Well, at least another show. I’ll be at the Lone Star Book Festival in Houston, TX, April 9th. And since I’ve been silent for so long, I thought I’d use that occasion to share a couple of things that have come my way of late.
One is this video someone recently sent me of a talk I did on Jerry Garcia and San Francisco at the Excelsior branch of the SF Public Library (it’s three blocks from Harrington St., where he grew up). Not a bad talk, if I say it as shouldn’t. It’s on Youtube.
The second is an audio transcript of a conversation I had with a very smart d.j. named Arroe Collins. It’s a great rap.
My current project – stay tuned – is working as a consultant with the California Historical Society on plans for the 50th (goddamn!) anniversary of the Summer of Love. Of course, the real summer of love was the fall of 1966 (hey, San Francisco saves the good weather for a great Indian summer), before the Be-In brought all the publicity… but in any case, the anniversary is going to bring a number of commemorative events to town. One already happening is a big Bill Graham exhibit at the Jewish Museum – check it out.