I just started listening to Closet Deadhead after meeting Sam Whitmore at PME. Now because of some sort of anality from the Dead organization which led to the archive.org fracas, Sam is shutting down the podcast. Goddamnit! I have to say that I have never been huge into the Dead but now I’m beginning to lose a lot of respect for the current caretakers of their legacy. What Would Jerry Do? I hate to think it would be this.
40 years of freely allowing people to trade their music which led to them becoming the most lucrative band in history and they pick now to tighten their asses? Give me a break.