Thoughts On The Dead

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A Formal And Last Statement On The Days Between

TotD will not be acknowledging the so-called “Days Between.” They are an arbitrary and money-minded conceit dreamed up by some record company asshole to sell tee-shirts and CD’s and tickets to tribute concerts; the “Days Between” are as organic as National Pancake Day on Twitter and as depressing as the rest of Twitter.

Let them mourn into their megaphones, and cry behind their cash registers. We are too busy, Enthusiasts, and have forgotten about the time.

10 Comments

  1. Hear Hear !!!

  2. Went to meetup at the movies tonight.

    Hardly anyone goes, no local advertising.
    But whatever,

    1989 RFK , Solid late 80’s show.
    Brent at Full Power, Jerry seemed in good shape, drummers really drumming it up, Midi space, Bobby could be heard in the mix.

    I would say other things, like I was a dead.net comment person, but I am not going there, it is time to say nice things about the boys….


    Damnit…
    I really want to say mean things, why does the internet make us mean?


    Tor

  3. Bravo to you, ToTD. Mr. Garcia is well deserving of our deepest appreciation, but —
    and I know I’m far from the only one to feel this way — the ritualized Jerry worship that seems to get more ritualized and more worshippy with every passing year makes me queasy.

  4. I disagree. We in the Deadhead community came up with the Days Between idea long before anybody stepped up to capitalize on it.

    BTW the song “Days Between” is a fucking masterpiece. Latter-day performances by Dead & Company (usually preceded by a lovely piano solo by Jeff Chimenti) are always a highlight for me.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      August 2, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      I’m sure your facts are more correct than mine. Regardless, the whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I won’t participate.

  5. I’ve always used the term “Jerry Week.” Someone told me it was Patti Smith who first coined it. And of course, it’s an eight-day week because seven just isn’t enough to celebrate the man.

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