#161267  by amyjared
 Thu May 10, 2018 2:53 pm
I finally finished Billy's book...and really enjoyed it! He sounds like one of us, he showed respect for the fans and confirmed some of my suspicions and enlightened me concerning some of the things inside the band that I suspected, but didn't have evidence to prove.

The last chapter, about his love life, wasn't totally necessary, although I did like the anecdote about him calling the radio station during a Dead Air-type show and requesting a song!

So, for those who have read it, I am curious and could use some input. He talks about how he didn't like any of the Jerry clones that they used who tried to sound like Jerry but preferred someone who brought something new into the mix. He also ends with him saying he's kind of done doing the Dead thing, and wants to play other music. He kind of talks down on keeping things going w/out Jerry. And yet he did the Fare The Well shows and now he's on tour with Dead & Co? Isn't that somewhat contradictory to what he ends the book talking about? Did he get bored? Was the money too good? Was Mayer different somehow? Thoughts?
 #161272  by strumminsix
 Fri May 11, 2018 8:58 am
Maybe I'll give it a go. The dude was notorious about having a temper. Did he cover off on any of that or was it rose colored memories?
 #161295  by amyjared
 Mon May 14, 2018 7:43 am
Give it a shot. He does kind of gloss over his temper, mentioning some fights he had with bandmates, but it's worth a read.
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