Celebrating Jerry Garcia: Days Between
Celebrating Jerry Garcia: Days Between Jerome John Garcia – better known to his friends, family, and Grateful Dead fans as Jerry – was born on August 1, 1942 and died on August 9, 1995. As such, the days between August 1 and August 9 are celebrated by fans as...what else? The Days Between. It’s considered a time to celebrate the life and career of Jerry Garcia, and if you find yourself wondering what you can do to participate in the celebrate, well, wonder no more: we’ve got seven solid suggestions for you!
1. Download the official “Days Between” graphic!
In honor of Jerry, we're turning social media upside out and inside down with a very special Days Between design. Simply download the graphic to your desktop and upload it as your profile picture on your favorite platform from August 1st to the 9th.
2. Listen to the “Days Between 2020” playlist!
Jerry once said, “What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else. We’re not thinking about any kind of power. We’re not thinking about any kind of struggles. We’re not thinking about revolution or war or any of that. That’s not what we want. Nobody wants to get hurt. Nobody wants to hurt anybody. We would all like to be able to live an uncluttered life. A simple life, a good life. And think about moving the whole human race ahead a step, or a few steps.” Words to live by. And if you’d also like some music to live by, then check out this special playlist that we’ve put together for the occasion.
3. Watch the livestream of the Daze Between festival!
The Rex Foundation is hosting a virtual celebration of Jerry’s life and music, and it’s filled with a whole lot of great folks. In addition to a number of Dead folks, including Bob Weir and the Campfire Band, you’ll see Amos Lee, Graham Nash, Hot Tuna, Keller Williams, the String Cheese Incident, and many, many, many more. You can click on the link to see who’s coming up, but even if you’ve missed anyone, there’s a playback of the past performances.
4. Listen to the official “Daze Between” playlist!
And on that note, here’s another playlist that features tunes from the Dead family and beyond. Trust us, if you dig the Dead, you’ll dig these tunes!
5. Listen to John Mayer guest-DJ on SiriusXM’s official Grateful Dead channel!
Yes, Mr. Mayer is a Dead fan from way back, and he’s selected nine of his favorite songs by the band for his stint as guest DJ. The schedule of when his show is playing is on the site, so click to find out when you can catch it!
6. Check out the latest episode of The Good Ol’ Grateful Deadcast!
This week’s installment focuses on “New Speedway Boogie,” the final song on Side 1 of WORKINGMAN’S DEAD, and it’s a good episode, exploring how it came out of the infamous free festival at Altamont.
7. Watch the latest episode of the Shakedown Street Pre-Show, featuring guest Bob Weir!
If you’re a Dead fan and you haven’t been checking out this video series, then you’ve been missing out. This link will take you to the full playlist of episodes, though, so it’s a perfect time to dive in and enjoy a good ol’ Grateful Dead binge!
Grateful Dead playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2yhRcIV8wOuaFXRDVFV3zS?si=YVEl7PEWT9W5zo_FriDYyQ