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  • September 16, 2020 - 8:37am
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    September / Dean

    This is the time of year when both my parents passed on. Mom back in 2nd week of September 1972, Dad eight years later 1st week of September 1980.
    I’m the last of the siblings above ground.
    Strong medicine. September is a bittersweet time of year. The harvest and the scythe.
    Dean, your father and uncle must have been great men.
    Readers, try to live life with meaning and passion.

  • September 15, 2020 - 11:45pm
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    A Tale of Two Princes

    Last year my father Don Hill passed away and today his only and older brother Ken Hill passed away. My father was an automotive mechanic and raised my brother and I on Jerry Garcia's music, he went to over a hundred Grateful Dead shows. My uncle was a printer and had many pets and friends and helped many people quit drinking alcohol saving their lives, he went to over 300 Grateful Dead shows and probably saw Jerry play more than anyone but the band members. They were the biggest Grateful Dead fans and important members of their communities. Their love for their music lives on through us and our friends whom cover Grateful Dead here in Sacramento, Ca.
    One love.

  • September 2, 2020 - 9:59am
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    When the storm clouds gather ’round you

    Jerilyn's book is wonderful.
    I hope to hear more of her story & stories.

    If anyone has other memories or stories to share, please do.

    Thanks for letting us know MaryE.
    My Condolences.

  • September 2, 2020 - 9:00am
    Strider 808808
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    Grateful Dead Family

    Met Jerilyn Brandelius with Mickey Hart at a Halloween 1974 Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders show. Some small auditorium on Geary Boulevard in the Richmond District out towards the Cliff House and Sutro Park. Both were very kind. Big smiles as I remember.
    The San Francisco foggy ruins of time.

  • September 1, 2020 - 10:28am
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    Jerilyn Brandelius
    Many of us had the good fortune to meet her over the years. I'm happy I knew her a little bit, starting from the time she got in touch with me to put a couple of my photos in the Grateful Dead Family Album. She passed on yesterday after much ill health for many years, and is much missed.
  • August 27, 2019 - 9:51am
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    Casal....

    ....reportedly by suicide. Ugh.

  • August 27, 2019 - 8:53am
    marye
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    sorry to hear of Neal Casal's passing
    https://jambands.com/news/2019/08/27/neal-casal-1968-2019/ Condolences to his loved ones.
  • January 23, 2019 - 6:22pm
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    Thank you Marye. Much appreciated.

    Dad turned 92 in November, they thought he had kidney stones and started treatment but when the doctor performed the ultra-sound, it turned into ultra-'Oh NO' when they saw the massive tumor on his pancreas that had migrated (metastasized) to his liver.

    Chick lived a great life, he was one of the 'greatest generation.' World War !!, multiple careers, last one running a resort in northern Minn. Lived there year round with my 88 year old mother, they celebrated their 67th anniversary this summer.

    I will never forget one beautiful summer evening about 40 years ago, I put Garcia's first album on Dad's stereo, and cranked "The Wheel" and discussed the philosophical aspects of Hunter's words with my father. And Chick listened, and thought about what I was saying. And at one point he said to me "Yes, I get it, .......but can we turn it down a bit?" ;o}

    He taught me so much by how he lived, and he even tried to tip his toe into my deadhead world.

    What a guy.

    "teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

  • January 23, 2019 - 9:40am
    marye
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    so sorry, Oroboros
    All good thoughts to you and your family.
  • January 22, 2019 - 11:28pm
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    Phil and Hunter's Box of Rain were for Phil's father

    so I will post this 'fare thee well' for my father who is now on hospice care (pancreatic and liver cancer) and will soon give up this mortal coil.

    As Bob said after Lowell George died (at the Portland Raceway show in 1979) "he was good while he lasted."

    Dad's heart was his gift to all of us.

    "Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."

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Promoter Barry Fey has passed away. He put Colorado on the map for bringing in many performers, most notably at the beautiful Red Rocks amphitheater. Anyone have an old ticket stub with Fey or Feyline on it? Did he put on the fabulous show at Folsom field in Boulder on 9/3/72? http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/barry-fey-autopsy-completed-resul…
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Bidding a belated farewell to the visionary artist responsible for all the Pink Floyd album covers. He passed away April 18th, 2013. Hopefully he's somewhere up there with Syd, telling stories and laughing about the good ol' days.
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Passed today, he was 92. I know I loved all of his special "stop motion" effects and his films live on with me to this day. The best of the best, the only one to do what he did at the time, a true visionary.
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RIP Ray, the leading force behind the Doors who played keyboards as well as recruited Jim Morrison into the band. He dies of cancer surrounded by his family in Germany. Thanks Ray for the transcendence of The Doors - Music far ahead of it's time. ~ Weird scenes inside the gold mine ~
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I'm sorry to hear this. I loved his playing, and by all accounts he was a really nice guy.
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from the time i was 15 to about 25 the Doors were a main stay in my daily routine. They had a profound impact on my life. I'm totally blown away by this. I didn't even know he was sick. Sad, sad, sad
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and look for "ray manzarek remembered by Doors bandmates, rockers" , please read Robby Krieger's post. Not only is it beautiful, it more importantly shows just how close it was to the Doors never happening if it hadn't of been for Ray's kindness and unique sense of other people's talents while at UCLA with Jim. (See how everything lead up....) In all the interviews I've had the pleasure of listening to over the years with Ray, not once did he ever have a bad word to say about anybody.........ever. RIP Ray. Thanks for a lifetime of treasured music.
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IN HONOR AND MEMORY TO: ALL POW MIA Prisoners of War and Missing In Action TO: All Their Families and Their Friends Their mourning and grief exceeds most, xo. On this day- May 27th in the Year of Our Lord 2013 May we be reminded, everyday, til the World finds Peace and then the last POW MIA will finally be... The Last POW MIA. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!
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A young man (27) will be taken off life support this morning.Dave's family will offer up his organs to be harvested to assist others in need, as he has no brain activity anymore. Dave worked with my wife at a local non-profit. He was much like a 'work son' for Mary as he was in the age range of our three sons. He was enthusiastic, loved his work, was talented in many ways, a great co-worker for Mary, a friend to many, and a good human being who loved to laugh. Dave was walking home Friday before last, and was attacked from behind by cowards who wanted his cell phone and wallet. Dave had 3 skull fractures and has been in a coma for a little over a week. There was also a developmentally disabled 22 year old attacked the same night, in the same manner (who has now died) and 2 others who have been attacked (head injuries), in each case, the perps wanted their cell phones and wallet. Really? All in the little city of Lincoln, NE. Mary is heartbroken. Dave's family is devastated. I am in disbelief. Thankfully Dave's family is able to think of others and consented to the harvest and transplant process. That will mean life for others. Please send some healing vibes and prayers to Dave's family, friends, and to my Mary. May the four winds blow you safely home, Dave.
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Dear, dear, dear... Great lovingkindness and every prayer for comfort during this time, to you and all. My soul sister lost her nephew to gunfire at an 7-11. He was so innocently in the wrong place too. Keep him alive through out the rest of your lives in spirit. Have his birthday with cake, candles and song. Celebrate who you are because you knew him and he will be close to you, so close as our love never dies. Every comfort, every comfort... to You and All, xo.
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what a horrible thing. My condolences to you and yours, and Dave's family.
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Dave's family did what Dave would have wanted and donated his organs so that others can live. I won't do Phil's donor rap, as it is better coming from him and Phil actually knows what a gift he was given. Dave knows as well because he just passed life onto others. It is a way to give back. "you know better, but I know him....."
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Such a sad thing to happen. My deepest sympathy. Thinking of you and especially your partner at this time. Love to both of you. May your hearts have some peace.
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They will all be on my prayers the family's alike. Life is very precious I found that out the hard way 3 years ago this October. Having lost the most wonderful girl I have known to date. Gone in the blink of an eye. So to all those in times of grief I pray. Prayer works. God works
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A toast in memory of my Dad, xo~ May our love lead us to the best place we can find in our minds, our hearts and our souls. His take out of the bunch was first, then us, all. To his blessings on all of Us to Rock and Roll, xo! Cheers, clink and thanks if you joined in, xo!
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passed away Friday, he had suffered a heart attack. Words can't express this feeling, a legend in his own time. Another artist in the soundtrack of my life has left us, fare thee well my brother.
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General Giap died at the age of 102 yesterday in Vietnam. His strategies were instrumental in bringing the country independence from French Colonial rule and more tenaciously from the fangs of America that were then foaming the venom of anti-communist ideology. Giap's tactics became fundamental in the playbook of people's struggles everywhere and were based on organization of the peasants to act as one organism which was an absolute imperative when fighting a vastly superior enemy that has advantages in every category except morality. If one looks at America's greatest sniper, Chris Kyle, it can be seen that he had more than 150 confirmed kills by 2008 in Iraq. He died in 2012 at the age of 35 due to a violent confrontation. General Giap was responsible for deaths of more than one million American, French and Vietnamese soldiers yet lived to the peaceful, ripe old age of 102. I only mention this from the point of view of karma, which many probably do not believe in but I find worth mentioning in the context of this man's life and culture. Giap's motivation was one of love for his country and his people and his perceived need to liberate them. It was a pure motivation that endured in a long and happy life. Klye, a Texas good'ole boy whose main mission in life seemed to be playing whack-a-mole with his sniper rifle on the barbarian heathen Iraqis, died of a violent gunshot wound from a PTSD-fatigued former American soldier. The contrasts here are vivid and huge. I wish I could say RIP General Giap but it is not in me to celebrate generals in the thrall of war. I am anti-war, no matter the cause.
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June 17, 1957 to October 8, 2013 "Following the release of the Pogues' 1984 debut album Red Roses For Me, he was invited to join the band on a short-term basis as cover for banjo player Jem Finer's paternity leave. He then took over as guitarist following MacGowan's decision to concentrate on singing—thereby becoming a full-time member of the band in time for the recording of its second album, 'Rum, Sodomy and the Lash'. He also played the banjo and mandolin on Pogues recordings. In June 2007, the Pogues's website announced that Chevron had been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. In early 2008, the website announced that Chevron had recovered, and, to his surprise and joy, his hearing had returned to almost pre-treatment levels. By 2009, Chevron had fully recovered from both the cancer and the resulting chemotherapy provided by the National Health Service in the UK. In May 2013, it was announced that the cancer had returned and it was 'lethal'. Chevron died on October 8, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland from oesophageal cancer at age 56." Borrowed that from Wikipedia, but I thought it was a pretty good yet brief overview of Phil Chevron's career. Not sure if anyone here is a fan of the Pogues, but my wife and I managed to catch the band the last time they were in Baltimore, which was during their Parting Glass Tour. Phil was the easiest band member to spot: he looked exactly like a leprechaun.
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Lou Reed passed today, another of the artists that coloured our lives. If there is a wild side in heaven, I'll bet most of our lost soul brothers are walking it.
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To that dirty boulevardRIP Lou Reed I loved your New York Disc
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It was my Dad's birthday on the 17th of November and a moment for him... It's hunting season in New York and my Dad was an avid outdoors man; my family too. They hunted varieties of game and fowl. My Uncle an excellent Trapper and always cared for the wilderness til the day he died. A great example to anyone. It was a special and very exciting time for everyone when they came home with trophy buck. Then, the trim would hit the grinder with sage and pepper, sharpest knives cut strips of jerky and the comfort from the harvest settling in and around. With the temperatures ice cold outside the break down was bliss. Perfectly cold... Oh, just like today and tomorrow too. Perfectly cold...tomorrow, I am driving my nephew up into the hills to meet a very best and old friend of mine. He has some land that he said could be hunted on. It's so beautiful there on his farm, I worked for him bailing hay and doing chores. It will be great to introduce them, they will hunt this weekend there and maybe the next one too. There are alot of farmers up in those hills that I have been friends with, it will be hard not to visit them all. One of them named a cow after me, Sherry was a good cow and she knew her name too, all his cows had names, (by the way). I have my Sportsman Licence and am a great shot. I haven't hunted in sometime but have helped breakdown hundreds. Warm game is fresh game. My Dad would come home with a half dozen ducks or geese, he was a great shot! He had accuracy that was awesome, just awesome. Rabbits, pheasants, quail - perfection in sight with little or no damage. Hmmm, I like this Remington 770 http://www.remington.com/en/product-families/firearms/centerfire-famili… I will hope my nephew and his crew will bring one or three in from my friends farm, he will be shooting something like that one. This Christmas everyone should put a Remington under the Christmas for their loved ones. The opportunity will arrive when you can go with crew into the cold too. I hope you all will check out the Remington line and find one to love. It will be a part of your family. Treating it with superiority will come natural. Yep, best gift in 2013, to me, is a Remington, any style and stock. Ah...rambled a little bit but some how I know it was necessary, strange but um yeah. My Grandfathers and all the way back to the Indians in my family, they all had a treasured pieces, like I told you, it's family. The Woods, xo!
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Events to commemorate 50th anniversary of JFK assassination: Observances for Friday and beyond. Barnstable: -Wreath-laying ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Memorial. 10 a.m. Friday, in Veterans Memorial Park on Ocean Street, Hyannis. -Press conference at the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. 10:30 a.m. Friday, 397 Main St., Hyannis. -Memorial Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. 2 p.m. Friday, 347 South St., Hyannis. Boston: -Statue of John F. Kennedy to be open for public viewing. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Monday, State House. -Special Mass commemorating the assassination anniversary. 12:10 p.m. Friday, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, 1400 Washington St. -Online-only livestream of a musical tribute in Kennedy’s honor, featuring James Taylor, saxophonist Paul Winter, and the US Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club.1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m Friday, John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Dorchester. (www.jfklibrary.org). -Fiftieth anniversary exhibit starting Friday, running until Feb. 23. Artifacts on display for the first time will include a green beret left on Kennedy’s gave by a serviceman, the American flag draped on Kennedy’s coffin, and the saddle, sword, and boots carried by Black Jack, the riderless horse that followed Kennedy’s coffin in his funeral procession. John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Columbia Point. Brookline: -Guided tours of Kennedy’s birthplace. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 83 Beals St., Brookline. -A walk from Kehillath Israel Temple to 83 Beals St., featuring speeches from religious and town leaders. A student from the Edward Devotion Elementary School, which Kennedy attended, will lead a song. 1:30 p.m. Sunday. -Memorial wreath-laying, 2 p.m. Sunday, 83 Beals St. Haverhill: -Memories of Kennedy from local and state officeholders in an opening ceremony. 10 a.m. Friday, North Essex Community College Hartleb Technology Center. -A panel discussion titled “The JFK Assassination: What Really Happened.” 11:30 a.m. Saturday, North Essex Community College Hartleb Technology Center. -Former Kennedy campaign volunteers Frank O’Connor, of Andover, and Ronald Martin, of Lawrence, share their experiences with Kennedy during his presidential and senatorial campaigns. 2 p.m. Sunday, North Essex Community College Hartleb Technology Center. Lowell: : -The University of Massachusetts Lowell orchestra will perform a free concert, with narration by State Senator Eileen Donoghue. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Durgin Concert Hall, South Campus, 35 Wilder St. Springfield: -Three red roses will be placed at the foot of the John F. Kennedy memorial stone, and a memorial wreath will be placed at the foot of the eternal flame in Forest Park at 1 p.m. Friday. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., fees to enter the park will be waived. Remarks will be made by Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, US Representative Richard E. Neal, Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe, and master of ceremonies James Sullivan. ***** ****** ****** ****** ****** ******* A nation came of age and also died with the rise of this president and his untimely demise. Whether you subscribe to a plot or a lone nut or something in between it is hard not to see Nov. 22nd as a high tide mark mark in American history. That is, the tide came in and floated a lot of boats past the high water mark and on this date it left that high water mark in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas. The tide went out and our country was never the same again. Indeed, in fifty years there has been a regression the planet will never, ever, recover from. Oh sure, there was ten years of of forward momentum that saw the landmark of African-American rights and the rise of the Free Speech Movement. The hippy culture and LSD left an indelible mark on the world the reverberates still today. But in some ways Moratorium Day in 1971, when 30,000 protesters to the Vietnam war were herded into RFK (in Washington DC) in a mass arrest marked the end of forward progress as measured by an NFL running back. Maybe that day was Earth Day in 1970. Maybe it was the Dead show with the Allman's at Watkin's Glen. Certainly there are several ways to measure the peak. But the high point was a youthful president that led a still-believing nation along the road to an America marking something better, something to be looked up to. Something to be emulated for a lot of tortured souls around the world rotting in the Gulag or some other third world hell-hole. The morals contest had clearly been won against the Russians and America was at the forefront of whatever could be positively imagined. And then meaner and smaller and greedier people stepped in and, hiding behind corporations, turned our world into a hellishly small and rotting stomping ground of waste and corruption and increasing extinction of life. ~ Joltin' John has left and gone away Hey, hey, hey! ~ (sorry Simon & Garfunkel)
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God Bless J F K. Happen to have worked in the house in Hyannisport many many times is like a museum of photos of a legend that was taken from this life time to early. love ya gg
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3 years since dearest Unkle Sleazy passed.doesn't seem real. Surgeon - Peter Christopherson Tribute Mix '25th November 2013 marks 3 years since Peter died, so it's time to re-post as the original link to this recording has expired. We all miss you Uncle Sleazy. Original post- dj-surgeon.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/pete…ute-mix.html The first hour of my DJ set at Bleep43 on December 3rd was a tribute to Peter Christopherson, who died on November 25th. I chose tracks that either featured his voice, or that I especially connected with him. Many people have asked me about the set and if it was recorded, so I've decided to make it available. Recorded at Corsica Studios, London, between 11pm and Midnight on December 3rd, 2010.' Coil Vs. ELpH - pHILM #1 CoH & Coil - My Angel (Directors Cut) Coil - Moon's Milk Or Under An Unquiet Skull (Part 2) Coil - Various Hands Coil - Red Weather Coil - Cardinal Points Coil - At The Heart Of It All COH - Silence Is Golden (voice Peter Christopherson) Coil - Are You Shivering? Coil - Going Up Coil - The Hills Are Alive http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Christopherson http://thresholdhouse.com/ http://www.brainwashed.com/coil/ I still catch myself checking your Twitter page and Threshold House to see what you're up to. Only to realise that you're no longer with us in material form. Incredibly sad. You were/are still an incredible inspiration. An innovator. A true Artist. I miss you Unkle Sleazy, Randall Lard.
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It has been almost 19 years we have been searching to bring Grateful Doe home. Possibly named Jason he was killed after a grateful dead concert in June 1995 the dates of the concert were June 24 & 25 1995 at the Rfk stadium in Washington, D.C.. If you know anyone that went to the concert add them to the group or just keep sharing his flyer someone has to know something. PLZ help your brother by joining this group or posting this anywhere you can. The bus leaves no one behind. Thank you. ^^^passing it on from Facebooks "1995 Grateful dead fans @Rfk stadium Were you there??? Plz join" Events page. More about him on the "Grateful Doe" Community page. Here is a pic of what he could look like today (He had dyed RED Hair), his tattoo, concert stubs, and note found in his pocket addressed to Jason. https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/1148843_52733253734037… Any info at all check out Facebook pages above or PLZ contact/message me here. Most of all PLZ post far and wide in any or all special sites or groups you are into on the internet. Together we can sing him back home! Thanx, Mona (@);-)
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Links don't work. It would be good if you could put together a brief synopsis of what the scenario was for those of us who don't do Facebook.
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Unfortunate here you have to copy and paste. If that doesn't work then just google Grateful Doe for pictures etc. There are many sites with the same info. Sorry my synapse is having problems with my synopsis. (This bear just wants to hibernate) and I did manage to get it mixed up. I mentioned Facebook because that is why I am here posting. A deadhead sister Lesha Johanneck has started a new campaign there with an event page to have everyone share about Grateful Doe across the globe and the internet in hopes someone will recognize him so he can rest in peace. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ON FACEBOOK TO HELP! Just share, share, share! IF you are on facebook look up "1995 Grateful dead fans @Rfk stadium Were you there??? Plz join". Here is full information from findagrave.com: Jason "Grateful Dead Fan" Doe Birth: unknown Death: Jun. 26, 1995 Emporia Greensville County Virginia, USA I challenge anyone who reads this to please pass this information onto a friend or even a couple of friends. If you have the time please contact media in your area and ask them to run my story. I really am tired of this long journey that I have been on and would like to go home.... If you have any information that may help identify me PLEASE contact The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Medicolegal Death Investigator 1-800-447-1706. My agency case # is 123526 **** My alias for the last 15 years has been Jason Doe AKA Grateful Dead Fan. I was given the name Jason because of a note found in my pocket and because of the tie-dye Grateful Dead t-shirt I was wearing. It really would be nice to have my real name back again. I died in a horrible car accident in Emporia, Greensville County, Virginia on Monday, June 26, 1995 around 1:30 PM. I died along with the driver of the van. The driver, Michael Eric Hager fell asleep at the wheel, the van left the road & hit some trees. Neither the driver or I was wearing seat belts. I first hit the windshield and then hit the trees. Both the driver and I were ejected from the van. We both died instantly. Michael was identified quickly. He had his ID on him, as well as the vehicle registation. Michael's family did not recognize me, they suspected that I was hitch hiking that day and Michael picked me up to give me a ride somewhere. I had just been to a couple of Grateful Dead shows the weekend before (June 24th & June 25th)the accident at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. I still had the 2 ticket stubs in my pockets when they found me. They also found a note in my pocket that said "Jason, Sorry we had to go, see ya around, call me #914 prefix with an arrow pointing to Caroline T.'s name. ----> Caroline T. + Caroline O. Bye!!!!" There is also a cute little drawn picture of Jerry Garcia on the note. I wonder where these girls are and if they remember me?? The only other things I had with me are 4 quarters and a yellow disposable lighter. I was wearing a red tie dye t-shirt that was from the Grateful Dead 1995 Summer Tour. I had on a pair of light blue 505 Levi jeans size 33x32, size 11 1/2 blue or black FILA athletic shoes, white athletic socks, beaded necklace, a macrame necklace. My Vital Stats: Age: 16-21 Height: 5'8" Weight: 169lbs Hair Color: Light Brown/Dark Blonde/Dyed Red Eye Color: Brown Identifying Marks: I have a small homemade 5 point star tattoo on my left arm. Piercings: My left ear is pierced. I was not wearing an earring when they found me. Here is an article about my death: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcbh2vh8_130gbt45khd To read more about my story you can visit me at Websleuths: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=172 My info on NamUs.gov: https://identifyus.org/cases/6095 Burial: Cremated, Other. Specifically: Unknown Created by: LoveToHelp Record added: May 28, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 52954852
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A noble cause you are on as well as other deadheads. I'll do what I can but this sure does look like a cold trail. If the note found in his pocket had a phone number without an area code it sounds like the authorities didn't do the basic work of calling the # with all area codes. That is very sad! One has to wonder why his family didn't make more of an effort to find him? He was ejected from a vehicle so his fingerprints were intact, therefore his fingerprints were not on file anywhere. I don't know with the consolidation of data bases if efforts are being made to recheck his fingerprint record on a regular basis. My feeling is that "the authorities" find this case long closed and aren't doing a thing other than maintaining a record locator just in case. My predilection in such cases is to think spiritually about this fella. I have to believe after 18+ years his soul should have moved on. It would be horrible to think he was a ghost hanging around that death place still, as some people might think happens to people who die suddenly and won't let go of their body... It is still possible to catch a break in this case, stranger things have happened. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7; All good deadheads go to heaven!
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Thank you Anna rRxia. 200 people tested and excluded for him, He is one of many so I don't think finger prints are the answer. Not everyone have not walked right and been finger printed. There are young ppl with not much of a family left or more often unfortunately families do disown there own members. As freaks we all know this too well. His family is trying to find him and they are us. only deadheads can figure out how to accomplish anything with not much. ;)
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they were GDTS tickets. If they were, maybe they could be traced back through their numbers. Though I doubt I am the first person to think of this in 18 years. I hope they figure this out, it really is too long for this to go unresolved...
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It was the tix in his pocket and the red space your face 95' tour T he was wearing is why he is known as grateful fan/Doe. June 24 & 25 1995 at the Rfk stadium in Washington, D.C., The new event page on FB is trying to get as many ppl to post everywhere (not just FB) in hopes someone will recognize him. That is why it has the long name of "1995 Grateful dead fans @Rfk stadium Were you there??? Plz join". If someone here knows anything and not on FB plz contact me. Wish I could post pics here. They found the guy he got his tix from. He came with 20 tix and doesn't remember who he sold/gave them to. Some of us remember this when it happened and 18 yrs is too long. We don't want him to fade away.
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A giant luminary of nonviolence takes his peace. Lay you down, my dear brother.
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Wondered why I felt no lose with his passing then I realized I was happy.Happy someone who changed the world got to live a long meaningful life. In my generation that means a lot! Thank you God for the gift of Nelson Mandela. May he R.I.P.
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6 months ago David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.His battle is over. "I didn't think it would end this way." "End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it." "What? See what?" "White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise." "Well, that isn't so bad." "No, No , it isn't." Excerpt from the film "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
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Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. You touched a lot of hearts and changed a lot of lives...
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One of the great warriors of our time has passed away. Pete Seeger has joined the heart of gold band. There will never be another like him, passive resistance thru song.
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Raising consciousness and connecting with working people for a whole lot of years. A great entertainer, too. Last saw him at The Grove in SF in '83(?)
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'THIS MACHINE SURROUNDS HATE AND FORCES IT TO SURRENDER' - inscription on Pete's banjo
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Actor died on the bathroom floor with the spike still in his arm in his East Village apartment at the age of 46. He played small roles in many movies, you may remember him as the long hair in Twister. He is most remembered for his role in the stage play Long Day's Journey into Night. Good part for him.
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The story here for me is not only the sad loss of such a great actor, but also the insidious nature of heroin. I've seemingly been hearing way too many stories of tragedy and woe stemming from heroin especially lately. Ace of Spades, Ace of Hearts, Bud Light, Theraflu (all street names), heroin laced with potentially deadly fentanyl that junkies are actively seeking out despite being 80X stronger than morphine; what the hell is going on here?!?
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I've mentioned elsewhere on this site about the switch from prescription meds to heroin. I actually think this premeditated by the GOD business. The more tolerance people build up, the more they demand higher potency, thus fent rears it's ugly head. Heroin is an epidemic where I live, with all the attendant horror stories. Medical professionals need to get their heads out of their asses and manage people's pain meds. and getting licensed to treat with Suboxone, the only true way to lick this habit for good in a short time without rehab for 30 days. Methedone is no answer. I don't know PSH's personal story. It may have been depression or a death wish.
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leaving behind a wife, a young son and two young daughters. He had everything. When you and I hit rock bottom from addiction, it's usually because we've lost our relationships and our material items. With help and time, both of those can be repaired and replaced. Wealthy addicts often hit rock bottom when their heart stops. I wouldn't want to live the Hollywood lifestyle for anything. No, thank you. If you haven't seen "Capote", you're missing a very fine cinematic performance; PSH won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2006, and deservedly so. He was one of my favorites. He was also the right-hand-man of the Big Lebowski. Charlie Rose paid a nice homage to him tonight by replaying clips of interviews from past years. As far as heroin goes, a recent NPR program highlighted the fact that Afghanistan is currently in line to be the world's largest producer of opium.......by far. Far more than anytime in their past. And that's saying something. What it's saying is this: you can't oppress poor people forever; "we will survive, we will get by". When most of the men have been killed by foreign forces and the Taliban, a mother of 5 will be more than willing to grow beautiful flowers for more cash than any possible form of legal employment she could get in a war-torn, 3rd world country. She has a family to provide for (survival): plain and simple. Sometimes we choose to live, sometimes we choose to escape.....old news, but still relevant. PS. There is a fellow whom we all admire who struggled with a similar taste, remember?
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November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014.
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Sistah Phaedra Boothe will be laid to rest today after being found in her hotel room from falling. She was waiting for the Caps shows. Furthur sent roses with white Lilly's and a note "From all of us in the Furthur band, we saw you, and love you. Phaedre, We mourn along side your family. May we find comfort in song as you soar onward. Furthur." NPA. (~);-)
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We lost Phaedre Boothe last week. Story above^^. A fund was set up to help her loved ones bring her back to Texas from NY and help with the funeral service. If you knew her or would like to help here is the info. TY Donation Information: There are two legitimate accounts to which donations can be made. 1. via paypal: Go to paypal. Click "send money". Type in javalz@att.net, then proceed onto the following steps 2. City Bank Lubbock: there is a fund set up under the name Phaedra Boothe Memorial Fund. This can be done at any Lubbock City Bank location. *All donations are greatly appreciated. We are extremely grateful for the outpouring love, support, and kind words in regards to our dear Phaedra.
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Anyone remember Cactus. He played guitar and mandolin . He toured in the 90s and was young, maybe 18 in '90 he is not in Phish or Granola Funk(lots of people direct me that way) ...
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Today I found out my long time friend from birth, my brother Jimmy is defiantly leaving us but God has given him sometime to be with the ones he loves. Today he was awake, ornery, and sweet as ever.IDK how he does it but his nurse, the female Chaplin, all hot! LOL!! We had lunch together and when I was leaving he got me to sneak a cig to him. Told him "as long as you don't lite it." He whispered "Hey Tam! I'm going to smoke it when I go outside soon." Still apart of me that would not doubt it. Then I looked at his last days with the TV turned on to channel he didn't prob. pic and ran out and bought one of the last of 2 CD players at Fred Meyers with big headphones so they won't slip off his head. NOW they have him partially restraint Silly. Got him the new Willie, Bonnie Rait, and the lost Cash tapes. Also thru in blues. Ozzy!. and of coarse some GD. (~);-) I would always play them when he wasn't looking and he would always say "Hey! Who is this? These guys are good!".Just going to enjoy him while I can. All his nieces who I baby sat came and flew up to his sisters house to be closer to him so I will get to see them again. Thanx all for the support! I am glad to say I made it thru with no cops called. No harm to myself or others. Well a little ding on my trunk but Hey!, something had to give!