Following Jerry.

Yesterday, I got a Twitter follow that surprised me. Jerry__Garcia. I am not kidding. See, down there? That’s his photo.

Now, I know (as well as anyone can know anything) he died on August 9, 1995. So I did find it surprising that he was on Twitter. My first thought was how awesome that I can tweet long after I’m gone, but since that is not particularly rational thought, I decided to go check out his profile.

* Name Jerry__Garcia
* Location lovely view of heaven
* Web http://www.dead.net
* Bio each day will be song quotes from a show on that day in dead history…lots of updates

  • Jerry__Garcia: As we rode out to Fennario, as we rode on to Fennario, Our captain fell in love with a lady like a dove….
    7 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Dead_garcia71_normal
    Jerry__Garcia: Yes and the doctor called me crazy, some says I am, some says I ain’t…
    35 minutes ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Dead_garcia71_normal
    Jerry__Garcia: If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.
    about 2 hours ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Dead_garcia71_normal
    Jerry__Garcia: Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river, and I’m a gonna sit right here until I die.
    about 3 hours ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Mikkael_normal
    mikkael: @Jerry__Garcia Me And My Uncle
    about 4 hours ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Dead_garcia71_normal
    Jerry__Garcia: Taught me good Lord, taught me all I know, taught me so well I grabbed that gold, and I left his dead ass there by the side of the road…
    about 4 hours ago · Reply · View Tweet
  • Dead_garcia71_normal
    Jerry__Garcia: Since you poured the wine for me, and tightened up my shoes, I hate to leave you sitting there, composin’ lonesome blues…

Is this a total waste of time? To get song lyrics in my Twitter-stream? Probably so. But it makes me happy.

Now, there’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.

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3 thoughts on “Following Jerry.

  1. waste of time?! I know a host of dead heads who have been going down the road feeling bad with cosmic charlie, carrying a box of rain to ease the pain for 13 years.

    maybe this guy woke up to find out that he was the eyes of the world…

    enough right? great post to wake up to Wendy!

  2. I laughed when I saw this. And wondered when I saw someone else following Jerry yesterday how long it would take you to find him. I secretly wagered less than 24 hours, and I was right!

    Now he’s gone. Lord he’s gone. Like a steam locomative, rolling down the track.

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