This is a very early eBay photo from Rainy Day Music. It was from the film era when I had to shoot the photo, hope I got it, mail the film to some processor and wait for it to come back on a CD. At the time I was shooting random things from the display case under relatively low light.
Courtesy of a friend of mine who probably doesn’t give me permission to mention her name, this is an original mix of The Grateful Dead’s third album, AOXOMOXOA, 1969, a longtime favorite of mine.
Unlike most of the stuff that is posted here, it’s not for sale, just a brag and a share.
It’s kind of hard to find.
The story is: when I sat at the Spencer Public Library in May of 1999, registering for eBay, which I had discovered the weekend before, I was prompted for a user name. Only took me a second: the song “St. Stephen” has a line it that goes “one man gathers what another man spills”. That sums up nicely what I intended to do at the time, and what I have been doing now for 16 years. I don’t remember if I tried to incorporate the correct spelling into my ID, but I probably didn’t, and chose Saintsteven instead. I’ve gone by that name on the Internet ever since.
The track St. Stephen, in its original mix, is below.