Some life lessons can’t be taught, and can only be learned from experience. Luckily for us Deadheads, we have the Grateful Dead to show us the way. Check out our list of “21 Life Lessons the Grateful Dead Can Teach You,” and let us know what’s the most important life lesson you’ve learned from “a band beyond description.”
1. Be kind to others.
2. Be true to yourself and don’t worry about what other people think.
3. Take time to appreciate nature.
4. Enjoy the journey and embrace the unexpected.
5. Always remember to be grateful and appreciate what you have.
6. Be clear what your priorities are.
7. Life is good.
8. Don’t give up in the face of obstacles.
9. Have faith. Even when things don’t go your way.
10. Never underestimate the power of love.
11. You are not alone.
12. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
13. Believe in yourself.
14. Do your best and forget the rest.
15. Sometimes the songs that we hear are just songs of our own.
16. Have fun.
17. Don’t underestimate the power of music.
18. Don’t be afraid to take risks.
19. Be open minded.
20. Be honest with yourself and others.
21. There is a road, no simple highway. Between the dawn and the dark of night. And if you go no one may follow. That path is for your steps alone.
Thursday 8/13 at AT&T Park in San Francisco was Grateful Dead tribute night for the Giants game vs the Nationals. I was fortunate enough to calendar several appointments in San Jose and mix a little pleasure with business 🙂
Our Mayor emeritus was in attendance as well although Mike and I never hooked-up.
I managed to cop some pretty sweet seats along the first base side pretty close to the field so here’s a few snaps and vids for the fam viewing 🙂
The hat….Oh man, been dying for the Giants/Stealie lid and yes, it was available and purchased 🙂
In fact, the stadium store had a whole Dead section which was pretty cool and I copped a ladies top for Lana. 2nd row, far left item.
There were many, many heads in attendance and this fine dude I wanted to share…cool cat from Berkley, a retired 30 year firefighter with a way cool jersey and an AMAZING FF hat he custom made.
Moonalice provided the pre-game jams (http://www.moonalice.com/band) and they were fantastic. I did not know this but it was pointed out by my work buddy I went to the game with who knows these guys, the rhythm guitarist, Roger McNamee, is a dude I sold to 25 years ago when he was a money manager at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. I remember the perfect “ice-breaker” sitting in his office and he had Dead pics and memorabilia on his walls. Dude’s made a small fortune adn now living his dream – kudos !! Video above had to me massively trimmed to fit – sorry 🙁
Not Fade Away
National Anthem one of two (Annebelle Walker Garcia singing with a lip-sync Bill Walton)
Lana and I had an amazing 12 days at Sturgis. Blessed by no travel or rally issues and spectacular weather.
Too many boring pics to share but here’s a few snaps…
Love to all!!
ps – on a completely different and somber note, I lost my dad on Saturday – he was 93 and left us peacefully. I saw mom on her 92nd birthday yesterday and it’s doubtful she’ll be with us much longer also. I was hoping to make it through this summer of FTW and Sturgis and still have them both around. But it’s all good; they will always be together – as they have for 70 years of marriage.
Well folks, we got our projects back from Michaels yesterday and put them up this morning.
Left to right, the first is from The Dead ’09 tour, and the next two are from Chicago.
In ’09, recall, The Dead core four toured with Warren Haynes and did a series of shows. I went north to my hometown venue The Spectrum in Philly, and did a CID-type package that had us dead center row three with all the VIP goodies – it was a blast !!
The final two are from Chicago.
The immediate one below, we took are six commemorative tickets and the originating FTW announcement poster which I had ordered in February. All are tripple-matted. Can’t say enough about Michael’s – awesome folks.
The last piece is signed and numbered. We got it at the art gallery collection that was going on up the street from the Chicago Hilton (another hotel that I forget the name of).
Still have a project to work out with the programs for each night and to frame-up the Pic-A-Nic T too but they’re gonna have to wait a bit for now.
Stay grateful, my friends and hope everyone’s having a nice weekend !!