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Saturday, June 4

Dead and Company to change name to just "Company"; Wait,Starbucks is Playing Grateful Dead Music all Day? TRUTH. *satire*; In other news,they also solved that thorny political issue by throwing money at North Carolina,well played.

Dead and Company to change name to just "Company". I love a latte from Starbucks with Grateful Dead music all day.  *satire* In other news, they also solved that thorny political issue by throwing money at North Carolina, well played. I miss when the Circus came to town. An:Editorial by Kevin Long 

   In a brilliant marketing maneuver the savvy Grateful Dead team let Starbucks honor them. Two great taste that belong together, it takes you to a leader of a band, just in the morning. Bobby convinced me American Express gets them, now the number one reason, Starbucks, America is starting to appear disturbingly Romanesque, also gets them.  The Seattle coffee giant were the first to sell coffee at a price that the homeless could not afford. Starbucks profited grotesque amounts of money knowing how we would gladly pay any mark up to separate ourselves from the poor. I hope we feel better but still understand now a cup of coffee just joined one paycheck as two things separating many from homelessness. 
       So the amazing free commerce....I mean, concert sold the most tickets to a free event ever.  The performance was so hot that close to 60,000 fans were persuaded to see them this summer one more time again....again. Those that dismiss the "New Coke is Better" campaign as harmless, can't love and breath The Grateful Dead like me, or can they? The legacies they are changing effect many giants that can't defend themselves from the grave. Maybe in 30 years, no companies will offer to partnership with a band who literally influenced millions of fans on how to spend every dollar. Weir's genius political dodge of a line is bullshit. Jerry was hesitant to speak in fear of persuading fans after 1987. Besides the president of Starbucks Entertainment, in a statement explains “We've been fans of the Grateful Dead for years and couldn’t miss this chance to reintroduce our customers". Maybe that is true, but I have been asking myself tons, as of late. Maybe, I misunderstood the single most important spontaneous community that existed only to love, learn and grow. I hate when fans pretend to know what Jerry would think.  But he left us one quote about Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
Ben & Jerry's ode to Jerry G: Cherry Garcia. "At least they didn't name a motor oil after me," Garcia has often be said to have joked when they sent him a sample. He donated half of his royalties to go to the Rex Foundation. "But even the purest of romantics compromise".  "T-SHIRTS, KIND GRiLLED CHEESE, doses, Grateful Dead flamethrowers!!"

Written by:Kevin Long
Edited by:Greg Heffelfinger



The president of Starbucks Entertainment, in a statement. “We’ve been fans of the Grateful Dead for years and couldn’t miss this chance to reintroduce our customers"