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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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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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