Imagine—A Night full of Surprises
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
...And the world will live as one .
Every now and then, there is a once upon a time, every now and then everything works out perfectly. Everyday I go to the place that I call my work, I guess that is what it is supposed to be called and some days it is work and some days it is not. It is the days that are work that makes the days that are not so beautiful. But for lack of a better word, I go to Quixote’s True Blue and I think about what I need to do and sometimes I do nothing, Sometimes I like to do nothing or am not compelled to do anything, so that is what I do, but I am always thinking. Sometimes I think about the people I love and the people I have left behind, sometimes I think about a show that could be really special for everyone. Yes, that is really what I do here is think. Well the other day I was thinking about thought and was thinking about naught, I was thinking about what a wonderful day to spend the night after Furthur would be. What would really be nice? So I schemed and I dreamed and talked to my good friend Melvin Seals and asked him if wanted to play after the show. He said yes, we can make it happen. So I called up my favorite person in the whole wide world, Mister Ray White and he said of course, “I’ll make sure I get on the plane.” Dave Watts told me he was game and he would hold the beat down, I said groovy, let’s make it happen. And then Garrett Sayers formerly of the Miracle Orchestra ( I only mention his previous band because last time they didn’t play was on Jerry’s Birthday and because they didn’t play I didn’t have a band for Jerry’s birthday and The Fillmore had a show and I was all stressed but then the power went out at the Fillmore and Dark Star Orchestra was scheduled to play, but they couldn’t so they called us and decided to play and luckily we didn’t have a band because then they would have not been able to play which reminds me of the second time that the power went out at the Fillmore and Phil Lesh and Ryan Adams couldn’t play so they came by and played pool at Sancho’s and because the couldn’t play music they really wanted to play music and luckily the band at Dulcinea’s was finishing early and so they could play at Dulcinea’s which just so happened to be my mom’s birthday and she just died of Parkinson’s that year and this place was dedicated to her and this is another story completely. There are so many coincidences going around that they surely can’t be coincidences ) calmly walked by and said “I am in, I believe in miracles.” Oh, yeah, we cannot forget Kim Dawson, who never said a word to me, she just came by because Mr. Watts told her so, and yes this petite girl has a powerful booming voice which swirls into masterpieces as it floats around the crowd and creeps into the ear canals. So, I really never believed in miracles, so I never really believed in anything so long, I had a darkness that held me for so long, but I always had hope, and sometimes I get despairing and therefore sit in despair. I am not sure I believed in love, but I always had hope, I always thought if I did positive things positive things would happen, but I was doing them for the wrong reasons. I was doing them for gain, but now it seems the more I do them just because, the more I get back. It is hard to eliminate the desire to get something for doing something. You are taught about rewards and punishments for your behavior, but sometimes you are looking for the immediate rather then the karmic which just happens. So I turned around at the bar and I said “HI JK,” which happens to be a perfect alphabetical happening, and he said he was just stopping by after playing at Red Rocks with Furthur. It was such a great feeling to see an old friend. No games, no strangeness, just old friends reminiscing. It was beautiful. So he stopped by again this peaceful Sunday and Melvin demanded that John Kadlecik play, for it was Melvin’s Birthday, so finally John got up and played that’s what love will make you do, because after all it is true blue and that is what love will make you do . And the only thing I really do know about love it that love is all there is. And I do believe in fairies. And yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, and it really is a wonderful life after all.
All you need is love,