Thoughts On The Dead

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

Even A Piano Player Can Shake Hands

“Jerry, wow. It’s such an honor to meet you. I’m a huge fan.”

“Great, great. Where’s my meatball sub?”

“Excuse me?”

“You’re not the kid with the meatball sub?”

“No. I’m Bruce Hornsby.”

“That means what to me?”

“I sing the piano songs on the radio.”

“We’re circling around the point here.”

“The meatball sub.”

“I have my mouth all fixed for it.”

“Do you want me to run and get you a sandwich?”

“Gee, could ya? Here’s a twenty. Get yourself something, too, and keep the change.”

“Um, okay.”

“Great. Be back in under a half hour and you can join the band when Brent dies.”


“Nothing. Hurry.”


  1. I like Jerry’s instincts for hairstyle – I cut the part that gets in my eyes. The rest can do whatever the fuck it wants.

    But, as someone whose first (and only good shows I saw) were with Bruce, this is a big moment captured on film in the time before all moments were captured.

  2. I assume the title has to do with that fact that Bruce does not shake hands.

    He is worried that some over excited rando will crush his much used and needed fingers.

    He must have figured Jerry understood and would respect the mitts.

  3. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    April 6, 2017 at 9:38 am

    …strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hand…

    Bruce liked to use the ‘trigger finger’ hand shake style.

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    April 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    “don’t mention it Kid, looks good on ya”

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