Thoughts On The Dead

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

Garcia Shows Off

Hey, Garcia.

“Hey, man. What you’re doing? Riding the guys about selling out? You keep that up, man. You’re right, absolutely right.”

Well, thanks. I appreciate that.

“Corporate bullshit, man. Have no part of it, I say.”

Right on!


Whatcha doing?

“Shooting an advertisement.”


“Making money isn’t a crime, y’know? Unless you’re robbing a bank, I guess.”

Then, it is.

“Or actually making the money.”

You’re talking about counterfeiting.

“I don’t know. Are we? Do you know a guy?”

“It’s charity or some bullshit. Little bit of publicity: gotta get your name out there if you wanna fill the dance floor, right?”

I guess.

“Sweet and pure Grateful Dead selling stuff like one of those regular bands. Can’t have that, can we?”


“Do me a favor and grab me a pint of ice cream out of that freezer there?

Sure, which flavor?

“The flavor that proves the point I’m making.”

I see what you did.

“Yeah, you know: I’m Garcia, man.”

What is going on here again?

“One of those ads for the guitar magazines. They gimme like a dozen nice guitars, an envelope of cash: sweet deal. If it’s offered, you should take it without hesitation.”

You knew the photo shoot was today?

“Yeah, man. Of course.”

And you thought the shorts were the way to go?


I’m going.


  1. Ngl, if it was a corporation that maybe wasn’t a bank, I would be like, a little bit more okay w/this. But because it’s fuckin American Express it creeps me out.

  2. Kimock, Lane,Weir, Chimenti, Schools.. Sponsored by a camp for children run by a hippie clown.. They played on Monday..

    Here is Dark Star..

    Posted mainly because it proves Chimenti lives.

  3. Like a Brazilian manatee…..heehee

  4. More proof of Chimenti..

    Monday Night..

    George Harrison’s Beware of Darkness.. sung by Bobby.

    ToTD has expressed dislike for the quiet one, so he may not want to watch.

  5. Jerry Garcia working on a Levi’s commercial.” ?!?!?

  6. It’s uncanny how clearly I can hear Garcia’s voice in your writing. I really enjoy that, thank you!

    • ToTD also channels Pigpen with considerably high fidelity, imo.

      The guys (& gal) with their feet still in this particular material plane, not so much. The authentic telepathy is missing. It’s like he’s making it up. I’m thinking there’s some sort of firewall in place.

  7. Funny how Bobby was NEVER seen with a Crate amp ever and Garcia NEVER a Furman in site although he might have used a power conditioner or some other bullshit. Also, one of their hippy friends from back in the Alembic days started Furman so he had to help a brother out I guess.

  8. I want to know how Bobby got that “mosquito in your ear drum” tone in the mid 80s? That shit was god aweful and I’m surprised Garcia put up with that nonsense.

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