Hippies who encouraged drug use that, although they did not encourage hippie movement, obviously moved it down the right path.
Their name originates with a mid-southern European belief in the grateful dead-- Men whose spirits were ill-at-ease until someone buried them properly. The spirits often rewarded their helper with wishes, money, and worldly goods.
Rock on, Jerry!
If my agnostic\athiestic ass worshipped something, it would most definitely be the Grateful Dead. For all you hippie-haters, I say, DAMN YOU. So what if they were stoners and whatnot? They produced some damn good music, and you'd probably agree if you'd actually listen to it.
The Grateful Dead was split up shortly after the death of Garcia in 1995. Some of them toured together under the name "The Other Ones", but mostly, they retired to solo projects, the most well known of which are Bob Weir's Ratdog, and Phil Lesh and Friends.
Stoner 2: Sure, just let me grab some joints.
"Right on, right on. It's a shame he's the only Dead man there. Fuck it man, it'll be sweet, pass the ganj."
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