Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Dark Star(e)

jerry mean
Keep your Buddha of Marin County, and take your Gentle Hippie Shaman Garcia® out back and beat him with chains.

I’ll take this guy. The broke Mexican kid with a fucked-up hand who got thrown out of the army. The chain-smoker with the bad skin.

All he wanted to do was play guitar and all it ever got him was everything he wanted.


  1. A perfect example of your insightful vision to the heart of things.

  2. Robin Russell

    July 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Except for the Mexican bit.

  3. Jerry’s parents were Spanish, and Irish and Swedish

  4. He was a Thpaniard.

  5. Since everyone in 50s and 60s California assumed anyone named Garcia was Mexican, Jerry would have gotten all the negatives associated with being Mexican and nothing positive associated with Spain, since no one would have known where that was. In that respect, it’s as if Carlos Santana had grown up in London (an intriguing thought, if for different reasons).

  6. hugh.c.mcbride

    July 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Love this.

  7. Despite previous reports, I spy a whammy bar.

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