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,…

Off to India

We are off to India tonight to visit the Beletes and see some of the place. Probably won't be posting much if at all.. though you never know.. but pictures of Taj Mahal and more within a week. Happy golden Week to you all.

"The pleasure is all ours, Mr. Ambassador..."

Woodie Alan rocked the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Beijing last night. The Honorable Clark Randt, his wife and sundry guests enjoyed the music a great deal.

Someone please tell me

...that people are laughing and or throwing up over this. I have kept silent over politics up here for along, long time but this is making me crazy. To me, it's a line in the sand moment. I read constantly, all kinds of things and not just people…

Stunned into Silence

Oh good griefThis just freaked me out.AP Story:Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'By GARANCE BURKE –ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three…

Last Column: Halfpats

Younger, Nimbler, Cheaper:'Halfpats' Are the New Expats By ALAN PAUL I went to college at the University of Michigan. During my freshman year, before any of us had really started to venture far beyond our dorm, a friend dubbed Ann Arbor…

Hey Hey Gunya

Check this out. This was our wildest gig of the tour. Note the guy giving me a Cubano cigar and the Russian chick bringing us shots...The song is a mashup of a Chinese blues and "Kansas City."

Glad to be home

I may have set a new record yesterday. I was eating noodles with the guys at 2:30 am in Changsha and coaching soccer at noon in Beijing. Back to reality ad no more rock star life. But that's fine.The tour was spectacular; truly one of the highlights…

Home, where the music's playing...

One of the most moving and cool parts of this trip was returning to Hunan with Lu Wei, our drummer. He is a native of the province and has not been home for eight years now. I still do not fully understand they whys and wherefores. His father…

Hunan updates

This has been such an eventful few days, it’s hard to capture, or know where to begin. I will do a full catchup when I am back in Beijing starting to explore some of the emotional intensity of the week, but first let me do some quick basic…

Wolfeman Howls in Spain

Old friend Michael Lee Wolfe blazed the Jewish guy form Sq. Hill making it as an international music sensation many, many years before me. He has been living in Spain since forever, and now plays with the great singer Anabel Santiago.Here is…