Mickey Hart on an Artist’s Relationship With Their Fans

Niall Kennedy’s Weblog: Mickey Hart on file sharing The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart had some very great things to say from an artist’s perspective on file sharing today:

“”[The fans] didn’t steal it, we gave it away”

“If we ever make a good album, they’ll buy that.”

“I’ve probably been recorded more than anyone else.”

“We played in the park and we always played better when we played free. I think it’s a good thing to share and give people something. Whets their appetite too…if they go to the trouble to bring a machine and tape it, they should have it.”

Rock on Mickey Hart. “Get in the groove and let the good times roll

We’re gonna stay here till we soothe our soul.”