Furthur Down the Road

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The Bus Came By...

Join us on our journey to restore the Furthur bus. Check in frequently to learn more about the history of the bus, the people surrounding it, and our efforts to restore this magical psychedelic transport.

Driving Songs

A key ingredient to the cosmic cookie dough that – once properly baked – gave us the enduring legend of Furthur was music. It should be noted that the relationship between Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, and the music of the Acid Tests, and in particular, the Grateful Dead, came a few years after the cross country trek that began in the summer of 1964. Read More.

Properly Tuned, the Radio Crackles and We Listen…

We all know what they say about the best laid plans, don’t we? Here in the realm of those we call the Merry Pranksters, that paradigm really applies to any laid plans, never mind the best ones! In other words, here we celebrate randomness and embrace the spirit of anything goes. If ever there was an instruction manual for how to go about saving the bus, a step by step primer dead-icated to throwing a little sunshine on our daydream – well, somebody seems to have chucked it out the window before we’re even out of first gear. And truth be told, we wouldn't want it any other way. Read More.

Kesey Papers Find a Home

Not long ago, Faye Kesey McMurtry, widow of noted author and cultural visionary Ken Kesey, reached an agreement with the University of Oregon that will ensure all of her late husband’s papers are kept in Oregon. The vast collection of manuscripts, journals and other correspondence will be cataloged and cared for by the university he attended from 1953-1957. Included in the collection are early drafts of both “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Sometimes a Great Notion.” Read More.

Welcome, Intrepid Travelers

Welcome, all intrepid travelers. For those who navigated to this space with some sense of purpose and understanding, we hope you like what you see and come back often. For the rest of you... Read More.