Sunday, August 09, 2009

Remembering the Dead's Jerry Garcia

A Musical Life
RSL special guest post
Jeremy Seiferth

Aug 1, 1942 – Aug 9, 1995

REMEMBERING - Jerry Garcia passed away 14 years ago today due to complications of battling a long drug addiction. The world lost an counter-culture icon and a music hero but what it got in return was a legend. While Jerry's music may not be have been to everyone's taste, Jerry's influence on music and popular culture are undeniable.

Like many, I remember exactly where I was when in 1995 when I heard about Jerry's passing. I of course was in mourning, but in the spirit of Jerry, I found joy in music, life, and love.

Take some time today and listen in a song that touches you, think about the beauty of life, and then listen to it again.

Grateful Dead - Deal
Waterbury, CT - Sept 23, 1972

Jerry Garcia - Run For The Roses
Oregon State Prison - May 5, 1982


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RIP. It's a common problem and we hear of it often. I hope we find a solution to resolve this problem permanently.