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HaPpY bIrThDaY tO yOu

Posted by on January 16, 2016

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Happy happy birthday to us all, as it was 365 days ago today, that our world got collectively better when Trixie Garcia announced something special. This very site says: Jerry Garcia’s daughter Trixie Garcia announced the shows in an exclusive interview. You can check out her announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR3LaG4vcBk

As Wikipedia states, “The three shows in Chicago were initially announced on January 16, 2015 as the only three Fare Thee Well performances. Tickets were first made available through the Grateful Dead’s GDSTOO mail order system. Deadheads mailed in more than 60,000 envelopes, requesting a total of more than 360,000 tickets.” And then there was the wheel to end all wheels…and then magic happened…which lasted all they way through the end of the year.

So thank you all who played a part in putting this all together. It has been a marvelous year, and we are fortunate enough to have more to look forward to. Put on your party hats, have a bit of cake and give a loved one or yourself a twirl. Stop a stranger just to shake their hand. Smile on one-another…one more thing, “Be Kind.”

“They aren’t the best at what they do, they are the only ones that Do What They Do.”

…and we are all better off for that.

Happy Birthday!

About Us 2016

Posted by on July 9, 2016

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The Sunshine Daydream Family originated during the planning for the 50th anniversary shows in Chicago, forever known as the FTW shows. We are deadheads, new and old, all connecting through dead.net, and decided we needed to get together and celebrate family and love and laughter and music, in person, with hugs and smiles. And indeed, we did just that and we all met together in Chicago at High Noon on July 4th, 2105 celebrated first time meetups and had an awesome Pizza Pic-a-nic…maybe 40 strong, and growing, for we are everywhere…and oh yes, there was music from a band beyond description.

The gathering was awesome, and lifelong friendships were started or strengthened. Less the good vibes go by the wayside, we decided to continue our journeys and meet-ups with a series of meeting at various shows in the future. Dead & Co provided the music, the bus stayed tuned up and at the ready, and multiple reunions have and continue to happen as we Sunshine Daydreamers honor the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future.

Like a good jam, the energy is contagious, the celebrations straight from the heart, and the vibes are awesome. We all miss Jerry, but for real, the music, the love, and the celebration of life never stopped.  Join us as we share those moments with you, here or on dead.net.

Fare Thee Well, and always remember to “…listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock your soul…”

~ Geomeister

Those fine follks at dead.net

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They had a little blurb in their newsletter about us…how ’bout that!

I’ve cut it with my sharpest virtual scissors  and pasted it with a copious amout of Elmer’s finest… , right down there  vvv

COMMUNITY BITS

COMMUNITY BITS

Happy birthday to the Sunshine Daydreamers, who just celebrated the first anniversary of their merry band. It all started last year with Fare Thee Well, but summer’s
coming and the road goes on. Check in with the folks.

 

how ’bout that!

Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on November 27, 2015

Happy Daydreaming Thanksgiving

Happy Daydreaming Thanksgiving

We think back over the year and remember the highlights…each and everyone of you as well as a host of others played a part…and I am very thankful it all happened.

As the touring, sharing, singing, dancing, hugs, laughter, music and smiles continue, I’ll hold close to my heart those memories you helped create  four score and a few days ago.

Live strong, stay safe, and remember the songs…for the music is the quilt and  the love knits it all together.

Thankful for daydreamers everywhere…peace and love to all!

geocolormethankfulmeister

He Must be Famous

Posted by on August 9, 2015

Jerry made it to the cover of the Rolling Stones…many many times.

In Issue 148, 11/22/73, he looked like this:DSCN1882[1]

..not very charitable, but they also gave him the centerfold:

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He must have been famous, right? A good kind of famous, though: one which doesn’t put on airs or act like a star. One who is approachable and smiling.

Jerry was in love with the universe. It showed in his life, his creativity, his far-reaching  presence. Always that smile…

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He musta been famous.

For me, reflections are colored with the realities of the times. It seems he was always there, because the music was always there. Does that make sense? It seems like even in the quiet time you could hear a riff or hear his voice. He wasn’t a stranger, or a public figure, or some big rock star…he was Jerry.

From the first notes in ’72, as a broke hippie hearing him at that free outside show in Nashville, to the last ones in 1994 Jerry smiled thru the love and pain. I never saw him any other way. Even the shows where he was “off”, for some reason came across as wonderful lifetime experiences and all I remember was that  we all had a real good time…except that one night in SF,  and recollections are hazy and my own memories fuzzy…

I Had the good fortune to hang around the JGB in the late 80’s and for some reason had a JGB all-access employee pass for 1989 which seemed to slide me into any show no questions asked when I wasn’t “working”. The guy who stood there in front didn’t seem to be in charge, he just seemed to be  kind the ringleader by default. It was a family…

Jerry’s 1991 show in Squaw Valley with Grisman and that banjo wizard Bela Fleck left an imprint in my mind, as we rode gondolas up the hill w Everything!

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Not sure when this was taken, but the hairdo says hair-don’t…

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He musta been famous, right?

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For me, he could make the guitar sing. And when that crazy synthesizer stuff became popular, he would play and trumpets or flutes would tally forth. What a kick he musta got out of that!

He musta been famous, but he had his battles…

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And we know how that ended…

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…twenty years ago today…

All the deadheads in Tanzania lined up at the post office in November of ’95…not to buy Money Orders tho…

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Was he famous? Yes…Did he care? No, me thinks not. And that is rare…

Thank you Jerry. Your music was simply part of the thread that held all of our quilts and blankeys and lives together…always was, always will.

He was Jerry.

…we love you, we miss you, we will never forget you…and the music will live on forever.

georemembersjerrymeister