Liking GD drummer's Mickey Hart's Twiter description a lot:
I play the drums. Transformation is the object. Member of the mind bending, spiritual adventure known as the Grateful Dead.
Mickey Hart: https://twitter.com/mickeyhart
(Began this here ~ https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/690327551978287105)
Great too to see at least 3 other Grateful Dead band members on Twitter, some of whom are posting:
Bob Weir: https://twitter.com/BobWeir
Bill Kreutzmann: https://twitter.com/BKreutzmann
(Check out a recent picture of many of them here)
Phil Lesh: https://twitter.com/PhilLesh
Check out too the Grateful Dead wiki subject page at World University and School, which will grow with time and wiki-ness ... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Grateful_Dead ...
How can WUaS even teach and learn the "transformation" Mickey Hart writes about in online jamming (http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Musical_Jamming) and even in the WUaS music school ...http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Music_School?
Such transformations can be most enjoyable ... :)
See too this recent blog post re some articles about what the Grateful Dead were doing in the Harbin Hot Springs' kitchen back in the 1970s I think ... (and about my upcoming Harbin ethnographic book)
Viola: 3 great recent articles about Harbin after the fire, "Harbin's Robert Hartley aka Ishvara," "The Fire at Harbin Hot Springs," "Everything Gone but the Water," Interesting observations about the Grateful Dead at Harbin in these articles, Interview too with the publisher, Rob Sidon, of Common Ground Magazine from 2011, Re a new Academic Press at WUaS and publishing my actual / virtual Harbin ethnography, here's a poetry book published through CreateSpace affiliated with Amazon. And the 2nd Twitter post has CreateSpace's choices for ISBN book numbers. To add the new Academic Press at WUaS, I'll probably use the Universal ISBN option. Furthermore, to anticipate publishing my and others' poetry, WUaS may create other parts of the WUaS Press, Distinguishing between becoming a Publisher and Imprints, Kindle conversion
(See, too, in a related vein ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Grateful%20Dead)
Start here at 47:15 for Mickey Hart on drums into a kind of transformation
(Great interview of them here with fans a little after this ...)