Yes, I do love to read.
Have the Deadbase XI, which as been a great source of info. The 3 Deadhead's Taping Compendium's by Getz & Dwork. I loaned out McNally's book (which I loved). I loaned out Brightman's book which I enjoyed as well. Phil's Searching for the Sound (wonderful stories of appreciation for his bandmates/others and the times) which was last summer's read. Scully/Dalton's Living with the Dead (a little agenda noted there). Rolling Stone Editor's GARCIA, which has wonderful photos and interviews. What a Long Strange Trip by Peters with stories about all the Dead's original songs and their album process. The Official Book of the Deadheads by Grushkin, Bassett, & Grushkin which was given to me by a dear departed buddy who turned me on to the dead in '72 and is really about us all. Blair Jackson's Garcia- An American Life which will be my reread for vacation (in the next couple weeks). I must say that one of my all time favorites, has been 'Dead to the Core', by Eric F. Wybenga. Great passion and prose about the times, the band, the performances, and the songs themselves by Wybenga.
Got several of these used (I am very cheap) on amazon.com. I am sure I forgot some and apoligies to those (I will remember after I post this) that I forgot. Oh, yeah, Hank Harrison's The Dead with the flexy disc inside with the GD jamming behind Neal Cassady 'rapping'. Well, I'd better call that good. Or I will go on and on. So what else is new?
i have hunter's "box of rain" personally signed to me, and somehow i obtained an uncorrected advance proof of "living with the dead" by scully. the ones that have gotten the most use have been the compendiums though - i almost need to buy new ones.
Living with the Dead by Rock Scully has some great stories and perspectives on his time with the Dead
When you want that groove that invokes dreams, close your eyes and focus on the dream not the groove
Excellent book. I think I finished it in about a week's time. Did anyone go to Barnes and Noble in Midtown NYC when this came out and he did the instore signing for it? I was there and met the man, thanked him for all the years of great music and I treasure my signed copy!
*Rolling Stone Collection or J.G stories and articles.....
*A Long Strange Trip--D.Mcnally
Both have plenty of info and quotes from almost anybody and everybody associated with the band.
Can't get enough...
just read phil lesh's book. very agreeable, read the whole thing in 2 days