Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

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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Sorry that you feel that way…

I see you’ve got your list out Say your piece and get out Yes I get the gist of it, but It’s all right Sorry that you feel that way The only thing there is to say Every silver lining’s got a Touch of grey… Full lyrics HERE.

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Light

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” ~Aaron Rose —•— “Once in a while you get shown the light / in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” ~Robert Hunter (source)(YouTube)

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Music

Excerpted from The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, ©1954: Frodo was left to himself for a while, for Sam had fallen asleep. He was alone and felt rather forlorn, although all about him the folk of Rivendell were gathered. But those near him were silent, intent upon the music of the …

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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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