Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead The Untold Story Of Life On The Road With The Grateful Dead, Written By An Insider Who Lived It From The Early Days To TodaySteve Parish Was Never One To Walk The Straight And Narrow, Even During His Childhood Growing Up In Flushing Meadow, Queens Busted As A Teenager For Selling Acid In The Summer Of , Parish Landed In Riker S Island The Experience Changed Him And After Getting Out He Did His Best To Stay Out Of Trouble, Securing A Job Moving Music Equipment At The New York State Pavilion The First Show He Worked Was A Grateful Dead Concert In July Of And Parish Was Captivated By The Music A Life Seemingly Headed Nowhere Had Suddenly Found Its Calling As He Fell In Quickly With A Band Of Likeminded Misfits Who Formed The Nucleus Of What Would Be The Greatest Road Crew In Rock N Roll HistoryParish Traveled To California Where His Apprenticeship Began Working For The Band For Free And Learning His Craft, Parish Got To Know Jerry, Bobby, Phil, Billy And Mickey And Through The Years Their Relationships Forged An Unbreakable Bond He Became Very Close With Garcia In Particular, Acting As His Personal Roadie And Later Manager For His Solo Performances And Garcia Band Shows He Was There During Times Of Trouble Like When A Pimp Held Garcia Hostage At Gunpoint In A New York Hotel Room , Spending Hours By His Bedside When Garcia Was In A Coma In , And Performing The Duties Of Best Man At His Wedding He Was Also The Last Friend To See Garcia Alive Throughout The Dead S Historic Run, There Were Parties Of Biblical Proportion And Celebrity Run Ins With Everybody From Bob Dylan To Frank Sinatra But There Was A Dark Side To Life On The Road And Tragedy Didn T Just Strike The MusiciansBut Home Before Daylight Is A Story Of Friendship, Of Music And Redemption It Is A Piece Of Music History, One That Reflects The American Spirit Of Adventure And Brotherhood Seen Through Steve Parish S Eyes And Experiences, The Grateful Dead S Wild Ride Has Never Been So Revealing

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead book, this is one of the most wanted Steve Parish author readers around the world.

➸ Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead Free ➮ Author Steve Parish – Uc0.info
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead
  • Steve Parish
  • English
  • 18 April 2019
  • 9780312333997

10 thoughts on “Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead

  1. says:

    WellRock Scully s book resonated to me Parish wrote with too much apologies I just wanted him to tell the story.

  2. says:

    This book is actually something I looked forward to a great deal although I did not encounter it until it was on library shelves As the minder in many ways for Garcia s instruments for over 25 years, Parish relates the tale of how he came to work for the band, the many psychological tests and torments, and the joys which sometimes seemed fleeting, but left him with the knowledge that he kept his integrity about himself while working in a high pressure and often tense atmosphere I was lucky enough to meet Steve on a night I was introduced by him to the Dead s female vocalist, Mrs Donna Godchaux I didn t meet her husband Keith that evening, although we shared an interesting time that night as well and the Jerry Garcia Band s then manager, Richard Loren And happily enough, had a brief encounter with the man himself, on his way out to his car afterward I had often heard about this supposed fierce personality of Parish s, but I never saw any evidence of the truth in the way I was personally treated, as a fan and hanger on He really is a warm person, but the pressure of their working situation is that there s an awful lot of crap the band generally had has to go through just to be able to get up on stage and the crew were no exception If you minded yourself and kept out of the way, then they were all too happy to have you around or, as my friend TC once put it, in a different context, They were as happy to have me there as I was to be there and the evening itself remains one of my fondest memories from the years I managed to stick to my guns as a die hard Garcia loyalist It also dwells and this was where he and I really saw eye to eye on the frustrations of having to deal with Jerry s recalcitrant and intractable heroin problem As his daughter Annabelle put it, in those days, you really had to walk on eggs around him A lot of things I might have said or did, in fact, in a friendly letter, as he recovered from his diabetic coma incident could not be said to his face, and the effort the entire band went through to try and get him to leave off and garner real concern for his life and health are documented here If anyone could make you laugh or cry, it was Garcia, dead or alive, and this book is a very special testimony from the inside of the all too attractive GD whirlpool As Mrs Godchaux I think once said, the Grateful Dead has an ability to suck people in in ways that are sometimes harmful to them Not all of us bought the need for the Persian just because JG did, Steve amongst them I am grateful to him for all the years he gave the best of himself and empathize deeply with the personal losses he also recounts herein as well as for that particular night I shared with the JGB in Palo Alto Read it and figure things for yourself There will never be another Grateful Dead nor another Jerry Garcia And this book gets you at least, a little bit further into understanding a few of the reasons they and no others became the premier survivor rock and roll band in the USA.

  3. says:

    I read and re read this tome like Mormons do the Book and The Doctrine Steve does not give an F who you think you are He knows the secret, We all the exact same Carried hisself as such too, like a soldier, like a lady, like every gentleman ort Not cocky, but self assured He knew he was just as important to the magic as Jerry Garcia Hell we all were Jerry didn t set out to create a rock star, but magic, art, using light, sound and us, dance Steve just told the truth about it all First story I read with no punches, all truth, eidetic memory, for all the good stuff Hard Same.

  4. says:


  5. says:

    Good Easy ReadSteve gave good i sight into what it was like being in the crew He also offer glimpses as to the personalities of the band members with a lot of focus on Jerry.

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed the Parish detail on the scene, the bands and Garcia Terribly sad portrayal of Garcia s physical, spiritual and musical descent into junkie hell and death.

  7. says:

    Beautifully writtenThe book was a wonderful insight into the life of working with the Grateful Dead I highly recommend this book of you are a fan of the music.

  8. says:

    SmoothGreat stories from someone who was actually there If you re a fan of the big Steve hour on Grateful Dead radio then this book is for you.

  9. says:

    Brief I really liked this rock n roll book This was the story about Steve Parish,a stage technition working with the Grateful Dead and his life leading up to that point Steve Parish made many mistakes in life, but in his own mind it was all worth it He even lived on Rouca Rouca ranch, which was where all the Grateful Dead, their wifes, their groopies, fans, tech s, and followers lived in their idea of peace Samantha Kernc English Analyses Home Before Daylight In my collage I used many pictures that represented the book in which Steve Parish really lived and went through Steve Parish took a lot of drugs, went to jail many times, visited a lot of county s, escaped punishments, and live the 1960 s and 1870 s life of sex, drugs and Rock n Roll At the end though in turn he wonders what strange trip its been and how people can enter and exit his life Random parts of my Poster.Riker s county jail is where he went to jail for selling acid, when it was still legal, but it was laced with speed which he found out after being questioned for fourteen hours Another time he was arrested was when he in the 70 s He was reported to have had stolen equipment, but it was the Dead s, and he was caught with pot, tyesticks and cocaine During his years in the sixties he mostly did nitrous oxide, drank, took LSD and smoked pot then imaginable The first time he was caught for anything by the police he was thirteen Steve and his two friends Michael, and Arthur crack open a bunch a allergy and cold pill, and they all drank a third of a glass of the goop in the pills His two friend wound up in the hospital and they all just received a slap on the wrist At the Navarro hotel in New York Jerry Garcia almost was shot in the head by an angry pimp, but restored his trust in the Hell Angels who saved his life In Steve Parish s life he made a lot of mistakes but talking to the pimp while waiting for Sandy who walked in a took the gun away before hang the pimp out of the window of a nineteen story building to find out who the kid was Altamont gave the Grateful Dead a terrible reputation The Rolling Stones hired the Hell s Angel s to be security there and they didn t take no for an answer from anyone They ended up killing a guy and hurting many others The majority of Steve s friend s all did of drugs everyone was apart of the crew of the Grateful dead.Steve spent a lot of his time at Ruca Ruca Ranch which was where everyone in the Dead and Crew lived Steve lived in the bay area which was his dream to be in California His first real job was for the Garcia Band in 1984 Heard the guy who brought him to the Grateful Dead died from gunpoint for drugs in 1979 That same year Keith and Jerry were both junkies Keith didn t survive it Steve eventually acquired a women and a child Jerry was eventually changed by hard drug it wasn t about saving the world one song at a time like in the 1960 s it was about keeping up his drug life Steve went to Paris with Phil Lesh Pigpen died of liver failure when they were gone Janis Joplin came to Pigpen s wake At the end of it all he lost all of his friends from drugs I don t think it was really worth it, but he would never change a thing.

  10. says:

    I struggle between a 3 and 4 star rating for this book like iTunes, I really wish Goodreads would use a 10 star system as I often find 5 stars doesn t allow enough nuance The first half that got through the mid 1970s is 4 star material because it was fun to read about how Parish got himself involved in the Dead scene It was also refreshing to read how much he focused on how hard he, the crew and the band worked to become such a successful band and industry It goes against the silly idea that hippies and their culture are lazy and considering how many shows these guys put together, how many songs, heck how many bands Garcia especially they played with, lazy is definitely not a word to describe them I also found Parish to be very honest in this book he was upfront about his, for lack of a better word, womanizing and about Garcia s demise and how hard it was to be around that The book is rather sad because a lot of people in and around the scene were lost to tragic accidents, but Parish focuses on how life must go on in such situations Ultimately, this was a good read with some fun anecdotes which is mostly why I read rock n roll biographies to get a front row seat for some debauchery , though it didn t answer the question I am seeking to answer why were the Dead so damn good in May 1977 In fact, I think he skipped over 1977 altogether Last, one of my favorite scenes is a meeting between Parish, Garcia and Frank Sinatra I can t imagine two different artists, but it was beautiful to see how they respected each other and surprising to learn Sinatra knew about Garcia and the Dead s influence on the culture Worth a read if you like the Dead or if you like rock n roll debauchery.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *