I suppose it's fitting that I didn't even remember that today was the 12th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death until a friend of mine reminded me a couple hours ago. That's what I get for not checking Hidden Track first thing every morning. Sure enough, when I finally checked in on the duo of Ace Cowboy and Scott Bernstein, they'd already beat me to posting a Jerry tribute (I always thought you hippies were supposed to be poorly organized...damn Hidden Track, always defying my unfounded stereotypes).
Writing a eulogy is rather pointless. It's been done to death and besides the music speaks more eloquently than I could ever hope to write. So download this bootleg of the Dead's classic 11.21.73 show, put on a pair of headphones, light one up and celebrate the life of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever seen.
Zip: The Grateful Dead-Live at The Denver Coliseum, 11/21/73 (left-click)