Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

He’s Here

  “I see him in my dreams all the time.  I hear him when I’m on stage.  I would say I can’t talk to him, but I can.  I don’t miss him, he’s here with me.”  ~Bob Weir, on Jerry Garcia I’m glad he has a connection that endured beyond death.  But I’m envious. The …

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Big Smile

  (click to imbiggen) Donna onstage dates this to between 1971 and 1979.  I love seeing the big smile on Jerry’s face! Picture via MrGratefulDean

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Let There Be Songs To Fill The Air

 And that, of course, reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Their Kindness, The Way Their Eyes Sparkle…

   From Theresa “Trixie” Garcia:  I’m no Jerry Garcia expert, I’m just his kid, born right into this scene and still trying to figure it out.  When I was younger, it was natural to rebel away from the Grateful Dead.  Now I have a very honest appreciation for it and have set out to learn …

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Tell you what I’ll do:

 “You’re my woman” is one of those phrases that didn’t age well, but in the context of the times it’s actually a pretty sweet little song. Jerry didn’t like to perform this song live because he didn’t think there were many possibilities for improvisation, but the current Dead lineup has put it back in play. …

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Crimson, White, and Indigo

  A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song.  I love the interaction between Phil and Jerry (bass and guitar) at the end. Full lyrics available at The Annotated Grateful Dead, HERE.

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Wham Bam

  The country/rock band “Silver” never released a studio album.  This single, a hit for them in 1976, is their only claim to fame. Their keyboardist, Brent Midland, went on to become the longest-tenured keyboardist for the Grateful Dead.

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So Many Roads…

 

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And forgetting the love we bring

This is Deadhead (and former Senator) Al Franken’s favorite version of Althea: Full lyrics HERE.

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But I’d Rather Be With You…

Full lyrics HERE. Old Jerry had a much more expressive voice than Young Jerry. (And poor Phil looks like a sixth-grader in gym class in those oversized blue shorts.)

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A Chance

“An advantage of not going by too fast is that the world has a chance of becoming more interesting in the process.” ~Alain De Botton, in How Proust Can change Your Life ©1997 How Proust Can change Your Life is a delightful little book that I’d recommend to anyone. You don’t need to have read …

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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