Thoughts On The Dead

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

Name Says It All

jerry steel guitar sahm 72
Hey, Garcia. Whatcha doing?

“Concentrating. Shh.”

How many strings on that thing?

“About a million.”

You use your feet, too, right?

Pedal steel.”

Oh, now that name makes sense.

“Shush, dummy.”


  1. For the record: New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Peninsula School, Menlo Park, CA May 19, 1970. Photo by Michael Parrish.

    Heather Garcia was likely a student there at the time, and the show was probably to defray her tuition, which Garcia probably couldn’t afford at the time.

  2. One of the coolest moments of my life was getting right up next to that instrument. Took some pictures but I’m cheesing too hard to share.

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