I created this colorful, grunge-style collage with two photographs of compact disks from my music collection. Next, I added the design to my shops at Pixels and Zazzle. The final step in the process involves you – so, stop by for a visit and purchase something you like. Thanks!
I’ve enjoyed listening to music of the Grateful Dead for many years, though haven’t purchased a compact disk in a very long time. Here’s a list of some of my favorite songs (in order) from the CD’s which I own:
Grateful Dead | American Beauty (1970)
- Sugar Magnolia
- Box of Rain
Grateful Dead | Europe ’72 (1972) – double CD set
- He’s Gone
- Cumberland Blues
- China Cat Sunflower
- Tennessee Jed
- Mr. Charlie
Grateful Dead | Skeletons From The Closet (1974)
- Uncle John’s Band
- St. Stephen
- Friend of The Devil
Grateful Dead | In The Dark (1987)
- West L.A. Fadeaway
- Throwing Stones
- Hell In A Bucket
Grateful Dead | Built To Last (1989)
- Victim Or The Crime
- Built To Last
- Just A Little Light
- Alpine Valley Music Theater | East Troy, WI – June 21, 1985
- Alpine Valley Music Theater | East Troy, WI – June 22, 1985
- Pine Knob Music Theater | Clarkston, MI – June 20, 1991
What A Long Strange Trip
A friend from Cleveland, Brian Daley, showed up at my apartment in Holland, Michigan during the summer of 1985, asking if I’d be interested in traveling to Wisconsin to hear the Grateful Dead perform. After gathering my backpack, we scoured the town in order to purchase the only remaining original Coca Cola – following the recent change in formula – and hit the road in his Honda Prelude.
Along the way, we must have bumped into nearly a dozen people on the road that Brian, a Deadhead, knew from various shows he’d attended. That seemed rather unlikely – what were the odds? – though, less so upon arrival at the venue.
We set up a tent on the edge of a farmer’s field near the concert grounds, purchased tickets and proceeded to the first show, on Friday night. It was an excellent concert, though it took quite a while to exit the amphitheater, afterwards; something was obstructing the door at the top of the hill.
Once finally outside, we saw that a large car – an Oldsmobile Delta 88, as I recall – had parked directly in front of the exit, crosswise. That car belonged to friends of ours – Bernie, Libby, Roger – from Holland, Michigan, who heard that we had gone and took a road trip to join us. Knowing that we might be difficult to locate, they decided to be as conspicuous as possible. Indeed!
This grunge-style black and white photograph features a linear perspective of a stereo receiver, mantle surface, large piece of glass, compact disks and player. It would look great on a wall in your home, dormitory or workplace. Please check out my gallery at Fine Art America for more.
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