Today Phil Lesh celebrates his 76th birthday! Happy birthday!
Dead and Gone is a new podcast about dead Deadheads. Hosted by True Crime troubadours Payne Lindsey of Up and Vanished and Jake Brennan of Disgraceland, it explores the strange phenomenon of unsolved murders among the Grateful Dead's fanbase. The first known — or at least, majorly reported — such instance was in 1986, when… READ THE REST
The Grateful Dead Movie is not just a great concert film of the band's 1974 gigs at Winterland in San Francisco. It's also a watershed moment for Deadhead culture, as it documents the burgeoning community in its early days. Jerry Garcia personally oversaw completion from its filming to its release in 1977. By all accounts… READ THE REST
Robert Hunter, who penned the lyrics to the majority of the Grateful Dead's songs, died last night at age 78. Hunter first met Jerry Garcia in 1961 and went on to write the words to such classics as Ripple, Dark Star, To Lay Me Down, Fire on the Mountain, Truckin', Touch of Grey, and nearly… READ THE REST
Digital painting has truly become an art in itself. Even with artists like Andy Warhol creating digital art on a Commodore Amiga back in the mid-80s, digital painting has mostly been a kitschy bit of artistic fun, not stuff to be regarded as a true masterwork. But much has changed over the past decade. Technology… READ THE REST
While it never hurts when your company name becomes a verb, but there's a lot more to Google than a simple web search. Sure, Google's search engine is also the engine that powered the firm into its current position as one of the 10 most valuable companies in America, but the company has spent the… READ THE REST
While smartphones and other devices have reached world-class heights for capturing images and even video at up to stunning 4K quality, they still leave a lot to be desired in the audio department. That's because while companies have engaged in a two-decade arms race to constantly one-up each other for the biggest, best camera available,… READ THE REST