Truly one of the most twisted authors to ever uncork a bottle of ether. Too much of everything was just enough for this man and most deadheads shared a thing or two in common with him --
It never got weird enough. And, as we know, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro..
When the Great Scorer comes to write against our names in the Big Book we can calmly accept our fate and know that when it was our time we stomped on the terra, but with style!
RIP Hunter, dead tunes for you.
Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles In Radical Environmental Action by Mike Roselle with Josh Mahan.
Mike and Josh were in town last night and I got a copy of this new book with stories of Mike's years of environmental activism. Looking forward to reading it and seeing how Mike remembers some of the same events and actions that I was involved in.
Bob Weir wrote a blurb that is on the back of the book. "Are you itching to have a little fun, maybe get on some people's nerves, help save the planet, and have some stories for your grandkids (if you live)? Want to get fired up about saving the palnet? Get this Book!"
It is just in hardcover now from St. Martin's Press but there will be a paperback version out.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
Ayn Rand-Anthem and of course Atlas Shrugged
The Foundation Trilogy
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Road to Serfdom
A Soldier in the Great War- an amazing love story
A Spaniard in the Works and In His Own Write
How was Jerry' s book?
And the road goes on forever....
OOOH - Rule of the Bone was a wonderful book, I'll bet a lot of folks on this site would love it!
I was just glancing through these posts. I think I'm going to have to find After Lucy--it sounds good to me. And I was going to list a few of my favorite books, but someone got to most of them ahead of me.
I loved Michael Chabon's Kavalier and Klay, TC Boyle's Drop City (I'm working on the women right now), Russell Banks' --Rule of the Bone.
Roddy Doyle is another favorite--I love the A Star Called Henry series, have to see if the last of them is out.
I read all those books about being in the British Royal navy by Patrick O'Brian. If you like being addicted to stuff, it's weird stuff to be addicted to. I pretty much lost a year of my life to that slog.
Anyway--I'm just saying.
for anyone whose ever been 'inside' anywhere, especially moving:
"San Quintin, do you think I'll be different when you're through?"
man oh man... Cash was one of the best.
Just finished reading CASH, really dug it! Very insightful! Had to look up a bunch of old Country folks he played with. I had never even HEARD about the Dyess Project until I read this book. HA HA, now I feel like I'm on Reading Rainbow!!
Lovin Levar Burton :)
Has anyone else given any thought to how perfect Morning Dew would be as a theme song for the movie of The Road? I personally have given this way too much thought - wondered if anyone else had the same association?
I got carried away and forgot the other of my guys -- Joseph Heller. "Catch-22" was a major revelation for me. And apparently I have a thing for novels with numbers in the title.
I was 17 yrs old rummaging through 10-cent paperbacks in a booth at the County Fair in my small rural Maine town. I found "Rabbit, Run". Bought it, brought it home and read it. And read it again. And read it again. Yeah, I was hooked. Updike taught me the beauty and the art of prose like no one I'd ever read, and especially like nothing I'd ever read in school. He published something like 50 books...I know that I have more than 30 of them sitting on my shelf.
His passing means that the last of my favorite writers from my youth and young adulthood are gone: Vonnegut, Brautigan, Kesey, Asimov, Clarke, Herbert, Heinlein (I still bounce between sci-fi and more literary fiction). The books from these guys: "Rabbit", "Slaughterhouse-Five", "Trout Fishing in America", "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", The Foundation Trilogy, "Fahrenheit 451", "Dune", "Stranger in a Strange Land"....and others, of course, buried themselves in my head. Tinkered around for years in there, finally rewiring my brain to its current configuration, shaping my ideas and desires and opinions to a greater extent than anything besides my family, and music.
There have been many favorites since, but the passing of the last of these Greats marks the end of something for me. Always loved, never, ever forgotten