Picking up where they left off earlier this month, Phil Lesh & Friends commemorated the Grateful Dead’s calendar year of 1984 last night with a performance of the Dead’s October 12, 1984 show from the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME. As per usual, photographer Jay Blakesberg and Lesh sat down before the show to rap a little about the year in question. Among other topics discussed were Jerry Garcia’s reluctance to bust out “Dark Star,” recording sessions at Fantasy Studios and the formation of the Tapers Section and Rex Foundation.Alongside Lesh were Terrapin veterans Stu Allen and Scott Law on guitar, keyboardist Scott Guberman and drummers Ezra Lipp and Cochrane McMillan. Of note from the October 12, 1984 performance at the Augusta Civic Center were the Dead’s final performance of the traditional “On The Road Again,” as well as a rarity in the Brent Mydland-penned “Don’t Need Love,” which would only be played several more times thereafter, finally getting shelved completely in 1986.You can listen to last night’s Phil Lesh & Friends show in its entirety via Quinfolk below:Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 2/22/16Set I: Feel Like A Stranger, It Must Have Been The Roses, On The Road Again, Jack-A-Roe, It’s All Over Now, Cumberland Blues, The Music Never StoppedSet II: Cold Rain And Snow, Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance, Don’t Need Love > Uncle John’s Band > Drums > Playin’ In The Band > Uncle John’s Band > Morning DewEncore: Donor Rap, Good Lovin’[Photo via Dave Vann]
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of elderly Germans are facing online error messages and jammed-up hotlines as technical problems marred the start of the coronavirus vaccine campaign for over-80s in the country’s most populous state. North Rhine-Westphalia state, whose population of almost 18 million is bigger than many European countries, began administering shots to nursing home residents and staff last month. But people over 80 still living at home have been left waiting for appointments to get their first shots at vast vaccine centers, and many will likely have to wait even longer. The technical problems were an embarrassment for state governor Armin Laschet, recently elected the new head of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party.
SEATTLE — The first person to get a double lung transplant at the University of Washington is still breathing strong 20 years later.Ken Price had been living with cystic fibrosis since he was 1 year old. He was the first cystic fibrosis patient at the University of Washington Medical Center to receive a double lung transplant.In the 20 years since then, Price and his lungs have won tennis tournaments, ridden his bike from Seattle to Portland eight times and run a marathon.“Without the amazing gift of my donor family, the nurses, doctors, clinicians, pharmacists, I would have been dead 20 years ago,” Price said.Lungs are one of the most difficult organs to transplant. Only about one in five from deceased donors is viable for transplantation. About 55 percent of patients survive five years post-transplant and a third of them live 10 years.“To be one of the earliest lung transplant patients, and to survive 20 years with these same lungs, is quite remarkable,” says Kevin O’Connor, CEO of LifeCenter Northwest.When Price was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, Pennsylvania doctors told his parents he wouldn’t live past the age of 10. If his life was going to be short, Price’s parents wanted it to be as close to normal as possible. They sent him outside to play and encouraged him to pursue all his interests.