the story about Garcia and his brother was just for the press releases because the truth is too shocking; Jerry lost the tip of his finger in a poker game.
Didn't Jerrys brother aXidently chop off his finger while chopping wood at a young age? So iv'e heard somewhere.
thx, ccejjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj! i remember sneaking to the tv in the basement to watch playboy after dark as a kid (probably 13-14), i think it was wgn in chicago, it was on real late, and i saw THIS show. how could ya forget that poncho. another one of those brushes with my future before i knew... it would still be a few years before i found myself escaping though the lily field : )
can't never get tired of this clip:
missin' Jerry real bad today...
seeing this makes me smile.
I also remember hearing a story about a dude who saw Jerry before some show, must have been 88 thereabout, post-coma Jerry; maybe walking around, anyways, Garcia was smoking a ciggarette, and the dude yelled out 'hey Jerry, I heard you quit smoking' to which Garcia replied with a stubby, right handed middle finger gesture type of reaction with a smile as he did it. that is the only confirmed rumor of which finger Garcia used in his adult life, though this is only anecdotal evidence and hardly enough to form of a sample to gather the proper level of statistical integrity.
apart from Polo and breeding Arabian horses....
Garcia was a real pip. a real pip.
Can't answer any of those, Joe, but I do seem to recall that the new Senator from Minnesota once offered to have Jerry give the "finger" to someone on Halloween night in 1980...
All you had to do was give generously to Jerry's Kids!
Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
as most of us know, Jerry lost the first two joints of his 'middle' finger in an accident when his brother Tiff chopped it off. Jerry was around 4 years old.
here's the trippy hippie questions of the day:
1) had Jerry ever given anybody 'the finger' with his right hand before his finger got chopped off?
2) was Tiff the very first recipient of Jerry giving somebody 'the finger' with his right hand after the bandage came off?
3) in his adult years, did Jerry tend to give people 'the finger' with his left or right hand?
been wondering about all of that for a long number of years...
"Walking along in the mission in the rain" Mission district of SF, after getting out of court on some ticket thing ( & getting out of the ticket)...about 1976 or so......the song ringing through my head @ the time............xoxo Gypsy Cowgirl