Re-read Cutler’s great (not true) book (true) about his time road-managing the Dead. What I came away with was that Sam Cutler was some sort of poisonous frog that, whenever threatened, doses you with acid. Seriously, go read the book: Cutler charges through backstages and airports secretly giving near-strangers heavy psychedelics. Any time anyone at all needed to talk business with him, he would immediately slip them a massive dose of LSD. It’s a genius negotiating tactic, really.

But, you can’t do that kind of thing anymore. This is no longer a nation where grown men are allowed to wander around out of their gourds calling themselves Country Joe and the Fish. You get drones sent to your house for that kind of display now.