me lately: something unexpected, troubling almost. After 34 years of indifference I have been listening to the Grateful Dead. I say specifically 34 years because it was in September 1981 that […]

Heavy combination of face ingredients

11 January, 2016 (14:18) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

It was in September 2009 that I read Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. The novel, which I enjoyed, was filmed by Paul Thomas Anderson. I didn’t get to the cinema to see it, but I have watched it several times on DVD. I watched it again last week when I had the house to myself for the […]

Deadly Grateful

3 January, 2016 (22:59) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

Further to my last: after some listening on Spotify, I’ve concluded that I like the Grateful Dead’s albums that are more song based (say from Workingman’s Dead through to Blues for Allah), but don’t really get the extended jams, which don’t do much for me. Mind you, extended jams by just about anyone don’t do […]

Summer leaves have blown away.

1 January, 2016 (18:28) | Steal Your Face | By: Ian Burdon

Something odd has been happening to me lately: something unexpected, troubling almost. After 34 years of indifference I have been listening to the Grateful Dead. I say specifically 34 years because it was in September 1981 that I went to see the Dead play at Edinburgh Playhouse and came away feeling distinctly meh. I have […]