Wednesday, August 09, 2006

We Miss You, Jerry

9 Comments:

Blogger SLC Library Boy said...

By the way, I took another break...but will get things rollin' steady in a day or so. Peace!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006  
Anonymous pippi said...

11 years and it hasn't gotten any easier to accept.

love to everyone who is feeling this loss.

XXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006  
Anonymous john/gdradio.net said...

"...Take your heart, take your face, and reflect back some of
the joy that he gave you ... he filled this world full of clouds of
joy. Just take a little bit of that and reflect it back up to him,
or wherever he is, just shine it back to him..."

Bob Weir
Sunday August 13, 1995
Golden Gate Park Polo Field, San Francisco CA
Jerry Garcia Memorial Gathering

Thursday, August 10, 2006  
Blogger irenie said...

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Saturday, September 09, 2006  
Blogger irenie said...

So what's the deal?
Is Dead news going to be updated?
Does it exist on another blog now?
Miss yas

Monday, September 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a therapist in a children's mental health program in West Virginia. I wrote a science fiction novel that I think Jerry would just have to love: "Rarity from the Hollow." Author proceeds are donated to prevention of child abuse. Something else he would have approved. It was published as an ebook: www.fatcatpress.com. A satirical essay about its self-promotion was also published in July by Wingspan Quarterly: www.wingspanquarterly.com (free online). Jag Lall, English comic book artist and another old hippie, did the cover pro bono.

I can't afford to promote the novel, so I post anyplace I find that will let me after I get home from work. I'm not complaining because I knew I'd never make much of a salary in the child welfare field. And besides, my work is what inspires me to write.

"Rarity" has received several blurbs, some of which are on the publisher's site. Others are available, including one by Piers Anthony. A review is in Baryon Online: http://www.baryon-online.com:

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Robert Eggleton
Rarity from the Hollow, A Lacy Dawn Adventure
Robert Eggleton
www.fatcatpress.com, $6.95, 411 pages, ISBN: 0977644839 reviewed by Barry Hunter

Lacy Dawn is the last person you would pick to be the savior of the universe. She’s in the fifth grade in the backwoods of West Virginia. Her best friend – Faith, is the ghost of a school mate that was beaten to death and lives in a tree. During recess she gives advice to her schoolmates about their future. Her boyfriend – DotCom, is an android that has lived in a cave for thousands of years keeping watch over her lineage from the first days of humankind.

Her dad - Dewayne is a disabled vet and her family is on welfare. Tom, the next door neighbor, grows "buds". Jenny, her mom does the best she can. Lacy and DotCom do some "reprogramming" on the parents to make them smarter and stronger and Lacy is up to college level in her studies with DotCom.

It turns out that in order for Lacy to save the universe; she must raise the prestige of Earth by becoming the greatest shopper of all time and negotiate the best deals for her services and those of her family on the planet Shptiludrp.

Eggleton has crafted a novel that deals with social commentary mixed with some eerie science fiction and a strange problem that Lacy has to solve to save the universe with the help of her family and her dog, Brownie. I can almost hear a blue grass version of Metallica while reading this. I expect to see more from Eggleton and Lacy Dawn. Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.

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Depending on a schedule, from ten to fifty percent of author proceeds will be donated to prevent child abuse: Children's Home Society of West Virginia (CHS, Dennis Sutton, Executive Director).

All of the above info is verifiable and I'll provide any additional info on your request. I'm writing to ask that you check it out and tell others, mention it to your friends, post this email on a wall, or whatever else you think would help promote this project. Advertising is too expensive and ebook publishers don't promote the way that traditional publishers have in the past. Unless one has name recognition, actually, few paper publishers today invest much in promotion.

Anything that you can do to pass the word would be appreciated. I'm a novice on the internet and have been stumbling around trying to let people know. Sometimes I've gotten myself called spam, which is especially discouraging. I hope that I have not written to you before about this project. However, since it's an ebook, please caution folks not to share the actual novel because it would be like ripping off the kids.

BTW, I played Terrapin Station over and over as I wrote the novel.

Thanks,

Robert Eggleton
robert_t@charter.net

Tuesday, September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Jonathan Berman said...

Hi! Is this photoshopped, or is Jerry actually smiling??
Do you know? cool site btw.
Jonathan Berman
communethemovie.com

Friday, October 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jerry would be proud! My novel has received another couple of reviews. Here's the latest. It's not as strong as the first two, but very positive, nevertheless, just like reviews of the Dead. Some people get it from the heart, and others have to be educated.

Robert

http://www.booksforabuck.com/sfpages/sf_06/rarity_hollow.html

Thursday, December 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rarity from the Hollow Won an Award!

Please see: http://myshelf.com/backtoliterature/column.htm

Thanks again, Jerry, for the inspiration.

Robert Eggleton

Wednesday, January 03, 2007  

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