OK, I was going to do a show on Jerry Garcia because there are these great audio tapes from a hotel room interview that almost leaves one with the impression that they have spent two hours hanging around with Garcia (if that is something one wants to do), but after re-listening to the interview it was impossible to find a short piece that exemplified the condition I am currently circumlocuting.
Then of course there is Ken Kesey who I owe a huge apology to after mistakenly giving away his title as author of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" to Neal Cassidy on my first SoundBytez show notes until my sister corrected me (thanks Rach)
So, what could be better than an interview with the both of them? And by the weird old Tom Snyder to boot!
This audio is taken from a .mpeg video file I recently found and I think it is actually one of the better ways to try and demonstrate where the world of LSD inspired rock music (of which I was quite the fan) was at in 1981, so that is why it is here on SoundBytez.
Does anyone else see a pattern here: Neal Cassady, Thompson, Garcia, Kesey???
Jerry Garcia and Ken Kesey
"The Tomorrow Show"
hosted by Tom Snyder
NBC Studios New York, NYC