Where are these man’s Mustaches?
Around this time a couple of gigs occurred at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. One was a Seastones show with Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin’s electronic music. Another was a benefit for Sat San Tokh’s ashram with Jerry and Mickey. They hadn’t seen each other for about a year. Mickey got up and decided to dress in all white and completely shave off his beard. Garcia, unknown to Mickey, had gotten up, decided to dress in all black and shave his face. They met at the photo session and were totally blown away. —Jerilyn
This poster is for a benefit concert held for Sat San Tokh’s ashram, featuring Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart performing in an improvisational duo format, along with the Mantric Sun Band and the Sat Nam Singers at the Palace of Fine Arts Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on 11/28/1973. This poster is featured in the Art of Rock on page 338. Definitely one of the weirder/more unusual Dead-related posters. Here is a link to the show on archive.org.
There were two litters of puppies at the ranch — a total of 22 puppies. The ranchers had not been keeping up their fences and the puppies started wandering off the property. The sheriff called one day and told Johnny D to meet him at the front gate. There was the Humane Society truck backed up to the gate — filled with all our adult dogs, including the mothers of the 2 litters of puppies, and a few others — dead. The sheriff said he had to shoot them all — but in fact all the ranchers had ambushed the dogs down at the creek. The story made the wire services, and justice was served at the dinner table.
Miss Rhonda on her Palomino mare ‘La Quella’ at Saula-Jula Ranch (Marin County, CA) in 1973. Two Beauties!!!
The Scully family riding in their pony cart on their ranch in Forestville. From left, in the cart, Acacia, Nicki and Rock with Sage riding the pony.
Photo Credits: Main – Bob Siedeman, Mickey – Bob Bryant, Rhonda – Jerilyn Lee Brandelius, Scullys – Todd Cazaux