|| I first saw the
Grateful Dead in concert at
Gaelic Park in the Bronx (New York) on 26 August 1971. It set the tone
for the music I've been listening to ever since.
Jerry Garcia - Stanley
Theater September 1972
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| We had front row center balcony seats. But when we arrived, found
that they had set the mix up where our seats were to be, so we were moved
to the front row center. I had just gotten a 135mm f2.5 lens for my Pentax
SP500 and that's what I used to take this memorable picture of Jerry
| I spent the early 1970's photographing
rock concerts. I sold photographs of Rod Stewart for the music book that
accompanied the "Every Picture Tells a Story" album. I had a photograph of
Sly Stone appear full page in the NY Times as an ad for a concert.
| In 1974 I started photographing sports,
specializing in basketball. Within a few months I had become the staff
photographer for the ABA New York Nets and
have an extensive body
of Julius Erving photographs on my sports web site.
| Getting back to the Grateful Dead.
True to the nature of what the Grateful Dead have stood for, there is free
music available in the
section" of their web site every Monday morning.
| Besides the "tapers Section", there is an
internet radio station at
only plays Grateful Dead related music.
| Not wanting to carry my computer around to
listen to the streaming music, I had to start experimenting with programs
that capture streaming music.
Music was the first program I purchased. I worked simply enough
but I found that the MP3 files it generated from the Grateful Dead
concerts weren't loud enough.on my MP3 player. Not wanting to spend a lot
of energy learning about music programs, I was looking for something
simple to use that gave me the results I needed.
Blaze Media Pro
was the next program I purchased. It gave me more control over the music
files and I was able to capture streaming music at a louder, but not
distorted, volume. Until something easier to use comes along, that's what
I'm currently using.