Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

I see my light come shining…

That’s Clarence Clemons on saxophone.  I wouldn’t mind having this played at my funeral, but really I’ll have very little say in the matter. Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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If the thunder don’t get you, then the lightning will…

Full lyrics HERE.

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Ecstatic Phil

In my personal life I’m very reserved, very cool, very laid back– but the people I admire most are not.

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Friends

Ron McKernan died not long after this photo was taken, but of course neither of them could know, or even suspect, at the time. This old photo makes me a little melancholy.

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Phil Lesh and Bob Weir

I love seeing old friends enjoying each other’s company.

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The Way

“If I knew the way, I would take you home.”  ~Robert Hunter • “I know you’re tired, but come, this is the way.”  ~Rumi

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Bobby looks happy

One of the things I love about Grateful Dead fans is the way they talk about Bobby, Jerry, and Phil as if they know these people, as if these are friends who come around every so often for dinner. I can’t think of any other group with such a familial following.  🙂

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So long, Robert

Lyricist Robert Hunter has passed away (LINK). This is one of those times where the world seems largely indifferent to what, to me, is huge.

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One More Saturday Night

Bobby is having fun being a rock star.  Donna is having fun doing whatever that is that she’s doing. And I am having fun watching and listening.

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If happiness had a sound track…

 

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You Are Part of Everything

“Dear Prudence” is one of my favorite Beatles’ songs, and it turns out to have been a favorite of Jerry Garcia, too. Full lyrics HERE.

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“He just didn’t know any other way.”

Steve Parish was a roadie for the Grateful Dead and manager for the Jerry Garcia Band.  His 2003 autobiography, Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road With the Grateful Dead, is about his own life and experiences.  It’s not a tell-all by any means, but of course his story overlaps with theirs. His stories …

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