Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Jerry Garcia Death Day!

Captain Trips, RIP

Bob Dylan's press release regarding Jerry Garcia's death:
 "There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think any eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great, much more than a superb musician, with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He's the very spirit personified of whatever is Muddy River country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There's a lot of spaces and advances between The Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep."

Here's an amazing video of JGB doing Shining Star, broken into three parts.

Not sure if I posted this one before, but a great JGB show from 78:

18 years...remembering #garcia @grateful__dead .  thank you jerry.