• Art of Inspiration

    • ‘JerryGarcia.com’ offers an amazing journey for those who admire and follow this legendary musician.

    A digital paradise honoring Jerry Garcia / 

    You need music I don’t know why. It’s probably one of those Joseph Campbell questions, why we need ritual. We need magic and bliss, and power and myth, and celebration and religion in our lives and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it.

    For all the “Dead Heads” out there, Jerry Garcia (lead singer and guitar player of the Grateful Dead) recently launched his official website JerryGarcia.com, which is over brimming with treasures.  Managed by the Garcia family, the new website offers visual timelines from the life of the author and the twenty-six bands he played with. There are also interactive maps that allow you to trace his tours from 1970 to 1993. The best part though, is that you can listen to the concerts, which have been generously uploaded to archive.org. The website, which is a beautiful celebration of Jerry’s music and life, contains a total of five thousand hours of music and 3,450 concerts.

    The Garcia project has an evident hue of nostalgia for a bygone era that will never be again. Simply by browsing it we can see it all, absolutely everything, it was documented in a way that evokes the magic of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. To make the experience complete, the family provided photographs, concert materials, ticket stubs and even the musician’s artwork.

    The website will be optimized in the next few days in order to allow fans to upload personal stories related to the Grateful Dead. Perhaps this type of website can be a new manner of dynamically immortalizing pop culture icons. What is more important though is that the Garcia family is probably giving rise to a generous streak that many others can imitate; thus sharing the cultural richness of their lives. 

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