Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

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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A Bunch of Atoms

“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 …

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Phil

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Once In A While

Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right… Full lyrics at The Annotated Grateful Dead.

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We need

    “We need magic and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.” ~Jerry Garcia    

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I watch it all roll by…

Standing on the moon With nothing left to do A lovely view of heaven But I’d rather be with you… Full lyrics HERE.

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I’m sure Phil thinks he’s the only one who can see him.  😀

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The Trick

  “Always recognize the dreamlike qualities of life and reduce attachment and aversion. Practice good-heartedness toward all beings. Be loving and compassionate, no matter what others do to you. What they will do will not matter so much when you see it as a dream. The trick is to have positive intention during the dream. …

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Any Day Now

I read an article once that said Jerry Garcia should not be considered  a top-tier guitarist because he played too slow. I disagreed with it.

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Like a steam locomotive

He’s gone.

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