Thursday, July 4, 2013


Happy Birthday America!

Leaving Texas, fourth day of July
Sun so hot, the clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky
Catch the Detroit Lightning out of Santa Fe
The Great Northern out of Cheyenne, from sea to shining sea

To celebrate an American Beauty, Fader has a great article on Jerry, featuring interviews with many of his closest companions, as well as a younger generation of musicians who are admirers. Some fascinating insights. They also have this psychedelic family tree thing: