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marye's picture
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well

you'd probably get the question noticed more if it were in the book thread, above, because that's where people would be looking for that sort of discussion.

That said, I personally read Desolate Angel before Long Strange Trip because the latter hadn't been written yet, and I suspect you might have more depth with the latter if you read the former first, but really, it's all good and enjoy Signpost, which will probably keep you busy for a while as Jer is in rare form...

php111 (not verified)
Will someone please be able

Will someone please be able to answer my questions? I have been waiting for new replies, but I didn't see no new replies come in.

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I received my new book in the

I received my new book in the mail today which is Signpost. My next book would either be Desolate Angel by Dennis McNally (I believe that's the book), or I'll buy A Long Strange Trip by Dennis McNally? I'll probably go with Desolate Angel first? What does everyone think about buying that book first?

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Thanks

I'll have to go back to the GD Movie and look for the cake! The "Garcia" album definitely has a disembodied right hand floating on the cover, though. Thank God for that.

I saw the "handprint T" at the new Garcia store, am going to need one of those, I'm sure.

Must be the "getting old" thing, but it's amazing how many details I've taken for granted through my life that suddenly come around and bite me in the butt...and then I scratch my head wondering how I could have been so blind for so long.

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New Garcia releases and handprint t shirt

This is posted elsewhere too, but for those who missed it, it looks like the Jerry vault is open again, also with a merhandising store.

http://jerrygarcia.shop.musictoday.com/Dept.aspx?cp=640_57727

and you can buy a new handprint T shirt too MaryE!

Also coming is a new Garcia Saunders Keystone Box Set, with a handful of unreleased cuts.

http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/08/01/merl-saunders-jerry-garcia-complete-recordings-to-be-reissued

exciting times

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I think

it's a handprint, yes. I once had a t-shirt of the handprint, which I wore till it fell apart, and I'd sure love to get another. Not that I've seen one since the '80s.

In the GD Movie, if I recall correctly, there's a cake backstage with the handprint.

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Sometimes I'm real slow

Sometimes I'm positively glacial (which I guess is somewhat slower than real slow but somewhat faster than it used to be).

Watching the TRI broadcast the other night, it suddenly occurred to me that the Jerry "hand" logo was of a left hand, not a right hand.

Have I missed this all these years? Is there an explanation? The only thing that came to mind is that it was a rendering of a handprint, and therefore was a reversed image.

So what's the scoop?

Sheepishly awaiting enlightenment...thanks.

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you might also check out

This entire thread, which is dedicated to books: Grateful Dead Library.

I don't think you need to stop reading American Life just because you're waiting for Signpost though!

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Hi marye, I went to the

Hi marye,

I went to the bookstore yesterday to buy Signpost, but they were out of stock, so I ordered it and it's being shipped to my home. I paid for it in the store with cash. It hasn't been shipped from the time I am writing this, but it's being shipped today.

I'll take your recommendating by reading Signpost before I read anymore of An American Life.

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php

personally I'd recommend reading Signpost as soon as you can get your hands on it, but that's me.

Some of it is a bit dated, which is not surprising as it's 40+ years old. But it's pretty great.

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