Dead Air: Week 2

Beyond Description. . .

More with Ken Babbs, author, merry prankster, and a cronie – which is the name of his new book! “Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead.”

We hear stories about the Grateful Dead, the importance of Neal Cassady, and what it means to be a “Merry Prankster!”

The Setlist. . .
Loose Lucy 5:07
1974-05/19 PORTLAND MEMORIAL COLISEUM, Portland, Oregon
Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings

Sugar Magnolia 7:54
1971-12/10 FOX THEATRE, St. Louis, Missouri
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/10/71)

Neighbor, Neighbor 12:30
1974-12/15 EMU BALLROOM – UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, Oregon  
GarciaLive Vol. 03

Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > 9:28
New Potato Caboose > 8:50
1968-02/14 CAROUSEL BALLROOM, San Francisco, California
Road Trips Vol. 02 No. 2: (Carousel 2-14-68)

Dead Air: Week 1

Beyond Description. . . 
Ken Babbs: psychedelic leader, intrepid traveler, best friend to Ken Kesey, running buddy of Neal Cassady, and a Merry Prankster has written his memoir … sort of. The book is “Cronies, A Burlesque: Adventures with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady, the Merry Pranksters and the Grateful Dead.” Babbs discusses how the book really isn’t about him, the first Acid Test, and the last Acid Test. . . 

Set List. . .

Don’t Ease Me In 3:13
8/31/1983, Silva Hall, Eugene
30 Days of Dead 2010

Big Railroad Blues 3:03

February / March, 1966-Unknown Location

Dark Star 31:28 
El Paso 5:04

8/27/72 Veneta
Sunshine Daydream

Wades World: Frank Vogle

Frank is the co-founder of two leading international non-governmental organizations fighting corruption — Transparency International and the Partnership for Transparency Fund (Frank is the Chair of the PTF Board).  He teaches at Georgetown University, writes regular “blog” articles on corruption for and lectures extensively.  Frank is also a specialist in international economics and finance with more than 50 years of experience in these fields – first as an international journalist, then as the Director of Information & Public Affairs at the World Bank official and, from 1990 to 2017, as the president and CEO of a consulting firm, Vogl Communications Inc.