Thoughts On The Dead

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Once Was Lost

Though I’m not finished with it and therefore cannot attest to its excellence, I think by now we can all assume that every post from Lost Live Dead is to be read at least twice: first, voraciously, and then with care later.

This new one is about an obscure music biz sharpie named Brevetz I’d never heard of but, as always, it’s the singer not the song. Go there and read that.

(Fun fact: the old LA rock club “Thee Experience” was a half-mile from my apartment on Gardner Street.)


  1. I read it yesterday, planning on rereading it tonight. ToTD, Corry, Voodonola, and keep the fires burning in a way Dead&Company just can’t quite pull off. Have i mentioned English is not my first language?

  2. Sir Luther Von Baconson

    October 5, 2015 at 3:39 am

    cool! here is a worm hole goofball DIY site about hollywood anecdotes like peter graves bird-doggin’ on the sunset strip & whatnot

    • Good link, Luther. Everyone has to be patient with this ancient site and read through the randomly organized pages (there are dozens), but it is quite fascinating.

      • I should add that (as a great philosopher once said), History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. If you keep reading the Hollywood Hangover site, eventually the protagonist moves to Champaign, IL in the early 70s.

        Thus there is a lengthy, detailed account of the “ChamBana” scene of the early 70s, where REO Speedwagon were kings. Sweet, thoughtful, impossible to parody.

  3. ToTD, thanks for the kind words as always. The way in which you trace the doings of Benjy of Precarious Lee as a running thread of history–if an imagined history–is actually very realistic. The late Marshall Brevetz is one of those true-to-life figures who played a very real part in the Grateful Dead’s history, even though he has since been written out of it.

    The actual Brevetz story may in fact be pretty dark, involving drug deals and a desperate end, but history tends to be written by the victors, not the backmarkers, and I am more interested in the latter.

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