Last year the legendary Patti Smith wrote a real stunner of an essay in which, among other things, she dubbed the period from August 1 to August 9 "Jerry Week."
Don't miss the essay, but post your own thoughts here.
For a real good time!
the sky turned yellow and the sun turned blue, life as we knew it stopped, Jerry Garcia died, we all cried, we all remembered how much he gave us all, and smiled, even thru the tears, we still managed a smile. Jerry was a warrior of the highest degree, he turned on the world to the wonders of space music, he was and still is, the greatest. It's hard to remember this day so long ago with out a tear coming to your eye. Life was sweeter when he was around to save our souls. Miss you so much Jerry, wish you were here. Nothing left to do but.......:)
Jerry was still breathing.⚡️
Well, it wasn't the Grateful Dead, or any of the original band member offspring bands, but my little guy (pictured left) attended his 1st concert Friday night!
Dark Star Orchestra at pocahontas state park in VA
He loved it! I caught him dancing to Uncle John's Band in the 2nd set which made my smile... otherwise playing with the other kids throughout, which was cool. I went back last night for Jerry's actual BDay show with friends so i could enjoy it on a different level...great show, great memories...all because of Jerry Garcia!
Jerry Garcia birthday 8-1 My first Grateful dead show 8-5 Jerry Garcia passed on 8-9
I have been feeling and celebrating the "Days Between" since August 1 1996.
Grateful Dead shows were like going to a family reunion. Jerry Garcia Band shows
were like going to church.
I am in full on celebration mode for Jerry!⚡️
Happy Birthday my friend.
This week is kinda special for me too. Not only is Jerry missed but so too I miss my Dad. This week my Dad would have been 100 if he were alive.
"So many roads, I tell you"
So many roads I know"
"So many roads, so many roads"
May both their Spirits bless and keep watch over all who think of them.
Hey Man, Happy Birthday, love ya, miss ya. Remember that time we stayed up all night long, tripping balls? Thank you, for a real good time.
in McLaren Park in SF, and you're coming from the East Bay, please note that BART *is not running* this weekend due to construction. There will be buses, but plan accordingly, as things will be more complicated than usual.
And now back to your regularly scheduled festivities....
....a big thanx to all the people who believe in Jerry, the Dead, the music, psychedelia....and a special thanx for JERRY WEEK....the next best thing brothers and sisters:)
....you just in another dimension, brother....your legacy and music will live ON forever:):)