World: R.I.P.. Captain Trips: Jerry Garcia Would Have Been 68 Today

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  1. Dedbr Dedbr

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    WORLD: R.I.P. Captain Trips: Jerry Garcia Would Have Been 68 Today
    Toke Of The Town / 1 August 2010 / Steve Elliot

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    Captain Trips was a majestic conduit of pure Being when he played the guitar. He wove soaring, wailing sonic explorations of space and time, heartache and joy which took ecstatic Deadheads along for the ride.

    Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead could take the ineffable, the wordless and express it with breathtaking eloquence and sensitivity and nuance. When Uncle Jerry plugged in, he didn't just plug into an amp. He plugged into Godhead itself.

    He was born in San Francisco on August 1, 1942. August 9 will mark the 15th anniversary of his death in 1995.

    Happy Birthday and Thank You, Jerry!

    "The whole thing is remembering, this is who we are. Remember who we are? We are in reality a group of misfits, crazy people, who have voluntarily come together to work this stuff out and do the best we can and try to be as fair as we possibly can with each other, and just struggle through life." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "Death comes at you no matter what you do in this life, and to equate drugs with death is a facile comparison." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs."~ Jerry Garcia

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    "What we do is as American as lynch mobs. America has always been a complex place."~ Jerry Garcia

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    "Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "You need music, I dont know why. It's probably one of those Joseph Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic and bliss, and power and myth, and celebration and religion in our lives and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you've been to some of those places, you think, "How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?"~ Jerry Garcia

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    "What's been great about the human race gives you a sense of how great you might get, how far you can reach." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us." ~ Jerry Garcia

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    "It's pretty clear now that what looked like it might have been some kind of counterculture is, in reality, just the plain old chaos of undifferentiated weirdness." ~ Jerry Garcia
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    "What we're thinking about is a peaceful planet.
    We're not thinking about anything else. We're not
    thinking about any kind of power. We're not
    thinking about any kind of struggles. We're not
    thinking about revolution or war or any of that.
    That's not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt.
    Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would
    all like to be able to live an uncluttered life.
    A simple life, a good life.
    And like think about moving the whole human race
    ahead a step, or a few steps."


    ~ Jerry Garcia
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  2. Lion of Judah Lion of Judah

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    If Fat Man was still around, I'd think he'd agree what a long strange trip its been.
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  3. newcarcaviar newcarcaviar

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    Jerry was the leader of one of the great jam bands of the 60s. I think the Dead would and could remain playing the same song for a year straight unless you told them to stop. :p
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  4. Buzzby Buzzby

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    It's kind of weird that such an icon of psychedelia would die from a heroin overdose. Being a junkie is the antithesis of what I thought Jerry Garcia was all about. When I heard about it, it broke my heart.
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  5. reggie_the_dog reggie_the_dog

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    Heroin overdose??

    and all these years i thought it was a simple heart attack
  6. Buzzby Buzzby

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    Check out a book titled Living with the Dead by Rock Scully with David Dalton

    Scully was a member of the Dead family from its beginnings in 1965 and a partner in Jerry's heroin use. Scully gave it up ten years before Jerry died. Jerry never did, but he was in rehab at the time of his death - which was officially caused by a heart attack.
  7. Dedbr Dedbr

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    Ya see, that's the kinda shit that Jerry Garcia talked about. When he's being talked about it's always the way and reason he died, not how he was lead guitar in one of the greatest bands ever.......... :D

    The early stuff is not always the greatest but you can hear a musician of great talent coming of age. In 1987 after being in a diabetic coma for 10 days, he awoke to not knowing his name, more or less how to play a guitar. He retaught his self and the music that came from that was the best. The best.......

    So yes, let's remember Jerry Garcia, for his birthday and his death, both great moments in music history.......:hail:


    Some Where In Dead Land.......:tyedye:
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