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Blair Jacksons "An American Life"
    #1621907 - 06/09/03 09:30 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

What do you guys think of his book on Jerry


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Re: Blair Jacksons [Re: Ripple]
    #1626988 - 06/11/03 07:27 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

From the book:

Owsley, known by most then and now as Bear was an interesting fellow. He was a few years older than the guys in the band-he and Kesey were the same age-and like Kesey, he had grown up in a very straight world.

About the first Acid Trip at Muir beach:

There was a lot of weird energy in the air that night at Muir Beach. Owsley, for one, was overwhelmed by the totality of the experience-by what he saw as an almost maniacal edge to the pranksters mind warping assault, and by the sheer power of the Grateful Dead: "I'd never heard anything like it," he says. "It was a little bit scary. Garcia was sort of frightening with that cosmic electric intensity he had back then."


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Re: Blair Jacksons [Re: Ripple]
    #1627032 - 06/11/03 07:45 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

yea, i think i may try and find a copy of that book. almost bought it a while back. have time now. thanks ripple.


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Re: Blair Jacksons [Re: ]
    #1627041 - 06/11/03 07:48 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

No prob. I think you will enjoy it!


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    #1627047 - 06/11/03 07:51 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

you know, that video that papaver mentioned a while ago (if it's the same one) does capture some of that frenetic energy that may have frightened bear and others, especially watching neal cassidy. dude seems like a real firecracker on the video. fwiw :blush: 


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Re: Blair Jacksons [Re: ]
    #1627060 - 06/11/03 07:56 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I never saw it, can it be gotten?


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    #1627071 - 06/11/03 08:02 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

you might ask him...

edit: my copy is a loaner bootleg

edit#2: http://www.key-z.com/video.html


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