ONE: Dave’s Picks 20 came out a few weeks ago; the show is from sometime in 1981 and somewhere in America. Here’s TotD’s review: it is a performance from a musical combo known as the Grateful Dead. I have no professional opinion beyond that, just one totally unrelated question: how many AUD patches can you put into a SBD before it becomes an AUD with SBD patches?
TWO: Someone’s finally written the definitive biography of Owsley “Bear” Stanley. Of course, that last sentence only makes sense if you believe everything happens simultaneously and speak about a possible future event as already happening. Until then, breeze through Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, which is every bit as entertaining, revelatory, and bold as its name suggests. Robert Greenfield’s one of my favorite rock writers–he wrote the genre-defining Bill Graham book–but this large-fonted pamphlet is a recycling of magazine articles you’ve read before, and Greenfield had no access to Bear’s archives. Read it on the toilet in the library.