The Capitol Theatre, Volume 1 – a hardcover coffee table book featuring photographs taken at The Cap during the Peter Shapiro years. This 232-page volume features an amazing collection of photographs taken by Capitol Theatre photographers and friends. The book contains quotes and testimonials by legendary musicians and close friends. A beautiful long-form essay tracing the history of The Cap back to its beginnings written by Stephanie Susnjara. The book is sure to be a must-have and highly treasured collector’s item for all fans of The Cap and live music!

The Owsley Stanley Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of “Bear’s Sonic Journals,” Owsley’s archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other artists across nearly every musical idiom.

Celebrating 50 years of New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Owsley Stanley Foundation’s fourth release takes you back in time to the early days when this band was just getting started.

“Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey” is the story an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary times, whose life is forever changed by the social upheaval going on around him.

Embracing the spirit of the counterculture revolution during the Summer of Love, wealthy Marin County businessman Don McCoy transforms his life from conservative entrepreneur to beneficent hippie dropout, using his family inheritance to lease Rancho Olompali, a 700-acre estate north of San Francisco, to start a commune. He invites a couple dozen like-minded friends and families to join him in his dream of creating a community where they can live without monetary concerns in an atmosphere of love, peace and freedom. The group becomes known throughout the Bay Area as the Chosen Family – Marin’s archetypal entry into the legend and lore of the Sixties hippie commune movement. Dubbed by the press as “The White House of Hippiedom,” Olompali quickly becomes a hip mecca, welcoming local counterculture luminaries like Janis Joplin, acid-guru Timothy Leary, and the Grateful Dead, who lived at Olompali for a brief stint in 1966.  But the family’s quest for nirvana is short-lived, and their blissful first year is followed by unforeseeable tragedies that turn McCoy’s utopian dreams to ashes. Narrated by Peter Coyote and featuring classic songs from the San Francisco psychedelic era, “Olompali: A Hippie Odyssey” explores the idealism of the hippie movement and its enduring message of peace and love. ​

Auction Date: January 19, 2020

The link to the Barret-Jackson Auction:

The historic Grateful Dead equipment truck – “The Dred” – used in the 1960s, once owned by Owsley Stanley!

Interview with Barrett-Jackson’s Rick Minor. After Rick’s first Grateful Dead show (Feburary 1971 in Port Chester, New York), he has attended a Dead show or a concert with an original member every year – except 1988 and 1989. One Show At A Time!

The truck was often parked at the Dead’s studio in Novato, CA, and the party house at Olympia. It was often spotted going up Waldo Grade at 25 mph, backing up traffic going to the city of San Francisco. It was in use as the band’s early equipment truck until the Wall of Sound concept required larger moving trucks. It took the band’s gear down to Los Angeles, where they recorded their first album. It was slow and a gas guzzler, but was all they had to move their gear down to L.A. The truck was mentioned by name in Rolling Stone magazine in the feature article on Owsley in the November 25, 1982, issue. The Dred is powered by an 8-cylinder engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. This piece of rock and roll history comes with the note from Owsley Stanley to Steve Cabella, a pop culture historian, along with additional great provenance.

Jerry’s guitar, Alligator, was sold at an auction which took place on December 10th 2019. Other noteworthy lots included: Jerry’s personal collection of guitars, paintings by Jerry Garcia, his large collection of comics, as well as his Hawaiian shirts. 

We spoke with the winning bidder, Andy Logan:

The auctioneer – who was on the phone with Andy when he placed his winning bid – also shares insights on the guitar and other items that were in the auction.

Julia “Girl” Dreyer Brigden has lived many lives. From the Golden Gate Park Human Be-In (see picture below) to gem trading in Jaipur, India, from flying high with the Jefferson Airplane to crashing and burning on the streets of San Francisco, Julia’s story is a roller-coaster ride through the ups and downs of living an “untethered” life.

Click Here to learn more about her book!

TeachRock is a free online educational resource presented by Steven Van Zandt’s Rock And Roll Forever Foundation.

Click on the image to go to TeachRock’s site

TeachRock is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. Innovative lesson plans developed by experienced educators and top experts in the field foster genuine learning in areas including social studies, language arts, geography, science, STEAM, general music and more. TeachRock has crafted engaging and meaningful material for every classroom, and developed exciting professional development workshops to share it with teachers. All for free. No cost, period.

Bill Carbone discusses the brand-new collection which connects the Grateful Dead to STEAM – Social Studies, ELA, and Social Emotional Learning lesson plans for every classroom.

The Rock Poster Society (TRPS) seeks to perpetuate and promote the long-standing relationship between music and graphic art – also known as “Rock Poster Art”.

Click on the logo to visit the TRPS website!

The Rock Poster Society is the planet’s largest organized group of rock poster collectors, artists, and dealers. TRPS (pronounced like “trips”) is an eclectic, non-profit, non-denominational, committed and focused volunteer group who have as their common bond an overriding joy in the art of the rock poster, be it Fillmore and Avalon, punk, boxing style, off-the-wall or just plain bonafide out-there.

Festival of Rock Posters 2019

Saturday October 19, 2019

Show poster by Carolyn Ferris for the 2019 TRPS
Festival of Rock Posters at the Hall of Flowers
San Francisco, California

Posters/Artists mentioned in the interview. . .

The Seed” known as the granddaddy of psychedelic posters

Chuck Sperry’s screenprint for Widespread Panic’s spring 2013 tour is one of his and the band’s most widely collected posters.

Wes Wilson‘s BG-56
Printed using a “split fountain” technique. The colors are pink, pink to orange, orange to blue, and blue, on a field of black
© Bill Graham Archives, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Considered by many to be one of the greatest rock posters of all time. AOR-2.24 showcases the relationship between artist and band. This classic Rick Griffin design was used as the title and cover for the Grateful Dead’s third album.
An understanding of the band’s aesthetic is crucial for artists.

FD-26 by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse is undoubtedly the most famous poster from the Family Dog series, as well as the most recognized image ever used by the Grateful Dead.
© Chet Helms DBA Family Dog Productions All Rights Reserved

San Francisco’s “Big Five” included Mouse, Kelley, Griffin, Wilson, and Victor Moscoso. Moscoso was the first of the psychedelic poster artists to create his own poster series.
He named it Neon Rose.
© Victor Moscoso

© Bill Graham Archives, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Another example of understanding a band’s aesthetic: Lee Conklin created BG-134 which was used for the cover of Santana’s debut album.

The so-called “mushroom man” poster, BG-216, is one of David Singer’s most collected and iconic Fillmore designs. Singer is responsible for more posters in the first and most-collected numbered Bill Graham poster series than any other artist.  Image via David Singer.

Randy Tuten describes the ‘joys’ of working with Bill Graham: “Bill called me up in the morning and said that it (BG-165) was printed and yelled that I had screwed up his poster and that he could not read the main lettering and then hung up”

BG-66 designed by former wife of Bill Graham, Bonnie MacLean, was the first poster printed by Tea Lautrec Litho which went on to print over 200 posters for concert promoter Bill Graham

This colorful handbill (AOR-2.138) was designed by Greg Irons and was used to promote a show at the California Hall. The small venue competed with shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon. Irons later joined a large crew of skilled animators responsible for bringing the animated Beatles to life in
Yellow Submarine

This interesting poster (AOR-2.339) was used to advertise a benefit concert for the Haight-Ashbury Medical Clinic. The poster is done in a very psychedelic fashion and could easily be considered the best of the works done by Mari Tepper.

Marq Spusta was the TRPS 2008 Festival of Posters Contest Winner

Chuck Sperry – another contemporary heavy-hitter for poster artwork

“The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist”

Emek is the rock star of the rock-poster world.
Organizers for the Festival of Rock Posters mention: “For pretty much the entire day, there was a steady stream of collectors who wait for Emek to sign and doodle their Emek posters from their collections. Emek does this all day long.”

Emek’s Fare Thee Well Poster

Emek’s poster for a recent Dead and Company Tour

Emek’s artwork for the Grateful Dead’s Winterland 1973 Box Set

Credit where credit is due. . .
– Many of the pictures and commentary come from the TRPS website
– Emek’s website
– Additional info comes from Classic Posters, who is a common vendor at the Festival of Rock Posters.
You can hear our interview with Classic Posters Owner & Auctioneer: Mike Storeim.

 Visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentle-hearted torturer―the agency’s “poisoner in chief.” As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons. His mind-altering experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture.

Link to purchase the book

Stephen Kinzer, author of groundbreaking books about U.S. clandestine operations, draws on new documentary research and original interviews to bring to life one of the most powerful unknown Americans of the twentieth century. Poisoner in Chief reveals him as a clandestine conjurer on an epic scale.

A hardcover coffee table book bringing together, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of photographs of Jerry Garcia taken by renowned Grateful Dead photographer Jay Blakesberg.

Jay Blakesberg’s Website

The focus of the book is to present a collection of Jay’s iconic images of Garcia from 1978 until Garcia’s death in 1995. The book will include photographs of Garcia with members of the Grateful Dead as well as guest musicians and solo projects Jerry worked on. The book includes quotes from many notable musicians who were influenced and inspired by Jerry Garcia.

Classic Posters and Classic Poster Auctions are pleased to announce what will be the largest auction sale of rare 1960’s concert posters, handbills and tickets ever held. Over 2000 items in 661 lots will be sold without reserve in this magnificent sale. This collection is a single owner sale and represents the finest and most extensive collection of it’s type ever to be sold at public auction.

The World’s Largest Dealer in Vintage Rock ‘n’ Roll Posters

The auction closed on September 22 2019

Included in the 661 lots will be a virtually complete set of original Bill Graham Fillmore Auditorium posters as well as a nearly complete set of handbills, postcards and tickets from these seminal shows. 

A nearly complete set of Family Dog Avalon Ballroom posters, handbills and postcards as well as an extensive selection of other great items. 

A superb original Family Dog FD-26 Grateful Dead poster. This features the skeleton and roses design that became the Dead’s trademark.

A condition census example of the rare FD-12 Grateful Dead poster in virtually mint condition.

An original BG-105 Jimi Hendrix Flying Eyeball Bill Graham poster, an all-time collectors favorite.

A rare 1968 Jimi Hendrix poster from Spokane, one of only a few know to exist.

A desirable BG-74 Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane poster from Toronto

An incredible AOR 1.101 Bob Dylan Joan Baez tour blank poster

In addition to these rarities, there will be hundreds of posters in all price ranges, all to be sold unreserved. 

Click Here to go to Classic Posters!

Click Here to go to Classic Poster Auctions!

Two Authors – One Festival
Two Perspectives
50th Anniversary

I had the opportunity to talk with two authors who honored the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. The original event was billed as: “3 Days of Peace & Music.” In reality, the festival went for 4 days. With the 50-year mark, the spirit continues on. Many listeners have asked: “What is the best book about Woodstock?” The answer is easy . . .

These two books are about one festival but have two unique perspectives. The books lean on each other and at times the pages blend together. The long answer to “What book is better?” could be: “These books are about a festival that promotes “Peace.” Peace has no time for discussions about better or best.”

The first author I interviewed was Daniel Bukszpan. His book is titled: “Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music.” Using Dan’s pen, the book was written by fans, from the fans, for the fans. Like a private investigator, he set out to investigate people’s experiences at the festival. The evidence is now perfectly documented in the book. And just like the festival, nobody was arrested.

Click Here to listen to the Interview with Daniel Bukszpan

The next author is Mike Greenblatt. His book is “Woodstock 50th Anniversary: Back to Yasgur’s Farm.” He’s a baseball fanatic. All the stats and play-by-play info about the festival is in there. Mike was at the festival, he even took the brown acid. Regardless of his purple brown haze experience, the book is a home-run.

Click Here to listen to the Interview with Mike Greenblatt

To fully answer the question: “Which book is better?”
Like I said the answer is easy.
The winner would be. . .
. . . The Reader!

Selections from their interviews were used to create this composite:

Trafalgar Releasing celebrates the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies! This can’t-miss event – the first to go global – features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium. Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band’s final decade of performing, 6/17/91 also sounds unlike any Dead show you’ve ever heard as it was one of only two recorded on 48-track!
Directed by Len Dell’Amico

THINSTERS, the crunchy cookie made with real, simple ingredients, is expressing its gratitude in a harmonious way. THINSTERS has announced a partnership with the Grateful Dead in an effort to bring music and cookie lovers together with Limited Edition packaging. A band with a cross-generational following that’s resurged among millennials, the Grateful Dead are one of the most iconic bands in America.


Longtime music writer Daniel Bukszpan offers insights on how the festival is still making an impact on pop culture while reliving the beautiful chaos and once-in-a-lifetime performances at Yasgur’s farm. His book features interviews with unsung audience members and folks behind the scenes. This compendium remembers all the people who made the three days of peace and music an impossible success.

Grateful Dead Origins takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jamband culture is depicted in the original story written by Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver.

One of the most hardcore Grateful Dead fans, who has written numerous essays and liner notes for official releases, also wrote a New York Times Best Seller: NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
Steve Silberman discusses the Grateful Dead, autism, and his book.


Cory:               00:02         
This is It’s a Grateful Dead radio program that features the official releases from the Grateful Dead. From time to time, we get an interview and we like to upload that to our website and get it up as a podcast. Feel free to subscribe to the podcast. That way you can get these interviews delivered to your “Handy Dandy” smarty pants phone. The month of April is “Autism Acceptance Month” and one of the most hardcore Grateful Dead fans who has written numerous essays and liner notes for the official releases. He also wrote a New York Times best seller. It’s called “NeuroTribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.” Here we chatted up with Steve Silberman who talks a little bit about autism and he also makes these fascinating connections to the Grateful Dead and autism.

Steve Silberman:    01:04         
My name is Steve Silberman and I confess I lead a double life. Most of the people who know me in the world know me as the author of a New York Times bestselling history of autism called “Neurotribes, the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.”

Cory:               01:29         
That book came out in 2015 and translated in about 15 different languages. Now, as for the other set of people who know the name “Steve Silberman,” they speak the language of the Grateful Dead. He wrote a book about the band as well and that came out in the early 90’s – along with another Dead Head – David Shenk

Steve Silberman:    01:46         
Called “Skeleton Key, a Dictionary for Deadheads” and then went on to co-produce the box set So Many Roads.

Cory:               01:54         
He’s also written many liner notes for several Grateful Dead releases, solo releases for Jerry Garcia plus other liner notes he’s provided for Crosby, Stills and Nash, Crosby – Nash, and David Crosby.

Steve Silberman:    02:06         
I have this sort of interestingly weird, which has probably suitable for me, life that is half devoted to science writing and that’s the part that pays the rent, and half devoted to Grateful Dead liner note writing, which certainly does not pay the rent but is fun and allows me to listen to a lot of music that I loved seeing when I was a kid.

Cory:               02:30         
Now this might surprise some people, but there are connections of autism in the Grateful Dead society. I first learned about autism in the Grateful Dead when I was reading Peter Conner’s book, “Cornell 77, the Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead’s concert at Barton Hall”

Peter Conners:      02:47         
I felt like the idea of doing a whole book about a single show was a little batty. It seemed a little extreme.

Cory:               02:54         
So Conner’s book has a lot more than just a review of the 5-8-77 show. So he talks a little bit more about tape trading, deadheads, other legendary Grateful Dead shows. He also discusses the band’s sound man, the early archivist, and financial backer of the Grateful Dead. That’s Owsley Stanley, also known as Bear. A few quotes from Silberman mentioned the autistic traits of Bear.

Steve Silberman:    03:17         
Owsley of course, not only made better acid than Sandoz pharmaceuticals in Switzerland, the guys who invented LSD. He also invented the concepts behind the Wall Of Sound. He also invented basically dead taping because he was the one who said that every show should be taped.

Steve Silberman:    03:40         
And he really invented, I would say modern concert amplification

Steve Silberman:    03:45         
Because when the Dead first appeared, everybody, even the Beatles used these so called voice of the theater, speaker horns that were just like good for blasting but not much dynamic range or detail and Owsley replaced it with really a stereo system that where you’d get a 3-D image in space of the band playing. If you closed your eyes.

Cory:               04:17         
Bear’s accomplishments, whether it was concert amplification or the science of LSD. Those possible autistic traits helped with his incredible work. Silberman says in Conner’s book, and he also mentioned it again with me, that if Bear wasn’t diagnosed as autistic that he definitely had autistic traits and it served the band and the hippie culture very well. While talking about the traits of an autistic individual, it can be difficult because every case is different with autism.

Steve Silberman:    04:43         
Autistic people are more different from each other than non autistic people are and that is certainly true because he was such a broad range of abilities, capabilities, the challenges, things that are difficult in the autism community. It’s in a way it’s broader than the non autistic community.

Cory:               05:04         
Now, I was really fascinated by an interview featuring Silberman’s experience at an autistic retreat.

Steve Silberman:    05:10         
Yeah, it was called Autreat because it was designed by autistic people for autistic people. Most autism conferences are designed by non autistic people. I. E. Parents, you know, or clinicians or researchers or whatever. And so they actually don’t even know necessarily how to make the environment comfortable for autistic people.

Cory:               05:31         
One of the reasons why I was so impressed with the interview was about how they changed the environment, so it was so accommodating, but I couldn’t help but see a connection to the parking lot scene that you would find at a Grateful Dead show and Silberman’s experience at Autreat.

Steve Silberman:    05:47         
It was really a wonderful opportunity to see autistic people just being comfortable with themselves. Autistic people are known for having very profound special interests. A special interest is basically something you love so much that you know you devote a lot of your life’s energy to it. So people at this conference, instead of seeing special interest as pathological, like, “oh, they’re overly obsessed with gaming.” You know, it’s like people were invited to bring what they love. So like if they were to like Star Trek, some guy brought a little portable video player so that he could watch his favorite episodes of Star Trek and share them with other people. So it was a very artistic, friendly environment.

Cory:               06:31         
Diving deeper into that idea of having a profound interest and tying it back into the Grateful Dead, well we’d have to bring up tapes and collecting Grateful Dead shows. Silberman talks about an experience that he had with a particular taper that he met back in the eighties

Steve Silberman:    06:47         
I was invited over to the apartment of somebody who allegedly had more tapes than the vault.

Steve Silberman:    07:05         
So I go to his apartment. It was in a very bland high rise tower in Emeryville and hardly anybody in the bay area, particularly deadheads like lives in bland high rise towers. But this guy did and every wall was covered with racks of cassettes. Every wall, like there’s nothing else going on really in the apartment besides these racks of cassettes. And he had like, you know, five Nakamichi decks, you know, going all day at night. And he was copying tapes and you know, he didn’t really talk about anything but tapes.

Cory:               07:42         
At that time the knowledge about autism was very limited. It only described a very narrow set of people and it only applied to children. So teens and adults weren’t diagnosed with autism. However, a new diagnosis called Asperger’s Syndrome was added to the Bible of psychiatry. So autism was broadened into a spectrum.

Steve Silberman:    08:02         
Well, looking back at that guy who was very nice and generous with his tapes, he had Asperger’s Syndrome. I would bet on it and he was, believe me, not the only person like that I ever met.

Cory:               08:23         
Silberman connects some more dots with autism back to the Grateful Dead.

Steve Silberman:    08:27         
If anybody ever asks me: “what are the most autistic books ever written?” I would say Dead Base. Dead Base is so autistic.

Cory:               08:39         
At we actually talked with Stu Nixon, coauthor of the Dead Base series. You can listen to that interview over at the website

Stu Nixon:          08:46         
It predominantly was based on Grateful Dead concerts. Of all the set lists and then analysis of the data of the concerts – showing every time it was played and what song was played before it and after it and how many times a song was played, how many times the band played at all the different venues, cities, and states, and locations, reviews by dead heads who were at the shows and a lot of photographs. All of the Garcia and Weir set lists – GarciaBase and WeirBase – with added new sections for the bands that followed on after that with Grateful Dead members.

Steve Silberman:    09:39         
Having met the editors of DeadBase, I still would say that!

Cory:               09:56         
The autistic traits don’t just stop with the studies of the Grateful Dead. Even physical traits can have that Grateful Dead vibe.

Steve Silberman:    10:04         
One of the things that some autistic people do is to move in rhythmical fashion. It’s known as stimming or self stimulation. Well, it’s basically like space dancing in away or you know, it can be!

Cory:               10:33         
Going back to the retreat for autistic individuals, Steve shares a particular memory that really stood out to him.

Steve Silberman:    10:40         
The most beautiful thing I saw at Autreat was this couple who had been married at the previous Autreat. They were both artistic and they were holding hands and rocking back and forth and stimming together and it was just a beautiful thing to watch.

Cory:               11:05         
Autism can also have a Grateful Dead vibe with the mindsets, morals and beliefs.

Steve Silberman:    11:10         
For one thing, I’ve noticed that a lot of autistic people are very passionate about social justice and they’re very disturbed if they think people are lying or being hypocritical or treating people unfairly. Now I’m speaking in very broad general terms. There’s so autistic people who lie themselves, you know all the time, but not very many of them and I don’t think it’s any accident that two of the leaders of the global youth movement in Europe to mobilize against climate change, two of them are autistic teenagers.

Cory:               11:50         
Steve said autism is a developmental condition that can express itself in a very wide variety of ways. Some autistic people have difficulty reading body language, tone of voice or facial expressions.

Steve Silberman:    12:03         
The classic way to describe autism is to say that people who have it, have difficulty in reciprocal social interactions. I would say that that’s generally true. Some autistic people cannot speak but can communicate by typing on a keyboard. Other autistic people are extremely chatty and have amazing vocabulary.

Cory:               12:24         
There are all kinds of complexities to autism and that’s why it is being referred to as a wide spectrum.

Steve Silberman:    12:30         
Some autistic people are geniuses, other autistic people are intellectually disabled. Some autistic people can get by with not much daily support. Others require like 24/7 constant care. So it’s a very, very broad spectrum of humanity.

Cory:               13:15         
Because autism is classified as a spectrum, attempting to define a diagnosis of autism can be really difficult. However, autism is generally referred to as a syndrome and what that means in medicine is that a bunch of factors occur together and that you can’t take out one factor and still call it a syndrome. Therefore, there are common themes with autistic people.

Steve Silberman:    13:38         
The crucial commonalities to get an autism diagnosis are things like difficulty in social interactions. A lot of autistic people aren’t so comfortable with change. Like particularly if it’s unanticipated. You don’t want to spring a big surprise on your autistic friend. It’s generally better to prepare them, you know, they say repetitive behavior, but I think you could probably accuse most deadheads of having repetitive behavior. You know, a lot of things that don’t seem pathological, you know, that are just human traits get interpreted as pathological once you make them part of a diagnosis.

Cory:               14:19         
To hear more about autism from Steve Silberman in 2015 he gave a Ted Talk, which is available online and has over a million and a half views.

Steve Silberman:    14:28         
If you Google like, “Steve Silberman Ted Autism” it’ll come up and that’s like a 14 minute version of my book.

Cory:               14:46         
Of course. For more information, Steve Silberman’s book is titled “Neurotribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.”

Steve Silberman:    14:55         
What you get if you buy Neurotribes is a history of 80 years of society’s changing attitudes towards autism and autistic people. You know, it doesn’t necessarily sound like “beach reading,” you know, but I tried to make it really engaging.

Cory:               15:24         
Autism has a long history of controversy and misinformation. With the help of celebrities and major autism organizations, they gravitated towards this panic about an alleged autism epidemic . . .
Steve Silberman:    15:37          (or so they thought)
Cory:        15:38         
. . . the needs and awareness about autism were brought into the forefront, but in an unfortunate way.

Steve Silberman:    15:43         
The only problem is that it gave them the wrong kind of attention because for instance, if you believe that there’s an autism epidemic among vaccinated children than what you’re not seeing is the huge numbers of autistic adults, some of whom were even born before the MMR vaccine was invented, who are unrecognized and struggling out there in the community with no support. They don’t even have a diagnosis and believe it or not, even though America has been arguing for now, you know more than 20 years about whether or not vaccines cause autism. We still have never even done a national survey of how many autistic people are out there.

Cory:               16:22         
A few years ago the U.K. did a survey to find undiagnosed autistic adults.

Steve Silberman:    16:27         
What he found was that the incidences of autism among adults was exactly the same as the incidence of autism among children. If there was this quote unquote tsunami of autism, which is one of the words that’s constantly used by the Anti-vaccine fearmongers if there was a tsunami of autism, you would expect that the rate would be higher among children, but it was not. And so we still need to do that research in America.

Cory:               16:56         
Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes, the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.

Steve Silberman:    17:02         
There’s a lot of social context to the changing attitudes towards autism. And that’s what my book is about.

Project Avary offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents. The Bay Area non-profit was founded in 1999 by Danny Rifkin, co-manager of the Grateful Dead and San Quentin Chaplain, Earl Smith.

Whelan talks about “Invisible Bars,” a new hour-long documentary about Project Avary and how the project started with Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart’s recording of a gospel concert at San Quentin – featuring inmates and guards singing together.

Writers and special guests attended the Grateful Dead sessions at the recent Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference. Held in Albuquerque, NM, the conference drew more than 1,000 academics, with the Dead Area — nicknamed the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus — as the single largest group. Presentations on every conceivable aspect of the Grateful Dead, from their music and business practices to how they fit into larger contexts, from philosophy to cultural studies.

Justin Helton, specializes in Limited-Edition Concert posters and designs for the music industry. Helton has a reputation of creating stimulating images for stimulating artists. Helton’s latest project finds him teaming up with the Grateful Dead for a new collection of limited edition screen-printed posters inspired by significant moments in the band’s history that he has dubbed “Milestones.” This week – on Valentine’s Day – a milestones poster goes on sale:
We talk about his work with the Grateful Dead, his milestones project, and the connection between Grateful Dead artwork and the band’s music.

Interview with
Scott Tilson, co-founder of Psychedelic Art Exchange

Grateful Dead FD-26 Skeleton and Roses Concert Poster auctioned for World Record Price of $50,600!


The article posted on PAE’s website referencing the interview:

Update: On May 16th 2019, a 1966 FD 26 CGC Graded 9.8 sold for $56,400