HAPPY FATHER'S DAY JERRY
TO ALL FATHER'S HERE AND THERE
ALL OVER THE WORLD!
"The constant conflict in the band was, "Jerry, we're going on the road again." And he would say, "More money, man? Really, what for?" He had no financial incentive to go on the road with the Dead. The Jerry Garcia Band was selling out venues that the Dead had previously sold out. His artwork and ties were earning him money. And he had royalties from Cherry Garcia ice cream. He could have stayed home, made music, and painted. He had to ask himself, "What am I doing here with people who think I'm God, who are thirty years younger than me, who worship me but don't know me?" Jerry talked about it with Laird Grant, who was the Dead's first roadie: "This scares me," Jerry said. "I don't want this. It's too much weight."
Ahhhhh Jerry, thanks so much for all the good times. The more you do for others...
I think it was on one of those Rock History documentaries and the topic was Altamont. Jerry was giving insights on it, and I remember one of the things he said was "the air was particulating." I did read a quote where Jerry likened Altamont to "a day in hell." If anyone knows the documentary I am talking about I would like to know. I do remember that Altamont was presented as the end of the 60's.
Is that really you? It's been a long time since I saw you here...welcome back!
yea, i saw this last year and was a bit freaked by it.
This is new to me and good to see..although his joke about borrowed time at the start is scarily prescient
Toward the end of July I started re watching the Grateful Dead videos on YT. My usage increased daily until last night When I stared watching right after work and didn't stop until 1AM. I also took a tour and caught up on the other members and their bands. Today it occurred to me that there might be a reason for this. Aug. 1, 1942. Duh.
I wonder if there are going to be any memorial events in the TwinCities, MN area on Aug 9?
I guess this feeling never goes away.
Jerry is one of the greatest people to have ever graced this little planet of ours! I think of him often but especially today on his birthday. I still get chills when I hear his music and he will forever be etched indelibly in my memory.
Happy birthday Mr. Garcia and thank you for your endless contributions to our worldwide Deadhead family!
"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery...none but ourselves can free our minds"
Thank you Jerry for keeping love alive for so many (~);-)
Hope you're still kickin' it in our world system.