|Entered by||Joe Jupille|
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|Source Summary||Jerry Garcia Conversation/Interview with Ayatolla H?bsch: master cassette > Sound Forge de-noising > ? > SHN.|
the "interviewer"'s name is Hadayatullah Hübsch. He lived in a German commune in the late 60s during the student revolts and took lots of drugs. Eventually, after having been hospitalised for drug-induced psychosis, he left for Marocco in a Volkswagen bus and there converted to islam, changing his name. The whole story is related in a great radio play that he wrote (unfortunately for most of you, it's in German).
A nice side-story is that I listened to this radio play on tape for the first time when I had moved from germany to the U.K. and was driving on the left for the first time in my life. I was driving a rental car straight into the heart of Glasgow, Scotland's busiest city (to see SCI btw) and Hübsch's descriptions of his horror trips and psychosis were so vivid that at a very big roundabout on the outskirts of town I finally had to turn the play off because I couldn't manage to drive on the left with all this crazyness going on anymore! :)
Anyway, I believe this is not actually from the master tape and may also be incomplete. Hübsch "released" the recording on a flexi disc that was included with a very low-key german beat poetry journal in the 80s and send some copies to friends. If I remember correctly, he has long since lost the master and had one of those friends transfer the 1st gen cassette to CD, which he then copied for me and which Hanno subsequentlt cleaned up.
I got in touch with Hübsch through a mutual friend who is both a deadhead (I found him because his car has an original-sized American beauty cover in the rear window) and publishes german translations of beat poetry. That friend remembered the old interview tape and told me about it. From his recollections, the interview should have been longer and especially the part where Jerry plays guitar should have been more expanded but I never got him to dig out his own old cassette copy and he said it was probably too worn to play it back anyway. So for now this is all there is...