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Taking Stock of Woodstock

Taking Stock of Woodstock I’ll begin this post with full disclosure: I did not attend the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, the 50th anniversary of which will be observed this weekend. I heard about it in the news and after the fact, heard the live recordings and the albums — I have some in my iTunes library — and I think at some point watched at least part of the movie that was made of it. So I figured I knew the story: the crowd overwhelming the facilities, the rain and mud, the Peace and Love ®, the big-name acts like Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, etc. But the there were acts performing that I didn’t know were there, or forgot if I once knew. You get past the trivia question — What was the

The Days Between Begin

So now we come to The Days Between. You don’t have to be a Deadhead to know what that phrase means, but it helps. Those Days begin Aug. 1, the birthdate (in 1942) of Jerome John Garcia, and end Aug. 8, the date in 1995 when the long-time Grateful Dead lead guitarist and vocalist died of a heart attack. That coronary occurred in a California drug rehabilitation facility, and was the result of his long-term problems with diabetes, obesity and substance abuse. Garcia’s death marked the end of a downward spiral of addiction and dysfunction, but that should not obscure the musical contributions of a prolific performer and songwriter who was also a sought-after studio musician and a visual artist

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