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Happy birthday, Jer. Another changed life here.
Listening to the Crossroads Festival, I couldn't help but think where Jerry would be now. At 65 he could have still been rocking. Hell, BB King looked and sounded pretty good and he's 81. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but damn if the GD are still not my favorite band ever. I listen to a bunch of others and there is nobody, NOBODY that did what the Grateful Dead did. The lyrics, the sound, the full spectrum of music they produced is still unique. I love popping on a Jerry Garcia Band concert or a Dead Show from way back when and telling my kids "I was there!". They (10 & 6) can pick Jerry out without me even telling them who is playing.
Tonight, I'll suck down a cold one and dust off those rusty strings and play some Jerry Tunes. Happy Birthday! Sorry we fans made your life so insane but that was in the cards.
We shall live again, we shall live again,
We shall live again, shake out the ghost dance.
Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
The world is holy! The soul is holy! The skin is holy!
The nose is holy! The tongue and cock and hand
and asshole holy!
Everything is holy! everybody's holy! everywhere is
holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an
The bum's as holy as the seraphim! the madman is
holy as you my soul are holy!
The typewriter is holy the poem is holy the voice is
holy the hearers are holy the ecstasy is holy!
Holy Peter holy Allen holy Solomon holy Lucien holy
Kerouac holy Huncke holy Burroughs holy Cassady
holy the unknown buggered and suffering
beggars holy the hideous human angels!
Holy my mother in the insane asylum! Holy the cocks
of the grandfathers of Kansas!
Holy the groaning saxophone! Holy the bop
apocalypse! Holy the jazzbands marijuana
hipsters peace & junk & drums!
Holy the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements! Holy
the cafeterias filled with the millions! Holy the
mysterious rivers of tears under the streets!
Holy the lone juggernaut! Holy the vast lamb of the
middle class! Holy the crazy shepherds of rebellion
Who digs Los Angeles IS Los Angeles!
Holy New York Holy San Francisco Holy Peoria &
Seattle Holy Paris Holy Tangiers Holy Moscow
Holy time in eternity holy eternity in time holy the
clocks in space holy the fourth dimension holy
the fifth International holy the Angel in Moloch!
Holy the sea holy the desert holy the railroad holy the
locomotive holy the visions holy the hallucinations
holy the miracles holy the eyeball holy the
Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours!
bodies! suffering! magnanimity!
Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent
kindness of the soul!
walking along in the Mission in the rain,
And the seasons they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return we can only look
Behind from where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game
May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.
miss you more than words can say. happy birthday wherever you are!!
nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
What a great day this is :)
You changed my life Jerry - Thank You.
You are my Shining Star
May we all smile,smile, smile filled with the joy he brought to our hearts through his guitar, voice and songs and bring that smile to others. Peace, pleasant thoughts and creative energy to all of you, my new friends on the forum.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
...shall we go, you and I while we can...
Let me be the first to wish Jerry Garcia a Happy 65th Birthday! Remember all the good he radiated...As the small sign in the Buddhist Temple in Calcutta reads..."For Jerry Garcia,May He Have An Auspicious Rebirth"