— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 24, 2015
… “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead,” the summer concerts billed as the jam band’s final performances, will be broadcast live via pay-per-view from Soldier Field in Chicago, July 3 through July 5, the broadcasting company Live Alliance announced Wednesday…
A webcast of all five concerts will be available for $79.95 starting May 1. For details, check Dead50.net.
Other options for catching Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir together one last time (plus special guests Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby) will include visiting some movie theaters that will screen the Chicago shows live, and video-on-demand, which will make the concerts available for 45 days…
Long-time faithful commentor J. Michael Neal/Tissue Thin Pseudonym has a Kickstarter up towards getting his first novel published:
Eighteen-year-old Phoebe Rose spent her childhood in one foster household after another, never having a place she could feel safe or a group of friends she could say she belonged to. What kept her going was hockey. The rink was the only place she felt at home.
Now what she wants more than anything is to play on her college hockey team—where she hopes she can leave her past behind and create a new life. But she knows things are never that simple or easy.
Becoming Phoebe is about painful secrets, unexpected friendships, and joining a team so you can become your true self.
I’m Doug Hughes, the mailman who delivered letters to the front lawn of the Capitol building in a gyrocopter. At the moment, I’m under house arrest in Florida facing up to 4 years in jail for my civil disobedience.
I’m not whining – I know there would be consequences for my flight, but I hoped my actions would spark discussion and action to end the corruption of Congress. It has.
I do need help – I spent every dime I had, and then some, to accomplish my flight. I have expenses associated with the legal fight – my family and I need to eat, keep the power on and pay the mortgage. The flight was the opening round of a fight that will cost money. For info about the fight, go to thedemocracyclub.org. I’m conducting the fight now from my home…
Apart from the daydream believers, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up a busy week?