Thoughts On The Dead

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

She’s Safe, Everyone

Are you okay, Mrs. Donna Jean?

“I’m better’n okay, sugar. Momma got her load on.”

Wonderful. Glad you got away from Harvey.

“Harvey. Yeah. Okay. Sugar, I got a l’il secret for you.”


“Harvey wasn’t so special. They was all like that. Every. Single. One.”


“‘Oh?’ That’s all you got?”

Your hair looks nice.

“Bless your heart.”


The trunk. Jesus, the trunk. There is neither floor nor ceiling to the Bush League that the Grateful Dead occupied.


  1. Getty has that picture listed as Winterland, December 1975…. doesn’t seem right.

    • Actually, Dec ’75 Winterland is not impossible. The Keith and Donna Band played Dec 19 and 20 ’75, opening for Kingfish/JGB. It looks like Keith is playing the smaller electric rig he played with that band rather than the larger one he played with the Dead (sorry, I don’t know 70s keyboard products).

      Actually, come to think of it I see Steve Schuster’s congas in the background, so it is Winterland ’75. It has to be June 17, October 4 or Dec 19 or 20.

  2. i like trunks. they might have thought they were at summer camp. there is lots of music at summer camp.

  3. So sad to see Donna Jean standing on bare stage floor without an oriental Rug, band needs a rug.

  4. Luther Von Baconson

    October 20, 2017 at 5:28 am


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