Tag Archives: Jerry Garcia

He’s Here

  “I see him in my dreams all the time.  I hear him when I’m on stage.  I would say I can’t talk to him, but I can.  I don’t miss him, he’s here with me.”  ~Bob Weir, on Jerry Garcia I’m glad he has a connection that endured beyond death.  But I’m envious. The …

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Big Smile

  (click to imbiggen) Donna onstage dates this to between 1971 and 1979.  I love seeing the big smile on Jerry’s face! Picture via MrGratefulDean

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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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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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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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I see my light come shining…

That’s Clarence Clemons on saxophone.  I wouldn’t mind having this played at my funeral, but really I’ll have very little say in the matter. Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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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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Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?

Full lyrics at BobDylan.com.

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