Thoughts On The Dead

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

The Music Almost Stopped

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You know me, Enthusiasts: I occasionally fall to facile cynicism, but not on this one.

Lock’n (Lockin’? Lo’k’nn? Peter Shapiro’s Good-Time Fun-Job Sponsored by Visa?) was scheduled to start tonight with a performance from Billy and the Kids, but got cancelled due to the weather.

Yesterday afternoon, Benjy woke Billy up from his nap.

“Billy. Bad news.”

“Phil’s here?”


“Bobby finally had my book read to him?”

“No. And: our book.”

“Sure, Benj. What’s the matter?”

“Huge storms. Thursday night shows have been cancelled.”

Billy sat up in bed; he was wearing a ratty shirt from one of his previous bar bands, and he stretched out his arms and his shoulders and his skinny legs.

“Benjy: I’m Billy fucking Kreutzmann and I punch dick and play drums.”


“And now I have punched today’s dick.”

“Oh, God, why?”

“Show goes on. When you stop puking, make a call or two.”

And in less than 24 hours, the show got booked, tickets got sold, and the gear got set.

The show goes on; we’ll do it right here; there’s gotta be an outlet somewhere.


  1. This is what I’m talking about. Why did Benjy set this shit up?

  2. Looks like a cool little venue. Tor, get on that and keep us updated.

  3. Can confirm the Jefferson is a great little theater. Should be a fun show

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