On Thursday Sept. 17th UCSC alum and CEO of Chronicle Books Nion McEvoy hosted a fundraising party for the Grateful Dead Archive at his home in San Francisco. Lots of folk from the Bay Area with an interest in supporting UCSC's efforts to make the archive publically accessible showed up. We're seeking funds to enable a dedicated Grateful Dead Archivist to steward the collection, and to help bring our vision of a Virtual Terrapin Station with full digital content into reality.
Amongst the crowd was Mickey Hart, who told some great tales about playing in the band, serenading Julia Butterfly while she lived in "Luna", and doing some gigs with Mickey & the Daylites. Mickey claimed to be quite astonished at the amount of research queries we've already received regarding the Grateful Dead, and he loved the idea of a digital archive. The San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik -- one of the evening's guests-- quoted Mickey as saying "Jerry would be laughing his head off, because now we're going into cyberspace. That's what all this is about to spread whatever this was worth around the world."
And the whole evening got a fabulous write up in The Bigelow Report of September 24th.
Read it here at: http://www.7x7.com/blogs/bigelow-report/long-strange-trip-ucsc
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