inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #101 of 110: John Rottet (unkljohn) Fri 6 Dec 13 10:59
    

I echo what Robin said in #97...loved the book (and thanks for signing it 
to me!) and thanks also for your links to some of your wonderful 
photography....you have captured so many great moments and seeing many of 
them in color was/is a treat. I have my eye on a couple for when the money 
faery helps me manifest the dough. It's been a pleasure having you here 
Rosie!
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #102 of 110: Rosie McGee (rosiemcg) Fri 6 Dec 13 17:19
    
RE: #100 - Dave Waite's questions - I'm not sure about the meaning of
"can you share your departure?" But I'll try and answer what I'm
doing/not doing with any band members.

After I ran into Weir about a year ago +/-, after not seeing him for
about 25 years, I worked with his TRI Studios partners and staff to
produce the one-hour video about my book, as described earlier in this
topic. I am considered family at TRI, to the point that my video,
available 24/7 for free, can be found under the "Family" tab ("Rosie")
on TRI's home page. Whenever I drop by for a howdy, or to attend one of
Bobby's "Weir Here" shows, it's hugs and smiles all around, including
from Bobby; although he's usually busy and distracted, so it's not so
much a sit-around and gab kind of thing. We have mutual affection and a
massive set of shared memories.

Mickey and I have always been friends, even when we don't see each
other for several years. Since I've lived out of state and also travel
a bit, I've often surprised him in some unexpected town where he's got
a gig, showing up at sound check or at the door of his bus after the
show. Despite his reputation for bouncing from topic to topic without
so much as a seque, I've often enjoyed intense conversations with him
that lasted twenty minutes or more... well, with Mickey, is there any
other kind of conversation than intense? Having written six books, he
knows whereof he speaks, and he gave me some tough-love advice when my
book was nearing completion, which I appreciated.

Donna Jean is more than a sister to me, as described earlier in this
topic, although we don't see each other in person but every few years.

Phil? Haven't spoken to him in many years - no particular reason
except we don't hang in the same environments. Now that I'm back in the
Bay Area, it's only a matter of time before we encounter each other.

Billy - we'd be friendly if we encountered each other, but like Phil,
no occasion to do so.

I'm not sure that's what you were asking, but there it is.

As for what I'm doing now - promoting my book and photos, radio
interviews, running my business (self-published author, photographer,
photo sales, photo licensing) public appearances, traveling, social
media, etc. 

In my spare time, taking drives and taking pictures; hearing live
music locally, which includes getting to know and hang with new friends
I've made recently; being a first-time grandma and visiting my family
in Oregon and Sunnyvale; keeping my sink free of dirty dishes and my
clothes laundered, my car running, my bank balance in the black ....
well you know, the usual stuff.
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #103 of 110: Dave Waite (dwaite) Sun 8 Dec 13 11:22
    
I think you know what I was asking - even if I stated it poorly. 
Thanks for sharing your stories and your time with us.
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #104 of 110: Rosie McGee (rosiemcg) Sun 8 Dec 13 19:03
    
>103 Dave - Yes, I think I do, and I hope the answers satisfied that.

Thank you all for following along and some of you, writing in. This
has been fun for me, and I hope, at the very least, entertaining for
you. I'm signing off from active participation, but will check in to
see if you end up "talking amongst yourselves" or if you want me to
come back for a finale in a couple of weeks.

I'm headed for New York for the first time since 1973, and I'm looking
forward to my event at the weekend retreat in Connecticut. In January,
I'll be doing an event with in Long Beach with Cubensis, the premier
Southern California GD tribute band for over 20 years; in February,
I'll be presenting at the Southwest/American Popular Culture
Association's 35th annual conference in Albuquerque; in March, I hope
to join some great musician friends of mine in doing an event at a
yet-to-open new music venue and restaurant in Petaluma, CA.

If you're interested in following how this odyssey of being a
first-time author continued to unfold, I hope some of you will sign up
for my e-mail updates at www.rosiemcgee.com/contact. It's been amazing
so far!

Thanks again, Rosie
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #105 of 110: David Gans (tnf) Mon 9 Dec 13 08:18
    
Thank you Rosie!!
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #106 of 110: jelly fish challenged (reet) Mon 9 Dec 13 10:07
    
Thanks for this topic, Rosie, and big thanks for writing the book. It is the
only thing I have read about the early scene that pathed with my experience
of it back then.
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #107 of 110: Rosie McGee (rosiemcg) Mon 9 Dec 13 13:26
    
>105 - David - thanks for suggesting this and making it happen.
>106 - Reet - (Is that you?) Getting messages like this from time to
time are the best vindication for having overcome my initial reluctance
- that lasted for about forty years! Thank you.
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #108 of 110: David Gans (tnf) Mon 9 Dec 13 14:33
    
(Yes, <reet> is my wife and your friend, Rita Hurault!)
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #109 of 110: Rosie McGee (rosiemcg) Mon 9 Dec 13 17:20
    
That's what I figured, which makes her comment that much more
meaningful. I'm certain she doesn't say things without meaning them.
  
inkwell.vue.471 : Rosie McGee: Dancing with the Dead - A Photographic Memoir
permalink #110 of 110: those Andropovian bongs (rik) Mon 9 Dec 13 17:36
    
You got that right.   8^)
  



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