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!
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.
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.
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
David Gans (tnf) Mon 9 Dec 13 08:18
Thank you Rosie!!
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.
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.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 9 Dec 13 14:33
(Yes, <reet> is my wife and your friend, Rita Hurault!)
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.
those Andropovian bongs (rik) Mon 9 Dec 13 17:36
You got that right. 8^)
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