Fifth Anniversary Edition It all began in a blizzard on his way to see the Grateful Dead in Philadelphia. Twenty seven years later, in 2009, Howard Catfish Weiner's road rhapsody landed him in Las Vegas for his 100th Bob Dylan show. Tangled Up in Tunes is the memoir of how 300 nights with Dylan and the Dead changed his life. A ramblin' man seeking identity in conformist times, Catfish clung to the music that inspired him. As an eyewitness to a legacy of historical performances, Catfish delivers a distinctive tale of the two longest running tours in American music: The Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip, and Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour. Tangled Up in Tunes is a tale of staying forever young by following your muse. The fifty-page fifth anniversary addendum includes new tales from the road, and stories too strange to be included in the original manuscript.
In 2016, Howard Weiner published his first novel, The Dire Wolf of Pelham Parkway: Sales Survivor, and the fifth anniversary edition of his memoir, Tangled Up in Tunes: Ballad of a Dylanhead. A Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia aficionado, Howard is best known for his musical analysis in Positively Garcia: Reflections of the JGB, and Grateful Dead 1977: The Rise of Terrapin Nation. Howard is also the creator and host of Visions of Dylan, a series of two-hour programs that aired on 99.5 FM, WBAI, New York. These days Howard resides near the Bronx Zoo.