August 09, 2008


Thirteen years ago


From the archives: an excerpt from a letter I was composing on August 9, 1995:

Well now, if that is not just fate. I got the news today (oh boy) about a lucky man who made the grave. The cork is popped, so here's a toast:
"To one of my best friends and definitely one of my heroes. Thank you for a real good time! With a tear in my eye and a smile on my face (for there is nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile) I wish you the fondest farewell. You certainly lived longer than you might have, but you definitely died sooner than you should have. I will miss you terribly. Have a good trip!"
I done shared all of mine now, so I guess it will have to be some of yours when you get here. It is somewhat sad yet nice to know that I saw Jerry at the last place he ever played. Ironic that it was my first show within the limits of the city I was born in. I'm not sure where it goes from here, but I am certain that the torch is still lit and must needs be carried.

And so I do.

I was there as well at Solider Field
I was not aware that you were a Dead fan Cody! How many shows did you see?
My what a hairy back you have. Perhaps Max spent time in the womb braiding his hair too.
such a long long time to be gone and a short time to be there.

for sure.
Never having been a Dead fan, I can't share you sense of loss over Jerry.

However, I can empathize when my music God (Joe Strummer) passed.

It's really hard not to think of all the music that will never be made, but it is comforting to wrap yourself in what is already there.

Ook ook
About 15-16 shows O'tim from Oakland to Red Rocks, and throughout the Midwest. Best venue though, Alpine Valley, hands down.
Gave you the KICK ASS BLOGGER AWARD. I assume you know the rules.
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