You look familiar.
“Hi, I’m David Gans, host of the Grateful Dead Hour on SiriusXM’s GD Radio, and I’m here to tell you about my new album.”
Did…did you travel through time to plug your record?
“Gotta hustle in an expanding music market.”
True. Usually, people around here break the laws of temporality for much dumber reasons. Billy keeps using the Time Sheath to score–and I’m quoting–Etruscan puss.
“Well, I can see doing that once. You know, for the experience.”
He’s there all the time. They know him in Etrusca.
“I don’t think the Etruscans lived in Etrusca.”
“Can you pay attention? I literally traveled through time to tell the Enthusiasts about my album.”
In a Beetle, nonetheless.
“I bought it off an astronomer. Anyway, the record’s called Drop The Bone and it’s solo and full band stuff, originals and covers. Little bit of everything.”
Sounds good, but can we hear some of it?
You gonna hang around 2017?
“Fuck, no. It’s horrible here.”
Everything’s broken and covered in sadness, yeah.
“Hey, Young David Gans!”
Who was that?
“It’s me, Young Steve Silberman!”
Oh, for fuck’s sake.
“Hey, Young Steve! What are you up to?”
“Being young, going to Dead shows. You?”
“Same! I love being young and going to Dead shows!”
“We should do that right now!”
“Is there a Dead show right now?”
“I have the Time Sheath, so: yes.”
Can you two take this somewhere–
“Hey, guys! I heard you were being young and going to Dead shows, eh?”
I know that accent.
“David. Hey, Dave!”
“David. Hey, Steve!”
ALL OF YOU GET OUT OF HERE.
“Was there a young person’s party?”
“You’re very rude.”
I like your Bar Mitzvah suit.