Thoughts On The Dead

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

First, I Look In The Perse

What is this?

“Oh, glad you’re here. This is the new party poncho from James Perse’s new Dead & Company line. It’s officially licensed!”

It’s a garbage bag, Mickey.

“You know nothing about fashion. It’s Polybutadiene prepared with a high-quality Ziegler–Natta catalyst.”

Uh-huh. Wait here while I google that.

“Sure. I’m gonna drum.”


It’s vinyl, Mickey.

“Officially licensed vinyl.”


“What our fans have told us is that they’d like higher-end merch. Also, what I’ve told the merch guys is that I’d like higher-end merch. A man cannot yoink on tee-shirts alone.”

How much is that?



“There’s a Stealie on it.”


“So you wouldn’t believe how many rich morons we have as fans.”

I totally would.


  1. I you were more enterprising you’d be working with Mr Perse on a line of $1000 stealie toppermosts. .

  2. I thought that site was a spoof- people pay that much money for that shit?

  3. My entire collection of GD tee shirts collected of 30 yrs cost less then the blanket.

  4. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    February 17, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Separate “men” and a “women” sections on that web site? Someone needs a lesson in web page design and online marketing.

  5. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    February 17, 2018 at 9:50 am

    A “Grateful Dead Military Jacket”, with Commander General of the Admiralty Jerry Garcia at the fore, leading a military parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

  6. Out here doing the Lord’s work….keep it, as the kids say, 100.

  7. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    February 17, 2018 at 9:52 am

    That blanket is “100% Cashmere”, unlike the hats, which are “45% Polyamide, 45% Polyurethane, 10% Elastane”.

  8. When I first saw the photo of the blanket, I thought it was an oversized Toppermost. A Toppermostest, perhaps. Alas, ’twas not …

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