Thoughts On The Dead

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


I linked to this while it was happening, but here’s the video: Bobby, aided by Josh Kaufman, playing tunes cowboy and otherwise at the legendary Amoeba Records in Los Angeles. Here’s the set list:

Intro 0:01
Walkin’ Blues 0:45
When I Paint My Masterpiece 7:35
Blue Mountain 14:40
Only a River* 20:20
Lay My Lily Down* 27:20
Peggy-O (traditional)* 33:30
Ki-Yi Bossie* 40:15

Go and watch it, or at least listen. I’ve mentioned this before, but–unlike just about every other rock star his age–Bobby can still sing like a shaggy angel. Check out Masterpiece: he nails the high(ish) notes with the strength of a 28-year-old, but the precision of a 68-year-old.

Plus–and this will sound like heresy–he does Peggy-O better than Garcia. There, I said it. Don’t argue with me until after you watch Bobby’s version.


  1. I enjoyed it the first time and now I get to hear it all over again. Thanks man!

  2. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    October 1, 2016 at 9:45 am


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