Thoughts On The Dead

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

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How much bullshit could you sneak in there before Mickey caught on? Toaster, birdcage, Season One Air Yeezy. Clamp it on to a rack and stick a mic near it, and I think it would be there for two or three shows. (Billy would notice, but not give a fuck.)

A Brief And Invariably Incomplete Listing Of Billy And Mickey’s Current Gear:

  • Snares.
  • Kicks.
  • Toms.
  • Dicks.
  • Harry Mendozas.
  • Cymbals.
  • Symbols. (These are drums that represent cymbals.)
  • Two large wooden boxes, for some reason known only to Mickey and God.
  • Tars.
  • Talking drums.
  • Mumbling drums. (Billy kept yelling, “SPEAK UP, FUCKER!” at it.)
  • The Beast.
  • The Beam.
  • The Beavis
  • The Balrog.
  • More cymbals.
  • Electronic drum pads.
  • Electronic drum tampons. (I apologize for that.)
  • Marimbas.
  • Xylophone.
  • Glockenspiel.
  • Vibraphone made from Lionel Hampton’s rib cage.
  • Mister Boom-Boom. (Not technically a drum, this is Mickey’s childhood teddy bear and it must be placed on stage or Mickey starts whipping drumsticks at people. Naturally, Billy steals the thing constantly, and all you hear is, “WHERE’S MISTER BOOM-BOOM?” and fweeeeee and then someone has a drumstick lodged in their neck. Billy thinks it’s hilarious.)
  • Random pieces of scrap metal and wood with Stealies on them.
  • The drug drum. (Y’know those fake cans of soda or WD40 that are really hiding places? Like that, and for drugs. There may occasionally be furious racoons in there when Mickey needs to wash the duffel bag.)
  • Those big motherfuckers.


  1. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    June 13, 2016 at 10:20 am

    watch ’em all over again! Dead and Company – Live At Bonnaroo 2016 [Set 1] Dead and Company – Live at Bonnaroo 2016 [Set 2]

  2. Seriously, what were those boxes. How many pandoras did he kill to take them? How many cats, Schrödinger or otherwise?

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