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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Happy freakin' Birthday to the Big Guy.

Thanks for all the joy and happiness you brought into the world.

"Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own."

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday, Jerry....still feelin' your vibe down here! Hope all is well in your celestial orchestra.

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i miss my jerry bear...

i miss my jerry bear...

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whoa...

I'll say...

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Tomorrow, maybe go beneath the ground....

I was jammin out today to Dozin' At the Knick, listening to Jerry sing Black Peter .. and when he sang that verse, I pulled up the Annotated Lyrics page by David Dodd ... the bottom of the page says it was posted August 8th, 1995 .. literally on that day that verse, sad enough, rung true ...

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jerry wept, a compilation of performances from the 1990's

please watch comment and share. Thanks

http://vimeo.com/19961875

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$$$ is a good reason

If they don't use the music of jerry or the Dead they pay no royalties, ergo an easy way to make a lot of money

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jerry garcia the movie

I google jg news all the time and recently it appears there will be a jerry film, all sounds good
i scroll down, film will not include any music by jerry or the dead.Now excuse me a film about Jerrys life without his music hmmm Jerrys life was his music.Maybe im missing something and maybe they have good reason can anyone help with this ?.

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Benefit evolution

I have not done an exhaustive search but it was clear that Jerry and the boys supported any number of causes that were both political and non-political. At a certain point in the early 80s they consolidated to the Rex Foundation and did shows every year to support that. Rex gives out grants and has an application process which you can check out on their website.

I think there is a bit of reaction to the boys in the post-Jerry era supporting political candidates, which Jerry never did. To be fair, the only thing I've ever heard Weir say is "Get out and vote. We don't care who you vote for as long as you vote." Many people are uncomfortable with even voting.

I think it's not hard at all to make the argument that the Grateful Dead, with Jerry and without, have a left-wing perspective. The post-Jerry boys are supporting the political process by encouraging people to vote, and even to vote for one political candidate -- that is where there is a powerful reaction. But you just can't invoke Jerry and say "they were never political" which is what a few heads are saying on this site. Supporting causes is political whether or not you are involved in electoral matters.

This reminds me of Amnesty International people telling me they are not political. The mere fact of inserting yourself in a situation where human rights are being withheld is a bold political statement, like it or not.

In any case, why would you feel that your favorite musicians have that much influence on your viewpoint??

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garcia guitar on ebay

would be a nice purchase have checked my bank account and can probably bid on his plectrum.
Anyone know who the seller is.

counting stars by candlelight.

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