Dead Notes is back—kinda, sorta. Though our normal column remains on hiatus, we had to fire things back up for a talk with Mark A. Rodriguez about his new book of Dead art, After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995.
Back by popular demand: for the first time since 2018, we’ve just re-upped the entirety of the music featured in our Dead Notes column, as penned by D Norsen from 2013-18. Get ’em while they’re hot. The two PDF zines included.
For heads, by heads.
Author’s note: this article originally appeared in 2012 on a now-defunct website called Dead Journalist. It has been salvaged, edited and updated for Aquarium Drunkard. – j jackson toth
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