happy birthday, jerry garcia  

catkit13 67F
1257 posts
8/1/2006 4:31 pm

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11/24/2006 1:23 am

happy birthday, jerry garcia


yep, he'd be 64 today - can you believe it?
and so goes life - time passing, catching me unawares sometimes . . . and in addition to the grateful dead, don't forget the new riders of the purple sage, right?
and speaking of deadheads (ok, so not directly) what about bill walton? and what exactly does he know about the patty hearst saga? and exactly what did he do to help her? will we ever know? i think not!
(for you youngsters, google "symbionese liberation army" and/or "patty hearst" and read your history, ok?)
boy, wasn't it just the other day that this all happened? and how'd today get to be august 1st already, anyway? how is another year getting away from me, even when i think i AM paying attention???
ok, enough rambling from me
time for you to add your own bits and pieces, if you'd like to

catkit13 67F

8/1/2006 5:12 pm

    Quoting rm_mizzkitka:
    we ALL got older.

    i recall the movie helter skelter was on and my mom and dad wanted to watch it and made me go to my bedroom to play. that is all i personally recall. otherwise i read about it all later.



ok, mizzkitka, i sure won't ask how young you are today
it was a wonderful time to be alive and politically active, aware of all that was important (or so we thought - might have been the drugs talking )
thanks for stopping by!
cat


chef953 64M

8/1/2006 6:23 pm

Six degrees of Sharon Tate. So my brother-in-law went to high school in the tri-cities in WA state, where Hanford and WWII atomic this and whatnot got done. Another one of those Area 51 places that weren't on any maps back in the day. Sharon Tates' father was a colonel I believe on the base there... yup he went to high school with her... and so it goes. Roman lives in france now. Weirdness there and all around. Are you holding CatKit? Hmmmmm? If they had long hair you could trust them, that's all I remember... vaguely.


catkit13 67F

8/1/2006 9:59 pm

    Quoting chef953:
    Six degrees of Sharon Tate. So my brother-in-law went to high school in the tri-cities in WA state, where Hanford and WWII atomic this and whatnot got done. Another one of those Area 51 places that weren't on any maps back in the day. Sharon Tates' father was a colonel I believe on the base there... yup he went to high school with her... and so it goes. Roman lives in france now. Weirdness there and all around. Are you holding CatKit? Hmmmmm? If they had long hair you could trust them, that's all I remember... vaguely.

and never trust anyone over 30, right? yikes, now i'm one of "them"!


AstirRelicLatah 66M
1993 posts
8/2/2006 8:03 am

I remember where I was when the news came out. The Dead and Jerry were and are such an important part of my life. I remember the first time I saw them, my world changed. There was nothing like Garcia's noodling in space, he move me to a different place. No other guitar player comes close.

If you get a chance, look for the new Phil Lesh Shows from this summers tour. Joan Osborne was singing lots of Jerry songs....She brought life to them that I know Jerry would have loved...especially He's Gone, Morning Dew and Sugaree. Her singing and the band playing brought back memories of that first show in 1970. Thanks so much for bringing this back up.


catkit13 67F

8/2/2006 1:23 pm

    Quoting AstirRelicLatah:
    I remember where I was when the news came out. The Dead and Jerry were and are such an important part of my life. I remember the first time I saw them, my world changed. There was nothing like Garcia's noodling in space, he move me to a different place. No other guitar player comes close.

    If you get a chance, look for the new Phil Lesh Shows from this summers tour. Joan Osborne was singing lots of Jerry songs....She brought life to them that I know Jerry would have loved...especially He's Gone, Morning Dew and Sugaree. Her singing and the band playing brought back memories of that first show in 1970. Thanks so much for bringing this back up.
i'm glad you enjoy the memories, so do i (that is, what i can recall from those days )
also, thanks for stopping by, i'll return the favor and look at your profile and blog
cat


AndyUnique 70M

8/2/2006 8:17 pm

You know me catkit....I had the "red squad" and every pig in the State on my case. I was at Ft. Lewis, WA not far from the Hanford Nuclear Facility from '68 - '70 then back to Detroit and the middle of the fray. Seems like only yesterday that the "Grateful Dead" played at the university I was attending. Even the biggest of stars were playing the small venues back then and commercial free underground radio stations.


catkit13 67F

8/2/2006 9:13 pm

    Quoting AndyUnique:
    You know me catkit....I had the "red squad" and every pig in the State on my case. I was at Ft. Lewis, WA not far from the Hanford Nuclear Facility from '68 - '70 then back to Detroit and the middle of the fray. Seems like only yesterday that the "Grateful Dead" played at the university I was attending. Even the biggest of stars were playing the small venues back then and commercial free underground radio stations.
i know exactly what you mean - of course, she wasn't even close to the greatness of the dead, but roberta flack played at my undergrad school (northern illinois univ) and no one had ever heard of her - the concert must have set an all-time record for fewest people attending a concert!
i love the comments i'm getting, seems that my post revived some long-lost memories for some people -


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