Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

A Study In Scarlet

Why has there been no scholarly attention paid to the state of Garcia’s facial hair and its relation to the jams? Were the jams, in fact, hairier when Garcia was, or did the music and his face vary inversely in hirsuteness? What predicated the shavening? Did Mountain Girl throw him out again? Seems like that might lead a man to cut his hair in a dramatic fashion.

We need dates, people. What the fuck are those slackards at Deadbase doing if there’s not an educated and sourced reckoning of Garcia’s beard/mustache/muttonchops? I think we can narrow it down to weeks, or even days: it probably took Bobby the whole summer to grow that shitty ’77 beard, but Garcia could most likely raise himself a decent beard in a long weekend. From the neck up, Garcia was at least a quarter wolfman. (From the neck down, Garcia was strangely hairless; like a Brazilian dolphin.)

jerry mustache powwowFrom the Comment Section: this is most definitely Florida–the Powwow show that got released as one of the sorely-missed Road Trip series. You can listen to it, if you’d like.

6 Comments

  1. “We need dates, people. What the fuck are those slackards at Deadbase doing if there’s not an educated and sourced reckoning of Garcia’s beard/mustache/muttonchops?”

    This is being done. I kid you not. Not by me, far more dedicated scholars than me are working on this, but it’s really being done. They are based in Europe, and will email you unexpectedly with remarkable photos. I tried to invoke them earlier, but they haven’t responded.

    I know it sounds like I have lost my mind–and perhaps I have–but not over this.

  2. *i will keep it alive….

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