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eBook Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead ePub

by Joe Layden,Bob Weir,Steve Parish

  • ISBN: 0312333994
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Joe Layden,Bob Weir,Steve Parish
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st Printing edition (October 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 304
  • ePub book: 1216 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1443 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 655

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But Steve Parish's 30+ year tenure with the Grateful Dead, the Jerry Garcia Band, and its survivors makes for . Have read any book on the Grateful Dead I have been able to get my hands on. Blair Jackson has done some great work, Bill Kreutzman's book is excellent.

But Steve Parish's 30+ year tenure with the Grateful Dead, the Jerry Garcia Band, and its survivors makes for compelling reading, even if his low-key, often self-deprecating reportorial style can't hope to begin to unravel the complex psychology that drove the symptomatic excesses--and all too many tragedies-of the 60's most enduringly emblematic American band.

Steve Parish traveled with the Grateful Dead for over thirty years, first as a. .There are major Grateful Dead books - A Long Strange Trip and Garcia, among them - and then there are minor ones like Home Before Daylight

Steve Parish traveled with the Grateful Dead for over thirty years, first as a roadie and later as manager of the Jerry Garcia Band. He still works closely with the band and lives in California. There are major Grateful Dead books - A Long Strange Trip and Garcia, among them - and then there are minor ones like Home Before Daylight. While the major works tell the entire history of the band in great, comprehensive detail, this book is much narrower in scope: Steve Parish recounts what his life as a GD roadie was like and his relationship with Jerry. All the other members of the band are little more than footnotes.

Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead. Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. by Steve Parish, Bob Weir, and Joe Layden. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music.

Home Before Daylight book. This was the story about Steve Parish,a stage technition working with the Grateful Dead and his life leading up to that point

Home Before Daylight book. This was the story about Steve Parish,a stage technition working with the Grateful Dead and his life leading up to that point. Steve Parish made many mistakes in life, but in his own mind it was all worth it. He even lived on Rouca Rouca ranch, which was where all the Grateful Dead, their wifes, their groopies, fans, tech. s, and followers lived in their idea of peace. Samantha Kernc English Analyses Home Before Daylight.

Home Before Daylight. My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead. Great first book on the Dead. By robert on 10-30-15. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, the Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing. By: Steve Parish, Joe Layden - contributor, Bob Weir - foreword. Narrated by: Sean Runnette. Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins.

But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Never before has a true insider, a member of the Grateful Dead family from the band's early days through today, told the story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead. Steve Parish with Joe Layden; Foreword by Bob Weir. The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today

Home Before Daylight. The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today.

Have read any book on the Grateful Dead I have been able to get my hands on. Blair Jackson has done some great work, Bill Kreutzman's book is excellent

Steve was a central figure, often in the lead of what was going on backstage, in the hotels, on the airplanes, busses, boats, or whatever. If ever I get around to writing a book, you'll be reading plenty more about Steve. -Bob Weir, from the foreword. See all Product description. Living With The Dead, by Rock Scully is entertaining but a little biased in my opinion. This book is lacking in content.

September 29, 2016 · Rochester, NY ·. Author Steve Parish with the legendary Jerry Garcia. May 12, 2016 ·. If I get home before daylight/ just might get some sleep tonight.

PagesMediaBooks & MagazinesBookHome Before Daylight: My Life On the Road with the Grateful Dead. English (US) · Español · Português (Brasil) · Français (France) · Deutsch. September 29, 2016 · Rochester, NY ·. Home Before Daylight: My Life On the Road with the Grateful Dead.

The legendary band’s singer, guitarist and co-founder Bob Weir is executive producing along with Steve Parish, who penned the source memoir Home Before Daylight: My Life On The Road With The Grateful Dead. Weir will oversee all aspects of music for the untitled series. Bernie Cahill and ROAR also serve as executive producers on the project, and Stephen Emery is a co-EP. No writer is attached yet. Showtime has a similarly themed hourlong comedy series, Roadies, from Cameron Crowe and . Abrams, which is set to debut next year.

The untold story of life on the road with the Grateful Dead, written by an insider who lived it from the early days to today.Steve Parish was never one to walk the straight-and-narrow, even during his childhood growing up in Flushing Meadow, Queens. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history.Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Working for the band for free and learning his craft, Parish got to know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy and Mickey and through the years their relationships forged an unbreakable bond. He became very close with Garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows. He was there during times of trouble (like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room), spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. He was also the last friend to see Garcia alive. Throughout the Dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians.But Home Before Daylight is a story of friendship, of music and redemption. It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Seen through Steve Parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing.

Comments

MrDog MrDog
Have read any book on the Grateful Dead I have been able to get my hands on. Blair Jackson has done some great work, Bill Kreutzman's book is excellent. Living With The Dead, by Rock Scully is entertaining but a little biased in my opinion. This book is lacking in content. For example, there is a chapter on Brent Midland. It starts off with a description of Brent and ends with his death in 15 or so pages. This book is about Steve, his fun after the shows, and small tidbits about Jerry Garcia with little insight to the other members of the band or crew. It did give much insight into the crew's involvement with the band which is to say very important. There are some good quick stories. If you go in with low expectations, you will enjoy this, and it is a very easy read.
Dyni Dyni
There are major Grateful Dead books - A Long Strange Trip and Garcia, among them - and then there are minor ones like Home Before Daylight.
While the major works tell the entire history of the band in great, comprehensive detail, this book is much narrower in scope: Steve Parish recounts what his life as a GD roadie was like and his relationship with Jerry. All the other members of the band are little more than footnotes.
The first half is basically Parish's episodic, superficial "wild and crazy" stories of life as a rock 'n' roll roadie. Frankly, it bored the hell out of me. I put the book down at about the 1/3 mark and didn't return to it for several years.
Fortunately, when I returned to it, the book grew some balls - got some profound weight and gravitas - in the second half as it very honestly and with a sobering eye turned to Jerry's addiction to cocaine and heroin and his ultimate demise. This portion contains insights into Garcia not found anywhere else.
I will give Parish credit for being brutally honest throughout the book, even to the point of being politically incorrect offensive toward women and American Indians, but in the final analysis, Home Before Daylight is a largely minor work about the Dead.
Actually, it's less about the band and more about the crew.
It's for GD completists only.
Steelraven Steelraven
This boook does give you good insights as to the life of a roadie and in particular what it was like to tour with the Grateful Dead. You probably will learn more about Steve's sex life than you would ever have interest in, but I guess that was a major part of his life on the road. Another sad portrayal of Jerry Garcia as a heroin junkie. It wasn't clear to me how the deep friendship really blossomed between Jerry and Steve. Was Steve really his best friend?
Darksinger Darksinger
The book was a wonderful insight into the life of working with the Grateful Dead. I highly recommend this book of you are a fan of the music.
Cheber Cheber
Parish does a good job overall and I learned some new things from this bio but, I was left wanting more . Given this guy worked with Jerry for decades I think there could be a lot more anecdotes than there are here, I can only assume that most band associates have forgotten stuff due to age / and or drug use or they are holding back in order to be diplomatic. 3.5 stars.
Wizer Wizer
Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead Is required reading if you are a Grateful Dead fan or if you are new to the band. It's a fantastic collection of stories shared by those who were there on the road with the band. I highly recommend turning on some of their music as you read. I often wondered what drove the many fan's "Dead Heads" to follow this band where ever the road took them. Simply an amazing journey - Phish
ndup ndup
I found this book to be a deep, insightful look into the world of rock and roll from a very different and very personal perspective. This is not, nor does it purport to be another "Grateful Dead history".
Steve was uniquely situated to both participate in and observe the Grateful Dead as a band and as an institution. His perspective allows us to catch glimpses of the real action behind the scene that was often the basis for the magic (or sometimes lack of it)in the on-stage performances.
Of far greater impact to me, however, was Steve's willingness to share his personal travails, passions, successes and failures over the past 30 years. He reveals one very involved, very sensitive and very insightful man's interaction with the power and impact of rock and roll on people in and around the scene, both the famous and sometimes the infamous. In telling his own story, Steve often challenges conventional and traditional assumptions about who are really "good guys" and who are "bad".
He shows us the humanity that drove the unfortunately unrealistic desire of Jerry and others to make it only "all about the music". Through his unparallelled access Steve is able to the efforts of those in and around the Band to enjoy normal lives and meaningful interpersonal relationships while fending off, or all too often sucumbing to the dangers of hard drugs, greed and the many other down-sides of "fame" in 20th Century America.
He accomplishes all of this with humility and well-placed humor. I have read many rock and roll biographies of both individuals and bands, and I strongly recommend Steve's book as offfering a truly "one of a kind" perspective.
Steve gave good i sight into what it was like being in the crew. He also offer glimpses as to the personalities of the band members with a lot of focus on Jerry.