Diehard Deadhead Yearns for Old-School Bootlegs Grateful Dead fans can once again easily download their favorite concert recordings. The band initially asked the Web site to stop the practice, but backed down after fans' outrage. Commentator Jake Halpern wonders if he is the only fan who is disappointed by the news.
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Diehard Deadhead Yearns for Old-School Bootlegs

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Diehard Deadhead Yearns for Old-School Bootlegs

Diehard Deadhead Yearns for Old-School Bootlegs

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Grateful Dead fans can once again easily download their favorite concert recordings — after the band relented in the face of overhelming criticism. Commentator Jake Halpern wonders if he is the only fan who is disappointed by this news. He says there is a pleasure in putting effort into locating tapes — and that being able to search a Web site for a recording just isn't the same. Jake Halpern is the author of the book Braving Home.

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