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Guy is the man

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"Happy New Year, everybody!! Hope and change are in the air! So what better way to kick off 2009 than to confirm what’s been buzzing in the rumor mill for some time: The Dead will be touring for the first time in more than four years, with nearly twenty shows spread across a month from mid-April through mid-May! Details will be announced here soon, so keep your eyes on dead.net!

The lineup for this edition of The Dead will be the same one that rocked the house at Penn State last fall at the Obama benefit: The Core Four of Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, joined by guitar monster Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboard ace Jeff Chimenti (both veterans of the 2004 Dead "Wave That Flag" tour). The mood of the band for this Spring Fling is way up, so it’s sure to be a great tour!

Dead.net will be your official hub for ALL news about the tour, including dates and ticket info... and perhaps even a few surprises along the way!

So gas up the Tourmobile, get out that really wild tie-dye--you know, the one with the red spiral melting into the purple and green that’s in a heap of clothes in the back of your closet--and start getting into Show Shape!

You know it’s gonna get stranger, so let’s get on with the show...

dates/venues at: http://dead.net/dead09
roo 2004

a moment of silence

Albert Hoffman dead.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/30/chemistry.drugs

'Father of LSD' dies aged 102

This article was first published on guardian.co.uk on Wednesday April 30 2008. It was last updated at 15:48 on April 30 2008.

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann pictured in his garden in Burg im Leimental, Switzerland

Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann pictured in his garden in Burg im Leimental, Switzerland. Photograph: Niklaus Stauss/AP/Keystone

Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD, has died aged 102.

Hofmann, known as the father of LSD, died yesterday at his home in Burg im Leimental, Basle, Switzerland.

His death was confirmed by Doris Stuker, a municipal clerk in the village where Hofmann lived following his retirement in 1971.

The California-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (Maps), which republished Hofman's book on LSD, said on its website that he had died from a heart attack.

Dieter A Hagenbach, a friend of 40 years, last spoke to Hofmann on Saturday. "He was in good spirits and enjoying the springtime," said Hagenbach.

Born on January 11 1906, Hofmann discovered LSD - lysergic acid diethylamide, which later became the favoured drug of the 1960s counterculture - when a tiny quantity leaked on to his hand during a laboratory experiment in 1943.

He noted a "remarkable restlessness, combined with slight dizziness" that made him stop his work. "At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxication-like condition, characterised by an extremely stimulated imagination," Hofmann wrote in his book LSD: My Problem Child.

"In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight too unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colours. After some two hours this condition faded away."

A few days later, Hofmann intentionally took a dose of LSD and experienced the world's first "bad trip".

"On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror," he said.

"My surroundings had now transformed themselves in more terrifying ways. A demon had invaded me, had taken possession of my body, mind, and soul. I jumped up and screamed, trying to free myself from him, but then sank down again and lay helpless on the sofa. The substance, with which I had wanted to experiment, had vanquished me."

The former Harvard lecturer Timothy Leary popularised LSD with his "turn on, tune in, drop out" advice in the 1960s. But Hofmann believed the substance was hijacked and abused by the hippy movement, while he maintained that he produced it as a medicine.

Hofmann and his scientific colleagues hoped LSD would make an important contribution to psychiatric research. The drug exaggerated inner problems and conflicts and it was hoped it might be used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia.

For a time, the laboratory where he worked, Sandoz, sold LSD 25 under the name Delysid, encouraging doctors to try it themselves. It was one of the strongest drugs in medicine, with just one gram enough to drug an estimated 10,000 to 20,000 people for 12 hours.

The US government banned LSD in 1966, following stories of heavy users suffering permanent psychological damage, and other countries followed suit.

The president of Maps, Rick Doblin, said he had spoken to Hofmann on the phone recently "and he was happy and fulfilled. He'd seen the renewal of LSD psychotherapy research with his own eyes."

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deadgrateful and bonnaroo
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village bohemians need apply..

ill make it short -

if you like extensive jams, listen to jimi jerry janis and everything in between, perhaps you happen to play something, maybe not.. interesting and diverse people living in new york or on long island who want to chill - read my posts and see what i'm about. i go to school in the west village for audio engineering and im always looking for open minded people to hang with and expanndd.

Andrew
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It's Just Another Perfect Day! Podcast

Los Angeles- an ocean’s gargled vomit washed upon the shore, as the
Decemberists so aptly describe it. This week we pay musical tribute
to that culturally bankrupt city tinkering on the edge of the Pacific.
Randy Newman sings its praises (tongue firmly planted in cheek), X
shows us its punk underbelly, Arlo Guthrie tries to sneak in a couple
of keys, while Atmosphere, Michelle Shocked and others get lost on its
maze of freeways. We also visit London, the dolls of New York, Joe
Strummer at an acid test, and the wonderful pop town of Midlake. So
take a vacation and enjoy Los Angeles the only way its safe- through
music!

Check out this and other podcasts at http://losthippiepodcast.blogspot.com

Download the MP3, the podcast, or stream straight off the net!
kid

Lost Music (for a Hippie) Podcast

For those interested->
I am currently undertaking a Music Podcast Project inspired by Bob Dylan's XM Radio show. One hour long podcast every week for a year without repeating an artist. During each Podcast, I spotlight one artist, highlighting the Best and most Diverse cover songs of that artist, plus a personal favorite original.

so far I have featured:
Bruce Springsteen
Ray Davies and the Kinks
Jimi Hendrix
Bob Dylan
Tom Waits
Pink Floyd
Neil Young
Radiohead
The Grateful Dead
Queen
Prince

and others!

If interested, you can check it out at:

http://losthippiepodcast.blogspot.com

Download directly to your IPOD, download the MP3, or stream straight off the net!

Have a listen and enjoy!!
me laughing

widespread tickets

I am selling my blossom and 3 nights chicago widespread panic tickets on eBay. boo.
My 2 girlfriends who were supposed to travel with me backed out and I can't afford to go alone.

I listed them earlier tonight. sold 1 already.
buy my blossom ticket      2nd night Chicago      3rd night Chicago

Check them out. I just want my money back. and someone, maybe YOU,  to have a GREAT time at the shows!
go on. you know you want to go!!!


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4 tickets to Phil Lesh and Friends with Trey Anastasio on July 2nd!

Im so stoked, its awesommmmmeeeeeeeee!

Im going with my girlfriend her dad and my uncle(both heads from way back) its gonna be killer!