Sugar Magnolia
Grateful Dead
The Complete Sunshine Daydream Concert: Veneta, OR 8/27/72 (Live)

i12bent:

Grateful Dead: Sugar Magnolia, live @ Veneta, OR, 8/27/72

Featuring Donna Godchaux - b. Aug. 22, 1947…

(via johnphilbin)

Hey, Happy Birthday Donna Jean!


I’ve been in Jamaica for the past week. Too many stories to tell here, but to the point: the Grateful Dead played in Jamaica exactly once, on November 26th, 1982. They went on at 3am and it sounds pretty fantastic. Happily, you can listen to it here.

I’ve been in Jamaica for the past week. Too many stories to tell here, but to the point: the Grateful Dead played in Jamaica exactly once, on November 26th, 1982. They went on at 3am and it sounds pretty fantastic. Happily, you can listen to it here.


Grateful Dead - Black Muddy River

Nineteen years gone.



Jerry Garcia Band - Valerie

Keystone, Palo Alto, 02/04/82

The somewhat-rarity from Run for the Roses. Great song.

I shot my dog because he growled at you…


Jerry Garcia Band with Clarence Clemons - Cats Under the Stars, 9/10/89

It’s Jerry Week. I’ve been listening mainly to Jerry Band, which my wife thinks is like the same thing as the Grateful Dead, but it’s totally not. Listening to the Grateful Dead is like climbing a mountain and hurling yourself off into space, whereas listening to the Jerry Band is like sitting in a warm tropical pool with a spliff and a daiquiri. See, totally different. I tried to explain this to her, but … <shrug>.

I truly hope both of these particular cats are currently reliving their dual-solos (is that even a thing?) in this song in real time somewhere.



Grateful Dead, Palace of Auburn Hills, 08/01/94
Twenty years ago today, myself and about 15,000 of my closest friends (including two of my sisters) sang Happy Birthday to Jerry on his 52nd birthday. I&#8217;m listening to this show for the first time since then right now. Funny, I&#8217;ve always sort of resisted listening to shows I attended - something about wanting to keep the pure memory of it. Ah, what the hell though - there&#8217;s something to be said for reliving old memories in new times. Like a photo of a photo of a photo, some things are dulled and hard to make out while others gleam brighter, grainy and washed out through the lens of imagining.
Jerry wasn&#8217;t really one for nostalgia or sentimentality, but every once in a great while it&#8217;s hard not to want to trade all of your tomorrows for one single yesterday. Golden times, man. But if you keep your eyes, ears and heart wide open the new golden times are always just around the corner.  

Grateful Dead, Palace of Auburn Hills, 08/01/94

Twenty years ago today, myself and about 15,000 of my closest friends (including two of my sisters) sang Happy Birthday to Jerry on his 52nd birthday. I’m listening to this show for the first time since then right now. Funny, I’ve always sort of resisted listening to shows I attended - something about wanting to keep the pure memory of it. Ah, what the hell though - there’s something to be said for reliving old memories in new times. Like a photo of a photo of a photo, some things are dulled and hard to make out while others gleam brighter, grainy and washed out through the lens of imagining.

Jerry wasn’t really one for nostalgia or sentimentality, but every once in a great while it’s hard not to want to trade all of your tomorrows for one single yesterday. Golden times, man. But if you keep your eyes, ears and heart wide open the new golden times are always just around the corner.  


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Algae #47: Bolt

24” Grateful Dead-inspired mini.

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