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By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:10 pm: Edit Post


I don't think anybody on this board knew him - he had been off the scene for decades - but my little brother certainly partied with the boys back in the day, and I have some Grateful Dead stories about him that will curl your hair.


Anyhow, my little brother died suddenly yesterday morning. He was 44. I'm all shocked and awed.


my picture Daniel Patrick Wilson in the California Republic May 2000


By whatever (Coolchick) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post


I am so sad for you :-(


By Zora Neil Peart (Posthead) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post


Sorry for your loss, Roar.


Condolences to you, your family and your brother's friends.


By New New Lance Newberry (Heathentom) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:13 pm: Edit Post


That's rough roarshock.


Hang in there.


By Clem Snide (Chicago_jim) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:16 pm: Edit Post


Requiesce in pace


Clem


By Phil Zone Pussy (Javsworld) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:16 pm: Edit Post


Lots of love and light to you and your family and all your brother's loved ones Roar, may his journey take him to greener pastures...


By fly high (Free_bird) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:17 pm: Edit Post


peace and strength to you, a tough loss for sure


By Slickrock (Strangha) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:17 pm: Edit Post


My heart goes out to you, Roarshock.

May you and your friends and family find the strength and love you need to get through this.


By Boojum (Turtle) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:18 pm: Edit Post


sorry for your loss man...


By Mr.Tofu Head (Shakedown63) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:20 pm: Edit Post


RIP Roarshock's Bro.


Love will see you through.


By Out Of His One Track Mind (Canyon) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:29 pm: Edit Post


RIP Daniel


Peace and strength to you and your family Roarshock.


By Drew (Napphilphreak) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:45 pm: Edit Post


Sorry to hear this. Love and light to all


By Radical Zoner Separatist Group (Gotjorma) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:52 pm: Edit Post


sorry for your loss, lil bros are special......


By Gloria (Soularlite) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 03:59 pm: Edit Post


OMG..Roarshock we are so deeply sorry! I actually am filled with tears! Please know, You and your' family are in CM and my prayers! May strength guide you through this. All of our love to you & your' family!


(((((Fare Thee Well Patrick)))))


x


By Shakin' Nagan (Negman) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:02 pm: Edit Post


Prayers and blessing to you and yours.


By peglet (Areukind) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:07 pm: Edit Post


OMG that's AWFUL!!! I so very deeply sorry. What a shock. May you all find the strength to get through this and may Patrick rest in peace.


love

light

blessings


By -- (4_winds) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:28 pm: Edit Post


RIP Daniel :-(


condolences to you Roarshock.....very sorry about the loss of your brother.


By Adam G (Weluvdead) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:31 pm: Edit Post


RIP Roarshock's Bro


By judit (Treat_island) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:40 pm: Edit Post


Oh my, I'm so sorry, Roarshock. What an empty space you must have in your world. What a shitty deal.


Love to you and your family. Peace.


Please try posting the picture of him again, it will make him all the more real to us and show us the person you love.


By Wolfman's Brah (Styles) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:41 pm: Edit Post


(((((RIP)))))


By Skeptimystic (Schwadude) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:43 pm: Edit Post


Wow...so sorry...so sad...


(((((Little Brother)))))


By Daydream (Nmondi) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 04:46 pm: Edit Post


Wow ~ I'm so sorry to hear this!

So young :-(


All my thoughts and love with you and yours!


By Lord Henry (Terrapindew) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 05:53 pm: Edit Post


((((((((daniel patrick wilson love))))))))))))


By Hoople-Head (Al_swearengen) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 06:08 pm: Edit Post


Sorry for your loss ...... that sucks .....


By Notorious V.A.G. (Jillluvsphil) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 06:19 pm: Edit Post


omg!


(((Daniel Patrick Wilson)))


(((Roarshock & all left behind)))


that indeed is WAY too young~


&, yes, please do repost his pic, if and when you can


Love, Light, HOPE to you Roar


By NanC (Walker) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 06:23 pm: Edit Post


Roarshock, I'm really sorry for your loss.

Sounds like lil bro lived a good life.

When you're feeling up to it,

I'd love to hear some of those stories.


By weeeee (Tar_w) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 06:28 pm: Edit Post


Roarshock, Kelly and I are so sorry for your loss. We send our condolences to you and your family during these tough times. Keep thinking about the beautiful memories of your bro!!


By cray mccally (Craybee) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 07:04 pm: Edit Post


Man that really is sad, was just with mine today for a while, peace and my condolences to you and your family.


By Ark (Ark) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 07:12 pm: Edit Post


Sorry to hear about your brother Roarshock


By koko (Lovedawg) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 07:15 pm: Edit Post


My deepest sympathies for your loss. Peace to you and your family.


By Frightened Inmate Number 2 (Duke) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 07:20 pm: Edit Post


awww man. sorry to hear this :-(


By building you a pyramid (Headlight73) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 08:59 pm: Edit Post


Terribly sorry to hear this.


Peace and strength to you and yours during this time.


By Captain Francis Obvious (Msg_man) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:19 pm: Edit Post


I'm very sorry for your loss :-(


By FroggyP (Frogpajamas) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:29 pm: Edit Post


I'm so sorry - deepest condolences to you and your family.


By JCB (Jimbojambo) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post


Love and light to you and yours.


By Sycamore Head's all Empty Slough (Disco_stu) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:45 pm: Edit Post


I am very sorry. Time will make everything better, but it's hard now...


All blessings to you and your little Brother. Stay tough and try not to let it get you down.


Your Higher Power is there for you and yours.


By Franklin S. Tower (Forgotten_space) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:47 pm: Edit Post


I'm sorry for your loss Roar, tons of love to you and your family.


By kamloops rainbow (Catchabigone) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:49 pm: Edit Post


peace and comfort to you and yours Roarshock


By oakland coliseum (Phillyspectrum) on Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 09:53 pm: Edit Post


im sorry man.lost my big bro a couple years ago.he took me to all my first shows in so many ways.not sure who id be without his influence.find comfort in his memory.and he'll never be very far.its kind of strange something you cant put your figer on.


By John Wood's 179th Dream (Jjwood64) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 02:21 am: Edit Post


(((( DANIEL ))))


By Silly heathen (Floepiejane) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 02:42 am: Edit Post


:-(i'm so sorry to hear


By sunflower cat (Toreup) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 04:04 am: Edit Post


sorry for your loss


By Elizabeth (Ebeth) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 05:38 am: Edit Post


:-( So sorry, Roarshock.


By Tangled Up in Bill (Musicismysavior) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 08:53 am: Edit Post


So deeply sorry for your loss.:-(


By Zora Neale Hurston (Alias) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 09:53 am: Edit Post


ouch. good thoughts to you.


By best virtual rail-ridin tour buddy (Melian) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 09:56 am: Edit Post


I'm sorry, Roarshock.

Peace to you and your family.


By jonaspond (Jonasp) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 09:59 am: Edit Post


Way to young to go, makes me consider my own mortality.


Peace and strength to your family.


By Bluestnote (Brian_d) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 10:19 am: Edit Post


So sorry, D.A.


By Silly heathen (Floepiejane) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 10:27 am: Edit Post


((((((Brothers))))))


My little brother is about to have a baby.


I can't imagine losing a younger sibling.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 10:33 am: Edit Post


You guys are beautiful. Thanks so much.


Here's a link to where Daniel's picture is posted...


http://www.roarshock.net/wilsonian.html


Yeah, stories to tell soon. Right now grief, which rolls over you in waves like LSD.


By tjw (Fool) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 10:42 am: Edit Post


Peace to you.


By my horse jethro (Jethro) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:02 am: Edit Post


Sorry, Roarshock. Hang in there.


By on paper (Dave_c) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:20 am: Edit Post


RIP Daniel


((((Roarshock and family))))


By Slickrock (Strangha) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 12:15 pm: Edit Post



Daniel Patrick Wilson in the California Republic May 2000

dan2000Resized.jpg



By judit (Treat_island) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 01:55 pm: Edit Post


Thanks, Slick.


Life ends without warning, leaving aching love in its wake. We are caught in the current.


Love to you Roarshock, your family and friends.


By peglet (Areukind) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 01:57 pm: Edit Post


what a beautiful radiant smile. Love that gleam in his eye...:-)



Again, I'm really sorry for your loss, my deepest hearfelt condolences.


so trud Judit, so true.


By It just slips away, but I try (Frank__sinatra) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 04:06 pm: Edit Post


Very sorry for your loss. Peace to you and yours


By Katie (Kindmomma) on Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 04:29 pm: Edit Post


sorry, man

peace and ease to you...


By mreclark (Mreclark) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 12:34 am: Edit Post


Sorry about the loss...I heard some of his stories and they were good ones..lots of prayers and love going to Kristy and the family...((((RIP))))


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 07:22 am: Edit Post


Wow... I'm so glad that somebody who knew Daniel has checked in here. Thank you. Yeah, the stories are being collected, and are moving from the extra-ordinary to the legendary.


Daniel had suffered the last several years from Hemochromatosis - a rare disorder that causes excess iron to accumulate in the body. He had seemed to be on the mend, but the disease had stressed his internal organs, and Friday morning his heart burst.


I am imagining that there was too much love in the heart of that big biker dude, and now it has spilled out as light and is everywhere. I am grateful that he is no longer in pain.


By ALTHEA (Terrapindreamr) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 09:46 am: Edit Post


Roarshock and family


So very sorry for the pain that youre surrounded by.. May the four winds blow Daniel safely home again~ and i love your thought above,

"there was too much love in the heart of that big biker dude, and now it has spilled out as light and is everywhere".


x


By Wild Animus (Zippy) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 10:23 am: Edit Post


man i am so sorry to hear that.


By Charlie Fog (Chonks) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 10:25 am: Edit Post


peace and love


By 1st one's named Sweeeet Emily (Odessablue) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 11:16 am: Edit Post


So sorry to hear it, Roarshock.


By Lonesome, On'ry & Mean (Redneck) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 08:50 pm: Edit Post


My deepest condolences on your loss.


By after midnight (Mermaid) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 09:02 pm: Edit Post


peace and hugs to you, roarshock. love will see you through.


rest in peace, daniel patrick


By ___________________WINO__ (Spatlese) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 09:08 pm: Edit Post


RIP


By Douglas (Doogels) on Monday, April 19, 2010 - 09:09 pm: Edit Post


Thoughts of strength and love to you and your family, Roarshock.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 11:08 pm: Edit Post


In accordance with his wishes, Daniel will be buried in the cemetery in Juliaetta, Idaho, dressed in his leathers, and in a plain pine box. The burial will occur on Thursday, April 22 at Noon.


Thursday we return Daniel's body to the soil of Turtle Island.


By Slickrock (Strangha) on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 11:29 pm: Edit Post


Returning to the Earth....on Earth Day.


Love and strength to you and yours, Roarshock.


By sunpuppy (Moondoggie) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 01:38 am: Edit Post


hugs for you Roarshock


being loved gives us strength

deeply loving gives us courage


By SpentALittleTimeOnTheMountain (Sage_girl) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 06:25 am: Edit Post


(((we love you more than words can tell)))


By Play MEMPHIS PHIL! $ugar Mag$ (Sugarmags420) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 02:59 pm: Edit Post


Man. Sorry to hear that Roarshock.


By Hippie, interrupted (Schnee) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 03:01 pm: Edit Post


...


By Hippie, interrupted (Schnee) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 03:02 pm: Edit Post


oh shack Im sorry.


{{{mad schnee hugs}}}


By Sycamore Head's all Empty Slough (Disco_stu) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 07:07 pm: Edit Post


Man, again I am so sorry to hear this. Your brother looks like a cool guy who loved life.


Very sorry for your loss, and peace to you and your family. Please rest easy with the notion that you had a lot of love for each other.


.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:59 am: Edit Post


With love, laughter, and tears, we returned Daniel’s body to the earth on Earth Day. It was raining hard all morning, and raining still when we began. The cemetery was muddy, but the rain ended before the service concluded, and then the sun came out and it was a brilliant, sunny afternoon. In addition to myself, Chris, and my mom and dad, some of Chris’ relatives from the town turned out in the rain, including her nephew “Little” Ed, who is a guy as big as Daniel was! (And I sure felt Daniel’s weight when we carried his pine-box casket to the grave.) Then who should show up, but our dear friend of 30 years, Tom Phipps, who had driven 6 hours from Helena, Montana, to be present. At noon, the Juliaetta town whistle, normally blown at that time for 20 seconds, was let to wail for a full 2 minutes in honor of Dan – For me that was the moment of greatest emotion. We played a recording of Jerry Garcia singing “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” and then remembered Daniel with stories. It was left to me to read the lines “On Death” from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet.” – A passage that Daniel always read at the funerals of those that he loved. Then we lit off bottle rockets, and those who wished fired off Dan's shotgun. His wife Chris - who he had never been able to get to fire a gun - fired the last shot. After he was buried, we stopped in town at the Bottoms Up for a drink, and then back to Lewiston where my family and Phipps had many drinks in Daniel’s honor. Today is a new day, and we proceed in light and life.


By sunpuppy (Moondoggie) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 05:27 pm: Edit Post


(((((COSMIC SYNCHRONICITY)))))


sounds perfect


lol bout the bottle rockets


By JR (Police__thieves) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 05:30 pm: Edit Post


best to you brother.


By Sycamore Head's all Empty Slough (Disco_stu) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 05:38 pm: Edit Post


Aw Man it sounds like a beautiful Funeral. Again, sorry for your loss. The Lewiston area is gorgeous.


The pic I posted above is our little creek here during a recent flood stage, but what I meant to say is --


Black Muddy River,

Roll On Forever...


Peace

Disco Stu


By judit (Treat_island) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 07:51 pm: Edit Post


As Stu said, it sounds like a beautiful funeral. So sorry you had to bury him so early in life.


He'll always be surrounded in love.


By CrypticAlex (Alexw) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 07:58 pm: Edit Post


Jeez, Roarshock, that's really sad.


I wish you and your family strength to get through this tough time.


RIP Daniel.


By Slickrock (Strangha) on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 08:46 pm: Edit Post


What a beautiful story, Roarshock.


If ya gotta do it, do it right. And you guys sure did. I'm sure your brother would have been pleased with the service.

How great that you and the family could be reminded by others actions and presence how much he was loved.


Continued strength and love to all the family.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 09:29 pm: Edit Post


Disco Stu - love the picture of your creek.


Funny thing, among many, I recalled Thursday was that 31 years ago, to the day, I took my little brother and drove down to San Jose to see what was the dawn of a new era for the Grateful Dead - Our fellow Contra Costan Brent Mydland's first show with the band. Well, this week marks - for me - yet another new era of the Grateful Dead (pun intended). The eras keep on piling up, and the river roll, roll, roll...


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 09:35 am: Edit Post


On Death



You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.



In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?



For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?



Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.



-- Kahlil Gibran


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 10:57 pm: Edit Post


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By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 11:05 pm: Edit Post


Here's a poem I wrote on that long ago Earth Day, April 22, 1979... Following the epic, now legendary Grateful Dead show at Spartan Stadium. I had the great privilege, a couple of years ago, of reading this at the West Coast Zoner Jam.



Ode to the Dead



O, colors shifting, waves rippling

Wind blowing, rain falling

& music playing,

& playing, & playing.

First, tune up strum cords

Growing volume of sounds

Drums & piano & Always

Guitars. 3 guitars weaving

Together & jamming!

O, Music! O, Colors!

O, bright sun above!

Wine flowing, herbs burning

Faces contorting in streaming

Beaming ecstasy dreaming.

Living! O, living! Music singing!

Singing love songs, work

Songs, bad man’s songs, my

Songs & your songs,

Giving songs to People

Who grow happy &

Peaceful in the web.

Loving, moving, smoothly

Dancing. O, dancing!

Like waves of grain

Or wind, or sea

Ripples of human beings

Vibrant allowable moving

Consciousnesses expanding

Eyes sparkling, lips parting

Faces shinning. O, Life!

O, Dead, Defy the Dead

Proclaim the Living!

O, Dead the music singing!

Waves of music, waves of joy

Surround us. Abound within us.

Cool drops of water

Touch our skin. It looks like

Rain. It feels like Rain.

It must be Rain. O, Rain!

Feel the music, Feel the Rain!

The Dead

Proclaim the Living!

The Laughing. The Loving.

O, we are the Living. Dead

Proclaim the Living!

In music singing words

Poetry playing. O, Joy!

O, beauty, wind, rain, waves

& waves & waves of people

Sighing friends of common souls

Enemies of common foes

Anger freezes

Living, breathing

Feeling cool spring breezes.

O, Dead

Proclaim the Living!


By Sycamore Head's all Empty Slough (Disco_stu) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 12:45 am: Edit Post


That's Beautiful, what you said, and again I'm so sorry for your loss.


I know how tough it is. Just lost my Dad... Nothing makes up for it, but the memories we had together are all I've got left.


All the Peace in the world to you and yours. Everything will feel better with time. Stay well and remain calm.


By Sycamore Head's all Empty Slough (Disco_stu) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:11 am: Edit Post


Reading through all this again brought real tears to my eyes...


Looking at that creek picture more thoughtfully showed me all the undines active there, and some kind of 'Coon/Otter' Spirit living in that rock. It's the one with the bit of moss on it, and you can't help but see it grinning at you.


I know those woods Spirits say "If I knew the Way, i would take you Home."


Thanks for your great poetry for your fallen brother, and so many roads to ease his soul.


By 99Children (Conrad) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:35 am: Edit Post


Condolences Roarshock, to you, and the rest of your brother's family and friends.

May all the good memories strengthen and sustain you.


By It's Hootenanny Time! (Muppet) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:46 am: Edit Post


sorry for your loss. that's too young.


By Sharla S. (Skydancer) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 08:32 am: Edit Post


Sad to hear, our thoughts are w/you Roarshock. May your lil Bro RIP, wish we could have known him. Tom may have but hard to know 4 sure. He rocked hard w/the band late 70s through the end as well.


Much Love To You and Your Family,

Sharla and Tom


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 12:16 pm: Edit Post


Here’s a story for you. I started out as an arm-chair Dead Head - Attracted first by their name and their iconography, and then I got turned-on to the music through listening to albums. Then I heard them live on the radio. It being the Bay Area, there were numerous opportunities and invitations to go to shows, but I wasn’t into going to concerts in those days. Finally, on June 9, 1977, Fred Faloona said to me, “You’re going!” and off we went to Winterland. It was all over after that, and I have been seeing all the shows I can ever since.


I was so excited to see the Grateful Dead live again, and to share the experience. When they next played Winterland in December 1977, I grabbed Daniel (my little brother was all of 12 years old at the time) and we started off. We stopped at the home of our friend Dan James, because we wanted him to go with us. He was having some grief with his girlfriend, and by the time we gave up and went on without him, we were running very late.


When we arrived at Winterland the show was sold out. We were shut out. There were a dozen or so freaks hanging-out across from the venue (A dozen tops folks, imagine that! Of course this was years before Shakedown was invented), and one Scalper Dude, who was having no luck selling tickets at the outrageous price of $20 (face was $7.50).


We stood out there for a while, and collected visuals, and some great dialogue:


Scalper Dude: Who NEEDS a TICKET to SEE The DEAD?!


First Freak: Hey man, did you take any of that?


Second Freak: Take any of what?


First Freak: L S Crazy.


Second Freak: L S WHAT?! Hell no, that shit destroys chromosomes!


So that stayed with us forever, and Daniel and I often repeated the above dialogue to each other like catch-phrases. I am so going to miss hearing him boom “Who NEEDS a TICKET to SEE The DEAD?!” and “L S WHAT?!”


We did come back the next night and got in. Another “Thursday night at Winterland” and we were utterly thrilled. We went to many more shows after that and partied like kings.


By BoxOfEyes (Boxofeyes) on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:30 pm: Edit Post


strength & peace to you & your family, roarshock.


daniel sounds like a great guy. thanks for the poetry and stories. i'd love to read more when you are able. the funeral and afterward sounds like something daniel would have approved of greatly!



((((rip daniel))))


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 06:17 pm: Edit Post


He had dodged death many times, and he and his wife had discussed his final wishes, and we followed them to a tee.


Yeah - he got the funeral send-off he would have wanted.


It's a beautiful place up there in Juliaetta, Idaho. The family will be back next April 16 to mark the first year since his passing.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 06:19 pm: Edit Post


Here’s another Grateful Dead related Daniel story.


Since the first time I heard the Grateful Dead live was on New Year’s Eve via KSAN’s radio broadcast, I only went to a couple of their New Year’s Eve concerts. It was always expensive and a hassle to get tickets, so I mostly made it a tradition to go to all the shows of the run, but stay home New Year’s Eve and listen on the radio (the shows were always broadcast live on the radio).


So anyway, about 1984, the Dead are playing the SF Civic on NYE, I’m staying home, but Daniel and a posse of rambunctious louts are going to the show. I tell him that I’ll be listening on the radio, so wait for a quiet moment and yell “Martinez Party Animals!” as loud as you can (Our hometown is Martinez, California). Sure enough, midway through the First Set, there’s a quiet lull, and over the radio I can distinctly hear a voice hollering “Martinez Party Animals!” (Wasn’t just me, my wife heard it too, and if you listen carefully to the broadcast recordings, it’s there).


The next day, I see Daniel and say, “Daniel! We heard you last night! You yelled it!” And he replied, “No man. We were partying with this dude from Michigan. He had no idea where Martinez is, but was glad to yell ‘Martinez Party Animals’ just the same.”


So there you go… Be loud, party hearty, but if you can get some enthusiastic guy from out-of-town to yell for you, well why not? Helps prevent hoarseness.


By whatever (Coolchick) on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 06:24 pm: Edit Post


That is awesome. I'm so glad for you that you have lots of memories to keep your brother with you always.


By Roarshock (Roarshock) on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 07:25 am: Edit Post

It’s about time to let this thread slip into the archive, which will be a comfortable place for it. I have begun a memorial page for Daniel over on Facebook, and have begun collecting stories, photographs, etc. If any of you are weird enough to have an account on there, and are interested, the name of the page is “Danimal” and if you search Facebook Groups in the category Common Interest – Friends, it should bring up a picture of Daniel’s mug. Any of you can always email me too, if ever so inclined.


Dear Zoners,

One more thing I want to say here – I was somewhat despondent, and had much drink on board several Saturday night’s ago when I started this thread. I fell asleep, and what a sheepish remembrance when I saw the thing again next morning, already with about thirty replies attached.


Anyhow, I was, and am, overwhelmed by the support and love that flowed from you all. I felt the concerned healing energy around me during that first rough week. Your kind remarks are a comfort to me, and to my family, and Daniel’s friends.


You have all re-affirmed why I am a Life Member of the Hippi Tribe, and a Dead Head, and why in particular, for many years now, I’ve been hanging out in the Phil Zone. Despite the difficult patches we have here in the Zone, there is love at its heart.


My Sincere Thanks.


Your Friend,


David A. Wilson


a.k.a.


Roarshock


Onward We Go! Furthur!


On the trail to the Mountain Lion Pool, July 4, 1981

!!!!!

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