Percussionist Mickey Hart (Michael Steven Hartman) joined the Grateful Dead as one of the band’s two drummers (the other was Bill Kreutzmann) on this date in 1967.
He left the Dead in 1971 and then returned in 1974, remaining with the band until they dissolved in 1995, following guitarist Jerry Garcia’s early death.
“I had a Jewish boyfriend before I met Paul,” she explained recently.
“We broke up, but I wanted to date a Jewish man, so I went to JDate.”Six months after their first date, Tran and Zimmerman got engaged.
Hart is an expert in world music and ethnomusicology who has produced several books as well as the Grammy Award-winning album, .
In 2010, he debuted “Rhythms of the Universe,” a composition based on astrophysical data.
You can see a 2015 interview with Mickey about this project here.
Though the proportion of interracial marriages, according to Pew Research, was at an all-time high in 2012—8.4 percent—that still means more than 90 percent of marriages are intra-racial. “I understand where they’re coming from.” But he’s not taking down his profile; in fact, he said he is “very busy” speaking to interested women from the site.
It will be part of a musical history of the universe that reflects such phenomena as the Big Bang, quasars, and supernovae through rhythm and sound.
Hart is active with the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress’ National Recorded Sound Preservation Board.
Though many of these dating sites neither encourage nor forbid trespassing, some have tacitly welcomed outsiders.
JDate, for instance, has added new options to its profiles: “willing to convert,” and even “not willing to convert.”Outsiders on sites such as Black People Meet are more conspicuous, but this hasn’t kept them away.“I find African-American women take care of themselves, dress better and treat their men better,” said David Dargie, 58, a white store manager from Vermont who has a dating profile on Black People Meet. Some men like blondes, some like brunettes—I like black people.”Stereotypes, such as the notion that a Jew will have strong family values or an Asian will be highly educated, are “very enduring” despite “tons of disconfirming evidence,” said Jennifer Lee, a sociology professor at the University of California-Irvine, who focuses on ethnic minorities, interracial marriage, and multiracial identity.“Even a complimentary stereotype can be damaging,” Lee said.