Thoughts On The Dead

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

Obsessives, Assemble!

Saturday night sleuthing time, Enthusiasts!

The great Jesse Jarnow, whose book Heads can be pre-ordered over at Amazon, presents a mystery. From the bowels of the GDAO comes this shot:

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The Archive lists this shot by Stephen Gilbert as occurring in November of 1970, but even a Junior Enthusiast will notice that there’s only one drummer, and must be from the February run.

Who will be the hero that TotD needs, but not the one he deserves, and certainly not the one he ordered? I say we take up this challenge as a way to inaugurate the new joint. Let us lead with success.

Again, you’re asking other people to do your work for you.

I’m crowd-sourcing a problem.


Besides: I got nothing. Jarnow thinks that Garcia might be playing Peanut, the experimental Alembic guitar, but the image is not clear enough to tell. I yelled “enhance” at it, but nothing.

Is that Peanut? Can we use Garcia’s boots or terrible haircut as a signpost? What does Idaho look like? (During the day; at night, Idaho looks like everywhere else.)

The game is afoot.


  1. I thought Port Chester was two Words?

  2. Been comparing various gear & footwear with the 11/15/70 shots, but still inclusive:

  3. I’m going to make it my life’s mission to figure this out…..

  4. The central shaft

    February 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    One vote for yes. He’s definitely playing Peanut in the main pic.

  5. the GDAO has such a user unfriendly image setup. is there a better quality image available elsewhere?


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