Bobby’s hair just made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and, for this evening’s performance will be played by Gary Cole
Plus, if you’ve read Phil’s book, you’ll recognize this as their SNL appearance in ’78: Phil had that “Hi Mom” shirt made up and he was ridiculously proud of it. Sawbuck says he still has it tucked away in a closet somewhere.
And, Garcia is–as usual–totally aware of…
"I said FUCKIN’ YAAAAAY, MAN!"
For a band so heavily associated with the left, the Dead had a complicated and at times shaky relationship with environmentalism. Right off the bat, there was Brent’s whaling. Even the Japanese distanced themselves from it after they saw Brent’s methods, which involved stripping to his waist, sacrificing a war-bride, and just hurling himself off the boat like a crazy person to slide down the…
From left to right: Billy’s clearly mid-fart. Garcia is gently cupping two imaginary sets of testicles: it was something he did that tour and you had to put up with it.
Presented without comment.
Fuck it, ladies gentlemen: I’m doing the Dick’s Picks. here’s what TotD has to report so far.
That first one is fucking AWESOME. Just killer. Real, real tasty; also sweet as fuck, yo.
Number two? Number two? The second one? Get the fuck outta here with that kooky bullshit, you bullshit kook. The act of asking as to its greatness denigrates its very greatness. Just accept Volume 2‘s manly gift and…
Too tame for the jungle, too wild for the zoo
When you were a big-time rock star in the 70’s, it was nothing but the finest rickety folding chairs and things-propped-on-stage-cases.
"Okay, guys: time to pack up the van! Pig, you got your organ? Garcia, you got every amplifier on the West Coast?
When approaching a wild Garcia, one must take notice of any threat displays. If it begins displaying its teeth like so, then one must throw a pint of ice cream in one direction and run in the other.
It was a bad idea to even involve the Dead in the Easter pageant, let alone give them full creative control.
I sense this becoming heretical quickly.
No, heresy is merely the disavowal of Scripture: this will turn downright blasphemous almost immediately.
Ah. Carry on.
Right off the bat, the band moved the proceedings from St. Stephen’s–the small neighborhood church around the corner from Front…
Speaking of Hong Kong Phooey, the voice actor behind him, Scatman Crothers was invited to audition for the keyboardist spot after Keith left. Plans fizzled when it the band learned that Mr. Crothers not only did not play piano, but also did not actually possess any magical powers.
Having not realized these things until Mr. Crothers was on his way, the band feared it would be awkward, but as it…