My usual feeling about Dead-related side projects (BURN IT WITH FIRE) aside, the Legion of Mary, with Ronnie Tutt on the drums, kinda rocks. Ronnie also played for Elvis as part of his powerful Vegas show band. Ronnie was a bit of a Motherfucker.

Merl is, of course, Merl: no matter where merl is, when he walks in the room, people say: The keyboard player’s here. It might be the hat. Martin Fiero is on the saxophone, which is ususally a death knell, bit he’s killing it AND he was in the horn section of my beloved horn shows, so he gets a lifetime pass from me.

John Kahn remains a drug dealer who owned a bass.