Thoughts On The Dead

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

You Be Me For A While, And I’ll Be You

Hey, Bobby. Nice potato salad.

“Thank you.”


Okay, Enthusiasts: Nerd Time! This is 5/25/72 from the Strand Lyceum in London, and they’re playing Good Lovin’. How do we know this? Because Garcia is not, contrary to your first instinct, hunched over his pedal steel guitar, but covering the organ for Pig while he sings. Go listen: there’s only one guitar for the first five minutes of the tune, and the guy playing the B3 doesn’t quite know what he’s doing.

We also know that Garcia played the piano on 9/20/70 at the Fillmore East for what would turn out to be the last performance of To Lay Me Down for three years:

So: was that it or did Garcia ever play keyboards onstage other than these two times?


  1. in addition to the thing I just tweeted at you which doesn’t count, the other examples are basically other versions of these, I think? The second half of 70 has some other, even worse sounding acoustic sets that are almost as equally amazing as the 9.20 one and I guess there are some Jerry piano bits in there, tho I don’t know if it’s anything but other versions of TLMD. And I read some forum post with a couple of the Europe 72 hardcore guys trying to figure out when Jerry was covering Pig’s parts in this show and that one

  2. The Central Shaft

    January 30, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Well hello twinkle-toes. Those are some boots.

  3. Luther Von Baconson

    January 30, 2018 at 11:24 am

    jerry at joel’s house (joel of trader joel’s) on long island practicing for the MSG run

  4. Did someone say, “petite feet”?

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