A small milestone, and I was randomly thinking about this nice little anecdote about Owsley's tape recorder. I read this in a review of the Gram Parsons live disc from 4/5/69 at the Avalon (opening for the GD, and therefore taped by Owsley) from Other Music, a NYC institution. From
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|Incidentally, I was personally told recently by a (very) longtime Grateful Dead roadie that the Dead stashed their liquid LSD in a hidden compartment in Owsley's tape recorder, his eyes sparkling in rapturous wonderment at all the hours upon hours of music that had to pass by those vials on its way to posterity. Cosmic American Music indeed. |
That kinda blows my mind. Definitely puts a new spin on listening to anything from this era.