I am rereading Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead by Dennis McNally. I recently finished Tangled Up In Tunes Ballad of a Dylanhead by Howard Weiner and
Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead by Peter H. Conners. Long Strange Trip could be used as a college textbook for Grateful Dead 101. McNally does an outstanding job of chronicling the whole Dead story. Places, names, shows, dates, easy to read and very complete. Tangled Up In Tunes is a good book about touring with the Grateful Dead and Dylan. Of course, The Hallucinated Confessions book is a travel guide to Dead shows all over the country in the 80s and 90s. Grate book as well. They are all on my Dead shelf right next to Searching for the Sound, Living With The Dead, Garcia, An American Life, The Relix book and David Gans Conversations with the Dead. There is a book in the library about Jerry. It's a large book with many good pics. Someone did a very neat job of cutting 4 pics of Jerry out of the book. (I checked the page numbers when something didn't seem right). When I told the librarian he said, ah, someone wanted pictures of Jerry. I said that's exactly it. I like pics of Jerry but I won't be cutting up library books...how else are the Deadhead kids that are coming up supposed to learn?
Anyway, as always...Play Dead...or read Dead...too, I suppose.