Wednesday, August 09, 2006
August 9th 1995 was a sad, sad day for a huge amount of people.
It was eleven years ago today that our beloved leader of the Grateful Dead left us for what I'm sure has been another long, strange trip........
He is missed every day by all those whose lives he touched without having ever even met the man in person. He had an impact on people that has lasted decades, and continues to pull people into his world daily. I am always happy to see the Dead shows as a family affair. Not only will you see lots of kids in tye dye, their dogs following them at their heels, but you will also see the extended family formed by the fans with a true appreciation and love for why they're there.
I have a saying that I use a lot...."Icame for the music, but I stay for the family."
I have met some of my best friends, and the most generous and kind-hearted people through music. It is truely a way of life for so many of us.
AND TO JERRY...MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND HAVE THE BEST TRIP EVER!!!!!!!!