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  • The Birth of an American Band in the 60s: Listening Exercise

    <p class=”p1″>I recently found an animated blog of undiscovered interviews with famous people. After wasting too much time on the site, I finally had to choose one of the interviews, and decided to share this interview with Jerry Garcia about the Grateful Dead. They are one of my favorite bands, and I especially like to listen to them in the summer. Try out the exercise and writing assignment.. If you want to practice your English <a href=”http://blankonblank.org/”>check out the site</a>. They have tons of great interviews.</p>
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    <p class=”p1″>1. What was their first band name and why did they change?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>2. How did they decide on their new name?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>3. That was about the time we ___ __ with the acid tests.</p>
    <p class=”p1″>4. What kinds of bars were they playing in? How long did they play these types of gigs?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>5. Why were they able to go to one of Kesey’s parties?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>6. How was their equipment different from the normal musical instruments that they played at the parties?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>7. What was their goal with the band?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>8. How long did the acid tests last?</p>
    <p class=”p1″>Tell me about your favorite band and music. Do you think music is getting better or worse? Do you think good music is still being produced?</p>