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Had a crappy day at work

but then "He's Gone" came into my head and I perked up immediately. The smile smile smile line got me dancing a little and the rest didn't matter. It's beautiful when music can make this happen.

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ahhhh....

sigh

beautifully said,
beautifully said

Fritzsbeard :)

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1987 NYE TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY

>> You are not allowed to post new content in the forum.

Well HEY NOW I'm not allowed to post new content? Kind of defeats the purpose of offering a forum, am I right?

I was excited to notice that it's been 25 years to the day since the 1987 NYE show -- national radio broadcast. GREAT show!

I'm disappointed that I can't post new content. That's kind of baffling to me.

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you're not allowed to start new threads. This keeps chaos at bay

If you want a new thread that doesn't exist, send me a PM. Otherwise, as you've seen, you can post comments in existing threads just fine. Thank you.

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Joe

I eagerly await the SloLettuce 2014 DeadHead's Gift Giving Guide! (I assume #3 is pretty much a constant from year to year!)/K

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To Kate_C.

Sorry, I haven't been blowing you off; I just found your post - (please refer to my first moniker for all future references :) I will dip into #3 and attempt to put something together. BTW, you run too much. I'm on my feet all day and my knees hurt just reading about running past 8 feet, much less 8 miles.

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well...

I actually did give this quite a bit of thought and I kept coming up with nothing. Then I got home from work yesterday and saw this: quite possibly the best "Dead Cover" of the year, imho, and it should make anyone smile, smile, smile.

so, for this holiday season, how about simply giving the gift of happiness. Some music, a hug, a "Have I told you lately that I love you?", some time volunteered for others or just some time well spent with family or friends in any manner. Never enough of it going around...
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a material gift during the holidays never hurt anyone...
and what says "Happy Holidaze" more than a
big ol' grocery bag heaping with blonde hash?
Just double-bag it, put a bow on it and set it under the tree.
Come Christmas morning there'll be plenty to celebrate with for one and all.

So you have to take out a home improvement loan; banks are easing lending restrictions and interest rates are still quite low. Besides, you're not lying when you say you'll be doing some home improvement. You and your friend's moods will improve significantly :))

Happy Holidaze {@};-}

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Grateful Dead Hour, Dead to the World (KPFA), the music of David Gans, and more.

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« Grateful Dead Hour no. 1368

Submitted the manuscript

Today is the day I send my book manuscript in! It’s called This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead. I wrote it in collaboration with my friend and colleague (and neighbor) Blair Jackson. It is set to be published in the fall of 2015 by Flatiron Books.

This is the end of a three-year process that began with a different book. That one was cancelled when the publisher downsized. My agent shopped it around and got no takers (too esoteric), but Bob Miller, the head of Flatiron – who was the editor of my first book 30 years ago and has gone on to an illustrious career (founding head of Hyperion, among other achievements) said he’d love to work with me again and did I have anything else in mind? Blair and I had been kicking around the idea of an oral history, and my agent (who is also Blair’s agent) ordered us to do it.

I was able to use a lot of the material I had gathered for the other book, and Blair and I have nearly 80 years of Dead-related journalism between us. We gathered many new interviews over the last year to add to our existing resources. We spent several months working separately, grabbing stories from the interviews and putting them into buckets by year, and then we began stitching things together to weave the tale.

That process culminated with an intense period of work over the last week, finalizing everything. On Sunday 11/30, late at night after a long stretch of work, I took a big bong hit and blasted out a bunch of ideas for the intro and sent the file to Blair to respond and refine. That piece turned out to be a good deal closer to coherent and effective than I thought it was at the time, so it only took one or two bounces between us to call it a done deal.

The process has been amazingly friction-free. Blair and I have worked together off and on for nearly 40 years, and our editorial voices and sensibilities are similar enough that we have not had any problems creating a unified tone in the work.

I just sent the package off to our agent and our editor. There are a few little bits to finish here and there, and we need to come up with eleven photos, but 99% of it is done and we are happy with it.

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8 Responses to “Submitted the manuscript”

Sandy Hall says:

December 8, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Congratulations David. I can’t wait to read your latest project!

julie says:

December 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm

What a huge accomplishment to add to your list.. Congrats David!! Wishing you much continued success

Sandy Sonnenfelt says:

December 8, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I am looking forward to reading the book. Congratulations to both you and Blair.

Jason Noe says:

December 9, 2014 at 5:40 am

Fantastic! Congratulations, David.

Steve Silberman says:

December 9, 2014 at 6:23 am

Mazel tov, guys!!! Can’t wait to read it.

Jennifer Clanton says:

December 9, 2014 at 9:32 am

Congratulations! Can’t wait!!!

Michael Fasman says:

December 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm

congrats, make sure to let me know how to order it

joe says:

December 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Can’t wait to read it, David. That’s a long time and a lot of work.

>That piece turned out to be a good deal closer to coherent and effective than I thought it was at the time…

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slo lettuce

I want you as my secret santa.

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ok, wtj...

If my fantasy ever becomes reality, I'd be happy to do that.

**Kate_C, that link won't work on Win7. :(

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