Welcome to Psychedelic Saturday!
A weekly post dedicated to all things psychedelic. Post your reflections on psychedelic happenings via you stories, photos, art, or poetry.
For the past 34 years I've been married to a Dead Head. Prior to that I knew of The Grateful Dead, but was not privy to the
hundreds thousands of details about the band that my husband knows.
I didn't see the Dead in concert until 1993, just a couple of years before Jerry Garcia died. The crowd was equally as entertaining as what was happening on stage. I still have the shirt.
A few weeks ago he began dragging things from the music room out into the dining room. "What are you up to, hon?" I asked. "Oh, nothing-just want to take a few photos." And he lovingly arranged and rearranged and rearranged part of his Grateful Dead collection on the table.
I can claim responsibility for a good portion of this collection--sure makes things easy on birthdays and Christmas. I just couldn't resist the Jerry Garcia doll and replica of his Tiger guitar.
So many books have been written about all things Dead. He especially loves the tabletop book about Robert Hunter, famous for writing most of the lyrics for the Dead songs.
His most recent addition to the collection: Spring 1990. A numbered collection of 6 shows and assorted tchotchkes included. #1412 of 9000. He's a happy camper.
So many discussions and disagreements on which song by the Dead is the most psychedelic. But for my husband, it's Dark Star. I've included the shorter studio version here, but the Dead were known for playing this song from 10-60 minutes once they got into the jam. Enjoy and Happy Psychedelic Saturday!