Thoughts On The Dead

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

They Say It’s Your Birthday

mickey jerry bday cake

Hey, Garcia. Birthday?

“Every year.”

You make a wish?

“To be left alone.”

Hope you get what you want.

“I’ll make sure of it.”


  1. Happy Birthday Jerry, Happy Birthday ToTD, Happy Birthday also to my Spaniel Sam. …

  2. Not applicable to the post, but here’s some JG guitar dork stuff from ’78 if anyone is interested.–jerry-garcia-october-1978/11702

  3. Dick Hyman was born on this day in 1927, so there’s that. Happy B-Day TotD!

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    March 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    celestial weather report for today

  5. Is this his last birthday? ‘Cause Christ, he don’t look well.

    • Could be 1994 going by this pic. He passed 8 days after his birthday in 95 so….either way he doesn’t look so good.

      • At a certain point, birthdays just make you feel old. Look at his shoulders: Jerry’s thinking about something other than cake. Whatever is on his mind–manual dexterity, Pigpen, the Keystone Berkeley–he misses it, but it isn’t coming back.

  6. Happy Birthday…

    I talked to a Romani woman the other day, I told her your story.

    All you need….

  7. hugh.c.mcbride

    March 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Happy bday, ToTD. Thanks for doin’ what you do!

  8. Somebody heard it was your birthday!

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