David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 4 Apr 07 11:30
Now that's a solution I never thought of--just ask Nick to please change how he spells his name! I think there's also a misspelling of Mydland in there somewhere...
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 2 May 07 20:26
A hopeful reminder going out to the WELL. I'll be at two bookstore events next week for the launch of the paperback of the Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 1. Tuesday, May 8, 7 pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera. 2. Saturday, May 12, 7 pm at Copperfield's Books in Petaluma. Hope to see some of you there!
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 5 Aug 15 15:55
It's been quite awhile since I posted any news about The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics. However, the hoopla surrounding the band's 50th anniversary has reached Simon & Schuster, and they plan to publish a version of the book to capitalize on the swirl of PR, with a new cover (which I very much dislike, unfortunately), and without any new content. It will be a hardcover, which is nice, but other than that...well, it's hard to muster much enthusiasm. If you'd like to follow the life and times of the book, I do have a Facebook page where I try to keep folks posted. It's located at https://www.facebook.com/CompleteAnnotatedGratefulDeadLyrics You can find a photo of the new cover there. I may also soon post my annotations to the newly-rediscovered lyrics to "Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues" on the FB page, since S&S was unable to include it in the "new" edition.
David Gans (tnf) Thu 6 Aug 15 06:13
Sorry about the cover debacle.
Peter Richardson (richardsonpete) Thu 6 Aug 15 06:53
I'm glad the book will be widely distributed again, David. Let's keep updating the content ... among ourselves, and at our leisure.
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 6 Aug 15 09:49
That cover feels distinctly creepy, like a deceased individual rather than a skull and death as some kind of universal. Just my take on it. Seems to me that a brust of sales at this juncture could encourage the publisher to go forward with an updated and expanded version.
Iceninedawg (icenine) Thu 6 Aug 15 12:21
Posted on the FB page that I am with David G....like the original cover vs. the new cover
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Tue 18 Aug 15 19:44
I treasure my T shirt with the old cover on it. I keep it for best.
Joe Malnar (spam) Tue 18 Aug 15 20:28
Yeah, me too!
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 19 Aug 15 14:06
I wish Jim Carpenter still had some of those t-shirts. Mine is pretty well worn out....
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Wed 19 Aug 15 14:56
I bought two, wore one out. I guess a re-print is better than out-of-print.
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 19 Aug 15 16:48
Sure thing. But it has never stopped selling--always has good numbers of Amazon. Hell, one of these days it might even earn back the advance! But yes, I'm fine with the whole re-issue thing. And they've said it sales dip, they'll bring back the original cover.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Wed 19 Aug 15 17:05
Yikes, I just looked at the new cover! Especially if the original illustrations are still included, it is very much a mismatch with the content. I guess it is a misguided attempt to tap the illiterate deadhead market.
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