Tag Archives: Grateful Dead

Their Kindness, The Way Their Eyes Sparkle…

   From Theresa “Trixie” Garcia:  I’m no Jerry Garcia expert, I’m just his kid, born right into this scene and still trying to figure it out.  When I was younger, it was natural to rebel away from the Grateful Dead.  Now I have a very honest appreciation for it and have set out to learn …

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Tell you what I’ll do:

 “You’re my woman” is one of those phrases that didn’t age well, but in the context of the times it’s actually a pretty sweet little song. Jerry didn’t like to perform this song live because he didn’t think there were many possibilities for improvisation, but the current Dead lineup has put it back in play. …

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Crimson, White, and Indigo

  A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song.  I love the interaction between Phil and Jerry (bass and guitar) at the end. Full lyrics available at The Annotated Grateful Dead, HERE.

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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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