Top Ten Tuesday : Grateful Playlist

Long handed over the keys for Top Ten Tuesday, since I’ve been off the grid for a few days. And I figured what could be more fitting this week of all the weeks, to talk about the Grateful Dead.

I am by no means a “Deadhead” and even feel weird posting this because I feel like a poser but the Deadheads don’t care if I’m a poser – they freaking love everybody!


I am admittedly jealous of anyone who threw caution to the wind at some point in their lives and toured with these legends. I’m on the heels of two Dead & Company shows this past weekend and seriously wishing I was born about 3 decades earlier (and didn’t like showering and sleeping in a bed so much.)

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The shows truly are magical – a place where you can tune out everything else in this crazy world and noodle the night away. (even though my hatred for John Mayer is a little bit distracting)


He’s annoyingly good. Ugh.

ANYWAYS, my dad, aka Pop, loves the Dead. This morning I had the chance to catch up with him about it, which was a trip. #punalwaysintended

I think we tend to forget that our parents had lives before us!

He relived some intimate settings with Jerry – a nightclub at the Berkley with Erle Saunders and being at the Winterland with Jerry playing the banjo with bluegrass band, Old and in the Way.

Then some bigger shows like . . .

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And the Watkins Glen Summer Jam! Go, Pop!

Pop was even a proud owner of a VW mini-bus that he bought while out in California.


The stories I have for my kiddos will be slightly less entertaining . . . well, that’s not necessarily true.


I digress.

Don’t be afraid to get groovy over gravy this year (I’m killing it today, kids)

Without further ado, my suggested Thanksgiving playlist.

1.Scarlet Begonias

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2. Ramble On, Rose

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3. Sugar Magnolia

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4. Box of Rain

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5. Althea

6. He’s Gone

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7. Sugaree – this one is for you, Long. (Mayer on Friday night)

8. I Need A Miracle


9. Ripple


and when it’s time for your guests to leave just start cranking . . .



Wishing you peace, love & grateful-ness this Thanksgiving!


P.S. #Horsefaceisnotpissed that I have morphed into a poser Dead fan. He’s been a PDF for years. And even though he’s “vest guy” at the shows these days, his mullet lives on.

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