Tag Archives: Grateful Dead
In my personal life I’m very reserved, very cool, very laid back– but the people I admire most are not.
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.
“If I knew the way, I would take you home.” ~Robert Hunter • “I know you’re tired, but come, this is the way.” ~Rumi
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. 🙂
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.
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.
“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.
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 …
“I want to make it clear we are not a cult. Jerry Garcia was not the messiah. We weren’t gods. We were there every night for the same reason the Deadheads were. We wanted the music to take us to a place of transcendence and elegance. We wanted to reach that group consciousness so we …