Currently reading "Living With The Dead" by Rock Skully. About 3/4 through it. Mostly random antidotes arranges more or less chronologically. Funny stories. Don't know if they are all together true or not, but they make for good reading.
The history of the Grateful Dead/20th anniversary edition by Scott W. Allen
If you have not yet read it I think that you should. I wanted to hug the man who has given me countless hours of comfort and joy through his music. After reading this I was left almost without words but not without tears. The book the man and the music did and does indeed move me brightly
Probably the one book I never read about JG. Sitting in the sunshine tunes drifting out from the stereo, reading Dark Star an oral biography of Jerry Garcia. A beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning!
I have the softcover...the cover on that is 'nift' as well...:-) Glad you got to it...
Hi. a long time coming & I'm sure obsolete reply, but a book I would recommend is James A. Mitcheners' The Drifters. It's release date is 1971..and it's subject matter is, in a nut-shell young American Beatniks traveling around Spain & Northern Africa. In my opinion I think it's safe to say it's Beat-inspired. And a reflection of the times: U.S. Civil unrest, Politics, drug use.
A departure somewhat for Mitchener, but enjoyable. Or perhaps the better expression is relatable? I'm a very big fan of his prose.
Nift. I'm glad you mentioned it. I've known about this for awhile but like many things on the to-do list back-burnerd' it out of site. Great Book Cover (Hardcover)
and was lucky enough to catch Sam on his booksigning tour a while back. I agree, it's a very interesting read. The Lenny Hart story alone...
...A book written by the former road manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, Sam Cutler. It was briefly mentioned by David Lemieux in the Seaside Chat announcement for DaP 10. As is my wont with this particular book, I'm finding myself skipping around and reading a chapter or a group of chapters here and there. The chapters are short, the typeface and spacing rather large, making it an easy and quick read.
I would recommend this book as a companion to DaP 6 and DaP 10. It provides clues as to the mental space which the band and crew may have been in subsequent to the Altamont debacle. The first hand accounts of the exploits on the road are quite interesting as well. The right wingers would be very confused by the picture on the back cover...
Galadrielle Allman's well-researched and touching look into her dad's life. I really liked it and recommend it highly to all fans of the ABB and especially Duane.
The peach don't fall far from the tree.