Good detail on this Dancing Bear tattoo

Grateful Dead Tattoos: GD Tattoo #63 Groovy Dancing Bear

I like this bear posted at Grateful Dead Tattoos.

Lots of good tattoo pictures there.

'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall - space - 22 January 2010 - New Scientist

'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall - space - 22 January 2010 - New Scientist: "'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall

* 21:23 22 January 2010 by Charles Q Choi
* For similar stories, visit the Spaceflight Topic Guide

A 'space diver' will try to smash the nearly 50-year-old record for the highest jump this year, becoming the first person to go supersonic in freefall. The stunt could help engineers design escape systems for space flights.

On 16 August 1960, US Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger made history by jumping out of a balloon at an altitude of some 31,333 metres. "I stood up and said a prayer and stepped off," he recalled (see Space diving: The ultimate extreme sport).

Since then, many have tried to break that record but none have succeeded – New Jersey native Nick Piantanida actually died trying in 1965. Now Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has announced he will make the attempt, with help from Kittinger and sponsorship from the energy drink company Red Bull.

Baumgartner, who became the first person to cross the English Channel in freefall in 2003, will be lofted to a height of 36, 575 metres in a helium balloon. After floating up for roughly three hours, he will open the door of a 1-tonne pressurised capsule, grab the handrails on either side of the exit, and step off, potentially breaking records for the highest parachute jump, as well as the fastest and longest freefall."

Man, this is nuts! He's going to break the sound barrier in freefall - wow.

Cowboy Movie by David Crosby

I heard a David & The Dorks version of this song today. I wasn't really familiar with it, so I listened to it about 10 times. I really dig it.

Some dudes I found on youtube, I like the addition of the sax.

Phil Lesh & Friends

David Crosby Original

I'm off to check out some P.E.R.R.O. now...

Jimmy Fallon, Neil Young, Fresh Prince...

I saw Fallon do "Pants on the ground" tonight, wasn't really familiar with him to tell you the truth. He's not bad as a musician. Found this and thought it was awesome!

From the "Weird Shit that will freak you out" dedpartment...

10 More Enigmas That Defy Explanation - Listverse:

Ice Woman
Iron Pillar of Delhi
Carroll A. Deering
Hutchison Effect
Faces Of Belmez
Disappearing Lake
Raining Blobs
The Black Helicopter
Animals within Stone
Donnie Decker"

The odd and interesting things one finds out there never ceases to amaze me. I found #6 and #4 particularly interesting, but #1 was probably the most interesting. Like something from X Men or Heroes.

ohnotheydidnt: Iconic Photos

ohnotheydidnt: Iconic Photos: "Jimmy Page

Indianapolis, 1975: Usually you know when you've captured an iconic image; I had no idea on this one. I was sitting at the same table as Jimmy [Page]. He went through this period where he always had a bottle of Jack Daniel's with him, and I happened to look up just as he had lifted the bottle up. I shot one frame ... and I forgot about it. It turned out to be a perfect alignment of the stars. What can I say -- God smiled upon me. He said, 'Here it is. I'm giving it to you, right now! Shoot it!"

Ok people, you like pictures, you like music... go see these shots. Classic

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: "The Dropa Stones
In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old. The spiral groove, it turns out, is actually composed of tiny hieroglyphics that tell the incredible story of spaceships from some distant world that crash-landed in the mountains. The ships were piloted by people who called themselves the Dropa, and the remains of whose descendents, possibly, were found in the cave."

The Dropa Stones are but one of the many mysteries listed on this site. The artifacts almost make you believe in time travel, alien visitations, and the Flintstones.

Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale - story - at IGN

Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale - story - at IGN: "Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale
Eddie Munster puts the legendary ride on display in Volo, Illinois.
by IGN Music

September 13, 2005 - A piece of motorized musical history has finally been restored and brought back to its original glory.

The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus is now on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.

The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus is now on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.

The 1965 Gillig bus, which Jerry Garcia and the rest of the Dead dubbed "Sugar Magnolia" was used by the band on their frequent tours across the country between 1967 and 1985.

All of the original furnishings and decor have been preserved. The ceiling is lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who visited the bus.

In a somewhat odd turn of events, the bus is currently owned by Butch Patrick. If his name sounds familiar it's because as a child he portrayed Eddie Munster in the popular television series The Munsters.

"She was the sound bus, the caboose, number five in a caravan and unofficially the party bus where the guys relaxed with their friends after the show," say Patrick of the bus's mystique.

The Volo Auto Museum also houses the world's largest collection of muscle cars and The George Barris TV & Movie Car Collection, featuring Grandpa Munster's Drag-U-La, the original Batmobile, General Lee, and other famous cars.
As is the case with most of the cars at the Volo Auto Museum, the bus is for sale. The asking price is $200,000. "

Now wouldn't that be cool as shit - buy the GD tour bus from Eddie Munster! oh man the fun you could have in THAT!

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Largest Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Gallery | Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Designs More!: "Largest Tattoo Gallery Online
Access Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs & Flash
from renowned tattoo artists and illustrators"

Eh, what a bunch of crap. Same tattoos you see searching google images and they actually CHARGE you to get them sent to your phone??!!


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Some new Downloads

I Picked up some Janis Joplin and Jamiroquai and a few shows by The Who.

Check out Dino & Princess' Bootleg Tunz World. Great variety of Mp3. I've been digging them recently.

Grateful Dead members to play shows in Mill Valley - Marin Independent Journal

Grateful Dead members to play shows in Mill Valley - Marin Independent Journal

"Paul Liberatore
Posted: 12/31/2009 06:38:31 PM PST

Their mantra is "Take it Furthur," and for Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, two of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, they're taking it as far as Mill Valley's 142 Throckmorton Theatre for eight nights of surprise shows beginning Sunday.

Billed as "Live Rehearsal Sessions," Weir and Lesh, leading a new band called Furthur, named after Ken Kesey's psychedelic bus, will be playing nightly at the 300-capacity theater from Sunday through Jan. 10.

The first three shows were instant sell-outs after they were announced on the Web site on New Year's Eve. Tickets for the next five concerts, all scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., were to go on sale on the site at 9 a.m. Friday.

The band - Weir, Lesh, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane and Joe Russo - is warming up for a national tour that begins Feb. 5 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Fla., and is scheduled to finish Feb. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Furthur also played New Year's concerts Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Tickets for the Mill Valley shows, priced at $25, are being limited to one per person. Theater personnel are bracing for an onslaught of Deadheads hopeful of scoring a ticket. But, on its Web site, the band pleaded with its fans not to come without one.

"There will be absolutely NO tickets available at the door!," it said. "We'd like very much to be able to do these types of small events in the future and we ask

your help in allowing us to do so. Security will not allow loitering anywhere near the venue. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated."

Imagine seeing the Dead in a 300 seat theater. You could count Bob's whiskers in a venue that small.

Be grateful for what you have

Betsy Badwater, mental health professional turned Tattoo artist and blues musician. I found her story inspirational, especially when she talks about growing her own food, catching fish for dinner, and living with the safety off.

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