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sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132031 2 years, 6 months ago
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#TONIGHT A Special Celebration of Owsley "Bear" Stanley!!!! < $20 suggested donation @ door >
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132036 2 years, 6 months ago
$20 suggested donation at the door. All donations going to Owsley Stanley Foundation.

One year after Owsley "Bear" Stanley's passing, come to Mill Valley and hear the first of Bear's Sonic Journals Presents: Big Brother & the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Live ...at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 through a kick-ass single-source sound system the way it is intended to be heard! We'll be remembering Bear with live music, including Big Brother guitarist Sam Andrew and other special musical guests including Terry Haggerty, Scott Law, Lynn Asher, Pete Sears, Lex Rayzon, Tim Hockenberry, Dave Pellicciaro, Paul Revelli, and more.... Signed pre-release CDs will be available, and cover artist Stanley Mouse will be signing special edition commemorative posters. This event is the first fundraiser for the brand new Owsley Stanley Foundation, dedicated to the digitization, preservation, and release of Bear's Sonic Journals, a trove of over a thousand live concert recordings from the heart of the psychedelic era. Donations are encouraged and much appreciated, as we are footing the costs of this shindig ourselves. Sponsored by Meyer Sound and the Owsley Stanley Foundation.
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132057 2 years, 6 months ago
This is sooooo kind! The spirit of the bear lives on...
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132080 2 years, 6 months ago
Very cool. It would be great if we got a stream. But I don't see it happening. Still I have to say how great it would be,
to live in the bay area these days. So many rare and amazing musical opportunities. (((((((Bear)))))))
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132084 2 years, 6 months ago
I am thinking it would be really expensive to live in the bay area, other than rent there are so many shows!!!
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132085 2 years, 6 months ago
sounds great, wish i was there.

does anybody have a direct link to donating to the fund??
who else is gonna bring you, a broken arrow?
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132087 2 years, 6 months ago
www.owsleystanleyfoundation.org/

theres a donate through paypal button on the side of the page
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132089 2 years, 6 months ago
this should also interest you New Yorkers

PIECE OF MY HEART -THE OWSLEY STANLEY PARTY
Woodstock, NY



Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY
Monday, March 12, 2012
7:00pm until 11:00pm

All friends, family, and followers of the late great Owsley Stanley are invited to celebrate his remarkable life, and to be among the first to hear Columbia/Legacy Recordings release, the first of "Bear's Sonic Journals": Big Brother & the Holding Company Featuring Janis Joplin Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968, Recorded & Produced by Owsley Stanley ("Bear"). Tom Davis of Franken & Davis will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening.

The recording will be played, special guests TBA--musicians and visionary artists-- will perform in the spirit of the psychedelic era.

Owsley Stanley (January 19, 1935 - March 12, 2011) is perhaps best known as the inventor of the Grateful Dead's audio technology culminating in the Wall of Sound. His promotion of LSD was pivotal in the expanding of consciousness in the turbulent sixties. His spirit lives on in art, music, and the hearts of all whose lives were touched, perhaps transformed, by his maverick genius.
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132091 2 years, 6 months ago
I am going to go home and listen to 3.12.11
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Re: sweetwater Owsley "Bear" Stanley celebration tonit

#132098 2 years, 6 months ago
Last-minute show, held one year after the death of the eccentric icon of the psychedelic ‘60s, is a benefit for a foundation that hopes to digitize his massive collection of recordings from that era.

By Jim Welte


White Lightning, Monterey Purple and Blue Cheer won’t be on the menu at the Sweetwater Music Hall Monday night.

But while those aptly named strains of LSD are from a bygone era, the spirit of the man who introduced them – and whose life story defines the adage that the truth is stranger than fiction – promises to be alive and well at a celebration of Owsley “Bear” Stanley at the downtown Mill Valley music venue Monday night.

The event, which centers on the music of the Janis Joplin-fronted Big Brother and the Holding Company, is a celebration of Stanley, the pioneering sound engineer and famed psychedelic drug supplier who was dubbed an “artisan of acid” in a New York Times obituary after his March 12, 2011 death from a car crash in his adopted homeland of Australia at the age of 76.

The celebration of Stanley promises both live music from Big Brother-related musicians, as well as a preview of an audio recording of a 1968 Big Brother show from San Francisco’s Carousel Ballroom that is being released as a CD by Columbia/Legacy Recordings on Tuesday.

More than anything, it’s a benefit and coming out party for the Owsley Stanley Foundation, a nonprofit his family recently created in an effort to preserve, digitize and hopefully release Bear’s massive collection of more than 1,000 audio recordings from live shows of that era. The foundation calls the recordings Bear's Sonic Journals, as Stanley viewed them “as a way of learning and listening to his sound system and how to improve it,” according to Starfinder Stanley, a 41-year-old veterinarian and one of Bear’s four children.

The show will feature a live show from Big Brother guitarist Sam Andrew and a slew of guests, including Sons of Champlin guitarist Terry Haggerty and frequent Big Brother singer Lynn Asher. Upstairs in the Masonic Hall, where the Sweetwater resides, clips from Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968 will play between sets.

"This is Bear's vision how he heard the band live, and how he wanted to transmit that to you... this truly is Bear's presentation of this phenomenal band and inspirational music,” wrote Bear's widow, Sheilah Stanley, in her dedication to Live at the Carousel Ballroom 1968.

Starfinder Stanley said he was thrilled that so many people have volunteered to help make the event happen, including local musicians, event organizers and the owners of the Sweetwater, particularly venue investor and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir.

“We didn’t even know where we were going to hold this until Thursday,” Stanley said. “This is truly a flash mob fundraiser. It’s really heartwarming to see this coming together so quickly.”

The event is one of two Bear tributes being held Monday night, with Starfinder’s mother, Rhoney Stanley, hosting one in Woodstock, near where she lives.

“We just really want to celebrate Bear’s life and commemorate his death,” Starfinder Stanley said.

That life is loaded with interesting details.

Before the onset of the 1960s, Stanley had been a ballet dancer and a member of the United States Air Force, and his grandfather was a governor and U.S. senator from Kentucky.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, he described his first LSD experience as transformative, saying, “I remember the first time I took acid and walked outside. The cars were kissing the parking meters.”

He quickly taught himself how to make LSD and soon was supplying the likes of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters for their famous Acid Trips. His name became so synonymous with LSD that the Oxford English Dictionary contains an entry for the noun “Owsley” as “an extremely potent, high-quality type of LSD.”

Owsley also formed a deep bond with the Grateful Dead, for whom he was an early financial backer and sound engineer. In the latter capacity, he was one of the first people to mix concerts live and develop high-fidelity sound systems, including the Dead’s towering “wall of sound.” Many of his recordings have been released as part of the Dick's Picks series.

After having his bail revoked for a 1967 drug arrest, Stanley served two years in prison in the early 1970s, learning skills like metalwork and jewelry making that became pursuits for him later in life.

Stanley strictly adhered to a carnivorous diet, attributing a heart attack he had suffered in the 1990s to eating broccoli as a child, forced on him by his mother, according to the Times obit. In recent decades, Stanley was a “reclusive, almost mythically enigmatic figure” who moved to Australian in the 1980s “so he might survive what he believed to be a coming Ice Age that would annihilate the Northern Hemisphere.”

Starfinder Stanley said the management of his father’s long-delayed digitization and release if his recordings kicked into high gear after Bear’s death.

“He told me that if he didn’t get to it, he expected that I would take care of the archive and do it the way that he would,” Stanley said.

Stanley estimates that the digitization of his father’s recordings will cost around $300,000, while the acquisition of licenses from the host of people with rights to the recordings, from members of the bands and their estates to the record companies to whom the bands were signed at the time, will cost much more. He noted that some of the oldest recordings are just a few years from reaching their expected life span, which adds some urgency to the digitization efforts.

“We have to raise a substantial amount of money to preserve the archive first and foremost,” he said. “Once we have the archive secured, we’ll have to embark on the next phase of going through the legal hassles.”

The Stanley family’s portion of the proceeds from the sales of the recordings will go right back into the foundation, Stanley said. The foundation has Meyer Sound founders John and Helen Meyer on its board, along with San Rafael sculptor Al Farrow.

He said the Sweetwater’s state of the art Meyer Sound system, made possible by the advances of Bear more than 40 years ago, “made it an obvious choice for this jam. This will be one big a** party to celebrate my dad.”

The 411: A Celebration of Owsley "Bear" Stanley featuring Sam Andrew, Terry Haggerty, Scott Law, Lynn Asher, Dave Pellicciaro, Pete Sears and other special guests. Famed psychedelic cover artist Stanley Mouse will be signing special edition commemorative posters. Suggested donation of $20 at the door. Box Office opens at 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m. Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave.
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