SkullFACE FunFact: On this date in 1945 David Grisman is born in Hackensack, New Jersey. He is a bluegrass/newgrass mandolinist and composer of acoustic music. David got his nickname "Dawg" from friend Jerry Garcia. In 1973, Grisman joined Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements, Jerry Garcia and John Kahn to form the bluegrass group Old and in the Way, named after an old dog that Jerry and him saw in Stinson Beach. In 1975 he started the group Davin Grisman Quartet. Grisman and Jerry made wonderful music together and dome of it ended up on albums: Garcia/Grisman 1991, Not For Kids Only 1993, Shady Grove 1996, So What 1998, The Pizza Tapes 2000, Grateful Dawg 2001, Been All Around This World 2004. Thanks to Grisman's deep roots of traditional acoustic music and a willingness to embrace the jazz braches of the musical tree, he has been successful in combining them to form what he calls "Dawg Music". And the world is a better place because of it. Happy 72nd Dawg. #SkullFACE#SkullFACEproject#SkullFACEfunfacts#fatbolstore#savagehenrymagazine#dawg#davidgrismam#livemusic#music#accousticmusic#bluegrass#cartalk#jerrygarcia#shadygrove#srringmusic#legend#icon#respect#resist
Student protests. Placards, walking through the roads of Delhi, asking for our basic rights of affordable higher education, gender justice, and enforcement of reservations mandated by the Constitution. There are higher values at stake too: human dignity, integrity, honesty, and dialogue. An administration and government that wants to rewrite history and construct discourses, one that seeks to supress any kind of dissent, and one which uses lathi charge and water cannons on peaceful student protestors, all of us have a few questions: what do you fear? And why do you do this? Why do you ruin the lives of your researchers and students? What are you afraid that we might question? Your medieval thinking and autocratic tendencies? Well, too bad, we've already started questioning them. We've started identifying them. And we will resist them. Always.
And the dog: one of the most respectable beings in JNU, she walked with us for almost 7 kms, in solidarity with a protest that she doesn't understand. And this is not the first protest she's going to. Humans, take note. Remain indifferent at the cost of your consciences and dreams.