Tag: Jerry Garcia

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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  • Road Trip

    Road Trip

    Rolling with four-wheels on an open road in search of adventure, up and around the bend. As Jerry Garcia noted, “What a long strange trip it’s been”. The next rest area is only one mile away, so why not find a spot to park and have a look at prints and/or other cool items in my gallery.

    You can discover many great gift-giving ideas featuring my design, which is based on a free photograph from unsplash.com. You might also enjoy a flashback to Alpine Valley, June 21-22, 1985…

    Song for Today

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Song For Today

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  • Flashback: Grateful Dead

    Flashback: Grateful Dead

    What A Long Strange Trip

    A friend from Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Daley, showed up at my apartment in Holland, Michigan during the summer of 1985, asking if I’d be interested in traveling to Wisconsin to hear the Grateful Dead perform back-to-back shows. After gathering my backpack, we then scoured the town in order to purchase the only remaining original formula Coca Cola available – following the recent change – and hit the road in his Honda Prelude.

    Along the way, we must have bumped into at least a dozen people on the road that Brian, a Deadhead, knew from various shows he’d attended. That seemed rather unlikely – what were the odds? – though, less so upon arrival at the venue.

    We set up a tent on the edge of a farmer’s field near the concert grounds, purchased tickets and proceeded to the first show, on Friday night. It was an excellent concert, though it took quite a while to exit the amphitheater, afterwards; something was obstructing the door at the top of the hill.

    Once finally outside, we saw that a large car (a dark blue, Oldsmobile Delta 88) had parked crosswise, directly in front of the exit. That car belonged to friends of ours – Bernie, Libby & Roger – from Holland, Michigan, who heard that we had gone to the show and took a road trip to join us. Realizing that we would likely be very difficult to locate among the crowd, they decided to be as conspicuous as possible. Indeed!

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    The Shows


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  • Song For Today

    Song For Today

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    Modified photo from unsplash.com