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By Phil Lesh

During this ruthlessly sincere bestseller, the bass participant for the best improvisational band in American heritage tells the total, precise tale of his existence, Jerry Garcia, and the thankful lifeless. of photographs.

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Com. thanks on your help of the author’s rights. To my brothers in song: Jerry Garcia Bob Weir invoice Kreutzmann Ron McKernan Mickey Hart Tom Constanten Keith Godchaux Donna Godchaux Brent Mydland Vince Welnick Bruce Hornsby And to my spouse, Jill, and my sons, Grahame and Brian, with no whose love and encouragement this ebook may by no means were written. i used to be authorised to listen to a massive track. … I heard the gestation of the recent international… the sound of stars grinding and chafing, of fountains clotted with blazing gem stones. … track is planetary fireplace, an irreducible that's all adequate; it's the slate-writing of the gods. —Henry Miller, Tropic of melanoma i've got consistently thought of myself a really fortunate guy. I’ve been married for greater than 20 years to a lady who loves me as passionately as i like her, and with whom i've got built a degree of belief and companionship that I by no means dreamed existed. we're rearing advantageous sons, either becoming up immediately and robust and loving. I survived hepatitis C and a liver transplant. i used to be born an in basic terms baby yet stumbled on my precise brothers in the course of the paintings of track and a chain of unbelievable coincidences. i'm blessed with the enjoyment of incomes my method via doing anything I love—something that's so deep it will possibly by no means be uninteresting, or run out of demanding situations. song can outline lifestyles itself, and it has certainly outlined my existence. In existence, as in artwork, there are habitual issues, transpositions, repetitions, unforeseen advancements, all converging to outline a kind that’s now not unavoidably obvious till its finishing has come and long past. i used to be woke up to the facility of tune early in existence, throughout the magic of radio pronounces and through hearing my father play, from reminiscence, his favourite tunes at the piano. tune kept me from the worst results of adolescent angst, in part through giving me a truly genuine experience of feat. It led me right into a quest for wisdom and knowledge, for the cultural, inventive, old, and non secular context of the paintings that moved me a lot. It has clarified my emotions as my father lay death, stored me corporation within the early gentle of day as I fed my infant sons, soothed and transported me in the course of life-threatening sickness and surgical procedure, and taken me illimitable pleasure as I watched millions of dancers surge and spin to the song flowing via my band. The thankful lifeless has continually been jointly devoted to many beliefs: relations, neighborhood, freedom, risk-taking—but for me it was once continually the song. With all its ups and downs, it’s a thrilling event to improvise—onstage and in life—with one’s fellow people, who after 40 years of residing, operating, disagreeing, and finishing one another’s suggestions musically and conversationally, are hooked up through a bond that’s “thicker than blood,” as Bob Weir loves to say. Oh my God, Frank! He seems to be similar to you! ” therefore spoke my loved grandmother Jewel Chapman, referred to as “Bobbie” to my dad, as she stood prior to the infant window at Alta Bates clinic in Berkeley, California, beholding the most recent addition to the kinfolk for the 1st time.

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