Tag: Getting on the Bus


Getting on the Bus with George Makrinos

For Deadhead George Makrinos (and for the Rex Foundation), the journey is the reward. By Mary Eisenhart Ask George Makrinos about his trip last summer and his reply will take you on a 3,480 mile adventure by bicycle across America. On May 3 of last year, this DC-area architect, professor and avid cyclist left San […]


Joel Stern

I climbed on the bus and began touring with the Grateful Dead in the mid 70’s. For the next 20 years I took a lot from the scene and gave back only a little. In 1996 I was told that a pancreatic disease would take me before the year was out. 11 years later I […]


Lorne Abramson

I became familiar with the Rex Foundation’s mission and good work as a result of watching a BBC TV documentary on the organization several years ago. The production literally brought me tears of joy – especially the profiles of avant-garde composers supported by Rex, who otherwise may never have been noticed by more mainstream/traditional grant-makers. […]


Al Futransky

I originally got involved with the Rex Foundation because I was (am) a Deadhead and had been reading about benefits they were doing for the Rex Foundation. I ran across a few articles in various publications (Relix, Golden Road, etc) that talked about the foundation. It was basically a trust that the Grateful Dead would […]