Thoughts On The Dead

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

Beards (Two Different Ones)

Bobby’s doing some shows with Big Daddy Scarfington over there, and he’s been posting some pictures from the rehearsals; I think this is Bobby’s home studio, so let’s play a game: What Is The Most Grateful Dead Thing About This Photo?

Okay, go.

Got it?

See it yet?

Nope. Not the suspiciously-accessible fire extinguisher.

Give up? Bottom left corner.

Bobby runs his teevee’s sound through a MacIntosh. God bless the Grateful Dead.


  1. I was focusing on Bobby’s facial expression . . . Couldn’t decide if it was the “I can’t remember the lyrics” face or the “I have no idea where I am” face.

    Maybe both?

  2. Rehearsals? That is so un-dead. I guess it’s part of the deal when people are ponying up small fortunes to see you.

    P.S. Tom is a beast. He and Metzger are my favorite fake Jerrys by a long shot. It takes a committee.

  3. Answer to the question: 1. The “Persian” rug. 2. Black t shirt, covering most of upper arm area.

  4. Spiral staircase.

  5. Just noticed the Complete Dylan Basement Tapes box set. Vinyl version, of course. Nice.

  6. Luther Von Baconson

    November 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

    a little taken aback that Bobby let Big Daddy Scarfington wear shoes in the house, been watching too much Brady Bunch i guess

    he get that guitar stand (The Klepkörr) at Ikea? on sale with free bottle of Glogg & a Toonie Dog?

  7. Skinny Jeans Scarfington is indeed a good fake Jerry.

    What makes a good Fake Jerry?

    Sure they have to be able to play, but personality wise they have to be ballsy enough to ignore directions from Bobby or Phil or whoever has seniority.

    To say it in Rhyme.
    Good Fake Jerrys know how to play
    Great Fake Jerrys disobey.

    If Bobby is pissed off at break because you played the songs to fast, then it was probably a great show.

    Josh get’s instructions from Bobby to wrap up the Jam, and looks over at Jeff and rips into another solo. That is Good Fake Jerry Behavior.

    Phil yells and gestures on stage to Travis, and Travis complies. That is Bad Fake Jerry behavior, but Travis makes up for it by being Travis.

    Some guys, well probably only Stanley Jordan, have the chops and Phil more or less leaves them alone, when he gets lost Kadlicek brings the tune around, but in a friendly way.

    Skinny Jeans Scarfington will not be pushed around, see the Lockn show from last year.

  8. The most Grateful Dead thing about this picture is the random fire extinguisher in case Jerry came by.

  9. Luther Von Baconson

    November 19, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Scheisswieller! he’s got one of them Ronco Exerciser-on-the-Door-Knob type deals attached to the rafters. Bobby……… old Hound Dog.

  10. Luther Von Baconson

    November 19, 2016 at 11:27 am

    lookit the floor!?!? don’t think BDS is house-trained, no?

  11. NoThoughtsOnDead

    November 19, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Your answer is better than mine BUT I amused myself by imagining which flavor of weed was in the two shopping bags in the center of the floor, twixt them.

  12. I was definitely caught between the impractical guitar stand and the paper bags on the floor. Fire extinguisher is just safety, folks. It’s placement is just an indicator of how forgetful Bobby is: “What did I come down here for….oh, shit!”

    • The giant silver water bowl placed immediately adjacent to albums and electrical outlets, either because no one understands how dogs drink, OR in case Jerry stops by and the fire is too big for the extinguisher.

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