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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4039
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

Hard to believe it's been 14 years since I was awakened by a phone call on this date in 1995 to hear the sad news of Jerry's passing. He was, and continues to be, a unique and major life inspiration to me (and many others on this site). So today I will take a moment to think of him and I'll pick up a guitar and play a song for Capt. Trips.

Like a steam locomotive
rolling down the tracks
He's gone
He's gone
and nothing's gonna bring him back
He's gone

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 422
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 8505
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 9:26 am:   Edit Post

Thanks Bill!
Advanced Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 231
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post

As long as our memories of him stay in our hearts, our minds will keep him with us. Who loves you Jerry ? We do !_____________________

(Message edited by sonicus on August 10, 2009)
Advanced Member
Username: grateful

Post Number: 306
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:17 am:   Edit Post

Nobody expressed it better than Dylan IMHO:

"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep."
Advanced Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 229
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 5:09 am:   Edit Post

But there's a banjo moon in a tie-dyed sky
Hippies dance and babies cry
Church bells ring as a silver-haired angel look down
And the blood of his music runs through the veins of our guitars
Bright lights, Dark Star

Warren Haynes - Patchwork Quilt (in memory of Jerry)

(Message edited by pauldo on August 10, 2009)
Senior Member
Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 1236
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 7:33 am:   Edit Post

Thanks guys,

and thanks again Jerry for making my musical life interesting trying to follow your tracks,
Intermediate Member
Username: john_judge

Post Number: 138
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Monday, August 10, 2009 - 9:16 am:   Edit Post

Not much else to say here except, great writer and inspirational Icon of a time that's was long gone..and back again and not forgotten! for his music lives on in some form or another, through all of us.. RIP Jerry

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