Thoughts On The Dead

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

Coming At Jew, LIve!

Go read this. It’s Armin Rosen writing for Tablet about the age-old Grateful Dead question: Why are there so many Jews up in here?  Can’t throw a rock at a Dead show without hitting a Jew, but you shouldn’t do that as it is a hate crime. Please do not throw rocks at Jews; it makes us sad.

Stop this.

I won’t. I’ll never advocate stoning Jews. I have principles.

You’re a carcass on a frontage road.

Nevertheless. TotD is quoted in the piece, alongside people with credentials who use their real names like big boys, and Armin gets at all the angles from the spiritual to the sociologic. My view is that Jews love smoking pot and going to college, and if you smoke enough pot and go to enough college, well: you’re gonna hear the Dead eventually. Others have actually intelligent things to say.

Go read.


  1. Does the term “front man” bother anyone else as much as it bothers me? That term does not apply to Jerry Garcia. If the Dead ever had a front man it was Pigpen, mainly because no one else wanted to be in front in those early years.

    I think some publication named Bon Scott greatest front man of all time. But if you look at any photo from that era it’s always Angus Young in front. It just seems like a lazy use of words to me.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      August 6, 2017 at 2:48 am

      Strict definition of frontman: singer with no instrument. Singer may be permitted acoustic guitar for a few songs, or play piano occasionally, but otherwise they’ve gotta be out there with the mic. No exceptions.

      • Hence my problem with the term. Was Donna Jean a frontman?
        It’s a bad choice of words. Just say lead singer if that’s what you mean.
        And by that definition Jerry was certainly not a front man even though he’s called that multiple times in the article. I’d like to see the term “creative genius” used more and “front man” used less.

      • Luther Von Baconson

        August 6, 2017 at 11:54 am


  2. Jews Rule..

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