My daughter is home, visiting from Kauai and I am SO HAPPY.
Don't find your information tacky at all. Think plenty of folk will be interested, including ME :-). Next time am in the states (will be after February for sure) will look for it for my kids.
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine
I'm so excited. My book, Grateful Dead: What a Long Strange Trip it's Been (Enslow Publishers, Inc.) is coming out in Feb. The publishing house has printed two editions--an over priced hardcover at $31.95 and a reasonably affordable paperback edition at $9.95. The paperback looks great (and it's more environmentally-friendly than the hardcover). I just got an advanced copy. What makes my book different is that it is for kids. It tells the history of the GD, what it was like growing up, how they morphed into the Grateful Dead, and why they all shared a passion for music. It's geared to 12-16 year olds. The photos also show a bit of what life was like in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.
The best part was that I got to interview Bob Weir, and I got some great quotes. I also interviewed Dennis McNally, David Gans, and several Deadheads.
It's a short book (just over 100 pages). I hope you will look for it.
I know that self promotion is tacky, but I'm really proud of the book because I want our kids to share our love for the music.
After way too long working on it my music website is up with two albums for your listening and more to come relatively soon.
Drop in and listen if you are so inclined. There is a forum if you would like to pipe up a suggestion or whatnot-I haven't listened to all the songs since being uploaded so let me
know if you notice any problems.
My Myspace site has also been updated with a new song and all the other songs that were on it have been remixed and should sound a little tighter.
Try the link just to the left under dead community that says Chat Room!
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
HEY NOW everyone--im a total computer rookie--but im a rabid GD fan,stay at home daddy(in the winter)(housepainter)to two awesome(AND ACTIVE!!!)3 Y.O. twins-Robbie+Cassidy--anyway--the only reason Im even online is because I got my stepson(Devin) A Wii for his B-Day in Oct.-and we got online through Comcast.(I know--welcome to the 21st Century)Please dont shun me for my Cyber-rookieness!!All I want to do is chat with some fellow Deadheads when I have a little downtime.I need someone to help me to figure this out--Am I even on the right page??ARE YOU KIND?-HELP ON THE WAY? --LOST CYBER SAILOR.
Those are all very kind words. I've spent the last week finishing a glass piece that I started over a year ago. It is extremely rewarding hanging infront of one of my windows. Life's a trip man, to say the least. I'm going to meet one of the other x-students tomorrow for a beer after work. She unfortunately spent everything she had and moved here from San Francisco. I'm getting her a job and will definately buy the drinks. Getting blind sided definately sucks but I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Life is full of obstacles and I, just like the rest of us, have come across my share. There is no point in sheltering yourself from reality and the world when unwillingly placed in the spotlight. With that in mind I will only perservere and continue to thrive in my own assbackwards fucked little mind that I for one consider creative. I made a beautiful pile of sticks the other day. It was shaped like a big egg and took me almost four hours. I'd love to share photos.
I don't mind falling back on my trade. At least its not my degree! I'm more than likely going to get this job which will pay me about forty a year. Not too shabby. Mental clarity of course is more important, but I'll take it where I can get it these days.
Thanks and love.
Money is cheap, Dreams are priceless.........Time is the great equalizer.
As oroboros said spend time with your son, Believe me, I am there with you, the time you spend with your son will be the dreams you realize, which will bring you the money to keep it all flowing. It's really all about love.
peace,love and hope.
good luck, pk
The one called Tim speaks truth. You should make a movie about the whole deal, cinema verite like, call it "the Shit Creek Project" or something. Shoot it on the cheap and post it in episodes on YouTube. Stillshots get posted here at dead.net. Stay rooted in the facts, but feel free to insert copious amounts of weirdness (example: the director didn't die, he was kidnapped by Men in Black being mind controlled by aliens who don't want your awesome talent released. Its a conspiracy!). Gonzo moviemaking. And you've got a bunch of 'heads that will take care of the viral marketing.
You've got a year, so it better be good. And don't forget my executive producer credit ;^D
Hang in, bro', and cheers,