Ten Trips Around The Sun and Jerry Lives On

Submitted by aaron on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 8:13 am

On the 10th trip around the sun since Jerry Garcia's death, what more can be said about the man?

The good news is that people ARE still saying things about the big guy. The dissection of a Dead show and talk about all the amazing intricacies of Jerry's playing still goes on. There is still meat around the topic bone of Jerry's immense risk taking by golly.

Remember Jerry perhaps flubbing a lyric or missing a note then miraculously trumping the moment with so much focus, intensity, and love that you were picked up by your nostrils and sent floating for minutes of abysmal ecstasy through dead space? Yes, the sensation lives!

One time I was stranded on an island with Jerry. Yep, just him and I. Jerry jamming, me dancing, and a complete audio track of crowd cheering all around. Oh wait, did that really happen?  It sure was real for a long while.  Only floating pizza boxes entering the scene could bring me back to scope.  Ah yes, the Grateful Dead, Sam Boyd Silver Bowl and Dominos delivers during the show.  Woo Hoo!

We miss you Jerry! Thanks for leaving such an amazing mark senor. The last 10 years have proven the timelessness of your music and the longevity of your energy.

Jerry, my 18 month old boy calls you "Airy" and loves to dance to your guitar playing. 

Thanks man.

Grateful Web wishes everyone many more happy trips around the sun as we continue to celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia!

If anyone would like to share a story or just say hi on this special day, please go right ahead and comment below!

chris (not verified)

Tue, 08/09/2005 - 1:20 pm

I really wish I could have joined you on the island in Sam Boyd for that one, aaron...

lovincup (not verified)

Tue, 08/09/2005 - 4:44 pm

we miss you, jerry g

Mr.Ned (not verified)

Thu, 08/11/2005 - 3:56 pm

Awww... I miss Jerry so much... But thankfully, so much of his music and solos and jams have been recorded. I am always discovering some new aspect of his playing that was not apparent to me while out of my head at a show! Just last Tuesday night at our weekly poker game, I was betting on an inside straight when I realized that Loser was on the stereo...

I lost.

Much love to JG.

JK (not verified)

Thu, 08/11/2005 - 3:57 pm

We're off to the Gathering of the Vibes to celebrate Jerry's life & music. DeadHeads unite!

mikechriseric (not verified)

Fri, 08/12/2005 - 5:18 pm

we are heading to the Vibes, too...if the damn van will start...RIP Jerry