Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn



Grateful Dead

iTunes Smart Playlist: Lots of Live Dead


I’ve made a smart playlist to group all of my live Grateful Dead recordings (just official releases). This uses a nested smart playlist, with a number of conditions. The first is Artist is Grateful Dead, and then I nest a number of conditions, beginning with Album begins with 1, since all of the Dead’s concerts […]

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Move Me Brightly, Jerry Garcia 70th Birthday Concert


On August 3, 2013, Bob Weir organized a concert to commemorate the 70th birthday of the late Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) It was held in Weir’s TRI Studios in San Rafael, California, and was filmed by Justin Kreutzmann, son of the Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman. The result is […]

Grateful Dead to Release Sunshine Daydream, 8/27/72 Film and CD Set


Deadheads, get out your credit cards! This September will finally see an official release of 8/27/72 and Sunshine Daydream. After more than 40 years, we’ll finally get a crystal-clear recording of this iconic show, and a DVD or Blu-Ray of the Sunshine Daydream movie, shot that day. Most Deadheads know that this show, from Veneta, […]

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