For some of us, there is just something indefinable about the Dead.Like... almost always their music makes me smile. It just does. And I'm not even a deadhead. I'd go so far as to say that they are probably, all in all, my favourite band, but there's a long way from that to being a deadhead. Could I have imagined that I would still want to listen to listen to their music forty-five years later? Probably not. Even in 1990[ish], I was on my way to one of the two or three times I saw them, thinking, "I hate crowds: I hate loud music. Why am I going to a rock concert?" It was wonderful. And the sound was fantastic: the only time my ears hurt was when the crowd joined in. One thing that really struck me then was how un-rock-star they were: they just walked on stage and played music together. Like they had just thought, guys, lets have a jam. Like they had just thought: oh look, several tons of equipment, let's use it! I don't use any streaming service. Mostly I go out for my music, these days, and see it live. If I'm at home and there's something I fancy that I haven't got, youtube usually has, and, audio-wise, it is usually good enough for me. I can listen to Harry Belafonte like I haven;t been able to do since I wore out the 78. I can even find stuff that dates back much further. Hmmm... I should probably have another nostalgia browse soon By the way. A nice window on all the archive.org Dead stuff, with a nice, simple, clear interface, is Relisten. Other bands too.