Friday, December 28, 2007

NJ, Hampton, Go Read It

Jerry Garcia Band -- Pure Jerry Hampton Coliseum 11-9-91 CD coverIt's not like me to often link to other blogs but for the 2nd time in a couple days now I'm wanting to, and again 'tis for another Person from Jersey, yes, a fellow New Jerseyan... but he's from South Jersey which, well... to me that might as well be Mississippi compared to North Jersey. Okay, that's a little extreme. Aside from Long Beach Island, which is mostly mid-state, the most south I ever went on a
(semi-)regular basis was to the Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel and Rutgers in New Brunswick. North Jersey is a place I know my way around -- malls, suburbs, many of the most expensive to live zip codes in the entire country, highways, traffic, Hoboken, tunnels, bridges, The Meadowlands. That's the NJ I know.

South Jersey is just foreign. There's like farmland down there, corn and all that stuff! And pinelands... and the Army, the Air Force and bombing ranges, plus pink elephants and crazy devil monsters... weird place. North Jersey is specifically where my heart is, not really New Jersey as a whole, but even though I rag on South Jersey, I'm sure in many ways it's totally a much better place to live than many places up north. It's not for me but it's a part of this great nation that I really still do dig.

In South Jersey and in every place weird, funky, fun, cold, warm, wet, dry, boring, cool... or Brooklyn, there are Deadhead brothers and sisters who live and breathe with SYF in their DNA (wish I heard from more of y'all!) and Bob from eCache is one of those people. Yesterday he put up a cool review of a Fall '91 Jerry Garcia Band show, from 11/9/91 at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. That show was released as one of the Pure Jerry series... and coincidentally the most recent JGB show I listened to was also from Hampton, well, a different one, in New England. Anyway, if you're a Deadhead reading this, go on over and check out eCache and Bob's review! He knows his Jerry!

Oh, and hey, even if you're not a Deadhead, cruise on over anyway 'cause Bob's a real live regular nice guy with content on his blog that isn't Dead-related only, lots of good stuff!

Jerry Garcia Band -- Pure Jerry 11/9/91 Hampton Coliseum

Grateful Dead - Steal Your Face - very small 22x22 - transparent
a GD SBD goes up here tonight sometime... i hope.
y'all come back now, ya hear!


Erica said...

Funny, but "malls, suburbs, many of the most expensive to live zip codes in the entire country, highways, traffic, Hoboken, tunnels, bridges, The Meadowlands," for the most part, not counting pollution, oil refineries, high crime, and what have you, that's pretty much the same New Jersey I know, too.


But seriously, I do hope you get to feeling better. Nothing knocks me off my feet like a shitty little winter cold.

Zooomabooma said...

"pollution, oil refineries, high crime"

Nope. Not in my North Jersey. You must have my Shangri-la confused with somewhere else!

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated