Paul Liberatore highlights 2005
From Marinij (excerpt):
Paul Liberatore: Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, Marin-style
Marin Independent Journal
From where I sit, a look back at some of the highlights and happenings in Marin music and entertainment in 2005:
- The Grateful Dead had a bountiful 2005, releasing numerous CDs and DVDs of their historic performances, including the elaborately packaged and much-sought-after "Fillmore West 1969" multiple CD set on Rhino Records. Garcia's estate also put out several CDs, plus a coffee table book of his art work. And Little, Brown published Phil Lesh's best-selling "Searching for the Sound," the first memoir by a band member.
Surprisingly, though, the Dead let their 40th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of Garcia's death pass without a unified commemoration. "We all want to do something," Lesh said last spring. "But in typical Grateful Dead fashion, we don't know what it is."
Breaking with a tradition for the Dead to perform on New Year's Eve, Lesh goes it alone this time around, rocking in the New Year at the Bill Graham Civic with his Phil Lesh & Friends Band and opening act John Mayer.