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Hi Phil

bobby phil hi mom donna jerry 78

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…

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Gonna Party Like It’s Your Earth Day

Gonna Party Like It’s Your Earth Day

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…

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Thought?

Ways of lunging, in rank of social acceptability:

  1. Violently.
  2. Suddenly
  3. Without any warning whatsoever.
  4. Out of nowhere.
  5. With a machete in your hand.
  6. With Jesus by your side.
  7. With your pants around your ankles.
  8. At a child.
  9. At children.
  10. Racistly.

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Why Is This Couch So Lumpy?

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.

Why Is This Couch So Lumpy?

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.

Dix Pix (Sic)

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…

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Pedal To The Metal

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.

Pedal To The Metal

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.

He Can Only See Movement

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.

He Can Only See Movement

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.

When You’re Lost In The Rain In Juarez

When You’re Lost In The Rain In Juarez

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…

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Who Was That Masked Dog?

Who Was That Masked Dog?

hong kiong fooey pin

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…

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