Burning Tree Club?
In reading about Jerry, I get the impression that he would have been quite happy as a studio musician (1), record producer, and occasional tours with the Jerry Garcia Band.
1 – for those unfamiliar with Garcia’s body of work, check out the albums “Old and In the Way” and “Reflections.”
Slop bucket was full.
You call us heathens with zero respect for the law
We are only songwriters just writing our songs and that’s all
We write what we live and we live what we write, is that wrong?
If you think it is Mr. Music Executive
Why don’t you write your own songs
And don’t listen to mine, they might run you crazy
They might make you dwell on your feelings a moment too long
We’re making you rich and you’re already lazy
So just lay on your a$$ and get richer or write your own songs
- Willie Nelson
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”
- Barack Obama, July 13, 2012
A the Grateful Dead’s infamous 1995 Deer Creek show, my seven year old daughter was giving all the folks around us on the lawn Dancing Bears “tattoos” with multi-colored Sharpies.
Fun story about Surrealistic Pillow that is somewhat apocryphal and comes in several different versions:
After they finished recording the album, the Jefferson Airplane invited members of the Grateful Dead to give it a listen. In addition to suggesting the album’s title—“Sounds like a surrealistic pillow”—Jerry Garcia showed the Airplane how they could use some hooks to make the songs, especially “Somebody to Love,” even better.
The Airplane re-recorded tracks and, under Garcia’s guidance, remixed them. Garcia ended up playing on some of the tunes.
The band wanted to credit Garcia as a co-producer, but the label and original producer refused because the Dead were under contract with a different label. That’s why Jerry Garcia is listed as “musical and spiritual advisor” on the album credits.
Charge the blockhouse!
“Leave the squirrel alone and get the fire extinguisher!”
- Malcolm In the Middle
“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops!”
- Cary Grant, in Arsenic and Old Lace