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The Pineapple-Eatin’ Days of Jerry Garcia

We had our two cars in an empty lot in East Palo Alto where they were both broken. Neither of them ran anymore but we were living in them. Hunter had these big tins of crushed pineapple that he’d gotten from the Army, like five or six big tins, and I had this glove compartment full of plastic spoons, and we had this little cooperative scene eating this crushed pineapple day after day and sleeping in the cars and walking around.

He played a little guitar, we started singin’ and playin’ together just for something to do.

Jerry Garcia, describing his early hippie music days in a great old 1972 interview with Rolling Stone.

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