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What a long strange trip it has been was the theme from my graduation last year The only reason that I am telling you that is because that is a classic quote from the leader of the band Grateful Dead And if you stop and think about it it makes complete sense Life seems to be this strange trip and we are all on this same boat Jerry Garcia was a great musician and also a poet Everything that he said either in his music or through his guitar which some people would argue that its the greatest ever played So what if The Grateful Dead played together like a well oiled-machine So what if Jerry Garcia put blood sweat and tears into everything he did To all of those who still believe in him do Jerry Garcia will still touch people for years to come And those that still love him and all that came with the counter-culture he will be a legend forever Well with that in mind I want to talk about some assumptions that I had prior to this assignment and meeting my roommate The word hippie and dead head are words that I would use to comment on people who had that look long hair sandals tie-dye and what I consider smelly Petrolia These kind of people I saw as tree-huggers the kind of people that I thought had low paying jobs and just lived life day by day just to make enough money to get by and to have the lifestyle that they wanted Another assumption that I had was that all dead heads were potheads That all they wanted to do in life was to listen to jam bands and do drugs Thats what is was like in the 60s Almost all of the bands that I listen to that come from the 60s like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin were heavy users of drugs And like most
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