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    marye
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    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.

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  • August 9, 2015 - 6:11am
    sisterearth
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    Thank you
    For a real good time!
  • August 9, 2015 - 4:52am
    unkle sam
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    20 years ago today
    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.......:)
  • August 8, 2015 - 6:43pm
    truckineric
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    20 years ago right now
    Jerry was still breathing.⚡️
  • August 2, 2015 - 1:11pm
    iGrateful
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    A Very Jerry Birthday
    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!
  • August 1, 2015 - 10:20pm
    truckineric
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    Jerry week
    Jerry Garcia birthday 8-1 My first Grateful dead show 8-5 Jerry Garcia passed on 8-9I 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.
  • August 1, 2015 - 5:55pm
    RedEspo
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    Happy Birthday!!
    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. Red
  • August 1, 2015 - 5:30am
    olddeadheadtoo
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    Jer Bear
    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.
  • July 30, 2015 - 8:26am
    marye
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    If you're going to Jerry Day
    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....
  • August 1, 2014 - 12:34pm
    snakesandladders
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    Thank you for.....
    ....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:)
  • August 1, 2014 - 12:32pm
    snakesandladders
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    Youa in't gone Jerry....
    ....you just in another dimension, brother....your legacy and music will live ON forever:):)
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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.

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The essay brought tears to my eyes and shivers through my body. The opening of the door to the cosmos where the spirits of Syd Barrett, Arthur Lee, William Burroughs and Jerry reside. Thank you Patti. I have no thoughts of my own to add. Silence is best at times. Time to listen to the self and nature. Beyond words. A candle and incense and Dark Star tonight. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
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From Robert Hunter's journal last year:

Jerry was the complete package, wrapped with a ribbon and marked "Return to Sender." Our long time sorrow reminds me of the 50's cartoon where Dennis the Menace is sitting on top of a heap of unwrapped Christmas presents and boxes about twice as tall as he is saying: "Is that all? "

(ME here: the weird thing is, that particular cartoon was one of my childhood favorites...)

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now he's gone, gone, he;s gone.and nothin's gonna bring him back nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile
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Thank you Jerry.
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I thought I would post in this section next as I already posted two video clips in the "Jerry" forum. Feeling Jerry today in a big way. The love, the music, the laughter - all he brought and all he was. Playing around on YouTube I keep finding some nice morsels. Here is another! Enjoy! Brother A http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bmbUCd7XVg
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Well again, I've got the whole story here after the fact! This is A Christmas Special at the Warfield Theater on 12-17-87 The Show was Joan Baez and Friends - A Christmas Concert - Sponsored by Humanitas International and BGP. These clips are mainly with with Jerry, Bobby, and John Kahn and then Joan Baez coming in for part of the set. There are 4 parts to this entire video clip! Here they ALL are to have them all in one place! Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bmbUCd7XVg Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt21ldqkLNg Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDIOdukuuJY Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=628ABMUs_xE The Set List: Materpiece, Deep Elem, Victim, Bird Song, Dark Hollow, Turtle Dove, Heaven's Door Happy Jerry Day!!!
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.....thank you jerry....
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I don't always listen to the Dead like I used to. There are times when I feel like I need to listen to the Dead. That week is one of those times. I listened to the Dead every day, just to hear Jerry's voice. Happy Jerry week to everyone, and rest in piece Jerry Garcia.
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Wish you where here. Thank you for all that you gave to us, you are surely missed. Till we meet again. Peace, Love & Sharing
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....you just in another dimension, brother....your legacy and music will live ON forever:):)
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....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:)
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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....
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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.
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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. Red
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Jerry Garcia birthday 8-1 My first Grateful dead show 8-5 Jerry Garcia passed on 8-9I 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.
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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!
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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.......:)
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For a real good time!