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….
Jerry__Garcia: Yes and the doctor called me crazy, some says I am, some says I ain’t…
Jerry__Garcia: If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.
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.
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…
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.