SWPCA Grateful Dead Caucus Audio archive
February 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 am: From Concert to Classroom: Aspects of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon
Introduction: Stan Spector
Ruth Allison: Playing Lead Body: The Art of Dancing to the Music of the Grateful Dead
Kent Elliott: Learning Theory and the Grateful Dead: The Impact of Immersion in the Arts on a Community
Kay Alexander: Some Rise, Some Fall‚: Toward an Epistemology of Terrapin

Wednesday, February 13, 12:30 pm: Life After the Dead: Jambands, Deadheads and Mourning
Christina L. Allaback: Jamband Fans and Subcultural Borrowing
Elizabeth Yeager Reece: Searching for IT: Cultural Memory and Identity Formation in the Jamband Scene (not available)
Barry Barnes: Deadheads for Peace: Filling the Void in 1996


Thursday, February 14, 8:00 am: Religion and Spiritual Dimensions of the Dead Phenomenon
Lynda Lester: From Sri Aurobindo to the Grateful Dead: Metanormal States and the Geography of Consciousness
Bob Trudeau: A Super-Metacantric Analysis of "Playing in the Band"
Mary Goodenough: Paradise Waits: In a Banyan Tree

Thursday, February 14, 9:45 am: The Development of Dead Studies, From Stanley Krippner to Rebecca Adams
Introduction: Nicholas Meriwether
Stanley Krippner: Shamanic Elements in the Grateful Dead Phenomenon
Rebecca Adams: Wearing Simmelian Lenses while Studying the Deadhead Community (not available)

Thursday, February 14, 12:45 pm: The Music Never Stopped
Eric Levy: Red Roosters and Wild Horses: the Rarely Acknowledged Influence of the Rolling Stones on the
Grateful Dead

Jacob A. Cohen: The Compass Always Points to Terrapin: Harmonic and Geographic Ambiguity in the Grateful Dead's "Terrapin Station"
Shaugn O'Donnell: Uncle Charles's Band: More on Charles Ives and the Grateful Dead


Friday, February 15, 8:00 am: From the Haight Into History: Historical Themes in Dead Studies
Sarah Hill: The Sound of San Francisco? The Grateful Dead, Urban Hippies and the Memory of the Sixties
Erin MCoy: Not Just a Change in Style: The Americana Commentary of the Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead
Scott McFarlane: Resurrecting Winterland: New Year's Eve, 1978

Friday, February 15, 9:45 am: From Influence to Practice: The Performance of the Dead
Introduction: J. Revell Carr
Graeme Boone: Dark Star‚ Revisited, Revisited
Mark Mattson: Human Error and Creative Variations in the Music of the Grateful Dead: "Foolish Heart" (1988-1995)
J. Revell Carr: "I'd Never Heard Anything Like It": Scotty Stoneman and the Bluegrass Roots of Jerry Garcia's
Improvisational Approach

Friday, February 15, 4:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Recent Trends in Dead Studies
Scott McFarlane; Rebecca Adams; Nick Meriwether; Steve Gimbel; panel