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Garcia 03/??/67
710 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, CA
Set I
The following is a rough list of topics covered:
electric banjo, pedal steel guitar, music equipment talk, etc.;
Jefferson Airplane, Jerry assisting on Surrealistic Pillow LP;
The San Francisco Sound;
hippies, Grateful Dead view of music, etc.;
The Fillmore audience;
talk about Newsweek article, "Dropouts With A Mission" and Jerry seeing himself as a dropout;
Jerry discusses precursors to the S.F. scene and switching from banjo back to guitar;
rock and roll influences (Chuck Berry, The Beatles, etc.), becoming successful while sharing with their friends, etc.;
the Vietnam War;
"the world needs to take care of itself";
Grateful Dead music not advocating any political message;
looking forward to first trip to New York;
Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape, Skip Spence, Jorma Kaukonen;
Mathew Katz and other old style band managers;
S.F. radio and the radio business;
Jerry's short review and hopes for the success of their not yet released first album;
what might happen to the S.F. scene, etc.;
talk about some band equipment which had just been stolen from their warehouse;
the Haight Ashbury scene;
The Hell's Angels;
the stolen band equipment has been found!;
more Hell's Angels talk;
Jerry's beliefs;
The police;
Jerry's tapes - "go get them from Sara";
possibility of playing banjo with The Grateful Dead > kids talking much louder than Jerry;
"Blow Up" film and Grateful Dead plans to be in a movie;
Look magazine article on Jefferson Airplane with Jim Marshall photos of the S.F. bands;
jazz and other styles mixing with Rock and Roll;
talk about getting the stolen band equipment back;
talk about the old gun that Jerry is playing around with during the interview;
interview conclusion
Set II
Jerry Garcia Interview by Randy Groenke and Mike Cramer. Date of early March 1967 is inferred from comments about the imminent release of the GD's first album. Blair Jackson wrote the following about this interview: "This interview was done at 710 Ashbury in February or March of 1967 ... Randy Groenke, the principal interviewer, had been a banjo student of Garcia's in the early 60s when they both lived in the South Bay. He and his friend Mike Cramer simply called Jerry up and arranged to do the interview, friend to friend."

"One Afternoon Long Ago ... An Interview with Jerry Garcia, 1967," by Randy Groenke and Mike Cramer. First published in The Golden Road magazine and reprinted in Herb Greene, Dead Days: A Grateful Dead Illustrated History (Petaluma, CA: Acid Test Productions, 1997).
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Jerry Garcia interviews; part of Acid Test compilation; via Alan Bershaw, Thomas Wulf; md5s and txt shown are for whole set
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Jerry Garcia interview by Randy Groenke and Mike Cramer; master reel @ 3.75 ips speed > (?) > cassette > my TDK MA90 cassette > Nakamichi Dragon > Macintosh with Digidesign AudioMedia III sound card > Pro Tools (minor "nip and tuck" edits, normalization and many clicks and pops manually removed - no noise reduction or equalization) > AIFF > xACT (Flac level 8 files with sector boundaries verified).
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