Following Garcia’s death in 95, I stepped away from the entire scene for nearly a decade. I began to pull away, beginning in 93, when my habits started taking more from me than they could ever give me. I got clean in May of 1993 and life began to change a lot for me. After more than a decade of being largely absent from the scene that shaped me, I began listening to many of my favorite moments all over again. All of a sudden, this mind that had been mostly absent from the environment, began to reference the files from my times on the road in incredibly lucid detail. As I began writing and sharing about them I was constantly encouraged by many of those in our community to write a book.
I’m in the process of writing and really hope to produce something that is as unique as possible while sharing the same things we ALL experienced, often being previously beyond description. In writing, I’ve found a way to truly reconnect in a way I didn’t think possible with the most treasured and formative years of my life.
I hope to be able to pass the things we all have felt and perhaps forgot about, back into the lives of those people that hold the memories so dear. I’m not a full time writer so it may take a little bit longer than I’d like but I look forward to presenting the community with something we can all use to bring the experience intimately back and awaken lost tracks in our neurology with the same kind of emotion we experienced on those Magical Nights in Grateful Dead Land.