Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

Brokedown Palace

Lyrically, I think this is one of the Grateful Dead’s very best.  You can read them HERE.

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Like I Always Did

“Since Jerry checked out, he hasn’t departed in the least. I can still hear him crackling away somewhere behind me, above and off to the left, if you will. I can hear the crackle of his harmonic content, where he would live in a song. And I relate to that like I always did.” ~Bob …

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And it stoned me, to my soul…

The Rainbow by Millen Brand Excerpted from Local Lives: Poems About the Pennsylvania Dutch, ©1975 Herbert Berky tells this story: When he was a boy, he used to work in two hill fields Josephus Gerhard had given his father. “You went up a lane that started between the Borneman place and Uncle John’s, and made …

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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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