David Gans (tnf) Sat 8 Oct 05 10:46
Reposted from the "announcements" topic: 4, 5 of 5: David Dodd (ddodd) Fri 7 Oct 05 10:00 6 Announcement: Just in case you somehow escaped hearing about it, the book version of the Annotated Lyrics website, which is much more than just a book version of a website, entitled The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, is now available from Simon and Schuster. Foreword by Robert Hunter, Afterword by John Barlow, illustrations by Jim Carpenter. http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/cagdl.html
from PAUL KENISTON (tnf) Sat 8 Oct 05 10:47
Paul Keniston writes: I was at Borders Bookstore the other night and nosing through the Grateful Dead Section. One of the clerks noticed and very excitedly showerd me David Dodd's new book. He was a Deadhead of course and was taking me through page after page of points he found particularly interesting. The book is beautifully illustrated and with the simplicity of genious in the way all it's information is laid out. I suspect that one of the uninitiated who don't seem to "get it" would be able to look through these pages and recognize that there is much more to this counter culture band than just a bunch of drug crazed hippies. The Dead are an artistic expression of Americana where all the cultures of the world have collided together and produced a unique and rich blend of it's own. Thank you David, and everyone else who contibuted, for giving us this jewel of a book. Paul Keniston Dallas, Texas
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 10 Oct 05 20:09
Thanks, Paul, for the kind words!
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 17 Oct 05 16:15
Announcing a newly-scheduled booksigning, this Wednesday, October 19, at the Dark Star Orchestra show at Petaluma's Mystic Theatre. Doors at 7 p.m. Books will be sold on site by local independent bookseller Copperfield's Books, a great bookstore. Come by and say hi even if you don't need to buy a copy of the book!
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Wed 19 Oct 05 11:39
David, Did you pick up anything for the book from deadsongsdotvue, or was it all from the Annotated site? Is there a risk of things falling through the cracks?
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 19 Oct 05 13:06
First, I want to say that tonight's signing has been cancelled by the venue--not enough space for my table in the lobby. Second, Robin--didn't use much if anything from deadsongs.vue. And yes, a LOT of stuff is bound to be left out of the book. I just kind of had to resign myself to that at some point when we started putting the book together.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 20 Oct 05 08:01
David, Do you see it as a foundation to build on or, as Hunter remarkes in the Anthem to Beauty DVD, "once it is laid down ... "? If it is a foundation, do you see Annotated as still being the collection point?
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 20 Oct 05 21:40
Hmmm. I guess I hope that nothing is carved in stone! And that whatever ideas people have continue to get collected up in places like the annotated lyrics site, deadsongs.vue, other books, other websites, among ourselves, within ourselves, etc. until we look up and discover that centuries have gone by....not to get too cosmic here.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Fri 21 Oct 05 10:16
Yes, well, we are a long way down the road in our project to ensure that Grateful Dead and Grateful Dead culture are the best documented aspects of the 20th century music world.
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 1 Dec 05 10:38
Tomorrow evening (Friday, December 2, 2005) I'll be talking about the book and selling and signing copies in a benefit for my own Library, the San Rafael Public Library. The event is a fundraiser for our book fund, and is being held in conjunction with a preview of the Friends of the Library's December used book sale. It's a members-only event, but you can join at the door for a very reasonable fee, and then you will be supporting a wonderful library. It starts at 7 pm. Hope to see some of you there! (1100 E St., San Rafael, CA)
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