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minglewood's picture
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Books

The Dead Book by Hank Harrison
Family Album by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius
Offical Book of the Dead Heads
Playing in the Band by Gans and Simon
Grateful Dead Anthology Vol.II
Grateful Dead Songbook (This is my favorite)

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comment on the above

Altamont as end point. I wasn't there, but I have friends that were. I would like to hear what Blair's thoughts are as using this as a bookend for a period. To me the music never stopped, members of all of the bands featured are still active. I guess you have to mark some type of end to the book, but this music was just starting to flow out to many of us around the country and change where we were at, many of us were younger and there was a time lag between what was happening around the bay area and when it started to have a deeper influence for many of us.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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Looking forward to this one

Feed Your Head: San Francisco's Psychedelic Rock Revolution: From the Acid Tests to Altamont (Paperback) ~ Blair Jackson (Author)

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In the mid- and late 1960s, San Francisco was the epicentre of a cultural and musical revolution which is still reverberating to this day. It was the place where the carefully cultivated American Dream of an ever-expanding conformist commercial culture slammed headlong into the day-glo visions and utopian ideals of a young generation that suddenly did not want to play by the old rules, but instead wanted to create something bold, beautiful and new. The musical soundtrack for the counterculture that formed in Haight-Ashbury (and in other cities across the country) was also startlingly new and different - it took elements of rock 'n' roll, folk, blues, jazz, Indian and seemingly a hundred other influences, and combined them in a rich psychedelic stew that was unlike anything the world had ever heard before. "Feed Your Head! San Francisco's Psychedelic Rock Revolution: From the Acid Tests to Altamont" traces the rise of the Bay Area music underground through five of the original bands: Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother & the Holding Company/Janis Joplin and Country Joe & the Fish. Using the popular 'day-by-day' format of previous Jawbone titles, author Blair Jackson offers a compelling look at not only the work of those seminal bands during that important period, but also other important groups in the surrounding scene, and broader cultural themes including the spread of psychedelic drugs, youth's resistance to the War in Vietnam, and the 'straight' world's response to the hippie revolution. "Feed Your Head" is a detailed, colourful, and occasionally funny book that is certain to appeal to fans of San Francisco rock, or the '60s in general.

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake

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yeah...

I'm reading the book now, but I'm thinking the same way.

The things you learn. I had no idea, for example, that the egregious Lenny Hart was involved in a Jesus cult at the time he was ripping off the band. (Let's just say those were strange times.) But I asked around and so it was!

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Sam Cutler's book

After reading the book and then going to a local reading/signing, I think I may have to get Sam Cutler's book on I-tunes~ It's just SO wonderful to hear him read these amazing stories in his own deep, British-accented voice!!

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no worries, it's probably easier

to just keep the new version too.

Hope the rest of the tour goes great! Tuesday was sure fun.

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~SAM CUTLER'S 2010 SPRING

~SAM CUTLER'S 2010 SPRING BOOK TOUR~
North America

MEDFORD, OR -Thursday 15-April
After today, there will be signed books on hand at
Barnes & Noble-
1400 Biddle Road, Medford, OR

SACRAMENTO, CA -Friday 16-April
After today, there will be signed books on hand at
Barnes & Noble Doubleday / Downtown Plaza-
545 Downtown Plaza Suite 1095, Sacramento, CA

Call-in Radio show -Sunday 18-April, 1:00p.m. to 3:00pm
David Gans, Tales from the Golden Road,
The Grateful Dead Channel, on SiriusXM (satellite radio)

Live Radio interview -Sunday 18-April, 10:30pm to 11:30pm
WGN Radio Chicago, The Nick Digilio Show
Host: Nick Digilio

Live Radio interview -Tuesday 20-April, 12:00noon to 12:30pm
CKLU Sudbury, Canada – Brent Holland Radio Show
Host/producer: Brent Holland,
This nonprofit show broadcasts to National College Radio system (80 stations)

BEREKELY, CA -Tuesday 20-April, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Pat of I-House’s “Music Without Borders” series
Free admission and open to the public-
Onstage interview with Tim Lynch, KPIG 1510-AM radio personality,
followed by a Q&A and book signing.
UC Berkeley International House
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA

Live Radio interview -Wednesday 21-April, 7:05pm (9:05pm CT)
KFAB NEWS RADIO, 1110AM, Omaha, NB

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Wednesday 21-April, 2:00pm
Dual Book signing with Robert Altman
Connor Fennessy Art
801 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA

SONOMA, CA -Wednesday 21-April, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Book signing
Readers Books
130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA -Friday, 23-April
After today the following will have signed books on hand:
Book Soup
8818 West Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90069

-Saturday 24-April
After today the following will have signed books on hand:

Barnes & Noble / Santa Monica
1201 Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA

Barnes & Noble / Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA

Barnes & Noble / Studio City
12136 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA

Barnes & Noble / Encino
16461 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA

Live author i-chat (for i-phone app) -Sunday 25-April, 6:00pm
CYInterview via Skype with host Chris Yandek

Live radio phone interview -Monday, 26-April, 09:05am to 09:25am
WJBC FM, Bloomington, IL
Host: Ron Ross

TORONTO, Canada -Tuesday 27-April
Live TV interview 7:40am
CTV-Canada AM

NEW YORK, NY -Thursday, 29-April
Multiple live radio interviews, 8:00am-11:00am
Premiere Radio Network
On-air radio tour

Walk thru of Grateful Dead exhibit, 12:00pm to 1pm
New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY

Book presentation and signing, 7:30pm
Barnes & Noble/ Lincoln Triangle
1972 Broadway at 66th Street
New York, NY

AND ~ONWARD~ TO EUROPE!

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found a small typo in Sam's

found a small typo in Sam's schedule- The 23rd is of course, Friday (tomorrow) not Sunday- A repost follows. unless you can edit the original mayre.. ? :-).. in which case please delete THESE lol!

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went to the Berkeley event last night

and I heartily recommend checking this out if Sam's in your town. He's got some fabulous tales and, as he says, a distance of 40 years to put them in perspective.

I have to admit my favorite is the one of Mick Jagger squelching a ballistic Bill Graham. I am no fan of Mick, but, priceless.

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Hey Wendy

Will Sam actually be in Toronto? If so, will he be making any public appearances? I'd be very interested, especially if there's an evening talk or some opportunity to meet him.
Thanks,
Kirsten

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