im only 21 and a huge huge fan i was wondering if there was a reason in the shows section there is no shows by the dead or other projects being that i was only 8 in '95 i didnt get a chance to see any of the grateful dead but id like to see some more of the other bands like ratdog the dead etc...
peace and love
ohhh... welcome to the site, too.
we had spent a few months on the beach in Thailand that year... without radio contact, no internet back then, no TV... back in the old Don Muang airport in Bangkok heading back to the world, I pick up a Bangkok Post, second page story, Garcia had passed. sigh.
Smiles to all!!!!!!!
having just retired from the navy and looking forward to touring, i had moved my family from cali to my home in tacoma, washington. we had only arrived the night before and my wife had an interview with managers from her company in hopes of securing a position locally. while she was gone i opened up my garage, thinking of surprising her by moving into the house some of the handmade furniture we had brought from the phillipines only to discover it had all been stolen. as i went back in the house to call and inform her the phone rang. it was her, informing me she would have to take a 1/3 cut in pay. more than a little stunned i sat down and turned on the t.v.....guess what was on the news......a black day indeed.
I remember this day well... I had hitchhiked from Peterborough, Ontario to the interior of B.C., was staying in the Kootenay mountains in a beautiful town called Nelson, with strangers who took us in and shared their home, their love of music, and their amazing collection of instruments... the next morning we walked down into town and heard a buzz - people were talking about the news they'd just heard on the radio - the whole town seemed affected. There was music in the streets that day - people brought out guitars to gather and play and sing - a very communal grieving transformed into celebration... how lucky we were to have shared in the music of such a brilliant soul, and to have those songs to carry into the future... it was clear to me that a countercultural wave was rippling through time, had shed some skin, but had grown another generation... some things change, some remain the same. I'm glad I was in that high mountain town, once an old silver mine. I had the distinct feeling that Jerry's soul was diffusing and spreading out back into the matrix, sharing a bit with everyone. Thanks Mr. Garcia... I'm learning volumes from you to this day. K
where were you 8/9/1995 how did you make it through jerry's death? with friends,with or with out music,I made phone calls, went down to my favorite music store locally here in Santa Rosa,I was surrounde by beautiful people Deadhead and other :},had pizza and rootbeer,went on walks,slept,hugged,rode by bike around town,went throught my deadbases to review reminisce,traded music,went to bookstores were books on the Grateful Dead almost over night popped out,so we could talk with other not so strangers about ourselves and shows,most fans are'nt this deep about what they love,it was intelligent,fun,definitely that unspoken thing wrapped in Synscronicity,the cosmic joke that seasoned Deadheads "got it",I honestly felt I was at the right place at the right time,and never felt better,so we can still trade our music ,our wares via Shakedown street,share our food and thoughts about things,because thats what we do best.Be Well. Larry The Deadhead of Santa Rosa,California :}
...and the water's fine, so I think I'll stay in the pool a while :)
"Inspiration, move me brightly"
any place is good for wishing Jerry a happy birthday, but if you click the great big Jerry picture on the opening screen it'll take you to the Jerry Week topic...
Could not find where in the forum to place this so here we go,
Happy Birthday Jerry! :) :) :)