Yes, it’s yet another giveaway. Ain’t summer grand?

This time, it’s a T-Shirt, any size, brought to you by The Fader magazine!

The Fader Magazine is presenting its annual icon issue with a tribute to The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia.
Close and longtime readers will know that I’m a deadhead with cornerboy gangsta roots, so this is a special one for me. The Fader is offing T-shirts, posters, and a cool DJ mix, link below, featuring these tunes:

“Cryptical Envelopment” 3/1/69 – Fillmore West
“Turn On Your Lovelight” 1/24/71 – Seattle Center Arena
“New Speedway Boogie” 5/15/70 – Fillmore East (a personal fave of Ekko’s!)
“Tore Up Over You/Legion of Mary” 4/7/75 – Keystone, Berkeley (from the famous Keystone shows)
“Candyman” 6-11-76 – Boston Garden
“Terrapin Station” 12-29-77 – Winterland, San Francisco

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Y’all know that Jerry is one of the most influential musicians in history (regardless of whether you like him or not), and he was one of the first bloggers. Yes, that’s right. In the sense that the Dead gave music away before it was cool, letting audiences tape and trade freely, knowing that it would ultimately lead to his own success and wealth to let the music bring people in. Something the labels really need to learn. In it’s 46th issue, The FADER focuses on the early years of the Grateful Dead, with tons of great photos (some never before seen), and tons of cool interviews with folks like Mountain Girl, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann Mickey Hart, David “Dawg” Grisman, Ornette Coleman, soundman Dan Healy . . . Tons of folks who played with or knew The Jerry. Also, artists like Devendra Banhart, Brightblack, Modest Mouse, Animal Collective, Dungen, the Hold Steady, and the Meat Puppets talk about how The Dead influenced their work.

Get this great magazine for free here.

If you don’t win this contest, buy a T shirt or a poster.

And to win the shirt drop a comment or send me an e-mail with:

1. Your e-mail address.
2. Your shirt size.
3. A 500 word essay on how Jerry Garcia affected your life. This is optional.
Make sure you check your e-mail on June 21. Failure to respond to my “you’re
the winner” e-mail within 24 hours may lead me to pick a different winner.

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