Wow, for those of you (us) that have followed the Dead over the years, some startling news and a battle over the famed Tapers. Archive Ends Dead Downloads Article from NYT on the Brouhaha: Brouhaha What is seems to have come down to is this: The Dead's drummers have decided that they are no longer interested in Deadheads trading their shows on line. Unfortunately, they pulled access to all the soundboards thay had allowed to be posted at the Live Music Archive. Apparently Phil Lesh is not on their side. Double unfortunately, they also attempted to halt trading of the audience tapes they had allowed for 35 years. Needless to say, there's some folks upset out there, taking it out on their hackysacks as we speak. I'm sure that's not the end of this. I have used the Live Music Archives and loved having access to those shows. There were over 3500 Dead shows posted there at one point, many authorized sound board recordings. While not all Dead shows are great, IMHO there are some truly great moments in music performance that I have gotten from there.