Super Bad Sunday: Jerry Garcia

HE WOULD HAVE BEEN 68 TODAY

All around the world this Sunday people are celebrating and remembering Jerry Garcia, and we'd be remiss if we didn't light a candle with them. 15 years gone and never forgotten - not for a single day - Garcia remains a luminous, life affirming, oddly wise presence in myriad lives. Some folks truly do channel and embody larger cosmic forces, and without a doubt Jerry was one of them. But beyond that, he was a grand musician who left one of the most indelible impressions of all-time. A guitarist beyond compare, a singer with abundant character, a brilliant interpreter of masters like Dylan, a composer of resoundingly huge ideas and a storyteller that carried others on his sojourns, Jerry Garcia was as unique a soul as ever walked this earth, and we miss him so much it makes us hurt. We know we're not alone in this and offer up a small selection of choice moments as we blow a kiss skyward. (Dennis Cook)









And check out this cool early Zen Tricksters version of "Mission" we came across here, where the young Jeff Mattson and Rob Barraco show they already had their fingers on the pulse of this thing.


[Published on: 8/1/10]

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