A Long Strange Podcast: Act IV
The RNRAP is proud to present a mini-series of shows 'Deadicated' to discussing Amazon Studios 'Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead' documentary.
Over the next six weeks we will be recapping each Act with guest host Tim Lynch of KPFA's 'Dead to the World' radio program. Tim will be joined by Christian & Peter as well as very special guests that are part of the film, Dead scholars, academics or had another important role in the 50+ year story.
The other weekly guest on roundtable will be...'The UnDeaducated'. This guest will know little to nothing of the band and be exposed to them mostly the first time through this film.
Be sure to head over to Amazon to watch up to Act IV of the documentary before joining us! The film is directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
This week we have an extra special episode with 2 Deadicated guests! The first is photographer and author Rosie McGee, who lived, worked and traveled with the Grateful Dead during their first decade as a band, after first meeting them late in 1965. Her intimate portraits of the band, onstage and behind the scenes, have been widely seen in books, magazines, online and in documentaries; and 200 of those photos illustrate her book, “Dancing with the Dead—A Photographic Memoir: My Good Old Days with the Grateful Dead & the San Francisco Music Scene 1964-1974.” For more on Rosie and to buy photos head to www.rosiemcgee.com.
The other guest is Bob Bralove. Bob was part of the Grateful Dead party for the last eight years of the band's existence. Brought into the fold from his work with Stevie Wonder, he brought the then new digital synthesizer technology to the Grateful Dead. Bringing new sounds and approaches to the music, first heard on "In the Dark", Bralove's relationship with band grew rapidly. He began writing songs, (Way to go Home, Easy Answers, Picasso Moon) producing records and eventually playing in that section of the show between Drums and Space, when no one was on stage; the section Dick Latvalla dubbed the "MIDI Jam". Since the end of the Grateful Dead, Bralove has been focusing on his own music and art , including his duo with Grateful Dead Keyboardist Tom Constanten called Dose Hermanos. Find all about Bobs works here http://www.bobbralove.com
This week's UnDeaducated is Tracy Simmons Bulla, Booking And Business Manager for Bulla Promotions and award winning Bluegrass band Fireball Mail. Tracy and her husband Brad Bulla are avid house concert hosts having featured Buddy Greene, Jason Eskridge, Adam Wakefield, Grammy winners Forrest and Kate O'Connor, among others in their Nashville, TN home. Check out Fireball Mail’s music at https://www.fireballmailband.com/
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