Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead

I'm very proud about my new Ebook, Reckoning: Conversations With the Grateful Dead and hope that you will check it out. The book includes interviews with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Phil and Trey Anastasio together,Robert Hunter, Bill Kreutzmann,…

Vacation...what the band means to me...

I am sitting in the airport, on my way to Sanya, Hainain Island right now. It is said to be the nicest beach in China, an island located in the South China Sea, actually a bit past (West of) Hong Kong. Becky and the kids and Hal and Ruth are…

Woodie Alan with special guest

Maplewood bud Rick Wagner appeared in Beijing towards the end of the Olympics, after working for NBC in Qingdao. Coincided with a gig and he jammed some tunes. Played bass on a few, which moved Zhang Yang over to my Strat... he promptly played…
I went out strong, posting like mad. I think I missed a few, but...Here's a little personal essay type thought piece on what these Games meant to China.My thoughts of what comes next for China sports world.An attempt to explain justhow important…

That's a Wrap

Wow. We're done.I posted like a madman the last two days. I will post some links later. time for a cup of coffee. a new day has dawned.

Party band

Well, Princess Anne didn't show up. But the British Olympics Association party did feature seven or eight Olympians, including a two-tie gold medal winning swimmer and a bunch of other medalists. Most amazingly, we pulled off this gig.It was…

Party band

Well, Princess Anne didn't show up. But the British Olympics Association party did feature seven or eight Olympians, including a two-tie gold medal winning swimmer and a bunch of other medalists. Most amazingly, we pulled off this gig.It was…

CCTV appearance and more

Here is a clip of meappearing on English language CCTV-1 the other night I ran around like crazed monkey to get to this place, stumbled upstairs had some powder thrown on my face, changed my clothes and ran out onto the set about 5 minutes…

Went to a track meet and news broke out

Yesterday, I wrote this preview about Liu Xiang, the Chinese hurdler widely considered to have the most pressure on him during the Games.He is really ubiquitous here, on countless billboards.This morning, I went to the Bird's Nest to see his…

About that lazy day...

I had two stories to write and figured I could write it at tennis as well as anywhere and, as Becky reminded me, I the Olympics aren't going on forever. So I jumped a cab to the tennis center and watched the Williams sisters obliterate some…