A Long Strange Trip

Author: Dennis McNally
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307418774
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The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist–a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s’ counterculture. From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture. The creative synchronicity among Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan exploded out of the artistic ferment of the early sixties’ roots and folk scene, providing the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. To those in the know, the Dead was an ongoing tour de force: a band whose constant commitment to exploring new realms lay at the center of a thirty-year journey through an ever-shifting array of musical, cultural, and mental landscapes. Dennis McNally, the band’s historian and publicist for more than twenty years, takes readers back through the Dead’s history in A Long Strange Trip. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, McNally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, but veers off into side trips on the band’s intricate stage setup, the magic of the Grateful Dead concert experience, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a conversation among band members. He brings to vivid life the Dead’s early days in late-sixties San Francisco–an era of astounding creativity and change that reverberates to this day. Here we see the group at its most raw and powerful, playing as the house band at Ken Kesey’s acid tests, mingling with such legendary psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley “Bear” Stanley, and performing the alchemical experiments, both live and in the studio, that produced some of their most searing and evocative music. But McNally carries the Dead’s saga through the seventies and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration, which have cemented a unique bond between performers and audience, and created the business enterprise that is much more a family than a corporation. Written with the same zeal and spirit that the Grateful Dead brought to its music for more than thirty years, the book takes readers on a personal tour through the band’s inner circle, highlighting its frenetic and very human faces. A Long Strange Trip is not only a wide-ranging cultural history, it is a definitive musical biography.

Grateful Dead

Author: Michele C. Hollow
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780766030282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Portrays the popular touring band the Grateful Dead, led by Jerry Garcia, who achieved a devoted following of Deadheads and gained fame for their lengthy, improvisational songs.

What a Long Strange Trip It s Been

Author: Kelley Culver
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781424141517
Format: PDF
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In 1972, Kelley Culver was a newly married college dropout with few, if any, good prospects. Hoping to avoid the draft and Vietnam, which seemed the most likely course his life would take, Kelley enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. What started out as a short-term goal became a 23-year career. This book recounts many of the events that helped shape his career. From his beginnings as an Air Force airman, Kelley advances through the ranks to eventually retire as a major. Along the way, he finds himself in situations that are often funny, sometimes dark, but always realistic. A career that included service as an emergency room technician, nuclear missile operations officer, and commander of a squadron during Desert Shield/Storm, Kelleys story is full of interesting people and unexpected opportunities and shows that, with a little confidence in yourself, you can accomplish much more than you ever imagined.

20 years of Rolling stone

Author: Jann Wenner
Publisher: Friendly Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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A selection of articles, interviews, and photographs from the first issue of November 9, 1967, to the end of 1987.

What a Long Strange Trip It s Been

Author: Storm Constantine
Publisher: Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
ISBN: 9781907737268
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"World of Warcraft" is acknowledged as the leader in the field of multi-player online roleplaying games, with a membership of more than 11 million people. Drawing upon the talents of other professional writers who play the game, as well as those of players who were simply eager to write about their passion, Constantine has compiled the first anthology of articles and short stories about "WoW."

A Queer Thing Happened to America

Author: Michael L. Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615404943
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Queer Thing Happened to America chronicles the dramatic cultural changes that have taken place in our country in relation to homosexuality. The result of massive research, this forthright study evaluates the extraordinary impact LGBT activism has had on our society, from elementary schools to college campuses, from the media to the courts, and from the world of business to the world of religion.The publishing world was afraid to touch this book, and that¿s why A Queer Thing Happened to America could well be the most controversial book of the decade.

What a Long Strange Trip

Author: Stephen Peters
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9781560252337
Format: PDF
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A song-by-song analysis identifies the background of such Dead songs as "New Speedway Boogie," "Truckin'," and "Casey Jones"

Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead

Author: Barry Barnes
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 145550517X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Grateful Dead is one of the most popular bands of all time and they have enjoyed incredible relevance to this day. But let's admit it, they were not exactly poster boys for corporate America. In EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy. Without intending to, the band pioneered ideas and practices that were subsequently embraced by American corporations. And in this book Barnes shares the ten most innovative business lessons from the Dead's illustrious career, including: -Creating and delivering superior customer value -Incorporating and establishing a board of directors early on -Founding a merchandising division -Giving away your product for free to increase demand Above all, Barnes explains how the Dead were masters of what he calls "strategic improvisation" -- the ability to adapt to changing times and circumstances -- and that their success lay precisely in their commitment to constant change and relentless variation. For an extraordinary thirty years, the Dead improvised a business plan and realized their vision -- all while making huge profits. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS I LEARNED FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD will show you how they did it -- and what your business can learn from their long, strange trip.