2002 Meeting

The fifth annual Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus at the twenty-third Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, Albuquerque Hilton, Albuquerque, NM, February 12–16, 2002.

Area Co-chairs: Barry Barnes and Robert G. Weiner.


Melinda Belleville. “The Tao of John Perry Barlow in the Structure and Lyrics of ‘Weather Report Suite’.”

Gary Burnett. “Peers, Procedures and Priorities: Thoughts on Music Distribution and Community.”

Chuck Carlisle. “Rebellion, the Dead, and the Culture of Cool: Why the Grateful Dead Were America’s ‘Coolest’ Band.”

James Revell Carr. “The Golden Road: Tourism, Pilgrimage and the Grateful Dead.”

Christian Crumlish. “The Cryptical Envelope Filter: Nomenclature of Grateful Dead Songs.”

Natalie J. Dollar. “Communicating Like a Deadhead.”

Alan R. Lehman. “Report on the Jerry Garcia Stamp Project.”

Mark A. Mattson. “A Qualitative Study of Memories of Grateful Dead Concerts.”

Nicholas G. Meriwether. “The Last Prank, the L.A. Acid Tests, and the Birth of the Grateful Dead.”

Barry Smolin. “Why I Hate the Grateful Dead: A Meditation on the Nature of Strangeness.”

James A. Tuedio. “Embracing the Uncanny in Songs of Home: Reflections on a Central Motif in Grateful Dead Music.”

Masen Uliss. “Memory and Community in Hunter/Garcia Ballads.”

Robert G. Weiner. “‘Not Fade Away’: Buddy Holly and the Grateful Dead.”


Roundtable Discussions

“Broadcasting the Dead.” Chair: Nicholas G. Meriwether. Panelists: Barry Smolin, Jim Tuedio.

“Teaching with the Grateful Dead.” Chair: Robert G. Weiner. Panelists: Melinda Belleville, Gary Burnett, Natalie J. Dollar, Alan Lehman.

“Psychedelia, the Dead, and Deadheads.” Chair: Natalie J. Dollar. Panelists: Christian Crumlish, Nicholas G. Meriwether.