Hey, Bobby. Whatcha doing?

“Karate time.”

Oh, goddammit.

“He’s not here.”

Phew.

“Yet.”

Oh, sure. Can’t have a summer tour without Elvis showing up for some reason. Bobby?

“Uh-huh?”

Why does it look like you’re playing in a Sam Ash?

“The lack of presentation.”

I’m just saying that at this point, it’s almost a hassle to be this bush league.

“Well, you know: the fans expect a pretty high level of not-giving-a-fuck.”

True.

“Deadheads come to the show and there’s not road cases strewn all over the place lazily, then they feel cheated.”

Give the people what they want.

“Unless they want money.”

Yeah, sure.

“It works the other way. They give us the money.”

And then someone steals it from you.

“Right. It’s a system.”

If it never quite worked in the first place, don’t fix it.

“Exactly.”