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Joseph John Campbell March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987

“The Dead-heads are doing the dance of life and this, I would say, is the answer to the atomic bomb.” – Joseph Campbell

“I had a marvelous experience two nights ago. I was invited to a rock concert. I’d never seen one. This was a big hall in Berkeley and the rock group were the Grateful Dead, whose name, by the way, is from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. And these are very sophisticated boys. This was news to me…. Rock music had never seemed that interesting to me. … But when you see a room with eight thousand young people for five hours going through it to the beat of these boys…. The genius of these musicians—these three guitars and two wild drummers….

Listen, this is powerful stuff! And what is it? The first thing I thought of was the Dionysian festivals, of course. This energy and these terrific instruments with electric things that zoom in…. This is more than music. It turns something on in here (the heart). And what it turns on is life energy. This is Dionysus talking through these kids. Now I’ve seen similar manifestations, but nothing as innocent as what I saw with this bunch. This was sheer innocence. And when the great beam of light would go over the crowd you’d see these marvelous young faces in sheer rapture—for five hours! Packed together like sardines!! Eight thou-sand of them! This is a wonderful, fervent loss of self in the larger self of a homogeneous community. This is what it’s all about!” – Joseph Campbell From ‘Mystic Chemist’ page 166.

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Record Collector articles

Just bought on the local eBay market (Marktplaats). A bunch of original Grateful articles from the eighties and nineties. All from the UK magazine ‘Record Collector’. Lots of info to add to the record reviews on this site. So expect more to come….

from Record Collector oct. 1995

and about Jerry’s contributions… (also from RC)

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The Amazing Jerry Garcia “Jerry Rocks” !!!

It’s Jerry out of the box. I bought this toy today on the local eBay (Marktplaats). Unfortunately the batteries were empty so I had to replace them.

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Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia  Action Figure: Jerry Rocks !!!
2001 with Sound Chip (Guitar Riff from his Fender Stratocaster Guitar).
McFarlane Toys Six Inch Action Figure

Cool collector’s object. Great detail. Jerry Rocks Edition

McFarlane makes the most realistic looking action figures of real people. Great detail provides a nice memento for Deadheads, the stage almost looks like a shrine. The hair is light gray. A must for Garcia fans.

Here’s the link to the one that is for sale in the shop >>> Jerry still in the box